Donald Trump has responded to Roy Moore's defeat in the Alabama Senate election race. In a tweet the US President congratulated the Democrat Doug Jones, and suggested that write-in votes worked against the Republican candidate, who was accused of child sex abuse during his campaign.
Doug Jones, the man who made his name prosecuting two former Ku Klux Klan members who bombed a black church, has won a stunning victory in the
Jürgen Klopp is set to continue with his policy of rotating his key attacking players, with Mohamed Salah potentially the next to drop out of his Liverpool FC starting line-up. Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were named among the substitutes for Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton while Salah, who opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw at Anfield, was brought off after an hour.
Pep Guardiola apologised if Manchester City’s derby celebrations angered Jose Mourinho – but was adamant they did nothing wrong. Mourinho was furious with City’s players for their celebrations at Old Trafford following their 2-1 win on Sunday and the fall out sparked ugly scenes afterwards. The United manager had milk and water thrown at him, while the City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut to his head from a plastic bottle.
England has one of the largest gaps between high and low performing primary school pupils across the developed world, a damning report has found. New analysis showed England is failing to keep pace with other wealthy countries when it comes to maths education for 11-year-olds, with every local authority across the nation missing a key benchmark.
Petrol prices could rise by 3p per litre before Christmas, the RAC has warned, as wholesale gas prices hit their highest level for six years.
As I stood next to a man roaring with rage and wet with tears, in a community hall in deep west London, I thought – well, this is awkward. I don’t even like man-hugs, particularly those three-pat buddy jobs they do in Hollywood. Yet here was a real live male in distress, perilously close. Should I hug him, against the advice of my inner Brit?
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I have to admit that I really couldn’t resist a show that proclaimed its intent quite a forcefully as Passions: I Hate Jane Austen, by Giles Coren. Because I do too. Hate Jane Austen. With a passion. I admire Giles Coren, though: much funnier writer than Austen, you see.
The grieving family of a murdered Muslim teenager have said they feel let down by police and prosecutors due to the failure to secure a conviction eight years after they lost their son. AbdulKarim Boudiaf, an aspiring lawyer from Tottenham, was 18 when he was fatally shot in the neck while walking with friends outside a pub in north London in 2009. A man stood trial for his death, but no one has ever been convicted.
Record high levels of self-harm in prisons are a “damning indictment” of the current state of the mental health provision in jails across England and Wales, MPs have warned. A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reveals that long-standing understaffing and increased prevalence of drugs in jails have led to “deep-rooted failures” in the management of prisoners’ mental health.
Britain should retain as a close as possible a relationship with the European civil nuclear regulator after Brexit, a Commons committee has demanded ahead of a crucial vote on the issue. MPs on the committee warn that the impacts of leaving Euratom will be “profound”, putting the UK in a much weaker position to drive regulatory standards at a European level.
More than 1,400 people with dementia who are well enough to go home will be stranded in hospital on Christmas Day, a charity has warned. The Alzheimer’s Society said the lack of social care funding was “turning wards into waiting rooms” as an investigation they carried out revealed dementia patients were delayed up to 10 times longer than patients without the condition. There is no cure for dementia and no drugs to slow its progression, meaning hundreds of thousands of sufferers in the UK rely on social care rather than the NHS.
Intimidating parliamentary candidates could become a specific offence under new plans aimed at curbing torrents of abuse hurled at public figures. The Prime Minister's independent ethics watchdog also said social media giants should be fined or prosecuted if they fail to take down racist, extremist or child sex abuse content amid concerns over the "intensely hostile online environment".
Willian insists Chelsea will not give up on the Premier League title after they bounced back from their defeat to West Ham United with a 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town. Antonio Conte wrote off his side’s hopes of defending their crown in the wake of their defeat to the Hammers, but saw his side respond in style with goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro. Laurent Depoitre headed a last-gasp consolation for the hosts.
A cooking fire at a homeless camp ignited the wildfire that threatened the affluent Los Angeles neighbourhood of Bel Air, officials have said. “Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an illegal cooking fire at an encampment in a brush area adjacent,” the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a statement, adding that no arrests had yet been made in connection with the fire.
President Donald Trump has insisted that hasn't even met the women accusing him of sexual assault or harassment, even though pictures and videos have emerged showing him interacting with some of those women. “Despite thousands of hours wasted and many millions of dollars spent, the Democrats have been unable to show any collusion with Russia — so now they are moving on to the false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met. FAKE NEWS!” Mr Trump tweeted Tuesday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in the authoritarian nation's camps for political prisoners, three renowned international jurists have said. Citing evidence of systematic murder, including infanticide, and torture, the team from the international rights organisation members said persecution of Christians, rape, forced abortions, starvation and overwork leading to "countless deaths".
Two Conservative MPs have defied their party line while Labour abstained on an amendment to the Government’s Brexit legislation which the Liberal Democrat’s claimed would have kept the door open to the single market. While the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill was easily defeated – by 315 to 93 – it exposed divisions within Labour over its Brexit policy and the willingness of pro-EU Tories to vote against Theresa May’s instructions.
*Warning* This article contains graphic images A baby that needed surgery within an hour of being born to correct a rare condition that caused her heart to grow outside her body has survived a life-saving operation in what is thought to be a UK first. Vanellope Hope Wilkins was diagnosed with the condition ectopia cordis after a nine week pregnancy scan showed her heart and part of her stomach had developed on the outside of her body.
More than half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK are struggling to get the funding they need to help boost investment and productivity, new research has revealed. According to merchant bank Close Brothers, only four out of ten SMEs have been able to secure funding from their chosen lender.
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur’s success in the Champions League has come at the expense of “energy” in the Premier League, but stated that he will not rest players for Wednesday’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion, despite travelling to leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho has suggested that Manchester City lack class and manners as the row over Sunday’s Old Trafford post-match bust-up intensified on Tuesday night. The Manchester United manager argued that City’s players showed a lack of “behaviour” and “education” in the way they celebrated beating their neighbours in the derby.
Crystal Palace climbed out of the Premier League's bottom three after completing their recovery from a goal down in stoppage time to earn a vital 2-1 victory over Watford's 10 men. At kick-off they remained 20th and desperate for all three points, but in a disastrous start their lack of concentration was punished by the visitors when Daryl Janmaat headed them into the lead in the third minute.