Leicester 'blast' triggers police alert

Police declare a "major incident" after reports of an explosion in the Hinckley Road area of Leicester.

Freezing temperatures to hit UK amid weather warnings

Some areas will feel colder than parts of the Arctic Circle, with up to 20cm of snow forecast.

North Korea willing to hold talks with US, says South Korea

South Korea's president met a top North Korean general at the end of the Winter Olympics.

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit - Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer backs a new customs treaty after Brexit - and warns the PM 'crunch time" is coming.

British skier killed in French Alps cliff fall

The man died after going off-piste in the Alpe d'Huez ski resort, mountain rescue authorities say.

Police drone finds man in ditch in Lincolnshire

The driver of a car that crashed in freezing temperatures is located in a ditch by a police drone.

Cartoonist Matt 'turning into own character'

After 30 years at the Telegraph, Matt Pritchett says he is as obsessed with emptying bins as his characters.

Closing ceremony highlights: Fireworks and dancing pandas

Watch highlights of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games closing ceremony in Pyeongchang.

Syria war: Air strikes resume hours after UN approves ceasefire

Government forces bomb a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, hours after the UN called for a truce.

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart attack

She was one of the few Indian actresses to see huge box office success without a male hero's support.

Hare coursing: Lincolnshire Police's fight with blood sport

Hare coursers often travel hundreds of miles to take part in illegal contests.

Samsung's new phone focuses on camera tricks

New flagship offers super slow-mo videos, less noisy low-light photos and animated selfie emojis.

Carabao Cup: Man City too good for Arsenal

Manchester City win their first trophy under Pep Guardiola as they easily beat Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.

Sridevi 'paved way for Bollywood women'

Tributes are paid to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor, who has died of a heart attack aged 54.

Emma Chambers: 'I can't believe it's not butter'

A memorable moment from the popular BBC sitcom Vicar of Dibley, with Emma Chambers as Alice Tinker, and Dawn French.

Your pictures: Underground

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "underground".

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest corner

Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling.

What books are you reading with your children?

Ahead of World Book Day, parents reveal what stories capture their children's imagination.

Celebrating the mullet at its first festival

Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut.

Did M&S overreact to cauliflower backlash?

Marks and Spencer stopped selling its "cauliflower steak" after shoppers mocked the product.

Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service

Five ideas on teaching children about saving money from the Money Advice Service.

'If You Were Me' TV show youngsters reunited after 48 years

The early 1970s BBC television programme "If You Were Me" took children on cultural exchanges around the world.

Grieving dad urges people to talk about mental health

Andrew MacLeod's daughter Kayley took her life, aged 21, after battling mental health problems.

China's barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes'

How China’s "barefoot doctors" revolutionised rural healthcare.

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'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'

More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis.

Florida shooting: School threats spike 'significantly'

Since the Florida attack, there has been a 'significant' spike in threats to US schools, say safety experts.

'I was stalked by a polar bear'

The modern explorers who slept next to mortar shells, were held up at gunpoint and survived the jungle.

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror

Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history.

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go from here?

Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next?

The Czechoslovak spy who met Jeremy Corbyn

Rob Cameron travels to meet Jan Sarkocy, formerly Agent Dymic, who met the Labour MP in the 1980s.

How Lily Newmark found bullying 'closure' in Pin Cushion film

Rising star says making her new film was traumatising but helped to put her difficult past to rest.

Why do some Chinese funerals involve strippers?

Chinese authorities are once again cracking down on the practice which have existed for years.

The 'water war' brewing over the new River Nile dam

A new dam on the river Nile could trigger the world's first war about water, writes Alastair Leithead.

Rent burden 'leads to student stress'

Students are suffering from stress and anxiety owing to the pressures of housing costs, a survey has suggested.

Why do smartphones look so alike?

Smartphone sales are falling - could the fact they increasingly have similar designs be why?

'Why we run a boarding house for puppies'

Meet the volunteer puppy "hoteliers" who help charities meet spiralling demand for assistance dogs.

The news that made us smile this week

This week, we had the K-pop Norwegians. And the world's greatest commute. And much more.

Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea

Substitute Jesse Lingard scores the winner as Man Utd come from behind to beat Chelsea and move back into second in the Premier League.

Six Nations 2018: Scotland & England asked to explain pre-match tunnel clash

Scotland and England are asked by Six Nations organisers to explain a clash in the tunnel before Saturday's match at Murrayfield.

Winter Olympics: Golden goal, bobsleigh drama & funny moments in day 16 Playlist

Watch the best of the action from day 16 of the Winter Olympics including a golden goal in the men's ice hockey final and take a look back at some of the Games' lighter moments.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane's 88th-minute header snatches Tottenham all three points against relegation-threatened London rivals Crystal Palace.

Winter Olympics: British winter sport 'going in right direction' as Pyeongchang 2018 ends

British winter sport is "going in the right direction", says Team GB chef de mission Mike Hay as the Games in Pyeongchang close.

New Zealand v England: Ben Stokes return ends in thrilling defeat in first ODI

Ben Stokes takes two wickets in his first England match since September but they lose a thrilling first ODI by three wickets in New Zealand.

Winter Olympics 2018: Funniest moments from Pyeongchang 2018

Watch a selection of the quirkier moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics, including some huge crashes, crazy commentators and a mysteriously powerful clipboard.

Ivanka Trump: 'Like trying on someone's wedding band'

USA Olympic silver medal winner Lauren Gibbs lets President Trump's daughter Ivanka try her medal on.

Winter Olympics: Marit Bjorgen wins gold as Norway top the medal table

Norway top the medal table as Marit Bjorgen wins gold in the women's cross-country skiing 30km mass start, the final event of the Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics: Nine unlikely stars of Pyeongchang 2018

The big names lived up to the hype when their moment arrived, but what of the unexpected stars of Pyeongchang 2018?

Winter Olympics: Great Britain four-man bobsleigh teams are 'truly gutted for the sport'

Britain's four-man bobsleigh team are "truly gutted for the sport" after a disappointing performance from Team GB saw them finish only 17th and 18th in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics: Sweden's best shots of a golden display in women's curling final

Watch Sweden's best shots of the women's curling final as they prove too strong for hosts South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics: Billy Morgan carries Great Britain flag at closing ceremony

Bronze medallist Billy Morgan carries the Great Britain flag at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday.

Winter Olympics: Germany's sled led by Francesco Friedrich wins four-man bobsleigh gold

Germany cruise to victory in the Winter Olympic four-man bobsleigh ahead of a tie for the silver medal.

Billy Morgan: 'We've done well for a nation with no snow'

Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan says Team GB are "pushing the boundaries" in sport.

Watch the jump that secured historic GB bronze

Great Britain's Billy Morgan seals an historic bronze medal in the men's snowboard big air, making Pyeongchang 2018 GB's most successful Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics: Ester Ledecka wins golds in two different sports

Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka becomes the first woman to win gold medals in two sports at a Winter Olympics with this victory in the snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

Winter Olympics: Slalom squirrel - snowboarder narrowly avoids furry intruder

Watch as Olympic athletes from Russia's Milena Bykova narrowly avoids a collision with a squirrel on her run in the snowboarding giant slalom at the Winter Olympics.

Winter Olympics: Russia's Nadezhda Sergeeva banned for doping

A second Russian athlete competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is punished after testing positive for a banned substance.

Winter Olympics: Norway win record 38th medal as Switzerland take team alpine skiing gold

Norway secure a record 38th medal at a Winter Olympics with bronze in the alpine skiing team event as Switzerland take gold.

Winter Olympics: Curling heartbreak, teen sensations and goals galore

Watch the best of the action from day 14 of the Winter Olympics, including Great Britain in the curling semi-final, a figure skating shock and a thrilling ice hockey encounter.

Winter Olympics: Great Britain's women curlers lose 10-5 to Sweden in semi-finals

Great Britain's women curlers lose to Sweden in the Winter Olympic semi-finals and will play Japan for a bronze medal on Saturday.

Zagitova, 15, wins figure skating gold

Alina Zagitova wins Olympic athletes from Russia's first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in the women's single figure skating.

Winter Olympics: Kelsey Serwa wins women's ski cross gold

Kelsey Serwa claims gold in the women's ski cross as part of a Canadian one-two at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Winter Olympics: Watch Germany's 'incredible' trick shot ice hockey goal

Frank Mauer scores with an "incredible" trick shot to give Germany a 3-0 lead against Canada in their Winter Olympics ice hockey semi-final.

Ethiopian cliff church gives priest daily test of faith

In the remote mountains of northern Ethiopia, a lone priest scales a 250m cliff each day to reach his church.

Oscars 2018: Which films are worth watching before the ceremony?

Film critic Ali Plumb gives his tips for the films that are worth your time before the awards on Sunday 4 March.

Brit Awards 2018: Jack Whitehall's best one-liners

It is the first time the comedian has hosted the award ceremony and he cracked out the jokes.

The dirtiest place in your kitchen might surprise you...

Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

'I took my wife's name - and then the hassle began'

Two men describe the difficulties they experienced when they took their wife's last name.

'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'

Pauline Dakin's childhood was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises - it wasn't until many years later that she found out why.

Roman boxing gloves unearthed by Vindolanda dig

The bands of leather are "probably the only known surviving examples" of their kind.

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