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Bank of England's Ramsden sees case to raise rates sooner than thought - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:33pm - LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said in an interview to be published on Sunday that interest rates might need to rise sooner than he previously thought if wages grow as fast as the central bank expects in the early part of this year.

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:26pm - BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing would not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:35pm - Dawn French and Hugh Grant among co-stars to pay tribute to the "loving" Vicar of Dibley actress.

With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:29pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:15pm - ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said.

China's Geely makes $9 billion Daimler bet against tech 'invaders' - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:14pm - BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Daimler in a $9 billion (6.44 billion) bet by its chairman that he can access the Mercedes-Benz owner's technology in the growing battle for the future of automotives.

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:46pm - SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data centre at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.

Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:31pm - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines and United Airlines on Saturday became the latest major corporations to sever marketing ties with the National Rifle Association as the fallout from last week's massacre at a Florida high school took its toll on the gun advocacy group.

Six Nations: Scotland beat England - 24 Feb 2018 at 1:46pm - Centre Huw Jones scores two of Scotland's three tries at Murrayfield as they beat England for the first time since 2008.

Why the UK will be so cold next week - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:48pm - Temperatures are expected to plunge in Britain next week with the possibility of more snow ? but why?

Red Cross says 23 staff left over sexual misconduct since 2015 - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:05pm - ZURICH (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said 23 staff members had left since 2015 over sexual misconduct, making it the latest humanitarian organisation to be affected by abuse allegations shaking the aid sector.

Vicar of Dibley's Alice Tinker: 'I can't believe it's not butter' - 24 Feb 2018 at 11:53am - A memorable moment from the popular BBC sitcom Vicar of Dibley, with Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker, and Dawn French.

Freezing temperatures push up wholesale gas prices - 24 Feb 2018 at 10:54am - A cold snap across Europe has led to a spike in wholesale energy prices over the past few weeks.

MP Ben Bradley to apologise for Corbyn tweet - 24 Feb 2018 at 10:52am - Labour says Ben Bradley will apologise and make a donation to charity over what he wrote in a tweet.

DC Comics exhibition comes to 02 Arena in London - 24 Feb 2018 at 10:47am - Rare props and costumes from superhero films are on show until September.

Winter Olympics: Great Britain's women lose to Japan in bronze-medal match - 24 Feb 2018 at 9:20am - Great Britain's women curlers lose 5-3 to Japan in the bronze-medal match at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Euromillions results: UK ticket holder wins 78m - 24 Feb 2018 at 9:11am - The British winner split the 156m jackpot with another ticket holder from Spain

Beatles: Rare letter signed by Fab Four fetches 13,000 - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:41am - The typed letter was sent to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew, who travelled with the band, in September 1965.

The BBC's John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:40am - The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.

James Brokenshire calls for greater awareness of lung cancer - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:20am - Former Northern Ireland secretary says his recent lung cancer diagnosis took him to "dark places".

Chelmsford's homeless community voices shock at man's doorway death - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:10am - Homeless people are bracing themselves for an expected drop in temperatures.

Search on for new homes for a dozen piglets - 24 Feb 2018 at 7:58am - The piglets were born to rescued sows which were discovered to be "very pregnant".

Leicester murder investigation starts after stabbing - 24 Feb 2018 at 7:06am - The man was found in the street and died on his way to hospital, police said.

Two in court over Coventry brothers 'hit-and-run' deaths - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:44am - A man and woman are charged with causing the deaths of brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May in Coventry.

Billy Morgan: 'We've done well for a nation with no snow' - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:12am - Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan says Team GB are "pushing the boundaries" in sport.

Julian Assange: Ecuador says latest talks on release failed - 24 Feb 2018 at 5:51am - The country's foreign minister says Ecuador will keep looking for ways to end the Wikileaks founder's case.

Wrexham pub offers discount to diners who lock phones away - 24 Feb 2018 at 5:42am - Customers at a pub in Wrexham must agree to lock their phones in a box throughout their meal.

End of an era at Bert McCormick's Ballyclare music shop - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:23am - Ballyclare says 'Thank You for the Music' as Bert McCormick shuts up shop after 42 years.

British seafood: On the menu after Brexit? - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:22am - Could trading terms after Brexit see more Brits eating cuttlefish, spider crabs and gurnards?

Daisy Dymyd death: Fundraising page 'fake', police warn - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:54am - Daisy Dymyd's family say a fundraising page purporting to raise money for her funeral is fraudulent.

Labour's general secretary Iain McNicol resigns - 24 Feb 2018 at 1:40am - Iain McNicol is standing down to "pursue new challenges" after seven years in the role.

Rent burden 'leads to student stress' - 23 Feb 2018 at 7:56pm - Students are suffering from stress and anxiety owing to the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested.

Six Nations: England & Scotland rivalry, Wales & Ireland in 'grudge match' - 23 Feb 2018 at 6:33pm - England coach Eddie Jones accuses Scotland of gamesmanship as the teams prepare for Saturday's Six Nations clash and their 136th meeting.

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael Gove - 23 Feb 2018 at 4:39pm - The environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.

What the British think of arming teachers - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:52pm - President Trump says he wants some US teachers to be trained to tackle gunmen. What do British people think?

Which haircuts have been banned from schools? - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:50pm - The "McDonalds" haircut was banned in a Norfolk school - but it's not the first cut to cause controversy.

Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion' - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:36pm - The European Council president says reports suggest the UK is still trying to cherry pick its Brexit deal.

Brexit: EU leaders debate financial impact of UK's departure - 23 Feb 2018 at 3:04pm - Germany and France warn of impact on efforts to tackle terrorism, as nations clash over funding.

Ecuador says mediation with Britain over Assange has failed - 23 Feb 2018 at 2:05pm - QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador blamed Britain on Friday for upending its efforts to mediate a solution for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition.

Arlene Foster: DUP did not know of Sinn Fein 'legacy deal' - 23 Feb 2018 at 1:12pm - Arlene Foster says no one in DUP knew of inquest funding deal in "absence of overall agreement"