• Trump documents: Congress offered briefing on records kept at Mar-a-Lago

    Lawmakers may not be satisfied given subsequent discoveries involving Joe Biden and Mike PenceUS officials have offered to brief congressional leaders on their investigation into classified documents found at Donald Trump’s Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.A briefing could come as soon as this week but may not meet demands from lawmakers who want to review documents taken not just from Mar-a-Lago but also from the Delaware home and former Washington office of Joe...

  • Sunak thought to have spent thousands on helicopter trips since becoming PM

    Commutes from London to Richmond constituency by private helicopter would have taken about 2hr 15 by trainRishi Sunak has taken private helicopter trips to his constituency in North Yorkshire costing thousands of pounds since he became prime minister, the Guardian understands.The commute to Richmond from a London heliport is likely to raise further questions about the prime minister’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis. Continue reading

  • Great Britain end 84-year wait for four-man bobsleigh world championship medal

    Great Britain win silver for first medal since 1939GB pilot Brad Hall: ‘It’s been a hell of a long time’Great Britain ended an 84-year wait for a four-man bobsleigh world championship medal after Brad Hall, Arran Gulliver, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett claimed silver in St Moritz, Switzerland.The British sled finished with a combined time of 4min 20.3sec to go level with the Latvian pilot Emils Cipulis’s team, both 0.69sec behind the German two-time Olympic champion Francesco Friedrich....

  • Rest in Peeps: US candy pioneer Bob Born dies at 98

    Pennsylvania confectioner worked out how to mass produce marshmallow Easter treat that now sells billions each yearBob Born, the man who turned Peeps candy into an American phenomenon, has died. He was 98.Just Born Quality Confections announced that Born died on 29 January, 100 years after his father, Sam Born, started the company in New York before relocating to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Continue reading

  • Harry Kane breaks Greaves’s record as Tottenham beat Manchester City

    It was a goal to make history and to achieve the seemingly impossible – something to thrill both sides of the north London divide. Harry Kane got it early on and, in doing so, he became Tottenham’s all-time record scorer, moving to 267 – one clear of the legendary Jimmy Greaves.Spurs had been desperate for something to spark their season, a first victory over a member of the so-called big six after so many frustrations and they would get it, deservedly so, against a curiously off-colour...

  • Man, 30, completes encyclopedia of animals he started at nine

    Josh Gabbatiss began survey of all living creatures more than two decades ago with corals, worms and jellyfishJosh Gabbatiss was nine when he precociously decided he was going to write an encyclopedia of every living creature, beginning with corals, worms and jellyfish.More than two decades later, aged 30, he has finally completed the project and could not be more proud. His final entry is one of our closest relatives, the chimpanzee. Continue reading

  • Belinda Carlisle review – heaven is a place in Wales

    St David’s Hall, Cardiff Carlisle, sounding better than ever, unleashes her hits and pop treasures upon a suspecting audienceThere’s something in the way Belinda Carlisle moves that seems to distort time. As the final notes of Do You Feel Like I Feel? fade, she turns with a pirouette and a flick of her bare feet from beneath the spangliest of skirts. Suddenly, we’re no longer in South Wales while a rugby international day reaches its puke-and-chips phase, but in Los Angeles in the mid-1980s,...

  • Talk of resignation and retreat swirls in Ukraine as Bakhmut enters endgame

    Speculation rife that Ukraine’s defence minister will be forced to resign as Russia steps up attacks on eastern side of cityUkraine’s defence minister sought to dismiss speculation in Kyiv that he would be forced to resign or be reshuffled at a lengthy press conference where he also claimed that Russia was taking 500 casualties a day in Bakhmut.Oleksii Reznikov, one of Ukraine’s better known figures internationally, has been under pressure after it emerged the defence ministry paid twice or...

  • Tár and The Banshees of Inisherin take top honours at London film critics awards

    Cate Blanchett wins actress of the year while Banshees picks up three acting awards, including actor of the year for Colin FarrellClassical music drama Tár and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin has won the main prizes at the the London Critics’ Circle film awards. The former, starring Cate Blanchett as conductor Lydia Tár, took three awards, including film of the year, while Banshees, written and directed by McDonagh, led the awards count with five, including British/Irish film of the...

  • Edwards relieved after France avoid shock defeat with victory in Italy

    Ethan Dumortier scored a try on his France debut as Les Bleus launched their Six Nations title defence with a 29-24 bonus-point victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico

  • Ted Cruz wants two-term limit for senators – and a third term for himself

    Texas senator says he ‘never said I’m going to unilaterally comply’ with his own proposed restrictionTed Cruz has introduced a bill to limit US senators to two terms in office, thereby removing from Washington what he calls “permanently entrenched politicians totally unaccountable to the American people”.On Sunday, however, he said he saw no problem with running for a third term himself. Continue reading

  • State Man usurps Honeysuckle’s crown in Irish Champion Hurdle

    Willie Mullins-trained horse wins by almost five lengthsWinner heads to Cheltenham; Honeysuckle may be retiredIreland will have a champion to take a crack at Constitution Hill in the Champion Hurdle next month but it will be State Man, not Honeysuckle, who carries the nation’s hopes to Cheltenham after a convincing success in the Irish equivalent here on Sunday.Rarely has a baton passed from one generation to the next as clearly as it did just after the home turn, as Rachael Blackmore asked...