• Holly Willoughby strips off to sunbathe after 'overwhelming' I'm A Celebrity stint
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    Holly Willoughby strips off to sunbathe after 'overwhelming' I'm A Celebrity stint

    Holly Willoughby stripped off to soak up the sun after an “overwhelming” first go at presenting I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. The TV star, 37, joined Declan Donnelly to front the jungle reality series in place of Ant McPartlin for the first time since the show launched 16 years ago. Fans encouraged her to enjoy the “relaxing” break as they praised her “fantastic” first night with Donnelly.

  • Strictly curse wouldn’t happen if people are happy, says former star Cacace
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    Strictly curse wouldn’t happen if people are happy, says former star Cacace

    The former Strictly star has been in two high-profile romances with partners from the show.

  • Never-before-seen images show Prince Charles affectionately with family
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    Never-before-seen images show Prince Charles affectionately with family

    Never-before-seen images of the Prince of Wales have been released showing a softer side of the heir to the throne - including Charles cuddling a beaming Prince Louis. The intimate pictures were released in the Sunday Times Magazine to commemorate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, and were taken over the past year by photographer Chris Jackson. While they show Charles in a variety of candid moments, it is his interaction with six-month-old Prince Louis that catch the eye.

  • Donald Trump says he will not listen to 'vicious' Jamal Khashoggi killing tape
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    Donald Trump says he will not listen to 'vicious' Jamal Khashoggi killing tape

    Donald Trump has said he has been fully briefed on a "vicious and terrible" audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but does not want to listen to it himself. Turkey has long maintained that it was in possession of a recording of the death, which it said had been shared with officials from Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, the US and the UK . Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One for a visit to fire-ravaged California , Mr Trump said Saudi Arabia remained a "truly spectacular ally in terms of jobs and economic development".

  • Danny Dyer in second foul-mouthed Brexit rant targeting Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage
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    Danny Dyer in second foul-mouthed Brexit rant targeting Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage

    Danny Dyer has offered another foul-mouthed take on Brexit, this time attacking Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. After he famously labelled former Prime Minister David Cameron a “t***” on live TV for leaving his post after the Brexit referendum, Mr Dyer has now turned his fury towards Mr Johnson and Mr Farage – while offering sympathy for current Prime Minister Theresa May. Former foreign secretary Mr Johnson was lambasted for his “stupid haircut”, while former Ukip leader Mr Farage was described as "another p**** in a suit".

  • Fruits of my labour! Artist's amazingly intricate carvings on fruit and veg
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    Fruits of my labour! Artist's amazingly intricate carvings on fruit and veg

    This Japanese chef has spent years teaching himself how to make incredible carvings out of fruit and vegetables. Takehiro Kishimoto, 38, has been perfecting his intricate designs for the last five years, using just food items and a single knife. Pictures show detailed tessellating patterns where different shapes interlock with each other. These cutting edge patterns have been carved into a stem of broccoli and the flesh of avocados. One image shows the skin of a pomelo – a large yellow citrus fruit – transformed into hundreds of tiny leaves. The art of carving fruit and vegetables is an ancient tradition in Japan, known as Mukimono. Father-of-two Takehiro was inspired to learn the art form after seeing it on TV, and started practising in his spare time. He said: “The ideas for many of my designs come from traditional Japanese patterns. “I enjoy doing it because, as a chef, I find it extremely pleasing to create beautiful objects from food. “People also find it entertaining, which I think is important.” Takehiro, from Kobe, said the carvings took him anything from 30 minutes to three hours, depending on the size of the object. As well as his geometric designs, some of his sculptures take on floral forms. Photographs, which he posts on his Instagram account, show radishes, carrots, and kiwis all turned into delicate rose-like shapes. Takehiro said: “I always eat the food after I finish each sculpture. “I value the things I make for their visual beauty, but also appreciate them as food. “I don’t want them to go to waste either.”

  • Brexit latest: All the food and drink we could run out of if we leave the EU
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    Brexit latest: All the food and drink we could run out of if we leave the EU

    It has been a bit of a tumultuous week for Brexit. Last week saw Prime Minister Theresa May strike an EU divorce deal which saw some cabinet ministers – including the Brexit secretary – resign from their positions. With just 130 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union, to say there is uncertainty in the air is an understatement.

  • Samantha Markle to release tell-all book revealing Duchess of Sussex’s ‘lies’
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    Samantha Markle to release tell-all book revealing Duchess of Sussex’s ‘lies’

    The Duchess of Sussex’s half-sister is to release a tell-all book which she claims reveals Meghan Markle’s “lies”. Samantha Markle said she would like to release the book at the same time as Meghan’s due date, in April or May. The 53-year-old said the book will be called ‘In the Shadows of the Duchess’ and stated she would “hold nothing back”, the Daily Star reported.

  • Usain Bolt has 'a lot of offers' after Central Coast Mariners trial ends
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    Usain Bolt has 'a lot of offers' after Central Coast Mariners trial ends

    Usain Bolt will take time to decide on the next step of his football career, having received "a lot of offers" after his Central Coast Mariners trial ended. The Australian club parted company with the eight-time Olympic gold medallist earlier in November after reportedly being unable to find a commercial deal to meet Bolt's wage demands. Bolt played 95 minutes for the Mariners over two trial games, scoring twice against weak opposition, and remains determined to impress elsewhere in a "positive" environment.

  • Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the 'not too distant future' 
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    Nicola Sturgeon: decision on a second Scottish independence referendum in the 'not too distant future' 

    Nicola Sturgeon has promised to reveal her plans for a second independence referendum in the “not too distant future”, after claiming there was currently too much “chaos” over Brexit.

  • Theresa May's Brexit deal is far worse than Britain's current agreement with the EU
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    Theresa May's Brexit deal is far worse than Britain's current agreement with the EU

    Mainstream media coverage of the latest unfolding of the Brexit pantomime has completely ignored a central aspect of the Conservatives’ carefully constructed strategy. Theresa May’s inveigling on the steps of 10 Downing Street, in choreographed Churchillian tone, that their Brexit “deal” is “in the national interest” takes political spin to new depths of deception and distraction. It should be crystal clear to anyone with any political nous that the shambolic last-minute-itis of the painfully drawn-out Brexit “negotiations” has been entirely deliberate, in order to create a pretext for the Tories’ phony two-year “transition period”.

  • Doctor Who review, Kerblam! – Jodie Whittaker's seventh outing is perfectly judged
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    Doctor Who review, Kerblam! – Jodie Whittaker's seventh outing is perfectly judged

    With Christmas suddenly looming and thoughts turning to online shopping, Jodie Whittaker's seventh outing as the Doctor is perfectly judged. The setting is a deep-space version of an Amazon warehouse – or at least an Amazon warehouse if it was the backdrop for the wackiest ever episode of Westworld. Despite living in a blue box that traverses time and space, the Doctor is somehow at home when her internet order of a Fez hat is delivered (talk about untrammelled fantasy).

  • Britain's most popular supercars revealed
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    Britain's most popular supercars revealed

    British are best up north.

  • The Walking Dead season 9 review: Maggie's absence – and four other talking points from episode 7
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    The Walking Dead season 9 review: Maggie's absence – and four other talking points from episode 7

    For the first time in its ninth season, The Walking Dead slowed the pace with an episode of mixed results. Events picked up exactly where they left off last week, with Rosita and Eugene in mortal danger after a run-in with those whispering walkers. Interestingly, this episode – titled “Stradivarius” – marked a big return for a former cast member: Michael Cudlitz, whose character Abraham Ford was killed off in the show’s seventh season, stepped behind the camera to direct the penultimate outing of 2018.

  • Diver Swims Amongst Playful Herd of Seals in Port Phillip Bay
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    Diver Swims Amongst Playful Herd of Seals in Port Phillip Bay

    Diver Jules Casey was fortunate to encounter a herd of happy seals during a tour of Port Phillip Bay along Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula in November. In this footage, at least five seals are seen playfully swimming around Casey, coming very close to her camera without any fear. Credit: onebreathdiver via Storyful

  • El Chapo trial - live updates: Former cartel member Jesus 'El Rey' Zambada gives explosive testimony at Joaquín Guzman hearing
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    El Chapo trial - live updates: Former cartel member Jesus 'El Rey' Zambada gives explosive testimony at Joaquín Guzman hearing

    The trial of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo“ Guzman continues in Brooklyn, New York, and is expected to last into early next year.

  • Supercar Rev Battle: Chiron, Ford GT, 720S, Urus, 458 Speciale
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    Supercar Rev Battle: Chiron, Ford GT, 720S, Urus, 458 Speciale

    Which do you think is the loudest among these supercars?

  • EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'
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    EU's Barnier says draft Brexit deal is 'fair and balanced'

    The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday the draft Brexit deal reached with London was "fair and balanced", as the bloc haggled with Britain over any extension to the envisaged transition period. Barnier told a news conference after briefing the 27 national EU ministers that they generally approved of the draft divorce agreement reached last week, and that a blank in the document on the end date for a possible extension of the status-quo transition period should be resolved for a summit on Sunday. "The deal is fair and balanced," Barnier said.

  • The Little Drummer Girl, episode 4, review: A damp squib
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    The Little Drummer Girl, episode 4, review: A damp squib

    The Little Drummer Girl has a lot of stamps on its passport. So far in this sprawling tale, we’ve been to the idyllic Greek island of Naxos and a sleepy street in Germany. Then there was a quaint town square in Austria and a remote road in former Yugoslavia. There was even the Acropolis of Athens – the first time in the monument’s 2,500-year history that a night shoot had been permitted there. All of which is to say that the dreary, drizzly British setting of most of tonight’s episode is something of a damp squib.

  • Waterloo delays latest: South Western Railway passengers told DO NOT travel after train engineering works overrun
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    Waterloo delays latest: South Western Railway passengers told DO NOT travel after train engineering works overrun

    Rail commuters have been told not to attempt to travel into London Waterloo after engineering works overran. Hundreds of thousands of South Western Railway (SWR) passengers using all four routes into Waterloo were warned not to travel on Monday morning. To compound the problem both Southern and Thameslink services experienced significant disruption due to overrunning engineering work "at various locations".

  • Teenager's terrifying Grand Prix crash
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    Teenager's terrifying Grand Prix crash

    Sophia Floersch's racing car lost control and flew over a barrier hitting a fence and wall. She suffered a fractured spine.

  • Will the Daily Mail and the Daily Express secure Theresa May's leadership and a soft Brexit?
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    Will the Daily Mail and the Daily Express secure Theresa May's leadership and a soft Brexit?

    In the nearly two and a half years since the Brexit referendum, headlines in pro-Leave newspapers have regularly snarled at anyone who dares soften or delay Britain’s EU departure. When 15 Conservative MPs were planning to vote against enshrining the Brexit date in law, they were slammed by The Daily Telegraph as “Brexit Mutineers”, their faces slapped on the front page as if they were featuring in a “wanted” poster. Meanwhile, we’ve seen the Daily Express pronounce on the need to “silence EU exit whingers”, The Sun describe Donald Tusk and Emmanuel Macron as “EU dirty rats”, and the Daily Mail attack senior judges as “Enemies of the People”.

  • Trial date set for man accused of murdering schoolgirl Lucy McHugh
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    Trial date set for man accused of murdering schoolgirl Lucy McHugh

    The body of the 13-year-old was found in woodland at Southampton Sports Centre on July 26.

  • UK drive: Kia’s Stinger GT-Line makes for a compelling alternative to traditional German rivals
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    UK drive: Kia’s Stinger GT-Line makes for a compelling alternative to traditional German rivals

    The range-topping Stinger GT-S has already impressed, so how does its less-powerful stablemate fare? Ryan Hirons finds out

  • Cancer-killing virus could deliver instructions that unmask tumours and prevent disease returning, study finds
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    Cancer-killing virus could deliver instructions that unmask tumours and prevent disease returning, study finds

    Scientists using viruses to combat cancer have found a way to prevent the disease from returning by targetting the healthy cells tumours enslave to use as camouflage and life support. University of Oxford researchers say this is the first time they have been able to target the fibroblasts cells which have been “tricked” into supporting the tumours without causing toxic reactions in healthy tissue. This two-pronged attack could allow doctors to directly target tumours and unmask the cancer cells, which “kick starts” the immune system causing it to attack the deadly invader.