Were the Nineties really so good?

As teenagers on TikTok pine for a decade they only know from film and television – and Netflix launches a sitcom sequel, ‘That ’90s Show’ – Eloise Hendy speaks to … Continue Reading →

Robert Pattinson rocks a knee length skirt to Dior Men’s AW23 show in Paris

He joined David Beckham and Eddie Redmayne at the Paris show

Strikes by teachers to go ahead after talks fail to achieve breakthrough

Teaching union leaders spent six hours with officials at the Department for Education but the row remains unresolved.

Met Opera concert to mark anniversary of Ukraine invasion

The Metropolitan Opera will mark the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a concert on Feb. 24 to remember victims of the war

A brief history of Donald Trump’s failed lawsuit against Hillary Clinton

Florida judge labels ex-president ‘the mastermind of strategic abuse of the judicial process’

Jacksonville Jaguars relishing ‘underdog’ role in NFL playoffs

The Jaguars recorded a brilliant come-from-behind win last weekend.

Treasury close to £300m rescue deal for British Steel – reports

The funding for the struggling steel company would be conditional on investment from its Chinese owner and a guarantee on jobs.

David Raya sees Brentford future in balance as Chelsea and Tottenham seek cut-price transfer

One of the quirks of Brentford’s impressive first 18 months in the Premier League has been the ease with which they appear to have resisted the big-spending vultures.

Greta Thunberg joins climate activists to rally on last day at Davos World Economic Forum

Swedish activist, 20, arrives in Swiss city after being detained in Germany

Elena Rybakina returns to top billing at Australian Open against Iga Swiatek

The Russian-turned-Kazakh was a surprise winner at Wimbledon last summer

Man's body found in Serbia as Balkans struggles with floods

Serbian state television says that a man’s body has been pulled out of a swollen river in a southwestern town and rescuers are searching for another man as floods in … Continue Reading →

Velociraptor may not have used claws for slashing after all, says study

Contrary to depictions in popular media, ‘this claw is not built for slashing,’ say experts

Elon Musk’s Twitter seeing ‘stark comeback’ of climate crisis denial posts, study warns

‘It is unclear what role algorithms are playing in this surge’

Alec Baldwin news: Actor in Instagram spat as Rust to resume filming despite charges

Alec Baldwin is one of three Rust cast and crew members facing charges over the fatal shooting incident

Judge: No in-person meetings for couple's triple murder case

An Idaho judge says a couple accused in a bizarre triple murder case will not be allowed to meet face-to-face to talk about strategy before they stand trial in April

Patients harmed in NHS scandals waiting too long for redress, MPs say

Recommendations were made more than two years ago after a report concluded patients came to ‘avoidable harm’ in the healthcare system.

Police ‘looking into’ Sunak seatbelt slip-up on social media video

The Prime Minister has apologised for the “mistake”, as Downing Street said that Mr Sunak had made a “brief error of judgment”.

Biden reportedly planning 2024 launch after State of the Union

Mr Biden would be the second candidate to throw his hat into the ring for 2024 after Donald Trump

LIV Golf announces TV partnership with The CW network

Saudi-funded LIV Golf finally has a television arrangement

Regulators move mine plan near Okefenokee a big step forward

A company’s plan to mine minerals just outside the famed Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected wildlife refuge is a big step closer to being approved by regulators in Georgia

Sandringham lawn being revamped to become biodiverse topiary garden

The aim is to create “joy for visitors and increase biodiversity,” according to a statement on the Sandringham Estate website

Clashes in Paris as hundreds of thousands across France march against plan to raise retirement age

Tear gas used at edges of march through the capital as projectiles hurled at police lines

‘Surely not!’ Love Island fans go wild as show plays Stormzy song ‘about Maya Jama’’

The pair famously dated for four years before ‘love cheat’ split

Police officer forced to dip into sons’ university fund amid staff exodus over pay

‘I’ve stopped expecting any sort of pay reward for what we do,’ says officer who recalls when policing was a ‘career for life’

The shows! The albums! The exhibitions! Everything happening this weekend that you need to know about

From Måneskin to Margot Robbie, here’s what you need to have on your radar…

London markets slide on lower housing and mining stocks

The FTSE 100 finished the day down 83.41 points, or 1.07%, at 7,747.29.

Wigan agree to suspended three-point deduction for late payment of wages

The Latics have reached an ‘Agreed Decision’ with the EFL over a financial misconduct charge.

Loss of tiny organisms hurts ocean, fishing, scientists say

The warming of the waters off the East Coast has brought the loss of microscopic organisms that make up the base of the ocean’s food chain

500,000 people ‘missed starting on blood pressure-lowering drugs during Covid’

Researchers warned that additional heart attacks and strokes will put pressure on a healthcare system already under extreme strain.

George Santos denies competing as drag queen named ‘Kitara’ in Brazilian pageants

Freshman Republican George Santos calls latest sensational allegation about his background ‘outrageous’ and insists he will ‘not be distracted nor fazed’ by it

The digital transformation powering Saudi Arabia’s shift to an innovation-driven economy


Cardinal says book by Benedict XVI's secretary 'unseemly'

The archbishop of Austria has confirmed that it was he who wrote a letter to the future Pope Benedict XVI urging him to accept election as pontiff in 2005 if … Continue Reading →

AP Top 25 Movies, by the numbers: From dollars to donkeys

The films from 2022 that topped the AP’s inaugural Top 25 Movies poll yield a host of other numbers, facts, figures and trivia on close examination

Alec Baldwin: A history of the actor’s career and life

Star, who has seven children, is famous for his role in ‘30 Rock’ and for his impersonation of Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

The 20 best indie rock bands of all time

From The Jesus & Mary Chain to Spoon, here’s our pick of the world’s best indie rock bands

Jack urged to revoke Section 35 order and ‘improve lives of trans people’

Scottish Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison has urged the Scottish Secretary to allow gender recognition reforms in Scotland.

As Jacinda Ardern steps down as NZ PM, how can you tell when your ‘tank’ is empty?

Knowing when to step back isn’t easy, but if your tank feels empty, now might be the right time. By Imy Brighty-Potts.

Wes Moore sworn in as Maryland’s first Black governor

Maryland governor Wes Moore has been sworn in as the state’s first Black governor

Police receive fresh complaints over serial rapist Met officer David Carrick

Information received through dedicated portal asking for any other victims of sexual violence to come forward

Indian diamond heiress becomes nun at 8

Devanshi is the elder daughter of the owner of Sanghvi and Sons, a decades-old diamond polishing and export firm in Gujarat

Acid leak at Coca Cola factory as hundreds of workers evacuated

Firefighters take airborne chemical readings through the night at premises in Sidcup

Oxfordshire battery plant to open this year with around 300 new jobs

The positive industry news comes a day after Electric car battery company Britishvolt slid into administration.

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

The ex-PM compared the Russian president to ‘the fat boy in Dickens’ during an event on Ukraine at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Eamonn Holmes says some ex-colleagues are ‘dead to me’

‘In the fight against good and evil – which I am good – the only enemy you want is a defeated enemy,’ said the presenter

What the papers say – January 19

The papers on Thursday cover political jostling and the generosity of the King.

Florida congressman Steube injured in accident at home

A Florida congressman has been injured in an accident at his home

Celtic Connections performers tune up for 30th anniversary concert

Musicians from the past three decades of the festival will perform at the event at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday.

Transgender youth reemerge as statehouse focal point in Utah

Utah is among a group of more than 10 states that is considering limiting transgender kids from receiving certain health care, including puberty blockers, hormones and surgery

Met Gala 2023: What is the dress code for event honouring Karl Lagerfeld?

Vogue reveals dress code of 2023 Met Gala is ‘In honour of Karl’

Terror on Hawaii beaches as more than 150 people are stung by jellyfish in a single day

While human deaths from jellyfish are rare, those poisoned may “experience paralysis, cardiac arrest, and even death, all within a few minutes of being stung,” NOAA says

Leagues consider trialling concussion subs in defiance of lawmakers’ decision

IFAB could not reach a consensus to give the go-ahead to trials.

Activist killed and state trooper injured in firefight at protests over Atlanta ‘Copy City’ training centre

Previous clashes have occured at protests over planned $90m training centre

Vladimir Putin claims Russia ‘is assured’ victory in Ukraine

Russian leader claims Moscow manufactures about the same number of anti-aircraft missiles as the rest of the world combined

Mateusz Klich jokes about a huge Leeds signing – Wednesday’s sporting social

The best of the day’s social media posts from the sporting world.

Award for sister act pair who helped trap child rapist Kadian Nelson

“These girls were absolutely amazing and acted so quickly”

January sales 2023: The best new year deals from Oliver Bonas, Apple, McDonald’s and more

Benefit from a full range of bargains from the likes of Simba, Sony and more

Mom 'livid' after key figure in teen's death gets parole

A man who told police that he placed a Detroit-area teen’s body in a trash bin has been released from prison after less than a year

You can rent the White Lotus Sicilian palazzo for £5,000 a night

The villa is set in 20 acres of land and features a swan lake, swimming pool and a citrus grove

Leo Varadkar hits back at Sinn Fein over Dowdall donation in defending Donohoe

Leaders’ questions returned with a roaring start, as Sinn Fein accused the Cabinet of being ‘mired in scandal’.

Princess of Wales becomes masked lady as she plays with youngsters at nursery

Kate visited Foxcubs Nursery in Luton which has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Lebanon to take out $116m in loans for ailing electric grid

Lebanon’s caretaker government has approved opening credit lines totaling $116 million to help fix its crippled state electricity grid

India: Three children among six dead as kite strings slit throats at Gujarat festival

Police said 30 people sustained cuts and 46 were injured

Train station ticket office closures will benefit passengers, claims rail minister

Plan ‘a travesty for disabled and elderly people who want to travel on the rail network,’ says Mick Lynch

Love Island bosses want to ‘tie down Maya Jama into multi-series deal’ after impressing with debut

The Bristol-born star who was drafted in to replace former host Laura Whitmore has been declared ‘a major TV force to be reckoned with’

Boris Johnson ‘wanted to scrap’ British tanks now being sent to Ukraine

Exclusive: Army chiefs had to fight ‘tooth and nail’ to persuade the then-prime minister to keep the Challenger 2 squadron, sources claim

Met Office forecast: Floods spark major incident as snow and -7.1C freeze hits UK

Parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland affected as cold snap continues

Vanessa Feltz accuses BBC of ‘ageism’ after Ken Bruce announces Radio 2 departure

Broadcaster claimed older presenters are ‘not valued in the same way’

Unite set to announce more ambulance strikes in row over pay and staffing

The further dates will then be put to union members to confirm.

As Formula E enters new era, can the sporting product match the investment and the idea?

After the new Gen3 car takes to the track for the first time in Mexico, Kieran Jackson takes a look at the all-electric series and whether it can now attract … Continue Reading →

Top five Covid symptoms after vaccination and the signs you might have it

Covid booster jabs still strongly advised for those eligible, say experts, as flu season arrives

Tory minister backs efforts to strip rapist David Carrick of his police pension

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said efforts will be made to remove pension

Employees told they shouldn’t bring cake to the office

Professor Susan Jebb said while it is a choice to eat sweet treats, people can help each other by providing a ‘supportive environment’

Strikes UK – latest: Health secretary says ‘patients will pay the price’ as nurses prepare to walk out

Union criticises Steve Barclay for pitting nurses against patients in ‘new low’

Most popular new car colour revealed as sales soar for green vehicles outside and in

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 31,220 new cars were registered in green in 2022

Kanye West’s lawyers trying to locate rapper

Controversial star has been unreachable by other means, lawyers say

New checklist developed to help people reduce dementia risk

Two in five cases of dementia are thought to be linked to lifestyle factors, which can be modified to reduce a person’s risk.

UN's top woman in Afghanistan for talks on Taliban crackdown

The highest-ranking woman in the United Nations has arrived in Kabul at the head of a U.N. delegation promoting the rights of women and girls

LAPD accused of smearing cousin of BLM co-founder with release of toxicology report

A preliminary drug test released by the LAPD showed Keenan Anderson had cocaine and marijuana in his system when he was repeatedly tased by officers

Trump accuses evangelicals of ‘disloyalty’ after lacklustre 2024 campaign launch

Trump’s fears of GOP split in 2024 grow as investigations close in

After 2 virtual years, Sundance returns to the mountains

After two years of virtual editions, the Sundance Film Festival is returning to Park City, Utah, armed with a robust slate of diverse features and documentaries that will premiere over … Continue Reading →

Prosecutor: Paramedics killed man by strapping him facedown

Two Illinois paramedics face first-degree murder charges, having been accused of strapping a patient facedown on a stretcher while taking him to a hospital last month

Who is Ken Bruce, the BBC Radio 2 presenter leaving his show after 31 years?

The BBC legend is moving to another station

Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘big apology’ for misogyny was full of… misogyny

He’s pushed things too far – and the world has had enough of him

Belarus' opposition leader denounces her trial as farce

A trial in absentia has opened for Belarus’ top opposition leader who denounced the proceedings as a farce and urged the West to bolster support for the country’s beleaguered opposition

Jesse Marsch buoyant at Leeds after ‘massive step in the right direction’

Leeds host the Sky Bet Championship strugglers Cardiff in an FA Cup third-round replay.

Police continue to question man after Euston funeral drive-by shooting

A suspect arrested on Sunday remains in custody over the shooting outside a north London church

Online retailer THG warns over profits as sales slow

Shares slid after the company, previously called The Hut Group, said it is now due to report adjusted earnings of £70m-£80m for 2022.

‘Lost world’ of Indian Ocean giant tortoises unveiled in new ancient DNA study

Study throws light on historical impact of humans on biodiversity in the region

The end of passwords: What are passkeys and how do they work?

This new method does away with passwords completely, allowing your phone to vouch for your identity

EU outlines plan for clean tech future boosted by subsidies

The European Union is pushing forward with a massive clean tech industrial plan that not only should keep the continent in the vanguard of plotting a greener future but also … Continue Reading →

Woman sues bar for serving her alcohol after she causes $10m home explosion

Lawsuit claims bar served her alcohol when it knew she was intoxicated

How often should I clean my bird feeder?

Mouldy seeds can spread disease, warn experts. By Hannah Stephenson.

Cambodian experts begin training Ukrainian deminers

Fifteen Ukrainian deminers are being trained by experts in Cambodia who are among the world’s best because of experience from clearing the leftovers of nearly three decades of war

Mary’s Meals charity faces ‘uncertain’ year as cost of feeding children rises

The charity has warned that feeding children in some of the world’s poorest countries will be a challenge.

Father to run length of M1 for charity following son’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Jamie Austin will begin the challenge on January 23 and it is to last for 10 days.

Search for Oklahoma girl, 4, turns to looking for her body

An effort to locate a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl who authorities believe was killed by a caretaker has become a search for her remains

Vegas goalie Lehner files for bankruptcy, cites $50M debt

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner has filed for bankruptcy in Nevada

RMT boss Mick Lynch savages ‘so-called liberals’ at strikes Bill demo

Sir Keir Starmer needs to avoid being a “vanilla politician in a vanilla suit”, the RMT leader said

Kim Kardashian throws epic ‘Hello Kitty’ party for daughter Chicago West’s fifth birthday

Kim Kardashian treated daughter Chicago West to the ultimate Hello Kitty-themed party for her fifth birthday.

Harry and Meghan commended for calling out hidden misogyny in Jeremy Clarkson’s apology

Clarkson claims to have emailed Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Christmas Day

Wagner mercenary claims to have dodged rifle fire and tracker dogs in high-stakes escape into Norway

Human rights group hopes that the individual will testify against Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin about the group’s actions

Lightopia: Festive light installations left stuck in south London park after firm’s collapse

Unicorns, nutcrackers and candy canes have been left stuck in Crystal Palace Park

Giuliani says Trump told him to take classified files home

Ex-president’s former lawyer says he never did take documents home

Princess Royal joins foreign royals at funeral of last king of Greece

Constantine II, a second cousin of the King and one of the Prince of Wales’s godparents, died last week aged 82.

David Carrick: 1,000 serving Met Police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse and sex offences

Review sparked by prosecution of serial rapist David Carrick who remained in force after multiple allegations

British man named among passengers after deadly Nepal plane crash

Seventy-two people were on board the Yeti Airlines flight

Corks pop for a new space mission

London pioneers win funding to turn stoppers into heat shields for rockets

Arsenal on pace to beat ‘Invincibles’ Premier League record

The league-leading Gunners have 47 points from 18 games

Finsbury Park: Pedestrian, 20, fighting for life after ‘double hit and run’ in Seven Sisters Road

He is thought to have been hit by an Audi and a Zip hire car, before the drivers fled

‘Absolutely disgusting’: Australian couple slams ‘health hazard’ Bali villa

Couple posts pictures of peeling walls, patches of damp and a construction site outside

Russia warns any Challenger tanks sent to Ukraine from Britain ‘will burn’

Kremlin insists new supplies would not change situation on ground

M&S unveils half a billion pound plan to overhaul store portfolio

M&S said it plans to have 180 ‘full line’ stores and 420 food stores by 2025/26

Starmer criticises Sunak’s plans for extra police powers to tackle protesters

The Labour leader said existing measures could be used to tackle protests and accused Rishi Sunak of trying to legislate his way out of problems.

DeepMind’s AI chatbot can do things that ChatGPT cannot, CEO claims

‘When it comes to very powerful technologies… we need to be careful,’ says Demis Hassabis

Police question Lebanese relatives of 2020 blast victims

Several relatives of the massive 2020 explosion at Beirut’s port have showed up to answer questions by police after they were accused of rioting and vandalism during protests over the … Continue Reading →

Yellen to meet with Chinese finance minister in Switzerland

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to meet with her Chinese counterpart in Switzerland on Wednesday

Deadline nears for Rishi Sunak to decide on Scotland’s gender law

He would become the first Prime Minister to trigger Section 35 if he chooses to stand in the way of the SNP’s gender reforms

Iran not safe for dual nationals, warns UK’s former top diplomat

Lord Simon McDonald’s comments follow Alireza Akbari’s execution on Saturday morning

Brexit: No protocol breakthrough as UK and EU agree to ‘scope’ for solutions

Foreign secretary James Cleverly will speak to his EU Commission counterpart

Richest 1% in UK now wealthier than 70% of population combined

Oxfam releases report highlighting wealth disparities in UK and around world

Tom Cruise gave Tár director ‘step-by-step’ instructions to save film from Harvey Weinstein

‘You have to do exactly what I’m going to tell you to do,’ Cruise supposedly told Todd Field

Australian boy wakes from coma after helicopter collision

A 10-year-old Australian boy who was critically injured two weeks ago when two helicopters collided, killing four people, has woken from a coma

Matt Smith: I would celebrate a CCA win with a few lagers with my mates

The actor, who stars in CCA nominated series House Of The Dragon, said it was ‘lovely’ to have been invited to the event in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Officials: Whale found dead in NJ likely struck by vessel

Officials say the most recent whale found dead on a New Jersey shoreline had apparently been struck by a vessel

Keir Starmer sparks Labour left backlash with NHS reform plan

Labour leader urged to promise more money for health service as he delivers ‘reform or die’ message

FAA investigates close call between two planes at NY airport

Officials are investigating a close call at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing a runway as another was preparing for takeoff

And Just Like That fans divided after Sarah Jessica Parker drops new season teaser: ‘Toxic, toxic, toxic’

New set pictures show Carrie and Aidan strolling through New York city, hand in hand

Netball: England clinch Jamaica series win with hard-fought victory at Copper Box

There was a full house to see England overcome a half-time deficit to win 63-59

Harrow: Two teenage boys stabbed at house party

Two teenagers were stabbed and two others were injured during an incident at a house party in Harrow.

Toulouse vs Brest LIVE: Ligue 1 result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Stadium de Toulouse

Biden to touch on voting rights in sermon celebrating MLK

President Joe Biden is marking what would have been the 94th birthday of the late Martin Luther King with a Sunday sermon at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

Russia may ‘raise conscription age’ to bolster army, says UK

In its latest intelligence update, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) says there is a realistic possibility that Russian leaders hope the change will be ‘less alarming’ than announcing another round … Continue Reading →

Neighbours star Madeleine West says she was sexually abused as a child

‘This monster ruined my life,’ said the actor’

Chelsea board back me but I understand why I’m under pressure, says Graham Potter

The Blues have won just one of their last nine Premier League matches

Netanyahu moving ahead on legal overhaul despite outcry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government plans to charge ahead with an overhaul of the country’s judicial system

Tory donor’s firm behind PPE delivery now to be paid millions to burn it

‘Taxpayers’ cash is going up in flames as the government’s bonfire of useless PPE grows’

What the papers say – January 15

A range of crime, politics and royal stories feature on Sunday’s front pages.

Kilmarnock denied clear penalty in Viaplay Cup defeat to Celtic – Derek McInnes

The holders were leading by an early Daizen Maeda opener before Giorgos Giakoumakis tapped in a second to clinch a final spot late on.

Tucker Carlson mocked for wondering ‘why is tobacco so dangerous?’

Smoking is now allowed in congressional offices under House GOP rules

Austin Butler says his heart is ‘shattered’ in tribute to Lisa Marie Presley

The US actor, who played the singer’s father in Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning biopic, paid tribute to Presley’s ‘warmth and authenticity’.

Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi ready to party in Milan

Milan is ready to party, with menswear shows for next spring and winter focused on nighttime tailoring with playful accents

Everton crisis deepens as board miss Southampton defeat due to safety threat

Everton 1-2 Southampton: James Ward-Prowse scored twice for the Saints, with home supporters also staging a sit-in protest

Are we losing faith in those being paid to influence us?

Influencers, please play the long game and be honest about what you like – your audience deserves that from you at the very least

Jamaica hit back to set up netball series decider against England

The Sunshine Girls won 61-58 in London

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford are expecting their third baby

‘She Said’ star, 37 married the Mumford and Sons frontman in 2012

Paul Merson claims Kylie Minogue turned him down at the Brit Awards

Former Arsenal star is now married to Kate Merson, with whom he shares three children

Unstoppable Marcus Rashford is propelling Manchester United into title contention

Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City: With 10 goals in his past nine and a winner in the derby, Rashford may be turning United’s great underachievers into overachievers

UK woman launches dating app for widows after husband’s death from Covid

Users have to provide their late spouse’s death certificate or a link to their memorialised Facebook account to sign up

London weather: Capital set for cold spell with heavy wind and wintry showers on the way

Heavy rain and blustery winds across much of the UK this weekend will be followed by a period of potentially severe cold weather next week

Arsenal vs Chelsea: Season-defining WSL clash overshadowed by injury crisis

Arsenal and Chelsea often represent the best of what the WSL has to offer but as they meet at the Emirates separated by three points, there is as much focus … Continue Reading →

Czechs selecting new president to succeed Milos Zeman

The Czechs are voting in a two-day election for a new president to succeed Milos Zeman in the largely ceremonial post

Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot in the line of duty in Southern California

Darnell Calhoun is the second depty to be fatally shot in just two weeks

Ambulance staff say they feel ‘demonised’ by Government

The GMB Ambulance Committee accused ministers of trying to ‘remove our right to strike’.

Police cordons lifted after death of woman in dog attack

Local neighbourhood teams will provide an increased police presence at Gravelly Hill this weekend.

Prince Harry worries about other ‘spares’ in Prince William’s family: ‘At least one will end up like me’

Prince Harry says he ‘feels a responsibility’ knowing that out of Prince William’s three children, at least one will be ‘the spare’

Lizzo, Ed Sheeran among hundreds of acts to play Jazz Fest

Lizzo and Ed Sheeran are among the headliners who will play this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which takes place over two weekends beginning April 28

Haseeb Hameed to captain England Lions on Sri Lanka tour

Hameed will be looking to reignite his Test career

Dallas Zoo forced to close after clouded leopard goes missing from enclosure

Zoo officials call it a “serious situation” but believe animal still on grounds

Afghan rulers urged to reverse ban on women aid workers

The vast majority of U.N. Security Council members are urging Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to immediately reverse all “oppressive” restrictions on girls and women

Revealed: The baby deaths linked to homelessness as government told to act on temporary accommodation

‘Urgent need’ to tackle ‘poor quality’ housing , government admits

FTSE closes within 40 points of all-time high amid signs of economic spring

Pushing up to fresh five-year highs, the FTSE hit its highest score since the record points it had tallied in May 2018.

NFL All-Pros: Kelce, Jefferson unanimous; 16 first-timers

Travis Kelce and Justin Jefferson are unanimous choices for The Associated Press 2022 NFL All-Pro Team, and Sauce Gardner is the first rookie cornerback selected in 41 years

At Elvis' Graceland, fans visit to mourn Lisa Marie Presley

Fans who visited Graceland after the death of Lisa Marie Presley were distraught at the loss of Elvis Presley’s only child and one of the last remaining living touchstones to … Continue Reading →

Vivienne Westwood: Grande dame of British fashion

The maverick designer who dressed the Sex Pistols and shook up the fashion world later used her platform to advocate for human rights and sustainable living

‘Psychopath with a conscience’ builder sentenced for murdering two escorts

Mark Brown was found guilty of murdering Alexandra Morgan and Leah Ware in 2021.

Benjamin Mendy: Footballer found not guilty of rape and sexual assault

The prosecution said it will seek a retrial on the counts the jury could not reach verdicts on

Tottenham vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Ramsdale denies Spurs

Tottenham and Arsenal team news, predicted line-ups and everything you need to know ahead of Premier League fixture

Tesla slashes car prices prompting backlash from existing owners

Prices of the carmakers Model 3 Performance vehicle were cut by 14.3% in the US

Man Utd vs Man City: How Erling Haaland and Marcus Rashford match up

The two strikers will be key players on derby day

Rihanna teases Super Bowl halftime show performance with video

The singer and fashion entrepreneur will headline the slot next month.

Therapist wins £40,000 payout after WFH dispute with Priory bosses in Covid pandemic

Alison O’Mahony said she was protecting the safety of herself, colleagues, and patients when she refused to travel in to the mental health facility in Bromley

Nearly 200 recent UFO sightings in US remain unexplained, Pentagon says

Sightings increase significantly in last two years

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland awaiting trial on domestic violence charges

Justin Roiland, 42, has been charged with corporal injury and false imprisonment by menace, fraud, violence or deceit against the woman, who he was living with at the time

Passionate fans and increased speed: Mexico City gives Formula E’s Gen3 era the perfect platform to shine

It’s a new dawn in the FIA’s all-electric racing championship as Season 9 starts in one of the sport’s most vibrant host cities

Speaker McCarthy's tidy 1st week disguises trouble ahead

Republican Kevin McCarthy wrapped his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way

The US government spent $30bn developing the Covid vaccine. So how can Moderna plan to charge $110 a jab?

Vaccines were built in part on government research and funding, but treatment won’t be free to Americans much longer

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies

Jack Smith, an Associated Press photographer who captured unforgettable shots of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill and the Olympics during his 35-year career with the … Continue Reading →

Fulham 2-1 Chelsea: Joao Felix sent off as Willian and Carlos Vinicius sent hosts into dreamland

Felix sent off as Chelsea fall to yet another defeat at Craven Cottage

Worker injured when Chicago building gives way, trapping him

Fire officials say a worker was hospitalized in grave condition Thursday after a Chicago building partially collapsed, trapping him beneath debris before firefighters rescued him

Starmer dodges questions about crossing parliamentary picket line

Around 100,000 civil servants are due to stage a 24-hour strike next month.

‘Her case haunts me’: These horrific murders show North America is not doing enough to help Indigenous women

Twilight Crooks is one of thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls whose cases remain unsolved

All the nominations for the Brit Awards 2023

The ceremony will take place on Saturday February 11 at London’s O2 arena.

Truck driver involved in Tennessee train derailment charged

The driver of a semi-truck involved in a Tennessee train derailment has been charged

Ex-Charlton Athletic footballer Richard Rufus jailed for £8m investment scam

Rufus ‘deliberately deceived those who were close to him and those who trusted him to scam them out of substantial sums of money’, police said.

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

Blue star Lee Ryan told a black flight attendant ‘I want your chocolate children’ while drunk, a trial heard.

Mexico City sends National Guard into subways after accident

The mayor of Mexico City says 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents

Concern expressed over police strip searching of children

Some 27 children were strip searched by police in Northern Ireland in 2021.

Illegal crypto activity hit all-time high of $20 billion in 2022

some crypto crooks may be shifting their focus to more vulnerable targets amid a Bitcoin bear market

Reading terror attack families call for ‘full and fearless’ inquest into deaths

James Furlong, Dr David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett were murdered in June 2020.

Minister refuses to deny claim Government is dropping some Windrush pledges

The Government initially pledged to implement all the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review by Wendy Williams.

Lawyer: Suspect in Abe assassination to face murder charge

A lawyer says Japanese prosecutors are expected to formally charge the suspect in the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with murder on Friday

This is how Love Island contestants’ preloved outfits are chosen

Fashion stylist Amy Bannerman talks Katie Wright through the styling process on the hit reality show.

Who is Andrew Bridgen? Tory MP loses party whip for Covid comments

He was found to have committed three breaches of the MPs’ code of conduct in his lobbying work for a company called Mere Plantations

UK-founded crypto firm Blockchain.com lays off almost a third of workforce

UK-founded crypto brokerage Blockchain.com is set to cut 28% of its workforce as the so-called ‘crypto winter’ intensifies.

How to spend a day in Bondi, Sydney’s glossy beachfront neighbourhood

Sydney’s most famous suburb has beach life, great surf, retro hangouts and Insta-perfect clientele. Here’s where to soak up the scene, says Lucy Pearson

The best free exhibitions in London right now – get your culture fix and keep your money for coffee

Want to have a fun day out but also save those pennies? These free London art exhibitions are the perfect solution

5 skiwear trends to hit the slopes in

Swoosh down the pistes in style with these sporty essentials, says Katie Wright.

Australia cancel Afghanistan tour due to Taliban restrictions on women’s rights

Women and girls in Afghanistan are banned from playing sport or attending middle and high school and university

Australia pulls out of Afghanistan cricket series

Australia has pulled out of its upcoming men’s one-day international cricket series against Afghanistan

Police issue appeal after woman sexually assault on west London bus

The victim was sitting on the lower deck of an N9 service when a suspect sat next to her and kissed her on the face

Citizens Advice reveal the number of Britons unable to afford electricity in 2022

Citizens Advice bureau says it saw more people who were unable to top up their meter in 2022 than in the whole of the last 10 years combined

Comment: ‘Are we on the verge of a renters’ revolt?’

With private renting now the fastest-growing tenure in the country, politicians must listen to renters’ concerns or expect consequences

On this day 2020: Sergio Aguero becomes Premier League’s top foreign goalscorer

The Argentina striker overtook Frenchman Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s leading overseas marksman.

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

Duke says three courtiers ‘consolidated power through bold Machiavellian manoeuvres’

Flights grounded – latest: Corrupted file blamed for 10,000 US plane delays

Flights beginning to resume following widespread disruption

Colorado man: Vegas solar site fire was clean energy message

A Colorado dentist accused of setting a car ablaze at a solar power array outside Las Vegas last week told investigators he wanted to send a message supporting clean energy

Flood warnings issued as heavy rain and 60 mph wind expected in parts of UK

The Met Office also urged people travelling on Wednesday night to ‘take extra time to make the journey a safe one’ amid strong, gusty winds.

Biden does not support banning gas stoves despite safety warning, White House says

‘That is not something that we can speak to here at the White House,’ press secretary says

Residents of remote California canyon airlifted to safety after getting stranded by storms

People living in Matilija Canyon became trapped there when roads became impassable

Mexico and Canada leaders talk investment, energy dispute

Mexico’s president has lauded investments from Canada and says he will meet with Canadian companies that may have a problem with his energy policies

Missing Massachusetts mom Ana Walshe tried calling friends and family on night she vanished

Mother of missing Massachusetts woman says her daughter called at midnight and 1am on New Year’s Eve

The travel edit: Five bucket list experiences you shouldn’t miss

Make your trips truly count this summer, with a bucket-list worthy break to brag about. Here’s our guide to five must-dos across the diverse, breathtaking landscape of Saudi

The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis review: sex, parties and paranoia in this tired return

This flawed novel about rich privileged teens experimenting with drugs in LA does not live up to the potential of the great American novelist

Chelsea long-term project being hindered by new owners’ quick fixes

COLUMN: A section of supporter base believe manager Graham Potter is out of his depth, yet he walked into a club being built on a platform which is wildly unstable

UK's Princess Anne visits British peacekeepers on Cyprus

Britain’s Princess Anne has cast aside the controversy surrounding her nephew Prince Harry and carried on a visit to British soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force on ethnically … Continue Reading →

US flights chaos: Grounding order lifted after computer outage halts take-offs across America

All flights across the United States have been grounded as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) experiences a computer outage, according to US media reports.

Romeo Beckham passes Brentford audition as fans flock to see debut

The young Beckham enjoyed his first minutes for Brentford’s B side as proud dad David watched on

Jeremy Renner’s sister shares health update after Marvel actor crushed by snowplough

‘We couldn’t feel more positive about the road ahead,’ she said

Pamela Anderson says she ‘blocked out’ sex-tape scandal ‘to survive’ in Netflix documentary trailer

‘I’m not the damsel in distress,’ actor and model says in trailer

Covid: WHO says passengers on long-haul flights should return to wearing masks as XBB variant spreads

Measure should be implemented in non-discriminatory manner, says world health agency

Steve Barclay tells public to behave with ‘common sense’ during NHS ambulance strike

Health secretary says people can still call 999, as he reveals he does not use private healthcare

Woman reveals how healthy eating plan helped her to ‘beat long Covid’

Diane Blackmore has lost more than eight stone since following MasterChef star Gregg Wallace’s eating plan

Steven Spielberg says he previously didn’t have the ‘courage’ to tackle his story head on

The multi-award winning director picked up several Golden Globe awards for his semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans on Tuesday

Prince Harry says Sandringham summit was a ‘fix’ by royal advisors

The Duke of Sussex hinted that his departure from royal life had been decided before he arrived at Sandringham

JD Sports ups profit outlook after ‘impressive’ festive sales

The retailer said it expects annual underlying profits to be towards the top end of market expectations after Christmas sales jumped by more than 20%.

AP PHOTOS: Costumes, cowbells herald Spanish winter ritual

The clanging of cowbells at daybreak in a remote Spanish village represented the restoration of the cosmic order as an ancient winter festival returned from a pandemic-induced hiatus.

Nemeth leads with 5 Blues Music Awards nominations

Singer and harmonica player John Nemeth, vocalist Shemekia Copeland, country blues artist Rory Block, and guitarist Eric Gales are among the top nominees for this year’s Blues Music Awards

Cleverly to meet Stormont party leaders after mini-deal on Brexit raises fresh powersharing hopes

Northern Irish politicians warned voters want them ‘back at work’

Golden Globes 2023: Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans wins Best Picture – Drama

Spielberg movie was bookmakers’ favourite before the ceremony

SDLP to propose speaker election amendment in bid to restore Assembly sittings

The party said the procedural change would ‘end the one-party veto that has frustrated the democratic wishes of the people of Northern Ireland’.

Constantine, former King of Greece and Charles’s second cousin, dies aged 82

He died at a private hospital in Athens, his doctors announced late on Tuesday

Bills seek Nebraska voter ID, would nix most voting by mail

Bills introduced Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature address a voter ID requirement passed by voters in November, but also add measures that critics say are designed to make it harder … Continue Reading →

London bookstores deserted on morning of Spare release despite book topping bestseller lists

Despite becoming the fastest-selling non-fiction book on record, bookstores seemed quiet on the morning of release

King Charles ‘set to make first state visit to Paris in March’

Details of visit by the King and the Queen Consort have been reported in France

Gas stove ban raised after air pollution linked to childhood asthma

‘Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned’

Rishi Sunak accused of ‘extravagance’ after taking private jet to Leeds for NHS visit

Labour urges PM to explain how much was ‘wasted’ on taking jet for ‘photo op’

‘Our worst nightmare has come true’: The crisis facing the sinking Himalayan town of Joshimath

Hundreds of people have been evacuated with large cracks appearing in buildings – with activists alleging development projects for making the situation worse, writes Stuti Mishra

Dead 12ft whale washes up on bank of river in UK

Mammal has been sent to Natural History Museum for examination

‘Harry is hurting’, says trauma expert on why the royal is sharing all

An expert breaks down why the Duke of Sussex might be releasing his tell all memoir now. By Prudence Wade.

King Charles set for first public engagement since release of Prince Harry’s book Spare

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

Lebanese Hezbollah condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoons in France

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group has condemned the cartoons published recently by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that mocked Iran’s ruling clerics

Shapps supports plan to treat NHS patients in car park cabins

Some A&E patients could be treated in temporary units under an emergency plan for the NHS announced by the Health Secretary.

1,200 jobs at risk as Amazon proposes closure of three warehouses

The company has launched consultations over the closure of sites in Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster and Gourock, in the west of Scotland.

Steven Sessegnon interview: Another upset? There’s real belief Charlton can beat Man United in Carabao Cup

Charlton have already claimed one Premier League scalp this season and tonight travel to Old Trafford looking for another

Revealed: Exploitation fears as Homes for Ukraine scheme plagued by fake sponsor offers

Exclusive: Government failures risks exploitation of Ukrainian refugees, charity said

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare officially hits bookshops

Waterstones said Prince Harry’s book has been one of its ‘biggest pre-order titles for a decade’

Emanuela Orlandi: Vatican reopens investigation into teen’s 1983 disappearance

The Vatican has reopened the investigation into the 1983 disappearance of the 15-year-old daughter of a Vatican employee

Compounds that can stop Covid infecting humans found in sea sponge

The international research team say their discovery paves the way for new antivirals than can help treat the virus

Cartel leader El Gato, wanted in US murder, is seized in Mexico city

El Gato wanted in the US for alleged role in orchestrating 2013 murder in Southlake, Texas

Callers keep flooding 988 mental health, suicide helpline

The 988 mental health and suicide prevention helpline has quickly expanded its reach in the six months since it launched

Oregon's new governor sworn in, declares homeless emergency

Liberal Democrat Tina Kotek unveiled measures to combat homelessness as she was sworn in as Oregon’s new governor

Minnesota elections chief seeks to make voting even easier

Minnesota’s chief elections officer is calling on state lawmakers to make it easier for residents to vote while protecting elections officials from threats and intimidation

Marjorie Taylor Greene locked out of Twitter after using Dr Dre song in video

Ms Greene used the Dr Dre song in a triumphant video following Kevin McCarthy’s election as House speaker

Strange devices with antennae are popping up all over Salt Lake City

Officials say there may be as many as a dozen such devices in the area. They’re unsure who is responsible for them

Pittsburgh Steelers under fire for performing mock CPR on pitch days after Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest

‘Did the @steelers defense really just do a CPR celebration???? How dense can you be?!’

Multibillionaire Pritzker takes 2nd oath as Illinois gov

A multibillionaire Democrat whose actions in the past year have suggested a possible interest in running for president has been sworn in as Illinois governor for the second time

Teacher shot by six-year-old student was trying to take the gun away from him

Abby Zwerner, 25, was shot while teaching her first-grade class at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia

Cargo ship goes aground, is refloated in Egypt's Suez Canal

The Suez Canal Authority says a cargo ship that went aground in the Egyptian waterway has been refloated

Senator: Ending US aid to Ukraine would be historic mistake

Maine’s independent senator says the U.S. risks enabling the spread of extremism in Europe if it stopped providing support to Ukraine in its war with Russia

Irish foreign minister and Northern Ireland parties welcome progress on protocol

The two sides reached agreement on data sharing and EU access to UK IT systems.

Andrew Tate’s lawyer says ‘no evidence’ to support trafficking or rape allegations

The influencer’s legal representative Eugen Vidineac spoke to Romanian online newspaper Gandul about the case.

Speaker urges parties to grasp spirit of 1998 peace deal and restore Assembly

Alex Maskey said the reputation of the Stormont Assembly did not match the high hopes that existed for it in 1998.

David Moyes wants Wembley run with West Ham but wary over Premier League risks

Hammers boss knows tough decisions lie ahead if they are to target FA Cup glory this season

Victoria and David Beckham share birthday tributes to Brooklyn’s wife Nicola as they put feud rumours to bed

The pair were among the first to pay tribute to the Transformers actress on Monday (January 9)

Scotland’s hospitals almost ‘completely full’, warns Sturgeon

The First Minister set out measures to address the growing pressures facing the NHS in Scotland

Love Island’s ‘broke’ Maya Jama was forced to live off £1 chicken dinners

The presenter was struggling with poverty when she moved to London in search of fame

Harry on the royal family: What’s the difference between conscious and unconscious bias?

Prudence Wade speaks to a diversity and inclusion expert about how to tackle unconscious biases.

Chinese official says ‘90% of province infected with Covid’ as test workers clash with police

Protests outside an antigen test factory erupted over the layoff of several workers, according to reports

Seattle Seahawks make NFL playoffs after Detroit Lions stun Green Bay Packers

The NFL’s Week 18 saved its best drama for the final game of the weekend

Mother of toddler mauled by Staffordshire bull terrier ‘feared daughter would die’

Warning graphic images: Lee Lewis, the owner of the dog, received a six-month suspended prison sentence

Poultry feed deal referred for in-depth inquiry by competition watchdog

The CMA is concerned that the deal could lead to higher prices for farmers in four local areas and ultimately increase costs for consumers.

One in three Tory voters lose faith in Brexit, poll finds

Survey finds 33% of Conservatives believe costs outweighing benefits

Biden news: President makes first response to classified papers trove as GOP accused Dems of hypocrisy

Biden to kick off three-day summit with counterparts Trudeau and López Obrador in Mexico today

Harry says being third wheel to William and Kate was ‘fun but slightly awkward’

Duke of Sussex claims ‘stereotyping was causing a bit of a barrier to them really introducing or welcoming’ his wife Meghan Markle into the fold

Iranian, 32, held in Germany over ‘Islamist poison plot’ after US tip

“The authorities are now investigating at full speed.”

Iran protesters told they are ‘bringing down the patriarchy’

British-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili addressed the Iran Solidarity Rally in Trafalgar Square.

Jack Nowell facing ‘tough decision’ on Exeter future with ‘hands tied’ at club

The England wing could follow his Exeter team-mates to France.

From Trump to governor: Sanders prepares to take on new role

Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she wants to keep the focus on Arkansas as she prepares to take office as the state’s 47th governor

Cardiff City vs Leeds United LIVE: FA Cup result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Cardiff City Stadium

Jess Phillips: Rishi Sunak vs the real world – I can tell you what’s more compelling

It was nice to finally hear from the prime minister about his hopes for Britain – and it was quite something else to hear my constituents and local services puncturing … Continue Reading →

Climate activists dig in to defend village from coal mine

Climate activists are pledging to defend a tiny village in western Germany from being bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby coal mine

California braces for more rain, storms, potential floods

California braced for more stormy weather with rain beginning to sweep into the northern part the state on Saturday

Germany: Iranian arrested, suspected of chemical attack plot

German officials said Sunday that a 32-year-old Iranian man has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack with deadly chemicals

Mother-of-two left in immigration limbo for 30 months by Home Office

Exclusive: ‘Excessive delays’ in processing visa applications are impacting people’s ability to live and work, charity warns

Indian held for unruly behavior with woman on airline flight

Indian police have arrested an unruly airline passenger following a complaint by a woman aboard an Air India flight from New York that he urinated on her in business class

Australia chase third test victory in Sydney after declaration

South Africa 149/6 after Australia declared on 475/4 in the final test of the series

Golden Globes are back on TV, but are reform efforts enough?

A year after their mighty fall, the battered, 80-year-old Golden Globes are back on NBC

Police investigating Natalie McNally murder seize car

The vehicle has been taken away for examination.

‘Compounded trauma’: Ministers urged to introduce paid miscarriage leave for parents

One woman who suffered a miscarriage described how she didn’t have any time to process it ‘because it all went so quickly’

Rishi Sunak holds NHS crisis talks at No10 as health service pushed to breaking point

The Prime Minister has brought health leaders, experts and members of his Cabinet to together to discuss solutions to the winter crisis within the NHS

Montana lawmaker wants to revisit idea of reservations

A white state lawmaker in Montana is questioning whether land set aside long ago for Native Americans should exist anymore

New fraud refund mechanism could exclude a quarter of victims, TSB warns

The bank said proposals to adopt a £100 threshold could lead to around a quarter of bank transfer fraud victims being denied reimbursement.

Prince Harry says he was taunted about his mum’s death during army training – report

A woman reportedly told Harry that Diana was pregnant when she died, during an torture exercise

Michael Flynn restored to Twitter on Jan. 6 anniversary

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn had his Twitter account reinstated on Friday as the United States marked the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection

Roy Keane ‘not convinced’ by Manchester United resurgence after ‘cushy’ run of games

The former Red Devils captain believes Erik ten Hag has enjoyed a ‘cushy’ run of games since the World Cup

Majority of 16k canceled Pa. mail-in ballots were from Dems

New state data shows that an election eve Pennsylvania court decision that said mail-in ballots without accurate handwritten dates on their exterior envelopes can’t count resulted in otherwise valid votes … Continue Reading →

California gets brief lull after damaging 'bomb cyclone'

California weather has calmed but the lull is expected to be brief

Spare: Key points and revelations from the Duke of Sussex’s memoir so far

Harry alleged his brother physically attacked him during a row over Meghan.

Women reveals how her life improved after quitting teaching job to work at Costco

‘I’ve never had this type of energy, everything is better,’ she said on TikTok.

Diana Moran and Debbie Rix to return for BBC Breakfast 40th anniversary

The BBC’s morning news programme, originally called Breakfast Time, launched in 1983.

Portrait of a dark day in American history: We now have a full picture of what Trump did on January 6. Here it is

Trump woke up on 6 January 2021 ready for a battle he had no chance of winning. But the timeline of his day shows just how hard he tried, Andrew … Continue Reading →

Julen Lopetegui unhappy with schedule but says no excuses against Liverpool

Wolves go to Anfield in the FA Cup on Saturday

Whoopi Goldberg says she won’t do a third Sister Act film without Maggie Smith

‘We will do whatever you want us to do, but we don’t want to do it without you,’ Goldberg appealed to Smith

Shuyi Xu: Appeal to find missing teenager from China last seen in Barnet

The Met Police has launched an appeal to find a 17-year-old girl last seen in north London.

Why overseas capital still views London as a takeover prospect

City Voices: Drive to Buy British will continue this year

Shirley-Anne Somerville: There is scope for compromise in dispute with teachers

The Education Secretary spoke after ‘constructive and helpful’ talks with the teaching unions on Friday.

UK holidays: should you get travel insurance?

Although Covid travel restrictions have all but disappeared, UK holidays remain a popular choice. According to research from Ipsos, 81% of Brits planned a UK break between September 2021 and … Continue Reading →

Ireland’s rate of inflation has peaked – finance minister

Michael McGrath welcomed the figures but said that there ‘is still a long way to go to’ before inflation is fully under control.

Daniel Barenboim leaves Berlin Staatsoper job after 30 years

Daniel Barenboim has announced his resignation as the general music director of Berlin’s Staatsoper, saying that his health has become too poor to carry on

London minicab boss mounts South Pole expedition in honour of heroic relative

Addison Lee chief executive Liam Griffin is following in the footsteps of a heroic relative by attempting to reach the South Pole.

Miley Cyrus announces eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation ahead of new single Flowers

The album marks the singer’s first in almost three years

Ekstedt at the Yard: An eclectic mix of flavours words can’t quite describe

A year after its opening, sparks are flying at Niklas Ekstedt’s eponymous Scotland Yard restaurant. Sean Russell buckles in for an ‘experience’ he won’t soon forget

Man Utd sign Jack Butland on loan from Crystal Palace

The former England international, who has not played for Palace this season, will provide cover for David de Gea

Melissa George: I was warned The Mosquito Coast would be ‘one of the hardest jobs’

The second season of the show ends on Friday and sees the Foxes reunite to ‘determine the family’s future’

Kremlin-ordered truce is uncertain amid suspicion of motives

The impact of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for his forces in Ukraine to observe a unilateral, 36-hour cease-fire is in doubt

John Stones fires Premier League title warning to Arsenal after Man City cut gap

Riyad Mahrez’s strike secured a 1-0 win at Chelsea on Thursday night.

When do stamps expire? How to swap out Royal Mail stamps without barcodes

Royal Mail introduced the barcoded stamps last year to improve security and efficiency

Joan Sydney: Tributes paid to Neighbours star who has died after long Alzheimer’s battle

The British-Australian actress died in a care facility in Victoria, Australia, on December 29 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease

Man City increase pressure on Arsenal ahead of title-defining January showdowns

City’s narrow win at Chelsea closed the gap and showed Arsenal why – and how – they must find a way to win difficult games like their goalless draw with … Continue Reading →

Body armor shields Border Patrol agent struck by gunfire

Federal authorities say a Border Patrol agent in body armor was struck by gunfire but not seriously hurt while confronting the occupants of a vehicle suspected of smuggling migrants in … Continue Reading →

Why the insurgents trying to torpedo Kevin McCarthy’s speaker bid are not serious

Matt Gaetz nominating Donald Trump for House speaker proves the GOP logjam is not about serious policy disagreements

Dragons’ Den is back: Where to buy Tabuu, Psychic Sisters, Tmpl skincare and more

The business show has returned for its 20th series, with five startups entering the den

Harry opens up about losing virginity to older woman behind pub

The Duke of Sussex said he had “taken cocaine” and lost his virginity by the age of 17

Erik ten Hag confirms Manchester United are closing in on Jack Butland signing

Manchester United saw Martin Dubravka recalled by Newcastle midway through his season-long loan

West Coast Mainline to open again after emergency repairs completed

Work was needed to repair damage caused by heavy rain, which forced the closure of the line between Glasgow and Carlisle.

Best dog-friendly hotels in Cornwall 2022: Where to stay for beach strolls and family fun

Travelling with pets doesn’t need to be stressful when you find a hotel that will treat your four-legged friend like a king

10 traditional Paris shops where you can buy a piece of history

Forget hipsterville and instead embrace the traditional with these Parisian stalwarts

FTC proposes rule that would ban noncompete clauses

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing a new rule that would prevent employers from imposing noncompete clauses for workers that prohibit them from joining a competitor, typically for a period … Continue Reading →

Soho strip club faces closure after ‘10 spikings’ left punters £250k out of pocket, according to police

One alleged victim said: ‘I no longer want to go out and am anxious even when going somewhere with my wife’

West End Final: Keir Starmer sets out his stall for 2023

Poor Keir Starmer. He gets ready for his big set-piece speech following Rishi Sunak’s yesterday and then he’s kicked off the top of the bulletins by a huge story out … Continue Reading →

In pictures: Cody Gakpo trains with Liverpool team-mates ahead of potential debut in FA Cup

Cody Gakpo trained with his new Liverpool team-mates on Thursday, with the Dutchman in contention to make his debut this weekend in the FA Cup.

England midfielder Jordan Nobbs swaps Arsenal for Aston Villa

The 30-year-old has signed an 18-month deal

Isis, drug smugglers and regime forces unravel fragile peace in southern Syria

Syria is becoming a narco-state crippled by violence in southern provinces, as Borzou Daragahi explains

911 call log from Jeremy Renner’s snowplough accident reveals his upper torso was ‘crushed’

According to reports, Renner’s chest had collapsed and his upper torso was crushed by the impact of the snow machinery

Fewer Americans file for jobless claims last week

Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week, reflecting a still-robust job market despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool the economy and bring down decades-high inflation

Marcus Smith offers new England coach Steve Borthwick Six Nations fitness boost

Fly-half set for Harlequins return in Champions Cup after a month out with ankle injury

Harry claims William and Kate encouraged him to dress up as a Nazi

The Duke of Sussex says in his memoir Spare that the couple ‘howled’ with laughter at his costume, according to US website Page Six.

Labour says it would likely repeal Sunak’s reported anti-strike law

The Prime Minister is said to be is considering measures which could allow employers to sue trade unions and sack workers.

Cross-border train services ‘extremely limited’ due to strike by drivers

The union is taking industrial action, with a number of rail operators impacted.

Laws to block industrial action could prompt longer rail strikes – union boss

Aslef general secretary Mick Whelan said moves to enforce minimum service levels during strike days could backfire for the Government.

Iran shuts part of French embassy in protest over Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Ayatollah Khamenei

Charlie Hebdo claims cartoons are to support women’s protests and ‘defend freedom against theocracy’

‘Surprising differences’ in how plant-eating dinosaurs ate their food found by scientists

‘Although somewhat similar, each dinosaur had evolved very different ways to tackle a diet of plants’

Why you don’t need to go to Egypt to see the Valley of the Kings

Forget Luxor: Suffolk’s Deben Valley is littered with archaeological gems, all accessible via a new walking trail, finds Sarah Baxter

US rapper Theophilus London found ‘safe and well’ after ‘vanishing for months’

Police previously said the musician was last seen in the Skid Row area of LA in October

Small book of poems and cash found but mystery remains over foot in Yellowstone hot spring

Park staff found partial foot inside a shoe in Abyss Pool in park’s West Thumb Geyser Basin last August

More than 700,000 people in England and Wales lack central heating, ONS figures show

Each year there are 10,000 excess deaths on average from cold and damp homes

Britain’s rail network decimated as third consecutive train strike day of week begins

More than a dozen operators will run no services at all on Thursday

The 37 hottest restaurants for 2023

From a Tel Avivian spot where anything goes to Tom Sellers’ latest luxury launch, David Ellis on the year’s top tables and hottest trends

Chloe Petts at Soho Theatre review – a rising star whose name will soon be in lights

The commanding stand-up’s engaging debut is an illuminating insight into the hot topic of gender

Afghan Taliban kill 8 in raids of IS hideouts in Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have killed eight Islamic State group fighters and arrested nine others in raids against the militants’ hideouts in Afghanistan

Supply chain woes caused US auto sales to fall 8% last year

Shortages of computer chips and other parts continued to hobble the U.S. auto industry last year

Trump tried to call Josh Hawley six times before January 6, call logs reveal

A day before he was caught on camera sprinting away from a riotous mob of Donald Trump’s supporters, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley ignored or failed to return six separate calls … Continue Reading →

France's African ex-soldiers win last battle – over pensions

Some of the last survivors in France from a colonial-era infantry corps that recruited tens of thousands of African soldiers to fight in French wars around the world will be … Continue Reading →

‘Red wall’ in Britain’s spending habits revealed by consumer data

Adults in the North are more likely to shop at Iceland and Asda – while those in the South head to Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

Rishi Sunak pledges to put family at centre of ‘vision of a better future’

Rishi Sunak spoke at length about family as he set out his agenda for 2023.

‘Your life is in danger’: Evacuation order for San Jose’s homeless as California braces for severe storm

More than 10 inches of rain forecast in some areas from the Redwood Coast south to Monterey Bay

Iran releases prominent actress who protested executions

Local media are reporting that Iran has released a prominent actress nearly three weeks after she was jailed for expressing solidarity with a man who was executed over unrest linked … Continue Reading →

Lioness killed by lion in front of onlookers at Longleat on New Year’s Day

Guests said they were diverted away from the lion enclosure in the early afternoon because of an unknown major incident

Toni Collette hints at ‘hurt’ following split from husband Dave Galafassi in new Instagram post

The movie star announced her split from her husband of 20 years in December

Why we need to worry more about pensions

Despite a massive national programme to get us saving more, Britain is still sleepwalking into a crisis

Everything we know about Jacket Potato on The Masked Singer

From clues to fan guesses and more

Meet the parents who carried on homeschooling after Covid

‘We want to have fun with them. It’s not just about sitting at a table and having books in front of you’

Judge issues gag order in Idaho murders case stopping police releasing information about Bryan Kohberger

Gag order is not expected to impact the release of the probable cause affidavit – a document that will cast light on what exactly led investigators to the 28-year-old PhD … Continue Reading →

Ms Marvel actor lashes out at ‘honey trap’ claim: ‘Shame on people who blindly believe this bulls***’

‘Shame on you for spreading baseless allegations and insinuations,’ she says

All the times Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2022 revelations were proved right, or wrong

Duke and Duchess of Sussex made many shocking revelations this year with the release of ‘Harry & Meghan’ and ‘Archetypes’ podcast

Met Office reveals date first snow of 2023 could hit UK

Unsettled and wet weather dominates January forecast

Marathon runner can ‘barely walk’ after being diagnosed with same one-in-a-million condition as Celine Dion

Jon Kelf, 54, from Norfolk, was a five-time marathon runner before he was diagnosed with the same one-in-a-million condition

Harry’s claim King showed no willingness to mend rift ‘is wrong’, say sources

Those close to the King insist he has always made clear how much he loves both of his sons

Microsoft’s Bing steps up battle with Google with plans to incorporate AI technology behind ChatGPT

It took just five days for OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot to hit one million sign-ups after its launch in December

James Marsden calls HBO’s surprise cancellation of Westworld ‘a disappointment’

‘I just wish it was about more than financial success,’ actor explained

‘Fear not’: Matt Hancock closes his app and urges fans to follow him on TikTok

The former health secretary and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2022 contestant launched the ‘Matt Hancock MP’ app in 2018

More rail strike disruption as new TUC boss calls for urgent meeting with PM

Around half of Britain’s railway lines are closed and only a fifth of services are running on Wednesday.

How long it takes to see results of a new workout routine

Staying consistent, sleeping well, and eating balanced meals all play a key role

Elgin Marbles could ‘soon be returned to Greece’ as part of ‘cultural exchange’

Current laws prevent British museums from legally giving away items considered national treasures

Sharon Osbourne says it’s a ‘mystery’ why she fainted for ‘20 minutes’ during emergency hospital visit

Presenter had to receive emergency medical treatment after being taken ill on the set of a new TV show in December

Nasa reaches out to SpaceX about rescue options following leak in space station’s Russian capsule

‘As a part of the analysis, Nasa also reached out to SpaceX about its capability to return additional crew members’

Putin’s Russian ceasefire falters as US pledges more military equipment to Ukraine

Putin’s war leaders are criminally liable, says Moscow politician

UN Security Council welcomes new members; 2 are first-timers

Ecuador, Japan, Malta, Mozambique and Switzerland are getting a formal welcome into the U.N. Security Council

‘Prophet of Doom’ who opened fire on New York subway train pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Faces potential sentence that could lead him to spend rest of life in jail

Harry Styles leads British artists in dominating the top UK singles of 2022

Ed Sheeran, Cat Burns and Kate Bush featured among the British artists enjoying success in the charts over the past year.

Food inflation rockets to record 13.3%, price index shows

Helen Dickinson, of the British Retail Consortium, said ‘it was a challenging Christmas for many households across the UK’.

Jeremy Renner thanks fans for ‘kind words’ following accident near US home

The 51-year-old Marvel star said he was ‘too messed up to type’ as he shared a picture on his official Instagram page.

Leicester 0-1 Fulham: Aleksandar Mitrovic seals third straight win for Cottagers as Europe hopes grow

Aleksandar Mitrovic boosted Fulham‘s European charge as the Cottagers downed Leicester with a narrow win on Tuesday night.

Indiana medical board sets doctor's hearing in abortion case

Indiana’s medical licensing board next month will hear a case involving the Indianapolis doctor who this past summer provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from neighboring Ohio

Renée Elise Goldsberry says she was drunk when she mistook Laura Benanti’s Covid test for a pregnancy test

‘Drunk scrolling on my birthday,’ the actor wrote about her mistake on Twitter.

King’s Guard condemned for filming himself gyrating against rifle

The video, filmed outside Windsor Castle, has sparked widespread criticism

Kelly Monteith, US comedian who starred in self-titled BBC show, dies aged 80

The stand-up starred in his own self-titled BBC show which ran for six seasons between 1979 and 1984.

Selena Gomez and Nicola Peltz share matching tattoos amid speculation singer is dating her brother

The actresses have been spending New Year’s break together in Mexico with Peltz’s family

Man and woman charged with illegally aborting baby and disposing of body

Charges come after properties in Swindon and Cirencester were searched in September 2020, police say

King Charles praised for rewearing 40-year-old coat at Sandringham on New Year’s Day

‘We love a sustainable king’ said TikTok user Jessica Weslie Arena of the King

German police union calls for action after New Year attacks

Germany’s biggest police union has called for concerted action to prevent a repeat of the violence toward officers, firefighters and medical personnel seen in Berlin and other cities during the … Continue Reading →

When is the new Pokémon Tera Raid and how can players gain access?

This is your best chance to catch all the rare, ultra-powerful Pokémon.

Britain sees out the year with clean power records amid windy weather

New records were set on December 30 for wind power generation and share of zero carbon electricity on the grid.

Selena Gomez just did single women a massive favour – with a little help from an unlikely friend

People jump to judge the un-partnered – particularly women in their late 20s and above

Ulysses S. Grant, president and general, gets a day in Ohio

The president responsible for giving America the federal Christmas holiday is getting a day of his own

Emiliano Martinez ‘100 per cent’ focused on Aston Villa after World Cup win with Argentina

The goalkeeper played a key role as Argentina won the World Cup in Qatar last month

Wetherspoons serving 99p pints in January sale

Despite Dry January, the first two weeks of the year will see Wetherspoons prices dip below their usual bargain rates.

‘I have a unique perspective’ – EV battery CEO speaks out about being trans in sustainability sector

‘It is not something that I can really hide from, nor do I want to’

Weather alert warns of heavy rain and potential for flooding

The yellow warning covers large parts of Scotland and is in place until Wednesday morning.

There is now only one logical solution to stop our NHS perma-crisis

LIKE a grotesque mirror image of Advent, the NHS “winter crisis” has become an annual fixture — a painful reminder of the limitations of the health service, a litany of … Continue Reading →

German doctor jailed for illegally issuing mask exemptions

A German doctor was sentenced late Monday to two years and nine months in prison for illegally issuing more than 4,000 people with exemptions from wearing masks during the coronavirus … Continue Reading →

Secret to how prehistoric humans survived winter uncovered

Use of bear skin was likely ‘key adaptation’ of early humans to the climate in the north

Anthony Joshua’s 2023 outlined by Eddie Hearn with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder fight ‘nailed on’

The British heavyweight could fight three times this year, as he looks to build back to a world title shot

The unusual family link between Prince Harry and CNN’s Anderson Cooper

British royal and US broadcaster share an unusual connection

Lewis Capaldi would like fans to stop comparing him to 60-year-old women

‘Great start to the new year,’ said the singer in reply to the comment from a fan

‘Devastating loss’: US rapper Gangsta Boo dies aged 43

Her sudden death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from shocked fans

Health chiefs plead: ‘Don’t get sick if you can avoid it’ as minister says ‘sensible’ to wear mask if ill

NHS Confederation Chief Executive Matthew Taylor says the situation facing hospitals is ‘very difficult’

Angela Bassett’s son apologises to Michael B Jordan for taking part in ‘harmful’ TikTok death prank trend

‘I don’t wish any bad ramifications upon his family nor my parents as they deserve none of the backlash,’ Slater Vance said

Emily In Paris star Lucien Laviscount ‘in consideration for James Bond’

The 30-year-old actor, who plays Alfie in the Netflix series, is believed to have grabbed 007 producer Barbara Broccoli’s attention

Vladimir Putin’s forces facing struggle for key town of Bakhmut, say UK defence chiefs

The town in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has become a focal point of the war

Woman told mouth ulcers were caused by ‘working long shifts’ given devastating diagnosis

Charlotte Webster-Salter, 27, began suffering from recurring ulcers in 2018 but put it down to working long shifts as a flight attendant

Man, 54, charged with murder of missing Lewisham woman

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday as search for body continues

Trial to begin of two men accused of robbing cyclist Mark Cavendish and his wife

Cavendish and his Peta were threatened at their home in the Ongar area of Essex at about 2.35am on November 27 2021.

Leaving London: one London renter on what she misses about the capital — and why she’s never regretted moving away

Leaving London has given this family room to breathe and a more affordable lifestyle.

‘Sometimes we have to tell buyers that there’s nothing for sale’: London’s most in-demand streets

Here are the 36 most desirable streets in London, according to property experts.

Martina Navratilova: Wimbledon legend diagnosed with early-stage throat and breast cancer

Navratilova’s representatives confirmed the nine-time Wimbledon champion will undergo treatment this month

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

Follow for updates on Damar Hamlin after collapse during Bills-Bengals NFL game

First-time buyer numbers fall 9% in 2022, says building society

The number of people taking their first step onto the property ladder was estimated to have fallen to 370,287 across the year.

Jurgen Klopp bemoans Brentford ‘chaos’ as Bees ‘stretch rules’ in Liverpool upset

Jurgen Klopp admitted his Liverpool side failed to deal with Brentford’s “chaos” as Thomas Frank’s men began the New Year with a famous 3-1 victory on Monday night.

7 easy mistakes to avoid on your tax return

Get it right to have HMRC off your mind for another year

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger’s family vow to support him after arrest in college student killings

The family of a man arrested in the slayings of four University of Idaho students is expressing sympathy for the families of the victims

Ange Postecoglou hails Celtic mentality after late goal earns Old Firm draw with Rangers

The Hoops snatched an 87th-minute equaliser at Ibrox

EU Parliament starts process to lift 2 lawmakers' immunity

The president of the European Parliament has launched an urgent procedure for the waiver of immunity of two lawmakers following a request from the Belgian judicial authorities investigating a major … Continue Reading →

Tributes after ‘beautiful’ woman found dead at home in Hillingdon on New Year’s Eve

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of ‘environmental heroine’ Stephanie Hansen

Horrifying moment woman pushes three-year-old onto train tracks

Brianna Lace Workman was arrested and slapped with multiple charges over the terrifying incident

Man cheats death after 70ft sinkhole swallows his garden

Dramatic pictures shows how the 15ft-wide hole swallowed up Harri Chadha’s front garden outside his home in Halesowen, West Midlands

Border Force ‘patrolling French beaches with local officers’ to tackle Channel crossings

The first joint patrol reportedly took place just before Christmas after months of negotiations between UK and French officials

Japanese emperor greets crowd at palace after COVID hiatus

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and his family have waved to throngs of New Year’s well-wishers at the Imperial Palace in a celebration halted for the past two years by the pandemic

What the papers say – January 2

The NHS and the issues facing the PM in 2023 feature among the topics on the front pages.

Nearly 50 shops closed their doors every day in UK last year – survey

Some 17,145 shops on high streets and other locations across the country closed in 2022, according to new analysis.

14 killed in attack on Mexican border prison

Ten guards and four inmates were killed early Sunday when gunmen in armored vehicles attacked a state prison in Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, Texas

NY officers injured, suspect shot near New Year's Eve event

Authorities say a man wielding a machete attacked three police officers at the New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City, striking two of them in the head before an … Continue Reading →

The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan gives fans a health update after encephalitis diagnosis

MacGowan told followers ‘have as much fun as you can when you can’

George Santos’ former landlord claims rep-elect left Queens apartment with a ‘lot of damage’

The landlord of the two-bedroom 960-sq-ft apartment said Mr Santos and his sister never paid rent late, but did cause damage

Patrick Vieira: Crystal Palace need players to be more competitive in Premier League

The Eagles finished the year in 11th after a 2-0 win at Bournemouth

Woman, 39, killed in home on New Year’s Eve as man arrested on suspicion of murder

Stephanie Hansen was found with serious injuries at a property in Hayes, west London

This is what Andrew Tate means for Muslim women like me

I can only hope that this will finally discredit him, and raise more mainstream awareness about his dangerous, misogynistic ideology that’s at total odds with Islam

Boy, 10, among nine people killed in Ugandan New Year’s Eve fireworks crowd crush

Fatal incident occured at shopping centre in capital Kampala as people gathered to celebrate 2023

This Salter air fryer is reduced to less than £50 in the January sales

The price of this energy-efficient kitchen appliance has been slashed in the Robert Dyas sale

Nato chief calls for more support for Ukraine as Russia launches more missile strikes

Air raid sirens wail for hours as war enters 11th month

Small boat crossings of the English Channel: Key numbers

Albanians accounted for 35% of arrivals in the first nine months of 2022.

Police break up New Year’s Eve rave attended by 200 people in woods

Crowds gathered at Rowberrow Woods near Winscombe, Somerset, to ring in the New Year

Best pictures from New Year’s celebrations from around the globe as world welcomes 2023

Millions celebrate first New Year without Covid restrictions since 2019

Archbishop of Canterbury calls for action to fix ‘broken’ care system

The Most Rev Justin Welby said carers should be properly valued by society

BYU offensive lineman Veikoso dies in construction accident

Brigham Young University offensive lineman Sione Veikoso has been killed in a construction accident in his hometown in Hawaii

Unai Emery maintains Emiliano Martinez will stay at Aston Villa beyond January

The Argentina goalkeeper has been linked with Bayern Munich since winning the World Cup in Qatar

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira hails Bournemouth win and reveals secret behind two set-piece goals

Patrick Vieira insists he never doubted the quality of his young squad after Crystal Palace got back to winning ways against Bournemouth.

Believers gather at Bavarian pilgrimage town to mourn pope

Mourners lined up quietly in the Collegiate Church of Altoetting in Pope Benedict XVI’s Bavarian homeland to pay condolences to one of the region’s most famous sons

‘These things can happen’: Marcus Rashford explains reason for being dropped by Erik ten Hag

The England forward came off the bench to settle the contest at Molineux to boost United’s top four hopes

Pizza box didn’t lead to Andrew Tate’s arrest in Romania, according to authorities

The idea that the misogynist influencer’s video response to Greta Thunberg ultimately gave away his location is “funny” but innacurate, Romanian authorities said

Ellen White honoured to end ‘crazy’ year with more good news

England Women’s record goalscorer has become an MBE.

Tributes paid to ‘great theologian’ Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI after his death

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales led tributes on Saturday.

Ten of the biggest victories for animal welfare in 2022

From rescued beagles to banning bear bile farming, here is how animal rights have advanced across the world this year

Queen Consort danced the night away at Abba Voyage, report says

Camilla attended the state-of-the-art performance with her grandchildren

Marathon man Gary McKee ready to cross the finish line of year-long challenge

Gary McKee, 53, is set to complete his 365th marathon of the year on New Year’s Eve.

Sir Grayson Perry says he is ‘not quite ready’ for news he has become a knight

When the artist became a CBE in 2014, he wore what he called his ‘Italian mother of the bride’ outfit for the ceremony.

Treasury chief Tom Scholar sacked by Liz Truss ahead of disaster Budget gets top honour

Sir Tom Scholar is awarded a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

Frank Skinner keeps MBE news quiet in case of ‘administrative error’

The comedian and broadcaster is being recognised for his services to entertainment.

This Is England star Stephen Graham made OBE for services to drama

He is best known for his performance as English nationalist Andrew ‘Combo’ Gascoigne in the 2006 film.

‘Black America’s Attorney General’ Ben Crump on 25 years of fighting racial injustice

Exclusive: One of the world’s most prolific civil rights attorneys speaks to The Independent about his fight for justice

Trump tax returns: Former president ‘paid little or no tax’ in some years between 2015 and 2020

Newly realesed tax records for Donald Trump have revealed that in some years from 2015 to 2020 he paid little or no tax.

Heavy rain across Scotland causes widespread flooding and travel disruption

Southern and central Scotland was worst hit by the wet conditions.

‘House of horrors’ where man killed pregnant girlfriend and three children to be demolished

Neighbours in adjoining property asked to be rehomed after drug addict Damien Bendall killed four people with claw hammer during a sleepover

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

The House Ways and Means Committee has released six years of former president Donald Trump’s tax returns, bringing an end to the twice-impeached ex-president’s yearslong effort to shield his finances … Continue Reading →

Jason Hawkes London Aerial Photography: Pictures of the Year 2022

Acclaimed aerial photographer Jason Hawkes picks his favourite snaps of the capital from the air in 2022

Volkswagen recalls Beetles to replace Takata air bags

Volkswagen is recalling nearly 42,000 Beetles in the U.S. and Canada because they have potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators

Love Island contestants to have social media accounts disabled during new series

They will also get training about ‘mutually respectful behaviour in relationships’ after the show prompted thousands of complaints to Ofcom.

Man with terminal cancer cured after taking new drug

Welder from Greater Manchester said he ‘wouldn’t be here’ without the trial

Afghan refugees in US face uncertainty as legislation stalls

Thousands of refugees who fled Afghanistan and now live in the United States are facing an uncertain future

Shares drop as FTSE closes the year on a downer

The fall on Friday was led by the UK’s biggest housebuilders.

London hospitals see elevenfold rise in flu patients as pressure on NHS grows

Experts have warned that low immunity in the population has made Britain vulnerable to bad flu season

Birmingham nightclub licence suspended for 28 days after fatal stabbing

The Crane venue could face closure after footballer Cody Fisher was stabbed on the dancefloor on Boxing Day.

The Scottish sporting success stories of 2022

Eilish McColgan enjoyed the best year of her career, setting three British road-race records and breaking her mum Liz’s 10,000m Scottish track record.

Flu surge continues with number of hospital patients up 79%

The sharp increase has been across both general hospital and critical care beds – those for the sickest patients.

Tributes flow as death of Dame Vivienne Westwood makes ‘world less interesting’

Dame Vivienne died on Thursday peacefully and surrounded by her family in Clapham, south London.

Strike costs will force unions to back down, ministers predict

‘For their own workers’ sake, union leaders need to stop playing politics and call off the costly strikes’, one source said

9 sex scenes the actors are mortified about

Rule number one: don’t watch back with your parents. Ellie Muir runs through the scenes some actors might like to forget

Andrew Tate detained in Romania over human trafficking and rape investigation

The former kickboxer was held alongside his brother and two other suspects while his house was raided in the capital, Bucharest

Aung San Suu Kyi jailed for another seven years as Myanmar court finds her guilty of corruption

Suu Kyi has now been jailed for 33 years in total, having spent much of her political life in detention under military governments

London city guide: Where to stay, eat, drink and shop in the UK capital, according to a local

The people who live in the UK’s capital know there are two Londons: the touristy one, and the real one. Here’s how to spend more time in the latter, says … Continue Reading →

London miner Ferrexpo says arrest of majority owner ‘unrelated’ to business

Kostiantyn Zhevago was arrested at a French ski resort following a request by authorities in Ukraine.

Tourist from Argentina who visited the Taj Mahal untraceable after testing Covid positive, say authorities

Tourist provides false details as he tests positive for Covid-19 in India

Woman pretends to be dead twin every holiday for grandparents unaware of her death

TikTok user Annie Niu earns praise for ‘heartbreaking yet heartwarming story’

Randox’s lawyers step up pressure on MPs over ‘misleading’ report

An unpublished legal letter suggested the reliability of the Public Accounts Committee’s report on Randox could be called into question.

Nine million spent Christmas in ‘Dickensian’ housing conditions, survey finds

Millions of adults with pre-existing serious health conditions are spending the Christmas and new year period in cold damp homes, according to new research

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

Erling Haaland scored his 20th Premier League of the season as Manchester City beat Leeds to get back to winning ways.

US imposes Covid-19 travel restrictions on China following increase in cases

The US has announced new COVID-19 testing requirements for all travellers from China, joining other nations imposing restrictions because of a surge of infections.

UK tells Iran to stop detaining dual nationals following seven further arrests

Rishi Sunak’s office say No. 10 is lobbying for reform

Met Office says 2022 was the warmest year in UK history

The ten warmest years in the UK have all occured since 2002

Jackie Stewart on a life with dyslexia and his unrelenting push for safety in Formula 1

Exclusive interview: Ahead of a new film on his extraordinary life, the three-time world champion reveals how difficulties in the classroom helped shape his career