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Marcus Willis, three years ago an 'overweight loser' storms into second round

British tennis player Marcus Willis, who was an "overweight loser" three years ago, has stormed into the second round of Wimbledon.

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Two plead guilty to helping Albanians reach UK on boat that sparked sea rescue

Two British men have pleaded guilty to illegally attempting to help 18 Albanians into the country on a boat that had to be rescued in the English Channel.

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Southampton Airport firefighters to vote on strike action amid pensions row

Firefighters based at Southampton Airport are to be balloted for industrial action in a row over pensions.

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Owners urged to keep dogs under control near swans following fatal attacks

The public must keep their dogs under control near swans after a spate of fatal attacks, the Queen's swan marker has warned.

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Brexit vote 'could generate additional migrant pressure', Eurotunnel boss warns

Britain's decision to quit the EU could lead to a summer surge in illegal migrants trying to enter the country from France, the head of Eurotunnel has warned.

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Max Clifford 'used his power' to 'humiliate' girl into sex act, court told

Former celebrity publicist Max Clifford "used his position of power" to "humiliate" a teenage girl into performing a sex act on him, a court was told.

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Man charged with sending 'threatening' message to MP Craig Mackinlay

A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with a "threatening" message posted on the Facebook page of the Conservative MP for South Thanet, Craig Mackinlay.

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Leave decision 'means Gatwick should be expanded'

The Leave vote in the EU referendum means it is "clearer than ever" that Gatwick should be expanded, according to the airport's boss.

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Coach urges Wimbledon ball boys and girls to 'command' the court

A PE teacher in charge of training Wimbledon's ball boys and girls has urged them to "command" the court and not be cowed if players take out their frustrations on them.

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Battle of Britain pilots respond to pupils' letters with photographs and video

Schoolchildren have written to the last surviving Battle of Britain pilots to learn about their heroics in the pivotal aerial conflict.

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Tributes for Lord Mayhew who played key role in Northern Ireland peace process

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Lord Mayhew, who served as attorney general and Northern Ireland secretary during critical moments for both posts, has died at the age of 86, his family said.

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Heathrow boss says third runway will help British economy in face of Brexit

The boss of Heathrow has claimed that the result of the EU referendum has strengthened the case for expansion at the airport.

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Tributes for Lord Mayhew who played key role in Northern Ireland peace process

Former Conservative Cabinet minister Lord Mayhew, who served as attorney general and Northern Ireland secretary during critical moments for both posts, has died at the age of 86, his family said on Saturday.

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Mother of girl alone at bus stop found at London home

The mother of a five-year-old girl who was discovered alone at a bus stop in a seaside city has been found at her home, police said.

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Market shoppers voice hopes and fears after referendum vote

Shoppers at a weekend French market spoke of their hopes and fears now Britain has taken the plunge and decided to exit the EU.

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Amateur sailor in global yacht race airlifted to hospital

An amateur sailor has been airlifted from a vessel in the Atlantic Ocean while competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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Endurance athlete completes 4,000-mile triathlon around Britain

An extreme endurance athlete has become the first person in history to complete the British ultra-triathlon.

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Fan accused over Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot to face trial in Croydon

A football fan accused of trying to punch Crystal Palace's bald eagle mascot will face trial in Croydon after a judge dismissed fears of potential jury bias.

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Brexit vote could delay decision on airport expansion

The fallout of the EU referendum could delay a decision on airport expansion in south-east England, campaigners have said.

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Scientists try to re-create universe using 'full' version of Einstein's theory

Scientists are attempting to re-create the universe for the first time using the "full" version of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

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