Victoria Beckham defends Brooklyn after he’s roasted over his beef: ‘It’s rare not raw, people!’

The amateur cook has received backlash for a video showing him serving a Sunday roast

Elle Edwards: Coroner describes shooting victim as ‘beautiful young woman’ at inquest opening

The 26-year-old was killed at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village, Wirral, shortly before midnight on Christmas Eve

Sam Thompson and Indiyah Polack confirmed as Love Island: Aftersun panellists

Made In Chelsea star Thompson is dating a former Love Island contestant while Polack came third in the 2022 series.

CES 2023: Are cable-free TVs finally here?

Will your next TV have no cables bar the power lead? And will it even need one of those?

Top bosses ‘earn more by Thursday afternoon than average worker will make in year’

High Pay Centre data suggested that FTSE 100 company chiefs would have earned an average of £33,000 by 2pm.

London hospital ‘opens critical care surge ward to cope with demand’

It comes as A&Es face worst ever winter crisis with record waits for treatment

Try a Rishi Sunak resolution this year – they’re far more manageable

‘Grow the economy.’ When? Well, by some point in the future. You can’t break your promises if you make entirely unbreakable ones

These are the world’s safest airlines

The top 20 safest low-cost airlines have been announced too

Four out of ten parents are setting up a side hustle while their kids are at school

Graphic design, web design and baking were the most common side hustles parents were taking on

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

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

The Leader podcast: NHS crisis & the return of face masks?

Health experts are sounding the alarm over the NHS crisis.

Spotify’s Playlist in a Bottle feature invites users to create a musical time capsule

But you’ll have to hurry up, as the feature is only available this month.

Edward Norton clears up Glass Onion fan theory about inspiration for Miles Bron character

Fans pointed out a crucial shot linking Norton’s Miles Bron character with another tech boss

Bizarre scenes of AOC talking to Paul Gosar and Matt Gaetz put Twitter in overdrive

‘Did not have Gosar and AOC chatting on my bingo card’

Here are the best laptop deals we’ve found this month

There are huge savings to be had on the latest Dell, Lenovo and Apple models

Donald Trump silent as supporters of ally Bolsonaro launch Jan 6-style attack on Brazilian capital

Former president endorses the GOP House leader saying he ‘will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB’

Janet Jackson shares birthday wishes for son Eissa as he turns six

The singer has kept her son firmly out of the limelight

Damar Hamlin ‘trending upwards’ but remains in a critical condition, says uncle

The 24-year-old remains on a ventilator but has improved to 50 percent, from 100 per cent, oxygen needed

East London woman’s agony after surgical blade left inside her from ovary operation

NHS had double number of such ‘never events’ last year than in 2001/02

What happened to Damar Hamlin, the NFL player who collapsed on field?

The Buffalo Bills safety collapsed on the field shortly after making a tackle during Monday night’s game with the Cincinnati Bengals

Would your savings survive a 100-year life?

World Economic Forum warns we’ll outlive our money by at least a decade

Senior Labour MPs at odds over private sector use in NHS

Shadow health minister Rosena Allin-Kahn, who also works as an A&E doctor, calls for more NHS staff

New anti-strike laws won’t end well for Rishi Sunak

First major speech by PM will put forward plans for health, education and industrial action

Forget maths – Rishi Sunak has already failed young people by making two major mistakes

A generational tide is moving dangerously against the Tories. Their policy choices have fuelled it

Everything you need to know about the controversial Elgin Marbles

The British Museum said ‘constructive discussions’ are continuing to be had over the possible return of the artefacts to Greece.

Novak Djokovic set to miss Indian Wells and Miami Open as United States extends vaccine rules

Indian Wells and the Miami Open are two of the most prestigious events on the calendar outside the grand slams

Is Wednesday moving away from Netflix? Second season not yet confirmed to return to streaming service

The Addams Family spin-off could be dropped by Netflix before its upcoming second season.

Paloma Faith caught speeding for second time in three months

The chart-topping singer was back before Bromley magistrates court in December over a second offence after being handed a £1,000 fine in September

‘It’s f***ed up’: Emily Ratajkowski says she’s done with dating men who are ‘emasculated’ by strong women

‘A lot of men who truly think they want a strong woman actually don’t know how to handle it,’ model claimed

Jack Draper bows out in Adelaide after defeat to Karen Khachanov

The 21-year-old was unable to register a break against the Russian, who won 6-4 6-2

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he’s happy to be playing in South Africa at Al Nassr unveiling in Saudi Arabia

The Portuguese’s deal at Al-Nassr is said to be worth upwards of £160m per year

Russia says phone use allowed Ukraine to target its troops

The Russian military says unauthorized use of cell phones by Russian soldiers led to a deadly Ukrainian rocket attack on the facility where they were stationed

Food inflation rockets to record 13.3% as cost of living crisis deepens

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

Chinese regulators approve capital expansion for Ant Group

Chinese regulators have said e-commerce giant Alibaba’s finance affiliate Ant Group can raise $1.5 billion for its consumer finance unit in an important step forward after the government called off … Continue Reading →

On this day in 2007 – Paul Le Guen leaves Rangers after seven months in charge

The Frenchman was in the Ibrox hotseat for 31 games.

Jeremy Renner accident – as it happened: Marvel star recovers in hospital after being crushed by snow plough

Avengers star in ‘critical but stable’ condition after snow plough accident

Second day of new year strike action on railways as Scots return to work

ScotRail will run a skeleton service of 12 routes across the network on strike days.

Family of Sean Fitzgerald call for answers over probe into fatal police shooting

The 31-year-old died from a single gunshot wound to the chest after leaving a property in Coventry in 2019.

UK’s ‘most popular’ dinosaur Dippy heading to Coventry

More than three million people have seen the replica in recent times.

British artists make history by dominating top 10 singles of 2022 for the first time on record

Artists such as Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran and emerging singer Cat Burns all made it onto the list

McConnell celebrates milestone as Senate Dems retain power

Democrats will again claim the Senate majority on Tuesday, but much of the chamber’s focus is on the top Republican as Mitch McConnell becomes the longest serving Senate leader in … Continue Reading →

Wales wing Louis Rees-Zammit facing fitness race ahead of Six Nations

The 21-year-old wing was injured playing for Gloucester on Christmas Eve

NTSB: Airline worker pulled into engine in fatal accident

Authorities say an airline ground crew worker was pulled into the engine of a plane during a fatal accident at an Alabama airport

Pope Benedict: Thousands more bid farewell at Vatican including Hungary’s Orban

Tens of thousands expected for Benedict’s funeral on Thursday

What time is Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger’s extradition hearing?

Suspect due to waive extradition rights when he appears in court on Tuesday afternoon

Police launch murder investigations into two adult care centre deaths

A 60-year-old man died at a care centre for adults in west London on Monday night, while a 34-year-old man died at a centre in Glen Road, Newham.

‘Fifteen minutes won’t define you’: Rebalanced Robert Whittaker returns to ‘Fight Island’ at UFC 254

Exclusive: Former middleweight champion speaks to The Independent ahead of his co-main event against Jared Cannonier this weekend 

Rishi Sunak’s healthcare arrangements not in ‘public interest’, says Downing Street

Questions over Mr Sunak’s own medical care arose as warnings grow about the current “intolerable” situation for patients and staff in the NHS

Ex-Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc pays tribute to ‘true talent and friend’ Ken Block

The professional racer featured alongside LeBlanc in a 2016 episode of the BBC motoring show.

Industrial action set to cause more disruption as 2023 begins

Services from trains to health are set to be hit by walkouts in January and beyond.

The top travel trends for 2023

Expect ferries, sleep pods and virtual reality hotels to loom large on this year’s cutting-edge travel landscape, says Lucy Thackray

Third Russian found dead in India in mysterious circumstances within two weeks

Sergey Milyakov’s body found on ship days after Putin critic dies in unexplained fall from hotel

James May among those to remember rally star Ken Block after death aged 55

The professional racer featured in a series of hugely successful YouTube videos.

Lewis Capaldi would like to stop being compared to women in their 60s after being mistaken for Susan Boyle

The Forget Me singer isn’t happy about being compared to the Britain’s Got Talent star

Apple iPhone 14 Plus: Best deals in January 2023

In the market for the latest iPhone 14? As with its previous iPhone13 offering, Apple has released not one, but four, different handsets under its latest iPhone 14 iteration – … Continue Reading →

Millions of Brits don’t feel confident carrying out simple household tasks

A new study has found many British adults couldn’t confidently turn off their water, fix a fuse – or even change a light bulb

Tory poll expert sounds inflation warning to Rishi Sunak over May vote

Local elections will be a major test for the Prime Minister, Lord Hayward warns

Kraken review 2023

Launched in 2011, Kraken is an established crypto exchange that offers the ability to stake crypto and earn rewards under a reputation for top-notch security. There are 207 coins to … Continue Reading →

‘He needed help’: Family of Black man who died after restraint by police speak out

Exclusive: Godrick Osei died in July shortly after officers arrived at a care home where he was suffering a mental health crisis. The watchdog is investigating – but all officers … Continue Reading →

Ken Block: James May remembers ‘hilarious days out’ with rally driver killed in snowmobile tragedy

‘RIP Ken Block, with thanks for some hilarious days out. Here’s the airfield drifting piece from years back,’ the former Top Gear star tweeted

Experts warn against common New Year dieting mistake

‘Quick-fix’ weight loss advice can lead to poor health outcomes

UK suffering from ministers’ ‘outright incompetence’, economists warn

The UK is set for a deeper recession than other G7 nations, economists warned

UFC’s Dana White admits to hitting his wife after being videoed in nightclub

Dana White says he is embarrassed about incident involving spouse Anne White

Cost of living payments for 2023 will leave families ‘worse off’, say campaigners

£900 support won’t be enough, says End Fuel Poverty Coalition as government sets out payment schedule

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

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin was critically injured Monday night in the first quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals

Throat cancer symptoms you should have checked by a GP

Experts run down the common misconceptions about ditching cigarettes

Emma Raducanu begins season with win over Linda Fruhvirtova in Auckland

The 78th ranked Brit finished on top 4-6 6-4 6-2 against the relatively evenly matched Fruhvirtova

James Gunn says his ‘heart is with Jeremy Renner’ as actor remains in ICU

Renner is said to be in ‘critical but stable condition’ following snowplough accident

Masters invitation goes to the wrong Scott Stallings

Scott Stallings received the best package of all for Christmas because it included an invitation to play in the Masters

Pilot, 2 British visitors among 4 killed in Australia crash

A pilot, two British visitors and a Sydney woman have been identified as the four people killed in a collision of two helicopters over the waterfront on Australia’s Gold Coast

ScotRail warns of travel disruption due to strikes

RMT members at Network Rail will walk out in a dispute over pay.

George Santos faces renewed fraud charges in Brazil over 2008 stolen checkbook scheme

Incoming New York congressman facing scrunity for invented details about personal history

Lucian Munguia: Remains of 5-year-old missing since September have been found

Authorities say no evidence of foul play and believe youngster accidentally drowned

EU to try again for coordination on China Covid policies

European Union nations will try again on Wednesday to mold a coordinated approach on if and how to check incoming airline passengers from China for any new COVID-19 variants after … Continue Reading →

Ski slopes in Alps facing snow shortage in unusually warm winter

Skiing at the upcoming World Cup in Switzerland will be performed on artificial snow

Virgil van Dijk: Jurgen Klopp reveals why Liverpool defender was subbed at half-time in Brentford defeat

Jurgen Klopp has offered an update on the condition of Virgil van Dijk after he was surprisingly hauled off at half-time of Liverpool’s wretched defeat at Brentford.

Alexis Mac Allister in no rush to leave Brighton after World Cup success

The midfielder has only just returned to Sussex after a fortnight in Argentina

Six dead in Texas highway pile-up with minivan

Crash happened in no-passing zone, officials said

Video emerges of Bolsonaro entering Florida home of MMA fighter after skipping Lula inauguration

Jose Aldo was long time supporter of right wing president

Matt Proudfoot leaves England setup following Eddie Jones’ departure

Proudfoot took on the role of forwards coach in January 2020.

US may execute its first openly transgender woman

Unless Missouri Gov Mike Parson grants clemency, Amber McLaughlin will become the first openly transgender woman executed in the U.S. She is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday for killing … Continue Reading →

Trump deflects blame and claims ‘abortion issue’ sunk GOP in midterms

Voters handed Democrats a 51-49 Senate majority and multiple governor’s mansions in last year’s midterms

Labour MP shares list of 20 alleged ‘sex pests’ on WhatsApp

‘Am I not meant to warn others?’, says backbencher who deleted message

Kyiv claims hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in Donetsk missile strike

The New Year’s Eve attack on Russian troops in Makiivka could be Moscow’s largest single loss of life in the war in Ukraine

Cody Fisher: Men charged with nightclub murder of footballer in Birmingham appear in court

Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering footballer Cody Fisher at a Birmingham nightclub on Boxing Day.

Border Force patrolling French beaches for first time with local officers in bid to stop migrant crossings

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

Tactical voting could see big Tory losses at 2023 local elections, says polling guru

Conservative losses may be ‘worse than you might expect’, says Prof John Curtice

Meet the cast of Too Hot to Handle season four

The first five episodes of season four hit Netflix on 7 December

What happens to your body when you give up drinking for a month

Going alcohol-free for a month is easier said than done

Elon Musk taunts Andrew Tate after tweet blaming ‘The Matrix’ for trafficking arrest

Andrew Tate has been arrested on charges of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group

World Cup disappointment driving Virgil van Dijk for club and country

Van Dijk was part of the Netherlands side that suffered a loss on penalties to Argentina in Qatar after an ill-tempered quarter-final

Historic term begins in Michigan as Whitmer, others sworn in

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was sworn in alongside other Democratic leaders as she officially began her second term in office after winning reelection in the 2022 midterms

Chelsea draw with Nottingham Forest as reset and revival elude Graham Potter’s sluggish side

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea: Serge Aurier’s strike cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s opener, with the Blues now 18 points off Premier League leaders Arsenal

EXPLAINER: What's ahead for Ohio's unsettled political maps?

The election contests of 2022 may have been held and decided, but Ohio’s political maps remain far from settled

Dubai ends 30% tax on alcohol sales, fee for liquor licenses

Dubai has ended its 30% tax on alcohol sales in the sheikhdom and made its required liquor licenses free to obtain

In Pictures: Hundreds brave icy waters for New Year’s Day dip

People took to the water around the UK to mark the start of 2023.

‘What a gift you are’: Sara Bareilles announces engagement to Mare of Easttown actor

The Grammy winner has been dating Joe Tippett since 2017

Foo Fighters reflect on ‘tragic’ 2022 after Taylor Hawkins’ death

Celebrities have begun ringing in the new year with reflections on 2022.

Premier League wrap: Man City and Newcastle held as Marcus Rashford nets late Man Utd winner

Rashford climbed off the bench and the naughty step to fire Manchester United to victory at Wolves.

Ukraine's debts: US aims to get IMF to reexamine loan fees

A provision in the recently signed defense spending bill mandates that the United States work to ease Ukraine’s debt burden at the International Monetary Fund

Live Updates | Reactions to Pope Benedict XVI's death

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is paying tribute to the German-born Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as a “formative figure of the Catholic Church.”

What the papers say – December 31

The front pages cover New Year Honours and the return of Covid travel rules.

George Santos tweet accusing Biden of being ‘pathological liar’ resurfaces

Congressman-elect now under multiple criminal investigations over campaign claims

MBE belongs to all in broadcasting team – Bennett

The veteran BBC Northern Ireland broadcaster is to be honoured for services for TV and radio.

‘His career speaks for itself’: Antonio Conte backs Hugo Lloris ahead of Tottenham return

The France international will come up against fellow World Cup finalist Emiliano Martinez on Sunday.

Dame Denise Lewis says New Year Honour has blown her away

Lewis now works as part of the BBC’s team on major track and field events.

Scottish artist follows in mother’s footsteps as he is made an MBE

Andrew Crummy, 63, has been made an MBE for services to art and cultural heritage in Scotland.

Lollipop lady awarded BEM after five decades of service in Boys’ Brigade

Joyce Murray, of Bishopbriggs, said she was ‘proud’ at the recognition in the New Year Honours list.

First Rolls-Royce chairwoman receives damehood

Dame Anita Frew received the honour for her services to business and the economy.

Episodes of The Papers to end on BBC News channel

The corporation previously announced BBC World News and BBC News Channel will merge to create a single 24-hour TV news channel.

Trump spent $1m bailing out Donald Jr’s failed business in 2018, new tax returns show

Former president Donald Trump bailed out his son Donald Trump Jr’s failed business to the tune of $1m in 2018, according to the former president’s tax returns released on Friday, … Continue Reading →

1st golf outing for Biden during US Virgin Islands vacation

After two days out of sight while vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, President Joe Biden has ventured out for a round of golf with his grandson

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

It comes after Beijing announced plans to start reissuing passports and visas for overseas trips.

SpaceX launch completes record-breaking year for rocket firm

Falcon 9 carrying imaging satellite flew firm’s 61st successful mission of 2022, equalling 42-year-old record

Bouji hangover recipes for when a Maccies just won’t cut it

Purveyors of the finest food in England still need a pick-me-up the morning after a big night out. Hannah Twiggs finds out what a Michelin-starred chef craves on a hangover

From campus to club to crime scene: What happened in the Idaho murder victims’ final hours

They did what they’d do on any Saturday night. Could clues to the Idaho killings lie in victims’ ordinary evenings? Reporting from Moscow, Sheila Flynn outlines the four young students’ … Continue Reading →

Tesla stock sees worst year ever

Electric car maker closes 2022 down $700 billion having wiped out more than half of Elon Musk’s fortune

Brazil will have first Indigenous woman chief for key post

Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Thursday Sonia Guajajara as the nation’s first Indigenous person to head up a ministry

10 real-life couples who have played love interests on screen

Though many actors’ relationships start up after filming together, sometimes it goes the other way round. Nicole Vassell notes down 10 of Hollywood’s real-life romances that made it on-screen

Kim Kardashian claims she has strict rules for North West’s TikTok use

The reality TV star’s daughter, nine, has become a star on the social media platform

Sir Anthony Hopkins marks 47 years of sobriety with supportive message: ‘Be kind to yourself’

‘Talk to someone you respect. Whether it’s a counsellor or to go to a 12-step programme,’ actor urged to his followers

Curry, Henry, Kupp, Judge among most bet-on athletes of 2022

Saint Peter’s was among the most profitable teams for sports bettors in 2022

Andrew Tate may face extended detention over Romania trafficking and rape probe

The former kickboxer was initially held for 24 hours alongside his brother Tristan and two other suspects while his house was raided in Bucharest.

Shares drop as FTSE closes the year on a downer

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

Rachel Riley awarded MBE in New Year Honours for work combatting antisemitism

Rachel Riley has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list for her efforts in raising Holocaust awareness and combatting antisemitism.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin returns as Everton look to end year on positive note

Frank Lampard’s side sit just one point above the relegation zone.

A beginner’s guide to growing potatoes

Now’s the time to think about the spuds you want to grow this year, says Hannah Stephenson.

Russia ‘promoting commander involved in failed Kyiv offensive’, says UK

Yevgeniy Nikiforov will be at least the fourth commander of Russia’s Western Group of Forces since the invasion began, the MoD says

Pope Benedict death latest: Former Pope dies aged 95 in the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI is very ill, with Pope Francis asking for prayers ‘to accompany him in these difficult hours’

Banks to use AI and other digital tools to boost customer support

Lenders will play a vital role in 2023 as household incomes are further squeezed, mortgage rates rise, and businesses struggle.

The ultimate guide to having the trip of a lifetime in Mexico

From the sparkling waters of Isla Holbox to the magic of the Mayan jungle — allow Juliana Piskorz to take you on a tour of Mexico

5 ways to give your wardrobe a New Year refresh – without spending a fortune

Switch up your style with these expert tips, says Katie Wright.

Civil servants paid nearly £30 million in high-street vouchers amid pay freeze

A third more ‘reward and recognition’ vouchers were distributed in 2021-22 than in 2020-21 and two thirds more than in 2018-19

US to sell Taiwan anti-tank system amid rising China threat

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of an anti-tank mine-laying system to Taiwan amid the rising military threat from China

Thriving network of fixers preys on migrants crossing Mexico

With more migrants entering Mexico, a sprawling network of lawyers, fixers and middlemen has exploded in the country

End UK’s non-dom tax status, new TUC boss tells Rishi Sunak

Exclusive: Paul Nowak condemns tax rules and hails Labour’s ‘credible programme for government’

England unlikely to hit smoke-free target – report

Ministers said that they were aiming for fewer than 5% of the population to be smokers by 2030.

Parliament buildings required ‘substantial alterations’ for new Assembly

Declassified files reveal officials also looked at Castle Buildings as a potential home for the newly-established Assembly in 1998.

Paul Schrader questions Babylon’s historical authenticity: ‘I was scratching my head’

‘Does any film historian agree with the film’s putative historicity?’ famed ‘American Gigolo’ director asked

Woman arrested on suspicion of neglect over child death linked to Strep A

The 33-year-old was arrested by Dyfed-Powys Police on December 23, according to the BBC.

US bomb cyclone brings wet and windy weather to UK

The Met Office said heavy rain could bring some flooding and travel disruption.

Strep A: Two more children die of infection bringing UK total to 26

Two children aged under 10 in Scotland have died with Strep A infection since October 3, bringing the UK total to 26.

Gravestone-encircled ‘Hardy Tree’ tree falls in Camden

The historic churchyard tree is known for its links to writer Thomas Hardy

London art exhibitions 2023, from Donatello at the V&A to Sarah Lucas, and the new National Portrait Gallery

The city is a treasure trove of ever-changing art, so let’s get out there

Gay porn model killer Luka Magnotta 'hid from international manhunt with unsuspecting man he met on gay chat website'

Frank Rubert now says ‘how stupid’ he was ‘to let just anybody come into my apartment without knowing what kind of a person this was’