Brexit: Owen Smith opposes Article 50 move without vote

Media captionThe Labour leadership challenger says the country will be ill-served by leaving the EU. Owen Smith says he will try to stop Theresa May formally triggering Brexit unless she promises a referendum on the final deal or calls a general election to approve it. The Labour leadership challenger said his party should not give […]

Jeremy Corbyn angered by train seat row questions

Media captionJeremy Corbyn angered by questions about train seat row Jeremy Corbyn has reacted angrily to questions about his spat with Virgin Trains tycoon Sir Richard Branson. He said he hoped the businessman was “well aware” of his plans to nationalise rail operators. Sir Richard has challenged the Labour leader’s claim in a video that […]

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

Margaret Thatcher held secret Saudi arms talks, archives show

Image copyright PA Image caption Margaret Thatcher used a private lunch with King Fahd to discuss the prospects of an arms deal, the papers show Margaret Thatcher held secret talks with Saudi rulers in 1985, leading up to the UK’s largest arms deal, newly released official documents show. The then prime minister met King Fahd […]

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to ‘renationalise’ the NHS

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to ‘renationalise’ the NHS

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to “remove” private provision within the NHS as part of plans to “renationalise” the health service. The Labour leader vowed to make the NHS fully publicly funded and bring services provided privately “back into public hands”. A future Labour government would end PFI contracts in the NHS and restore publicly-funded bursaries […]

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

UKIP’s Nigel Farage to speak at Donald Trump rally

Image copyright Getty Images Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to address supporters of Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi later. He will appear before 15,000 activists in Jackson, although it is unclear whether he will share the stage with the Republican presidential nominee. Mr Farage told local radio in the state that […]

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

Protests over huge N Dakota oil pipeline

Image copyright AP Image caption Protests over the pipeline have also taken place in Iowa More than 100 protesters have gathered in Washington DC to express their fears about a huge oil pipeline which will cross four states in the US Midwest. The $3.7bn (£2.8bn) Dakota Access pipeline has prompted legal challenges, notably in North […]

Canada’s Mounties allow women in uniform to wear hijabs

Canada’s Mounties allow women in uniform to wear hijabs

Image copyright AP Image caption The iconic uniform has seen few changes in its long history The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known as the Mounties, is to allow women in uniform to wear hijabs. Government spokesman Scott Bardsley said the move was to reflect the diversity in Canada’s communities and to attract more female Muslim […]

Yellowstone River closes indefinitely over deadly parasite

Yellowstone River closes indefinitely over deadly parasite

Image copyright AP Image caption Officials blame the influx of dead fish on a contagious parasite Montana officials have indefinitely closed the Yellowstone River over concerns of a deadly parasite that has killed thousands of fish. A 183-mile-stretch (294km) of the river is closed to prevent infected fish from spreading to other waterways. Wildlife workers […]

US new home sales rise at fastest pace since 2007

US new home sales rise at fastest pace since 2007

Image copyright Getty Images US new homes sales jumped in July to their fastest rate in nearly nine years, according to Commerce Department figures. Low interest rates on mortgages and an improving jobs market have helped boost the US real estate market. New home sales increased by 12.4% in July month-on-month to a seasonally adjusted […]

All 14 SEC football stadiums, ranked from worst to best – For The Win

All 14 SEC football stadiums, ranked from worst to best – For The Win

Welcome to For The Win’s ranking of all 14 football stadiums in the Southeastern Conference. The SEC drew the highest attendance of any conference in 2015, averaging a record 78,630 fans per home game. It marked the 18th consecutive season the SEC led the nation in average football attendance. The Big Ten (66,008), Big 12 (57,347) […]