Brexit deal latest – UK must start preparing for No Deal within days after last-minute talks break down

Officials have been scrambling to strike a deal with the EU ahead of a European summit taking place this week. But last night No10 announced that talks had been called off for now because the two sides can't agree on the crucial question of the Irish border. Civil servants have reportedly told ministers that in the absence of an agreement, […]

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UK weather – Storm Callum travel chaos and rail delays as three killed in ‘worst flooding in 30 years’

Commuters in Wales have been advised against travel today as the trailing weather front sends one last pulse of miserable weather across the country. Trains across the entire Transport for Wales Network will be subject to heavy delays, or cancellations, National Rail warned. The Heart of Wales line will not be operating for a minimum of 48 hours as severe flooding wrecked […]

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Queensland storm – Mum battered and bruised by hailstones the size of tennis balls while protecting her baby from tornado

Fiona Simpson urged others to be careful after her face and back and her daughter's head were hit when the hail broke the windows of their car in Kingaroy in the South Burnett region yesterday. Violent storms caused widespread chaos as they swept across southern Queensland yesterday, tearing roofs from properties and destroying crops just before the harvest season. Sharing […]

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UK weather – Storm Callum causes chaos with 20,000 homes and businesses left without power, dozens of flights cancelled and train journeys delayed due to 76mph gales

Commuters have already been warned of travel chaos as trains and buses are cancelled, while some communities have been warned they could be cut off by flooded roads. Dozens of flights at Cardiff and Exeter Airports have been cancelled along with 25 grounded planes at Belfast City Airport. And a number of schools are expected to close as Callum – […]

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M4 Berkshire crash – two passengers killed and six people injured after crash between lorry and a minibus

The motorway was closed in both directions between junction 14 at Hungerford and Junction 13 at Chieveley causing travel chaos. South Central Ambulance Service sent three helicopters and six ambulances to help people trapped in their vehicles. Two passengers who were in the minibus died at the scene while three other people including the driver have been rushed to hospital with […]

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Majorca floods – Brit OAP couple who died when their taxi was swept away by flash floods on way from airport are named as Anthony and Delia Green

They are among the 10 known victims of Tuesday night's "biblical" flash floods that wreaked havoc across the island's eastern towns. It has emerged the taxi the Greens were travelling in was swept away by the sudden flooding tearing through residential areas. Their bodies were recovered in the resort of s’Illot in the early hours of yesterday after police found […]

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Jadon Sancho and Mason Mount – England's bright hopes who snubbed Premier League wilderness to make their mark

The teenagers have been drafted into the Three Lions squad for the Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain having never played a minute in the top flight between them. Instead they both took bold decisions to leave the comfort zone of top flight academy football to go it alone and prove themselves – to the delight of Gareth Southgate. […]

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God Loves a Trier – and nobody tries harder than Aidan O'Brien

His eyes had a mischievous twinkle, and if he was feeling the ill effects of a 60-hour journey from the Ballydoyle base of the master trainer Aidan O'Brien, then TJ Comerford, O'Brien's travelling foreman, certainly wasn't showing it when he supervised his five horses in light exercise at Werribee's International Horse Centre. Comerford is no stranger to the place where […]

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Rochdale crash – Girl, 11, dies after being hit by a Range Rover as woman, 33, arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving

The youngster was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision in Taylor Street, Rochdale, near Manchester, on Monday. A 33-year-old woman was held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains in custody for questioning, police said. Inquiries continue into the incident which took place shortly after 3.30pm. Sergeant Lee Westhead, of Greater Manchester Police's serious collision […]

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Bloxwich acid attack – Man, 46, randomly attacked by thugs who hurled acid in his face on busy high street says 'I can't make sense of it'

Mike Glover-Johnson, 46, says he was attacked at random as he waited for his husband on Bloxwich High Street, near Walsall, West Mids, at around 6.50pm on Sunday. Mike told Sun Online his masked attackers forced open his car door as he sat inside before throwing the liquid and running off. West Midlands Police are now investigating and have appealed […]

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