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August 15, 2016 6:25 AM Watch Usain Bolt become the first man to win triple Olympic 100 metres gold

Jamaican blasts away opposition in 9.81 second to complete first part of historic 'triple triple' bid Usain Bolt declared himself on course for sporting immortality after succeeding in the first part of his Olympic 'triple triple' bid by defeating Justin Gatlin to win a third successive 100 metres gold in Rio. The Jamaican superstar became the first 23

August 14, 2016 9:30 AM Olympic Nan is still Adam Peaty's biggest supporter as he wins a second medal

The reaction to Adam Peaty's second Olympic medal was again led by his grandmother on Twitter. Mavis Williams - who found fame as #OlympicNan when her grandson won a gold earlier in the week - was quick to congratulate Peaty on his second medal. After the race Peaty, 21, said: "I was a man on a mission. I knew the Americans would go out fast. Chris did an amazing 21

August 13, 2016 4:00 AM New priest for York church

A YORK church that has been without a vicar for the past two years has a new priest in charge. The Venerable John Day will take up the role at St Chad's in Campleshon Road. He will be licensed by the Archbishop of York at 7.30pm on Monday, September 5, at a service at which all are welcome. Mr Day and his wife, Stephanie, were both born in Yorkshire 12

August 12, 2016 9:18 AM Yorkshire Ripper: Why Peter Sutcliffe is leaving Broadmoor

Tribunal rules serial killer no longer needs psychiatric treatment and should be moved to a mainstream prison The Yorkshire Ripper, serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, is to be moved to a mainstream prison after a tribunal ruled he no longer requires treatment for mental health problems. Sutcliffe, who has changed his name to Peter Coonan, was convicted in 1981 for the murders 59

August 12, 2016 8:35 AM Russia accuses Ukraine of terrorism in Crimea, where Russia is building (+video)

Complications have arisen in Putin's plans to shore up Crimea's links to Russia with new infrastructure projects. Along the border of Ukraine and disputed Crimea, tensions are rising – again. Ukraine put its troops on high alert on Thursday, one day after Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Ukrainian agents of engaging in “terror” attacks against 18

August 11, 2016 10:40 PM SWAT team shoots dead would-be ISIS suicide bomber in dramatic raid: Fanatic was plotting to blow up packed public place at rush-hour in Canada

An ISIS fanatic is dead after Canada's national police force thwarted an alleged suicide bomb plot in Ontario. Aaron Driver, 23, had planned to carry out a suicide bombing mission in a public area during rush-hour but was killed during a confrontation with police in a house in Strathroy, a senior police official said on Wednesday night. He was shot by police 23

August 11, 2016 5:55 PM Canadian police killed man after U.S. tip on imminent attack: sources

STRATHROY, Ontario A Canadian man killed by police on Wednesday had previously professed support for Islamic State and had indicated he planned an imminent attack on a major Canadian city, drawing the attention of the U.S. authorities who tipped off Canadian police, intelligence sources said. The man was killed on Wednesday during a police raid in the small 20

August 11, 2016 9:25 AM New Star Trek TV series will feature a gay character

Executive producer Bryan Fuller says Star Trek: Discovery will ‘honour the spirt of inclusion’. Star Trek: Discovery will make its maiden voyage in 2017, with one the most diverse crews the galaxy has ever seen. Discussing the upcoming prequel series, executive producer Bryan Fuller said the show will “absolutely” have a gay character. Fuller – who is openly 28

August 11, 2016 7:07 AM Canada attack suspect dead after police operation in Ontario

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists has been killed as Canada's national police force thwarted what they believed was a suicide bomb plot, a senior police official said. The suspect allegedly planned to use a bomb to carry out a suicide bombing in a public area, a senior Canadian police official 22

August 11, 2016 1:49 AM Architectural splendour in Surrey, classic Cotswold charm and thatch and sails in Essex: The beautiful buildings on Britain's most glorious summer walks

All this week we’re bringing you a superb series of carefully chosen walks to collect. Today’s explore some of our most beautiful and fascinating urban spots, from idyllic villages and historic towns to majestic cities with their soaring spires. MAP: OS Explorer 146 Dorking, Box Hill & Reigate (start grid reference — TQ350515) Leading Victorian architect 29 1