Stacey Solomon explains why baby Rose will be her last child

Stacey Solomon has said her newborn daughter Rose will be her last child. The TV star, who is also mother to son Rex with fiance Joe Swash, and sons Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, gave birth to her youngest child on October 4, her 32nd birthday. The Loose Women panellist suffered a […]

Ellen White aiming to eclipse Kelly Smiths England goal tally

Ellen White will attempt to match and then eclipse Kelly Smith’s “outrageous” England goalscoring record still not quite believing she is being mentioned in the same breath. The 32-year-old Manchester City striker marked her 100th cap with her 45th international goal on Saturday to hand Sarina Wiegman’s side a 1-0 World Cup qualifier victory over […]

Teenage boy named as victim of fatal London stabbing

A teenager has been named as the victim of a fatal stabbing in west London. The Metropolitan Police were called to Raleigh Road in Southall at just after 9pm on Wednesday, after reports of a stabbing following a fight involving a group of people. Officers attended along with paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) […]

Europe migration officials meet after deaths in Channel

Top European officials were holding an emergency meeting in the French port of Calais on Sunday to find ways to better fight migrant smuggling, after 27 people died trying to cross the English Channel to the UK in an overcrowded inflatable boat. UK officials will be notably absent from the talks at Calais City Hall, […]

Masks to return on Tuesday but families told to plan for Christmas as normal

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said mandatory mask-wearing will return to shops and public transport on Tuesday under plans to combat the new Omicron variant of coronavirus. But he told families they should plan for Christmas “as normal”. The Cabinet Minister said on Sunday the situation is “nowhere near” the need to reintroduce social distancing […]

Design of new 50p to mark Queens Platinum Jubilee is unveiled

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is to be celebrated with a new 50p coin to be launched next year, the Royal Mint has announced. The coin will feature the number 70, representing the number of years of the Queen’s reign in 2022, with her cypher framed within the zero at the heart of the design. The […]

Swiss vote on Covid law amid sharp rise in infections

Swiss voters are having their say in a referendum on legislation which imposes the use of a special Covid-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative attend public events and gatherings. The vote offers a relatively rare bellwether of public opinion specifically on the issue of government policy to […]

Snow and ice warning in aftermath of Storm Arwen

Winter woollies will be needed amid freezing conditions in the aftermath of Storm Arwen which wreaked havoc across much of the UK. A yellow warning for snow and ice remains in place until mid-morning on Sunday in Scotland and the North of England. The Met Office has warned of a risk of “wintry showers and […]

Omicron variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has appeared in an increasing number of European countries, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The UK on Saturday tightened its rules on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases. New cases were also confirmed in Germany and Italy, with Belgium, […]