British tennis star opens up about pressures of playing Wimbledon on her period

B ritish tennis star Alicia Barnett has opened up about the stress of wearing Wimbledon whites while being on her period and the symptoms affecting her play. Gloucestershire-born Barnett, 28, made her SW19 debut on Friday by winning her first-round doubles games alongside fellow team GB player Jonny O’Mara. The duo will be returning to … Read more

Seven Britons remain in singles as Wimbledon struggles to attract crowds

Centre Court supporters said they were saddened to see the Scot and British women’s number one leave the competition so early, and speculated that the day of disappointment could drive attendance figures down. Crowds have been sparser than expected at this year’s Championships, spectators say partly due to coronavirus fears, rainy weather and the rising … Read more

British troops must be prepared to fight to prevent war, says Army chief

B ritain’s armed forces must be prepared to “fight and win” to prevent the spread of war in Europe, the new head of the Army is warning. In a speech on Tuesday, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the Chief of the General Staff, will say he had never seen such a clear threat to peace and … Read more

Wimbledon: Top talking points ahead of the 2022 championships

A fortnight of exciting tennis beckons as the 2022 Wimbledon championships kick off this week. Here is a rundown of some key talking points ahead of the start of the tournament: – Return to full capacity for first time in three years The final in 2021 (Adam Davy/PA) / PA ArchiveThis year, the tournament will … Read more

New Wakefield MP Simon Lightwood says Labour is ‘rebuilding the red wall’

N ew Wakefield MP Simon Lightwood has said Labour is “rebuilding the red wall” as the party reclaimed the West Yorkshire seat from the Conservatives. Mr Lightwood was elected with a majority of 4,925 on a swing of 12.7% from the Tories to Labour. Wakefield had been a Labour seat continuously from 1932 until 2019, … Read more

Tories braced for trouble as votes counted in crunch by-elections

B oris Johnson faces the potential loss of two Tory seats as votes are counted in by-elections which could lead to further questions about his leadership. Ballots were cast in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton after contests triggered by Conservative MPs resigning in disgrace. With Labour challenging in the red wall seat in West Yorkshire … Read more

Brazilian police confirm remains of Dom Phillips found in Amazon

P olice in Brazil have confirmed that human remains found in remote Amazon forest is that of the British journalist Dom Phillips. Identification of Mr Phillips was based on dental records, police said. The second body, which is believed to be that of the indigeneous expert, Bruno Pereira, who was with Mr Phillips when they … Read more

What the papers say – June 13

T he papers on Monday are led by Government plans to unilaterally amend the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Daily Telegraph reports European judges will be blocked from having the final say on Northern Ireland disputes under the new Bill. The Guardian says the Government has been warned the legislation will damage UK investment. READ MORE … Read more

‘Evidence mounting’ of criminal involvement over missing Dom Phillips

E vidence “seems to be mounting” that something criminal has happened to missing British journalist Dom Phillips, a family member has said amid reports police have found possible human remains. Paul Sherwood, partner of Mr Phillips’ sister Sian, said reports that police have found human matter while searching for Mr Phillips and Brazilian indigenous affairs … Read more