The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register. The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers.



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Latest Articles

Addiction charity volunteer died after drug overdose

A 24-year-old woman who had been a volunteer for a drug rehabilitation charity died after taking cocaine and prescription drugs. The family of Lucy White, 24, who had been a promising criminology student at the University of the West of England but “got in with the wrong crowd” and dropped out last year, posted a photograph on social media of her in hospital in Bristol after she suffered a seizure at home.
By Jessica Cripps
• The Times

PDC World Championship Q&A: Who could be the dark horse? Which matches should I watch?

As the PDC World Darts Championship returns to Alexandra Palace after its Christmas break, Times Sport tells you all you need to know as the tournament resumes. Where are we up to? The third round, with 32 players each five victories away from the title. After a brief Christmas break, the tournament resumes today and there are matches every day except New Year’s Eve until the final on January 3. Are the big guns still in it? Yes. The No 5 seed Dimitri Van den Bergh lost in the second round b
By Kit Shepard
• The Times

Qatari feminist Noof al-Maadeed ‘locked up in psychiatric hospital’

A Qatari women’s rights activist is allegedly being held in a psychiatric hospital against her will, a family member claims, raising fears over her safety. Noof al-Maadeed, 23, fled to Britain in 2019 after years of domestic violence, documenting her escape from Qatar on social media. She returned on October 13, with her silence on social media raising fears the activist had either been detained or killed.
By Melanie Swan
• The Times

Spurs finally hold United at bay with stoppage-time equaliser

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are just over a quarter of the way into their Women’s Super League seasons, but the late drama that concluded their encounter at The Hive yesterday could be viewed as season defining come the spring. With seconds of second-half stoppage time to play, Ria Percival’s free kick — way too far out for a shot to be considered — eluded everybody and snatched a point for Spurs, sparking joyous home celebrations. United, who had taken the lead courtesy of Alessia
By Kit Shepard
• The Times

Opening night in Dubai for the QE2, now the world’s largest floating nightclub

Beautiful women in designer gear stepped out of Lamborghinis, Bugattis and Ferraris alongside stylishly dressed young men last night, eager to set foot in Float Dubai, the emirate’s latest nightspot, where a bottle of Dom Perignon starts at £975 on a champagne list that goes up to £78,000 for a Methuselah (six litres) of Dom Perignon Rosé Gold.
By Melanie Swan
• The Times

‘Every single woman I know has a story of being threatened or harassed by a tradesman’

Before the internet, it was all about word of mouth. What holiday you booked, what restaurant you ate at, what builder you used… personal recommendation was all that stood between you and the Yellow Pages — or a collapsed roof. Now, in an age of online reviews and smartphone convenience culture, asking a neighbour to recommend a handyman seems quaint.
By Harriet Marsden
• The Times