Rowling based witch on hated woman

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has returned to the world of her teenage wizard to explain the background of one of her most evil characters.

31 Oct 2014 11.05am

Apprentice loser 'too proud to beg'

Fired Apprentice candidate Steven Ugoalah has revealed he was too proud to beg for another chance to stay on the show.

30 Oct 2014 11.05am

MTV 'map' leads to Labrinth video

Singer and producer Labrinth is to put Glasgow in the spotlight with a 3D interactive video mapping projection in the build-up to 2014 MTV Europe ...

30 Oct 2014 7.04pm

TV to screen 'Farage in No 10' film

Channel 4 is to screen a spoof documentary imagining if UKIP won next year's General Election.

30 Oct 2014 2.05pm

Polanski questioned in Poland

Prosecutors in Poland have questioned film-maker Roman Polanski at the request of US prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 ...

30 Oct 2014 1.06pm

Bus company jobs 'safeguarded'

A bus company run by two Rangers directors said it has safeguarded jobs at a bus firm which is understood to have ceased trading.

31 Oct 2014 10.03am

Appeal for missing Vietnam botanist

The father of a botanist missing in Vietnam has made a fresh appeal for information a year on from when he was last seen.

31 Oct 2014 1.03am

Sarwar quits as Scots Labour deputy

Anas Sarwar has resigned as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

31 Oct 2014 1.03am

Record 33 £1m homes sold every day

A record 33 sales of homes worth at least £1 million took place in Britain every day typically during the first half of this year, research has ...

31 Oct 2014 1.03am

Cost concerns over new tax powers

Holyrood should only get new tax powers if the benefits outweigh the costs of setting up those new powers, according to the Institute of Chartered ...

31 Oct 2014 1.03am

Proposals to repay £2bn WWI debt

Steps to repay the UK's £2 billion in outstanding First World War debt have been unveiled with plans to redeem bonds dating back to the 18th ...

31 Oct 2014 9.04am

Firms 'should state drink calories'

Drinks companies should label their alcoholic products to show the number of calories they contain as part of a bid to tackle obesity, a health ...

31 Oct 2014 6.46am

Lidl matches Waitrose in taste test

Discount store Lidl has done as well as posh nosh specialist Waitrose in a mass blind-tasting of indulgent Christmas foods.

31 Oct 2014 9.04am

RBS sets £400m for rigging claims

Royal Bank of Scotland is setting aside £400 million to settle foreign exchange rate rigging allegations, the state-backed lender announced today.

31 Oct 2014 9.04am

Praising pupils 'can be harmful'

It is often said that a little encouragement goes a long way, but a new study suggests that lavishing praise on pupils is unlikely to help them ...

31 Oct 2014 9.04am

Shelters fill up after mudslide

Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week.

31 Oct 2014 9.05am

Trooper ambush suspect is captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured by US marshals near an abandoned ...

31 Oct 2014 3.05am

Hannah accused in court over attack

The man accused of abducting British-born university student Hannah Graham in Virginia is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly ...

31 Oct 2014 9.05am

Malaysia Airlines sued over flight

Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was ...

31 Oct 2014 5.32am

Burkina Faso protests continue

Anti-government protesters have gathered again in Burkina Faso's capital.

31 Oct 2014 4.47am