Australian Open 2022: Naomi Osaka on court as grand slam begins without Novak Djokovic – live!
Play at Melbourne Park starts at 11am in Melbourne, 12am GMTAndy Murray and tennis world react after Novak Djokovic deportedAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytnerAs we await the first serve of the tournament, not sure anyone would argue with Andy Murray’s summation of the events over the past few weeks: “It feels everything here happened extremely last-minute and that’s why it became such a mess.”Novak Djokovic is gone but, would you believe it, the world is still turning and that means finally there is some actual main draw grand slam tennis to talk about. After the most drawn-out, scrutinised and lamentable build-up to a major tennis tournament ever, the familiar tik-tok of tennis balls being hit over a net will finally take over from the relentless stream of Djokovic takes on, um, TikTok and such like. Of course, the shadow cast by the saga very much remains over Melbourne Park, and Djokovic will remain a hot topic for some time to come, but at least the presence of the likes of Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Ash Barty on court today will help return focus to the actual game of tennis. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
UK weather: Snow forecast as temperatures drop below zero this January
METEROLOGISTS warn that snow could batter Britain by the end of January. How low could temperatures drop?
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Shorter isolation period comes into effect as minister offers hopeful outlook
People with the virus can leave quarantine after five full days, as long as they test negative on days five and day six.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Record number of £5m-plus homes sold in London, says Savills
The number of £5million-plus homes sold in London in 2021 reached 522, with 163 sales of them in the last three months of that year alone.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Ruth Davidson speaks of fears over disclosure of mental health history
Former Scottish Tory leader says she almost did not run for post in 2011 because of concerns that medical records would come outThe former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said she almost did not run for the position because she feared her history of mental health problems would be exposed.The life peer was diagnosed with clinical depression in her first year at university and said she was concerned that standing for the role of leader in 2011 would result in her medical history coming out. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Saving Britney review – a Spears superfan breaks the ice
Old Joint Stock, BirminghamOne millennial’s lifelong infatuation with the star could have been interesting but this spirited solo performance fails to engageOops she did it again. Britney mania has got another millennial teenager obsessed. Still, Jean is a superfan with a difference. With 172 similarities to the popstar, and the ability to understand the coded messages hidden within her songs before anyone else, Jean is convinced she is the only person who can save Britney.Inspired by the New York Times documentary and the #FreeBritney movement, Saving Britney details the life of the celebrity from her early days in the Mickey Mouse Club to the present day by Shereen Roushbaiani who speaks as an American narrator into a plastic yellow toy microphone. Intersected with long monologue sections from Jean (also played by Roushbaiani), listing reasons why her life has been devoted to the singer, it gives an intricate insight into the mind of an engrossed enthusiast. But while the subject matter feels topical, the solo drama fails to keep us engaged.Saving Britney is on tour until 26 March. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
World’s 10 richest men see their wealth double during Covid pandemic
Oxfam calls for windfall tax as 99% of world population takes a pay cut while top 10 incomes grow by $1bn a dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe 10 richest men in the world have seen their global wealth double to $1.5tn (£1.01tn) since the start of the global pandemic following a surge in share and property prices that has widened the gap between rich and poor, according to a report from Oxfam.Urging governments to impose a one-off 99% wealth tax on Covid-19 windfall gains, the charity said World Bank figures showed163 million more people had been driven below the poverty line while the super-rich were benefiting from the stimulus provided by governments around the world to mitigate the impact of the virus. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
UK households facing ‘fuel stress’ will treble to 6.3m – thinktank
Middle-income families will also find it hard to cope with new energy cap in April, says thinktankThe number of households suffering from “fuel stress” – those spending at least 10% of their family budgets on energy bills – is set to treble to 6.3m overnight when the new energy price cap comes in on 1 April, according to a leading research group.Fuel stress will no longer be confined to the poorest households, according to a study by the Resolution Foundation. Low- and middle-income families will also find it hard to cope as they spend a far greater share of their family budget on these essentials than higher earners. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Craig David and Nicola Roberts feature in starry Beatles-inspired NHS mental health campaign
The famous Beatles song Help! narrates the NHS's new mental health campaign.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Your daily horoscope for Monday January 17, 2022
Virgos, expect some drama.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
London house price growth outpaced by UK average as rush to buy in the regions continues
London asking prices are £629,386 on average, down 1.2 per cent in a month.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
TUC says more than 250,000 workers self-isolating ‘without decent sick pay’
Those on low or no sick pay face ‘impossible choice’ between hardship and potentially spreading virusMore than 250,000 workers were self-isolating last month without decent sick pay or any sick pay at all, a trade union study has suggested.The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said reducing the self-isolation period to five days will not fix the country’s “sick pay problem”. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the...
Brexit LIVE: City of London bosses launch masterplan to draw talent after EU exit
BREXIT BRITAIN could receive a huge with City of London chiefs reportedly putting together plans to inject massive momentum in the capital's listing structure to attract fast-growing tech companies
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Betty White documentary to feature icon’s final interview after her death aged 99
Ther docuumentary will air on what would have been White's 100th birthday.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Two teenagers held in Manchester after ‘act of terror’ at US synagogue
President Joe Biden branded the hostage-taking a terrorist incident and UK police are working with authorities in the US on the investigation.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Two teenagers held in Manchester after ‘act of terror’ at US synagogue
President Joe Biden branded the hostage-taking a terrorist incident and UK police are working with authorities in the US on the investigation.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Daughter describes ‘helpless’ wait for news of parents after Tonga tsunami
Siniva Filise has been struggling to contact her parents since an undersea volcano erupted near the island on Saturday.
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Daughter describes ‘helpless’ wait for news of parents after Tonga tsunami
Siniva Filise has been struggling to contact her parents since an undersea volcano erupted near the island on Saturday.
London News | London Evening Standard -...
Two teenagers arrested in Manchester in connection with Texas synagogue siege
FBI has named Texas synagogue hostage-taker as British citizen Malik Faisal Akram
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
Neil Robertson extends incredible winning record to 17 years of titles with Masters glory
He just keeps winning.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
BREAKING: Two teenagers detained in south Manchester in relation to attack on Texas Synagogue
The pair remain in custody for questioning at this time
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
One in five people try dentistry at home including pulling out their own TEETH, report shows 
More than half of Britons have not seen a dentist in the past year, with most saying they could not get an appointment. The crisis led to one in five treating themselves at home.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Man, 24, is arrested over death of five-month-old girl at house in Sheffield before Christmas 
South Yorkshire police were called to a house in the Intake area of Sheffield on Saturday, 18 December by a member of the ambulance service who attended the property.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Luckiest loser: How world No.150 is now at the top of the Australian Open draw as Djokovic deported
Unheralded Italian who once dreamed of being a Formula 1 driver has been thrust into the spotlight as the replacement in the Australian Open draw for the deported Novak Djokovic.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Urgent police search for schoolgirl, 9, who vanished while wearing dinosaur rucksack
The girl, named only as Demi, was reported missing just after 4pm on Sunday from Greenwich, London, the Met Police said
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Will China's zero-Covid crackdown ruin the Olympics? Fears pandemic could hit sporting spectacular 
Omicron has seeped into China on the eve of the Winter Olympics, forcing the government to lock down millions of citizens in a desperate bid to control the highly infectious Covid variant.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Urgent search for nine-year-old girl missing in London
Demi went missing after 4pm on Sunday
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
The haunting figure of mum and pram that stops traffic at food truck near busy motorway
Truck drivers have pulled over to have their photos taken with the eerie figure and the council even came out, fearing for her safety once
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Jeff Goldblum struts his stuff on Prada catwalk in star-studded Milan show
Did anyone expect to see Jeff Goldblum on a runway?
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Mum diagnosed with condition 'she's had since childhood' after routine GP appointment
Sarah O'Rourke, 39, was sitting with her GP when she said she had to go home to unplug all the wires in her house because she believes someone was taking pictures of her - she had become convinced she was going to be a victim of revenge porn
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Today's top Greater Manchester stories - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Here are the top stories from across our website today
1 h
Manchester Evening News: Number one for...
Boris Johnson warned he has one lifeline to stay PM: 'Never make this mistake again!'
BORIS JOHNSON has been told the only way he can stay as Prime Minister is if he scraps Covid rules.
1 h
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Tom Brady leads Tampa Bay Buccaneers to wildcard win over Philadelphia Eagles
Brady threw touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski and Mike Evans as his side led 31-0 at one stage.
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
TONY RENNELL looks ahead at Julian Fellowes' new society drama 
TONY RENNELL: The Gilded Age, described by Fellowes as 'darker and edgier' than Downton, begins on Sky Atlantic and Now TV on January 25.
1 h
Home | Daily Mail Online
Navy and RAF will be deployed to fight migrant trafficking crisis in the Channel
Government sources pledged the move would result in 'demonstrable change' in the Channel crisis, which last year saw a record 28,300 migrants reach the UK from northern France.
1 h
Home | Daily Mail Online
Emmerdale spoilers: Leyla hides shocking and life changing secret
Liam and Leyla's relationship will be tested once more as Emmerdale boss Laura Shaw revealed.
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Luka Modric sends clear message on his Real Madrid future after Spanish Super Cup win
The veteran is out of contract in the summer
1 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Emma Raducanu swaps tennis for soccer and Australian rules
Ahead of this week's Australian Open in Melbourne, Emma Raducanu found time yesterday to try her hand with an Aussie rules ball and have a kickabout with a football.
1 h
Home | Daily Mail Online
Derelict shop bought for £26,000 transformed into stunning four-bedroom family home
When Stephen Taylor, a joiner from Wirral, bought the property it had been derelict for two decades - the difference is incredible
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Eamonn Holmes claims he was 'given no reason' for shock axe from This Morning
Eamonn Holmes has said he was given "no reason" for his shock axe from ITV's This Morning last year. The presenter has since moved to GB News
1 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
Met Office warns of armed militias roaming a UK ravaged by climate change
THE MET Office has warned the UK could be ravaged by armed militias because of worsening conditions caused by climate change.
1 h
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Serie A leaders Inter Milan march on with draw against Atalanta
The Nerazzurri have lost only once in the league this season.
1 h
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide...
'Supranational monster!' EU savaged as Frexiteers ready masterplan to 'take back control'
THE European Union has been brutally taken down by a leading Frexiteer, with momentum surging in a campaign for member states in the bloc to "take back control" in the form of a new documentary on Brexit.
1 h
UK News | World News | Breaking News and...
Tory MPs: 'Keir Starmer MUST say sorry for drinks in lockdown'
Sir Keir Starmer was last night under mounting pressure to apologise after being pictured drinking with colleagues during lockdown. The Labour leader has tried to ride out the controversy.
2 h
Home | Daily Mail Online
Boris Johnson accused of attending new Number 10 bash and lying over ‘work event’ claim
The PM has faced another day of damaging partygate blows.
2 h
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz,...
Mum's agony as son, 21, who was violently assaulted on night out is found hanged
In the aftermath of the assault in Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Twm Bryn Jones had become anxious, tearful and was struggling to sleep, his grieving mother said
2 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....
STEPHEN GLOVER: Nadine Dorries must keep her nerve if she is going to take on the BBC 
STEPHEN GLOVER: In fact what is planned is long overdue, and almost certainly carries the support of most British people, if recent opinion polls are anything to go by.
2 h
Home | Daily Mail Online
Dani Dyer shares adorable pic of baby Santiago in the bath before his first birthday
Love Island winner Dani Dyer has posted a sweet pic of her baby son Santiago as she says she can't believe it's already the tot's first birthday next week
2 h
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid....