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EU offers no legal assurances on May's Brexit deal

Theresa May’s hopes of getting EU leaders to help her push her Brexit deal through parliament have been dealt a severe blow as she prepares to return home and face her party. The prime minister headed to Brussels for a winter summit with a promise to push for...

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Even top NHS trusts are 'nervous' about winter

A director of one of England’s best-performing hospitals has said he is “nervous” about winter, despite planning more extensively than ever. West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is rated “outstanding” and is in the top 15 hospitals in the...

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Auditors face market share cap after CMA probe

The UK’s big four auditors will next week face an unprecedented move to limit their market share and allow smaller rivals to gatecrash their self-confessed oligopoly as regulators shake up a sector rattled by a string of corporate collapses. Sky News has learnt that...

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Two migrants in critical condition after rescue

Two suspected migrants are in a critical condition after their boat got into difficulty trying to cross the Channel. The boat was discovered by the French navy in the early hours of Thursday. It was around six miles north of Cap Gris-Nez, the part of France that is...

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Keira Knightley and Ms Dynamite pick up honours

Keira Knightley and Ms Dynamite have been honoured at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Two-time Oscar nominee Knightley picked up an OBE for her services to drama and charity, while rapper and singer Ms Dynamite, real name Niomi McLean-Daley, was given an...

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Santa on the naughty list after 'swearing at children'

A Santa Claus has been criticised by parents after he allegedly swore at children. The Santa, whose human alias has not been revealed, had been in his grotto at a family event in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, when fire alarms were activated by smoke from another event...

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MP's 'sexting' message read out in Commons

A “sexting” message from a Conservative MP have been read out in the House of Commons after he controversially had the party whip restored. Andrew Griffiths saw his suspension from the Tory parliamentary party lifted on Wednesday, just hours before he...

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Entertainment

NBA star Stephen Curry claims moon landings were faked

NASA has offered a top US basketball player a tour of its lunar lab after he claimed the moon landings were faked. Stephen Curry, regarded by many as one of the best shooters in NBA history, made the comments in the Winging It podcast on Monday. During the episode,...

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Amy Winehouse hologram 'to tour the world in 2019'

A hologram of Amy Winehouse will tour the world next year, the late singer’s father has confirmed. Mitch Winehouse said he hoped the virtual reality project, with a live band and backing singers, would help more people discover her music. After announcing the...

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Meghan cradles bump on stage at British Fashion Awards

The Duchess of Sussex delighted fans with a surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards, cradling her growing bump on stage as she presented the designer of her wedding dress with a prize. Wearing a black, one-shoulder Givenchy dress (and dark nail polish...

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Sarah Hyland reveals she had second kidney transplant

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has revealed she had to have a second kidney transplant, and that she thought about suicide after the failure of the first. The actress, 28, said she underwent dialysis two years ago, when her body started to reject a kidney donated by...

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'I'm amazed': Harry Redknapp crowned I'm A Celeb winner

Former football manager Harry Redknapp has been crowned king of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! The 71-year-old said he was stunned to have won the ITV reality series, beating Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack who was runner up, and actor John...

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Dr Who will be back – but not until 2020

Doctor Who fans will have to wait until 2020 for the next series, although there will be a special episode on New Year’s Day to keep them happy. The eleventh season of the hit series ended on Sunday evening with Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor answering distress...

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Sport

Griezmann double sends France to the final

Griezmann scored a penalty at the end of the first half after a handball by Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger. The striker then poked the ball home for the host nation in the 72nd minute following a blunder by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to set up a meeting with...

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Valdes makes Boro move

The former Barcelona keeper, who joined Belgium club Standard Liege on loan in January, moved to United in January 2015 when he was out of contract, as possible cover for compatriot David De Gea, but could make only two appearances. “You can’t imagine how...

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Newcastle battle back to earn draw

The Magpies moved to within a point of safety having played a game more than fourth-bottom Norwich. Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana but Liverpool in control. But Papiss Cisse and Jack Colback rescued a point for Rafael Benitez’s side. Elsewhere, Manchester...

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Premier League revenues at record levels

It follows figures released by Deloitte. Of the 20 top-flight clubs, 17 posted operating profits in the 2014/15 season. However, the cost of player wages also went up 6%. Premier League clubs’ pre-tax profits are £120m, down from £190m in 2013/14. Dan Jones, Partner...

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Hamilton handed China grid penalty

The world champion’s Mercedes has had a gearbox change. Hamilton already trails Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 17 points after two races. Mercedes say the gearbox was damaged in Bahrain. F1 rules say drivers must use a single gearbox for six consecutive...

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Sharapova ITF hearing to proceed

Wada said earlier this week athletes who test positive for meldonium before March 1st could avoid bans. Sharapova tested positive for the drug at this year’s Australian Open, after it was added to Wada’s banned substances list from January 1st. The...

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West Ham to pay £2.5million per year in rent

They will have to pay £2.5 million per year in rent. But if they are relegated from the Premier League that amount will be halved. The club have issued the following statement: “This publication does not affect West Ham United or our move to the former Olympic Stadium...

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Man United reach Wembley in FA Cup

Louis van Gaal’s side won n the final ever Cup tie at Upton Park before the Hammers move to the Olympic Stadium. Marcus Rashford and Marouane Felaini scored United’s goals. James Tomkins pulled one back late on. They’ll now play Everton a week on...

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Holders Barca out but Bayern progress

Barca lost 2-0 to Atletico Madrid, and 3-2 on aggregate, in their quarter final second leg. No team has ever defended the trophy since the competition became known as the Champions League. Bayern Munich joined Atletico, Real Madrid and Manchester City in...

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