'You see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing': Ghislaine Maxwell's 'handbook' revealed in court documents

A handbook Ghislaine Maxwell gave to staff working at Jeffrey Epstein's house in Palm Beach - in which they were told to "see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing" - has been made public in court documents.

Ex-chief prosecutor demands Covid inquiry investigates No10 Christmas party

Nazir Afzal, who lost his brother to Covid, has written to Boris Johnson demanding the alleged wrongdoing of No10 staff is examined by a public inquiry into the pandemic

Young black Londoners twice as likely to be jobless

Young black Londoners twice as likely to be jobless - Two youngsters looking for work talk about their struggles and the ‘hidden barrier’ in interviews

Emmanuel Macron accused of trying to ‘rehabilitate’ Mohammed bin Salman

Human rights groups have criticised Emmanuel Macron’s planned meeting with Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, which will mark the first one-on-one public meeting of a major western leader with the crown prince since the state-sponsored assassination of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. For three years since the 2018 murder, western heads of state have avoided direct one-on-one meetings with the crown prince in the kingdom. The US...

Byelection booster? PM mistakes candidate’s name during Oswestry visit

Boris Johnson has made a surprise visit to North Shropshire in an apparent sign of Tory jitters about a Lib Dem challenge in what is usually a staunchly Conservative seat in a byelection on 16 December. The prime minister met people having booster vaccinations at a chemist in Oswestry, the biggest town in the constituency, the day after the Conservatives held another safe seat, Old Bexley and Sidcup, with a much-reduced majority. The Tories’...

$26,000 reward for information about poisoning of eight grey wolves in Oregon

Grey wolves were formerly protected by the Endangered Species Act, but former President Donald Trump removed them from the list

Boots owner reportedly considering £10bn sale of pharmacy chain

Boots owner reportedly considering £10bn sale of pharmacy chain - US retail giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is lining up advisers from Goldman Sachs to explore a potential sale, according to reports.

U.S. and EU hail 'convergent' stances toward China

By David Brunnstrom and Michael Martina WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The approach of the United States and Europe toward China is "increasingly convergent," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Friday, following meetings with the chief of the European Union's diplomatic service. U.S. President Joe Biden has stressed as a hallmark of his...

Trump campaign attorney John Eastman pleads the fifth at Jan 6 Committee

Eastman was behind the so-called ‘coup’ memo to convince Mike Pence to certify the election results for Trump.

Covid live: 75 more cases of Omicron variant found in England; Ireland announces new restrictions

More than 100 cases of new variant have now been found in England; Strict social distancing will be required in Ireland’s bars and restaurants with mandatory table service and a maximum of six people per table

Mark Cuban buys empty Texas town known for strip club and 2008 murder

The billionaire said he was doing it as a favour to a friend

Oxford school shooting: Police looking for ‘missing’ parents of suspect Ethan Crumbley as lawyer insists they haven’t fled

Fugitive warrant issued for James and Jennifer Crumbley as lawyers say they plan to give themselves up

Lessons must be learned after six-year-old’s murder, says PM

Boris Johnson vowed to leave ‘absolutely no stone unturned’ to establish what went wrong in the case of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

Corrie fans fear Stu will die as Zeedan cruelly blames him for fire at Speed Daal

Friday's episodes of Coronation Street saw Yasmeen Nazir in absolute bits after Stu got caught up in a dodgy fire in Speed Daal thanks to Zeedan

Australia live news updates: Omicron Covid cases climb as western Sydney cluster worsens; Victoria records nine deaths and NSW one

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Where is I’m a Celebrity filmed? Inside the ‘haunted’ Gwrych Castle in Wales

I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is back on our screens, with a new group of celebrities competing to be named the King or Queen of the Castle. While the series usually takes place in the Australian wilderness, this year showrunners have been forced to adapt due to the pandemic for the second year running. That means the show is being filmed this year in the ruins of Gwrych Castle in Wales, a 200-year-old medieval castle that some believe...

Bodycam of the final moments of Lamont Roper

Colorado supermarket shooting suspect incompetent for trial

DENVER (AP) — Experts have found a man charged with killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket earlier this year is mentally incompetent to stand trial for now, attorneys said during a court hearing Friday. Ahwad Al Aliwi Alissa, 22, is accused of opening fire at a busy King Soopers in the college town of Boulder in March — killing a police officer, shoppers and several store employees including an Olympic hopeful distance runner. District...

Life inside the coffin homes of Hong Kong

Donald Trump’s most entertaining business failures

Irish ministers speak about the new Covid-19 restrictions

The Irish Government announces the new Covid-19 restrictions. Coalition leaders Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Transport Minister Eamon Ryan speak on the restrictions.

Bring back ‘work from home’ guidance to tackle omicron, top advisers tell government

‘The more people can work from home now the better’

Ticketless Euro final fans targeted disabled supporters ‘in predatory fashion’

Ticketless Euro final fans targeted disabled supporters ‘in predatory fashion’ - One person hijacked a wheelchair in an attempt to get into Wembley Stadium on July 11.

‘Elimination is tough’: Fauci focused on getting ‘control’ of Covid spread

Dr Fauci is not sure if Covid-19 will ever be eradicated

Lifeboat launched in Thames after boy separated from mum

The RNLI was called into action shortly after 5pm

Corrections and clarifications

. Jim Nicola was described as the former artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop. He remains in that position until June 2022 ( The Midas touch, 20 November, Saturday magazine, page 18). . An article about Europe’s great cathedrals mentioned Cologne’s treasure of a casket of skulls which “are in solid gold and set with 1,000 precious stones”. It is the casket reliquary that is golden and bejewelled ( The towers and the glory, 13 November,...

EXPLAINER: Who are the jurors for trial of Kim Potter?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the jurors who will hear testimony in the manslaughter trial of former suburban Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter, who is charged in the April shooting death of 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright. Potter says she meant to use her Taser on Wright and drew her gun by mistake. Opening statements are scheduled for Wednesday. JUROR NO. 2 A white man in his 50s with a master’s degree, he works as a medical...

Psaki's snarky quip when told Americans care most about the economy

Jen Psaki gave a snarky reply Friday morning when Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski pointed out that Americans care more about economic issues than social ones.

Anger as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner attempt return to social scene at Virgil Abloh tribute show

Both were senior advisers to Donald Trump during his presidency

Second suspected case of bird flu identified in flock in Northern Ireland

It was discovered in backyard flock in Broughshane, Co Antrim, and disease control measures have been put in place.

The AP Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a “rollercoaster of emotions,” with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immediately slapped on southern African countries. “Is that how you reward science? By blacklisting countries?” Dr. Sikhulile Moyo, a virologist at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, said in an...

Prime Minister gets Tory candidate’s name wrong during byelection visit

Boris Johnson gave his party a campaign boost with a visit to a byelection constituency – but then got the Tory candidate’s name wrong.

US market will import UK lamb from January after two decades of restrictions

UK lamb can be exported to the US from January 3 2022.

Residents ‘frustrated and angry’ after a week without power

Residents ‘frustrated and angry’ after a week without power - Thousands of customers are still off supply seven days after Storm Arwen.

‘Are they supposed to get this big’: Abnormally large black bear spotted on nature trail cam

‘This might be THE fattest bear we have ever seen in our area!’ non-profit says

Fight for fourth will be fiesty

Will it be West Ham, Arsenal, Wolves, or someone else?

Covid omicron news – live: Vaccine decision for children to come next week as date set for booster bookings

Covid omicron news – live: Vaccine decision for children to come next week as date set for booster bookings - Health service expects no problems with vaccine supply

White House publishes doctor’s letter after Biden blames grandson for cough

Mr Biden is ‘experiencing some increased nasal congestion this week,’ according to his longtime physician, Dr Kevin O’Connor

‘Meaningless noise’: Fauci blasts his GOP detractors in first appearance on Fox News since October

The top infectious disease researcher is hitting back at his Republican critics on their favourite TV network

London Tube Strike 2021: Which TfL lines are affected and why is there an Underground strike today?

London Tube Strike 2021: Which TfL lines are affected and why is there an Underground strike today? -

Ireland to introduce fresh restrictions amid Omicron concerns

Ireland will reintroduce some Covid-19 restrictions for the Christmas period, as concerns over the Omicron variant grow.

French coach says 'defended' himself against judo champion after domestic violence arrest

French judo coach Alain Schmitt, accused by Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot of domestic violence, claimed on Friday that he had merely defended himself in a fight that he said she started. Pinot, who won mixed team gold at the Tokyo Olympics, has accused Schmitt -- her partner and former coach -- of attacking her in a drunken rage while she was in bed in her apartment Saturday night. "He straddled me, and started punching me, left and...

Newcastle can’t rely on fans and transfers

Eddie Howe can’t wait until January to turn Newcastle around, no matter how loud their fans are.

Kadeena Cox: Who is the Paralympian on I’m a Celebrity 2021?

Kadeena Cox is one of the celebrities competing on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2021. The 30-year-old sprinter and cyclist is a four-time Paralympic gold champion and was one of the British stars of this year’s Tokyo Games. Cox was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2014. The lifelong condition can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement,...

Miss Universe 2021: meet all the participants!

Amber Gibson's brother Connor, 19, charged with her murder and sexual assault

Connor Gibson has been charged with murdering and sexually assaulting his sister Amber Gibson, whose body was found in a park.

Met officer’s body cam shows Lamont Roper’s final moments drowning in canal

Met officer’s body cam shows Lamont Roper’s final moments drowning in canal - Warning distressing video content

Rapid test ‘identifies antibody effectiveness against Covid variants’

Rapid test ‘identifies antibody effectiveness against Covid variants’ - Scientists say the test could potentially tell doctors how protected a patient is from new variants and those currently circulating in a community

The Ashes newsletter: Sign up to receive The Independent’s email sent after each test match

Stay up to speed with all the latest news from the Ashes by signing up for our free newsletter written by our sports feature writer Vithushan Ehantharajah

San Diego police release last known footage of missing Indiana woman with boyfriend

Lateche Norris, 20, was reported missing after a frantic 5 November phone call to her mother back in Indiana