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At least two people have been killed as Storm Arwen brought gusts of almost 100mph, causing widespread disruption across the UK.
As Boris Johnson faces sustained pressure from Conservative MPs over a number of issues, from migration to a looming cost of living crisis, The Telegraph commissioned two focus groups in Tory seats to gauge the views of working class Leave voters who backed the Prime Minister’s party at the 2019 election.
What do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?. UK places South Africa on red travel list over B.1.1.529 variant picked up by scientists in country
Australian executive pay ‘roars back’ with 70% increase for top 50, analysis finds. Data shows Kogan boss’s pay up 1,400%, while Macquarie Group CEO’s package is highest at $15.97m
Keenly anticipated as a grudge match between two of golf’s best players, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau’s ‘The Match’ failed to go the distance after a 4&3 win for Koepka. Both players opened with par before Koepka struck first blood with a 10-foot birdie on the second to go one up. DeChambeau missed a good opportunity to even the scores on the par-three third, misreading an 11-foot birdie putt to settle for a par, which was matched by Koepka.
'Untrainable' stray Labrador becomes expert fire service search dog
Shoppers baffled after 'Britain's wonkiest Christmas tree' appears in town centre
The demise of two more household energy suppliers has been confirmed by the industry regulator, less than 24 hours after the taxpayer was left liable for major player Bulb and its 1.7 million customers.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle said other mothers in the Commons had asked him to keep the current rules preventing MPs bringing their babies into debates.
Captain Tom honoured with bronze sculpture in Yorkshire
Air travel to Europe should be suspended from all countries where the new COVID variant has been detected, the European Commission president said. Ursula von der Leyen also said vaccine producers are obliged under their contracts to adapt their jabs as soon as a new variant emerges. "All air travel to these countries should be suspended until we have a clearer understanding about the danger posed by this new variant," she said.
Peering out from behind a massive pair of binoculars on Kingsdown Beach near Dover, Juliette Walford tracks the sea for migrants.
Sipho Mtshali is 63 years old and has been selling ice cream for over 40 years in the famous township of Soweto. From apartheid to today, he has seen the community change and how it has affected his business. His van and the melody it plays have made him inimitable and unavoidable on the streets, where young and old line up for his famous vanilla-strawberry ice cream.
For the past month, Mahdi, 31, has been holed up in a makeshift camp in northern France, waiting for his place in a dinghy run by people smugglers to reach Britain. The drowning of 27 migrants like him in the Channel has not curbed his resolve. Mahdi said he was forced to flee Iran because he felt his political activism for a Kurdish party had placed his life in danger.
Storm Arwen has battered parts of the UK with gusts of almost 100mph hitting some areas.
The Royal Ballet has changed an Arabian dance in its production of The Nutcracker. The company said it was reimagining the “harem” scene in the Tchaikovsky original to ensure that it remained “fresh and inclusive... to a broad audience”. During Tuesday’s opening of the altered production only two dancers performed the scene, instead of the usual three female dancers and one male over worries that its harem overtones would offend.
Damien Bendall will appear at Derby Crown Court on January 4.
Will Ferrell says he graciously stepped aside so that Paul Rudd could be named Sexiest Man Alive.
So the new variant has a name, but we've no idea about its reputation.
Sajid Javid told MPs in a Commons statement that the new variant identified in South Africa is 'of huge international concern', amid fears the strain, which 'could defeat vaccines' may reach the UK.