Watch me blossom as Doctor Who’s Rose, says transgender actress

A transgender actress will play the character of Rose in the new series of Doctor Who, the BBC has revealed. Yasmin Finney, who starred in Heartstopper, a Netflix coming-of-age drama about queer love, is filming scenes in the role that are due to air next year to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the show. … Read more

Premier League final day fixtures: kick-off times and TV channel schedule

The Premier League season is heading for a thrilling climax and there is still plenty to play for at both ends of the table as the campaign enters its final week. Manchester City remain in control of the title race and look poised to scupper Liverpool’s bid for an unprecedented quadruple, while north London rivals … Read more

Newcastle United vs Arsenal live: score and latest updates from the Premier League

to our live blog of tonight’s Premier League game: it’s Monday night football with Newcastle United taking on Arsenal. Arsenal make the trip to the North East in fifth place, two points behind Spurs but with a game, i.e. this game, in hand. So if Arsenal win this , and beat Everton on Sunday, they … Read more

MPs grill Andrew Bailey over Bank of England’s inflation response – watch live

McDonald’s has confirmed it’s pulling out of Russia in response to the war in Ukraine. The fast food giant said it will exit the market after more than 30 years of operations in the country, and has started a process to sell its Russian business. It comes after the company announced in March that it … Read more

Russia-Ukraine latest news: Belarus deploys troops along border with Ukraine, says MoD

More than 650 victims were “executed” by Russian soldiers in the Bucha region during a month under occupation. In March, when fighting around Ukraine’s capital increased in intensity and the small town of Bucha was at the epicentre, more than 1,000 civilians were killed. Kyiv regional police chief, Andrii Niebytov, told the BBC: “The Russian army … Read more

Politics latest news: Northern Ireland Protocol change will not break law, insists minister  

Rachel Maclean, a Home Office minister, was told that some people are already working “every hour that God sends them” but they are still reliant on food banks as she was asked about her “better paid job” comments (see the post below at 08.47).  Told that it is not as straightforward as simply working more for many … Read more

Rural renters flood back into London after pandemic exodus

Of the tenants who relocated to the city so far this year, more than half came from the home counties. Aneisha Beveridge, of Hamptons, said the trend showed life in the capital was “slowly returning to normal”. Just as the rise of remote working allowed residents to leave London when the pandemic hit, Ms Beveridge … Read more

The Queen gets standing ovation at star-studded Platinum Jubilee celebration

Television presenter Alan Titchmarsh said “our identity, heart and soul is embodied by Her Majesty the Queen”. The gardening guru and writer told presenters Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham: “This is a remarkable year, 70 years for a remarkable woman whom I’ve met quite a lot and been bowled over by because she’s such ferociously … Read more

Watch: Policeman repeatedly punches protester in the head

A video appearing to show a policeman repeatedly punching a protester in the head after officers made an immigration arrest has sparked a police investigation. The footage, posted on Twitter, shows several officers standing beside a police van outside Kingsland Shopping Centre in Dalston on Saturday evening. It shows a man in an orange T-shirt … Read more

Everton vs Brentford live: Score and latest updates from the Premier League

When the coach carrying the Brentford team drives down Goodison Road ahead of Sunday’s game against Everton, the players on board are in for a surprise. All along the street that abuts Everton’s stadium, thousands of local fans will be waving flags, lighting pyrotechnics, chanting and shouting. Right round the ground it will be like … Read more