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UK airports, ports and roads under pressure as half-term getaway begins

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Half-term holidaymakers are navigating the busiest day at British airports since the start of the pandemic with some hit by further flight cancellations, while cross-Channel ferry passengers face long queues at Dover ...

Under a nest: protected gulls roost on roof of Dorset police car

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You may think they have plenty of conventional spots – cliffs, islands, seaside rooftops, chimney pots – to nest on. But a pair of herring gulls have opted to construct their nest on the roof of a Dorset police car, t...

‘Ukraine’s heritage under attack’: why Russia is looting museums

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As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, the director of the Museum of Local History in Melitopol in the south-east of the country, Leila Ibrahimova, arranged for a hoard of gold artefacts from ancient Scythia to be hid...

Hong Kong judicial independence under systematic attack, legal figures warn

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International judicial figures including the former UK attorney general Sir Robert Buckland have warned the remaining British, Australian and Canadian judges operating in Hong Kong that they are working in an environm...

Pontins under investigation over treatment of Travellers

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Britain’s equality watchdog has launched an investigation into Pontins over concerns that it has failed to eradicate discrimination against Gypsies and Travellers. Pontins’ owner, Britannia Jinky Jersey Limited, enter...

Partygate: Boris Johnson under pressure to explain meeting with Sue Gray

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Downing Street has denied that Boris Johnson asked Sue Gray outright to ditch her report on lockdown breaches in Downing Street, insisting the pair only discussed “process” at a recent meeting. Johnson’s official spok...

Partygate: Boris Johnson under fresh scrutiny after new party pictures emerge – video report

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The UK prime minister is facing fresh scrutiny of his denials and dismissals of lockdown parties in Downing Street after new images emerged in which the prime minister can be seen drinking. The images, obtained by ITV...

Too many have suffered under Ghana’s abortion laws. Ending Roe v Wade risks our hope for change

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No one knew she’d had multiple abortions. Not even me, a lifelong friend. “I can’t even count how many times I had to do it. He wouldn’t let me use contraception and he wouldn’t wear anything.” Sitting opposite her at...

UK under pressure over Alexander Lebedev sanctions after Canada move

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The British government is under pressure to impose sanctions on Alexander Lebedev after Canada targeted the former KGB agent in a fresh wave of restrictions against Vladimir Putin’s regime. The billionaire Russian bus...

Tory party under increasing pressure to suspend MP arrested over rape claims

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Conservative officials are coming under increasing pressure to remove the whip from an MP arrested over claims of rape and sexual assault, or ensure he does not come to Westminster, as it emerged one alleged offence i...

Alone under siege: how older women are being left behind in Ukraine

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Halyna Vasylivna lives alone in a tiny “Khrushchevka” flat. At 94, she has outlived her sons and her husband, and her grandchildren live outside the city. Her apartment, named after the Soviet leader under whom the fi...

Manhunt under way in Texas after convicted murderer escapes prison bus

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A convicted murderer serving a life prison sentence in Texas stabbed a transport bus driver and escaped Thursday, setting off a frantic manhunt that was ongoing more than a day later. The getaway happened as officers ...

The Guardian view on Shireen Abu Aqleh: press freedom under attack

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The shooting of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Aqleh – one of the Arab world’s best-known journalists – is not only a sad and devastating blow to friends and admirers, but a deadly reminder that press freedoms in the Holy L...

‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Rebekah Vardy accused of throwing friend ‘under bus’

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Rebekah Vardy has been accused of throwing her former agent and friend “under a bus” in a last-ditch attempt to save her reputation in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial. The footballer’s wife was accused – during the...

Under Boris Johnson, the rights of working women have become a feeble joke

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Everyone deserves to be treated fairly at work. But too many women find themselves discriminated against by their employer because they are pregnant. Many are pushed out of work because they have caring responsibiliti...

‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Rebekah Vardy denies being willing to lie under oath

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Rebekah Vardy has denied being willing to lie under oath in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial, as she admitted allowing her agent to access Coleen Rooney’s private Instagram posts. Giving evidence on Wednesday, the s...

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