Image copyright Getty Images London Mayor Sadiq Khan has criticised John Cleese after the Fawlty Towers legend said the capital was “not really an English city any more”. The former Monty Python star tweeted: “Virtually all my friends from abroad have confirmed my observation. So there must be some truth in it…” Mr Khan responded:…

Image caption Councils have faced protests over cuts but some have come close to running out of cash savings Some councils in England have been warned they risk running out of cash reserves if recent spending continues. Analysis by the BBC has identified 11 authorities the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (Cipfa) said…

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Gallagher Premiership Rugby. Spectacular sport, a buzzing atmosphere, and great value tickets — if you’re after a brilliant day out for the whole brood, you can’t go wrong with the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final. On Saturday 1 June, you’re invited to watch England’s top rugby teams battle…

England and Saracens forward Billy Vunipola scored his side’s second try Heineken Champions Cup final Leinster (10) 10 Try: Furlong Con: Sexton Pen: Sexton Saracens (10) 20 Tries: Maitland, Vunipola Cons: Farrell 2 Pen: Farrell 2 Saracens came from behind to win their third European title in four years with a 20-10 victory over Leinster…

Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal will represent England in European finals this season English clubs have created European football history by taking all four final spots in the continent’s two major competitions. Arsenal won in Valencia and Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday to reach the Europa League final. That followed dramatic wins for Liverpool…

Image copyright Tristram Kenton Image caption Daniel Kramer said he was proud to be leaving after a season that innovated and broke box office records The artistic director of the English National Opera is to step down, less than three years into the role. Daniel Kramer will leave the position in July in order to…