May the force (and an agent) be with you
Casting call for next Star Wars film draws thousands of hopefuls.
10 most expensive streets in the world
You may not be able to afford to live there. You may not even want to. But the world's most exclusive streets beckon nonetheless.
London slaves: Victims suffered brainwashing and emotional abuse
"What we have uncovered so far is a complicated and disturbing picture of emotional control over many years."
Disgraced bank chief Paul Flowers arrested by police
Paul Flowers, a 63-year-old Methodist minister, was filmed allegedly talking about buying crystal meth, crack cocaine and ketamine.
Three women rescued in London after 30 years of 'slavery'
British police have arrested two people on suspicion of holding three women captive for several decades — one of them her entire life.
US, UK secret deal gives NSA private data of Britons
The agreement struck during the waning days of the Blair government allegedly allowed the NSA to store and analyze the phone, email and internet records.
And now for something completely different
British comedy troupe Monty Python will reunite for the first time in decades.
London police rescue three women held captive for 30 years
Scotland Yard police headquarters said the victims were a 69-year-old Malaysian, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old Briton.
Northern Ireland attorney general calls for end to Troubles prosecutions
Northern Ireland's attorney general John Larkin says there should be an end to prosecutions of Troubles-related killings, sparking outrage from relatives of victims.
Church of England votes 'yes' to women bishops
Last year, the church rejected legislation to introduce female bishops by just six votes.
Paul Flowers, former UK bank chief and political adviser, caught on film buying drugs (VIDEO)
Evidence of Paul Flowers’ drug use has thrown the UK’s politics, business into turmoil.
'Selfie' declared word of the year 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries
Previous winners have included 'unfriend,' 'credit crunch' and 'carbon footprint.'
Green phlegm and snot don't always require antibiotics, UK doctors say
UK doctors are urging people to use natural remedies or over-the-counter medicines instead of antibiotics to treat coughs and runny noses.
British far right rallies around murdered soldier
The trial of two men accused of killing Lee Rigby is drawing warring right-wing factions.
14 unbelievably racist things European (and Canadian) politicians are saying about the Roma
Anti-Roma hate speech in Europe (and elsewhere) is nothing new. But somehow, it's always worse than you expect.
Thatcher in Cameron’s clothing
Critics say PM’s lecture to ‘do more with less’ unveils a radical conservative agenda.
Princess Anne suggests the British may need to eat horses to save horses
Princess Anne has sparked a debate by suggesting that the British should consider eating horsemeat.
UK border control seizes record number of endangered animal items
An alligator skin upholstered Rolls Royce was among the 690 items confiscated.
Prince Harry to trek 200 miles across Antarctica to South Pole
Prince Harry is gearing up to trek across Antarctica alongside four injured British soldiers for the Walking With the Wounded charity.
MI6 agent Gareth Williams's death 'probably an accident,' say police
Police believe the death of MI6 agent Gareth Williams, whose body was found in a padlocked gym bag, was unintentional.
UK immigration officials bust 'sham' marriage only to discover it's genuine
The Chinese-Italian couple raised suspicions after they had trouble spelling each other's surnames.
60 Seconds on Earth: Tiny UK town goes all pyro for a night (VIDEO)
The town of Lewes pays fiery tribute to the capture and execution of Catholic dissident Guy Fawkes.
Britain 'violating' Assange's human rights
Britain is "violating" the human rights of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange by its continued refusal to allow him to leave London, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said.
Guy Fawkes Day: ‘We burn to remember’
A medieval tradition lives on with a bang in one small English town.
British spy chiefs deny listening to majority of phone calls, emails
'The leaks from Snowden have been very damaging. They put our operations at risk. It's clear our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee,' said the head of MI6.
Fugitive terror suspect suing Britain over torture claim
The 27-year-old, who is believed to have fought for Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab militants, is seeking damages from the government over claims he was tortured in Somaliland in 2011.
MI5's strange and humiliating recruitment of British Muslims
'The psychology of the whole thing — it’s humiliating, it’s aggressive,' one Muslim tells GlobalPost.
Germany calls for inquiry into British embassy spying post allegations
A German intelligence committee called for an investigation into claims the UK operated a secret listening post on top of the British embassy in Berlin.
British students cause outrage with ‘distasteful’ Twin Towers costumes
The British public and 9/11 victims groups are condemning two British university students for dressing up as the burning Twin Towers for Halloween.
The world’s greatest athlete will take his final bow this month…
…and more than a billion people will stop everything to watch.
The UK has a secret eavesdropping post in Berlin: The Independent
Germany has called in the British ambassador to explain the report.