‘Horror’ at tree prices in garden centres: Christmas tree growers upset at mark-ups of 400%, writes

Author: DAVID NICHOLSON-LORD The British Christmas Tree Growers’ Association said it was ‘horrified’ by the mark-ups, which mean tha…

Council defends ‘minimal’ spying

The authority also used Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) legislation on two other occasions to determine whether families were living in …

Appeals for calm as rival protest groups prepare to march

Author: By Tom Morgan, Press Association Supporters of proposals, far right groups and anti-fascist demonstrators were set to march at various sites a…

Tube worker quits over rant caught on camera

Author: By Peter Woodman, Press Association Video footage shows customer service assistant Ian Morbin calling a passenger “a jumped up little gi…

BNP may have to admit black and Asian members after court challenge

The climbdown follows court proceedings brought by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which accused the BNP of having a constitution tha…

The Big Question: Is London ready to embrace a bike hire scheme, and what will it involve?

Author: By Simon Usborne Why are we asking this now? Because Londoners are being given their first chance to size up and test ride the first of a new …

Virgin Atlantic sacks 13 staff for calling its flyers ‘chavs’

Author: By Lawrence Conway The staff were dismissed yesterday as Sir Richard Branson’s company said their behaviour was “totally inappropr…

Guy Ritchie’s ‘noisy’ pub faces inquiry

Author: By Beverley Rouse, Press Association Westminster City Council used a microphone to monitor noise outside The Punchbowl in central London follo…

Climate camp protesters target bank

Author: By Alan Jones, PA Dressed as construction workers, they used stepladders, locks and superglue to form a blockade at the RBS building in the Ci…

Greyhound buses take to the British roads

Author: By Peter Woodman, Press Association Transport company FirstGroup is introducing the famous brand next month, with the first services running f…