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Global coronavirus death toll hits 700,000, with person dying every 15 seconds; Heartbreaking new data reveals that nearly 5,900 people are dying every day after contracting Covid-19, which equates to 247 per hour -or an average of one death every 15 seconds. Aug 5, 2020 192
Keir Starmer warns of 'bleak winter' as he blasts government coronavirus response; The Labour Party leader said Boris Johnson's government has been 'too slow to act' throughout the crisis, and said the UK is at a 'crucial point' in its response to the pandemic. Aug 5, 2020 466
Girl whose parents offered surrogate mum nearly [pounds sterling]8k to have abortion dies aged 8; Tragic Seraphina Harrell, who suffered a string of health problems, was born after her surrogate mum Crystal Kelley refused to have a termination when an ultrasound showed she had birth defects. Aug 5, 2020 540
BREAKING: Four people critical after 'shooting' at Los Angeles mansion party; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Aug 4, 2020 173
Chinese scientist claims coronavirus came from a lab and Wuhan wet market was 'decoy'; Virologist Dr Li Meng-Yan said Chinese claims that the virus originated in a wet market in Wuhan were a "decoy" and said that it came from a People's Liberation Army (PLA) facility. Aug 3, 2020 345
Bodies of man and woman found in car at idyllic country park; The man and woman were found by passers-by at Durlston Country Park, near Swanage in Dorset, police confirmed this morning. Aug 3, 2020 272
Harrowing Neo-Nazi plot to kill dozens of victims on 'Day X' uncovered; Intelligence chiefs in Germany say far-right extremists had obtained hundreds of body bags as well as quicksand -which would allow them to dispose of bodies -in a frenzy of violence. Aug 3, 2020 428
Burglars who targeted celebrity homes like Raheem Sterling's jailed for 20 years; Thomas Mee, 42, Vincent Ball, 52 and John Barlow, 58, all from Liverpool, admitted conspiracy to burgle homes across the UK after targeting celebrities including the Manchester City player and Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay's house. Aug 3, 2020 602
Epstein 'sex slave' taunts Ghislaine Maxwell with stunning view of swimming pool; In a Twitter post Virginia Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with friends of Jeffrey Epstein including Prince Andrew, said Maxwell was now "staring at your toilet as a piece of artwork". Aug 2, 2020 521
TikTok hits back at Trump ban threat saying 'we're not going anywhere'; On Friday the ranting US President said TikTok would be banned because of security concerns, but boss and celebrities have hit back -with Trump likened to a dictator. Aug 2, 2020 477
Manchester revellers enjoy another big night out amid lockdown rules confusion; For the second night in a row since new coronavirus restrictions were brought in, venues were packed as drinkers criticise 'confusing' rules announced unexpectedly this week. Aug 2, 2020 585
BREAKING: UK coronavirus hospital death toll rises to 33,960 as eight more lives lost; NHS England reported five Covid-19 patients had died in English hospitals, with victims aged between 52 and 86, amid growing fears about a second peak as infections rise. Aug 2, 2020 360
Seven explosive allegations from Ghislaine Maxwell files including Prince Andrew 'orgy'; Documents made public for the first time this week make a series of allegations involving alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell and her friends Prince Andrew and the dead paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Aug 2, 2020 1253
Quarantine 'to be cut to 10 days for UK travellers arriving from Spain'; The government is reportedly set to slash the time people have to remain at home following a backlash from holidaymakers and businesses. But a minister insisted nothing is changing for now. Jul 28, 2020 549
Harry 'turned against royal family before Meghan Markle as he felt like a spare part'; The Duke of Sussex wanted to avoid the "pomp" of royal duties long before he met Meghan Markle, and was fed up of being a "plus one" with William and Kate, new book Finding Freedom claims. Jul 25, 2020 496
Boy, 8, dies after being hit by car crossing road as two arrested; The tragedy happened in Ashton-Under-Lyne shortly after 8.15pm on Thursday. Jul 25, 2020 273
Brits ignore face mask restrictions and share videos of themselves not wearing coverings; Anti-masker Lara Crabb defiantly posted video of herself shopping with no mask on, in spite of face coverings becoming compulsory in shops from yesterday to stop the spread of Covid-19. Jul 25, 2020 572
Child killer becomes ninth Death Row inmate to die of coronavirus at one prison; John Beames, 67, died after contracting the virus at San Quentin jail in California, where nine Death Row prisoners and four other inmates have been killed by the virus. Jul 24, 2020 263
Woman blasted to floor 'after setting cheating boyfriend's Jeep on fire at motel'; Video widely shared on social media appears to show the woman in a dark hoodie pouring petrol into the car before setting it alight outside a motel. Jul 24, 2020 232
Coronavirus deaths in most deprived parts of England more than double wealthier areas; Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics reveal the mortality rates have been highest in parts of London, Middlesbrough and Salford since the outbreak of the pandemic. Jul 24, 2020 423
Interactive map reveals how coronavirus death rate has changed in your area; Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that parts of London have suffered the highest Covid-19 death rates since the start of the pandemic, with Salford, Middlesbrough and Hertsmere also heavily hit. Jul 24, 2020 681
British jihadis killed as SAS troops fight 'secret war' to prevent ISIS revival; Operations in Syria and Iraq have seen a series of violent clashes with ISIS fanatics, with Brits identified among the dead over the last three months, sources said. Jul 19, 2020 396
Sea turns red in Faroe Islands as 250 whales slaughtered in 'barbaric' hunt; WARNING: DISTRESSING IMAGES Campaigners have called for the "insane blood sport" to be banned, with around 800 whales slaughtered each year in the Danish territory. This year's hunt is going ahead despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Jul 19, 2020 421
Man arrested after stabbing inside Brighton hospital as building put on lockdown; It is understood the victim was stabbed on the 11th floor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, forcing the building to go into lockdown. Jul 19, 2020 314
John Lewis dies: Tributes paid to US civil rights pioneer after his death aged 80; The congressman, one of the "Big Six" leaders alongside Dr Martin Luther King, helped to organise the historic 1963 March on Washington. Jul 18, 2020 398
'Husband' of Ghislaine Maxwell 'told parents he was dating high profile woman'; A source close to businessman Scott Borgerson, who is rumoured to be married to alleged sex trafficker Maxwell, claims he told his parents he was dating 'a model or something'. Jul 18, 2020 422
Police surround home in Birmingham after man holds woman hostage in 15-hour siege; West Midlands Police said the incident began yesterday evening, and negotiators are on the scene with the road cordoned off. Jul 18, 2020 258
Millions living in terror as militias 'execute anyone who disobeys coronavirus lockdown'; At least four people have been killed and residents have been sent chilling warnings that they will be executed if they disobey lockdowns in Colombia, Human Rights Watch says. Jul 18, 2020 501
BREAKING UK abandons daily coronavirus death toll over claims number is 'exaggerated'; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jul 18, 2020 172
UK hospital coronavirus death toll up by 13 -but overall figure won't be released; The tragic figure was released by health authorities -but today will be the first day the government doesn't announce how many have died outside hospital settings. Jul 18, 2020 361
All the areas at risk of local lockdowns as new rules introduced in Blackburn; Health chiefs in Blackburn with Darwen and Pendle have warned residents could follow Leicester back into lockdown if a rise in Covid-19 infections is not addressed, days after a leaked memo showed other areas at risk. Jul 15, 2020 1073
Incredible satellite footage shows Godzilla dust cloud travel from Africa to US; A clip was shared of the massive dust plume by the European Space Agency, which tracked it on its Copernicus Sentinel and Aeolus satellites. It could be the largest dust cloud ever recorded. Jul 15, 2020 445
Primark, Asda and Topshop 'among firms that left factory workers facing starvation'; EXCLUSIVE: Asda, Primark, Mothercare, Gap and the Arcadia Group -which owns Top Shop, Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge -are among 18 British and American firms facing calls to pay up in full after cancelling orders. Jul 14, 2020 1254
'I cry every day over not being able to afford food for my disabled sons during crisis'; EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Hobbs, from Bristol, has highlighted the devastating impact the lockdown had on sons Stanley and Nathan, as charity Action for Children warned parents are skipping meals because they cannot afford food. Jul 14, 2020 1185
Tables and chairs thrown in shocking rooftop bar fight as DJ forced to hide; A clip taken in the City of London on Saturday night shows two groups appearing to fling bottles and punches after a fight broke out, leading to eight arrests. Jul 13, 2020 189
Staff brand Boohoo warehouse 'breeding ground' as 25 workers 'test positive for Covid-19'; An insider at the building in Sheffield said he, his wife and son all tested positive for Covid-19 after he continued working, distributing clothes for Boohoo brand PrettyLittleThing. Jul 12, 2020 577
Quarter of a million retail jobs could be lost as pandemic piles on more misery; Experts warn that already-struggling High Street chains will be forced to cut tens of thousands more jobs, with an estimated 60,000 already at risk following the lockdown. Jul 12, 2020 419
73 workers catch coronavirus at farm forcing 200 others to isolate; Public Health England is monitoring the situation after the outbreak in Mathon, Herefordshire. Jul 12, 2020 262
Female Asda workers claim they were paid less than men ahead of landmark case; The Supreme Court is set to hear claims by thousands of shop floor workers who say their pay should have been equal to that of distribution staff at the supermarket giant. Jul 12, 2020 574
Man 'bit seagull and threw it to ground after it tried to steal his McDonald's food'; Police in Plymouth say the man -who admitted being under the influence of drugs -had grabbed the bird and sunk his teeth into it on Thursday. He reportedly reacted after it made moves for his meal. Jul 12, 2020 340
UK coronavirus hospital death toll rises to 33,651 after 15 more lives lost; Health authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland confirmed today's tragic figure -but a lag in recording at weekends means the real number could be higher. Jul 12, 2020 347
Woman raped near Morrisons after being followed for 15 minutes; The 41-year-old woman was attacked in a wooded area in Manchester close to a supermarket, police said in a statement. Jul 12, 2020 285
Ghislaine Maxwell 'being moved between cells to stop her being murdered'; Prison authorities are reportedly anxious that Brit Maxwell, 58, could be killed in prison, and are moving her around to prevent attacks as she awaits trial on child sex abuse charges. Jul 12, 2020 547
Two-year-old girl 'is raped while in coronavirus isolation ward'; Police are investigating after the child's mother allegedly discovered the little girl had been sexually assaulted while she was being treated at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Jul 8, 2020 198
Matt Hancock warns pub louts face jail and opens up on his own coronavirus fight; The Health Secretary said he believes he survived Covid-19 because he is slim, and called on the public to be sensible as 999 services brace themselves for the busiest night of the year. Jul 4, 2020 581
Horrified dad finds [pounds sterling]4,642 gaming app bill having let daughter spend [pounds sterling]4.99; Steve Cumming, 72, allowed the 11-year-old schoolgirl to use his debit card to purchase Roblox, but later discovered she'd inadvertantly racked up a huge bill on the app. Jul 4, 2020 386
Brit downs 11am Jagerbomb live on BBC News as pubs welcome punters back after lockdown; The smiling pubgoer smiled and said "cheers" as he necked the alcoholic drink at 11.09am today -and has been praised for bringing some cheer on what has been dubbed "Super Saturday". Jul 4, 2020 568
Thousands of 'intelligent' sex robots who have mood swings on sale for [pounds sterling]12,000; Matt McMullen, who heads California-based company RealDoll, said the dolls are capable of mood swings -and he one day hopes to have walking robots with facial recognition. Jul 4, 2020 335
Islington shooting: Man shot dead 'by attacker on moped' near kid's playground; Footage from the scene shows police and ambulance vehicles near a playground at the Westbourne Estate in Islington, north London this afternoon. Jul 4, 2020 287
Harry and Meghan's son Archie 'taking his first steps and loving life in LA'; The one-year-old son of the couple, who quit the royal family earlier this year, is said to be walking and enjoying his new surroundings in the US as Harry and Meghan look for their "forever home". Jul 4, 2020 471
Global coronavirus cases rise by record increase of 212,326 in 24 hours; Figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest the virus is growing at an alarming rate, with the 24 hour figure the highest since the start of the pandemic. Jul 4, 2020 235
Soho 'like a petri dish' as Super Saturday drinkers ignore social distancing rules; The streets of Soho in central London were packed today, in spite of warnings that the R rate in the capital could have risen above 1. Many voiced their despair over lack of social distancing. Jul 4, 2020 570
Schools 'will be able to expel students for breaching new hygiene and bubble regimes'; Guidance sent out to schools says expulsion should be a "last resort" as staff grapple with ways to keep children safe when schools reopen to all year groups in September. Jul 2, 2020 331
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido recognised as president by UK court; The South American country's central bank had applied to release [pounds sterling]800 million of gold bullion to help address the coronavirus crisis, but the Bank of England said it was "caught in the middle" of rival claims for the gold. Jul 2, 2020 240
Teen's body so badly burned and dismembered she had to be identified by jawline; Lori Vallow wept in court as she was told that daughter Tylee Ryan, 17, could only be identified by her jawline after her remains were found in the Idaho home of Vallow's partner Chad Daybell. Jul 1, 2020 431
Toddler, 1, has lucky escape as mum accidentally fills sippy cup with antifreeze; The child was given a cup full of what his mum thought was juice -but she later realised her mum had filled the bottle with antifreeze while repairing a car in Idaho in the US. Jul 1, 2020 238
Glasgow knifeman 'had been in a hostel room with no daylight for three months'; Badreddin Abadlla Adam, who was shot dead by police after he stabbed six people, told a friend he was enraged over lack of light, and claimed people in the next room were deliberately provoking him. Jun 28, 2020 679
Kim Jong-un 'is organised crime chief heading huge drug, gun and slavery cartel'; The North Korean dictator is said to earn millions from shady organisation Office 39, which smuggles narcotics, weapons and traffics people around the world in order to get around sanctions. Jun 28, 2020 380
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passes 10 million; Figures from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre reveal that the landmark has been reached -but the true number of cases will be far higher due to different testing criteria across the world. Jun 28, 2020 465
Glasgow city centre incident: Screams as man 'covered in blood' in street; A witness said he heard "loud screaming" before seeing a man on the ground covered in blood. Jun 28, 2020 216
UK coronavirus hospital death toll rises by 21 in lowest Sunday since lockdown; The tragic figure included 18 deaths in England, one in Northern Ireland and two in Wales, with Scotland not recording any fatalities in the past 24 hours. It comes as the worldwide death toll nears 500,000. Jun 28, 2020 350
Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes 500,000 amid warnings of second wave; The US has the highest death toll, with more than 125,000 fatalities, followed by Brazil, with 57,000, and the UK, where at least 43,000 people have died. Jun 28, 2020 460
Schools 'may not fully reopen in September if people continue to pack beaches'; Experts warn that it is not 'party time' and plans to fully reopen schools in September can only go ahead if people stick to social distancing rules to avoid a second peak. Jun 27, 2020 363
BREAKING Baroness Diana Maddock dead: Liberal Democrat peer dies aged 75; We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. Jun 27, 2020 185
Humans forced to hide from sex addicted monkeys who set up HQ in disused cinema; Unfortunately locals in the Thai city of Lopburi thought the best way of appeasing the randy primates was to feed them junk food -but the sugary diet has made the problem worse. Jun 27, 2020 376
Drug dealer named Julia 'could hold key to Madeleine McCann killing'; Christian Brueckner reportedly set up a drugs operation in Germany after fleeing Portugal following Madeleine's disappearance, and police now want to speak to his supplier to find out if he told her anything about the case. Jun 22, 2020 489
Sick footage captures a 13-year-old girl being 'senselessly beaten' by gang at school; WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT -The victim was seen screaming as her head was stamped on after being knocked to the ground in a shocking attack at her school in Melbourne, Australia. Jun 22, 2020 313
Summer camps to help kids catch up after lockdown 'to be announced this week'; The government is reportedly poised to announced the initiative -the first time mass education has been organised in the summer holiday since World War Two -to help children affected by the long break. Jun 13, 2020 434
Racism 'could be to blame for high coronavirus death rate among minority groups'; A Public Health England report seen by the BBC found that inequality and racism could be factors explaining why members of the black and minority ethnic communities are more likely to die from Covid-19. Jun 13, 2020 444
National Lottery winning numbers for Saturday's [pounds sterling]7.2m jackpot; The winning numbers have been drawn in the National Lottery, with a life-changing top prize of [pounds sterling]7.2 million for matching all six main numbers. Jun 13, 2020 174
New interactive map shows where more people are dying from coronavirus; Figures released by the Office for National Statistics this morning reveal that the mortality rate has halved in all regions in England and Wales since April -except the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber. Jun 12, 2020 558
Derek Chauvin 'tried to reach plea deal before arrest for George Floyd murder'; The former Minneapolis police officer was filmed with his knee pressed on Mr Floyd's neck as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. Mr Floyd's family have called for Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder. Jun 11, 2020 436
Scouts founder statue to be pulled down today over his 'Nazi sympathies'; The monument, depicting Robert Baden-Powell, has been in Poole, Dorset, for a decade, but local authority bosses have opted to remove it because he was widely held to have held racist views. Jun 11, 2020 457
Security guard says Derek Chauvin 'knew George Floyd well' and pair had 'bumped heads'; David Pinney, who worked with Chauvin and Mr Floyd as a security guard at El Nuevo Rodeo in Minneapolis, said the former police officer was "extremely aggressive". Jun 10, 2020 408
Monsoon Accessorize collapse into administration putting 545 jobs at risk; The coronavirus pandemic scuppered the high street chain's turnaround plans, with 35 stores now set to close and 545 jobs at risk. Jun 10, 2020 275
BREAKING Huge dust cloud released at UK nuclear power site after tower 'collapses'; Dramatic pictures show the tower at Hinkley Point C appear to collapse, causing a massive dust cloud. A probe is underway to find out what happened at the nuclear site in Bridgwater. Jun 10, 2020 245
Bodies of two women found in London park as emergency services rush to scene; The Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called to Fryent Country Park in Kingsbury, London, where the women were pronounced dead at the scene. Jun 7, 2020 247
US 'demands UK hands over Prince Andrew to appear in court over Jeffrey Epstein links'; The US Department of Justice has allegedly approached the Home Office demanding that Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, answers questions over his links to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Jun 7, 2020 214
Pubs in England 'to reopen on June 22 in effort to save 3.5 million jobs'; Ministers are said to be desperate to get the hospitality industry open again with millions of jobs feared to be on the line if the lockdown is not eased this month. Jun 7, 2020 301
Camilla mourns close friend as she pays tribute to her 'warmth and laughter'; The Duchess of Cornwall has voiced her sorrow after Mary Christie, chatelaine of Glyndebourne, died on Thursday after a cancer battle. Camilla described her pal as a "life enhancer". Jun 6, 2020 227
Police officers who shoved elderly man charged with second-degree assault; Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe are accused of assaulting peace activist Martin Gugino, who was filmed being knocked to the ground in video viewed around the world on Thursday. Jun 6, 2020 306
Madeleine McCann suspect 'left adopted parents' home after becoming uncontrollable'; German police are investigating Christian Brueckner in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, who was three when she vanished in Portugal in May 2007. Jun 6, 2020 552
Mourners wear black and white to George Floyd's memorial as tears are shed over speech; Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said that his dream of going into law enforcement had become a "nightmare" as he spoke at the funeral of the 46-year-old, who was killed by a white cop in Minneapolis. Jun 6, 2020 512
Baby nearly died in coronavirus battle -because virus hid serious heart defect; Tiny Thomas Lovell, from West London, spent five days on a ventilator after testing positive for Covid-19 before surgeons realised he needed a lifesaving operation. Jun 3, 2020 410
Man charged with the murders of 'wife and daughter' in Salisbury; Wiltshire Police confirmed that Marcin Zdun, 39, has been charged with murdering two women -believed to be his wife Aneta Zdun, 40, and daughter Nikoletta Zdun, 18. Jun 3, 2020 189
North of England's coronavirus infection rate is nearly twice London's; Researchers on the Covid Symptom Study estimate that there are 173,879 people with symptomatic Covid-19 in the UK, with the North West and North East recording the highest number of new infections. Jun 2, 2020 395
UK coronavirus death toll passes 50,000, according to latest ONS figures; Figures released this morning by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning show that 43,837 people had died in England and Wales by May 22, which when added to official data shows the death toll has topped 50,000. Jun 2, 2020 384
B&M shopper who left carer in tears with 'spreading germs' remark is ICU nurse; Pals of nurse Marina Kendrick say she was sent death threats after a video appearing to show her accusing carer Kimberley Simpson of "spreading germs" was shared on social media. May 28, 2020 714
You can go to the loo while visiting friends -but it's not straightforward; Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that outside gatherings with up to six people will be allowed from Monday -but there are only excuses for going indoors if you visit a friend or relative. May 28, 2020 373
Man, 29, charged with murder of teenager Louise Smith; Hampshire Police said this evening that Shane Lee Mays, from Havant, has been charged with murdering 16-year-old Louise Smith who disappeared on VE Day. May 28, 2020 413
Man dies after rocks are thrown as he walked through tourist hotspot; The tragedy happened shortly after 5pm in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford. Police were called amid reports of rocks being thrown. May 28, 2020 218
Police who arrested George Floyd 'should face death penalty,' says grieving brother; WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT Mr Floyd, 46, died after being pinned to the ground for around minutes by white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chavin. His brother Philonise Floyd has branded it an "execution". May 28, 2020 562
Under-fire Dominic Cummings 'considering resigning in six months'; Boris Johnson's top Downing Street is weighing up walking away later this year -but his lockdown-breaking exploits have nothing to do with the decision, it was claimed tonight. May 28, 2020 367
Durham Police now say Dominic Cummings' family given 'no specific advice' about lockdown; The force has issued a fresh statement as calls for the Downing Street aide to be sacked mount following Boris Johnson's defence of Cummings yesterday. May 25, 2020 307
UK coronavirus death toll increases by 121 to 36,793 as downward trend continues; The Department of Health confirmed that the UK's death toll has risen to 36,914 after a further 121 fatalities were confirmed in 24 hours. May 25, 2020 200
UK coronavirus death toll rises by 282 to 36,675, Grant Shapps announces; The UK's death toll has risen to 36,675, with 282 new deaths announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps this afternoon, as the government faces questions over its defence of Downing Street aide Dominic Cummings. May 23, 2020 345
Dominic Cummings row deepens as government appears to rewrite coronavirus lockdown advice; Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended controversial aide Dominic Cummings, who travelled more than 250 miles to be near his family in spite of lockdown rules banning Brits from leaving their homes. May 23, 2020 844
'Dominic Cummings broke rules and should resign,' snap poll finds; Public fury is mounting after the controversial Number 10 aide took his wife and child 260 miles to Durham while experiencing coronavirus symptoms during the lockdown. May 23, 2020 609
Families who couldn't say goodbye to loved ones voice fury over Dominic Cummings; The PM's top advisor has sparked a huge public backlash after travelling from London to Durham with his family during lockdown, with people who stuck to the rules in disbelief. May 23, 2020 648
Police say Dominic Cummings was spoken to by officers -despite Downing Street denial; In a statement Durham Police said Cummings' father was given advice on security after officers were told the government aide had made a 260 mile trek from London -despite Downing Street denying this. May 23, 2020 290

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