Tour de France – Nibali’s rivals bracing for battle of the Vosges

With defending champion Chris Froome out of the picture the Tour de France looks wide open despite Vincenzo Nibali's decent advantage, with his rivals poised to set off fireworks in the testing Vosges massif. Italian...

Prince William Jokes About ‘Painful Bath Time’ With Little Prince George

Could we have a little royal tyrant on our hands? According to Prince William, yes! The second in line to the British throne has revealed that his son, Prince George is a bit of...

Talks due on Iran nuclear programme

Three European powers and the US have confirmed that their foreign ministers will join talks this weekend on Iran's nuclear programme in an effort to advance stalled negotiations. UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is expected...

Putin begins six-day tour in Cuba

Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour with a stop in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War backs Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine. The two...

Kerry meets Afghan candidates again

Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the US struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation's elections. The prolonged uncertainty about...

Parole Board hearings ‘may treble’

The Parole Board has said it may have to deal with three times as many hearings next year, following a court ruling on fairness for prisoners. The number of oral hearings could increase from 4,500...

New ethics code for police officers

Police officers face being punished for being rude to the public under new rules planned to improve the reputation of service. Warnings about clocking on when unfit or impaired through drinking alcohol, using drugs or...

Foreign car tax crackdown urged

The Government must crack down on untaxed foreign cars on British roads, the RAC has said. Around 60,000 non-UK vehicles are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) every year but an estimated...

Protest against ‘secret’ trade deal

Protests will be held in towns and cities across the country today against a major trade deal that campaign groups believe would hit jobs and public services. Opponents claimed that a proposed deal between the...

OBR ‘should get child poverty role’

A financial watchdog must be given powers to monitor how the Government is tackling child poverty amid claims that progress has "ground to a halt". Labour wants the Office for Budget Responsibility to keep tabs...