Bez battered from Dancing On Ice but says it is not his scariest challenge

Happy Mondays dancer Bez has said he is “bruised and battered” from Dancing On Ice but the experience does not compare to his scariest challenge on Jack Osbourne’s Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie. The 57-year-old has had several serious falls during his skating training but said he has made “major progress” in the last two days. The […]

Airliner climate crisis protester has sentence cut by appeal judges

A former Paralympic athlete given a 12-month jail term after supergluing himself to the roof of a British Airways plane at London City Airport in a bid to draw attention to the climate crisis has had his sentence cut to four months by appeal judges. Extinction Rebellion activist James Brown, of Exeter, Devon, was jailed […]

Eddie Howe insists Newcastle will not be held to ransom over transfers

Eddie Howe has warned that Newcastle will not be held to ransom as they attempt to flex their financial muscle in a bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League. The club’s new owners, backed by the spending power of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, have already splashed out around £37million to secure the services […]

BMs billionaire brothers sell 230m stake

The billionaire brothers who built up discount retailer B&M into a nationwide chain have sold more than a quarter of their shares in the company. An investment company linked to Simon and Bobby Arora said that it had made £234 million selling about 4% of B&M’s shares on Friday. It reduces the holding of SSA […]

No 10 apologises to Palace for parties on eve of Duke of Edinburghs funeral

Downing Street has apologised to Buckingham Palace after it emerged parties were held in Number 10 the day before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last year. Two gatherings reportedly took place at Downing Street, with the Prime Minister’s former director of communications James Slack apologising for the “anger and hurt” one of the events – […]

Six Nations to go ahead as restrictions lifted in Wales

More outdoor mixing at large-scale events is to be allowed in Wales as coronavirus restrictions are eased in the coming weeks – meaning the Six Nations can go ahead as planned. More outdoor mixing at large-scale events is to be allowed in Wales as coronavirus restrictions are eased in the coming weeks – meaning the […]

Harry Dunn suspect no longer facing court to enable ongoing discussions CPS

The hearing’s been vacated Harry Dunn’s alleged killer will no longer face a court hearing, to enable “ongoing discussions” with the Crown Prosecution Service to continue. The CPS previously said in a statement that the 44-year-old’s case would be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, but the hearing has now been vacated. Sacoolas is […]

China dismisses British accusation of political interference

MI5 and MPs are warning a London lawyer’s been interfering with UK parliament China on Friday dismissed a warning from MI5 to MPs that a London-based lawyer is trying to “covertly interfere in UK politics” on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party as “irresponsible”. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said China has “no need to […]

Google announces 762m investment to buy UK office site

Technology giant Google is investing around £762.5 million in buying a site in London where it is currently a tenant. The purchase of the Central St Giles office is being made alongside a new development being built for the company in King’s Cross. Google said the move means it will have capacity for 10,000 employees […]