No10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of Cop26 summit, leaked messages say

No10 is seeking to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of the Cop26 summit to prevent her using it as “an advert for an independence campaign”, according to leaked messages.Advisers at No 10 and the Cabinet...

Ellie Robinson: Pandemic fortitude reflected in Paralympics pool return

Paralympic swimmer Ellie Robinson said she had aimed to “reflect the strength of the nation” through the coronavirus pandemic with her hard-fought performance at the Tokyo Games.The Rio gold medallist finished fifth in the...

Raab returns home following diplomatic tour to assess Afghanistan crisis

Dominic Raab’s diplomatic tour to assist Afghans wanting to flee the Taliban has come to an end, as attention begins to switch to Westminster.The Foreign Secretary departed Pakistan after holding talks with his counterpart...

Camilla meets inspirational women over cuppa and bacon roll

The Duchess of Cornwall enjoyed a bacon roll and cuppa with a group of inspirational women during her first solo engagement for the Prince’s Trust.Camilla hailed the efforts of the group who have turned...

Londoners rush back to the Tube as passenger numbers top 2 million

More than two million journeys were made on the Tube on Thursday as the return to school sparked the highest passenger numbers since the start of the pandemic.The total of 2,034,000 was the first...

Shardul Thakur leads India fightback to leave honours even against England

Shortly after tea on a sensational opening day of the Fourth Test against India, when another skittish innings from Rishabh Pant ended with another poor shot, England were in dreamland.Having asked India to bat,...

‘Miracle’ cat who survived bus collision in search for new home

A cat described as a “miracle” after being hit by a bus and surviving is in search of a new home following five months of recovery.Tortoiseshell feline Trudie suffered head injuries when she was...

Storm Ida: Subways flooded as New York declares state of emergency

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency on Wednesday night due to what he called a "historic weather event" with record-breaking rain across the city leading to flooding and...

Two 10ft ‘abandoned’ pythons rescued by RSPCA within a week

Two 10ft-long pythons, which are believed to have been abandoned, were rescued within days of each other in Cambridgeshire. RSPCA staff found the second snake in a country lane in Conington on Monday. Another...

Lighthouse ship that played host to a Bond girl for sale for £595k

Quantum of Solace star Olga Kurylenko is among the famous names to be photographed on board the vessel owned by photographer Michele Turriani.Built in 1938, the extraordinary vessel was used as a floating lighthouse...