James Cosmo says he is a ‘rom-com actor’ following release of new film

The star was at the premiere of his new film, My Sailor, My Love.

Boris Johnson may have misled MPs over partygate – inquiry

News cycles are like cats – you can feed and generally treat them like kings, but they are never something you truly own. Still, on Monday afternoon when Rishi Sunak … Continue Reading →

Expert tips to avoid broadband scams

Experts urge broadband customers to take preventative measures to avoid scams.

My London: Angela Hartnett

Murano chef-patron Angela Hartnett stocks up at La Fromagerie, romances at the French House and loves a crack of dawn walk on Hampstead Heath

Arrest after man seriously injured in ‘violent’ Oxford Street bus assault

The 25-year-old victim is fighting for his life in hospital

How to drive safely in cold weather

Plunging temperatures can bring more difficult driving conditions.

Susie Lau: ‘Supermarket shortages should make us realise the true value of the produce we have’

We’re not quite at Old Mother Hubbard levels of bareness, but Susie Lau can’t shake the feeling that these supermarket shortages are the scary new norm

Harry Styles fan turns down £28,000 to cut up her ticket to his Love On Tour show in Sydney

The fan, Jess, was approached by an Australian radio show keen to find out how committed she was

The simple solution to London’s undervalued market: buy some shares

City Comment: The loss of ARM to the US was inevitable

Jimmy Kimmel says Chris Rock should be ‘proud’ of Oscars slap response

Rock was slapped onstage at the 2022 ceremony by actor Will Smith, following a joke the comedian made about the actor’s wife.

Iranian warships in Rio de Janeiro stirring concern abroad

The arrival this week to Rio de Janeiro of two Iranian warships that Brazil’s government authorized to dock has prompted rebukes both from Israel and the U.S. On Thursday, one … Continue Reading →

‘Did we upset you?’: The Weeknd reacts to claims of ‘torture porn’ storylines in new show The Idol

Investigation by Rolling Stone into the series starring Lily Rose Depp includes claims the show has gone ‘disgustingly off the rails’

Will Alex Murdaugh’s dodgy memory bring him down?

On the stand at his murder trial, Alex Murdaugh was able to remember a mountain of tiny details — but was at a loss for a few key big ones. … Continue Reading →

Regent’s Park mega mansion becomes Britain’s most expensive house to go up for sale at £250 million

The Holme in Regent’s Park has been put on the market for £250 million, and could become the most expensive property ever sold in the UK.

Florida prosecutor faces scrutiny after TV crew attack

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has asked for records from a state attorney regarding a suspect in the fatal shootings last week of a TV reporter, a 9-year-old girl and … Continue Reading →

TikTok influencer Dylan Mulvaney speaks candidly about dating as a trans woman

The TikTok star rose to fame documenting her transition journey over the past year

Fire breaks out at site in Hong Kong’s shopping district

Hong Kong firefighters are battling a blaze that broke out at a construction site in the city’s popular shopping district

Female pedestrian, 18, struck by car and killed near M1 service station

A woman pedestrian died in a fatal collision on the M1 in north London.

Older adults who walk more ‘less likely to have a heart attack or stroke’

Walking an additional 500 steps per day was associated with a 14% lower risk of heart disease, stroke or heart failure, research suggests.

G20 fails to agree on joint statement over Ukraine as Blinken meets Lavrov

It was the first emering between the top US and Russian diplomats since Putin’s invasion

Boris Johnson says he ‘does not understand’ why he was fined over Partygate

Former prime minister also detailed how he was called a ‘w*****’ by someone in the street

‘I will still be here’: Lewis Hamilton defiant in response to retirement talk

Hamilton has already conceded that Mercedes are starting on the back foot ahead of the new season

William and Kate meet business leaders with Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess

The Prince and Princess of Wales hosted the event at Windsor Castle.

EU to speed up deliveries of howitzer shells for Ukraine

The European Union is setting up a joint procurement plan to speed up the delivery of howitzer artillery rounds that Ukraine says are crucial to countering Russian forces

Boris breaks silence on Brexit and questions Sunak deal – but concedes PM has ‘momentum’

Former PM says he will find it ‘very difficult’ to vote for Windsor deal struck by Sunak

Passenger helps crew put out fire on flight after vape battery catches alight

A retired firefighter onboard helped put the flames out

Bar Kroketa: Deep-fried balls of everything and lots of chemistry

This cosy, convivial Spanish hangout has a Straight Outta Madrid feel, writes Lucy Thackray

Travellers warned to be cautious of ‘bargain’ flight fares offered by online travel agents

Take these advertised prices ‘with a pinch of salt’, consumer brand Which? advises

World’s first three-year cruise announced – and it might cost less than renting on dry land

The voyage ‘offers the ultimate bucket list cruise without having to sacrifice the comforts of home’

Tommy Fury responds to Jake Paul rematch claim and makes bold prediction

Paul had called for a rematch immediately after the first fight and Fury has responded on Good Morning Britain

Aston Martin confirm Lance Stroll will participate in Bahrain Grand Prix

Stroll injured his wrist in a bicycle accident and missed the three-day pre-season test in Bahrain

Climate crisis could lead to more wildfire-inducing ‘hot lightning’ strikes, study warns

Lightning strikes of all kinds could increase by around 30% by 2100, researchers say

Football rumours: Arsenal eye four signings including Declan Rice

Rice and Moises Caicedo are among the names in the frame while Kieran Tierney could be on his way out

Eurovision tickets for Liverpool to go on sale next week

The cost for the live and preview shows range from £30 to £380.

‘Customer-friendly’ sports results cost betting giant Flutter nearly £40m

The Fifa World Cup helped bring record numbers of customers to Flutter’s betting sites.

Ali Wong opens up about ‘unconventional’ divorce from ex-husband Justin Hakuta: ‘We’re best friends’

The ‘Always be My Maybe’ star and stand-up comedian also revealed her mother’s reaction to her divorce

India urges G-20 ministers to look beyond East-West crisis

Top diplomats from the world’s major industrialized and developing nations have opened what are expected to be contentious talks dominated by Russia’s war in Ukraine and China’s moves to boost … Continue Reading →

MPs call for action on broadcasting Scottish sports events

A Westminster committee said public service broadcasters are often priced out of events like international football.

Hunter who killed pet dogs says he thought they were coyotes

A hunter who told authorities he killed and skinned what he thought were two coyotes, but later discovered they were a Connecticut family’s pet German shepherds, has been criminally charged

McCarthy, GOP introduce measure to protect ‘parents’ rights’

House Republicans have introduced a bill to give parents more of a say in school curriculum

Journalist claims Matt Hancock sent her ‘menacing’ messages over WhatsApp leak

‘I think you can easily surmise whether Matt Hancock is my friend at this point,’ says Isabel Oakeshott

Who dares wins – Former Marine Jason Fox addresses England’s Six Nations squad

Fox, star of the reality TV show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’, addressed Borthwick’s title hopefuls at their Brighton training camp on Thursday.

Arsenal player ratings vs Everton: Oleksandr Zinchenko a class above with Gabriel Martinelli back to his best

Arsenal moved five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League

Arsenal 4-0 Everton: Gabriel Martinelli nets brace as Gunners go five points clear of Manchester City

The Gunners overcame a slow start to run away with it against Everton

Chasing Horse pleads not guilty in Nevada sex abuse case

A former “Dances With Wolves” actor has pleaded not guilty in Las Vegas to sexually abusing Indigenous women and girls for a decade in Nevada

Carabao Cup final defeat has ‘strengthened’ Newcastle owners’ ambitions

The club’s owners have invested more than £250million in the squad.

Matt Hancock accused of rejecting care home testing advice

Before we begin, I ought to declare an interest: I have for many years defended Matt Hancock. As health secretary, he made significant errors in his handling of the pandemic, … Continue Reading →

M&S’s £35 bag looks just like Celine’s luxury crossbody – and it’s back in stock for autumn

The high-street take features a faux-leather finish and comes in four colourways

Erdogan’s rush to rebuild in wake of Turkey’s earthquakes prompts fears of history repeating itself

The Turkish president is under pressure to deal with the fallout from the devastating tremors, having confirmed that he intends to hold general elections in May. However, writes Borzou Daragahi, … Continue Reading →

Shiffrin dominates training as she eyes Stenmark’s record

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated downhill training ahead of what could become another record-breaking weekend

Third man charged after fatal stabbing in north London

A third man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in north London.

TikTok to set one-hour daily screen time limit for younger users

A passcode will be required to watch beyond 60 minutes.

Supply chain wait times ease for first time since 2019, new survey suggests

Data shows the UK remained in negative territory, but the speed of that decline has recovered since hitting a 31-month low in December.

Protests make Norway’s energy minister cancels UK trip

Norway’s energy minister has canceled a trip to Britain because of a protest against a wind farm they say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer … Continue Reading →

StudioCanal joins ITVX: here’s our pick of the best films joining the streamer

From children’s classics to Korean thrillers, here’s our pick of some of the best films dropping on the streamer

The best country hotels and manor houses in the UK for spas, romance and families

Channel your inner aristocrat at some of the UK’s finest country and manor houses

Global temperatures ‘likely’ to see another spike as chances of El Nino increase

Hotter weather pattern this year comes on top of warming witnessed in last few years

‘Tragic human error’ blamed as Greece train crash and fireball kills at least 43

Official say multiple train cars derailed and at least three burst into flames

‘Sublime menace and sonic enormity’: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon at 50

Mark Beaumont explores how melodic brilliance and psychedelic innovation came together to create a monolith of British rock music

CCTV shows moments before police swoop to arrest Constance Marten and rapist partner

Member of public informs police after spotting couple at convenience store

Chilean circus has fought LGBTQ discrimination for 54 years

The transformation begins as night falls on this semi-desert esplanade on the outskirts of Chile’s capital, with Arturo, Alejandro and René applying makeup and donning wigs, feathers and sequins to … Continue Reading →

Nigeria electoral commission: Tinubu wins presidential vote

Nigerian election officials say ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu has won the presidential election

Vanessa Bryant wins $28.5m payout over Kobe helicopter crash photos

Vanessa Bryant has agreed to a $28.5m settlement in her lawsuit with Los Angeles County over photographs of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, … Continue Reading →

19 wild cows killed in US aerial shooting operation

The U.S. Forest Service says a specialized team of wildlife managers has killed 19 wild cows in the Gila Wilderness in southwestern New Mexico as part of a contested project … Continue Reading →

Teacher accused of hiding recording devices in school bathrooms

Officials say devices were found in restroom near Beckman High School’s swimming pool

Young V&A to open in summer after £13m redevelopment

Designed with and for children under the age of 14, the space aims to inspire the next generation of artists, designers, performers and practitioners.

New detail discovered in coronation chair decorations

The chair was made around 1300 for King Edward I to house the famous Stone of Scone.

Most secondary schools do not prioritise poorer pupils for admission – study

Affluent parents have the resources to ‘buy admission to popular schools’ through the housing market, a report has suggested.

Florida sheriff blasts organisation of ‘cowardly scumbags’ behind string of antisemitic propaganda

The sheriff challenged the group to “put a bullet in the back of my head”

Doctor ‘wishes he had gone to police over nurse Lucy Letby baby collapse concerns’

Letby is accused of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder 10 others at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016

Egg sandwiches and the backdrop of the Ukraine war… How the Brexit deal was done

The Russian invasion of Ukraine was a key factor that helped Rishi Sunak secure his Brexit deal, government insiders believe.

Moment The White Lotus star Aubrey Plaza ‘loses it’ at SAG Awards explained

The actress’s seemingly angry reaction while collecting an award has gone viral

Tensions rise in Nigeria as opposition demands new vote

Nigeria’s opposition demanded a revote Tuesday for the country’s presidential election, where partial results show an early lead for the ruling party

Germany threatens to hold up EU’s combustion-engine car ban

Germany’s transport minister says his country won’t back a planned European Union ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035

Boris Johnson told to ‘put up or shut up’ and back Sunak’s Brexit deal

Rishi Sunak urged to remove Tory whip from former PM if he opposes Windsor agreement with EU

Paul Mescal’s musician sister Nell hits back at claims she’s only successful because of her brother

Paul Mescal’s musician sister has hit out at trolls who claim she is only successful because of her famous brother, saying it is “frustrating” when people think that way.

Bogus psychiatrist allowed to practise after abject failure of scrutiny – judge

Zholia Alemi was jailed for seven years for fraud at Manchester Crown Court.

Scrapping highly protected marine areas ‘disappointing’ say campaigners

Two proposed sites have been abandoned to protect local fishing, while three others get the go-ahead.

John Fetterman’s wife Giselle says family fled to Canada to avoid ‘media circus’ over depression

Democrat Mr Fetterman checked himself into the Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington DC earlier this month

Commerce Dept. issuing aid to build computer chip plants

The Commerce Department is opening the application process for computer chip manufacturers to access $39 billion in government support to build new factories and expand production

Saving Private Ryan actor Tom Sizemore’s family told ‘no hope’ as doctors recommend end-of-life decision

The screen star, 61, has been in a coma since February 18 after suffering a brain aneurysm

Groom who cared for Queen Elizabeth II’s horses given new role at Windsor

Terry Pendry, 72, will be given a residence inside Windsor Castle as part of the role

England lose the unlosable Test as New Zealand win by one run in all-time great finish

In a scarcely believeable finale, last man James Anderson was caught behind with England needing two runs to win

UK weather: Temperatures set to plunge ahead of Met Office snow warning

Cold weather likely to persist in March first week, ahead of Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Censoring Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming has nothing to do with ‘sensitivity’

Fleming and Dahl’s books are at the centre of a furore over censorship and outdated language. ‘Cancel-proofing’ makes sense from a cynical business perspective, writes Louis Chilton – but it … Continue Reading →

The NHS emergency care crisis: ‘Left for 16 hours in A&E suffering sickle cell pain’

Sickle cell patient tells The Independent she fears going to A&E after spending hours in pain

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot taking on 8 rivals in reelection bid

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is fighting for reelection

Research focuses on one ‘key factor’ in why new mothers feel depressed

Around one in six pregnant women and one in five new mothers experience depression.

Hugh Bonneville and John Bishop discover unexpected family ties on DNA Journey

The British actor and comedian will explore their ancestry together.

Harry Maguire left to enjoy first taste of silverware as Man United’s captain only from the sidelines

Manchester United’s club captain insists there’s no mixed feelings but his role has been a minimal one en route to a trophy

‘This film is about truth’: Ukrainian officials praise Independent’s first feature-length documentary

‘This is important for the international community to know,’ says adviser to president Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff

A mysterious, long object is flying towards the black hole at the centre of the galaxy

Scientists think they might finally know what the unexplained object that has mystified them for years might be

Lord Paddick ‘devastated’ after sudden death of husband at their home in Oslo

Petter Belsvik was found ‘peacefully alone’ and it was not ‘immediately apparent’ what had caused his death, the Liberal Democrat peer said.

Ron DeSantis takes control of Disney World’s governing structure after ‘Don’t Say Gay’ feud

Florida’s governor installs top donors and allies to handpicked board with state control over Disney properties

Hayden Panettiere breaks silence as brother Jansen’s cause of death is revealed

Hayden Panettiere has broken her silence a week after her brother Jansen died, in a family statement confirming his cause of death.

Stephen Fry to host UK version of cult American game show Jeopardy!

ITV is set to reboot the classic American game show

HMRC ‘looking in wrong place’ over Gary Lineker’s £4.9m tax bill, lawyers say

HMRC claimed the bill should have been paid on income received between 2013 and 2018.

SnapGPT? AI chatbot launched for Snapchat users

The new tool promises to ‘plan a hiking trip for a long weekend, suggest a recipe for dinner, or even write a haiku about cheese’

Aldi’s garden furniture range is back for 2023, from bistro sets to rattan sofas and more

The chic styles include rattan seats and rope effect frames

Big clubs should have targeted ‘one of the best’ Lewis Dunk, insists Roberto De Zerbi

The Seagulls captain is in line to reach a milestone in Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Stoke.

Energy agency: SUV growth weighs on emissions, batteries

The International Energy Agency says ever bigger cars pose a growing problem for the environment because they produce more greenhouse gas emissions and need larger batteries than their smaller cousins

Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal ‘formidable achievement’, says former Brexit minister

Exclusive: David Davis backs agreement as ‘significantly better’ than one struck by Boris Johnson

Northern Ireland Protocol: Is Brexit really ‘done’? I wouldn’t be so sure about that

Any notion that Brexit is somehow ‘settled’ may not last long, given what’s coming over the next few years

What is the difference between the Ballon d’Or and The Best Fifa Awards?

The awards by France Football and Fifa are decided in different ways and carry different prestige too

Adele ‘engaged to sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul’

British singing superstar Adele and her boyfriend Rich Paul are reportedly engaged.

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane LIVE: Stream, latest updates and UFC 285 results

Here’s all you need to know as two title fights top the card in Las Vegas

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane LIVE: Stream, latest updates and UFC 285 results

Here’s all you need to know as two title fights top the card in Las Vegas

What is the Northern Ireland Protocol? Rishi Sunak agrees deal with Ursula Von der Leyen

The trade deal has caused fissures in the Tory Party for the past three years

Turkey hit by fresh earthquake causing more buildings to collapse three weeks after catastrophic tremor

It comes after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on February 6 killed more than 48,000 people in Turkey and Syria

Rishi Sunak is about to solve the impossible Rubik’s Cube of politics

It must be doubly galling for Boris Johnson now to see the man he made chancellor and who he judges then betrayed him, the ‘snake’ Sunak, succeed so well in … Continue Reading →

Sun Street Hotel review: the new digs swapping corporate chic for sumptuous boutique in London’s Square Mile

A world away from the corporate style of the City, this gorgeously quirky new five-star offers a welcome escape, finds Helen Coffey

Jack Leach confident England have what it takes to chase down New Zealand

The second Test is poised for a thrilling finale

Christina Applegate carries ‘FU MS’ cane at SAG Awards after admitting ceremony may be her last

The actress was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while shooting the final season of Dead To Me in August 2021

Egypt's top diplomat in Damascus, meets with Syria's Assad

Egypt’s foreign minister has met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus and promised to deliver more aid to the quake-hit country

Vernon Kay moved to tears while talking about joining BBC Radio 2 ‘family’

The TV presenter will take over from Ken Bruce on the station in May.

Psychologists share key tip for a lasting relationship. Do experts agree?

Psychologists say that the act of ‘turning toward’ your partner could strengthen your relationship. Amber Raiken speaks to experts about whether they agree and what this concept means

Man slashed in the face and body in newsagents in Hayes

A man has been rushed to hospital after being slashed in the face, hands and legs inside a west London off-licence.

Bare Minimum Monday: slacking or self-care?

Forget quiet quitting and career cushioning, ‘Bare Minimum Monday’ has arrived

Emotional Tommy Fury ‘secures own legacy’ with vital Jake Paul win: ‘This is a world title for me’

Tommy Fury was overcome with raw emotion after his win over fierce rival Jake Paul on Sunday night.

Starmer: UK will be poorer than eastern Europe if Tory ‘doom-loop’ continues

The Labour leader will use a speech to expand on his vision for government of securing the highest sustained growth in the G7.

Gordon Pinsent, award-winning Canadian actor, dies at 92

Gordon Pinsent, an award-winning Canadian actor acclaimed for his performance as a heartbroken husband in the film “Away From Her,” has died at 92

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mike Tyson among famous faces ringside for Jake Paul-Tommy Fury fight

Comedian Kevin Hart was also spotted ringside ahead of the showdown in Saudi Arabia

PM to meet Ursula von der Leyen to discuss Northern Ireland Brexit deal

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen will meet in the UK on Monday to discuss the “range of complex challenges around” the Northern Ireland … Continue Reading →

Armani gives graceful close to Milan Fashion Week

It was nipples out on the Milan Fashion Week runway this week during a week of previews of mostly womenswear collections for next fall and winter

Ban on transgender women in female prisons extended

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said transgender women convicted of violent offences will be added to the list of those barred from female jails.

Sacha Baron Cohen ‘attacked’ in on-stage skit at Producers Guild Awards

Man in balaclava ran on stage, screaming and holding a fake knife

Woman left fighting for life after dolphin bites through her foot

Claire Bye, 28, was swimming in a river in Santa Rosa de Yacuma, Bolivia, when a pink river dolphin suddenly sunk its teeth into her right foot

‘It’s worth it’, says amputee who ‘crutched’ himself up Snowdon for charity

Matt Edwards, 24, said raising money for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity (Sands) ‘definitely kept me going’.

Failing at polls, election deniers focus on state GOP posts

Election deniers who were unable to succeed at the polls last year have targeted the one political post that depends entirely on the most hard-core of Republican voters — state … Continue Reading →

Mack Hansen insists Ireland are not thinking too far ahead in Grand Slam chase

The world’s top-ranked nation were far from convincing in Rome.

Social housing managers will require qualifications in professionalism drive

Housing Secretary Michael Gove said making it mandatory to hold qualifications will improve standards across the sector.

Pep Guardiola hails ‘exceptional’ mood among Man City team after Bournemouth win

City ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at the Vitality Stadium.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool LIVE score: Premier League result and reaction

Liverpool look to put midweek’s disheartening defeat to Real Madrid behind them at Selhurst Park

Jill Biden talks safe sex, condoms with Kenya's young adults

U.S. first lady Jill Biden is close to wrapping up her five-day visit to two African countries

Boy, 13, charged with attempted murder over stabbing of 14-year-old

The boy’s injuries are longer thought to be life-threatening

At least ‘four Turkish journalists investigated over earthquake reports’

The Turkish death toll from the tremors now stands at more than 43,000, while the number of fatalities in neighbouring Syria, a nation already shattered by war, is close to 6,000

Nokia unveils smartphone users can repair as part of new range

The mobile giant said it was committed to creating more sustainable, long-lasting devices.

How Britain – and Boris – led the way in global fight against Putin

Ukraine – a year of war: The UK has been a driving force behind the coalition of Western nations supporting Kyiv with weaponry and billions of pounds of aid, writes … Continue Reading →

Mexican restaurant replaces Lauren Boebert’s Shooters Grill

Boebert’s restaurant was famous for having waitresses armed with handguns

N. Korea food shortage worsens amid COVID, but no famine yet

Speculation about North Korea’s food insecurity has flared as its top leaders prepare to discuss the “very important and urgent task” of formulating a correct agricultural policy

Wallace declares Army’s ‘troubled’ £5.5 billion Ajax tank order back on track

Originally intended to enter service in 2017, it has been repeatedly delayed.

Former Republican senator who voted against Covid-19 aid resigned over long Covid

James Inhofe spent much of his time in the Senate opposing provisions to combat climate change

St. Louis Zoo bear has second brief escape from enclosure

For the second time in a month, a bear at the St. Louis Zoo figured out how to get out of his enclosure and enjoy a brief taste of freedom

Bird flu: How the UK health authorities are working to prevent a pandemic

Scientists investigating despite low chance of spread among humans

Rust armourer can keep firearm at home for self defence following court ruling

The weapons supervisor is charged alongside Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter following the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Lorry driver who killed three people while using mobile phone app is jailed

Michal Kopaniarz previously pleaded guilty to three charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

Students raise more than $270K so 80-year-old janitor can retire

“It’s crazy to see. We knew people would want to help but we didn’t know it would blow up” said one student involved

Moroccan singer convicted of rape in Paris, gets 6-year term

A court in Paris has convicted Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred of rape and assault charges and sentenced him to six years in prison

Italy's high court upholds tough prison regime for militant

Italy’s high court has reaffirmed a strict prison regime for an Italian left-wing militant whose cause has been taken up by anarchist groups in several countries that have staged a … Continue Reading →

Watch: Rust movie armorer appears virtually for hearing

Watch live as Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the head armorer on the film set for the movie Rust, appears virtually for the court hearing.

Rust production company to pay $100,000 fine over Halyna Hutchins shooting

The production company behind the film Rust has agreed to pay a fine of 100,000 US dollars following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Woman with mental health difficulties gives birth after judge approves C-section

Mr Justice Moor said doctors could carry out the procedure without the woman’s approval if necessary.

Ukrainians in Dublin told ‘our home is your home’ on anniversary of war

The crowd of Ukrainians and their supporters chanted ‘Thank you Ireland’ outside Dublin’s GPO building.

The Watercooler: “We need employer action not just ‘awareness’”

Libby Galvin on why awareness days must be backed up with proper results

Hopes grow for Northern Ireland Brexit deal as Tory MPs ordered to attend Commons on Monday

Tory MPs have received a three-line whip for Monday as Downing Street declines to set out the PM’s plans this weekend

Vernon Kay to replace Ken Bruce as BBC Radio 2’s mid-morning show host

The BBC has announced Ken Bruce’s replacement on Radio 2.

US announces sweeping new Russia sanctions 1 year into war

The U.S. has announced a new round of sanctions on Russian firms, banks, manufacturers and people

Human beings are driven solely by their own self-interest — deal with it

I couldn’t go to bed. Someone was arguing in bad faith on the internet. The subject that pushed me over the edge and into insomnia was, of all things, the … Continue Reading →

boygenius announce huge UK headline shows in London and Halifax

The super-group consisting of Phoebe Brigders, Lucy Dacas and Julien Baker announced a new album last month

Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary mock ‘fake news’ she is engaged: ‘Cut the music!’

It comes after rumours suggested Hammond and her boyfriend Ben Hawkins were engaged

New Sony wireless headphones start from just £50

The WH-CH720N have active noise-cancellation and include some of the same features as the premium WH-1000XM5

Ant and Dec recall their worst ever celebrity interview: ‘It was bad’

The duo reminisced about the SM:TV Live days and revealed how Sting changed the show for the better

UN resolution on Russia-Ukraine war: Which countries voted against and which abstained?

A majority of countries voted for the UN resolution, which demands that Russia leave Ukraine.

Where is the G7 summit 2023 taking place, who is attending, and what are the key issues?

Everything you need to know about the G7 summit in Japan.

Can live-streaming and AI transcriptions restore faith in India’s troubled court system?

The decision to live-stream Supreme Court case proceedings is lauded as a new era in India’s jurisprudence. Namita Singh speaks to experts to see if it can revolutionise legal record … Continue Reading →

Government could ‘call in’ controversial Las Vegas-style MSG Sphere in east London

The Government has paused plans for a controversial Las Vegas-style concert venue in east London.

Senior Tory tells UK to eat parsnips and leeks – but farmers warn leek shortage likely too

Britons should be eating parsnips and leeks at this time of year, a senior ToryMP said on Friday as supermarkets continue to struggle with shortages of some fruits and vegetables.

Blinken heads to Asia, with China, Russia tensions soaring

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Central and South Asia next week for international talks that will put him in the same room as his Chinese and Russian … Continue Reading →

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong ‘conflicted’ over ‘sad’ news season 4 will be the last

Showrunner praised HBO, calling the channel ‘generous’

Mark Hamill says he thought Zelensky request to help Ukraine was a ‘prank’

‘Star Wars’ actor was recruited by Ukranian leader to help raise funds for war effort

North Korea fires four cruise missiles as US and South Korea stage ‘tabletop’ nuclear drills

Hostilities and provocation can be regarded as ‘declaration of war against North Korea’

New Simon Armitage poem to mark 100 years of Flying Scotsman

The Poet Laureate described the world-famous locomotive’s ‘rippling bodywork pouring with sweat’.

Six Nations talking points: Ireland pair handed big chance against Italy

Andy Farrell’s men head to Stadio Olimpico on the back of wins over Wales and France.

Man dies after falling into Thames from Richmond Bridge

Police are treating incident as ‘unexpected’ but ‘not suspicious’

Israel's outpost approvals boost settlers, deepen conflict

Israel’s new ultranationalist government has declared that it will legalize 10 unauthorized outposts in the occupied West Bank

Conspiracy theorists try to link Little Rock plane crash to Ohio chemical disaster

Five employees of environmental company killed in crash

China calls for Russia-Ukraine cease-fire, peace talks

China has called for a cease-fire between Ukraine and Russia and the opening of peace talks as part of a 12-point proposal to end the conflict

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees helped to access UK banking services

More than 70,000 people have been helped to build their lives more easily by enabling them to receive their income, send money, and pay for goods.

Alex Murdaugh trial viewers incorrectly claim to spot author John Grisham in the courtroom

Screenshots of a man bearing striking resemblance to Grisham began circulating on Twitter as Mr Murdaugh testified

Paris Hilton reveals she had an abortion in her 20s as she speaks out against Roe v Wade reversal

Author says: ‘It’s your body, your choice and I really believe in that’

Alligator pulled from NYC lake had swallowed bathtub stopper

Authorities say the alligator that was rescued from a chilly lake in New York City over the weekend had swallowed a bathtub stopper

Attorneys allege Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse evading them

Attorneys for a man shot and injured by Kyle Rittenhouse during a protest in 2020 are asking a federal judge to give them more time to serve Rittenhouse with a … Continue Reading →

Kylie Jenner responds to claim she and Hailey Bieber made fun of Selena Gomez

‘This is silly,’ the reality star wrote on TikTok

What does Ukraine export to the world? Country wants new one-year grain deal

The deal was initially agreed in July 2022 but will expire in March unless an extension is agreed.

For donors, wartime Ukraine aid creates blurry ethical line

Since Russia invaded Ukraine a year ago, U.S. companies, nonprofits and individuals have responded with donations, including of equipment like bulletproof vests and drones

International Women’s Day: Members’ club in Richmond to host food events to celebrate female chefs

Bingham Riverside will host a number of events to celebrate International Women’s Day

Luton Airport’s new light rail link to open with restricted timetable

Luton Dart (Direct Air-Rail Transit) will initially operate a restricted timetable for around four hours a day.

Over 11,000 civil servants relocated from London to north of England

Over 11,000 civil servant jobs have been relocated out of London, the Government has said.

Ron DeSantis won’t speak to MSNBC and NBC until reporter apologises for question about book bans

Comes after Mitchell asked Kamala Harris about the Florida governor’s policies on teaching Black history

£100m raised for Turkey-Syria earthquake aid ‘incredibly moving’ – Daniel Craig

The James Bond star called for more donations to provide food, water, shelter and warm clothing for families in Turkey and Syria.

FTX founder faces new charges in rewritten indictment

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried faces additional fraud charges in a rewritten indictment that was unsealed in New York federal court

Gorillaz, Cracker Island review: Damon Albarn’s band of apes return with their best album since 2005

There’s a loose-limbed elation to the indie-funk groove of their eighth record – helped along by Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala and Thundercat

Ambulance handover delays jump to highest level since early January

Delayed discharges of medically fit patients have also risen.

Resignation of police chief ‘not surprising’ given budget constraints – union

Sir Iain Livingstone has announced he will retire early in the summer.

Ministers propose changes to National Security Bill to ease press freedom fears

Media representatives said the draft law, in its current form, risks ‘criminalising journalists for legitimate reporting’.

James Anderson’s top-ranking England stats prove age is just a number

Anderson, 40, returned to the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings this week.

Max Verstappen sets pace again as Formula 1 testing begins in Bahrain

Verstappen, 25, raced to his second consecutive world championship last year in his dominant Red Bull machine

Everything that should be on your radar this weekend (25th Feb)

From Slowthai’s £1 gig to the grizzliest cinema release of the year, Cocaine Bear – here’s some inspiration for your weekend…

Holly Willoughby’s dress today will become your new spring staple

For Thursday’s show, the presenter opted for a floral pinafore dress layered over a black turtleneck

In Pictures: How Kyiv is surviving one year on from Russian invasion of Ukraine

Friday February 24 marks a year since Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine on the orders of Vladimir Putin.

Off-duty police officer shot in front of young son in ‘callous attack’

The dissident republican group the New IRA are the ‘primary focus’ of the police investigation into the shooting at a sports complex in Omagh.

What is postpartum depression? The ailment that Kylie Jenner thought would ‘never pass’

Mother-of-two Kylie Jenner has bravely opened up on her postpartum depression fight after having her daughter Stormi in 2018 and son Aire last year.

Banksy artwork in Ukraine covered by protective shockproof glass

Several Banksy murals were discovered on buildings around Kyiv last November

Danish queen recovering from 'extensive' back surgery

Denmark’s royal household says Queen Margrethe II, whose half-century reign makes her Europe’s longest-serving monarch, has undergone “extensive back surgery” and the condition of the monarch “is good and stable … Continue Reading →

Israel bombs Gaza after IDF raid kills 11 Palestinians in West Bank

Angry residents of Nablus parade bodies of those killed in Israeli raid

The Pretenders to join Bonnie Raitt at Black Deer festival this summer

The festival will take place in June in Eridge Park in Kent

John Motson dead: Legendary BBC football commentator ‘Motty’ dies aged 77

Iconic football commentator John Motson has died.

Man charged with killing of Los Angeles bishop David O’Connell

Prosecutors have charged a man with killing a Catholic bishop in a crime that stunned Los Angeles religious and immigrant communities

Largest ever collection of HIV/AIDS interviews revealed in London

Archive contains testimony from members of LGBTQ community who lived through crisis in 1980s and 90s

Starmer sets out Labour’s five ‘missions’ for government

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer set out the policy areas which will shape his party’s election manifesto.

Racist fans must be banned for life, demands Alvaro Morata after abuse aimed at Vinicius Jr

The Real Madrid forward has been targeted by supporters of multiple clubs this season

Ahmed Qureia, top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, dies

Ahmed Qureia, a former Palestinian prime minister and one of the architects of interim peace deals with Israel, has died at age 85

Gisele Bündchen appears on first Vogue cover since divorcing Tom Brady

The couple went their separate ways after 13 years of marriage

In Russia-Ukraine war, more disastrous path could lie ahead

One year after President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine both countries are preparing for offensives that could set the stage for a potentially even more disastrous phase of … Continue Reading →

Erik ten Hag igniting Manchester United rebuild with Sir Alex Ferguson similarity

The Dutch tactician enjoyed dinner with his illustrious predecessor this week and hopes to eliminate Barcelona to further the Red Devils’ return to prominence

Search suspended for 50 missing in China mine collapse

State media report the search for at least 50 people missing since an open pit coal mine collapsed in northern China has been suspended following an additional landslide at the … Continue Reading →

Alex Murdaugh admits he lied about being at kennels and his alibi on night of murders in bombshell testimony

Reports say Murdaugh will testify in his own defence on Thursday at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina

Paul Mescal says discussions about his Gladiator 2 body transformation are ‘not interesting’

‘Of course there’s a physical robustness required for the character, but past that, I’m not interested,’ actor said

California weather — Flood and avalanches warning amid ‘life and death’ warning for homeless people

Storm and snow warning of dangerous conditions in twin cities of St Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thousands of asylum cases to be fast-tracked as Home Office struggles with Sunak’s backlog pledge

Government could use failure to return questionairres in 20 working days to delete asylum applications

‘He has saved my Newcastle career’: Sean Longstaff grateful to Eddie Howe

The 25-year-old called on the services of a psychologist as he worked his way back.

Almost 40% of time spent on chores could be automated within 10 years, study finds

These not-so-distant household automations could benefit working-age women significantly, experts suggest

Daisy Jones & the Six plans on honouring Riley Keough’s grandfather Elvis Presley in subtle way

Keough leads Prime Video’s adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel

The PS VR2 is out now – here’s where to buy the headset

The headset has a new look, updated specs and launched on 22 February

Her death became a footnote in the sensational Alex Murdaugh murder case. These filmmakers are rectifying that

As Alex Murdaugh’s trial continues, a new Netflix documentary brings viewers to the hearts of a traumatised community. Clémence Michallon speaks to directors Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason

Pink explains why she was ‘terrified’ that she’d be a ‘terrible mother’

‘I did not know I was going to have a family,’ the singer said in a recent interview

Seattle becomes first US city to ban discrimination by caste

Seattle is also the first city in the world to pass such a law outside South Asia

Rales Foundation bets big on Carnegie Mellon STEM students

Carnegie Mellon University and the Norman and Ruth Rales Foundation announced Wednesday a $116 million gift to endow scholarships for graduate students studying STEM from groups underrepresented in the fields, … Continue Reading →

At the site of the Ohio train derailment, Trump fires up his 2024 battle plan

America’s union workers were crucial to Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, but key to his defeat in 2020, writes John Bowden

A brief history of Bentley’s famous W12 engine

The luxury car firm said production of the W12 will cease in April next year after more than 100,000 have been produced at its factory in Crewe.

Shamima Begum’s legal fight over British citizenship ‘nowhere near over’

The 23-year-old has lost a challenge against the decision to strip her of her citizenship on national security grounds.

Civil servants want to use ChatGPT to produce Government documents

Civil servants have been asking if they are allowed to use Chat GPT artificial intelligence to help produce briefing materials.

Lloyds Bank predicts ‘mild recession’ for UK this year and tumbling house prices

The UK’s largest lender insisted it was laser-focused on supporting its customers who will be ‘struggling to make ends meet’.

Emma Thompson just broke my heart

The actress believes romantic love is a ‘myth’; that it is ‘actually quite dangerous’. How could she?

‘I profoundly disagree with views of Kate Forbes’, says John Swinney

The Scottish Deputy First Minister was speaking as the row over the Finance Secretary’s religious beliefs continued.

‘I teach my kids it’s OK to swear and I don’t believe in bedtimes – teaching them to follow rules is lazy’

Luana Ribeira previously hit the headlines after revealing her controversial relationship takes, including sleeping with her ex-husband’s best friend, before asking him to move in months later

Teenager arrested after Airdropping bomb threat to passengers on American Airlines flight

The student was returning from a school trip to the Texas border

Alec Baldwin calls out New Mexico prosecutors’ ‘extraordinary’ media briefings ahead of Rust shooting court hearing

Baldwin’s legal team speaks out as star faces first court hearing over fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Friday

Luxury lets: from vanishing swimming pools to glass car displays — the opulent world of ultra-wealthy London renters

Inside London’s ultra high-end rental market, where the very best homes can cost more than you earn in a year — and there seems to be no ceiling

New Zealand’s Blair Tickner saw ‘lives being flipped upside down’ by cyclone

Tickner made his Black Caps debut in the series opener at Mount Maunganui.

Pentatonix become first acapella group to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

At the ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the group reminded fans that scepticism was ‘the first sign you are doing something groundbreaking’.

Unions warn British Steel jobs at risk amid coking ovens closure fears

An announcement could be made on Wednesday, the GMB said.

Ensuring success in a hybrid workplace with the right AV solutions


Shaun Murphy gets better of Mark Selby in Duelbits Players Championship

Murphy got back on track straight away as breaks of 72 and 75 helped him establish a three-frame lead.

New emergency bid to appeal, block huge Nevada lithium mine

Conservationists are seeking an emergency court order to block construction of a lithium mine near the Nevada-Oregon line

Jimmy Carter enters hospice care. What is it?

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has entered home hospice care after a series of short hospital stays

Education Secretary invites teaching unions to talks about pay amid strikes

The Department for Education said it hopes to find a ‘fair and reasonable settlement’ in a bid to resolve a pay dispute.

RB Leipzig boss says team will need ‘to suffer’ to stop former pupil Erling Haaland

Leipzig boss Marco Rose knows Haaland well having coached the Norwegian at Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund

Pancake Day: Celebrities share their Shrove Tuesday creations and competitions

Fan favourites have put their pancake skills to test, from flipping to topping

New First Minister will need to ‘eat humble pie’ over gender reforms – SNP MP

Joanna Cherry was speaking at an online event organised by think tank Reform Scotland.

Russian skater Valieva's doping case to go to sports court

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it has appealed Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is seeking a four-year ban

Nursery staff leaving for better paid jobs ‘putting tins on shelves’ experts warn

The impact of the pandemic on young children is making life harder for childcare workers, MPs have been told

Team Europe captain at next two Solheim Cup events revealed

The upcoming encounters are being held just a year apart

Aston Martin reveal F2 champion Felipe Drugovich will replace Lance Stroll at F1 testing

Stroll will miss pre-season testing this week after sustaining minor injuries in a bicycle accident

California beach city weighs balloon ban to protect coast

The scenic seaside city of Laguna Beach, California, is weighing a plan to ban the sale and public use of balloons

Jeremy Hunt may not enjoy the fruits of his good fortune

City Comment: Hunt’s good fortune may well turn out to be more for Keir Starmer’s benefit than Rishi Sunak’s

Chancellor faces calls for bigger public sector pay after January budget surplus

The Office for National Statistics revealed on Tuesday that the Government reported a surprise monthly surplus of £5.4 billion in January.

Exhibition group Hyve approached over £306 million sale

Private equity business Providence Equity LLP has made an approach about a possible £300 million bid for exhibition business Hyve Group.

Judi Dench shares health update after reading scripts ‘becomes impossible’

Actor said she needs ‘to find a machine’ to help her with lines

Pope intervenes again to restrict celebration of Latin Mass

Pope Francis has intervened for the third time to crack down on the celebration of the old Latin Mass, a sign of continued friction with Catholic traditionalists

What is a grammar school and why are they so controversial?

After news that poorer children are still being left out of admissions, we look at what defines a grammar school.

Prince Harry’s legal fight for UK security ‘has already cost tax payers £300,000’

Duke of Sussex was granted a High Court challenge against decision not to give his family police protection when in the UK

Harry Styles drinks water out of his shoe during live performance in Australia

Styles did a “shoey” – where a person drinks out of their shoe – to honour an Aussie drinking tradition… but said it was “disgusting”.

Border, Bidens, COVID: House GOP casts wide net in probes

House Republicans are launching far-reaching investigations as part of their oversight agenda of the Biden administration

Woman charged with attempted murder of three children appears in court

The 34-year-old was arrested after a four-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy and a three-month-old baby boy were found with serious stab injuries.

Treasury deputy: Russia sanctions are degrading its military

A top Treasury Department official says Russia’s mounting battlefield losses are a testament to the effectiveness of U.S. and allied sanctions on the Kremlin and its military machine

Farming grants of more than £168m ‘will boost food production’

The Government says the money will stimulate innovation and improve animal welfare.

Ex-Watford head coach Javi Gracia set to become Leeds boss – reports

The Spaniard looks set to appointed Jesse Marsch’s successor at Elland Road following the American’s sacking earlier this month.

Thomas Pieters leads LIV Golf’s new signings as full field revealed

The 2023 LIV Golf League begins in Mexico on Friday 24 February

Three boys charged after nursery gazebo and stadium stand set on fire

Three boys – one aged 12 and two aged 14 – charged in East Ayrshire

Ukraine's year of pain, death —and also nation-building

The first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is both grim and vexing as milestones go

Liam Neeson explains why he would have turned down rumoured James Bond role

‘She gave me a James Bond ultimatum. And she meant it!’ Neeson said of late wife Natasha Richardson

Leaving London: one family’s search for green space took them to Bath after Herne Hill stopped ‘feeling like home’

Green space was the big push for this family in deciding to swap Herne Hill for a hillside overlooking Bath

The writer of two plays about the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on why theatre can help us make sense of it all

As our second verbatim play taken from the transcripts of the inquiry opens, we find that little has changed. It’s time it did

Black activist threatened with ‘execution’ by British ‘Neo Nazi group’ in chilling letter

Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu says she received a letter at her home address on Monday from a sender claiming to a part of National Action, an extremist group, saying she’s on … Continue Reading →

New earthquake causes further devastation in Turkey, Syria

A new 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck parts of Turkey and Syria that were laid waste two weeks ago by a massive quake that killed around 45,000 people

Rashford enjoys another successful performance: Monday’s sporting social

Liverpool did not let a significant day for a club favourite pass unnoticed.

Rust shooting: DA drops gun enhancement charges against Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin could now avoid jail time, even if he is convicted of involuntary manslaughter of Halyna Hutchins

Starbucks patents coffee machine that makes colourful drinks to match your outfit

The system can create different coloured layers in a beverage by analysing a photo of your clothes.

Everything we know about the mother who was shot dead in front of kids after supermarket parking lot fight

“One rash decision has impacted the lives of two families and countless others,” police chief says

Lee Anderson says Calais refugee charities ‘just as bad as people smugglers’

Campaigners deny Tory deputy chair’s claim they ‘encourage’ people to make crossing

Stroke survivor moves hand for first time in nine years after spinal stimulation

The researchers said the benefits of spinal cord stimulation have been shown to last for up to four weeks after stimulation was stopped.

Planet Organic appoints advisors as it mulls sale

The business has been hit by slowing trade in recent months

Nicola Bulley: Diver explains why his team failed to find body

Specialist Group International founder and CEO Peter Faulding says sometimes his team are not able to find people

Protestor denies homophobic slurs at Tate Britain drag queen story-telling event featuring Aida H Dee

A man accused of shouting abuse at a Tate Britain drag queen story-telling event allegedly told the audience including children: “Gay men dressed as women are paedophiles”, a court has … Continue Reading →

Conor McGregor denies claim he had contestants replaced on The Ultimate Fighter

McGregor was accused of replacing three contestants on the television show with his own ‘guys’

‘Nothing in the world could justify that’: Jurgen Klopp decries racist abuse of Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr

Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, a repeat of last season’s final in France

The problems facing Leeds in relegation fight and search for new manager

Leeds are second-bottom of the Premier League following defeat at Everton.

Madagascar, Mozambique set for "dangerous" Cyclone Freddy

A cyclone which is intensifying as it approaches the southeastern African coast has been labeled as “dangerous” by the United Nation’s weather agency on Monday as nations brace for landfall

Calls for Crimewatch return to help solve big cases

David Swindle, who played a key role in bringing serial killer and rapist Tobin to justice, says show could help catch more killers and other criminals

Kate Middleton’s Zara earrings from the Baftas have sold out – but these statement alternatives are in stock

The Princess of Wales accessorised her reworked Alexander McQueen dress with high-street earrings

Missing Sergeant Cawood and Happy Valley? Here are creator Sally Wainwright’s other shows

Hoorah, there’s 30 years’ worth of Sally Wainwright dramas to watch

When is JK Rowling’s podcast launching?

Harry Potter creator to address controversial stance on transgender rights in extended interview series with American writer Megan Phelps-Roper

‘Angela Bassett did the thing:’ Ariana DeBose’s personalised Baftas musical rap goes viral

‘Ariana DeBose, you’re an Oscar winner you don’t have to do this,’ wrote one person

Private jumbo jet sold for scrap after just 30 hours in the air

The aircraft is just one of 10 privately owned jumbo jets

So much for the Baftas – I’d have been better off getting an early night

My main takeaway from the 2023 film awards? A yawn-fest. Wake me up when it’s time for the Oscars

Biden in Kyiv to show solidarity as Ukraine war nears 1 year

President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit Monday to Ukraine to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Blinken praises Americans' response to Turkey earthquake

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has praised the support provided by Americans following the devastating Feb. 6 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria

Pancake Day: The best in London, from Where The Pancakes Are to Fuwa Fuwa

What do you call someone who can’t stop stealing pancakes? A crêpe-tomaniac

Jon Rahm returns to world No1 spot after third PGA Tour win of 2023

Spaniard wins battle with Max Homa as Tiger Woods finishes one-under par

Barry Keoghan shares adorable picture of his son with Colin Farrell before Baftas: ‘Uncle Col’

The Irish actors were recognised for their work at the film awards

Following the Dakar Rally through Saudi Arabia: How to explore the kingdom from Ha’il to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia is now opening its arms to western travellers. Enticed by the Dakar Rally, Campbell Price discovers that much of the country’s appeal lies beyond the bivouac

Cate Blanchett says her performance in Tar was ‘very dangerous and potentially career-ending’

Star told the audience that she ‘didn’t prepare anything’ for her ‘extraordinary’ win

Family of woman who died in Qatar says FCDO hoping case ‘just goes away’

Beautician Raffy Tsakanika, from Cambridge, was a passenger in a Toyota Landcruiser near Doha in the fatal incident in March 2019.

US warns China is considering arming Russia in Ukraine war: ‘That would cause a serious problem’

US ‘[has] information that gives us concern that they are considering providing lethal support to Russia in the war against Ukraine’, says Antony Blinken

Photographer says capturing Ukraine conflict helped her ‘not go crazy’

Alina Smutko took photos on February 24 in case she saw ‘Ukrainian’ Kyiv for the last time.

Tiger Woods admits return to top-level golf ‘more difficult’ than he let on

The Genesis Invitational was Woods’ first event without using a cart since last summer’s Open Championship.

Richard E Grant makes slap joke in Baftas opening speech

Actor is hosting the ceremony for the first time this year

Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore in critical condition after brain aneurysm

Sizemore in critical condition, his manager said

Timeline of Nicola Bulley disappearance as body found in search for missing woman

The 45-year-old mortgage advisor went missing on January 27

Andy Warhol works to feature in Ireland’s largest exhibition of pop art

The work of fellow US artists Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and Robert Indiana will also be on show.

Watch Antony Blinken visit earthquake-struck Turkey

US secretary of state is visitng Turkey in the aftermath of powerful and devastating earthquakes.

Rihanna’s Super Bowl outfit designer unveils latest catwalk collection

JW Anderson showcased his autumn/winter offering at London Fashion Week.

Tunisia orders top European trade union official expelled

Tunisian President Kais Saied has accused Europe’s top trade union official of interfering with the North African country’s “internal affairs” and ordered her to leave the country within 24 hours

Tulle dresses, Fair Isle cardigans and leopard print make for an authentic collection at Molly Goddard

Goddard produces a collection full of nostalgia in her East London Studio

Health care vaccine mandate remains as some push for an end

A federal mandate for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 has been in place nationally for a year

What the papers say – February 19

The front pages are brimful of political machinations, a fearful duke and Tehran-backed assassins.

FedEx driver formally indicted for kidnap and murder of Athena Strand

Tanner Horner was arrested two days after youngster disappeared from father’s home in Texas

Kennedy Airport fixes power outage that canceled flights

Work crews have fixed a power outage at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport that forced some flights to be canceled or diverted

Stormzy, Jodie Comer, Alexa Chung and the Jaggers sit front row at London Fashion Week AW23

The stars are out in force to support British design talent

Marcus Tavernier earns Bournemouth crucial win at Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Bournemouth: The midfielder was making his return from injury and scored the crucial winner

‘No one’s interested’: Eamonn Holmes says it’s a ‘hard time to be a white man in your 60s’

GB News presenter also spoke of how he exited his Radio 5 programme in explicit fashion

Sarwar: Scottish Government wrong to reject gender Bill amendments

But the Scottish Labour leader said his party was right to back the legislation.

Day one of London Fashion Week belonged to the women of the capital

From celebrating Dame Vivienne Westwood to baby-bumps at Sinead O’Dwyer and a Di Petsa rebirth… here’s what you missed

People urged to check outbuildings for Mackenzie Crook’s missing sister-in-law

Sussex Police said it was concerned about Laurel Aldridge, who has been missing from the Walberton area, near Arundel, since Tuesday.

Rihanna hits back at ‘strange’ criticism for describing her son as ‘fine’

The singer’s fans also defended her after some Instagram users criticised Rihanna’s recent caption about her baby boy

Borussia M'gladbach vs Bayern München LIVE: Bundesliga result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK

From hat-trick heroics to Ashes annihilation: Stuart Broad’s best Test displays

The 36-year-old produced another memorable spell in the opening Test against New Zealand.

Andrew Tate threatens to sue accuser in bid to ‘shut down’ testimony

Former kickboxer has reportedly threatened to sue woman and her parents for $300m in defamation lawsuit

Leyton: Police called after man stabbed in high street

Police were called after a man was stabbed in northeast London on Friday.

Sunak holds talks with EU leaders as he faces Tory rebellion over bid for new Brexit deal

The prime minister is seeking to quickly break the impasse over post-Brexit trading arrangements

New Zealand left to chase down England’s 394 after Ben Stokes claims six record

The Black Caps need to comfortably eclipse their previous record of 324 for a successful fourth innings chase.

Pep Guardiola’s glad Erling Haaland chose Manchester City

The Manchester City boss is grateful that the prolific Norwegian chose the Premier League champions.

Liam Neeson pours scorn on Star Wars spin-offs: ‘It’s taken away the mystery and the magic’

Actor famously played Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn in 1999’s ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’

What John Fetterman’s hospitalisation means for the Senate

The Pennsylvania senator’s hospitalisation for depression comes as Democrats have confirmed a significant number of judges

What is the best way to text a new love interest?

A new study has revealed when lovebirds spend the most time connecting with their partner over the phone

Interim boss Ruben Selles wants Southampton manager job on a full-time basis

Selles will lead the Premier League’s bottom club at Stamford Bridge.

The viral cheese and pickle wrap has become TikTok’s newest snack

A viral snack trend has TikTokers making their own pickle in a blanket

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ in trouble as scientists make unexpected discovery

It suggests that while melting beneath much of the ice shelf is weaker than expected, melting in cracks and crevasses is much faster

Man ordered to pay compensation to Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale after assault

Ramsdale was kicked in the back shortly after the Gunners beat Tottenham 2-0 in a Premier League match on January 15.

We must unite behind Nicola Sturgeon’s successor, says Scottish Deputy First Minister

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister on Friday admitted it was “absolutely critical” for the SNP to unite behind Nicola Sturgeon’s replacement as he called for an end to divisions in the … Continue Reading →

Yoko Ono shares online wish tree to celebrate her 90th birthday

The artist, who was born in 1933, is celebrating her big day by releasing an online edition of her ‘Wish Tree’

TikTok plans 2 more European data centers amid privacy fears

TikTok is planning two more European data centers, as the popular Chinese-owned video sharing app seeks to allay growing concerns about data privacy for its users in the West

El Ta’koy, restaurant review: A fun, flirty little spot

The food at Luis Pous’ Covent Garden bolthole El Ta’koy ranges from middling to pretty damn good, but boy… those cocktails are dangerously delicious, says Kate Ng

How James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s numbers stack up after 1,001 Test wickets

The pair need just one more between them to go out on their own

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta calls for protection ahead of ‘very difficult’ Aston Villa trip

Arsenal will kick off at Villa Park just 63 hours after the full-time whistle blew in their 3-1 loss to title rivals Manchester City

Berlin spy case ‘comes amid rise in state threat probes’

A security guard from the British embassy in Berlin has been jailed for handing secrets to Russia.

Collapsed Aartee Bright Bar to merge with Liberty Steel after rescue deal

Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance acquired the collapsed firm and said it hopes to save 250 ‘viable’ steel jobs.

Alpine announce Zinedine Zidane as brand ambassador at glitzy London car launch

The French World Cup winner was present in London for the launch of the A523 car on Thursday night

Man pleads guilty to attacking Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale in north London derby

Joseph Watts, 35, admitted kicking the goalkeeper after the match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in January

Michael Skubala wonders if Sean Dyche will recognise him on Goodison touchline

Leeds and Everton are desperate for maximum points from what could prove to be a pivotal Premier League relegation clash.

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki stepping down after nine years

One of Google’s earliest employees, Ms Wojcicki said she was stepping back from her role to focus on her family and other “personal projects”.

Key moments in a year of war after Russia invaded Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has killed thousands, forced millions to flee their homes, reduced entire cities to rubble and fueled fears the confrontation could escalate into an open conflict between … Continue Reading →

P!nk review, Trustfall: Pop artist’s mix of dance-pop, folk and rock feels oddly unsettled

Outside of a few gems, the US artist’s ninth album tumbles down into a spiral of forgettable dance-pop, throwbacks and oddly chosen collaborations

In NBA All-Star spotlight, Utah looks to change perceptions

Salt Lake City’s hosting of this weekend’s NBA All-Star game for the first time in three decades is giving Utah another opportunity to try to change long-held notions that the … Continue Reading →

Fetterman draws praise for getting help for depression

The office of Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman says he has checked himself into the hospital for clinical depression

Anderson and Broad become second Test partnership to take 1,000 wickets together

The England bowlers took their combined tally into four figures in their 133rd appearance in tandem.

M&S nudges out Waitrose and Aldi in annual supermarket satisfaction survey

The traditional ‘big four’ of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons fell to the bottom half of the ranking of the 10 major grocers.

Sarina Wiegman demands better as England win on ‘horrible’ pitch in Milton Keynes

Sarina Wiegman says the pitch at Stadium:MK for England’s Arnold Clark opener was “horrible” and “unacceptable”.

Biden health review reveals skin lesion removal and explanation for persistent cough

Mr Biden’s doctor says he ‘remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as ChiefExecutive, Head of State … Continue Reading →

Ashton Kutcher divides fans after revealing he likes to add ‘splash’ of orange juice to his coffee

Actor says juice pairs well with ‘citrus notes’ in coffee

Man pleads guilty to Capitol attack months after shooting

A North Carolina man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while free on bail for an attempted murder case has pleaded guilty to attacking police officers with a pole attached to … Continue Reading →

Sen. John Fetterman checks into hospital for depression

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman is in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to seek treatment for clinical depression

Liam Neeson says he was initially ‘worried’ Tom Hanks would ruin Elvis for him

Hanks stars as Elvis’s enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker

Senegal police smash car, forcibly remove opposition leader

Police in Senegal have smashed the windows of a top opposition leader’s car and forced him from the vehicle after he appeared in court

Where is F1 pre-season testing ahead of 2023 season?

The official pre-season test, ahead of the 2023 F1 campaign, takes place a week before the first race of the season

Biden to speak on unknown aerial objects amid review

President Joe Biden is set to deliver his most substantial account Thursday of his government’s efforts to track, monitor and potentially shoot down unknown objects over the U.S. The White … Continue Reading →

LGBT+ History Month 2023: When is it, how did it start, and what events are taking place in London?

More than 1,500 events are taking place across the UK under the theme Behind the Lens.

Wales players could strike as last resort option amid contracts standoff

Former Wales captain speaks out on player uncertainty over contracts.

When does state pension increase? How to check new 2023/2024 rates

People generally need 35 qualifying years to be eligible for the new full State Pension.

Jury retires in Keyham shootings inquests

Jake Davison killed his mother and four others, including a three-year-old girl, with a shotgun in Plymouth in August 2021 before shooting himself.

US launches artificial intelligence military use initiative

The United States has launched an initiative promoting international cooperation on the responsible use of artificial intelligence and autonomous weapons by militaries

Pope Francis says pontiffs are for life and resignations should not become a ‘fashion’

Pope Francis has made clear in comments published by a Jesuit journal that he believes being pope is a lifetime position and that the late Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation was … Continue Reading →

Man dies from ‘aggressive’ chicken attack causes fatal puncture wounds

A man living in Ireland died from his wounds caused by a Brahma chicken attack at his home.

British troops train 10,000 Ukrainian volunteers and will help 20,000 more

The recruits spend five weeks in the UK before they return to Ukraine and take battle to the Russians

Rory McIlroy compares world number one ranking to a ‘hot potato’

McIlroy can regain top spot from Scottie Scheffler as he tees up alongside Tiger Woods at this week’s Genesis Invitational

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Can cannabis CBD treat psychosis?

Scientists are kicking off a study looking at whether cannabidiol (CBD) can treat people with psychosis.

Priest accuses Government of censoring ‘silent prayers’ near abortion clinic

Fr Sean Gough and charity volunteer Isabel Vaughan-Spruce both spoke out against ‘censorship zones’ after criminal charges against them were dropped.

Berlin spy had ‘ongoing relationship’ with Russia and was ‘paid for treachery’

David Smith, 58, has admitted eight charges under the Official Secrets Act.

Manchester United sale explained: Everything you need to know ahead of the deadline

Everything you need to know about interested buyers, takeover cost and the potential timeline for a sale

Social media ‘influencer’ fined after filming search for missing Nicola Bulley

A social media influencer has been fined after joining the search for missing mother Nicola Bulley.

Sadiq Khan says he will take ‘no lectures’ from Boris Johnson over Ulez plans

Mr Johnson has urged people to stop the mayor’s ‘mad expansion plan’ which aims to boost London’s air quality.

FA launch investigation after Arsenal fans throw objects at Kevin De Bruyne

The City midfielder had cups thrown at him as he was subsituted in the 87th minute

‘We’ve had enough’: Wales players angered by contract uncertainty

Strike action by players is a possibility as the Wales squad continue preparations to face Guinness Six Nations opponents England next Saturday.

Websites of several German airports not reachable

The German news agency dpa is reporting that the websites of several German airports have been disrupted after what may have been a suspected hacker attack

SNP leaders hint at rethink on Sturgeon’s Scottish independence plan

Party should ‘hit pause button’ on strategy conference, says Westminster leader Stephen Flynn

‘Ground breaking’ RFU maternity policy ‘should normalise motherhood in sport’

The governing body are bringing in paid maternity leave which will see players paid in full for 26 weeks

Arsenal and FA launch investigation after fans throw bottles at Kevin De Bruyne

The Belgian saw bottles and cups thrown at him after inspiring Manchester City to a huge victory at the Emirates Stadium

Man in court after dead cats left across London estate

David Avhanvhondo, 56, is charged with carrying out a prohibited procedure and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal

Some patients who call 999 to be redirected to GP or treatment centre

Ambulance trusts across the country are under intense pressure.

Aston Villa could sell Emiliano Martinez to fund Unai Emery’s rebuild

Football Rumours: Plus, Joao Cancelo dismisses talk that a rift with Pep Guardiola led him to leave Manchester City on loan

El Paso shooting: Anger over Greg Abbott’s ‘meaningless’ response to latest Texas mass shooting

Texas governor receives barrage of criticism after tweeting about shooting incident at Cielo Vista Mall

Male contraceptive pill stops sperm swimming: ‘Game changer’

There were 52 attempts at impregnation in the study and all failed

Major renovation planned for Athens' archaeological museum

Plans for a major renovation of the National Archaeological Museum in Greece have been announced by the country’s Culture Ministry, expanding exhibition space at the Athens site that houses the … Continue Reading →

Mexico claims largest synthetic drug lab bust to date

The Mexican army has seized more than a half million fentanyl pills in a raid on what it calls the largest synthetic drug lab found to date

El Paso shooting: ‘Random incident’ between two groups of men led to Cielo Vista Mall shooting

Shooting took place not far from site of 2019 Walmart shooting where 23 died

Miami daycare apologises after putting children in blackface for Black History Month

Courtney Politis, who is Black, said she has since pulled her biracial children from two separate locations of the preschool

Labour promises to recruit an extra 13,000 community police in crime crackdown

The pledge would aim to assign named officers and PCSOs to every community and be backed up by new training and technology.

This group of celebrity friends likely spent $3million on a trip to Antartica

The famous couple took the seemingly luxurious trip in January

Arsenal player ratings vs Man City: Gabriel and Takehiro Tomiyasu with huge errors; Martin Odegaard struggles

Individual errors proved costly for Arsenal in a damaging defeat

Sharpton to DeSantis: Stop censoring Black history

The Rev. Al Sharpton has led a march to Florida’s Capitol to protest Gov. Ron DeSantis’ rejection of a high school African American history course

U-Haul driver must undergo mental evaluation in NYC attack

A New York City judge has ordered the driver of U-Haul Truck that went on a deadly rampage to undergo a psychiatric evaluation

What to buy from Sephora’s London store, according to the head buyer

There’s not long to wait until the big launch

Vault Festival celebrates a record breaking year as it loses London home

The landlord of the Waterloo tunnels has advised the leading London live performance festival to find a new home

Women who rock: as a new Sky documentary launches, we look at its pick of music’s female pioneers

Ahead of Sky’s new documentary about female artists, we take a look at those, from Nancy Wilson to Chaka Khan, who made waves on and off-stage

Widow whose husband of 66 years left her out of will wins court fight for share of estate

Karnail Singh ‘wished to leave his estate solely down the male line’ after he died

Lewis Hamilton insists he will not be silenced after FIA political ban

The FIA has recently updated its rules to prevent drivers from making ‘political, religious or personal’ remarks without prior approval

McDonald’s increases price of five menu items

The fast food chain said that increased food and energy costs mean it will introduce higher prices for the products from Wednesday.

How to hike Scotland’s Hebridean Way

This 156-mile walking route connecting the islands of the Outer Hebrides is perfect for discovering on foot. Amy McPherson shares the best way to do it

The rise and resignation of SNP superstar Nicola Sturgeon — from Ayrshire to the apex of power

As she resigns after eight years in the top job, Robbie Smith looks back on a remarkable career — and asks what’s next for the SNP’s “nippy sweetie”?

FTSE 100 breaks 8000 for first time in history

Index of top London-listed companies has repeatedly broken records this month

WRU sexism allegations ‘moment’ to change sports culture – Tanni Grey-Thompson

The Sport Wales chair was giving evidence at a Senedd committee hearing looking into claims made in a BBC television programme last month.

Watch as Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron is sentenced

Watch live as Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron is sentenced on state murder charges.

Nurse Lucy Letby ‘celebrated Grand National bet after trying to murder twins’

The court heard that Letby had moved into her new home – near to the hospital – earlier in the week

England will ‘continue to fight’ for inclusivity in football, says Leah Williamson

Williamson insists the Lionesses are ‘never shy in saying what we stand for’.

Hamilton on FIA rule: 'Nothing will stop me from speaking'

Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton insists he will not be silenced by offseason rules that prohibit drivers from speaking out on political issues

Beer sales recover at Heineken amid strong growth in Asia

Birra Moretti was a standout performer in the UK, where sales volumes of the Italian beer more than doubled.

Politicians who take the free fizz but still rubbish the arts — I see you

Going to the Brit Awards or any swanky ceremony is always special and I’m very lucky to be invited. Although as I have got older, there’s the inevitable terror about … Continue Reading →

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury records: Who have the boxers fought?

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally meet in the ring after agreeing a date and location for the much-anticipated fight

What does the latest fall in inflation mean for families and the wider economy?

The fall to 10.1% last month from 10.5% in December shows a further gradual easing from the 41-year high of 11.1% recorded last October.

Hugh Jackman reveals he’s in therapy after mum abandoned him as a child

Jackman, 54, has said that therapy has ‘helped me a lot’

Low-fat milk and olive oil top list of increased prices for everyday items

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed the cost of low-fat milk had increased by 45.2% and olive oil by 44.6% in the past year.

D-day veteran and newborn great-grandson share a birthday 100 years apart

Ken Hobbs’ great-grandson, Sonny Baldwin, was born on Sunday as the former soldier was celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends.

Mercedes stun with new W14 livery at launch of 2023 F1 car

Mercedes unveiled their W14 car with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell present at the launch at Silverstone

MCN Motorcycle Show: World’s first indoor supersprint spearheads capital bike show

Top riders vie for attention with new motorcycle models

First look at Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker: Folie à Deux revealed

Sequel to 2019’s ‘Joker’ will be released in 2024

Netflix takes a Full Swing with golf documentary but lacks nuance

Full Swing documents golf’s civil war between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf but ignores the deeper meaning and politics behind the controversy

BBC offices in India searched for second day as employees ‘told to cooperate’

Income tax authorities say the ‘survey’ is looking into BBC’s financial details

Rare video of 1986 dive in Titanic wreckage to be released

Rare and in some cases never before publicly seen video of the 1986 dive through the wreckage of the Titanic is being released by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Spy balloon: Hobbyists say $12 pico balloon may have been shot down by US as Biden rules out China

US fighter jets shot down three unidentified aircraft in North American skies in as many days

Elon Musk is being portrayed as ‘Hitler of the month’, claims one of his ‘Twitter Files’ journalists

Matt Taibbi says Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX CEO is being unfairly targeted

Police: Texas not alerted when Nevada stabbing suspect moved

Texas authorities say police in Nevada didn’t inform them when a suspect in a Las Vegas-area stabbing relocated to Dallas while awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge

David Harbour says Jennifer Coolidge got ‘really pissed’ at him while filming new Netflix movie

Harbour and Coolidge costar in Netflix’s forthcoming comedy, ‘We Have a Ghost’

NYC Mayor Adams gets split decision in battle against rats

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has scored a split decision with a hearing officer dismissing one summons while upholding another issued by a city inspector citing him for not … Continue Reading →

Post Malone says Australian bar turned him away because of his face tattoos

‘I’ve never really experienced anything like that,’ rapper said

Paul Mescal reveals he’s keeping his relationship status ‘private’ after rumoured Phoebe Bridgers split

‘The temptation still exists to be like: ‘Shut the f*** up. This is my life,’’ he says

Armed police storm KFC after customer ‘alerts them to youths with gun’

Armed police stormed an east London chicken shop after receiving a tip-off from a customer about a boy armed with a gun.

Brandon Maxwell goes back to basics on Valentine's Day

Brandon Maxwell went back to the basics in his fall/winter collection debut

Steven Spielberg tells Tom Cruise he ‘saved Hollywood’s ass’ in viral clip from Oscars luncheon

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ may have ‘saved the entire theatrical industry’, director told star

Who was Darryl Williams, the Black man who died after police traffic stop in North Carolina?

Police killing comes after high-profile incidents in Atlanta and Memphis

EFL won’t approve Sheffield United takeover until ‘additional queries’ answered

Nigerian businessman Dozy Mmobuosi spoke last week about his plans to buy the Championship club.

Singer Christina Grimmie was shot to death. Now, her family supports others impacted by gun violence

Christina Grimmie was a 22-year-old rising star, having earned thousands of fans on ‘The Voice’ and YouTube, when a man killed her in 2016 after a concert. Clémence Michallon reports … Continue Reading →

Music Review: Caroline Polachek captures shape-shifting love

Caroline Polachek greets 2023 with her Valentine’s Day album “Desire, I Want To Turn Into You,” incorporating singles known for their catchy rhythms, like “Bunny is a Rider” and “Sunset,” … Continue Reading →

Carol Vorderman wishes Happy Valentine’s Day to ‘special’ friends

The former Countdown presenter took an alternative approach to the most romantic day in the calendar on Instagram and Twitter

Brianna Ghey: Police probe potential hate crime after transgender 16-year-old’s murder

Cheshire Police previously said there was no evidence to suggest Brianna was the victim of a hate crime

AP source: Biden to name Brainard to head Economic Council

President Joe Biden plans to name Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard as the new director of his National Economic Council

Helen Mirren to lead special tribute to late Queen at Bafta film awards

Queen Elizabeth II received a Bafta award from Sir Kenneth Branagh at Windsor Castle in 2013 for her ‘tireless support’ for the industry

Tory Burch deconstructs classic style in new NYFW collection

Some think they know the Tory Burch aesthetic because of the ubiquitous iconic gold metal branding on shoes and handbags, but more recently Burch has been focusing on the unexpected

9 signs that you’re falling in love, according to psychologists

If you find yourself abandoning usual activities or feeling unusually optimistic, you might be falling in love…

Nike’s vaporfly 3 trainer is said to be the brand’s fastest running shoe yet

The sports company has introduced a smoother transition, improved stability and more energy return

Ford job cuts will have ‘devastating effect’, says former union boss

The car maker has said that around 1,300 jobs will be axed in the UK as it looks to reinvent the brand and focus on electric vehicles.

Roses for £385? Only a fool would be buying them in the first place

Yep. You read that correctly. Elsewhere in this paper we report that a florist in Liverpool Street station is selling a bunch of red roses for £385. (Or a bargain … Continue Reading →

Teachers’ leaders: Talk of new pay offer to end strike action is ‘speculative’

Andrea Bradley of the EIS teaching union said no new offer had been made to end the dispute over pay that has closed schools in Scotland.

Microsoft’s new ChatGPT AI starts sending ‘unhinged’ messages to people

System appears to be suffering a breakdown as it ponders why it has to exist at all

‘This is a lie!’ Beyonce’s team slams reports she demanded £500,000 to perform at Brit Awards

The singer’s publicist took to Twitter to shut down the rumours

DC fans threaten to boycott The Flash over Ezra Miller

‘As long as Ezra Miller is attached I will not be watching the movie or anything that has to do with it,” one fan wrote

Ben Duckett savouring every minute of international career after England recall

Duckett first represented his country as an up and coming prospect in 2016 before falling out of favour as quickly as he had risen through the ranks.

Ukraine-Russia war – live: Fresh offensive by Putin’s troops ‘unlikely’ as frontline ‘over-stretched’

White House says Russian president making ‘poor decisions’ and ‘struggling’

Key witness testifies about bribing ex-Mexico security chief

A key prosecution witness has testified that he delivered millions of dollars in payoffs destined for former Mexican public safety chief Genaro García Luna and saw him leave with the … Continue Reading →

Arkansas malpractice bill restricts trans youth medical care

Arkansas lawmakers are trying to effectively reinstate a ban on gender-affirming care for minors with a proposal that makes it easier to file malpractice lawsuits against doctors who provide the … Continue Reading →

Eoin Morgan tributes and Super Bowl celebrations – Monday’s sporting social

Former England captain Morgan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday.

Dramatic bodycam footage shows Alex Murdaugh sobbing and asking ‘are they dead’ on night of murders

In the footage, Mr Murdaugh repeatedly asks if his wife and son are dead, recounts a detailed alibi for his movements that night and says the murders are connected to … Continue Reading →

Two more men charged with murder of Ashley Dale

Ms Dale was found with a gunshot wound on August 21 2022.

One dead, two critically hurt, and a suspect who ‘wanted to die’: What we know about the Brooklyn U-Haul ‘rampage’

Incident unfolded at around 11am on Monday near 5th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge

Brit Awards 2023: Sam Ryder and Leigh-Anne Pinnock lead the glam at Warner Music’s star-studded after party

No expense was spared celebrating the biggest night in music, which for the first time in the ceremony’s history was held on a Saturday

Wayne Couzens admits indecent exposure weeks before he murdered Sarah Everard

Couzens flashed women in Kent woodlands and at a McDonald’s drive-thru

The best hotels in LA for beachside retreats, design-lovers and romantic getaways

Discover our favourite spots in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Pasadena and more

German ballet director suspended after feces attack

A German newspaper critic had animal feces smeared on her face by a ballet director in the city of Hannover after he apparently took offense at a review she wrote

Watch live: Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial continues in South Carolina court

Watch live as Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial continues.

Stacy Lewis to captain Team USA at Solheim Cup again in 2024

The 37-year-old is already set to skipper the US against Europe in Andalucia in September at the 2023 edition.

How Rihanna made a style statement at the Super Bowl

Barbadian RiRi went big – and revealed bigger – at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime show. By Imy Brighty-Potts.

Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara LIVE: Stream, latest updates and result tonight

All you need to know about the WBA featherweight title fight in Nottingham

5-ingredient Sicilian pesto saves a last-minute Valentine

Weeknight pasta may not sound romantic, but a Sicilian no-cook pesto sauce provides enough personal touch to save Valentine’s Day

Music is the most evocative and international language, says Richie Sambora

The musician was recently revealed as Jacket Potato on The Masked Singer.

London parents face the highest childcare costs in the country

New figures show a jump of 13% over four years in the average hourly cost of childcare in London for toddlers

Hollywood ‘skinny jab’ to be sold in UK

The drug is used by Hollywood A-listers to help them slim quickly

Four teenage boys arrested after girl reportedly raped at Kent school

One boy is said to have raped the 15-year-old while three others allegedly pinned her down and kept lookout

UK fighter jets ready to shoot down any Chinese spy balloons, says Rishi Sunak

Government would do ‘whatever it takes’ to protect British airspace, says PM

Dayot Upamecano: ‘Other kids mocked my stammer, but I found my voice on the pitch’

Exclusive interview: The Bayern Munich defender tells Miguel Delaney about his journey from a tough childhood to the World Cup final, as he prepares to face France superstar Kylian Mbappe … Continue Reading →

Super Bowl 2023 best adverts, from Sir Elton John to Alicia Silverstone

The 2023 commercials might be the best group yet.

England duo Nat Sciver-Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone land big-money WPL deals

Sciver-Brunt was sold to Mumbai Indians for around £320,000 while Ecclestone will play for UP Warriors after landing a deal worth £180,000.

UFC contender Arnold Allen on Max Holloway fight: ‘If we’re talking straight boxing, I’m better’

Interview: The Ipswich featherweight takes on one of the UFC’s greatest ever strikers in April

Commute from the countryside: 10 appealing rural homes within walking distance of a train station

These pretty cottages and character properties enjoy swift access to a station that will deliver you into London in less than an hour

Rihanna fans celebrate singer’s stunning Super Bowl halftime show: ‘Just gave me chills’

The singer sparked speculation she was expecting her second baby with rapper A$AP Rocky as she performed a medley of hits

Chris Stapleton: Fans praise singer’s ‘breathtaking’ Super Bowl rendition of national anthem

Stapleton’s version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ drew comparisons to Whitney Houston’s moving performance in 1991

Love Island star Alex Bowen passes new lie detector relationship test

Seven years ago, Alex was asked if he could see a future with Olivia and if his feelings towards Olivia are real, which the test found he had failed.

BBC confirms two more series of hit show Call The Midwife

The 12th season of the show returned on New Year’s Day and has explored topics such as domestic abuse, mental health problems and racism.

Rihanna reveals how life changed after welcoming son: ‘Everything matters now’

‘Nothing is worthy of your time away from your kid,’ Rihanna says

Alex Iwobi drained by Sean Dyche training techniques but loving life at Everton

The 26-year-old has been one the club’s best performers over the last 18 months.

Lily James splits from Queens Of The Stone Age boyfriend Michael Shuman – report

The actress has reportedly parted ways with the bassist after almost two years

Any trace of Nicola Bulley will now be gone from disappearance site, says ex-cop

Riverside where missing dog walker last seen ‘not very forensically friendly’ says retired Lancashire officer

England overpower Italy to kick-start Steve Borthwick era

Jack Willis was at the heart of a bonus-point win in the Guinness Six Nations at Twickenham

Angers SCO vs Auxerre LIVE: Ligue 1 result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Stade Raymond-Kopa

Germany to ease visa conditions for some earthquake victims

The German government wants to temporarily ease visa restrictions for survivors of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria who have close family ties to Germany if they are facing homelessness … Continue Reading →

Ofgem boss should resign over prepayment meter scandal, say charities

Head of energy regulator should quit for failing to stop ‘terrible distress’, say campaigners

UK ready to snub EU’s £88bn science scheme over Brexit row

Britain ‘ready to go it alone’, claims new science secretary Michelle Donelan

James Bulger: Brother says he will never forgive killers 30 years on

Michael Fergus spoke about his brother’s murder ahead of the 30-year anniversary of the tragedy

Suella Braverman condemns disorder at protest outside Merseyside asylum seekers’ hotel

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

James Bulger’s brother will never forgive killers who ‘robbed me of my childhood’

Michael Fergus spoke about his brother’s murder ahead of the 30-year anniversary of the tragedy

Celtic ease into last eight of Scottish Cup with win against 10-man St Mirren

Substitute Reo Hatate scored twice for the Hoops.

Sudan military finishes review of Russian Red Sea base deal

Two officials say Sudan’s ruling military has concluded a review of an agreement with Russia to build a navy base on the Red Sea in the African country

Burt Bacharach: A giant of popular music

With his masterful fusion of musical genres, Bacharach added classic after classic to the pop songbook – including Sixties masterpieces ‘Walk on By’, ‘I Say a Little Prayer’ and ‘Do … Continue Reading →

Siva Kaneswaran ‘gutted’ to miss Dancing On Ice episode due to illness

The singer, who is competing with professional skater Klabera Komini, is set to return to the celebrity dancing show next weekend.

Parents could be the deciding factor in the teachers’ strikes

If teachers are careful in their communications and keep telling their story, then they could win the battle for the hearts and minds of the public

Search for missing mother-of-two Nicola Bulley enters 16th day

Lancashire Police and specialist teams are continuing a search of the River Wyre, although her family feel she did not fall in.

Nicola Bulley’s partner: ‘My first gut instinct was she is not in the river’

Bulley vanished while walking her springer spaniel dog Willow, alongside river Wyre in St Michael’s on Wyre on 27 January

Owen Farrell takes on fly-half duties for England’s Six Nations clash with Italy

Marcus Smith has been dropped to accommodate Farrell’s move from inside centre to the number 10 jersey.

Defense: Club Q shooting suspect visited before bloodbath

A defense attorney says a person charged with fatally shooting five people and wounding 17 others at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs last year was at the venue for … Continue Reading →

Super Bowl Guide: Where to watch and who to watch

Super Bowl 57 between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs is rapidly approaching

RMT union rejects ‘final offers’ from Network Rail and train operating companies

Mark Harper described the move by the RMT as ‘a kick in the teeth for passengers’.

Florida GOP gives DeSantis control of Disney district

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon take control of Walt Disney World’s self-governing district

Research finds online gaming boosts romantic relationships

Computer games can boost romantic relationships, a new survey claims.

Tensions brews in the Love Island villa after Shaq and Ron’s disagreement

On Friday’s instalment, the situation continues to cause issues for Shaq as he confronts Ron, Tanya and Lana on how they responded to his request.

Ex-husband of woman who drowned her five children says Lindsay Clancy deserves forgiveness

Russell ‘Rusty’ Yates was at work when his then-wife Andrea Yates drowned their five children, all under the age of seven, in 2001

David Moyes would not want a Chelsea-style spending spree at West Ham

Graham Potter now has a Chelsea squad of 33 players

Love Is Blind: Raven addresses SK cheating rumours during After the Altar reunion

‘That was not the person that I thought that I was with,’ Raven says

At 82, Dionne Warwick staying busy with youth musical, more

With a stunning musical career already spanning decades, Dionne Warwick couldn’t be blamed for slowing down a bit at age 82

Eddie Jones responds to Steve Borthwick’s England criticism – ‘He’s probably right’

Eddie Jones has accepted Steve Borthwick’s withering criticisms of the end of his England tenure.

Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah: Mother calls for wood-burner ban after child’s death

Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah’s mother has called for a ban on wood-burning stoves in London after her child became first person in Britain whose death was linked to air pollution.

Why has the CMA blocked the Microsoft Activision deal and what does it mean for gamers?

Why Microsoft’s proposed takeover of Activision Blizzard is so controversial.

Not out of the woods, says Hunt, as UK narrowly avoids recession

Labour’s Rachel Reeves said she hoped the gross domestic product figures would be a ‘wake-up call’ for the Government

Man fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in New Malden

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being gunned down in a south-west London cul-de-sac in the early hours of Friday.

Transgender prisoners in Scotland to be placed according to birth gender after Isla Bryson outcry

Isla Bryson was found guilty of raping two women in 2016 and 2019 in Clydebank and Glasgow before changing gender

On The Breadline: ‘Tensions at home aren’t just battles over bread and milk’

Children often bear the brunt of their family’s cost of living crisis. David Cohen talks to two beneficiaries of our appeal who give vital support

Our weekend arts and culture picks, from The Tempest to the Brit Awards

The Independent’s team of critics and editors select the best cultural things to do over the weekend

Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts convinced team spirit makes Eagles fly

The Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

John Cleese on prediction Fawlty Towers revival will be about ‘wokery’: ‘The idea hadn’t occurred to me’

‘I don’t see that that would be relevant to a small bijou hotel that’s run in the Caribbean,’ actor said

Tesco employee reveals meaning behind ‘secret code’

One TikToker thinks they’ve cracked the code for getting fresh fruit and vegetables every time you shop

Church of England synod votes in favour of blessings for same-sex couples

The position on gay marriage will not change and same-sex couples will still be unable to marry in church.

UAE’s biggest bank says no takeover offer for global bank Standard Chartered

First Abu Dhabi Bank acknowledged recent press speculation and confirmed it is not evaluating a possible offer for the London-listed banking giant.

Volodymyr Zelensky to address UK-led summit on Russian Olympic participation

Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said ‘we cannot allow Russian athletes to line up alongside Team GB’ at the Paris Games next year.

University staff continue 48-hour strike despite move for fresh talks

UCU and four other higher education unions – EIS, GMB, Unison and Unite – will meet employer representatives for talks next week.

English Heritage sees record visitor numbers at various sites in 2022

Tintagel Castle in Cornwall and Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire were among the 10 sites to see their highest ever visitor numbers last year.

Mother expresses outrage after teacher took her daughter’s drawing and claimed it was ‘inappropriate’

A mother has expressed outrage after a teacher took her 11-year-old daughter’s drawing and claimed that the artwork was “inappropriate”.

Nancy Mace mocks George Santos and Trump for their lies about college volleyball and the 2020 election

GOP congresswoman has rankled leaders and won fans for her outspoken style

High standards possible without bullying, says Raab

The Deputy Prime Minister, who is facing an inquiry into his conduct, said he was ‘confident’ he had behaved professionally.

Prosecutors won't charge Wisconsin ex-senator in fatal crash

Prosecutors have decided not to charge a former Wisconsin state senator who was involved in a car crash that left a Pennsylvania woman and her 5-year-old daughter dead

Nadine Dorries to stand down as MP as she admits Tory election chances ‘terminal’

Staunch Boris Johnson ally hits out at ‘stupidity’ of colleagues and at Rishi Sunak supporters, blaming them for party’s polls slump

Watch: Biden addresses social security and medicare in Tampa

Watch live as Joe Biden discusses his plan to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare, and lower healthcare costs.

Football’s most divisive project is back with a bang

The European Super League has returned with a vengeance as it looks to shake up football

Former MP Jared O’Mara jailed over fraudulent expenses claims

O’Mara was convicted of six counts of fraud after trying to claim about £52,000 of taxpayers’ money for work that was never done.

Pushing Stormont poll deadline back ‘legislating for further drift’ – Sinn Fein

Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris announced on Thursday the Stormont parties have until January 13 2024 to form an executive.

MPs urge home secretary to ensure ‘justice is served’ following ‘horrific’ attack on Black schoolgirl

Exclusive: Parliamentarians have written to the Home Secretary urging her to take action.

Nespresso deal: Get the Vertuo Pop machine and 50 free coffee pods for just £49

Wake up to barista-quality coffee every single day with this game-changing appliance

V&A set to open first major UK exhibition on Renaissance sculptor Donatello

Sculpting The Renaissance will examine the Florentine artist’s ‘innovations, collaborations and inspirations’ within 15th century Italy.

Passengers flee London commuter train after it bursts into flames

Loud bangs could be heard coming from the train in footage of the incident posted on social media.

‘Stay at home, save your money’: Beyoncé fans try to put each other off in race to secure tickets

‘Take my word for it, Beyoncé tickets really aren’t worth it,’ joked one fan on Twitter

Woman who has been celibate for 11 years gives birth

‘People with a lot of money go through doctors and things but I just signed some papers,’ says Verity Jones

Olympic flame to take seaborne journey to 2024 Paris Games

The Olympic flame is going for a sail

‘She’s a survivor’: Dwayne Johnson’s mum Ata involved in car crash as actor shares photo of damaged vehicle

‘She’s a survivor, in ways that make angels and miracles real,’ actor wrote

Gareth Bale opens up on nerves after Pebble Beach Pro-am debut

The 33-year-old, who announced his retirement from football last month, is a two-handicapper

Asian shares trade mixed ahead of US jobs report

Asian shares are trading mixed ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs report that may affect global interest rates

(Leftover) land of opportunity? These infill homes for sale have been coaxed from London’s nooks and crannies

Squeezed between boundaries or built on gardens and old garages, these one-of-a-kind homes realise the potential in awkward plots

ASEAN foreign ministers meet under shadow of Myanmar crisis

Southeast Asian foreign ministers are gathering in Indonesia for talks bound to be dominated by the deteriorating situation in Myanmar despite an agenda focused on food and energy security and … Continue Reading →

Everything we know about ‘Chinese spy balloon’ found hovering above northern US

White House has so far decided against shooting down balloon over Montana

Could the China ‘spy’ balloon be linked to Montana’s nuclear missile sites?

150 warheads located at Malmstrom Air Force Base

‘Stonehenge of the North’ opens to public as site is gifted to the nation

Thornborough Henges have been described as ‘probably the most important single ancient site between Stonehenge and the Orkney Islands in Scotland’.

Hugh Bonneville and Johnny Vegas will discover ancestry in DNA Journey

Line Of Duty actor Adrian Dunbar, dancers Oti and Motsi Mabuse and comedian John Bishop will be followed in the fourth series.

Graham Potter reveals Chelsea ‘ambition’ after record transfer window

Potter also praised record signing Enzo Fernandez and dimissed suggestions that his £106m price was a ‘gamble’

Wild video shows boulder almost crushing woman as it crashes through her Hawaii home

The homeowner said she did not even see the boulder, only the sound it made as it destroyed portions of her house

Anthony Lowe: Family brings lawsuit for ‘unacceptable’ LA police killing of double amputee

The family is accusing the city of Huntington Park of failing to train officers and discrimination based off of disability status

US condemns Sudan freeing man convicted in diplomat's death

The United States has asked the Sudanese government to re-arrest a man convicted of killing a U.S. diplomat in the country 15 years ago

NJ councilwoman found shot to death outside of her home

Authorities say a New Jersey borough councilwoman was found shot to death in an SUV outside of her home

NY man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Greene of Georgia

Federal prosecutors say a New York man has pleaded guilty to making threatening phone calls to Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia

Eva Green film project became ‘Shakespearean farce’, High Court told

Producer Adam Merrifield gave evidence on the fifth day of the trial in London.

Up to 20 hours of Tyre Nichols police video has yet to be released, revealing what was said after beating

Memphis officials released one hour of footage from four separate videos revealing brutal act of violence

No tension between UK and Australia on colonial past, says Foreign Secretary

James Cleverly was speaking after Australia’s foreign minister had urged Britain to confront its ‘uncomfortable’ history in the Indo-Pacific.

Trump bizarrely suggests halting military aid to Ukraine will end bloody conflict

‘I don’t think they should be sending very much, they should be negotiating peace’

LGBTQ+ History Month 2023: Where to learn about London’s queer history

From the UK’s only museum dedicated to LGBTQ+ history to a stalwart of Soho’s pub scene, here’s where to uncover more about the London’s queer past

Blood-flavored ice helps zoo animals beat Rio's heat

Rio de Janeiro’s brutal summer heat has reached 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) on some recent days, sending locals to cool off at the beach

‘The world’s most sustainable ski trip’ — from London to the Swiss Alps

Can a holiday on the slopes ever be environmentally-friendly? Anna Hughes, director of Flight Free UK, travels to Switzerland to find out

Water bills: What is cheaper a shower or a bath including other ways to save on water in your home

Households across the UK are set for eye-watering bills when it comes to their water as the largest increase in almost 20 years hits millions but how can you save … Continue Reading →

England start new era by relying on old failure

Steve Borthwick has persisted with the Marcus Smith and Owen Farrell axis for England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland

Does the spread of bird flu to mammals mean a greater risk to humans?

Avian flu is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds.

Watch: Joe Biden attends National Prayer Breakfast on Capitol Hill

Watch live as Joe Biden attends the National Prayer Breakfast on Capitol Hill.

The long campaign for justice for Omagh bomb families

Four men have previously been found liable for the attack in a landmark civil case.

Norway PM says oil profile to fund more aid to Ukraine

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway says the oil-rich Scandinavian country will become one of the world’s top donors to Ukraine when his government presents another planned military and … Continue Reading →

Average loss to romance scams is nearly £12,000, says building society

Male victims of romance scams lost £9,057 on average last year and women lost £14,803 typically, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

How Kevin Sinfield can help lead England to new heights

The new defence coach talks the talk and walks the walk

Scotland opt against throwing Zander Fagerson back into action in England clash

WP Nel, the 36-year-old Edinburgh prop, takes over from Fagerson in the number three jersey.

Get fit for less with The Gym Group

Save serious pounds by switching to the low-cost, commitment-free gym

Bereaved father hopeful that Government set to announce Omagh bomb inquiry

The Real IRA attack in 1998 killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins.

Bank of England poised for big rate hike to tame inflation

The Bank of England is expected to raise interest rates by as much as half a percentage point

On this day in 2016: Wayne Bennett replaces Steve McNamara as England head coach

McNamara’s contract had expired after leading England to a 2-1 Test series win over New Zealand the previous November.

Social housing regulator finds thousands of homes have serious mould and damp

The initial findings from a report come after the death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak who was exposed to mould in a housing association flat.

Onetime high-flying lawyer Girardi indicted on client theft

Disbarred and disgraced Los Angeles celebrity lawyer Tom Girardi has been indicted in Los Angeles and Chicago on charges of stealing more than $18 million from clients

He claimed to be a holy man. But a Dances with Wolves star was luring young girls into a sex cult, authorities say

After achieving global fame at age 14 for his role in Dances with Wolves, Nathan Chasing Horse travelled across the US claiming to be a Lakota “medicine man.” But police … Continue Reading →

Braverman tells police to stop ‘posing for photos’ with disruptive protesters

The Home Secretary said there should be ‘no politically-correct distractions’ when policing.