London Zoo releases stunning X-ray pictures of animals

Striking X-ray images of animals at London Zoo have been released. The pictures were taken while routine health checks were carried out on the zoo’s 18,000 animals – and include scans of snakes and armadillos. An image of Cornelius, a corn snake, features...

IS teen Shamima Begum warned of 'consequences'

By Greg Heffer, political reporter Home Secretary Sajid Javid has warned Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum of “consequences” as she bids to return to Britain. The 19-year-old, who has just given birth to a baby boy in a Syrian refugee camp, wants to...

NatWest sorry for 'vegans should be punched' outburst

A NatWest customer was told vegans should be “punched in the face” when she applied for a loan to take a vegan nutrition course. The unnamed woman, from Bristol, called the bank and asked to borrow £400 so she could complete a nutrition diploma. But she...

Seven Labour MPs resign to form independent group

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter Seven MPs have quit Labour in a rage over Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of Brexit and antisemitism, reducing the party’s seats in Parliament. The group declared they were splintering to form “The Independent...

Up to 19 migrants rescued off Dover coast – Sky sources

Up to 19 migrants are understood to have been rescued from a boat off the Dover coast, according to Sky sources. The RNLI said it sent two of its rescue boats, while three Border Force vessels took part in the rescue near the port of Dover. An RNLI spokesman said:...

Three teenage girls sexually assaulted in shopping centre

Police have released an image of a wanted man after three teenage girls were sexually assaulted in a London shopping centre. Police say the man followed a 15-year-old girl around Westfield Stratford shopping centre before assaulting her over her clothes on 7 July last...