Five Missouri inmates seen breaking out of jail in surveillance video as manhunt continues

Inmate Michael Wilkins was recaptured by authorities in Poplar Bluff, Missouri

Why is Google laying off 12,000 staff?

The company will let go 6 per cent of its workforce.

‘Tremendous son, father, partner and teammate’: How tragic boat crash killed beloved Premier League star Anton Walkes

The MLS player was in Miami for a 12-day training camp. Graig Graziosi breaks down what’s known about his death

The Leader podcast: ‘Going to church on your period is a sin’

How myths about periods are finally being dispelled in El Salvador

Army officer sets world record for longest solo trek by a woman

Preet Chandi was backed in her challenge by the Princess of Wales

Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League score, result and reaction from flat goalless draw at Anfield

All you need to know as Jurgen Klopp and Graham Potter meet at Anfield

Father breaks down as he pays tribute to ‘beautiful’ daughter shot dead in pub on Christmas Eve

Elle’s father hoped that a foundation will bring “systemic change” in tackling gun crime

‘Polar Preet’ makes history for second time in 75-day trek across Antarctica

The 33-year-old Army physiotherapist is battling temperatures as low as minus 50c.

The 25 best films on Rakuten TV to watch right now, from Everything Everywhere All At Once to The Menu

Love film but want to save some pennies? Rakuten TV has a great selection of brand new releases

December US home sales fall, capping nearly 18% drop in 2022

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes slumped nearly 18% in 2022, the slowest year for the housing market in nearly a decade

Ukraine, climate, economy: Takeaways from glitzy Davos event

Power brokers have wrapped up the World Economic Forum’s annual conclave in the Swiss town of Davos as worries about the war in Ukraine, a warming planet and a cooling … Continue Reading →

Scottish independence blow as poll suggests 54% of Scots would vote ‘No’ in referendum

In the first poll on Scottish voting intentions released in 2023, backing for a Yes vote was at 46% when ‘don’t knows’ are removed

Crystal Palace urged to use Michael Olise screamer as catalyst for return of ‘Fortress Selhurst’

Eagles star’s superb late free-kick against Manchester United avoided a fifth home defeat of the season

In Senegal, Yellen talks about future of US-Africa relations

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is visiting Senegal with a message about the future of U.S.-Africa relations

Selina Scott says palace officials asked her to ‘befriend’ Princess Diana

‘Michael Shea, the Queen’s press secretary, asked me if I would befriend Diana and guide her through the pitfalls of the media jungle,’ presenter wrote

The Works posts ‘disappointing’ online sales as losses widen

The stationery and books retailer saw shares slide as much as 20% in early trading after it said ‘online sales softened in the run up to Christmas’.

Google owner Alphabet to axe 12,000 jobs

Google parent company Alphabet is cutting 12,000 jobs, its chief executive said, according to a staff memo seen by the Reuters news agency.

Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal sign Leandro Trossard after Danny Ings joins West Ham

Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga is also garnering interest from across Europe

‘A happy flowers team’: What Pep Guardiola’s outburst says about him and Man City

The champions rallied from 2-0 down to beat Spurs before an explosive Guardiola afterwards revealed the emotion in the title race

Jacinda Ardern has ‘no regrets’ after stepping down as New Zealand’s prime minister

Ms Ardern said she ‘slept well for the first time in a long time’

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey tips inflation to fall ‘quite rapidly’ in late spring

Andrew Bailey said lower energy prices will help drive down inflation in coming months

Fresh talks to take place amid dispute over teachers’ pay in Scotland

However the EIS union has warned its strikes will continue unless a ‘substantially improved’ offer is made.

Officer who hit woman in McDonald's dispute placed on leave

An Ohio police officer who struck a Black woman as she was taken into custody at a McDonald’s has been placed on paid administrative leave while authorities investigate

Consumer confidence hits near-historic low amid inflation and energy bill woes

GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped three points in January to minus 45 after a short-lived and weak rally in the last quarter.

Ed Sheeran delivers emotional tribute to late Jamal Edwards in track for SBTV

The music video sees Sheeran in the middle of Stamford Bridge stadium, home of Chelsea FC, of whom Edwards was a lifelong fan.

Nationwide day of strikes and protests in France over Macron’s pension reform

French unions across the country have warned of mass protests as the country erupts over the government’s reform of the pension system.

Republic of Ireland to face China as part of 2023 World Cup preparations

The sides will meet during Ireland’s 10-day Spanish training camp

Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts ‘didn’t feel safe’ due to ‘scary’ man, court told

Lewis Langley, 47, was handed a restraining order after blowing kisses, smiling, and giggling at the star.

The Fabelmans review: Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama is nicely bittersweet

This moving portrait of the celebrated filmmaker is more inquisitive than it is celebratory

Cardiff City deny trying to insure Emiliano Sala for £20m the morning after his death

Cardiff are seeking £10m in damages from broker Miller Insurance

SAS: Who Dares Wins 2023 release date and new recruits revealed

Prepare to witness ‘Jungle Hell’ and a new chief instructor when the popular Channel 4 series returns

Inflation rocked Biden’s second year as president. There’s more economic trouble on the horizon

High inflation was a hallmark of President Biden’s second year in office. Eric Garcia reports on why it’s such a tricky issue to overcome

Yunchan Lim at the Wigmore Hall review: this 18 year-old could be the Lang Lang of his generation

We’re at the start of something special, and the audience knew it

Djokovic bothered by leg, heckler during Australian Open win

Novak Djokovic has put aside problems with his left hamstring and a persistent heckler to beat 191st-ranked French qualifier Enzo Couacaud 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-0 in the second round … Continue Reading →

Rats may not have caused the Black Death, study suggests

The Bubonic Plague killed millions in Europe between 1347 and 1353

Adam Lambert shares unimpressed reaction to Theo James wanting to play George Michael

James said he’d ‘love’ to play the ‘Careless Whisper’ vocalist on screen if the opportunity came up

Boris Johnson compares Putin to ‘the fat boy in Dickens’

‘He wants to make our flesh creep,’ says Boris Johnson in Davos

Julian Sands: Helicopters again grounded by high winds in search for missing actor

Sands, thought to have been somewhere on the popular Baldy Bowl Trail, has been missing since Friday

Ukrainians learn mine clearing skills from Cambodian experts

Cambodian experts, whose country has the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most contaminated by landmines, walked a group of Ukrainian soldiers through a minefield being actively cleared, … Continue Reading →

Nursing strike enters second day as NHS braces for biggest ever walkout

Health experts voice ‘huge concern’ after it was announced that ambulance workers would join nurses in a combined day of action next month

Elon Musk might lose billions over Tesla ‘funding secured’ tweet, says report

Trial’s outcomes seem to depend on the intent and language of Mr Musk’s 2018 tweet

Australia 'deeply troubled' by Chinese espionage case

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong says her government is “deeply troubled” by the delays in China resolving espionage allegations against Chinese-Australian writer and blogger Yang Hengjun

Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong’s leader says the city will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 from Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return to normalcy

Noppon Saengkham ‘over the moon’ after beating ‘hero’ Ronnie O’Sullivan

Saengkham, who dyed his hair red last week, backed up victory over Mark Selby.

Burrell Collection welcomes 500,000 visitors in nine months since reopening

The museum was officially reopened by the King last year.

Labour says questions remain unanswered over Nadhim Zahawi tax dispute claims

Rishi Sunak is facing calls to launch an inquiry into whether Nadhim Zahawi broke the ministerial code.

Kim Kardashian revealed as new owner of Diana’s ‘unusual’ and famous pendant

The amethyst cross pendant sold for £163,800 at auction

IAEA sends staff to all Ukraine nuclear plants in safety bid

The International Atomic Energy Agency says it is placing teams of experts at all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants to reduce the risk of severe accidents as Russia’s war against … Continue Reading →

NATO allies US, Turkey try to mend fences but rifts persist

The United States and Turkey are looking to brush aside differences that have strained relations for years, but have yet to report progress in resolving disagreements over Russia’s invasion of … Continue Reading →

Awkward video shows Trump ducking a high five from admirer

‘Vote for me just don’t touch me!’ Twitter user jokes

Biden-McConnell: personally mismatched, professionally bound

By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched

‘I will always be proud of Buffy’: Sarah Michelle Gellar hopes show’s ‘legacy’ isn’t impacted by Joss Whedon

‘Was it an ideal working situation? Absolutely not,’ actor said of her time on the hit TV show

Police Scotland chief condemns ‘despicable conduct’ of rapist David Carrick

The Metropolitan Police officer has admitted 49 criminal charges, including 24 counts of rape, against 12 women over an 18-year period.

Harbour Energy warns of job cuts because of rise in windfall tax

The UK’s biggest independent oil and gas producer said that it was reviewing its organisation in the country.

Intermittent fasting linked to greater risk of dying from heart disease

‘Study important for the large segment of American adults who eat fewer than three meals each day’

Jamie Chadwick keeps Williams role for next season

The 24-year-old has secured a full-time deal to drive for Andretti Autosport in this season’s Indy Nxt series.

Will the Glazers sell Manchester United and who could buy the club? What we know

The controversial owners bought the Old Trafford giants in a debt-funded takeover in 2005 and have since taken millions of pounds out of the Old Trafford outfit

Camilla reflects on ‘precious time’ in Aberdeenshire with Charles

The Queen Consort was speaking as she visited the new science teaching hub at the University of Aberdeen, where she is chancellor

Spotify and seven other companies launches attack on Apple and over ‘abuses of its powerful platform’

Spotify has launched an attack on Apple over what it says are “abuses of its powerful platform”.

Kate all smiles on visit to children’s nursery to learn about early years work

Kate toured the Foxcubs Nursery in Luton to support early childhood education

Wales’ men’s and women’s teams agree equal pay deal for international matches

The agreement follows similar deals for England and Republic of Ireland players

Police in India arrest two men in connection with freezing deaths of four people near US-Canada border

Their bodies were found in an empty field in Manitoba, 12 metres from the US border

Qantas plane with more than 100 passengers lands after mayday call over Pacific

A Qantas flight traveling from New Zealand to Sydney has landed safely after it issued a mayday call following an engine problem over the Pacific Ocean

Vistry builds up profits as demand for affordable homes stays high

Vistry last year completed a £1.1 billion acquisition of Countryside Partnerships, which significantly increased its affordable homes division

Jimi Famurewa reviews Jam Delish: Clubby Caribbean with revolutionary gifts from the plant-based Gods

Vivid moments of mind-scrambling culinary brilliance help overcome Jimi Famurewa’s intitial scepticism about this vegan spot

Minister defends ex-chancellor Nadhim Zahawi over his tax affairs

Home Office minister Robert Jenrick said it is a ‘private matter’ for the current Conservative Party chairman.

World’s oldest known person, French nun, dies at 118

A French nun who was believed to be the world’s oldest person has died shortly before her 119th birthday

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Marcus Rashford takes his incredible form to Selhurst Park as Erik ten Hag’s men seek another win

Travis Alabanza on Sound of the Underground: ‘Who can make a show about money fun? Only drag performers’

The trans, non-binary artist talks about workers rights for cabaret performers and how the commercialisation of drag means it has gone from a ‘communal space to one of competition’

Blow for London EV drivers as charging costs more than triple in a year

Tesla drivers could be paying as much as £50 more for a full charge compared to a year ago

Strike action and winter pressures leave NHS in ‘vicious cycle’, leader warns

NHS leaders fear there will be a ‘cumulative impact’ of each additional strike day.

Anti-apartheid trio’s convictions quashed after 51 years over lying Met officer

The criminal convictions of three anti-apartheid protesters who blocked the England rugby team’s bus in 1972 have been overturned after an undercover Met police officer infiltrating their group lied in … Continue Reading →

Poorest see the system as ‘rigged’ Penny Mordaunt warns

Many Britons feel things “don’t work” while the poorest see the system as “rigged” against them a cabinet minister has warned in a scathing assessment of the state of the … Continue Reading →

Artists say a music industry without BBC Introducing would be an ‘industry void of soul’

‘Removing local shows presents less opportunities for local voices to break through nationally,’ wrote Leeds-formed rock band Yard Act

What the collapse of a company you’ve never heard of says about Britain

Britishvolt, the UK battery startup, has gone into administration after last-minute talks with investors collapsed. Is this just another nascent business that couldn’t live up to the hype, or does … Continue Reading →

Snap up an affordable British break this spring with 40 per cent off trains to these Welsh hotspots

With more than a third off tickets across Wales and the borders of England, now’s the time to book that weekend away

2,000 more ‘excess’ deaths in first week of year ahead of nurses’ strike

Grim figures released ahead of nurses going on strike for the second time at hospitals across England

Burst water main brings Hendon to standstill in morning of London travel woe

North Londoners faced long delays on roads on Tuesday after a water main burst on the A41 in Hendon following freezing overnight temperatures.

Wout Weghorst ‘really hungry’ to deliver on Premier League return with Man Utd

The on-loan Dutch striker admits his previous spell in the league with Burnley was ” not as successful as I hoped”.

Abandoned mines can store enough electricity to power the planet, scientists claim

Gravity batteries in abandoned mines could potentially store up to 70 TWh of electricity

Apple announcement today: Rumours swirl as major new release expected

Company could be about to release new, more powerful MacBook Pro

‘It’s time for a change’: Ken Bruce announces departure from BBC radio after 45 years

Veteran presenter said it was ‘the right time’ to leave the BBC

BBC Breakfast celebrates 40th anniversary by looking back at debut as Breakfast Time

Hosts Sally Nugent and Jon Kay shared their memories of the on-screen analogue clock, Green Goddess and 80s fashion

London sex offender who travelled to Yorkshire in attempt to abuse child jailed

Hegoda Makalanda, from Enfield, was arrested by detectives carrying out a covert operation

Andrew Tate believed someone ‘wanted to hurt him’, bodyguard claims

The bodyguard also said that his boss believed that ‘somebody wanted to hurt him’

Gender recognition bill: Why and how has the UK Government blocked it?

Scottish MPs passed the bill in December to allow people to obtain a gender recognition certificate without a medical diagnosis

Ulez expansion: Tories accuse Sadiq Khan of false statements over extending pollution charge zone

A spokesperson for the mayor says he did not make any decisions until he received the final report from TfL

Trial to open for man accused of threatening Kansas lawmaker

A criminal trial is set to start in federal court for a northeastern Kansas man charged with threatening to kill one of the state’s congressmen

Goshen teen mother and baby identified among six killed in gang shooting in California

Mother had been trying to flee with son when they were both gunned down, say officials

Remains of Florida residents believed to have died in Hurricane Ian still being recovered more than 100 days later

Lee County officials solved its final hurricane-related missing persons case on Sunday, officials said

American detained in Iran launches hunger strike to mark seven years in captivity

‘I remain caged in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, holding that long overdue IOU along with the unenviable title of the longest held Iranian-American hostage in history’

Hacker Guccifer who infiltrated Clinton and Bush emails slams DC ‘hypocrisy’ in first interview out of prison

Romanian hacker made initial discovery that triggered Clinton email saga

David Carrick’s victims weren’t just let down by one man – but by the entire police force

Editorial: Commissioner Rowley and his counterparts need to get on with the job of sacking corrupt officers – and the home secretary needs to turn some of her authoritarian zeal … Continue Reading →

Seth Rogen takes swipe at Critics Choice Award’s broadcasting network The CW in ceremony speech

‘It is the one network to receive zero Critics Choice nominations,’ joked Rogen

California shooting: Six killed in mass-murder including six-month-old baby

Officers believe the shooting was targeted at the family in the rural community of Goshen

Protesters brave freeze to demonstrate against controversial strikes Bill

Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union and Unison were also present.

Nursing union announces largest set of strikes yet – across 73 trusts

Nurses to stage industrial action in 73 trusts across England and Wales

Don’t expect to see Boris Johnson’s memoir on the shelves for a while

The longer he spends messing about in politics and helping to break his party asunder at the next election, the more substantial his collection of intrigues, plots and betrayals will … Continue Reading →

Man waits eight years for mental health therapy as services hit by demand

Myles Cook, suffers from severe depression which is worsened by his ‘horrific’ living situation

Kendall Jenner sparks debate about privilege after employee holds her umbrella for her

‘She’s so out of touch it’s actually ridiculous,’ one critic claims

Labour urges DUP to react in ‘openhearted’ way to any deal on the NI Protocol

Senior Labour politicians visited Foyle Port in Londonderry.

Talking Point: What’s keeping you cheerful this Blue Monday?

Blue Monday marks the third Monday of the year and is believed to be the most depressing day

Braverman urged to launch full inquiry into Carrick case

Baroness Casey, who is reviewing the culture of the Metropolitan Police, has called for an inquiry and offered to lead it.

Love Island: Who is Anna-May? Meet the Swansea payroll assistant with the hilarious ‘ick’

Payroll adminisrator from Swansea is looking for love in the villa

We filmed Suella Braverman being challenged by a Holocaust survivor – and we won’t take it down

Our video has triggered an outpouring of public support for Joan and her dignified attempt to explain the dangers of anti-refugee rhetoric to the home secretary

‘Had I really said that?’: Jeremy Clarkson’s apology to Harry and Meghan in full

The former Top Gear presenter wrote: ‘We’ve all been there, I guess. In that precise moment when we suddenly realise we’ve completely messed up’

‘A mea culpa with bells on’: Jeremy Clarkson shares apology letter to Meghan Markle

Former ‘Top Gear’ host said he hated royal on a ‘cellular level’ in December column

St Helens’ Konrad Hurrell facing anxious wait ahead of World Club Challenge

The St Helens player’s partner is expecting their first child around the time his side fly out to Australia next month

Court of Appeal to reconsider ruling that Rwanda policy to deport asylum seekers is lawful

Claimants to argue assurances by Rwandan government do not ‘provide sufficient guarantee’ of safety

Fawning obituary for Utah father who killed his family of 7 is removed by newspaper after widespread outrage

The 42-year-old was remembered as a parent who ‘cherished’ the children he allegedly shot dead

China’s re-opening after Covid could be very bad news for global inflation

I spent last week in Hong Kong and Singapore, singing for my supper. It was just ahead of Chinese New Year — the Year of the Rabbit begins on January … Continue Reading →

A gut feeling told me to have a smear test – I’m so glad I did

My abnormal result was the wake-up call I needed to change my lifestyle, but I worry that thousands of women are missing the chance to put their health first

This AI tool lets you fake that you’re listening in video calls

The latest version of Nvidia’s Broadcast software will fix your eyes on the camera and even blinks on your behalf.

Euston shooting: Shocking footage captures moment people run for lives after gunman opens fire outside funeral

A seven-year-old girl was among six people injured in the drive-by shooting outside St Aloysius Church on Saturday afternoon

Amanda Seyfried suffers wardrobe malfunction at Critics Choice Awards as dress keeps ‘ripping’

‘I’m just going to take off my dress,’ the actor joked

The Last of Us review: Pedro Pascal is magnetic in this tender, well-crafted and blackly comic piece

Gamers might finally have a great adaptation on their hands thanks to HBO, which is simply operating on a different level to any other network

Arsenal’s unified vision exposes Tottenham’s identify crisis under Antonio Conte

The Gunners showed the value in patience and embracing who they are, with Spurs unable to match their Italian manager’s demands

Kabul's mannequins, hooded and masked under Taliban rules

The lines of mannequins with their heads cloaked in sacks in Kabul dress stores can be haunting

Indian pharmacist honoured by Kyiv for supporting war effort: ‘Ukraine is my nation too’

Kyiv worried as Russia and Belarus kickstart military exercises today

In pictures: Critics Choice Awards 2023 Red Carpet

Here are some of the best looks from the event in Los Angeles.

Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond unveiled as Bafta hosts

Actor Grant, who is hosting the 76th annual film awards ceremony for the first time, said he feels ‘hugely privileged’.

Signs that the UK economy could be recovering better than expected

Experts forecast falling energy costs and a halving of inflation lie ahead but warned some will still struggle

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale KICKED by Tottenham fan amid ‘unacceptable’ scenes after north London derby

Ramsdale was attacked by supporter as the Gunners celebrated after the final whistle

British woman killed in avalanche in French Alps

The woman, 45, was airlifted off Mount Blanc glacier but could not be saved

Cate Blanchett criticised for ‘condescending’ response to Margot Robbie comment on Graham Norton

Actors appeared on the BBC’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’ together

‘People thought she was a poor deluded woman!’ Alan Carr on Amanda Holden being mistaken for his wife

The pals filmed a new show together in Italy leaving locals confused by their relationship

Newcastle 1-0 Fulham: Aleksandar Mitrovic penalty nightmare punished by late Toon winner

Alexander Isak headed Newcastle back into the Premier League’s top three after old boy Aleksandar Mitrovic had fluffed his lines for Fulham.

Judd Trump resists Mark Williams fightback for two-frame lead in Masters final

Williams made the ideal start with a total clearance of 138, but Trump hit back to win the next four frames

Trump claims tearful DeSantis ‘begged’ for 2018 endorsement

All the latest developments from Trumpworld

From Enys Men to The Witch: What’s behind cinema’s folk horror boom?

Eloise Hendy delves into the genre that turns the pastoral idyll into a place of terror, and asks what’s behind this obsession with the natural world, magic cults, standing stones … Continue Reading →

Monica Heisey: ‘It’s hard to break up now – the temptation to go nuts on Instagram is strong’

The ‘Schitt’s Creek’ writer got divorced in her twenties. Several years on, the experience has inspired her debut novel. She talks to Adam White about navigating hype and heartbreak

Leeds break transfer record to sign forward Georginio Rutter from Hoffenheim

The France Under-21 international could cost United up to £35million, according to reports

India's 'RRR' an unlikely underdog in Hollywood awards race

Hollywood’s awards season has found an unlikely underdog in “RRR.”

Erik ten Hag says Man Utd fans can dream of title but players can’t

United laid down a marker with an impressive 2-1 win over Man City to move just a point behind their city rivals

Tribute paid to Natalie McNally before Everton game with Southampton

A picture of the Lurgan woman wearing an Everton jersey was displayed at Goodison Park ahead of the Premier League match.

British father alerts beachgoers to great white shark after spotting with drone

The shark was spotted around 100 metres from swimmers

‘My heart is shattered’: Elvis star Austin Butler speaks out after Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘tragic’ death

Singer and only child of Elvis Presley died shortly after attending the Golden Globes, where Butler was being honoured for his performance as the King of Rock’n’Roll

Southern California sheriff's deputy fatally shot east of LA

A Southern California sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed, just two weeks after another deputy in the department was slain in the line of duty

What the papers say – January 14

The death of Lisa Marie Presley features on the front pages.

Nicolas Cage says ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley ‘lit up every room’

The Hollywood actor said he was ‘heartbroken’ by news of the US singer’s death at the age of 54.

Hamline University under fire for art professor's dismissal

A Minnesota university’s dismissal of a professor for including depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a global art course has put the small, private school at the center of a … Continue Reading →

Bruno Fernandes lifts lid on ‘punishment’ that kickstarted Man Utd’s return to form

Erik ten Hag endured a terrible start to his time at Old Trafford but now faces rivals Manchester City off the back of eight successive victories

Supreme Court closing in on suspect who leaked Roe v Wade-ending opinion

Leak of draft opinion in May helped galvanise opposition to decision

Rain-soaked California to see more rounds of stormy weather

Forecasters say rain-soaked California will see several more rounds of stormy weather through the weekend and into next week

Jess Phillips reveals she heard MPs say ‘loads of women make up sexual violence cases for money’

Exclusive: Jess Phillips ‘stunned’ by findings that less than a third of male MPs claimed to have witnessed sexism in Westminster

Train services disrupted at Clapham Junction after ‘person struck by train’

Emergency services were called to incident on Friday afternoon

Talking Point: What do you think of the anti-strike laws?

New laws will require a minimum level of service during strikes – but the Government has been accused of dodging proper scrutiny.

London Covid infections may have peaked after Christmas wave

ONS estimates that 3.5 per cent of Londoners had virus in week up to January 3

Phoebe Dynevor shares heartfelt tribute alongside Coronation Street star mother following grandmother’s death

The Bridgerton star, 27, shared her father Tim’s social media post, which featured a picture of his late mother, to her Instagram Stories

Dartmoor wild camping ruling ‘huge step backward’

Farmers Alexander and Diana Darwall brought a successful legal challenge over wild camping.

Northern Rail’s flash sale includes tickets for as little as 50p

You have until 4pm on 13 January to book your next journey at the discounted rate

Bishop who sold ‘Covid protection oil’ claims he cannot afford fine despite £300,000 in accounts

Bishop Climate Wiseman claimed he was inspired by a visitation from God telling him he is a prophet who can cure coronavirus

The Standard View: A rushed strike law risks trouble later on

LEGISLATE in haste, repent at leisure could be the motto for any government, and so it may prove with the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill that is being rushed through … Continue Reading →

Djokovic receives warm welcome in Melbourne return

Novak Djokovic has received a warm and enthusiastic welcome in his return to Melbourne during an exhibition match against Nick Kyrgios

The makeup brands still using cancer-linked ‘forever chemicals’

High levels of exposure to ‘forever chemicals’ have been linked with birth defects, thyroid issues and cancer

‘What a journey’: Rocky Fielding calls time on his boxing career

Fielding retires with a record of 30 wins, 18 inside the distance, and three defeats.

Kumail Nanjiani on his big new Disney+ series Welcome to Chippendales: “Such wild stuff happened”

‘This story shows the logical end point for the American dream’

‘Nothing takes away the pain’: The essay Lisa Marie Presley wrote about her son’s death last summer

‘It’s a real choice to keep going, one that I have to make every single day and one that is constantly challenging,’ she wrote

Why does chocolate feel so good? Scientists think they’ve found the answer…

Researchers suggest that where fat lies within the chocolate helps to make the texture so appealing

Asian markets mostly higher, tracking Wall Street gains

Shares have advanced in Asia after news that U.S. consumer inflation slowed last month pushed Wall Street benchmarks higher

China's trade surplus swells to $877.6B as exports grow

China’s trade surplus swelled to a record $877.6 billion in 2022 as exports rose 7% despite weakening U.S. and European demand and anti-virus controls that temporarily shut down Shanghai and … Continue Reading →

Teen's death brings toll in month of unrest in Peru to 49

A 16-year-old shot during a protest in the southern Peruvian region of Puno has died, bringing the death toll to 49 in more than a month of unrest following the … Continue Reading →

'Rick and Morty' creator awaits trial for domestic violence

Justin Roiland, who created the animated series “Rick and Morty” and provides the voices of the two title characters, is awaiting trial on charges of domestic violence against a former … Continue Reading →

London first-time buyers spend two-thirds of take-home pay on mortgage payments — the most in 33 years

Sharpest quarterly rise in repayments:earnings ratio leaves new entrants to the property market the worst-off since 1990

Deposit and mortgage cost challenges for first-time buyers highlighted

There is some scope for mortgage affordability to improve when looking ahead, according to a senior economist at Nationwide Building Society.

Rapid blood sample ‘could detect dangerous pregnancy conditions’

Preganancy-related changes to the gut biome could could be detected by the test, giving us the key to spotting the early signs of pregnancy complications.

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes appearance in Kalush Orchestra’s music video

Schwarzenegger met the Eurovision Song Contest champions in the US while they were on tour.

Fulham vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight after Joao Felix red card

Graham Potter’s under pressure Blues take on Marco Silva’s firing Cottagers

Spain’s top court drops sedition charges against Catalonia’s separatist ex-leader

Spain has unsuccessfully attempted to have Carles Puigdemont extradited from Belgium where he is a European Parliament member

Housebuilders pull FTSE 100 higher as it nears all-time high

Solid gains for the FTSE 100 meant it closed 0.89% higher, or 69.06 points, at 7,794.04.

Forestry workers in race to plant 3.5m trees before spring

The project is part of Forestry England’s latest planting programme to replenish tree stocks, bolster broadleaf cover and encourage biodiversity.

Lee Ryan racially abused flight attendant with ‘chocolate’ slur – then offered her Blue tickets to say sorry

Court hears how singer told black woman ‘I’m going to have your chocolate children’

Is it worth paying for security software in 2023?

Free security protection is all that most people need for a personal computer or mobile phone.

The Standard View: Time for ministers to support Ella’s Law

Ella’s Law, otherwise known as the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill, has already passed the Lords and now it is in the queue of private members’ bills waiting to come … Continue Reading →

Drunken son killed father with full bottle of Champagne, court told

Deekan Singh Vig had allegedly drunk whisky before he attacked 86-year-old shopkeeper Arjan Singh Vig at the family home.

Thousands of New York City nurses end three-day strike after reaching deal with hospitals

Two New York City hospitals have reached a tentative contract agreement with thousands of striking nurses, ending a walkout that disrupted patient care

Brain-injured toddler learns to use her arm thanks to London treatment

Isabella Dominguez was born at 26 weeks and suffered a brain injury which restricted her movement

Nottingham Forest hoping Dean Henderson could play Carabao Cup semi-final

The on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper will be unable to face his parent club in the Carabao Cup.

JR Moehringer grew up with a love of The Prince and the Pauper. Now he’s written Prince Harry’s memoir

Prince Harry’s ghostwriter, JR Moehringer, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning features writer whose own memoir about his absent father was adapted into a George Clooney-directed film. Now he’s turned his hand … Continue Reading →

Less than 1% of 50,000 police complaints lead to disciplinary proceedings

Freed rapists are to be ranked according to the threat they pose to the public

Walrus detectives: public asked to count Arctic mammals in satellite images

The citizen science scheme by WWF and British Antarctic Survey aims to help conserve walruses in the face of climate change.

Emhoff to visit Poland and Germany amid rising antisemitism

Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, is set to visit Poland and Germany this month amid rising antisemitism

James Webb Space Telescope images offer insight into universe’s beginnings

Images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope offer insight into what a much younger universe may have looked like.

Joe Biden’s aides ‘find second batch of classified documents in different location’

The location and classification level of the second batch of documents has not been disclosed

Police press ahead with clearance of condemned German hamlet

Police are pressing ahead with the clearance of a condemned village in western Germany where activists are vowing to hold out against its demolition to make way for the expansion … Continue Reading →

Ezra Miller to plead guilty to trespassing in Vermont burglary case

Prosecutors are recommending that Miller face 89 to 90 days in a suspended sentence, in addition to a year’s probation and a $500 fine

Clapham Junction ‘signalling problem’ causes disruption to London rush-hour trains

Train services running through Clapham Junction were seriously disrupted on Thursday morning after a signalling problem was detected.

Shooting fallout: Metal detectors in elementary schools?

The shooting of a first-grade teacher in Virginia by a 6-year-old boy has plunged the nation into uncharted waters of school violence

UAE names technocrat to lead upcoming UN COP28 climate talks

The United Arab Emirates has named a veteran technocrat with experience in both renewable energies and the oil business as the president of the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in … Continue Reading →

King set to make his first public engagement since release of Harry’s book

Charles will meet people from charities and voluntary groups in Aberdeenshire on Thursday.

Source: Biden team finds more docs with classified markings

President Joe Biden’s legal team has discovered additional documents containing classification markings

Pep Guardiola had premonition that Man City would crash out of Carabao Cup to Southampton

City were dumped out at the quarter-final stage after a 2-0 defeat at St Mary’s

Southwest under fire for promoting executives amid flight meltdown that left thousands stranded

Company had a nightmarish holiday season with Biden administration promising to hold it accountable

Study: Making fossil fuel firms pay to clean up carbon could curb climate change

A ‘carbon takeback obligation’ could drive needed investment in capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide, researchers say.

Amusement park lovers react as Universal Studios announces new theme park in Texas

‘As a resident of North Texas, I’m excited about this!’

Cocaine and E-coli 760 times acceptable levels detected in seawater

Strands of E.coli have infected Hampshire’s seas and caused locals to fall in

Law proposed to appoint anti-slavery watchdog after Suella Braverman leaves post vacant

Exclusive: Call for parliament to ‘take matters into its own hands’ as government plans to restrict support

I’m a teacher – this is what my 15-year-olds are saying about Andrew Tate

As a school we have decided it would be best to hold ‘Andrew Tate assemblies’ across all year groups

School holds Andrew Tate assemblies over fears of ‘toxic misogynist’s influence on children’

Teacher warns social media personality’s posts could be “gateway drug” into more damaging content

Barratt hit by fall in orders as sharp slowdown stalls building market

The UK’s largest housebuilder said it was pausing recruitment of new employees and introducing further controls for new site openings to manage working capital

Man Utd players ‘know not to cross the line’ with Erik ten Hag, Tom Heaton reveals

The Dutchman has displayed a no-nonsense approach since his summer move from Ajax

Brian Walshe news — latest: Ana Walshe’s remains thrown in trash bags and incinerated, prosecutors say

Follow for live updates on the search for Ana Walshe, who vanished in Cohasset, Massachusetts, on 1 January

Debt balance owed due to benefits overpayments ‘likely to grow before it falls’

The Department for Work and Pensions overpaid an estimated £8.6 billion in benefits in 2021-22.

Angela Bassett becomes the first actor from MCU to win a Golden Globe: ‘We embarked on this journey together’

The honour comes 30 years after her first Golden Globe nomination and win for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It

King Charles carried ‘pitiful teddy bear’ with him everywhere, Prince Harry says

It’s believed the bear was from Charles’ days at boarding school Gordonstoun, Scotland where he was badly bullied

Tom Curry hands England another injury blow ahead of Six Nations

The flanker was hurt in Sale’s Premiership game against Harlequins.

Andrew Bridgen stripped of Tory whip over Covid vaccine comments

Chief whip Simon Hart said the North West Leicestershire MP had ‘crossed a line’.

Reigning Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne insists it’s ‘back to zero’ as new season starts in Mexico

A new generation vehicle and new teams on the grid set the scene for an exciting campaign which starts on Saturday

Golden Globes red carpet 2023: Margot Robbie, Michelle Yeoh and Letitia Wright lead best dressed

Sequins, colourful tuxedos and plenty of powder pink… OTT fashion was back with a bang on the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet

Uniqlo to raise Japan staff wages by up to 40% amid cost of living crisis

Consumer inflation has increased almost 4%, highest since 1981

Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer series is the latest true crime show to fail victims

“It’s sad that they’re just making money off this tragedy. That’s just greed”.

Constantine II, last king of Greece dies at 82

The former king was known to have a close relationship with King Charles III

Andy Murray, Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie earn wins ahead of Australian Open

Jack Draper and Cameron Norrie both booked their places in the quarter-finals of their final Australian Open warm-up tournaments on Wednesday.

Three cookbooks to kickstart healthy eating in 2023

Healthy eating doesn’t mean cutting out your favourite foods. Instead, take the opportunity to expand your healthy food repetoire, try some new recipes and start reaping all the benefits, says … Continue Reading →

Mother in Oregon cold case hopes Idaho murders will help find her son’s killer

‘I’m hopeful that this will reinvigorate this case and bring attention to my son’s murder’

London sellers made average £200k profit on their homes in 2022 — a record high

Londoners earned an average of £219,110 on their property sales last year, equivalent to £23,560 per year of ownership.

Emma D’Arcy: Golden Globes nod implies space for trans people is getting bigger

D’Arcy was nominated for best television actress at the 80th annual ceremony.

Harry’s ITV interview airs in 77 territories around the world

Harry: The Interview saw the duke sit down with ITV journalist Tom Bradby to discuss some of the key revelations from the memoir.

Households urged to save water in winter as poll shows people underestimate use

Water UK is running its national summer campaign through the winter for the first time after last year’s drought.

Trump probe may be complicated by documents at Biden office

The volume of classified documents is different and the circumstances of their discovery worlds apart

Lawyer: Scammed clients get new shot at disability benefits

Some former clients of a disgraced Kentucky attorney who ran the largest U.S. Social Security scam in history may have a chance to get their lost disability payments back

EPA to award $100M to boost environmental justice programs

The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $100 million in competitive grants for projects that advance environmental justice in communities disproportionately affected by industrial pollution and other hazards

Some British adults know more about the lives of celebrities than their own friends

It comes as the study suggests celebrity obsession is plaguing some of us

House Democrats request ethics probe into George Santos for ‘defrauding Congress and the public’

A letter from two New York representatives follows several complaints from watchdog groups to federal agencies into newly elected lawmaker’s campaign finances

Louis Theroux reveals he ‘probably’ has alopecia after facial hair loss

The 52-year-old documentary-maker shared pictures showing how his stubble has changed.

Longtime senator Dianne Feinstein reacts to Katie Porter’s newly announced California Senate bid

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California says she will seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat and the oldest member of the chamber

Extinctions ‘may threaten Madagascar’s biodiversity for 23 million years’

Experts warn that humans have only five years to really advance the conservation of the island’s forests.

Patient safety alert after 120 incidents linked to oxygen cylinder problems

Officials said they wanted to highlight the issue, particularly given the current overcrowding in A&E departments.

UK should send Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine, says Defence Committee chief

No final decision has been made over whether to supply Kyiv’s forces with British tanks, Downing Street said.

Half of parents ‘hope to influence children’s life choices when gifting money’

Nearly a fifth of parents aged 55 and over said concerns about their children and grandchildren’s finances will also influence their gifting.

Independent book store amasses thousands of likes with Harry memoir post

The Duke of Sussex’s controversial memoir Spare went on sale in book shops across the UK on Tuesday.

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk edges closer as IBF removes mandatory challenger

Usyk is no longer required to defend his IBF title against Filip Hrgovic, in a boost to the chances of the Ukrainain fighting Fury for undisputed status

Five times musicians have said no to politicians using their music

Dr. Dre is the latest musician to go up against a politician after his music was used in a social media clip of Republican congresswoman Majorie Taylor Greene

Anthony Joshua to return against unbeaten Demsey McKean in April, per reports

The Australian holds a professional record of 23-0 with 14 knockout wins

Zhao Lijian: China demotes ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomat

Zhao Lijian named deputy director of China’s Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs

Compulsory maths won’t cut it without creative thinking

City Voices: The next generation of workers need the arts just as much as maths

Prince Harry told Meghan not to take photo in front of Taj Mahal

‘I didn’t want anyone thinking Meg was trying to mimic my mother,’ the Duke of Sussex said

China suspends visas for South Koreans in retaliation

China says it is suspending visas for South Koreans to come to the country for tourism or business in apparent retaliation for COVID-19-related requirements on Chinese travelers

Queen quizzed Meghan on Donald Trump during first meeting, says Harry

Spare, now available in bookshops, has sparked a furore over claims that William physically attacked his brother.

Carol McGiffin’s husband says she ‘went mad’ after he lost his wedding ring

The couple met in 2008 at a wrap party for Loose Women and were married in Bangkok in 2018.

Top Gun and Harry Styles help UK home entertainment sales to new record

The fastest growing sector in 2022 was video.

Open water swimmers warned about fluid in the lungs

Open water swimming is a popular sport, with more than three million people thought to take part every year in England.

Mikel Arteta issues Bukayo Saka injury update after Arsenal star forced off ahead of north London derby

Relief for the Gunners as Mikel Arteta confirms Bukayo Saka is “fine”

Blake Lively hilariously reveals her fix for wardrobe malfunction amid pregnancy

‘When the back of your skirt won’t zip, and the front of your dress won’t button,’ she wrote on Instagram.

Keir Starmer tells Labour the party must set out winning vision for government

The party leader was addressing the Parliamentary Labour Party in Westminster for the first time since the turn of the year.

Ministers warned after pay talks to act ‘now or never’ to avoid teacher strikes

A meeting between education unions and the Government has been described as ‘largely unsatisfactory’

Number of new non-doms drops 40% in a year, says HMRC

The number of new UK non-doms has tanked 40% in the past year, data released today shows, in fresh signs the world’s richest may be shirking a move to London … Continue Reading →

Gwyneth Paltrow praises Hailey Bieber’s controversial ‘nepo baby’ T-shirt

The actress gave a thumbs up to Bieber’s statement top as the Hollywood nepotism row rages on

Citizen’s new smartwatch uses Nasa tech to boost your power naps

The CZ smartwatch uses technology that was developed by Nasa to help astronauts get to sleep in space

Pediatricians say obese children in the US should be given weight loss drugs in controversial new ruling

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released new guidelines on treating childhood obesity for the first time in 15 years on treating childhood obesity, including drugs and surgery as … Continue Reading →

Riots against Lula in Brazil aren’t all because of Bolsonaro

I watched judicial travesties in Brazilian courts over six years while acting for Lula in his appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee – hatred against him was fomented there

Ex-GP who committed 115 sex offences against teenage girls and women handed two more life sentences

Manish Shah has been described as the ‘master of deception’

Formula E: How are Gen3 cars different and what are the new rules in Season 9?

All your questions answered over the newest campaign in the FIA’s all-electric racing championship

‘You don’t have to be scared’: Video of Kate Winslet reassuring young interviewer goes viral

‘Most precious thing I’ve ever seen,’ posted one viewer

I fear for the future of teaching profession, says top London head

A leading London headteacher warned she is worried what will happen if teachers go on strike, but she also fears for the future of the profession if pay is not … Continue Reading →

Tortilla posts 20% rise in sales despite December pressure from strikes

The restaurant chain said it was boosted by the opening of 18 new sites over the past financial year, including in Durham, Canterbury and Coventry.

Emma Raducanu hopeful of being fit for Australian Open after ankle injury

Raducanu was forced to retire from the ASB Classic in Auckland last week after rolling her left ankle

Prince Harry’s new book Spare reveals royal brothers’ childhood nicknames for each other

Early extract from Spare recounts violent altercation between the brothers

North Norfolk walk: The perfect start for a coastal odyssey

The 3,000-mile England Coast Path was given a big boost this autumn. Mark Rowe sets off from Cromer

Ginny and Georgia: Netflix users decry ‘outrageous’ Joe scene in season 2

Many fans were left unimpressed by the development

Owen Farrell could miss Six Nations start with England after citing for dangerous tackle

Saracens fly-half in potential hot water after a reckless hit against Gloucester that went unpunished

‘Harry you’re wrong’: ITV viewers shocked after Prince Harry denies accusing the royal family of racism

‘Tom Bradby looks as baffled as we all feel,’ wrote one person

Germany garages searched in suspected chemical attack plot

German investigators are searching two garages used by an Iranian man arrested on suspicion that he could be planning an attack with deadly chemicals

EU lawmakers aid Somali man fighting life sentence in Greece

A Somali man serving a 142-year prison sentence in Greece for people smuggling has appeared in court to appeal his sentence

Czech ex-Premier Babis acquitted in EU funds fraud case

A Prague court has acquitted former Prime Minister Andrej Babis of fraud charges in a $2 million case involving European Union subsidies

Indian pharmacist honoured by Kyiv for supporting war effort: ‘Ukraine is my nation too’

No obvious signs of casualties seen after Donetsk attack by Russia

Enfield shooting: Man fighting for life after being shot in broad daylight in north London

A man has been fighting for life in hospital for two days after being shot in a broad daylight attack in Enfield.

‘Suddenly everything made sense’: Sue Perkins says she was reassured after diagnosis

‘Once I had the diagnosis, suddenly everything made sense – to me and those who love me,’ comedian and former ‘Great British Bake Off’ host wrote

Prince Harry describes Camilla as ‘the villain’ in CBS interview: ‘She needed to rehabilitate her image’

Prince Harry has described Camilla, Queen Consort, as ‘the villain’ in his CBS interview with Anderson Cooper

Duke of Sussex believes he is right in his legal claims against the press

Harry, who believes he has been a victim of phone hacking, accuses parts of the media of ‘racism’ and of telling ‘lies’.

Harry and Meghan news – live: Jeremy Clarkson apology over The Sun column accused of misogyny

The duke claimed his father refused to allow Meghan to join him at Balmoral as the Queen was dying.

Harry wrote tell-all memoir because of ’38 years of spin and distortion’

The duke’s words came ahead of the release of his book Spare on Tuesday.

Stevenage claim dramatic FA Cup upset at Aston Villa as Man City cruise through

Boro midfielder Dean Campbell fired home a dramatic added-time winner at Villa Park.

Biden takes first presidential trip to US-Mexico border as officials report surge of migrants

Red states have hammered Biden’s administration for not doing more to stem tide of illegal crossings

Man City vs Chelsea LIVE: FA Cup score, result and reaction as City cruise into fourth round

The Premier League sides meet for the second time in four days

At least 40 killed after two buses collide in Senegal

Three-day period of national mourning announced by country’s president

France's Macron opens up about love to autistic interviewers

A group of “atypical journalists” on the autism spectrum got France’s 45-year-old president to talk about himself with unusual and illuminating candor in a televised interview this weekend

Leeds star Keara Bennett determined to seize the moment after stellar campaign

Bennett’s England and Rhinos team-mates Georgia Roche and Fran Goldthorp have been linked with opportunities Down Under.

Iraq reopens Baghdad's Green Zone to ease traffic jams

Iraqi authorities have reopened Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone in an attempt to ease traffic jams in the capital

Sam Mendes says gender-neutral Oscars are ‘inevitable’

‘I think that’s the way it’s moving and I think that it’s perfectly reasonable,’ the Oscar winner said

Scots faces ‘stark choice’, Robertson says ahead of Holyrood independence debate

Scottish Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson spoke out ahead of Tuesday’s debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Liverpool 2-2 Wolves: FA Cup holders held as super-subs force replay

The FA Cup holders came from behind but were eventually held at Anfield

Scottish star Lulu revealed to be Piece Of Cake on ITV’s The Masked Singer

The singer performed Shivers by Ed Sheeran while dressed as a Piece Of Cake.

Musk says he can't get fair trial in California, wants Texas

Elon Musk doesn’t think he can get a fair trial in San Francisco

Vincent Kompany impressed by Anass Zaroury as Burnley beat Bournemouth in FA Cup

The winger, a recent World Cup semi-finalist with Morocco, scored twice against the Cherries.

Sunak ‘considered banning thousands of key workers from joining union’

Union boss hits out at ‘biggest attack on workers’ rights and freedoms’ for generations

Pray for Damar: Public prayer blitz follows Hamlin collapse

The intersection of prayer and sports has been especially prominent in the aftermath of Damar Hamlin’s frightening collapse during an NFL game

Trial set for Black soldier suing police over violent stop

A U.S. Army lieutenant who was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed by police in Virginia but never arrested will argue to a jury next week that he was assaulted and … Continue Reading →

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

Follow all the action from MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Best of CES 2023: High-tech eyebrows and a boba tea robot

Tech companies have showed off their latest products this week at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics show

Wife of Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss pays tribute to husband as ‘true beacon of light’

Allison Holker Boss thanked her husband for ‘our incredible memories and our beautiful life shared together’.

Johnson’s ‘track record’ meant he had ‘problem’ replying to race report – claim

Lord Sewell reportedly said Boris Johnson ‘can’t… deliver a nuanced argument about race given his track record’.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' cast push back against hate, threats

As the cast of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” celebrated the new season, they credited the show’s creator with popularizing drag and expressed concern about the protests and threats to the performance … Continue Reading →

Ron DeSantis activates national guard after ‘alarming influx of migrants’ in Florida Keys

Republican governor and potential 2024 candidate condemns Biden’s ‘lawless immigration policies’

British Airways unveils first new uniform in nearly 20 years

UK flag carrier introduces jumpsuit option plus tunic and hijab

Romeo Beckham signs for Brentford B on short-term loan deal

The 20-year-old son of David Beckham had impressed coaching staff with his application and work rate

Chessington zoo staff mourn death of 54-year-old Bafia the gorilla

Bafia had lived at the zoo since 1969

Democratic officials' homes, offices, shot up in New Mexico

Police in New Mexico say the homes or offices of five elected Democratic officials in the Albuquerque area have been hit by gunfire over the past month

Wolf Moon: First full moon of the year to rise tonight

The “Wolf Moon” has arrived, with the first full Moon of the year.

Satellite images reveal scale of devastation in Ukraine’s Bakhmut over recent months

Images reveal extensive damage to buildings, homes, infrastructure and fields in and surrounding the city in eastern Ukraine

Alison Hammond and Carol Vorderman in hysterics as they discuss Prince Harry’s virginity story from memoir

Presenters doubled over with laughter while discussing the incident

Meghan ‘placed hands on Diana’s grave and asked for guidance’

Harry said his wife visited his mother’s final resting place on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Global food prices in 2022 hit record high amid drought, war

Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oils were the highest on record last year even after falling for nine months in a row

Pret a Manger to close most Veggie Pret sites in London

Four Veggie Pret shops have closed in recent months, while the Canary Wharf location has been rebranded as a regular Pret.

New Israeli government takes steps to penalize Palestinians

Israel’s new Security Cabinet has approved a series of punitive steps against the Palestinian leadership

EPA moves to toughen standards for deadly soot pollution

The Biden administration is proposing lower limits for a deadly air pollutant, saying tougher standards for soot from tailpipes, smokestacks and wildfires could prevent thousands of premature deaths a year

Liverpool set to be without Virgil van Dijk after ‘harsh diagnosis’ on hamstring injury

Van Dijk is set to miss the Premier League clash with Chelsea and could be a doubt for next month’s Merseyside derby

Urgent appeal as couple with newborn baby go missing near motorway

Parents and child were last seen by M61 near Bolton on Thursday evening

Idaho murders victim’s parents call for death penalty for accused killer Bryan Kohberger

Bryan Kohberger faces the death penalty or life in prison for the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin

Alex Lewington to hit Saracens century mark in Gloucester Premiership clash

The experienced wing will reach 100 appearances for a second club at Kingsholm on Friday night

UK signs groundbreaking mRNA cancer vaccine research agreement

The partnership with German pharmaceutical company BioNTech will be one of the first of its kind

Travellers warned to be cautious booking holidays on ‘Sunshine Saturday’ by aviation body

‘Many consumers will be taking advantage of deals so it’s more important than ever to make smart decisions when booking your next trip,’ says Civil Aviation Authority

India deploys ‘largest unit of women peacekeepers’ to Sudan

Women peacekeepers are part of the Indian battalion in the United Nations Interim Security Force

Record number of ambulances queuing outside A&E over Christmas

Flu cases also continue to rise amid bed shortages as NHS tackles one of its most difficult periods in history

Michigan program trains prisoners to trim around power lines

When Scott Steffes leaves Michigan’s Parnall Correctional Facility this month he expects to walk into a new life with a new career that will take him upward of 25 feet … Continue Reading →

Builders deflated as construction sector shrinks

An influential survey has found that the sector shrank in December at the fastest rate since the start of the pandemic.

Topps Tiles urges investors not to oust chairman as boardroom row continues

MS Galleon, which owns 29.9% of the tile retailer, last month requisitioned a vote to oust Topps’ chairman Darren Shapland.

Scientists discover whole new layer of brain tissue that may help ward off infections

Abnormalities in this layer may trigger or worsen multiple sclerosis, brain infections and Alzheimer’s

Twitter ‘flags rockets as intimate content’ due to AI use for image recognition

‘You can imagine how a rocket might be misidentified,’ former Twitter employee says

Drivers who run over a cat would have to tell police under plans to be debated by MPs next week

MPs will on Monday debate the proposed change in the law which could lead to drivers being fined if they failed to tell the authorities

Teachers’ pay offer is ‘very fair’, minister insists ahead of more talks

Discussions are due to take place on Friday between the Scottish Government and unions, ahead of planned strikes next week.

What to do in Cornwall in the rain

It’s best to prepare for the worst when you’re holidaying at home

Met Police chief Sir Mark Rowley insists London is ‘fantastically safe’ city

The head of Britain’s biggest police force said the capital is a place to ‘live, work and enjoy yourself’ as he visited a boxing gym in Ilford

McCarthy foes relish the fight: 'A really beautiful thing'

What others see as dysfunction and chaos, many of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s opponents see as democracy at work

Violence hits Mexico cartel stronghold as 'Chapo' son nabbed

Mexico’s capture of a son of the imprisoned drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman thrust Sinaloa’s state capital into a day of terror unlike any its residents had experienced since … Continue Reading →

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

President Joe Biden has paid his respects to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican embassy in Washington

Walgreens executive admits retail theft concerns are overblown: ‘Maybe we cried too much’

Investments in private security have been “largely ineffective” after theft issue dominated headlines heading into midterms

The Apprentice review: The contestants, as comically inadequate as ever, don’t let us down

The Alan Sugar show is back, and to keep the viewers still interested, producers have to make the contestants more and more grotesque, and stretch that chasm between their self-perception … Continue Reading →

Exiled Venezuela lawmakers chosen to lead anti-Maduro fight

Venezuela’s opposition has selected an all-female team of exiled former lawmakers to replace the beleaguered Juan Guaidó as the face of its faltering efforts to remove socialist President Nicolas Maduro

NFL will not resume suspended Bills vs Bengals game

Game was brought to a halt after Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on field

Mercedes to build its own electric vehicle charging network

Mercedes-Benz will build its own worldwide electric vehicle charging network starting in North America in a bid to compete with EV sales leader Tesla

Matt Gaetz votes for Donald Trump for House speaker in seventh round

Republican Representative Matt Gaetz cast his vote for former president Donald Trump in the seventh attempt for the House of Representatives to nominate a speaker in an attempt to thwart … Continue Reading →

Rame Peninsula: The key to Cornwall without the crowds

Fancy seeing a quieter side to England’s holiday hotspot? Head for Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner, advises Richard Collett

Taylor Swift’s cat is reportedly the third-richest pet in the world, worth $97 million

Taylor Swift’s pet feline, Olivia Benson, is ranked the third-richest pet in the world

Who is Jerrod Carmichael, the comedian who presented the Golden Globes?

Jerrod Carmichael is the busiest star you’ve never heard of

Brit Awards 2023: Vick Hope, Tom Daley and Jill Scott among stars to announce nominees

The nominees for 2023 will be revealed via a live stream later this month.

Damar Hamlin ‘awake’ and ‘neurologically intact’ in remarkable cardiac arrest recovery, Buffalo Bills reveal

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin has shown what physicians treating him are calling “remarkable improvement over the past 24 hours.”

‘Got some Chanel bags’: Julia Fox says her best celebrity date may have been with Drake

Fox, 32, briefly dated Kanye West before they broke up in February last year

$940M Mega Millions prize just latest of massive jackpots

Call it the Golden Age of lottery jackpots

Baby monitor uses AI to work out why your child is crying

A Q-bear night light can tell why your baby is upset within 10 seconds, according to its maker, Quantum Music

Family of 14-year-old Emmett Till murdered in 1955 seeks arrest as film opens

Nobody has ever served time for the African-American teenager’s murder, which is the subject of a film, Till, that opens on Friday

‘I have decided that Channel 4 should not be sold’, says Culture Secretary

The decision to take the broadcaster out of public ownership was announced under the tenure of her predecessor, Nadine Dorries.

Airline shares take off after Ryanair raises profit guidance

The Irish carrier celebrated a strong Christmas, the first with no hit from Covid-19 in three years.

Official chinaware commemorating the Queen’s life goes on sale

The Royal Collection pieces feature the King’s tribute to his mother – ‘May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest’ – from his televised address.

Love Island star Molly-Mae Hague left tearful as she shares pregnancy update

The star, 23, is set to welcome her first child, a daughter, in a matter of weeks and gave her fans an update of her pregnancy so far

Anthony Joshua could face Otto Wallin to kickstart journey back to world title

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has outlined a plan for the Briton to box three times this year, and Wallin’s promoter has now provided an update

Duke of Sussex justifies speaking out against royal family

Harry says he believes his tell-all book is the only way to improve relations.

Report: Prince Harry says William attacked him during row

Prince Harry alleges in a much-anticipated new memoir that his brother Prince William lashed out and physically attacked him during a furious argument over the brothers’ deteriorating relationship

Putin’s air chiefs ‘move long-range bombers to Russia’s far east after planes hit at base closer to Ukraine’

The UK’s Ministry of Defence says Russia had responded to the attacks by “dispersing” the long-range planes to several airfields

Fashion designer Harris Reed on identity, sexuality and style

Reed is known for his designs that challenge gender norms and ideas of masculinity.

Boebert says Republican chaos is fine because it means US isn’t sending money to Ukraine

‘Government isn’t spending money sending it to Ukraine so the American taxpayers are certainly winning’

Utah man killed his wife and five kids after she filed for divorce, police say

Eight people including five children were found dead from gunshot wounds Wednesday in a southern Utah home

Jesse Marsch ‘very frustrated’ with Leeds’ lack of ‘fearlessness’ against West Ham

Leeds fought back from 2-1 down to earn a point at home.

Joe Biden speaks with family of critically injured NFL player Damar Hamlin

Buffalo Bills say player has shown ‘signs of improvement’ but remains in critical condition

Pep Guardiola urges Erling Haaland to ‘play with passion’ at Chelsea despite recent flashes of temper

Haaland was riled by Everton on New Year’s Eve but his manager has told the striker not to hold back against Chelsea

Against McCarthy: Hard-right members stage GOP rebellion

The Republicans opposing Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid to become the next House speaker generally have made their mark as part of the GOP’s ultra conservative wing

Billie Eilish opens up about ‘anger’ toward her body as a teen: ‘My body was gaslighting me’

Eilish opens up about body image in Vogue’s first-ever video cover

Key QAnon booster admitted conspiracy isn’t real in January 6 testimony and blames George Soros

Congressional inquiry released transcript of interview with alleged QAnon founder

Rishi Sunak to offer fast-track public sector pay talks in bid to end strikes deadlock

As PM’s priorities, including on schools, leave him accused of ‘setting himself a ridiculously easy exam’

How good is your maths knowledge? Take the test

Test your maths skills with our quiz

Kit Symons leaves role as Wales assistant manager

The former Fulham had two previous spells with the national team.

Best activewear brands for women: From high street to luxury and sustainable brands

From up-cycled gear to retro-style sportswear, invest in some new ‘fit kit’ from these fashion-forward stores

Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter accuses Harry and Meghan of ‘using’ his legacy

Ndileka Mandela claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex never ‘properly met’ her grandfather

Taraneh Alidoosti: Iran releases film star from prison on bail – 18 days after arrest

The actor’s arrest after she spoke out against a crackdown on anti-government protests prompted shock and outrage across the world

How to plan a Disneyland trip for the Disney100 celebration

The Walt Disney Company is whipping up new attractions to mark turning 100 years old

Palestinian rights lawyer says deportation won't stop him

Palestinian lawyer and activist Salah Hammouri is vowing to keep fighting for the rights of the Palestinian people despite his deportation to France following Israel’s claim that he has ties … Continue Reading →

What is sciatica?

Adele told fans that her sciatica condition is affecting her ability to walk

Airport officials find handgun parts hidden inside jars of peanut butter

‘There’s no need to get yourself in a sticky situation, be smooth and always package your items properly’

Gregg Wallace motivated to keep fit by younger wife who ‘revolutionised’ his life

Wallace said he thinks there are three horsemen of the ‘get-fat apocalypse’ – snacking, takeaways and alcohol.

Jon Rahm urges PGA and DP World Tours to jointly decide over LIV players’ participation at Ryder Cup

Opportunity for young players will provide excitement even if those from the LIV series do not take part, the Spanish golfer claims

5 new books to read this week

This week’s bookcase includes reviews of Age Of Vice by Deepti Kapoor and A Message From Ukraine by Volodymyr Zelensky.

Tube travellers vent anger as signal failure cripples Piccadilly Line amid strikes chaos

Signal failure causes rush hour delays on Piccadilly as strike hampers London’s transport network

Naked man climbed from window to escape deadly blaze on Old Kent Road

A women in her 20s tragically died in the fire on New Year’s Day

Christmas grocery spending reaches new record as food prices soar

The total value of sales has risen because of the increasing cost of food and drink rather than because people are spending more, according to Kantar.

We’re not asking the right question about Harry and Meghan

What do the Sussexes actually want? Is it – like the Leavers with Brexit – to have their cake and eat it too?

Lincoln Project revives Liz Truss lettuce challenge to mock Kevin McCarthy’s chances of becoming House leader

Republican congressman struggling in bid to become next Speaker of the House

Nearly one in three workers plan to find a new job in 2023 – survey

Higher salaries are the top driver behind job searches, but flexible working remains an important consideration, according to Totaljobs.

The Associates co-founder Alan Rankine dies aged 64

The musician was behind hits including Party Fears Two and 18 Carat Love Affair.

Clip showing George Santos all alone in House chamber on first day of new Congress racks up 1.7m views

Rep-elect faces storm of controversy over lies about religion, background

Couple flying Southwest divides opinion by blocking row of seats while searching for ‘right’ passenger

A viral video shows a couple flying Southwest and blocking a row of seats while searching for the ‘right person’ to take the seat next to them

Arsenal player ratings vs Newcastle: Bukayo Saka causes real problems but Martin Odegaard starved of space

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points after drawing with Newcastle.

Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty in FTX crypto fraud case

He is accused of looting billions of dollars in FTX customer deposits to support his hedge fund

Outgoing Democratic congressman calls successor George Santos a ‘con man’

Newly elected Republican faces backlash over fictions in biography

The three reasons I loathe everything about Prime energy drinks

I have three young sons – and I’m worried about the power that the influencers who promote the drink have over them

Driver miraculously survives with minor injuries in horrifying guardrail crash

A steel guardrail passed between the two front passenger seats and protruded 20 feet out of the back of the car

‘God help us’ if Boris Johnson returns, David Davis warns ‘obsessed’ Tory backers

Tories ‘would not return to government’ if they change leader before 2024 election, says senior MP

Santander drops 2:1 requirement for graduate scheme

The Spanish bank said the move will open its programme to another 64,000 people every year.

Best sofa bed deals: chair beds, two-seater, three-seater and corner sofa beds on sale

Sit pretty with deep discounts on sofa beds this January

Best Samsung Galaxy S21 deals January 2023

The Samsung Galaxy S21 range gives Android fans three models to choose from: the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra.

Best iPhone 12 deals January 2023

We’ve come a long way since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007. Since then, the tech giant has announced new models of the iconic handset every year.

Chefs’ favourites: where to eat out on a budget

The cost-of-living crisis shouldn’t mean the end to glorious meals out. Here, 25 chefs tell David Ellis their favourite affordable tables across town

Coinbase Review 2023

Coinbase earns its place as one of the UK’s most popular crypto exchanges with its slick and interfaces, more than 9,000 tradable assets and great user experience.

Couple from Merseyside killed in mid-air helicopter crash in Australia

The pilot and three passengers died at the scene on the Gold Coast.

Man, 29, charged with murdering woman at her Hillingdon home on New Year’s Eve

Heartbroken friends have described Stephanie Hansen as ‘a beautiful young lady and a remarkable environmental heroine’

People call for end to ‘disgusting’ TikTok fake celebrity death prank trend: ‘Go to hell’

‘Please, why are we speaking that into existence and putting that in the atmosphere?’ asked one social media user

What is colon cancer? ‘Silent killer’ that afflicted Kirstie Alley and Pele

Second-deadliest form of cancer in UK can sometimes develop without symptoms

Philippines' Marcos Jr. heads to China amid sea disputes

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is heading to China for an official visit including a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping

‘The most extreme heat wave ever seen in Europe’: Warm January topples records

Record temperatures being set across Europe as the year kicks off with unusually warm January

Gov. Walz pledges to strengthen education as begins 2nd term

Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is pledging to make the largest investments in public education in Minnesota history as he begins his second term

Non-league match delayed after allegations of abuse aimed at female official

Scarborough were facing Darlington in a table-topping clash

12 arrested as teenager left fighting for life after stabbing in West Dulwich

An 18-year-old is in critical condition following attack

Tom Kerridge’s ‘real life’ recipes to make every day taste special

The Michelin starred chef’s new cookbook is written with modern family life in mind. Lauren Taylor puts it to the test

Mould-infested flat forces woman to use inhaler ‘every half hour’

Tia-Maria Thornbury said she first noticed signs of damp within days of moving into the council-managed flats on Buckhurst Crescent, Swindon, two years ago

Karlie Kloss’ tweets about Jan 6 drew ire of Ivanka Trump aide and Hope Hicks, newly released texts reveal

‘Does she get how royally f***ed they all are now?’ Hicks writes

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 8-14

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 8-14 include rapper-actor LL Cool J, actor Jason Bateman and musician Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and of Nirvana

Cruise ship stranded thanks to marine growth

Australian officials say the ship’s hull must be cleaned before docking

Is Veganuary even affordable this year?

Your plant-based resolution may save the planet but cost the earth. Is veganism really doable in tricky economic times? Imy Brighty-Potts finds out

Here’s how to beat toxic men like Andrew Tate

Without urgent intervention we may end up with a lost generation of young men

‘Radio silence’ from government on ending strikes, says RMT’s Mick Lynch

Rishi Sunak warned that ‘tinkering’ with legislation won’t stop strikes in 2023

Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine pregnant with third child and planning soap-inspired name

The Fiz Brown actress is currently six months pregnant and ‘over the moon’ about extending her family

Motorists in parts of UK urged to take care while ice warning is in place

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England, and Yorkshire and Humber

Human rights laws ‘not stopping protest prosecutions’, CPS chief says after Braverman attacks

Exclusive: Max Hill KC says prosecutors ‘have the legal tools we need’ as new protest laws go through parliament

Sexually explicit graffiti in men’s toilet among incidents of vandalism in House of Commons

Vandal also scratched the name ‘Dave’ into the stonework of a corridor in the House of Lords in 2022, an FOI has revealed

Welcome to the paradox of the prolific Erling Haaland

In one respect, the striker has added another dimension to Manchester City, giving them a proper No 9. In another, nothing has changed

Is Rangers vs Celtic on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Old Firm fixture

Everything you need to know as the Glasgow rivals meet for the second time this season

Government set to publish net zero review in early 2023

The publication of the review could be a test of Rishi Sunak’s green credentials.

Lujan Grisham begins second term as New Mexico governor

Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham has officially started her second term as New Mexico governor

Rape victims should not be left ‘traumatised’ by brutal court questioning, CPS chief says

Exclusive: Max Hill KC warns of ‘further trauma’ after tearful victim was accused during cross-examination of ‘rubbing up’ against alleged rapist

‘Overwhelmed’ justice system failing victims of crime, CPS chief warns

Exclusive: Max Hill KC says a barrister shortage has left the CPS ‘ringing around’ to find lawyers for trials

Did the Romanian pizza box in response video to Greta Thunberg give away Andrew Tate’s location?

Tate arrested within 24 hours of posting his clapback video

Nato chief urges allies to ‘ramp up’ arms production to support Ukraine

Jens Stoltenberg said Western nations must maintain their own stockpiles of weapons as well as supplying Kyiv.

Third of Britons think government has done ‘nothing’ well since 2019, poll shows

Polling indicates rising distrust as cost of living concerns wipe out success of ‘red meat’ policies

Five arrested in murder inquiry after 36-year-old man’s disappearance

Kiran Pun, from Amesbury, Wiltshire, was last seen at 7.30pm on December 1 getting off the number 1 bus at Aldershot railway station in Hampshire.

Ukraine, hit by fresh Russian missiles, faces grim New Year

Ukrainians have had a grim start to 2023 with yet more sirens and fresh missile attacks on their territory, as the death toll from Russia’s massive New Year Eve assault … Continue Reading →

US and China have ‘explored the correct way to get along,’ top diplomat says

China and the US must ‘set an example’ amid multiple challenges, Wang Yi says

‘It gets worse’: Vanessa Feltz on ‘bloody annoying’ age gap with musician partner Ben Ofoedu

‘Don’t let anyone tell you the age gap doesn’t matter’

The A to Z of Brexit being done

Two years ago, on 1 January 2021, we finally left the EU single market. How has it gone and where it is going?

Jeremiah Green death: Modest Mouse drummer dies aged 45, days after stage four cancer announcement

His mother and bandmates announced news of Green’s death on New Year’s Day

Sunak hails ‘better times ahead’ as new report suggests weaker Labour lead

Best for Britain campaign group says its analysis points to a Labour majority of fewer than 60 seats at the next general election.

Steve Cooper insists Nottingham Forest have ‘joined-up thinking’ on transfers

Forest will not be “ashamed” to bring more signings in the window as they try to plot Premier League survival.

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal not getting carried away despite Premier League lead

Victory over Brighton moved the Gunners seven points clear at the top.

Scott Parker appointed Club Brugge manager for first job outside England

The former Bournemouth boss will manage in the Champions League knockout stage in the new year

Lebanese and UN troops rescue migrants vessel, 2 killed

Lebanon’s navy and U.N. peacekeepers have rescued more than 200 migrants from a boat sinking in the Mediterranean Sea hours after it left northern Lebanon’s coast, the military said in … Continue Reading →

Newcastle frustrated by resolute Leeds as six-game winning streak ends

Newcastle 0-0 Leeds: Magpies goalkeeper Nick Pope had to save from Rodrigo to deny the visitors victory but the hosts spurned plenty of chances for the points

Elle Edwards: Third person arrested over Christmas Eve shooting released on bail

Miss Edwards died after being shot in a pub on Christmas Eve

Barbara Walters dies: Trailblazing US news anchor and interviewer passes away aged 93

In a career spanning five decades, she interviewed world leaders including Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Vladimir Putin, and every US president since Richard Nixon

Founder of Felix Project charity Justin Byam Shaw awarded OBE in King’s honours list

Charity recognised for its work redistributing fresh surplus food to 400,000 Londoners each week

New York OKs human composting law; 6th state in US to do so

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a law making her state the sixth in the nation to allow human composting as a method of burial

Covid tests for arrivals from China defended by Tory health committee chairman

Tory MP Steve Brine said the measures were only necessary because Chinese authorities would not share data with other countries.

Cameron Norrie defeats Rafael Nadal in Sydney to secure biggest career win

Norrie produced some of his best tennis at a sold-out Ken Rosewall Arena to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead against Spain.

What is Hogmanay? How New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Scotland

Hogmanay is the Scottish name for the last day of the old year

FEC levies $30K penalty tied to Kobach's 2020 US Senate bid

Incoming Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach agreed to help pay a $30,000 penalty to resolve a Federal Election Commission complaint

Lionesses lead the pride in honours list alongside Brian May and Grayson Perry

This year’s list – the first published since the Queen’s death and the first to be signed off by the King – includes a total of 1,107 recipients.

Trump aides argued for him to appear in glass box at Jan 6 riot site

Revelation came in transcript of January 6 select committee’s deposition with Tony Ornato

Virginia McKenna: My damehood belongs to those fighting to end animal suffering

The 91-year-old actress said she and her husband Bill Travers ‘shared a belief in the power’ of everyone to change society.

Eighty-five new types of wasp among more than 351 species identified in 2022

Also discovered was a frog that grows to just eight millimetres in length

Andrew Tate detained for 30 days by Romanian court

A kickboxer-turned-social media influencer has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking.

Pele: Anfield holds minute’s applause as Premier League pays tribute to Brazil icon

All Premier League games this weekend will see players wear black armbands with a minute’s applause prior to kick-off

Wham secure final number one of 2022 with Last Christmas

Staying with the festive theme, the album charts sees Canadian singer Michael Buble’s Christmas return to the number one spot this week.

Two killed in rockfall at Yosemite

Yosemite sees numerous rockfalls every year

Trump news – live: Jan 6 committee releases texts from Hope Hicks in massive new trove of records

Six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns have been released after House Ways and Means Committee voted to publish them last week

Jeff Banks made director of Vivienne Westwood’s fashion company before her death

The late designer’s husband, Andreas Kronthaler, was also made a director and secretary of her property business.

Ex-Labour MP Alice Mahon dies aged 85

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

Graham Potter vows to stabilise Chelsea after ‘challenging’ 2022

The Blues endured a change of manager and ownership in the last year.

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones this month

People with older iPhone and Android models will be unable to use the popular messaging app after December 31 without getting an upgrade

Trump’s tax returns reveal how he manipulated laws to minimise yearly payments

A House committee is set to release six years of Donald Trump’s tax returns on Friday, pulling back the curtain on financial records that the former president fought for years … Continue Reading →

British Airways flight makes emergency landing due to ‘strange smells’ onboard

Off-duty pilot onboard live-tweets emergency U-turn

Barack and Michelle Obama: their (honest) love story, from that first kiss to ‘10 bad years’ as First Couple

‘If you were going to list the 100 most popular things that I have done as president, being married to Michelle Obama is number one’

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

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

Could the UK impose new Covid travel restrictions?

‘I think it’s inevitable Britain will follow the move to put greater restrictions on those flying from China,’ says CEO of travel consultancy the PC Agency

Prince Andrew: The Musical review: A darkly fitting conclusion to a year of royals taking over TV

The more serious allegations against the Duke of York are largely tap-danced around, while the royal is painted as a general wrong ’un

China says Covid travel restrictions imposed by other countries are ‘discriminatory’ as cases surge

State media says measures are ‘unfounded’ after Italy and the US introduce mandatory Covid tests for Chinese travellers

Meet the Londoners who have completely changed their lives in 2022 by moving out of the capital

Property statistics show that home buyers are edging back to the capital as we approach 2023, but for much of this year people were moving out to pursue whole new … Continue Reading →

Covid tests for China arrivals ‘unlikely to be effective’, says expert

The chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said travel bans will not stop new variants.

Eurovision chief: Russian exclusion from song contest ‘was and still is’ hard

The country will not compete in Liverpool after being banned in 2022.

The good news of 2022: From the lionesses’ Euros win to Ukraine’s Eurovision victory

From historic breakthroughs in women’s football to millions raised for Cancer Research, we found a few moments that weren’t completely terrible in 2022

Lobby group calls for supertax on private jets to boost public transport

Campaign for Better Transport wants private jet passengers to pay £780 in Air Passenger Duty for every flight from the UK.

Who’s on strike today? Every date of every UK walkout in 2022 and 2023

Protests against salary stagnation and working conditions happening almost every day this month, threatening widespread disruption across Britain as Christmas approaches

Our top culture interviews of the year for 2022, from Jodie Comer to Sanditon star Rose Williams

We’ve spent the year talking to fascinating people – here are some of our favourite conversations

Bill Cosby reveals plans of 2023 tour amid sexual abuse and battery lawsuit

‘I feel that I will be able to perform and be the Bill Cosby that my audience knows me to be,’ actor said

‘Very sexy’: Jameela Jamil shows effects of her rare tissue disorder

‘Sorry I don’t talk about this more often. The internet made fun of me over my health problems,’ actor disclosed

What the papers say – December 29

Industrial action, a lack of tax reform and a hidden tiger cub are on the front pages.

Blair advised to meet Orange Order leaders to ‘influence’ Protestant voters

Declassified papers show Orange leaders wanted clarification on elements of the Good Friday Agreement.

Leeds 1-3 Man City: Erling Haaland scores 20th league goal of season as champions get back to winning ways

Manchester City will tonight look to close the gap to leaders Arsenal when they return to Premier League action against Leeds at Elland Road.

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles help vinyl albums outsell CDs in UK for first time since 1987

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles have proved unlikely figures behind the resurgence of vinyl sales, with LPs outselling CDs in the UK for the first time in 35 years.

Ponte City travel guide: How Johannesburg’s notorious towerblock cleaned up its act

Ponte City was built as a Johannesburg landmark, and became one for all the wrong reasons. Clara Wiggins goes on a tour

Swingers’ spas and saucy hotels: Exploring the kinky side of Paris

If you’d like your Valentine’s Day to be more raunchy than romantic, the French capital can deliver