Man jailed for trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArsenal star confronts carjackers in London An armed mugger who tried to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac has been jailed.Ashley Smith admitted attempting to steal luxury watches worth £200,000 from the pair in Hampstead, north-west London.A second man, Jordan Northover, 26, has also admitted […]

Dr Richard Freeman 'bullied by Shane Sutton to order testosterone' hearing told

Dr Richard Freeman (second left) pictured with his legal team at the tribunalShane Sutton “bullied” Dr Richard Freeman into prescribing testosterone, the ex-British Cycling and Team Sky medic has claimed.Freeman is facing an allegation he ordered 30 Testogel sachets to British Cycling headquarters in 2011 knowing or believing it was intended for an athlete to […]

General election 2019: Nicola Sturgeon lists conditions for SNP to back Labour

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNicola Sturgeon: ‘Future of the country is at stake’ Nicola Sturgeon has set out a list of demands she would make in return for backing a minority Labour government to keep Boris Johnson out of Number 10.Ms Sturgeon made clear that Labour would need to back the […]

Assault on Reds fans Cox was Liverpool boss Klopp's 'lowest point' in time at club

Liverpool and Republic of Ireland legends played a charity game at the Aviva Stadium in DublinLiverpool manager Jürgen Klopp says the assault that resulted in serious brain injuries to Reds fan Sean Cox is “the lowest point” of his time at the club.Cox, 54, was attacked by Roma fans before a Champions League game at […]

General election 2019: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn to face off in live BBC debate

Image copyright Getty Images The BBC will host a head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to the general election. The Conservative and Labour leaders will face off live in Southampton on 6 December – six days before the poll.A seven-way podium debate will also take place between senior figures from […]

Crossrail Delay: Line will not open until 2021 as costs increase

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Latest projections indicate an further £400m to £650m will be needed to complete the project, Crossrail Ltd said The opening of London’s Crossrail project will be delayed until 2021 as Europe’s biggest infrastructure scheme is set to go another £650m over budget.The route, to be known as the Elizabeth […]

Ellie Gould murder: Thomas Griffiths stabbed teen when she dumped him

Image copyright Family photo Image caption Ellie Gould told friends Griffiths had “not taken their break-up well” An 18-year-old man stabbed his teenage girlfriend repeatedly in the neck in a brutal killing when she dumped him. Thomas Griffiths admitted murdering 17-year-old Ellie Gould at her home in Calne, Wiltshire, in May, when she ended their […]

South Yorkshire flooding: Homes evacuated as rain causes travel chaos

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People are being taken to safety in boats in Rotherham People are being evacuated from their homes and there is chaos on the roads and trains after torrential downpours flooded parts of northern England.Five severe warnings – meaning a danger to life – are in place along the River Don […]

Asylum seekers: Home Office taking 'substantially longer' on claims

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Decisions on asylum applications are taking “substantially” longer than they were five years ago, data suggests.In 2014, 80% of applicants received an initial decision within six months, compared with around 25% now, according to the Migration Observatory.There is also an uneven distribution of claimants, with 150 councils failing to support any, […]

Royal Mail seeks injunction to stop postal strike

Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail is seeking a High Court injunction to stop a postal strike, claiming that the ballot of workers had “potential irregularities”.The company said it would make a formal application on Friday that the strike ballot “was unlawful and, therefore, null and void”.A strike threatens to disrupt postal voting in the […]