Bradley Wiggins wants to put hour record beyond reach
Bradley Wiggins wants to put hour record beyond reach

Bradley Wiggins believes he can put the Hour world record "out of reach" when he tackles one of cycling`s toughest challenges next month at London`s Olympic velodrome.

Disengaged or disillusioned: Millions opt out of UK vote

Inside the Paradise Mini-Mart, older residents of Manchester`s notorious Moss Side district are taking a young man to task for his refusal to vote in next month`s British election.

Power to the North pledge dangled ahead of UK vote

The cranes on the skyline of Manchester reflect a boom under way in this former industrial hub in northern England that is leading the charge for wresting greater local powers from London.

British teenagers arrested on terrorism offences: Police

 Two teenagers from northern England have been arrested on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, British police said on Sunday.

Son of local politician among Britons held at Syria border

The son of a British local councillor was among nine people detained by Turkish authorities for allegedly trying to cross the Syrian border, his father confirmed on Thursday.

West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges
West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges

An English court on Thursday cleared West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison of charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother.

Manchester canal deaths spark killer speculation

With 17 bodies discovered in the past two years, the canals that run through Manchester in northern England are racking up a grim tally, prompting one expert to warn of a possible serial killer at large.

Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks
Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks

Norwegian prodigy Martin Odagaard, one of the most hunted players in Europe`s winter transfer market, is keeping potential suitors hanging on his every word and every pass.

Lord's recommended to stage 2019 Cricket World Cup final
Lord's recommended to stage 2019 Cricket World Cup final

Lord`s should host the 2019 World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recommended to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.

Three arrested in raid on British 'slave' factory

British police arrested three suspected slave masters after a raid on a factory freed 20 Eastern European migrants paid 25 pounds ($39, 31 euros) to work 80-hour weeks on Monday.

British mother selling breast milk to fund Christmas

A cash-strapped mother-of-four in Britain has revealed that she is selling her breast milk and plans to fund Christmas expenses with it, media reported.

Cristiano Ronaldo aims to outshine Lionel Messi on Manchester return
Cristiano Ronaldo aims to outshine Lionel Messi on Manchester return

Cristiano Ronaldo will try to outshine Lionel Messi on his return to Old Trafford when the two best players in the world clash in a friendly between Portugal and Argentina on Tuesday.

Indian-origin shopkeeper shot dead by robbers in UK

London: A 35-year-old Indian-origin shopkeeper was shot dead by robbers at his shop in Manchester in the UK, police said.

England could play away from Wembley if FA secure NFL deal
England could play away from Wembley if FA secure NFL deal

 England could play matches in different towns and cities around the country again from 2018 if the English FA secures an NFL franchise based at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City on alert for visit of rampant Roma

After late disappointment against Bayern Munich in their opening Champions League group game, Manchester City can ill afford another slip-up in Tuesday`s meeting with in-form Roma at the Etihad Stadium.

Lancashire hope for multi-million bond boost
Lancashire hope for multi-million bond boost

Lancashire announced Wednesday the launch of its first retail bond designed to help the English county cricket club raise £3 million ($5 million, 4 million euros).

British opposition readies election challenge to Conservatives

Conservative bashing, stirring words about social equality and warnings over populism: Britain`s main opposition party this week prepped its ranks for next year`s general election.

Nationalist leader says Scots tricked out of independence

Defeated Scottish nationalist chief Alex Salmond accused Britain`s political leaders on Sunday of tricking Scots out of independence after a dispute about how and when to give them more powers.

Nottingham voted England's City of Football
Nottingham voted England's City of Football

The city has no presence in the Premier League but Nottingham has been voted England`s 2015 City of Football.

60 dogs killed in suspected arson attack on dogs' home in UK

A suspected arson attack on a dogs' home in the northern English city of Manchester has killed at least 60 dogs, shocking a nation known for its devotion to pets.