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Boris Johnson has said he is taking an allegation from a Conservative MP that she was sacked as a minister because of her Muslim faith "extremely seriously". A Cabinet Office investigation has been ordered by the prime minister after Nusrat Ghani, who was sacked as transport minister in a February 2020 reshuffle, made her claim at the weekend. Ms Ghani said she was told by a whip, who she did not identify, that her "Muslimness was raised as an issue" at a meeting in Downing Street.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won the first stage of his Supreme Court bid to appeal against the decision to extradite him to the United States.
COP26 president Alok Sharma MP has told Sky News that extracting more gas from the North Sea is not a "realistic" strategy for bringing down energy prices for UK consumers. MPs who have established a 'Net Zero Scrutiny Group' have been calling for the government to allow more drilling in the North Sea, arguing that it would be beneficial in terms of security and cost. "The idea that you will suddenly change things, and that will impact the price of wholesale gas internationally, I don't think that is realistic."
Don’t Let It Get You Down features on indie rocker Kane’s new album.
A group of lab monkeys who escaped from a lorry crash in the US state of Pennsylvania have now been found after an urgent hunt by the authorities. Several of the monkeys had escaped when a lorry carrying a trailer of 100 of them crashed on Friday. The spokeswoman, Kristen Nordlund, said three of the monkeys were dead after being “humanely” euthanised, but did not elaborate on why they were euthanised or how the other monkeys came to be found.
French designer Thierry Mugler, who reigned over fashion in the 1980s and died on Sunday, was as famous for his fantastical couture as for his blockbuster fashion shows. He was 73. Mugler's daring collections came to define the decade's power dressing, with his clothes noted for their structured and sophisticated silhouettes, showcased by his extravagant shows."I always thought that fashion was not enough on its own and that it had to be shown in its musical and theatrical environment," he once
Michael Cohen claims Trump told him Don Jr should go to jail over Ivanka
Researchers say ‘wheeze honks’ are identity signals, with reactions ranging from calls to spraying dung linked to level of familiarity
Graham Potter was experiencing remote management for the first time with Brighton and Hove Albion, but even when he is away, his players continue to display a propensity for late goals.
Musa Barrow scored a 71st-minute winner as Gambia continued their giant killing spree at the Africa Cup of Nations by pulling off an upset 1-0 win over Guinea in Bafoussam on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals. Striker Barrow, one of the outstanding performers at the tournament, was set up by a defence-splitting pass from Yusupha Bobb but still had to take the ball away from the Guinea defence with his right foot and then put it onto his left for a fine finish to settle the last-16 tie.The
Toddler accidentally spends almost $2,000 on furniture at Walmart
Police have fired water cannons and tear gas in Brussels to disperse protesters marching against Covid-19 vaccinations and restrictions. The march followed demonstrations in other European capitals on Saturday that also drew thousands of people protesting about vaccine passports and other requirements that European governments have imposed in the hope of ending the coronavirus pandemic.
Hippos can communicate with one another and tell the difference between the honking sounds of their friends, neighbours and strangers, a study has found.
Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar's daughter has shared a picture of the Ted Hastings actor with his granddaughter, who's wearing an adorable AC-12 onesie
It’s been a tough year for the 47th US president.
The findings indicate the culture of the animals may be more similar to humans’ than often assumed.
Professor Roy Gardner said heart failure conveys a worse prognosis than most types of cancer and should be recognised with the same urgency.
White applicants to civil service scheme accepted at far higher rate, figures show. Black Britons seeking to join fast stream had success rate of one in 137 compared with one in 44 for white counterparts
Raymond Washburn, a blind man who was credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the Alfred P
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says Covid pandemic has proven that health is ‘an international issue’