Police have begun detailed excavation work in the hope of finally solving the 25-year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of Ben Needham. A team from South Yorkshire Police, supported by colleagues from Greece, are digging on farmland on the Greek island of Kos near where Ben was last seen on 24 July, 1991. Detective Inspector Jon Cousins said his officers would work with an archaeological team from the island to focus efforts on a particular patch of land.
X Factor viewers weren’t all that impressed with Irina’s Bucks Fizz-style moves.
British airline Monarch Airlines said it was operating normally and was on track to make a profit this year, after questions were asked about its future on social media. "Our flights are operating as normal, carrying Monarch passengers as scheduled," the airline said in a statement on Monday. Monarch, owned by investment firm Greybull Capital, said that security concerns, and the devaluation of the pound against the euro resulting from Brexit, had made market conditions tougher, and to help fund its growth, it expected to announce an investment "from its stakeholders" in the coming days.
Honey G is replacing singer Ivy Grace on The X Factor.
It has been reported Matt LeBlanc has signed a new deal to host Top Gear for a whopping £2million after Paul Hollywood turned down an offer to co-host the motoring show. It’s understood negotiations to keep the former Friends star at Top Gear are complete and he’s put pen to paper on an eye-watering deal – overseen by BBC TV Controller Charlotte Moore – to take the motoring show forward on his own. The news comes after the BBC lost a bidding war with Channel 4 to broadcast the Great British Bake Off after the rival channel brought a huge £75million three-year deal to the table.
Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that Ronnie and Roxy Mitchell leaving EastEnders is going to be the end of an era for the BBC One soap, especially now that we have learned that it’s going to be a permanent departure. Actresses Rita Simons (Roxy) and Sam Womack (Ronnie) are said to be upset by the news that the Mitchell sisters are being bumped off as they’d hoped to have the option to return at some stage in the future. The exit comes under new producer Sean O’Connor’s ruling, with Sean already killing off much-loved character Paul Coker as well as announcing the departures of other favourites, including Babe Carter, Masood Ahmed, Lee Carter, Claudette Hubbard, Buster, Briggs, Pam and Les Coker and Kyle Slater.
Instead of starting afresh and burying their differences, the Labour leaders' supporters and his opponents are continuing to clash with the same ferocity. The most ugly clash came between John McDonnell and Yvette Cooper over the shadow chancellor's controversial call before the last election for the former Tory MP Esther McVey to be "lynched". In a TV clash with Ms Cooper, Mr McDonnell defended his comments about Ms McVey, which included telling MPs in the Commons in March last year that the then employment minister was a "stain on humanity".
Princess Charlotte, wearing a blue-flowered frock, gave a little wave, much to the delight of the assembled crowd who had gathered to see the royal family of four. The star of the Canadian royal tour is Princess Charlotte, on her first official visit. Shortly after landing in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday (24 September), uniformed guards were seen unloading the young princess's dresses for the eight-day visit. The year-old daughter of Kate Middleton is making her first overseas trip, while three-year-old brother George has already visited Australia and New Zealand. Kate Middleton carried her daughter down the steps of the Canadian Government Airbus 310, taking care of her safety as Princess Charlotte appeared to have a small graze on her right knee. The public will next see Princess Charlotte and Prince George on 1 October as the royal children's appearances are being restricted to give them privacy and shield them from scrutiny. "It would have been overwhelming for them," royal watcher Debbie Burnham told NBC news. "This allows the parents to relax." Prince George seemed confused by the Canadian prime minister's attempt to high-five him. Justin Trudeau knelt down on the tarmac to greet the young prince, raising his hand, but it was It was an awkward moment as the Canadian then tried to shake the three-year old's hand. Prince George held tightly on to his father, Prince William's hand, obviously not having learned the correct way to salute a Canadian premier. It's not known whether Trudeau gave the instruction "Gimme five!" Kate and William will visit Vancouver on Sunday (25 September) to visit Downtown Eastside, which is an area known for poverty and homeless addicts. The royals will then move on to an immigrant welcome centre where they will talk with refugee families from Syria. More than 30,000 refugees have settled in Canada since Trudeau was elected prime minister in October 2015.
It has been reported that Angelina Jolie has found comfort in her friend, Johnny Depp, following her split from husband, Brad Pitt. The star became good friends with Johnny after they appeared in ‘The Tourist’ together back in 2010, and Johnny is no doubt able to offer her some words of wisdom having just gone through his own high-profile divorce from ex, Amber Heard. Angelina and Johnny worked together on The Tourist.
Blackmail, corruption and a death - standard week on The Street then!
The shock over Britain's decision to quit the European Union has been overcome for now, Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe told Reuters on Monday after the institute's monthly survey showed business morale in Germany surging in September. "The Brexit shock has been digested for now," Wohlrabe said. Brexit will not have a big impact on the German economy, Europe's largest, this year, Wohlrabe said.
"The prime minister was the first one who incited against Nahed when he ordered his arrest and put him on trial for sharing the cartoon, and that ignited the public against him and led to his killing," the victim's cousin Saad Hattar said.
Just a day after they arrived in Canada for their royal tour, Prince William and Kate Middleton got straight to work with a day of official engagements. Leaving the children behind at Government House in Victoria, the royal couple set off for a whistlestop tour of Vancouver, taking in the scenic beauty of the location before meeting local residents who have benefited from the charitable services offered in the community. Following a rousing reception, as thousands of people turned out to greet them, the royals travelled to the Downtown East Side of Vancouver to meet the team at Sheway, a charity that provides support to vulnerable mothers dealing with a range of issues including addiction.
Louis Walsh seemed to have trouble saying no on X Factor’s Six Chair Challenge.
Francois Hollande has repeated his call for the migrant camp at Calais to be "completely dismantled". Speaking during his first visit to the town, the French President insisted the sprawling settlement would be demolished before winter, adding Britain must share responsibility for solving the crisis. Mr Hollande is meeting police, local politicians, business leaders and representatives from civil-society groups during his visit, but he is not expected to venture into the sprawling camp itself on the outskirts of the town.
Cycling's golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, two of Team GB's most decorated Olympians, have married. In a post on Instagram, Trott said the wedding was "the happiest day of my life". Trott, 24, won two golds at the Rio Olympics and became Britain's most successful female Olympian.
An anonymous stranger has changed the lives of countless animals after leaving more than £6,000 in cash inside a shelter’s donation box. Staff at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA in California were stunned when they found a stash of $20 bills inside the box, totalling a staggering $8,000 (£6,190). Now they shelter has a vast sum to help care for the 12,000 animals brought to them every year.
Britain's housing market showed signs of slowing in August with the number of mortgages approved by banks falling to its lowest level since January 2015 and analysts said they expected further weakness ahead as Brexit uncertainty dampens demand next year. British banks approved 36,997 mortgages for house purchases last month, down from 37,672 in July and 21 percent lower than in August 2015, the British Bankers' Association said on Monday. The figures extended a slowdown which began at the start of this year ahead of the introduction of a new tax on homes bought by landlords in April and Britain's referendum decision to leave the European Union in June.
Coronation Street star Marc Anwar has been sacked from the soap for alleged "racially offensive" tweets about Indian people. The Pakistan-born actor, who joined the show in 2014 to play the role of Sharif Nazir, was dismissed after ITV was alerted to the posts by the Sunday Mirror. The alleged tweets from Anwar's protected account, published by the newspaper, were critical of India over the disputed Kashmir region and called on Pakistani actors to stop working in the country.
David Cameron was furious with Theresa May's reticence during the EU referendum campaign and felt she had left him to "fight alone", according to an insider account. Sir Craig Oliver, the former prime minister's director of communications, claimed Mr Cameron asked her 13 times to "come off the fence" but was "stonewalled". Mrs May, then the home secretary, took many weeks to declare whether she was for Leave or Remain, after Mr Cameron allowed Cabinet ministers to campaign either way.
It seems there’s not a whole lot of science behind growing ridiculously big vegetables.
By Michelle Nichols and Suleiman Al-Khalidi UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". A diplomatic solution to the fighting looked unlikely as U.S. and Russian diplomats disagreed at a U.N. Security Council meeting called to discuss the violence, which has escalated since a ceasefire collapsed last week. Rebels, who are battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of Aleppo, said any peace process would be futile unless the "scorched earth bombing" stopped immediately.
The world's largest radio telescope, the 500-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), has been officially opened on Sunday (25 September) in Pingtang County, in southwest China's Guizhou province. "(The telescope) will certainly generate enthusiasm, bring people into science, and make China important in the world of science," Joseph Taylor, an astronomer at Princeton University told Xinhua news agency. FAST is believed to be the most sensitive radio telescope ever which could even detect the signal of a mobile phone used on the moon.
An executive who advised ministers on the rescue of Britain's banking system during the 2008 financial crisis is leaving his employer to launch the latest in a string of firms founded by top City figures. Sky News understands that Sebastian Grigg, a vice-chairman of Credit Suisse (LSE: 0QP5.L - news) 's investment bank and one of its most senior European employees, resigned late last week to strike out on his own.
A top sports executive is leaving the agency he runs alongside Lord Coe amid suggestions that he could play a key role in the running of Formula One (F1) motor racing after it completes a £6.4bn takeover. Sky News has learnt that Zak Brown, chief executive of CSM Sport & Entertainment, is quitting the role at the end of the year. An announcement about his departure is expected in the coming days from Chime Communications (Other OTC: CICPF - news) , CSM's owner, according to people close to the company.
And where better to do so than Buckingham Palace?