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Starmer names new Cabinet as world leaders welcome him to No 10

President Joe Biden has congratulated Sir Keir Starmer on his election victory, adding that he looks forward to “further strengthening the special relationship” between the US and the UK.Volodymyr Zelenskyy also extended his congratulations. In a post on X the Ukrainian president said: “Ukraine and the United Kingdom have been and will continue to be reliable allies through thick and thin. “We will continue to defend and advance our common values of life, freedom, and a rules-based international...

Three police officers face potential misconduct probe over Valdo Calocane inquiries

Three police officers are under investigation for potential misconduct over their inquiries into alleged assaults by Valdo Calocane the month before he killed two university students and a caretaker in Nottingham, the police watchdog has said.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said two police constables and a sergeant at Leicestershire Police are under investigation for potential misconduct.

The IOPC probe relates to an investigation into alleged assaults by Calocane in Kegworth

Claim David Attenborough was behind Wimbledon's neon tennis balls - fact checked

As this year’s Wimbledon Championships gets under way this week, the luminous yellow which glows from the tennis balls is a familiar sight to those on and off the court.

While lawn tennis dates to the 1870s, the use of yellow tennis balls was only brought in by the International Tennis Federation 100 years later in the 70s – after an idea by none other than broadcaster and wildlife expert Sir David Attenborough.

Previously, tennis balls were white or black depending on the colour of the tennis

Sir Geoffrey Boycott diagnosed with throat cancer for second time

Former England cricketer Sir Geoffrey Boycott has revealed he has been diagnosed with throat cancer for a second time.

Sir Geoffrey said he was told the disease had returned last week – more than 20 years after he beat it after having chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions.

The cricket legend, 83, said he hopes to avoid having radiotherapy and chemotherapy sessions, and told how he will have an operation later this month to treat his illness.

Sir Geoffrey told Telegraph Sport: “In the last fe

Donald Trump hush money sentencing delayed over immunity ruling

A judge has delayed Donald Trump‘s sentencing in his hush-money case until September over the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday which granted him partial immunity from criminal prosecution.

The Republican presidential candidate nominee was told during a hearing at a court in New York that the sentencing, which was originally planned for 11 July, will now take place on 18 September at the earliest.

The sentencing has been pushed back so the judge can examine the former US President’s argument

Banksy floats inflatable migrant boat artwork during Idles' Glastonbury set

Graffiti artist Banksy surprised music lovers and the band Idles by launching an inflatable boat depicting migrants at sea in the crowd during their set at Glastonbury.

The inflatable life craft contained dummy people wearing orange lifejackets and was launched during the Bristol punk band’s song Danny Nedelko.

The boat is a reference to the small boats used by migrants to cross the channel, with migration being a key policy of Rishi Sunak’s and the Conservative party.

The song’s lyrics open

Activists interrupt Nigel Farage election rally with a poster of Vladimir Putin

Political campaigners interrupted an election rally hosted by Nigel Farage this evening by unfurling a banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the words “I <3 Nigel” embossed on it.

The group Led By Donkeys, which is known for their political stunts, visited a rally the Reform UK leader held at the Columbine Centre in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, and unfurled the poster using a remote control while Mr Farage was speaking on stage.

The speech took place around seven miles north of Clacton

Turnout 'not affected' by expected Labour landslide as millions head to polls

The voter turnout for this year’s general election appears to be in line with the previous election in 2019, despite the predicted Labour Party landslide.Peter Stanyon, chief executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, told The Times: “We’re expecting turnout to be comparable to what it was in the last general election.”The 67 per cent turnout in 2019 was lower than in 2017, but higher than any election since 1997.Sir Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak arrived at their local voting place...

Vegan wraps join list of supermarket sandwiches recalled over E.coli

Vegan chicken and bacon wraps sold at WHSmith have been recalled as a “precautionary measure” due to possible E. coli contamination, after an outbreak left dozens of people in hospital.

Manufacturer THIS! became the third company to issue a recall notice to customers, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Sunday.

It comes just days after a variety of sandwiches, wraps and salads sold at Sainsbury’s, Asda, Aldi, Morrisons, Co-op, Boots, Tesco and One Stop shops were recalled by Greencore Grou

Man, 24, seriously injured in dog attack in South Wales

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a suspected dog attack in South Wales.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Port Talbot earlier this morning following reports of an incident involving a dog and a man.

South Wales Police said a 24-year-old man was taken to hospital in an air ambulance with serious injuries.

His condition is not yet known.

The dog was sedated and removed from the scene earlier, the force added. It is understood the dog is a pit bull/Staff

US signs ‘Israel style’ 10-year security deal with Ukraine

Joe Biden and Volodymyr Zelensky have signed a 10-year security agreement in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war, which the US President described as a “reminder to Putin that we are not backing down”.

Mr Biden and the President of Ukraine inked the deal on the sidelines of the G7 in Italy on Thursday in a pact which is designed to shore up international support for Ukraine and bolster the nation’s defence against Russia.

The deal also aims to commit future US administrations to support Ukrain

Woman arrested on suspicion of murder of newborn girl in Northampton in 1982

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder 40 years after a newborn girl was found dead in Northampton.

The suspect, 57, was arrested on Tuesday and was taken to a location in the county for questioning, Northamptonshire Police said in a statement issued on Thursday evening.

Her arrest was in relation to the discovery of a body of a newborn in May 1982, the force added.

The woman was released on bail this afternoon pending further inquiries.

The case was the subject of a major police i

Kevin Spacey tells Piers Morgan there are times where he has been 'too handsy'

Kevin Spacey has described “pushing the boundaries” and “being too handsy” in the past as he responded to allegations of sexual misconduct in a new interview.

The actor, 64, was questioned about his previous “bad behaviour” while being interviewed by presenter Piers Morgan for his talk show, Piers Morgan Uncensored.

In the interview, which aired at 8pm on YouTube on Tuesday evening, Spacey said he had made contact with a number of people who have made allegations against him, before admitting

Biden says D-Day is a reminder that 'alliances make us stronger'

US President Joe Biden vowed never to “walk away” from Europe and Ukraine during a speech made to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

The president joined King Charles in recognising “the brave” soldiers who sacrificed their lives during one of the largest amphibious assaults in history, helping to turn the tide against Nazi Germany during the Second World War.

America would “not walk away” from the war against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Biden said in Colleville-sur-Mer, honou

The Outlaws cast, filming locations and season 3 episode guide

The comedy thriller The Outlaws is returning to our screens once again for a third series, meaning the UK’s favourite group of fictional lawbreakers are back once again to entertain and enthral us.

For the uninitiated, the show is about seven strangers from different walks of life – people who would never normally interact – are forced to work together to renovate a derelict community centre as they are serving their community service sentence.

But they later combine forces after one of the me

'I'm 67 and can't afford to retire but triple lock plus will never happen'

Rob Trewhella’s dad George retired at the age of 61 as a butcher and lived until he was 92, enjoying a long retirement.

Rob hoped for a similar experience – but instead, he is still working at the age of 67 and can’t see an end in sight as he knows he couldn’t survive on just his state pension.

He told he believes the Conservative Party’s triple lock plus pledge is a calculated tactic to try and entice older people to vote for them. Rob says he “doesn’t believe a word any politician says” and

Britain's Got Talent 2024 finalists: Full list of acts that have made it so far

The semi-finals for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) are underway, with four acts already through to Sunday’s final.

Contestants of all ages audition for the show, showcasing a wide range of talents, with musicians, singers, variety acts, magicians, dancers, and comedians all competing to secure their chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Royal Family.

Since the auditions, contestants have vied for the attention of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and Bru

General election candidates: The empty seats Tories yet to fill as deadline looms

The Conservatives are still scrambling to find candidates to stand for election in more than 40 seats with less than 24 hours to go before the deadline for nominations.

An email circulated by Conservative HQ last Friday suggested the Tories are seeking candidates in at least 93 constituencies and as of 5pm on Thursday, some 46 seats were still unfilled.

Meanwhile, Labour said it had filled its candidate list in all 632 constituencies, ahead of the deadline of 4pm on Friday, 7 June.

The electi

When is the election TV debate? How to watch Sunak vs Starmer live

The highly-anticipated election television debates between Conservative leader Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been announced.

ITV confirmed it will be hosting Sunak v Starmer: The ITV Debate next week as part of its election coverage.

The broadcaster has said ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham will moderate the hour-long debate and it will be hosted in front of a large studio audience.

Michael Jermey, ITV’s director of news and current affairs, said: “Millions of viewers

Junior doctor strikes: Full list of dates and how NHS could be affected

Junior doctors are set to stage a five-day strike in the run-up to the general election.

The British Medical Association (BMA) confirmed the latest walkouts will take place just days before the upcoming vote.

The talks had recently reopened with the Government with a view to end the long-running dispute, however, no further progress has been made.

Here is a roundup of information relating to the upcoming strikes?

When are the junior doctor strikes?

A five-day strike will take place in Engla

Stalker jailed for attempted murder after stabbing pregnant woman

A man has been sentenced to more than 17 years behind bars for the attempted murder of a pregnant woman in South Wales.

Daniel Mihai Popescu, 29, attacked Andreea Pintili in Coronation Place, Aberfan, on 5 December last year after waiting for her to return home.

South Wales Police said Popescu launched the assault on his 29-year-old victim in the middle of a street and repeatedly stabbed her, which left her with injuries to her body.

The court heard Popescu hid behind a parked car with a larg

Tributes paid to woman who died after being stabbed on a beach in Bournemouth

Tributes have been paid to a women’s football coach who died after being stabbed on a beach in Bournemouth.

The 34-year-old, named locally as Amie Gray, has been described as a “beautiful person inside and out” following her death.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Durley Chine Beach at 11.42pm on Friday after receiving reports of a stabbing.

Despite efforts from paramedics, Ms Gray, from Poole, died at the scene. Another woman, 38, was also left with “serious injuries” after bei

The 15 best memes and jokes of the 2024 general election - so far

After months of speculation, Rishi Sunak confirmed that Britain will go to the polls on 4 July.

Mr Sunak, the leader of the Conservative Party, announced on 22 May that he had sought permission from the King to dissolve Parliament, prompting the start of the election period.

His speech outside No 10 was aired shortly after 5pm during a drizzling day in central London.

It came after several hours of feverish rumours across Westminster when meetings began being postponed and Cabinet members can

Outnumbered cast now – what Ramona Marquez, Daniel Roche and co-stars do today

The hit BBC One sitcom Outnumbered is set to return to our screens later this year with a one-off Christmas special.

The broadcaster announced on Thursday the full cast of the original series is returning, including Hugh Dennis as dad Pete, Claire Skinner as mum Sue, Tyger Drew-Honey as eldest son Jake, Daniel Roche as the middle child Ben, and Ramona Marquez as the daughter, Karen.

The show originally ran for five series between 2007 to 2014, with the most recent episode being a Christmas spe
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