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Rupert Murdoch: it is suggested that he advised Mrs May that  Michael  Gove should be made a minister. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The Labour Party in the UK has demanded to know whether newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch exerted any influence on Michael Gove’s return to the cabinet. (...)

Theresa May called a snap election in April as she faced Brexit negotiations. File photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Theresa May will reshuffle some cabinet posts on Saturday after she announced she would form a minority government with the support of the Democratic (...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May eating chips during a campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Dylan Martinez/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Theresa May has said she will be “a bloody difficult woman” towards European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the forthcoming Brexit negot(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn:  “Now is not the time to retreat, to run away or to give up.” Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn struck a defiant tone on Sunday, urging is party to unite following last week’s byelection defeat in Copeland, which ha(...)

Muirfield last held the British Open in 2013, with Phil Mickelson lifting the Claret Jug. Photograph: Bob Martin/Getty

The result of a second vote on female membership at Muirfield will be announced by the middle of next month. Last May, members of the East Lothian go(...)

Venus and Serena Williams will play each other in the Australian Open women’s final on Saturday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

This weekend in Melbourne, there are three tennis players aged 35 or over competing in the singles final of the Australian Grand Slam. This is the st(...)

 Tristram Hunt: “I have no desire to rock the boat now and anyone who interprets my decision to leave in that way is just plain wrong.” Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Tristram Hunt is to resign as a Labour MP to take up the job of director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, triggering a byelection in his vulnerable(...)

Britain’s  Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says party is “not wedded to freedom of movement for EU citizens as a point of principle”. Photograph: Reuters

Britain’s Labour Party backs “the reasonable management of migration”, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday in a speech aimed at winning back mill(...)

The ECJ ruled the UK’s new legislation was illegal because it allowed “general and indiscriminate” retention of electronic communications

The UK’s surveillance laws have been deemed illegal by the European Court of Justice in a case that throws into question the fate of the UK’s new Inve(...)

Brandon Stone of South Africa tee’s off at the 14th during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championships at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Brandon Stone edged closer to a second European Tour title with a fine 66 in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday to lead by(...)

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