June 18 2013 Latest news:
Public demand for the HS2 high-speed rail project has ‘likely been overestimated’ and the £33 billion project does not offer good value for money, according to a report.
Julian Assange is prepared to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy for five years its foreign minister has said, as talks to end the legal deadlock around the WikiLeaks founder broke down.
The Mayor of London has waded in to the debate over whether to arm the Syrian rebels, warning that a decision in favour could lead to disastrous consequences.
Prisons such as Brixton, Feltham, Holloway, Pentonville, Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs would be closed under a radical shake-up of jails in the UK being proposed today.
Foreign Secretary William Hague will meet Ecuador’s foreign minister today to discuss the future of WikiLeaks founder and wanted man Julian Assange.
A public consultation on plans to close 12 London fire stations and cut over 500 jobs - which has met with fierce opposition - closes today.
Three protesters are being held by police after they were caught trespassing at the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.
Boris Johnson stood his ground over proposed cuts to the fire brigade despite being heckled at a debate last night.
The family of soldier Lee Rigby will receive the same financial support as that received by the relatives of service personnel who die in service of their country, the government confirmed today.
Boris Johnson is a “slacker” for only agreeing to appear once a month for a radio grilling, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today.
The leader of Kingston upon Thames council has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.
The Jordanian parliament has approved a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada, the Home Office has said.
Plans to close three specialist children’s heart surgery units, including at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, have been suspended, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.
Police are expecting a second wave of anti-G8 protests to take place today, and have urged demonstrators to contact them ahead of any planned action.