Former Labour MP Eric Joyce has pleaded guilty to making an indecent photograph of a child.
Johnny Depp is not a "wife beater" and allegations of violence made by his ex-wife Amber Heard are "complete lies", the High Court has been told by his lawyers on the first day of a libel trial.
The private equity backer of one of Britain's biggest networks of car repair workshops is hunting a new owner five years after it last changed hands.
Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan pushed his ex-fiancee into a hamster cage and threatened her with a wooden pallet in front of a child, a court has heard.
German engineering company Festo has created robotic birds capable of amazingly realistic flight.
Conservative election strategist Sir Lynton Crosby has blamed the media for stoking up a "mob mentality" around issues such as Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement and even the Arab Spring.
A dossier linked to former spy Christopher Steele accuses China of seeking to influence elite figures in British politics, business and academia.
A third of Britons have said they are either unsure or definitely wouldn't use a vaccine for coronavirus, a poll suggests.
UK shopping visits are still only at half the level of last year and the reopening of pubs and cafes failed to deliver a hoped-for boost, according to industry figures.
An Australian trucker managed to fight off a highly venomous snake while doing 70mph along a busy road.
The governor of the Bank of England has postponed a rare meeting with a Tory backbench committee which would have taken place just after the chancellor's economic update.
Newspaper publisher Reach is to axe 550 jobs, or 12% of its workforce, in an overhaul designed to cut costs by £35m a year.
The world's longest-surviving conjoined twins - who once performed at carnivals across the US to earn money for their family - have died at the age of 68.
Deliveroo is trying to bolster its credentials as a supporter of independent British restaurants by launching a direct tipping function on its app during a period when many local operators are fighting for survival.
TikTok has said it will no longer operate in Hong Kong after China's new national security law demanded it hand over user data.
Melbourne is being placed back into a strict lockdown and state borders shut after a spike in coronavirus cases.
An elderly labrador has been found abandoned in Kent with a heartbreaking note about why it ended up there.
Forty charities are urging Boris Johnson to end the "patchy" help for homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic by passing an emergency law.
Not wearing a face covering in public should be as taboo as drink-driving or not wearing a seatbelt, one of the UK's leading scientists has said.
A number of pubs which reopened for the first time since lockdown measures were imposed have had to close again after punters tested positive for coronavirus.
A 23-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at a Holiday Inn has been named as Khloemae Loy.
Homeowners will get vouchers of up to £5,000 to make energy-saving improvements to their properties.
Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise after he angered care home bosses by claiming "too many" in the sector "didn't really follow the procedures" during the coronavirus crisis.
Another day, another announcement on job losses.
A white woman who called the police on a black man while he was bird watching in New York has been charged by police.
Prince Andrew has again been urged to speak to investigators by a lawyer representing more than a dozen women who claim they were abused by Jeffrey Epstein.
Eight motorists were trapped and had to be rescued after a major road was flooded in northwest London.
Historian David Starkey has issued an apology after saying slavery was not genocide because there are "so many damn blacks" still around.
OnlyFans, a content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, could face a VAT bill covering more than three years' worth of uncollected taxes, Sky News has learnt.
China has accused the UK of "trampling" on the basic norms of international relations - and said Britain's offer of citizenship for Hong Kongers is a "gross interference in China's internal affairs".
Global stock markets have surged despite rising clusters of coronavirus infections threatening to derail economic recovery.
Forty-seven people - including those suspected to have been involved in the deaths of a Saudi journalist and a Russian lawyer - have been included on a new UK sanctions list.
Israel's government has ordered the immediate closure of bars, gyms, nightclubs, swimming pools and event halls after a spike in coronavirus cases.
A Team GB sprinter who claims she and her partner were racially profiled when they were stopped and searched has called for the head of the Metropolitan Police to step down.
British gymnasts, including Olympians and elite competitors, claim the sport is riddled with cases of physical and emotional abuse with some suggesting their complaints about welfare issues weren't taken seriously by the governing body.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said the Commonwealth's history must be acknowledged if we are to move forward in the future.
Life at Aviva, the UK's second-biggest insurance company by stock market value, is seldom dull.
A millionaire businessman has lost his bid to bring a High Court challenge against the government over the coronavirus lockdown.
Dominic Cummings was subject to a subtle jibe by Sir Keir Starmer when the Labour leader visited a brewery after pubs in England reopened over the weekend.
A man has been arrested after two paramedics were stabbed in the chest during a callout to a home in Wolverhampton.
Boris Johnson has urged Britons not to "stuff this up" after he joined many in taking advantage of pubs reopening in England.
This is the moment an uninsured driver's luck ran out.
TransferWise, the British fintech champion, is on the brink of joining an exclusive club of UK start-ups to achieve $5bn (£4bn) valuations with a share offering that is attracting interest from major global investors.
A serial fraudster who conned two women out of more than £210,000 has been jailed for 10 years.
A former headteacher has admitted murdering his wife and her lover in a frenzied knife attack.
The Earth's magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought, according to a new study.
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has left the band after struggling with "personal issues".
A former Conservative MP chased a woman around his kitchen and chanted "I'm a naughty Tory" after sexually assaulting her while his wife was away, a court heard.
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has promised to investigate one of its suppliers in Leicester over claims staff have been made to work for less than minimum wage.
Inquests have opened into the deaths of four patients of the disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson.
Demand for new cars fell by 34.9% last month, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
A teenager has appeared in court accused of murdering two sisters in an "unprovoked and random attack" in a London park.
An Alpine glacier is turning pink in colour because of an algae that accelerates the effects of climate change, scientists have said.
A protester has died after being hit by a car that drove through crowds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators marching peacefully in Seattle.
Wales is open to visitors again as travel restrictions have been lifted, while Scotland has reopened beer gardens and the people of Northern Ireland are finally able to get their hair cut.
Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer who wrote the iconic theme tune to The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, has died aged 91.
The aggressive American hedge fund which owns Waterstones, Britain's biggest independent bookshop chain, is plotting a takeover of the embattled restaurant operator behind Café Rouge and Las Iguanas.
Iran has admitted that "significant damage" has been caused by a mysterious incident at one of the country's nuclear facilities.
Pilots' union BALPA has told members it has reached an outline deal with British Airways (BA) management about job cuts and changes to pay and conditions.
Pret A Manger is to permanently close 30 shops as a result of "significant operating losses", putting at least 1,000 jobs at risk.
Police have named the man shot dead in broad daylight near a playground in London over the weekend.
Sir Keir Starmer has pledged to take unconscious bias training after critics claimed he devalued the Black Lives Matter protests by calling them a "moment".
Broadway actor Nick Cordero has died at the age of 41 after suffering severe medical complications as a result of coronavirus.
Elon Musk has followed through on a joke to sell short shorts through Tesla's online store, which briefly went offline when the items debuted this weekend.
The UK construction industry saw a "steep rebound" in output during June as more building sites reopened due to the coronavirus lockdown easing.
A painting could fetch millions of pounds at auction today after "100 years of dirt and old varnish" were removed - revealing it to be a 17th-century masterpiece.
A massive £1.57bn coronavirus lifeline for the arts is being promised by the government, but theatres and music venues could still remain closed until next year.
A person has been infected with a rare "brain-eating" amoeba in Florida, according to local health officials.
A Team GB sprinter has accused police of "racial profiling" after she and her partner were stopped and searched in London.
The chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group is stepping down next year after a decade in the job.
The number of passengers arriving at Australia's Sydney Airport is being limited due to "pressure" on the city's quarantine facilities.
The grandeur of Liverpool's centre is awe-inspiring for a first-time visitor.
Chinese authorities have issued a warning after a suspected case of bubonic plague was identified in Inner Mongolia.
A charity has warned that debt is the "sleeping giant" of problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.
We were shouted at for wearing masks when we turned up outside Houston City Hall.
An exotic frog has been discovered in a bunch of bananas after making a 5,000-mile journey from Colombia to south Wales.
Companies will be paid £1,000 bonuses by the government to hire young people as trainees, the chancellor will announce as part of his rescue plan for Britain's post-coronavirus economic recovery.
A former British spy chief says he wants a more open debate on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic and warns against dismissing as conspiracy the idea that it might have come from a laboratory.
The day the most significant relaxation of England's lockdown measures came into force has been described as a "disaster" for the hospitality industry, despite police welcoming a largely quiet night.
Lewis Hamilton and most of Formula One's 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, although six chose not to join in.
A woman has been stabbed to death and a man is in hospital after an incident at a London hotel.
A day after coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased in England, how should the government respond to the economic crisis? And could the UK do business with Kanye West in the White House?
Boris Johnson has joined people across the UK in clapping to pay tribute to NHS staff on the health service's 72nd anniversary.
A second localised lockdown has been ordered in Spain after a spike in coronavirus cases, with 70,000 people told they cannot leave an area in the country's northwest.
At least 34 people have been confirmed or presumed dead after flooding in southern Japan.
Nine inner-city tower blocks, home to 3,000 people, have been placed in "hard lockdown" after a surge in coronavirus infections in Melbourne, Australia.
The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns.
In the inky darkness, a tiny body wiggles in the sand.
Two people have died and eight are injured following a shooting at a nightclub in the US, authorities have said.
A further 27,000 excess deaths are "likely" between now and next April under the current approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, a former government chief scientific adviser says.
"Welcome to church," the pastor proclaims and a round of applause erupts.
Organised crime bosses are scared of a "sophisticated and relentless" elite police squad, recovered messages have shown.
Some of London's "most dangerous criminals" have been arrested and jewellery, cocaine and £13m in cash seized after specially built "hides" were discovered in transit vans by the Met Police.
There are "quite significant concerns" about employment practices within clothing factories in freshly locked-down Leicester, the health secretary has told Sky News.
Major sporting events, as well as TV and film productions, are to be given an exemption from the UK's 14-day coronavirus travel quarantine.
People have been flocking to pubs in their thousands - with some apparently flouting social distancing guidelines - as England's most significant relaxation of lockdown rules so far came into force.
Lewis Hamilton has told his Formula One rivals that "silence is complicit" in racism after it emerged drivers are divided over whether to take a knee before Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.
Donald Trump has claimed 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the US.
The world has seen a record rise in coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
The first pints have been poured, hair has been trimmed and people have met friends and family indoors on what has been dubbed "Super Saturday".
The widow of a community pharmacist who died from COVID-19 has spoken of the heartbreak of not being able to see her husband before he passed away.
The number of free HIV self-testing kits issued in London was 20% higher during the first eight weeks of lockdown than the same time last year, Sky News can reveal.
A man has been shot dead in broad daylight in London.
The streets around North Evington to the east of Leicester's city centre certainly aren't deserted, but many of those out and about are wearing face masks and trying to keep their distance.
A social media celebrity, who flaunted his opulent lifestyle to millions of followers on Instagram, has appeared in court in the US charged with running a global scam which allegedly targeted a Premier League club.
Nigel Farage appears to have broken the UK's quarantine rules after posting a photo in a pub at midday today - less than two weeks after returning from the US.
More than 200,000 people in northeast Spain have been put back into an enforced lockdown following several new outbreaks of coronavirus.
Every single element of Chris and Fiona Fisher's wedding had to be changed, apart from the date.
Parts of Wales have suffered major flooding after hours of torrential rain.
Tributes have been paid to Earl Cameron, one of the first black actors to be given major roles in British cinema, after his death aged 102.
Thousands of tourists have flocked to Devon and Cornwall on the first day of lockdown easing in England but police have warned drivers and caravaners to beware of busy and wet conditions on the roads.
Pubs, hair salons and camp sites were among the businesses reopening on Saturday after more than three months of lockdown. Sky's reporters were out and about hearing from owners and customers.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has condemned party-goers after seven police officers were injured as they tried to break up an unlicensed music event in the city.
Donald Trump has blasted "angry mobs" trying to tear down statues as he claimed protesters are attempting to "wipe out" US history in a speech to mark America's Independence Day.
On the same weekend as pubs and bars in England open their doors for the first time since lockdown was imposed, we pause to honour the NHS as it reaches its 72nd birthday.
One of Britain's oldest regional newspaper groups has put itself up for sale as it races to find new investors willing to plug a funding deficit exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic’s disastrous impact on industry-wide advertising revenues.
The mother of a 21-month-old girl battling a rare form of leukaemia is pleading for blood stem cell donors after her daughter was given just three weeks to find a life-saving match.
A scuba diver has died following a shark attack off the coast of Queensland in Australia, emergency services have said.
The first ministers of Scotland and Wales have hit out at the UK government's handling of its coronavirus travel quarantine.
Deborah Haynes has travelled to war zones and interviewed prime ministers, but this week Sky's foreign affairs editor also gave us a glimpse into the juggle faced by many working parents during lockdown.
Dom Joly says performing to a stadium full of windscreens is weird.
Thousands of businesses across England can reopen today in the most significant easing of lockdown rules so far.
Prince William has enjoyed a pint at his local pub and asked the landlords if they are worried about people "getting a bit out of hand", as bars and restaurants prepare to reopen for the first time in three months.
Pubs in England will be allowed to open from 6am today as punters prepare to order their first pint in more than three months.
A five-step plan for imposing local lockdowns in the case of coronavirus spikes has been announced by the government - as new regulations for Leicester come into force today.
Five years ago marked the birth of James Bhattacherjee's first child, Ted. It also marked a full mental breakdown and James being absent for the first four months of his baby's life.
Two police officers in the US have been charged with murder after they allegedly tasered a man 50 times before he died.
Historian David Starkey has split with Cambridge after he said slavery was not genocide because there are "so many damn blacks" still around.
A West London mother who converted to Islam has been jailed for life for plotting to blow up St Paul's Cathedral during Easter celebrations.
The drive from Norilsk airport to the city takes you past mile after mile of crumbling, Soviet-era factories.
A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a university student - in an attack in which he wore a dress and a silver wig.
A full list of the countries exempt from England's coronavirus travel quarantine has been released by the government.
I live in Israel.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with planning to supply firearms, ammunition and drugs after police arrested hundreds of suspected criminals.
Police have arrested hundreds of suspected top-tier criminals involved in murder, gun smuggling and drug trafficking after infiltrating their encrypted phone system.
Some regions in England are doing better than others in combating the growth of COVID-19, according to new government figures.
The lawyer for dozens of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims has claimed Prince Andrew is "deliberately evading authorities" who have invited him to provide a statement about abuse by the financier.
Disparities in the impact of coronavirus on black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities need urgent action, scientists have said.
It has been revealed that staff who move between care homes are more likely to contract COVID-19 - as it emerged that almost 20,000 deaths of care home residents in England and Wales have involved the virus.
The home shopping tycoon who was among the most prominent business backers of Britain's departure from the EU has put his company up for sale just months before the end of the Brexit transition period.
"It's good to be home." The words of the first customer back through the doors of The Head O' The Road pub after three months of lockdown.
The five-mile restriction on travel in Wales will be lifted from Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.
The case against a former Parachute Regiment soldier accused of supporting anti-IS fighters in Syria has been dramatically dropped, leaving a prosecution strategy in tatters.
The prime minister has refused to "get into details" about his father's trip to Greece during the coronavirus pandemic.
England is preparing itself for "Super Saturday" more than three months after lockdown measures were imposed to tackle coronavirus.
The chief executive of Intu Properties, Britain's biggest shopping centre owner, has left the company a week after it crashed into insolvency proceedings.
Two of Britain’s biggest blue-chip companies are on course to win shareholder approval next week for revamped executive pay schemes that could help to defuse renewed tensions over boardroom incentives.
Boris Johnson has said the UK is "very much through the worst" of the coronavirus pandemic, but warned: "Let's not blow it now, folks."
Everyone aged over 50 should be given a free flu vaccine to safeguard the NHS against the "perfect storm" of a winter flu outbreak and a resurgence of coronavirus, Sir Keir Starmer has told Sky News.
Tesla has denied firing employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, contrary to media reports.
The headhunter which was asked to identify female candidates to become the next Bank of England governor is to find a new chief for the City's most influential lobbying group amid a sexism row.
A pilot whose seaplane crashed in 2017 killing five Britons is likely to have had his ability to fly impaired by carbon monoxide, according to investigators.
More than 50 countries will be exempt from England's coronavirus quarantine, the transport secretary has told Sky News.
France's new prime minister has been named as Jean Castex following the resignation of Edouard Philippe, triggering a government reshuffle.
Boris Johnson is planning to introduce televised press briefings as part of a shake-up of the government's communications operation, it has emerged.
A closely-watched gauge of business activity has pointed to a levelling off following the coronavirus slump but a continuing surge in unemployment.
Tourism bosses in Cornwall say COVID-19 has already cost the sector more than £650m in lost revenue and are warning there will be no "speedy recovery" when the industry reopens on Saturday.
A former worker at the UK's consulate in Hong Kong has told Sky News that Britain's decision to grant him asylum could set a precedent for others who fear Chinese persecution.
A homeless man has said he feels like a "little hero" after intervening to save a police officer who was being stabbed in the head in Washington DC.
Britons would strongly back a second lockdown if coronavirus cases spike, according to a new poll for Sky News which reveals the country's ongoing caution over the pandemic.
The growing number of illegal raves sweeping the UK is down to young people feeling frustrated that nightclubs are still closed – despite lockdown lifting, a top DJ has told Sky News.
The UK is "not out of the woods yet" and people must be cautious when visiting bars and restaurants this weekend, the prime minister will warn.
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has appeared in court after being charged with helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein.
The number of job adverts in the UK has increased, new research suggests, as sectors such as hospitality start to emerge from months of lockdown.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man in his 60s died at a care home in Essex.
A majority of Russians have voted to approve amendments to the country's constitution which would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, despite protests in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has called a referendum that has given Vladimir Putin the right to remain in power until 2036 a "total fraud".
A drink driver who killed a man in a car crash and then went back to the pub has been jailed for more than seven years.
Police forces across Europe celebrated their infiltration of EncroChat on Thursday, disrupting international organised crime networks which were using the company's encrypted phones.
A second wave of coronavirus infections in the UK is "quite a possibility", according to England's deputy chief medical officer.
The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up in 36 local authority areas in England.
A police officer who was stabbed during the Glasgow hotel attack has been released from hospital.
The death of Jeffrey Epstein in prison from an apparent suicide instantly shone the spotlight on the wealthy financier's rich and famous former associates.
Donald Trump said the US economy was "roaring back" after new figures showed a record 4.8 million net jobs were created last month.
Accenture is to cut up to 900 UK jobs, blaming "additional strain" on the business caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Casual Dining Group, owner of Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Las Iguanas, is to cut more than 1,900 jobs and close 91 restaurants after calling in administrators.
A will-writing app that has seen a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic has secured millions of pounds in new investment from a backer of MatchesFashion.com.
All children will be told to go back to school from September, as the government said restarting learning was "critical to our national recovery".
The owner of the All Bar One and Harvester chains has revealed it was forced to throw out or donate up to £11m of stock as the coronavirus lockdown began.
The owner of Primark says it is placing over £1bn in orders for the autumn and winter season ahead following an "encouraging" start to coronavirus lockdown re-openings.
The two-metre rule is going to remain in place in Scotland - and wearing face coverings in shops will become mandatory on 10 July.
Katie Price has told MPs her disabled son Harvey has been the target of "disgusting and despicable" abuse from online trolls.
The lockdown in Leicester was imposed too late and "risks creating uncertainty, dissent and even disorder", a group of scientists has warned.
SoftBank, the Japanese technology giant, and an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund are in talks to back a controversial UK government-led bid for OneWeb, the collapsed satellite operator.
The prime minister's father has been criticised for flying to Greece during the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest round of Brexit negotiations - the first face-to-face talks since the coronavirus lockdown began - have broken up early with "significant differences" remaining between the UK and EU.
Downing Street has warned people not to "overdo it" when the coronavirus lockdown in England is eased this weekend.
The United States has recorded its biggest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases, with more than 50,000 people testing positive for the first time.
As an employee of Linklaters, the "Magic Circle" law firm, Dominic Raab worked in the fields of competition law and project finance.
Coronavirus infections are dropping off in most of the worst-hit areas of England, new figures show.
At least 113 people have been killed after a landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar left workers trapped under a mound of refuse.
Purchasing loot boxes in video games is equivalent to gambling, according to a House of Lords committee, which recommends that the controversial products be regulated under the Gambling Act.
Golden Gate Bridge officials have promised to take action after upgrades to the structure meant it began emitting a loud humming noise audible across San Francisco.
KT Tunstall has said the coronavirus pandemic could be an "extinction level event" for some music venues and force "an entire generation of artists" to quit the industry.
"Small groups" of pupils and staff may have to self-isolate for up to 14 days if there is a positive case of coronavirus in a school or college, according to new guidance.
The UK has said it "unequivocally recognises" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president in a crucial ruling over the fate of £800m in gold bullion being held in the Bank of England's vaults.
One of the UK's biggest building materials groups is braced for an ugly shareholder revolt next week over a £350,000 one-off payment to its new chief executive.
Scientists have discovered the surviving core of a gas giant orbiting a distant star, offering the first ever glimpse of the interior of these mysterious planets.
CCTV images have been released after a young woman was robbed and kidnapped at Waterloo station in London.
More than 40 headteachers from San Francisco have been told to self-isolate, after being exposed to coronavirus at an in-person meeting.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pulled down in Bristol.
Another of the high street's ubiquitous Italian restaurant chains has begun exploring a sale as it seeks new backers to enable it to survive the coronavirus crisis.
An 18-year-old has been charged with murdering two sisters who were stabbed to death in a park in Wembley, north London.
The Duchess of Sussex felt "unprotected" by the Royal Family while she was pregnant, new court documents reveal.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused hundreds of thousands of deaths across Europe, with many regions recording more fatalities than would have been expected before the crisis.
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field have said they were both threatened with being beheaded during a charity trip to Haiti.
China is urging the UK to stop "interfering" in Hong Kong's affairs after Boris Johnson's government gave millions of citizens the chance to move to Britain.
Liam Gallagher, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Little Mix and Take That are among hundreds of music stars who have joined forces in calling for action to save the UK's "world-leading" live music industry.
New Zealand's health minister has resigned after criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and making a series of personal blunders.
The Foreign Office has summoned the Chinese ambassador to make clear the UK's "deep concern" over the new Hong Kong national security law.
Officials in Botswana are investigating the unexplained deaths of at least 350 elephants in just a few weeks.
Bernie Ecclestone has become a dad again at the age of 89 - after his wife gave birth to the billionaire's first son.
America's Got Talent host Terry Crews has come under fire for saying the Black Lives Matter movement must not "morph into Black Lives Better".
More cheap drugs are being looked into as potential coronavirus treatments, one expert has told Sky News, while the government has confirmed it has enough stocks of the promising remdesivir despite fears of a global shortage.
Prince Harry has apologised to the younger generation that more had not been done to end racism and make the world a better place.
Scientists are warning the UK should be prepared for the worst this winter as a COVID-19 vaccine may not be ready.
Legendary West Indian batsman Sir Everton Weekes has died at the age of 95.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a five-year-old girl died after being stabbed at a flat in south London.
The health secretary, Matt Hancock, is under mounting pressure to back an airport-based COVID-19 testing programme amid continued uncertainty over government plans to establish international "air bridges".
The government needs to decarbonise UK homes if it is serious about a green building programme after the coronavirus outbreak, climate change campaigners have said.
British citizenship is being offered to 2.9 million people living in Hong Kong in light of controversial security laws imposed by China.
A group of MPs has dismissed the prime minister's claim that a row over a Tory donor's planning approval is now "closed".
The actual number of coronavirus-related deaths in America could be significantly higher than official figures show, according to new research.
The chairman of Tesco is to spearhead a committee of business leaders tasked with generating policy ideas for rejuvenating Britain's post-coronavirus economy.
Allotment holders in South Wales got the shock of their life when they discovered a 6ft (1.8-metre) boa constrictor among their vegetables.
A teenager has been charged with supplying a class A drug after a 13-year-old boy was found dead in a park in South Wales last year.
Police are investigating the death of an autistic teenager in an NHS hospital over claims he was prescribed medication against his parents' wishes.
The chairman of Airbus in the UK says he cannot rule out further job losses, a day after the company announced 1,700 jobs would be cut from its UK operation.
Sainsbury's has revealed a better-than-forecast leap in coronavirus lockdown grocery sales - reporting it will help offset a £500m hit to profits from pandemic-related costs.
The company behind railway station and airport food outlets Upper Crust and Caffe Ritazza has confirmed plans for 5,000 job losses in its main UK market.
Boris Johnson has denied there was a "lost week" while coronavirus was spreading in Leicester as the government was accused of being "slow to act" over local spikes in COVID-19 infections.
The grim toll of coronavirus-related job losses has risen again in the last week.
The UK government has offered a route to British citizenship for nearly three million people living in Hong Kong following the imposition of controversial new security laws by China.
Richard Madeley has apologised for an advice column in which he appeared to downplay a reader's concerns that their neighbour might be a victim of domestic violence.
Specialist turnaround funds are vying to take control of some of Britain’s best-known restaurant chains, including Café Rouge and Las Iguanas, even as the coronavirus pandemic leaves the sector’s revival prospects highly uncertain.
Further local lockdowns are "just days away", Sky News understands.
More people have got immunity to coronavirus than antibody tests suggest, according to new research from Sweden.
The mother of a schoolboy found dead in a storm drain six days after he went missing has said he gave her a lifetime of love in his 14 years.
Singer Sia has revealed she has become a grandmother at 44 after adopting two teenage sons last year.
One of Britain's most wanted fugitives who has been on the run for nearly eight years has been arrested in the Netherlands.
Wigan Athletic have gone into administration after the coronavirus pandemic had a "significant impact" on the football club's finances.
People planning on heading out to enjoy the reopening of pubs and restaurants this weekend have been told "it has never been more important to drink responsibly".
A court battle over the use of an ancient building in Turkey is being seen as a test of the future direction of the country, an analyst says.
A man has been arrested over the deaths of two sisters who were found stabbed in a park in Wembley, north London.
Tributes are being paid to US rapper Jordan Groggs, who has died at the age of 32.
Sir Philip Green's Dorothy Perkins-to-Topshop empire is to cut 500 jobs in a bid to slash costs, blaming damage inflicted on the business by the coronavirus crisis.
President Trump's deal to hoover up the world supply of remdesivir is a chilling warning of what could happen when the first coronavirus vaccine is ready to be rolled out.
Facebook has banned 315 accounts which it said belonged to "Boogaloos" - participants in an extremist movement in the US which believes a second civil war is inevitable or desirable.
The Treasury has ditched plans to introduce another emergency coronavirus funding scheme that would have targeted billions of pounds of public money at providers of supply chain finance.
Tens of millions of amphetamine tablets, thought to be made by the terrorist group Islamic State, have been seized by Italian police.
The US has bought up almost the entire global supply of one of two drugs used to treat coronavirus which UK patients helped test.
The US has officially designated Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security, blocking American companies from spending federal subsidies on their equipment.
Police in Hong Kong have made their first arrests under a controversial new security law imposed by China's central government.
Police and prosecutors have raided the headquarters of beleaguered payments firm Wirecard as part of a fraud investigation relating to its £1.7bn accounting black hole.
More than 300,000 people in Australia are going into lockdown for a month - with a neighbouring state threatening to fine or jail anyone who travels from coronavirus hotspots.
The annual rate of house price growth has turned negative for the first time since 2012, according to a closely-watched measure.
Theresa May has attacked Boris Johnson's choice to be his new national security adviser, saying he has "no proven expertise" in the area.
People in England have a "healthy life expectancy" at work until they are aged just 59, far below the age to qualify for a state pension, research suggests.
China will punish anyone found guilty of secession, subversion and terrorism in Hong Kong to life in prison under the territory's new national security law.
Councils face a "perfect storm" as a result of the coronavirus crisis and government inaction which could decimate local services, Labour is warning.
The Premier League has said its Black Lives Matter campaign does not endorse any organisation or movement with a political agenda.
The UK economy is on course for a V-shaped recovery from the coronavirus crisis though the risk of a prolonged period of unemployment remains, according to the Bank of England's chief economist.
The number of people who have died with coronavirus in the UK has increased by 155, according to government figures.
The US could soon see 100,000 new cases of coronavirus every day, the country's top infectious diseases expert has warned.
Batches of surgical face masks delivered to care homes and GPs during the coronavirus pandemic have been recalled because they are faulty, Sky News has learnt.
The European Union has given approval for people travelling for business or leisure from 15 countries beyond its borders to enter the bloc from today.
The FTSE 100 may have fallen today, dragged lower by heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell, but the index of Britain's biggest 100 listed companies has still notched up its best quarter in nearly a decade.
Police are investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against a hospital trust where hundreds of cases of poor maternity care are being examined, including allegedly avoidable deaths of babies and mothers.
A four-year-old girl has died in hospital after she and a 35-year-old woman were found injured in a home in south London.
Scientists are investigating how an Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32,000 years.
Money talks, and there's no doubting the likes of Coca Cola, Starbucks, Levi's and Reebok are used to being heard.
Tributes have been paid to actor and anti-racist activist Louis Mahoney who has died aged 81.
The grim toll of coronavirus-related job losses will rise again on Wednesday when the company behind the Upper Crust catering brand discloses plans to make more than half of its UK workforce redundant.
Airbus is to cut 1,700 jobs in the UK as part of a major restructuring caused by the coronavirus crisis.
It was a speech billed as the blueprint of a "new deal" for a nation reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic pain it has left in its wake.
A welder died from consuming too much caffeine, an inquest has heard.
Behind closed doors, with a unanimous vote, Beijing passed a secret law and imposed its writ on Hong Kong.
They are two similar neighbouring villages outside Leicester, but now - on a map drawn up by the government - a red line cuts between them.
The prime minister has not ruled out raising taxes to pay for his multibillion-pound coronavirus recovery plan.
E-scooters will be allowed on UK roads from Saturday, lifting a nationwide ban.
Ministers will change the law in order to enforce the local coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, the health secretary has told Sky News.
The Queen has held a phone call with Donald Trump ahead of American Independence Day.
Donald Trump "bullied and demeaned" Theresa May during phone calls when she was the prime minister, a report has claimed.
The United States has been excluded from the European Union's list of 14 countries now considered safe for non-essential travel.
Sir Martin Sorrell has accused some companies of "virtue signalling" as Facebook faces a growing advertising boycott over concerns that it is not doing enough to tackle hate speech.
GCSE and A-level students will be able to sit special exams if they don't like the grade they received for their coursework.
Sixty years after Congo gained its independence, the Belgian king has expressed his "deepest regrets" for the suffering his nation caused as a colonial power.
One of Scotland's biggest family-owned retailers is searching for new backers amid a slump in sales exacerbated by the coronavirus lockdown.
The Afghan army missed a Taliban target and hit a cattle market with mortars, killing tens of civilians, the United Nations has found.
The wealth management venture part-owned by Britain's biggest high street bank will this week name an industry veteran as its next boss following the abrupt exit of his predecessor.
EasyJet has begun talks with unions on cutting up to 1,900 UK-based jobs including more than 700 pilots after the collapse in air travel due to coronavirus.
The owner of the Harveys furniture chain and Bensons for Beds is to be broken up in a financial restructuring that will save at least 1,900 retail industry jobs that were left hanging in the balance by the COVID-19 crisis.
A map has been published that shows where Leicester's localised lockdown will be in force.
Unionists in Northern Ireland have accused Sinn Fein of hypocrisy after a large crowd of mourners gathered for the funeral service of a former leading IRA member.
A man who spat blood in the face of police officers after shouting that he had coronavirus has been jailed for two years.
Police in England are preparing for the weekend, amid warnings it could be as busy as New Year's Eve when pubs reopen once again.
A Peep Show scene featuring blackface has been removed from Netflix.
More than 10 million motorists will be escaping their homes to make an overnight trip as coronavirus lockdown rules are eased this Saturday, a survey suggests.
Apple could sell the iPhone 12, its first device capable of 5G connections, without headphones, a charger or a plug adaptor in the box.
The number of registered deaths in England and Wales has fallen below the five-year average for the first time since the lockdown began, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said the UK will decide what action to take after China passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong despite global opposition to it.
Boris Johnson has announced he intends to tear up property planning rules to kickstart the UK's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Betelgeuse, normally one of the brightest stars in the night sky, has dimmed 60% ahead of what some astronomers think is a potentially imminent supernova.
The owner of the London Stock Exchange is in talks to buy a stake in the British technology start-up which has helped ordinary investors access billions of pounds of corporate fundraisings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Derby County player Andre Wisdom is recovering in hospital after he was reportedly stabbed during an "unprovoked" attack in Liverpool.
The UK economy contracted at a sharper rate than initially thought in the first quarter of the year as the coronavirus crisis gathered speed, according to official figures.
Cineworld has delayed the reopening of its UK and US cinemas by more than two weeks to coincide with the release of upcoming films.
A couple who were filmed pointing guns at protesters in St Louis as the activists marched outside their mansion say they were "in fear of their lives" from an "angry mob".
Leicester will remain under the current lockdown measures for at least two more weeks as restrictions are relaxed across the rest of England on Saturday.
Greece is extending its ban on UK flights for another two weeks, the country's prime minister has said.
A new strain of swine flu which has the potential to spread to humans and cause another pandemic has been identified by researchers in China.
Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to book impairment charges of up to £18bn in its second quarter after slashing expectations for oil and gas prices.
Boris Johnson will attempt to mark a new phase in the coronavirus response today by setting out plans for an "infrastructure revolution" to create jobs and stimulate an economic recovery.
The world has now recorded more than 10 million cases of coronavirus and documented more than half a million deaths as a result of the pandemic.
Entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is axing more than 3,000 jobs in a restructuring after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out its revenues.
Serial rapist Joseph McCann was free to attack his victims when he was mistakenly released from prison due to "major failings" by "unstable" and inexperienced probation staff, a review has found.
Urination, defecation and vomiting are now a regular sight outside of Souleymane Diarra's front door in east London.
Leicester is going back into lockdown after a spike in local coronavirus cases.
The government will become the top-ranking creditor to the UK operations of a Cardiff-based steel producer under a £30m loan deal to be announced this week.
All 41 theatres that make up New York's performing heartland of Broadway will stay closed until next year.
Women's groups are fighting to get justice for rape victims after a number of "weaker" cases have failed to reach court.