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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Desmond Sylva attacked Ms Kerr in bed with a 20cm kitchen knife An ex-soldier who stabbed his Britain’s Got Talent finalist partner more than 70 times and slashed her throat has been convicted of her murder. Desmond Sylva attacked nurse Simonne Kerr, 31, with a kitchen knife in an […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 […]

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Image copyright Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Image caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in Iran since April 2016 A British-Iranian mother detained in Iran has begun a new hunger strike. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being convicted of spying, which she denies. Her husband, Richard Ratcliffe, who is joining her in refusing […]

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Image copyright Grenfell United Image caption Residents say Frinstead House does not have sprinklers Campaigners have projected messages on to high-rises across England saying they are unsafe, ahead of the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Survivors group Grenfell United put the messages on buildings in Salford, Newcastle and London. One projection says: “2 […]

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Image copyright Southern Image caption Southern Rail tweeted pictures of flooded tracks and advised people against travelling Heavy downpours across England are causing major disruption for road and rail users. Rail operator Southern has advised people to avoid travelling, delay journeys or use alternative routes. It tweeted “train services running across the whole network will […]

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Justin Edinburgh, who has died aged 49, managed sides in three Wembley finals Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has died at the age of 49 – five days after suffering a cardiac arrest. Edinburgh, who guided Orient back into the English Football League in 2018-19, had been taken to hospital on Monday. “We are completely […]

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Image copyright GoFundMe Image caption Edir Frederico Da Costa died on 21 June 2017 The death of a man six days after he was restrained by police was a result of “misadventure”, a jury has found. Edir Frederico Da Costa died after being stopped by officers in east London in 2017, having put 88 wraps […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “Unity of purpose will preserve deep-rooted ties” with US US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”. In a news conference with Theresa May, he promised a “phenomenal” trade deal after the UK leaves […]

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Sussex seamer David Wiese tore through Middlesex’s top order Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Lord’s (day one) Middlesex 138: Harris 38*; Wiese 5-26 Sussex 169-4: Salt 50; Murtagh 3-34 Sussex (3 pts) lead Middlesex (1 pt) by 31 runs Scorecard Middlesex were skittled for just 138 by Sussex on day one as the visitors took […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: “I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me” The lawyer representing Shamima Begum’s family has written to the home secretary accusing UK authorities of failing to protect the east London girl from being “groomed” by Islamic State. The letter accuses […]

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