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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel by 46 points in the 2017 Drivers’ Championship Four-time world champions Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel are going head-to-head to claim a fifth, but both insist improvement is their main aim. The two are expected to be the main contenders as the new Formula 1 season begins in […]

Image copyright Getty Images More pupils in England were taken out of school to go on holiday in the last academic year, government figures show. Around one in six youngsters (16.9%) missed at least a half day of lessons during 2016-17, compared with 14.7% in the previous 12 months. The figures also show that the […]

Image copyright AFP Image caption Buses to transport the rebels and their families arrived on the outskirts of Harasta earlier Syrian rebels and their families have begun leaving a key town in the besieged Eastern Ghouta area as part of an evacuation deal with the government. State media said 44 rebels and 340 civilians had […]

Highlights: Scotland miss out on 2019 World Cup Scottish cricket faces an uncertain future on and off the field after failing to reach the 2019 World Cup, says chief executive Malcolm Cannon. The Scots lost in controversial circumstances to the West Indies in a rain-affected match in Zimbabwe. Cricket Scotland will now lose out on […]

Moeen Ali was one of five England players to make a duck in the collapse First Test, Eden Park, Auckland (day one of five) England 58: Overton 33*; Boult 6-32, Southee 4-25 New Zealand 175-3: Williamson 91* New Zealand lead by 117 runs Scorecard England head coach Trevor Bayliss says his players were like “deer […]

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUber dashcam footage shows moment before fatal impact Police have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday. In the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting […]

MIT CSAIL has developed a soft robot fish to swim among real fish in coral reefs and around the ocean. It can dive up to 15m (50 feet) deep and uses soft robotics to pump water through its body to propel itself forward. Scientists hope to use it to guide aquatic life and help clean […]

Image copyright Norfolk and Suffolk police dogs Image caption The Renault Megane driver’s licence stated they were only qualified to drive a three-wheeler car A “plonker” handed police a driving licence stating he was Del Boy Trotter from BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses. Police found the driver had no insurance after pulling the car […]

Horacio Garcia on the defensive as Carl Frampton throws a punch in SSE Arena contest in November Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire will be fighting for the WBO interim featherweight world title in their Belfast contest next month. Thursday’s announcement adds extra spice to the showdown between Belfast boxer Frampton and former four-weight world champion […]

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood was called a “hero” after he was pictured giving first aid to PC Keith Palmer, one of the casualties of the Westminster Bridge Terror Attack. Mr Ellwood, a Conservative MP and former Army officer, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on PC Palmer in New Palace Yard, Westminster. Speaking a year after the Westminster […]

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