Chris Ashton will miss Sale’s first six games after he received a seven-week ban. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Chris Ashton’s tentative England comeback has already stalled after he was given a seven-week ban for a tip-tackle made during Sale’s pre-season frien(...)

 Rebecca Rigby, the widow of murdered British  fusilier Lee Rigby, arrives at the Old Bailey to attend the first day of the trial of Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale today. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Two men tried to behead a British soldier in a “barbarous” killing on a London street, hacking at his body “like a butcher attacking a joint of meat” (...)