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Bodyguard who shot attacker: ‘He was going to kill me‘

Bodyguard who shot attacker: ‘He was going to kill me‘

The close protection officer, identified only as SA74, said he told Masood, 52, to “get back” as the attacker ran towards him with two large knives covered in blood in the Palace of Westminster on 22 March 2017. His voice broke as he told Masood‘s inquest at the Old Bailey: “He was going to kill me. “As soon as I […]

‘McMafia‘ order for woman who spent £16m at Harrods

‘McMafia‘ order for woman who spent £16m at Harrods

Zamira Hajiyeva, who spent more than £16m in Harrods between September 2006 and June 2016, was named at a High Court hearing last week as only “Mrs A”. Her identity can now be published after an anonymity order was lifted by a judge, who ruled “no good case” had been made for its extension. Mrs Hajiyeva was issued with the […]

Soldier in Tommy Robinson video to be discharged

Soldier in Tommy Robinson video to be discharged

Sky News was told the recruit had a long record of disciplinary problems. “This was the straw that broke the camel‘s back,” a source said. Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, shared a video on Monday of trainee soldiers cheering and singing his name. He began saying “it‘s the most honourable morning I‘ve ever had”, before panning round to reveal the […]

Trump: US ‘demanding‘ answers on missing journalist

Trump: US ‘demanding‘ answers on missing journalist

The US president, a key ally of the oil-rich Gulf state, said he had spoken with Saudi representatives about the “bad situation” with the journalist but did not disclose details of the conversations. Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never came out. Turkish officials , and have published […]

Seann Walsh ‘deeply regrets‘ kissing Strictly partner

Seann Walsh ‘deeply regrets‘ kissing Strictly partner

Stand-up comedian Walsh was dumped on Twitter after pictures emerged of him kissing with professional dancer Jones. Walsh and Jones, who is married, have now addressed the fallout during an appearance on Two‘s Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two. Walsh, 32, said: “I think that, obviously I‘m sorry for the hurt that I‘ve caused. We were getting on well, we […]

Brexit deal may be struck by next Wednesday – EU

Brexit deal may be struck by next Wednesday – EU

Michel Barnier announced 80-85% of the treaty has been agreed and promised Brussels would respect the “constitutional integrity” of the UK. But he vowed checks on animals and animal food products passing between Northern Ireland and Great Britain would have to increase tenfold. Currently 10% of these movements are screened, but Mr Barnier said bar codes on all lorries and […]

Ronaldo: Vegas incident ‘consensual in nature‘

Ronaldo: Vegas incident ‘consensual in nature‘

American teacher Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in June 2009, saying she was paid $375,000 (£275,000) in a later out-of-court settlement. Ronaldo initially described the allegation made last week as “fake news”, and has now said in a statement that “what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature”. The statement, issued through lawyer Peter […]