That's no moon: Is bakewell pudding lost in space?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? For those of you in Lincolnshire, it could well be a bakewell pudding. Believe it or not, there is thought to have been one of the tasty treats flying high somewhere above the county this week as the result of an ambitious school science...

Culture secretary says schools should ban mobiles

Children should be banned from using their mobile phones at school, the culture secretary has said. Not content with merely barring them from being used in the classroom, Matt Hancock has suggested that they be confiscated from children who carry them at the start of...

Report due into hundreds of hospital painkiller deaths

Dan Whitehead, Sky News correspondent A major inquiry into potentially hundreds of suspicious deaths at a hospital in Hampshire will publish its findings today. The panel – which has lasted four years at a cost of more than £13 million – has looked into...

Met seize record £94.6m haul from criminals

Scotland Yard have seized a record £94.6m from criminals in London in the last year, an increase of 40% on the previous 12 months. New figures show that Metropolitan Police investigators made effective use of legal measures known as confiscation orders, which allow...

Army to 'push limits of innovative warfare'

The UK must “push the limits of innovative warfare” or risk being left behind amidst a “darkening geopolitical picture”, the new head of the Army will warn during his first public speech in the role. General Mark Carleton-Smith will make an...

GCHQ chief stresses UK role in stopping European attacks

GCHQ played a vital role in stopping terror attacks in at least four other European countries in the last year, the head of the intelligence agency has said. Speaking after meetings at NATO’s Brussels headquarters, Jeremy Fleming cited GCHQ’s involvement...