Herald Series

Anyone leaving UK to fight for IS should forfeit passport, says Ukip’s Nuttall

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall called for “a far more muscular approach” to social integration as he backed seizing the passports of Britons who leave to fight for the Islamic State.

Launching his party’s General Election manifesto, Mr Nuttall called Islamic fundamentalism ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Intelligence shared with US must remain secure, May to tell Trump

Theresa May has said she will tell Donald Trump that intelligence shared with the US “must remain secure” as police hunting the terror network behind the Manchester Arena bombing stopped passing information to counterparts across the Atlantic because of repeated leaks.

In an ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Queen to meet young bomb victims and staff at Manchester Children’s Hospital

The Queen has arrived at a hospital where medics battled to save the lives of children caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bomb.

She is expected to meet victims at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and staff who worked tirelessly through the night in the aftermath of ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
In pictures: Minute’s silence held for Manchester attack victims

The nation fell silent in an emotional tribute to the Manchester Arena suicide bombing victims.

At 11am thousands of people across the country bowed their heads for a minute of sombre contemplation, as investigations into the network behind the attack continued.

Crowds gathered at ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Obama given rock star welcome in Berlin

Barack Obama received a rock star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his “favourite partners” during his presidency.

Security was tight in front of the German capital’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Suspicious package in Hulme deemed safe

A suspicious package which prompted an alert in Hulme has been deemed safe, Greater Manchester Police said.

An army bomb disposal team was sent to the scene and several roads were closed, including Linby Street and Jackson Street.

But GMP later said the incident “has now been ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Juan Mata ‘proud’ to win Europa League for people of Manchester

Manchester United’s Juan Mata is determined to build on the most special trophy of his medal-laden career, with the terror attack on the city he represents having made Europa League glory all the more important.

Less than 48 hours before kick-off against Ajax in Sweden, an explosion ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Jack Owens leaves Saints and makes loan move to Sheffield Eagles

Winger or full-back Jack Owens has played his last match for St Helens after moving on loan to Championship club Sheffield Eagles for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old former Widnes player, who is out of contract this year, has made just five Super League appearances for Saints this ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Lewis Hamilton sets pace in Monaco GP first practice as Jenson Button returns

Lewis Hamilton edged out championship rival Sebastian Vettel in opening practice for the Monaco Grand Prix as the returning Jenson Button finished 14th.

Hamilton has arrived in Monte Carlo six points adrift of Vettel in the title race after the triple world champion claimed his second ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Heather Watson closes in on French Open spot

Heather Watson is one match away from qualifying for the French Open after beating Tereza Smitkova in Paris.

The British number two trailed 4-1 in the second set and was then broken serving for the match, but recovered to win 6-4 7-6 (7/3).

In the final qualifying round on Friday, ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
Network Rail faces residents' wrath over plans to demolish historic Steventon Bridge

FURIOUS villagers have accused Network Rail of ignoring ways to save a historic bridge from demolition.

The company is ploughing ahead with controversial plans to reduce a grade-II listed bridge in Steventon to rubble and build a modern concrete one in its place.

It ...

2017-05-25 13:49 open_in_new
‘No terror links’ after men held for ‘acting suspiciously’ outside barracks

Police say there are no links with terrorism to the arrest of two men after a car was left unattended outside a barracks in Windsor.

Officers were called to the home of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards at Victoria Barracks at 9pm on Wednesday after receiving reports of two men ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
28,000 fewer young people not in education, employment or training

The number of young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) has fallen by 28,000 to 800,000, official figures show.

The figure for the first quarter of 2017, covering 16 to 24-year-olds classed as Neet, is down by 68,000 from a year ago.

The percentage of all young ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
Computer wins second game against Chinese Go champion

A computer has beaten China’s top player of Go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time in a competition authorities have limited the Chinese public’s ability to see.

Ke Jie lost despite playing what Google’s AlphaGo indicated was the best ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
‘Significant’ fall in net long-term migration to UK

Net long-term migration to the UK fell below a quarter of a million in 2016 for the first time in nearly three years as arrivals from eastern and central European countries plunged dramatically.

The overall measure – the difference between the number of people arriving and leaving ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
UK economy suffers steeper slowdown in first quarter

The UK economy suffered an even deeper slowdown at the start of the year as the services sector came under pressure and inflation dealt a blow to household spending.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2017, ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
Champions Trophy in numbers

Ahead of the Champions Trophy starting on June 1, we take a numerical look at the tournament.

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle is the leading run scorer in the Champions Trophy (John Walton/EMPICS)

New Zealand’s Kyle Mills is the competition’s leading wicket taker (Rui ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
BCCI posts advertisement for India head coach role

India have invited applications to take over from head coach Anil Kumble, who will also be considered for a contract extension.

Kumble’s current deal comes to an end after next month’s Champions Trophy and the Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to advertise for ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
Hashim Amla sees hosts England as bright prospects for Champions Trophy

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla believes home advantage could give England the edge in a hotly-contested Champions Trophy.

The tournament starts next week and the hosts are slight favourites to claim a first global 50-over title despite sitting fifth in the one-day international ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
Network Rail faces residents' wrath over plans to demolish historic Steventon Bridge

FURIOUS villagers have accused Network Rail of ignoring ways to save a historic bridge from demolition.

The company is ploughing ahead with controversial plans to reduce a grade-II listed bridge in Steventon to rubble and build a modern concrete one in its place.

It ...

2017-05-25 12:43 open_in_new
Ukip more important than ever, says Paul Nuttall ahead of manifesto launch

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has insisted his party is “more important than it has ever been” despite concerns that it could be heading for disaster in the polls.

The party, which is the first to begin campaigning in the wake of the Manchester bombing, will launch its manifesto at ...

2017-05-25 11:37 open_in_new