Labour would revoke any anti-strike laws introduced by Tory government, says Keir Starmer

A Labour government would repeal any new anti-strike laws introduced by the Tories, Sir Keir Starmer confirmed on Thursday.

Your little black book of the best wellness practitioners and healing havens in London

Body and mind in need of a full-body MOT? From gong baths to biohacking chambers —Rosie Fitzmaurice has the ultimate London directory

Hugh Jackman reflects on alleged behaviour on set of early X-Men films

The Australian actor had his breakthrough role as Wolverine in the first instalment of the superhero franchise in 2000.

EU agrees ‘to strongly encourage’ negative Covid test for travellers from China

European Union states have also been advised to conduct random testing on arrivals from China, regardless of nationality

Police ‘not interested in prosecuting fraud’, deputy High Court judge says

The barrister spoke about the decline in prosecuting the crime since the 90s, saying ‘fraud just isn’t that exciting’

Newham: Man charged with murder of fellow resident at adult care facility

A 21-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a fellow resident at an adult care home in Newham.

Greggs sales soar by a quarter despite snow and strikes

The low-cost food chain said total sales rose 23% over the year to hit £1.51 billion, up from £1.23 billion the previous year.

Ice Age hunters used cave paintings to time life cycles of animals, study shows

A study has found the wall paintings were more than art – they timed the reproductive cycle of animals.

France to send ‘tank killer’ AMX-10 to Ukraine

It’s the first time that Western-made armoured vehicles are being sent to support the Ukrainian army

KSI confirms Faze Temper as new opponent after ‘underprepared’ Dillon Danis pulls out of grudge fight

KSI has confirmed Faze Temper as a replacement opponent after Dillon Danis pulled out of their planned bout at short notice.

Fay Weldon death: Prolific author and playwright dies aged 91

Weldon’s works included ‘The Cloning of Joanna May’ and ‘The Life and Loves of a She-Devil’

Czech government OKs bill for 2% GDP spending on military

The Czech government has approved a bill aimed at bringing defense spending at the required NATO goal of 2% of gross domestic product as Russia’s war in Ukraine continues

Israel demolishes parts of West Bank hamlet set for eviction

Residents and activists say the Israeli military has demolished homes, water tanks and olive orchards in two Palestinian villages in the south of the occupied West Bank

Sunak promises to tackle inflation and NHS waiting lists in major speech

Delivering his first speech of 2023, the Prime Minister promised to deliver ‘peace of mind’ to the public.

EU hails high gas storage levels despite Russian cuts

The European Union says natural gas storage levels are high despite Russian attempts to choke off supplies to Europe amid the war in Ukraine

Outrage as Qatar pays for Wales first minister’s ‘lavish’ five-star hotel stay

The first minister, economy minister and their officials were put up in the Ritz-Carlton Doha during a trip to the World Cup

Republicans set for talks after Kevin McCarthy losing Speaker votes sends US House into chaos

The day of high political drama was the first time in a century the House had failed to choose a Speaker after a first round vote

House speaker vote: McCarthy thanks Trump for final votes as fight nearly breaks out on floor

Kevin McCarthy failed to get enough votes to become the next House speaker during three roll calls on Tuesday

Novak Djokovic urges Wimbledon to allow Russian players to return

The Serbian is hopeful former world number one Daniil Medvedev can play on the grass court grand slam this year

GB knocked out of United Cup by US after Dan Evans loses to Frances Tiafoe

Great Britain missed out on pulling off a third upset in the United Cup after losing out to a star-studded United States line-up in their Sydney play-off.

I’d rather wear a ‘virtue-signalling’ mask than be selfish without one

What is there not to like about something that can do so much good for so little personal inconvenience?

Cabin crew tackle fire at altitude as laptop bursts into flames on Lufthansa flight

The plane made an emergency landing and two people suffered from smoke inhalation

Care home centenarians enjoy festive birthdays and advise fresh air and laughter

Audrey White, 102, and Phyllis Long, 106, recently celebrated their birthdays with a joint surprise party.

Islamic State claims Afghanistan airport checkpoint bombing

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bombing near a checkpoint at the Afghan capital’s military airport that killed and wounded several people

Myanmar army leader touts election plan on Independence Day

Myanmar’s ruling military leader, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, has described plans for an election later this year and called for national unity in a speech as he led a … Continue Reading →

New president to lead Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino

Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino on Tuesday hired a new management team as the property pushes for an even greater share of the market

Food price inflation hits record high of 13.3% during ‘challenging Christmas’

‘Unlikely there will be any improvement in the near term’, says expert

Antonio Conte vows to leave Spurs unless he’s ‘100 per cent convinced’ by project

Antonio Conte has won trophies at Inter Milan, Chelsea and Juventus

Marcus Rashford scores again as Man Utd cruise to win over Bournemouth

Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth: Goals from Casemiro, Luke Shaw and Rashford secured a seventh consecutive home win

Democrats take control as Minnesota Legislature convenes

Democrats took full control of state government as the Minnesota Legislature convened for its 2023 session Tuesday

Dancing On Ice 2023: Images of judges and hosts revealed

Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Ashley Banjo and Oti Mabuse return to the judging panel as Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby host.

We need to call out the despicable response to Damar Hamlin’s injury

Conservative pundit Charlie Kirk leaped at the chance to spread conspiracy theories and medical misinformation

Kevin McCarthy loses second round of voting for House speaker amid GOP defections

Nineteen Republicans vote against his nomination to lead the House

George Takei takes aim at Star Trek co-star William Shatner again: ‘He’s a self-involved prima donna’

The actor made the comments in response to Shatner claiming his former co-star has ‘never stopped blackening my name’

Tobacco companies to foot the bill for cigarette butts in Spain

The new rules are part of a broader set of initiatives designed to combat waste and increase rates of recycling in Spain

Pressure mounts on Government over NHS crisis

Downing Street said the Government has been ‘up front’ with the public about the pressure the NHS faces this winter.

Semi Radradra at centre of tug-of-war between Barbarians and World XV for Twickenham clash

Eddie Jones and Steve Hansen are embroiled in a tug of war over Semi Radradra’s services for the Barbarians clash against the World XV in May.

Republican areas saw ‘baby boom’ after Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential win

Researchers suggest Trump’s presidency increased Republicans’ economic optimism, motivating them to have more children

Best Apple iPhone 13 Pro deals January 2023

The new iPhone 13 range is the third generation where Apple has included a ‘Pro’ variation amongst its offering of handsets.

EU offers help, prepares to counter China's COVID crisis

The European Union has offered China help to deal with its COVID-19 crisis and is willing to donate vaccines

New rain alert issued for parts of UK as Met Office warns floods possible

Scotland and Wales to be hit with heavy rain, causing flooding and transport disruption

Selena Gomez quips she’s in a ‘throuple’ with pals Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz during New Year break

The trio spent New Year’s Eve soaking up the sun and took to Instagram to document their fun-filled trip to Mexico

BLM organiser denies fraud charges related to Colston protest

Xahra Saleem has been accused of two counts of fraud by abuse of position in relation to fundraising pages.

The driving law that means a million drivers could owe a £1000 fine

Photocards must be renewed every 10 years to ensure the image is a true likeness of the driver.

Manufacturing sector hits 31-month low in new survey

Companies saw their PMI scores drop for the fifth month in a row.

Poke House plans fundraise worth £44 million and eyes up Middle East

Co-founder Matteo Pichi told the PA news agency he wants the restaurant chain to remain a global leader.

Manchester United vs AFC Bournemouth LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League fixture

NFL player Damar Hamlin in critical condition after collapsing on field and receiving CPR

Collapse came after player tackled opposing receiver

Rail strikes: Warning of disruption as passengers return to work after new year

Passengers, including those returning to work after the festive break, were warned to expect ‘significant disruption’.

Erik ten Hag says Man Utd will not ‘burn’ cash on signing who cannot make impact

Ten Hag is hoping to sign a striker in the January transfer window

Liverpool player ratings vs Brentford: Tsimikas nightmare and Nunez out of luck as Van Dijk and Konate suffer

Liverpool’s run of four consecutive Premier League victories was abruptly ended by a surprise defeat at Brentford.

Twitter users delighted as Brighton welcome back Mac Allister with confetti

Alexis Mac Allister received a hero’s welcome at Brighton & Hove Albion following his World Cup win with Argentina.

Rescuers battling to save boy, 10, trapped in 115ft shaft after New Year’s Eve fall

The boy fell down the narrow but deep hole at the construction site for a new bridge in Vietnam

Luxury gym club Equinox divides members with ‘exclusionary’ anti-new year’s resolution campaign

‘January is a fantasy, delivered to your door in a pastel-coloured box,’ the fitness club’s campaign reads

Five ways to beat burnout in 2023

Since my first bout of burnout in early 2021, it hasn’t returned. So I’m now encouraging others to raise their SQ (spiritual intelligence) for success

Germany condemns New Year's attacks on fire, police officers

The German government is condemning incidents on New Year’s Eve in which police officers and firefighters were attacked mostly with fireworks

Engineer shares tips to knock £145 off energy bills

‘It’s little things that we can all do that can make a big difference’

In Pictures: Heatwaves, storms and a big freeze all hit UK in 2022

A stormy start to the year made way for record high temperatures – and then floods and a big freeze.

‘Here’s to getting older, getting bolder’: Paulina Porizkova shares bare-faced selfie to launch 2023

‘In 2023, my hopes are to be able to let go of the past,’ says model

New Year’s resolutions typically lead to misery – here’s how to make them work

Most of us set ambitious goals for ourselves on 1 January. Come 2 January, we tend to have already abandoned them. Then the self-punishment sets in. But all is not … Continue Reading →

Best mobile phones of 2023

Need a new mobile? The smartphone market is bursting with options to suit Apple iPhone aficionados and Android lovers.

The best places for digital nomads to work in London

No fixed work address? No problem. From minimalist cafes to cosy libraries, we round up the best places for digital nomads to work in London — and, no, you don’t … Continue Reading →

New year on Corrie to bring shock, danger and a killer who has the cast worried

Producer Iain MacLeod gives a hint of the stories in store for the soap in 2023.

‘You rubbed your body against his’: Transcript of rape victim’s ‘brutal’ cross-examination in court

Exclusive: Transcript reveals ‘brutal but typical’ examination by defence barrister

Love Island Winter releases trailer for season 9 in South Africa

Fans get a look at Maya Jamas as the new host

Sight of Easter eggs on supermarket shelves leaves Londoners users confused

Some frustrated social media users reported seeing Easter eggs on shelves as early as December 28.

Martin Odegaard warns title rivals there is plenty more to come from Arsenal

The Gunners start 2023 seven points clear at the summit of the Premier League

The Independent’s pound-for-pound boxing rankings

Here are our top 10 men’s boxers in the world

Anita Pointer: The Pointer Sisters singer dies aged 74

Anita Pointer, one of four sibling singers who earned pop success and critical acclaim as The Pointer Sisters, died Saturday at the age of 74

The best air fryer deals in the January 2023 sales: Offers on Ninja, Philips, Tower and more

Cook healthier dishes in the new year – and at a lower cost

Scott Parker lands Champions League job as he is named new manager of Belgian giants Club Brugge

Scott Parker has been appointed as the new manager of Belgian giants Club Brugge.

Another Erling Haaland goal not enough as Man City are held by Everton

Man City 1-1 Everton: Demarai Gray curled in a brilliant equaliser to end a three-game losing streak for the Toffees

Eberechi Eze scores to ensure Crystal Palace secure victory in front of Bournemouth’s new owners

Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace: Jordan Ayew netted the first before Eze sealed the points

Manchester City 1-1 Everton: Arsenal handed unexpected boost in title race as Pep Guardiola’s side drop points

Arsenal were given an unexpected boost in the title race as Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton at the Etihad Stadium.

King expresses ‘deep sadness’ after death of former Pope Benedict

Charles has led tributes in the UK after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died aged 95.

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United forward dropped by Erik ten Hag for ‘disciplinary’ reasons

The England forward has been in fine form since returning from the World Cup

Girl, 5, saved toddler brothers after Christmas Day car crash killed both parents

Jake Day, 28, and Cindy Braddock, 25, died in the crash in Western Australia – the children were left to fend for themselves for two days in the outback

Brendan Rodgers tips ‘strong character’ Wout Faes to bounce back

The Belgium defender’s two own goals handed Liverpool victory over Leicester.

FTSE 100’s small losses over 2022 help it outperform international markets

London’s top index fell by just 0.7% in 2022, and the pound lost about 1.5 cents against the US dollar.

Brighton vs Arsenal predicted lineups and team news for Premier League fixture tonight

Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League match at the Amex Stadium

Crossrail guide to Gidea Park: average house prices, new homes and Elizabeth Line journey times to central London

This Crossrail area has good property stock, plentiful green space, and a burgeoning foodie scene.

Wet and windy weather expected to continue over New Year weekend

Forecasters said the deadly bomb cyclone that sent temperatures plunging in the US over Christmas is causing the unsettled weather in the UK.

Much of the Idaho murders remains a mystery after arrest of suspect Bryan Kohberger

Police still haven’t found a murder weapon or motive

New Year Honours list: How Dame Mary Quant changed the face of fashion

Prudence Wade explores the legacy of the feminist icon who helped make the miniskirt famous.

A Pocono mountain raid and months of questions: How police finally made an arrest in the Idaho murders

For nearly seven weeks police gave little information on what they knew about the murders of Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves, writes Io Dodds

Unbelievable! Chris Kamara made MBE in New Years Honours

There was a huge outpouring of support for Kamara when he went public about his apraxia of speech diagnosis, saying he felt ‘a fraud’ as a broadcaster having learned he … Continue Reading →

Dame Denise Lewis ‘blown away’ by New Year Honour

Lewis was president of Commonwealth Games England when the event was held in Birmingham and the West Midlands this summer, 22 years after her gold medal at the 2000 Sydney … Continue Reading →

First female executive director of Royal Society receives damehood

Dame Julie Maxton said it was ‘wonderful’ to be honoured.

Travellers from China to require negative Covid-19 test to enter UK from January

Anyone flying from China from January 5 will be required to show a negative Covid-19 test before departing.

Foreign accounts, Melania’s modelling, no charity in 2020: What we know about Trump’s tax returns

Melania’s modeling, Trump’s stingy charity habits and where he claimed taxable income or losses

A suspect’s been arrested in the Idaho murders – but these 12 questions remain unanswered

With each piece of information revealed or theory debunked, dozens more questions emerge. Sheila Flynn, Rachel Sharp and Andrea Blanco report on the murders that have rocked the small town … Continue Reading →

Suspect in deaths of Idaho students arrested in Pennsylvania

A suspect in the killings of four slain Idaho students has been arrested in eastern Pennsylvania, a law enforcement official said Friday

Ireland experiences warmest year on record

A record temperature of 33C was recorded in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on July 18.

2023 public domain debuts include last Sherlock Holmes work

Sherlock Holmes is finally free to the American public in 2023

We won’t be relegated from Premier League, says new Bournemouth chairman Bill Foley

The Cherries currently lie in 14th place in the table.

Ex-Labour MP Alice Mahon dies aged 85

The former MP for Halifax was an outspoken critic of Sir Tony Blair and the war in Iraq.

Prince Andrew: The Musical is tasteless and should never have been made

Kieran Hodgson stars in a jauntily satirical trip through the life of the controversy-hit royal. Channel 4’s latest stunt commission might be well intentioned, writes Louis Chilton, but there’s no … Continue Reading →

‘You’ve got to deliver’: Democrats take charge in Michigan

Come January, Democrats will be in charge of Michigan state government for the first time in nearly 40 years

Romanian authorities deny pizza box led to Andrew Tate’s arrest as influencer held for 30 days

Romanian news outlets are reporting that divisive social media personality Andrew Tate has been arrested on charges of human trafficking and rape

Elle Edwards: Police appeal to find Mercedes after shooting as family pay tribute to ‘bright star’

Ms Edwards was fatally shot at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, shortly before midnight on Saturday, December 24.

Andrew Tate posts bizarre tweet after being arrested on suspicion of rape and trafficking

Tate and his brother have reportedly been under investigation since April

Travel disruption as heavy rain across Scotland sparks floods

Motorists are being advised to only travel if really necessary in areas subjected to an amber weather warning.

Eddie Howe won’t ‘handcuff’ himself for summer with needless January spending

The Magpies sit third in the table ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leeds.

Adam Driver’s appeal as an actor has been mischaracterised. He’s a very modern movie star

As the Oscar-nominated star of ‘Marriage Story’ and ‘Star Wars’ plays a death-obsessed schlub in Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of ‘White Noise’, Philippa Snow salutes an actor whose unusual, idiosyncratic eroticism … Continue Reading →

An absolute giant – Newcastle boss Eddie Howe pays tribute to Pele

The Brazil great died in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Idaho murders – update: ‘Bright and awkward’ suspect Bryan Kohberger ‘eager to be exonerated,’ lawyer says

Follow for live updates on the investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students in Moscow

Pakistan Tourism account slammed for sharing ‘sexist’ video of couple in cable car

Clip shows tourist threatening to throw his wife from a cable car for annoying him

Ariana Grande sends Christmas gifts to children in Manchester hospitals

‘Thank you Ariana!’ the Manchester Children’s Hospital’s charity wrote on Twitter.

Winter storm Elliott – latest: Driving ban lifted in Buffalo as blizzard deaths hit 38

Buffalo region worst affected in US with at least 38 deaths after blizzard dumped 50 inches of snow on city

Dustpan and brush and used deodorant ‘among worst Christmas gifts’

Nearly a quarter of people had given unwanted gifts away, according to a Which? survey which asked people about Christmas in 2021.

Steps star Ian ‘H’ Watkins responds after thousands of fans blocked by him: ‘Busy day at the office’:

The hashtag ‘BlockedByHFromSteps’ has been trending this week

Mining and retail stocks push FTSE 100 into the green

The FTSE 100 closed 24.18 points higher, or 0.32%, at 7,497.19.

New Year weather: London set for wet start to 2023 with showers forecast

The New Year is likely to not get off to a bright start for Londoners, with wind and rain forecast for Saturday night.

Peter Andre feeling confident about turning 50 after finally finding ‘the right balance’ in life

EXCLUSIVE: The Mysterious Girl singer says he used to put a lot of pressure on himself when he was younger, but with age comes wisdom

Two children under 10 die with Strep A in Scotland

Public Health Scotland has published the latest figures.

Over 4,000 Londoners fined for using their phones while driving in 18% rise in a year

A total of 19,655 fixed-penalty notices were issued last year across England and Wales

Russian troops ‘to be able to freeze sperm for free’ amid Ukraine invasion, says lawyer

Russian reservists called up to fight in Ukraine will be able to freeze their sperm for free, a lawyer has claimed.

Superfoods, supplements and a serious overdraft: How I learnt to turn off the wellness noise

As a new year marks a resurgence in the pursuit of wellness, Olivia Petter explains how she managed to distance herself from an industry that relies on restriction and obsessiveness