UK News:

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975
UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36 million in three months to June… working in the UK fell by a record amount. The fall was the largest annual amount…. That contrasted with a rise in the number of non-EU nationals working in the UK to 1.27…


Homebase to close 42 stores in UK and Ireland
… the struggling chain from Australia's Wesfarmers after its disastrous foray into the UK


Unemployment in NI rises but remains less than UK average
… in a year, but remains below the UK average. According to the latest official figures… at 3.8%, an increase of 0.7%. The UK average is 4%. Northern Ireland has been… improvements in the labour market are similar to what is happening in the rest of the UK


UK house-building 'below pre-crash levels'
…House-building across half of England is slower than it was before the financial crash, analysis suggests. Almost a decade on from the 2008 crisis, some 52% of councils saw fewer homes built last year than in the year leading up to the…


On the ground with UK and US troops in Afghanistan
…Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that 440 more British troops will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. Here's what Britain's role in Afghanistan looks like.…


Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?
… personnel will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. But how do the UK and US allies see… and equipped. But there's still a long way to go. UK to send 440 more troops to Afghanistan…


British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, says survey
… the wider UK population, a ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests. Nomia Iqbal sat…


British Asians more socially conservative than rest of UK, survey suggests
UK population, a ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests. The survey found… as part of the BBC's Big British Asian Summer. A similar number of UK citizens… in the UK - with countries of origin being predominantly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh…


Cornwall hit by 'tourist overcrowding' amid UK heatwave
… for Education declined to comment. UK heatwave 2018: The winners and losers Beach lifeguards…


Chess prodigy given visa to stay in UK
…Shreyas Royal has been called 'one of the mosted gifted chess players in his generation'. This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google…