Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately and an extra £2.8 billion pledged to the NHS in England, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget speech. He also revealed that the outlook for productivity growth, business investment and GDP growth has been downgraded.
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is understood to be being investigated by British police over a second alleged sexual assault. It is understood officers from the Metropolitan Police's child abuse and sexual offences command are looking into claims the House of Cards actor sexually assaulted a man in Lambeth in 2005.
The former Scottish Labour leader, who is heading into the Australian jungle for I'm A Celebrity, has defended her decision to enter the TV reality show. Kezia Dugdale today said that she will be donating the three-week salary, £2,500, to charity.
The UK's data watchdog says it has "huge concerns" over Uber's secret payment of $100,000 to hackers who stole users' information. The Information Commissioner's Office says the revelation that 57 million customers' and drivers' data was stolen by hackers and covered up by Uber raises questions about the company's ethics.
Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president has returned to be sworn in as the country's new leader after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation during impeachment proceedings. Hundreds of people have gathered in expectation of a speech by Zimbabwe's incoming leader outside the ruling party headquarters where Mr Mnangagwa is being briefed.
Teachers shouldn't call pupils 'girls' or 'ladies' because it reinforces gender stereotypes and could upset transgender students, according to mental health campaigner Natasha Devon.
Piers Morgan was so vocal about his opposition to the idea, we invited Girls' Schools Association President Charlotte Avery to call in to explain the reasoning behind Natasha's thinking.
I can still smell the smell of the night. I just knew I was dying.
It's six months today since the Manchester Arena bombing, which killed 22 and injured 500 at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Meanwhile, the Government has faced criticism because it still hasn't contributed towards the £17million bill incurred by Manchester authorities in the aftermath of the attack.
This morning we were joined by Charlotte Campbell and her fiance Paul Hodgson, who lost their daughter Olivia on that fateful day. Charlotte appeared on Good Morning Britain the morning after the attack, begging for information before she knew Olivia had been killed. Ahead of getting married in an emotional ceremony this weekend - and Olivia's 16th birthday next week - the couple joined us to talk about how they've coped over the last six months.
Men looking for a girlfriend should not date British women, according to controversial dating guru, Richard La Ruina. He says British women are 'overweight' and 'entitled' and Eastern European girls are more feminine, well-mannered and better looking.
Richard, 37, from Cambridge has published two bestselling-books on seduction and has been named 'one of the country's top pick-up artists' in the past. Before becoming one of Britain's most famed pick-up artists, he had been unsuccessful with the opposite sex - and didn't even share a kiss with a woman until he was 21.
David Cassidy, 70s heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, has died aged 67 after a battle with dementia. "On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” a statement read."David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance of love and support you have shown him these many years."
The personal information of more than 57 million Uber users and drivers was stolen by hackers last year, the company has revealed. In a statement, recently appointed Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the breach was made by two individuals outside the company, who accessed data in 2016. The information, which was stored in a third-party cloud-based service, included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers, as well as the names and number plates of some 600,000 drivers in the United States.
Chancellor Philip Hammond will today declare he will publish a Budget which will set the country on a path to a 'more prosperous tomorrow'. He faces pressure to loosen the purse strings with more money for the NHS and nurses' pay, but his room for manoeuvre has been limited by surprise figures yesterday showing the UK's borrowing jumped to £8 billion last month, above predictions.
Takeaway boxes and bubble wrap are set to be taxed in an attempt to tackle the mounting problem of single-use plastics. Philip Hammond's expected announcement will call for evidence in the Budget on taxing and charging everyday plastics. The move forms part of the Government's 25-year environment strategy and comes after the plastic carrier bag levy and a ban on microbeads.
The actor Rodney Bewes, best known for his role in sitcom The Likely Lads, has died aged 79. His agent confirmed the news in a Twitter post that paid tribute to Mr Bewes as "a true one off", adding: "We will miss his charm and ready wit."
Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe after 37 years of rule. The announcement stopped impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, whose resignation takes place 'with immediate effect'.
Former Coronation Street star Sarah Lancashire (above) says she was left 'slightly speechless' after receiving the OBE from Prince William today. The 53-year-old actress received the accolade for services to drama from the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace.
At least 50 people have been killed by a teenage suicide bomber at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, police have said. The attacker detonated the device early on Tuesday in Mubi town in Adamawa state after mingling with worshippers who had arrived for prayers.
At least 32 people have died in a suicide bombing in a town in northern Iraq, officials have said. The attacker detonated a truck laden with explosives near a busy marketplace in Tuz Khurmatu, around 120 miles north of Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital officials say the powerful explosion Tuesday evening wounded at least 75 people.
Kezia Dugdale will not face suspension by the Labour party over her appearance as a contestant on ITV's I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!, the party has confirmed. The former Scottish Labour leader had come under fire for her decision to take "an unauthorised leave of absence" to appear on the reality show. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had earlier appeared to defend the move, saying it was 'her choice' to appear.
After you’d had a chat with them, you were mentally exhausted. I knew if I’d made a mistake, there was a damn good chance that someone could die
It's one of the most famous hostage rescues in history - armed terrorists took 26 hostages inside the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980, and after six days of tense negotiations, SAS commandos stormed the building to bring it to a dramatic end.
Should transgender prisoners be allowed to choose if they serve their sentence in a male or female jail?
The Government is currently considering relaxing the laws around how people define their gender.
It's led to concern that prisoners like Soham murderer Ian Huntley could eventually be moved to a women's prison. It's already been reported he's asked other inmates to refer to him by his female name, Lian.
We debate the question with Nicola Williams from Fair Play for Women and transgender TV presenter India Willoughby.
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