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The celebrities ‘banned’ from the prime minister’s party

Files just released show how in 1988 Denis Thatcher personally vetted the guest list for a showbiz reception at Number 10, providing an insight into the thoughts of one of the most taciturn of prime…

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Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Image copyright Jodrell Bank Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the…


Newspaper headlines: Britain’s Brexit plan ‘savaged by EU’

By BBC News Staff Image caption The EU’s response to Theresa May’s Brexit plan makes the front of many of the papers. “Now there’s a surprise” is the headline in the Daily Mail, which says…


‘Well boss ‘lacks etiquette’ – Neville

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville responded to Stephen Robinson’s comments on twitter Gary Neville has accused Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson of lacking “etiquette” by discussing Salford City’s spending power. Robinson said the English fifth-tier…


Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Customers who get smart meters installed are expected to save just £11 a year off their energy bills, a group of MPs has found. It was originally thought that the new…


Russian club cancel deal for black player

Erving Botaka-Yoboma was announced as a Torpedo player last Saturday Russian third-tier side Torpedo Moscow have cancelled plans to sign defender Erving Botaka-Yobama – denying that they have done so because he is black. Torpedo…


Oldbury chemical leak: Homes evacuated due to ammonia

Image copyright @WMFS_PICS Image caption Emergency services are at the scene in Summerton Road An ammonia leak on an industrial estate has led to the evacuation of nearby homes. West Midlands Fire Service was called…


Everton close in on £50m Richarlison

Richarlison scored five goals in 41 appearances for Watford during the 2017-18 season Everton are close to signing Watford’s Brazilian forward Richarlison in a deal that could eventually be worth £50m. He signed a five-year…


England Under-19s draw with Ukraine

England captain Trevoh Chalobah was turned for Ukraine’s equaliser Defending champions England will have to wait to secure a place in the semi-finals of the European Under-19 Championship in Finland after a frustrating 1-1 draw…


Leicester sign Liverpool keeper Ward

Ward played for Liverpool in their 7-0 friendly win at Chester earlier in July Leicester City have signed Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward for £12.5m. Ward leaves Anfield after slipping to fourth choice following the arrival…


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