RBS refuses to reconsider branch closures

RBS bosses have refused to reconsider controversial branch closures despite widespread cross-party criticism.

Mark Carney is Governor of the Bank of England (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Bank of England warns banking bosses to stay ‘vigilant’ over consumer debt risk

The Bank of England has written to banking bosses, warning them to “remain vigilant” about the heightened risks linked to rising consumer debt levels.

Bonus payments to Carillion directors have been stopped after the firm's collapse

Carillion directors’ bonus payments stopped

Bonus payments to directors and former executives at collapsed construction giant Carillion have been stopped.

Solicitor General Robert Buckland, who successfully applied to the Appeal Court to increase sentence for violent teenager Joshua Ingram. (PA/John Stillwell)

Appeal court locks up violent teenager who threatened to kill woman and toddler

A violent teenager who attacked a mother and her toddler and threatened to kill them both has been locked up by senior judges.

Winter weather Jan 17th 2018

In pics: Storm Fionn brings snow and ice to UK

Snow and ice have brought treacherous driving conditions to many parts of the UK as Storm Fionn battered the country.

Two-thirds of teachers feel ill-equipped to deal with mental health in the classroom, a survey suggests (Barry Batchelor/PA)

Two thirds of teachers lack mental health training, survey suggests

Teachers need more training in how to deal with mental health issues in the classroom, a charity has said.

Barry Bennell is appearing via videolink at Liverpool Crown Court (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Manchester City chief scout knew about abuse by Barry Bennell, court hears

A victim of former football coach Barry Bennell has said he wants an apology from Manchester City FC and believes their chief scout Ken Barnes knew about the abuse.

A car in snowy conditions near Snowden Hill in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

Scottish transport minister apologises after motorists stranded

Scotland’s transport minister has apologised after more than 200 motorists were stranded overnight on the M74 as heavy snow and ice caused treacherous driving conditions.

The Duchess of Cambridge with four-year-old Rafael Chana at the Mittal Children?s Medical Centre during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital (Frank Augstein/PA)

In pictures: Kate visits Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge chatted to young patients and their families as she visited Great Ormond Street Hospital – and received two teddy bears to take home to Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister?s Questions in the House of Commons (PA)

Show corporations the door following Carillion collapse, Jeremy Corbyn urges

Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Government of “negligence” over Carillion as he urged Theresa May to end the “costly racket” of private companies running services for the public.

A screenshot from the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website taken on Monday of a map showing revised proposals for electoral boundaries in the region. (PA)

Belfast set to retain four constituencies under revised boundary plan

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to an official map obtained by the Press Association.

A sign at a Carillion construction site in central London.

Relief for workers on Carillion private service contracts

Workers on the majority of private sector contracts held by failed construction company Carillion will continue to be paid, the Insolvency Service said.


Almost 30,000 tax dodges on NI roads

The number of road tax evasions has hit its highest level in Northern Ireland in four years.

Computer-generated image showing what the expanded airport could look like between 2035 and 2040 (Heathrow Airport/PA)

Heathrow unveils expansion proposals

Heathrow says the feedback it receives during a public consultation will help shape its plans for a third runway.

Sir Desmond Swayne MP appearing to sleep as he sits behind former Chancellor Ken Clarke (PA)

Tory MP called ‘extremely alert’ a day after falling asleep in the Commons

A Tory MP who appeared to fall asleep in the Commons has been greeted with cheers as he asked a question at Prime Minister’s Questions.

Will Cornick

Judges back coroner’s decision not to call pupils at murdered teacher’s inquest

A coroner’s decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with the schoolboy killer of teacher Ann Maguire immediately before her murder was “plainly rational”, leading judges have ruled.

Sophie Andrews, Silver Line CEO (Silver Line/PA)

Friendly ear can help more than doctors and professionals – charity chief

A woman who was sexually abused for years has said a “friendly listening ear” can help more on the road to recovery than an army of professionals and doctors.

Nicola Sturgeon visits food bank

Nicola Sturgeon urges new Work and Pensions Secretary to stop Universal Credit

Scotland’s First Minister has called on the new UK Work and Pensions Secretary to halt the “failing” Universal Credit system.

Chrissy Chambers, right, and partner Bria Kam, as the actress is set to receive substantial undisclosed damages

Woman receives substantial damages from ex-boyfriend over secret sex films

An American actress and singer is to receive substantial damages from the ex-boyfriend who put films of them having sex on a pornographic website.

Carillion had just £29 million in cash by the time it went bust (Yui Mok/PA)

Workers on Carillion private contracts to continue to be paid

Workers on the majority of private sector contracts held by failed construction company Carillion will continue to be paid, the Insolvency Service said.

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