Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson From carpentry ambitions to admiration of Mikhail Gorbachev: 11 quickfire questions with Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson Forget the budget, immigration and the EU, student reporter Megan Kerr, 16, asks our politicians the questions no one else dares to pose as part of a light-hearted series. Read Full Story

 

Offenders released on licence can be recalled to custody if they commit a further crime or if there is a deterioration in their behaviour Murderers and rapists among hundreds on run after breaking release conditions

Offenders released on licence can be recalled to custody if they commit a further crime or if there is a deterioration in their behaviour Murderers and rapists are among hundreds of criminals on licence who are still at large despite breaking their release terms, new figures show. Read Full Story

 

Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP) Ministers call for end to “barbaric hunting” after Cecil the lion killed

Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit/AP) The death of Cecil the lion has prompted UK ministers to write to the Zimbabwean government to offer help in protecting threatened species. Read Full Story

 

Nigel Farage is calling for Britain to leave the EU Ukip’s Nigel Farage rallies No supporters ahead of EU referendum campaign

Nigel Farage is calling for Britain to leave the EU The No campaign will never get off the ground if Ukip does not start campaigning immediately, Nigel Farage has claimed - despite insisting he is not interested in who becomes its official figurehead. Read Full Story

 

Donald Trump said that his US presidential campaign has been going 'really well' Donald Trump ‘would improve special relationship’

Donald Trump said that his US presidential campaign has been going 'really well' The "special relationship" between the UK and the US would improve if Donald Trump becomes president, the businessman said as he brought his campaign across the Atlantic. Read Full Story

 

David Cameron has been urged by business leaders to fast-track a third runway at Heathrow Fast-track third runway at Heathrow, business leaders urge

David Cameron has been urged by business leaders to fast-track a third runway at Heathrow Almost 60 business leaders have written an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to fast-track proposals for a third runway at Heathrow with a vote in Parliament within the next 12 months. Read Full Story

 

David Mundell High level talks due on City Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness

David Mundell UK Government ministers will meet senior figures from Highland, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils within weeks for detailed talks over lucrative City Deals. Read Full Story

 

David Mundell Ministers to review north electric costs following P&J campaign

David Mundell A wide-ranging review of the high cost of electricity in the north and north-east will be carried out by the UK Government following a Press and Journal campaign. Read Full Story

 

Migrants walking along the perimeter security fencing of the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France. Calais crisis: Kent ‘struggling’ to cope with surge in child asylum-seekers

Migrants walking along the perimeter security fencing of the Eurotunnel site at Coquelles in Calais, France. Social services are struggling to cope with a surge in the number of children claiming asylum in the wake of the Calais crisis, a council chief has warned. Read Full Story

 

A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study. Spoonful of sugar tax ‘will help the medicine go down’, health experts argue

A tax of around 70p per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", according to a study. A tax of around 70 pence per kilogram of sugar would "substantially reduce demand for sugar and sweets", lead people to lose an average 3.2 kilograms in weight, and lower the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 13%, according to a study. Read Full Story

 

The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say Experts issue end-of-life warning as shortage of unpaid carers expected

The UK's increasingly ageing population will mean there will be fewer unpaid carers able to meet the demand in future, experts say Unpaid carers to people with terminal cancer are providing health and social care worth £219 million each year - but health experts have warned that the Government is going to need to stump up more resources. Read Full Story