Celebrity Big Brother kicks off in just two days time, which means that we have all been subjected to the usual rumours about who will be going into the famous house. It looks like the speculation can stop as the ‘official’ line-up has been leaked and with the usual suspects of a TOWIE star, a Geordie Shore star and random US celebrities allegedly making the final cut, it looks like it could be legit…. According to The Sun, actor and entertainer Christopher Biggins has nabbed himself a huge £150,000 to take part in the show.
Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.
Uh-oh, it looks as though all is not well between One Direction star Liam Payne and his former manager Simon Cowell, with Si seemingly hitting out at the star in a sly dig. Speaking about the biggest X Factor success in the show’s history, Simon spoke out to praise the “loyalty” of Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, but failed to mention Liam.
By Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star. The first lady gave a speech in support of a former first lady, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and described America as "the greatest country on earth", clashing with Republican Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan and bringing an arena crowd riven by a fierce fight for the nomination to its feet. "I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn," Michelle Obama said.
A man being hunted for trying to abduct an RAF serviceman may have a black eye after his intended victim headbutted him. The serviceman was approached by two men with a knife at RAF Marham, near King's Lynn in Norfolk, at about 3pm on Wednesday. Police have said the main suspect grabbed the serviceman, aged in his late 20s, while he was jogging and tried to pull him into a dark-coloured Ford Galaxy.
A woman who was dumped inside a telephone box when she was a baby has now begun a quest to find the man who rescued her. Kiran Sheikh was just two hours old when she was abandoned by her mother in the middle of the night on April 30 1994.
Amazon has announced plans to test delivery drone technology in Britain
Shannen revealed that she was fighting breast cancer last year.
By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month. China did not participate in and has refused to accept the July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, based in The Hague, in which U.S. ally Manila won an emphatic legal victory. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi had asked Kerry to lend his support for bilateral talks to restart between Manila and Beijing in a meeting between the two in the Laos capital of Vientiane on Monday.
Strictly Come Dancing has already seen three new professional dancers join the ranks after Ola Jordan, Kristina Rihanoff, Aliona Vilani, Gleb Savchenko and Tristan MacManus all bowed out off the BBC programme. Now, three brand new names have been announced, joining Katya Jones, Oksana Platero and Gorka Marquez in being this year’s newbies. The newly announced professionals joining this year’s series are: World Champion Neil Jones, and British and European Youth Latin and Ballroom Champions AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt.
A nun who witnessed the deadly attack said the killers of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel also filmed the murder at the parish church in Normandy and gave a "sermon around the altar in Arabic". Pope Francis also expressed his "pain and horror" and said he was appalled by the "barbaric killing".
Early next year could be the best time for Britain to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union so a deal can be reached before the next national election in 2020, international trade minister Liam Fox was reported as saying. The Wall Street Journal reported Fox also said London would likely seek to enter a free-trade agreement with the EU rather than a closer customs union, which he said could restrict its ability to negotiate lower tariffs with other trading partners. New Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will not trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the bloc, this year as it needs time to prepare for negotiations.
In the build up to the Referendum, we heard a lot about the amount of money Britain puts into the EU – but little about how much we get out of it. While the hotly disputed figure of £350m a week was widely circulated, the Remain campaign failed to articulate what comes back. In fact, it’s only since the Brexit vote that those who benefit from EU funding have begun to ask: what now? One council – in an area that voted to Leave – notoriously asked for reassurances that this money would not be cut. But who gets the most? These are the areas that, between 2014 and 2020, are scheduled to receive the most money from the EU Structural and Investment fund.
Congratulations Little Mix! The British girl group have broken another long-standing chart record this week. The vocal quartet – featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – are now the most certified girl group of all time in Australia, after their latest sassy single, Hair, went platinum. Music artists qualify for a platinum certification when more than 70,000 copies of their singles and/or albums are shipped to retailers – and this marks the group’s 17th ARIA certification.
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Hundreds of workers have been evacuated from their offices after a gas leak in the City of London. Firefighters are attending the leak at London Wall, which is closed in both directions between Wood Street and Blomfield Street. A 25 metre cordon is in place and London Wall is likely to remain closed for two hours, City of London Police said.
The now-extinct marsupial terrorised the forests of Australia some five million years ago. The New Riversleigh site was discovered in 2012 and a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) began exploring it the following year. UNSW professor Mike Archer, the lead author of a study into the find, said the animal "had very powerful teeth capable of killing and slicing up the largest animals of its day".
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could borrow nearly 65 billion pounds more than planned in the next couple of years as new Chancellor Philip Hammond seeks to 'reset' government budget policy to ease the shock of last month's vote to leave the European Union. Ratings agencies and economists widely expect borrowing to rise materially next year for the first time since 2010, as Hammond has to call time - temporarily - on the austerity which dominated his predecessor George Osborne's six years in office. After taking office two weeks ago, Hammond said the darker post-Brexit outlook meant policies the Conservative government had pursued since 2010 needed to change - and economists are now starting to put numbers on what this might mean.
A doctor has died after being shot at a hospital in Berlin - reportedly by a patient who then turned the gun on himself. German police said there was no sign of a link between the shooting and terrorism, and there was no suggestion of other suspects.
Sharon’s comments come just hours after Ozzy confidently told GMA that the couple’s relationship was “back on track” following their latest bust-up. “Some days it’s good, some day it’s terrible, some days you just drift apart for a while,” he explained.
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This is the coolest collection of animals in town. This family of seven, made up of four dogs, a cat and two ducklings, were all rescued by Kasey Boggs and her husband Blake. It might seem unbelievable, but dogs Roxy, Edith, Rosie and Jake, cat Mia and ducklings Gertrude and Donald are inseparable. You can follow their adventures on Instagram, where they have 35,000 followers. “Whenever I have to take a pic of two or three of them, I put the others in a different room,” Kasey told BarkPost.com. “If I try to do it in front of them, they will come together, because they are so used to being together.” The couple, from Missouri, have been adopting animals for a decade.
People of both sexes in the UK are a long way down the international height league table.
The export expectations of German manufacturing firms weakened in July, partly due to concerns relating to Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a survey by the influential Ifo economic institute showed on Tuesday. "The decline can partly be explained by the uncertainty that has been created by the Brexit vote," said Clemens Fuest, president of the Munich-based Ifo institute. In particular, the automobile and metals industries felt more pessimistic about prospects for their exports in the next three months, the survey of around 2,700 industrial firms showed.
A priest has died from a slashed throat after two knifemen burst into a church as he celebrated mass, in what appears to be the latest in a string of terror attacks in France. Two men, believed to be the assailants, held members of the congregation hostage for an hour before being shot dead by police after emerging on to the courtyard of the church in Normandy, according to local reports.