Police treating incident of boy hit with paddle as racially motivated
Police in Bristol are treating an incident in which a white woman hit a 12-year-old black boy on the forehead with a paddle as racially motivated after initially deciding not to prosecute the alleged attacker.
Police spy who stole identity of dead baby was not prosecuted
Prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute an undercover police officer who stole the identity of a dead baby despite concluding last year there was enough evidence to bring him to court.
Warhol's Monroe portrait sells for a record £158m
Andy Warhol's image of Marilyn Monroe, one of his best known portraits, has smashed records after selling for $195m (£158m) in New York in less than four minutes of bidding.
Windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas could raise £2bn, says Labour
A windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas operators could raise more than £2bn to cushion the pain of rising energy bills, it has emerged.
'She's in charge’ Charles delivers speech but monarch calls shots
A Queen's speech without a queen; two future kings and a queen consort in waiting - the state opening of parliament was the most public manifestation yet of “Operation Transition”, which has been quietly going on in Buckingham Palace for several years.
Spanish government sacks intelligence chief amid Pegasus spyware scandal
The Spanish government has sacked the country's spy chief, Paz Esteban, as it tries to contain the fallout from a cyber-espionage scandal that has engulfed the ruling coalition and raised further questions about the use of controversial Pegasus spyware in Spain and beyond.
Tories 'bereft of ideas' to tackle cost of living crisis
Queen's speech shows PM has no guiding principle, says Starmer
Capitol Attack Panel Likely To Subpoena House Republicans
Members on the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack on 6 January are moving closer to issuing subpoenas to Republican members of Congress to compel their cooperation in the inquiry.
Amid The Military Trappings, Russian Leader Tries To Trade On The Past For His Current War
Two presidents and two speeches for Victory Day: from Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Volodymyr in Kyiv. Both talked more about the present day than the past.
DUP To Block New Stormont Executive Over Brexit Protocol
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) leader, has rebuffed appeals by the British and Irish governments and said he would block the formation of a new power-sharing administration in Northern Ireland.
Musk Sparks Fresh Debate Over Japan's Declining Birthrate
Elon Musk has said Japan will “cease to exist” unless it addresses its falling birthrate, sparking calls for the country to allow more immigration and improve its work-life balance.
Sri Lanka's PM Resigns After Months Of Unrest Over Economic Crisis
Sri Lanka's prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has resigned after months of protests over the country's deepening economic crisis, as once-peaceful rallies turned violent and at least five people were killed.
Writers' body apologises for 'next-level sexist jokes
The Scottish Football Writers' Association has apologised after a speaker's sexist and misogynistic jokes prompted attendees to walk out of its annual awards dinner.
Rugby union - New biennial north v south tournament draws near
Rugby chiefs are poised to hold key discussions today over the proposal to radically shake up the international calendar and introduce a new global competition to be staged every two years.
Alcaraz's rise the talk of tour ahead of Paris
Teenage sensation opts to rest before French Open but his Madrid Open victory has made his opponents sit up
Europe - Macron calls for new 'political community' alongside EU
Emmanuel Macron has called for a new political organisation to unite democracies on the European continent, as he warned that Ukraine would probably not join the EU for several decades.
Poland protest Kremlin's envoy pelted with paint at Warsaw event
Russia's ambassador to Poland has been pelted with red paint thrown at him by people protesting against the war in Ukraine as he went to lay flowers at the Soviet military cemetery in Warsaw on the anniversary of the allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.
Putin summons 'sacred' spirit of 1945 heroes in muted Victory Day speech
Vladimir Putin told Russian soldiers they were fighting for the same thing as their fathers and grandfathers, as he used his Victory Day speech to justify his invasion of Ukraine.
Henry VIII musical leads long list of British Tony nominations
British talents have reaped a phenomenal array of nominations for this year's Tony awards in New York.
People resorting to DIY dentistry due to lack of NHS places in Somerset
Many patients in south-west England are being left in dental pain because they are unable to register for NHS care, with some so desperate that they are even resorting to DIY treatment, it has emerged.
Jethro Lazenby, eldest son of Nick Cave, dies aged 31
Nick Cave has announced that his oldest son, Jethro Lazenby, has died aged 31. In a brief statement, Cave wrote: "With much sadness, I can confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away.
Happy hour again: musician celebrates birthday with £1,000 behind bar in 60 pubs
If you were listening carefully last night, you may have heard one of 60 pubs across the UK and Ireland playing anthems by the Beautiful South.
Not-so 'cautious Keir' Uncharacteristically bold move could aid Labour
Keir Starmer has rarely caused a moment of intense drama in national politics.
Dolly Parton library to give a free book a to refugee children every month
Refugee children in London will be given a book each month until they turn five, thanks to a project from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Out of the dark: the Azovstal survivors
Spike, a quarrelsome dachshund, got something every meal, even as the humans trapped in the bunker under Azovstal steel works were wasting away from hunger.
PM to push new powers targeting protesters
Boris Johnson's government will force through police powers to prevent disruptive yet peaceful protests as one of 38 new bills in today's Queen's speech.
Starmer's gamble: leader pledges to quit if he is fined over Beergate
Labour says it has proof campaign team worked late on night of gathering
More Than 2m Britons Can't Afford To Eat Every Day
More than 2 million adults in the UK have gone without food for a whole day over the past month because they cannot afford to eat, according to a survey revealing the "catastrophic” impact of the cost of living crisis on people's nutritional intake.
Abortion Bill Vote Will Force Republican Senators Into A Public Stance
The US Senate will this week vote on legislation to codify abortion rights into law in reaction to the leaked draft decision indicating the supreme court is poised to overturn its landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer said yesterday.
Jo Farrell Police Chief Facing Second Lockdown Row
Her appointment made history as she became Durham police's first female chief constable.