Petra Kvitova’s attacker jailed for eight years

A man who attacked two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home, stabbing her twice, has been jailed for eight years. Radim Zondra was convicted of serious bodily harm after the attack in Kvitova's Czech...

Boy crushed when fallen tree bounced back meets his rescuers

A boy who almost died when he was crushed by a tree in a freak accident has shared an emotional reunion with the emergency crews who saved his life. Connor Creagh was helping his grandparents...

Police response to NI disco deaths investigated

The police response to a disco crush that killed three teenagers in Northern Ireland has been referred to the police watchdog. The Police Ombudsman watchdog was notified after it emerged the first officers who arrived...

Opera singer ‘asked to change pro-EU dress’

An opera singer was asked to change her pro-EU dress at a Royal Albert Hall concert as the colours were deemed "too provocative", her husband has claimed. Soprano Anna Patalong was wearing a yellow ball...

DUP prefer long Brexit delay to PM’s deal – Sky sources

The DUP now consider a long extension to Brexit to be preferable to the prime minister's deal, Sky News understands. Some in the party believe if the prime minister is forced by MPs to...

Man who murdered coin enthusiast and stole his rare collection jailed

A coin collector who stabbed a fellow enthusiast to death and then stole his collection has been jailed for life. Danny Bostock broke into Gordon McGhee's flat and stabbed him at least 14 times when...

Urgent safety warning after toppled lorries crush cars on ferry

An urgent safety warning has been issued after lorries toppled over during a ferry crossing in rough seas. Nine lorries fell on to their sides and crushed several cars when the P&O-run European Causeway was...

England batsman furious after ‘mankad’ dismissal

England batsman Jos Buttler has reacted furiously after he was dismissed by a controversial "mankad" stumping for the second time in his career. Named after Indian bowler Vinoo Mankad, the dismissal, in which the bowler...

British tourist, 59, dies while snowboarding in Andorra

A British man has died while snowboarding in Andorra. The 59-year-old lost control and hit a tree, according to the Grandvalira ski resort in the Pyrenees mountains. The incident happened on the Avet slope, a black...

Do you live in one of the happiest places in the UK?

Winchester has topped the list of happiest places in the UK, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. The index is based on life expectancy, earnings, inequality, carbon emissions, crime, deprivation and access to...

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd agrees to return to UK

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has agreed to be extradited back to the UK. Shepherd, 31, went on the run as he faced trial over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, on a champagne-fuelled first date...

Spacesuit gaffe forces NASA to cancel giant leap for womankind

NASA has cancelled plans for the first all-female spacewalk aboard the International Space Station because of a shortage of appropriate spacesuits. Christina Koch and Anne McClain were due to embark on the historic assignment on...

Four questioned after teenage girl found dead in car outside hospital

Four men have been questioned over the death of a teenage girl whose body was found in a car. Police believe Tara Wright had been injured in a single-car collision involving a silver Mercedes on...

Big UK firms face calls to tackle ‘corporate greed’ and cap executive pay

The UK's biggest companies are facing pressure to impose caps on bosses' pay as part of recommendations to tackle "corporate greed". The report by the business, energy and industrial strategy committee of MPs highlighted "huge...

Pina Coladas on me! McGregor announces retirement

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement on Twitter. McGregor, 30, wrote: "Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today. "I wish all...

Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

Israeli forces have continued to hit targets across the Gaza Strip, just hours after a ceasefire was reported to have taken effect. The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on Monday but shortly afterwards there were...

One in 10 premature deaths linked to sitting, study finds

Thousands of premature deaths could be avoided each year if people reduced the amount of time they spend sitting down. Some 11.6% of deaths in the UK during 2016 were linked to prolonged sedentary behaviour,...

The Commons gives itself the chance to take control of Brexit

Theresa May is at the mercy of her mutinous cabinet once again as she attempts to rescue her Brexit strategy from disarray after MPs dramatically seized control of the agenda. The Cabinet is meeting for...

Councils having to repair a pothole every 17 seconds

Councils in England and Wales repaired 1.86 million potholes in the year to March, a more than 20% increase on the previous 12 months. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey found that highway...

Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim takes his own life

The father of a child killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has died in an apparent suicide, police have said. Jeremy Richman's body was found outside his office on Monday morning...

New powers proposed to investigate stillbirths

Coroners could get new powers to investigate the deaths of stillborn babies. The changes would apply to stillbirths after 37 weeks of pregnancy in England and Wales. A consultation has been launched on the government proposals,...

Crack cocaine use ‘skyrockets’ as it becomes ‘fashionable’

Crack cocaine use has "skyrocketed" as the drug has become "more acceptable" and even fashionable", a government review has been told. Professionals, students and clubbers were said to be part of a new "hidden cohort"...

Brexit about taking back control… the government has lost it

Brexit was all about taking back control. One thing is for certain: tonight, the government lost it. In the British system, to govern is to control the House of Commons order paper. With the Letwin amendment...

May loses three ministers as MPs take control of Brexit process

Theresa May has lost three ministers and control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons in further blows to her authority. Richard Harrington quit his position as business minister just moments before he...

‘Racist abuse’ aimed at England star in win over Montenegro

England manager Gareth Southgate says he heard racist abuse directed at defender Danny Rose during the team's 5-1 win over Montenegro. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling reacted to the chants directed at his England teammate...

Cyclone Idai: International aid easing ‘chaos and confusion’

Where there was chaos and much confusion, now there is action at the humanitarian response centre in the Mozambican city of Beira. Authorities and international aid agencies know what they are dealing with and...

Britons among those arrested in Spanish drugs ring

Britons are among those arrested for involvement in a drugs ring in Spain. The gang is accused of transporting three tons of cannabis from Gibraltar and Morocco to Spain's Costa del Sol. Spanish police said the...

Apple TV + unlikely to take down streaming giant Netflix

Apple's announcement in California has long been anticipated and widely speculated about. The company which brought us the iPhone and iPad enjoys shrouding its launches in secrecy. The industry was expecting a new TV streaming...

Birmingham mosque attacks not terror-related, police say

The Birmingham mosque attacks are not being treated as acts of far-right extremism or terror, police have said. Five mosques had their windows smashed with a hammer across the city in the early hours of...

Stars help Apple announce streaming service and credit card

A whole host of Hollywood A-listers - including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg - joined Apple chief executive Tim Cook to announce the tech giant's new video streaming service. Apple TV + will...

Stormy Daniels lawyer charged with extortion

The former lawyer for adult actress Stormy Daniels, who took Donald Trump to court over a hush-money agreement, has been charged with trying to extort Nike out of up to $26.5m (£20m). Michael Avenatti, who...

Mike Ashley considers Debenhams cash bid

Mike Ashley's Sports Direct said it was considering a cash offer to take over Debenhams as it fired the latest salvo in the tussle for control of the struggling chain. Sports Direct already owns 30%...

Pressure grows over care deaths of people with learning disability

The shadow care minister has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address concerns over the deaths of people with a learning disability or autism who were in care. Barbara Keeley has written to...

Two-bed house on sale for just £50k… but there’s a catch

Young couples seeking their first home could snap up a property in Birmingham for just £50,000... but only if they are prepared to clean it first. The semi-detached house in Quinton comes complete with two...

Instagram criticised over posts ‘encouraging self-harm’

A young woman who says graphic images of self-harm on social media encouraged her to make multiple suicide attempts has criticised Instagram's reporting process. She has reported hundreds of images to the picture sharing site...

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed that it had started a bombardment of the territory after an...

Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed that it had started a bombardment of the territory after an...

Man who stabbed child killer 150 times is jailed for life

A man who murdered a convicted child killer has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 24 years. Ieuan Harley, 23, stabbed David Gaut to death in New Tredegarm, Caerphilly last August after...

Congo ebola epidemic becomes second worst outbreak

The ebola epidemic crippling parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo has now exceeded 1,000 cases, making it the second worst outbreak in history. In a statement, the Congolese health ministry revealed that the total...

Body recovered from lake in London’s Hyde Park

A body has been recovered from the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park. Officers were called to reports of a man's body at 5.43am on Monday. The London Ambulance Service also attended the scene. A Metropolitan Police...

Emiliano Sala contract not legally binding, Cardiff to tell FIFA

Cardiff City will tell world football's governing body FIFA that the contract to sign Emiliano Sala from Nantes was not legally binding. The Welsh club have refused to pay the £15m transfer fee for the...

BA flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh by mistake

British Airways has apologised after a flight to Dusseldorf landed in Edinburgh by mistake. A paperwork error has been blamed after passengers ended up more than 500 miles from their planned destination on Monday. The plane...

Jameela Jamil: A man threatened me because I rejected his number

Actress Jameela Jamil has triggered a conversation involving hundreds of women after she described being sexually harassed in the street. On Twitter, she spoke about how important it is to "teach children" about rejection after...

Former Thailand PM claims election vote was ‘rigged’

The ousted Thai prime minster has told Sky News election results in the country were "rigged". Responding to questions following Thailand's first election since the 2014 military coup, Thaksin Shinawatra rejected the provisional results of...

Lessons about gay relationships spark protests in Birmingham

A head teacher in Birmingham is calling on the education secretary to intervene as her school faces a backlash for teaching students about gay relationships. Parents at Anderton Park School have been holding demonstrations outside...

Libby Squire’s body was identified by fingerprints

An inquest into the death of University of Hull student Libby Squire has heard that her body was identified by her fingerprints. Coroner Professor Paul Marks was read a statement by an identification expert upon...

Hillsborough jury retires to consider Duckenfield verdicts

The jury in the Hillsborough trial has retired to consider its verdicts of police match commander David Duckenfield. The 12 jurors, made up of six men and six women, were sent out on Monday morning...

Nike pays £10.7m penalty over football merchandise sales

Nike has been fined €12.5m (£10.7m) after falling foul of EU rules regarding cross-border online sales. The European Commission found that between 2004 and 2017 the US sportswear firm blocked choice and raised prices for...

Putin ready to improve US ties after Trump cleared of collusion

Vladimir Putin is ready to improve ties with the US after Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia, the Kremlin has said. Russia's foreign ministry has called on the US to...

UK urged to suspend arms sales to Saudi over Yemen war

The leaders of Britain's five main opposition parties have demanded the UK government halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen, stops all British military operations in the kingdom...

Brexit supporter who egged Corbyn jailed for 28 days

A Brexit supporter who egged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn while shouting "respect the vote" has been jailed for 28 days. John Murphy pressed an egg on to the politician's head as he visited Finsbury Park...

Police use water cannon on protesting teachers in Morocco

Thousands of teachers in Morocco have staged a protest amid growing anger over low wages and temporary contracts. Sunday's march in Rabat, Morocco's capital city, came a day after police used water cannon to disperse...

It’s getting warmer! UK to bask in sunny spells as high pressure builds

Britain will see higher temperatures this week, with highs of up to 18C (64F) predicted in some areas of England. The warmer spells come just a week after flooding hit parts of England and Wales,...

Teacher who gives away 80% of his salary is named the world’s best

A maths and physics teacher from rural Kenya who donates most of his salary to help the poor has been named the best teacher in the world. Peter Tabichi received the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher...

Jack Shepherd: Speedboat killer ‘may return to the UK in days’

Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd is unlikely to fight extradition and could return to the UK as early as this week, according to his lawyer. The UK has submitted a formal request asking Georgia to extradite...

Majestic Wine to shut stores under transformation plan

Majestic Wine is planning a shake-up of the business to focus on its Naked Wines brand in a move that will result in store closures. The UK's largest specialist wine retailer said that under plans...

Girl, 11, among four injured in ‘pellet gun shooting’

An 11-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman have been injured after a suspected pellet gun was fired in southwest London. The girl suffered a wound to her leg while the woman, who was known to...

Royal visit to Cuba is in contrast to US isolation policy

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have become the first British royals to visit communist-run Cuba. The couple flew into the capital Havana on Sunday on a Royal Air Force plane, beginning a three-day trip...

Would a new prime minister make a difference?

On Sunday afternoon the grey suits finally came out of the wardrobe. Or in Boris Johnson's case, predictably, a scruffy coat and jumper and for Jacob Rees-Mogg, the all too familiar pinstripes. At Chequers, the...

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PM fights to retain power as MPs look to seize control of Brexit

The House of Commons is preparing for another week dominated by Brexit, as Theresa May's position looks increasingly uncertain. The prime minister spent Sunday afternoon in crisis meetings at her country residence, Chequers, where she...

Trump questions will remain until full Mueller report is revealed

The weaponisation of the Mueller report began as soon as Attorney General William Barr published his summary. "The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government...

Cyclone Idai: People are starving along the ‘road of suffering’

According to the map, this stretch of highway is called route number six. But the people who live along it call it the road of suffering - because it links dozens of communities in...

Cyclone Idai: People starve along the ‘road of suffering’

According to the map, this stretch of highway is called route number six. But the people who live along it call it the road of suffering - because it links dozens of communities in...

Trump did not conspire with Russia, Mueller report finds

The Mueller investigation has found no evidence that Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. However, the report does not exonerate the president of obstruction of...

Baby dies after parents try home circumcision

A baby has reportedly died in Italy after his parents attempted to perform a circumcision on him at home. Local media reports say that the five-month-old baby was taken to a hospital in Bologna by...

Second survivor of Parkland shooting ‘takes own life’

A second survivor of the Parkland school shooting has taken their own life, according to a local report. The Miami Herald said the male, whose name has not been released, was a sophomore - equivalent...

Opponent helps Swiss star who swallowed tongue after head clash

Switzerland and Newcastle defender Fabian Schar received emergency help from an opponent after being knocked out during a Euro 2020 qualifier. Schar clashed heads with Georgia's Jemal Tabidze as both went for the ball in...

Pair rescued as van is swamped by high tide on causeway

Two people had to be rescued after the van they were in became submerged as they tried to cross a causeway at high tide. A lifeboat was called after the vehicle was spotted in trouble...

Starving Venezuelan children forced to feed off rubbish dumps

The swarm of flies gives the game away. "Food," one of the starving children calls out at a rubbish dump in Venezuela's second city, Maracaibo. We see several small hands dig into a bin bag and...

German family to give millions to charity over ancestors’ Nazi support

One of Germany's richest families is to give millions of euros to charity after learning about ancestors who enthusiastically supported the Nazis and used forced labour. Bild newspaper claimed that documents revealed Albert Reimann Sr...

Four missing after being buried by avalanche in Swiss Alps

Four people are missing after being buried in an avalanche near Bovernier in the Swiss Alps. The group were hit by the morning avalanche at an altitude of 2,800m (9,200ft) near the borders with France...

Mum’s plea after lock of hair from dead daughter stolen

A desperate mother has pleaded with thieves to return a stolen lock of blonde hair that belonged to her two-year-old daughter who died suddenly six years ago. The precious item was in Kirsty Baldwin's handbag...

Woman left with life-changing burns after gas blast destroys home

A woman has been left with life-changing burns after a gas explosion destroyed a house in a small Devon town. The woman, who is in her 70s, was airlifted from the property in Buckfastleigh on...

999 call handler saves life of distressed woman on way home from work

A police call handler has been praised for saving the life of a distressed woman while on her way home from work. Emergency worker Megan Brunt took a call about the woman earlier in her...

Shop worker knifed to death amid fresh spate of UK stabbings

A shop worker has died during a "violent robbery" at a newsagent's - one of six people to be stabbed in London in less than 12 hours. A murder investigation has been launched after police...

Murder inquiry after man stabbed to death in London

A murder investigation is under way after a man was stabbed to death in northwest London. Police were called at about 6am this morning to reports of an injured man found at an address in...

Russian tourist tries to smuggle drugged orangutan out of Bali

A Russian tourist has been arrested for trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Andrei Zhestkov was taken into custody at the airport after an X-ray found the...

Minister killed in al Shabab attack in Somalia

A minister is among five dead after gunmen stormed a government building in Somalia. The country's deputy labour minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla was killed in his ground floor office shortly after gunmen stormed into the...

RAF to take 20 tonnes of supplies to cyclone survivors

An RAF aircraft is to deliver 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies to countries devastated by Cyclone Idai. The A400M Atlas aircraft will help provide critical aid to the survivors in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The...

Polls close in Thailand’s first election since military coup

Voting is under way in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. While most analysts agree that Pheu Thai, the populist party affiliated with the Thaksin Shinawatra family,...

Polls open for Thailand’s first election since military coup

Voting is under way in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. While most analysts agree that Pheu Thai, the populist party affiliated with the Thaksin Shinawatra family,...

Pro-military party edging ahead in Thai election

Voting is under way in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. While most analysts agree that Pheu Thai, the populist party affiliated with the Thaksin Shinawatra family,...

Pro-military party’s surprise lead in Thai election

Voting is under way in Thailand's first election since its military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup. While most analysts agree that Pheu Thai, the populist party affiliated with the Thaksin Shinawatra family,...

May ‘faces cabinet coup’ as ministers warn she has ‘days left’

Theresa May has days left in Downing Street amid a cabinet coup to oust her, according to several reports. Speculation the prime minister will be ousted is at fever pitch, with The Sunday Times reporting...

Lagoon’s ‘incredible refuge’ may hold secret to coral survival

The secret to coral survival in a warming world could lie in Aldabra's vast inland 'sea'. Coral reefs in the huge lagoon, which is big enough to swallow Manhattan twice over, survived the mass bleaching...

Drink-driving arrests fall as crash deaths hit 8-year high

It's an age old message: Don't drink and drive. Countless campaigns, police operations and emotive adverts - but are they working? Victoria Bates was on her way to see her parents in Kent when another car...

Drink-driving arrests fall as crash deaths hit eight-year high

It's an age old message: Don't drink and drive. Countless campaigns, police operations and emotive adverts - but are they working? Victoria Bates was on her way to see her parents in Kent when another car...

No aid, no government – just a rusty boat to flee Cyclone Idai carnage

We spotted a rusty-looking fishing boat fighting against the tide near the port city of Beira. The vessel was called the "Sesimbra" and it had nearly finished a long trip down river. But the captain...

Prodigy fans invited to line Keith Flint funeral procession

Fans of The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint have been invited to line his funeral procession in Essex next Friday. Flint, 49, died earlier this month. His funeral will take place at St Mary's Church in Bocking...

More than 100 killed in Mali militia attack – reports

More than a hundred people, including pregnant women and small children, have reportedly been killed by an ethnic militia in Mali. Armed men dressed as traditional Donzo hunters assaulted people in the central villages...

Briton on ‘world’s most wanted’ list detained in Romania

British murder suspect Shane O'Brien, who is on the "world's most wanted" list, has been detained in Romania. The 31-year-old is suspected of murdering Josh Hanson, who was stabbed to death aged 21 in a...

Injured cruise ship passengers airlifted in ‘scary’ ordeal

Rescue helicopters have begun evacuating the 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky...

Passengers evacuated after Viking Sky cruise ship’s engines fail

Rescue helicopters have begun evacuating the 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky...

Airlifted cruise ship passengers talk of ‘scary’ ordeal

Rescue helicopters have begun evacuating the 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky...

Stricken cruise ship enters port after passengers are airlifted to safety

A cruise ship which was evacuated after getting into difficulties in stormy weather has reached port under its own steam. Hundreds of passengers were airlifted one-by-one to safety after the Viking Sky ship lost engine...

8 hurt as passengers airlifted from stranded cruise ship

Rescue helicopters have begun evacuating the 1,300 passengers and crew from a cruise ship which suffered engine failure in windy conditions off the west coast of Norway. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky...

Passengers relive ‘scary’ ordeal after tornado-like winds hit cruise ship

A cruise ship which was evacuated after getting into difficulties in stormy weather has reached port under its own steam. Hundreds of passengers were airlifted one-by-one to safety after the Viking Sky ship lost engine...

Sixth mosque attacked in Birmingham

A sixth mosque has been attacked in Birmingham. Officers were called to the building on Cromer Road in Balsall Heath at 6.30am on Saturday, after getting reports of a window being damaged. While CCTV is being...

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