Cuts to welfare payments will hit the local economies of Britain's northern towns and cities as much as five times as hard as the Conservative heartland southern counties.
With shrinking job prospects and looming austerity cuts, Blackpool is still struggling to find a 21st-century identity.
Conditions are about to get tougher still for many Asda supermarket customers as a raft of welfare changes introduced this month reduce incomes for millions of households.
Main streets and store chains across Britain are bracing themselves for the impact of fresh welfare cuts, with some retailers adapting their product mix and marketing strategies in response.
Two decades after the closure of the coal mine where he started his career, 68-year-old Rob Mason still works most days stacking shelves at a local convenience store.
Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected criticism of the government's welfare reforms after a Financial Times analysis shows that cuts target Britain's poorest regions.
The UK government’s reform of the welfare state will cut household spending power by $29 billion. Three small retailers in London’s Walworth Road discuss how they are adapting to survive.
The Stephen Lawrence murder case is re-writing criminal law in Britain. Has it put Britain's double jeopardy protection in jeopardy?
Racist policing practices plagued the case of Stephen Lawrence, as revealed in the Macpherson Inquiry of 1997. Fourteen years later, institutional racism is still a concern for the Lawrence family.
When a racist murder was left unsolved, London's media subjected five suspects to headlines that declared their guilt. Would a jury reach its own verdict?
The trend-setting British aid agency DfID is establishing requirements that recipients of aid funding disclose how they are actually spending the money. Transparency like this could be a game-changer.
Scotland’s soaring national pride speaks volumes about the potential of a complicated dissolution from the United Kingdom.