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Knockout qualification is secure, so what’s next for England at the World Cup?

Knockout qualification is secure, so what’s next for England at the World Cup?

Who is leading England’s group? England – by the narrowest of margins. They and Belgium have both qualified for the knockout stages, have the same number of points, have the same goal difference and have scored the same number of goals. England are...

5 min. ago in Sport
 
Harry Angel may still run in July Cup despite Royal Ascot plight

Harry Angel may still run in July Cup despite Royal Ascot plight

Harry Angel is not out of the July Cup yet, having sustained what is hoped were only “superficial” injuries in his argument with the starting stalls at Royal Ascot on Saturday. Infection is the remaining concern, as the colt sustained a cut to the...

18 min. ago in Sport
 
Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel finishes fifth

Lewis Hamilton wins French Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel finishes fifth

Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix, the first the country has held for 10 years, with a controlled and dominant run from pole for Mercedes. But his championship rival Sebastian Vettel made an error on the opening lap that forced him almost to...

35 min. ago in Sport
 
Totalitarian tyrant or trusted leader? Turkish voters split on Erdoğan

Totalitarian tyrant or trusted leader? Turkish voters split on Erdoğan

Yaşar Ayhan used to be Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s barber when the the Turkish president was still mayor of Istanbul. A photograph of them together still hangs in Ayhan’s shop in the Kasimpaşa district where Erdoğan grew up. Ayhan, 52, last saw the...

38 min. ago in World News
 
Janet Marsden obituary

Janet Marsden obituary

My wife, Janet Marsden, who has died aged 57 of cancer, was a nurse turned professor of ophthalmology and emergency care. She also had a unique specialty in the practice-focused education of healthcare professionals. She wrote extensively about...

48 min. ago in Health
 
Dozens injured by explosion at apartment block in west Germany

Dozens injured by explosion at apartment block in west Germany

Twenty-five people have been injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police have said. Police said the explosion rocked the several-storey building shortly before...

56 min. ago in World News
 
Sir Philip Green came close to acquiring M&S in 2004, book claims

Sir Philip Green came close to acquiring M&S in 2004, book claims

Sir Philip Green, whose role in the demise of BHS was characterised by parliamentarians as the “unacceptable face of capitalism”, came much closer than previously thought to acquiring Marks & Spencer in 2004, a book on the controversial...

today, 16:45 in Business
 
Trump administration says its knows locations of all children taken from families

Trump administration says its knows locations of all children taken from families

The Trump administration says it knows the location of all children in its custody after it separated them from their families at the southern border and is working to reunite them. On Wednesday, in the face of fierce international opprobrium, Donald...

today, 15:53 in World News
 
Toni Kroos’ magic moment sends ominous warning to Germany’s rivals

Toni Kroos’ magic moment sends ominous warning to Germany’s rivals

Toni Kroos had to blot out the background noise and, boy, was there a lot of it. The buildup to Germany’s second Group F match against Sweden on Saturday night had been full of loathing, full of recrimination, and nobody in Joachim Löw’s team had been...

today, 15:37 in Sport
 

Panama: a hot holiday destination?

Chickens and scruffy children on bikes cross our path as we stroll along a sandy road past candy-coloured buildings beside a turquoise Caribbean sea. "Hey my friend!" Jim, our guide, stops to slap a Rasta man on the back. "How you been?...

today, 15:27 in Travel
 
A slice of pizza nostalgia in São Paulo, Brazil

A slice of pizza nostalgia in São Paulo, Brazil

To eat at Cantina Castelões is to visit a São Paulo that otherwise now lives only in black-and-white photos: a time when warehouses sat alongside homes, and horses and trams ruled the streets. This was a city where every corner hid gastronomic...

today, 15:27 in Travel
 
Gavin Williamson allies reject reports of threat to topple Theresa May

Gavin Williamson allies reject reports of threat to topple Theresa May

Allies of Gavin Williamson, the UK defence secretary, have moved to quash reports that he had threatened to topple the prime minister unless defence spending was increased, but warned there was significant backbench anger over Theresa May’s refusal to...

today, 15:26 in Politics
 
Would you rent a flat from this guy? Meet Stath, Jamie Demetriou's clueless estate agent

Would you rent a flat from this guy? Meet Stath, Jamie Demetriou's clueless estate agent

A couple of years ago, Jamie Demetriou began getting a very strange response from the TV-watching public. “I had a lot of people asking me to open my mouth in the street,” says the comedian. “And it’s so difficult to make the connection. Because it’s...

today, 15:22 in Art & Culture
 
England into World Cup knockout stage as Kane hat-trick leads 6-1 Panama rout

England into World Cup knockout stage as Kane hat-trick leads 6-1 Panama rout

Perhaps we should start with a note of caution. The opposition will not always be this obliging and nobody, surely, can expect Harry Kane to keep scoring so prodigiously throughout the rest of the World Cup. Maybe England have peaked too soon. And no...

today, 15:16 in Sport
 
Boris Becker defends his diplomatic status amid passport row

Boris Becker defends his diplomatic status amid passport row

Boris Becker has insisted he takes his duties as a diplomat for the Central African Republic seriously, despite the country’s foreign secretary saying the tennis player’s passport is fake. The German sportsman is involved in a long-running bankruptcy...

today, 14:47 in World News
 


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