Jake Paul confirms MMA move with PFL deal and issues Nate Diaz challenge

YouTuber-turned-boxer joins major UFC rival in new pay-per-view division

How do we solve this train chaos that’s pushing so many passengers into cars?

As the new year kicks off with yet more strike chaos, Iain Griffin argues job loss is not the way to look at introducing long-overdue automation in the rail sector

What time does Love Island 2023 start? Where to watch winter season

This is the first season to be presented by Maya Jama, who takes over from Laura Whitmore

Californians evacuated as huge ‘bomb cyclone’ storm batters US coastline

High winds have grounded flights in San Francisco, felled trees, closed highways and knocked the power out for more than 100,000 people

Kate Mosse: Fay Weldon was one of the great writers of the late 20th century

The Labyrinth author added Weldon had a ‘radical message for women’ to ‘have fun’.

Jeremy Renner’s 911 call log reveals actor was ‘completely crushed’ by snowplough

The Marvel star can be heard in severe distress in the background on the call

Christmas shoppers provide boost despite rail strikes and cost-of-living crisis

Shopper footfall in December was up 5.8% on the month before and 9.9% higher than the previous year, according to Springboard.

Man charged with murder of fellow care home resident at facility in west London

Rajinder Pall will appear in court in connection with the death of John Hallisey

UK Amazon workers to stage first ever strike amid pay dispute

Members of the GMB union based at a Coventry warehouse will walk out on January 25

Survey: Religiously, Congress doesn't reflect America

The religious makeup of the incoming 118th Congress looks more like what America used to be than what it is today

Two men charged with attacks on Washington substations that left thousands without power over Christmas

US prosecutors say two men have been arrested and charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state, attacks that left thousands without power over the holidays

David Moyes must again guide West Ham to safety to save his job

West Ham play at Leeds tonight at the start of a run of three crucial games against potential relegation rivals before the end of the month.

Trump issues blustering McCarthy endorsement as House readies fourth Speaker vote

Mr Trump took to his Truth Social platform to offer a full-throated defence of Kevin McCarthy

The cheap mattress deals in the sales, from single to king size

Whether it’s one from Emma, Nectar or Simba, you’ll sleep easy knowing you’ve found the best price

F1 Arcade: New simulator experience in heart of London catches public imagination

With 60 simulators, four skill levels and at a cost of £6m, F1 Arcade is the latest project in the competitive socialising space and is near-certain to be a success … Continue Reading →

Michael Smith sets sights on dominating darts after winning classic World Championship final

Michael Smith has set his sights on dominating darts after winning a first world title following a classic final.

The Simpsons writer explains bizarre mistake in early episode

Former writer and showrunner Josh Weinstein has been addressing fan questions on Twitter

Boy killed outside boxing gym a year after Rambo knife incident, court told

Teon Campbell-Pitter died after being stabbed outside the Double Jab Boxing Club in New Cross, south-east London, in April 2021.

How hypnotherapy cured my binge drinking

Nicola Moyne went from drinking a bottle of wine a night to happily stopping at two glasses on special occasions. She shares how she harnessed the power of hypnosis to … Continue Reading →

Bafta-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne announces autism diagnosis

Thorne said he is ‘very pleased’ to know about the diagnosis.

New year stand-offs and price dips predicted for housing market in 2023

House sales are expected to be lower this year than in 2022 and some sellers may need to readjust their price and selling time expectations.

Richard Madeley says Rishi Sunak deserves ‘smack in the chops’ over maths to 18 plan

The GMB host was discussing Sunak’s forthcoming ‘maths to 18’ plan

The Damar Hamlin incident is a sobering reminder for us all

Monday night’s incident left almost all spectators agreeing on one thing

Pakistan orders malls to close early amid economic crisis

Authorities in Pakistan have ordered shopping malls and markets to close by 8:30 p.m. as part of a new energy conservation plan aimed at easing Pakistan’s economic crisis

‘You never bounce back’: Old Dana White interview resurfaces after UFC boss slaps wife

White, who was filmed trading slaps with his wife on New Year’s Eve, said in 2014 that ‘you never bounce back from putting your hands on a woman’

US says ‘no cause for retaliation’ after China criticises ‘unacceptable’ travel restrictions

‘There’s no cause for retaliation here. This decision is based on public health and science’

China rallies for ‘final victory’ over Covid-19 despite rising cases

China has used its mouthpiece newspaper to rally citizens towards what it claims would be a “final victory” over Covid-19, as global health officials try to determine the facts behind … Continue Reading →

The hidden gem cookbooks from 2022 that you might have missed

Prudence Wade picks out the best foodie books you won’t want to miss from this year

House speaker vote: McCarthy thanks Trump for final votes as fight nearly breaks out on floor

House Republicans will open the second day of the new Congress much like the first: leader Kevin McCarthy trying to become House speaker

Cathedral cities: three culture-filled options for London leavers that offer a slower pace of life — and lower prices

Looking for a change of pace in 2023? Norwich, Canterbury or Salisbury are three cathedral cities with a lot to offer.

Queen ‘touched’ by book on corgi dynasty after author’s daughter wrote to palace

Caroline L. Perry, author of children’s book The Corgi and the Queen, said her six-year-old Eloise was ‘so excited’ to hear from the late monarch.

Record number of ‘foreign objects’ being left inside patients

Leaving a surgical tool or medical equipment inside a patient after an operation or procedure is classed as a ‘never event’ by the NHS.

‘He is always helping others’: Jeremy Renner was helping stranded motorist in plough accident, mayor reveals

Marvel actor has undergone at least two surgeries for ‘extensive’ injuries sustained in the accident

Bhupinder Singh Gill to make Premier League history as first Sikh-Punjabi assistant referee

The 37-year-old will run the line in Southampton vs Nottingham Forest on Wednesday

Katie Griffiths says Waterloo Road reboot will cover daily struggles of Britons

The revival of the drama series is set to premiere on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in January.

Ruslan Khasbulatov, who led Russian parliament revolt, dies

Ruslan Khasbulatov, who led a rebellion against Russia’s first post-Soviet president, has died

Ana De Armas and Quentin Tarantino among presenters for 2023 Golden Globes

The annual award show is taking place on January 10.

Tony Award-winner, Chicago stage champion Frank Galati dies

Frank Galati, an actor, director, teacher and adapter who was a pivotal figure in Chicago’s theater community and a two-time Tony Award winner, has died

Delta is investigating a pilot for making anti-Pete Buttigieg comments

A pilot in Atlanta blamed the transportation secretary for planes getting grounded in Florida

Fans speculate that Selena Gomez is dating Nicola Peltz’s brother Bradley amid New Year’s Eve celebrations

The singer spent the first day of 2023 with Nicola Peltz Beckham and her husband, Brooklyn.

Warnings of excessive rainfall and flash flooding for millions in California

More than 10 inches of rain is forecast in some spots from the Redwood Coast south to Monterey Bay, California

Taylor Swift tipped for first number one of 2023 with album Midnights

Singer-songwriter Raye, 25, is on track for her first-ever chart topper with the single Escapism.

Rishi Sunak pledges more military support for Ukraine as PM condemns ‘abhorrent’ drone attacks

Zelensky hails agreement to ‘intensify’ UK support, as he warns of ‘prolonged’ attack by Russia’s drones

1st tanker carrying LNG from US arrives in Germany

The first regular shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States has arrived in Germany

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Could robots soon smell diseases?

Ahead of CES 2023, a Japanese tech start-up is preparing to give a sneak preview of the world’s smallest sensor designed to ‘sniff’ chemicals in the air.

Sunak ‘confident’ NHS has the funding to cope as government urged to act over crisis

Rishi Sunak is “confident” the NHS has the funding it needs despite the current chaos in the health service.

Prince Harry: When and how to watch his ITV and 60 Minutes interviews

Prince Harry has been interviewed by ITV’s Tom Bradby and CBS’s Anderson Cooper.

Covid travel restrictions return – the new rules explained

All travellers from mainland China will need a pre-departure test, and some will be tested for Covid on arrival

Beijing threatens to respond against virus measures

Beijing is blasting testing requirements on passengers from China and threatening countermeasures against countries involved based on reciprocity

Rhod Gilbert: The cancer is on my mind 24/7 but there is humour in it definitely

The stand-up comedian said his diagnosis opened up a new way of working.

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

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

Prince Harry says he wants ‘a family, not an institution’ in first glimpse of ITV interview

‘I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back,’ says Duke of Sussex

Children warned to stay at home if feeling unwell, health authorities say

Government officials have also renewed calls for flu vaccination among young people and children

Brentford’s Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo rip through Liverpool in stunning victory

Brentford 3-1 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp’s side were made to look a sorry mess by their slick hosts and found themselves well beaten

Looted ancient sarcophagus returned to Egypt from US

Egyptian officials say an ancient wooden sarcophagus that was featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences has been returned to Egypt after U.S. authorities determined it was looted years … Continue Reading →

House speaker vote: McCarthy thanks Trump for final votes as fight nearly breaks out on floor

Kevin McCarthy faces uphill battle for House speaker bid

Brixton Academy crush: Met Police issue new appeal as woman, 21, still in critical condition

Rebecca Ikumelo and Gaby Hutchinson died after the incident at the Brixton Academy in south London in December

South Africa gas truck explosion death toll rises to 34

South African officials say the death toll from an explosion of a tanker truck on Christmas Eve near eastern Johannesburg has risen to 34, including 10 health workers at a … Continue Reading →

National Highways road traffic officers to begin 48-hour strike

The walkout by members of the Public and Commercial Services is part of industrial action in a bitter dispute over pay, pensions and jobs.

Adam Kinzinger raises fears for future of America if Trump isn’t charged over Jan 6

House select committee investigating January 6 recommended that the former president faces at least four criminal charges for his part in the insurrection

Danish screenwriter Lise Nørgaard dies at age 105

Danish screenwriter Lise Nørgaard has died at age 105

Apple AirPod deals in the January sales 2023: Best offers on wireless earbuds

Save on second-generation buds, pro models and more

Covid could help to cure cancer, new research reveals

Jab led to reduction in risk of cancer coming back or death in patients with stage three and four melanoma

Motorists urged to take care while ice warning is in place

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert.

Novak Djokovic given warm welcome and greeted by fans on return to Australia

Djokovic lost his first-round doubles match with Vasek Pospisil

Two men shot in south London on New Year’s Eve

The Metropolitan Police said two men in their 20s turned up at a hospital with gunshot injuries.

Side boob, shag bands and celibacy: Fashion and lifestyle trends that will dominate 2023

Just as you were getting used to wearing crocs and embracing goblin mode, a whole raft of new fashion and lifestyle trends have arrived to – allegedly – dominate 2023. … Continue Reading →

Avengers: Endgame deleted scene seems to prove scary theory about Thanos

It might not be the last we’ve seen of the villain

2024 contest comes into view with hurdles for both parties

Republicans and Democrats are being forced to confront critical questions about the people and policies they want to represent them as the next election season roars into view

Two men charged with murdering footballer Cody Fisher to appear before court

Kami Carpenter and Remy Gordon are charged with the murder of Cody Fisher, who was fatally stabbed at a nightclub on Boxing Day.

Israeli missile strikes put Damascus airport out of service

The Syrian army says missile strikes by Israel’s military have put the capital’s airport out of service

Covid: How news of ‘mystery illness’ in Wuhan first broke three years ago

Experts suspected a link to city’s seafood market

Democrat Kathy Hochul sworn in as elected New York governor

New York Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state

Graham Potter urges stuttering Chelsea to remain ‘humble’ after draw at Forest

The Blues had to settle for a point at the City Ground after Serge Aurier cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s opener

Record number of migrants crossed Channel to UK in 2022

Rishi Sunak has promised new legislation to make it ‘unambiguously clear that if you enter the UK illegally, you should not be able to remain here’.

Government should declare national NHS major incident, warns health chief

The last time such a declaration was made was in March 2020 as Covid-19 began sweeping through hospitals.

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

Follow all the action from The Coventry Building Society Arena

Extinction Rebellion ‘to temporarily shift away from public disruption’

The climate activists said they are making a ‘resolution to temporarily shift’ from disruption tactics because ‘very little has changed’.

Want to know what the ‘word of the year’ is for 2023?

Your personal word of the year is like new year’s resolutions, but better

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League fixture

The best theatre to see in 2023, from A Little Life to The Pillowman

‘A Little Life’ comes to the stage, Sheridan Smith and Lily Allen return to the West End, and ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is transported to 1930s Cable Street – we … Continue Reading →

Lula set for inauguration to preside over polarized Brazil

Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be sworn in Sunday in the capital of Brasilia and assume office for the third time, marking the culmination of a political … Continue Reading →

Fares capped at £2 to make buses ‘affordable for everyone’

More than 130 operators will charge no more than £2 for single tickets from Sunday until the end of March.

Bryan Kohberger’s classmates say Idaho murder suspect was bullied in school before personality shift

Friends of Mr Kohberger have come forward with details about his personality and troubled past marked by a heroin addiction and weight struggles

Arsenal player ratings vs Brighton: Near-perfect Martin Odegaard on another level as Bukayo Saka shines again

Arsenal moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-2 win at Brighton.

Maureen Gitau: Man arrested for murder of missing woman as police hunt body

Maureen Gitau, 24, was reported missing by her family on December 10

Owen Farrell shines as leaders Saracens thrash Exeter

Saracens 35-3 Exeter Chiefs: The league leaders go 10 clear after earning a bonus point

Taxes fall, wages rise and jaywalking OK'd by new state laws

Taxes will be falling and wages rising as new laws take effect Sunday in numerous states

Huge energy bills could persist until 2030 and are not a ‘single winter problem’, expert warns

Exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine, gas and electric costs are at record levels

Army in strife-torn Myanmar lifts curfew for New Year's Eve

Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar have announced a suspension of the normal four-hour curfew to allow New Year’s celebrations in three biggest cities

Palestine hails UN vote on legal consequences of occupation: ‘Time for Israel to be held accountable’

Vote comes just a day after Benjamin Netanyahu took office as prime minister of hard-right government

Coastguard rescue officer awarded BEM in New Year Honours list

Martin Rayner signed up as an auxiliary coastguard in April 1980.

Tate Modern director on CBE: Real honour is the extraordinary place I work in

She is the fourth director of the London art gallery and the first to be on the New Year’s Honours List, according to Tate Modern.

Theatre executive Julian Bird praises ‘resilience’ of sector as he is made OBE

The 48-year-old helped spearhead a campaign for Government support during Covid-19 and worked with Sir Sam Mendes to aid freelancers.

Mum behind Helen’s Law says daughter’s legacy is working as she’s made MBE

Marie McCourt’s campaigning following her daughter’s death led to the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Act, dubbed Helen’s Law.

EXPLAINER: Break in case of killings of 4 Idaho students

An arrest has been made in the November fatal stabbings of four University of Idaho students, a case that shocked the small college town and seemed to perplex investigators for … Continue Reading →

Tesla stock sees worst year ever

Electric car maker’s market cap has fallen by more than the combined value of all other car makers globally

Brazil mourns Pelé, who made every part of the country proud

With Pelé’s death, Brazilians have lost a piece of their hearts

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

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

Who’s really behind the Prime Hydration drinks craze?

YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI promote brand – but who actually manufactures it?

Vatican: Benedict in stable condition, participated in Mass

The Vatican says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is in stable condition and was able to participate in Mass in his room amid a deterioration in his health

‘She was the best of Britain’: remembering Dame Vivienne Westwood, an icon of British fashion

The ever-irreverent British fashion designer has died at the age of 81. Maddy Mussen looks back at her life, work and iconoclastic spirit, according to those who knew her best

Graham Potter hails ‘patient’ Denis Zakaria as Chelsea outcast finally makes impact at club

Graham Potter has hailed Denis Zakaria for holding his nerve to prove his quality at Chelsea.

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones this month

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

In pictures: Sunshine and sadness in the year we said goodbye to the Queen

The late monarch’s devotion to a life of service was apparent even a matter of days before she died aged 96 in September.

In pictures: Sunshine and sadness in the year we said goodbye to the Queen

The late monarch’s devotion to a life of service was apparent even a matter of days before she died aged 96 in September.

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Review of the Year 2022

With tech reporter Alan Martin

Harlequins prop Joe Marler charged for comments made to Bristol’s Jake Heenan

The Harlequins prop faces a disciplinary hearing following an incident in the Gallagher Premiership game.

Pele death – news: Messi and Ronaldo pay tribute to Brazil legend after his death at 82

The footballer died at a hospital in his home country

Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant injured in car accident on Delhi-Dehradun expressway

Rishabh Pant suffers two cuts on his forehead, a ligament tear in his right knee and abrasion injuries on his back

Train strikes: What are the RMT’s demands compared with Network Rail’s current offer?

How the deal being offered measures up to what union members are asking for

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

A legal official says a court in military-ruled Myanmar has convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption, sentencing her to seven years in prison in the … Continue Reading →

House prices continue losing streak, but falls ease in December, says Nationwide

The average home in the UK sold for just 2.8% more in December than it had a year earlier

‘Absolutely outrageous’: Car missing wheel pulled over by police in Nottinghamshire

Police say it was ‘quite unbelievable’ that the car was still able to move

Tony Blair warned NI peace talks would ‘lose all credibility’ without progress

At a meeting in July 1997, Bertie Ahern told his British counterpart the Irish Government was not in the business of ‘dragging out the process’.

Illogical Jack Grealish display reveals what must come next for Manchester City star

Manchester City’s record signing produced his first assists of the season in the 3-1 win at Elland Road, but Pep Guardiola was not enitely satisfied

Old Drake lyrics found in a dumpster to auction for over $20,000

Lyrics were written for a song titled ‘Come Spring’

Asian shares extend losses after Wall Street decline

Shares have fallen in Asia after benchmarks skidded more than 1% on Wall Street

Fearless, quirky and elegant: why Florence Pugh is our best dressed star of 2022

We chart actress Florence Pugh’s looks of the year, from an internet-breaking hot pink, sheer chiffon gown to an elegant red Valentino dress

Love is Blind star Alexa Alfia reveals whether she and husband Brennon Lemieux have a prenup

‘It’s something Brennon brought up and asked about getting one to protect me,’ the ‘Love is Blind’ star said on Instagram.

Northern California statue of meat-packing magnate beheaded

The statue of a 19th-century Northern California rancher and meat-packing magnate has been decapitated leaving investigators in the state’s capital city scratching their heads to find a motive behind the … Continue Reading →

Firefighters facing ‘in-work poverty’, says union

FBU claims fire service bosses are being paid up to six times more than firefighters.

Teenage boy seriously injured in Slough hit-and-run as police appeal for witnesses

He was hit by a white saloon-style vehicle but the driver failed to stop

Holocaust survivor hits back after Whoopi Goldberg again plays down racial motive of Nazi genocide

Goldberg had earlier been suspended by ABC after suggesting the Holocaust ‘was not about race’

Passengers stunned as woman dons chicken, gorilla and avocado costumes at airport check-in

‘People behind her must be livid,’ one TikToker said

Rebekah Vardy says she feels sexism was at play in ‘Wagatha Christie’ coverage

Rebekah Vardy said her and Coleen Rooney’s outfits were given too much attention during the libel case

Keir Starmer ought to have more urgent priorities than writing a book

The Labour leader and other wannabe prime ministers – Wes Streeting, Lisa Nandy and Penny Mordaunt – should stick to politics, not publishing, writes John Rentoul