Jack Kennedy on Delta Work celebrates  winning the Glenfarclas Chase at the  Cheltenham Festival. Elliott’s star now bids for Grand National glory at Aintree. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is set to saddle a team of eight runners in pursuit of a record-equalling fourth Randox Aintree Grand National success on Saturday. Ha(...)

A sign in  a chemist’s shop in northeast London telling customers that the pharmacy is out of   lateral flow antigen tests.  Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has admitted the UK National Healt Service is coming under major pressure because of the Omicron coronavirus variant, but said England w(...)

Geothermal heat is a constantly available source of energy generated by rocks beneath the Earth’s surface. Illustration: iStock

Irish geothermal pioneer CausewayGT is joining forces with oil industry giant Baker Hughes to work on developing the energy source for industries. Ge(...)

Christopher Walken. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP via Getty Images

In between his early days as a lion tamer and his latest turn as an old lag doing community service in Bristol, Christopher Walken was Hollywood’s go-(...)

Spare Tyres. Painting: Mary Burke
Art and the essence of farming

Mary Burke’s exhibition At Home on the Farm avoids bucolic cliche to catch rural functionality Farms don’t feature much in art, except as bucoli(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

Lieut Peter Ames

MORNING Lieutenant Peter Ames (32): Ames was born into a wealthy American family in Pennsylvania. He moved to London in 1912, joined the Grenadier G(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson visiting a  hospital in Reading, west  London.  He is weighing up whether to scrap his three-tiered local lockdown approach. Photograph:   Jeremy Selwyn/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Downing Street came under pressure on Thursday to introduce a more stringent national lockdown across England, as growing scientific evidence indicate(...)

A  CGI imageby the University of Southampton of an impression of the final moments of a new species of theropod. Photograph: Trudie Wilson/PA Wire

Four bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to a new species of dinosaur from the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex, scientists say. Palaeontologists(...)

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