ROCHESTER/LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party on Friday, an embarrassing defeat heralding a possible fragmentation of Britain's two-party system in next year's national election.
BRUSSELS - The dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar threatens to hold up European Union plans to merge national air corridors, diplomats say.
LONDON - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British Chancellor George Osborne said on Friday.
LONDON - Britain is carrying out its largest armoured deployment in Eastern Europe for six years, in a joint exercise with Poland to reassure it in the wake of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.
LONDON - Next week's "Black Friday", a traditional discount day for U.S. retailers, looks set to be the biggest ever for British shops as more join in the promotional event to kickstart Christmas sales.
ROCHESTER England - Posting a picture on Twitter of a two-storey house, displaying three English flags of St. George and with a white tradesman's van outside, might seem innocuous to a foreign eye.
- A shortage of truckers on Britain's roads could leave Christmas shoppers out in the cold as tough new rules for drivers kick in.
LONDON - The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview.
LONDON - Britain's public finances improved slightly in October but finance minister George Osborne is still unlikely to meet his budget goals before next year's general election.
LONDON - The 30th anniversary of the fire at Bradford City's soccer ground, which killed 56 people in May 1985 will be commemorated by the Premier League and Football League next year.