The production company behind Tower Block Of Commons believes the Culture Secretary’s claims to be unfounded but said it will investigate the matter.
Viktor Ovsyannikov speaks out on his defence of a 21-year-old tank commander who shot and killed an unarmed civilian
The Government is under pressure to bring in a one-off levy on corporations which have benefited from globally high oil and gas prices.
YORK City have sealed a return to the National League after a five-season absence from the fifth-tier of English football.
Pope Francis has expressed his spiritual closeness to Catholics in China and voiced hope that the church there operates in “freedom and tranquility
Don Winslow explains how jazz music made him a better writer
A person has been taken to hospital after caravan fire which is being investigated.
Two drivers have been arrested overnight, one for drink driving and the other one for suspected drug driving and possession.
The Labour Party is also on track to win a majority in the Australian Parliament after the Liberal-National coalition failed to secure enough seats.
Police are investigating claims that a van driver "crushed" three ducklings by mowing them down as they were crossing the road. Staffordshire Police said officers were made aware of the incident, which took place in Trentham, a southern suburb of Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday. Images of the ducklings laying in the road were shared across social media after being posted on Facebook by a man called Steven Walley.
A court in India has dismissed a request to open locked rooms in the Taj Mahal in a search for Hindu idols in the 17th century wonder. On 12 May, Allahabad High Court threw out the petition of a politician from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the reopening of 22 rooms – locked decades ago for security reasons – must be decided by historians.“It is not for the court to direct what subject needs to be researched or studied,” it ruled as BJP lawmaker Diyva Kumari added the Taj Mahal
Charles Leclerc made it a clean sweep of all three practice sessions as he again topped the timesheets on the eve of the Spanish Grand Prix. While it was the same front two as it has been for much of the season – with Max Verstappen in second after the hour session – George Russell and Lewis Hamilton were in third and fourth respectively. Mercedes have had some false dawns in the past but their upgrades have clearly made a notable improvement with their driver duo barely porpoising down the main straights as they have at high speed at any point this season.
The Game of Thrones creator was speaking exclusively to The Independent during the Santa Fe Literary Festival
JOHN Studholme (The Cumberland News, letters, May 13) states that ‘people are not happy (with Brexit)’ on the basis of a very small survey.
North-east Bangladesh's worst floods in nearly 20 years began receding on Sunday, but rescue workers were struggling to help millions marooned by extreme weather across the region that has killed around 60 people.
Australians head to the polls on Saturday to vote in a national election that shows the Opposition ahead in opinion polls. The Labor Party is narrowly ahead of the ruling conservative coalition although a strong showing by climate-focused independents could lead to a hung parliament. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's centre-left Labor Party is a favourite to win its first election since 2007.
Pressure is growing on Number 10 to explain a meeting between Sue Gray and Boris Johnson as it emerged an unnamed Downing Street official suggested the pair get together. Opposition MPs have demanded more details about the event, which took place some weeks ago and was made public last night by Sky News. Downing Street sources issued a statement which said the meeting had not been ordered by the PM personally.
The special programme starring the royal couple is due to be aired on June 2.