In 2004 Kate Thornton landed the most high-profile presenting gig in British TV, fronting Simon Cowell’s brand new talent show X Factor. X Factor was the next logical step for the super-talented Thornton, but it was, sadly, the start of the downfall of her TV presenting career. Kate insisted at the time she would never speak to the music mogul ever again because she had no warning about getting the boot.
The Scottish government's revenues from North Sea oil and gas collapsed by 97% to just £60m in the last financial year, according to new figures that have been seized on by pro-union politicians. It is a far cry from 2008/9 when Scotland's share of North Sea revenues peaked at £11.6bn. The latest figures showed that Scotland's fiscal deficit - the gap between spending and borrowing - rose from £14.3bn to £14.8bn.
Danny was left with a black eye after Mark’s friends attacked him at the festival.
You’re going to want to watch the video of this adorable unlikely duo.
Basically, you better be happy to stay there. And they’ve had around a dozen people interested in the flights so far…
Courteney said her new motto is to “just let it be”.
Three people have died today at a popular beach in East Sussex. Emergency teams were called to reports that the victims needed urgent medical aid at Camber Sands, near Rye. There were reports that the three had encountered a swarm of jellyfish but sources at Rye Harbour RNLI said this was highly unlikely.
Peter Andre might be mysterious about some things (girls for instance), but he has just publicly shared a very exciting announcement. Writing in his column for new! magazine, the father-of-three gave away few details but did reveal that he would join the ITV daytime show next month to ‘front a mini series’ that focuses on dads in Britain.
Carl Williams was shot outside his own home in Indiana and taken to hospital with a stomach wound.
This is the type of fuel you’ll need if you’re going to be pulling lorries.
Premier League West Bromwich Albion have been knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties by Northampton Town. Tony Pulis' men were held to a 2-2 draw after 120 minutes of action at the Sixfields Stadium. Goals from Zander Diamond and Alex Revell cancelled out strikes from James McClean and Gareth McAuley before the hosts won 4-3 on penalties to progress into the next round of the tournament.
Poor Sofia Richie! The daughter of Lionel Richie and Diana Alexander Richie probably wanted to party All Night Long in celebration of her milestone birthday, but sadly she suffered another setback. It’s safe to say that Justin Bieber’s girlfriend hasn’t been having the best time of it lately, and it looked like the teen – who is celebrating her 18th birthday today (Aug 24) – was set for another disappointing delay. Richie took to Snapchat last night (Aug 23) to reveal that she had been forced to visit hospital just hours before her special day.
The 27 countries that will remain in the European Union after Britain leaves must listen to each other carefully and avoid rushing into policy decisions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. "This is a phase of listening, of understanding and learning from one another so that we can really understand and develop a new balance within the European Union of 27 members that will remain," Merkel, speaking at a joint news conference in Tallin with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas. "If you do it wrong from the beginning and you don't listen, – and act just for the sake of acting - then you can make many mistakes," the conservative German leader said, underscoring that the upcoming EU summit in Bratislava was about setting an agenda for the future, not making any firm decisions.
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By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Frenchman shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two people at a backpackers' hotel in Australia, police said on Wednesday. The man was in Australia on a valid tourist visa and had no known links to radical groups such as Islamic State, which has urged its followers to carry out attacks with knives or other readily available weapons, police said. The Australian Broadcasting Corp said that she was in the country on a working holiday.
Which nations possess the most powerful conventional armies in the world? Swiss finance company Credit Suisse has tried to work this out, using several factors to determine a country’s military power. These include how many active military personnel, tanks, helicopters, combat aircraft, aircraft carriers and submarines they have. The United States, predictably, holds the top spot but some of the other entries are a surprise… (Courtesy - Business Insider; Images - Getty)
Viewers quickly turned against “Our Sam” as she left the house.
The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday. The airship, which is bigger than the size of six double-decker buses, sustained damage on landing from its second test flight, Hybrid Air Vehicles said, adding that all crew were safe and well following the incident. Privately owned Hybrid Air Vehicles denied a report on the BBC that the airship had hit a telegraph pole.
At least 120 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, reducing ancient towns to rubble. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the epicentre was northeast of Rome, near Norcia in Umbria, while the US Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.2. It seemed the bed was walking across the room by itself with us on it," said Lina Mercantini, of Cesalli, Umbria.
Mary Berry’s reaction to the use of gin and the word drizzle were both highlights.
Nope, it’s not something out of a sci-fi movie – but could become a reality sometime soon.
A soldier who died while taking part in a night-time live firing exercise at a training facility in Northumberland has been named as Private Conor McPherson. The 24-year-old suffered a serious head wound after being shot during the exercise at the Otterburn training area. After training at Catterick, he was posted to The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, in February last year.
Britney Spears is finally returning to the airwaves with her new album set for release on Friday, but the star has now revealed that the record almost didn’t come out after she suffered a terrifying near-death experience just last month. Speaking to Scott Mills for his BBC Radio 1 show, the mum-of-two revealed that she was swimming in the sea in Hawaii when she was dragged under huge “six-foot waves”. Thankfully the star managed to escape the incident completely unscathed and is looking forward to the release of “Glory” this weekend, telling Scott that the album is “her baby” after working on it for almost two years.
By Ju-min Park and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile on Wednesday that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN sanctions. Having the ability to fire a missile from a submarine could help North Korea evade a new anti-missile system planned for South Korea and pose a threat even if nuclear-armed North Korea's land-based arsenal was destroyed, experts said. The ballistic missile was fired at around 5:30 a.m. from near the coastal city of Sinpo, where a submarine base is located, officials at South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defence Ministry told Reuters.
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