LONDON - Britain will spend more than 500 million pounds ($770 million) refurbishing its nuclear submarine base in Scotland over the next 10 years, finance minister George Osborne said on Monday.
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has put the future of the centuries-old union between England and Scotland in mortal danger by stoking English nationalism, former premier Gordon Brown said on Sunday.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron appointed 26 supporters on Thursday to Britain's unelected upper chamber of parliament, reigniting criticism of an institution long branded as undemocratic and elitist and now reeling from a sex-and-drugs scandal.
LONDON - Long-term net migration to Britain has hit a record high, underscoring the challenge Prime Minister David Cameron faces to dispel voter fears that immigrants are straining public services such as housing, hospitals and schools.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A surge in reported sex offences on Britain's public transport has driven the idea of women-only rail carriages back into the political spotlight despite concerns that gender segregation would reinforce sexist attitudes and fail to tackle the problem.
LONDON - British supermarket chain Sainsbury's will hand its 137,000 non-management store staff their highest pay increase in more than a decade this month, it said on Thursday, lifting its basic pay above the recently announced national living wage.
LONDON - Chancellor George Osborne will take the government's campaign for reform of the European Union to Scandinavia on Monday, hoping to drum up support from fellow non-euro EU countries such as Sweden and Denmark.
LONDON - Britain's public finances recorded their first July surplus in three years, as the country's economic upturn spurred the strongest income tax receipts for the month since records began in 1997.
LONDON - The contest to decide the new leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party may have been infiltrated by several thousand supporters of Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, one of the candidates vying for control of the party said on Friday.
EDINBURGH - The man expected to win control of Britain's opposition Labour Party has charted a potential collision course with Prime Minister David Cameron over Europe, demanding socialist reforms before pledging the party's support at an in/out referendum.