Image copyright AFP Former Labour and Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Lib Dems. The Streatham MP told the Times he had been “wrong” to think “millions of politically homeless people… wanted a new option on the ballot paper”. “I also think I vastly underestimated the importance of having an infrastructure and existing…

Image copyright AFP Image caption Altaf Hussain requested asylum in the UK in the 1990s Altaf Hussain, the self-exiled founder of one of Pakistan’s biggest political parties, has been arrested in the UK, his spokesman has said. The Metropolitan Police would only confirm that a man in his 60s had been held in an investigation…

Image copyright Southern Image caption Southern Rail tweeted pictures of flooded tracks and advised people against travelling Heavy downpours across England are causing major disruption for road and rail users. Rail operator Southern has advised people to avoid travelling, delay journeys or use alternative routes. It tweeted “train services running across the whole network will…

President Trump is on the second day of his three-day state visit to the UK, joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump. Mr and Mrs Trump will be visiting Downing Street for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, followed by an evening banquet at Winfield House, the London residence of the US ambassador. Protests…

Protesters against Donald Trump’s UK visit have launched a talking and moving robot named the “Trump-Dumper”. The robot, which depicts President Trump sitting on the toilet, talks in a tongue-in-cheek fashion and takes on the US President’s sometimes controversial tweets. Its creators hope its popularity overtakes the Donald Trump baby blimp which flew over London…

President Trump has arrived in the UK with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, for his first state visit. The President’s children and their families will be joining him on the three-day trip, which includes lunch with the Queen, and a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. Here are pictures from the visit, starting on Monday….

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK last July was not an official state visit US President Donald Trump will arrive in the UK on Monday morning for a three-day official state visit. Air Force One is expected to land at London Stansted Airport at 09:00 BST. The Queen…

On Monday 3 June, US President Donald Trump will arrive in London for a three-day state visit. The president and First Lady Melania Trump will be guests of the Queen and attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings. He will also have official talks with the prime minister at…