UK pupils do more homework than many European countries

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:51

Report by the OECD finds a wide gap in homework levels between wealthy and poor school pupils

A girl surfs on the web on her computer

New law targets paedophiles who 'fish' for explicit photos

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Dec, AT 10:13

David Cameron wants to close legal loophole in 'watershed moment' for online child protection

A poster on a London bus

Atheists in UK face 'systematic discrimination', says report

One-Minute Read Wed 10 Dec, AT 15:16

Meanwhile, political leaders are increasingly using 'hate speech' against the non-religious worldwide

Two Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircrafts scrapped because of the defence cuts

Mystery submarine: UK forced to seek Nato's help

One-Minute Read Wed 10 Dec, AT 12:13

'Hugely embarrassing' request for help made to US and France because of cuts to the defence budget

Weather bomb: the storm phenomenon brewing over Britain

Briefing Wed 10 Dec, AT 10:16

Weather warnings in place as rapidly developing 'weather bomb' reaches the UK, bringing strong winds and rain

Passengers wait for trains to arrive, London

Christmas trains: which rail lines will be closed?

One-Minute Read Wed 10 Dec, AT 09:05

Train travellers can expect disruption as engineering work closes some of the busiest lines and stations

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Security alert over threat to kill police officer

One-Minute Read Tue 9 Dec, AT 14:20

West Midlands Police say the force will take the threat 'extremely seriously'

Columnist Robert Fox

Osborne’s cuts could reduce Army to virtually useless

Tue 9 Dec, AT 09:10 Robert Fox

Cuts will be so severe that Nato could classify our reduced forces not as an army, but a gendarmerie

How to stop nuisance calls: 5 tips to avoid unwanted callers

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Dec, AT 15:12

Nuisance calls 'out of control', with one billion unwanted calls a year, says government taskforce

UK snow: wintry weather to bring more ice and gales

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Dec, AT 13:46

Cold weather expected to spread as far south as London and could last for several days