Premier League LIVE: Latest goals and updates from Tottenham vs Fulham and the rest of the 3pm kick-offs

Premier League LIVE: Latest goals and updates from Tottenham vs Fulham and the rest...

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham are playing Fulham at what they thought would be their last game at Wembley before moving into their new stadium. Spurs beat Newcastle 2-1 in their first Premier Legaue game and face Slavisa Jokanovic's side which will be looking for a win after being beaten 2-0 against Crystal Palace on their return…
British pair in lucky escape as Uber nosedives into sea in Cannes – but they’re ‘still charged for ride’

British pair in lucky escape as Uber nosedives into sea in Cannes – but...

Two Londoners made a lucky escape from a sinking Uber car after it was driven off the end of a jetty and into the sea in Cannes. Nick Christoforou, 31, managed to open the car door underwater and pull his friend Sophia Toon, 23, to safety following the traumatic dive in the water off the French Riviera coastline.…
UK weather: Former tropical storm Ernesto set to bring wind and rain over weekend – before sun returns next week

UK weather: Former tropical storm Ernesto set to bring wind and rain over weekend...

The last lashings of a former tropical storm are set to batter swathes of the UK this weekend – before temperatures begin to climb again ahead of a sunny bank holiday. Winds of up to 50mph could hit the north of Scotland while rain sweeps across Northern Ireland, Wales, southern Scotland and northwest England on Saturday night and…
Kofi Annan dead: Former UN secretary-general dies aged 80

Kofi Annan dead: Former UN secretary-general dies aged 80

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general, has died aged 80.  The Ghanaian national was the first black African to be appointed as the world’s top diplomat and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work during his eight years in the role. He died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday…
Ex-whitehall chief Lord Kerslake says Brexit decision may need to be re-opened

Ex-whitehall chief Lord Kerslake says Brexit decision may need to be re-opened

The ex-civil service chief advising Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK must re-open the decision to quit the EU if it is faced with a no-deal Brexit. Lord Kerslake said the consequences of leaving without a deal in place would be so severe that parliament would have to re-examine the 2016 referendum result. The peer’s…
Nigel Farage returns to British politics in bid to defeat May’s ‘fraudulent’ Brexit plans

Nigel Farage returns to British politics in bid to defeat May’s ‘fraudulent’ Brexit plans

Nigel Farage has announced he will once again begin actively campaigning in British politics against Theresa May’s “fraudulent” plans for Brexit. The ex-Ukip leader said it was necessary as a result of the “deceit and treachery” of politicians and senior figures in British society in their approach to EU withdrawal. In particular he singled out…
Latte Levy: Ministers signal victory for The Independent’s campaign against disposable coffee cups

Latte Levy: Ministers signal victory for The Independent’s campaign against disposable coffee cups

A ‘latte levy‘ on plastic coffee cups is one step closer after the government said there had been overwhelming public backing for the move. The Treasury signalled ministers are now seriously considering the idea – demanded by a campaign in The Independent – following a consultation on how to use tax to tackle the use…
Ryanair passenger dressed as Tinkerbell removed from flight by police

Ryanair passenger dressed as Tinkerbell removed from flight by police

A man dressed as Tinkerbell was removed from a Ryanair flight by police after becoming "disruptive" shortly before take-off. The passenger, who was reportedly on a stag party trip to Krakow in Poland, was escorted off the plane at Stansted Airport on Friday morning. Officers helped to adjust the wings on his revealing green outfit before he…
Westminster crash not thought to be terrorism, investigators believe

Westminster crash not thought to be terrorism, investigators believe

The crashing of a car into the Houses of Parliament, which prompted a major counterterrorist operation, may not have been an act of terrorism, The Independent has learned. While the motive of the driver remains unclear, investigators are coming to the view that it is likely to be related to his personal circumstances. The police…
HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth for historic US trip, amid rumours of potential Trump visit

HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth for historic US trip, amid rumours of potential Trump...

“Having the aircraft carriers maintains our credibility, without the aircraft carriers it would dilute it. Not to have an aircraft carrier at sea, to denude yourself of them, would be a folly,” declared Captain Jerry Kyd. “We remain an island nation with obligations. For national security reasons it is essential we have to maintain a strong…

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