Children witness 'brutal' NI shooting

Four children saw a man being shot three times in a “brutal” paramilitary-style attack in Belfast, police said. They were in a house in the Cavendish Street area of the city on Saturday night when three men wearing dark clothing burst in. A 28-year-old man...

Lawyer Randell leads race to chair City watchdog

A lawyer who advised ministers during the meltdown in Britain’s banking ‎system in 2008 is a leading candidate to become the next chairman of the City regulator. Sky News has learnt that Charles‎ Randell, a former partner at the ‘Magic Circle’ law...

Storm Dylan hits UK with hurricane force winds

New Year’s celebrations across the UK and Ireland are set to be wet and windy, as Storm Dylan continues to lash the UK. With gusts of over 70mph registered in some parts of Ireland and Wales, forecasters are predicting gales of up to 80mph still to come in...

Four Britons feared dead in Oz seaplane crash

Four British people are among six killed after a seaplane ditched into a river near Sydney, according to Australian media. The plane crashed into the Hawkesbury River off Jerusalem Bay near the city’s northern suburb of Cowan and reports say it sank immediately....

Why is Germany obsessed with this British film?

Dinner For One is a cultural phenomenon. The 18-minute British sketch has dominated German television every New Year’s Eve since 1968, has spawned catchphrases and drinking games, and is almost unheard of in the UK. The black-and-white sketch stars Freddie...