Britain is hopeful of achieving "real concrete progress" at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland on tightening international tax rules which allow rich companies and individuals to avoid paying their fair share, Chancellor George Osborne has said.
A homeowner tried to wriggle out of paying their TV licence fee by claiming they merely used the glow from the set as a lamp to help them read.
A prison wing for low-risk inmates has been described by inspectors as the "worst establishment we have inspected in many years" following an unannounced visit.
Demand for the HS2 high-speed rail project has "likely been overestimated" and the £33 billion project does not offer good value for money, according to a report by a think-tank.
The proportional share of death and serious injury on the roads involving children aged under five is at the highest level for 10 years, according to a report.
Leading scientists and meteorologists are meeting at the Met Office to discuss the UK's unusual weather patterns in recent years.
Huge problems are building up in social services departments because of staff shortages and "impossibly high" child protection caseloads, a union has warned.
A petition calling for bravery medals to be given to three women who intervened in the aftermath of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby is to be presented to Downing Street.
Internet and technology giants including Google and Microsoft are to be summoned to a meeting in Westminster where they will come under "unrelenting" pressure to do more to tackle online child porn.
Art collector Charles Saatchi has admitted assaulting his wife Nigella Lawson during an argument outside a London restaurant, it is understood.
Former Formula One commentator Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer.
Moors murderer Ian Brady wants to go to prison so he is "free to end his life", a mental health tribunal has heard.
Western nations are facing down Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland over his support for the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria.
Photographs which appear to show Charles Saatchi grabbing his wife Nigella Lawson's throat were the result of a "playful tiff", he said.
Firefighters are continuing to battle a huge fire at a recycling plant - as environmental teams try to prevent polluted water escaping the site.
Gardeners who won council awards for sprucing up their pedestrianised street said they have been asked to remove hundreds of pots because of health and safety concerns.
A man has been jailed for two years for the manslaughter of his daughter who contracted swine flu and died after she was seriously injured when he shook her.
The UK's Ambassador in Turkey has faced questions over reports that GCHQ organised surveillance of the country's delegation to an international summit in London.
Europe and the US have launched talks on a free trade deal which Prime Minister David Cameron believes could add £100 billion to the European Union (EU) economy.
Samuel L Jackson has urged men to be more open about their health problems in an attempt to tackle cancer.
A schoolgirl allegedly abducted to France by her married maths teacher has told a court that he came with her because he feared she might commit suicide.
A police officer has described wrestling a knife-wielding attacker to the ground moments after he had stabbed worshippers at a mosque.
Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine.
The NHS must design a simpler system if it is to relieve pressure on emergency care, according to a new report.
A 35-year-old man accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl has been remanded in custody by magistrates.
TV watchdog Ofcom has launched an investigation over the decision by broadcasters to air footage before the watershed from the scene of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.
US Open winner Justin Rose has proudly shown off his new trophy after becoming the first English golfer to take the title in more than four decades.
Women with a heightened risk of breast cancer could benefit from being screened for the disease at a younger age, research suggests.
More than 30 "run-down and poorly-located" jails should be shut and replaced with super-prisons holding up to 3,000 inmates, a former prison governor and deputy director at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.
The Duke of Edinburgh has left hospital, 11 days after he was admitted for exploratory abdominal surgery.
Top universities are becoming more exclusive, with fewer poor students admitted than a decade ago, Government advisers have warned.
There are "worrying gaps" in mental health services for pregnant women, a charity has warned.
A woman who suffered from selective mutism has overcome her shyness to become Miss England 2013.
Thousands of workers in magistrates and crown courts, tribunals, the Ministry of Defence and Forestry Commission are going on strike in a long-running dispute over jobs, pay and working conditions.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has issued a blunt warning to Britain not to try to arm Syrian rebels who "eat the organs" of their enemies.
Scores of people including children have been rescued after being stranded on a theme park ride.
The company in charge of a fleet of amphibious tour buses is working "closely" with investigators after one of its vessels sank with 33 people on board having to swim to safety or be rescued.
Ecuador's foreign minister has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the embassy where the Australian has been staying for the past year.
A documentary on the life of Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley could shed new light on the bid to find the remains of victim Keith Bennett.
Police are looking into pictures which appear to show celebrity chef Nigella Lawson being physically restrained by her husband Charles Saatchi.
Senior Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard has been interviewed by police under caution over allegations he sexually harassed women party activists.
Anti-poverty campaigners have urged David Cameron to build on his agreement with Britain's network of Crown dependencies and overseas territories to forge a global deal on tackling tax evasion.
A 35-year-old man who went missing with a 14-year-old girl has been charged with child abduction.
Two bodies have been recovered from the sea off the north Wales coast, police confirmed.
A police officer stabbed in a mosque by a man brandishing a large combat knife has been praised for his "heroic" actions as he helped arrest the knifeman despite his injuries.
A PCSO is suing a police force for discrimination after she failed to notify them of a conviction for theft when she applied to become a police constable.
Few fathers are taking advantage of additional paternity leave, mainly because of the low statutory rate of pay they would receive, according to a new report.
A senior Ecuadorian minister is making a brief visit to the UK ahead of talks over the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud has been voted the refugee who has made the most significant contribution to British life.
More than 5,000 untrained teachers who have been allowed to work in academies and free schools under the Government's education reforms will be told they must gain a formal qualification or face the sack if Labour win the next general election.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
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