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Serious crime costs UK £37bn a year – National Crime Agency

Image copyright NCA Serious and organised crime in the UK is costing the economy £37bn a year, according to the National Crime Agency. Its latest report said around 4,600 serious and organised crime groups existed…

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Forget deserving issues and focus on basics, police told

Image copyright PA Police should focus on catching thieves and violent criminals and not incidents where no offence has been committed, a senior officer has said. Chief Constable Sara Thornton said forces are too stretched…


Pound up over reports of EU financial services deal

Image copyright Getty Images Sterling has jumped by as much as 0.6% against the US dollar amid reports the UK has struck a deal with the EU on post-Brexit financial services. The Times newspaper said…


Edinburgh and Aberdeen ranked in ‘UK’s top cities’

Edinburgh and Aberdeen are among the top 10 places to live and work in, according to an index of UK cities. The Scottish capital has slipped from fourth to sixth, as housing affordability has caused…


How antibiotic resistance could take us back to the ‘dark ages’

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists are working on a new antibiotic that has produced promising results in early trials. Medicine will need more of these in coming years if increasing bacterial resistance is not to…


Killing Eve: How the hit BBC show’s killer soundtrack was made

Image caption Jodie Comer (l) and Sandra Oh star in Killing Eve There’s arguably only one drawback to watching Killing Eve, the rip-roaring Phoebe Waller-Bridge TV adaptation of Luke Jennings’ Codename Villanelle novella series which…


Rise Up: Stormzy on his new book and ‘groundbreaking’ new music

Image copyright Getty Images “Where’s the woman who’s got the magic key that just takes you all the way to the top?” Stormzy has arrived at the BBC offices in central London just after one…


Stranger Danger: Still the right message for children?

Image caption Say No to Strangers (1981) – a film produced by the Home Office and shown across the UK Many parents remember the “Stranger Danger” message given to children during the 1970s and 80s….


More than 200 UK shopping centres ‘in crisis’

Image copyright Jack Alford Image caption The crisis comes in a climate during which several high street retailers have fallen into administration More than 200 UK shopping centres are in danger of falling into administration,…


Royal Mail Christmas stamps have red postbox theme

Image copyright PA Image caption The postbox illustrations range from smaller ones mounted on a post or in a wall to a large one with a double posting slot Royal Mail has unveiled this year’s…


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