Carole Middleton played the doting grandmother on Friday as she was spotted visiting her daughter Pippa's house. Photos obtained by the Mail Online show Carole, 63, walking into Pippa's Chelsea home and picking up parcels that were left outside. Among them were some personalised baby gifts and a luxury hamper filled to the brim with goodies.
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa gave birth on Monday. A spokesperson told HELLO!: "James and Pippa have had a baby boy. Everyone is delighted and mother and baby are doing well." This is the first child for the couple, who married in May 2017 after a year-long engagement.
Theresa May has finally managed to unite her party’s warring factions on Brexit. With time running out to get a deal, previously loyal cabinet ministers wonder how long they should let May flog her dead Chequers horse. Eurosceptic and pro-EU Tory MPs are furious about a plan – confirmed by EU sources (to May’s frustration) at Thursday’s Brussels summit – to extend the transitional period after the UK’s departure by a year, until December 2021.
Floyd Mayweather has attacked his former opponent Saul "Canelo" Álvarez on social media. Mayweather referenced Álvarez's failed drug tests for trace elements of clenbuterol, said their 2013 fight was the "easiest night" of his entire career, and scoffed at the Mexican's new $365 million DAZN contract. Mayweather said he could earn $300 million for one fight, on one night, which is almost the same as Canelo would make for 11 fights in five years.
A home game against Tottenham is always a special one for West Ham fans — and I am no different. Seriously, though, it’s frightening when you look at how much football Harry Kane has played in recent months.
Canada's move to legalize recreational marijuana this week is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism, as tour operators and consumers are unsure about rules governing the brand new industry. There are precedents for Canada to follow in California, Colorado and elsewhere. On Wednesday, Canada became the first major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana, sparking huge demand.
The iconic Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona has agreed to pay €36m (£31m) to authorities after going without a building permit for more than 130 years. Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi's famous building has been under construction for 136 years - but with no official oversight or permit from either the local council or regional government. The cathedral is also not listed in the property registry and since 1995 has only been marked as an empty plot belonging to the diocese of Barcelona, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.
London schoolchildren came face to face with refugees living in the Central African Republic as part of the Standard’s Learn to Live campaign. Students from Francis Barber Pupil Referral Unit in Wandsworth learned more about young people from Bangui, capital of the CAR, after the two schools swapped videos of themselves. The pupils have been linked as part of a groundbreaking school twinning project, which is designed to promote understanding between children from different backgrounds.
A portfolio of upmarket serviced offices in London is finally being sold for about £475m to a wealthy Asian family, two years after its owners launched an auction of the business. Sky News has learnt that London Executive Offices (LEO (Shenzhen: 002131.SZ - news) ), a rival to WeWork and IWG (LSE: IWG.L - news) , is on the verge of striking a deal that will send mixed signals about the prospects for the capital's post-Brexit commercial property market. At about £475m, the price tag will fall well short of the £700m valuation attached to LEO when it was put on the market by owner Queensgate Investments in 2016.
Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, was kidnapped in a car that had arrived from "a neighbouring country", police said on Friday. Mohammed Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was seized as he arrived for a morning workout in Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam last week. Forbes estimates his net worth as $1.5 billion, making him Africa's 17th richest man and its youngest billionaire.
In one drawing, Lady Justice is seen fleeing Venezuela, a sword in her right hand and a suitcase in the left. In a third drawing, a Venezuelan is seen running toward an alien spaceship, begging for help. The creator of these evocative political cartoons is Gabriel Moncada, a 13 year-old Venezuelan schoolboy.
Airbus said its defense chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week's event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has denied that. Many of those slated to attend, including U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, have canceled their participation, but the Saudis have said they plan to move forward with the conference, scheduled for Oct. 23-25.
Azerbaijani health officials say three members of an Iranian ship crew have died from acute poisoning and another eight have been hospitalized. The ship contacted Azerbaijani authorities to request assistance while approaching its destination, the port of Baku. An Azerbaijani coast guard boat delivered the ill members of the crew to the shore early Friday and they were hospitalized.
Downing Street has indirectly criticised Donald Trump after he praised a Republican congressman for attacking a Guardian reporter, saying any violence or intimidation against journalists was “completely unacceptable”. The response came after the US president drew cheers from the crowd at a rally by hailing Greg Gianforte, a Congress member for Montana, for having assaulted Ben Jacobs, the Guardian’s political correspondent, in May last year. While oblique, the criticism is relatively strong by the standards of Downing Street, which generally tries to play down condemnation of Trump’s often erratic behaviour, mindful of wider UK-US ties as well as the president’s promises about a post-Brexit trade deal.
A panther may be on the loose in southwest Scotland, according to police – though a big cat expert cast doubt on the claim. Ayrshire Police warned members of the public to be vigilant following reports of “a sighting of what is believed to be a black panther in the fields near to the B730” near the villages of Coalhall and Drongan. The force said in a Facebook post: “Officers are currently working to locate the animal which may be injured.
A filing with the district court in Albuquerque said that Justin Riley Brafford touched her leg and tried to play "footsie" with her, and followed her when she moved seat. The pilot then made an emergency landing, and Brafford remains in federal custody in New Mexico.
A Japanese maker of earthquake shock absorbers said on Friday that at least 70 buildings across the country may have used its products for which quality data was falsified and that nearly 1,000 are suspected of having done so. KYB Corp said this week it had falsified data on the quality of some of its earthquake shock absorbers since at least 2003 in one of the world's most quake-prone nations, the latest in a series of compliance scandals that has shaken confidence in Japan's manufacturing prowess. KYB released an initial list of 70 buildings that may have used the products for which data was falsified, including government buildings such as the main Ministry of Finance building in Tokyo and several other government structures.
A lot of candles (sadly, usually cheaper ones) smell great when you hold them to your nose in the shop, but do little to change the scent of the room once you burn them at home. If black smoke discolours the inside of your candle jar, it’s because you need to trim the wick a few millimetres between burnings. Of all the candles we’ve burned in the process of testing, this strikes the best balance between being inherently Christmassy without being too heady and stifling.
Crunchy and tasty, yes, but could carrots also strengthen cement and cut carbon dioxide emissions for the building industry? A group of researchers at Britain's Lancaster University has been using a household food blender to mix particles from the root vegetable with concrete to see if they can produce a stronger and more environmentally sound product. "We found out you could increase the strength of concrete by 80 percent by using a small amount of this new material," lead researcher Mohamed Saafi told Reuters.
It was the news on Monday of another royal baby that had Telegraph readers taking to the comment section in their droves this week to share their reaction to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's impending arrival.