Crowds of supporters and opponents of the former EDL leader turn out for the contempt of court hearing.
Climate breakdown is an imminent threat to humanity. But an international treaty could avert calamity
How did government respond to the recent scientific conclusion that only “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” can deliver the globally agreed target for stopping climate breakdown? In the UK, fracking for fossil fuels was given the green light, plans were announced for a huge new road in the south-east, incentives for electric vehicles withered, the expansion of Heathrow airport is still going ahead and Gatwick airport is trying to expand too by bringing a back-up runway into use. It’s like seeing a sign that says “Danger: vertical cliff drop” and pulling on your best running shoes to take a flying leap.
Something isn’t working. The head of the oil company Shell responded to the new climate science warming by clarifying that “Shell’s core business is, and will be for the foreseeable future, very much in oil and gas.” BP announced new North Sea oil projects. Immediate choices are being made with blank disregard to avoiding climate breakdown. Continue reading...
Dyson says its planned electric car will be built at a new manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Family of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse will call for swift changes at meeting with environment secretary
The parents of a girl who died after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich are to meet the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to call for a change in the law to require all foods to be labelled clearly with any allergens.
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, of Fulham, west London, collapsed on board a flight to Nice in 2016 after eating a sandwich she bought at Heathrow airport containing sesame seeds, to which she was allergic. She later died in hospital, aged 15. Continue reading...
Essex Police said Spanish authorities are leading the investigation into a 'racist' rant on a flight.
The former chief of staff to ex-Brexit secretary David Davis has been criticised after he labelled a boy wearing an EU flag in his hospital bed as a "pathetic cretin".
Details of an incident where a man hurled racist abuse at an elderly black woman on a Ryanair flight have been passed on to Spanish authorities.
PC Tom Dorman says people "ran out of their homes" to stop "catastrophic" bleeding in his leg.
A painting created by artificial intelligence will be auctioned by Christie's this week.
Hundreds of schools and nurseries are shut and home care services affected in Glasgow as council workers begin a strike over equal pay.
Sir Al Aynsley-Green has written a hard-hitting book that he hopes will shame politicians and spark a national debate
Childhood is being ruined in the UK, and the education system under Theresa May’s government is largely to blame. That is the central message of a new book, The British Betrayal of Childhood, published this week by the former children’s commissioner for England, Sir Al Aynsley-Green.
“Is there a crisis in childhood in Britain? My answer is an unequivocal yes,” says Aynsley-Green. “Mrs May’s government is not doing enough for children, especially in education.” Continue reading...
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan touched down in Fiji on Tuesday for the first royal visit to the South Pacific nation since a military coup 12 years ago saw it suspended from the Commonwealth for eight years until democratic elections.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has not been invited to attend a meeting of a powerful Conservative Party members of parliament committee this week, her spokesman said, amid reports she had been summoned to face angry members of parliament.
Britain's financial complaints service could be revamped within a year to better serve small firms, a report recommended on Tuesday, rejecting calls from lawmakers for a new tribunal.
Liberty says aid agency is declining to help the homeless challenge illegitimate PSPOs
A human rights organisation is taking the national provider of legal aid to court because it is refusing to help rough sleepers challenge councils over the use of potentially unlawful powers to move them on.
Liberty has launched the legal challenge against the Legal Aid Agency because they will not offer assistance to rough sleepers and other local residents who cannot afford to pay lawyers if they want to challenge local authorities’ use of public space protection orders (PSPOs). Continue reading...
Health officials are warning people not to take antibiotics unless they need them following a rise in drug-resistant infections which risks putting medicine "back in the dark ages".
In what is believed to be the biggest strike of its kind 8,000 workers will participate in a two-day walkout for equal pay
Hundreds of schools and nurseries will be shut and home care services affected as Glasgow city council workers walk out in a row over equal pay claims in what is believed to be the biggest strike of its kind.
More than 8,000 members of the GMB and Unison unions will participate in two days of industrial action, starting at 7am on Tuesday, over what they see as a lack of progress on equal pay claims. Continue reading...
An end to violence seemed as far away as ever after the Shankill bomb in Belfast in 1993.
UK competitor Paul Guest was embraced by his team-mate after being unsettled by a helicopter.
Investigating unsolved Northern Ireland killings would be unfair on veterans, say 150 Tory MPs and peers.
BBC Reality Check looks at whether universities have banned books, speakers or changed course content.
Four years ago, Peter had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. This year, on the day he had a second stroke, it came back.
The actor explains the lengths he went to to avoid his portrayal of the Queen star becoming a crude impersonation.
Online banking for British retail bank TSB suffered a temporary outage on Monday, sparking complaints from customers who took to social media to say that they were unable to log on.
Legoland has been dubbed "Deep Fried Crap Land" by researchers who examined the food it sells for children.
John Morrison says a lot has changed since he edited the flagship BBC news programme from 1987-1990.
Smart speakers using Welsh are a key aim in a new Welsh Government technology strategy.
One brand of meat-free "bacon" is saltier than Atlantic seawater, according to Action on Salt's report.
The event in Inverness' Victorian Market will mark the close of the ZombieNess festival.
The Scottish region is named one of the travel guide's top 10 destinations for 2019.
Police have arrested a man after an explosion injured two people and caused a house to partially collapse.
The government is failing to address "routine and sometimes relentless" sexual harassment in public places, MPs have warned.
Primary schools are closed and home care services disrupted as unions stage a 48-hour walkout
Campaigners say they increase obesity levels, but local authorities say they need more powers to curb their growth.
The comedian announced the news via a friend's Instagram story, and a photoshopped picture.
Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should.
The government is being urged to put the interests of children at the heart of its financial plans.
The PM's Commons showdown on Brexit attracts headlines alongside a study into toxic microplastics.
Alex Lewis will attempt to summit Ras Dashen mountain in Ethiopia in January using a special buggy and rock climbing.
Afia has fostered 27 children in Tower Hamlets - now she's won an award for exceptional contributions to foster care.