An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in London. The Airports Commission has said that Heathrow should get a third runway. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Heathrow should get a third multi-billion pound runway by 2030 to cope with increasing demands for flights to Asia and freight, a major report has urg(...)

British prime minister David Cameron talks to staff during a visit to the Tetley factory in Stockton-on-Tees. Mr Cameron told workers that it is “almost impossible to get a decent cup of tea in Europe”. Photograph: PA

British Prime Minister David Cameron, buoyed by his unexpected majority in the House of Commons, is considering holding a referendum on the UK’s membe(...)

Prime minister David Cameron poses for a photograph with newly-elected Conservative MPs in London.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has sought to build ties with the right wing of the Conservative Party as he prepares for the renegotiation of th(...)

Leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon celebrates during the Glasgow electon declarations.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scots were warned by the Labour Party during the general election campaign that a vote for the SNP would result in David Cameron returning in triumph (...)

David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, are applauded by staff upon entering 10 Downing Street after visiting the queen. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

MARK HENNESSYLondon Editor Former British prime minister John Major once said that every general election campaign run by any political party is a sha(...)

530 - The number of votes Tom Elliott had to spare over Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh-South Tyrone.

48 – Number of minutes after polls closed before the first result was declared, in Houghton & Sunderland South.81.9 – The highest per cent turnout(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. 1:40

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)

London housing crisis: an employee changes a property information leaflet in the window of an estate agent in Clapham. Britain faces a housing supply shortage. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The average flat for rent in Wandsworth, a London borough about 8km from Charing Cross, is priced today by letting agents Foxtons at £549 (about €740)(...)

Prime minister David Cameron speaks to workers during a visit to Kelvin Hughes Voltage in Enfield, north London, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Questioned about the size of the majority he enjoyed in the 2010 general election to win in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Conservative Oliver Colvile(...)

London mayor Boris Johnson and prime minister David Cameron join a hand-printing session with children at the Advantage children’s daycare nursery in  Surbiton, England. The pair have set their sights on the Scottish National Party recently. Photograph: Toby Melville/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The message is everywhere from David Cameron, even on the gaily coloured sofas so beloved of mid-morning televisions studios. Be afraid, be very afrai(...)