Man and woman in hospital after double stabbing in Marrickville, Sydney

Man and woman in hospital after double stabbing in Marrickville, Sydney

Two people have been rushed to hospital with stab wounds following an incident near a high school in Sydney’s inner west on Thursday evening. A man in his 30s suffered neck, back and face injuries and is in a critical condition at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, reported The Daily Telegraph. The woman also had neck…

How we met: ‘We went straight into sharing a bed and a bathroom with no door’ | Friendship

Joanna always knew she wanted to study abroad, so when an opportunity to apply for a semester in Paris came up in 2015, she jumped at the chance. “I was at Manchester university studying politics and international relations,” she says. “Paris looked really good. I could go to an English-speaking university and the city seemed…

Rare feathers, trading insults and Joan of Arc’s arrest – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

Welcome again to the weekly Guardian news quiz that veers wildly between intricate topical questions about geopolitics, general knowledge, science, and asking you to put in order some indie albums from the 1990s, depending on how emotional and nostalgic the quizmaster was feeling at the point of writing it. And that is half the charm….

West Ham confirm Julen Lopetegui will replace David Moyes as head coach | West Ham United

West Ham have confirmed Julen Lopetegui will succeed David Moyes as their head coach. The Spaniard has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third. Moyes has left at the end of his contract after four and a half mostly successful years and Lopetegui is clear to take over having been out of…

Beyoncé sued for alleged copyright infringement with Break My Soul | Beyoncé

Beyoncé has been accused of copyright infringement in a new lawsuit targeting her US No 1 hit song Break My Soul. The song samples Explode by Big Freedia, a New Orleans vocalist who performs bounce, a subgenre of insistent high-tempo dance music. Another bounce group, Da Showstoppaz, are alleging that Big Freedia’s Explode infringed the…

Scottish parliament to suspend ex-minister who claimed £11,000 roaming bill on expenses | Scottish National party (SNP)

Michael Matheson, the former Scottish health secretary, is expected to be suspended from the Scottish parliament after wrongly claiming £11,000 in expenses for streaming football matches on a work tablet on holiday. Holyrood’s standards committee recommended the parliament imposes the sanction after a parliamentary inquiry ruled in March that Matheson had failed to abide by…

Meet George Griffin, the polymath rugby player and children’s author | Rugby league

Young athletes are often told to “add legs to their table”. When the leg that was their sporting career is taken away, the table will remain stable if it is held up by other interests and identities. George Griffin, who is coming towards the end of his rugby career, has many legs on his table….

The Tories are letting stalkers and abusers out of prison – what better way to start an election campaign? | Frances Ryan

In British politics, only certain things matter. Over the past decade, the Conservatives have overseen chaos in the justice system – from the disastrous privatisation of the probation services, to court backlogs of up to six years and the decimation of legal aid – with barely any pushback from the media or voters. Politicians afraid…