Standard Chartered shares jump as much as 20% after First Abu Dhabi Bank takeover report

The financial sector lit up the FTSE 100 after a report of international bid interest in Standard Chartered, which sent shares in the emerging markets lender up by as much … Continue Reading →

Nearly a third with long Covid have had symptoms for two years, figures suggest

A total of 2.1 million people – around one in 30 – currently have symptoms.

Three charged with attempted murder after teen stabbed in Dulwich on New Year’s Day

The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital, while 12 people have been arrested over the attack

Blow for Microsoft as UK competition watchdog delays merger with Call of Duty maker Activision

Xboss boss Phil Spencer said he would bring the Call of Duty franchise to Nintendo consoles if the merger is approved in a bid to appease concerns by the regulator

Labour would devolve power to ‘take back control’, says Starmer

The Labour leader said his party would not be able to get its ‘big government chequebook’ out if it wins the next election.

Dave Bautista: I don’t want Guardians of the Galaxy character to be my legacy

The professional wrestler-turned-actor has said he would like to take on more dramatic roles in future.

Travelling to see family and friends ‘good for health’

Experts found that people who left their local community were more likely to report good health compared to those who stayed closer to home.

UK Government urged to reject ‘climate-wrecking’ Rosebank oil field plans

The Scottish Greens said the proposed North Sea oil field is a ‘climate disaster waiting to happen’.

Mixed emotions for David Moyes as West Ham ‘take step in right direction’ but only draw with Leeds

David Moyes believes West Ham’s 2-2 draw at Leeds was a “step in the right direction” after their abysmal recent run, but bemoaned a missed opportunity to take all three … Continue Reading →

David Moyes lives to fight another day as West Ham stop the rot with spirited fightback in Leeds draw

A 2-2 draw brought West Ham’s turgid run of five straight defeats to an end against Leeds at Elland Road, where Rodrigo Moreno’s equaliser denied an improved Hammers three points … Continue Reading →

London Tory councillor faces investigation for ‘revolting’ rape comment

Bromley Council is investigating Mr Slater’s Twitter comment in response to a rape allegation

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista says role of Drax ‘wasn’t all pleasant’

Bautista will take his final bow as iconic superhero in forthcoming ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3’

Mick Lynch challenged over his Brexit support by James O’Brien

Plan to rip up workers’ rights ‘direct consequence of Brexit you supported’, LBC host tells union chief

Energy bills set to dip below Government support levels from July, forecast says

The average bill for households could drop to £2,800 from July, lower than the £3,000 level that the Chancellor has promised to support.

Mother of British personal trainer shot dead in Jamaica pays tribute to ‘beautiful’ son

Sean Patterson, a 33-year-old from west London, was killed in St James on Monday

The Standard View: No10 must wake up on collapsing NHS

On the day we report London’s A&E departments facing a crisis some experts are calling the “worst” they have seen, the Government risks giving the impression it is in danger … Continue Reading →

Emergency department nurse expresses concern at ‘relentless’ conditions

Hospitals across Northern Ireland have been exceptionally busy this winter.

Jon Rahm eyeing the biggest prizes after major disappointment last season

The Spaniard won the US Open in 2021 but failed to register a top-10 finish in the four main events last season.

The 13 best Netflix series that were cancelled too soon

‘1899’ joins a slew of incredible shows to be axed too soon

BT invests in firm looking to create UK drone superhighway

BT Group’s digital hub, Etc, has announced a £5m investment in drone firm Altitude Angel.

Phoebe Bridgers announces news of her father’s death

The singer posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday (3 January) sharing the news

The NHS has been sabotaged – why are we so reluctant to point it out?

Nobody sees a poster saying, ‘vote for the destruction of the health service’ and thinks ‘by Jove, what a good idea!’ It works gradually, over years and decades

Davina McCall called ‘stupid b****’ while eating at Manchester restaurant

‘Amber took terrible care of us, she was totally hilarious,’ said presenter

Daniil Medvedev into last eight in Adelaide but Britain’s Jack Draper bows out

Tennis’ biggest stars continue their preparations for the first Grand Slam of the 2023 season

Avatar 3: James Cameron reveals new details about the plot of next instalment

Director says he doesn’t just want to show ‘the good side’ of the Na’vi

Jeremy Renner shares first photo from hospital bed: ‘I send love to you all’

Actor posted picture as Nevada sheriff gave details on ‘tragic accident’

PM to set out ‘maths to 18’ plan in first speech of the year

Rishi Sunak will lay out his priorities and ambitions for the year ahead, which will include a new mission to combat high rates of innumeracy.

Arsenal frustrated by Newcastle to drop points in Premier League title race

Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle: The Magpies took a share of the spoils from the Emirates after a battling display

Idaho murders suspect Bryan Kohberger appears in court to waive extradition in college student killings

Bryan Kohberger appeared in court on Tuesday – four days after his bombshell arrest for the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin

Greta Thunberg birthday: Fans pay tribute to climate activist following Andrew Tate drama

Greta Thunberg celebrated turning 20 years old this week, just days after Andrew Tate’s arrest in Romania

'Prophet of Doom' to plead guilty in Brooklyn subway attack

A man accused of opening fire and wounding 10 passengers on a Brooklyn subway train last year plans to plead guilty to federal terrorism charges

Treason: Oona Chaplin reveals series’ shocking finale was changed at the last minute

‘I was devastated,’ Chaplin said of the finale’s twist

Shares soar on first day of 2023 trading

The FTSE 100 hit a seven-month high during the day, but gave back some of its gains before closing time

Hollyoaks trailer reveals 2023 will see new faces, flings and fears in soap

An hour-long special episode of the series will see Eric’s hate campaign against the women of Hollyoaks hit its peak.

Pharmacists warn of major shortages of cold and flu medicines across the UK

Empty medicine shelves in pharmacies have become increasingly evident due to a huge demand for do-it-yourself treatments and a surge in cold and flu infections.

Police officer arrested after two high school cheerleaders killed in high-speed crash

Two High School cheerleaders from Baton Rouge, Louisiana have been killed in a car crash involving a police officer who was in a high-speed pursuit of a suspect following a … Continue Reading →

Damar Hamlin reacts to Bills teammate’s critical neck injury in heart-wrenching video resurfaced after collapse

‘You never know when your last day could be that you get to experience something like this’ Hamlin says during September interview

Terror suspect who died after being investigated ‘was a victim’, mother says

Rhianan Rudd was groomed and exploited online from the age of 14 by an American extremist as she found herself lured in to white supremacist views.

India TikTok ban set ‘important precedent’ says US regulator

‘We need to weed out other nefarious apps as well’

Owner charged with animal neglect for abandoning dog at Iowa airport says he ‘knew someone would take her’

Bigsen Charles tied up his dog named Stella outside the Des Moines airport after being told he needed a kennel to get on his flight

Skip Bayless’ co-host skips Fox Sports broadcast amid backlash over ‘sick’ tweet about Damar Hamlin collapse

‘Bayless has made his money by being a living, breathing troll who slings hot takes against the wall’

Harry Kane cannot be Crystal Palace players’ sole focus, warns Patrick Vieira

The Tottenham striker sits second in the Premier League list for goals scored this season.

Poland’s Catholic premier sparks outrage with death penalty support

Poland’s conservative prime minister has surprisingly spoken in favor of the death penalty and admitted he doesn’t share the view of the Roman Catholic Church on the matter

Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max: Best deals in January 2023

In the market for the latest iPhone 14? As with its previous iPhone 13 offering, Apple has released not one, but four, different handsets under its latest iteration iPhone 14 … Continue Reading →

The best camera phones to buy in 2023

In a world of Instagram and TikTok, a phone’s camera has grown to become one of its biggest selling points – with manufacturers and marketeers working hard to one up … Continue Reading →

Adele’s ‘really bad sciatica’ leaves star ‘waddling’ during Las Vegas show

The Hello hitmaker was reportedly handing out T-shirts to fans when she complained about her chronic back pain

Man living in care home found dead as fellow resident arrested for ‘murder’

The 60-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts by paramedics

Cristiano Ronaldo timeline: From Piers Morgan interview to Man Utd exit and Saudi Arabia

The Portuguese superstar has joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after his second spell with Manchester United was ended by mutual consent in November after an explosive interview

Scientists discover first known organism thriving exclusively on diet of viruses

Previous studies provide scarce evidence of other organisms eating viruses, researchers say

4 weight loss myths we all need to stop believing

From skipping meals to cutting carbs, Lisa Salmon gets the expert take on some common weight-loss claims.

Jeremy Renner’s family releases first statement since actor’s accident

Renner has undergone two surgeries at a Nevada hospital after suffering serious injuries in a snowploughing accident

Government urged to act amid warnings of ‘intolerable’ NHS pressures

Top medics described the current situation as ‘unbearable’ and ‘intolerable’, as the Prime Minister faced calls to address the crisis.

Jet2holidays and Kuoni come out on top in Which? holiday provider survey

Online travel agency eDreams came bottom but said they should not be compared to firms that specialise in a more traditional package holiday offering.

Londoners have more dinnertime disputes than anywhere else in the UK

A poll of 2,000 adults living with others found common arguments among those in the capital focus on manners, noisy eating and who should do the washing up

Rose Parade avoids California rain as it welcomes New Year

Flower-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian units celebrated the New Year as the 134th Rose Parade slipped through a gap in California’s siege of drenching storms

Pakistan says it won't allow countries to shelter militants

Pakistan’s political and military leadership says no nation will be allowed to shelter militants who stage attacks against the country — an apparent reference to neighboring Afghanistan

US Virgin Islands district attorney fired days after suing JP Morgan Chase over Jeffrey Epstein ties

Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan said he had ‘relieved’ Denise George of her duties amid reports he was unaware of a lawsuit filed against JP Morgan Chase

Alpine slopes face snow shortage in unseasonably warm winter

Much of the Alps just don’t look right for this time of year

Investigation launched after Grenfell graffiti painted on Ulster 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.

Ukrainians in UK forced to choose between homelessness and returning to war

Ukrainians living in the UK to escape Vladimir Putin’s war face a postcode lottery of support, which varies from council to council

Health advice issued for children’s return to school amid high levels of covid, scarlet fever and flu

Parents are being advised to take “simple” steps to keep their children safe as they return to school with flu, coronavirus and scarlet fever circulating.

Gianni Infantino wants every country to name a stadium in honour of Pele

The Brazil great died aged 82 after a battle with cancer.

Government needs to stop blocking rail dispute deal, RMT says

General secretary Mick Lynch said there is ‘ministerial interference’ around a settlement.

The Xbox series S has £40 slashed off its price in the January sales

Game into the new year with this sizeable saving on Microsoft’s latest console

Rafael Nadal’s poor run continues as he slumps to fresh defeat at United Cup

The Spaniard was defeated by Alex De Minaur to make it six losses from his last seven matches

Nasa chief warns of Chinese land grab on the Moon

‘It is a fact, we’re in a space race,’ Bill Nelson says, ‘and it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they say, “Keep out, we’re here, this is … Continue Reading →

Gerwyn Price beaten at Ally Pally after donning ear defenders to block out noise

The world number one was beaten 5-1 by Germany’s Gabriel Clemens

The remarkable true story behind ITV drama Stonehouse

Macfadyen stars as the politician who faked his own death in the new series, while his real-life wife Keeley Hawes plays Stonehouse’s suspicious spouse

Energy experts look to next winter as gas crisis is set to continue in 2023

Experts are already concerned that all the same challenged could be repeated next winter, and perhaps get worse.

Health unions angry at prospect of capping NHS pay rises at 2%

Unions said to believe Health Secretary Steve Barclay wants to restrict next year’s award for NHS staff to 2 per cent

Chris Kamara unmasked on new series of ITV1’s The Masked Singer

Chris Kamara’s Ghost was the first character to be unmasked on ITV1’s The Masked Singer.

UK climate group calls temporary halt to disruptive protests

The U.K. division of climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion says its activists will temporarily stop blocking busy roads, gluing themselves to buildings and engaging in other disruptive acts of … Continue Reading →

Biden watches sunrise, attends church to open 2023 in USVI

President Joe Biden has opened 2023 by watching the first sunrise of the new year from the U.S. Virgin Islands and attending church

Defending champion Georgia vs. Cinderella TCU for CFP title

After the best semifinal day in the nine-year history of the College Football Playoff, the title game will match the defending national champion against the closest thing the sport has … Continue Reading →

Sir Elton John and David Beckham among famous faces sharing new year wishes

Celebrities across the world said farewell to 2022 in messages on social media

The best tech deals in the 2023 January sales: Discounts on laptops, TVs, phones from O2 and more

We can expect deals on everything from TVs to games consoles in 2023

Ditch the new year’s resolutions — here’s how to make 2023 your best year yet

Author and life design coach Selina Barker is founder of the Hello 2023, Goodbye 2022 new year journal. Here, she offers six practical steps to making the next 12 months … Continue Reading →

Amazon January sale 2023: Best deals on Le Creuset, Ring doorbells and more

We dug up the retailer’s best offers quicker than you can ask Alexa

On This Day in 2018 – Rob Cross turns off ‘The Power’ to claim PDC world crown

Most darts fans had never heard of Cross 12 months previously as he plied his trade as an amateur player while working as an electrician.

Catholic worshippers across the UK to pray for Pope Benedict XVI

Church leaders have urged worshippers to keep the former pope in their prayers when they attend church services on Sunday.

Moscow murders suspect Bryan Kohberger will ‘waive right to extradition hearing’ to expedite return to Idaho

Mr Kohberger’s public defender has said the suspected murderer is “eager to be exonerated”

Murder probe launched as man, 29, dies after being stabbed in heart in London park

Despite the efforts of London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance, he was pronounced dead at the scene

Police name man sought over sexual assault of elderly woman at home

The victim, aged in her 70s, was sexually assaulted when she returned to her home in Notting Hill Gate.

New Year’s Eve hours: Walmart, Target, Starbucks and more opening times

Some retail giants are keeping their doors closed on 1 January

Coast Guard stops search for 4 people missing after helicopter crash in Gulf of Mexico

The crash happened on Thursday and launched an eight hour search over 180 square miles

Rebecca Black has one condition if she is to be ‘papped’ with Pete Davidson in 2023

The singer responded to a Twitter user’s list of ‘2023 predictions’

10 sporting stars to look out for in 2023

A look at the athletes set to take their sports by sport next year.

Antonio Conte: No concerns over Eric Dier but may rest him against Aston Villa

England international Eric Dier has started 22 of Tottenham’s 23 matches this season.

Social media may threaten the Welsh language, study reveals

Academics at Swansea University compared minority and majority language speakers’ social media responses.

The best London restaurants to celebrate New Year’s Eve, from Sexy Fish to Seabird

Greet the clock striking 12 midnight in one of these restaurants perfect for seeing in the new year, says Ben McCormack

UK’s problems will not ‘go away’ in 2023, says Sunak in New Year message

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer used his message to warn that the UK ‘needs to change’ as he looked back on a ‘very tough’ year.

Angus Robertson: We have seen no advantages to leaving EU

The Constitution Secretary said Scottish independence prospectus papers would continue to be published.

Scotland star Jen Beattie ‘beyond proud’ at becoming MBE

Beattie said she ‘burst out crying’ when she received the news of her honour.

Honoured health expert says UK failing to meet basic needs of food and shelter

Professor Michael Marmot said the UK is in ‘serious trouble’ when asked the country’s standard of living.

Argentines have tattoo fever following World Cup triumph

Argentina’s victory in the soccer World Cup tournament in Qatar has unleashed tattoo fever in the South American country

Cristiano Ronaldo joins Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on two-year deal

The Portugal forward will play outside Europe for the first time after leaving Manchester United

Covid: Travellers from China to need negative test to enter UK in government U-turn

Anyone flying from China from January 5 will be required to show a negative Covid-19 test before departing.

New smoking ban starts at Miami Beach parks and beaches

Starting New Year’s Day, you can still wear bikinis on the beaches of Miami Beach, but forget about showing any butts — cigarette butts, that is

Pelé invigorated US soccer, paved way for '94 World Cup, MLS

Clive Toye started his pursuit of Pelé with a trip to Jamaica and a cold call in 1971

London Ambulance Service expecting 45% more calls than normal on New Year’s Eve

Paramedics urge Londoners to celebrate the New Year safely as service faces unprecedented demand

Harriet Dart seals win for Great Britain in United Cup opener against Australia

Dart defeated Maddison Inglis before Australia fought back to make it 3-2

This Morning’s Alison Hammond ‘being lined up for her own show on Sky’

The station’s bosses are hoping to poach her from ITV

Emiliano Martinez must ‘adapt quickly’ before Aston Villa return after World Cup celebrations

The Argentina goalkeeper faces a mental and physical ‘check’ before Unai Emery selects him for his club again

Vivienne Westwood death: ‘Queen of British fashion’ dies aged 81

Vivienne Westwood ‘died peacefully surrounded by her family,’ her representatives said

Andrew Tate ‘detained in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking and rape’

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

Cliff Jones: Wales had never heard of Pele before 1958 World Cup encounter

Pele was only 17 when he burst onto the scene in Sweden in sensational fashion, scoring six goals as Brazil won the World Cup for the first time.

What are my travel options during Border Force strikes at UK airports?

Staff who check passports are walking out at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Cardiff airports from 23 December

Greta Thunberg suggests Twitter spat inadvertently led to Andrew Tate’s arrest

A theory on social media suggests Tate’s location was disclosed by pizza boxes visible in a video he posted addressing her.

Indian cricket star Rishabh Pant suffers multiple injuries in horror car crash

Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant is in a stable condition after suffering multiple injuries after a horror car crash.

Andrew Tate: Everything you need to know about the controversial influencer arrested in Romania

Tate has been criticised for peddling ‘misogynistic views’ and ‘negative presentations of masculinity’

Covid tests for China arrivals ‘unlikely to be effective’, says expert

The chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation said travel bans will not stop new variants.

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

Cost crisis wrought havoc in 2022, but 2023 set to be ‘year of recession’

Soaring inflation took over as the big threat to the economy this year, with experts predicting a prolonged recession that will dominate 2023.

The best cultural long reads of 2022: from the return of the rom-com to celebrity sex tapes

Our picks of the Evening Standard’s best culture long reads of the year

Apple sued over ‘racial bias’ of Apple Watch blood oxygen reader

Lawsuit alleges Apple Watch’s algorithms designed for fingertip sensing are ‘inappropriate’

At least 10 killed in Cambodia’s Grand Diamond City casino-hotel fire

Videos on social media showed people appearing to be jumping out of upper floors of the hotel

Fire after highway crash in South Korea kills 5, injures 37

A freight truck collided with a bus on a highway near Seoul, causing a fire that killed at least five people and injuring 37 others

Crossrail guide to Harold Wood: average house prices, new homes and Elizabeth Line journey times to central London

Value for money, fast commutes and green spaces are a big draw for home hunters searching along the Elizabeth line

Van drivers will be caught off guard by tax increase, survey suggests

Company van tax will increase by 10% from April 2023

23 films to look out for in 2023, from Barbie and Wonka to Dune and M3GAN

Yes, there’s a new Indiana Jones. But, more importantly, 2023 promises brand new work by Greta Gerwig, Martin Scorsese and Ari Aster, plus killer dolls, wedding heists, fake girlfriends and … Continue Reading →

Lack of info on China's COVID outbreak stirs global concerns

Moves by the U.S., Japan and others to mandate COVID-19 tests for passengers arriving from China reflect global concern that new variants could emerge in its ongoing explosive outbreak — … Continue Reading →

Trump news – live: Trump tax returns reveal web of losses, write-offs, ‘disguised gifts’ and little charity

Former president’s tax returns expected to be released by House Ways and Means Committee on Friday

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

Vladimir Putin’s forces increasingly diminished at epicentre of fighting in Donbas, analysts believe

Dustpan and brush and used deodorant ‘among worst Christmas gifts’

Nearly a quarter of people had given unwanted gifts away, according to a Which? survey which asked people about Christmas in 2021.

New Year’s Eve 2022: Six of the best natural hangover remedies to try

Tackle headaches, nausea and general malaise with these top tips from health experts, says Max Freeman-Mills

‘More extreme weather to come’ as 2022 set to be UK’s hottest year on record

Provisional data from the Met Office shows that 2022 has set a 139-year annual mean temperature record.