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Ryder Cup: Europe left with mountain to climb as USA dominate first day

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What a gory opening day this became for Pádraig Harrington and Europe. The captain would have been forgiven reaching for smelling salts as the United States inflicted blow after blow on his beleaguered Ryder Cup holde...

House committee subpoenas key Trump aides

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Good morning. The House select committee scrutinizing the Capitol attack has subpoenaed Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows along with three of the former president’s top aides. The development is the most agg...

California will track violent deaths of LGBTQ+ people in nationwide first

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California will become the first state in the US to track the violent deaths of LGBTQ+ people, a move that advocacy groups are hailing as a “huge victory” and a critical tool in understanding disproportionate rates of...

Fugees return to New York for their first gig in 15 years … after a three-hour wait

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Dressed in a red frock that flounced as she performed, the rapper, singer and musician Lauryn Hill told the eager but weary crowd: “Respect the miracle. Respect the miracle of this union” three and a half hours later ...

First trailer lands for Netflix’s explosive Britney Spears documentary

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The first full trailer of Britney vs Spears, the Netflix documentary by Erin Lee Carr that will explore the legal battle over the pop star’s mental health, autonomy and the controversial conservatorship overseen by he...

Conor McGregor rivals 50 Cent for worst-ever first pitch at baseball game

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On Tuesday night Conor McGregor joined a long list of celebrities unable to throw in a straight line as he stepped up to the mound before a Chicago Cubs game. The MMA fighter threw out the ceremonial first pitch at W...

Key lessons from Sarina Wiegman’s first games as England manager

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It is hard to learn much two games into a manager’s tenure and even less can be taken from bulldozer performances against amateur players for teams ranked outside the world’s top 100. However, England do not choose th...

‘I’m loving life,’ says first CBeebies presenter with Down’s syndrome

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At 7.23am on Monday, George Webster made TV history when he bounced into the CBeebies house. Most young viewers would have been unaware they were witnessing a landmark TV moment: to them, Webster was just another smil...

A moment that changed me: the first time I foraged in a supermarket bin

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The first time I stuck my head in a wheelie bin behind the Tesco in Durham city centre, over 10 years ago, it happened quite unexpectedly. I had woken up in the university library’s cafe. My nap between lectures had s...

‘A brilliant role model’: CBeebies hires first presenter with Down’s Syndrome

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The BBC’s preschool TV channel CBeebies has appointed George Webster as its first presenter with Down’s Syndrome. The 20-year-old will join the channel as a guest presenter from the CBeebies House, hosting segments an...

Covid-19 death rate now same as the 1918-19 flu pandemic

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Good morning. Covid-19 has now killed as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu pandemic – more than 675,000. The US population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more...

Eddie Jones set to leave Billy Vunipola out of first England squad of season

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Eddie Jones is set to usher in the next stage of England’s 2023 World Cup preparations when he names his first squad of the new season on Tuesday with Billy Vunipola believed to be among the senior players whose place...

Labour’s Dan Jarvis to step down as mayor of South Yorkshire after first term

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Dan Jarvis, who has spent the last three years as a Labour MP and the mayor of South Yorkshire, will not seek another term in the latter job, he has announced, saying he had never planned to carry out the dual role in...

First edition of Frankenstein sells for record breaking $1.17m

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Mary Shelley was just 18 when she dreamed up her story of a “pale student of unhallowed arts” and the “hideous phantasm of a man” he created. Now a first edition of her seminal classic of gothic horror, Frankenstein; ...

Covid booster shot vote ‘not the end of the story’ says Fauci

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A decision not to recommend booster vaccine shots for most Americans is “not the end of the story”, the White House chief medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, said on Sunday, two days after a scientific panel appeared t...

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