Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors.

2 Sep 2014 2.05am

Top Gear set to cross the Channel

Hit BBC series Top Gear is to be launched in France - a country which banned two of the UK presenters of the show from its roads last year.

1 Sep 2014 6.05pm

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

She is about to make her debut as Sir Bruce Forsyth's replacement on Strictly Come Dancing, but Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the ...

2 Sep 2014 2.05am

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me ...

2 Sep 2014 2.05am

Search engines may face pirate law

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has warned internet search engine companies legislation could be introduced if they do not make "real progress" in ...

1 Sep 2014 8.05pm

'Yes' camp closing gap - poll

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.

2 Sep 2014 1.03am

Woman's body discovered in loch

A woman's body has been discovered in a loch.

1 Sep 2014 8.03pm

Russell pledges rural links boost

Rural communities will be better connected under plans for an independent Scotland, SNP front-bencher Michael Russell has said.

2 Sep 2014 1.03am

MP Curran issues 'job guarantee'

Nearly 14,000 young people could benefit from Labour's "job guarantee" if Scotland remains in the UK, according to Shadow Scottish Secretary ...

2 Sep 2014 1.03am

'Yes' camp closing gap - poll

Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a new poll.

2 Sep 2014 1.03am

Labour suspends four in Rotherham

The Labour Party has suspended four members, including Rotherham councillors and former councillors, in the wake of the scathing report into child ...

2 Sep 2014 9.05am

BBC and police face Cliff grilling

The director general of the BBC and chief constable of South Yorkshire Police will be questioned by MPs today over the handling of the search of Sir ...

2 Sep 2014 4.48am

China objects to Hong Kong probe

The Chinese authorities have lodged a strongly-worded protest about MPs looking into tensions in Hong Kong.

2 Sep 2014 9.05am

Payday loan debt problems soar

The number of people struggling to cope with payday loan debts has risen by more than 13,000 in the past year, figures show.

2 Sep 2014 9.05am

Referendum rivals focus on jobs

Both sides in the independence referendum campaign will be hoping to brew up support as the debate focuses on job creation.

2 Sep 2014 4.48am

Demands issued to free peacekeepers

Al Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, an official said today.

2 Sep 2014 7.48am

Peru makes record cocaine haul

Peruvian police have put on display what they call the largest cocaine haul ever in the South American nation.

1 Sep 2014 10.49pm

British activist faces Thai trial

A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial in the first in a series of criminal ...

2 Sep 2014 6.47am

Shooting suspect appears in court

A man suspected of killing two unemployment office workers and seriously wounding a third in a New Zealand town was charged with murder.

2 Sep 2014 5.49am

Father 'abused Thai-born twins'

An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother.

2 Sep 2014 5.49am