Lizzy Yarnold was the only Briton to make it through to the second run in Konigssee, Germany Lizzy Yarnold narrowly missed out on a medal as Jacqueline Lolling won gold at the final skeleton World Cup of the season in Konigssee, Germany. The 2014 Olympic champion was joint fifth after the first run but moved […]

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck The Republican-controlled Senate’s bid to avert a US government shutdown is teetering on the brink of collapse as it races against a midnight deadline. The House of Representatives voted […]

Image copyright Craig McGlasson Image caption Peter Morrison had pleaded guilty to careless driving but denied dangerous driving A football agent who killed a road worker on the M6 has been jailed. Peter Morrison, 37, had been speeding and sending phone messages before the crash in Cumbria in February 2016. Adam Gibb, from Penrith, died […]

Image copyright PA Image caption Natasha Gordon denied assisting in the death of Matthew Birkinshaw but was found guilty by a jury A woman who backed out of a suicide pact, leaving a man to die alone, has been given a four-year jail term. Natasha Gordon, 44, was convicted at Leicester Crown Court in December, […]

Image copyright Getty Images A British-born former land-speed record-holder has died in a helicopter crash in the US state of New Mexico. Charles Burnett III, aged 61, was killed alongside a prominent Zimbabwean politician, Roy Bennett, Mr Bennett’s wife Heather, and co-pilots Jamie Coleman Dodd and Paul Cobb. Mr Cobb’s daughter Andra, who was Mr […]

Image copyright Emmanuel Macron Theresa May illustrated her new “entente chaleureuse” with Emmanuel Macron by tweeting a smiling “selfie” with the French president. The two leaders finished their summit with an evening reception at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Thursday. It looks like Mr Macron took the selfie with Mrs May with V&A guests. […]

Image copyright Duncan Kirkhope Image caption Police have warned that conditions could become worse Police Scotland have advised people to return home early in the areas affected by an upgraded weather warning. They said they expect the worst of the weather to impact from about 15:00. The Met Office upgraded its weather warning to amber […]

Gossip column extra: Sanchez to Manchester United and Mkhitaryan to Arsenal Manchester United Jose Mourinho has confirmed the club are in talks to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez and that he is “calmly waiting for news”. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said it is “likely” the Chile international will join their Premier League rivals. United […]

Since winning the 2017 French Open, Ostapenko has not been beyond the last the last eight of the following three Grand Slams 2018 Australian Open Dates: 15-28 January Venue: Melbourne Park Coverage: Watch highlights on BBC Two, the BBC Sport website and app. Live commentary on the best matches on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 […]

By George Pierpoint, BBC UGC and Social News Vitaliy Shevchenko and Yaroslava Kiryukhina, BBC Monitoring Image copyright AlEXS JIGURDINSKI Russian air cadets dancing in their underwear in an online video seen by millions have been spared expulsion. The video, showing the cadets in underwear, caps and harnesses, has caused controversy in Russia. Russia’s Federal Air […]

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