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Scottish Athletics explore Great Britain breakaway at European events

Laura Muir won 1500m gold at the European Championships as a GB athlete this year Scottish Athletics are exploring the possibility of competing independently at European level. The national body has written to European Athletics…

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Britain’s first specialist wound hub to open

Image caption The centre will trial a new dressing, which can be used in conflicts to heal skin with less scarring Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are among those set to benefit from Britain’s…


Britain’s worst and best online retailers named by Which?

Image copyright Homebase Homebase runs Britain’s worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which? The DIY chain’s website was hard to navigate, offered poor value for money and was often not up…


Trojan: The music label that brought reggae to Britain

Trojan Records launched in 1968 at a time when the country was divided over mass migration from the Commonwealth. The record label was known as the Motown of reggae, with dozens of hit records. It…


Andy Murray: Britain’s former number one to play Open Sud de France in Montpellier

Andy Murray has not played since reaching the Shenzhen Open quarter-finals in September Andy Murray will play at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier in February. The ATP 250 event takes place between 3…


Ross Edgley first to swim around Britain

Ross Edgley, 33, crossed the finish line off the coast of Margate, Kent, after swimming 1,780 miles. The adventurer, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, was joined by 300 swimmers for the last mile before he arrived…


Ross Edgley sets record for round Great Britain swim

Image caption Ross Edgley has spent 155 days making the journey around the coast An adventurer from Grantham has become the first person to swim 1,780-miles around Great Britain. Ross Edgley, 33, was joined by…


Britain’s hidden heroines

The 1953 East Coast floods devastated coastal communities. In England, 307 people were killed in the counties of Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, 19 died in Scotland and around 32,000 people were evacuated. Sea defences…


Pride of Britain: Kayak rescuer among Welsh winners

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment Joe and his dad were rescued by coastguards Four Welsh people, including a boy who rescued his father from icy waters in Anglesey, are to…


Track Cycling World Cup: Britain’s women win gold in Canada team pursuit

Britain’s Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker and Laura Kenny joined Ellie Dickinson in the team for the second World Cup event in Canada Great Britain’s women won gold in the team pursuit at the UCI Track…


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