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The bizarre Turkish ghost town of abandoned Gothic ‘castles’.

By  Chris Leadbeater, travel correspondent You could probably argue that the mind of the architect has never dreamed up a style of building quite as romantic as the Gothic fortress. There is something about its points and precision – sharp turrets...

London state school says 41 students offered Oxbridge place.

Many of the successful applicants at Brampton Manor academy are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Sally Weale Education correspondent A state school in east London is celebrating after 41 of its students – almost all of them from minority ethnic...

Ministers consider ending jail terms of six months or less.

The Ministry of Justice is considering banning prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales. Ministers argue that short jail terms are less effective at cutting reoffending than community penalties. Prisons minister Rory Stewart told the Daily...

Worst Christmas for retailers in a decade, says BRC.

Retail sales were flat in December, as UK businesses experienced their worst Christmas in a decade, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Total retail sales showed 0% year-on-year growth during the month, the worst December performance since 2008. The BRC...
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