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Facebook loses longtime product chief as it revamps strategy It comes after Facebook announced a shift towards private messaging. Facebook’s former chief of product officer, Chris Cox (Sunday Alamba/AP) Facebook is losing its product chief Chris Cox, a top-ranking executive who spent...

Brexit uncertainty looms over markets as MPs vote

Brexit uncertainty looms over markets as MPs vote The pound was down on Thursday but the FTSE 100 was higher. Anti-Brexit campaigners in Westminster on the day of a debate on extending Article 50 (Victoria Jones/PA) Brexit developments continued to dominate the...

Woman who pretended to have cancer to defraud charity of more than €99,000 jailed

Woman who pretended to have cancer to defraud charity of more than €99,000 jailed Patricia Robertshaw, who pretended to have cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked, has been jailed Photo credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire A woman who...

Goat elected mayor of US town soils carpet at swearing-in ceremony

Goat elected mayor of US town soils carpet at swearing-in ceremony Lincoln the Nubian goat won a hard-fought campaign against 15 other pets, including a gerbil called Crystal. Lincoln was dressed in a sash reading Mayor for the ceremony (ArisSu/Getty) The US...

LGBT lessons stopped amid parent protests

LGBT lessons stopped amid parent protests Parkfield Community School in Birmingham which has suspended lessons about diversity and LGBT issues. Photo: Richard Vernalls/PA LGBT lessons have been suspended at a primary school in Birmingham following weekly protests from parents. Parkfield Community School...

US House likely to try to override expected Trump veto as Senate votes to...

US House likely to try to override expected Trump veto as Senate votes to terminate national emergency Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP) The US House of Representatives will likely attempt to override President Donald Trump's expected veto of a border emergency resolution...

‘Unique’ wind gifts goal to non-league side and causes chaos for corner taker

‘Unique’ wind gifts goal to non-league side and causes chaos for corner taker For AFC Fylde the windy conditions were both a blessing and a curse. (AFC Fylde) Strong winds created a goal and caused havoc with corners as two National League...

Israeli military begins attacking Gaza sites after rocket attack

Israeli military begins attacking Gaza sites after rocket attack Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting with top security officials. An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen on Gaza City (Adel Hana/AP) The Israeli military says it has begun attacking...

Biggest ever Great Britain team arrives at Special Olympics World Games

Biggest ever Great Britain team arrives at Special Olympics World Games The team had support from famous faces such as Prince Harry and Andy Murray. The largest Great Britain delegation ever sent to the Special Olympics World Games have made their...

Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone

Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone The mission is on an unprecedented exploration of the Indian Ocean to document changes taking place beneath the waves. Submersibles being sent to recover a remotely operated vehicle which was lost (David Keyton/AP) A...

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