Max Holden’s new one-day record score for Middlesex beat the 163 made by Andrew Strauss against Surrey at The Oval in 2008 Royal London One-Day Cup, The Spitfire Ground Middlesex 380-5 (50 overs): Holden 166, Taylor 94, Gubbins 49 Kent 347 (48.5 overs): Crawley 120, Renshaw 49, Blake 43; Harris 4-65 Middlesex (2 pts) beat…

Abraham Kiptum set a world record as he completed the 2018 Valencia half marathon in 58 minutes 18 seconds. Kenya’s half marathon world record holder Abraham Kiptum has been suspended from competition following an athlete biological passport violation. The 29-year-old had been due to compete in Sunday’s London Marathon. Kiptum completed the Valencia half marathon…

Image caption Daphine Aikens runs a food bank charity in west London that feeds 300 people each week Baked beans, tinned fish and canned fruit are carried out of a church in west London by neatly-dressed people in their 30s and 40s. They do not fit any stereotype of what poverty should look like, but…

Image copyright Getty Images Knife crime across England and Wales rose to record levels last year, figures show. Police recorded 40,829 offences involving knives or sharp instruments in 2018, up 6% on the year before. Office for National Statistics data shows cases of murder and manslaughter, excluding terror attacks, increased by 12%. There were 732…

Image copyright AFP Image caption Brighton was among the popular beach hotspots on Easter Monday It has been the hottest Easter Monday on record in all four nations of the UK, the Met Office has said. England reached the highest temperature with 25C (77F) recorded at Heathrow, Northolt and Wisley. Temperatures hit 24.2C (75.6F) in…

A couple from West Yorkshire are making an ambitious bid to break the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon run while handcuffed together. Rebecca and Nuno César de Sá, from Burley in Wharfedale, are in training for the London Marathon and are hoping to beat the current record of four hours. Video journalist: Tom Airey…

Wigan’s DW Stadium hosted the biggest crowd of the day, with 22,050 fans to see the visit of St Helens Super League clubs have set a new attendance record for a single round of games over Thursday and Good Friday, with 79,173 fans across the six games. The biggest individual crowd of the round went…