Pen Farthing to be investigated after concerns over spending to get animals out of Afghanistan

Pen Farthing’s mission to transport rescue animals from Afghanistan back to the UK as the Taliban took over will be examined by the Charity Commission. The former Royal Marine launched Operation Ark to evacuate his charity’s staff members, their families and the animals in its care. Mr Farthing’s charity, Nowzad, …

My heart is in a million pieces, says father whose two children are among four found dead

The father of two children killed in their home has said his “heart is in a million pieces” after police launched a murder investigation into four deaths.  Jason Bennett on Monday laid flowers for his son, John Paul, 13, and daughter, Lacey, 11, who were found dead alongside their mother, …

Church leaders’ anger at priests who helped M25 climate change blockade

Rev Parfitt, who has previously committed contempt of court by gluing herself to court furniture after being arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests, was pictured, above, in her clerical collar, with protesters next to an overpass on Wednesday. Rev Hewes, 71, who was photographed in August outside the offices of Rupert …

Day-two PCR tests for double-jabbed holidaymakers to remain until end of October

Ministers have yet to decide whether returning holidaymakers will be able to test themselves at home or have to book appointments or video consultations so they are supervised, which will add extra bureaucracy to trips abroad. The row over testing came as Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, confirmed that the …