Thames Garden Bridge

Garden bridge for Thames gets go-ahead from Mayor's office

One-Minute Read Fri 19 Dec, AT 12:31

Joanna Lumley's idea for a green footbridge to go ahead, costing £175m and generating controversy

UK female soldiers in Afghanistan

Women soldiers 'will be in combat roles by 2016'

Talking Point Fri 19 Dec, AT 11:24

Women may soon be fighting on the front line – but is that good for them or the defence of the realm?

Kanavape: 'legal' cannabis e-cigarette to go on sale in UK

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 16:03

The Kanavape 'hemp vaporiser' contains cannabis extracts - but not the chemicals that would get you high

UK troops in Iraq, 2003

UK soldiers mistreated Iraqi detainees, says inquiry

Briefing Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:46

Blindfolds and threats were used, says Al-Sweady inquiry, but allegations of murder and torture were 'deliberate lies'

Scientists decipher the meaning of a cow's moo

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 14:20

Cows and their calves communicate using individualised calls equivalent to human names

Petrol pump

Petrol prices 'could dip to 99p a litre'

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 13:55

RAC suggests petrol prices could drop below the £1 mark as the cost of oil keeps tumbling

Skylon space plane

Skylon space plane 'could reach Sydney in four hours'

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 12:16

Approval for British Sabre jet engine marks another step towards hypersonic Skylon passenger plane

First female Bishop in the UK Libby Lane

Church of England names Rev Libby Lane first women bishop

One-Minute Read Wed 17 Dec, AT 10:41

Historic move marks the end of centuries of male leadership in the Church, but opinion remains divided

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