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John Major: Leadership threats against PM ‘unacceptable’

Image copyright PA Image caption Sir John said the attacks were not in the spirit of politics Taunts being made against Theresa May and routine attacks on her leadership by some Tory MPs are “completely…

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Total announces major gas discovery off Shetland

Image copyright Total Energy company Total has announced a major gas discovery off Shetland. Initial tests at a site on the Glendronach prospect indicated there could be about one trillion cubic feet of gas which…


Two-car crash closes major road near Forres

A major road in north-east Scotland has been closed following a collision. Two cars were involved in the crash on the A96 at Brodie Castle near Forres. Police have confirmed there are injuries following the…


Unilever relocation plan rejected by major shareholder

Image copyright Reuters One of the top shareholders in Unilever has said it will vote against the firm’s plan to move its headquarters to the Netherlands, amid growing investor concern about the plan. Aviva Investors…


‘Aspirin-a-day risky in old age’ – major study

Image copyright Getty Images Elderly people in good health should not take an aspirin a day, according to a major study in the US and Australia. There are proven benefits of the drug for people…



Sheffield Castlegate: Major excavation project begins

Image caption The dig will focus on where Sheffield’s Castle Market previously stood Excavation work has started in a bid to find out what is left of a castle where Mary Queen of Scots was…


Llantwit Major community ‘bonding’ over first pride event

A small rural town is set to become one of the first in Wales to host its own pride event. MajorPride in Llantwit Major has been planned to “celebrate the diversity of the community”. Swansea…


NI education system ‘under major strain’

Image caption Budget pressures and increasing pupil numbers are putting schools “under considerable strain” Northern Ireland’s education system is under “considerable strain” and faces “severe financial challenges”, according to a senior civil servant. The Department…


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