British prime minister David Cameron  and EU Council president Donald Tusk shake hands prior to their meeting ahead of an EU summit at the EU Council in Brussels, June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/AFP/Getty Images

A British official in the Justus Lipsius building at the heart of the EU headquarters in Brussels insisted on Thursday evening that David Cameron is c(...)

The NHS must shave nearly 2 per cent off its non-wages spending each year over the next five years

Britain’s National Health Service spends about £2 billion (€2.8 billion) a year on dressings, syringes and other basics, along with about £3 billion o(...)

‘The Conservatives’ pre-referendum internal debate, meanwhile, will be coloured, perhaps, poisoned, by the machinations of those who want to replace Cameron, particularly Boris Johnson, or Theresa May.’ Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Even if he was being sarcastic, Alex Salmond was not wrong on Tuesday when he pointed out that the Conservatives’ 31 days of internal calm about the E(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron looks on as Prince Harry salutes at the unveiling of a memorial to British troops killed in Afghanistan at The National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford, England, on Thursday. Mr Cameron is expected to press ahead next week with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs to vote in the House of Commons. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is expected to press ahead with plans to reduce the rights of non-English MPs, including Northern Ireland’s 18(...)

In March, the Commons European Scrutiny Committee headed by Sir Bill Cash MP (above) issued a highly critical report on the BBC, saying it needs “to improve substantially the manner in which it treats EU issues”. File photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Eurosceptic Conservative MPs have demanded that the BBC’s coverage of the United Kingdom’s referendum on European Union membership should be subjected(...)

Blaming past failings inside the Bank of England, Mr Carney said its ultra-traditional governance rules had “weakened the social licence of markets”. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Bankers found guilty of rigging financial markets will be jailed for up to a decade, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the City of Lon(...)

In the US Alzheimer’s study, published by the American Academy of Neurology, blood samples were taken from 20 people who later developed Alzheimer’s. Photograph: PA

Rising levels of a naturally occurring protein in the brain could give up to a decade’s warning of Alzheimer’s disease, before memory problems have be(...)

British Labour Party MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall at the GMB union’s annual conference at Citywest in Dublin. All five are runnning for leadership of the party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Five British Labour Party politicians sat on a stage in Dublin’s Citywest on Tuesday, seeking votes from 1,000 delegates of a major British trade unio(...)

 Andy Burnham: won much favour in Liverpool when he helped to bring about an official inquiry into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, which left 96 people dead: Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andy Burnham: Current favourite in the race, but the Liverpudlian could struggle to get rid of the shadow of his service in Gordon Brown’s cabinet. Ma(...)

David Cameron speaking at a press conference at the end of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said he has yet to decide if ministers will have to quit his cabinet if they choose to back the No campaig(...)