Ex-officer jailed for 35 years for ‘savage’ double murder

A former Georgian police officer has been jailed for at least 35 years for the “savage” and “premeditated” murder of two friends during a drunken celebration of the Russian New Year. Vepkhvia Laliashivili, 53, who had worked for the Georgian ministry of internal affairs before moving to the UK in 2005, fatally stabbed Lithuanians Dainius … Read more

Royal staycations: 9 UK hotels where Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle & more might spend their summer holidays

Last modified on Jul 21, 2022 11:45 BST Megan Bull The Goring, Claridges and Cliveden House are just some of the UK hotels perfect for a royal staycation. Find out where we think Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, the Queen and more might be spending their summer holidays. Summer is well and truly here and after … Read more

Change of PM could herald ‘new start’ in Brussels-London relationship

T he EU is hopeful a change in UK prime minister will herald a “new start” in relations between Brussels and London, a senior Irish minister has said. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he does not have a preference between Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership contest. However, he expressed hope … Read more