England v Tonga, Autumn Internationals 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

What are Telegraph writers saying? After much speculation, Eddie Jones has picked a squad for England’s autumn internationals that reflects what most fans and pundits wanted to see, writes our columnist Brian Moore.  There is a plethora of young players and bags of talent, but how will Jones use them, and will he let them … Read more

Bonfire Night 2021: the story of Guy Fawkes, gunpowder, treason and plot

The traditional death for traitors in 17th-century England was to be hanged, drawn and quartered in public. But this proved not to be the 35-year-old Fawkes’ fate. As he awaited his punishment on the gallows, Fawkes leapt off the platform to avoid having his testicles cut off, his stomach opened and his guts spilled out before his … Read more

Tottenham Hotspur vs Vitesse, Europa Conference League: live score and latest updates

And welcome to our live coverage of the first game in Tottenham’s Antonio Conte era – what would otherwise be a fairly humdrum clash against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League. The return fixture between these two sides spelled the beginning of the end for Nuno Espirito Santo’s ill-fated time at Tottenham. His decision to … Read more

The best scented candles for a cosy home or as the perfect Christmas gift

Nothing says “cosy” like a scented candle. Of course, you can burn them all year round, but there’s something about the changing of the seasons that heightens their appeal. Unsurprisingly, online searches for the best scented candles surge as soon as the nights draw in. The best scented candles will instantly lift your mood and … Read more

Gareth Southgate names England squad for World Cup qualifiers – live updates

Gareth Southgate has to weigh up some of his players’ lack of form and game time ahead of naming the squad charged with wrapping up England’s World Cup qualification. The Three Lions remain unbeaten on the road to Qatar but drawing two of their last three Group I matches means they only have a three-point … Read more

England rugby: live updates and latest news as Eddie Jones names squad selection for Tonga

A new era for Eddie Jones’ England will begin on Saturday against Tonga. Trusted lieutenants and reliable stalwarts have been cast aside as the 2023 World Cup creeps closer.  There will be new blood named in the matchday squad today, but injuries have already plagued this autumn camp, with Max Malins, Raffi Quirke and Louis … Read more

Jewellery smuggled out of Russia amid 1917 revolution to go on sale

He was also in constant touch with the British ambassador and embassy staff, acting as a semi official courier by passing information and confidential letters on his journeys between the UK and Russia. He was effectively carrying their diplomatic bags, although he insisted only “as a matter of courtesy and not in an official capacity”. … Read more

John Lewis Christmas ad stars a young alien – and a light-up jumper you cannot buy

Claire Pointon, customer director of the department store chain, said: “We deliberately took a call not to put electrics on it because of longevity. Quality is so important to our brand and we didn’t want to be putting out something that didn’t have that thinking.” The jumper, in child and adult sizes, is the only … Read more

Liverpool stroll to victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid to win Champions League group

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is ready to snub another post-match handshake with rival Jurgen Klopp at Anfield tonight, describing the gesture as “false”. Recent Champions League meetings between the coaches have proven tempestuous, the emotions spilling over in each of their past three encounters. Simeone dashed off as Klopp sought to shake hands after … Read more