The scene on Hinckley Road in Leicester, after a ‘major incident’ was declared by police after reports of an explosion at around 7.03pm. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Wire

Four people have died after an explosion and fire at a building in Leicester on Sunday night. Leicestershire Police said another four people remain i(...)

John Alexander: ‘More than 20 years ago I told crude and inappropriate jokes … and I apologise unreservedly.’ Photograph:EPA

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull has described a joke involving rape made by John Alexander as “utterly unacceptable” after the Liberals’ (...)

Bryan Holcombe and his wife Karla Plain Holcombe, victims of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: Social media/Reuters

An 18-month-old child, a pregnant mother of five and three generations of a single family were among the victims of a gunman who opened fire on a chur(...)

Faking it: Jodie Whittaker plays a nurse pretending to be an A&E doctor

Just as the rise of the mobile phone obliterated one reliable predicament of the horror movie (“The phone line’s dead!”), so the prevalence of interne(...)

Andy Murray of Britain plays a forehand in his first round match against Illya Marchenko of the Ukraine on day one of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Andy Murray was relieved rather than elated to come through a ragged opening match in his 12th Australian Open campaign, beating the determined Ukrain(...)

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)