England’s Raheem Sterling,  Harry Kane and  Jordan Henderson celebrate after the semi-final victory over Denmark at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

It’s doubtful whether a journalist has ever captured the spirit of a tournament in a single question, but on July 4th, in the press conference for the(...)

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock:  “...we know we haven’t beaten this virus yet... ”Photograph: Getty Images

Britain has recorded no daily coronavirus deaths for the first time since March last year, although 3,165 new cases of the virus were reported. The fi(...)

Iain Duncan Smith was among the individuals sanctioned by China. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA/File

China has imposed sanctions against UK politicians, lawyers and academics over criticism of its mass internment campaign in Xinjiang, the latest salvo(...)

Former PM Theresa May reacts after Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson left the chamber as she began to speak during a debate ahead of a vote on a new coronavirus lockdown, in the House of Commons in London. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

Fifty Conservative MPs, including former prime minister Theresa May, have rebelled against party leader Boris Johnson’s coronavirus lockdown, which co(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK  is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government   is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement w(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s special advisor, Dominic Cummings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Described as the prime minister’s Rasputin, Dominic Cummings is no stranger to the spotlight. In fact he has made a career out of eschewing the rules (...)

Bookmakers have noted bets on Japanese baseball have been popular since the outbreak of Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

British MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that th(...)

Boris Johnson: 38 Conservative MPs defied three-line whip. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson has survived his first backbench revolt since December’s election after 38 Conservative MPs defied a three-line whip over the government(...)

 Huawei’s main UK offices in Reading. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has faced criticism from senior Conservatives at Westminster and Republicans in Washington for his decision to allow Huawei to take part(...)

Everton and Liverpool players pose with a mental health banner before their FA Cup third round match at Anfield. Photograph: Getty Images

The seven UK betting companies with exclusive rights to screen FA Cup matches have offered to cancel the exclusivity and allow the Football Associatio(...)

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