Trump’s ‘rat-infested’ attack on lawmaker was racist, says Pelosi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Trump called Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “rodent-infested mess” Democratic House speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused US President Donald Trump of “racist attacks” in tweets about an African American lawmaker. Mr Trump attacked Democratic Rep Elijah Cummings and his Maryland district on Twitter. The president described Mr Cummings’…

Could the biblical practice of gleaning cut food waste?

Image caption Campaign group Feedback Global says its gleaning efforts are have doubled over the past four years It is a hot July day in Lancashire and a dozen people are gathering on a dusty farm track two miles outside the market town of Ormskirk. They are gleaners – volunteer harvesters picking what’s left in…

British soldier Sgt Matt Tonroe ‘killed by American friendly fire’

Image copyright Ministry of Defence Image caption Sgt Matt Tonroe was described as a ‘loving and dutiful son’ A UK soldier who died in Syria fighting the Islamic State group was killed by friendly fire, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said. It was previously reported by US officials that Sgt Matt Tonroe was killed…

Mario Cerciello Rega: US student reportedly confesses to killing policeman

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floral offerings have been left for the officer – who had recently returned from his honeymoon Two US tourists have been questioned by a magistrate in Rome, having being arrested on suspicion of involvement in the murder of an Italian policeman. Local media reports suggest that they were involved in…

Just Eat in merger talks with Dutch company Takeaway.com

Image copyright Getty Images Food delivery service Just Eat has confirmed it is in talks to be taken over by Dutch company Takeaway.com. A statement released by Just Eat said: “The possible combination may be implemented by way of an offer for Just Eat by Takeaway.com.” Based on current market value, Just Eat and Takeaway.com…

In pictures: Thousands march for Norwich Pride

Image caption The Pride march included three giant banner flags including one representing the trans community, on loan from Pride Cymru Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Norwich for the city’s annual Pride event. The colourful and noisy walk, led by the Norwich Samba Band, snaked its way through the city on…

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal set to win from Geraint Thomas

Thomas congratulated Ineos team-mate Bernal as they crossed the finish line together at the end of stage 20 Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after finishing Saturday’s penultimate stage in the yellow jersey. Tradition dictates that the race leader is not challenged on Sunday’s largely processional…

‘New cars are a headache,’ says retiring Bedford mechanic, 80

Image caption Alan Filby has four sons but only his son David took an interest in mechanics and wanted to take over the Castle Lane business An 80-year-old mechanic who is retiring after working at the same garage for 63 years said it was “really getting difficult for old ones like me”. Alan Filby started…

UK heatwave: St Pancras passengers face delays across weekend

Image copyright EPA/ANDY RAIN Rail passengers between London St Pancras and Nottingham and Sheffield have been urged not to travel as disruption caused by hot weather enters a third day, and conductors strike. Engineers are still trying to fix overhead line equipment near West Hampstead, north-west London. The damage was caused by the heat on…

Russia protests: Police arrest hundreds at Moscow rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice marched away detainees Police in the Russian capital Moscow have detained some 300 people at an unauthorised protest against the exclusion of many opposition candidates from forthcoming local elections. Protesters were dragged away from the city hall while others were corralled into nearby streets. Some of…