Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer 'stepped in' to defend two gay men

Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer 'stepped in' to defend two gay men


Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer 'stepped in' to defend two gay men

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 08:45 AM PDT

The England cricketer said he had had up to three pints and six vodka and lemonades but was not drunk.

Child abuse inquiry: School 'reputations put before victims'

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:27 AM PDT

Ampleforth and Downside pupils were subjected to "appalling" sex abuse over 40 years, a report says.

Boris Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:12 AM PDT

The Conservative Party is looking at dozens of complaints about Boris Johnson's comments.

Ant and Dec postpone 2019's Saturday Night Takeaway

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:57 AM PDT

The popular show won't return to ITV until 2020, and Dec will front 2018's I'm a Celebrity alone.

The troubled 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:48 PM PDT

In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.

British Museum to return looted 5,000-year-old artefacts to Iraq

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 08:12 AM PDT

Eight items seized by police in 2003 will be returned after being identified by museum experts.

Geraint Thomas: Tour de France hero's welcome home to Cardiff

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:36 AM PDT

Geraint Thomas is welcomed home after triumphing in the world's most prestigious cycling race.

Northamptonshire council backs 'radical' cuts to services

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:39 AM PDT

Northamptonshire County Council approves huge cuts to jobs and services to tackle a £70m funding shortfall.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 alerts users to bad photos

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:43 AM PDT

Samsung's phone warns if a photo's subject is blurry or blinking, while its stylus acts as a remote.

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:20 AM PDT

Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

Parker Solar Probe: How Nasa is trying to 'touch' the Sun

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:26 PM PDT

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe will get closer to our star than any other in history.

England v India: Rain washes out first day of second Test at Lord's

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 08:52 AM PDT

The opening day of the second England-India Test is washed out, the first time a full day's play at Lord's has been lost for 17 years.

Looking skywards - your pictures

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 04:10 AM PDT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "skies".

Bradley Lowery's mum: 'I believe he was here for a reason'

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 08:12 AM PDT

Gemma Lowery says her son's legacy is improving the lives of children with cancer.

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:47 AM PDT

Japanese racing driver Keiko Ihara shares her story.

Stressed by life and only 17: Chinese hashtag ignites debate

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:07 AM PDT

A Chinese 17-year-old who spoke of the stress of working over the summer, has gained major social media support

Apple removes 'wrong apps' in gambling purge

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:33 AM PDT

A number of developers complain that their apps were removed - despite not being gambling-themed.

Will the first Ikea in India succeed?

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:01 PM PDT

India could be a big opportunity for the company, but it's also a market with many quirks.

Man charged with walking pig in Norwich without a lead

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 05:37 AM PDT

The man was charged with several offences, including having an untethered pig on a public highway.

Hollywood hits back at new Oscars 'popular film' category

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 03:46 AM PDT

"The film business passed away today."

Tommy Fleetwood: Open prize money paid to world number 11's American namesake

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 01:54 AM PDT

The European Tour pays Tommy Fleetwood his Open prize money - but they got the wrong Tommy Fleetwood.

'I'm a criminal for wearing a full-face veil'

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 04:14 AM PDT

The first woman to be fined for wearing a niqab in Denmark tells the BBC she will continue to wear it

Loyalist killer Michael Stone opens art show during jail release

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 06:25 AM PDT

Michael Stone is coming to the end of a 30-year sentence for killing six people in the Troubles.

Which films could win the new Oscar?

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:06 AM PDT

Ready Player One, Black Panther and The Incredibles 2 could suddenly be in the awards season race.

Which record is Guinness not giving to Northern Ireland?

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:30 AM PDT

Guinness World Records says NI's 'achievement' will not be officially recognised despite passing Belgium.

Are 20-somethings happier than their parents?

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 04:08 AM PDT

A study on wellbeing finds 20-somethings feel more distant from friends and family.

Northamptonshire: What do councils legally have to do for their residents?

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 07:56 AM PDT

Northamptonshire council is deciding which services to prioritise in a series of massive cuts.

Barcelona attack: The jihadists and the hunt for a second gang

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 02:36 PM PDT

The gang behind the August 2017 attacks had contact with other jihadists, including in France.

Transgender actors: ‘I don’t want to be pigeon-holed’

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 11:12 PM PDT

There have been some recent milestones for trans actors, but some say they're still "pigeon-holed".

Will Trump's tariffs stop Chinese espionage?

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 04:05 PM PDT

A key reason for Trump's tariffs on China's exports is anger at the theft of US company secrets, but will the Chinese now clean up their act?

Songwriter: My learning difficulty's the root of my success

Posted: 08 Aug 2018 05:33 PM PDT

UK singer Freya Ridings says having the condition as a child was a "defining moment".

Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea keeper joins Real Madrid on transfer deadline day

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 05:47 AM PDT

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois officially signs a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Thursday, ending his seven-year spell at Chelsea.

Everton reach agreement for Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, and sign Bernard

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 09:47 AM PDT

Everton reach an agreement with Barcelona to sign defender Yerry Mina for 30.25m euros (£27.19m) and Mina's team-mate Andre Gomes on loan, while signing Bernard.

Transfers - done deals for August 2018

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 04:14 AM PDT

Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world.

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of transfer deadline day signing

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 02:52 AM PDT

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" of signing another player before Thursday's transfer deadline at 17:00 BST.

European Championships 2018: Jack Laugher wins second diving gold in Glasgow

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 08:29 AM PDT

British diver Jack Laugher earns a second gold medal at the European Championships with success in the men's 3m springboard final.