Thousands of small firms working for failed construction giant Carillion are waiting to learn if they will be paid, amid growing fears some could close. Carillion used an extensive network of sub-contractors and local suppliers, paying them almost £1bn a year, according to its latest annual report.Add your comment!
The UK could cut its aid to developing countries that fail to invest in their own people, the international development secretary has said. Penny Mordant told the Daily Telegraph she won't invest when others should put their hands in their pockets.1 comment
Twelve prominent British figures representing different areas of science, including economics, marine conservation and regenerative medicine, will be present the Future Congress between Monday January 15 and in Santiago and several Chilean regions.Add your comment!
Nicola Sturgeon has said she will be able to make a judgment on whether to back a second referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this year. The first minister said her decision would be made when the shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union became clear in the autumn.11 comments
A Royal Navy medical officer who saved the lives of hundreds of British and Argentine troops during the Falklands War has died, aged 71. Working amid terrible conditions in the field, Surgeon Capt Rick Jolly OBE, from Torpoint, Cornwall, saved the life of every British serviceman he treated. He is the only person to have been decorated by both Britain and Argentina for his service during the conflict.11 comments
A record breaking 78 million passengers travelled through London Heathrow Airport in 2017, up 3.1% on last year with passenger volumes driven by larger and fuller aircraft. Heathrow became one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo, with 1.7 million metric tons travelling through the airport – equivalent to the weight of 134,000 London buses or 136 London Shards.Add your comment!
Donald Trump has cancelled a planned visit to the UK in February, where he had been expected to open a new US$1bn (£738m) US embassy in London. The US president tweeted he was not a big fan of the new embassy - which is moving from Mayfair to south London.9 comments
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is close to backing a second EU referendum to end the whinging and whining of anti-Brexit campaigners. Mr Farage told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff a fresh vote could kill off the Remain campaign for a generation.7 comments
The British Foreign Office rejected an Ecuadorian government request to grant the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic status in a bid to bring to an end his forced stay in the South American country’s London embassy.127 comments
Theresa May has said her reshuffle makes the government look more like the country it serves with a new generation of ministers brought in. The PM has appointed several new faces to her ministerial team.1 comment