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ITV and Simon Cowell have “no plans” for another series of The X Factor. A statement from ITV followed reports in The Sun that the music show has been axed by Cowell after 17 years. The newspaper said the programme is being rested for at least five years. Image: One Direction is one of the […]

A Liverpool fan who suffered life-changing injuries in the Hillsborough disaster has been confirmed as the 97th victim of the tragedy following his death this week. In a statement the family of Andrew Devine, 55, said he died on Tuesday, 32 years after he was badly hurt at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15 […]

The UK’s first ever bison rangers have been picked out of more than 1,000 applicants from across the world. A close-knit herd of four European bison will live in Blean Woods near Canterbury in a bid to restore the habitat. Newly appointed bison rangers Tom Gibbs and Donovan Wright have begun work in what is […]

Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and Derby County over images that surfaced online of him at a private party. Pictures appearing to show the Derby County manager asleep in a hotel room surrounded by a group of young women garnered attention on social media over the weekend. Cheshire Police confirmed on Tuesday they […]

A new campaign similar to the “five a day” healthy eating message should encourage kids to do at least an hour’s exercise a day amid fears about the impact of COVID lockdowns on children’s activity levels, MPs have said. In a new report by the House of Commons’ digital, culture, media and sport committee, the […]

2020 was the first year since records began to rank in the top 10 for heat, rainfall and sunshine, according to the Met Office. It told Sky News that their ‘State of the UK Climate 2020 report’ provides further evidence that climate change is already measurably impacting the UK. It found that 2020 was the […]

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 17-year-old girl who went missing in 1999. Victoria Hall was on her way home from a nightclub when she vanished 22 years ago. Her naked body was found in a ditch five days later. Suffolk Police reopened their investigation into her killing in […]

Heavy downpours, lightning and hailstones “the size of garden peas” have caused disruption across the UK, with more stormy weather set to come. The Met Office issued an amber warning for rain which remains in place for parts of northern Scotland until 11pm as emergency services dealt with more than 50 flooding-related calls overnight on […]

England’s health service will be led by a woman for the first time in its history after Amanda Pritchard was appointed as the first female chief executive of NHS England. Ms Pritchard, who has worked in the NHS for almost 25 years since studying at Oxford University, will replace the departing Lord Simon Stevens in […]

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said “no one really knows” how many COVID-19 cases there might be during the rest of the summer as he failed to stick to his previous prediction of 100,000 daily infections. According to government figures, there were more than 54,000 COVID cases reported on 17 July – the current highest […]