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March 2018

British SAS soldier killed by IS in Syria named

A British special forces soldier killed during an anti-Islamic State operation in Syria has been described as “daring and fearless”. Sergeant Matt Tonroe, from the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment, died in an improvised…

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British SAS soldier killed in Syria is named

The British special forces soldier who was killed in Syria has been named by the Ministry of Defence. Sergeant Matt Tonroe from the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment died in action on Thursday. His…


Redmayne leads tributes at Stephen Hawking’s funeral

Eddie Redmayne has led the tributes to Professor Stephen Hawking at the world-famous physicist’s funeral in Cambridge. The actor, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Professor Hawking in the 2014 biopic The Theory…


IS ‘Beatles duo’ complaints anger murdered David Haines’s daughter

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexanda Kotey (left) and El Shafee Elsheikh were captured by Syrian Kurdish forces The daughter of a man killed by Islamic State militants has expressed anger at complaints by his…


University of Oxford ‘sexist’ alumni invite criticised

Image copyright ANNA PLOSZAJSKI Image caption Dr Anna Ploszajski criticised the invitation to her former science department’s alumni dinner in a tweet An Oxford University department which sent out invitations encouraging alumni to bring “partners…


Teachers raise prospect of national strike over pay

Image copyright Getty Images Teachers could ballot on national strike action if substantial pay rises of 5% or more are not agreed by the government. Members of the Nasuwt union will vote on proposals for…


Dec ‘to deliver emotional message’ to Ant on TV

Declan Donnelly is expected to deliver an emotional message of support to his friend and erstwhile co-host Ant McPartlin on tonight’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The show will begin with Donnelly addressing what insiders have described…


Russian spy: UK considers request to visit Yulia Skripal

Image copyright EPA/ Yulia Skripal/Facebook Image caption Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned by a nerve agent called Novichok A request by the Russian Embassy to visit Yulia Skripal in hospital…


Dec to present Saturday Night Takeaway alone

Image copyright PA Image caption Donnelly (right) has co-hosted the show with McPartlin since 2002 Saturday Night Takeaway will look a little different tonight, as Declan Donnelly presents the show alone. The decision was made…


Redcar rescue: Four saved from sea by human chain

Image copyright James McGairy Image caption The RNLI said it was a sequence of events which “could so easily have led to multiple deaths” Would-be rescuers attempting to pull out people who had fallen into…


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