Harry Kane wins England player of the year award after guiding Three Lions to World Cup

Harry Kane has won the England player of the year award. The Tottenham striker enjoyed a stunning 2017 for club and country, and looks set to captain England at this summer’s World Cup. He scored seven goals for the Three Lions, including winners against Slovenia and Lithuania. Kane also scored a crucial late equaliser in the draw with Scotland at ...

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Tottenham's Southampton struggle shows how much 'the Harry Kane team' missed absent Christian Eriksen, agrees Eric Dier

Eric Dier admitted Tottenham missed Christian Eriksen as the North London club lost ground in the race for the top four. The flu-hit Dane failed to start his first Premier League game of the season as Mauricio Pochettino’s team were held at Southampton, 1-1, on Sunday. Pep Guardiola called Spurs “the Harry Kane team” earlier this season. But Tottenham’s sluggish ...

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Emmerdale spoiler: Debbie Dingle goes to get revenge on Joe – but can Cain and Ross stop her?

In tonight’s Emmerdale , Debbie Dingle wants revenge on Joe and heads up to Home Farm. When Cain discovers that she’s taken petrol canisters with her, he rushes off to intervene alongside Ross. When Joe arrives to find Debbie waiting for him, she explains she’s rigged the place. When Cain and Ross arrive on the scene, can they manage to ...

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UKIP in chaos over racist messages

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom Independence Party, which transformed British politics by securing a referendum on EU membership, was close to meltdown on Monday over the fate of its leader, whose lover made racist comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. Under Nigel Farage, UKIP became a significant force in British politics by convincing the government to call a ...

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Bishop George Bell not to be cleared over 'abuse'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has rejected calls for him to clear the name of the late Bishop George Bell, who was accused of abusing a young girl. A review found failings in the way the Church investigated allegations against the Bishop of Chichester in the 1950s. Supporters of Bishop Bell have called on the Most Rev Justin Welby to pronounce ...

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"Grotesquely cruel" couple kept young woman as sex slave and treated her "worse than an animal"

A couple who kept a vulnerable young woman as a sex slave and treated her “worse than an animal” for 17 months have been jailed. Kevin Warren, 27, and his partner Donna Morris, 35, subjected the woman, who is in her 20s, to “physical, emotional and sexual abuse”, including rape. They also controlled the finances of their victim, who cannot ...

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Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis has apologised for remarks he made last week in Chile defending a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. He said he realised his words hurt many, but repeated his belief that Chilean Bishop Juan Barros was innocent. Francis was speaking to journalists on board a plane flying back to Rome. On Thursday, he had said that victims ...

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Senate deal 'to halt government shutdown'

US government shutdown to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats reach temporary deal on federal budget This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter ...

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Assange team hopes UK could declare him persona non grata

London (Reuters) – Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador’s decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said. Reuters also has learnt that as part of their continuing criminal investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks, investigators from the Federal Bureau ...

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UKIP leader says will not resign

FOLKESTONE, England (Reuters) – The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party said on Monday that he would not resign after his lover made racist comments about Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle. UKIP transformed British politics by convincing former Prime Minister David Cameron to call a vote on EU membership and then campaigning successfully for Britain to leave. Slideshow (2 ...

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