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Boris Johnson believes Brexit negotiations will collapse, according close friends cited by The Sun newspaper. Some Tories, notably those who signed a leaked letter to Theresa May calling for a hard Brexit, actually want the negotiations to fail. In the absence of a deal to replace or extend the UK’s membership of the EU’s single market, Britain would begin trading with the EU on what are called “World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms”.
Ryanair has published a list of hundreds of flights it is cancelling over the next six weeks after it admitted 'messing up' pilots' holiday. Here is a list of the flights cancelled on Tuesday 19 September. ...
With Strictly Come Dancing 2017 starting in earnest this week (Saturday, September 23), the BBC has unveiled a bunch of sparkly first-look pictures of the prancing, dancing duos. The pairings were announced earlier this month during the launch show, and their first song choices were revealed last week, so click through the gallery to see what they all look like together. From Digital Spy
The sequel to spy flick Kingsman has hit UK cinemas - but is there a danger its main star could swap sides? At the London premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, actor Taron Egerton said it would be "amazing" to play James Bond. The 27-year-old star rose to fame playing unlikely spy Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin in the first of Matthew Vaughn's action-packed films, and has since been hailed as a fresh alternative to old-school 007 .
Dozens of people have been killed and thousands have been forced on to the streets of Mexico City after an earthquake. Panicked workers fled from office buildings and clouds of dust rose up from the crumbling facades of damaged buildings after the 7.1 magnitude quake struck. The governor of Morelos said at least 42 people had been killed in his state, while at least 11 people were reported to have died in neighbouring Puebla.
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has apologised for the inconvenience caused by a pilot rota blunder which has left hundreds of thousands of passengers unsure whether their flights will take off. The budget airline conceded it had "messed up" the planning of pilot holidays and also blamed the cancellations on a backlog of crew leave, air traffic control strikes and weather disruptions. There are lists of cancellations on its website.
A man jailed for posting pictures of a dead body on Facebook just hours after flames ripped through Grenfell Tower has said was shocked to be locked up for three months. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, said he regretted his actions and told BBC Newsnight he knew it was "morally wrong" to take pictures of the loosely covered corpse hours after the blaze struck the block of flats in Kensington in June.
The big four accountancy firm KPMG is poised to be cleared over its handling of the accounts of HBOS, the mortgage lender which was brought to the brink of collapse during the 2008 financial crisis. Sky News has learnt that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is expected to announce as soon as Tuesday that it does not believe there are grounds for further action after reviewing the audit of HBOS's accounts for 2007. The development, which follows a probe lasting 15 months, will come as a relief to KPMG, which is embroiled in a crisis in South Africa over its relationship with the controversial Gupta family.
By Philip Wen BEIJING (Reuters) - China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit. After having a conviction for embezzling 855 million yuan (96 million pounds) from a company owned by Guo quashed, Qu Long told Reuters he is out for revenge. "When he returns I will sue him in China," Qu said of Guo, two days after being released from jail where he served six years of a 15-year sentence.