Cheryl loses two acts from X Factor

It was a bad evening for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor as she lost two of her acts on last night's live elimination show.

20 Oct 2014 2.04am

Blunt: My hit song became annoying

Chart star James Blunt has declared his own best-selling hit You're Beautiful was "annoying".

20 Oct 2014 1.05am

Status Quo's beer a million-seller

Rock veterans Status Quo are celebrating after achieving their first million-seller for decades - as their beer brand struck a chord with drinkers.

20 Oct 2014 1.04am

Politicians remember WW1 soldiers

Parliamentarians from across Britain and Ireland will unite to commemorate lost lives at the largest cemetery for Commonwealth soldiers in the world ...

20 Oct 2014 7.47am

Scotland top as shopper numbers up

Scotland saw a bigger rise in the number of shoppers hitting high streets and shopping centres than anywhere else in the UK last month, new figures ...

20 Oct 2014 1.03am

Average pension pots 'insufficient'

Average pension pots in Scotland will only give people a "comfortable" retirement income for five years, according to new research.

20 Oct 2014 1.03am

More finding permanent jobs - data

The number of people placed in permanent jobs in Scotland has increased for the 19th month in a row, according to a survey.

20 Oct 2014 1.03am

Shoppers charged for carrier bags

Shoppers will have to pay for carrier bags from today as a minimum charge for every bag given out is introduced.

20 Oct 2014 1.03am

Comparison sites 'hide best deals'

Consumers are missing out on the best energy deals because comparison sites filter out the tariffs which do not pay commission, it was claimed today.

20 Oct 2014 10.04am

Harry to attend rugby festival

Prince Harry will attend a rugby festival today as part of a drive to get more schools playing the sport.

20 Oct 2014 9.04am

24% of people trust MPs, says poll

Only one in four people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a new poll has found.

20 Oct 2014 9.04am

Trekker searches to be called off

Searches for trekkers in Nepal are due to be called off, local authorities said, as Britons in the area are being urged to contact their families to ...

20 Oct 2014 9.04am

Gales and heavy rain to hit UK

The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will arrive in Britain today bringing with it gale force winds and heavy rain that will sweep across much of the ...

20 Oct 2014 9.04am

Nepal mountain rescue mission ends

Nepal is ending rescue operations in its northern mountains today, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a ...

20 Oct 2014 9.04am

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Kobani

The US military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State ...

20 Oct 2014 4.31am

Joko Widodo inaugurated president

Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been inaugurated as Indonesia's new president.

20 Oct 2014 7.48am

'Outsiders' in Hong Kong protests

External forces are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of the financial capital for more than three weeks, Hong Kong's chief ...

20 Oct 2014 6.47am

Australia lifts Parliament veil ban

Australia's Parliament House lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.

20 Oct 2014 5.47am