Higher proportions of children are gaining places at their first choice of primary school in many areas of England amid a fall in applications, a survey suggests.
There are signs that higher proportions of children are gaining places at their first choice of primary school in a number of areas of England, research indicates.
Dom Bess admits he struggled to cope with being dropped by England during their tour of India but is already treating the experience as a stepping stone to the long and successful Test career he craves.
Joe Root was overshadowed by his younger brother Billy as Glamorgan took charge against Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley.
England spinner Jack Leach has signed a two-year contract extension with Somerset.
London and eastern England are lagging behind other regions in vaccinating those aged 80 and over, provisional data from NHS England shows.
People in Middlesbrough are most likely to flout the new “stay at home” rules designed to curb the spread of Covid-19, survey data collected by a health app has suggested.
A missing north-east woman has been traced safe and well. Deborah Kitchen had last been seen in the Elgin area last Wednesday. However, officers have today confirmed the 51-year-old has been found safe and well.
A giant fireball has been spotted streaking across the sky over the UK and Ireland.
A woman accused of being a neo-Nazi terrorist claimed she only entered a Miss Hitler beauty pageant because she was pestered into it, a court has heard.
A new exhibition at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world’s greatest living artists, David Hockney.
The BBC is launching a year of religious programming examining how faith is shaping and dividing modern Britain.
Singer Danny Tetley has overcome a throat infection to perform a rendition of Madonna’s Crazy For You on this week’s X Factor live show.
Crows are mysterious creatures, but it appears they lose some of their intrigue when they adopt a northern accent.
A group of anti-fracking campaigners held a protest at an Aberdeen haulage firm.
On Tuesday night the British Geological Survey (BGS) picked up an earthquake of 3.8 magnitude in a somewhat unexpected place – just off the coast of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.
A stunning lunar rainbow – aka a moonbow – has been captured over Yorkshire.
David Cameron says he has received “absolution” from “two of the greatest living Yorkshiremen” after being caught joking about people from the county all hating one another.