Donald Trump criticises sources for story despite it being true and Mike Flynn resigning as a result

Donald Trump has declared that a Washington Post story with nine sources that got Michael Flynn fired was “made up”. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the President accused the media of “fake news”, continuing a conspiracy theory he has pedalled for months when faced with negative headlines. “I want you to know we are all fighting the fake news. ...

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Brexit: UK banks warned not to try clever schemes to preserve EU market access

One of Germany’s most senior central bankers has warned UK-based banks not to make up tactics to get around regulations as they seek ways of preserving their access to the EU market after Brexit. Speaking at a conference in London, Andrea Dombret, a Bundesbank executive board member, predicted London-based lenders would be deciding in the first half of this year ...

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Students 'boycotting' NUS National Student Survey boycott

A nationwide boycott of the National Student Survey (NSS) may have backfired, as early reports suggest even more students have taken part in the controversial review than this time last year. The NSS goes out annually to final-year undergraduate students across the country, targeting a total of 431,000 people last year. The survey is designed to provide feedback on universities ...

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The tragic story of Helen Bailey's murder shows how easily an unscrupulous character can fool a lonely romantic

A successful middle-aged woman was murdered by a partner she trusted implicitly. Helen Bailey’s story is shocking because it reveals how little she really knew about her partner of five years. How can such an intelligent person be so oblivious to the dark side of her lover’s personality? Bailey and Ian Stewart met through a Facebook group for the bereaved, ...

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Cindy Gallop: Meet the woman who wants you to join the social sexual revolution

I first met Cindy Gallop after watching 40 minutes of sex. At a recent event at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, Cindy, with her signature blonde bob and black jumpsuit, took to the stage. She introduced her company, Make Love Not Porn, and told us we were about to watch real couples having real sex. It was a celebration of ...

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Terminally ill Bradley Lowery to be England mascot

Terminally ill football fanatic Bradley Lowery will be the England mascot at a World Cup qualifier at Wembley. Bradley, five, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2013 and only has months to live, his mother has said. The Football Association confirmed that he will lead the team on to the pitch when they play Lithuania on 26 March. The news comes ...

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Storm Doris lorry rescue: False leg used in bid to smash window

A man used his false leg to try to smash an overturned lorry’s window to rescue the driver during Storm Doris. Craig Nairn tried to break the windscreen with his prosthetic limb after the lorry was blown over in high winds at Ruskington, near Sleaford. Eventually the glass broke with the help of his friend, Lincolnshire’s Deputy Police and Crime ...

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Estate agent fined £200k as house buyer falls down well

An estate agent has been fined £200,000 after a prospective house buyer who was viewing a property fell into a 30ft (nine-metre) deep garden well. The 39-year-old woman suffered head injuries in the fall in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, last April. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard she stepped on to a wooden board placed over the well which gave way. The Health and ...

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Remains in Malia belonged to missing tourist Steven Cook

Human remains found on a Greek island are those of a man who went missing in 2005 on holiday, police have confirmed. Steven Cook, 20, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was last seen outside a pub in Malia, Crete, asking for directions. Cheshire police said Greek authorities had now confirmed the remains found in a well belonged to him after forensic examination. ...

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Mother’s Day 2017: When is Mothering Sunday and why does the date change?

Boy Giving Flower to his Mother (Picture: Getty) Mother’s Day is one of those dates that should never be forgotten. Facebook has introduced a cute flower emotion for Mother’s Day in the US It’s a time to reflect on the many things your mother has done for you, be that raising you or pushing you to do your best. It’s a day ...

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