On the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, the reputation of the “greatest Briton” is once again being debated. What were his successes and failures?
It is an unnerving coincidence: as Michel Houellebecq’s controversial new novel was published on Wednesday, terrorists raided the offices of Charlie Hebdo and murdered 12 people.
With the Scots offered further devolution in the hope of averting a yes vote in the independence referendum, some English regions say they want more powers to tax and spend.
An opinion poll showing a small majority in favour of Scottish independence led to a fall in the value of the pound and Scottish bank shares. A taste of things to come?
Luis Suarez is facing yet another ban after being accused of biting an opponent at the World Cup. But what makes such a talented footballer bare his fangs for a bite?
Nigel Farage likes being pictured with a pint in his hand, while his wife says he drinks too much. But the Ukip leader is not the only politician to enjoy a drink.
You could be forgiven for thinking Ukip won the council elections. It didn’t, but a strong showing from Nigel Farage’s party has sent shockwaves through the Tories, Labour and Liberal Democrats.
With the number of so-called legal highs growing at an “unprecedented” rate across the world, what are the most common types of these drugs and what dangers do they pose?
Sorry guys – but the news for wannabe first-time buyers just isn’t getting any better. This time it’s Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, interest rates and new mortgage measures.
A penthouse at a luxury apartment block in London is sold for a British record of £140m. Is this more evidence of an unwelcome housing bubble?
After years in the doldrums, Britain appears to be in the midst of sustainable growth. But it’s not good news all round.
Manchester United sacked David Moyes after failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years. Is this really why they showed him the door?
It is 12 months since the government removed its spare room subsidy, dubbed the “bedroom tax” by critics. It is designed to save money and free up under-occupied homes, so what effect has it had?
For years, those with money in savings accounts have received a raw deal. Now the chancellor, with the 2015 election in mind, has unveiled a budget for savers and pensioners.
The 1970s get a bad press. Economic ruin, union strife, racism, Jimmy Savile, embarrassing music – the list is endless. But was this decade really as bad as it’s portrayed?