Chris Packham loses appeal against HS2 rail project | HS2

The broadcaster Chris Packham has lost his case against HS2 in the court of appeal. Environmentalists…

Evgeny Lebedev, Jo Johnson and Ian Botham among 36 peerage nominations | Honours system

Russian-born billionaire newspaper proprietor Evgeny Lebedev and the prime minister’s brother, Jo Johnson, are among dozens…

‘There is a sense of loss’: reflections on this year’s cancelled Edinburgh festival | Edinburgh festival

Polly MacFarlane always feels nerves and excitement building in her stomach as the train pulls into…

UK records first case of rare tick-borne disease | Health

One person is in hospital after being diagnosed with babesiosis, the UK’s first case of the…

PC Andrew Harper killing: ringleader sentenced to 16 years in prison | UK news

The ringleader of the group that killed PC Andrew Harper, who was dragged to his death…

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell pleads guilty to nine sexual offences | UK news

The convicted child sex offender and former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to nine…

UK coronavirus: large areas of northern England put back in lockdown after rise in cases | Politics

4.47am EDT04:47 House prices went up in July – survey The cost of buying a house…

British prisons are inhumane and do not prevent crime – most of them should go | Simon Jenkins | Opinion

For the past four months, two-thirds of Britain’s prisoners have been in quasi-solitary confinement, locked in…

Kray brothers ‘at centre of illegal bond sales’ – archive, 31 July 1968 | UK news

Two copies of a code used in the disposal of stolen securities were said to have…

Universal credit needs £8bn overhaul, says cross-party report | Society

Universal credit needs a massive £8bn overhaul to make it reliable for the millions of families…