Investigation reveals that at least 440 people appear to have been abandoned in the weeks before the worst Channel disaster in 30 years • Read more: ‘Horror beyond words’: how Channel distress calls were ‘ignored’ Hundreds of vulnerable migrants were abandoned to their fates after the UK coastguard “effectively ignored” […]

Nearly 1,900 have been evacuated, says UK government, but final flight has yet to leave Khartoum Britons are feared to have been stranded in Sudan following reports that the country’s armed forces had prevented a number of people from reaching the last rescue flights out of the war-torn country on […]

Opinium poll shows slump in personal ratings of Rishi Sunak, with 26% approving of his performance and 44% disapproving Labour’s lead over the Conservatives stands at a commanding 18 points, according to the last Opinium poll for the Observer before a huge set of local elections. With more than 8,000 […]

Conservative party accused of undermining broadcaster by flooding it with cronies after chair’s resignation Rishi Sunak is under pressure to stop appointing Conservatives to key positions at the BBC after Richard Sharp’s resignation prompted criticism the party had undermined the broadcaster by flooding it with cronies. Sharp quit as BBC […]

Tree design includes names of Commonwealth nations, and poles are made from tree from Windsor estate The king and the queen consort will be anointed behind a specially created screen of fine embroidery, held by poles hewn from an ancient windblown Windsor oak and mounted with eagles cast in bronze […]

Former England captain talks about his ‘tiring’ condition in Netflix series about his life and career What are typical symptoms and treatments for OCD? David Beckham has revealed how living with his “tiring” obsessive compulsive disorder leads him to spending hours cleaning and organising his home while the rest of […]