By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and Article 50, which formally starts the exit process from the bloc, would be triggered before the next election. Patrick McLoughlin, who was made party chairman by new Prime Minister Theresa May last week, told the BBC's Marr Show that the vote for Brexit meant Britain must now get control of its own borders and that immigration must be reduced. Asked about a report in the Observer newspaper that an "emergency brake" on the free movement of people was being discussed, which would allow Britain to keep access to the European single market, McLoughlin said: "let us see." "I'm quite clear that the referendum result is binding on parliament," he said.
Kate Beckinsale has taken to social media to deny all rumours that she is dating her close friend David Walliams, and we have to admit, she did it in the best way ever. The actress gave celebs everywhere a lesson in how to handle the rumour mill as she shared a photo taken by the paparazzi of herself and David enjoying a fun dinner date. Alongside the image, Kate tweeted: “This is my dear friend, @davidwalliams.
Praise from global luminaries for their compassionate response to the influx of migrants has not helped restore tourism on the island of Lesbos
Agnes Brown also paid tribute to some of the BBC’s most loved situation comedies in the live episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
A five-year-old boy has died after an incident at a water park in Leicestershire and two people have been arrested, police say. Officers were called to Bosworth Water Park, Market Bosworth, at 3.50pm on Saturday after a young boy, who has been named on social media as Charlie, was taken to hospital, where he later died.
The latest instalment in the Bourne franchise sees Matt Damon return as the main man and take revenge on people he thought he could trust. Starring new face Alicia Vikander.
Taylor Swift’s PR-week-from-hell continued last night as her ex boyfriend Calvin Harris took to social media to chuck some (more) shade at his former love. The Scottish DJ arguably kicked off Taylor’s downfall last week when he had enough of her people trying to badmouth him in the press after she allegedly cheated on him with Tom Hiddleston whilst he was in hospital following a car crash. Taking to Twitter, Calv warned his ex that he refused to let her “bury” him like she tried to “bury” Katy Perry last year.
EC vice president Jyrki Katainen said "socio-economic factors" should be taken into account when deciding how much to suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal
If you have only just stopped crying over Paul Coker’s heartbreaking death in EastEnders earlier this week then we’re sorry, but you’re probably going to start again. Just one day after it was revealed that Paul’s brutal death was the result of a homophobic attack in the hit BBC One soap, the actor who played him - Jonny Labey - has shared an example of the homophobic abuse that he has been receiving on Twitter since his death aired. Referencing the horrific massacre in Orlando gay club Pulse, which took the lives of 49 innocent people last month, Twitter user @NabilFekirinho wrote: “@jonnylabey You should’ve died in Orlando instead pal”.
According to Lockheed Martin, every F-35 pilot wears the Generation III helmet for each training exercise and operational mission. Pilots can also read their airspeed, altitude, targeting information, and threat warnings on the helmet's visor, giving them "unprecedented situational awareness," according to Lockheed Martin. What's more, the helmet also gives pilots night vision via an integrated camera.
Crowd gathers at a ceremony to unveil the AG600 amphibious plane, in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong Province, on July 23, 2016
Donald Trump's sons are the focus of renewed outrage over their love of hunting wildlife, after X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne shared a photo of the pair posing with a dead leopard and a crocodile. Donald Jr and Eric Trump are seen smiling as they display their kill during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Posting the image on Twitter and Instagram Osbourne said: "Really?
Voting for the winner will be suspended on Sunday afternoon in a devious twist.
She wowed in the trailer and at Comic-Con.
By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.
Loads of female A-level students have received sanitary products in the post… courtesy of Ucas.
The show will be available to watch on the streaming service in the UK from January, within 24 hours of episodes being broadcast in the US.
Many holidaymakers stuck on the roads to the Port of Dover for many hours have said the situation was "completely chaotic" and complained about the lack of information over the disruption. Chris Bussell, who had been waiting in his car with his four children, told Sky News: "We joined queue at 8.30am this morning (Saturday) and have been sat in it ever since. Sonia Tutt, 38, from Kent, was travelling with more than a dozen people, including her 14-year-old twin daughters, to the Mounted Games European Championships in Germany.
The UK does not have the monopoly on referendums — in 1995 Quebec came close to voting for independence from Canada. While Canada avoided a Quexit (I could not resist), the province was hit by some of the same issues as the UK faces post-Brexit vote: namely, a starkly divided nation, and uncertainty (the close Quebec vote meant many feared another referendum). Dax DaSilva is the founder and CEO of Lightspeed, a tech company based in Montreal, Quebec.
This poor bear had been seen wandering around for a full week with a jar stuck on its head. Sadly, every time animal control arrived to help him he had already left the area. Enter Jim Hawkins! Jim owns a bed and breakfast in Colorado and couldn’t sit back and watch the bear suffer. He managed to lasso the bear just before they had a quick tussle in the grass. The bear then climbed a nearby tree and was soon aided by animal control. Credit: Youngblood Hawkins
Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. The phases have also triggered stock-room purges, meaning all merchandise in the stock rooms must be moved to the sales floor.
People who wanted to spend money on a car, a house or a holiday have decided to either delay or abandon their plans completely, says poll.
The actor donned a Guy Fawkes face mask as he roamed around the San Diego convention centre posing for pictures with unsuspecting fans.
Travellers are facing days of misery after police warned disruption on the roads to Dover could last until Monday. People travelling across the Channel are currently being warned to expect delays of around 14 hours after security checks were stepped up at the request of French authorities. Many were stuck overnight and others have been stranded for hours in tailbacks as they made their way to the Channel at the start of the summer holidays.