LONDON/EDINBURGH - Britain's opposition Labour party could be almost wiped out in Scotland at a UK-wide election next year, a poll showed on Thursday, raising questions about its ability to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives.
- Anas Sarwar has quit his role as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party to allow the new leadership team to be 'focused on the Scottish Parliament', the Scotsman reported.
LONDON - RT, a Kremlin-funded broadcaster lauded by President Vladimir Putin, launched a TV news channel in Britain on Thursday, promising to challenge "dominant power structures" and scrutinise the UK government.
LONDON - Britain is confident it can get its 2.1 billion euro (1.6 billion pounds) bill from the European Union reduced, Chancellor George Osborne said.
LONDON - Britain's government published proposals to give the Bank of England new legal powers to control residential mortgage lending on Thursday, but said it wanted more evidence before deciding on a BoE request to regulate lending to landlords.
LONDON - A former Libyan Islamist commander won the legal right to sue Britain for damages over the years of torture he says he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and U.S. spies.
DUBLIN - Police in Northern Ireland on Thursday said they had arrested a man for questioning over the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, months after Irish nationalist leader Gerry Adams was questioned about the same crime.
LONDON - Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a formal criminal investigation into accounting errors at Tesco, raising the stakes in a scandal that has hammered the reputation of the country's biggest grocer.
LONDON - British energy company Scottish Power, owned by Spain's Iberdrola, said it might scale back the capacity of an offshore wind farm it plans to build off the English east coast because the government's subsidy budget is too low.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state's emir.