Paisley faces luxury Maldives holiday questions

Image copyright PAcemaker Image caption Mr Paisley was recently suspended from the House of Commons for 30 days for “serious misconduct” DUP MP Ian Paisley was given a complimentary holiday at a luxury Maldives resort months after advocating on behalf of its government. BBC Spotlight obtained new evidence which suggested the visit was requested by […]

Superdry warns worse to come as profits plunge

Image copyright Reuters Superdry, best known for its coats and hoodies, has warned of weaker than expected profits, saying customers haven’t bought extra winter layers this year. It now expects annual profits of between £55m and £70m – analysts had been expecting around £84m. Superdry blamed warm weather, consumer uncertainty and a lack of innovation. […]

Grace Millane: Backpacker’s body returned to family

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The University of Lincoln graduate arrived in New Zealand in mid-November The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts […]

Pressure mounting on Theresa May from Tory MPs

Image copyright PA Tory Brexiteers have told the BBC they are increasingly confident they will have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May. If 48 Conservative MPs write to senior backbencher Sir Graham Brady that they no longer have confidence in her, a leadership challenge will be launched. Several sources, including a […]