The partygate inquiry: The key questions facing Boris Johnson

The Commons Privileges Committee has set out the issues it intends to address when it questions the former prime minister.


Harry and Meghan have been taught a harsh lesson about grace-and-favour Frogmore Cottage

Marie Antoinette had the “Petit Trianon” at Versailles as her go-to escape, Tolstoy had Yasnaya Polyana in the Russian countryside and the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes had the ten-bedroom … Continue Reading →


MP Neil Coyle: Complaints about my drunk behaviour possibly saved my life

The independent MP is facing a five-day suspension from the House of Commons after two drunken confrontations in a Commons bar.


World Water Day: What is it and how can you take part?

Campaigners want people to ‘step up’ and be the ‘change they want to see in the world’.


Coppélia at Sadler’s Wells review: Silicon Valley reboot of this classic ballet couldn’t be more timely

Scottish Ballet continues to punch above its weight with another hit


Alex Murdaugh prosecutors speak to cheering crowd after guilty trial verdict: ‘No one is above the law’

South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson struck a jubilant tone as he hailed the disgraced lawyer’s conviction as proof that the justice system works


Two Americans arrested on charges of selling tech to Russia

The Justice Department has arrested two Kansas men on allegations that they illegally exported aviation-related technology to Russia and provided repair services for the equipment


Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Follow live updates as Alex Murdaugh is found guilty of all charges


Transgender pastor claims bias, sues Lutheran denomination

The Rev. Megan Rohrer has filed a lawsuit against the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America alleging gender discrimination and a hostile work environment


California’s snow-stranded residents need food, plows, help

With Southern California’s mountain communities under a snow emergency, residents are grappling with power outages, roof collapses, storm-related fires and lack of baby formula and medicine


Sarah Ferguson says she has ‘no judgement’ of Harry and Meghan: ‘I’m not in a position to make any judgements’

Duchess of York says: ‘I don’t believe that any single person has the right to judge another person’


Florida man dies from brain eating amoeba after using tap water for sinus rinse

Officials urge individuals to properly sterilise water before using in sinus rinse


Maryland mayor arrested on 56 counts of child sex abuse images

Patrick Wojahn, 47, faces up to 360 years in prison if convicted after arrest in Prince George County



MI5 not fit to keep us safe, says father of Arena attack’s youngest victim

The inquiry into the atrocity found it might have been prevented if MI5 had acted more swiftly on intelligence received in the months before.


An extremist ‘Petri dish brimming with germs’: How Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi was radicalised

Terrorist had extremist parents who took him to fight in Libyan civil war, and Isis-supporting friends


Junior doctors strike to go ahead after talks with Government fail

British Medical Association representatives branded talks with Health Secretary Steve Barclay ‘disappointing’


Sue Gray resigns amid reports of appointment as Keir Starmer’s chief of staff

The senior civil servant, who investigated the partygate scandal, has quit the Cabinet Office.


Trump claims Pence and DeSantis too boring for CPAC as he warns he’s preparing ‘monster’ speech

The former president says ‘the crowds have no interest in anything they have to say’


Less than half of California now in drought, monitor reports

Parched western state relieved by recent run of snow and rain from winter storms


Harry and Meghan’s absence would ‘cast a shadow’ over King Charles’ coronation, royal expert says

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been ‘evicted’ from their UK residence


Leicester offer James Maddison injury update ahead of crunch Southampton clash

The Foxes forward has been struggling with illness this week


Bowel cancer breakthrough as scientists find chemotherapy response could be predicted by existing NHS test

Researchers hope KRAS test can serve renewed function as soon as possible


Javi Gracia hoping personal history repeats itself for Leeds against Chelsea

Gracia enjoyed a 4-1 win over the Blues in his third game as Watford manager and faces them again having won one and lost one with Leeds


Judge in Young Thug trial orders probe of leaked evidence

The judge overseeing the racketeering and gang case against Atlanta rapper Young Thug and others has ordered an investigation into the leak of a video that shows a state’s witness … Continue Reading →


Police believe baby of Constance Marten ‘may have been dead for some time’ as they give update

Flowers have been laid near where Constance Marten and Mark Gordon were arrested on Monday


Johnson warns Sunak against corporation tax hike

The former prime minister said the rate should be slashed rather than raised.


Motorway closed after truck hits overhead gantry

National Highways said the crash happened on the M5 near Bristol on Thursday morning.


Gatwick: Person hit by train near Redhill affecting services to airport

National Rail says major disruption is expected until 4pm


Fukushima plant head: Too early to predict decommissioning

The head of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant says details of the damage inside its reactors are only beginning to be known 12 years after it was hit by a … Continue Reading →


Pedestrian who swore at cyclist on pavement before she was hit by car is jailed for manslaughter

CCTV footage shows Auriol Grey, 49, shouted at retired midwife Celia Ward to “get off the f***ing pavement”


Warning over surge in vehicles without MOT as drivers ‘cannot afford tests’

Drivers in Britain can be fined up to £1,000 for using a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate.


I feel sorry for Leonardo DiCaprio, he’ll never experience love like me

When my wife first told me that she thought she might be perimenopausal I was shocked and confused. I demanded to know who the hell this Perry character was and … Continue Reading →


Keir Starmer considers appointing Sue Gray as Labour chief of staff

Senior civil servant led Partygate inquiry in Boris Johnson government


Tommy Fury on boxing rematch with Jake Paul: ‘I will stop him’

Fury dedicated the win to his partner Molly-Mae Hague, who he met on the fifth series of the hit ITV2 dating show, and their newborn daughter Bambi.


Success of Big Brother ITV reboot depends on keeping it like its ‘golden period’

The long-running TV show is slated to return in September or October.


TikTok sets screen time limit for under-18s: How kids can help parents learn about online safety

The UK Safer Internet Centre tells Lisa Salmon how youngsters can teach online safety to parents.


8 key spring/summer fashion trends to know about now

From full skirts to Noughties denim, get ready for the new season with these key looks. By Katie Wright.


Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Jurors were taken to the Murdaugh’s 1,700-acre Moselle estate on Wednesday morning to see for themselves where the disgraced attorney allegedly gunned down his victims


Over 26,000 evacuated as floods hit Malaysia again; 1 dead

Rescuers in boats have retrieved families trapped on rooftops and hauled others to safety as villages in parts of Malaysia were submerged in floodwaters


‘Joyful’ portrait of Picasso’s daughter Maya sells at auction for over £18m

The piece was one of five works that was sold for more than £15 million at the sale by auction house Sotheby’s on Wednesday


Man paralyzed by officer who mistook gun for Taser sues

A Florida man is suing after being paralyzed by a police officer who mistook his handgun for his Taser and shot him in the back


Three things we’re keeping an eye on at CPAC this week

Conservatism’s spectaccle returns to Washington


What is ESG investing and why do some hate it so much?

After starting as a niche corner of the finance world, ESG investing has since exploded to become a major force on Wall Street _ and the latest front in the … Continue Reading →


Emily In Paris’ Lily Collins would ‘love’ to start family with director husband

The actress and Charlie McDowell tied the knot in September 2021.


Ministers considered culling pet cats at start of pandemic, says former minister

Lord Bethell says ‘there was an idea at one moment that we might have to ask the public to exterminate all the cats in Britain’



John Fury joins Twitter and Joe Root reflects – Wednesday’s sporting social

We look at some of the best examples on social from March 1.


Mortgage prisoners must be freed, says Martin Lewis

Some borrowers have been trapped on high rates since the 2008 financial crisis.


UK’s top stocks jump higher as Bank boss weighs up further rate hikes

The FTSE 100 closed 38.65 points higher, or 0.49%, at 7,914.93,


Why was Alex Murdaugh convicted of murder? Here’s what defence and prosecution argued over six weeks of trial

A jury will soon decide the fate of Alex Murdaugh who is on trial for the murders of his wife and son. But is he guilty? Here’s what the prosecution … Continue Reading →


Greta Thunberg removed from anti-wind farm protest by police in Oslo

Protesters staged demo in Norway’s capital over wind turbines on land used by Sami herders


Jailed gangland murderer sues government over claims prison officers broke his arm

Antoin Gray is claiming £20,000 for injury he says he sustained in clash with prison officers


NHS Trust accused of causing ‘pain and grief’ for family in new mothers’ inquest

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust has delayed the five-year wait for answers for the families of two mothers who died after childbirth.


When is Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023?

The campaign will be held from March 13-19, with 24 free events.


Dawid Malan century leads England to three-wicket victory over Bangladesh for ODI series lead

The left-hander smashed eight fours and four sixes but more importantly held his nerve as wickets tumbled at the other end


Germany introduces feminist foreign policy

Germany’s foreign and development ministers have presented their government’s new feminist foreign policy guidelines that are supposed to ensure that all people “have the same right to representation and access … Continue Reading →


Israeli army arrests Palestinian suspects in deadly shooting

The Israeli military says Israeli troops arrested two Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing earlier this week of an American-Israeli


Alex Murdaugh jury visits Moselle estate where wife and son were murdered as trial draws to close

The jury visit to the scene of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s murders will take place under tight security, with no media present


‘The Boy in the Tent’ to end charity camping challenge after three years

Max Woosey, from Braunton in Devon, has raised more than £600,000 for a local hospice.


‘Crazy, foolish, totally wrong’: Denmark scraps 300-year-old holiday to pay for Nato defence budget

The loss of the holiday – created more than 300 years ago when a Danish bishop merged several minor holidays – has triggered a backlash throughout the country


I’m proud to build on Rojo’s legacy, says English National Ballet’s new boss

Aaron S. Watkin launched ENB’s 2023/24 season on Wednesday


Watch: Rishi Sunak faces PMQs after striking new Brexit deal

Watch live as Rishi Sunak faces Prime Minister’s Questions as he seeks support on a new Brexit deal on trade rules struck with EU Commission president Ursula von Der Leyen.


How Ukraine is pioneering war-time science with mobile DNA laboratories

New technology cuts down the time taken to identify Ukraine’s war dead from potentially years to just over an hour


Ed Sheeran says wife Cherry Seaborn ‘developed tumour in pregnancy’

Ed Sheeran has revealed his wife Cherry Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumour while pregnant causing him to spiral into “fear, depression and anxiety”.


Ed Sheeran reveals wife was diagnosed with tumour during pregnancy

The singer said the experience had helped shape his latest album.


The 5 best new movies to watch in March, from Rye Lane to The Beasts

As a new month arrives, Jacob Stolworthy shares his recommendations for the films you should seek out


Handel the Philanthropist at Barbican Hall review: stirring stuff with sparks aplenty

It may not be top-drawer Handel but this performance still set it alight


What to know about Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial

Alex Murdaugh and his family long dominated the legal scene is his small, rural South Carolina county where the only roads in are two lanes


What the papers say – March 1

Politics dominates Wednesday’s front pages.


Majority of schools to face strike disruption as 200,000 teachers begin walkout

The National Education Union has estimated that 200,000 members will strike over three days of action this week.


AI picks out transplant organs ‘with much greater accuracy than humans’

A new project is being backed by ministers, NHS Blood and Transplant and the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit.


Pep Guardiola hails ‘flabbergasting’ Phil Foden after FA Cup double

The England forward has scored three goals in his last two appearances.


‘It’s not easy to decide the best’: Marco Silva on Fulham’s stunning FA Cup goals

Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon’s strikes were equally impressive.


Memphis officer killed in line of duty honored at funeral

A Memphis police officer who was shot while responding to a confrontation at a library has been remembered at his funeral as a strong, proud and dedicated U.S. Marine and … Continue Reading →


Mississippi enacts ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a bill to ban gender-affirming care in the state for anyone younger than 18


Leicester City vs Blackburn Rovers LIVE: FA Cup result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from King Power Stadium


Opera Philadelphia resets 3 new works composed by women

Opera Philadelphia has rescheduled three new works composed by women that were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic


US Rep. Joaquin Castro recovering following cancer surgery

Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas says he is recovering after undergoing cancer surgery in Houston


Ready to dance? ‘Naatu Naatu’ is coming to the Oscars

Break out those suspenders and dancing shoes: M


Reviving Bob Fosse’s ‘Dancin’ calls on body memory for fuel

Choreographer Wayne Cilento faced an uphill task planning a revival of Bob Fosse’s revue “Dancin’ for Broadway


Risk to baby ‘as high as it’s been’ after missing couple found

Constance Marten and her partner Mark Gordon were arrested in Brighton on Monday.


Rupert Murdoch gave Jared Kushner confidential information about Biden election ads, Dominion filing claims

Right-wing media mogul spoke under oath over $1.6bn defamation suit filed by Dominion Voting Systems


MasterChef host Gregg Wallace receives honour at Windsor Castle

Wallace, who fronts the cooking show MasterChef alongside John Torode, has been recognised for services to food and charity.


Pacto histórico! How the European papers covered Rishi Sunak’s ‘breakthrough’ on Northern Ireland deal

European papers were largely positive about Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal


NATO chief: membership for Finland, Sweden ‘top priority’

NATO’s secretary-general says membership for Finland and Sweden is “a top priority” for the military alliance and is urging members Turkey and Hungary which haven’t yet ratified the Nordic countries’ … Continue Reading →



Public hearing into Azeem Rafiq’s racism allegations set to begin

The 32-year-old first spoke out about his experience of racial harassment and bullying across two spells with Yorkshire back in 2020.


Yellowstone star addresses claim show will end because of Kevin Costner controversy

There is much confusion regarding the Western drama’s future


Cyprus’ new president says country on firm Western footing

Cyprus’ new president has affirmed the island nation’s Western foreign policy orientation as a member of the European Union that seeks to further strengthen its bonds with the U.S. President … Continue Reading →


Holly Willoughby puts a vintage spin on dressing for the office with today’s This Morning outfit

For Tuesday’s show, the presenter opted for a detailed shirt paired with a mini skirt


Constance Marten – latest news: Court hears baby ‘Victoria’ found with pile of nappies in shed

The couple have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect as search for baby continues


Number of people sleeping rough in England rises for first time since 2017

The rise has been branded a ‘massive, collective failure’ by a charity.


F1 joins forces with Tottenham to build stunning indoor go-kart track below stadium

The venue – which will be built below the stadium’s iconic single-tier South Stand – will be the world’s first in-stadium electric karting facility when it opens in autumn 2023


‘Axe is back’: Damian Lewis confirms his return to Billions

The actor, 52, will reprise the role of hedge fund wizard Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod for the upcoming seventh series


Cobra Gold military exercises resume at pre-pandemic size

Thai and U.S. officials have officially opened annual Cobra Gold multinational military exercises, now restored to one of the world’s largest following three years of sharp pandemic cutbacks, reinforcing the … Continue Reading →


Transgender rapist Isla Bryson jailed for eight years

Transgender rapist Isla Bryson, 31, has been jailed at the High Court in Edinburgh after being found guilty of raping two women while still a man.


Dentsu and others charged in Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging probe

The Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal has widened with Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and five other companies getting charged


Ben Stokes ‘thankful’ to be involved in historic England loss to New Zealand

The England captain also confirmed he is struggling with injury


Chris Rock to address the Oscars slap in Netflix’s first live-streamed broadcast this week

Comedian to address incident during a test pilot for a new live-stream technology on Netflix


Energy companies bring bid for High Court challenge over Bulb sale

Rival suppliers Scottish Power, British Gas and Eon are questioning the lawfulness of the Government’s decision-making process over the transaction.


Alex Murdaugh’s younger brother breaks down telling jurors how he ‘cleaned up’ what was left of nephew Paul

John Marvin has joined his family members in putting on a united front at Mr Murdaugh’s double murder trial


Jamie Cail death – live: Swimmer’s autopsy results awaited as ex-police commissioner’s appeal for help revealed

Family and friends mourn death of top high school and university swimmer in US Virgin Islands who was found by her boyfriend


U.N. will struggle to unify Libya with elections this year

The United Nations’ top diplomat in Libya said Monday that he is launching a new attempt to calm the deeply unsettled nation by pushing for rival factions’ agreement on holding … Continue Reading →


Judge upholds acquittal in 9 hurricane nursing home deaths

A Florida judge has upheld his acquittal of a nursing home administrator who had been charged with the overheating deaths of nine patients after 2017’s Hurricane Irma knocked out the … Continue Reading →


Watch live as Sunak addresses Commons on ‘decisive’ Northern Ireland Brexit deal with EU

Watch live as Rishi Sunak delivers a statement to parliament after agreeing a deal with the European Union over Northern Ireland trade.


Best dehumidifier deals in the January sales: Top savings from Amazon, Very and more

Tackle damp and pollutants with these discounted dehumidifiers


UK access to EU’s £88.6bn science scheme on the cards, EU chief says

The Windsor Framework paves the way for Britain to become an associate member of the EU’s flagship research programme, Ursula von der Leyen suggested.


Novak Djokovic’s historic 378 weeks atop the tennis world rankings

Djokovic has broken a record held by Steffi Graf.


Narrowing number of teacher training providers will add to staff crisis – Labour

Shadow education minister Stephen Morgan questioned why the Government had removed a quarter of teacher training providers from its accredited list.


TikToker who filmed Nicola Bulley’s body claims he has made ‘anonymous donation’ to family

Curtis Arnold says he made donation ‘out of respect’


DeSantis takes over Disney district, punishing company

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that gives him control of Walt Disney World’s self-governing district, punishing the company over its opposition to the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” … Continue Reading →


Police release CCTV of car used by gunmen who shot off-duty detective

A £20,000 reward is also being offered by Crimestoppers to anyone who has key information about those responsible.


Pound surges after UK and EU agree Northern Ireland deal

The FTSE 100 Index was also trading 0.6% or 50.7 points higher


What is boxer Tommy Fury’s net worth?

Tommy Fury became known in the UK as a result of appearing on ITV’s Love Island


Max Malins defends England’s kick-first approach in Six Nations: ‘There’s purpose to it’

Saracens wing believes tactical kicking battle was crucial to win over Wales


Keir Starmer searches for a Labour candidate for Jeremy Corbyn’s seat

Corbyn tells us attempts to block him standing are an “infringement of the democratic rights” of local members.


Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury was not the endgame you thought it was

A rematch is inevitable, with the success of the build-up more important than the result of the fight


UN seeks $4.3 billion to cover Yemen 2023 humanitarian needs

The United Nations is seeking $4.3 billion at a pledging conference in Geneva to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in Yemen


Villagers set up electric fence after ‘terrifying’ otter causes thousands of pounds of damage

Mr George said he has lost six fish worth £5,000 to the otter


Smoke seen across Birmingham as huge fire breaks out

The cause of the fire has not yet been confirmed.


Mark Wahlberg’s hate crimes past resurfaces after SAG Awards appearance

Actor committed multiple racially motivated attacks when he was a teenager


900,000 more households to receive £400 to help with energy bills

Ministers are urging all eligible households to apply as soon as possible


Legal age rises to 18 in England and Wales as figures reveal scale of child marriage

New law which came into force on Monday aimed at providing better protection for vulnerable young people


Police hunt attacker who stabbed man in the chest on Valentine’s Day

Detectives are hunting a man after a 36-year-old was stabbed in the chest in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.


Hawks hire Snyder as coach to replace fired McMillan

Quin Snyder has been hired as the Atlanta Hawks coach


Plans to ‘save’ farm where Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne go on public display

A charity trust has drawn up the proposals to transform the site Ellisland Farm in Dumfries and Galloway.


Will Poulter to read Elmer children’s book in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK

Publisher of the Elmer book series Andersen Press has partnered with the dementia charity.


Ed Davey urges government to axe energy price cap rise and cut bills

Average bills are expected to rise from £2,500 to £3,000 if the cap is amended.


Angelo Ogbonna confirms desire for new West Ham contract but no talks with club yet

Angelo Ogbonna has confirmed he wants to stay at West Ham beyond the end of his contract this summer.


No 10 raises prospect of protocol breakthrough as PM holds ‘final talks’ with EU

Rishi Sunak will hold a press conference, alongside the European Commission president, and update MPs if a deal is reached.


Erik ten Hag has warning for Manchester United players after Carabao Cup win

Sunday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle at Wembley ended United’s six-year silverware drought


France 32-21 Scotland: Scots perfect run ended as two sent off in Six Nations epic

Grant Gilchrist and Mohamed Haouas sent off early as brilliant Scotland rue dreadful start


Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Oliver Skipp strike to pile pressure on Chelsea manager Graham Potter

Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea: Potter’s side have are now winless in six after Kane’s goal wrapped up a rare Spurs victory over their London rivals


Humza Yousaf says only he can keep the SNP in majority government at Holyrood

The current Scottish Health Secretary insisted he would be able to maintain the power-sharing deal the SNP has with the Greens.


I asked a chatbot about Roald Dahl and it lied to me

AI tools like ChatGPT are fantastically useful, but they have a big, dangerous hole in the middle: they make things up


Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Week five of the Alex Murdaugh double-murder trial concluded after two days of dramatic testimony from the defendant


Palestinians: Officials will meet with Israel over violence

The Palestinian president’s office says a high-level Palestinian delegation will meet with top Israeli officials in Jordan



5 dead, including patient, in medical flight crash in Nevada

An air ambulance company says all five people aboard one of its flights have been killed in a crash in Nevada


Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool to ‘keep going’ after Crystal Palace stalemate

The Reds were held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace.


Man City respond to Arsenal challenge with thumping Bournemouth win

Bournemouth 0-4 Manchester City: The champions were under pressure after the Gunners’ win earlier on Saturday, but it did not show


Emi Buendia selflessness in Villa victory smells like team spirit to Unai Emery

Sean Dyche’s Everton have dropped back into the top three.


West Ham player ratings vs Nottingham Forest: Danny Ings nets vital brace as Said Benrahma shines

What threatened to become a frustrating afternoon turned into a brilliant one for West Ham


Maryland church celebrates heritage on ‘Caribbean Sabbath’

On the third Saturday of Black History Month, a Seventh-day Adventist church in Maryland held a worship service more popular than Christmas, Easter or a revival


Bills would let transgender people seal name-change requests

Legislators in at least two states are trying to allow transgender people to keep records of their name change out of the public record


California weather: Winter storm brings more blizzards and flooding

A powerful winter storm lashing California is still threatening floods, blizzards and avalanches Saturday while adding frigid temperatures to the misery mix


Rishi Sunak may not succeed, but he is trying to do the right things

Government and opposition have each set out their five priorities. The prime minister’s are better


The one thing Keir Starmer’s cabinet is missing? Big names

In the likes of shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves, shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson, shadow health secretary Wes Streeting and shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy, there is a real reservoir … Continue Reading →



China reveals plans to train 5,000 soldiers from developing nations over the next five years

‘China would also encourage more exchanges and cooperation among university-level military and police academies’


‘A cancerous cyst that grew hair and skin left me looking 20 weeks pregnant’

Victoria Grande, 29, had been suffering with abdominal pain for 10 years before a CT scan revealed an 11cm cyst on her right ovary


SNP should decide way forward on independence through assemblies – Humza Yousaf

Mr Yousaf says there should be ‘a series of honest and frank discussions with members’ rather than a single conference.


‘You’re no longer welcome’: Shakira blasts ex Gerard Piqué in new song

Colombian star shares two children with the former Barcelona footballer


David Moyes responds to criticism from West Ham fans over style of play: ‘Probably some truth’

Only three teams have scored fewer Premier League goals than West Ham this season


Britain's best budget staycations revealed

A new study has named the UK’s best budget destination based off accommodation, transport, activities, and eating out


Plan for 70 new public toilets at Tube and bus stations is refused

The plan won support from Greens, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, but was voted down by the Labour group


Netflix cuts prices in some markets to lure more subscribers

Netflix is cutting its prices in several of its smaller markets


Bake the world a better place…

Now you can have your cake and eat it – all for a good cause! #BakeForUkraine is back…


Best Amazon deals to buy now, from air fryers to Apple airpods

Tech, video games and more are on offer


F1 testing: What we learned on day two in Bahrain as Mercedes struggle with the W14

George Russell was forced to cut short his testing slot after a hydraulics fault with his Mercedes car


Timeline of strikes due to hit Britain over next few weeks

Teachers, transport workers, junior doctors and ambulance staff are among those set to strike in the coming weeks.


Inquiry issues damning report into Dutch gas drilling

A Dutch parliamentary inquiry has released a damning report into the government’s handling of lucrative natural gas extraction that caused a string of earthquakes in the northern province of Groningen


5 key talking points as Wales prepare to end dramatic week with England clash

Will Wales be galvanised or drained by a traumatic period in their history?


Junior doctors announce date three-day strike will begin

Junior doctors set for 72-hour walkout in pay row


Michael Chandler happy to give Conor McGregor ‘illusion of dominance’ ahead of UFC clash

The pair will serve as opposing coaches on the TV show The Ultimate Fighter, before fighting one another


Watch as Sunak leads one-minute silence on anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Watch as Rishi Sunak leads a one-minute silence outside 10 Downing Street to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Hamish Watson replaces Luke Crosbie in Scotland side for France clash

Stuart Hogg has been passed fit to play in Paris.


Ursula Von der Leyen and Jens Stoltenberg mark anniversaries of Ukraine war and Estonian independence

Watch live as Ursula Von der Leyen and Jens Stoltenberg mark the anniversaries of the Ukraine war and Estonian independence.


Dame Joan Collins complains to Sadiq Khan after London cyclist ‘crashes into’ her

‘How much longer must we live with cyclists who consider themselves above the law?’ actor said


Energy bills to rise despite estimated reduction to Ofgem price cap – analysts

Ofgem is expected to announce on Monday it will drop its cap on the amount energy suppliers are able to charge by around £1,000.


Vet group CVS aims to expand beyond UK as H1 profit grows

CVS hopes to buy a group of vets in mainland Europe or another English speaking country


Cineworld shareholders set to be wiped out as firm expects to exit bankruptcy

The cinema chain does not think its creditors would allow ‘any recovery for equity interests’.


SNP nominations to close with leadership result announced next month

Three candidates are expected to appear on the ballot paper to replace Nicola Sturgeon


Rihanna to perform Black Panther track at the Oscars next month

The pop superstar will perform the blockbuster cut, which is nominated for Best Original Song


Is Drive to Survive on Netflix now?

Season five of F1’s popular documentary series will be released in February on streaming giant Netflix


It’s game on for Wales – but now England can add to Warren Gatland’s crisis

The Six Nations clash goes ahead following the threat of strike action this week – yet if ever there was a fixture to rouse the Welsh rabble, this would be … Continue Reading →


Japanese Americans won redress, fight for Black reparations

Japanese American activists in their 70s and 80s are fighting for Black reparations as more U.S. cities take up atonement for slavery and discrimination


How credit scores are evolving to improve access to credit

A low credit score can hurt your ability to take out a loan, secure a good interest rate, or increase a credit card spending limit


Utah lawmakers punt on magic mushroom therapy proposal

Utah lawmakers have elected not to vote on a proposal that would’ve allowed patients suffering from mental illness to use magic mushrooms under a therapist’s supervision


Harvey Weinstein begs judge for ‘mercy’ as he receives 16-year sentence

Weinstein was found guilty of rape and two other sexual misconduct charges involving a woman known as Jane Doe One, after a trial in December.


Johnson declines to say whether he would back a Sunak deal on NI Protocol

The former prime minister said the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill remained the best solution to the issue.


Porsche powertrains dominate and South Africa debut: Talking points ahead of round five in Cape Town

Pascal Wehrlein of Tag Heuer-Porsche leads the driver standings, with Andretti’s British driver Jake Dennis in second


St Patrick’s Day parade and festival: How to celebrate in London in 2023

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend this year’s celebrations in Trafalgar Square


Jessie J eating meat again now she’s pregnant after years of veganism

The singer, 34, had previously gone vegan to help alleviate chronic pain


Ilkay Gundogan admits Man City paid price for being ‘sloppy’ against RB Leipzig

City were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against the German side at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday


Death toll from Turkey, Syria earthquake tops 47,000

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has raised the number of fatalities in Turkey from the magnitude 7.8 earthquake to 43,556


10 ways to dial up duvet days for bedtime bliss

Mark National Bed Month with these bedding collections and furnishings, says Sam Wylie-Harris.


Watch: Therese Coffey faces urgent question on food shortages

Watch live as the minister for environment, food and rural affairs faces urgent question on food shortages.


Sixth sense more prevalent in animals than previously thought, study reveals

Magnetoreception is more difficult to detect in animals than the five familiar senses


Ariana DeBose issues surprising response to viral Bafta performance: ‘Honestly, I love this’

Following the performance, DeBose deactivated her Twitter account



Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial is now in its fifth week in Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina, with the defence case in full swing


Ten of the best ‘second stepper’ London homes on the market now — all under the average £583,450 price tag

Trading up for a garden, second bedroom or just more space? These homes for sale are all priced below the average cost of a second step on the London ladder


‘Me and Jack Nicholson were put in a convoy to meet Putin’: Sean Penn on his Zelensky film and the future of Ukraine

The actor and director talks to Geoffrey Macnab about the war in Ukraine and how the US lost its way under Trump


US mass killings linked to extremism spiked over last decade

The number of U.S. mass killings linked to extremism was at least three times higher in the last decade than the total from any 10-year period since the 1970s


Alec Baldwin banned from drinking alcohol or owning gun as he pleads not guilty over Rust shooting

Director says completion of the movie will ‘honour’ late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins


Sarina Wiegman explains Lionesses’ progression after England retain Arnold Clark Cup

Preparations continued ahead of the summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.



Britain is the (empty) basket case of Europe as supermarkets ration fruit and veg

Ex-Sainbury’s boss among those blaming Brexit as industry warns shortages will last weeks


Former Virgin Galactic CEO enters US House race north of LA

Former Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides says he is seeking the U.S. House seat held by Republican Rep. Mike Garcia in a district north of Los Angeles


Suella Braverman plays down resignation talk over Northern Ireland Protocol deal

The Home Secretary said she is confident Rishi Sunak is committed to safeguarding Northern Ireland’s place in the UK.


London and UK’s divorce hotspots revealed: new data shows how many marriages and partnerships breakup

Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, with a new census showing which areas in London and the UK have the highest rates.


Norfolk Southern’s $4m-a-year CEO dodges question on spending millions to lobby against new safety rule

Alan Shaw sidesteps query about company’s opposition to rail freight industry regulation


DNA key to help reduce anxiety in people with Down’s syndrome

Researchers at UCL say their insights could offer hopes for new treatments


Taylor Swift named global recording artist of the year for third time

Her return to the top of the chart for 2022 was powered by the release of recent album Midnights.


Missing Washington boy found in Missouri eight months after disappearing

Breadson John, eight, vanished in mid-June last year before finally being tracked down by detectives in Jasper County, according to the FBI


Club Med Tignes: I skied a glacier with Winter Olympic stars — and survived

Michael Howie faces his fears at the new Club Med resort in Tignes


Drivers left as ‘sitting ducks’ after smart motorway failure

The fault started at around 8.30am on Wednesday and was not resolved until approximately 10.30am


Royal Ascot race card, times and how to watch Day 1

Everything you need to know ahead of the event at Cheltenham Racecourse


Russia's sports exile persists 1 year after invading Ukraine

Russia’s reintegration into the world of sports one year after the invasion of Ukraine began threatens to create the biggest rift in the Olympic movement since the Cold War


Sanderson Design Group shares soar on Next licensing deal

Sanderson agreed a £2.6 million deal with Next to sell its Clarke & Clarke products


Shamima Begum loses bid to regain British citizenship

Amnesty International has criticised the ruling which followed a five-day hearing in November.


Nuclear hints and nasty threats aside, Putin’s fate still depends on China

It was a tale of two cities and two speeches — Joe Biden in Warsaw, Vladimir Putin in Moscow. To borrow Dickens’ famous opening line, the worst of times was … Continue Reading →


Food firm Danone benefits from 8.7% price hike amid rising costs

The French consumer business said it lifted pricing in Europe by almost a tenth in the final quarter of the year.


Three reasons why it may have taken so long to find Nicola Bulley’s body

Body of missing mother-of-two was discovered in a stretch of river already searched by police


Inquest opens into death of football team captain who was trapped in Thai cave

Teenager was found injured at his school in Leicestershire and died two days later.


McLaren considering stunning team-up with Red Bull

McLaren chief executive Zak Brown visited Red Bull Powertrains earlier this month to explore a potential deal.


Russia ‘conducted missile test before Joe Biden’s Ukraine visit’

Russia conducted two intercontinental ballistic missile tests before Joe Biden made his trip to Ukraine, according to reports.


British-Ukrainian car finance startup Carmoola raises £103.5 million

The car finance startup will use the money to add more staff


Nearly 1 million asylum requests in the EU in 2022

Nearly one million people applied for international protection in the European Union in 2022, the most since the refugee crisis of 2015-2016


Graham Potter: What has gone wrong for Chelsea manager and how can he fix those problems?

The Blues are struggling in midtable in the Premier League despite big-money signings such as Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk in January, leaving Graham Potter under increasing pressure


Food shortages – latest: Carrots, leeks and cabbages could run low in weeks as supermarkets ration

Food shortage forces supermarkets to ration selected fruit and vegetables


Scientists criticise Treasury for taking back £1.6bn funding

The money had been set aside for UK involvement in the EU’s £88 billion Horizon Europe research programme.


Chicago man convicted of shooting Iowa deputy during robbery

A 38-year-old Chicago man has been convicted of attempted murder after he shot an Iowa sheriff’s deputy during a robbery


Public sector workers could see 3.5% pay rise after departmental submissions

A host of Whitehall departments declared they could afford a pay bump for workers in 2023/24.


Rep Barbara Lee joins race for Dianne Feinstein’s California Senate seat

US Rep Barbara Lee has formally launched her campaign for the US Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Dianne Feinstein of California


Watch EPA conference about Ohio trail derailment in East Palestine

Watch live as the EPA holds a press conference in East Palestine about the Ohio trail derailment.


Record-breaker ‘Polar Preet’ Chandi honoured at Windsor Castle

‘I kept wanting to show people that wherever we start from, whatever we look like, we can go and achieve anything,’ she said.


Housebuilders and rising pound put pressure on FTSE

A rising pound often puts pressure on the FSTE, as it reduces the value of the dollars that British multinationals make abroad.


Important EU environment laws will not expire, says farming minister

Mark Spencer said important EU laws will be checked and saved before they expire, but critics have said the process is being rushed.


Can ChatGTP write a better travel article than a travel writer?

A ‘glorified word processer’ or something more sinister that’s after your job? Joanna Whitehead explores the cult of ChatGPT to find out whether travel journalists need to start worrying


'Night Court' reboot returns favorite but set in modern day

You can forgive John Larroquette for thinking he’d entered a time machine when he stepped onto the set of the rebooted NBC sitcom “Night Court.”


Revolution has launched a £10 alternative to Charlotte Tilbury’s £65 magic serum

You’ll save £55 by picking up this bargain beauty buy


Rhino poaching on the rise in Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park

Park management recorded six rhinos poached in 2022, the highest number in almost a decade


Ukraine's health care on the brink after hundreds of attacks

Researchers have documented more than 700 attacks against health care facilities and staff a year into Russia’s war in Ukraine


Energy firms told to pay out over forced prepayment meter installations

Ofgem chief executive Jonathan Brearley announced a ‘comprehensive, independent, wide ranging review into what has happened’.


Tottenham Women midfielder handed two-match ban after ‘deception of a match official’

The Finnish midfielder was charged following an incident with Manchester United’s Ella Toone.


UK political leaders’ views on gay marriage, from Rishi Sunak to Keir Starmer

As SNP leadership candidate Kate Forbes comes under fire for her views on same-sex marriage, we look at what political leaders across the UK have stood for over the years


Top Zimbabwean ranger’s crusade to curb wildlife crime

A senior parks and wildlife official has made it his mission to educate communities on the dangers of participating in wildlife crime


Outcry in India after CCTV video shows boy, 4, being mauled to death by stray dogs

Gruesome attack caught on camera has sparked calls for action


Tory ministers failing to help farmers deal with Brexit fallout, says NFU

More support needed, says union – as Keir Starmer vows ‘better trading relationship’ with EU will help farmers


Budget boost for Hunt as economy shows £5.4bn monthly surplus

The UK’s public finances bounced back despite “substantial spending” on energy support schemes, record debt interest and one-off EU payments


Watch as Biden meets with Polish President Duda after Ukraine visit

Watch live as Joe Biden meets with Andrzej Duda in Poland, following his surprise trip to Ukraine on Monday.


Thousands of women with menopause symptoms to benefit from cheaper Hormone Replacement Therapy

Eligible women will be able to use pre-payment certificate to purchase HRT prescription items


Russian state TV ‘hit by cyber attack’ during Putin’s speech

Russia claims outage was result of distributed denial of service attack


Buttigieg urges safety changes after fiery Ohio derailment

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants the nation’s freight railroads to immediately act to improve safety while regulators try to strengthen safety rules in the wake of a fiery derailment in … Continue Reading →


What time is Vladimir Putin’s speech today?

Russian leader gives address on Ukraine war as conflict approaches first anniversary


‘I thought I was going to die’: Holidaymakers share terrifying experience as tourist boat sinks in the Algarve

The vessel was returning from a tourist trip to the famous Benagil sea cave


Dan Walker issues warning to cyclists: ‘My helmet saved my life’

Channel 5 News anchor was admitted to hospital after an accident on Monday (20 February)


Musical superstar family the Kanneh-Masons to launch new Classic FM radio series

All nine members of the talented family take part in the new programme.


Michelle Keegan says ‘the secret’s out’ with new career announcement

The actor will star in Netflix’s latest book adaptation


Plymouth gunman beat boy after being called ‘fat’ – year before killing five people

Police briefly confiscated legally-held shotgun from 22-year-old before handing it back to him – ahead of fatal shooting spree which saw him kill his own mother


Brothers jailed for trying to import guns from US into London, hidden in microwave

Four loaded firearms were found inside a microwave, sent from Florida to Newham


Barry Keoghan promises to drop in to old school after Bafta win

His teacher Conor Flood said there is ‘great pride’ at O’Connell Secondary School, where Keoghan studied.


Deaths in prisons skyrocketed during pandemic, analysis finds

Covid spread quickly in crowded US jails


David Moyes has backing of West Ham board despite dropping into relegation zone

Wins for Bournemouth and Everton on Saturday meant the Hammers ended the weekend in 18th place in the table following Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Spurs.


‘Complete overhaul’ of gun licensing needed in UK after Plymouth shooting, victims’ families say

Inquest jury warns that ‘catastrophic’ failures that let Jake Davison have a gun are seen nationwide


A student’s father moved into a Sarah Lawrence dorm and started a cult. Now, survivors tell their stories

‘Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence’ looks at the case of Lawrence Ray, and the coercive control he deployed on his daughter’s friends. Clémence Michallon reports


Ex-GOP congressman calls out Kari Lake’s ‘not true’ attacks on Ron DeSantis

Trey Gowdy criticised Kari Lake for spreading a lie that George Soros endorsed Ron DeSantis


Dame Angela McLean appointed as new Government chief scientific adviser

She will be the first woman to hold the role.


Moscow downplays significance of Biden's visit to Kyiv

Russian officials and state media have downplayed President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine, painting Kyiv as a U.S. puppet and maintaining Moscow’s forces will prevail despite Washington’s pledges to … Continue Reading →


Microsoft Outlook isn’t filtering spam emails, users claim

People are complaining of an influx of unwanted emails despite having their privacy settings set to maximum


JOIA Battersea: First Look at new dining room from Michelin-starred Henrique Sá Pessoa

The new Portuguese restaurant housed within the art’otel overlooks the re-opened Battersea Power Station and beyond


Fake White House schedule, travel under darkness and a message to Russia: How US pulled off Biden’s secret visit to Ukraine

The president made a surprise trip to Ukraine on Monday to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion and pledge additional US aid to the war-stricken nation


Filipino breakfast is a tasty garlic fried rice for any meal

In Filipino homes, the smell that wakes up many families is not coffee brewing or bacon frying, but slices of garlic sizzling in oil


London Fashion Week: Saul Nash’s AW23 collection saw city and mountains collide

The award-winning designer gives his collection a skiwear twist


Matty Healy mocks Yungblud after being called out over controversial podcast episode

Musician appeared to imitate Yungblud by speaking in his northern accent


Sainsbury’s rolls out £2 ‘Taste Me, Don’t Waste Me’ fruit and veg boxes

Retailer looking to halve its food waste by 2030


Ben Davies opens up on new wing-back role for Tottenham

The defender was used in an unfamiliar position with Ryan Sessegnon sidelined by injury


All Quiet On The Western Front screenwriter who fought to have film made ‘frustrated’ speech cut from BAFTAs broadcast

Olympian-turned-writer Lesley Paterson spent 15 years trying to get the film off the ground before it was finally made


Declan Rice urges West Ham boss David Moyes to make this change

The Hammers again fired another blank against Spurs on Sunday and have scored only 19 times in 23 league fixtures this season


Prepayment customers twice as likely to go into debt to cope with cost of living

The Office for National Statistics found that 26% of adults who pay for their gas or electricity up front reported using credit.


Julien Macdonald’s runway return forces fashion crowd to leave snobbery at the door

The show injected some much-needed lightness to the London Fashion Week schedule


Man, 30, remanded over pensioner stabbing death

Cameron Davis, 30, appeared before Exeter Magistrates’ Court accused of murdering Lorna England, 74



AP PHOTOS: Images of war in Ukraine from cutting-room floor

Photographers covering the war in Ukraine have shown the world its calamitous toll over and over: an injured pregnant woman carried away on a stretcher, a father saying goodbye to … Continue Reading →


Dozens dead as flooding and landslides hit carnival revellers in Brazil

Residents are bracing for more rains, raising prospect of a higher death toll


Ambulance workers’ strike goes ahead after government’s ‘reckless’ refusal to negotiate

Around 45,000 junior doctors who are members of the British Medical Association in England have been balloted


Trump absent as Iowa 2024 GOP caucus train begins to roll

After a slow start, Republican presidential prospects are streaming into Iowa, the leadoff presidential caucus state


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wins longest Daytona 500 in history

Ricky Stenhouse Jr_ won the Daytona 500 in double overtime and under caution Sunday night in the longest running of “The Great American Race.”


Average price tag on a home rose by just £14 in February – Rightmove

The website said it is the smallest increase it has recorded between January and February, in records going back to 2001.


War hero who went viral with defiance against Russian ship signs sinking artwork

Graphic artist Dmytro Krishovsky’s artwork has been commissioned by the Ukrainian border guard who said the famous phrase on Zmiinyi Island.


Bafta winner Cate Blanchett thanks makers of Tar for ‘holding their nerve’

The tearful actress thanked her family and director Todd Field.


German language film All Quiet On The Western Front storms the Baftas

It was a disappointing night for Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin.


Richard E Grant blinks back tears as he introduces Baftas In Memoriam segment after death of his wife

Actor’s wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, died in September 2021


Unstoppable Marcus Rashford powers Manchester United into title race

Man Utd 3-0 Leicester: Rashford scored twice and Jadon Sancho once as Leicester were put to the sword at Old Trafford


Moldova protesters want energy subsidies, president to quit

Several thousand protesters have rallied in Moldova’s capital to demand that the country’s new pro-Western government fully cover citizens’ winter heating bills amid a cost-of-living crisis and skyrocketing inflation


Manchester United vs Leicester LIVE score: Premier League result as Marcus Rashford inspires big win

Erik ten Hag’s in-form side welcome the Foxes to Old Trafford



The Banshees Of Inisherin: The dark Irish comedy taking awards season by storm

The film tells the story of a ‘platonic breakup’ between two life-long friends, played by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.


Boris Johnson ‘being a nuisance’ as he threatens to derail Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal

The PM’s predecessor-but-one warned against ditching the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill


Police launch manhunt following death of elderly woman in Exeter

Murder investigation launched following death of elderly woman in Exeter


Serbian nationalists and pro-Russian activists protest against closer ties with Kosovo

Protesters cheered “Serbia-Russia” as far-right leader Damjan Knezevic urged people to riot if their demands were not met


Bottom club Southampton shock Chelsea as Graham Potter’s poor run goes on

Chelsea 0-1 Southampton: James Ward-Prowse’s first-half free-kick settled the match, while the Blues were futher hit by Cesar Azpilicueta suffering a potentially serious head injury


Jillian Michaels warns against using diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss

Ozempic went viral on TikTok last year, after it was hashtagged 350 million times


Anti-immigration protesters clash with police outside hotel housing asylum seekers

Protest comes week after 15 arrested after riot outside hotel housing asylum seekers in Merseyside


Brian Cox backs Angus Robertson as next SNP leader

The actor has said Mr Robertson would be a ‘great leader’.


Martin Keown enjoys ‘ironic’ Emi Martinez own goal after Arsenal wound up by goalkeeper’s antics

Former Arsenal player concedes after being booked for time wasting


Northern Ireland Protocol deal ‘by no means done’, Sunak says

The Prime Minister played down prospects of an imminent agreement with the EU.


Stuttgart vs Köln LIVE: Bundesliga result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Mercedes-Benz-Arena


Man Utd LGBTQ+ supporters group expresses ‘deep concern’ over takeover

There have been reports of a bid from a fund linked to Qatar


Defense minister: Finland could join NATO ahead of Sweden

Finland’s defense minister says his country will join NATO without waiting for Sweden if its Nordic neighbor’s accession is held up by the Turkish government


Storm Otto: Thousands without power after 80mph winds and heavy rains hit UK

Food vans had beensent to the worst-hit areas


Video claiming to show contaminated water in Ohio goes viral with more than 11 million views

‘A section of Sulfur Run that is very near the crash site remains severely contaminated. We knew this. We know this,’ governor says


Adriana Kuch died by suicide after an attack by a gang of bullies. Her loved ones place blame on the school

Adriana Kuch’s friends tell Bevan Hurley her New Jersey high school has long turned a blind eye to bullying. Her father’s attorneys says the school’s role in her tragic death … Continue Reading →


Qatari Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al Thani confirms bid to purchase Manchester United

Ineos are expected to be the other confirmed bid for the Old Trafford club


Sen. Rick Scott alters policy plan causing heartburn for GOP

Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida has amended a plan to overhaul how the federal government works after Democrats repeatedly seized on it to accuse Republicans of looking to cut … Continue Reading →


Tory deputy chairman says he’s ‘not a lunatic’ for wanting death penalty return

The MP for Ashfield says he has supported the death penalty since being a teenager


Sunak: Work left to do on Northern Ireland Protocol

Mr Sunak met with Stormont leaders earlier on Friday


Cardiff City vs Reading LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Cardiff City Stadium




Katie Price disgusted after Met Police officers ‘posted inappropriate images of her son on WhatsApp’

The model and TV personality shared details of the alleged misconduct on her Instagram


Julian Sands: Ground search for missing British actor to recommence 5 weeks after disappearance

‘A ground search for Julian Sands is being planned before the next storm hits next week,’ Sheriff’s department said


Woman obsessed with serial killers used true crime documentary ‘tips’ to murder boyfriend

Shaye Groves stabbed him 17 times in the chest after slitting his throat out of jealousy, court hears


Olivia Newton-John’s husband John Easterling says he still speaks to late Grease star ‘out loud’

The ‘Grease’ star died in August after a long battle with breast cancer


Woman obsessed with serial killers found guilty of murdering boyfriend

“A crime of passion driven by jealousy”


Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton reveals she is pregnant with fifth child

The child will be Hamilton’s first with husband Charles Gay.


Joanna Lumley says gender-neutral awards could hurt women’s chances of winning

‘Absolutely Fabulous’ star described the concept as ‘a bit weird’


Ex-Tory health minister warns NHS strikes will cause deaths in attack on nurses’ chief

Lord Bethell refutes nursing union secretary Pat Cullen’s comments around patient safety during walkouts


Virgin Media’s 13.8% broadband price increase lets customers walk

Inflation-busting increase means millions of customers can switch without penalty, if they act quickly


Random Acts of Kindness day 2023: 20 ways to celebrate

The annual celebration held on February 17 encourages people to be more generous with their time and resources


Bruce Willis: Hollywood stars send love to actor after frontotemporal dementia diagnosis

Hollywood stars are sending their love to Bruce Willis and his family after revealing more details about his condition.



Tucker Carlson called Trump a ‘demonic force’, lawsuit reveals

Fox News says defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems is an assault on First Amendment


Government efforts to digitise NHS rated ‘inadequate’ and ‘too slow’ by expert panel

Progress towards improving digital capabilities of the NHS by government was ‘too slow’


Tank plant in small Ohio city plays big role in Ukraine war

Thousands of miles from the front lines, a sprawling manufacturing plant in the small midwestern city of Lima, Ohio, is playing a critical role in the effort to arm Ukraine … Continue Reading →


Indian child marriage crackdown leaves families in anguish

Nureja Khatun’s husband is one of more than 3,000 men who have been arrested in the northeastern state of Assam under a wide crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls … Continue Reading →


Anderson and Broad become second bowling pair with 1,000 Test wickets together

Stuart Broad took their combined tally to four figures when he had New Zealand tailender Neil Wagner caught on the second afternoon.


Ambulance workers to stage new strike in pay wrangle

Members of the GMB and Unite in the West Midlands will mount picket lines.


No sense of panic or chaos from Turkish authorities, says NGO volunteer

Basheer Khan travelled to Turkey on Wednesday as part of a non-governmental organisation.


DOJ faults Alaska district for use of seclusion, restraints

Alaska’s largest school district repeatedly and inappropriately secluded and restrained students with disabilities


Marcus Rashford says Man Utd’s draw at Barcelona ‘felt like a loss’

Rashford scored one and made the other in Spain.


Kevin Hart: I will never stray from comedy as I know the importance of laughter

In upcoming film Die Hart, the comic will portray a fictionalised version of himself where he tries to pivot from comedy wingman to action movie star.


Harris to join Western leaders at Munich Security Conference

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will join the leaders of France, Germany, the U.K. and dozens of others at an annual security conference in Germany, just before the one-year anniversary … Continue Reading →


Christian university’s chapel service turns into days-long prayer ‘revival’ after it goes viral on TikTok

As of 16 February, the hashtag #AsburyRevival has been viewed more than 33.5m times on TikTok


Protesters in Beirut smash banks as Lebanese pound spirals

Angry protesters in Lebanon have smashed windows and set tires on fire outside two of the country’s biggest banks in Beirut, as the value of the local currency hit a … Continue Reading →


New Jersey groups fight power plants and wait for environmental justice law

Residents of largely minority areas in New Jersey are fighting three proposed gas-fired power plants as they wait for the state’s environmental law _ signed with great fanfare nearly three … Continue Reading →


Man accused of ‘beheading’ cats found in north London denies animal cruelty

David Avhanvhondo, 56, is alleged to have mutilated some of the animals between September last year and February.


Six Triple Eight: Everything we know about Tyler Perry’s WWII Netflix film starring Kerry Washington

The new Netflix film tells the epic story of lesser-known unsung heroes


Talking Point: How do you feel about Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation announcement?⁣

The First Minister’s resignation leaves a gap in Scottish politics.


Nottingham Forest hoping to bring Steve Cook in from the cold

Willy Boly and Scott McKenna were forced off at the same time against Fulham.


‘This needs to stop’: Full statement as Nicola Bulley’s family break silence

‘Nikki, we hope you are reading this and know that we love you so much,’ family says


Warren Gatland responds to threat of Wales players striking against England

The Wales boss has had his say on an ongoing dispute caused by Welsh rugby’s professional contracts freeze


What is Cambridge Analytica? Group manipulated Nigerian election

Previously known as SCL USA, Cambridge Analytica was a British political consulting firm that came to prominence through the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.


Two beaver kits moved to Loch Lomond die in ‘otter attack’

A family of beavers was moved to the loch from Tayside last month.


Biden gets routine medical exam as he prepares for 2024 run

President Joe Biden is heading to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a medical checkup


German ballet director fired over feces attack on critic

The Hannover State Opera says it’s ending its contract with ballet director Marco Goecke after he smeared dog feces on the face of a newspaper critic whose reviews he’d taken … Continue Reading →


Cielo Vista Mall workers who survived 2019 Walmart massacre describe horror of latest El Paso mass shooting

Several of the same local residents and workers who survived the massacre at a Walmart in 2019 were at the mall on Wednesday, living through their second mass shooting in … Continue Reading →


What happened to the Thai cave rescue boys and their coach?

The team’s captain, Duangphet Phromthep, died this week


Why are BBC offices in India being raided? A timeline of events

‘Survey’ at BBC offices in India come just weeks after a controversial documentary about PM Modi


Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Fourth week of testimony underway in Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial at Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina


How to spend a day in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin’s coolest neighbourhood

This trendy quarter, and its sub-district of Oderberger Strasse, is the best place to stay on a Berlin city break, says James Litston 


Embassy spy David Ballantyne Smith was paid Russian informant ‘dedicated’ to harming UK, rules judge

A security guard at the British embassy in Berlin was a paid spy under the control of a Russian agent who leaked secrets to damage UK interests, a judge has … Continue Reading →


Silence from Jeremy Corbyn’s allies after he is purged by Keir Starmer

Only Diane Abbott, Corbyn’s oldest ally, has spoken out


Londoners, you’ve been getting Nicola Sturgeon wrong

FORGIVE me, politics-watchers of the capital, but you’ve been getting Nicola Sturgeon wrong for years.


UN official warns of rising earthquake death toll in Syria

A United Nations official says the death toll from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake is likely to rise as teams scramble to remove rubble in hard-hit areas


Women urged to attend breast screening to catch cancer early

In 2021/22, the NHS breast screening programme led to cancers being detected in 20,152 women across England.


Met Office issues warning ahead of 70mph gale force winds with ‘danger to life’

Met Office yellow weather warnings are in place in Scotland and parts of Northern England this Friday


Kosminsky to wait for Grenfell final report before writing scripts for BBC drama

The writer and director wants to reflect its findings and the response of those impacted by the fire into his three-part series.


Jeremy Clarkson in row with dyslexic barrister after telling him to ‘learn to spell’ on Clarkson’s Farm

Disgruntled lawyer wrote an open letter to Clarkson, saying the mockery had forced him to relive his difficult childhood


The Georgia phone call that could bring down Donald Trump: ‘I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break’

Trump could be the first former president in US history to face criminal prosecution, depending on the decision of a Georgia prosecutor, Josh Marcus reports


Jeremy Corbyn and allies hit out at Keir Starmer’s bid to block Labour candidacy

Sir Keir Starmer has decided to bar his predecessor as leader from standing as a Labour candidate at the next election.


Nigerian leader defends currency swap as pain, protests grow

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the country’s redesigned currency would bolster the upcoming presidential election


Man rushed to London hospital after falling from M25 bridge

Part of the motorway was shut for around four hours


Watch as Cologne kicks off Women’s Carnival

Watch live as celebrations kick off in the German carnival stronghold of Cologne for the start of the so-called Women’s Carnival (Weiberfastnacht).


Ruins of 5,000-year-old tavern with oven, fridge and ancient beer recipe unearthed in Iraq

Researchers suspect ordinary people from the ancient city came there to eat


Passover 2023: When is the Jewish holiday?

Passover is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar.



Australian state plans to poach 31,000 British doctors, police officers and teachers

Western Australia will send delegation to UK this month in bid to lure underpaid UK workers


Ben Stokes gamble pays off as England gain upper hand against New Zealand

Stokes’ decision to declare with nine wickets down on the opening day paid off in style


Carly Rae Jepsen at Alexandra Palace gig review: one of pop’s most life-affirming pity parties

Parts of the show might have been bland, but the Jepsen faithful got what they came for


South Korea defense report revives 'enemy' label for North

South Korea has called North Korea “our enemy” in its biennial defense document, reviving the label for its rival for the first time in six years


Pandemic and cost-of-living crisis ‘risk pushing people to the brink’

Dr Hughes said that services needed to get better at catching people before their mental health deteriorated.


School buildings at risk of collapse must be made safe for pupils, unions say

Action must be taken to address deteriorating estates to avoid ‘costing lives’, ministers are warned.


Grand jury indicts father of July 4 parade shooting suspect

An Illinois grand jury has indicted the father of man charged with fatally shooting seven people at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago


Rihanna reveals why she dresses her son in hot pink and florals

‘I think that fluidity in fashion is best’


Messages: Officer often fed information to Proud Boys leader

A jury has heard testimony about Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio’s private communications with a police officer who provided him with internal information about law enforcement operations in the weeks … Continue Reading →


Woman reveals ‘iconic’ results after adding her credit score to her dating profile

A TikToker went on ‘17 dates in 30 days’ after including her high credit score on her Hinge profile


Rishi Sunak’s ethics adviser takes over investigation into alleged Islamophobia

Sir Laurie Magnus to probe claims by MP who said her ‘Muslimness’ was brought up as a reason why she was sacked


Pritzker calls for universal preschool in Illinois by 2027

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling for making preschool available to every 3- and 4-year-old in the state within four years, starting with a $440 million investment to bring 5,000 … Continue Reading →



Missing Nicola Bulley has had ‘issues with alcohol’ police reveal three weeks into search

Ms Bulley was last seen on January 27 at 9.10am taking her usual route with her springer spaniel Willow, alongside the River Wyre.


Nicola Bulley: What is a high-risk missing person and how is this determined?

Lancashire Police confirmed the priority action on Wednesday with the mum of two, 45, having not been seen since January 27


Fox News loses bid to dismiss $2.7bn defamation suit over Trump election-rigging claims

Fox News has lost a bid to shut down a multibillion-dollar defamation lawsuit accusing the network of spreading lies that a voting-technology company helped ‘steal’ the 2020 election from Donald … Continue Reading →


Interactive ‘What the gut?’ museum launches in London with Activia and Dr Zoe Williams

The gut is finally getting much-needed recognition as Activia and TV’s Dr Zoe Williams launch the What the Gut? museum in London.


‘One big f*** you’: Why this trans protester injected himself with testosterone in front of Florida officials

Lindsey Spero, 25, tells Io Dodds he had ‘no choice’ but to resist the Sunshine State’s attempts to ban transition healthcare for people under 18


Nicola Sturgeon quits as first minister. Should Labour rejoice?

Keir Starmer is having an odd half-term. First, his big ‘GPC’ files story was a bit of a flop. And now, his latest ‘Labour has changed’ announcement – including confirmation … Continue Reading →


US fugitive Nicholas Rossi has bail request rejected over flight risk fears

US authorities have made a second extradition request relating to Rossi who lost a court battle over his identity in November.


Baftas 2023: Best actor and film awards odds and predictions

The annual award show honours the best British and international contributions to film


Florence Pugh says her grandfather used to ask why she was ‘showing everyone her ugly spots’

‘When I put on makeup and step in a wonderful dress, I give credit to the people that made me look like that,’ the actor says


Pastors' view: Sermons written by ChatGPT will have no soul

Among sermon writers, there is fascination – and unease – over the fast-expanding abilities of artificial-intelligence chatbots


What was the Chelyabinsk meteor? 10-year anniversary of shooting star

February 15 marks the anniversary of the Chelyabinsk meteor, which had 30 times the force of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.


‘Old-school’ attitudes could be key to improving children’s mental health, school says

Children’s mental health crisis cannot be blamed entirely on social media and mobile phones, parents have been told


Push the boat out: 95-foot Brighton barge going for free — if you can get it out of the marina

At over 100 years old, the barge has carried grain down England’s canals, been a floating Chinese restaurant and served as a youth and community hub.


Now Japan says objects over its airspace could be Chinese spy balloons

‘Even if it’s a balloon, entering our airspace without permission is a territorial violation’


Real estate investor Matija Pecotic seeks more time off work after shock win

The 33-year-old part-timer had to leave work early on Tuesday for his first-round match at the Delray Beach Open


Director who smeared a critic in dog poo is learning that revenge backfires

We’ve all been tempted, haven’t we? In moments of fantastical rage or quiet fury, we dream of getting back at our critics/haters/nemeses (delete as appropriate) in spectacular fashion. But how … Continue Reading →


China threatens US entities over balloon incident

China says it will enact measures against U.S. entities related to the downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon off the American East Coast


Huge blow for St Helens with Joe Batchelor out of World Club Challenge

Batchelor limped off during last weekend’s warm-up win over St George Illawarra Dragons and a subsequent scan has confirmed Saints’ worst fears.


American skier Shiffrin splits with longtime coach at worlds

American skier Mikaeala Shiffrin has had an unexpected parting with longtime coach Mike Day during the middle of the world championships after informing him that she planned to take a … Continue Reading →


Where to watch Nicola Sturgeon today as she resigns as SNP leader

Scottish National Party leader expected to say she is standing down


Study shows 'striking' number who believe news misinforms

A new survey shows fully half of Americans indicate they believe national news organizations intend to mislead, misinform or persuade the public to adopt a point of view


The hidden side of Jake Paul

Jake Paul spends a lot of his time being insincere, to devastating effect. Alex Pattle tries to find the man behind the mocking


Hargreaves boss Chris Hill shrugs off row with founder: “I’m proud of the business”

DEPARTING Hargreaves Lansdown boss Chris Hill today served up a strong set of results that might calm the ire of co-founder Peter Hargreaves.


Former Barclays boss Jes Staley gets £2.3m pay-off, fight with FCA over Epstein continues

Jes Staley, the Barclays CEO forced to stand down in the wake of investigations into his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, got nearly £3m from the bank last year.


Viewers given closer look at Bridgerton prequel Queen Charlotte

The Netflix series is set for release on May 4.


Why Arsenal vs Man City is anything but a normal Premier League title decider

As leaders Arsenal challenge serial champions City the top-of-the-table clash is instead framed by unprecedented controversy


War in Ukraine at 1 year: Pain, resilience in global economy

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, the global economy is still enduring the consequences — crunched supplies of grain, fertilizer and energy along with more inflation … Continue Reading →


From fine bone china to, er, Sports Direct: How Britain became obsessed with mugs

Nothing enrages British people more than a slight change to our mug habits, from the loss of a precious bit of fine china, to the indignity of having to drink … Continue Reading →


Opponents of antisemitism reform can leave Labour – Sir Keir Starmer

Labour is no longer being monitored by the equalities watchdog after making changes to address its handling of antisemitism.


Appeal for witnesses after four men injured in pub machete attack

The incident took place in Walthamstow on Monday night.


Scotland’s teachers offered new pay deal in bid to stop strikes

Under the plans announced by Shirley-Anne Somerville on Tuesday evening teachers earning up to £80,000 would see their pay go up by 11.5% in April.


Building Chelsea squad is a challenge, claims Graham Potter

The Blues’ form since the new year has been poor despite a spectacular spending spree


AC Milan vs Tottenham LIVE: Champions League result and final score as Spurs survive late missed chances

The Champions League knockout stages kick off tonight as Spurs face Milan in the San Siro


Syria's Assad could reap rewards from aid crossing deal

A convoy of 11 trucks from a United Nations agency has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey — just hours after the U.N. and Syrian government reached an agreement to … Continue Reading →


Win an iconic Aeron Chair from Herman Miller

Still sitting on a dining chair while working from home? Sign up for the chance to win an iconic Aeron Chair from Herman Miller, and feel the benefit of a … Continue Reading →


Prince William surprises pupils with hilarious video call on their lunch break

‘Your mother has been feeding me cakes,’ the Prince of Wales told Essex students


IRS nominee faces herculean challenge of modernizing agency

A familiar face is positioned to take on the monumental task of rebuilding the understaffed and underappreciated IRS


Satanic Temple opens online abortion clinic named after Samuel Alito’s mother

The “non-theistic religious organisation” has tried to use US religious laws to subvert abortion bans


Brianna Ghey: Killing of transgender teenager investigated as potential hate crime

Cheshire Police previously said there was no evidence to suggest Brianna, who was a transgender girl, was the victim of a hate crime.


Crackdown on buy now, pay later schemes to protect 10 million shoppers

Klarna-style plans have ballooned since regulation all but killed off predatory payday loans


Britain must ‘wake up’ to China security challenges, ex-MI6 head says

UK is reviewing its security measures after the US claimed to have downed a Chinese spy balloon


Arsenal vs Man City LIVE: Premier League latest score and updates as Erling Haaland scores at the death

Everything you need to know ahead of the top-of-the-table clash


Anonymous donor who gave millions for Turkey earthquake relief is Pakistani businessman

Pakistan’s PM says he is ‘deepy moved’ by gesture even as his country battles inflation


I want to help my homeland, says ‘face of war’ Ukrainian woman

Olena Kurylo found that photos of her injuries became ‘a symbol of the war’


University staff and civil servants stage fresh strikes over pay and conditions

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show 843,000 working days were lost to labour disputes in December 2022.


Foreign Office spent £500,000 on luxury furnishings in just 12 months

More than £7,000 splashed at George Osborne’s family wallpaper firm, while £2,300 shelled out on hand-woven rug


UAE's COP28 leader: 'Fight climate change, not each other'

The United Arab Emirates’ pick to lead the upcoming COP28 climate talks in Dubai has called on the world to “fight climate change, not each other.”


Ford to cut 3,800 jobs in Europe, mostly in Germany, UK

Ford says it will cut 3,800 jobs in Europe over the next three years in an effort to streamline its operations as it contends with economic challenges and increasing competition … Continue Reading →


Liverpool release scathing statement demanding action after UEFA slated in Paris Champions League final report

Reds demand every one of panel’s 21 recommendations are implemented


Mother diagnosed with cancer after breast milk dries out

Darina was given the all-clear in December 2019, but two years later her cancer returned, spreading to her liver, spine, lymph nodes and bones


Ukraine seeks warplanes at NATO talks, allies fret over ammo

Ukraine is keeping up its appeal for Western countries to provide it with fighter jets


UFOs, UAPs and ETs: Why some people believe aliens are visiting us right now

Those who fear or hope that aliens might be invading are not alone – at least in one sense


Sharon Stone shares emotional video after sudden death of younger brother

‘Hello everybody. This message is to confirm that yes, we did lose my bother Patrick Joseph Stone to a heart attack yesterday,’ actor said in a video


PSG vs Bayern Munich prediction: How will Champions League fixture play out tonight?

Everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s Champions League knockout fixture


Sri Lanka to fast-track trade pact with Thailand amid crisis

Debt-stricken Sri Lanka is fast-tracking efforts to seal a stalled trade pact with Thailand in order to boost trade and tourism, and improve the foreign currency shortage that has led … Continue Reading →


Oscars response to Smith slap inadequate, academy head says

Motion picture academy president Janet Yang told a room full of Oscar nominees that the organization’s response to Will Smith’s onstage slap of Chris Rock during last year’s ceremony was … Continue Reading →


Officer fired in Tyre Nichols case had minor reprimands

Records obtained by The Associated Press show a Memphis police officer who hit Tyre Nichols with a stun gun during a traffic stop that preceded Nichols’ brutal beating by other … Continue Reading →


Victorian era love letters sent by former PM’s parents published online

The letters were among a batch of papers bought for the national archive.


Julian Sands searches still hampered by conditions one month since disappearance

Sands was first reported missing in the Mount Baldy region on January 13, after he failed to return from a hike.


New buy now pay later regulations ‘set to protect 10 million consumers’

Buy now pay later products will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the proposals.


Heather Knight says unsold England stars remain ‘very valuable’ despite WPL snub

Nat Sciver-Brunt fetched the joint-highest price for an overseas player after being sold for 3.2 crore (about £320,000) to Mumbai Indians.


No evidence of ‘alien or extraterrestrial’ activity in shot-down objects, White House says

Four objects have been shot down in the past eight days


Moldova’s leader outlines Russian ‘plan’ to topple government

President Maia Sandu’s briefing comes a week after neighbouring Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country had intercepted plans by Russian secret services to destroy Moldova


Heather Knight praises Alice Capsey’s ‘fearlessness’ as England see off Ireland

The 18-year-old struck a 21-ball fifty – England’s fastest in women’s T20 internationals – as they chased down 106 to win with 34 balls to spare


From a CDC fungal disease expert, here’s what you need to know about The Last of Us

We may not need to worry about turning into zombies, but we do need to ‘Think Fungus’


Japan watchdog OKs new safety rules to extend reactor life

Japanese nuclear regulators have approved contentious safety evaluation changes and draft legislation to allow aging reactors to operate longer


Jakub Jankto: Czech Republic international comes out as gay

Czech Republic midfielder Jakub Jankto “no longer wants to hide” as he becomes the first current men’s international footballer to publicly come out as gay.


Pamela Anderson reveals her children didn’t know their gym teacher was hired security

‘I had to find clever ways to make them feel everything was normal,’ she says


Firefighters hold minute’s silence for Barry Martin who died after Jenners blaze

Fire crews across the UK have paid tribute to the 38-year-old who received fatal injuries battling the blaze at the building in Edinburgh.


Whitehall ‘wasted’ thousands on flowers, hotel stays and art

Ministers were on Monday forced to defend “lavish spending” by Whitehall departments, which included splurging thousands of pounds on luxury hotel stays, flowers, dinners and art.


Caroline Flack: Police apologise to late Love Island presenter’s mother

‘A lot of the apology letter felt copied and pasted,’ said mother Christine Flack


US denies flying spy balloons over China airspace as Beijing looks to shoot down ‘object’ by naval base

China says more than 10 U.S. high-altitude balloons have flown in its airspace during the past year without its permission


The Larkins actor Tony Gardner addresses report Bradley Walsh series has been axed by ITV

‘Made lots of memories and new friends,’ star said


Elon Musk weighs in on spy balloon mystery: ‘Just my friends stopping by’

Twitter boss makes light of the Lake Huron ‘object’ being shot down by US military


Australian inquiry asks whether mom smothered her 4 children

A retired Australian judge investigating the convictions of a mother in the deaths of her four children has been told there is a “reasonable hypothesis” that could cast doubt on … Continue Reading →


EU foresees economy improving, but inflation still painful

Europe’s economic prospects are looking up, at least a little


Natasha Johnston: First photos of London dog walker who was mauled to death in Caterham

Friends have paid tribute to Natasha Johnston as ‘bubbly and so caring’


Super Bowl 2023 halftime show: 6 biggest talking points after Rihanna’s performance

Super Bowl LVII took place at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona


Man in court following protest over drag queen children’s event at Tate Britain

Lance O’Connor has been charged with several offences following a protest outside the Tate Britain.


Super Bowl halftime show : Pregnant Rihanna admits ‘no updates’ on plans for new music as fans reel

Here’s everything you need to know about the forthcoming spectacle in Phoenix which will feature Rihanna


Pedri secures win at Villarreal to keep Barcelona on track for LaLiga title

Memphis Depay grabbed his first goal since swapping Barcelona for Atletico Madrid in last month’s transfer window,


Derek Jeter joining Fox Sports' baseball studio team

Derek Jeter will be part of Fox Sports’ MLB studio coverage for the coming season


Irish soldier dies in parachuting accident in Spain

He was off-duty at the time, the Defence Forces said.


Cardi B brings energy at pre-Super Bowl concert, joins crowd

Cardi B teamed with her husband Offset onstage, embraced Serena Williams and later partook with a lively crowd during the rapper’s energetic pre-Super Bowl concert in suburban Phoenix


BBC board to consider future of boss Richard Sharp amid ‘cash for Boris row’

Exclusive: Corporation’s most senior officials to discuss whether he has lost public trust


England player ratings vs Italy: Jack Willis and Ollie Lawrence superb but Ollie Hassell-Collins awaits impact

Henry Slade also shines as Steve Borthwick’s new-look midfield thrives in first win


After quake, war-hit Syrians struggle to get aid, rebuild

As rescue operations have largely ceased, residents of areas in northwest Syria struck by the earthquake are grappling with their new and worsening reality


Archbishop criticises political attempts to ‘force same-sex marriage’ on Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has spoken at a global Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Ghana.


‘The hair’s cool’: Machine Gun Kelly says he was electrocuted during Super Bowl weekend show

Video of the musician’s hair shocked upwards went viral on social media



Ukraine-Russia war – live: Kyiv says its retaken Klishchiivka as drones target Crimea and Moscow

Bakhmut is the scene of intense fighting between opposing forces and is seen as strategically important to the Kremlin’s war plans


Olympics not on wrong side of history over Russia, insists defiant IOC president Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says the organisation is not on the wrong side of history by aiming to help Russians and Belarusians qualify for the 2024 Paris Games


Man City vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Riyad Mahrez penalty wraps up win

Everything you need to know as Pep Guardiola’s side look to close the gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal


Warning as UK to face return of ‘Beast from the East’

The wintry conditions are forecast to stretch over ten days into March.


Ivan Toney’s controversial equaliser at Arsenal not fully checked by VAR

The Brentford striker headed in to cancel out Leandro Trossard’s opener in the 1-1 draw.


Rihanna, trio of anthems highlight Super Bowl's star power

A halftime show that Rihanna promises will be “jam-packed” will sit at the center of the celebrity supplements to Super Bowl 57


David Sedaris: The real tragedy of my sister’s suicide was her mental illness

The writer and broadcaster said he had thought about his sister every day since her death in 2013.


Heat pumps to be installed for same or less price than gas boilers

Octopus Energy’s new heat pump will cost homeowners as little as £2,500


Nathan Jones gives update on Southampton future after Wolves loss

Jones headed straight down the tunnel after a 2-1 defeat to 10-man Wolves was greeted by a chorus of deafening boos


Suella Braverman condemns disorder at protest outside asylum seekers’ hotel

Fifteen people, including a 13-year-old boy, were arrested after violence erupted during a demonstration outside the Suites Hotel in Knowsley.


Missing man’s wife asks for GoFundMe donations to stop amid ‘drama and rumours’

Tyler Doyle’s family hit out at painful online rumours as search for missing South Carolina boater enters its third week


Boris Johnson makes £5m from outside earnings

Latest payment takes former PM’s outside earnings to almost £5m over past year


Praise for communities rocked by unexpected Second World War bomb blast

People were evacuated from their homes after the unexploded device was found in a river in Great Yarmouth on Tuesday.


Coventry City vs Luton Town LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from The Coventry Building Society Arena


Panel scolds Wisconsin justice for remarks in Trump case

A judicial oversight commission has dismissed a complaint against a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who accused a Donald Trump attorney of making racist contentions and trying to protect his “king” … Continue Reading →


Michael Skubala not looking beyond Man Utd clash as Leeds hunt for new manager

The club’s Under-21s coach was put in caretaker charge following the dismissal of Jesse Marsch on Monday.


Pep Guardiola backing players and lawyers to ‘do the job’ for Man City

The Premier League champions have been charged with 115 Financial Fair Play breaches


Infighting intensifes with Kansas GOP set to pick new leader

Republicans are fighting over who will lead the Kansas GOP for the next two years


UK MPs call for arrest of visiting Chinese governor over Uighur ‘genocide’

MPs condemn foreign, commonwealth and development office for planning talks with Erkin Tuniyaz


West Ham vs Chelsea LIVE: Tomas Soucek handball missed by VAR in controversial finish

Everything you need to know ahead of the opening fixture of the Premier League weekend


Ethiopia's social media blocked amid church split tensions

Widespread tensions caused by a rift within Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christian church have resulted in the suspension of access to social media platforms including TikTok, Facebook and Telegram


Damar Hamlin hails Buffalo Bills trainer who administered life-saving CPR

Assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington was among the first responders after the NFL star suffered an on-field cardiac arrest


Residents express ‘shock’ and ‘worry’ after man shot dead following car chase

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene in south-east London at 8.50pm on Thursday following reports of shots being fired.


Far-right extremists discussed underground base in Lake District, court hears

Kurt McGowan, of Workington, Cumbria, was jailed for seven years at Preston Crown Court.


Joshua vs Franklin LIVE: Result, reaction and latest updates after AJ claims victory

All you need to know as Joshua returns to the ring following two straight losses to Oleksandr Usyk


Abortion pill could be pulled off market by Texas lawsuit

A Texas lawsuit could threaten the nationwide availability of medication abortion, which now accounts for the majority of abortions in the U.S. The case filed by abortion opponents who helped … Continue Reading →


‘The only rules? No biting and no eye gouging’: UFC’s first ever champion Royce Gracie on the night MMA was born

Exclusive: Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend talks to The Independent about UFC 1 and the evolution of mixed martial arts


RMT union rejects latest offers from Network Rail and train operating companies

The RMT said it will now seek further meetings with Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group to try to achieve a negotiated settlement.


The CCTV blind spots that could hold key to Nicola Bulley’s disappearance

Police admitted that there is still a ‘possibility’ Nicola Bulley left the area by a path not covered by CCTV


Lizzo ‘did not rehearse’ Grammy speech because she had ‘no idea’ she would win

The US singer-songwriter described her upcoming performance at the Brit Awards in London as a ‘Lizzo sampler platter’.


Ora Funky Cat: fun and intriguing with a stylistic mixed pedigree

This cute, retro creature could be a sign of what’s to come in the EVs market, says Sean O’Grady


Shania Twain ‘proud of big scar’ following ‘miracle’ throat surgery

The singer suffered a bout of Lyme disease that caused her to lose her voice for years.


Pamela Anderson goes make-up free for cover shoot: Why seeing bare faces is so important

Make-up can be fun and empowering – but it needs to be OK to go without it too. By Imy Brighty-Potts


Dame Judi Dench criticises treatment of ‘forgotten’ NHS staff after the pandemic

The actress spoke ahead of the film release of Allelujah, which is set on a geriatric ward


Peter Mayhew’s Star Wars collection returned to his widow by auctioneer

It comes after the late Chewbacca actor’s widow spoke of her distress that the items were being auctioned off.


Deontay Wilder offers Francis Ngannou two-fight deal for boxing and MMA bouts

Ngannou relinquished the UFC heavyweight title while leaving the MMA promotion last month


BRIT awards 2023 predictions: who will win at the BRITs this year, and who do we think actually should?

Coming up this weekend, it’s the biggest night in British music – our critic pins his colours to the mast


Friends gather for roadside appeal two weeks after Nicola Bulley vanished

Police believe the 45-year-old fell in the River Wyre while walking her dog on January 27.


Warning UK faces ‘sudden’ weather event that previously led to ‘Beast from the East’

Met Office said there’s a high chance of Sudden Stratospheric Warming which could impact weather within weeks


The 10 best ‘loser’ reactions from actors at the Oscars

From Sally Kirkland’s facial gymnastics to a stone-faced Bill Murray


Epsom College – latest: Murdered headteacher’s husband ran failed firm before deaths

Emma Pattison allegedly slapped husband George in the face during prior incident seven years ago


Happy Valley’s ending was changed at the behest of Sarah Lancashire

‘[Lancashire] made it clear that she wasn’t happy with it,’ series creator said


Russia escalates attacks in Ukraine, striking south and east

Russian forces struck critical infrastructure in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, and launched multiple strikes on energy infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia early Friday as Moscow stepped up its attacks in Ukraine’s south … Continue Reading →


What the papers say – February 10

Friday’s front pages feature soaring energy bills and ‘greedy banks’.



Hamlin joins medical staff that saved his life at NFL Honors

Damar Hamlin has made his second appearance in Phoenix during Super Bowl week, joining the first responders who helped save his life onstage at the NFL Honors


Zelenskyy to address summit on Russian Olympic involvement

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is set to address a group of sports ministers meeting Friday to discuss Russian participation at next year’s Olympics


AP source: Pence subpoenaed by special counsel probing Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been subpoenaed by the special counsel overseeing investigations into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the … Continue Reading →


DA says libel case against N. Carolina Attorney General over

A local North Carolina prosecutor says campaign-related charges won’t be pursued further against Attorney General Josh Stein or his aides in light of a federal appeals court ruling this week


Black lawmakers cite racism as Missouri House OKs crime bill

Black lawmakers in Missouri are accusing House Republican leaders of racism after shutting down debate and passing a bill that could strip power from the Black woman elected as the … Continue Reading →


England wing Max Malins shocked by reasons for omission in Six Nations last year

Malins marked his first international appearance since being axed with a two-try salvo last Saturday.


The 12-mile stretch of water that could hold key to finding Nicola Bulley

Maps and aerial images show new area of River Wyre in hunt for missing dog walker


Trump has paid himself almost $1m from donors since leaving the White House

Mr Trump’s political committees’ largest expenditure has been his own legal fees


Suit: NFL runs 'sham' disability program for injured players

Ten retired players are accusing the NFL of lying and flagrantly violating federal law in denying disability benefits


First picture of granddad crushed to death by pop-up urinal in West End

Kevin Holding was tragically crushed to death while repairing the urinal


Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson clashes with BBC presenter over fake doorstep chat

‘We’ve established you’re dishonest and you tell lies’, Tory MP tells local radio host


Another record intra-day high for FTSE 100 as pound climbs

The FTSE 100 moved 0.33%, or 25.98 points, higher to finish at 7,911.15.


Demand for nursing places at university falls sharply amid fears of recruitment crisis

The number of applicants for nursing courses has fallen by 18.6 per cent compared to January 2022.


Best romantic European city break destinations for couples

Whether you’re after wild natural beauty, thermal soaks and spa time, or cobblestoned streets and canal charm, Ianthe Butt shares 10 of Europe’s best getaways for lovers


Irish patient who can be violent to move to England for ‘urgent’ treatment

A judge in the specialist Court of Protection in London approved the man’s transfer.


Watches of Switzerland sales grow as timepieces become “investment assets”

Customers buying watches as investments drive growth, but shares slide on weak jewellery sales


SNP would win more seats than Tories in parliament, poll finds

Labour on course to win 509 seats, according to latest modelling survey


Hawaii review, Public Image Ltd: John Lydon’s poignant love song for his wife is a worthy Eurovision entry

On the song with his band Public Interest Ltd, John Lydon revels in a perfect moment with his partner Nora Forster, who has Alzheimer’s


Ukraine steps up efforts to exclude Russia from Olympics

Ukraine has stepped up efforts to lobby international sports leaders against Russian participation in next year’s Paris Olympics as indications mount that the games could see the biggest boycott since … Continue Reading →


Happy Valley’s nailbiting final showdown is set to break records

Happy Valley’s viewing figures have swelled throughout the series, which reaches its conclusion on Sunday


Scottish councils facing real-terms cut even with tax increase, says think tank

The Scottish Government’s plan for tax and spending cleared its first parliamentary hurdle on Thursday.


Who is on strike and what is the rail dispute about?

Train drivers are on strike again on Friday, crippling services across the country.


The Whale: Man defends Brendan Fraser film after describing weight gain experience

Sean Crawford said that ‘The Whale’ gives a ‘voice’ to people in his position


Sean Dyche bids to ‘get to the truth’ of Everton’s struggles

Anonymous feedback from the squad will shape the Toffees’ early approach under their new manager.


Spy balloon: Hobbyists say $12 pico balloon may have been shot down by US as Biden rules out China

Beijing says it is a responsible country and has no intention of violating territory and airspace


China, Hong Kong scrap cross-border travel quota, COVID test

Travel between Hong Kong and China will no longer require COVID-19 PCR tests nor be held to a daily limit as both places seek to drive economic growth


Trump campaign staff on 2020 election lies: ‘fan the flame’

A newly released audio recording offers a behind-the-scenes look at how former President Donald Trump’s campaign team in a pivotal battleground state knew they had been outflanked by Democrats in … Continue Reading →


Sixth Memphis police officer Preston Hemphill fired over Tyre Nichols killing

More than 20 hours of video related to Nichols’ beating by Memphis police has yet to be released


House Democrats fear GOP members could endanger Biden at State of the Union

Members are concerned by the GOP removing metal detectors at the doors to the House chamber


Adele, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift’s possible wins at the 2023 Grammy Awards could shatter records

Unsurprisingly, a majority of female nominees could break the glass ceiling


Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

The Biden administration on Thursday said 15 Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million this year to fund settlements that ensure access to water that’s legally theirs


Netflix users share hilarious reactions to platform’s new password rules: ‘Love is dead’

‘People who do not live in your household will need to use their own account to watch Netflix,’ the streaming platform says


Thousands of low-paid cleaners, caterers and security staff on TfL network to get free travel

Around 5,800 contract workers won’t have to pay for travel under plans unveiled by Sadiq Khan


Shell company directors earned enough in 2021 to pay 390 nurses, as firm sees record profits

A look at those leading the oil and gas firm as it enjoys the largest profits in its 115-year-history


Great Britain’s Davis Cup qualifier in Colombia ‘very complicated’ says captain

Matches will be played at an altitude of 2,600 metres and with pressureless balls.


Asylum units ordered to only process Albanian cases in push to speed up deportations

Exclusive: ‘Operation Bridora’ to start on Monday despite accusations of discrimination against other nationalities who will now suffer longer waits


Ilhan Omar vows to keep fighting after House GOP ousts her from foreign affairs committee

‘I am an American … who was sent here by her constituents to represent them in Congress’, Rep Ilhan Omar says ahead of vote to remove her from House Foreign … Continue Reading →


Rishi Sunak vows to ‘ratchet up’ return of Albanian migrants and start Rwanda flights

Prime minister pledges tougher stance on immigration in Piers Morgan interview


IOC warns Ukraine against Olympic boycott

The IOC is working on a pathway for Russian and Belarusian athletes to take part as neutrals


Military places restive areas of Myanmar under martial law

Martial law has been declared in several areas of military-run Myanmar, a day after authorities announced that a state of emergency has been extended throughout the country, which is wracked … Continue Reading →


Leeds suffer Rodrigo blow as extent of ankle injury revealed

The 31-year-old was hurt in last weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round win.


Police seek to trace dog walker to help search for Nicola Bulley

The 45-year-old mortgage adviser went missing last Friday.


In Greece, artists’ strike closes theaters, music schools

Performing artists and art students — some banging drums, playing trumpets and dressed in clown outfits — have gathered outside Greece’s parliament during a strike that closed theaters, halted TV … Continue Reading →


Con O’Neill promises ending of Happy Valley will be ‘extraordinary’

He said when he read the script Sally Wainwright wrote for the last episode it ‘blew his mind’.


Ofgem orders E.On to improve customer service after finding ‘severe weaknesses’

The regulator said the energy firm’s performance on call waiting times and abandoned call rates was ‘very poor’.


Labour highlights warning of 7,000 council job cuts in plea to vote down budget

The draft 2023/24 budget proposes an increase of around £570m for councils – but they have warned they need more.


Heathrow third runway will be built, insists airport boss as he heads for departures

Exclusive: ‘The last couple of years has shown just how important expansion is,’ says John Holland-Kaye, Heathrow CEO


UK house prices: How interest rate rise will affect property market and mortgages

Bank of England’s tenth interest rates rise in row will impact homeowners and house buying hopefuls


Scaling up for business: what you need to know from the den of a Dragon

Deborah Meaden of Dragons’ Den says that whether funding for founders comes from a tycoon-filled den or a City boardroom, it’s not just about the money


Man, 32, charged with the murder of Natalie McNally

Ms McNally, 32, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was stabbed in her home in Lurgan on December 18.


Francis Ngannou should fight Anthony Joshua in boxing debut, says Eddie Hearn amid talks with ex-UFC star

Ngannou left the UFC in January, relinquishing his heavyweight title as he targets a move into boxing


Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye to stand down this year

The UK’s busiest airport announced that Mr Holland-Kaye will remain in post until a successor is appointed.


Heathrow Airport boss to step down

John Holland-Kaye will exit as CEO once the airport finds a replacement


2:22 A Ghost Story at Lyric Theatre review: Cheryl delivers a dose of pure star power

This play still compels, entertains and unnerves despite occasionally off-key performances


Alan Cumming hits back at ‘lump of ignorance’ Piers Morgan for criticism over OBE return

Actor and ‘Traitors US’ host elaborated on decision to hand back honour


Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchers

Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back


What will happen in the Happy Valley finale? Our theories

Will Tommy fulfil his dream of drifting off into the Marbella sunset with Ryan? Or will his confused son finally see the light? And will our precious Catherine be OK? … Continue Reading →


Japan's Honda outlines hydrogen power plans to go green

Honda is expanding the use of hydrogen to trucks and construction equipment, electricity for buildings and even in outer space, not just cars on roads, to step up on sustainability … Continue Reading →


Devon and Cornwall Police told to make urgent improvements by watchdog

The force was placed in special measures last year.


Hunter Biden threatens to sue Tucker Carlson and calls for probe of Giuliani over ‘laptop from hell’ claims

Hunter Biden could face investigations of his own under Republican-controlled House of Representatives


Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown exits Love Island villa after surprise recoupling

The 25-year-old Londoner was sent home after her former partner Tom Clare chose fellow contestant Ellie Spencer instead.


Elon Musk admits ‘something is wrong’ as right-wing accounts press him on Twitter engagement

Billionaire locked his own acount after complaints from Ian Miles Cheong and ‘Libs of TikTok’


Royal Mail unveils special stamp set to mark 60th anniversary of X-Men franchise

The 17-stamp collection will feature some of the most popular characters from the Marvel comic book series.


Two stolen monkeys, slashed fences and a dead vulture: What is behind the strange incidents at the Dallas Zoo?

The missing monkeys have been recovered, but the mystery surrounding their disappearance and other unusual incidents at the zoo remains a question, Graig Graziosi reports


Fabio Paratici happy with Tottenham’s progress in ‘rebuild’ of squad

Paratici was last month hit with a 30-month ban but remained busy during the final days of the transfer window.



Trump starts 3rd White House bid lagging in campaign cash

New campaign finance reports show that former President Donald Trump’s political operation started this year with about $25 million socked away for his recently launched presidential campaign


Vessel strike blamed for humpback whale's death in New York

Authorities say a humpback whale that washed ashore on a New York beach this week was likely killed by a vessel


Judge: Defiant NJ beach town can sue for $21M in dune costs

A New Jersey beach town that defied state environmental authorities and fixed its dunes after a fall storm caused serious erosion can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to recover $21 … Continue Reading →


'Dances With Wolves' actor to be charged with sex assault

Former actor Nathan Chasing Horse could be facing multiple sexual assault and sex trafficking charges and life in prison



Bennylyn Burke came at me with sushi knife, claims man accused of double murder

Andrew Innes is accused of murdering Bennylyn Burke, 25, and her daughter Jellica, two, at a house in Dundee between February 20 and March 5 2020.


‘Vast majority’ of schools in England and Wales affected by teachers’ strike

Only 11% of schools and sixth-form colleges with teachers on strike were fully open on Wednesday, a snapshot poll suggests.


Failed asylum seeker detained in hospital following ‘dreadful’ village murder

Shahin Darvish-Narenjbon, 34, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.


Putin foe Navalny says he's in solitary cell for 6 months

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says prison authorities have placed him in a one-person cell for the next six months


Prosecutors claim Alec Baldwin skipped firearm safety sessions and was distracted by family on set of Rust

“Baldwin’s deviation from known standards, practices and protocol directly caused the fatal death of Hutchins,” says the DA special investigator in a court filing


I’m a mother and a teacher – I’m conflicted about strikes

Schools are lifelines for disadvantaged children. They are often sanctuaries of safety away from abusive or neglectful households, or warm places to fend off cold and hunger


With 3,000 killed, 17,000 jailed and 1.2m displaced, Myanmar counts devastating cost of two years since coup

‘This year is decisive for us to completely uproot the military regime,’ says one protester


Dani Alves offers to turn in passport, wear tracking device

Dani Alves’ lawyers say in an appeal to a Spanish court that he has agreed to turn in his passport and wear a tracking device if he is set free … Continue Reading →


Love Island fans brand episode the ‘best ever’ as tensions rise in the villa

Tuesday night’s episode proved to be explosive as a series of arguments circulated everywhere


PrettyLittleThing inks deal for new West End showroom and office

PrettyLittleThing is heading to Great Portland Street for its next showroom launch


Valtteri Bottas questions FIA’s new political ban on F1 drivers

The FIA’s international sporting code has been updated to ban F1 drivers from displaying political or religious statements without prior approval


Leicester chairman relieves £196m of club debt owed to parent company

Over £194m in loans and related interest has been capitalised into equity issued to King Power International.


Could a celebrity ‘mind architect’ change your life?

He calls himself a ‘thought leader in human potential’ and has worked with some of the most famous people in the world. Rebecca Thornton meets Hollywood healer Peter Crone


To Leslie review round-up: What critics thought of the controversial Oscars contender

Kate Winslet called Andrea Riseborough’s lead turn ‘the greatest female performance on screen I have ever seen in my life’ – but what did film critics think?


Police escort Andrew Tate to court in human trafficking case

If the appeal is unsuccesful Tate and his brother will remain in custody until 17 February


Italian woman tied to her seat mid flight after she ‘punches and spits at Indian airline crew’

Police say the woman was booked for ‘misbehaviour’ and released after bail


Man Utd vs Nottingham Forest LIVE: Carabao Cup result and final score after Anthony Martial and Fred goals

Everything you need to know ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg


Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charge in set death

Prosecutors have linked Alec Baldwin to an expansive list of alleged failures in firearms safety in a filing of a felony involuntary manslaughter charge against the actor in the fatal … Continue Reading →


Sixth Memphis police officer Preston Hemphill fired over Tyre Nichols killing

Horrifying footage shows 29-year-old Black man beaten by Memphis officers



Half a million Scots to strike in biggest co-ordinated action in decades

Civil servants, higher education staff, some schools, rail workers and coffin makers will walk out in one day of co-ordinated strike action.


James Gunn reveals first slate of upcoming DC projects

The writer and director, who has taken the helm of the superhero franchise with Peter Safran, unveiled 10 upcoming titles across film and television.


Learning loss for disadvantaged pupils ‘greater’ than peers, says watchdog

Lost learning, if left unaddressed, may lead to “significant lost earnings” for those affected, the National Audit Office has warned.


Alex Murdaugh’s cousin testifies against him at murder trial, revealing he spent over $9,000 on three guns

Maggie Murdaugh was murdered at family estate with similar weapon prosecutors say