Oxford University vice-chancellor to step down to lead Carnegie Corporation

Oxford University’s vice-chancellor is to step down next year to lead the Carnegie Corporation, a New York based philanthropic foundation. Prof Louise Richardson said her time at Oxford has been “exhilarating” and “challenging”, adding that the university will “never be... Read more

Man who crashed car into police station and set fire to the road is sentenced

A member of the public bravely tackled him before uniformed officers arrived on the scene and managed to extinguish the blaze. Fortunately, no one on the street or in the front office was hurt, and there was no serious damage... Read more

UK’s busiest traffic camera snaps a driver every two minutes

Britain’s busiest traffic camera is catching a driver every two minutes in Brighton, as a Tory councillor criticised the city’s Green administration for “cashing in on confusion”. Brighton and Hove City Council has been accused of treating drivers like “cash... Read more

Former Labour peer Nazir Ahmed ‘sexually abused young boy and girl’ as teenager

A former Labour peer sexually abused a young boy and girl when he was a teenager, a court was told. Nazir Ahmed, who was formerly Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday accused of... Read more

Revealed: Meghan’s ‘final fun night out’ in disguise with Prince Harry before relationship made public

“It was about my observation of him and him being a dad, which was the most beautiful thing to watch,” she said. “Once it was shared with a couple of friends and people that we were close with, they said,... Read more

Birmingham stabbings: Killer was ‘lost in system’ without crucial support before brutal knife spree

Ordering his detention at Ashworth Hospital, Mr Justice Pepperall, the judge in the case, said: “Your victims were variously enjoying a night out or returning home from work. “They gave you no offence and they were chosen at random.” But... Read more

No more handbrake turns as only one in five showroom cars has manual lever

Electronic parking brakes take up less interior space and are deemed safer and easier to use, disengaging automatically when drivers pull away and often including a hill-hold assist function. They cannot be activated on the move, spelling the end of... Read more

AstraZeneca Covid antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines after six months’

Hugh Montgomery, professor of intensive care medicine at University College London and the AZD7442 principal investigator, said: “These compelling results give me confidence that this long-acting antibody combination can provide my vulnerable patients with the long-lasting protection they urgently need... Read more

Two teens arrested on attempted murder charge after stabbing at Warwick University

Students living at the accommodation block, which was initially evacuated, claimed a dispute over a love affair had led to the violence and may have involved someone who did not study at Warwick. The attack is believed to have taken... Read more

Priti Patel launches public inquiry into Novichok death of Dawn Sturgess in Salisbury

A public inquiry has been launched following the death of Dawn Sturgess, who was unwittingly poisoned by the nerve agent Novichok, Priti Patel has announced.  The Home Secretary granted permission for the 44-year-old’s inquest to be converted into a public... Read more

Wife of jailed Russian tycoon is found dead in London

Oxana Mason, who has been Ms Izmestieva’s personal assistant for 12 years, told The Telegraph that she was an “absolutely beautiful and healthy woman”.  Ms Mason said that she was the person who discovered Ms Izmestieva at her home in... Read more

AstraZeneca’s new Covid antibody treatment ‘more effective than vaccines after six months’

A coronavirus drug derived from immune cells of Covid survivors gives better protection than vaccines after six months and could last for a year, trial results suggest. AstraZeneca today announced that its antibody injection AZD7442 reduces the risk of symptomatic... Read more

‘Someone has blown me up’: What taxi driver said after Liverpool suicide bomb attack

The taxi driver who survived the Liverpool suicide bomber said “someone has blown me up” in his first words after the attack.  David Perry, 45, cheated death after Emad Al Swealmeen set off a bomb in his taxi outside Liverpool... Read more

Warwick University stabbing: Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teenager seriously injured in halls

Detective Inspector Cawail Wong said: “This was a serious incident in which a young man has suffered stab wounds. I would appeal to anyone with information about it to contact police.” Students were evacuated from the block on Wednesday night... Read more

New bi-monthly HIV treatment hailed as ‘great step forward’

“We have incredibly effective treatment which means HIV is now a manageable virus, however, it is lifelong so it is important that taking treatment is as easy as possible,” she said.  “HIV unfortunately remains a stigmatised condition. Although we’re working... Read more

French hornist who plays with his feet stars for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

It marks the start of a series of pioneering concerts fronted by the musician, who is the first German horn player to have a residency with a major British orchestra. At 17, Mr Klieser enrolled at the prestigious Hochschule für... Read more

Thursday morning UK news briefing: PM ‘crashed the car into a ditch’

Jolt of taxi may have detonated Liverpool bomb The terrorist bomb detonated outside a Liverpool hospital on Sunday might have gone off when it was “jostled” as the taxi was coming to a stop – with investigators admitting for the... Read more

Cannabis brownie ‘bad trip’ led man to stab, strangle and run over girlfriend, court told

A cannabis brownie triggered a psychotic episode in a man who stabbed, strangled and ran over his girlfriend, a court has heard. Jake Notman, 27, stabbed his girlfriend, Lauren Bloomer, 25, more than 30 times in an attack, which was... Read more

More mixed messages on childrens’ Covid vaccines is the last thing worried parents needed to hear

When Professor Chris Whitty told the nation on September 13 that 12 to 15-year-olds should “on balance” be vaccinated, it sparked mass confusion among parents. Just 10 days earlier, The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) had ruled that... Read more

Endless independence debate has left Scotland ‘worse than it has ever been’, says Lord McConnell

Scotland is “worse than it has ever been” thanks to the independence debate causing total political paralysis at Holyrood on major domestic problems, a former first minister has said in a damning indictment of devolution. Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale said... Read more

Church of England defends supporting asylum seekers after claims it helped some ‘game’ system

Meanwhile, a trawl of previous appeal hearings reveals the extent to which asylum seekers use religion and other tactics as a means of asking for the right to remain in the UK. In a 2020 ruling, a 23-year-old Iranian man... Read more

More than 4,500 people died after waiting 12 hours on hospital trolleys last year

More than 1.4 million people attended A&E in October, the third highest number of attendance on record, compared to 1.38 million in the same month in 2019. “The situation is unacceptable, unsustainable and unsafe for patients and staff. Political and... Read more

Watch: How Jacinda Ardern’s popularity bubble burst

Covid might have masked the shortcomings of Jacinda Ardern’s government “which are starting to come to light” according to Gordon Rayner, The Telegraph’s Associate Editor. As seen in the video above, the Labour Party leader swept to power on a... Read more

Jailed Insulate Britain protester went globe-trotting in a gas-guzzling 4×4 pick-up truck

She told the Royal Courts of Justice on Wednesday that she could not afford to pay the costs of the prosecution as she had been working as a volunteer in wildlife conservation and climate activism. She told National Highways’ legal... Read more

Archbishop of Canterbury sorry for slur against bishop accused of sexual abuse

The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for saying there was a “significant cloud” over the late Bishop George Bell.  In 1995 a woman, known only as Carol, alleged that Mr Bell – who was the Bishop of Chichester from 1929... Read more