Expert comment and analysis on the latest UK news, with headlines from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Three confirmed dead as aerial shots show train devastation
Three people have died and six others have been taken to hospital after a train derailed in Aberdeenshire.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:29:00 +0100
Network Rail was warned about potential problems four weeks before train derailment
Network Rail was warned about not keeping up with extreme weather events four weeks before the deadly train derailment in Aberdeenshire.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:06:00 +0100
UK coronavirus death toll falls by 5,377 as government changes way fatalities are counted
The way the government counts how many people in England have died from COVID-19 will change amid concerns that the previous system is "misleading".
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:42:00 +0100
COVID rules 'blatantly' broken as Oldham teeters on brink of new lockdown
Oldham is on the brink of local lockdown after it recorded the worst coronavirus infection rate in the country - with Greater Manchester seeing more than 1,100 reported coronavirus breaches in one weekend.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 07:31:00 +0100
Virus crisis drives largest UK recession on record
The UK has been tipped into the "largest recession on record", according to official figures charting the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the economy.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 06:10:00 +0100
Fire rips through building on £450m Swansea University campus
A fire broke out at Swansea University's £450m Bay Campus, with footage from the scene showing huge plumes of thick black smoke. 
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 21:39:00 +0100
Teen guilty of murdering mum-of-two before trying to cut off her leg and then burying her in shallow grave
An "evil" and "cowardly" 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a mother-of-two and burying her body in a shallow grave in a cemetery in Lancashire.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:26:00 +0100
Education secretary 'won't apologise' for changing exam results system
The education secretary says he won't apologise for changing how exams are graded after he came under fire on the eve of A-level results being revealed.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:40:00 +0100
Care home forced to close its doors - leaving residents in turmoil
Residents at a care home in Cheshire have been left in turmoil, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to suddenly close its doors.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:07:00 +0100
Sorry, it's bad news for anyone struggling to sleep in this heatwave
Tropical nights used to be a rare phenomenon, but they have blighted some Britons struggling to sleep in the heat repeatedly this summer.
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:58:00 +0100

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