Superdry co-founder gives £1m to referendum campaign

The co-founder of clothing label Superdry has made a record donation to the campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Julian Dunkerton has given £1m to the cause, saying: “I’ve got a good instinct for when a mood is going to changeand we’re...

Former 'Father of Commons' Sir Peter Tapsell dies

Sir Peter Tapsell, one of few MPs in parliamentary history to have spent more than 50 years in the Commons, has died aged 88. The Conservative MP represented Louth and Horncastle in a career of public service that spanned more than 50 years. A colourful character who...

UK water supply 'drying up' due to hot summers

There are fears that the UK may not be able to manage an “ever decreasing” water supply. The warning from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers follows the hottest, driest summer since 1976 – with average June temperatures of around 19C (66F). Its...

Digital detox: 'Dumb phone' sales booming

Walk down any high street and you’ll most likely see people glued to their smartphones.  The devices have become so indispensable to users that recent research showed on average people check them every 12 minutes. But now more old fashioned technology is making...

Man, 29, charged over crash outside Parliament

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly driving a car through crowds outside Parliament. Salih Khater, from Birmingham, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday. He has been charged with the attempted murder of...

British paraglider killed in mid-air collision

A British paraglider has been killed after colliding in mid-air with another pilot during a competition in Macedonia. Innes Powell, 54, crashed into Ukranian Igor Volov, 56, ahead of the final race of the British Open in Krusevo on Friday. More...