Canada mass shooting: Small child among 14 shot in attack on Greektown, Toronto

Canada mass shooting: Small child among 14 shot in attack on Greektown, Toronto

At least one woman has been killed and 13 injured, including a young girl, by a gunman who opened fire in the Greektown neighbourhood of Toronto on Sunday night. Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said the suspect was dead, and that he was not included in the figure of 14 shooting victims. A nine-year-old girl is in hospital…
Love Island LIVE: Sam dates surfer Laura Crane after dramatic split with Georgia

Love Island LIVE: Sam dates surfer Laura Crane after dramatic split with Georgia

Another day of intense Brexit negotiations, President Donald Trump speaking out about Russian election meddling, most importantly, Love Island. After Monday’s dramatic episode saw Ellie and Charlie evicted and Sam and Georgia forced to split, no one was really sure what to expect of tonight. Would Sam and Georgia really break up? (Yes.) Would the new…
Family blocked from going on summer holiday because easyJet staff wrongly refuse passport

Family blocked from going on summer holiday because easyJet staff wrongly refuse passport

A family was prevented from going on their summer holiday when airport staff wrongly disputed the mother’s immigration status and stopped them boarding their flight.  EasyJet apologised after Saleh Ahmed’s family missed their flight to Turkey because staff at Gatwick did not recognise the Indefinite Leave to Remain (IDLR) stamp on his wife’s passport. UK Border Force…
Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis accused of breaking agreement not to vote on Brexit legislation

Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis accused of breaking agreement not to vote on Brexit legislation

Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis has been accused of breaking an agreement not to vote on crucial Brexit legislation. The senior Tory MP was "paired" with Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson, who recently gave birth, meaning neither would take part in the Commons votes. The pairing system, which is common practice when MPs are…
The referendum gave sovereignty to the British people, so now they deserve a final say on the Brexit deal

The referendum gave sovereignty to the British people, so now they deserve a final...

The Independent today launches a campaign to win for the British people the right to a final say on Brexit. Come what may in the months ahead, we maintain our commitment to our readers to retain balance and present many different points of view. But on this subject we believe a referendum on the final…
UK weather latest: Met Office warns hottest day of the year is on its way

UK weather latest: Met Office warns hottest day of the year is on its...

The hottest day of the year could be on the cards next week as temperatures continue to soar across the UK. Forecasters are predicting it could reach 34C in some parts of the country on Wednesday as the heatwave continues. Porthmadog, in Wales, is currently the record holder for the year, where the mercury hit 33C on…
Deepcut inquest: Private Sean Benton was failed by Army, coroner concludes

Deepcut inquest: Private Sean Benton was failed by Army, coroner concludes

A young soldier who took his own life at Deepcut barracks after being told he would be discharged from the British Army was failed by the military, a coroner has concluded. Private Sean Benton, who fatally shot himself in 1995, may not have taken that action had his superiors offered him welfare support for emerging…
EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market

EU investigates ‘illegal’ 56-hour lorry journey of two-week-old calves destined for veal market

European Union lawyers are investigating a formal complaint from animal welfare campaigners who claim that hundreds of unweaned calves were sent on a 56-hour journey without water to a veal farm. The 315 animals were among a consignment of 5,000 calves sent on a ferry journey of 19 hours from Ireland – 10 hours more…
Amesbury novichok incident: Charlie Rowley released from hospital after nerve agent exposure

Amesbury novichok incident: Charlie Rowley released from hospital after nerve agent exposure

Charlie Rowley, who was poisoned by novichok along with his partner in Amesbury, has been discharged from Salisbury District Hospital. Mr Rowley, 45, and his partner, Dawn Sturgess, were taken to hospital after they were exposed to the poison near where the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked with the same substance.…
Maria Butina latest: Russian woman charged with spying in the US under Kremlin direction

Maria Butina latest: Russian woman charged with spying in the US under Kremlin direction

A Russian woman is the latest person to be charged in the ongoing federal investigation into meddling in the 2016 US election.  Maria Butina is accused of "infiltrating organisations having influence in American politics, for the purpose of advancing the interests of the Russian Federation". She joins a slew of Russians and Trump campaign officials indicted in the investigation…

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