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No play was possible on Friday at Taunton – or anywhere else, for that matter… “These conditions suit Adam Peaty more than Adam Lyth.” That post on Yorkshire’s Twitter account referencing the Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer summed up the situation at Headingley and several other county grounds hoping to stage T20 Blast matches on Friday. […]

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Image copyright Royal Mint/PA Media Image caption Two new coins feature Paddington Bear outside St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London The humble 50p has been making headlines recently with the launch of a new Paddington Bear coin and plans for a Brexit edition later this year. They follow releases to celebrate events such […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The developer behind a 67-acre site in the King’s Cross area of central London has defended its use of facial recognition technology. Under data protection laws, firms must provide clear evidence that there is a need to record and use people’s images. A spokeswoman said the tool was used to “ensure […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe National Grid’s operations director explains why nearly one million people lost power on Friday National Grid has said it will “learn the lessons” after nearly one million people across England and Wales lost power on Friday. But director of operations Duncan Burt told the BBC that […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Police believe Nora Quoirin remains in the vicinity of the hotel where she was staying A mum’s voice calling out for her missing daughter was played over loudspeakers during a search of the Malaysian jungle for the teenager. Police believe Nora Quoirin, 15, who has special needs, is still somewhere […]

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London promoter Tail & Twist have thrown an “eco disco”. They claim it’s London’s first ever single-use plastic-free party. The guests were given reusable metal cups on the door, they used straws made from avocado pips and even the glitter was plastic-free. But with deliveries arriving shrink-wrapped, how possible is it to party without plastic? […]

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Image copyright PA A woman has won an appeal against a court ruling that would have seen her mentally ill daughter forced to have an abortion. She appealed a decision made last week granting permission for specialists to end the pregnancy. Three Court of Appeal judges in London upheld the appeal, overturning the previous decision. […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson refuses to answer questions about the reported row with his partner Boris Johnson has refused to answer questions about reports of a row between him and his partner in which police were called. Speaking at a Tory Party hustings in Birmingham, Mr Johnson said people […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption About 1,400 homicides have been investigated by the Met in London since 2008 A senior detective has spoken about challenges in “dismantling a snitching culture” over murders in London. Det Ch Insp Noel McHugh was speaking after official figures revealed the Met had solved nearly 90% of all homicide investigations […]

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