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Peter Sutcliffe ‘wasn’t a very intelligent killer, he was just brutal’

A British chief constable has issued a “heartfelt” apology to relatives of the victims of serial killer Peter Sutcliffe – known as the Yorkshire Rippe(...)

Chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty

UK chancellor Rishi Sunak was locked in an acrimonious spat with education secretary Gavin Williamson on Monday as accusations flew over who was to bl(...)

Marcus Rashford: sparked a nationwide campaign after the British government voted against extending the provision of free school meals until next Easter for children in need.  Photo: Fareshare/Mark Waugh/PA

When Marcus Rashford wakes up on Saturday morning, he’s entitled to feel that it has been a fairly productive week. First he swooped in to score the (...)

Dominic Cummings’s trip to Durham at the height of lockdown while suffering from Covid-19 drastically undermined public trust in the UK gvernment’s handling of the pandemic, according to new research. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The UK’s Metropolitan (Met) police is facing fresh calls to investigate Dominic Cummings’s decision to leave London for Durham at the height of the co(...)

 Ben Stokes during an England training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday. Handout photograph: ECB via Getty Images

Ben Stokes is preparing to step up as England captain for the first Test against West Indies next week, and he believes this honour has come about aft(...)

Sun bathers enjoy the warm weather at Ruislip Lido in  London on Saturday. Boris Johnson has set out a gradual easing of lockdown measures in England, with socially distanced groups of six friends and families allowed to meet in parks and gardens from Monday. Photograph: AFP

Britain is facing a “very dangerous moment” with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the deputy chief medical officer said last night after a growing(...)

People enjoy the sunshine on the beach at Southend-On-Sea in Essex, in Britain, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A growing number of expert advisers to the British government on the coronavirus crisis have expressed concern about plans to ease lockdown restrictio(...)

Police  outside Dominic Cummings’s north London home on Thursday. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings may have breached coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 41km (26 miles) to a sc(...)

An image shared on social media at the weekend of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett meeting two friends in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

Leo Varadar is due in the chamber at midday on Wednesday for his first Dáil appearance of the week. It is likely to be his only one because the follow(...)

British government special advisor Dominic Cummings arrives home in London on Monday after giving a press conference at 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/ AFP  via Getty Images

If we had not already seen the earlier resignations of the Scottish chief medical officer and a top British epidemiologist for breaking lockdown rules(...)

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