Five councils to watch – these are good places to measure parties’ fortunes in local elections

The local elections on “super Thursday” will be a big test for the main parties, with Boris Johnson hoping the Conservatives get a COVID vaccine bounce, and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer aiming to improve on his party’s dismal showing in the 2019 general election.

Kidulthood actor Adam Deacon stands by Noel Clarke accusers and says star sabotaged his career

Noel Clarke’s Kidulthood co-star Adam Deacon has alleged he was a victim of the actor for 15 years, saying the star sabotaged his career and that his “gaslighting” led to “the complete breakdown” of his mental health.

Man Utd say fans broke barriers and climbed gates to storm pitch – and deny staff allowed access

Manchester United have denied staff allowed fans onto the Old Trafford pitch during Sunday’s protests, saying demonstrators broke through barriers, climbed gates and smashed the door of a disability access lift.