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UK overseas assist being spent in Britain passes £4bn mark, specialists say

PA MediaBy James LandaleDiplomatic correspondentThe government is now spending more of the UK's foreign aid budget at home than on direct help for poor countries overseas, development experts say. More than £4bn meant for development aid will b..

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Concern over flu and winter viruses however Covid ranges unchanged

Getty ImagesCovid infections remain fairly stable across the UK, but other viruses such as flu, norovirus and RSV are increasing, latest data shows. The flu season has started early and some children under five are ending up in hospital, health offic..

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‘Devious’ killer who decapitated buddy should serve 34 years

Met PoliceA woman who murdered and decapitated her friend before putting her in a suitcase and dumping the body has been sentenced to life in jail. Jemma Mitchell will serve at least 34 years for killing 67-year-old Mee Kuen Chong at her London home ..

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British PM booed by crowd (VIDEO)

Boris Johnson was met with a mixed reaction as he arrived for the Queen’s Jubilee service British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was met with a mixed reaction from the crowd gathered for the second day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration as he..

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Sue Grey report: ‘I want I would taken a nice to be with my dying husband’

Supplied"I wish I hadn't followed the rules, I'd have taken the fine," Sara said, adding she would have given anything to spend more time with her dying husband. She told BBC Radio 5 Live she followed the rules because she thought the gover..

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Sue Grey report: Drunken No 10 social gathering tradition in lockdown laid naked

This video can not be played To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Staff partied in Downing Street while the rest of the UK was in lockdown with the approval of their bosses, according to Sue Gray's report. The senior ..

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Sue Grey halted inquiry into social gathering at Boris Johnson’s flat

Getty ImagesThe senior official investigating lockdown parties in Downing Street said she was only able to collect "limited" evidence about an event in the prime minister's flat. Sue Gray's report said she stopped her inquiry into the gathe..

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Trooping the Colour: Spectators injured at rehearsal

@drelrond123Five people were injured, two seriously, when parts of two spectator stands collapsed at a Trooping the Colour rehearsal at Horse Guards Parade in central London. The Army said one stand gave way just before 11:00 BST and part of a second..

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Spain eases Covid entry rules for UK travellers

ReutersUK citizens who have not had a coronavirus jab can now travel to Spain by showing a negative PCR or antigen test on arrival. The Spanish government confirmed that non-vaccinated travellers from outside the EU can enter the country from Saturda..

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PM urged to explain Sue Gray partygate meeting

PA MediaOpposition parties are calling for the prime minister to explain a meeting with Sue Gray over her report into the partygate saga. It has emerged the civil servant and Boris Johnson met several weeks ago - but there are conflicting accounts of..

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Half of new nurses and midwives come from abroad

Science Photo LibraryNearly half of the new nurses and midwives registered to work in the UK in the past year have come from abroad. The total - more than 23,000 - is a record high and comes as the UK has struggled to increase the number of home-grow..

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Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape

ReutersAn unnamed Conservative MP has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Metropolitan Police confirmed a man was in custody over allegations dating back to between 2002 and 2009. The Conservative Party said he had been asked b..

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