Canada’s Stars Group in £2.6bn Sky Bet talks

The Canadian gambling group behind the online PokerStars platform is in advanced talks about a takeover of Sky Bet‎ that would gatecrash a £3bn London float of the English Football League sponsor.

Dad fatally stabbed while daughter sat on his lap

A homeless man has been charged with murder after a “wonderful” father was fatally stabbed in the neck as his five-year-old daughter sat on his lap at a crowded restaurant.

Emergency inspections after woman sucked out of plane

Airlines have been ordered to carry out emergency inspections of jet engines similar to the one on a plane in which a woman died after being sucked from the cabin.

Smallville star ‘recruited slaves for sex cult’

An award-winning actress best known for her role in hit Superman TV series Smallville has appeared in court charged with recruiting women for an alleged sex cult.

Grave mistake to think Kim is backing down

Against a backdrop of 2017’s escalating tensions and threats of attack, North Korea’s announcement that it is suspending all nuclear and missile tests seems a dramatic change of course.

Man has nap after break-in at Taylor Swift’s home

A suspected stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City home and took a nap, police have said.

Florida school shooting on Columbine anniversary

One student has been wounded in a shooting at a Florida school, on the anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy.

Thousands mourn first lady Barbara Bush

Former president George H W Bush paid respects to his wife with his daughter as her body lies in repose before her funeral.

Holy guacamole! Million-dollar fajita thief jailed

A former juvenile detention centre employee has been jailed for 50 years after stealing $1.2m (£974,000) worth of fajitas over a period of nine years.

New ‘phone boxes’ spark privacy concerns

If you live in London or Leeds, you may have already spotted one on a street corner near you.

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump over N Korea?

On the surface, it sounds like a historic commitment by Pyongyang – and one that was unthinkable months ago.

House prices soar as Ireland’s economy booms

Kim Jong Un vows no more nuclear or missile tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang has suspended its nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will shut down its atomic test site.

Heathrow fans snap up airport history at auction

The entire contents of Heathrow Terminal 1 are to be auctioned off later, three years after it closed.

Portman defends awards ceremony decision

Actor Natalie Portman has defended her decision not to attend a Jewish awards ceremony saying she can be critical of Israel’s leadership without boycotting the whole country.

Arrest over failed burglary at pensioner’s home

A man wanted in connection with a failed burglary in southeast London has been arrested more than two weeks later in Kent.

Dog lovers urged to avoid ‘painful’ ear cropping

The RSPCA is urging people not to buy dogs with cropped ears after a surge in the number of reports about the illegal practise.

Gang jailed after £66m drugs haul found in Hull

A gang of men have been jailed after police uncovered £66m worth of cocaine and heroin in one of the biggest drug busts in British history.

Something to relish: Sliced ketchup proves a success

A Kickstarter campaign to fund slices of tomato sauce has seen the amount pledged to back it double to more than $30,000 (£21,400).

Former May aide quits Twitter in migration row

Former Downing Street aide Nick Timothy has apparently quit Twitter after defending Theresa May over vans that told illegal immigrants to “go home or face arrest”.

Music stars pay tribute to late DJ Avicii

Tributes have poured in from the world of music following the death of superstar DJ Avicii at the age of 28.

PM to consider compensation for Windrush migrants

The Government will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants, Theresa May has said.

DJ Avicii found dead in Oman aged 28

Music producer and DJ Avicii has been found dead in Oman at the age of 28, his publicist has said.

Nissan to cut ‘hundreds’ of jobs in Sunderland

Nissan is set to cut hundreds of jobs at its plant in Sunderland because of a fall in demand for diesel-powered cars.

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

A new species of ant which can detonate its body when threatened has been discovered by scientists. 

Trump, Russia and Wikileaks sued over 2016 campaign

Russia, Donald Trump’s campaign and Wikileaks are being sued by the Democratic Party, which alleges they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election.

How to make the perfect cup of tea

Jane Pettigrew began her tea career owning a tearoom in the 1980s.

Homebase bidders lured with £100m dowry

Bidders for Homebase are being enticed with a huge dowry as the DIY chain’s Australian owner seeks a fast-track exit from its disastrous foray into the UK retail sector.

Man charged with hiring ‘hitman’ to kill ex and three others

A man in Houston has been charged with attempting to hire a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend, her current boyfriend and her parents.

Rivers of Blood: The speech that divided a nation

Fifty years ago today, on 20 April 1968, the austere shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell MP made a speech in Birmingham.