MPs vote to leave Parliament during six-year refit

After an historic Commons vote, MPs and peers are to move out of the Houses of Parliament while the crumbling building is repaired and restored at a cost of around £4bn. At the end of a three-hour debate, MPs voted by 236 to 220, a majority of just 16, to go ahead...

Nine migrants rescued from English Channel

Nine people rescued from a boat crossing the English Channel told Border Force officers they come from Albania. The National Crime Agency is investigating after the eight men and one woman were rescued by lifeboat crews on Wednesday morning in the Dover Strait....

Drug for incurable breast cancer now on NHS

A drug which means incurable breast cancer patients can live a normal life will now be used across the NHS in England. Perjeta has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for routine use after five years of assessment. Previously,...

Inquiry launched into real fur being sold as fake

A parliamentary inquiry is to be held into the mislabelling of real animal fur following a Sky News investigation.  For ten months, Sky News has been highlighting mass farmed foreign fur being mis-sold to consumers as synthetic by major UK retailers. Announcing the...

Prisoner stabbed to death at Wormwood Scrubs

A prisoner has been found stabbed to death at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in west London, police have said. Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said the inmate was found in another prisoner’s cell and had suffered multiple stab wounds. He has not yet been named....