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Cheating at UK’s top universities soars by 30%

Institutions including Oxford and Cambridge under scrutiny as number of academic misconduct cases surges The number of students caught cheating at the UK’s top universities has shot up by a third in three years, with experts warning that institutions are ...

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Polling station voter ID plans are deeply flawed, say critics

Electoral Reform Society says plans are ‘calculated effort by the government to make voting harder for some citizens’ Plans requiring voters to prove their identity before casting their ballot are deeply flawed, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has said. The ...

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UK economy suffers weakest period of GDP growth in five years

ONS figures show construction output slump as rate in first quarter slows to 0.1% Britain’s economy slowed to a virtual standstill in the first three months of 2018, the weakest period of activity in more than five years. Office for ...

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UK has six months to rewrite snooper’s charter, high court rules

Judges say Investigatory Powers Act is incompatible with EU law after legal challenge by Liberty The British government must rewrite its mass data surveillance legislation because it is incompatible with European law, the high court has ruled. Judges have given ...

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Sainsbury’s and Asda in merger talks

Merger talks between British supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Asda are at an “advanced” stage, Sainsbury’s has confirmed. The two brands are expected to be retained should a merger go ahead. Sainsbury’s and Asda – the UK arm of Walmart – ...

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Prince William and Kate name baby son Louis Arthur Charles

LONDON, April 27, 2018 : Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate have named their baby son Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their ...

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Cabinet’s Brexiters push May to drop ‘customs partnership’

Boris Johnson among those who fear option would allow Britain to rejoin the customs union Theresa May’s Brexit inner cabinet are preparing for a showdown over the customs union next week, as leading Brexiters including Liam Fox and David Davis ...

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Sadiq Khan warns Donald Trump ahead of London visit: ‘We have got a great history in our city of protests’

Sadiq Khan has told Donald Trump he should expect loud protests if he visits London this year. The London mayor, who has repeatedly clashed with the US president, made the remark following reports that Mr Trump has a UK visit ...

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Donald Trump to meet Queen on UK visit in July

US president will not receive full fanfare of state visit in one-day trip on Friday 13 July Donald Trump will make a “working visit” to the UK on Friday 13 July, the UK and US have both confirmed, with the ...

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UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of ...

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