Starmer writes off Labour's election chances

A senior Shadow Cabinet member tipped as a future party leader has written off Labour’s chances of winning the next election under Jeremy Corbyn. Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer told journalists: “I’m very straightforward that if things...

Footballer cleared of sex with 14-year-old girl

Former League One footballer Jack Tuohy has been cleared of sexually taking advantage of a 14-year-old girl. The 20-year-old said he believed the girl was 16, and denied that she told him her actual age. A jury found the ex-Oldham Athletic midfielder not guilty of a...

Banks set to challenge UKIP's Carswell in Clacton

UKIP donor Arron Banks has suggested he is planning to run against UKIP’s only MP Douglas Carswell in the next General Election. The multi-millionaire insurance executive is understood to be furious about Mr Carswell’s involvement in efforts to get a...

General warns Brit IS fighters: 'We'll kill you'

A senior British military officer has warned Britons fighting for Islamic State that “we will find you and kill you”. On a visit to London, Major General Rupert Jones said the terrorist group, also known as Daesh, “knows its fate”. He said:...

Cumberbatch to star as playboy in new TV show

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch will play an aristocratic playboy in a new Sky Atlantic series written by David Nicholls. The five-episode show titled Melrose is based on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical Patrick Melrose novels. Cumberbatch will produce...