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Britain shuts down Libya embassy

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister David Cameron looks out over Tripoli on a visit last year

2:55am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Escalating violence in Libya has prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to shut down its embassy in the country.

PM jets off for Portugal holiday

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are spending their summer holidays in Portugal this year

12:42am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron is today jetting off to Portugal with his family for their summer holiday, Downing Street has confirmed.

Married couples 'keeping secrets'

Surrey Comet: 25% of married couples admit to having lied about something important

12:42am Saturday 2nd August 2014

A fifth of married people have a secret that could destroy their marriage, according to research by a law firm.

Tourism hailed as big Games winner

Surrey Comet: Some visitors to the Commonwealth Games have reported a desire to extend their stay in Glasgow or return again in future

12:42am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Glasgow's tourism industry will be one of the big winners of the Commonwealth Games, according to VisitScotland.

Charity 'appalled' at 230-mile move

Surrey Comet: An autistic woman is to be moved from Swansea to a specialist unit in Brighton, reports suggest

7:43pm Friday 1st August 2014

Charity Mencap said today it was "appalled" by reports that an autistic woman is to be moved from Swansea to a specialist unit in Brighton.

Father describes 'devastating' case

Surrey Comet: Allan Young outside the Old Bailey after being acquitted of manslaughter 16 years after shaking his newborn son and causing catastrophic brain injuries

3:48pm Friday 1st August 2014

A father who was wrongly accused of the manslaughter of his newborn son, 16 years after shaking the baby, said the "devastating" prosecution "turned my world upside down".

Bolt weathers storm for relay final

Surrey Comet: Silver medalist England's Nile Wilson, gold medalist Scotland's Daniel Purvis and bronze medalist England's Max Whitlock after the Men's Parallel Bars Final

1:50am Friday 1st August 2014

The world's fastest man received rapturous cheers and applause at Scotland's national stadium at the end of another glittering day for the home nations.

Pier fire now treated as suspicious

Surrey Comet: Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne meet members of the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service on Eastbourne Pier, Sussex

6:04am Friday 1st August 2014

The fire which destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier may have been started deliberately, detectives have said.

RBS reiterates independence warning

Surrey Comet: RBS said a Yes vote in Scotland's independence referendum will have a "material adverse effect" on its business

11:12am Friday 1st August 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland has repeated its warning of a "material adverse effect" on its business if Scots vote in favour of independence next month.






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