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Konta wins for GB after Nastase outburst

Konta wins for GB after Nastase outburst

Media playback is not supported on this device Johanna Konta tears & Nastase sent off – dramatic scenes at Fed Cup Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta’s match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was […]

March for Science: Thousands in London join global protest

March for Science: Thousands in London join global protest

Image copyright AFP Thousands of people have gathered in London to join a celebration of science amid fears research is under threat from a “post-truth” age and Brexit. Scientists and celebrities were among those who turned out for the first March for Science, part of a string of events across the UK and the world. […]

Acid attacks ‘hidden’ by fearful victims, say police

Acid attacks ‘hidden’ by fearful victims, say police

Image caption Samir Hussain wears a mask to protect his face from the injuries sustained in the attack The true extent of acid attacks in Britain may be hidden because victims are afraid of reprisals, police say. Assistant chief constable Rachel Kearton said she wanted to encourage more victims to come forward. She was speaking […]

Fed Cup: Johanna Konta levels GB tie with Romania after Ilie Nastase sent off

Media playback is not supported on this device Fed Cup: Play suspended as Johanna Konta leaves court in tears Johanna Konta recovered from leaving the court in tears and a suspension in play to beat Sorana Cirstea and level Britain’s Fed Cup tie with Romania. The hosts’ captain Ilie Nastase was sent off for reportedly […]

Britain goes a full day without coal

Britain goes a full day without coal

Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says. The energy provider said Friday’s lack of coal usage was a “watershed” moment. Britain’s longest continuous energy period without coal until now was 19 hours – first achieved last May, and again […]

Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Ugo Ehiogu was capped four times by England, scoring one international goal Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday. A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who was […]

Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Demand fell for all types of goods except for textiles, clothing and footwear UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb. By volume, sales in the first quarter of this year were down 1.4% on […]

High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected

High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected

Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Thorp said the decision to stop short of a law change was a “cop-out” Calls to introduce a new law banning companies from telling women to wear high heels at work have been rejected by the government. The Equalities Office said existing legislation was “adequate” but it would issue […]

Adam Johnson prison video investigated

Adam Johnson prison video investigated

Image copyright PA/Durham Police Image caption Adam Johnson is serving a six-year prison sentence Prison chiefs are investigating after footage was released of disgraced footballer Adam Johnson in jail. The video, published by The Sun, shows Johnson, 29, apparently talking to other inmates at HMP Moorland about his child sex abuse case and victim. The […]

Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits £600,000

Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits £600,000

Image copyright Jakob Ebrey Photography Image caption Billy Monger has been described as a “huge character” by his team An online campaign set up to raise money for a teenage racing driver who had part of both legs amputated after a crash at Donington Park has raised more than £600,000. Billy Monger, 17, was airlifted […]

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