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Man stabbed to death in south London

A 23-year-old man has been stabbed to death in south London. Police went to the scene in Minet Road, Lambeth, at 6.45pm. Officers gave the victim first aid but he died at the scene. No arrests have been made in connection with the attack. :: Witnesses or anyone with...

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IS bride Shamima Begum: I am willing to change

Islamic State bride Shamima Begum has told Sky News she is “willing to change” as she asked for “mercy” from politicians after being stripped of her UK citizenship. The 19-year-old – who wants to return to the UK from Syria – said...

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Lion dies after lionesses attack in shared enclosure

By Russell Hope, news reporter A lion has died after being savaged by lionesses in their shared enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park, keepers have said. Mojo, seven, was badly injured in the overnight fight and was found on the morning of 12 February by staff carrying...

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Baby ray 'hatches' after two months in plastic bag

By Lucia Binding, news reporter A premature baby ray has taken its first wobbly swim after spending two months in a plastic sandwich bag used to save its life.   The ray was at the embryo stage when it was born nearly a month early in December, and was still trapped...

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Corbyn: Removing IS teen's citizenship 'not right'

By Greg Heffer, political reporter Jeremy Corbyn has told Sky News stripping Islamic State recruit Shamima Begum of her British citizenship is “not the right thing to do”. The Labour leader questioned Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to bar the...

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Entertainment

The Monkees star Peter Tork dies aged 77

Peter Tork, a member of the band The Monkees, has died aged 77, according to his official Facebook page. The American musician had reportedly been diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009. A post on his Facebook page said: “It is with beyond-heavy and...

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Gywneth Paltrow countersues man over skiing accident

By Emily Mee, news reporter Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is countersuing a man who accused her of causing a skiing accident in 2016, saying he was trying to exploit her fame and fortune.  Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, 72, announced last month he would...

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Behind the scenes as Hollywood prepares for Oscars

By Bethany Minelle, entertainment reporter, in LA The biggest night in the entertainment calendar is nearly upon us. Despite a series of high-profile setbacks, including a disappearing host, a short-lived new “most popular” category and a quickly retracted...

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Can black Panther save the Oscars from chaos?

By Greg Milam, US correspondent Organisers of the 91st Academy Awards this weekend are fighting back against claims that Hollywood’s biggest night is in crisis.  Last year’s Oscars attracted the lowest ever US TV audience and attempts to change the format...

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Empire actor accused of faking own homophobic attack

By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with making a false police report after claiming he was targeted in a racist and homophobic attack. The 36-year-old, who is black and came out as gay in 2015, made a tearful appearance on...

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Nine quotes from fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld was perhaps as known for his oft controversial statements as he was for his designs. He subscribed completely to the mantra of thin models on the catwalk and was not afraid to hit back at critics. Here are some of his best quotes. On his...

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Fashion icon and Chanel boss Karl Lagerfeld dies

Fashion icon and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, a source at the French fashion house said. The German designer died on Tuesday morning at the American Hospital just outside Paris after being admitted the day before. His death came...

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Sport

Phelan still in the dark over Hull job

Phelan said last week that he had been offered the job but there has been no update on his contract since then. He told a news conference: “I want it resolved, but it’s not my decision. “A lot of it rests on the position of the club. All I keep...

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United survive Northampton scare

Michael Carrick put United ahead but Northampton equalised before half time through an Alex Revell penalty. But Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford sealed the win. West Ham were within seconds of being taken to extra time by League Two Accrington before Dmitri...

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Anderson could be rested for Bangladesh trip

The 34-year-old, England’s leading test wicket-taker with 463 victims, was named in the squad for the tour to Bangladesh where they play two tests next month. England travel to India in early November for a five-test series. “It’s a tough one because...

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Everton shocked by Norwich in EFL Cup

It was the Toffees’ first defeat of the season. Premier League champions Leicester are also out after squandering a 2-0 lead to lose 4-2 in extra time with 10 men at home to Chelsea. Bournemouth were taken to extra time by Championship struggler Preston after a...

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Hewitt pulls out of Rio Olympics

Two-times grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has opted out of his role as coach of the Australian men’s tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for “personal reasons”, local media reported on Sunday. Hewitt’s withdrawal is another blow for...

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Howard makes 'smooth transition' to MLS

Goalkeeper Tim Howard has had no problems in making the transition to Major League Soccer and has been brilliant for the Colorado Rapids from the outset. The long-time United States goalkeeper spent the last 13 years in English soccer, including 10 seasons at Everton,...

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Wales squad touch down in Cardiff after Euros

Wales will move higher than their richer rivals and neighbours England when the new FIFA rankings are announced after Euro 2016, the first sign for what, many predict, will be a bright future after they made history at the tournament. Playing in their first finals...

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Spanish court drops charges against Neymar

Spain’s High Court said on Friday it had dropped a fraud and corruption investigation into Brazilian soccer captain and Barcelona player Neymar saying no crime had been committed. Charges were also dropped against his father and agent Neymar Da Silva Santos,...

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Clattenburg to referee Euro 2016 final

Clattenburg also refereed the UEFA Champions League final in May. He becomes the second man to take charge of both major European occasions in the same year after Pedro Proença in 2012. Clattenburg will be joined by English assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, plus...

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