Barbara Windsor “thrilled” to become a dame

Barbara Windsor heads a number of people from the world of entertainment to be recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list. The actress said she was thrilled to become a dame for services to entertainment and her charity work. Luther star Idris Elba receives an...

AP McCoy knighted in New Year’s Honours

Former champion jockey AP McCoy heads the sports stars honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list. He’s been knighted for his services to racing after retiring earlier this year. Former Manchester United striker Denis Law is handed a CBE. Tour de France winner...

16-time champ Taylor beaten by Klaasen

16-time world champion Phil Taylor is out of this year’s PDC World Darts Championship. He was beaten by Dutchman Jelle Klaasen in the last 16 at Alexandra Palace. Klaasen won by four legs to two in the final set.

Sunderland slip to another defeat

Sunderland remain seven points from safety after a 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. Christian Benteke scored the winning goal 22 seconds into the second half. Sunderland have lost all of their matches in December.

Terror threat cancels Brussels festivities

There’ll be no New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Belgian capital Brussels. The city’s mayor has confirmed the event has been cancelled over the threat of a terror attack. Over 50,000 people were expected in the main square for a firework...