The Inbetweeners actress encouraged her followers to embrace their “different shapes and sizes”, after admitting she has previously used slimming apps on her photos. Sharing a bikini snap, Atack captioned the picture: “Morning mud crabs just catching up on everything. “I will never EVER use a Slimming App ever again.
Germany delivered a triple rebuff to Theresa May’s pleas to change her stricken Brexit deal today. As the Prime Minister flew early to a two-day Brussels summit to ask leaders individually to rescue the agreement with new legal assurances on the backstop, three big names came out with warnings that they are not willing to go that far. German interior minister Stephan Mayer, European commissioner Guenther Oettinger and senior MEP Elmar Brok all said that a political clarification was possible but not a legally-watertight change to the agreement.
Nicola Sturgeon is facing an urgent decision on whether to salvage an emergency bill on Brexit after the supreme court ruled the Scottish legislation was unlawful. The court, in a significant setback for the first minister, said that key parts of a continuity bill passed by Holyrood to repatriate EU powers in areas such as farming, fisheries and policing, breached UK law.
Seann Walsh reportedly won't be taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing tour, but it appears he's still contractually obliged to pitch up for the annual past contestants dance for this weekend's final.
Police investigating the killing of British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a shovel they suspect is linked to her death. Police have not revealed in what way they believe the shovel is connected to Ms Millane's death. Hundreds of people paid tribute to Ms Millane on Wednesday in her hometown of Wickford.
One of the stand-out features of Samsung's forthcoming flagship smartphone, presumably called the Galaxy S10, is expected to be the camera, with the latest rumour suggesting an ultra-wide lens that will significantly improve image quality. The new camera feature was spotted in a beta version of the Android Pie mobile operating system, which includes an option for "Ultra wide lens correction" within the camera settings. Several rumours surrounding the Galaxy S10 camera have already hinted at a multi-lens setup, both on the front and rear of the device.
Khabib Nurmagomedov would devour Floyd Mayweather like a ravenous snake should they ever fight in the UFC. Both fighters have teased a crossover bout in recent months, but Nurmagomedov will not be able to fight until he's attended a disciplinary hearing in January. Mayweather, too, is busy as he is scheduled to take part in a three round exhibition against unbeaten kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.
Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence from her own party and is safe from a leadership challenge for at least 12 months. Or, more likely, article 50 will be extended and decision-making on Brexit returned to the electorate, either through a general election (my preference), a second referendum, or indeed some combination of both. As the likelihood of Labour taking over Brexit negotiations fades, the party may well have to start war-gaming its response to a three-way choice between bad deal, no deal, or no Brexit.
Theresa May’s appeal for cross-party unity to halt the deepening Brexit crisis appears to have been rejected after the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said there was “no way on earth” the public wanted the Tories teaming up with Jeremy Corbyn. The Tory rebel, who had been gathering plotters in his office hours before the vote that could have ended May’s premiership, said the party needed the prime minister to threaten to walk away from the deal, not reach out to Labour. “If you think you can reach out to the Labour party with the leadership they have got at the moment you must be living in a mad place, because there is no way on earth the public want to see us deal with the Labour party,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
After the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle wore black nail polish to the Fashion Awards on Monday night, traditionalists sniffed that she'd broken a royal rule banning colourful manicures (there goes Prince Andrew's Christmas Day look). In case you've ever wondered, here's why Prince George is always seen in shorts, only married women wear tiaras and why bare legs are (mostly) off limits. Apparently the Queen prefers royal women to go bare or wear a subtle neutral polish.
Fulham vs West Ham Premier League 2018/19 Venue: Craven Cottage Date: Saturday, 15 December, 2018 Kick-off time: 5:30pm GMT
Some of the "sexting" messages from a Conservative MP have been read out in the House of Commons after he controversially had the party whip restored. Andrew Griffiths saw his suspension from the Tory parliamentary party lifted on Wednesday, just hours before he voted in favour of Theresa May as the prime minister faced a confidence vote in her leadership. The decision by Conservative whips to restore Mr Griffiths to the party, as well as two other suspended MPs, was condemned by opposition MPs as a "betrayal of women".
Police investigating the killing of 22-year-old British backpacker Grace Millane in New Zealand have found a shovel thought to be connected to her death.
Footage shows a motorist arguing with a cyclist about how he can 'safely' use his mobile phone while driving - only to crash moments later.
Michael Fagan, the man who broke into Buckingham Palace in 1982, has revealed fascinating new details from the notorious incident. Fagan, who was 33 and an out-of-work painter and decorator at the time, describes how he had recently been dumped by his wife and was suffering a “breakdown”.
A 24-year-old Dutch phenomenon blasted the very best of the international motorcycle racing community in 2018. Marc Marquez, Pecco Bagnaia, Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam, Michael Dunlop: not a single rider can hold a light to the staggering achievement of Red Bull KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings, who swept MXGP – the FIM Motocross World Championship – with 17 victories from 19 rounds.
The Home Office statistics show that a total of 179 people, including 59 children aged under 15 and 33 females, thought to be at risk of engaging in Islamist extremism were supported under the “Channel” scheme during the 12 months to March this year.
Retailer Bonmarché has said current trading conditions are worse than during the recession as it warned that extended Brexit uncertainty was dragging on sales. The retailer said sales during Black Friday week, when it had hoped to see pent-up demand unleashed as shoppers took advantage of discounts, had instead been "extremely poor". Chief (Taiwan OTC: 3345.TWO - news) executive Helen Connolly said: "The current trading conditions are unprecedented in our experience and are significantly worse even than during the recession of 2008/9.
The number of people referred to the government's Prevent anti-extremism programme because of links to right-wing extremism has shown a sharp rise. Statistics for the 12 months to March this year show a 36% increase in extreme far-right referrals, a continuation of the upward trend seen since 2015.