A police cordon in central Reading,  following a multiple stabbing incident at Forbury Gardens park. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

At least two people have been rushed to hospital with stab wounds after being attacked in Reading town centre in England. The casualties were taken t(...)

Marcus Rashford: stepped up his campaign to pressure the UK government into feeding hungry children during the school holidays. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Boris Johnson has bowed to public pressure led by a 22-year-old footballer by agreeing to give free school meal vouchers to children from low-income h(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, London, for PMQs in the House of Commons. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 3, 2020. See PA story HEALTH Coronavirus. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The UK’s coronavirus death toll passed 50,000 on Wednesday as prime minister Boris Johnson was accused of presiding over a government that lacked the (...)

UK health minister Nadine Dorries: Said the doctored video was “revealing”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/WPA Pool /Getty Images

Downing Street has rebuked Conservative MPs, including a minister, for sharing a video from a far-right Twitter account that falsely claimed Labour le(...)

The draft framework deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael  mostly repeats Irish government commitments in the Belfast Agreement and more recent deals to re-establish Stormont. Photograph: iStock

The draft framework deal between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael has been described as intellectually dead. Policy-free promises of “housing for all” and “a(...)

Ed Miliband: Named as the new shadow business secretary. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Former party leader Ed Miliband will return to the Labour front bench under Sir Keir Starmer as the new leader revealed an overhauled shadow cabinet t(...)

Labour candidate Alan Kelly is hoisted into the air as he celebrates being elected in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Alan Kelly and Keir Starmer, comfortably elected leaders of the Irish and British Labour parties, both face monumental tasks. The Irish party emerged (...)

The latest poll of Labour members predicts that Sir Keir Starmer, the former British director of public prosecutions who handled the Brexit brief with considerable dexterity, will win the leadership comfortably on the first count. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

To paraphrase Bill Clinton aide James Carville, “it’s electability, stupid”. As Bernie Sanders has discovered in the US Democratic primaries, and Rebe(...)

Caroline Flack stepped down from presenting the current winter series of Love Island after she was alleged to have assaulted her boyfriend, Lewis Burton. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Love Island did not air on Sunday night following the death of its former presenter Caroline Flack, but the current series will continue. Flack (40) (...)

Lisa Nandy: “A breath of fresh air in the debate over Labour’s future,” said Tim Roache, GMB general secretary. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Lisa Nandy received a major boost in her attempt to become the next leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party after securing the support of the GMB u(...)

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