People enjoy the sun and the sea on a beach in Antibes,  France. Photograph:  EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER

The humid pleasant conditions of recent days are set to continue into the weekend, but temperatures will be nothing like the record-breaking highs els(...)

A boy jumps from a diving platform into the lake Ammersee in Utting, southern Germany. Photograph:  Sven Hoppe/dpa/AFP

High temperatures broke records all over Europe on Thursday as the continent endured its second extreme heatwave in a month. Belgium, France, Germany(...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and party candidate Mike Greene  with supporters prior to votes being counted in the Peterborough by-election. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party has failed to secure its first MP as Labour took the Peterborough byelection in a closely-fought contest. The Brexit (...)

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage during a Brexit Party rally at the Broadway Theatre in Peterborough on Saturday, ahead of the upcoming by-election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Nigel Farage has said the outcome of the coming Peterborough byelection will be “even bigger” than the European elections, in which his Brexit Party (...)

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable addresses the media with activists outside Chelmsford City Council Civic Centre. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Vince Cable has hailed his Liberal Democrats party as “the big winners” of the local election, with the party gaining hundreds of seats and a series o(...)

Fiona Onasanya arrives at the Old Bailey, London, for sentencing after lying to avoid speeding points. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

British MP Fiona Onasanya has been jailed for three months for lying to police after she was caught speeding. The Peterborough MP was found guilty of(...)

Former youth football coach and scout Michael ‘Kit’ Carson. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A former youth football coach and scout was found dead in a single-vehicle car crash on the day he was due to go on trial accused of the historical se(...)

Jo Churchill MP urges Commons speaker John Bercow to look at a video clip of Jeremy Corbyn as education secretary Damian Hinds, Andrew Stephenson MP, Mike Freer MP and health secretary Matt Hancock look on, on Wednesday. Photograph: UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/PA Wire

The DUP has warned Theresa May she must secure changes to the withdrawal agreement rather than reassurances about its meaning if she is to win its sup(...)

Supporters of the British Conservative Party react during the count at Wandsworth Town Hall after local government elections in London, Britain. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Britain’s two main parties emerged from local elections in England in a draw, with Labour making gains but failing to capture target councils from the(...)

Noel Cantwell’s  daughter Kate, niece Alison and daughter Elizabeth  spread his ashes at Cork County Cricket Club. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to br(...)

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