Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s contract will not be renewed, the BBC has announced.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire. 1:32

The BBC on Wednesday dropped British “Top Gear“ motoring show presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who built a global fan base while repeatedly causing offence (...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking to members of Age UK in London yesterday. Looking flustered on stage, the prime minister said: “I’ll be frank: if you are not satisfied with how elderly people are being looked after and valued by this government, don’t blame other ministers, blame me.” Photograph: Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Dennis Andrews caught prime minister David Cameron’s attention by waving his walking stick in the air. Very soon afterwards, Cameron was regretting th(...)

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb: ‘If you don’t like it here because some humourists are publishing a little newspaper you don’t like, may I say that you should just f*** off.’ Photograph: Robert Vos/AFP/Getty Images

The Dutch are famously straight-talking, but even they were left with their jaws in their laps in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo killings when the(...)

Major European cities, including London and Paris,  have proposed outrightbans on diesel cars

When Rudolf Diesel, inventor and engineer, plunged to his death from the deck of a cross-channel ferry in October 1913, he left behind a mystery (did (...)

Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

Different directions? Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with British  prime minister David Cameron at the Nato summit in Wales in September. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid /Getty Images

Britain has insisted it will put national interest first when addressing social pressures caused by migration, shrugging off an apparent German warnin(...)

Cameron and Tories look to voters
  • UK
  • October 6, 2014, 01:00

Last week’s Tory party conference, and British prime minister David Cameron’s speech, were all about putting the party on a war footing for next May’s(...)

Muslim men attend prayer at the East London Mosque. The Conservative Party is trying to make up ground on Labour in securing votes from British Muslims. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Afzal Amin, who is in his 40s, made his first appearance on television when he was a six- year-old pupil in a Church of England school in the Black(...)

Work is scarce: archaeologist Liza Kavanagh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s a message the Government has been selling for months: the dark clouds of austerity are parting; the wind is at our back; we are finally emerging (...)

Already over half a million Londoners use Tube trains after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays

The launch of 24-hour weekend Tube trains in London has been confirmed for next year. Trains will run through the night from September 12th, 2015, wit(...)