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Novak Djokovic has apologised after being defaulted from the US Open for accidentally hitting a line judge with a ball struck in annoyance. The top seed and 17-time grand slam champion had just dropped serve to trail Spanish opponent Pablo Carreno Busta 6-5 in the opening set of their fourth-round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium. […]

Families of the 22 people murdered in the Manchester Arena terror attack will gather in the city on Monday as the public inquiry into the bombing begins. Sir John Saunders, a retired High Court judge, will chair the Manchester Arena Inquiry, to investigate events before, during and after the attack at the end of an […]

Labour has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to explain how cases of Covid-19 will be reduced, after nearly 3,000 new infections were reported in the largest daily figure since May. Government figures show there were a further 2,988 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK as of 9am on Sunday. This brought the total […]

Boris Johnson’s administration looked to have raised the stakes over this week’s post-Brexit trade negotiations as reports emerged that ministers plan to rip-up the Withdrawal Agreement. In reports a Government spokesman appeared to confirm, the Financial Times said the Prime Minister is planning new legislation that would override key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement – […]

A lone murder suspect remains on the loose 24 hours after the start of a string of knife attacks that left one dead and seven injured in Birmingham. The victims were stabbed during a rampage spanning some 90 minutes in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday, leading police to declare a major […]

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died and seven people were injured in stabbings in Birmingham city centre. West Midlands police declared a major incident after officers were called to reports of a knife attack in the early hours of Sunday, with further stabbings then being reported. The force said in a […]

Police have charged 26 people with aggravated trespass after protesters blocked the delivery of some of the UK’s major newspapers. Some newsagents’ shelves were left empty on Saturday morning after Extinction Rebellion demonstrators targeted Newsprinters’ printing works at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire and Knowsley, near Liverpool, overnight. Merseyside Police said it had since charged 26 people, […]

The return of students to university is a “huge logistical exercise” against the backdrop of Covid-19, according to Labour. Shadow home secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds called for leadership from ministers, telling BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “It’s clearly a huge logistical exercise to move a million people and that’s what we’re talking about in terms of […]

Protesters have gathered at the port of Dover to demonstrate over thousands of migrants reaching the UK in small boats. There were fears of violence ahead of Saturday with both pro and anti-immigration activists announcing their intention to assemble in the Kent town. It comes despite pleas from local MP Natalie Elphicke to “stay away” […]

Ministers and MPs have criticised environmental protesters for targeting two News Corporation printing presses and delaying the delivery of Saturday newspapers. More than 100 Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters used vehicles and bamboo lock-ons to block roads outside the Newsprinters printing works at Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Knowsley, near Liverpool on Friday night. By Saturday morning, police […]


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