- LEO MCKINSTRY: In May 1981 Labour's Ken Livingstone became Leader of the GLA, heading a regime that was to become a byword for ideological extremism and financial extravagance.
- They were joined by other members of the royal family for the first day of Royal Ascot week (Picture: Getty/PA/Rex)Charles and Camilla gave racegoers something to cheer when they joined them in the stands for the start of Royal Ascot.The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall – who wore a cream dress by Bruce Oldfield, with a matching mask, and a blue straw hat by Philip Treacy – arrived by car rather than the traditional carriage procession.Punters had hoped to see the Queen but he
- Vegetable pickers have seen their salaries soar to almost £20 an hour thanks to a chronic labour shortage brought on by Brexit and Covid-19. Both seismic events have been blamed for deterring thousands of immigrants from arriving and carrying out the roles, which Brits simply aren’t applying for.Roughly 500,000 workers are needed to fill positions across the food supply chain, from pickers and packers to processors and drivers. One agriculture boss has even suggested having
- Sting has remembered a former pupil (Picture: Gary Miller/Getty Images)Sting has paid tribute to a former pupil he taught in the 1970s, who has died aged 55.The musician taught Kevin Anderson at St Paul’s First School in Cramlington, Northumberland, before he found fame with The Police.Sting, real name Gordon Sumner, shared his sadness on Instagram, calling Anderson ‘a lovely lad, full of joy and hope and not a little bit of mischief’.The Message In A Bottle singer wrote: &lsqu
- Edinson Cavani has agreed a new one-year deal at Old Trafford. (Photo by ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani said he was convinced to stay at the club because he feels there’s a ‘good team’ at Old Trafford and he wants to stay in prime condition for the 2022 World Cup.The Uruyguan had been set to leave Old Trafford as recently as early April, with Cavani’s father suggesting a de
A little girl turned fitness instructor has been inspiring elderly people to get moving with her online workout classes – and they’ve been seen all over the world.Nine-year-old Heather Bryson launched her live video online exercise class for OAPs and was delighted to be joined by people in care homes from as far away as America and Australia.Heather promoted her class and th
- Kieran Tierney missed Scotland’s Euro 2020 defeat against Czech Republic (Picture: Getty)Scotland boss Steve Clarke believes Kieran Tierney has a chance of facing England on Friday after coming through some light training.The Arsenal defender joined his Scotland team-mates for training 24 hours after missing their Euro 2020 opener.Tierney was filmed warming up alongside other players who did not start in Monday’s 2-0 Hampden defeat to the Czech Republic.Scotland head coach Steve Clar
- Leeds United have joined Chelsea in the battle to sign Adama Traore from Wolves (Pictures: Getty)Leeds United have joined Premier League rivals Chelsea in the battle to sign Wolves winger Adama Traore.Spain international Traore has established himself as one of the most exciting players in the Premier League since joining Wolves in 2018.While his numbers have been underwhelming – he has scored just ten goals over the course of the last three Premier League campaigns – Traore is capab
- Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were allegedly attacked by 19-year-old Danyal Hussein in Fryent Country Park in Wembley, north-west London, in the early hours of June 6 in last year.
- John Le Carré, aged 89, suffered fractured ribs following the incident at his home in Cornwall. His condition worsened and he was rushed to hospital where he died on December 12 last year.
- Nicola Sturgeon today said it is 'likely' that the next step in her lockdown exit plan on June 28 will be postponed for three weeks.
- President Joe Bien landed in Geneva Tuesday and stepped off Air Force One as he prepares to hold summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday.
- This should tide fans over until the Siege Of Paris DLC (pic: Ubisoft)Before the next major expansion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla players have new Mastery Challenges to attempt, thanks to the latest free update.During its E3 2021 presentation, Ubisoft shared some of its plans for the future of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, namely its next major expansion and promises of a second year of content.And while the Siege Of Paris expansion still lacks an exact date (it’s currently only li
- The building needed a lot of TLC (Picture: Jam Press/@2boys1house)A couple have told how they bought an untouched 1850s mansion in France for €200,000 (approx £172,000), doing it up so it’s now a stunning – and liveable – home.Lilian Gougeon and Valentin Richard, both 27 and from France, purchased the house in Saint-Omer, Pas-de-Calais in 2018.The pair began the makeover in December that year and worked on their home for eight months before taking six months off
- A woman has described hearing a ‘piercing scream’ that will ‘stay with her forever’ on the night two sisters were brutally murdered near her home in north London. Photographer Nicole Smallman, 27, and social worker Bibaa Henry, 46, were brutally stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park in Wembley on June 6 last year. The siblings had been out celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday when they were allegedly knifed by Danyal Hussein, 19, at around 1.45am. It was
- A whistleblower at England's only gender clinic for children warned the controversial clinic could be another 'Jimmy Savile waiting to happen', it was claimed today.
BBC chief Tim Davie says royals’ criticism of Martin Bashir’s Diana Panorama interview was ‘sad day’ for broadcasterPrince William delivered a statement on camera in response to the report (Picture: Rex)BBC chief Tim Davie has said that royals’ criticism of the Princess Diana Panorama interview conducted by Martin Bashir was a ‘sad day’ for the broadcaster.In May, the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex spoke out following the publication of Lord Dyson’s findings of his investigation into how the BBC secured its 1995 Panorama interview with the late Diana, Princess of Wales.After it was conc
- My family and I certainly feel like cinemas aren’t interested in making sure we can attend safely (Picture: Getty Images)To film fans, there’s nothing like going to the pictures – being in a darkened room with no distractions and surrendering your mind to a story.To me, it’s an education. A chance to view the world from other people’s perspectives. The cinema was also my refuge from all the troubles of becoming a teenager, a place where I could g
- Keir Starmer said Colin Pitchfork has served a long sentence (Pictures: Empics/Shutterstock)The Labour leader has backed the decision to free double murderer Colin Pitchfork, saying there comes a point where offenders ‘have to be released.’Sir Keir Starmer, previously director of public prosecutions, said people should trust the Parole Board, who have deemed it safe to let Pitchfork out of prison, as he approaches the end of his sentence.
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- EXCLUSIVE: Analysis of NHS England data shows 15.3million extra jabs need to be administered to ensure all adults have had their first dose and two-thirds have are fully inoculated by July 19.
- Manager Marcus Gilliam filed his lawsuit in federal court on Monday seeking unspecified monetary damages over his false arrest at the Fulton Street Shake Shack on June 15, 2020.
- Christian Brueckner, who has broken his silence to slam the 'scandalous' probe against him, lived a nomadic lifestyle across Europe flirting with tourists
- Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin – these lot don’t look like the Warriors of Light (pic: Square Enix)The creators of Nioh are working on a new Dark Souls style Final Fantasy game and the free demo is finally working…When the rumours first emerged that Square Enix was getting Team Ninja to create a Dark Souls style Final Fantasy game it sounded like a great idea. Team Ninja has already done excellent work with Nioh 1 and 2, which are easily the best Soulborne style ga
- Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman warned against a culture of 'victim blaming' amid report schools have been urging girls to wear 'modesty shorts'
Boy, 14, 'lured a 12-year-old schoolboy from his home before stabbing him to death on village green'Roberts Buncis's body was discovered in a wooded area on Alcorn Green in Fishtoft, Boston, Lincolnshire, just two days before his 13th birthday on December 12 last year.
- Washington Prime Group was forced to close properties and relax collection of rent from its tenants during the pandemic, squeezing the mall owner's finances.
- Barmaid Elizabeth Camp was found murdered on a train near Waterloo in 1897 but her killer was never found. Now, a professor believes she was killed by a man in a fit of rage
- Lilian Gougeon and Valentin Richard planned to renovate the entire house and began the makeover in December 2018. Now, the house has a completely different look and the couple could not be happier
At just 13 weeks old, little Eyela was left in a cat carrier with a small amount of food, milk and a blanket, beside a rubbish chute.After she was found by a dog walker in London, she was taken to Blue Cross’s animal hospital in Victoria.They could see she had a ruptured right eye and burn wounds on her back but checks by the vets also led to the discovery of a heart murmur and a
- The secretive safety team - known as the 'black box' inside the firm - is made up of around 100 agents across cities including Dublin, Montreal and Singapore.
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