New ways of putting pressure on Russia will be on the agenda when Boris Johnson meets with his Japanese counterpart on Thursday. The UK prime minister and Fumio Kishida are also set to agree a new defence partnership between the two countries. The reciprocal access agreement will allow British andContinue Reading

Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin has been left paralysed after an accident, his fiancee Amanda Abbington has said. The Sherlock actress said he nearly died twice after last year’s accident during rehearsals for America’s Got Talent: Extreme. She said the stunt ace, who appeared in the 2019 season of Britain’s Got Talent,Continue Reading

The UK government has sent a minister to the British Virgin Islands after an inquiry called for a return of UK rule. In a turbulent week for the overseas territory, its leader Andrew Fahie was arrested in the US for alleged drug trafficking and money laundering. After his arrest, aContinue Reading

Actress Phoebe Frances Brown, who wrote and performed in a play inspired by her incurable brain tumour diagnosis, has died at the age of 29. Her one-woman show, The Glad Game, was acclaimed as a “mesmerising portrait of hope in the face of horror”. She died at home in NottinghamContinue Reading

The teenage son of a British man is believed to have died after going missing during a Malaysian diving trip. Adrian Chesters, 46, told the coastguard his son Nathen, who has Dutch nationality, had become too weak and died while they were adrift. Mr Chesters and an 18-year-old French womanContinue Reading

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has held talks in Kyiv with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. No 10 said the visit was a “show of solidarity” with the Ukrainian people. Following the talks, Downing Street said the UK would send 120 armoured vehicles and anti-ship missile systems to support Ukraine. It comesContinue Reading

Grime artist Dizzee Rascal has been handed a one-year restraining order and a 24-week curfew for assaulting his former fiancee. The rapper, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, had denied assault by beating. But the 37-year-old, of Sevenoaks, Kent, was found guilty of attacking Cassandra Jones in Streatham, southContinue Reading

There is a “real threat” of Russia invading Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned, but it is “very unlikely” that British soldiers will be deployed to fight in any conflict. Instead, she said the UK was sending weapons to Ukraine and “strengthening” its sanctions system so that oligarchs closeContinue Reading

A crochet artist has created a RuPaul’s Drag Race UK-inspired homage to the 1970s toilet paper doll. Shauna Richardson, who lives in Norfolk, said the idea of ​​the lockdown was driven by “concept and humor,” two of her favorite artistic elements. She said each of the more than 40 creationsContinue Reading

Britain is supplying Ukraine with short-range anti-tank missiles for self-defense after Russia rounded up around 100,000 troops on its border, the defense secretary has said. Ben Wallace told MPs that a small team of British soldiers would also be sent to Ukraine to provide training. He said there was “legitimateContinue Reading