UK News

Group of men win equal pay claim

Rob Cooze (left to right), Mike Betson and Nicholas Thomas are part of group of 18 men launching a pay discrimination case against their employers University of Wales, Trinity St Davids

A group of men unhappy at being paid less than their female counterparts have won their equal pay claim in what is thought to be a landmark case.

Coulson 'shocked at Goodman arrest'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey, as the phone-hacking trial continues

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone hacking but denied he was involved in a cover-up.

Trojan Horse probe schools named

Sir Albert Bore said Ofsted was not intending to publish its final inspection reports until "the first or second week of May"

A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies has been published.

Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

Nigel Farage claimed that only his wife was capable of being his assistant

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

Flat searched in missing Paige hunt

Paige Chivers disappeared in Blackpool in 2007 (Lancashire Police)

Police investigating the suspected murder of a 15-year-old girl have searched a flat less than half a mile from where she was last seen nearly seven years ago.

UK debt £10bn higher than expected

Monthly figures provided better news for George Osborne

Britain's debt mountain was £10.7 billion higher than expected in the last financial year as it rose to more than three-quarters of gross domestic product (GDP), despite a fall in annual borrowing.

EDF workers to strike amid pay row

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay.

Hundreds of workers at energy giant EDF are to go on strike in a dispute over pay, warning the action will lead to delays in fixing and installing meters.

3 more years in League for Corden

James Corden is to host Sky's A League Of Their Own for a further three years

James Corden is to host comedy sports panel show A League Of Their Own for a further three years after broadcaster Sky extended its deal.

Blair warns on radical Islam threat

Former prime minister Tony Blair has warned that the West must 
focus on tackling the threat from radical Islam

Tony Blair has urged a deal with Bashar Assad in Syria and further Nato involvement in Libya as part of a "titanic" struggle against radical Islam.

Go-ahead for green energy projects

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced eight renewable energy projects

Eight new renewable energy projects have been given Government contracts in a move that will increase household bills by 2%, Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said.

Primark seeks to crack US market

Primark plans to open its first US store in Boston, Massachusetts

Primark is to open stores in the United States for the first time as it looks to replicate the success behind a 26% jump in profits in the last six months.

Alcohol price rise in violence link

A change in alcohol habits since 2008 could be one reason for the continued reduction in binge drinking and serious violence, a new study suggests

An increase in alcohol prices is partly responsible for a reduction in binge drinking and serious violence for the fifth consecutive year, a study has claimed.

Curb excessive pay, Cable warns

Business Secretary Vince Cable during a visit to Ford Technical Centre at Dunton, Essex

Business Secretary Vince Cable has urged Britain's leading companies to show restraint over executive pay and slash bonuses to restore public trust.