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Children of the 90s: third generation joins pioneering UK study

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It was a clinic with health staff in scrubs and masks and all sorts of scans, sensors and medical kits at the ready – but the atmosphere in the waiting area was more party-line than sombre. “I’ve always enjoyed coming...

Rewriting extinction: Ricky Gervais joins celebrities creating comics to save species

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Ricky Gervais is the latest celebrity to join an ambitious year-long storytelling campaign called Rewriting Extinction with the launch of a comic called Bullfight. Since it launched in June, more than 300 celebrities,...

Uefa threatens World Cup boycott as Coe joins chorus of disapproval

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Fifa’s radical plans to stage a biennial World Cup came under attack hours after they were officially unveiled on Thursday – with the World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, warning of growing anger across Olympic s...

Halfords joins list of firms hit by supply chain problems as bike sales dive 26%

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Halfords has blamed “considerable disruption” in global supply chains for a 26% dive in bike sales during spring and summer. The retailer, which has 404 stores selling cycling and motoring kit, said availability of ad...

Apple’s automotive ambitions dealt blow as car chief joins Ford

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Apple has lost the executive in charge of its below-the-radar car project to Ford, dealing a further blow to the iPhone maker’s automotive ambitions. Doug Field, Apple’s vice-president of special projects, had also wo...

Mother of Richard Okorogheye joins appeal for black blood donors

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The mother of 19-year-old Richard Okorogheye, who was found dead weeks after being reported missing, is urging the black community to donate blood. Evidence Joel has joined black health organisations such as the Afric...

Roniel Iglesias joins elite Olympic group after beating Pat McCormack to gold

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Roniel Iglesias, the brilliant Cuban veteran, became a two-time Olympic champion when he beat Britain’s Pat McCormack on a wide and unanimous decision on Tuesday in the final of the welterweight division. The 32-year-...

Lauren Price joins Karriss Artingstall in securing Olympic boxing bronze

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Great Britain’s Lauren Price secured at least a bronze in the women’s middleweight boxing and Karriss Artingstall had to settle for a medal of the same colour after her defeat in the semi-finals of the featherweight c...

Tricks, flips and disconnects: BMX freestyle joins Olympic party in Tokyo

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Thirteen years after BMX racing made its Games debut in Beijing, the off-road cycling pursuit has welcomed its flashier sibling, BMX freestyle, into the Olympic fold. Both disciplines are fast and furious, but with di...

US joins condemnation of Turkish plan for Cyprus ‘ghost town’

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Turkey’s pledge to resettle an abandoned Greek town in northern Cyprus has been universally condemned, with Washington joining the EU and UK in calling the move “unacceptable”. The criticism grew within hours of Turke...

Transfer roundup: Hennessey joins Burnley while Grujic departs Liverpool

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Burnley have signed the Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a two-year deal after his release by Crystal Palace as Premier League clubs continued their summer business with Liverpool selling the midfielder Marko Gruji...

Transfer roundup: Ryan Bertrand joins Leicester, Saliba loaned to Marseille

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Full-back Ryan Bertrand has joined Leicester City on a free transfer following his departure from Premier League rivals Southampton. The 31-year-old, who won 19 England caps between 2012 and 2017 and travelled to Euro...

Nikole Hannah-Jones joins Howard University after rejecting UNC role

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The journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said on Tuesday she will join Howard University, a prominent historically black college in Washington DC, as its Knight chair in race and journalism, turning down a similar position ...

Women’s Super League: Hayes gets new Chelsea deal and Parris joins Arsenal

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Emma Hayes has signed a new contract with Chelsea after leading the team to a first Champions League final and winning the Women’s Super League and League Cup last season. The deal was confirmed on the day Arsenal ann...

Alice Springs joins parts of NSW, Queensland and Perth in lockdown after Covid case visited airport

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Alice Springs will go into a “critical” 72-hour lockdown as a precautionary measure after a man who worked at a Northern Territory mine transitioned through the town’s airport before testing positive for Covid-19 in S...

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