A 17-year-old girl has died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds Festival. Police were called to the music festival in Bramham Park following a report that the girl, from the Oldham area, had died shortly
Hospitals could be “full to bursting” by Monday evening, senior medics have warned as Britain experiences its forecast hottest August Bank Holiday ever. Record heat combined with a day off for GPs and
President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and
Tens of thousands of holidaymakers' plans have been thrown into disarray after British Airways pilots confirmed they will strike for three days in September. Within hours of the British Airline Pilots'
Boris Johnson is making his debut on the world stage as Prime Minister at the annual gathering of G7 leaders in Biarritz. Even after dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and lunch with France’s
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro blamed for turning a blind eye to Amazon degradation in the name of 'progress'
During a recent visit to the Amazon where he proposed opening up mining in an ecological reserve the size of Denmark, the Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro summarised his approach to the rainforest. use
In the land where wizards and magic swords meet 21st-century ringing tills and Cornish freedom fighters, a new bridge has furiously divided opinion. But for Excalibur aficionado Gavanndra Hodge, crossing
Devastating news. I’m sure I speak for everyone of my generation when I say we are heartbroken. The goblet of hope has been dashed from our lips. Cruelly, the Government has rejected a plan to make us
Among the most painful sights of recent years has been observing people one used to slightly respect descend into howling, foaming, teeth-gnashing furies. A C Grayling, for instance, used to be a recognised
A British Consulate official has returned to Hong Kong after being detained in mainland China for 15 days, his family said on Saturday. Simon Cheng, 28, who works as a trade and investment officer at Hong
North Korea fired what appears to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks.
Hong Kong protesters form 30 mile human chain as UK warns tourists of mobile phone checks at Chinese border
Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement created human chains on both sides of the city's harbour, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. They
The BBC could let the success of women’s football “disappear” by pulling the broadcast of any live domestic matches that attract only small crowds, it has been claimed. Fixtures in the forthcoming Women’s
The gap between private and state school pupils getting top A levels is at its narrowest in a decade, results reveal. The proportion of children educated in the independent sector winning the highest at
An orchid which almost died out because of the rise of the car has been brought back from the brink after careful tending by conservationists. The fen orchid is one of Europe's most endangered wildflowers
Hollywood stars have been discovered in all sorts of places, but never before in a dog shelter in Arizona. Monte, a two-year-old mongrel, was languishing in his pen when Disney casting agents came calling.
The steam engine pioneer James Watt is among donors denounced by Glasgow University for their links to the slave trade. On Friday the university became the first in Britain to announce a package of reparations
The message from our man in Washington has always been clear – if you want to influence Donald Trump, make sure you call often. Sir Kim Darroch, the departing UK ambassador to the US, wrote in his official
A school in the United States has spent $48 million redesigning its buildings with curved corridors, hiding places, and cement barriers in a bid to thwart mass shooters. The project at Fruitport High in
Exam appeals should be free because middle class pupils have unfair advantage, private school chief says
Exam appeals should be free because middle class pupils have an unfair advantage, a private school chief has said. Shaun Fenton, chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference which represents
Police officers dancing along with revellers has become a popular tradition of Notting Hill Carnival since it hit the streets of London in 1966. But this year a superintendent has stepped in to warn her
Devon and Cornwall police have apologised after an officer appeared to call animal rights activists “idiots” at a badger cull briefing. This comes a week after The Sunday Telegraph revealed that animal
Sir Philip Green faced his first court hearing yesterday into alleged criminal misconduct after a fitness instructor accused him of groping her at a luxury spa resort. US prosecutors charged the Topshop
Vladimir Putin has promised a “symmetrical response” to the US test of a missile banned under a nuclear weapons treaty rubbished this month by the Trump administration amid fears of a new arms race. A
This weekend's G7 summit is unlikely to produce a joint communique amid deepening divisions between the world's seven richest nations over everything from Brexit to trade, climate change, and how to deal
A council that brought in yellow taxis to help the visually impaired plans to paint them black in a bid to save money, angering disability charities. Derby City Council introduced a policy in 2001 to their