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November 8, 2018 1:13 PM England v New Zealand: Chris Ashton makes first start in four years

Chris Ashton will make his first England start in more than four years in Saturday's match against New Zealand at Twickenham. Prop Ben Moon replaces Alec Hepburn in the front row and flanker Sam Underhill starts instead of the injured Tom Curry as boss Eddie Jones makes three changes from the side that beat South Africa. Despite his side starting as underdogs 57

November 3, 2018 2:35 PM Army to introduce zero-tolerance drugs policy

The Army is introducing a zero-tolerance drugs policy in an effort to ensure "high standards" are maintained, the defence secretary has announced. Gavin Williamson said the use of drugs was "incompatible" with military service, as he announced there would be no more readmissions of former users. Previous rules allowed soldiers sacked for taking illegal 65

November 1, 2018 4:16 PM Pilot was nearly 10 times over the alcohol limit at Heathrow before flight to Tokyo

Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, who was due to be in the cockpit of the plane, failed a breath test 50 minutes before take-off. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, was arrested after being reported to police when an airport bus driver smelled alcohol on him. The drunk pilot failed a breath test just 50 minutes before the Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo. Jitsukawa was due to be in the cockpit 59

October 18, 2018 7:31 AM Katy Daley-Mclean eyes 100th England cap after being named in squad

Former World Cup-winning captain Katy Daley-Mclean could win her 100th cap after being named in England's squad of 28 for the autumn internationals. Uncapped players Claudia Macdonald, Tatyana Heard, Carys Williams, Lucy Attwood, Ellie Mulhearn, Sarah Beckett and Ellena Perry are also included. England begin against USA on 9 November and also face Canada 64

October 15, 2018 2:50 PM Driver stopped in car with three tyres on M60 near Bury

A drug-driver was arrested after his car was stopped on a busy motorway with only three tyres. Worried motorists called police after seeing the red Citroen travelling on a bare wheel rim on the M60 near Bury, Greater Manchester. Police said they had "never seen a car in a worse condition on a motorway" and that it was "beyond belief" it had been driven 62

October 15, 2018 12:32 PM Navy F-35 jet trials 'rolling' landing on aircraft carrier

A Royal Navy F-35 fighter jet has conducted the first "rolling" landing on board its newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The new method of landing differs from the aircraft's usual vertical descent and means the planes can land with a heavier load. BAE Systems test pilot Peter Wilson flew the manoeuvre more than 2,000 times in a simulator before 39

October 15, 2018 11:37 AM Sanath Jayasuriya: Ex-Sri Lanka captain faces corruption charges

Ex-Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged by the International Cricket Council with two breaches of its anti-corruption code. The 49-year-old former all-rounder is accused of failing to co-operate with an investigation by the governing body. He is also charged with obstructing the investigation by "concealing, tampering with or destroying 59

October 15, 2018 9:13 AM Kate Middleton urgently announces she might be pregnant

Just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were expecting a baby, Kate Middleton hurriedly organised a press conference to confirm her potential pregnancy. She said: “William and I are overjoyed to announce that we could possibly be expecting our fourth child. “I haven’t done the test or anything but I’m having a few ‘preggy feelings’ 34

October 15, 2018 3:41 AM UK faces ‘UNPARALLELED’ risk from nuclear and chemical weapons, says MoD report

THE UK is facing an “unparalleled” threat due to more and more countries developing nuclear weapons as well as the ignoring on chemical weapons bans, according to a new report. He said: “This report makes clear that we are living in a world becoming rapidly more dangerous.” According to the Future Starts Today, the world has reached a very critical point 48

October 13, 2018 12:49 PM Australia 24-26 New Zealand: Kiwis beat world champions in Auckland

New Zealand ended Australia's 13-game winning streak with a shock 26-24 victory over the world champions. Valentine Holmes and Dane Gagai scored for the Kangaroos, as they led 12-8 at half-time in Auckland. However, the Kiwis surged into a 26-12 lead with tries from Brandon Smith, Esan Marsters and Jordan Rapana, before a late charge from Australia 66