President Donald Trump is expected to make a bid to end the government shutdown by offering Democrats protections for young people brought to the country illegally as children in exchange for money for a border wall with Mexico.Read More »
“I haven’t been sleeping properly,” says Faloshade Olayiwole, 35, zipping her smiley five-month-old into a donated puffer coat. It’s 8am in Stoke-on-Trent, and the single mother has been ordered to report to a Home Office centre 50 miles away in three hours’ time or risk being detained. The journey is to Manchester – a five-hour round trip on multiple trains and trams – and with no childcare, she is going to have to take her baby.
Police are hunting two "dangerous individiuals" after a security guard was stabbed to death at a New Year's Eve party in Park Lane. Tudor Simionov, 33, was working outside the private event at a £12.5million townhouse in London's West End when he was attacked on January 1 at around 5.30am. Scotland Yard is appealing for information about Ossama Hamed, 25, and 23-year-old Nor Aden Hamada.
Fans of George RR Martin will know that HBO series Game of Thrones is telling just one story in a universe filled with them. Considering the wide-reaching history referenced within the series, not to mention the pages of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, the network has ample choice when it comes to commissioning future projects to tell these tales. In fact, HBO has given the green light to five pilot episodes for shows they’re hoping will be just as much a ratings success as Thrones has been since it began in 2011.
Amber Rudd, the work and pensions secretary, has been attempting to repair the reputation of DWP. Most of the work of Amber Rudd’s department could be carried out more effectively by other Whitehall ministries, according to a report by Demos. Tom Pollard, the report’s author, spent 18 months at the DWP on secondment from mental health charity Mind.
Some 117 migrants who left Libya in a rubber dinghy two days ago are unaccounted for, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday, after three people were rescued from the vessel after it sank in the Mediterranean. "The three survivors told us they were 120 when they left Garabulli, in Libya, on Thursday night. After 10 to 11 hours at sea ... (the boat) started sinking and people started drowning," IOM spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo said on Saturday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to extend his side's lead at the top of the Premier League when he faces Crystal Palace. The German admitted the 2-1 defeat to the Londoners in April 2017 was the most lonely he has felt at Anfield.
Groundbreaking stem cell therapy which allowed Jack Nicklaus to play golf again after years of back pain could help Andy Murray, scientists believe.
Calorie labels will be placed on millions of take-away menus in a bid to push consumers into healthier habits. Junk-food giants and chain restaurants will display the information on Deliveroo's online delivery platform under the plans. Burger King, KFC and Jamie's Italian are among the brands which have signed up to the changes, which will start being introduced in weeks.
‘Early on summer mornings, the water is truly like crystal’: Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island. Some readers were more generous with their hints and tips for discovering Australia’s #BestBeaches. The best beach is the one you are overlooking as you sit in the shade on the balcony of a great old Australian pub on a blazing hot day, after a refreshing surf, nursing an ice cold Australian beer as the cicadas buzz nearby, there’s the waiter now with your bucket of prawns … nothing better.
HM Revenue and Customs reveals the most bizarre reasons it has received from people not getting their self-assessments in on time.
A drone came within 20 metres (65ft) of hitting a jumbo jet as it flew into Heathrow Airport, it has been revealed. Details of 18 near misses between the devices and aircraft in Britain's skies have emerged following major disruption at Heathrow and Gatwick in recent weeks. In one incident on 22 July, the pilot of an Airbus A380 spotted a "large commercial drone" pass along the right side of the aircraft at 3,400ft (1,036m).
This week’s record-smashing heatwave is over for now in Australia’s south-east, but the reprieve will be short-lived as temperatures build up again in the coming days. A perfect storm, or rather the lack of one, is partly to blame for the extreme temperatures, with neither the northern monsoons nor the southern cool fronts making their usual appearances. “For pretty much most locations in the southern part of Australia, the heatwave is over,” said the Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Dean Narramore.
A Facebook Live on January 18 shows a group of protesters marching in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, and fleeing as the sound of gunfire rang out. At least three people – two men, including a doctor, and a child – died on Thursday as a result of gunshot wounds inflicted by Sudanese security forces, according to Amnesty International, the Sudan Doctors Committee and other sources. The demonstrations, which began in December, were sparked by rising prices and calls for President Omar al-Bashir to resign. Sudanese security forces responded with violent crackdowns, using tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators on several occasions. Amnesty International estimated on January 18 that more than 40 people had been killed in the protests. The organization called on Sudan’s security forces to end “their ongoing deadly onslaught on protesters and medical personnel.” President Omar al-Bashir has been in power since 1989. On January 14, he reiterated that he would not step down, despite the protests. A constitutional amendment proposed this month would allow him to retain his position past the end of his term in 2020. Credit: Mosaab Hassouna via Storyful
The report on the National Journal, Brazil's main nightly news programme, said that the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF) had identified 48 deposits made into the account of former Rio de Janeiro state lawmaker and Senator-elect Flavio Bolsonaro, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro. Each of the deposits, made between June 9 and July 13, 2007, was for 2,000 reais, and several of them were made in an ATM inside Rio's state legislative assembly, the National Journal said, quoting a COAF report it said it obtained exclusively.
It’s that classic interior design dilemma: the ceiling of my 25-metre enclosed courtyard is too low to accommodate my replica Trajan’s Column. Thankfully, the creators of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Cast Courts devised a solution: chop the column in two.
A much-loved Tube station coffee vendor who was forced to close his business when his power supply was shut off is back up and running because of the generosity of Londoners. Frank Wang, who trades at Bethnal Green station, said he was “so happy” after hundreds of loyal customers supported him and raised more than £10,000 to reopen his stall. Mr Wang had a stall at the station for 15 years but was forced out last year following a row with Transport for London (TfL) over an electricity supply box.