Premier League footballer Ravel Morrison (back centre) arrives at Manchester Crown Court where he faces charges of assault on his ex-girlfriend. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison will go on trial next year over allegations he threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and have h(...)

 West Ham United’s Ravel Morrison, 21, who has been charged with assaulting two women, Greater Manchester Police said. Photograph:  Stephen Pond/PA Wire

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women.The 21-year-old, formerly with Manchester United, is accused of attacki(...)

 Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy of the Tolmachevy Sisters from Russia perform on stage during the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

Global tensions found their way into Eurovision Song Contest last night: the announcement that Russia had qualified for Saturday night’s final was met(...)

A man takes a picture of a poster of late Brazilian Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna at the Imola race track. Senna died  on May 1st, 1994, when he crashed his Williams into a concrete wall at the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit. He was 34 at the time. Photograph: Giorgio Benvenuti / EPA

The venue at which Ayrton Senna lost his life is set to be the focal point this week of commemorations marking the tragedy’s 20th anniversary. Brazil(...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann and Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel,  in Brussels this week.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

After years of opposition, Luxembourg and Austria have agreed to back automatic exchange of savings account i(...)

Wayne Rooney of England celebrates scoring the first goal against Montenegro on Friday night. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney insists England have the potential to perform well at the World Cup - provided they can finish the job and qualify on Tuesday night.After(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (centre) has been called up by England ahead of the meeting with Poland on  Saturday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool wide-man Raheem Sterling has been called into the England squad for Tuesday’s all-important World Cup qualifier with Poland at Wembley.Manag(...)

England’s Frank Lampard during the training session at The Olympic Stadium, Kiev. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed midfielder Frank Lampard will win his 100th cap against Ukraine in the World Cup Group H qualifier on Tuesda(...)

A route that reads like a tour guide for Italian villages and cities: Michael Taylor and Greg Kable in their 1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva

There was a time when Italy had a 1,000-mile road race from Brescia, in the north, down to Rome and back. Fifty-six people were killed in the Mille Mi(...)

British chancellor George Osborne: likely to argue that countries should be given discretion on how to apply the bail-in rules. Photograph: PA

EU finance ministers meeting today for their penultimate gathering under the Irish presidency of the EU council face a packed agenda. Fi(...)