Sweet-as-pie performance earns Fury respect as world’s best

As Dorothy Parker almost said: “If all the British heavyweights in history were laid out end to end, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.” And they laughed when Tyson Fury said he was going to destroy Deontay Wilder. They’re…

‘National disgrace’: tackle regional health inequality, PM to be told

The shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, has urged the government to tackle the “national disgrace” of regional health inequalities across England. In a speech marking the 10 anniversary of the landmark Marmot review into health inequalities in England, he will…

Will Dominic Cummings’ reign bring the shadowy world of spads into the light?

“You can be a successful poisoner, or you can be a famous poisoner. But you can’t be both.” That was Frank Dobson’s verdict on Alastair Campbell, whose tenure as a special adviser to Tony Blair still shapes how “spads” are…

Two-goal Aubameyang clinches Gunners win

They rode their luck but, at the end of a swashbuckling encounter, Arsenal could revel in something that had eluded their season so far. This win, secured when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the last of five goals in the opening minute…

Starmer commits to shadow cabinet posts for Long-Bailey and Nandy

Sir Keir Starmer, the clear favourite in the Labour leadership contest, committed on Sunday to offering his two rivals top jobs in his shadow cabinet if he wins. Speaking only 24 hours before ballot papers start being distributed, the shadow…

Rishi Sunak to send some staff to new hub in north of England

The new chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will use next month’s budget to announce plans to move some of the 1,500 staff working for the Treasury to a base in the north of England, government sources confirmed on Sunday. The plan, which…

Chess referee who fled to UK could face arrest if she returns

A chess referee from Iran has fled to the UK after being warned that she could be arrested for being in breach of Iran’s strict dress codes during an international tournament in China. Shohreh Bayat, 32, has sought asylum in…

Source rejects claims that officials withhold intelligence from Priti Patel

MI5 has rejected claims that its officials are withholding information from Priti Patel because they do not trust her. An informed security source said the report about Patel’s relationship with the agency in the Sunday Times was “simply untrue” and…

Raf Simons joins Prada as co-creative director

Prada has always been a brand that dictates the rest of fashion. That tradition was stepped up in Milan on Sunday with a groundbreaking announcement at the brand’s headquarters. Designer Raf Simons is to work alongside Miuccia Prada. The two…

Two people killed by Mardi Gras floats in one week

A man was hit and killed by a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans on Saturday evening, the second such death in a week. The individual, who was not immediately named, was killed at around 7pm after he appeared to…