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‘Drunken’ sailor on HMS Queen Elizabeth cleared of sexually assaulting colleague in bed

A “drunken” female sailor aboard the Royal Navy’s flagship was accused of groping her colleague who had become “jealous” of her relationship with another crew member, a court martial heard. Petty Officer Christina Reaney was said to have asked the alleged victim “How do you let someone know that you had a sex dream about …

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Vladimir Putin threatens ‘response’ if Nato military infrastructure on Nordic soil

Mr Putin’s statement, at a meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization in Moscow, was the latest in a series of threats Russia has levied at the two countries in the three-month run-up to their decisions to join the alliance. Dimitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and Putin ally, threatened in April that Russia would …

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Arsenal’s top-four hopes in tatters as Mikel Arteta is left unable to explain Newcastle defeat

youo our live blog of tonight’s Premier League game: it’s Monday night football with Newcastle United taking on Arsenal. Arsenal make the trip to the North East in fifth place, two points behind Spurs but with a game, ie this game, in hand. So if Arsenal win this , and beat Everton on Sunday, they …

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‘Eating more protein helped me lose two stone – now my daughter wants to be like me’

It makes my heart race to think back to the summer of that first lockdown. I was trying to run my business while homeschooling my two children and everything felt very overwhelming. I wasn’t sleeping and life felt out of control. I was also eating quite badly – ​​relying on sugar to give me energy …

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Tearing up Protocol would destabilise Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein warns Boris Johnson

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald has accused the UK Government of “choreography” with the DUP over the latest crisis at Stormont. “We’ll be telling him [Boris Johnson] directly that the hold-up in the establishment of the Executive and the Assembly is unacceptable,” she told the BBC. “Boris Johnson should know that the other parties, …

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Boris Johnson slaps down Jurgen Klopp for defending Liverpool fans booing national anthem

Downing Street has slapped down Jurgen Klopp for suggesting Liverpool fans had a reason to boo the national anthem during the FA Cup Final. Klopp defended the club’s supporters as “wonderful people” after MPs criticized a section of spectators who also appeared to jeer the Duke of Cambridge ahead of kick-off at Wembley. “I know …

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The Queen gets standing ovation at star-studded Platinum Jubilee celebration

Television presenter Alan Titchmarsh said “our identity, heart and soul is embodied by Her Majesty the Queen”. The gardening guru and writer told presenters Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham: “This is a remarkable year, 70 years for a remarkable woman whom I’ve met quite a lot and been bowled over by because she’s such a …

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Northern Ireland Protocol stopping us tackling cost-of-living crisis

In his article for The Belfast Telegraph, Mr Johnson laid out the ground for acting alone on the protocol. He wrote: “It was designed before a global pandemic and a European war which has created a cost-of-living crisis on a scale not seen for half a century. “For there even to be a question about …

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Jarrad Branthwaite and Salomon Rondon sent off as Everton collapse to defeat against Brentford

When the coach carrying the Brentford team drives down Goodison Road ahead of Sunday’s game against Everton, the players on board are in for a surprise. All along the street that abuts Everton’s stadium, thousands of local fans will be waving flags, lighting pyrotechnics, chanting and shouting. Right round the ground it will be like …

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Margaret Thatcher statue egged by arts center boss hours after being installed

A number of motorists driving past the statue could be heard booing, with one man shouting: “Tear it down”. Another said: “This is no good for Grantham, is it?” Others called online for it to be “thrown in the river” like the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol. Within hours of the monument …

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