Prime Minister Theresa May coughs as she delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Theresa May has dismissed a call from Conservative backbenchers for her to step aside, insisting she has the full backing of her cabinet. The prime m(...)

City of London

Dublin is a better choice than Frankfurt or Paris for financial services companies moving operations from London because of Brexit, the lord mayor of (...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

The report says: ‘Sir Edward Heath allegedly raped and indecently assaulted a male, aged 11 years, during a paid sexual encounter in private in a dwelling.’ Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Former prime minister Edward Heath would have been questioned about alleged sex offences, including the rape of an 11-year-old boy, if he was alive, B(...)

P45: the comedian Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, hands Theresa May a fake P45 at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

British cabinet ministers defended Theresa May on Wednesday after her keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference fell victim to a prankster a(...)

Comedian Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, hands prime minister Theresa May a P45 during her keynote speech to delegates and party members on the last day of the Conservative Party conference at Manchester Central. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Theresa May was halfway through a slur against Jeremy Corbyn when comedian Simon Brodkin appeared at the podium and handed her a huge P45, saying “Bor(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson:  received the most enthusiastic reception of the conference when he spoke on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Prime minister Theresa May will on Wednesday tell her government to shape up and focus on solving Britain’s problems rather than on their own politica(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson takes the stage to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

For the first time during the Conservative party conference, there were queues outside the auditorium, with standing room only long before Boris John(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has warned the British government against trying to “cobble together” a deal with the DUP on the Northern I(...)

Brexit debate: Theresa May listens to Philip Hammond’s conference speech. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Philip Hammond has warned Conservatives against downplaying the difficulties presented by Brexit, adding that the United Kingdom’s economic future wou(...)