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This great Beatles album is as thrilling a listen as ever on its 50th anniversary: but its a melancholy time for the one-world counterculture the record soundtracked At the time Sgt Pepper was released, the American writer recalled, I happened to be driving across the country on Interstate 80. In each city where I stopped […]

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Derry McCann subjected woman to two-hour ordeal in east London park while on parole for similar crime A bridegroom who raped a stranger hours before his wedding after being released on parole for a similar crime was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday and must serve a minimum of nine years. Derry McCann, 28,

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Airline launches investigation after rabbit set to be the worlds biggest found dead after travelling from London to Chicago United Airlines is facing another PR disaster after a potentially record-breaking giant rabbit perished onboard one of its transatlantic flights. The three-foot (90cm) continental giant rabbit named Simon, which was 10 months old, died while travelling […]

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Observer/Opinium survey indicates Tory party has doubled its lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa Mays announcement The Tories have more than doubled their lead over Labour to 19 points since Theresa May called a snap general election last Tuesday, according to a new poll that suggests the Conservatives are heading for a landslide […]

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Two Harvard researchers have found only the second known parchment copy of Americas formative text in a West Sussex archive When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to visit a tiny records office in southern England because it claims to have a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a decent respect for […]

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Builders find 30 lead coffins in crypt of former church next to archbishop of Canterburys official residence The remains of five archbishops of Canterbury have been found beneath a medieval church next to the current archbishops official London residence, it has been revealed, much to the delight of Christians celebrating Easter. The discovery at the […]

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British enclaves deputy leader says Spanish police deliberately causing trouble for motorists on its border with the mainland Gibraltar on Wednesday accused Spain of causing long traffic jams by tightening border controls, saying it was clearly a response to Tensions soared last week when the European Union said Spain should have a veto on extending […]

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Archaeological research may represent first scientific evidence of English practices attempting to protect the living from the dead A study by archaeologists has revealed certain people in medieval Yorkshire were so afraid of the dead they chopped, smashed and burned their skeletons to make sure they stayed in their graves. The research published by Historic […]

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Commons foreign affairs select committee says relationship with Recep Tayyip Erdoan could damage UKs international reputation The Commons foreign affairs select committee has accused the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, of using an attempted military coup last summer to purge opponents and suppress human rights as the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, embarks on the first […]

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