Britain proposes ban on cigarettes for younger generations
If passed into law, the smoking age would rise by one year every year, potentially phasing out smoking among young people almost completely as soon as 2040, reports say.
UK PM Sunak says no plans for now to send British troops to Ukraine
To date, Britain and its allies have avoided a formal military presence in Ukraine to reduce the risk of a direct conflict with Russia.
BAE Systems awarded £4 billion UK contract for Aukus submarine programme
The US, Australia and Britain unveiled details of the Aukus plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China's ambitions in the Indo-Pacific.
UK aims to offer military training inside Ukraine, minister says
Britain has provided five-week military training courses to around 20,000 Ukrainians over the past year, and intends to train a similar number going forward.
UK retailers demand govt action on rising crime
They put the scale of retail theft at £953 million, despite over £700 million in crime prevention spending.
UK killer nurse Letby to be re-tried over one alleged attempted murder
Lawyers for Lucy Letby, who maintains her innocence, have submitted an application seeking permission for an appeal against her convictions.
Auto industry slams Britain's petrol car ban delay and confusion
Following weeks of speculation over the key net zero pledge, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he would push back the ban by five years to 2035, with the aim of easing the financial burden on households.
UK inflation to be highest among big economies in 2023
Britain's high inflation rate has led the Bank of England to raise borrowing costs 14 times in a row since December 2021.
UK looks to limit strike impact as doctors take coordinated action
The government passed legislation in July which requires striking workers in key sectors such as rail and fire services to provide minimum levels of service during industrial action, but this did not include hospital staff.
UK police charge three including father over girl's murder
Sara Sharif was found with extensive injuries at her home in Woking, a town southwest of London, on Aug 10.
UK foreign minister to warn of Iran threat on visit to Israel
Prospects of reviving US-brokered peace talks that aimed to establish a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem remain low almost a decade after their collapse.
UK police arrest escaped terrorism suspect
Daniel Abed Khalife, who was discharged from the British army in May, was being held in prison ahead of trial on offences relating to terrorism and the Official Secrets Act.
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