UK News:

Papworth marks first 'successful' UK heart transplant
…The son of the UK's first "successful" heart transplant patient 40 years ago… the heart transplant programme in the UK could become what it is today," said Sir… of pneumonia 18 days later The first heart transplant in the UK, on 3 May 1968…


Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change
…% of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from methane. The National Farmers' Union… (NFU), which represents 55,000 UK farmers, has set a target of net-zero emissions… overdue. But some new and surprising changes are happening on the UK's farms. Climate…


Jihadi Jack: IS recruit Jack Letts loses UK citizenship
… in Raqqa, Syria. Mr Letts, who is a dual UK-Canadian national, was jailed after being… government said the UK had "off-loaded" its responsibilities. The Home Office said… elsewhere" when many fighters were "radicalised here in the UK". He added that Britain…


Slipknot dethrone Ed Sheeran in UK album chart
…Slipknot have become the first metal band to have a UK number one album… the band's first chart-topping album for 18 years in the UK, after 2001's Iowa. The last… metal act to conquer the UK album chart were Iron Maiden in 2015 with The Book…


UK ski instructor jailed for rape and assault in Australia
… a prohibited drug. He will be eligible for parole after seven years, and deported to the UK


Corbyn: UK parliament should not block Indyref2
…Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK parliament should not block a second Scottish…


Corbyn: UK parliament should not block Indyref2
… has said the UK parliament should not block a second Scottish independence vote… it was up to the UK Parliament to block an independence referendum. He added: "I would… in Scotland by a Labour government for the whole of the UK." There has been speculation…


Hong Kong protests: UK should not interfere, says Chinese ambassador
…China's ambassador to the UK has warned British politicians against interfering… the UK should "refrain from saying or doing anything that interferes or undermines… in the colonial days", he told a press conference in London. The UK has called for "calm from…


What is the UK's inflation rate?
… an inflation target of between 2% and 2.5%. In the UK the target is 2%, with the figure…


Are UK train fares the highest in Europe?
…O'Grady quotepic The claim: The UK has the most expensive train fares in Europe…. Reality Check verdict: The claim is based on very narrow research. The UK has some…) general secretary Frances O'Grady has said: "The last thing UK commuters need…