News UpdatesUpdated: 02:03 PM

  • Long hot summer means we should enjoy spectacular autumn colour

    2018's cold spring and hot summer will have helped ready the leaves for a beautiful autumn display, but it also hinges on what the weather does now. If it cools and we get cold nights, that will contribute to good leaf colour. Autumn bulbs have also ...

    The Guardian 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation

    The £15bn merger between supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is to be subjected to an in-depth competition investigation, it has been announced. The Competition and Markets Authority said the deal "raises sufficient concerns to be referred for a more ...

    BBC 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Three hurt as car hits crowd near Islamic Centre in Cricklewood

    Three men were hurt when a car struck several people outside a north London Islamic centre, police said. Witnesses described hearing the driver "shouting anti-Islamic taunts" in the incident at the Muslim prayer centre in Cricklewood. The Metropolitan ...

    BBC 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • ITV lands massive windfall by selling hit thriller Bodyguard to Netflix

    It comes amid fears the BBC could lose out on a second series of the show – penned by Jed Mercurio and starring Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes – to Netflix after director general Lord Hall said the broadcaster needed to find more money to compete ...

    Daily Mail 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • First strawberry saboteur is CAUGHT: Boy is arrested 'after admitting putting needles in fruit'

    A young boy has been arrested after admitting he put needles in strawberries as a 'prank'. NSW detectives announced the arrest of the boy on Wednesday afternoon, after earlier revealing the contamination crisis across the country being entirely the ...

    Daily Mail 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Timing, money, and 'no compromise': How Great Britain came from nowhere to conquer cycling's grand tours

    One of the most striking things about Britain's recent cycling success is that there is no simple line of causality. The star riders all have different backgrounds in life and in sport, and all chose different roads. They couldn't have started much ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Jurgen Klopp helps to ensure that Liverpool are ahead of Paris Saint-Germain both on and off the pitch

    ... deal with the Qatar Tourist Authority which was found to be worth a lot less in the open market than the £167million PSG had claimed it to be and on that occasion, the club was fined €60million in prize money earned from playing in European ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • 'Wild West' of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin must be regulated, says Treasury Committee

    “At a minimum, regulation should address consumer protection and anti-money laundering. If the Government decides that crypto-asset growth should be encouraged, appropriate and proportionate regulation could see the UK become a global centre for this ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Rooftop farming: why vertical gardening is blooming in Kampala

    Kwagala farm, located on half an acre of land, is the brainchild of Diana Nambatya, a professor in public health, who began growing vegetables to save money on food in 2010. After receiving two cows as a dowry, she decided to use their dung to generate ...

    The Guardian 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Millions overcharged for mobile contracts

    Older people are twice as likely to be charged for a phone they already own longer than 12 months, which could cost them an average of £264. "Consumers should check their phone bills to see if they can save money with a SIM-only contract or upgrade to ...

    BBC 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Danske Bank boss quits over money-laundering scandal

    The chief executive of Danske Bank has resigned in the wake of a money-laundering scandal involving its Estonian operation. Thomas Borgen stepped down following an investigation into payments of about €200bn (£177bn) through its Estonian branch.

    BBC 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Harry Styles feeds a piglet as he poses in brightly coloured suits for quirky new Gucci campaign

    Gucci said of their new shoot: 'The campaign playfully positions Harry Styles's personal, urban take on the Gucci tailoring wardrobe amongst the classic, stylised landscape of the gardens, where fountains, grottoes and mazes characterise the ancient ...

    Daily Mail 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Emmys 2018: From Chrissy Teigen to Scarlett Johansson, the best-dressed stars

    Arriving in their finest formal garb, stars such as Scarlett Johansson and Tiffany Haddish congregated at Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles in a debonair display that would rival even the savviest of street stylers on parade at London Fashion Week.

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Harry Styles fronts Gucci campaign with baby pigs and goats

    “The campaign playfully positions Harry Styles's personal, urban take on the Gucci tailoring wardrobe amongst the classic, stylised landscape of the gardens, where fountains, grottoes and mazes characterise the ancient surroundings," reads a statement ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • My World Cup victory

    It's the longest railway in the world, a mind-boggling 5,772 miles if you do the whole journey from Vladivostok to Moscow or, to give it some context, a quarter of the way round the world. By luxury train. Wow.

    Daily Mail 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Tourist is killed when her caravan is blown off a CLIFF by Storm Ali in Ireland

    A woman in her 50s has died after her caravan was blown off a cliff with her inside in west Ireland. Police and emergency services were on the scene in Claddaghduff, County Galway at 7.45am this morning but were unable to save the woman, who is ...

    Daily Mail 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Belgium to demand British cash for migrant policing from Theresa May at Salzburg summit

    ... acknowledged that a crackdown on undocumented migration and people smuggling in France had pushed activity into neighbouring Belgium, where people are now increasingly boarding lorries instead before travelling to the UK. “In Belgium smuggling is ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Storm Ali

    Wind and rain from Storm Ali have begun to lash the UK and Ireland as the first named storm of the season moves in. Forecasters have warned of a “danger to life” with the possibility of flying debris and damage to buildings. Gusts of wind could reach ...

    Independent 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Storm Ali: woman dies in Ireland after caravan blown off cliff

    Forecasters said travel disruption, power cuts and flying debris were possible, with severe gales and heavy rain forecast for a large part of the UK. There is potential for damage to buildings, fallen trees, road closures and, in coastal areas, large ...

    The Guardian 6 hours, 27 minutes ago
  • Storm Ali brings travel disruption to Isle of Man

    Ferries and flights have been cancelled as Storm Ali reaches the Isle of Man. The Manx Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as gusts reaching 70 mph (112 km/h) hit the island leading to travel disruption. A spokeswoman warned of possible ...

    BBC 6 hours, 27 minutes ago