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Newcastle United back in Premier League

Newcastle United secured an immediate return to the Premier League with a convincing home victory over Preston. Christian Atsu put the Magpies 2-1 up at half-time after Jordan Hugill had cancelled out an Ayoze Perez opener. On a tense evening … Continue reading

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Serena Williams brands Ilie Nastase comments 'racist' and backs investigation

Serena Williams says Ilie Nastase’s recent comments about her unborn child are “racist” and has given her backing to a full investigation. Nastase, a former world number one, was heard speculating whether Williams’ child would be “chocolate with milk?” “It … Continue reading

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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader

Media playback is unsupported on your device Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party. The move comes just a day after she reached the second … Continue reading

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Leigh Day lawyers accused of misconduct over Iraq claims

A law firm has been accused of misconduct over the way it handled claims that British troops tortured civilians during the Iraq War. Leigh Day failed to disclose evidence its Iraqi clients were members of a “murderous” militia group when … Continue reading

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North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing

In an unusual move, the entire US Senate is being called to the White House for a briefing on North Korea. Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its neighbours and the … Continue reading

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Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say. Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic. Experiments … Continue reading

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Court rules Kensington 'candy-cane' house stripes can stay

A woman who decorated her London townhouse with red and white stripes can ignore a council order to repaint it, the High Court has ruled. Property developer Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring painted the candy stripes on the building in Kensington in 2015. … Continue reading

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Justin Carney: Salford Red Devils winger charged with racial abuse

Salford winger Justin Carney could face a suspension of eight or more games after he was accused of racially abusing a Toronto Wolfpack player. Carney, 28, was sent off by referee Jack Smith in the 26th minute of the Super … Continue reading

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Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson has broken the record for the cumulative time a US astronaut has spent in space. On her 534th day not on Earth, she got a call from President Trump. When she revealed details about what she has to … Continue reading

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Seven bands from the 80s we wish would reunite

Children of the 1980s, rejoice – the original Bananarama line-up is back together at last. Which got us thinking – lots of 80s bands have reformed over recent years but which ones are we still wishing would reunite? 1. Frankie … Continue reading

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