UK currency

Universal credit: how will new benefits system work?

Briefing Fri 30 Jan, AT 13:11

Iain Duncan Smith's welfare project aims to simplify benefits system and ensure that work pays

Metropolitan Police in London

Half of police forces failing to seek out officer corruption

One-Minute Read Fri 30 Jan, AT 09:12

Corruption not endemic, says police watchdog, but forces must be more proactive in seeking it out

Father 'legally required' to take his children to church

One-Minute Read Tue 20 Jan, AT 15:44

Divorced dad risks jail sentence if he fails to take his children to Catholic mass at Christmas

Scottish voters in a pub

Scottish independence: where to watch referendum results

Summary Thu 18 Sep, AT 15:28

Several Scottish pubs will be opening late, while television channels are providing rolling coverage

Former British Prime Minister John Major

John Major praises 'guts and drive' of immigrants in the UK

One-Minute Read Tue 12 Aug, AT 14:16

Former PM's tone on immigration contrasts with that of Cameron, who has launched crackdown on 'benefit tourism'

A house rumoured to have been owned by Gaddafi's son

British homes 'bought up by dirty money'

One-Minute Read Fri 1 Aug, AT 14:33

Estate agents are struggling to enforce anti-money laundering regulations, research suggests

Driverless car

Driverless cars get UK green light, but would you trust them?

Briefing Thu 31 Jul, AT 14:40

Soon driverless cars arrive on British roads, introducing a range of technical, legal and moral quandaries

The Bild article 'describing' British holiday-makers

Big, burnt and boozy: German tabloid scoffs at Brits abroad

First Reaction Thu 31 Jul, AT 13:08

Bild reels off British holiday ailments, from 'underwear amnesia' to 'Prince Harry syndrome'

A jar of medical marijuana

The pros and cons of legalising drugs in the UK

Briefing Thu 30 Oct, AT 11:16

A tide of support for legalising drugs seems to be rising around the world. Could it work here too?

An Albania wearing a gas mask in protest of a plan to dispose of Syria's chemical weapons in Albania

UK firms 'sold chemical weapons ingredients to Syria'

One-Minute Read Wed 9 Jul, AT 10:07

Foreign Office document shows British companies sold Syria ingredients for sarin in 1980s

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