Saudi Arabia hosts first-ever concert by female performer

Saudi Arabia has allowed a female singer to perform solo at a public concert for the first time in the country’s history. Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji took...

Brexit: UK must accept EU laws during transition to prevent ‘dramatic’ economic impact, warns...

A transition period after Brexit where the UK continues to accept EU rules would be a “price worth paying” for economic stability, an influential Commons committee...

Omarosa Manigault: Trump adviser who resigned says she saw things in White House that...

Omarosa Manigault Newman says that she saw and heard things during her year-long stint in the White House that made her “very uncomfortable”. When asked about claims...

Woman who has never voted before cries after casting ballot in Alabama: ‘It counts’

A woman who voted for the first time appeared to have tears of joy after she cast her ballot in Alabama’s Senate race. “My eyes just...

Help a Hungry Child: Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives rally behind the campaign to...

Political leaders from all parties have rallied behind The Independent’s Christmas Appeal to help feed hungry schoolchildren. For the Government, Education Secretary Justine Greening said donations would...

Disney – 21st Century Fox deal: What does it involve and what does it...

Walt Disney, which has a market value of around $166bn, has struck a $50bn-plus deal to swallow the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. But what does such a...

Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham

Labour is considering moving the Bank of England to Birmingham as part of plans to rebalance the economy and strengthen the regions. A report commissioned by Shadow...

UK retail sales jump unexpectedly in November, aided by Black Friday bargain shopping

Retail sales jumped unexpectedly in November, reflecting Black Friday bargain hunting by shoppers. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that sales volumes were up 1.1 per cent...

Majority of UK thinks Government is ignoring critical issues due to Brexit, poll reveals

A large majority of British people think the Government’s struggle for a Brexit deal has become so all-encompassing that other crucial challenges have been forgotten about,...

Babies’ health suffers from being born near fracking sites, finds major study

Babies born less than two miles from a fracking site are at risk of health problems that could hamper them later in life, new research has found. Mothers...

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