EDINBURGH/LONDON - A poll showing support for Scottish independence at its highest ever level threw the fate of the United Kingdom into question on Tuesday, just two weeks before Scots vote on whether to secede.
LONDON - Britain's politicians and central bankers are watching one another even more closely than usual as the timing of a national election and a headline-making interest rate rise look set to converge.
LONDON - An independent Scotland could not rejoin the European Union if it used the pound informally, a senior British minister will say on Tuesday, citing a former top EU official, less than three weeks before a historic breakaway referendum.
ROTHERHAM England - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the first day of term.
LONDON - Britain's interior minister on Tuesday accused local authorities in the English town of Rotherham of a "complete dereliction of duty" for the way they responded to the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children by men of mostly Pakistani heritage.
LONDON - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party will easily win its first seat in the British parliament next month, an opinion poll suggested on Tuesday, after the ruling Conservative party named Oct. 9 as the date for a by-election in southern England.
MADRID - Two British parents detained in Madrid for taking their seriously ill child out of hospital could be reunited with him as soon as Wednesday, as legal authorities in both Spain and Britain prepared to allow their release from custody.
LONDON - London's cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound guide price, as part of plans to re-invest in front-line policing and cut costs.
LONDON - Britain's parliament has rejected Chinese calls to scrap an inquiry into Hong Kong's progress towards democracy, a senior lawmaker said, warning that reforms there may violate a 1984 deal on the former British colony's sovereignty.
LONDON - The British government has "a real confidence" in its argument in favour of Scotland staying part of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman said on Tuesday, brushing off a poll showing a rise in support for Scottish independence.