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Downing Street has brushed aside calls for an early Commons vote on plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600.
Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have told of the impact of his abuse as they faced him in court.
A man left with a permanent brain injury after he was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy two decades ago is to receive a compensation package of £7 million in settlement of his clinical negligence claim.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed that the governor of Germany’s tiny western state of Saarland should run her party’s day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position to succeed Mrs Merkel as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union.
The world’s first dedicated CT scanner for heart disease has been installed at the Ulster Hospital.
A small electrical fire has been extinguished at the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar early this morning.
Boris Johnson compared a dead monkey’s head to a Labour backbencher while on a visit to a police unit which confiscates wildlife products.
The parents of a 41-day-old baby who nearly died after being subjected to a series of “violent assaults” which meant both his legs had to be amputated have each been jailed for 10 years.
Dolphins and whales were most commonly seen in Scotland over any other part of the UK, according to new figures.
Laws tackling domestic abuse in Northern Ireland have been stalled by Northern Ireland’s powersharing impasse, a former senior police officer said.
New funding is allowing innovative work to raise attainment in Scotland’s schools, the First Minister has said.
A 39-year-old man lost control of a high-performance Ferrari F50, causing it to crash and launch into the air, killing a 13-year-old boy, a court has heard.
A north-east lifeboat crew has taken to sea to pay tribute to the men lost in one of the area’s worst disasters.
Iranian search and rescue teams have reached the site of a plane crash which authorities say killed all 65 people on board, according to reports.
The Script entered Scotland’s ‘Hall of Fame’ with a vengeance when the three-piece band put on electrifying performance in Aberdeen on Saturday.
Tuition fees in England are among the most expensive in the world, Theresa May has admitted, as she prepares to unveil a sweeping review of post-18 education.
Meghan Markle may not be a member of the royal family yet but she has already been given a right-hand woman to help with her official programme.
Britain will be gripped by a potentially lengthy cold snap as sudden stratospheric warming looks poised to cause temperatures to tumble.
Boris Johnson has condemned the “criminal lowlifes” trading in illegal wildlife products after seeing a haul of tusks, stuffed big cats and monkey hands seized by police.
The Oxfam aid scandal must not be used as “cover” by those who want the UK to slash the help it provides to poorer nations overseas, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful tremor hit the same area.
Nicola Sturgeon believes fans go to Morrissey gigs for his music rather than to hear his political views after the singer appeared to criticise Scotland’s First Minister at a gig.
Turkey has threatened to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in a northern Syrian enclave to protect a Kurdish militia which Ankara is battling there.
Theresa May has insisted that she feels secure in her position as Prime Minister, despite reports of colleagues weighing up the possibility of a challenge for the top job.
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has launched High Court action to stop “unlawful protest” by demonstrators opposed to the HS2 rail line running through a woodland area in west London.
A “vile” racist who posted about wanting to shoot Muslims in a Facebook rant following terror attacks in Manchester and London has been jailed for 20 months.
Members of the Highland Council’s Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee have approved the Council’s 2018/19 roads maintenance programme for the area.
Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of a Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions elsewhere.
The first successful conviction of a “hurtcore” paedophile has been described as a “watershed” moment for British police as they respond to new technologies that give criminals opportunities to increase the scale and depravity of child abuse.
A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a teenager and trying to injure another by crashing his Ford Mustang “muscle” car into a moped.
The victims of “evilmind” Dr Matthew Falder suffered the real-world consequences of his online actions, with several attempting to take their own lives to escape the nightmare he had drawn them into.
One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been jailed for 32 years.