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Net long-term migration to UK reaches two-year low of 273,000

Net long-term migration to the UK has fallen to its lowest level in more than two years after a jump in numbers of eastern Europeans leaving the country, figures have revealed.

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Government warned over price intervention as Centrica reports profits rise

British Gas owner Centrica has fuelled further controversy over energy prices after reporting another rise in profits, while boss Iain Conn warned against Government intervention in the sector.

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Great Repeal Bill must not be rushed through Parliament, says committee

Legislation to allow Britain to choose which bits of European Union law it keeps after Brexit must not be rushed through Parliament like the Bill to authorise Theresa May to trigger exit negotiations, a parliamentary committee has said.

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Unions and Government in bid to secure British jobs in proposed Peugeot takeover

Unions and the Government are ramping up efforts to secure thousands of British jobs after Peugeot pointed to "speedy" cost savings as part of its potential takeover of Vauxhall and Opel.

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May and Australian PM compare notes on contacts with Trump

Theresa May and her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have compared notes on their contacts with US President Donald Trump since his inauguration last month.

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BAE Systems hails Trump defence spending pledge as profits rise to £1.9bn

BAE Systems has reported rising full-year profits and the defence giant expects the election of Donald Trump to further boost its performance in 2017.

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Driver sought after British couple seriously hurt in France crash

A young British couple are in a serious condition in hospital after they were hit by a car in France.

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Banks report strongest mortgage lending figure since 2008

Banks and building societies have reported their strongest January mortgage lending figure since 2008 amid signs that the market is holding up "pretty well".

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Prisons and Courts Bill to set out duty for jails to reform offenders

Prisons will be expected to reform criminals as well as punish them under a major justice overhaul being unveiled on Thursday.

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Barclays 'months away' from completing overhaul as profits surge to £3.23bn

Barclays boss Jes Staley said the bank is "just months away" from completing an overhaul as he unveiled a surge in annual profits.

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NHS 'faces disaster' as four in ten European doctors think of leaving

Four in 10 European doctors are considering leaving Britain following the Brexit vote, research suggests .

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British jihadis plotting UK attacks from Syria and Iraq on RAF 'kill list'

The RAF has been secretly targeting British jihadis plotting terror attacks against the UK from bases in Syria and Iraq, it is reported.

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Eating 10 fruit and veg portions a day 'gives best protection against disease'

Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables every day could significantly reduce a person's risk of heart disease and cancer, a new study has found.

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Brainy teenagers more likely to drink and smoke cannabis

Bright children are more likely to drink and smoke cannabis in their teenage years, a new study has found.

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Cliff-edge Brexit would be insane, says ex-ambassador Sir Ivan Rogers

A "cliff-edge" Brexit with no exit deal would be "insane" and economically damaging for the European Union and Britain, but that does not mean it will not happen, the UK's former ambassador to the EU has said.

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Immigration income measure does not breach rights legislation - Supreme Court

An immigration income measure which is causing "hardship" for thousands of couples who want to live together in the UK does not breach human rights legislation, the UK's highest court has ruled.

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Burglar scaled walls of Simon Cowell's house to get £1m of jewellery, court told

A serial burglar scaled walls to get inside Simon Cowell's house to steal jewellery worth almost £1 million from an open safe as The X Factor supremo and his family slept, a court has heard.

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Kate displays 'dreadful' pool skills during visit to child mental health unit

The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her "dreadful" pool-playing skills during a light-hearted moment after a morning talking to children and young people with complex mental health needs

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Ruling gives family at risk of being separated 'a bit of hope'

A family at risk of being separated are hopeful that the Supreme Court ruling could give them a chance to stay together.

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BBC unveils plans for new dedicated Scottish channel

The BBC is to create a new Scottish channel as part of plans which will see the "biggest single investment" in the corporation north of the border for more than 20 years.

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