Russia has said it caught and chased off an American warship which was violating its territorial waters in the Sea of Japan - but the US Navy has rejected the claim and denied any wrongdoing.
Nicola Sturgeon has expressed hope that a UK-wide approach to relaxing COVID-19 restrictions at Christmas will be agreed at a COBRA meeting later.
Elon Musk has passed Bill Gates to become the world's second richest man as Tesla's share price continues to soar.
The EU's aviation regulator has revealed plans to approve the return of 737 MAX to Europe's skies within weeks.
Passengers arriving in England from 15 December from high-risk countries will now have to self-isolate for only five days if they have a negative COVID-19 test.
The toughest COVID-19 restrictions imposed before England's second lockdown were not strong enough, the health secretary has told MPs.
There were 2,466 coronavirus deaths in the week up to 13 November in England and Wales.
Aston Villa and England footballer Jack Grealish has pleaded guilty to two charges of careless driving.
People who are told to isolate by the contact tracing app will not be able to claim financial support after lockdown ends, and may not be able to before Christmas, Sky News can reveal.
Harry Dunn's parents have lost their High Court battle against the Foreign Office over whether their son's alleged killer had diplomatic immunity.
Twitter is now warning users when they attempt to 'like' a disputed tweet as part of its efforts to tackle misinformation.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has accused the government of "mismanagement" as he criticised plans for air passenger testing which will shorten quarantine periods.
Travellers who arrive in England from countries with high infection rates will be able to shorten their quarantine from 14 days to five if they test negative for coronavirus on the fifth day, the Department of Transport has said.
A minister has launched a thinly-veiled attack on the mayor of Greater Manchester as he explained why the government will not be entering into talks with individual regions about coronavirus restrictions.
A military dog who charged through enemy gunfire to save the lives of British soldiers as they fought off al Qaeda insurgents has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
The prime minister knew that he couldn't run the English national lockdown beyond 2 December.
Sixteen-year-old Charli D'Amelio has become the first TikTok star to surpass 100 million followers.
A mysterious monolith has been discovered in a remote part of the United States.
British director Tristram Shapeero has admitted he was the filmmaker caught insulting Euphoria star Lukas Gage's "tiny apartment" when he thought he was muted during a virtual audition.
Two Charles Darwin notebooks, believed to be worth millions of pounds, have been reported stolen from Cambridge University Library 20 years after they were last seen.
Another of Britain's retail energy groups is in emergency talks to avert its collapse, underlining the growing crisis in a sector facing a wave of bad debts because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A fintech platform which powers the digital banks of Santander, Oaknorth and N26 is targeting a major capital injection in a bid to spur its growth rate.
As the government embarks on a mass testing plan for England, Sky News has looked at the different types of tests available.
TV host Jeremy Kyle told tragic guest Steve Dymond he "would not trust him with a chocolate button" and also asked for a shovel during filming, a coroner's report has revealed.
A bill that would give the government greater powers to shut out high-risk vendors from the UK's telecoms infrastructure will be put before parliament on Tuesday.
Dog owners have been warned to "stay vigilant" for their pets trying to eat discarded face masks, with some having been rushed to clinics for emergency surgery.
China has successfully launched a robotic spacecraft to the moon to bring samples of lunar rock back to earth.
Nearly nine in ten senior roles in financial services are held by people from the higher third of socio-economic backgrounds, according to a study.
Apple's head of global security has been charged with bribery.
Unsteady on their feet but alive, migrants shuffle onto the dock at the port in Arguineguin, Gran Canaria.
We stood on the Sudanese side of the Tekeze River and watched them as they clambered down the canyon wall.
Public Health England has described as "misleading" research which suggests a link between an estimated 1,500 coronavirus deaths and a spreadsheet glitch that delayed thousands of people being referred to the Test and Trace system.
Boris Johnson has suggested the "vast majority" of people most vulnerable to coronavirus could be vaccinated against the disease by Easter.
A female police officer was subject to a "cowardly and dangerous" attack with a glass bottle, hours before England went into lockdown.
Tim Minchin is worried he's said too much.
A historic vote could end period poverty in Scotland by giving everyone the right to free products including sanitary pads and tampons.
The chancellor is expected to commit tens of millions of pounds to a new counter-terrorism operations centre.
Qatari airport police officers who ordered the forced examinations of female passengers face "penalties of a maximum of three years", prosecutors have said.
Nearly nine out of 10 Black Friday deals could be found at the same price or cheaper earlier in the year, according to analysis.
COVID-19 case rates have dropped in most areas of England, according to new figures, with falls recorded in 249 of 315 areas.
Boris Johnson has laid out his plan to reduce the spread of COVID-19 this winter, with England entering a tougher three-tier system.
England's second national lockdown will be lifted on 2 December when a revised three-tiered system of restrictions will allow shops, gyms and hairdressers to reopen across the country.
A prisoner has been found guilty of murdering one of Britain's worst paedophiles, Richard Huckle.
The government has been accused of "killing Christmas" for hospitality businesses and their staff through tough new restrictions after England's second coronavirus lockdown ends next week.
Jeremy Corbyn has been told by Labour's chief whip to apologise "unequivocally, unambiguously and without reservation" for his reaction to a damning antisemitism report.
Relatives of care home residents in England will be able to hug their loved ones before Christmas - if they have a negative COVID test and wear protective equipment.
The EU has thanked US president-elect Joe Biden for his "clear support" amid the bloc's dispute with Britain over Boris Johnson's controversial Brexit legislation.
A man described as "one of the most prolific child sexual abuse offenders ever investigated" has admitted over 90 offences involving victims as young as four.
A son of the former Arsenal FC owner David Dein is toasting a big payday from the sale of a stake in his fast-growing fintech company to an American group.
A hot tub party host who claimed he "didn't believe" in lockdown rules has been reported for a court summons.
The Bank of England governor has warned that a no-deal Brexit would end up causing deeper long-term damage to the UK economy than the COVID-19 pandemic.
The family owned conglomerate behind the Costcutter convenience store network is exploring a sale of its giant distribution arm.
A man allegedly involved in a plot to raid the London homes of celebrities told police he was trying to "rebuild" his life and had no knowledge of any conspiracy.
Since it was introduced early in the pandemic, thousands of families have been forced to shut themselves off from the world, without knowing if they have COVID.
The health secretary has defended his department spending almost £50,000 of taxpayers' money on takeaways from an east London restaurant in the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic.
A limited number of fans will be allowed back into sports venues next month, the prime minister has confirmed.
It's become a very normal part of 2020 - the video call technical breakdown - and even the prime minister isn't immune.
The UK has recorded another 15,450 coronavirus cases and 206 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Leon, the restaurant chain co-founded by Boris Johnson’s 'food tsar', Henry Dimbleby, is exploring an insolvency mechanism in an attempt to preserve itself during the coronavirus pandemic.
The paintings in Buckingham Palace's picture gallery have been removed for the first time in 44 years to make way for renovations.
The AA's board is set to recommend a takeover which values shares in the debt-laden roadside recovery company at a fraction of their price when it floated on the stock market six years ago.
Coronavirus rules will be relaxed over Christmas across the UK under a plan to let people celebrate with their families.
The Oxford vaccine is up to 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, according to tests on thousands of volunteers.
Boris Johnson is hoping to lace his latest COVID crackdown with more good cheer, with ministers working on plans to allow families to meet up in a festive bubble.
Boris Johnson does not think MPs should get a pay rise, Downing Street has said.
The home secretary was out on a dawn raid this morning with Kent Police, keen to refocus on her job after nearly losing it.
Cineworld has secured a $750m (£552m) funding lifeline to see it through the coronavirus crisis until a hoped-for reopening of screens in the spring.
Former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan, according to a panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations.
Mystery surrounds a secret night-time flight and alleged meeting between the Saudi crown prince and the Israeli prime minister.
The Duchess of Cambridge has said the challenges of the pandemic this year have meant "there hasn't been a more important time to talk about families", as she prepares to reveal the results of a landmark public survey on children and parenting for under-fives.
The Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine is a collaboration between a pharmaceutical giant and an ancient institution aiming to become as adept at monetising its discoveries as it is at making them.
Ethiopia is facing a civil war between government forces and troops in its northern Tigray region which has caused tens of thousands to flee.
Three trials of vaccines that will be available to the UK have all reported they are around 90% effective in late stage trials.
Rebels have attacked an airport in northeast Ethiopia, the country's state-run media has said, having been given 72 hours to surrender by the prime minister.
An apparently abandoned bicycle which formed part of a Banksy mural depicting a girl hula-hooping with one of its wheels has been taken away and replaced in Nottingham.
Britain is set for a "double dip" downturn after the latest lockdown resulted in business activity shrinking this month, according to a closely-watched business survey.
The Supreme Court will consider whether Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship.
One of the men who launched the ice bucket challenge has died at the age of 37.
"I expected corruption, I never expected the lack of humanity."
It is not going to be an easy week for Boris Johnson or Rishi Sunak.
Rishi Sunak has told Sky News there will be no return to austerity in his upcoming spending review, but hinted at a future public sector pay freeze.
Boris Johnson was probably right to kick off a much-needed conversation about devolution of power last week, even if the manner of doing so - saying it had been a disaster in Scotland - was for many Tories the kind of quip the head-exploding emoji ? was invented for.
Vegans are more likely to suffer fractured bones than people who have meat and fish in their diet, according to new research.
There is a civil war in Ethiopia that is being fought largely in the shadows.
Donald Trump has defended pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement, saying it was "designed to kill the American economy" and that he acted to save "millions" of jobs.
The Cathedral Church at the Dadivank monastery is packed.
Americans could start receiving a COVID-19 vaccine as early as 11 December, according to the chief scientific adviser for the US government's vaccine programme.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are grieving for their beloved dog Lupo.
Half of young women and girls were harassed on Britain's streets during the summer, new research has found.
Contacts of those who are diagnosed with COVID-19 may no longer have to isolate under new plans announced by the government.
On 30 October, something changed in England. Right across the country, people started to go out.
A woman is in a life-threatening condition after being shot in east London, one of three violent incidents in the capital on Sunday.
Almost half of the UK's manufacturers are unhappy with the government's efforts to "level-up" the country.
More than 26,000 children have been killed or injured in Afghanistan since 2005 - an average of five youngsters every day, a charity has found.
The British wife of an detained Egyptian human rights activist has said she is hopeful that international pressure might hasten his release.
At the Lancaster Brewery the Christmas lights may be on, but the much-loved markets are not.
Progress has been made on a UK-wide plan to relax COVID-19 restrictions over Christmas, as national leaders have agreed to allow household mixing "for a small number of days".
A 100-year-old war veteran says he's "absolutely astonished" after receiving 160 birthday cards following a social media plea from his carer.
The search for two fisherman missing since their boat sank off the coast of East Sussex has been called off.
The UK has reported another 18,662 coronavirus cases and 398 deaths.
All eyes are on Boris Johnson and what coronavirus restrictions will be rolled out across England when the national lockdown ends and how much those will be relaxed over Christmas.
An experimental drug used by Donald Trump when he had COVID-19 has received emergency approval by US health authorities.
Four teenagers have been arrested after a "large disturbance" in Cardiff left six people in hospital, including some with stab wounds.
A former chairman of Centrica is being lined up to lead the AA by the consortium which hopes to agree a £3bn takeover of Britain’s biggest roadside recovery service this week.
Thousands have attended the funeral of the Serbian Orthodox Church leader, who died from COVID-19 just weeks after leading the open-casket service of a bishop also killed by the virus.
Boris Johnson is poised to announce up to a week of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions at Christmas - but tough rules will remain in force in England after the national lockdown ends on 2 December.
A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with an attack on a teacher and a teenage boy in Northumberland.
President Donald Trump was golfing yesterday while some of the world's most powerful leaders took part in a G20 session on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of people have broken into congress in Guatemala and burned part of the building amid growing protests in the Central American country.
"We don't tan, we rust," laughed one woman as everyone was getting drenched in the queue.
Euphoria star Lukas Gage has shared the awkward moment a director insulted his flat during a Zoom audition - without realising he was not muted.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed their concerns that fathers may need more support during a talk with men whose parenting skills have been bolstered by charity courses.
The funeral of a black man who died after being beaten by supermarket security guards in Brazil has been held following protests that echoed those of the racial justice movement in the United States.
A 55-year-old man has died after being attacked by a shark in Western Australia, the eighth shark-related fatality in the country this year.
A £3bn package of new spending to support the NHS in recovering from the pandemic is expected to be announced by the chancellor at next week's spending review.
There have been another 19,875 coronavirus cases and 341 deaths reported in the UK.
A legal challenge alleging that the prime minister and health secretary acted "unlawfully" when appointing key figures to top posts during the coronavirus crisis, has been submitted by campaigners.
Pennsylvania officials can certify election results that currently show Democrat Joe Biden winning the state by more than 80,000 votes, a federal judge has ruled.
Beating the coronavirus must rest on better global coordination and fair distribution of vaccines according the host of the G20 summit, which is taking place this weekend.
Intensive care nurse Karen Simeson is the first person on the planet to get a new antibody cocktail injection specifically designed to protect people from COVID-19.
Archaeologists have discovered the remains of two men killed in the volcanic eruption that destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago.
Rehab centres across the country are closing in large numbers during the pandemic, according to data given to Sky News by addiction treatment experts.
A search operation to find two missing fishermen off the coast of East Sussex has been abandoned for the night.
Dozens of people have been arrested as protesters staged anti-lockdown demonstrations across England, with some police officers injured after being assaulted.
A satellite that will allow British scientists to measure sea levels has been launched into space on a SpaceX rocket.
Boris Johnson attempted to water down the official inquiry that found Home Secretary Priti Patel bullied staff, Whitehall sources have confirmed to Sky News.
The case of baby Charlie Gard touched hearts around the world in 2017.
Russia has barred 25 British citizens from entering the country in a tit-for-tat move after London sanctioned 25 Russians, including a close ally of Vladimir Putin.
A motorist crashed into a house before driving off with the property's front door lodged in the vehicle.
Crossrail, London's long-delayed £19bn east-to-west rail link, faces being "mothballed" without the release of urgent new government funding, the capital's transport chief has warned ministers.
The students straining their necks out of a first-floor tower block window are desperate to see the sky again, but first they want to make sure their voices are heard.
Merthyr Tydfil has become the first area in Wales to begin mass coronavirus testing for people who do not have symptoms.
People have been warned against holding large Christmas celebrations this year, despite hopes of a COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
The NHS will be ready to start vaccinating people against coronavirus next month - if one is approved by regulators - the health secretary has said.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a school teacher.
A seven-year-old boy kidnapped by a suspected paedophile has been rescued by Russian special forces nearly two months after being snatched.
The UK is to become the first country to begin clinical trials of a new coronavirus antibody treatment aimed at people with a weakened immune system who cannot be vaccinated.
Parts of the press are using an investigation into Princess Diana's Panorama interview in an effort to "drive a wedge" between her sons, a source close to Prince Harry has told Sky News.
The much-delayed National Infrastructure Strategy for £100bn of long-term investment will be unveiled by Rishi Sunak next week.
Manchester United have been hit by a cyber attack on their systems, but they are not "currently aware of any breach of personal data associated with our fans and customers".
A man has been arrested by FBI special agents in Los Angeles on charges of recklessly flying a drone that crashed into a police helicopter.
Microplastics have been discovered in snow and stream water close to the summit of Mount Everest, according to new research.
A gunman who shot a number of people at a mall in a suburb of Wisconsin is still on the run.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have reportedly moved into Frogmore Cottage, the Grade II listed home of Meghan and Harry.
Imagine how it feels to be given two days' notice to pack up your home.
The last nine months have been dominated by the health emergency of coronavirus.
The Cabinet Office report into whether or not Priti Patel bullied her civil servants has been sitting on the prime minister's desk for months.
Confidential notes seen by Sky News reveal European Union officials think a Brexit deal is 95% agreed - but show the extent of anxiety over the potential impact if negotiations break down.
Priti Patel was advised not to "swear and shout" at staff last year, a civil servant who resigned amid bullying allegations against the minister has said.
Rubber bullets, stun grenades, tear gas and water cannon have been used on protesters at a South African school accused of staging a "whites-only" prom.
A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Rebekah Vardy in the first stage of her libel case against Coleen Rooney.
A man convicted of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl before dousing her with petrol and burying her alive has been executed in the US.
Joe Biden has been confirmed as the winner of the 3 November election in Georgia following a hand tally of election ballots.
The man being investigated over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has had his appeal against a previous rape conviction dismissed.
Many UK food manufacturers are planning to stop supplying Northern Ireland once the Brexit transition period ends on 1 January, industry experts warn.
Jeremy Kyle is an "interested person" in the inquest of a guest on his show who was found dead shortly after attending a filming, the court has heard.
Britain's biggest airport is to furlough its entire senior management team apart from its chief executive and pave the way for more permanent job losses, underlining its pessimism about the aviation industry's short-term recovery prospects.
A man has been jailed for two years after threatening to kill Theresa May with "a knife or a gun" while she was prime minister.
A council building in Leicestershire has been identified as a mass vaccination site, with the UK gearing up to roll out widespread coronavirus jabs if safety regulators give the go-ahead.
Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny is facing an investigation after showing an "anti-English" video to his players prior to his team's defeat at Wembley.
Britain and the European Union are making better progress in talks on their future relationship, the president of the EU Commission has said.
The UK's reproduction number has fallen slightly to a maximum of 1.1 from a maximum of 1.2, according to new figures.
The number of coronavirus infections in England appears to have "levelled off" in recent weeks, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
The party drug GHB, widely used by sexual predators as a date rape drug, should be reclassified because of its potential harms, according to a panel of government advisers.
The United Nations has called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia, as it expects 200,000 refugees to escape to Sudan in the coming months.
Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland currently have different rules and regulations in place for fighting coronavirus.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.
An economy ravaged by coronavirus restrictions poses an unprecedented challenge to the chancellor.
They used to joke that social distancing would be easy in North Dakota.
The results of an inquiry into bullying accusations against Home Secretary Priti Patel have finally been revealed.
Freezing pay for millions of public sector workers has been described as a "cruel body blow" by unions.
The City billionaire Lord Spencer is spearheading a £16m investment in Glasswall, a British cybersecurity specialist which is trying to transform its performance under a new management team.
Most people who get coronavirus are safe from reinfection for at least six months, latest research suggests.
Public sector net borrowing is estimated to have been £22.3bn in October - the sixth-highest borrowing in any month since monthly records began in 1993.
The Vatican has launched an inquiry after Pope Francis' Instagram account liked a photo of a Brazilian bikini model wearing clothes resembling a school uniform.
There is evidence of cannibalism in the killing of a man whose remains were found in Berlin earlier this month, prosecutors have said.
Gu Puds, one of Britain's best-known desserts brands, is being put up for sale by its privately owned parent company as homebound consumers comfort-eat their way through the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson is set to reveal the conclusions of an inquiry into bullying allegations against Home Secretary Priti Patel.
The number of people killed in protests over the arrest of Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine has risen to 37, according to Ugandan police.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is advising against the use of a drug Donald Trump took while suffering with coronavirus.
The health secretary has told Sky News that he hopes a mass vaccination programme for COVID-19 will get under way "within a matter of weeks".
UK retail sales volumes in October were 1.2% higher than in September, growing for the sixth consecutive month, according to the Office for National Statistics.
People with coronavirus are most likely to be highly infectious in the first week after symptoms appear, new research suggests.
More than a quarter of teenage girls have self-harmed by the age of 17, according to an "alarming" new study into teenage mental health.
Northern Ireland's devolved government has again extended its "circuit breaker" lockdown and significantly increased restrictions.
The interview nearly never happened. But thank God it did.
A surgeon has launched a global search for a blood stem cell donor to save the life of his seriously ill 12-year-old daughter.
UK security officials have warned cyber space will be the "most contested domain" for enemies and allies over the coming years.
Seven out of 10 midwives have been abused by pregnant women, their partners and families due to changes to attendance rules during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey.
Right Said Fred have hit out at the latest lockdown and the government for the "waste of talent" in the arts industry while venues are shut - but tell Sky News they are not COVID deniers and that their position has been "grossly misunderstood" after they made headlines for joining a protest earlier this year.
Six thousand foreign medics will have their UK visas extended for a year to help battle coronavirus over winter.
UK households are expected to have spent £6,600 less this year after the pandemic slashed demand for holidays, eating out and transport, according to new research.
A British father is suffering from blindness and paralysis in a hospital in India after being bitten by a snake while battling coronavirus, his family have said.
Jeremy Corbyn has been told he will be barred from being a Labour MP for three months, Sky News understands.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have marked their 73rd wedding anniversary by releasing a photograph showing them opening a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children.
A mistletoe auctioneer has had to cancel his annual sales of the plant for the first time in his memory because of COVID-19.
A report into allegations Priti Patel bullied staff has found she broke the ministerial code - but the home secretary is unlikely to be sacked, sources have told Sky News.
Brexit trade talks will be suspended "for a short period" at a senior level after one of the EU's negotiators tested positive for COVID-19.
During the last decade, the world has had to get used to central banks such as the Bank of Japan, the Swiss National Bank and the European Central Bank imposing negative interest rates.
Fashion chains Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration - putting more than 4,700 jobs at risk after the latest lockdown hampered efforts to find a buyer.
A lorry driver accused over the deaths of 39 migrants told a court he was watching Netflix in bed as people were allegedly being loaded into his lorry trailer.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the first representative of any American administration to tour an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.
The head of Pfizer has told Sky News his company is poised to send out doses of its COVID-19 vaccine "within hours" of it receiving official approval.
Test and Trace bosses believe they need to "rebuild public trust" and are planning a pre-Christmas push to rescue the troubled service, according to leaked slides seen by Sky News.
An American man who was due to testify about his role in the capture of an "Islamic State" operative aboard a high-speed train has been hospitalised, according to his lawyer.
Gamers hoping to buy a PlayStation 5 on its release day have been met by long queues and crashing websites as retailers struggle to cope with demand.
Supermarkets are the most common places that people have visited in the days leading up to a positive coronavirus test reported to the Test and Trace app in England, new data suggests.
The suspect in the Madeleine McCann case has been denied parole - partly because he is considered likely to "relapse".
The failure to introduce adequate measures to protect care home residents from coronavirus was "one of the most egregious and devastating policy failures of recent times", the High Court has heard.
A drug more usually used for treating arthritis has been found to be effective in helping combat COVID-19.
Coronavirus was the third most common cause of death in England and Wales in October - having not been among the 10 leading causes of fatality the month before.
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University produces a strong immune response in older adults, data from early trials has shown.
Marks & Spencer is planning to open most of its stores until midnight in the run-up to Christmas to allow shoppers and staff "the time and space they need to social distance".
Rebekah Vardy is suing Coleen Rooney as a "last resort...to vindicate her reputation", her lawyer has told a hearing at the High Court.
A group of global investors including Qatar's main sovereign wealth fund are in advanced talks to back a new Lloyd's of London vehicle which will be among the largest British insurers to be launched in the last decade.
The ex-husband of Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone has claimed diamonds given to him by a "deceased member of the Royal Family" were among gems stolen in a £30m raid at his home.
Rules on whether coronavirus restrictions will be eased so families can meet at Christmas will be revealed next week, Downing Street has said.
The boss of Britain's biggest nightclub operator has warned landlords that the company faces collapse unless a sale is agreed imminently - putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk.
Boris Johnson has vowed to "restore Britain's position as the foremost naval power in Europe" as part of a multi-billion pound boost to defence spending.
The British government has relaxed many of its visa requirements, including for those who have overstayed and NHS workers.
When Sir Keir Starmer was elected Labour leader he said his aim was to unify his party and rebuild trust with the Jewish community.
An edited version of Christmas classic Fairytale Of New York will be played on BBC Radio 1 this year to avoid offending younger listeners.
A nasal spray purportedly capable of preventing infection from coronavirus, as well as stopping people from infecting others, has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Hundreds of London black cabs have been mothballed in fields around the capital because work has dried up during the coronavirus pandemic.
One in seven companies fear they are at risk of collapse in the next three months, according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics.
An emergency reinsurance scheme set up to cover billions of pounds worth of transactions during the coronavirus crisis should be extended until the middle of next year, food industry chiefs have urged the government.
Boris Johnson will announce the biggest investment in defence since the Cold War, saying the UK has a chance to end an "era of retreat" with a new space command, cyber force and artificial intelligence agency.
Boris Johnson risks trashing Britain's reputation "across the world" if he cuts the UK's foreign aid spending, former prime minister Gordon Brown has warned.
Jeremy Corbyn needs to make a "full apology" in order to be readmitted as a Labour MP, former prime minister Gordon Brown has told Sky News.
30 Labour MPs have demanded that Jeremy Corbyn be allowed to rejoin them, as the threat of another civil war loomed.
Holiday and airline group Jet2 has blamed the coronavirus pandemic after posting a £111m loss in the six months to September.
Royal Mail has revealed a £20m group operating loss in the first half of 2020, while insisting that a rise in parcel deliveries during the pandemic will improve its outlook.
Apple will pay $113m (£85m) to settle a case alleging it deliberately deceived consumers by slowing down older iPhones to help extend the life of their batteries.
ComparetheMarket has been fined £17.9m after the regulator found the company had breached competition law.
Bobby Brown Jr, the son of the singer Bobby Brown, has been found dead in Los Angeles, police have said.
A fishing vessel with 69 migrants hidden on board has been intercepted by UK Border Force boats off the Norfolk coast and escorted into Harwich.
Australian special forces unlawfully killed 39 people in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016, a report has found.
Prince William has said he welcomes a new investigation into the BBC's 1995 Panorama interview with his mother, Princess Diana.
With the housing market booming, how is there a housing crisis at the bottom end of the property ladder?
Official figures have charted a new record high for UK house prices amid chaos inflicted on the market during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses should be given at least seven days' notice of the government's lockdown exit plan so they can prepare for the key Christmas trading period, the CBI has said.
Hundreds of thousands of marine animals - including seabirds, turtles, sharks, whales and seals - are dying every year worldwide after being accidentally captured in fishing nets, a report warns.
A nationwide police crackdown on knife crime has produced "staggering" results, according to police chiefs, with more than 10,000 bladed weapons taken off the streets.
A British diplomat who has helped complete negotiations for the England cricket team to tour Pakistan for the first time in 16 years has said "perceptions of Pakistan need to catch up with the reality".
Regulators have cleared Boeing's 737 MAX to fly again, 20 months after the fleet was grounded globally following two fatal crashes.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why, Santa Claus... may still be coming to town.
A man has been arrested in connection with the murders of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, West Midlands Police has said.
Europe's largest veterinary group is drawing up plans for a stock market listing that could catapult it straight into London's FTSE-100 index.
New petrol and diesel cars will be banned from sale after 2030, the government has announced.
At least three people have died and 38 have been injured after protests erupted in Uganda following the arrest of an opposition presidential candidate, police in the country have said.
The UK has recorded another 529 coronavirus deaths and 19,609 more cases in the latest 24-hour period.
A mass coronavirus testing programme starts this weekend in a town which had last week's highest UK rate of new cases.
Rupert Grint has beaten the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.
A hospital consultant whose twins were delivered prematurely while she was in a coma with COVID-19 has said it's "amazing" they survived.
A boom in cycling during the pandemic has helped Halfords double half-year profits - but it warned that the latest lockdown is taking its toll as demand for car parts sinks.
Britain and Australia share an "eagerness" to sign a trade deal before Christmas - but Boris Johnson has been warned not to let "theological" climate concerns sink the chances of an agreement.
Soldiers who have been drafted into Liverpool to help deliver the city's mass coronavirus testing scheme appear to have taken the chance to leave some interesting reviews of their accommodation.
Could it be that two years of agony for Boeing are finally over?
Police in Germany have fired water cannon and pepper spray at anti-coronavirus restriction protesters.
History has been made as Boris Johnson answered Prime Minister's Questions virtually from Downing Street, unable to be physically present in parliament for what was meant to be his big government reset week.
Thomas Markle's "views and feelings" over a letter sent to him by daughter Meghan are a "relatively minor" aspect of her case against a British newspaper, a High Court judge has said.
Ministers want a "Christmas as close to normal as possible", a government adviser has said amid reports families could be allowed just a few days to mix over the festive period.
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not have the party's whip restored, his successor Sir Keir Starmer has announced.
A French stuntman famous for wowing crowds by flying above city skyscrapers with jet engines strapped to his back has died in a training accident in Dubai.
An Ohio wedding attended by 83 guests has become the latest superspreader event in which nearly half of attendees contracted COVID-19.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has now proved 95% effective in preventing coronavirus and has met the safety criteria needed for emergency authorisation, the firms have said.
A lorry driver accused of the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals has said he is "devastated" for the migrants' families.
World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst has said he would donate his brain to science after research linked heading footballs to dementia.
Mumbles in Wales is Britain's top coastal home price hotspot, according to Rightmove.
Life-threatening neurological complications are increasingly being reported in COVID-19 patients with hypertension and diabetes, according to a new study.
The owner of Moonpig, the online greeting cards retailer, is among a pack of prospective suitors eyeing bids for Notonthehighstreet.
Hospitality chiefs have issued a fresh plea to ministers to help ease the financial crisis facing the sector by forcing landlords to waive at least half the rent they were owed during operators' enforced closure.
New Zealand's government has promised to crack down on backpackers relieving themselves in its beauty spots.
The state of South Australia is beginning a six-day lockdown in response to a cluster of 22 coronavirus cases.
A missile fired from a US Navy warship in the Pacific Ocean successfully intercepted a test intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time, the US military has announced.
A surge in online extremism, at a time of COVID-related isolation, has created a "perfect storm" for radicalisation, according to the UK's top counter terrorism police officer.
The under-pressure head of NHS Test and Trace is having to self-isolate after being pinged by the scheme's smartphone app.
Nissan says it is "ready" to meet the prime minister's goal to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 but repeated a warning that its UK operations would not be sustainable if Brexit significantly raises its costs.
RSA Insurance, best known for its More Than brand, has revealed unanimous board support for a £7.2bn takeover that would carve up the company.
People are being encouraged to open their windows this winter to decrease the risk of catching coronavirus.
Boris Johnson hopes his plans to "build back green" after COVID-19 will help him connect with leaders around the world, in his mission to cut carbon emissions across the country.
Israel's military has said its war planes hit several targets inside Syria on Tuesday night including a military facility at Damascus airport.
Boris Johnson's virtual appearance at Prime Minister's Questions is a "second best" option but the country cannot afford for him to skip it, the Commons speaker has told Sky News.
The tiered system introduced in England in an effort to fight COVID-19 is "inadequate" and "did not contain the spread of the virus", according to the British Medical Association (BMA).
Higher fashion and food costs have driven a larger than expected increase in the rate of inflation.
A COVID-19 vaccine could be ready for Christmas but with any new inoculation there are questions about how it will be safely administered.
Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is unwell and is being "closely monitored" in prison, a representative for the disgraced movie mogul has said.
British Airways has announced it will test passengers for COVID-19 in a bid to prove the UK's quarantine policy should be scrapped.
Companies recommended by MPs, peers and advisers were given priority to win government contracts as it scrambled to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, the public spending watchdog has found.
Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson is taking an "extended" break from the group for medical reasons, her management have announced.
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will be readmitted to the party following a row over antisemitism complaints.
In some parts of England, more than three in five fines handed out to those who have breached coronavirus restrictions have gone unpaid, new data shows.
The UK has recorded another 598 coronavirus deaths in the latest 24-hour period - the highest daily number of fatalities since 6 May, government figures show.
The Bank of England governor has welcomed "light at the end of the tunnel" after some promising coronavirus vaccine results but warned the UK economy faces lasting changes after the pandemic.
US President Donald Trump will cut his country's military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Pentagon has announced.
The biggest development in investing during the last two decades or so has been the rise and rise of so-called "passive" investments - low-cost tracker funds that seek to replicate the performance of a particular stock index.
A Spanish businessman was paid more than $28m (£21m) as part of a "lucrative" deal by a Florida company to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK government, US court documents reveal.
A peer, who allegedly exploited a vulnerable woman, has resigned after a House of Lords report found he breached the code of conduct.
EasyJet has revealed the first annual loss in its 25-year history of £1.27bn - a result of the virus crisis turbulence that grounded airlines globally.
The giant American investor which bought £13bn of mortgages from British taxpayers in 2015 is in talks to take control of The Co-operative Bank.
Police forces are to stop issuing COVID-19 "super fines" in England and Wales over concerns the £10,000 fixed penalty can be challenged in court.
Eleven local authorities are to be placed into Scotland's highest level of coronavirus restrictions.
Weekly coronavirus deaths have climbed by 1,937 in England and Wales - a 40% increase on the previous rise and the second week in a row that the total has reached four figures.
Textiles firm Johnson Service has embarked on a shake-up which will see 1,550 jobs go as the pandemic crushes demand from the hospitality sector.
The Duchess of Sussex was helped to write a letter - at the centre of a legal case - by palace aides, according to court documents.
The National Football Museum was warned before the Manchester Arena bombing that the emergency services might take hours to reach casualties of a terrorist attack.
A manhunt is underway after £5m of Apple products were stolen from a lorry on the M1, police have said.
Football bosses have held "positive" talks with the government about plans to get fans back into stadiums.
Boris Johnson has tested negative for coronavirus but will continue to self-isolate and answer this week's Prime Minister's Questions remotely, Number 10 has said.
A leading abortion provider has changed its name to distance itself from family planning pioneer Marie Stopes over her controversial selective reproduction beliefs.
Born at just 28 completed weeks of pregnancy, twins Zaki and Mileka were premature and suffered from multiple health conditions, which were a cause of serious concern for their parents.
Anti-government protests in Thailand reached a head on Tuesday, turning violent outside the country's parliament in Bangkok.
People may struggle to get their Christmas orders delivered in time this year, with a haulage boss warning that chaos at Britain's biggest port is "getting worse" and will lead to a "very challenging" festive season.
UK lenders Sainsbury's Bank and the Co-operative Bank have revealed separate takeover approaches.
The number of divorces in England and Wales has seen its largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years, according to new research.
A leading British fintech group will this week announce a strategic investment from a division of PayPal as it seeks to grow its share of the $2trn global payments industry.
Children under the age of 10 in the UK are being investigated over their links to far-right extremism, Sky News has found.
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The UK's foreign aid spending target could temporarily be cut in order to help pay for the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged.
Animal welfare campaigners have told I'm A Celebrity producers to stop "scaring, chasing, crushing and overcrowding" critters in the show's Bushtucker Trials.
St John Ambulance has confirmed it has been approached to potentially train up volunteers to administer a coronavirus vaccine.
Jeremy Corbyn has sought to clarify his previous claim that antisemitism allegations against Labour were "dramatically overstated".
A man and a woman have been charged with the murder of a five-week-old baby boy.
The homicide risk for black people in England and Wales has been more than five-and-a-half times higher than for white people on average during the 21st century, research suggests.
Sectors of the economy worst hit by the coronavirus crisis have pleaded for clarity over how they can reopen safely in time for the crucial Christmas season.
A SpaceX vessel carrying four astronauts has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
A row has erupted after Boris Johnson reportedly condemned devolution in Scotland, saying it had been "a disaster north of the border".
Some British ports will find it "impossible" to carry out checks on fresh food and plant imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit, industry groups have warned parliament.
The private equity backer of Dr Martens has picked two Wall Street giants to spearhead a blockbuster London listing of the renowned British footwear brand.
Mouthwash is able to kill COVID-19 within 30 seconds of exposure to it in a laboratory, a scientific study has found.
Hurricane Iota has made landfall on the coast of Nicaragua with winds of up to 155mph, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has said.
A police officer could be sacked for allegedly trying to buy a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for 7p by sticking a barcode for carrots on the box.
The Scottish government will announce later today whether parts of the country will be moved into Scotland’s highest tier of COVID-19 restrictions, Level 4.
England may face tougher tiered restrictions to help stop the spread of coronavirus when the national lockdown ends, a government adviser has revealed.
Five million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine have been ordered by the UK, the health secretary has announced.
The European Union is looking into plans to rush through a Brexit deal before the end of the year, even if talks drag on into December.
Former Test cricket stars have called for an inquiry into the lack of diversity among the game's officials.
Many iPhone users are experiencing issues with getting the NHS COVID-19 app to launch on their phones.
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Fresh from his free school meal campaign, Marcus Rashford has launched a book club to help children experience the escapism of reading.
Eric Hall, the flamboyant football agent who was part of the explosion in big money deals at the start of the Premier League, has died at the age of 73.