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Charlie Gard’s parents spend ‘last precious moments’ with son after ending legal fight

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Charlie Gard’s parents spend ‘last precious moments’ with son after ending legal fight

Charlie Gard’s parents are spending their "last precious moments" with the terminally ill little boy after abandoning attempts to persuade a judge to let him travel to America for experimental therapy. Lawyers representing Chris Gard and Connie Yates say they want to spend the

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Donald Trump hails ‘new chapter for stronger trade’ with UK amid controversy over chlorine-washed chicken

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Donald Trump has hailed a "new chapter for stronger trade" with Britain amid concerns about the import of chlorine-washed chickens in the UK after Brexit.  Theresa May is facing a Cabinet split over the import of poultry treated with the chlorine wash process from the US, which is

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Wild fires across southern France and Corsica threaten homes

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Wild fires across southern France and Corsica threaten homes

Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France on Monday, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectors of forest and threatening homes on the island of Corsica, emergency services said. Residents were evacuated from homes at the edge of the town of Biguglia, on the

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Flint Castle sculpture ‘insulting’ to Wales as it represents ‘subjugation’ of the country, critics claim 

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Flint Castle sculpture ‘insulting’ to Wales as it represents ‘subjugation’ of the country, critics claim 

An iron ring sculpture designed for Flint Castle has been described as "insulting" to Wales by critics who say it represents the "subjugation" of the country. The sculpture, in the form of a giant rusted crown, symbolises the relationship between the medieval monarchies of

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Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary turns down lucrative legal job after concerns over conflict of interest

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Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary turns down lucrative legal job after concerns over conflict of interest

Sir Keir Starmer has turned down a role with Mishcon de Reya, the legal firm which challenged the Government over Article 50, citing "other commitments".  It follows growing pressure on Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary from MPs within his own party and the Conservatives amid fears

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Australian minister resigns after discovering his mother applied for Italian dual-citizenship 

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Australian minister resigns after discovering his mother applied for Italian dual-citizenship 

An Australian government minister has become the third MP to be caught up in the country’s dual citizenship scandal after learning from his mother that she applied for him to become an Italian citizen through his Italian-born grandmother. Matthew Canavan, a coalition MP who has never been to

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Donald Trump rolls eyes and ignores questions on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

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During a photo-opportunity with the White House’s summer interns, President Donald Trump ignored reporters questions on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and healthcare, admonishing them to be "quiet."   It follows speculation that Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Jeff

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Tokyo welcomes adorable, squeaking baby panda

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A video of a giant panda cub born in a Tokyo zoo was released over the weekend. The images show the black and white pattern developing on its fur. The female cub as yet has not been named. Tokyo’s government says it will start collecting ideas for its name from public from later this week. 

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‘Hogwash!’ Americans blast suggestion US is trying to ‘poison the UK’ with hormone-treated beef 

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‘Hogwash!’ Americans blast suggestion US is trying to ‘poison the UK’ with hormone-treated beef 

The suggestion that the US is trying to "poison" British consumers with hormone-treated beef is "hogwash", American farming lobbyists have claimed.  Dr Bob Young, the Chief Economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, said farmers would not sell food to the UK they

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A civilised society doesn’t let parents do what they like with their children – however much they love them

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The tragedy of Charlie Gard is heartrending, and it’s one which must be every parent’s worst fear. As defenders of the autonomy of the individual, we were very much in sympathy with Charlie’s parents and their desire to have the freedom to do everything possible for their child. But we soon

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