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Football fan admits racially abusing Rio Ferdinand after Euro final

Robert Whippe, 54, sent grossly offensive messages to the former England defender on Twitter after Three Lions’ penalty shoot out loss to Italy

Feb 4, 2022

Man who exploited ‘slave’ kept in squalid shed walks free from court

During the 40 years he was ‘used and abused’ the victim was also made to live in a horse box and earned £10 a day

Feb 4, 2022

Stowaway gecko survives 4,800-mile trip from China to UK

The Asian house gecko, nicknamed Thin Lizard, was mistakenly sealed in an ocean shipping container for the three month journey

Feb 3, 2022

Pressure mounts on PM amid claims he went to lockdown leaving do

PM said to have attended ‘prosecco fuelled’ event listed in Sue Gray’s report into parties

Feb 2, 2022

Mother’s killing by ex in Maida Vale street ‘shocking’, inquest hears

Mother-of-two Yasmin Chkaifi was stabbed to death by abusive ex-husband who had been charged with breaching a stalking prevention order.

Feb 1, 2022

Best headphones for cycling: Great sound as you ride

Tune into your favourite track and the road at the same time

Feb 1, 2022

UK pulls embassy staff from Ukraine as Boris warns of ‘lightning war’

Tensions are rising after 100,000 Russian troops amassed on the Ukraine border

Jan 24, 2022

No 10 staff ‘partied to 1am’ on eve of the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral

Takeaway pizzas were ordered in during the seven-hour drinking session, according to new claims that heap further pressure on PM

Jan 22, 2022

US comedian Louie Anderson dies aged 68

The stand-up, who appeared in films including Coming To America and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, was battling cancer.

Jan 21, 2022