London Fire Brigade dealt with 163 disciplinary cases in two years, report reveals

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has investigated more than 160 disciplinary offences – including fraud and pornography – among its staff in the past two years, according to the BBC.

Top 5 artificial intelligence (AI) cryptocurrencies

AI cryptocurrencies are a relatively new frontier in the crypto space, combining decentralised finance with machine learning technology.

Actress Priyanka Chopra reveals why her music career only ‘lasted two seconds’

The actress said her brush with the music industry had given her an appreciation for what her musician husband Nick Jonas has to go through

Glastonbury renames John Peel Stage after nearly two decades

The big top venue adopted the name following the influential radio DJ’s death in 2004.

Man charged with murder after woman, 89, found dead in Bexleyheath property

Kevin Peace will appear at the Old Bailey later this month

Why must big City firms always fall for scams like FTX?

THERE must be some very awkward meetings taking place across the City and Wall Street right now. The sort of encounters where people bang tables and demand explanations, where they … Continue Reading →

Coworth Park: a foodie escape less than hour from London

With chef Adam Smith’s magic touch, this 5-star hotel in Ascot has all the ingredients for a chic weekend getaway

Chip firm Arm rebuffs London as it seeks US stock market listing

In January, Rishi Sunak reportedly restarted talks with Softbank to persuade it to list the Cambridge-based computer chip maker in London.

Pence won’t say whether he’d support Trump as 2024 nominee

Former Vice President Mike Pence isn’t saying whether he’d back Donald Trump if Trump were to be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024

Dragons’ Den: Where to buy the matcha energy drink, Bobhead biker apparel, Telle Moi nail gels and more

We also saw a tool to help DIYers measure more accurately, as well as a gizmo called the Fobbit

Gross negligence manslaughter charges authorised against aristocrat and partner

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon are also accused of concealing the birth of a child and perverting the course of justice.

Missouri lawmakers back ban on Chinese ownership of land

Entities from China and four other countries could be banned from purchasing land in Missouri under a plan approved by the Missouri House

New maoi statue discovered in Easter Island dry lake

Researchers have found a new moai statue in a dry lake on the Chilean island of Rapa Nui, joining the approximately 1,000 other iconic monolithic sculptures on what is internationally … Continue Reading →

Innocent man freed 38 years after imprisonment for murder as DNA test reveals another suspect

Maurice Hastings walked out of court a free man on Wednesday nearly four decades after being imprisoned for a murder he did not commit

Boris Johnson is no longer an embarrassment to his country – only to himself

It was not so much a speech, as a series of crescendoing cries for attention that became almost tragic

Teachers rally outside Welsh Parliament over pay and conditions

National Education Union members gathered at the Senedd on Thursday.

Boris Johnson skeptical about Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has poured cold water on current premier Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit deal with the European Union, saying he would “find it hard” to vote … Continue Reading →

Adil Rashid: ‘I was not pressured’ to support Michael Vaughan racism allegation

Rashid gave evidence in the disciplinary hearing being conducted amid the Yorkshire racism scandal

Supreme Court considers whether AI can be named as inventor in patent dispute

Dr Stephen Thaler is locked in a dispute with the IPO, after it rejected his bid to list an AI he created as the inventor for two patents.

Scientists ‘identify genetic variants linked to human fertility’

Researchers have detected 43 regions of the genome containing variants associated with reproductive success.

Kew Gardens: TfL customers can save money on tickets this spring

Londoners can save money on their visit until the end of June.

Train cancellations reach 1,000 every day in worst performance since records began

Latest figures show scheduled trains one-fifth down on pre-pandemic levels

Anthropologie’s £78 woven satchel bag gives the Bottega look for less

The luxury woven lattice satchel is an A-lister favourite

Mayor Sadiq Khan backs probe into ‘regretful sex’ rape claim against Sir Stephen House

Former Scotland Yard chief Sir Stephen House said he finds the phrase ‘regretful sex’ abhorrent

Fulham want to sign Manor Solomon on permanent deal after blistering form

The 23-year-old Israeli is in blistering form and has scored four goals in his last four games

Why I live in Harringay: food writer James Read on why he’s hooked on his international foodie neighbourhood

Food writer and Kim Kong Kimchi founder James Read reveals what it is about this north London area that’s kept him there for 15 years and counting

Taylor Wimpey to build a third fewer homes

Chancellor meets with housing industry figures as shockwaves from 2022 mini-Budget are still being felt

Jeremy Paxman tells of attending A&E three times in 24 hours

The broadcaster detailed the dramatic events in a column for Saga Magazine.

Netanyahu denounces protesters after salon siege of his wife

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies say protesters are “anarchists” after they gathered outside a Tel Aviv salon where his wife was getting her hair done

Dawid Malan thankful for England chances as Bangladesh century boosts World Cup hopes

The 35-year-old has hit a century fours times in just 16 ODI appearances

Matt Hancock ‘hugely disappointed and sad’ after WhatsApp messages released

The former health secretary has accused journalist Isabel Oakeshott of a ‘massive betrayal’.

Woman’s rare condition left her with tumours all over her body

Katie Eliot said she has experienced ‘amazing things’ in her life, despite bleak medical predictions in her youth

Woolf Works at the Royal Opera House review: Wayne McGregor’s masterful ballet is a heartbreaker

Alessandra Ferri resumes the central role and, at nearly 60, anchors a ballet about how it feels to sift through memory

From Daisy Jones & The Six to Girls5eva: How do you write music for a fictional band?

Music is the most important character in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestseller about a Seventies rock band. As the novel is adapted into a Prime Video series, Katie Rosseinsky talks to … Continue Reading →

We’re not being taught enough about sex ed and porn in class, say children

Exclusive: Power imbalances in relationships and LGBTQ+ education insufficient, say teenagers

Gavin Williamson said teaching unions ‘really hate work’ in message to Matt Hancock, WhatsApp leaks reveal

Journalist Isabel Oakeshott confirmed that she had broken an non-disclosure agreement by leaking messages but said it was in the ‘public interest’

Calls for more police action as violence and abuse towards retail staff doubles

Last year, 100 retail cheif executives wrote to 41 Police and Crime Commissioners to report their concern for the rise in crime.

Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus worried avatars could be used as a force for bad

The singer stars as an avatar in Abba Voyage, a virtual concert residency depicting the Swedish pop group as they appeared in 1977.

Parole denied for RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan for 17th time

Parole was approved in past, but overruled by California governor Gavin Newsom

Legal fight over student debt a prelude to political battle

Both Democrats and Republicans are preparing for a prolonged political battle over student debt relief if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive federal loans

Idris Elba on the challenges of stepping back into the shoes of DCI John Luther

The British star has reprised the role for the first time since 2019 for a new Netflix film titled Luther: The Fallen Sun.

Marjorie Taylor Greene berates state election official: ‘Trump Won Georgia!’

Gabriel Sterling cheekily responded to Marjorie Taylor Greene’s lies about the election

Democratic leaders in Congress tell Rupert Murdoch to halt ‘grave propaganda’ around 2020 election

Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries urge top Fox News personalities to admit on-air ‘that they were wrong’

Lorraine Kelly hits back at online troll who calls her hair ‘awful’ and says she needs a makeover

The Scottish TV presenter was backed up by her loyal fans who urged the troll and any other would-be keyboard warriors to be kind

Revolut report shines spotlight on other London fintechs with missing accounts

While Revolut has its accounts finalised, the Evening Standard has found there are at least three other major London-based fintechs that still haven’t filed their annual report with Companies House

Kaylea Titford: Fiercely independent girl died alone due to parent’s neglect

The teenager was described as funny, independent and determined.

Greece referred to EU Court of Justice over railway failings two weeks before devastating crash

The nation’s transport minister stepped following the crash citing failings to bring the railway system into the 21st century

UN scrambles to reunite families after Turkey-Syria quake

The head of the U.N. children’s agency says that reuniting children with their missing family is a top priority after last month’s massive earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria

Russians place flowers at burnt out tanks in Baltic cities

Burnt-out Russian tanks seized by Ukrainian forces last year have gone on display in recent days in the capitals of the three Baltics states

Two further arrests over shooting of detective in Northern Ireland

DCI John Caldwell was shot a number of times in front of his son in Co Tyrone a week ago.

Parents jailed for killing morbidly obese disabled teenage daughter

Sarah Lloyd-Jones, 40, and Alun Titford, 45, were both jailed for the gross negligence manslaughter of their daughter Kaylea Titford, 16.

Kevin McCarthy defends giving trove of Jan 6 footage to Tucker Carlson: ‘It almost seems like the press is jealous’

The speaker says “everyone’s gonna get” access to the footage amid concerns of an ideologial Fox News narrative

There was talk of me being wound down at the BBC because I ‘looked old’ – in my thirties

As presenter of the BBC’s prime time The Clothes Show from 1986 to 1998, I was shocked to be told I was going to be ‘wound down’ – because I … Continue Reading →

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023: services and places for sufferers to get help

An eating disorder is a mental health condition where you use the control of food to cope with feelings and other situations

A stolen coffin and $600k ransom: Why two men robbed Charlie Chaplin’s grave

Forty-five years ago, in March of 1978, the illustrious filmmaker’s coffin disappeared from the cemetery at Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland

Sadiq Khan told to consider lower rents for women due to gender pay gap

London Assembly Member Sem Moema said the policy idea could “begin to level the playing field for women” renting in the capital

Boris Johnson’s comeback hopes dealt bitter blow by Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal

Brexit negotiator David Frost begrudgingly backs ‘Windsor framework’

Pakistan aims for tighter security in 1st digital census

Officials say Pakistan has launched its first-ever digital population and housing census to gather demographic data ahead of parliamentary elections this year

Met Police officer ‘pepper-sprayed suspect who was clinging to tower block drainpipe’

A Metropolitan Police officer is accused of assaulting a suspect by pepper-spraying him while he was clinging to a drainpipe on a 15-storey building, a court has heard.

‘Men love my bald head’: OnlyFans model diagnosed with rare cancer still makes £66,000 a year

Mya Richardson’s persistent symptoms were consistently put down to ‘unbalanced hips’

England captain Ben Stokes will be fit for the Ashes, says Brendon McCullum

Coach backs skipper to be fit and firing for Australia, despite his niggling knee injury

First alleged member of far-right Patriotic Alternative admits terror charges

Kristofer Thomas Kearney, 38, was allegedly a fitness guru for the group.

Unionists voice ‘concerns’ over Rishi Sunak’s post-Brexit Northern Ireland trade deal

Rishi Sunak’s landmark post-Brexit deal for Northern Ireland was facing fresh questions on Wednesday as unionist politicians expressed “concerns” over plans to give them a block on new EU rules … Continue Reading →

Jimi Famurewa reviews Chet’s: Thai-American diner offers high camp and screaming, irrepressible brilliance

Time for me to eat crow, says Jimi Famurewa: hands up, I didn’t get Chet’s before. Now I do — and it’s magnificent

Capco cheers West End recovery in final update before mega merger with Shaftesbury

Covent Garden landlord Capco has reported rental income growth

Kylie Minogue, Zendaya and the Peltz Beckham’s lead the Paris Fashion Week front row

Stars have descended on the French capital for a spectacular nine days of shows and f’rows

Matt Hancock accused of being ‘morally derelict’ as it’s revealed he will speak at Qatar travel event

‘The morally derelict Matt Hancock in the ethical cesspool of Qatar – they were perhaps made for each other,’ says travel boss

Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson reenacted shooting of Paul Murdaugh as part of rebuttal case at Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro

Glitterball jellyfish coming to Liverpool as part of Eurovision preparations

Organisers have revealed plans for a two-week cultural festival in the city.

Angela Rippon says age is just a number: ‘You only have one go at life, so get as much out of it as you can’

The broadcaster made history in 1975 as the first female journalist to regularly read the national news on the BBC

Comment: ‘will the trend for bold, colourful interiors date better than my old indie sleaze outfits?’

Home decor should be built to last, but how will the new trend for bold, quirky features adapt to changing tastes?

Taylor Swift children’s book tops bestseller chart months before release

Book is an upcoming release from Penguin Random House’s Little Golden Book series

Teachers could restrain unruly students under Nebraska bill

Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school staff to physically restrain disruptive students and remove them from classrooms without fear of being disciplined

Charities worried about their ability to survive, survey suggests

Organisations working for the prevention or relief of poverty were ‘particularly likely’ to report an increase in demand for services, the CAF said.

Supreme Court conservatives could spike Biden’s plan to cancel student loan debt

More than 40 million Americans are eligible for relief under president’s plan, which has been blocked for months as Republican officials and conservative activist groups take their cases to nation’s … Continue Reading →

UN says at least 50,000 killed in Turkey and Syria quakes

The devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria have killed at least 50,000 people with many more injured, tens of thousands still missing and hundreds of thousands homeless

New Bryan Kohberger search warrant reveals items seized during Idaho murders arrest in Pennsylvania

Police said that the items seized included one defiant silver flashlight, four medical-style gloves

Former cannabis factory flat in Finchley up for sale at auction

Two bedroom flat in north ‘recently’ used to grow cannabis up for auction starting at £275,000

Mother pleads with police to keep searching for son swept away from SUV in floodwater

‘I don’t want him to think we moved on. I need to feel that he’s somehow still with us,’ mother says

Ben Kweller’s son Dorian, 16, dies in car accident

Father calls son ‘a true poet from the day he started speaking’

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter

Police warn they have to consider possibility that couple’s newborn child ‘has come to harm’

Cristian Stellini refuses to take full credit for perfect record at Spurs helm in Antonio Conte’s absence

Conte continues to recover from the gallbladder issues and subsequent surgery that have kept him out of the manager’s chair for three games in 2023.

Constance Marten: Police find child’s ear muffs near arrest site

Police searching for the missing new-born have found pink earmuffs close to where Marten and her sex offender partner were arrested

Moment Alex Murdaugh defence attorney shouts at his friend of 25 years during rebuttal case

Prosecutors began calling more witnesses to the stand in Colleton County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, as part of its rebuttal case

Caverns, canyons, waterfalls and woodland: exploring the natural wonders of the Southern US

Whether you boulder across the ancient rocks of their national parks or canoe through their mystic swamps, prepare to lose yourself to the natural magic of America’s southern states

Tom Sizemore’s family ‘deciding end of life matters’

More than a week after Tom Sizemore suffered a brain aneurysm, a representative says the actor’s family is “now deciding end of life matters.”

Four arrested in NCA migrant smuggling investigation

The suspects were detained on Tuesday.

Erik ten Hag’s four-word message to Manchester United after Carabao Cup win

United return to action on Wednesday night against West Ham in the other domestic knockout competition

Popular China-linked store stirs debate amid Kenya inflation

Hundreds of Kenyan traders have protested in the capital over a popular new Chinese-affiliated shop selling goods they say undercut their business

Consumer confidence slips again in February

Consumers were less confident for the second straight month as stubborn inflation and anxiety over a possible recession weighed on Americans

Mapped: What we know about Constance Marten and Mark Gordon’s runaway journey

The couple are thought to have travelled hundreds of miles since police began their search

More than 1,400 jobs affected as Sainsbury’s closes two depots in wider overhaul

The supermarket giant aims to shut its Argos warehouse in Basildon, Essex, and a depot in Heywood, Greater Manchester by 2026.

The White Lotus star Jon Gries explains what happened with Aubrey Plaza at SAG Awards

Gries revealed he texted Plaza after the on-stage moment to see if she was ‘upset’

Fans need greater say in Wembley Champions League final after Paris chaos, say MPs

Sports minister Stuart Andrew pledged to examine what input supporters could have for the match next year.

New frontier for payments could be created, Bank of England boss tells MPs

New technologies could make ‘micropayments’ easier or enable people to programme money so it can only be used in certain ways, Sir Jon Cunliffe said.

Pilot makes 360-degree turn to let passengers view northern lights

The controlled detour at 37,000ft west of the Faroe Islands took just less than 10 minutes and occurred shortly after 8.30pm on Monday

Talking points as England prepare to take on Bangladesh in limited-overs series

The first of three one-day internationals takes place in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Rare red alert issued as Majorca hit by snow

Locals are advised to stay indoors as storm Juliette causes fierce snow storms and freezing temperatures

Who is Camila Giorgi? Lingerie model who won Mérida tennis tournament in Mexico

The No 46 seed had not managed a tour victory since 2021 and beat the No 2 and No 4 seeds

Levi Davis: Mystery of missing X Factor star probed by Spanish crime unit four months after disappearance

The 24-year-old was last seen four months ago in Barcelona after travelling to the city by boat from Ibiza

Met officer sacked for punching woman while on duty

PC Ali is alleged to have assaulted a woman inside a property before she was arrested

Official held in Vegas reporter killing aims to drop lawyer

A former Las Vegas-area elected official is going to court to dismiss his lawyer and at least temporarily represent himself on a murder charge in the stabbing death of a … Continue Reading →

Philippine leader urges military to focus on South China Sea

The Philippine president says the main mission of his country’s military has changed to ensure the protection of its territory as disputes with China and U.S.-China rivalry intensify

England go down by narrowest of margins as New Zealand draw series with victory

They had been bowled out for 256 pursuing a target of 258.

Aviation biofuel would need half of UK agricultural land, report says

The Royal Society said a portfolio of alternative fuels will be required to meet current passenger demand and achieve net zero.

Loris Karius still hoping for happy ending with Newcastle after cup final agony

The German joined the Magpies on a short-term deal in September.

Nevada plane that killed five broke apart mid-air before crash

‘This is like a three dimensional puzzle,’ senior crash investigator says. ‘It’s harder when you don’t have the pieces all in one place’

Biden hails UK and EU for reaching deal on protocol

US President Joe Biden has called Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal with the EU as an “essential step” in protecting the Good Friday Agreement.

Dam owner guilty in field turf pollution of Washington river

A company that operates a hydroelectric dam near Mount Rainier National Park and its chief operating officer have each pleaded guilty to a single criminal count in connection with a … Continue Reading →

‘Please don’t forget us’ – Welsh Parliament stages solidarity with Ukraine event

Ukrainians, host families and dignitaries gathered in the Senedd to mark one year since the Russian conflict began.

Ted Cruz’s border outfit mocked as he claims Zelensky’s t-shirt is political ‘theatre’

‘Ted Cruz goes to the border cosplaying as Che and is ferried around with other Republicans in a gunboat. But sure, tell more about costumes’

Yellen visits Ukraine, underscores US economic support

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says her first visit to Ukraine underscores Washington’s commitment to continuing its economic support for the country

Emeli Sandé and Groove Armada among Fulham Palace headliners

Emeli Sandé and Groove Armada are among the acts signed up for a series of concerts at Fulham Palace.

Northern Ireland Protocol: The Top 10 ways Brexit finally got done

How did Rishi Sunak cut the Gordian knot of securing a new agreement on Northern Ireland?

Man City can’t afford to drop any more points, says Pep Guardiola

City could find themselves five points adrift of Arsenal come the weekend.

Where to see the Northern Lights?

The Aurora Borealis is usually only visible from Scotland and parts of northern England

In Pictures: Ground-breaking former Commons speaker Betty Boothroyd

Current Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle paid tribute to her as ‘one of a kind’.

UN chief points to ' massive' rights violations in Ukraine

The head of the United Nations says Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has triggered “the most massive violations of human rights” in the world today

Zendaya and Paul Mescal lead the stars in embellished outfits at the SAG Awards

A-listers were out in force on the red carpet. By Katie Wright.

Teenager appears in court charged with murdering 15-year-old Holly Newton

A 16-year-old boy was also taken to hospital after suffering non life-threatening injuries.

Discovering Hogwarts: Harry Potter studio tour announces new experiences exploring the wizard’s early years

The Great Hall, lit up with 400 floating candles for the first time since the films were shot, will be among the highlights

Police reviewing ‘New IRA claim of responsibility’ for detective’s shooting

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell has been fighting for his life in hospital since the attack in Omagh.

The ‘brilliant’ trait that Erik ten Hag and Sir Alex Ferguson share

Gary Neville noted a similarity between the Dutchman and two former Manchester United managers

Energy giants could be forced to return millions of pounds held in customer accounts

EXCLUSIVE: Ministers look at returning money built up in accounts as households brace for another energy bills hike

Pakistani police arrest prominent Imran Khan supporter

Pakistani official say police have arrested a retired army general and prominent supporter of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, on charges of inciting the public and government employees … Continue Reading →

David De Gea’s clean sheet record for Man Utd as he beats Peter Schmeichel mark

The Spaniard recorded his 181st shut-out for United in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

The best and boldest looks at the 2023 SAG Awards

Paul Mescal, Haley Lu Richardson and Amanda Seyfried were among the stars to walk the red carpet in LA

Huawei dominates MWC mobile tech fair despite US sanctions

A contingent of Chinese companies led by technology giant Huawei is turning out in force to the world’s biggest wireless trade fair

Company says missing Chinese banker Bao Fan aiding probe

A stock market filing says missing Chinese investment banker Bao Fan is co-operating in an investigation in China

Shaun Murphy produces magical display to win Players Championship

‘The Magician’ clinched his first ranking title in three years.

Luciana Berger says Labour not perfect but ‘on right trajectory’ under Starmer

The former Labour MP has returned to the fold after exiting due to facing antisemitism during Jeremy Corbyn’s time as leader.

Sixth celebrity skates off Dancing On Ice after props week

The judges were unanimous in their decision of who to save following the skate off.

Manchester United topple Newcastle in Carabao Cup final to win first trophy under Erik ten Hag

Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United: Casemiro’s header and Marcus Rashford’s deflected strike, recorded as a Sven Botman own goal, delivered a first-half double punch which settled the contest

'Cocaine Bear' gets high with $23.1M, 'Ant-Man' sinks fast

Sunday studio estimates say the gonzo R-rated horror comedy “Cocaine Bear” sniffed up $23.1 million in its opening weekend, while Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was quickly dwarfed in … Continue Reading →

Australia beat South Africa to win Women’s T20 World Cup for sixth time

Beth Mooney top-scored with 74 as Australia ran out 19-run winners in Cape Town.

Councillor weighs in on trans toilet debate after ‘threatening’ encounter in London pub

The incident took place this month at the Marquis of Granby in Westminster

Russia, Iran sending top envoys to UN's human rights council

The latest session of the Human Rights Council opens Monday with the U.N. secretary-general joining three presidents to speak, and foreign ministers from countries including France, Germany and Iran set … Continue Reading →

Ukrainians struggling to bring family to UK because of government rules

Goverment schemes gave Ukrainians three-year visas rather than full refugee status

More than 180 people arrested over collapse of buildings after Turkish earthquakes

Justice minister Bekir Bozdag said on Saturday that more than 600 people had been investigated

New smartphones set to go on display at Mobile World Congress trade show

The Barcelona event sees a number of firms show off their latest handsets.

Construction worker killed in New Jersey balcony collapse

Jose Pereira, 43, was working at the Spinnaker condiminium complex in Sea Isle City, New Jersey on Friday

Steve Borthwick explains how England are ‘growing’ after Wales win

The visitors fought back after trailing 10-8 at the start of the second half

Real Madrid slip further behind in LaLiga following Madrid derby

Real needed a late goal to salvage a point against Atletico Madrid

Princess of Wales cheers England to victory during Six Nations match

Kate, wearing a red and white dogtooth coat, watched the match with husband William.

West Ham remind David Moyes of more successful Hammers teams after big win

West Ham thumped Nottingham Forest 4-0 at the London Stadium

Andy Farrell reflects on nail-biting win in ‘proper Test match’ against Italy

The world’s top-ranked nation were well below their fluent best in Rome but triumphed 34-20

England ensure Wales end week of woe with defeat in scrappy Six Nations clash

Wales 10-20 England: England edged to a rare Cardiff win as Anthony Watson, Ollie Lawrence and Kyle Sinckler scored tries

Dina Asher-Smith eager to move on from heartbreaking year after setting new British record

Asher-Smith beat her own British 60m record in Birmingham on Saturday

Hundreds attend asylum seeker hotel protests and counter demonstration

Protests took place in Skegness and Newquay but no arrests were made.

Divers in tugboat search recover bodies of two men, police confirm

The bodies of the two men were recovered from the Firth of Clyde on Saturday.

Protest groups descend on central London following anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Peter Tatchell was one of a group of 30 who interrupted a rally by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Stop the War coalition

FDA authorises first ever flu-Covid home test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first combination test for flu and COVID-19 that can be used at home, giving consumers an easy way to determine if a … Continue Reading →

Carabao Cup final offers Loris Karius chance to ‘turn his career around’

The former Newcastle full-back Warren Barton believes Karius can channel his experiences from the ill-fated 2018 Champions League final to help Newcaslte win silverware for the first time since 1955

Energy bills set to eat up 10% of average salary as government support ebbs

Chancellor urged to end ‘Britain’s living-standards nightmare’

Zelensky wants to meet Xi Jinping after Beijing’s peace plan

‘I really want to believe that China will not supply weapons to Russia’

These are the US states most at risk from climate crisis

Of the more than 2,600 jurisdictions facing the biggest climate risk, more than half of the provinces in the top 50 are located in China

Watch Minnesota eagles work together to protect eggs from winter weather

Watch live from Minnesota as a pair of eagles work together to protect their eggs from the harsh winter weather.

King Charles and EU Commission President meeting cancelled days before Brexit breakthrough expected

Negotiations on new post-Brexit arrangements set to come to a climax

Teaching union defers strike action after members show support for new pay deal

The Scottish Secondary Teachers Association has suspended strike action next week after members showed ‘marginal’ support for a new pay offer.

Weapons supervisor pleads not guilty in 'Rust' shooting case

A weapons supervisor charged with felony involuntary manslaughter for her alleged role in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of a Western movie pleaded not guilty during … Continue Reading →

PC Matthew Tregale: Police officer charged with sex attacks on girl, 15

Tregale appeared on Channel 4 mini-series Call The Cops

White House braces for ruling on abortion pill's fate

The Biden administration is preparing for a worst-case scenario if a conservative federal judge rules in favor of a lawsuit seeking to ban one of the two drugs typically used … Continue Reading →

China’s Mars Rover has stopped moving

Scientists believe the rover’s solar panels might be compromised.

Diane Kruger explains how she ‘tried very hard’ to have a child with ex Joshua Jackson

‘I mean, the truth is I would’ve had a kid with or without a man attached,’ the actor says

Ukraine war could end now if more weapons were sent, experts suggest

Watch expert discussion on the war in Ukraine one year since Russian invasion

US Court strikes down charter boat tracking rule

A federal appeals court has struck down a federal rule requiring charter boat operators to equip their vessels with tracking devices

Shakira tells ex Gerard Pique ‘you’re no longer welcome’ in new song

The Colombian singer, 45, holds no punches on the track, TDG, with Karol G

Government being ‘counterproductive’ over Clean Air Bill, says MP

Caroline Lucas said the Bill, also known as Ella’s Law, would make clean air a human right.

Junior doctors in Scotland to be balloted for strike action

The vote will run from March 29 to May 5.

Bournemouth blow as Marcus Tavernier ruled out of Man City visit through injury

The forward is sidelined by a fresh hamstring problem.

Liverpool will ‘want to bounce back’ against Crystal Palace, warns Patrick Vieira

The Reds are reeling from their Champions League thrashing by Real Madrid.

Royal Mail blames strikes as around half of first class mail delivered on time

The company apologised to customers after admitting that just 54.1% of first class mail was delivered the next working day in the latest quarter.

I’m in a really good spot: Laura Muir feels ready to break 1000m record

Muir fell short of the record in Birmingham six years ago.

Marco Silva passion play is driving high-flying Fulham to new levels as risks pay off

Intense approach is working wonders as Cottagers battle for European qualification

Hit drama Succession will end after season 4, creator confirms

Series creator Jesse Armstrong said he is ‘conflicted’ about show ending but knows it could not go on forever

Blinken suggests Russia might have used nukes in Ukraine already were it not for China and India

US secretary of state credits China and India for having ‘a little bit more influence with Russia these days’

South Africa: Fallout over power utility CEO's graft claims

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility Eskom has appointed an interim chief executive after a fallout with its outgoing head over a media interview he gave alleging ongoing corruption at … Continue Reading →

Arsenal drawn to face Sporting CP in Europa League last 16

The Gunners saw off PSV, Bodo/Glimt and FC Zurich to top their Europa League group

Gorillaz – Cracker Island album review: marvellous melodies and more star guests make this offering sing

This new album just highlights why Gorillaz are Damon Albarn’s most successful band

Ukrainian army trainees mark anniversary of Russian invasion at UK training camp

There are currently 300 Ukrainian troops based at the camp in the south-east of England.

Workers dig by layers in search for 47 missing at China mine

Work crews trying to find 47 people missing after an open-pit mine collapse in northern China have had to change their excavation methods to avoid causing more landslides

Two-year-old child among seven shot outside school in Philadelphia

Shots rang out in Strawberry Mansion neighbourhood around 6pm near James G Blaine school

Fourth man held over attempted murder of senior detective in Northern Ireland

Police said the arrest was made under the Terrorism Act and the man is currently being questioned by detectives in Musgrave serious crime suite.

‘Multiple’ new Lord of the Rings movies announced by Warner Bros

‘The vast, complex and dazzling universe dreamed up by JRR Tolkien remains largely unexplored on film,’ studio heads say

Fallout from Love Island’s Movie Night continues

The controversial segment allows couples to see what their partners got up to while they were separated during Casa Amor.

Rugby player left paralysed for life wins up to £10m in landmark court battle against rival who tackled her

Dani Czernuszka was hospitalised for six months after ‘reckless’ tackle

Family of mother who died after Tenerife hit-and-run launch inquiry bid

Michelle Exton died in hospital four days later as a result of the injuries she suffered in the collision near the resort of Golf del Sur.

Boris Johnson ramps up pressure on Sunak to pass his EU-defying protocol bill

Ex-PM claims his legislation ‘fixes all the problems’ and refuses to say whether he would back compromise

R Kelly to serve just extra year in prison for convictions for child pornography and enticing minors for sex

Disgraced R&B star avoids lengthy add-on to 30-year prison sentence he is currently serving

Nevada town gets alcohol for first time

Alamo, Nevada, still won’t have bars, but stores will be able to sell alcohol when the repeal of a 1985 prohibition takes effect

Democrat Tony Earl, former Wisconsin governor, dies at 86

Former Wisconsin Governor Tony Earl, who couldn’t overcome a sour economy and was turned out by voters after a single term in the 1980s, has died

One year on, Ukrainians in U.S. cope with war, displacement

In New York, far from her home in northern Ukraine, Valeriya Roshkovan has tried to do what she can to bring an end to Russia’s invasion of her country

Steve Bannon sued by own lawyers over unpaid legal fees

Bannon is appealing a four-month jail sentence stemming from a criminal contempt of Congress conviction

Watch as press conference is held ahead of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury boxing match

Warning: This stream will likely contain swearing and offensive language.

UK: Protesters paint Ukrainian flag outside Russian embassy

British police say they have arrested four people after protesters painted a giant Ukrainian flag on the road outside the Russian Embassy in London

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E-skin developed to boost self-awareness in soft robots

A team from the University of Edinburgh has described it as a technological breakthrough.

Best boutique hotels in Edinburgh: Where to stay for romance and charm

Take your pick from Gothic boudoir to floating palace, says resident Mike MacEacheran

Boyband JLS announce that they are reuniting for a massive UK arena tour

The four-piece, who originally shot to fame on The X Factor in 2008, will play 15 dates including two at the O2 Arena

JLS reunion tour 2023: Dates and how to get tickets

The boyband will be kicking off their tour in Dublin on October 20.

Prison officer who smuggled drugs into jail sentenced to six years behind bars

Heather McKenzie, 31, ferried cocaine and mobile phones into HMP Shotts in North Lanarkshire.

Journalist killed in Orlando shooting identified as Spectrum News reporter Dylan Lyons

Broadcaster, 24, originally from Philadelphia and had moved to Florida to pursue media career

Ahern: New British government may be needed to reach protocol deal

The former taoiseach was speaking during a panel discussion with Alastair Campbell.

Work more hours if you can’t afford food, Therese Coffey suggests

Environment secretary accused of ‘appalling’ comments – as she also suggests turnips were good seasonal replacement during fruit and veg shortage

Wallace steps up war of words with fellow minister Mercer over defence funding

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said veterans minister Johnny Mercer ‘doesn’t have to run a budget’.

Afghanistahn's Taliban reopen key trade route with Pakistan

Officials say Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban have reopened the key Torkham border crossing with Pakistan after keeping it shut for four days

Prosecutors make case for pre-meditated attack on gay club

Prosecutors have been presenting evidence that the person charged with killing five people at a gay club in Colorado last year planned the attack, visiting at least six previous times … Continue Reading →

UK weather: Met Office issues snow and ice warning ahead of ‘Beast from the East’

Shift to colder weather comes amid warnings of a rare atmospheric phenomenon known as Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)

Kylie Jenner reflects on ‘painful’ experiences with postpartum depression as she shares advice for fellow moms

Kylie Cosmetics founder shares daughter Stormi, five, and son Aire, one, with Travis Scott

Sione Tuipulotu calls on Scotland to treat France showdown as ‘our Grand Final’

The Scots head to Paris top of the Guinness Six Nations table.

Oh my God! They killed their credibility! South Park’s Harry and Meghan parody proves one thing

In the episode titled ‘Worldwide Privacy Tour’, a couple known as the Prince and Princess of Canada travel the world in search of their privacy, while giving sit-down television media … Continue Reading →

Strictly Come Dancing stars Nikita Kuzmin and Graziano Di Prima enjoy reunion at Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical

The professional dancers seemed in high spirits as they took in the musical based on the music of rocker Meat Loaf

Six in 10 Londoners have fallen victim to concert ticket fraud, new survey finds

Ticketing fraud has become seriously widespread in the UK capital and its surrounding areas.

Man Utd ready to take ‘next step’, says Raphael Varane

The club are still fighting on all four fronts as they prepare to host Barcelona in the Europa League knockout play-off on Thursday

Space telescope uncovers massive galaxies near cosmic dawn

Astronomers have discovered what apppear to be massive galaxies dating back to within 600 million years of the Big Bang

Parent’s heartbreak as memorial tree to daughter, 11, snapped in half by vandals in Crouch End park

The memorial tree planted next to a plaque by the grieving family was ‘90 per cent destroyed’ over the weekend

'Ted Lasso' star Waddingham to co-host Eurovision contest

The 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by “Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham, Ukrainian musician Julia Sanina and British singer Alesha Dixon

Aldi follows Asda and Morrisons with customer limits on fresh produce

The shop said it was limiting purchases of peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes ‘to ensure that as many customers as possible can buy what they need’.

Journalist deflates accusation at Vatican financial trial

An Italian journalist has deflated an accusation in the Vatican’s sprawling financial trial

GP dismissed cancer symptom that saw woman have ‘orange-sized’ piece of lung removed

Helen Laws found a lump on her breast which was dismissed by her GP but was diagnosed as cancer two months later when she had a second opinion

The Standard View: Intransigence has got the government nowhere on nurses’ strikes – negotiations remain key

At last, a change in tone — and substance. Plans for a 48-hour walkout by nurses next week have been put on hold as the Royal College of Nursing enters … Continue Reading →

Prison service chief ‘not at liberty to say’ who made Isla Bryson decision

The transgender rapist was initially taken to a female-only jail to await sentencing.

The Rolling Stones reportedly worked with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on new album

The music legends first released music together 60 years ago

Supermarket rationing: What products are affected and why?

Growers and suppliers in Morocco have had to contend with cold temperatures

David Hockney’s cigarettes set off fire alarm at launch of new exhibition

The 85-year-old painter is a passionate advocate for smoking

The Venice Simplon-Orient Express is all about our last true luxury: time

Need to press pause? Nothing compares to even a single night on the Orient Express, says Ben Cobb

Hosts for the Eurovision Song Contest unveiled

The international music competition will take place at the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in May.

Jenny Slate says Everything Everywhere All at Once directors emailed her over ‘Big Nose’ controversy

Slate plays a minor character referred to as ‘Big Nose’ in the film

Mysterious origin of ‘heartbeat-like’ radio bursts from Sun found

‘This beating pattern is important for understanding how energy is released and is dissipated in the Sun’s atmosphere’

Bono hands lifetime award to ‘out of this world’ Steven Spielberg at Berlin film festival

The U2 frontman described Spielberg as ‘one of the biggest big shots in Hollywood’ as he presented him with the Golden Bear

Home brew: Chiswick house listed for sale has a secret pub filled with memorabilia and a slot machine

Fed up with bar queues and pricey pints? A home with its very own watering hole has been put on the market in Chiswick

Skye McAlpine: ‘Some couples have songs, but we have recipes’

Whether for a friend or a partner, for Skye McAlpine cooking is a form of love. She chats to Katie Wright about how her passion started, her new book and … Continue Reading →

Biden to meet eastern flank NATO leaders amid Russia worries

President Joe Biden is wrapping up his whirlwind, four-day visit to Poland and Ukraine

Marjorie Taylor Greene says Democrats who move to GOP-run states shouldn’t be allowed to vote for five years

Right-wing lawmaker has previsouly called for ‘national divorce’ between liberal and conservative states

SAS: Who Dares Wins final recruits ‘at the mercy of very scary’ directing staff

Grant, Joshua and Hilary successfully passed the show’s selection course in the Vietnam jungle.

Liz Truss re-selected as Tory general election candidate

The former Prime Minister will fight a fifth campaign as candidate for South West Norfolk.

Microsoft makes case for Activision merger amid EU scrutiny

Microsoft’s Xbox video game division has announced new partnerships with Nintendo and chipmaker Nvidia

Husband of ‘Vegas Swindler’ accused of $10m con says she ‘betrayed and humiliated’ him

Sara King exuded success when she met her second husband Kamran Pahlavi. But the Iranian royal says she stole $10m from his friend’s company to fund a six month, 24/7 … Continue Reading →

Graphic videos show inmate's pain as officers strap him down

Graphic videos filed in a Tennessee court show a death row inmate who has just returned from the hospital repeatedly telling officers that he is in pain as they strap … Continue Reading →

People may be more fearful to report loved ones missing after Nicola Bulley case

‘What we’ve seen over the last few days is not okay, it’s not what we would ordinarily see in a missing persons investigation.’

My Met Police officers deserve a 10 per cent pay rise in line with inflation

We are a prestigious police service with an envied global reputation but one that has become tarnished. We are now urgently and determinedly reforming, explicit that part of this mission … Continue Reading →

Watch Biden address public in Poland to mark anniversary of Ukraine war

Watch live as Joe Biden addresses the public in Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine.

Megan Fox supports Sophie Lloyd after denying Machine Gun Kelly cheating rumours

‘Welcome to Hollywood. Your first unwarranted PR disaster,’ the actor told the guitarist

Tech & Science Daily podcast: Could the four-day work week become reality?

A major four-day week trial has shown most companies see massive staff mental health benefits and an increase in profits.

When is London Theatre Week 2023? How to get tickets

What is it, when is it, how to get cheap theatre tickets, and what shows are on offer?

Missing woman Laurel Aldridge’s son describes disappearance as a ‘nightmare’

The Office star Mackenzie Crook says sister-in-law’s disappearance is ‘very out of character’

EU urges members to offer stockpiles, contracts to Ukraine

The European Union is urging member countries to provide more ammunition to Ukraine from their stockpiles and from orders they might have already placed with the defense industry

Minella Times: Grand National hero retired as Rachael Blackmore leads tributes

2021 Grand National winner retired after setback in bid for Aintree repeat

Extinction Rebellion co-founder cleared of further charge in paint-throwing case

Roger Hallam and four other protesters have been cleared of a criminal damage charge in an ongoing trial at Wood Green Crown Court.

Rees-Mogg wades in as Brexiteers told to give Sunak ‘space’ on Northern Ireland

There were warnings of potential ministerial resignations as fresh high-level talks were arranged with the European Union.

HSBC boosts shareholder payouts to ease investor pressure for break-up

Banking giant warns of ‘challenging year ahead’ despite 90% jump in pre-tax profits to £4.3 billion in the final quarter of 2022

EastEnders is about to enter its White Lotus era

Someone’s dying at Christmas on ‘EastEnders’ – and we’ve got the rest of the year to figure out who

Who is Christian Brueckner? Madeleine McCann suspect and the accusations against him

German prisoner Christian Brueckner was identified as a suspect in Madeleine’s case in April this year

China outlines Xi Jinping’s plan for world peace as top diplomat set for Moscow talks

‘We will continue to promote peace talks, provide Chinese wisdom for the political settlement of the Ukraine crisis’

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve, hotel review: elegant family-favourite doesn’t disappoint

Cathy Hawker indulges in the beauty and of this authentically Portuguese resort

Standard Hotel, Bangkok review: the hottest new hotel in the Thai capital

You’ll find unbeatable views of the city from this Instagrammable but not-very-Bangkok hotel, writes Charlotte Lytton

Nicola Bulley’s body has tragically now been found – will it bring closure?

When a loved one goes missing, there are hundreds of questions left waiting to be answered, writes psychologist Dr Jessica Taylor

Strikes by junior doctors will significantly impact wait times – hospital leader

A health minister has also said that patients will be put at risk by the action.

Ed Sheeran announces he is releasing his own hot sauce range Tingly Ted’s

The singer’s new venture has secretly been in development for two years and he can’t wait to unleash the results on the world

British aid worker praises Ukrainians’ resilience but warns of collective trauma

Locals have got used to a ‘new normal’ as they approach a year since the Russian invasion.

The hottest new UK hotel openings for 2023

Whether you’re bedding down in the Big Smoke or escaping to the countryside for a weekend— these top new openings need to be on your radar, says Alicia Miller

Inside Moncler’s mega-show with Pharrell, Marcus Rashford and the Biebers

Stars descended alongside 8,000 members of the public to see Moncler’s new Genius line of collaborations in Kensington

Energy agency chief: "No excuse" for high methane emissions

The International Energy Agency on Tuesday accused fossil fuel industries of doing too little to curb methane emissions and undermining global climate goals to limit warming

Alex Murdaugh trial: Detective explains key crime scene mystery after killer begins appeal

Alex Murdaugh’s murder trial enters its fifth week in Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina

Kari Lake looks to harness her movement after Arizona loss

Kari Lake lost the race for Arizona governor last year, but she has built a loyal following that stretches far beyond the state

Huge explosion at Ohio metal factory kills one and injures at least 13 amid shower of molten debris

At least 14 people have been injured in an explosion at a metals plant in Ohio that sent molten metal and debris raining down on nearby buildings.

Mothers, older workers and disabled people hold the key to getting Britain back to work, think tank argues

830,000 more adults have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic than have joined it

Plymouth victims’ families demand law change after claim ‘catastrophic failures’ handed gunman Jake Davison licence to kill’

They spoke out after an inquest jury found there was a ‘seriously unsafe culture’ in Devon and Cornwall Police’s firearms licensing unit

Kate Forbes: Women should not be in fear when attending abortion clinics

The Finance Secretary made the pledge as she announced her bid to succeed Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister.

NHS chiefs ‘deeply concerned’ as junior doctors plan 72-hour walkout over pay

The British Medical Association said junior doctors in England had overwhelmingly backed strike action.

Floyd Mayweather vs Aaron Chalmers LIVE: Stream, latest updates and result fight tonight

Here’s all you need to know as the boxing icon takes on reality TV star-turned-fighter Aaron Chalmers

Onlookers stunned as alligator pulled from Brooklyn park pond

The alligator was likely someone’s pet before it was dumped in park

Social Security and Medicare: Troubling math, tough politics

It seems no one wants to cut Social Security or Medicare benefits

Ambulance workers strike: How much do paramedics earn?

Paramedics are among the workers striking today in a dispute about pay. So how much are they paid?

Two men shot in north London park during suspected robbery

Two men shot in a west London park may have been victims of a violent robbery, police said.

Kate Forbes: Praised for handling of budget but other views could divide party

The Finance Secretary, currently on maternity leave, is considered a leading contender to replace Nicola Sturgeon.

Holly Willoughby has returned to This Morning in a spring-ready midi dress

The presenter opted for an LK Bennett midi for Monday’s show

Christian Atsu: Footballer’s body returned to Ghana after Turkey earthquake

The former Premier League player was found dead under his home in Turkey after the tragedy

Let Rishi Sunak ‘get on’ with Northern Ireland Brexit deal, says senior Tory MP

Former PM Boris Johnson launched an intervention at the weekend, warning Mr Sunak not to ditch UK legislation which overrides the contentious Northern Ireland Protocol

All Quiet On The Western Front breaks Cinema Paradiso’s Bafta record

It was a disappointing night for Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin

‘Leave these innocent people alone’: Megan Fox returns to Instagram to address Machine Gun Kelly cheating rumours

‘There has been no third party reference in this relationship of any kind’

Four local authorities account for majority of blue badge misuse prosecutions

Councils in England took legal action against 698 people for abusing the disabled parking badge system in 12 months.

‘It’s like being a single mum’ – Ukraine family separated by war 12 months on

‘Every day I pray for my son and my husband, and other relatives who still live there,’ said Luda Sviridok.

Jon Rahm back on top of world rankings after Genesis Invitational triumph

The victory is Rahm’s fifth in his last nine worldwide starts and his 10th PGA Tour title.

Salman Rushdie condemns ‘absurd censorship’ after Roald Dahl’s books rewritten

Content deemed offensive, such as references to weight, mental health, violence, gender and race, has been altered.

Steve Cooper confident Forest will win battle to add Steve Cook to squad

The club applied to the Premier League to be able to add the 31-year-old to their list, but the governing body said no.

Rishi Sunak rejects calls by senior Tories to scrap corporation tax hike

Prime minister is facing a Budget rebellion over the policy, which is central to his plans to tame inflation

All Quiet on the Western Front’s Bafta win has caused chaos. Good – awards season could really do with more anarchy

The German-produced take on Erich Maria Remarque’s piercing, anti-war novel first dropped on Netflix without much fanfare in October, writes Clarisse Loughrey. Now, it’s swept the board at the Baftas

Corset blazers, feather boas and rat gowns: Everything we saw on day three of London Fashion Week

As London Fashion Week continues, Olivia Petter and Joseph Bobowicz reflect on the day’s highlights

William and Kate told of Queen’s support for Bafta at 2023 awards ceremony

The royals shook hands with Bafta representatives and spoke about their work at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday.

Three teenage girls and gunman dead in Texas shooting

Authorities say three teenage girls, including one who was pregnant, were fatally shot by man who also sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who later escaped then fatally shot himself

Woman accidentally smashes Jeff Koons ‘balloon dog’ art piece worth $42,000

According to people at the scene, the woman said she ‘just wanted to disappear’ after the shock incident

Mary Beard says Harry and Meghan are ‘going too far’

Classicist shared her opinion on the royal couple in a recent interview

Illinois poised to mandate paid leave for nearly all workers

East St. Louis-area hotel restaurant server and single mother of three Joan Van said she works doubles, sometimes triples, to make up the money when she or one of her … Continue Reading →

Mother of Jihadi Jack fears liberal parenting may have led him to travel to Syria

Sally Lane says she feels guilty over Jack’s “chaotic” childhood

No day off for Bournemouth as Gary O’Neil gets tough despite win at Wolves

The hard-fought 1-0 victory was the Cherries’ first in eight league games

‘I shouldn’t be here’: Paul Rudd shares regret over final Friends episode

‘I felt very privileged but I was like, “Oh I just want to sit back here and not get in the way,”’ actor recalled

SNP leadership hopeful Regan lays out her planned route to independence

The former Scottish Cabinet minister and Scottish Health Secretary Humza Yousaf are the only two confirmed contenders so far.

Jenny Slate opens up about decision to quit playing Missy on Big Mouth

‘I knew my choices were wrong,’ actor said

Murder investigation launched after Catholic bishop is found shot dead in his Los Angeles home

A Roman Catholic bishop in Southern California has died of a gunshot wound

Russia accused of crimes against humanity with ‘barbaric’ attacks on civilians in Ukraine

World leaders have gathered at the Munich Security Conference to discuss the war in Ukraine, as America accuses Russia of war crimes.

Spartans pregame ceremony honors 3 killed in campus shooting

Michigan State women’s basketball players wiped away tears as they stood shoulder to shoulder during a moment of silence before losing to No. 8 Maryland 66-61 on Saturday, less than … Continue Reading →

Real Madrid leave it late to beat Osasuna to close gap on Barcelona

The LaLiga leaders will be bidding for their seventh straight league win on Sunday when they play Cadiz.

Anthem by Andrew Lloyd Webber one of 12 new pieces of music for coronation

The playlist at the Westminster Abbey ceremony aims to showcase a range of musical talent and styles from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

SpaceX launches two missions just hours apart

Starlink and Inmarsat missions both used reuseable Falcon 9 rockets

Best hotels in Birmingham 2023: Where to stay for style and value for money

Brummie James Brennan shares his pick of the best hotels in the UK’s second city

Nicola Bulley could have gone ‘off-grid’, says missing persons expert

‘Nobody goes missing without a reason,’ expert warns

Bulgaria detains 7 over deaths of 18 migrants found in truck

Authorities in Bulgaria have detained seven people in connection with an abandoned truck in which 18 people believed to be migrants were found dead

Florence Pugh, Hailey Bieber and Lily James party at London Fashion Week

ES Magazine and Perfect Magazine joined forces for a Friday night fashion bash

JK Rowling and the New York Times furore: How did we get here?

The situation is a toxic brew of prejudice, misinformation, and tragedy

Comedian Rhod Gilbert ‘coming back’ to his former self after cancer treatment

The Welshman revealed his cancer is of the head and neck but that he has a big recovery goal which he is working towards.

UK's Sunak set to say security guarantees need for Ukraine

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to call on world leaders to “double down” on support for Ukraine, saying arms and security guarantees are needed to protect the country … Continue Reading →

David Harbour shares support for Stranger Things co-star Noah Schnapp after he came out as gay

He also spoke about the future of ‘Stranger Things’ after the series’s incredibly popular fourth season was released last year

US to hold private ‘special channel’ talks with top Taiwan officials, report says

Talks come as China becomes increasingly assertive around Taiwan

Suspect Richard Crum charged with murder in Mississippi shooting that left six dead

Mississippi officials say six people have been fatally shot at multiple locations in a small, rural town near the Tennessee state line

Illinois man pleads guilty in Planned Parenthood clinic fire

Officials say a central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic last month

Former Theranos exec seeks to avoid lengthy prison sentence

Former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani has returned to federal court in a last-ditch attempt to stay out of prison while he’s appealing a jury’s verdict convicting him of orchestrating … Continue Reading →

Fleishman Is in Trouble review roundup: What critics are saying about the satirical divorce drama

Miniseries is an adaptation of Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s best-selling novel of the same name

Power outage cancels and diverts flights at New York’s JFK airport

A power outage in a terminal of New York’s Kennedy International Airport has stretched into a second day

Over 70s reveal their top tips for staying young in old age

Whether you’re an old soul or still young at heart these are the best hobbies and activities to take part in

People warned they could be without power for 48 hours due to Storm Otto

Winds as high as 80mph were recorded across parts of north and north east Scotland on Friday.

Lancashire Police to conduct internal review into Nicola Bulley investigation

The force has come under fire for disclosing Ms Bulley’s vulnerabilities in a press conference

Varadkar ‘quietly confident’ that protocol deal can be reached within weeks

The Irish premier warned that windows of opportunity can disappear ‘for quite some time’ as diplomatic efforts ramped up to secure a deal.

Best boutique hotels in Rome 2023: Where to stay in style for all budgets

From contemporary to traditional, luxury to budget, Rebecca Ford selects the best boutique hotels in the Eternal City

ULEZ expansion: Five Tory councils launch legal challenge to Sadiq Khan plans

‘We expect the party of the worker to stand by working people,’ says Unite

‘I have very few regrets’: Jane Fonda explains why she is ‘not scared of dying’

Hollywood star also said she ‘forgave’ her acting father, Henry Fonda, before he died

Met officer in sexual assault case suggests DNA was transferred after handshake

A police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty said the transfer of his DNA may have occurred after she shook his hand.

Erik ten Hag reacts to Manchester United takeover talk

Friday has been described as the soft deadline for initial offers for United and comes in the midst of a frantic schedule

Investigative journalist Christo Grozev ‘banned’ from Baftas by police

The Bulgarian Bellingcat journalist features in Bafta-nominated documentary Navalny.

Indian authorities accuse BBC of tax evasion after searches

India’s Finance Ministry has accused the BBC of tax evasion, saying that it had not fully declared its income and profits from its operations in the country

I beat cancer as a child… now I want to be a nurse

Zoe Magness, 18, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer aged just four years old but now has ambitions of becoming a paediatric nurse

Love Island star Kaz Crossley ‘freed’ from Dubai jail after being detained

Social media influencer was travelling through Abu Dhabi airport when she was arrested

Purplebricks eyes sale after slashing costs and warning of losses

The online estate agent said it is conducting a strategic review which ‘may or may not result in a sale of the company’.

Spain passes law allowing anyone over 16 to change gender

Teenagers can request a change to their national identity card from the age of 16 based on a simple statement

Janet Yellen to visit India for G-20 finance meetings

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will travel to India next week to attend Group of 20 finance minister meetings in Bengaluru and will address the global economic impacts of Russia’s invasion … Continue Reading →

CIA Cold War spy plane pictures help British Museum uncover long-lost palace beneath Iraqi desert

Photographs taken by CIA spy-planes during the cold war have been used to help uncover a long-lost palace buried beneath the Iraqi desert.

British Museum heritage initiative helps discover remains of lost palace in Iraq

Director of the British Museum said the discovery holds ‘enormous potential’ for our understanding of the Sumerian civilisation.

Coalition of councils launches legal challenge over Sadiq Khan’s Ulez expansion

London’s ultra low emission zone is due to be extended to cover the whole of the capital from August 29.

Storm Otto: Yellow wind warning as gales and rain hit parts of UK

The storm will move east across the far north of the UK from the early hours of Friday morning, bringing gusts in excess of 75mph

Liverpool and Newcastle have it all to prove in Premier League’s frosty rivalry

Jurgen Klopp’s comments on Newcastle’s spending heightened tensions between the clubs earlier this season, and there is now plenty at stake on the pitch as they battle for fourth place

Liz Truss: learn lessons of Russian aggression and stand up to China now

Ms Truss was speaking in Japan in her first public speech since her resignation as prime minister.

US prosecutors ask for 25 more years in prison for R. Kelly

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to give singer R. Kelly 25 more years in prison for his child pornography and enticement convictions last year in Chicago

Fox: Dominion defamation suit is assault on First Amendment

Attorneys for Fox News say a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against the network over its coverage of the 2020 presidential election is an assault on the First Amendment

Presidents of Colombia, Venezuela sign trade deal on border

The presidents of Colombia and Venezuela have met on their border to sign an agreement designed to improve trade between both countries and lift import duties on dozens of manufactured … Continue Reading →

Xavi slams VAR over Barcelona penalty decision for Fred handball in controversial draw with Man United

Referee Maurizio Mariani faced criticism from both teams after Europa League thriller

North Carolina family seeks charges in police stun gun death

The family of a Black man who died after police officers in North Carolina repeatedly used stun guns on him is calling for officials to fire and charge the officers … Continue Reading →

The Leader podcast: Your guide to renting & buying a London property now

We all know that finding a home in the capital is difficult.

Royal College of Nursing announces significant escalation in strike action

There will be a 48-hour strike from 6am on March 1.

Villagers in Zimbabwe move to strengthen livestock enclosures amid lion and hyena attacks

Fortified kraals have helped reduce livestock losses by up to 90%

Police chief: ‘Several terror plots foiled in Britain last year were close calls’

Some foiled would-be attacks were described as close calls or goal-line saves.

Police watchdog contacts Lancashire Constabulary after Nicola Bulley press conference

Independent Office for Police Conduct requests information from force as it decides whether to investigate

What is Marburg? High-mortality virus hits Equatorial Guinea

The virus disease is almost clinically indistinguishable from Ebola

Who is Fani Willis, the Georgia prosecutor who could take down Trump

A district attorney with a long history of targeting organised crime gangs has the former president in her sights, Alex Woodward reports

Ben Wallace admits West needs to ‘ramp up’ production of ammunition for Ukraine

‘Ukraine uses huge amounts of ammunition to defend itself… because the Russian or the Soviet way of fighting is very ammunition heavy,’ says defence secretary

Jude Bellingham’s display against Chelsea showed why money is not everything

The 19-year-old England international captained Dortmund to a victory over Chelsea in the Champions League, where he displayed the affinity he has for a club he seems likely to leave

SNP leadership race: Who could replace Sturgeon?

The party’s ruling body will meet on Thursday night to discuss a timetable for the contest.

SNP conference should be postponed for leadership race, says Flynn

The party planned to hold a special conference on March 19 to discuss the path forward to independence.

Smoking Goat to transform into Bangkok fried chicken joint in March

Smoking Goat will transform into a street food-inspired fried chicken joint for just four weeks

California is being invaded by the world’s deadliest mushroom

Mechanisms driving the spread of the fungus have remained unclear

NATO chief urges to Turkey to let Nordic pair join quickly

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Turkey to ratify the applications of Finland and Sweden to join the military organization

‘Tough macroeconomic climate’ could boost MoneySupermarket in 2023

Revenue and profit both grew in 2022 thanks to strong performances for its money and travel arms

Court orders mother to hand custody of son to sperm donor

A judge in has ruled that a sperm donor should have custody of a child that was being raised by a lesbian couple.

Further signs of crisis at Home REIT as firm considers putting itself up for sale

The property firm collected only 23% of rents in its most recent financial quarter

Ancient ‘monster penguin’ is largest ever discovered and weighed as much as a gorilla

Ancient penguins ‘would have been an utterly astonishing sight on the beaches of New Zealand’, says researcher

Parts of Georgia special grand jury report to be released

The public is expected to see portions of a report by a special grand jury that investigated whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to … Continue Reading →

Woody Cook says his parents paved the way for his interest in sustainability

The presenter will be among the stars taking to the catwalk in Fashion Fighting Poverty 23, Oxfam’s London Fashion Week show on Thursday

Nevada judge: Texas university can decide to ban defendant

A Nevada judge says it’s up to the University of Texas at Dallas whether to ban a woman from attending classes on campus while she serves house arrest in Texas … Continue Reading →

Substances fuel record homeless deaths in Portland, Oregon

A record 193 homeless people died in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in 2021

Michael Kors channels ‘70s New York chic for latest line

Michael Kors honored the original influencers in his life Wednesday with his Fall 2023 ready-to-wear collection

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea: Karim Adeyemi’s wondergoal the difference as Blues rue missed chances

Stunning counter-attack goal secures first-leg win in Champions League tie

Chelsea inch closer to failure on all fronts with latest defeat

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Chelsea: Karim Adeyemi scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea squandered numerous chances

Trump blasts Nicola Sturgeon as ‘failed woke extremist’ in furious rant after Scottish leader steps down

The former president is of Scottish heritage on his mother’s side and owns properties in Scotland

Alex Murdaugh trial shown new crime scene photos as dog caretaker describes strange state of kennels

Prosecutors have hinted that the lack of items connecting Murdaugh to the killings indicate he cleaned up the crime scene before alerting police of the bodies

Fans praise Rihanna’s ‘stunning’ British Vogue cover with A$AP Rocky and their son

Beauty entrepreneur stars on British Vogue’s latest cover

YouTuber Jake Paul to earn a WBC ranking if he beats Tommy Fury

The pair will fight in Saudi Arabia on February 26.

Minnesota to host 1st World Cup XC ski event in US since '01

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Minnesota will host a World Cup cross country ski event next February, giving the Americans a rare home-course advantage

DNA, a ransom note and missing motive: Five key unanswered questions in the JonBenét Ramsey case

JonBenét Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her Boulder home the day after Christmas in 1996. More than 25 years later, Sheila Flynn explains fundamental questions … Continue Reading →

Ethnicity pay gap widens at Barclays

The average black employee earned 19.6% less hourly pay than the average white employee in 2022, and 52.8% less bonus pay.

Number of migrants crossing Channel this year passes 2,500

Government figures show 204 people made the journey on Tuesday in five boats.

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

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

Peru reopens Machu Picchu after agreement with protesters

Peru’s culture ministry has announced that Machu Picchu, an Inca-era stone citadel nestled in its southeastern jungle, reopened after being closed nearly a month ago amid antigovernment protests

Murderer Russell Causley freed from jail

He was handed a life sentence for killing his wife Carole Packman, who disappeared in 1985.

First outbreak of Marburg virus confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, WHO says

Ebola-related virus is said to be responsible for at least nine deaths in the tiny Western African country

Nicola Bulley: Social media sleuths have ‘distracted’ police investigation

Lancashire Police said officers have been ‘inundated with false information’ from TikTokers ‘playing private detective’.

Edmunds: What to know before towing with an electric pickup

Gas-powered pickups are a go-to choice for people needing to tow a trailer

Bird flu pandemic warning as taxpayers shell out £42m to compensate farmers

Exclusive: Activists blame factory farming for UK’s worst outbreak as owners paid average of £165,000 each

Teenage boy admits causing death of woman in e-scooter collision

Linda Davis died six days after being involved in a collision with an e-scooter in June 2022.

UK’s Labour Party says ex-leader Corbyn can’t run again

The leader of Britain’s Labour Party says former U.K. opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who led the left-of-center party while it was stained by allegations of antisemitism, will not be allowed … Continue Reading →

Ben Wallace admits the West needs to up its production of ammunition for Ukraine

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace admitted on Wednesday the West needs to up its production of ammunition for Ukraine as it prepares to face a spring onslaught from Vladimir Putin’s forces.

Russia general who led crackdown on dissent ‘kills himself’ after being fired by Putin

Vladimir Makarov described as main organiser in ‘hunt’ for Kremlin opponents

Ukraine may not get UK fighter jets for years, says Ben Wallace

Defence secretary suggests planes won’t go to Kyiv during war – and dismisses reports UK too weak to take over Nato force ‘just b*****ks’

Why the Premier League’s TV model could be about to change for good

A ‘Netflix of football’ might be impossible, but the Premier League’s current broadcasting model is not working for supporters and change is urgently needed

As David Haye teases that he’s in one, we ask: can throuples really work?

Selena Gomez, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz have joked about being in one. David Haye, Una Healy and Sian Osborne actually might be. Throuples, or ‘triad’ relationships, are having a … Continue Reading →

Throuples aren’t immoral – and neither is my own ‘scandalous’ marriage

Why should we think it shocking for someone to love multiple others? We don’t restrict any other relationship to a binary, writes Andrew Solomon

The Mbappe Effect gives disjointed PSG hope of saving Champions League tie from Bayern Munich

PSG may have lost the home leg of their Champions League knockout tie but Mbappe will be fully fit for the return leg in Munich after he reminded the world … Continue Reading →

Far-right extremist at centre of 2017 Charlottesville march ‘dies days before fentanyl-trafficking trial’

Teddy Joseph Von Nukem was photographed at the white supremacist rally holding a tiki torch

Backup dancer says she had no idea Rihanna was pregnant during Super Bowl rehearsals

‘[Rihanna] came into rehearsals with big fur coats, or Fenty sets all the time,’ dancer says

Haitian offers guilty plea in 2018 New Mexico compound raid

A Haitian woman has signed a tentative agreement to plead guilty to weapons charges more than four years after authorities arrested her and four other adults from an extended family … Continue Reading →

In Trump probe, US seeks to pierce attorney-client privilege

Justice Department prosecutors investigating the mishandling of classified documents at Donald Trump’s Florida estate are seeking to pierce the attorney-client privilege

Waitrose to invest £100m in cutting prices of own-brand groceries

The upmarket grocer is reducing the prices of almost a third of its lowest-priced Essential Waitrose range by an average 14%.

Ollie Lawrence explains how Worcester problems proved to be a positive

Worcester were placed into administration in October, forcing Lawrence to move to Bath

Maggie Murdaugh’s sister says Alex told her wife and son didn’t suffer in horrific murders

Ms Proctor said that in the aftermath of the killings, she had a conversation with Mr Murdaugh that struck her as odd

Marjorie Taylor Greene draws wild comparison between Chinese spy balloon and 9/11

Far-right congresswoman dismisses military reasons for downing Chinese craft as ‘bull****’

Ben Affleck reveals his go-to Dunkin’ order after Super Bowl commercial cameo

The actor recently took orders at a Dunkin’ drive-thru window for a 2023 Super Bowl ad

Paris pushes for second-home tax rise to combat population decline

Authorities welcome a tourism boost since Netflix’s Emily in Paris, but don’t want more holiday home buyers

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

Follow all the action from The Coventry Building Society Arena

Winner of $2B Powerball jackpot to be revealed in California

The winner of November’s record-high $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot will soon be revealed in California

Police identify two Michigan State University students killed during mass shooting

Sophomore Brian Fraser and junior Alexandria Verner were among the three MSU students killed in Monday night’s mass shooting, authorities say

Man who used stun gun on cop in Jan. 6 riot pleads guilty

A California man has pleaded guilty to using a stun gun to attack a Washington, D

Autopsy: Death of ex-state NAACP president ruled a suicide

Autopsy results show that a former president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Families of Keyham victims call for shotgun legislation changes, inquest hears

They want to see the law updated to end the distinction between the licensing of shotguns and rifles.

‘Bullied’ Brianna Ghey said she was excluded from school in TikTok days before killing

Brianna Ghey was subjected to bullying for years, say friends of late Warrington teen as police probe possible ‘hate crime’

Pink says she struggled with weight loss after her father’s death left her ‘depressed’

Pink’s father died in 2021 while battling prostate cancer

Ryan Reynolds confirms The Crown actor Emma Corrin will star in Deadpool 3

Reynolds previously confirmed the film’s launch date as September 6 2024.

$50M shrine to honor slain priest, first US Catholic martyr

The birth of Stanley Francis Rother was by all accounts ordinary, aside from the weather

How to support your daughter’s interest in STEM, as research reveals huge gender gap

A new study shows that more girls need to study maths or physics to bridge the divide. By Katie Wright.

The most popular Premier League team on TikTok is surprising

Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United are topped for followers by one London club

Lucky Girl Syndrome — is this where manifesting becomes toxic positivity?

Influencers preach that this mindset will manifest success — but it can be toxic, a top psychologist tells Flora Gill

Sir Tony Robinson to reprise role as Blackadder’s Baldrick for Comic Relief

Richard Curtis, who co-wrote the hit series, confirmed the return but said Rowan Atkinson would not be reprising his titular role.

Singletons! You deserve an aesthetically superior experience this Valentine’s Day

Choose elasticated waistlines. Choose ordering whatever food you want. Choose not one martini, but two. Choose self-love this Valentine’s Day, says Laura Antonia Jordan

PlayStation 5 Owners: It’s your last chance to claim 19 free games

PS5 owners only have a few weeks to claim a treasure trove of ‘free’ games.

Turkish surgeon describes ‘hardest days in career’ treating earthquake victims

Noyan Dirlik has been performing limb amputations daily at his hospital, which has had to stop elective surgeries to deal with an influx of victims.

AC Milan vs Tottenham LIVE: Champions League result and final score as Spurs survive late missed chances

Everything you need to know ahead of tonight’s Champions League knockout fixture

Sam Smith reportedly ‘furious’ ahead of Brits performance due to tech ‘malfunction’

Their performance was nearly pulled altogether due to the issues, reports claim

City’s Haaland and Arsenal’s Odegaard shine a light on rebirth of Norwegian football

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard and Manchester City goal machine Erling Haaland are set to face each other on Wednesday

BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai raided by India’s tax department

Broadcaster aired a documentary last month that investigated prime minister Narendra Modi’s role in deadly Gujarat religious riots

Millions of households to face council tax rise of 5% from April

Millions face council tax rises of £100 from April

For Syrian women, quake adds disaster on top of war's pain

Syrian women have shouldered the responsibility of keeping families together during a dozen years of civil war — and now, in the devastating aftermath of an earthquake

Brianna Ghey – latest: Boy and girl appear in court charged with murder of trans teenager

Family pay tribute to ‘much-loved daughter, granddaughter, and baby sister’

Satellite images show mass graves being assembled for victims of earthquakes in Turkey

Death toll in last week’s devastating earthquakes and aftershocks crosses 36,000

In Pictures: The 2023 Oscars Nominees Luncheon

The annual event celebrates those who have received nods for the coveted golden statues at the Academy Awards.

The Academy admits response to Will Smith’s Oscar slap was ‘inadequate’ and ‘unacceptable’

‘You should and can expect no less form us going forward,’ Academy president said

‘I need to understand’: Steve Borthwick to investigate England’s Six Nations habit

Against Italy on Sunday they lost the second half 14-12.

Travel expert Simon Calder answers questions on train refunds, cruise cancellations and more

Holiday pickles include missing refunds, rail fare confusion and identifying the highlights of northern Spain and Gibraltar

AOC attacks Jesus ‘gets us’ Super Bowl ads: ‘Makes fascism look benign’

‘Jesus doesn’t have an image problem, but Christians and their churches do,’ pastor says in criticism of campaign

Rihanna's pregnancy reveal raises bar in all kinds of ways

While haters and stans debate Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime performance, she joins a contingent of famous women to capture a cultural moment with a pregnancy reveal

Fernando Alonso unhappy with limited testing time in new Aston Martin car

The two-time world champion will only have a day-and-a-half to drive his new Aston Martin car before the first Grand Prix weekend of the season

Former councillor reported to police by Britain First over alleged fraud

Last week, Ms Bunting was disqualified from being a councillor for three years after breaching a code of conduct.

Ben Affleck responds to the ‘colourful’ Boston backlash he got on his Dunkin ad with JLo

‘We had some rather coarse and agitated people who were willing to voice their displeasure’, the actor said in an interview

Cherokee Nation announces plans for $18M treatment center

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has announced plans to use a portion of its $98 million in opioid settlement funds to construct a new treatment center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Police have ‘no record’ of whether Bryan Kohberger was offered internship position months before Idaho murders

The Independent filed a public records request with the Pullman Police Department earlier this year

Conservatives are not just losing the argument on business, Labour is winning it

Keir Starmer and Rachel Reeves have set about convincing firms that they are the party of profit, writes Cameron’s skills tsar and ex-CBI chief Paul Drechsler

Tributes paid to house fire victim as police continue hunt for her ex-husband

Romanian national Georgian Constantin, who is being sought over the murder of Valentina Cozma, is thought to have fled to London.

France condemns Marvel over ‘false’ depiction of its soldiers in Black Panther sequel

French defence minister Sebastian Lecornu condemned filmmakers for representing his nation’s soldiers as rapacious looters

Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens admits indecent exposure

He entered the pleas at the Old Bailey by video link from Frankland jail.

Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to three counts of indecent exposure

Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to three counts of indecent exposure between November 2020 and February 2021.

Titanic becomes the third highest-grossing movie of all time, pipping the new Avatar (for now)

Titanic may not hold onto the position for long though, as Avatar: The Way of Water continues its box office success

Family fulfill dad’s dying wish of throwing his leg in the sea — but it falls short of reaching Ibiza

Michael Harris loved travelling and his last request was that his children take his prosthetic leg and send it out to sea

Czech soccer player Jakub Jankto comes out as gay

Czech Republic international Jakub Jankto has posted a video on social media saying he is gay

How to share passwords with friends on Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and Sky

Some of the most popular subscription services turn a blind eye to account sharing

Megan Fox deletes Instagram amid Machine Gun Kelly split rumours

The actor posted a cryptic update before her account was deactivated

Quake victims have ‘lost everything’, say relatives in plea for donations

Up to 150 tons of aid has been donated to one collection depot in the West Midlands, alone.

5 things we learned from round two of the Six Nations

Ireland against France lived up to its billing, Finn Russell starred for Scotland and England secured a first win.

German conservatives hail state election win in Berlin

Germany’s main opposition party is celebrating its victory in a Berlin state election re-run made necessary by serious voting glitches in 2021

Nicola Bulley’s sister shares urgent plea as search for missing dog walker enters third week

Nicola Bulley’s sister Louise Cunningham is urging people to ‘please keep sharing’ the campaign to bring her home on Facebook

Zimbabwean authorities tackle illegal fishing in Lake Kariba

Tonnes of twine and illegal boats seized in latest raid in the ongoing battle

London Book Fair 2023: Dates, speakers and how to get tickets

Events include a headline talk from HarperCollins president and chief executive Brian Murray, and British crime writer Ann Cleeves OBE.

Man, 19, appears in court following protest outside asylum seekers’ hotel

Jared Skeete, of Aigburth, Liverpool, was arrested at the demonstration in Knowsley which turned violent.

Berlusconi blames Ukraine war on Zelenskyy, chafes Meloni

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has once again put himself at odds with Premier Giorgia Meloni by openly criticizing her for meeting with Ukraine’s leader, whom he blamed for the year-old … Continue Reading →

Nobody wins when the police detain people for holding up blank paper

The police detained a man holding up a blank piece of paper in Cornwall last week. A blank piece of paper can mean anything — a blank piece of paper … Continue Reading →

Woman, 40, rescued alive from Turkey rubble more than a full week after earthquake

She had been trapped under the rubble of a five-storey building

Satellite imagery shows intense fighting on Ukraine frontline amid new Russian offensive

Russian forces have unleashed fatal missile attacks on Kherson as Moscow claims soldiers have advanced 2km west into Ukraine in four days

Rights group questions Lockerbie suspect’s extradition

A leading rights group urged the U.S. and Libya Monday to clarify the legality of a surprise extradition of a suspect in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 … Continue Reading →

Professional proposal planner reveals what an £800k engagement includes

Daisy Amodio has planned proposals all over the world

Chinese patrol boat fires ‘blinding’ military-grade laser in clash with Philippines coast guard

Manila accuses China of using laser light to cause ‘temporary blindness’ of ship’s crew

Fans praise Rihanna for performing while pregnant at Super Bowl 2023: ‘A baddie’

The pop star debuted her pregnancy while on a platform suspended over the stage

Death penalty phase of trial looms for NYC bike path killer

A jury on Monday will begin considering whether an Islamic extremist should be sentenced to death for killing eight people people on a New York City bike path

Rihanna fans congratulate singer on pregnancy news: ‘So happy for you’

Rihanna confirmed she is pregnant with her second child

Twitter goes down as Rihanna uses Super Bowl halftime show to announce pregnancy

Huge spike in outage reports in moments after halftime show

UK to conduct security review after suspected spy balloon downed by US military

Defence secretary Ben Wallace announced the intended review on Sunday.

Plans for sewage penalties ‘could be watered down’ in consultation

The Environment Secretary is reported to be backing away from plans to hit polluting water firms with £250 million fines.

Hamlin makes appearance on field at Super Bowl

Damar Hamlin has made it to the Super Bowl

‘Go for me’: Jurgen Klopp makes impassioned defence of Liverpool backroom staff

The Liverpool manager told critics of his team to target him with the Reds facing their worst run of form in Klopp’s seven-year reign

Super Bowl halftime show : Pregnant Rihanna admits ‘no updates’ on plans for new music as fans reel

World watching Arizona this weekend as Kansas City Chiefs take on Philadelphia Eagles in NFL’s annual spectacle

Shortlist revealed for Sunday Times young writer prize

The youngest author was born in 1996 while the oldest was born in 1985.

Barber who lost five family members in Turkey quake calls for safer buildings

Engin Calar, who runs a barber shop business in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, knows of several relatives who have been killed in collapsing buildings.

Toulouse vs Rennes LIVE: Ligue 1 result, final score and reaction

Follow all the action from Stadium de Toulouse

Man City vs Aston Villa LIVE: Premier League result and final score as Riyad Mahrez penalty wraps up win

Everything you need to know as Pep Guardiola’s side look to close the gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal

US shoots down unidentified object over Canada

It is the third time an unidentified object has been shot down over North American airspace in a week

Earthquake in Turkey is only the latest tragedy for refugees

For Syrians and Ukrainians fleeing the violence back home, the earthquake that struck in Turkey and Syria is just the latest tragedy

Labour accuses ministers of living ‘luxury lifestyle’ at taxpayers’ expense

The opposition has conducted an analysis of spending on government procurement cards.

Mikel Arteta left furious after incident during Arsenal draw with Brentford

The Arsenal boss accused officials of ‘changing the rules’ during Brentford’s goal

Tottenham crumble again as familiar failings against Leicester raise uncomfortable questions for Antonio Conte

The momentum picked up in the win over Manchester City was quickly halted at the King Power

Protesters clash at Tate Britain over drag queen reading to children

Arrest made over suspected racial abuse of police officer as Aida H Dee hosts Drag Queen Story Time

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

Follow all the action from Stade Louis II

The Apprentice star Reece addresses claims he was kicked off series for ‘getting drunk’ on flight

Candidate vanished during latest episode of Alan Sugar’s BBC series

Unai Emery demands more goals from Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins

Watkins has two goals in his last two games and the Aston Villa manager is desperate to see him build on that form.

Health crisis leads scores of Yanomami to roam the streets

Years of neglect during the previous government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro led to a health crisis in Brazil’s Indigenous Yanomami population

10 memorable moments from previous Brit Awards

Here are the times the Brits made the headlines:

Call for excise tax on disposable vapes to deter children

It comes as the Local Government Association urged tobacco-style regulations on the display of vaping products in shops, also to deter under-18s.

CSX railroad promises paid sick time to two more unions

CSX railroad has promised to give more of its workers the paid sick time they demanded in contract negotiations last fall

The best couple’s spa treatments to try in London

Team ES roadtests the most romantic spots in the city

Heathrow: Third runway ‘paused’ but could still go ahead after internal review, officials say

Tony Devenish, Conservative Assembly Member (AM) for West Central London, accused Heathrow of being “consistently opaque” about its expansion plans

Sex and the City fans divided over new photos of Carrie and Aidan kissing in And Just Like That

Former couple will reconnect in season two of the HBO spinoff

Mother of baby in Lucy Letby case tells of inadequate care at hospital

Court hears of family’s shock when the child suffered a seizure after transfer to the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neo-natal unit.

IOPC will not investigate Surrey Police over Epsom College deaths

Epsom College headteacher Emma Pattison, 45, was found dead with her husband George Pattison, 39, and their seven-year-old daughter Lettie.

Gunman’s capture ends 39-hour manhunt with 2 officers shot

Authorities in Maryland have arrested a man accused of shooting two police officers and stealing a detective’s vehicle during a 39-hour manhunt

Neighbours tell inquest of horror at confronting killer during Keyham gun spree

Jake Davison shot dead five people and then himself in an armed rampage in a Plymouth suburb in August 2021.

Pep Guardiola names the nine clubs who wanted Man City out of Champions League

The Spanish coach has recalled his experience when City successfully appealed to Cas after Uefa hit the club with a two-year Champions League ban

Boy, 6, among two killed and five injured as car ‘driven into pedestrians’ in Jerusalem

Israeli police say suspected assailant rammed vehicle into pedestrians, killing two and injuring five others before being shot and killed

Lorry crash causes ‘protracted’ motorway closure

The collision happened on a stretch of the A1M between Leeming Bar and Catterick.

Scotland out to make family of ‘inspirational’ Doddie Weir proud – Jamie Ritchie

The Scots take on Wales for the Doddie Weir Cup this weekend.

Doe-eyed Dorries’ blind devotion to blustering Boris is only matched by her scorn for Sunak

With her friend and sponsor gone, her political life is indeed over

Liaison on AppleTV+ review: glossy Eva Green spy show promises much but ultimately fails to thrill

Green is convincing as an agent working for the British government caught between her past and present

‘I would have cracked without them’: Mother hails charity that helps her son thanks to your donations

On the Breadline: Campaigns editor David Cohen reports on how the generosity of our readers – with £4m raised – is helping families already

Man City scandal is not about fair play – it’s about fraud

The Premier League’s bombshell case against Manchester City goes beyond rules of Financial Fair Play and is really about allegations of dishonesty

Rebels who abducted New Zealand pilot move him deeper into Papua New Guinea jungle

A kidnapped New Zealand pilot has been moved deeper into the West Papau New Guinea jungle after rebels set fire to his plane and took him hostage.

Firefighters’ strikes postponed after increased pay offer

The Fire Brigades Union said it has been offered a 7% pay rise backdated to July 2022, and then 5% from July this year.

World No1 Ireland face Six Nations champions France in a collision of rugby superpowers

The two pre-eminent teams come together in a potentially title-defining Six Nations encounter which will lay down a marker ahead of the Rugby World Cup

Avoid holiday horrors in 2023 by getting the right travel insurance

Jetting off this year? It’s worth paying for peace of mind with the right travel policy, writes Vicky Shaw.

On visit to Beijing, Cambodia's Hun Sen meets China's Xi

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a visit to his close ally

NY Fashion Week: Siriano channels Audrey Hepburn in a garden

Christian Siriano has lined his New York Fashion Week runway Thursday with thousands of multicolored flowers

Super Bowl 2023: The 10 most controversial Super Bowl ads ever

From robot suicide to cryptocurrency, the Super Bowl has been known to air controversial ads during the big game

Republican lawmakers advance transgender bill in Kentucky

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky have advanced a bill allowing teachers to misgender their transgender students

Family of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins file new lawsuit against Alec Baldwin

Relatives are suing the Hollywood actor over a fatal shooting on the Rust film set.

Police: Reporter pushed down, arrested had refused to leave

Police in Ohio say the arrest of a broadcast reporter who was pushed to the ground and handcuffed while covering a news conference came after he got into an argument … Continue Reading →

Syria orphans from quake taken in by overwhelmed relatives

This week’s earthquake that devastated parts of southeastern Turkey and northern Syria has left unknown numbers of orphans

UK aid worker helping earthquake relief effort ‘never seen such destruction’

Atiqur Rahman has urged people to donate something ‘for the sake of humanity’.

Knife crime on rise due to ‘teenagers made vulnerable by pandemic’

The number of people killed with a knife in England and Wales in 2021/22 was the highest on record for 76 years.

King tackles puzzle box during visit to one of London’s architectural treasures

Charles toured the former home of Victorian artist Lord Leighton, who lavishly decorated parts of his property in a Middle Eastern style.

Tech millionaire’s reasonable explanation for why he spends $2m a year to be 18 again

Why would a 45-year-old father-of-three want to be 18 again? Chelsea Ritschel speaks to Bryan Johnson about his controversial quest to find the fountain of youth

Mother targeted by anti-vaxxers after 6-year-old daughter’s death

‘There was never a thought that it could be from the vaccine,’ mother says of daughter who suffered from chronic conditions

Rust shooting: Halyna Hutchins’ family announce new lawsuit against Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin already faces two charges of involuntary manslaughter over Hutchins’ death

Brodie Croft’s desire to win trophies at Salford was behind his decision to stay

The reigning Super League Man of Steel has resisted the lure of a return home to Australia

Patient safety ‘still not a priority’ three years after Paterson report – victim

Rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson performed unnecessary operations on more than 1,000 patients over a 14-year period.

Out or out, out? The best restaurants to kick off a spontaneous big night

Fun is back in fashion; forget the early bedtime and hit the town. Here’s where, says Clare Finney

Happy Valley themed coach tour launches for fans of TV drama

Locations covered include Hebden Bridge, which is the setting for main character Catherine Cawood’s home town

Mortgage hammer blow of £5,000 a year for London homeowners

250,000 London households comings off fixed loan deals will bear the brunt of announced interest rate rises

DUP reiterates it will not re-enter Stormont until protocol replaced

Tanaiste Micheal Martin is meeting the major Stormont parties today amid continuing impasse over restoring the Assembly.

US calls Montana balloon ‘a clear violation of sovereignty’ and dismisses China’s claims it is not a spy ship

‘China has no intention of violating the territory and airspace of any sovereign country’

Mo Gilligan ‘sees where Sam Smith is coming from’ over Brits female acts snub

The comedian said that people ‘always want to be represented in music, whatever faith they’re from or gender they are’.

As Australia legalises MDMA and psilocybin for medical use, we go inside one London psychedelics clinic

Psychedelics are being touted as a cure for depression, addiction and PTSD — but will this new industry live up to the hype? As the Australian government announces that it … Continue Reading →

British duo sparkle in new Formula E season as veteran and rookie head chasing pack

Jake Dennis has won one race and is second in the championship standings, but behind him two more British drivers are impressing during 2023 in Sam Bird and Jake Hughes

Satellite photos: Damage at Iran military site hit by drones

Satellite photos show damage to what Iran describes as a military workshop attacked by Israeli drones, the latest such assault amid a shadow war between the two countries

It’s not a typo: room in west London flatshare advertised for £3,800pcm, four times local average

“This ad is definitely one of the more expensive flatshare set ups we’ve ever seen,” said a spokesperson from SpareRoom.

On this day in 2007: Jonny Wilkinson breaks points record on England return

Wilkinson was back after injury and illness for his first England appearance since scoring the drop goal that had secured the 2003 World Cup.

Sunak urges UK to ‘have hope’ despite bleak assessment of economy

Sunak, in an interview with Morgan insisted he could deliver the five priorities he has set for the nation

Biden to promote administration wins in speech to Democrats

President Joe Biden hasn’t announced a reelection campaign, but some of the themes of his likely bid should be on display when he addresses a national Democratic Party meeting

Students to sit digital mock exams in new trial

Exam boards predict that digital exams will eventually become the norm for qualifications such as GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Diamond necklace worn by Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days required ‘security and an armoured car’

Film’s director says real Harry Winston security guards are seen in 2003 romantic comedy

Court: US needs to consider effects of drilling near Chaco

A federal appeals court says the U.S. government failed to consider the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the approval of nearly 200 drilling permits issued … Continue Reading →

Rishi Sunak promises to release tax returns ‘shortly’

Mr Sunak, in an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, insisted he could deliver the five priorities he has set for the nation.

Kate and Roman Kemp pictured together on eve of release of their Shaping Us film

Kate hopes her early years initiative will help give greater prominence to the issue of nurturing the formative years of children.

Why America’s skateboarders are riding for Tyre Nichols

Viral skate videos of Tyre Nichols have taken on new life in the wake of his death, resonating with skaters across the country who will ride in his honour, his … Continue Reading →

Finland reforms gender recognition law and introduces self-ID for trans people

Law will remove requirement for trans people to obtain psychiatric diagnosis to acquire legal gender recognition

Trees adapt to high carbon dioxide levels by storing water

Trees living in conditions where the carbon dioxide levels are high are becoming more efficient in conserving water.

Plumstead: Two arrested after stabbing in southeast London

Two men have been arrested following a stabbing in southeast London, the Met Police have said.

Drunk electrician killed bank CEO in phone row outside The Ivy

A man who drunkenly attacked and killed a wealthy banker after he left The Ivy Club in London’s West End is facing jail.

Nordic PMs: Keep calm, we still plan to join NATO together

The prime ministers of Finland and Sweden have reaffirmed their intent to have the two countries join NATO at the same time

Dunblane recommendations ‘not implemented by Keyham shooting police force’

No relevant firearms licencing training had been undertaken by staff from Devon and Cornwall Police for over 20 years

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish review: Kids will love it but really, this Antonio Banderas-led Shrek sequel is one for the millennials

The pint-sized feline rogue became an instant hit when he was introduced in 2004’s ‘Shrek 2’

Fresh travel misery for rail passengers as train drivers strike again

Members of Aslef and the RMT will walk out on Friday in the long running dispute over pay and conditions.

Indian Ocean species caught between local, EU interests

Indian Ocean countries who want better safeguards for marine life by updating fishing quotas and restricting harmful catch methods are being resisted by the European Union who has interests in … Continue Reading →

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil’s big winter prediction revealed

This year, Phil’s prediction came during a week when a mess of ice, sleet and snow has lingered across much of the southern US

‘Attempted kidnapping’ of two boys as men offer them money to get into car

Two suspects in black Volkswagen approached the children, aged 12 and 13, in Lychpit

Rapist Isla Bryson not truly transgender, suggests Sturgeon

Bryson raped two women before transitioning.

Molly-Mae Hague shares adorable video of newborn daughter Bambi watching dad Tommy Fury on TV

The couple, who met on 2019’s Love Island, welcomed their first child last week

Six things the street style set are wearing at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Bonnets, balaclavas and a lot of Bottega, Chloe Street spots the best Scandi style this season

O2 apologises to Beyonce fans for ticket pre-sale ‘difficulties’

The singer recently announced her first world tour in seven years.

As Vladimir Putin prepares for ‘maximum escalation’, will the US go the distance?

War is about waiting. HIMARs wait to fire. Conscripts wait to advance. Generals wait for the order. This near year long war is wrapped in this uneasy waiting as offensives … Continue Reading →

Alyssa Milano ‘apologised to Britney Spears’ after ‘bullying’ accusation

The actor tweeted in December, writing ‘someone please go check on Britney Spears’

Joe Biden, Bill Clinton mark 3 decades of family leave act

President Joe Biden is playing host to former President Bill Clinton to mark the 30th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Missy Elliott makes history with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction

The forthcoming induction makes the artist the first female hip-hop artist ever to receive the honour

Lessons must be learned from gender reform row, says Labour shadow minister

John Healey said his party is in favour of the changes, but would ensure the process is ‘inclusive and not divisive’.

Man sues woman who rejected him for $3m over ‘emotional trauma’

Woman coutersues man after alleging harassment, alarm, and distress

Households face biggest hike in water bills in almost 20 years

The 7.5 per cent incease will see water bills rise to an average of £448 a year

PSG issue Kylian Mbappe injury update after retaken penalty woe

The World Cup golden boot winner saw a spot-kick saved by Benjamin Lecomte before a retake was ordered and the France forward missed again before going off injured

The dark story behind Last Tango in Paris’ most infamous scene

This article features reference to sexual assault

US, Philippines agree on larger American military presence

The United States and the Philippines have announced an agreement to expand American military presence in the Southeast Asian country, where U.S. forces and weaponry will be granted access to … Continue Reading →

87-year-old woman befriended a 34-year-old and ‘treated him like a grandson’. Then he killed her

Shahin Darvish-Narenjbon, 34, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Power outage blacks out terminals at Los Angeles airport

Power was briefly knocked out at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many passengers at one of the world’s busiest airports in the dark and halting security checks

Doctors call for better pelvic floor health education ‘throughout women’s lives’

A new poll found that 60% of women have at least one symptom of poor pelvic health, such as urinary incontinence.

Government-backed loan scheme says it ‘takes risks’ to have social impact

The Start Up Loans programme said it has helped 100,000 small businesses with nearly £1 billion in lending.

Emma Hayes is good enough to coach at Premier League level, says Jill Scott

The Euro 2022 winner also harbours coaching ambitions of her own.

Social enterprise creating ‘endless opportunities’ for deaf community

I Love Coffee recruits and trains deaf people as baristas.

Hunter Biden seeks federal probe of Trump allies over laptop

Lawyers for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, have asked the Justice Department to investigate close allies of former President Donald Trump and others who they say accessed and disseminated personal …