Arch eurosceptic and former MP Teddy Taylor dies

The former Conservative MP Sir Teddy Taylor, one of the most outspoken and relentless critics of European integration, has died at 80. Sir Teddy, who had been ill for some months, died in Southend Hospital late on Wednesday, his wife Sheila Taylor said. A right-winger...

Severed hand closes road… but turns out to be fake

Police closed a main road after the apparent gruesome discovery of a bloody severed hand – only to find it was fake. Officers shut the A19 near Middlesbrough after a motorist reported seeing a suspicious item on Wednesday evening. Preparing for a serious...

Ian Brady 'removed feeding tube' before death

Moors murderer Ian Brady removed his feeding tube five days before his death, an inquest has heard. The 79-year-old, who murdered five children alongside Myra Hindley, had been on intermittent hunger strike since 1999. He died at Ashworth High Secure Hospital on May...

Sampson sacking 'reflects very poorly' on FA

The head of an influential committee of MPs has said the Mark Sampson affair “reflects very poorly” on the Football Association. Damian Collins, chair of Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, told Sky News he could not understand...

Ryanair to recruit 125 new pilots in two weeks

Ryanair’s boss Michael O’Leary has announced plans for the airline to recruit 125 new pilots within the next week or two. The airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights due to problems with pilots’ rotas. BREAK: @Ryanair boss Michael...