A co-chair of parliament’s inquiry into the collapse of BHS is demanding the extension of tests to assess company directors’ suitability, and raised fresh questions about the stewardship of Sir Philip Green’s business empire. Sky News can disclose that Frank Field plans to raise concerns with Greg Clark
Satoshi Uematsu removed the sheet covering his head as he was bundled into a police van - displaying a huge smile for the world’s press. Just hours earlier, Uematsu broke into the Tsukui Yamayuri-en care home in Sagamihara, 30 miles west of Tokyo, armed with a bag full of knives for his killing spree. Uematsu, who had previously worked at the centre, turned himself in following the attack and had earlier delivered a letter to parliament outlining his deadly plan, saying that all disabled people should be put to death.
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.
With tough, if unpopular austerity measures, Portugal cut its budget deficit from close to 10 percent of GDP in 2010 to 4.4 percent last year, but that still overshoots targets
Vicky Pattison has made a confession about her love life and revealed some “extreme and intense” feelings for her BFF and former Big Brother housemate Alex Cannon - now doesn’t that sound like a match made in reality TV heaven? With a love story to rival Romeo & Juliet’s, the duo first met on Geordie Shore’s spin-off show Judge Geordie and have been inseparable ever since, but haven’t yet managed to upgrade their relationship status. Despite harbouring some strong feelings for the Liverpudlian lad, Vicky went on to express concern over the risk of losing their close friendship.
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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.
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.
Britain could face a "surge" in migration from EU nationals rushing to come in before restrictions are imposed, MPs have warned. The Home Affairs Select Committee is urging Theresa May to impose a "cut-off date" for them to settle permanently in the UK to avoid a spike in applications. In a report published today, the MPs say moves to restrict immigration - as expected after Brexit - will invariably lead to a sharp rise in numbers before the deadline.
The phenomenon that is "Pokémon GO" — the free mobile game that puts Pokémon into real life using your phone's camera — is mostly worldwide. Tens of millions of players are catching Pokémon and exploring the game's limits at all hours of the day, all over the planet.
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.
Chris Froome on Sunday won his third Tour de France title in four years, and yet his victories were many years in the making. When Froome turned pro in 2007 at age 22, he weighed 167 pounds. After the trimming, Froome is thought to have increased his power to weight by 10%.
By Noemie Olive SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance. The men arrived during morning mass in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class town near Rouen, northwest of Paris, where the 85-year-old parish priest, Father Jacques Hamel, was leading prayers. News agency Amaq, which is affiliated with Islamic State, a group France is bombing in Iraq and Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition, said two of its "soldiers" had carried out the attack.
Disney has patented a system to track guests at its theme parks using their shoes. The system would use cameras and sensors to scan people's footwear on arrival, and track them as they move around the grounds. It would let Disney build a picture of which rides, shops and shows are proving popular during a typical visit.
Does anyone remember when their daughter was born?
Shannen revealed that she was fighting breast cancer last year.
Malaysia Airlines ground staff walk past Malaysia Airlines aircraft parked on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang
People of both sexes in the UK are a long way down the international height league table.
Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe has said she is "really flattered" to be named as the female winner of the 2016 Rear of the Year. The competition is a light-hearted competition for British celebrities who have a notable posterior.
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.
More than two and a half million people who voted Labour at the last election would choose Theresa May over Jeremy Corbyn to be Prime Minister, a new poll suggests. When asked which leader they would prefer to lead the country, 29% of Labour voters - equivalent to 2.7 million people - opted for the Conservative Party's new PM. The YouGov survey for The Times also found that Mrs May's government enjoys a 12-point lead over Labour in general.
By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Strong will exists in both Britain and Ireland to preserve free movement between the countries following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday after meeting her Irish counterpart. May, who visited the province of Northern Ireland on Monday, has said she does not want to see a return to past border controls with the Irish Republic, which will be Britain's only land frontier with the EU. "We benefitted from a common travel area between the UK and the Republic of Ireland for many years before either country was a member of the EU," May said at a joint news conference with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in London.
A tourist guide has stumbled across a giant dinosaur footprint that is one of the biggest ever found. Argentine paleontologist Sebastian Apesteguia, who is studying the find, said the biped dinosaur, which once roamed South America, is the most likely creator of the 1.2 metre-wide print. It was found some 40 miles (64km) outside the city of Sucre in central Bolivia, in an area well known for dinosaur tracks being found in the soft clay of the region.
New recruit on The Only Way Is Essex, Megan McKenna, has made an impressive impact on the show so far, what with her romance with Pete Wicks and her feud with Chloe Lewis. Yep, those ARE the two most important ingredients for an episode of TOWIE, right? Now though, TOWIE bosses have decided to bring in some people very close to Megan to show another side to her and to boost her popularity.
A German man was jailed for life on Tuesday for murdering two young children last year, including a 4-year-old refugee boy whom he had kidnapped from Berlin's main migrant registration centre. The man, identified only as Silvio S., confessed last year to abducting, sexually abusing and killing Mohamed Januzi, a Bosnian boy whose family was seeking asylum in Germany, prosecutors said.
Plans for a £344m expansion of London's City Airport have been given clearance by the Government. The decision, the Treasury said, would see the creation of 1,600 jobs and potentially add £1.5bn to the UK economy by 2025. While City Airport's investment would allow for more flights, the Government is under pressure to make a decision on which major airport, between Heathrow and Gatwick, is to get a new runway.