Theresa May has been accused of sending an "unlawful" letter of notification to Brussels over the UK's intention to leave the EU, and is now facing a judicial review. Dr Andrew Watt, a retired Scottish doctor, said Ms May’s notification to the head of the European Council Donald Tusk of the UK’s intention to leave the EU on 29 March is void because the country never officially decided to leave the union.
For a bride who arranged her day with military precision, it is perhaps unsurprising that Pippa Middleton wanted to ensure that even the waiting staff were as svelte and glamorous as her high society guests. Miss Middleton’s careful choreography extended to the table plan, which decreed that couples should not sit together. There were no exceptions, not even for royalty, meaning that Meghan Markle was unable to sit next to Prince Harry, despite flying more than 3,000 miles to attend.
Theresa May might like to think she’s a “bloody difficult woman” but in a landmark judgement that will have major consequences for British business after Brexit, the European Court of Justice might prove a bloody sight more difficult than she. The court ruled that the EU cannot sign off on comprehensive trade deals – those which mix trade and investment in a single agreement – without obtaining ratification by each every one of the EU’s member states. The European Commission had argued that it was enough for its trade and investment agreements to be rubber stamped by EU institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU’s highest court has found in favour of national parliamentary oversight.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘theirs is like a friendship between a duckling and a man who inexplicably hates ducklings’. Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock
Any hopes of the country reinvigorating its international trade efforts post-Brexit will mean tackling the gap between imports and exports. Exports account for almost 30pc of Britain’s output, making it a focal point of economic policy. 2020, although he recently conceded that the target is unlikely to be reached, as Brexit talks complicate new trade relationships.
The attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941, was the moment that dragged the US into the Second World War. Japanese dive bombers flew to the naval base in Hawaii at 7.55am and attacked ships and submarines with brutal force, resulting in the deaths of nearly 2,500 people. MORE: War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more MORE: Incredible photos from 1950s show how post-war rebuilding transformed British life Numerous ships, carriers and aircraft were damaged or destroyed in the attack, which was launched by Japan. A shocked USA became involved in World War II as a direct result of Japan’s actions. These incredible photos, released by British electrician Royston Leonard, show the devastating attack in full colour…
Eden Hazard cheekily told Thibaut Courtois that his Golden Glove trophy on Sunday was also down to the hard work of the Chelsea team as the Blues' number one was presented with the award at Stamford Bridge. Courtois beat Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to the accolade after keeping 16 clean sheets for Antonio Conte's champions this season compared to his Spurs counterpart's 15. The 25-year-old was subsequently presented with his trophy following Chelsea's 5-1 thrashing of Sunderland on Sunday by his teammate Hazard, who duly took the chance to lightheartedly remind his compatriot that the whole team had also helped him claim the prize.
While still riding high in the general election polls, Theresa May's Conservative Party is seeing its lead narrow with less than three weeks to go before the general election on June 8. Theresa May's lead has dropped from 17.8 points to 12.7 since she called the election on April 18.
Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died five days after the American was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, his Honda World Superbike team said in a statement on Monday. "It is with great sadness that Red Bull Honda... has to announce that Nicky Hayden has succumbed to injuries suffered during an incident while riding his bicycle last Wednesday," the team said. "Nicky passed away at 19.09 (local time) this evening at Maurizio Bufalini hospital in Cesena.
It's likely that a future UK-EU trade deal will be subject to approval by all EU member states and their sub-national parliaments.
Companies take £19 billion ($25 billion) annually out of the wage packets of younger employees in order to fund pensions for older workers, even though the younger workers are blocked from those pension schemes, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. The research shows that companies' current payments into old-fashioned "defined benefit" pension schemes are so huge they have had the effect of holding down wages for younger people. "Defined benefit" (DB) schemes promise to give retired workers a percentage of their salaries for the rest of their lives.
The curtain has finally fallen on one of the world’s oldest and most famous circus companies. Dubbed ‘‘The Greatest Show on Earth’‘ the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus performed its final three shows in New York on Sunday. It is estimated about 250 million people have seen the iconic American spectacle during its near 150 year reign. “It’s sad. It’s awesome, but sad. It’s really surreal. She was just crying on the way out saying, ‘Mommy, why did it have to close,’‘ one woman said. “The last time I was here I was eight years old. I am 43 now. So I wanted to make sure that I came out one more time with the kids. To see it for the last time,” said another man. The circus was forced to close, mainly because of declining ticket sales and high operating costs. But not everyone is unhappy at Ringling Bros’ closure. Animal rights campaigners – who have long accused the circus of cruelty – have hailed its demise
Now that Logan has been out in cinemas for a good few months, it's no secret among comic-book movie fans that the outing was Hugh Jackman's last as the iconic Marvel Comics' character Wolverine. In fact, it's something they're quite apprehensive about doing and instead, Parker and co are going to concentrate on strengthening other characters in the series, thanks to the boundaries that Logan and other outings have pushed creatively. "I think for the moment our focus really is on other characters," he explained to the publication.
Should it be champagne? My advice is, assuming a large wedding party, to go for something in-between the two. Let me walk you up the mid-priced aisle, then, to meet the style of bubbly I recommend for a splendid big occasion: France’s crémant.
The human body is a machine. Because of the patterning of the movement, you have to co-ordinate your whole body to work together and in the correct sequence.” He recommends doing reps two or three times a week to see real progression.
This is the shocking moment a sea lion leaped up and dragged a little girl from a jetty into the water behind her. The dramatic video, which has been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube, initially shows the sea lion jumping very close to the excited girl. The sea lion can be seen grabbing the youngster’s dress in its mouth, before dragging her back down to the water with a huge splash.
Terry Neil and Soraya Henderson counted casinos including the Empire and Hippodrome in Leicester Square, clubs Cirque le Soir and The Box, and the Eclipse bars among their clients. TSS fell into administration but now Mr Neil, 50, has returned to the High Court to ask for Ms Henderson, 51, to be jailed, claiming she submitted forged documents during their legal tussle. In recent years Cirque Le Soir, in Ganton Street, has welcomed Usain Bolt, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Miley Cyrus.
Cosby built a long career with a family-friendly style of comedy that peaked when he played father Heathcliff Huxtable in the 1980's hit "The Cosby Show." His reputation began to crumble as he was hit by a series of lawsuits and allegations charging him with drugging and sexually assaulting women in incidents dating back a half-century. All but one of the cases is too old to be the subject of criminal prosecution, leaving Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill with the task of picking the 12 jurors who will determine whether Cosby, now 79, is guilty of sexually assaulting a former Temple University basketball coach at his home in the Philadelphia suburbs in 2004.
Nine crew members of a Malaysian navy boat are missing after they lost contact with their parent ship while chasing away intruding fishermen, the navy said on Monday. The nine were part of a boarding team from the warship KD Perdana, on patrol off the south coast, the Royal Malaysian Navy said in a statement. The team was chasing several foreign fishing boats out of Malaysian waters when contact was lost on Saturday evening.
A Kodi add-on has been discontinued because of the legal issues surrounding people’s use of the open-source software. Last month, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the sale of media players deliberately pre-loaded with links to copyrighted content is illegal. Navi-X was first released in April 2007, and is the oldest Kodi addon of its kind,” reads an announcement on TV Addons.
A big game hunter was crushed to death by a falling elephant that was fatally shot by one of his party. Theunis Botha, 51, was killed when the animal fell on top of him during a group hunting expedition in Gwai, Zimbabwe on Friday. Alarmed by the intrusion, the elephants charged at the hunters and one of them picked up Mr Botha with its trunk.
Four people lost their lives on Mount Everest over the weekend, authorities said on Sunday (21 May). The deceased individuals are Roland Yearwood from the US, Vladimir Strba from Slovakia, Francesco Enrico Marchetti from Australia and Ravi Kumar from India. It is also unclear if he was on his way up or down from the summit," Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb said.
Rubbish bins are not usually a draw for the eye, but a New York florist has made sure that the Big Apple's trash cans are now the centre of attention. Lewis Miller Design, one of NYC's top florists, has been planting stealth arrangements around the city for the 'Flower Flash' project. Lewis Miller told the Evening Standard: “I started these flashes because I felt the need to give the people of New York the gift of flowers.
On May 22, 2010, a developer bought two pizzas using 10,000 units of a then-little-known digital currency called bitcoin. Today, 10,000 bitcoins are worth more than $20 million (£15.4 million). Bitcoin is going nuclear.