Prince George celebrates first birthday

London, July 22 : Prince George turned one Tuesday and his parents thanked everyone for their warm wishes.

Obama affirms strong ties with Britain

Washington, July 22 : US President Barack Obama and Ed Miliband, leader of the British opposition Labour Party, Monday affirmed the strong ties that bind the US and Britain, the White House said in a statement.

Meet the feline obsessed man who claims he can read cats' mind

London, July 21 : A cat fanatic from England has claimed that he has formed the power to read the minds of cats and solve their everyday problems.

Freida Pinto to address Britain's Girl Summit

London, July 21 : Actress Freida Pinto will address and give the closing speech at the world's first Girl Summit hosted by the British government along with its Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Tuesday.

England in trouble as Indian pacers make inroads

London, July 20 : India took complete control of the second Test by reducing England to 105 for four on day four at the Lord's here Sunday.

MH17 tragedy 'huge blow to our allies': David Cameron

London, July 20 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Sunday said the tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash was "a huge blow" to Britain's allies and urged European countries to take real actions to face the "implications" of events unfolding in eastern Ukraine.

Prince George starts taking baby steps

London, July 20 : Prince William and Kate Middleton's son, who will celebrate his first birthday July 22, has started walking.

London hotel haunted, say England cricketers seeking change

London, July 20 : In a bizarre development, several England cricketers have requested a change of rooms, saying their five-star London hotel is haunted.

'Glee' makers lose appeal over copyright infringement

London, July 20 : After challenging a ruling over the hit TV musical "Glee", executives behind series have lost a copyright appeal in Britain.

'Saturday, 19 July' best day ever to have 'sex'

London, July 19 : A survey has revealed that Saturday, July 19 is the day in the decade when Britons have most sex because of the perfect combination of the day, the date and the month.

Liam Gallagher to sell off NY apartment

Los Angeles, July 19 : British rocker Liam Gallagher is selling off his luxury apartment here.

Boycott rules out Cook ever making it as 'tactical captain'

London, July 18 : Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott is reportedly of the opinion that Alastair Cook would not make it as a 'tactical captain'.

British PM seeks thorough probe into MH17 crash

London, July 18 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday urged all governments concerned to "get to the bottom of what happened and how it happened" to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board.

Former England defender Ferdinand signs for QPR

London, July 18 : Free agent Rio Ferdinand has agreed a one-year deal with newly promoted Premier League club Queens Park Rangers.

British cyclist banned for abnormalities in biological passport

London, July 18 : British cyclist Jonathan Tiernan-Locke was banned for two years after abnormalities were found in his biological passport, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said.

Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes

London, July 18 (IANS/RAY) A technically immaculate, temperamental flawless and a face-saving effort from Ajinkya Rahane saved the day for India on the first day of second Test against England at Lord's here Thursday.

India vs England: Second Test, Day 1, scoreboard

London, July 17 : The following is the scoreboard at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England at Lord's here Thursday:

Brit couples 'crave sex 5 times a week'

London, July 17 : A large number of British couples have admitted that they are unhappy with their sex life and want to have four times more sex than they are currently having.

Major crackdown on paedophiles across Britain; over 600 arrested

London, July 17 : Police arrested 660 people, including several doctors, teachers, scout leaders, care workers and former police officers during a nationwide crackdown on paedophile networks in Britain, Asian Lite, a newspaper for the British-Asian communities, reported.

Imperial War Museum to open new WWI gallery

London, July 17 : The Imperial War Museum here will open its permanent "New First World War Galleries" to the public Saturday, marking the 100th anniversary of the war.

Brit man breaks world record by climbing ladder taller than Everest

London, July 16 : Roofer Keith Saunders recently smashed the world record for ladder climbing at Salisbury Fire Station.

Woman gives birth in British courtroom

London, July 16 : A heavily-pregnant woman gave birth to a baby girl in a court in Britain after going into labour in the witness room, a media report said.

Priti Patel, Modi supporter, is UK minister

London, July 16 : An ardent fan of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has became the treasury minister in the British government.

David Cameron reshuffles cabinet ahead of general elections

London, July 16 : British Prime Minister David Cameron undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Tuesday, appointing more women ministers in his cabinet ahead of the general elections next year.

Jimmy Anderson charged with ICC code violation

London, July 15 : England fast bowler James Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev following an alleged incident that took place on the second day of the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge.

British Indian MP appointed exchequer secretary

London, July 15 : Indian-origin British MP Priti Patel has been appointed exchequer secretary to the Treasury department dealing with tax policy in a major cabinet reshuffle announced by British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday.

Philip Hammond named new British foreign secretary

London, July 15 : Britih Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday named Philip Hammond the Foreign Secretary and Michael Fallon as the Defence Secretary.

School-going rapists avoid jail in Britain

London, July 15 : Two schoolboys in Britain, who raped a 10-year-old girl, escaped being sent to jail Tuesday because of their young age.

Turned away by hospital, Indian-origin woman gave birth

London, July 15 : An Indian-origin woman in labour was turned away from a hospital's maternity unit in Britain - only to give birth 40 minutes later in her mother's living room, a media report said.

Britain's William Hague steps down as foreign secretary

London, July 15 : British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday he will stand down as foreign secretary after four years to serve as leader of the British House of Commons.

Church of England favours women bishops

London, July 14 : In a historic first, the Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops. The General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority, BBC reported.

Meet the UK woman who failed her driving test 110 times

London, July 14 : A UK woman has failed her driving theory test 110 times.

Toddler sans nose, can sneeze and catch a cold

London, July 14 : A toddler in Britain has a rare medical condition because of which she was born without a nose. Though the baby-girl does not have any sense of smell, she can still cough, sneeze and catch a cold.

British Museum unveils World Conservation Centre

London, July 12 : The British Museum has unveiled its new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre at its central London site.

Prince William admits family life is his 'silver lining'

Washington, July 11 : Prince William referred to his wife and child as his "silver lining" in his life, as he recalled his mother Princess Diana's tragic death while he was only 15, at Buckingham Palace recently.

Britain faces mass strike by public sector workers

London, July 10 : Britain is witnessing one of the biggest strikes by public sector employees in three years with up to one million people expected to take to the streets to protest pay freeze and pension changes as part of austerity measures, media reports said Thursday.

Jessie. J buys bike for cerebral palsy sufferer

Los Angeles, July 10 : British singer Jessie. J spent $3,740 on a specially-built bicycle for a child suffering from cerebral palsy.

Over 50 million children infected with tuberculosis:Study

Sheffield (United Kingdom), July 9 : A new study quantifying the global TB burden among children points to a huge undiagnosed reservoir of TB.

London to be world's top tourist destination, finds survey

Singapore, July 9 : London is likely to become world's top tourist city with the most international overnight visitors, according to a survey.

British Indian girl's death an 'open conclusion', says court

London, July 9 : An inquest into the mysterious death of an eight-year-old British Indian girl has found it to be a case of "open conclusion", a media report said Wednesday.

Britain urges for de-escalation of violence in Israel, Gaza

London, July 9 : British government Tuesday appealed for de-escalation of violence in southern Israel and Gaza, urging all sides to show restraint.

UK formally invites Modi, Modi says he looks forward to it

New Delhi, Jul 8 : Britain today formally invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the country expressing keen desire to further deepen and expand the traditionally strong ties between the two countries.

British Indian fined over $68,000 for illegal rooftop

London, July 8 : A British Indian man who extended his home illegally in London has been fined more than 40,000 pounds (around $68,475), a media report said Tuesday.

Meet the woman with 'biggest boobs' in Britain who finds it hard to clap

London, July 7 : The 34-year-old woman who has the Britain's biggest fake breasts has revealed that she finds it hard to clap.

British firefighters to attempt world's biggest naan

London, July 7 : A giant Indian naan, measuring 3.79 metres by 1.4 metres (12.5ft by 4.7ft), created by a team of British firefighters could find a place in record books, a media report said Monday.

Britain wants close relations with new Indian government

Mumbai, July 7 : British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne Monday started a high-level visit to India here, heading the biggest ever delegation and hoping for "good days" of cooperation between the two countries.

What makes you a true Brit revealed

London, July 6 : A new poll has revealed the list of some of the traits that makes a true Briton.

Britons' will be lost without cars, TV, tea among others: Study

London, July 6 : A new study has revealed that products like tea, TV, cars, computers have become the bare necessities of modern life among other goods for Briton people.

Brit army acquires world's first armor tank with invisible forcefield

London, July 6 : British army gets a new supertank, which is the first armored vehicle in the world that is protected by an invisible forcefield.

UK Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer to visit India next week

New Delhi, July 5 : The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, United Kingdom, William Hague and the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will be on an official visit to India from July 7-July 8 this year.

Music, art in Britain amazing, says Pharrell Williams

London, July 6 : "Happy" hitmaker Pharrell Williams loves to experience rainy season in Britain because he believes that it helps create "special" music.

TV star,84, jailed for sex assaults in Britain

London, July 4 : An 84-year-old Britain-based entertainer and TV presenter was jailed for five years and nine months after being found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls over nearly 20 years.

Brit couple sets record by kissing in wind tunnel for 31 min

London, July 4 : Lovebirds Terri Cass and Matt Lippert from Manchester set a new record with their 31 minutes and four seconds kiss in a wind tunnel with 110mph air blowing at them.

Brit girl performs sex acts with 20 men for free drinks

Melbourne, July 4 : A young British woman recently performed different sex acts with almost 20 men in a bar in Mallorca.

UK phone hacking scandal: Ex-News of the World editor Coulson jailed for 18 months

London, July 04 : Former News of the World (NoW) editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of a conspiracy to hack phones.

NoW's Andy Coulson jailed for phone hacking

London, July 4 : Andy Coulson, ex-editor of the now defunct News of the World (NoW) newspaper, was sentenced to 18 months in jail Friday for conspiracy to hack phones, BBC reported.

Queen to give her name to UK's largest warship with whisky, not champagne

London, July 4 : In a departure from tradition, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will smash a bottle of Islay malt whisky from the Bowmore Distillery, rather than a bottle of champagne on the hull of the nation's largest warship, which is to be named after her.

UK phone hacking scandal: Ex-News of the World editor Coulson to be sentenced

London, July 4 : Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is due to be sentenced after being found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones.

UK drew up plans in 2012 to train, equip 100 K Syrian rebels

London, July 4 : The military brass in the United Kingdom is reported to have drawn up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat that country's President, Bashar al-Assad.

UK airports on alert over 'human bomb' terror attack fears

London/Washington, July 4 : Airports across the United Kingdom have been placed on terror alert over fears that fanatics from Yemen and Syria have joined forces to plot a "stealth" bomb attack.