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Sky and BT agree cross supply of TV channels after years of talks

Under the terms of the agreement, BT will market and sell Sky's Now TV service - including the Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Living, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema channels - to its customers

Unions attack Sir Richard Branson as Virgin Trains West Coast strike begins

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions are on strike in a dispute over pay, staffing and other issues

Hunt for two drivers after woman dies in four-vehicle hit and run in Tulse...

The CCTV shows a white lorry, possibly a Mercedes, which is believed to have been the second vehicle involved in the collision in Tulse Hill, south London

Vaginal mesh use should be restricted to research only, says health watchdog

Latest guidance published by the UK watchdog NICE recommends that the controversial mesh implants be restricted to research purposes only

Oxford Dictionaries names youthquake word of the year amid political unrest

The term, which is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people", follows previous winners - omnishambles, post-truth and selfie

Opinion: ‘Loneliness has become a social epidemic’

Chatting to strangers at the bus stop, inviting elderly aunties or uncles round for dinner, or sneaking to the neighbours for a sherry. Everyone gets more sociable at Christmas time

Jo Cox commission calls for ‘minister for loneliness’

The final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission calls for a national strategy for loneliness across all ages to tackle what it describes as "an urgent crisis"

Idris Elba hails ‘strong’ Meghan Markle as ‘beacon’ and ‘role model’ for all women

The star of Luther and The Wire, who was supported by the Prince's Trust, was speaking ahead of a dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the charity that was set up by Prince Charles

Brexit: UK and EU urged to turn down the heat as they enter next...

With both sides moving towards agreement on the principles behind the cash settlement, EU citizens' rights and what the Irish border may look like, now the next phase can be considered

Theresa May ‘urges EU leaders to agree swift transition period’ at summit dinner

The applause arose partly because Theresa May will not be at the summit today when the formal decision to approve "sufficient progress" in the Brexit process will be taken by the EU27

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