Protesters in York take part in a demonstration against prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament. Photograph: PA

Tens of thousands of demonstrators are taking to the streets across Britain and outside the gates of Downing Street this afternoon in protest against (...)

Brendan Cox has stepped down from his posts at two charities after allegations that he assaulted a woman at Harvard University in 2015. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox has resigned from the two charities he set up in her memory after being publicly accused of sexual assault. Bre(...)

Emptying churches: more than half of the British public now say they have no religion, and more than nine million people say they are often or always lonely. Photograph: iStock/Getty

The church was almost in darkness, lit only by the candles handed out to worshippers on the way in, which cast darting, flickering shadows that fright(...)