The mayor of Venice has asked Unesco to include city on its world heritage site blacklist after Italy’s transport minister failed to deliver a plan to avoid giant cruise ships entering central canals.
The award of a US Presidential Medal of Freedom is usually an uncontroversial affair. Yet President Donald Trump’s honouring of the “godfather of supply-side economics” Art Laffer sent some economists
Whoopi lays bare our naked selfie obsession, so when will we stop making such a fuss of female flesh?
Whoopi Goldberg isn’t someone I think about often. And never naked. But now that the 63-year-old Oscar-winner has laid into 21-year-old actress Bella Thorne over an incident we shall call Whoopigate, having
The European Union was deadlocked over who should replace Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday night, with Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel at loggerheads over who should be the president of the European for
Does either of them really want this? Deep down, the final two must know all too well the risks of winning. The Leader of the Opposition could call a vote of confidence in the Government: eminently losable.
Boris Johnson vs Jeremy Hunt: Who are the Tory leadership candidates and what are their key policies?
Boris Johnson will face Jeremy hunt in the ballot of Conservative members to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the United Kingdom. Having faced off 10 rivals across five
The most important thing about the 313 Conservative MPs choosing our next Prime Minister is that there are 313 of them – and you need 320 MPs to have a majority of one in the House of Commons, once the
The Treasury missed out on £35bn of tax it was due last year, up slightly from the year before, because of tax evasion, criminal activities and a rise in small businesses failing to pay what they owed.
Chris Froome leaves hospital and moves to rehabilitation facility to continue recovery following crash
Chris Froome has left the St Etienne University Hospital in France where he was being treated following his high-speed crash last week. The Team Ineos rider has been moved to an undisclosed rehabilitation
The race to replace Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party has reached its final stage with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt chosen as the two candidates to contest the leadership. It is now up the
She saw Nike shoes by the sea shore: Hundreds of trainers wash up on beaches after cargo ship lost containers in storm
Hundreds of pairs of Nike trainers have washed up on beaches across the UK more than a year after a shipping container lost its cargo in a heavy storm. Beachcombers in Cornwall started finding the shoes
Shares in Slack jumped by more than 60pc on its market debut as Silicon Valley’s hot streak of giant flotations showed no signs of slowing down. The office messaging app, which has been styled as an email-killer,
Rory Stewart approached the Tory leadership campaign like Socrates, irritating his rivals by constantly asking them questions, and his campaign ended in a similar way to the Greek philosopher: hounded
Peter Whitehead, documentary maker whose work captured the essence of the Swinging Sixties but who abandoned films to become
Peter Whitehead, who has died aged 82, was an unsung hero of counterculture cinema whose films captured the shifting tides of the Swinging Sixties; he was best known for Charlie is my Darling, a grainy
Record numbers of patients are being sent home from hospital without being told how to look after themselves, a watchdog has found. A major report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reveals the proportion
A government-tasked commission has advised France to legalise cannabis to “take back control” of the black market, calling prohibition an abject “failure”. In potentially explosive conclusions, two experts
When director, Danny Boyle was spotted having dinner with the screenwriter, Richard Curtis, in our Suffolk seaside village pub, we knew something was up. So, there was little local surprise at the announcement
In many negotiations, it takes a hardliner to close the deal - a committed Brexiteer could do just that It now seems almost inevitable that Boris Johnson will become the next Prime Minister of the UK,
There's much to commend England players and their stories, can France 2019 become another national coming together like summer?
You know excitement is building when staff on the London Underground start renaming stations after England players. Carney Wharf, Ellen White City and Earps Court are early signs that the female equivalent
Everton have opened talks with Chelsea about signing Kurt Zouma on a permanent deal having agreed the £22million transfer of Andre Gomes from Barcelona. Zouma and Gomes were key players on loan for Marco
Mark Carney said the Bank of England must do more to keep up with the digital payments market in the wake of Facebook's plan to launch a new online currency. While the Governor said the Bank looked at
It might arguably be considered barking, but scientists claim to have taught seals to ‘sing’ popular tunes, such as the Star Wars melody. Seals have a natural bark, but researchers at the Scottish Oceans
As the heavens threatened to open and thunderclouds rolled overhead, Virgil Abloh applied the same optimism that’s inherent in his fashion collections to the weather for his open air show. And, like his
Hong Kong was bracing for potential violence on Friday after student groups warned of an escalation in protests over the government’s refusal to meet an ultimatum on the controversial extradition law.
Sir Lynton Crosby, Boris Johnson’s campaign manager, was making final preparations for the formal announcement of Mr Johnson’s Tory leadership bid when his phone rang at 8.53 on Thursday morning. “Hi it’s
Nissan has unveiled the first zero-emission electric ice cream van in the UK, which will use twitter to broadcast its location in order to entice customers instead of playing traditional jingles. The design
Dir: Lars Klevberg. Cast: Mark Hamill (voice), Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson, David Lewis. 15 cert, 90 mins The “video nasty” panic of the Eighties never had an official