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July 16, 2018 11:20 PM I was not a Darth Vader bully insists police chief

ONE of Britain’s most senior police officers has stressed his force was with him after a hearing was told staff branded him “Darth Vader”. Simon Byrne – suspended as Cheshire Chief Constable last year – is accused of being “volatile” and a “bully”. It is claimed he “displayed a short temper and engaged in angry outbursts and aggressive attacks upon subordinate 6

July 16, 2018 4:47 PM Andy Murray drops to world number 839 in latest tennis rankings

Andy Murray is now the British men's number 23 after he dropped to 839 in the world rankings following his injury problems. The former world number one fell 690 places in Monday's rankings after he pulled out of Wimbledon. The 31-year-old had hip surgery in January after being out of action since last year's Wimbledon. He has only played three matches 7

July 16, 2018 9:44 AM Amesbury novichok victim's brother says nerve agent was 'found in perfume bottle'

Charlie Rowley, who is recovering in hospital, is said to have told his sibling he picked up the container before falling ill. Matthew Rowley said his brother Charlie, who is conscious but seriously ill after he was exposed to the poison, told him he picked up the container. Salisbury MP John Glen told BBC radio the couple may have come into contact 5

July 16, 2018 8:32 AM David Beckham wishes Swindon singer good luck for her audition on The Voice Kids

Megastar David Beckham wished Swindon singer Lilia Slattery good luck in her audition for The Voice Kids. The former football star shared a post on social media of himself and the youngster - with over one million people liking the post. He said: "Lilia good luck on The Voice Kids tomorrow on ITV make grandad cry for me please which will not be difficult 10

July 16, 2018 2:16 AM Former NHL player Ray Emery dies aged 35 after swimming accident in Lake Ontario

FORMER NHL player Ray Emery died on Sunday following a swimming accident in Hamilton Ontario, which launched a search and rescue operation by Hamilton Police after the former player went missing. Mr Emery was reported missing at 6am local time on Sunday morning after going swimming with friends at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. Police Inspector Marty 8

July 15, 2018 3:40 PM This is Boris’ DEFINING MOMENT to offer alternative to May's Brexit, ex-Trump advisor says

STEVE BANNON, a former advisor to President Donald Trump, has described Monday as a defining moment for Boris Johnson as to whether he goes against Theresa May and offers an alternative or not. Boris Johnson, the former Foreign Secretary has been described as “very impressive” by former Trump advisor Steve Bannon as he called on him to be bold and offer 7

July 14, 2018 9:39 AM COURT: London man, 24, before magistrates on murder charge

A LONDON man accused of the murder of a former soldier has appeared before magistrates. Dario Carboni, 24, of Gospatrick Road, Tottenham, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on Saturday morning charged with murder, causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He is accused of killing 75-year-old Ken Kiley, a former member of the Parachute 7

July 14, 2018 12:12 AM 21 years for ‘greedy’ boss in £4m care home fraud

A JUDGE branded a care home owner “a despicably greedy man” as he jailed him for 21 years yesterday for plundering £4million from trusting residents. David Barton, 64, befriended then betrayed his wealthy victims, becoming a beneficiary in their wills and taking hold of their financial assets, a court heard. Judge Steven Everett called the affair the “most brazen 10

July 13, 2018 5:48 PM John Surtees' 'very special' 1957 BMW sells for £4m

A car owned by former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees has sold for nearly £4m. The "very, very special" 1957 BMW 507 Roadster, which was owned by Surtees from new, was auctioned by Bonhams during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He bought the car with money that was given to him as a reward for taking his first motorcycling world 10

July 13, 2018 4:07 PM Louise and Jamie Redknapp 'reach an agreement on financial arrangements' after divorce

According to the Daily Mail, Judge Sarah Gibbons approved a settlement at a hearing in the Central Family Court in London on Friday. The publication state Louise, 43, and Jamie, 45, were not at the hearing and lawyers announced the settlement to the judge. has contacted a representative for Louise and Jamie for a comment. Back in December 10