70s glam rocker Alvin Stardust dies after short illness

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.

Stone joins Cenotaph Poppy vigil

Pop star Joss Stone pledged her support for this year's Poppy appeal by joining soldiers at a special vigil marking the start of the Royal British ...

23 Oct 2014 7.48am

Soulful Sam is big Mobo winner

Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards.

23 Oct 2014 1.04am

Dog-walker in sex attack on woman

A man walking a dog has sexually assaulted a woman.

23 Oct 2014 1.03pm

'Revenge porn' jail terms backed

Jail sentences of up to five years for so-called "revenge porn" offences would send a message to the public that such behaviour is not acceptable and ...

23 Oct 2014 11.03am

Man faces court over PMQs incident

A man who had to be escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during yesterday's Prime Minister's Questions will ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Military complaint system 'failing'

A proposed military complaints watchdog needs stronger powers if personnel are to trust its independence from commanders, MPs said.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

New mortgage offers down by 10%

The number of mortgage approvals made to home-buyers was 10% lower in September compared with the same month a year earlier in further signs that the ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Fewer pupils gain five A*-C grades

Fewer teenagers scored at least five C grades in their GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams and school ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Time change 'improves child health'

British children's health would benefit from switching to continental time by moving the clocks forward an hour, say researchers.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Eight killed in Pakistan bus attack

Four gunmen have attacked a minibus carrying Shiite Muslims in south-western Pakistan, killing eight of them.

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Intruder jumps White House fence

A 23-year-old man is in custody after climbing over the White House fence and attacking Secret Service guard dogs unleashed by agents.

23 Oct 2014 3.48am

More held over Moscow plane crash

Russian investigators have detained four more employees of Moscow's Vnukovo Airport following a plane crash that killed the chief executive of French ...

23 Oct 2014 12.05pm

Schumacher recovery 'possible'

A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his skiing accident says the Formula One star is no longer in a coma, and ...

23 Oct 2014 8.48am

Ottawa gunman converted to Islam

A masked gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's war memorial and stormed parliament before being shot dead by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms was an ...

23 Oct 2014 4.31am