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June 18, 2024

Farage targets Tories with 'contract' slated by critics

Nigel Farage has parked his tank firmly on Rishi Sunak’s lawn with a manifesto designed to win over disgruntled Tory supporters and an extraordinary prediction he will be prime minister after the 2029 election.

Farage targets Tories with 'contract' slated by critics

4 mins

Conservatives 'unlikely' to win election, Shapps admits

Grant Shapps has admitted the Conservatives are unlikely to win the general election, saying he is a realist and pleading with voters to help prevent a massive Labour majority instead.

Conservatives 'unlikely' to win election, Shapps admits

4 mins

Sunak Top Of Tactical Voting Hit List To Wipe Out Tories

A tactical voting hit list has been produced by campaign group Best for Britain, which has placed removing Rishi Sunak from his Richmond and Northallerton seat in Yorkshire as its top priority.

Sunak Top Of Tactical Voting Hit List To Wipe Out Tories

3 mins

Does Tactical Voting Spell More Trouble For The Tories?

As the first postal ballots are cast, there seems little doubt that, if the polls are correct and remain roughly where they are until polling day, the Labour Party will command a majority in the new House of Commons.

Does Tactical Voting Spell More Trouble For The Tories?

3 mins

Grieving mother's warning over deadly Chinese opioid

When Claire Rocha received the results of her son Dylan’s postmortem, she had never heard of isotonitazene – the potent synthetic opioid that prematurely claimed his life.

Grieving mother's warning over deadly Chinese opioid

4 mins

Unsafe E Coli Levels In More Than 10% Of UK Top Beaches

One Essex location is found to be seven times over safe limit

Unsafe E Coli Levels In More Than 10% Of UK Top Beaches

3 mins

Injured cow rammed by police offered 'idyllic' home

An injured cow that was repeatedly mowed down by a police car has been offered an “idyllic” retirement home at a nearby animal sanctuary.

Injured cow rammed by police offered 'idyllic' home

3 mins

Tattoos gave celebrity chef's son away when his trousers fell down during burglary

The troubled son of famed chef Marco Pierre White has been jailed for robbing a Grade II-listed cafe after he was identified by the distinctive tattoos on his legs while escaping from a window.

Tattoos gave celebrity chef's son away when his trousers fell down during burglary

2 mins

Doctor Who's Moffat denies he 'can't write for women'

TV writer Steven Moffat has hit back at Doctor Who fans who claim he “can’t write women”.

Doctor Who's Moffat denies he 'can't write for women'

2 mins

Late TV doctor ‘invited onto Strictly' before death

Michael Mosley had been invited to take part in Strictly Come Dancing, a friend has said, after championing the health benefits of dancing.

Late TV doctor ‘invited onto Strictly' before death

2 mins

Native American house names dropped by school

A prestigious London prep school is embroiled in a debate about cultural appropriation after doing away with its historic Native American house names.

Native American house names dropped by school

2 mins

Actor McKellen in hospital after he tumbles off stage

Sir Ian McKellen was admitted to hospital last night after falling off stage during a performance of Player Kings at a theatre in London.

Actor McKellen in hospital after he tumbles off stage

2 mins

Dario G dance music star Spencer dies of cancer at 53

Paul Spencer, who released dance music under the name Dario G, has died at the age of 53.

Dario G dance music star Spencer dies of cancer at 53

2 mins

Netanyahu dissolves Israeli war cabinet after Gantz exit

PM will hold Gaza war council with ministers from his party

Netanyahu dissolves Israeli war cabinet after Gantz exit

3 mins

Greek coastguard 'threw migrants overboard to die'

The Greek coastguard has been accused of causing the deaths of more than 40 migrants in the Mediterranean over a number of years – including nine who were allegedly thrown overboard into the sea and allowed to drown.

Greek coastguard 'threw migrants overboard to die'

3 mins

US reporter jailed in Russia will have a closed-door trial

The trial of jailed US journalist Evan Gershkovich will start in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg later this month behind closed doors, the court has said.

US reporter jailed in Russia will have a closed-door trial

3 mins

"They all went for a hike amid high temperatures'

Greek tragedies see five tourists die over 11 days in 40C heat

"They all went for a hike amid high temperatures'

3 mins

Brand it like the Beckhams

With help from Netflix, Posh and Becks continue to show the world a rosy view of their marriage. As a new biography tells a different story, Rachel Richardson delves a little deeper

Brand it like the Beckhams

5 mins

Hospital group threatened to stop paying for drugs

Scandal-hit company in financial trouble agreed to pay two directors bonuses.

Hospital group threatened to stop paying for drugs

4 mins

Labour Wants A New Brexit Deal... But Brussels Doesn't

That shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves has finally chosen to talk about Europe – about breaking down EU trade barriers, regulatory alignment with the continent, and negotiating a better deal than Boris Johnson managed – is a clear indication that Labour thinks it is all but home and hosed as far as the general election is concerned.

Labour Wants A New Brexit Deal... But Brussels Doesn't

3 mins

Mbappe magic as France do just enough for victory

It was as a gallant but defeated Austria pressed that a certain push-and-pull became all the clearer with this French team.

Mbappe magic as France do just enough for victory

3 mins

Lukaku's luckless run goes on as Slovakia spring shock

Slovakia produced the first major surprise result of Euro 2024 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in Group E after Romelu Lukaku endured a day to forget.

Lukaku's luckless run goes on as Slovakia spring shock

2 mins

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