Climbers airlifted to safety after night without shelter

Two climbers have been airlifted to safety after being discovered in a “precarious position” – having survived a night without shelter at 3,000 ft.

Scotland's Brexit Minister Mike Russell has written to David Lidington (Jane Barlow/PA)

Brexit minister urges UK Government to strengthen dialogue with devolved nations

Scotland’s Brexit Minister has called on the UK Government to step up its dialogue with the devolved nations ahead of the next phase of negotiations.

People with hidden disabilities could soon by entitled to blue badges (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Plan to roll out blue badges to people with hidden disabilities

People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge parking permits under Department for Transport (DfT) plans.

UK braced for more snow after coldest night for nearly two years

UK braced for more snow after coldest night for nearly two years

People across the country are braced for more snow after the UK froze on the coldest night in nearly two years.

The Mourne Mountains (PA)

Injured walker airlifted to hospital after fall

An injured walker was airlifted to hospital after falling close to the summit of Slieve Donard in the Mournes, the mountain rescue team has said. 

Former Cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell

Former Cabinet minister feared media sting was foreign spy operation

A former Cabinet minister caught up in a media sting has indicated he involved British intelligence agencies because he feared he was being targeted by foreign spies.

Shadow policing minister Louise Haigh, who requested the information, said the amount was "pitiful and insulting"

Tax credit claimants hit by bungled outsourcing paid just £14 compensation each

Tax credit claimants who suffered as the result of a botched outsourcing plan have been paid just £14 each in compensation.

Scottish Greens insist they will not vote for the Budget if it cuts local government spending (Jane Barlow/PA)

Scottish Greens set out key Budget demands

Scottish Greens have set out their Budget red lines ahead of crucial negotiations with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.

CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn calls for a continued customs union after Brexit (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Staying in customs union is best Brexit option for business, says CBI chief

Theresa May is being warned by the head of the CBI that time is running out to make progress on Brexit and remaining in a customs union with Brussels is the best option for British business.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death (PA)

Man arrested after schoolgirl, eight, is stabbed to death

A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death in a “domestic incident”, police said.

Mrs May came under fire from a former minister

Irresponsible bosses who line own pockets face huge fines – PM

Huge fines will be imposed on irresponsible company bosses who “line their own pockets”, Theresa May has said.

A gritter at work in a snow blizzard (Andrew Milligan/PA)

UK braced for more snow amid continued freezing conditions

People across the country are braced for more snow as wintry conditions continue to grip the UK.

Court of Protection hearings

Judge tells divorcee not to take ex’s half-clothed woman portrait when leaving

A judge has ordered a divorcee to leave a flat owned by her wealthy ex-husband – but not to take his portrait of a half-clothed woman.

Ukip party leader Henry Bolton speaks during the Ukip National Conference at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay. (Ben Birchall/PA)

Henry Bolton’s leadership of Ukip to be discussed by senior party figures

Senior Ukip officials are expected to meet today to discuss leader Henry Bolton’s future amid reports Nigel Farage is plotting a return to frontline British politics.

Police have appealed for witnesses

Two arrested after man found dead at Belfast flat

A man and woman in their 20s have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 53-year-old man was found dead at a flat in east Belfast, police have said.

The flight was due to leave Gatwick for Mauritius

BA pilot suspected of being drunk arrested at Gatwick Airport

A pilot on a British Airways flight who was suspected of being drunk was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Thursday evening.

Anti-Trump protesters outside the new US Embassy in Nine Elms, London (Yui Mok/PA)

Protesters urge PM to cancel meeting with ‘racist bigot’ Donald Trump

Anti-Trump protesters descended on the new site of the United States embassy on Saturday afternoon, declaring the US president a “racist bigot” and calling for Theresa May to cancel her meeting with him at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.

A gritter working in snowy conditions (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Major tailbacks at ski resorts as UK braces for more wintry weather

Skiers have faced six-mile tailbacks as they flocked to the slopes to take advantage of the snowy conditions.

Staff at a number of Picturehouse cinemas in London were set to walk out on from this weekend (Fiona Hanson/PA)

Cinema staff call off strikes over pay concerns

Cinema workers have called off strikes saying they were threatened with losing more pay beyond the hours they were due to take action.

The Trump golf resorts in Scotland are at Turnberry in Ayrshire and the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire (Andrew Milligan/PA)

US politicians ask whether Russian money may have funded Trump’s golf courses

US Congress has been questioning whether Russian money could have been used to fund Donald Trump’s golf courses in the UK and Ireland.

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