When is Twelfth Night 2023 and when do we take Christmas decorations down?

January 5 is traditionally the day many people take down their Christmas decorations


Glass Onion becomes Netflix’s third most watched film – What are the streamer’s other most viewed projects?

If you’re looking for binge-worthy TV, or blockbuster films, why not try one of these Netflix chart-toppers?


China Covid: Patients left in corridors after beds run out at Beijing hospital

Pictures show patients being left in walkways while cases soar in the Chinese capital


Where to buy in 2023: home counties towns with future investment, Crossrail links and new homes

Looking for more bang for your buck, a fast commute and potential future house price growth? These Home Counties towns are worth a look


Barcelona escape seven-goal thriller against third-tier Copa del Rey opponents as Soldevila nets hat-trick

Former Barcelona academy player Oriol Soldevila scored a hat-trick against his old club but still ended on the losing side as third-tier InterCity took the LaLiga giants to extra time … Continue Reading →


Bird flu confirmed in commercial poultry in Norfolk

There have been 156 confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the UK since October 1.


Carer was walking home from work when hit by police car, inquest hears

An inquest opening on Wednesday heard the police driver attempted CPR before she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.


More than half of dieters are trying to lose weight ‘in secret’

A study of 2,000 adults who are trying to slim down found 57 per cent haven’t told anyone about their weight loss attempts


Train drivers feel ‘crapped on from a very great height’, says union boss

Exclusive: Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef, hits out at ‘corrupt’ employers on eve of sixth national walkout


Sunak: NHS patients are not getting the care they deserve

The Prime Minister said that ‘something has to change’ in the health service.


Police want to find this man after woman kicked unconscious in Essex station attack

The attacker dragged her through a ticket barrier before repeatedly stamping on her head


Man City have to be ‘almost perfect’ to catch Arsenal, Pep Guardiola admits

The champions can move back within five points of the Gunners when they travel to Chelsea on Thursday


Children’s dental health ‘a national disgrace’ – 9 hacks for healthier teeth

As a doctor warns toothbrushes are a ‘luxury’ for some families, a dental health expert tells Lisa Salmon how parents can help kids avoid tooth decay.



Friend of Delhi woman dragged to death by car says men ‘deliberately ran her over’

Women rights activists are urging people to stop victim shaming


The best wine deals for January 2023: Bargain bottles to sip and save on this winter

These offers from Waitrose & Partners, Majestic Wine and Asda are absolutely ‘di-vine’


From ChatGPT to diverting asteroids: These scientific breakthroughs give us hope for 2023

‘Revolutions’ in nuclear fusion and artificial intelligence offer cause for optimism in the new year, writes Bevan Hurley


Best air fryer deals this month that are anything but hot air

Lower your energy bills and cook up healthier meals with these efficient appliances


Pope praises 'acute and gentle' Benedict ahead of funeral

Pope Francis has praised Pope Emeritus’ Benedict XVI’s “acute and gentle thought” on the final day of public viewing of his body in St. Peter’s Basilica before his funeral



Is Crystal Palace vs Tottenham on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Here’s all you need to know about the top-flight game as Spurs look to bounce back from defeat


Family ‘heartbroken’ after British couple killed in Gold Coast helicopter crash

Ron and Diane Hughes from Neston, Cheshire, had reportedly been visiting his daughter and her family in Australia when the tragedy occurred.


‘Tragic accident’: Jeremy Renner was run over by unmanned Snowcat as he plowed neighbours’ drives

Investigators say that actor was ‘unimpaired’ and ‘no foul play suspected’ in horrific incident


Manchester United want to play football not tennis, says Erik ten Hag after Bournemouth win

The Red Devils are fourth in the Premier League after downing the Cherries 3-0


'Romeo & Juliet' stars sue over 1968 film's teen nude scene

The stars of the 1968 film “Romeo and Juliet” have sued Paramount Pictures for more than $500 million over a nude scene shot when they were teens


Teen emergency lands plane carrying his family: ‘My grandma was crying’

The young pilot had to navigate under powerlines in order to safely land the plane


Supporters celebrate ‘Senator Fetterman’ getting sworn in: ‘He wore a suit’

‘For those of you asking, yes, there will be a Fetterman in shorts today, but it’s not me,’ senator says


Rishi Sunak to make maths compulsory for pupils until age 18

Not preparing pupils for jobs of the future would be ‘letting our children down’, PM to say


Mississippi governor, state candidates file for reelection

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has filed to run for a second four-year term


New documents detail Sen. Ron Johnson asking about electors

Newly released documents from the House Jan. 6 committee show that the former Wisconsin Republican Party chairman testified that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke to him weeks before Joe Biden … Continue Reading →


AOC reveals why she was chatting with GOP opponent who fantasised about killing her in anime video

The progressive Democrat and Representative Paul Gosar were caught chatting on the House floor amid the chaotic speaker’s vote.


All of us who watch this brutal – but thrilling – sport are responsible for what befell Damar Hamlin

NFL long accused of ignoring dangers of sport and controvery riven by race and class


Michael Smith hits nine-dart finish in ‘best leg of all time’ in World Championship final

Michael van Gerwen erred with his own attempt at a perfect leg before Smith hit double 12 to spark wild scenes


Madalina Cojocari: North Carolina police issue renewed plea for information on 11-year-old missing for 43 days

The girl’s parents were arrested shortly after she was reported missing


Lovers hurting in time of rising prices – survey

Six in 10 people surveyed say the cost-of-living crisis has ‘negatively impacted’ upon their romantic relationship, according to Stowe Family Law.


Damar Hamlin’s charity GoFundMe tops $3.8m hours after horror on-field collapse

Damar Hamlin’s goal was simple: He wanted to raise $2,500 online to buy toys for needy kids



Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti wants to keep attacking ahead of crucial Serie A clash with Inter Milan

The league leaders face the 2021 title winners and another positive result would go a long way towards taking the Naples club towards a first Scudetto since 1990


Woman and 17-year-old girl found dead at home in Hampshire

Police say their deaths are currently being treated as ‘unexplained’


Jesse Marsch admits life as Leeds boss can be ‘stressful beyond belief’

The American is approaching a year in charge of Leeds


Pubs and restaurants could cut opening hours to survive ‘perfect storm’ this year

Businesses considering cutting capacity by up to 20 per cent, hospitality chief warns


Bank borrowing less attractive than since financial crisis, say major UK firms

Deloitte’s survey of chief financial officers found credit has become more expensive than at any time since the 2008 crash.


Move on from COVID? Child care disruptions continue

For working parents of young children, it seems the rest of the world has moved on from the pandemic


Andy Murray suffers first-round exit in Adelaide

The three-time Grand Slam champion was beaten in just under two hours by American Sebastian Korda.


New Year’s Eve Qatar flight forced to return to Brisbane after passengers ‘spot something hanging from wing’

‘A pilot came down the galley to assess and decided to return to Brisbane,’ reports passenger



MPs wear stab vests to meet constituents over safety fears

Politicians share frustrations with security arrangements following murder of Sir David Amess


Mick Lynch accuses Tory minister of lying about move to ‘torpedo’ rail strike talks

Transport secretary Mark Harper denies RMT claim he blocked deal before Christmas


Rail strikes: Minister tells RMT to ‘hammer out a deal’

Around half of Britain’s railway lines are closed and only a fifth of services are running as thousands of workers stage industrial action.



How effective is wool in the garden?

It’s sustainable, biodegradable and offers a range of benefits – but not everyone’s sold on gardening with wool. Hannah Stephenson finds out more.


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

Kyiv claims up to 400 Russians killed in Donetsk drone strike


As legal pot grows, more kids sickened by edibles at home

A new U.S. study finds that reports of young children accidentally eating marijuana-laced treats rose sharply as pot became legal in more places


Asian markets mixed ahead of Fed report, US jobs data

Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday ahead of updates on U.S. employment amid fears of a possible global recession


What the papers say – January 3

The National Health Service’s woes continue to feature across the front pages.


No one is going stop me, says Michael van Gerwen after cruising into final

The Dutchman booked his place in Tuesday’s showpiece against Michael Smith after demolishing Dimitri van den Bergh 6-0 in his semi-final.


The Masters invites wrong Scott Stallings to play Augusta major

The three-time PGA Tour winner posted a message on Twitter from a man with the same name who received his invite to the Masters


Revealed: Covid tests on arrival from China optional as government accused of ‘muddled thinking’

Exclusive: Passengers who volunteer and test positive at Heathrow won’t have to self-isolate


State seeks long prison term for accused NYC subway gunman

Prosecutors plan to seek a decades-long prison sentence for a man who is expected to plead guilty this week to opening fire in a subway car and wounding 10 riders … Continue Reading →


Trevor Bickford: Teen who attacked NYPD officers with machete on New Year’s Eve charged with attempted murder

Mr Bickford has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted assault


NHS pressure ‘intolerable and unsustainable’, warn medics

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine claimed that somewhere between 300 and 500 people are dying each week due to delays.


Investigation launched after Grenfell graffiti painted on rugby stadium

The graffiti expressed support for those who died in the fire at the residential tower block in North Kensington, west London, in June 2017.


Deaths caused by emergency care delays ‘not a short-term thing’

Ian Higginson, vice-president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said the current problems are not down to Covid or flu.


Girl found wandering alone on New Year’s Eve reunited with her parents

The girl, believed to be aged between 4 and 6, was taken to hospital for evaluation after being found in The Bronx



Croatia ditches currency to adopt euro and join border-free Schengen zone

Croatia switched to the shared European currency and removed dozens of border checkpoints to join world’s largest passport-free travel area


Former Kansas City theatre director found dead just days after being accused of sexual assault on social media

‘I couldn’t get Jeff’s face out of my mind. I knew I had to say something’


Three people and dog die in fire at hotel in Scotland

Emergency services were called to the scene of the fire at the New County Hotel in Perth on Monday


Every lie disgraced incoming Congressman George Santos has been accused of making, so far

The New York Republican’s list of fictions is long and keeps growing as more reporters join the investigation


Unions call for ‘sensible’ proposals to help end rail dispute strikes

Trade union leaders have accused the Government of blocking a deal as passengers prepare for the latest disruption.


Pensioner says ‘do not resuscitate’ order was signed without his permission after hospital seizure

Pat Burke, 82, was visiting the QEQM hospital in Margate, Kent, for a routine check-up on his pacemaker when he had a seizure in the waiting room


‘Worst year of my life’: Louise Thompson waves goodbye to 2022 with candid Instagram post

‘To anyone else out there that has had a tricky one, I wish you all the luck for this new one,’ says former reality TV star


What is Damp January and how does it differ from Dry January?

As we head into the new year, some will attempt a milder approach to Dry January


Demonetisation: India’s top court upholds legality of 2016 currency ban

India’s top court says government’s surprise decision in 2016 to demonetize high-value bills was legal


Queen Margrethe admits to ‘difficulties and ‘hurt’ in Danish royal family

Monarch made the candid comments during her New Year’s Eve address to the nation


Children in care moved home over Christmas period at rate of almost 80 a day

A charity said the figures reveal the ‘shocking and upsetting’ scale of instability faced by looked-after youngsters over the festive season.


Third of adults would find it ‘difficult or impossible’ to find extra £20

People are being forced to take increasingly desperate measures, such as eating cold meals to cut costs, Citizens Advice said


Fifteen children have died from Strep A in the UK in recent weeks. Could an outbreak in the US follow?

Amid a recent spike in deaths from Strep A infections in the UK, the CDC is now closely monitoring a possible increase of the bacterial infections in the US. A … Continue Reading →


World Cup success will not change ‘humble’ Alexis Mac Allister, says Lewis Dunk

The creative midfielder is nearing a return to Premier League action.


Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea: Away day Blues continue as more points dropped in top-four hunt

Chelsea were denied back-to-back victories after the World Cup break after being held to a feisty draw at struggling Nottingham Forest as their away struggles continued to kick off 2023.


James Norton hails Happy Valley as ‘revolutionary’ ahead of show’s return to TV

The actor stars as notorious villain Tommy Lee Royce in the BBC One drama.


NHS facing ‘equivalent levels of pressure’ as the pandemic

Exhausted and underresourced staff are experiencing a higher demand for care than ever during a severe flu season, officials said.


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

Follow all the action from Stade Louis II


Woman who made plea to Tony Blair feels betrayed 25 years after peace agreement

Margaret Gibney was a Belfast schoolgirl when she asked the then-prime minister to bring an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.


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

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League fixture


David Ellis, On the Sauce with hair of the dog hangover cures

From a Rogers’ Bucks Fizz to Guinness bombed with coffee, David Ellis runs over his favourite liquid cures for a night gone too far



Just Stop Oil calls for an end to arrest and imprisonment of protesters

More than 130 Just Stop Oil activists have been held behind bars either awaiting trial or while serving a sentence this year, according to the group.


Man arrested on suspicion of murdering missing woman, 24, from Deptford

Maureen Gitau has not been seen since December 5, and detectives say she ‘has likely been killed’



From Skepta to David Bowie – the celebrities who turned down New Year’s Honours

Whether for political, personal or professional reasons, not everyone considers the annual awards an ‘honour’


Personal best and personal worst of travel in 2022

The Man Who Pays His Way: This year’s new category is ‘interaction with the emergency services’


Benedict’s resignation sparked calls for retirement protocol

Pope Benedict XVI’s 2013 resignation sparked calls for rules and regulations for future retired popes to avoid the kind of confusion that ensued


Strep A cases in your area as infections in England rise 20 per cent

Scarlet fever and Strep A infections continue to rise as health officials warn parents to be vigilant


Bill Cosby sued by woman who says he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986

Stacey Pinkerton’s lawsuit says Cosby ‘engaged in forced sexual intercourse’ with her


‘People want to hold onto their experiences of Harry Potter’: Harry Melling on the wizarding franchise, the Coen bros and The Pale Blue Eye

The actor who played Dudley Dursley has been more successful than some of his fellow Harry Potter stars at escaping the franchise’s spell. He talks to Ellie Harrison about his … Continue Reading →


7 New Year’s resolutions that won’t make you feel terrible about yourself

Ditch goals that fixate on so-called ‘flaws’ and celebrate yourself instead. By Imy Brighty-Potts.


Mega Millions numbers drawn for estimated $685M jackpot

The final Mega Millions drawing of 2022 has taken place, but officials have not yet released whether there was a winner or if the estimated $685 million jackpot will roll … Continue Reading →


British citizens and officials receive honours for response to war in Ukraine

Several diplomats at the Kyiv and Moscow embassies have been made OBEs.



Trump tax returns dispute White House claim that he donated salary during Covid

Despite his spokeswoman’s claim, returns show he donated nothing to charity in 2020


Ginni Thomas says she regrets post-election texts to Meadows

Virginia Thomas says she regrets sending texts to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows after the 2020 election, telling the House Jan_ 6 committee in a September interview that … Continue Reading →


First woman to run major UK bank receives damehood

Alison Rose, the chief executive of NatWest Group, joined the bank 30 years ago as a graduate and climbed the ranks to take on the top job in 2019.


China vows to maintain ‘fair’ stance on Ukraine war after Putin and Xi meeting

Putin said he expect President Xi to make a state visit next year in a public show of solidarity from Beijing


Uncorked: Are non-alcoholic wines any good?

Where should you start with alcohol-free wine, and will it ever taste like the real thing? Tom Harrow answers your questions


Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger allegedly asked police if anyone else had been arrested

Bryan Kohlberger is facing extradition from Pennsylvania to Idaho for the slayings of four University of Idaho students



Lula ‘surprised by delayed call from Sunak’ in run up to Brazilian president’s inauguration

Lula is said to have spoken to Joe Biden, Olaf Schulz and Emmanuel Macron long before the UK prime minister


In Pictures: A new Prince of Wales and a historic World Cup journey

William was invested as the new Prince of Wales following the death of his grandmother.


Heavy rain across Scotland causes widespread flooding and travel disruption

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


Custody extension for suspects of nightclub murder

Magistrates have granted police more time to question two men accused of stabbing a 23-year-old footballer on Boxing Day.


Beijing gives Hong Kong leader more power in security cases

Hong Kong’s leader will have the power to decide whether foreign lawyers can be involved in national security cases in the city


Ireland experiences warmest year on record

A record temperature of 33C was recorded in Phoenix Park, Dublin, on July 18.


‘Snitched on himself’: KSI mocks Andrew Tate’s arrest after Greta Thunberg video

Tate’s video, displaying a Romanian pizza box, is thought to have alerted authorities to his location


Should you be making New Year’s resolutions for 2023? Experts weigh in

Are New Year’s resolutions actually productive?


Next set to reveal sales dip as ‘squeezed middle’ cut Christmas spending

Investors will be closely watching the fashion chain’s trading update on Thursday for detail on its sales figures over the festive season.


In Pictures: Highlights of 2022 in the animal kingdom

Highlights of 2022 in the animal kingdom.


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

‘The image of a flawless relationship is the last thing that we want to project’


Ambulance handover delays remain high with one in five waiting over an hour

Some 37% of handovers last week were delayed by at least 30 minutes.


Ambulance handover delays remain high with one in five waiting over an hour

Some 37% of handovers last week were delayed by at least 30 minutes.


Heavy rain across Scotland sparks flooding chaos…but skiers rejoice amid mountain snow

Motorists are being advised to only travel if really necessary in areas subjected to an amber weather warning.


Philippines floods, landslides kill 44 after Christmas Day rains

28 people are still missing, the national disaster agency says


Country estate used for ‘walk and talk’ bereavement therapy

Marie Curie and the National Trust have formed a partnership to deliver the novel counselling sessions for family members who have lost loved ones.


Two arrested in connection with shooting of Elle Edwards released from custody

A 30-year-old man has been recalled to prison on licence and a 19-year-old woman has been bailed, police said


Elon Musk’s net worth collapse is biggest loss of wealth in modern history

Billionaire’s fortune has fallen by $200bn, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Greece


Nathan Jones urges Southampton to purge past defensive woes from memory

Saints have conceded in 15 of their 16 Premier League fixtures this term


Every rail strike date confirmed for January 2023

More misery for commuters likely in new year as pay disputes go unresolved


2023 marks the start of football’s next era

After the era-defining Qatar World Cup and careers of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the powers behind football’s sportswashing race will turn their attention to the club game as Kylian … Continue Reading →


Men more likely to have thought about separating next year – poll

A Relate study after the 2008 downturn found couples worst affected by the recession were eight times more likely to suffer relationship breakdown.


Musician Theophilus London reported missing by family

The family of rapper Theophilus London has filed a missing persons report with Los Angeles police this week and are asking for the public’s help to find him


Afghan women determined, frustrated after Taliban NGO ban

After the Taliban’s ban on women working for non-government groups in Afghanistan, some women staffers say they will try to continue their work under the radar


Miss Ukraine commended for ‘badass’ appearance at Miss Universe pageant

‘Warrior of Light’ costume symbolises Ukraine’s ‘fight against darkness’


Madonna sparks confusion after posing in lingerie in holiday video with her children: ‘Bizarre’

The singer shared a Christmas video with four of her children on Instagram.


Ariana Grande sends Christmas gifts to children in Manchester hospitals

‘Thank you Ariana!’ the Manchester Children’s Hospital’s charity wrote on Twitter.


Paul Pelosi attack suspect pleads not guilty to state charges

David DePape only said the word ‘yes’ at a hearing when asked if he waived his right to a speedy trial


Victims choose offenders’ punishment under Labour’s anti-social behaviour review

Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed says he will update Tony Blair’s ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’ mantra and focus on prevention.


Victims choose offenders’ punishment under Labour’s anti-social behaviour review

Shadow justice secretary Steve Reed says he will update Tony Blair’s ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’ mantra and focus on prevention.


John Major feared loyalists would walk from ceasefire in 1996

The UK’s then-prime minister told John Bruton of his concerns about being seen to give into Sinn Fein demands.


Blair was urged to use ‘government machine’ to push for 1998 referendum Yes vote

Declassified papers reveal preparations for a referendum were under way before the Good Friday Agreement was signed.


Officials feared ‘turbulence’ because of Clinton letter about Northern Ireland

Declassified papers show the future US President had said the UK Government needed to establish safeguards against the use of lethal force.


Taiwo Balogun: Police issue image of missing mother on day she was last seen in Dartford

The family of Taiwo Balogun said they are ‘very worried’ about her welfare after she vanished in early December


Leopard injures 15 people on two day rampage through Indian city Jorhat

A wild leopard that went on a two day rampage through a north east Indian city is thought to have injured at least 15 people.


British Heart Foundation dismisses Tory MP’s Covid ‘cover-up’ vaccine claim

The British Heart Foundation has rejected a Tory MP’s claims that a senior member of its team was “covering up” negative data on Covid vaccines.


Premier League table 2022-23: Latest standings, results and fixtures in matchday 18

Follow all the latest Premier League action LIVE with Standard Sport!


UK weather: Heavy rain brings Scotland severe warning from Met Office

The forecaster has issued a yellow weather warning for Scotland from Friday