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Government in 'listening mode' after business rate Tory revolt

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is poised to tell rebel Tory MPs the Government has heard their concerns over business rate changes.

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Travel warning amid fresh strikes by rail and Tube workers in separate disputes

Rail and Tube workers are striking amid a fresh outbreak of industrial action in separate disputes which will cause travel misery to passengers.

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More patients being sent for emergency care via non-urgent 111 number

The NHS's non-emergency phone line is sending a rising proportion of patients for emergency care, new analysis shows.

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Travel warning amid fresh strikes by rail and Tube workers in separate disputes

Rail and Tube workers are going on strike amid a fresh outbreak of industrial action in separate disputes which will cause travel misery to passengers.

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PM 'has full confidence in Communities Secretary' in business rates row

Theresa May has full confidence in Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, Downing Street said, as more Tory MPs waded into the row over business rates.

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Chef jumped from fourth floor balcony at Bangkok airport, inquest hears

A chef died after jumping from a fourth floor balcony at Bangkok airport where he had spent the past four days after becoming "severely anxious" at the start of a backpacking trip to the Far East.

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Gatwick passenger assistance staff to vote on strike action amid pay dispute

Workers at Gatwick airport who assist passengers with reduced mobility are to vote on whether to strike in a dispute over pay.

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New Metropolitan Police Commissioner to be chosen this week

Britain's next top police officer will be selected this week as the leading candidates for the post are interviewed by senior politicians.

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Runway protesters cleared from road leading to Heathrow Airport

Protesters who blocked a road leading to the UK's busiest airport in defiance at plans for a third runway have been cleared from the scene.

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Soldiers looking to become first all-female team to ski across Antarctica

A group of British soldiers plan to become the first all-female team to ski across Antarctica.

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Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

Yo-yo dieting benefits health and can be compared with going to the dentist, according to a scientist whose research appears to support the extreme slimming method.

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Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett dies after cancer battle

BBC Radio 4 presenter Steve Hewlett has died at the age of 58.

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Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

The Government has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Cabinet ministers underestimated business rate rises by 5-7% in a letter sent to Tory MPs.

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Sarah Payne's mother in plea for return of stolen laptop

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne has appealed for the return of her laptop which was stolen by burglars from her home.

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Bovis takes £7 million hit after admitting decline in customer service standards

Profits at housebuilder Bovis Homes fell last year with the firm taking a £7 million hit linked to "significant" customer complaints over the poor quality of its homes.

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Treatment with nail and magnet 'can delay total knee replacement'

Doctors are using a new procedure to treat early-stage knee arthritis which involves extending a metal nail in the shin bone using a remote-controlled magnet.

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Low-income families have less than £100 put away, report finds

The savings gap between families on low and high incomes has widened over the past year, with lower-earning households typically relying on less than £100 in their rainy day fund, a report has found.

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Aslef chiefs to hold secret talks with Southern Railway over drivers row

Fresh talks are to be held in a bid to avert strikes by drivers on Southern Railway after a proposed deal was surprisingly rejected by members of Aslef.

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Man and woman die of 'knife wounds' following disturbance

A man and woman have died after a disturbance at a home in Hertfordshire, police said.

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Pay rise for prison officers announced in bid to tackle jail safety crisis

Thousands of prison officers will receive a pay rise in a new drive to boost staffing levels as the Government attempts to address the jail safety crisis.

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