Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular as President Donald Trump among Brits, a poll has found. Research carried out by GfK found that just 17% of Brits approve of the job that Corbyn is doing as the leader of the opposition and 58% disapprove. Of those surveyed, 18% approveRead More »
It was her big chance to tackle the Prime Minister over Scottish independence, but Nicola Sturgeon was only "briefly" allowed to mention a second referendum before she was shut down by Theresa May, it has been claimed. The Prime Minister is understood to have dictated terms during their meeting at a Glasgow hotel, running down the clock by talking about Article 50 and a policing exercise before Ms Sturgeon tried to grab her chance at the end of their talk. The First Minister insisted there was no “rational” case for an independence referendum being delayed longer than two years because Mrs May had told her that both the UK’s Brexit and EU trade deals would be known by then.
Liam Payne has shared his panic over the number of nappy changes he and Cheryl have faced since the birth of their son. "Thank you to everyone for the love and supportive messages for myself and Cheryl. It really means a lot," Payne wrote.
Sadiq Khan today threw down the gauntlet to EU leaders, warning them not to "punish" Britain for Brexit. The Mayor told Brussels chiefs they would be making a “major mistake” if they pushed the UK into a ‘hard’ departure. In a major speech in the heart of the EU, the Mayor also issued a final plea to Theresa May as she prepares to formally trigger Article 50 tomorrow.
After spending more than three years in prison for the offence, five of the most senior judges in Britain quashed his conviction and replaced it with one for manslaughter, recognising the extreme stresses that Blackman faced in the theatre of war. Today they reduced his life sentence to seven years. So treacherous even the padre was banned from visiting, they faced daily attacks from the Taliban and were desperately understaffed in a camp that was a "breeding ground" for mental health problems. In total, seven soldiers from the 42 Commando Royal Marines died and 45 were seriously wounded during the tour.
Lots of short runs for this A3 this week, which has resulted in an inevitable drop in fuel economy. Just spent an interesting week in Toyota's C-HR, which is the kind of small SUV that is taking sales from traditional family cars such as the A3 Sportback.
Warner Bros have released the first look at actress Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. Cargo pants, khaki vest and a daredevil attitude have been the character's trademarks since Tomb Raider was first introduced to games back in 1996. Photos published by Vanity Fair magazine also show Vikander wielding pieces of driftwood, a bow and an arrow.
The French election is shaping up to be an unpredictable race, with Emmanuel Macron edging ahead of the far-Right leader Marine Le Pen in polling for the first round of voting. Centrist Macron, the former protege of Francois Hollande, is now the bookies' favourite to become French President, with the average of the latest polls showing him leading Le Pen by 0.2 points.
The mother of Westminster killer Khalid Masood says she has cried for the victims of the "horrendous" attack. Masood killed four people, including a police officer, during his 82-second rampage in central London last Wednesday. Police have said there was "no evidence" he had links with Islamic State or al Qaeda but was "clearly" interested in jihad.
Devastating earthquakes, floods, hailstorms and wildfires, along with man-made devastation, helped push global disaster costs to $175 billion (161 billion euros) last year, reinsurer Swiss Re said on Thursday.
David Davis has refused to commit to a cap on EU citizens coming to the UK after Brexit, admitting immigration levels may need to rise "from time to time". The Brexit Secretary gave the clearest indication yet that quitting the EU may not result in the dramatic fall in net migration many Leave voters desired. Mr Davis said industries and public services dependent on migrant labour would need to be able to continue to recruit workers from overseas.
Redrow has formally abandoned its planned takeover of struggling rival Bovis Homes, saying it was not in the best interests of shareholders to raise its offer. The housebuilder made the announcement following "further analysis" after its initial approach was rejected earlier this month and Bovis terminated discussions. The statement said: "The Board of Redrow has determined that it is not in its shareholders' best interests to increase its proposal to Bovis above the level which was rejected by the board of Bovis.
Instead of synthetic waxes, think of ingredients like protective avocado butter, soothing orange essential oil and hydrating organic coconut oil that make the highly pigmented colour glide on. The outer box is made from recycled material by a women's foundation in Bali and can be recycled again.
The first winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. 10 extraordinary pictures have been selected as the winners of the ‘Open’ category of the competition, selected from a pool of more than 100,000 entries. Journalist and photographer Damien Deomolder, chair of the Open competition, said: ‘It has been a pleasure and an inspiration to be exposed to such a volume of great work, and a privilege too that I could share in the personal moments, the joys, tears, life and losses of photographers from all around the globe who recorded their experiences through their pictures.’ MORE: In pictures – Sewol ferry raised from the sea three years after disaster that claimed 300 lives MORE: World’s biggest dinosaur footprints discovered at Australia’s ‘Jurassic Park’ The winners of the National Awards, a global contest to find best images taken by photographers in 66 countries, have also been announced. This year the competition expanded to Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates for the first time. Here are some of the most spectacular pictures, taken by both amateur and professional photographers.
An existential risk to humanity caused by developments in artificial intelligence is too hard to ignore, says Elon Musk, who has created a new company which aims to merge computers with human brains. Musk, who is already the chief executive of electric car company Tesla and space rocket manufacturer SpaceX (and is busy creating a new way of tunnelling with The Boring Company) is about to set up a new business called Neuralink. Hours after news broke of the venture, first by anonymous sources speaking to the press, Musk tweeted confirmation and said an article explaining his plans would be published in the coming days.
A few hours before beginning chemotherapy, a man named Chris faces the camera on his mobile phone with a mischievous smile and describes a perfectly absurd milestone at 1:37pm on a Wednesday. Because how can you not laugh when you’ve been invited to bank your sperm in advance of being “Godzilla-ed” with chemotherapy and radiation, all just four days after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at the age of 43 and given a 5 to 15 per cent chance of survival?
Sadiq Khan comments on Daily Mail newspaper headline about Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May. The Daily Mail declared "Never mind Brexit, who won legs-it?", next to a photograph of Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Does anyone actually like Ed Sheeran‘s songs or are we simply employing them as torture devices? The question has been raised after a Midlands woman was jailed for terrorising her neighbours with a solid half an hour of Sheeran’s megahit ‘Shape of You’ played on repeat, at top volume. This constituted a “wholly unacceptable level of disturbance”, according to a judge and all other conscious human beings, but may also explain why Ed Sheeran has taken over the charts so comprehensively.
Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi believes the Super Eagles’ growing Premier League contingent could drive the team toward FIFA 2018 World Cup qualification. Ndidi was part of the Nigeria squad scheduled to play Burkina Faso in a friendly international at The Hive, home of English League Two team Barnet on Monday evening.
The long wait is over: Google Home is finally launching in the UK. On Tuesday morning, Google announced at an event in central London that it is releasing Google Home, its AI-powered smart speaker, in Britain. Google Home is a speaker infused with Google Assistant, Google's AI virtual assistant. It's controlled by voice commands, and can play music, provide updates on news and weather, tell the user about their schedule, set timers, and more.
The brainchild of Mancunians Alexander Howarth, 23, and Olivia Marks, 22, a West Hampstead couple who have been dating (and running) for five years, its model is simple: take a CEO on a 10km run through Hyde Park, where a relay team of budding entrepreneurs take it in turns to pitch their ideas over eight-minute stretches.
North Korea is believed to have conducted a second rocket engine test in addition to the one announced on 18 March, officials in the US said. In its aim to acquire intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capabilities, the isolated country is reported to have carried out the new rocket engine test on Friday (24 March), US officials told Reuters. The country's leader, Kim Jong-un, had personally monitored the first rocket engine test and heralded it as a "new birth" in the rocket industry.
Scientists have published details of the world's biggest dinosaur footprints found in what has been dubbed "Australia’s Jurassic Park". A team of palaeontologists identified an unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks, including the only confirmed evidence for stegosaurs in Australia, on a 25-kilometre stretch of a remote coastline north of Broome. "Nowhere else has as many different types of dinosaurs represented by tracks than Walmadany [James Price Point] has," said Dr Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study, using the name given to the area by its traditional owners.
Oil and gas company Statoil gas processing and CO2 removal platform Sleipner T is pictured in the offshore near the Stavanger, Norway, February 11, 2016. Øyvind Christian Rohn spent more than two decades in the oil and gas industry.