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Sex education guidance proposal ‘drifted into partisan language’, says Labour

Sex education guidance proposal ‘drifted into partisan language’, says Labour

Sex education guidance proposal ‘drifted into partisan language’, says Labour

Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson said she wanted to stop the issue being a ‘political football’.

Thousands descend on Alexandra Palace to witness return of Red Bull Soapbox Race

Thousands descend on Alexandra Palace to witness return of Red Bull Soapbox Race

Thousands descend on Alexandra Palace to witness return of Red Bull Soapbox Race

From Belly of the Whale’s Harry Potter-inspired ‘Knight Bus’, to Fast and Furniture’s sideways Simpson’s sofa, spectators were thoroughly entertained.

Support for Irish unity not advanced one step in 25 years, says DUP leader

Support for Irish unity not advanced one step in 25 years, says DUP leader

Support for Irish unity not advanced one step in 25 years, says DUP leader

Gavin Robinson also denied his party has performed a U-turn on endorsing a Government deal that paved the way for Stormont devolution to return.

Alliance and unionism battle for hearts and minds in North Down

Alliance and unionism battle for hearts and minds in North Down

Alliance and unionism battle for hearts and minds in North Down

A tight race is expected in North Down between the Alliance Party’s Stephen Farry and challengers Alex Easton (Ind) and Tim Collins (UUP).

Celebrity fans reflect on ‘amazing’ Taylor Swift concert at Wembley

Celebrity fans reflect on ‘amazing’ Taylor Swift concert at Wembley

Celebrity fans reflect on ‘amazing’ Taylor Swift concert at Wembley

A-listers including Tom Cruise and Greta Gerwig were spotted in the crowd on Saturday night.

First Minister ‘assured’ by staff publicly-funded stamps not used in campaign

First Minister ‘assured’ by staff publicly-funded stamps not used in campaign

First Minister ‘assured’ by staff publicly-funded stamps not used in campaign

The SNP is currently under investigation by Holyrood officials.

State ceremony honours Stardust fire victims

State ceremony honours Stardust fire victims

State ceremony honours Stardust fire victims

The families of those killed, survivors and senior politicians were attending the event on Sunday.

Cleverly says aide described Rwanda policy as ‘crap’ for ‘dramatic effect’

Cleverly says aide described Rwanda policy as ‘crap’ for ‘dramatic effect’

Cleverly says aide described Rwanda policy as ‘crap’ for ‘dramatic effect’

James Sunderland, a parliamentary aide to the Home Secretary, was recorded criticising the Rwanda scheme.

Flights from Manchester Airport may be delayed or cancelled after power cut

Flights from Manchester Airport may be delayed or cancelled after power cut

Flights from Manchester Airport may be delayed or cancelled after power cut

The airport said terminals one and two were being badly hit by the disruption.

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Sunday

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Sunday

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Sunday

Here is your guide to the main developments in the General Election campaign on Sunday.

Explorer hopes transatlantic balloon attempt proves ‘age is just a number’

Explorer hopes transatlantic balloon attempt proves ‘age is just a number’

Explorer hopes transatlantic balloon attempt proves ‘age is just a number’

The three crew members have a combined age of more than 200.

What the papers say – June 23

What the papers say – June 23

What the papers say – June 23

General election stories and Taylor Swift pictures dominate the front pages of Sunday’s newspapers.

State handouts offer less dignity than working, Starmer says of benefits outlook

State handouts offer less dignity than working, Starmer says of benefits outlook

State handouts offer less dignity than working, Starmer says of benefits outlook

The Labour leader appeared to harden his stance on welfare as he sought to woo traditionally Tory voters.

Tom Cruise among A-listers spotted at Taylor Swift’s second Wembley gig

Tom Cruise among A-listers spotted at Taylor Swift’s second Wembley gig

Tom Cruise among A-listers spotted at Taylor Swift’s second Wembley gig

The Top Gun star joins a growing list of celebrities who have attended the singer’s London shows.

Tory data chief takes leave of absence amid General Election betting claims

Tory data chief takes leave of absence amid General Election betting claims

Tory data chief takes leave of absence amid General Election betting claims

Nick Mason is understood to have taken time away from the Conservative Party.

Mother of Jay Slater issues direct ‘we just need you home’ plea to son

Mother of Jay Slater issues direct ‘we just need you home’ plea to son

Mother of Jay Slater issues direct ‘we just need you home’ plea to son

Debbie Duncan said she has ‘not slept’ since the 19-year-old disappeared.

Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

The ceremony was hosted by broadcaster Mike Read.

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