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British woman dies after apartment fall in Spain

A British woman has died after falling from a 10th-floor apartment in the Spanish resort of Benidorm. There are reports she had been partying with other Britons at the Apartamentos Payma block in the area known as ‘Little England’ when she fell. Police...

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Corbyn victory 'could happen', PM warns

Theresa May has urged her supporters in Scotland to get out and vote, warning against complacency in the face of her huge poll advantage over Jeremy Corbyn. During a visit to Aberdeenshire, she called the General Election on 8 June the most important of her lifetime....

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Ministers eye £3bn B&B mortgage sell-off

The Government is to take another step towards recouping the vast sums of money injected into the banking system in 2008 by selling £3bn of Bradford & Bingley (B&B) mortgage loans. Sky News has learnt that UK Asset Resolution, the Treasury-supervised unit...

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Largest vessel sets record after lifting platform

The largest vessel on the planet has successfully carried out the world’s biggest lift at sea, plucking a 24,000-tonne oil rig platform from the North Sea. The mammoth engineering task was carried out as part of the first phase of decommissioning one of the most...

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May to tell Scots: Let UK and Scotland 'flourish

Prime Minister Theresa May will today appeal to Scots to make the UK and Scotland “flourish together”. She is expected to tell an audience during a visit to Aberdeenshire: “My message to the people of Scotland today is clear: if you vote for me it...

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Sexual assaults at concerts 'rarely reported'

Sexual assault, unwanted harassment and inappropriate behaviour at music events are common but incidents are rarely being reported, according to campaigners. A victim called Emily said she was dancing at a gig when a person reached between her thighs and grabbed...

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Corbyn urges young to stop 'Brexit for few'

Jeremy Corbyn will make a direct plea to young people to “step up” and register to vote. The Labour leader believes that more than two million young people who are missing from the electoral register could be key to his success. Mr Corbyn will argue that...

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Joshua-Klitschko fight embodies essence of sport

The key ingredients are in the Wembley cauldron. Now for the proof of the pudding. The £40m heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in many ways embodies the essence of sport (assuming you are prepared to leave any arguments about whether...

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Entertainment

Swayze's widow has 'mixed feelings' over auction

The widow of Patrick Swayze has said she has “mixed feelings” about the upcoming auction of several of the late star’s memorabilia, including his Dirty Dancing leather jacket and a Ghost shirt. The two-day sale has been organised by the actor’s...

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Harry Styles announces debut solo world tour

Former One Direction star Harry Styles has announced his first solo world tour to promote his self-titled album. The trek will began in the autumn across 13 venues in the United States, before heading off to Europe and the UK and concluding in Tokyo. All tickets for...

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Fyre Festival: Celebrity event turns to chaos

A celebrity-sponsored luxury festival in the Bahamas has been called a “scam” after ticket-holders were reportedly left stranded. Co-organised by rapper Ja Rule and promoted by models Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin, the Fyre Festival...

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Celebrity music festival turns to 'mass chaos'

A celebrity-sponsored luxury music festival in the Bahamas has been called a “scam” after ticket-holders were reportedly left stranded. Co-organised by rapper Ja Rule and promoted by models Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski and Hailey Baldwin, the Fyre...

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Gallagher threatens 'war' with Damon Albarn

Liam Gallagher has threatened to reignite a “war” with Damon Albarn and his brother Noel for collaborating on a new Gorillaz album. The former Blur now Gorillaz singer invited former rival Noel Gallagher to lend his vocals to one of the band’s new...

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Fugitive Polanski returns to Cannes film festival

Fugitive director Roman Polanski’s latest film has been announced as a last-minute entry to the Cannes Film Festival line-up. The movie, Based On A True Story (D’apres Une Histoire Vraie), will be screened out of competition and stars Emmanuelle Seigner as...

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Fox host takes holiday after 'lewd' Ivanka joke

Fox News host Jesse Watters announced he was taking a family holiday after being accused of making a lewd joke about Ivanka Trump. Watters, a frequent contributor in Fox’s The Bill O’Reilly Show, was accused of making a sexist comment on Tuesday’s...

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100 days of Trump, according to the Simpsons

The Simpsons have presented their own take on Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. The short animation released online shows the US President in bed at the White House counting his accomplishments. Among the achievements were the lowering of his golfing...

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Ridley Scott: Aliens exist and will come for us

Film director Ridley Scott has revealed he is convinced that aliens are really out there – and one day they will come for us. The veteran filmmaker is preparing to release the sixth film in the Alien sci-fi horror series, Alien: Covenant, next month. He said:...

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Depp surprises Disneyland visitors on Pirates ride

Disneyland visitors enjoying the Pirates of the Caribbean ride were amazed to see the film’s star making a surprise appearance to greet them. The actor shocked fans on Thursday by popping up in character as Captain Jack Sparrow on the ride at Disneyland in...

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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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