Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden claims Britain needs a Donald Trump-like figure in charge and for the country to adopt a 'Britain First' attitude. The 39-year-old made the comments on social media, saying Britain is 'literally fu***d', with Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn currently at the forefront of UK politics. The Irish-born singer tweeted on Sunday morning: “The fact that borris, farage and Jeremy are the frontrunners to be prime minister is scary! Britain is fu***d!!! Literally fu***d!
Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie has spoken about the backlash to the finale series of the hit HBO show, including her co-star Kit Harington's comment about critics. The actor was interviewed by The Times about the “emotional” final episode, where she discussed her character Ser Brienne of Tarth's story arc. Addressing the fan criticism over her one-night-stand with Jaime Lannister, she said she was “acutely aware” that not everyone would like how the season ended.
Keeley Hawes has said the secret to her steamy sex scenes with Richard Madden in Bodyguard was that they “didn't stop laughing”. The actress played stern home secretary Julia Montague in the hit BBC One drama opposite Madden as her troubled bodyguard, David Budd. Hawes, 43, said she grew to trust her co-star for the number of “very odd” scenes they had to film together in the Jed Mercurio-penned series, and that they bonded over their lack of confidence.
As the shrapnel settles a week on from Deontay Wilder's right hand detonating on Dominic Breazeale, Anthony Joshua ponders his next move in the turbulent water of the heavyweight division. Wilder's spectacular knockout sparked a frenzy, yet almost three years have passed since Joshua himself dispatched Breazeale in seven rounds, proving how tame the former Olympian can be against the elite. Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn nonetheless admitted with a grimace that Wilder's victory over the same opponent was more impressive.
Drained by tension, and drenched from his plunge into the portside swimming pool, Lewis Hamilton believed he had conjured a Monaco miracle. To win for a third time on these streets, having toiled for 66 laps on fast-shredding rubber, while still fending off the attacks of a swarming Max Verstappen? Having worn a helmet designed in Niki Lauda's signature colours, Hamilton claimed to have been possessed here in Monte Carlo by the late Austrian's spirit.
To listen to some of the candidates standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party and to become the next prime minister, you would think they were about to inherit a crushing parliamentary majority and a united cabinet. From their breezy optimism about renegotiating the EU withdrawal agreement, you would imagine the European Union is about to cave in to their demands. You are also asked to believe that a no-deal Brexit is nothing to be especially fearful about, and that substantial tax cuts can easily be afforded.
Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and more are open for business with the summer transfer window now officially open. Arsenal are set to push on with their first signing of the summer with a bid for Bournemouth's Ryan Fraser set to be lodged following this week's Europa League final. A new centre-back is high on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's priority list at United with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Leicester's Harry Maguire both options. Crystal Palace's Aaron Wan-Bissaka is another on the Norwegian's radar.
Few red carpets can compare to those at Cannes Film Festival, where the glitziest Hollywood players congregate to celebrate the most exciting flicks set for release that year. While the week-long event is primarily a cinematic affair, it has, in previous years, led to countless memorable fashion moments – think Bella Hadid in that scarlet Alexandre Vauthier gown in 2016, or Susan Sarandon donning her bug-eyed shades with unbridled sass the following year.
More EU citizens have voted in European parliament elections than at any time in the past quarter century, the assembly has said, estimating overall turnout in the EU27 member states at 51% compared to 42.6% in 2014. Voters turned out in significantly larger numbers than in the previous poll in almost all member states, including Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden and France, where turnout was predicted to be more than 50% – also the highest since 1994. Turnout in Hungary was on course to surge by more than half, with hardline prime minister Viktor Orbán, saying the issue of migration would “reorganise the EU's political spectrum”.
Now it has been reported by Variety that Morgan has been arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Los Angeles Police Department. The warrant was for one count of false imprisonment of an elder adult; three counts of grand theft from an elder or dependent adult, special aggravated white collar crime loss of over $100,000; and one count of elder or dependent adult abuse. Stan Lee and Keya Morgan at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in April 2018] Morgan was charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors earlier this month, but was arrested in Arizona on Saturday (May 25) morning.
Painting your walls olive green makes the room feel two degrees warmer, a study has found. The experiment, led by Oxford University and paint-makers Valspar, tested whether certain colours affected people's perception of body temperature. For the research, 157 participants were sat in separate rooms painted six different colours — olive green, dark blue, coral, mustard yellow, bright pink and purple.
An afternoon that began with the ridiculous ended in sublime, unbridled joy for Charlton Athletic, a club finally on the up once more after so many seasons of misery. The latest of scrappy winners, scored as this League One play-off final headed towards extra time, ended Charlton's three-year stay in the third tier and provided Lee Bowyer, their fledgling manager, with the first major victory of his career in the dugout. The 94th minute winner, bundled in by Patrick Bauer, was met with wide-eyed disbelief by those in red.
Yes, John Crace (Digested week, 25 May) it was lovely to see Prince William's three young children enjoying Kate's Chelsea flower show garden with their parents. A pity, though, that, according to Chelsea's own rules, no other children under five would be allowed in to enjoy the gardens in the same way. Denise Murphy Whitby, North Yorkshire • Another hidden treasure of Mulhouse (Letters, 25 May) is the Musée de l'Impression sur Étoffes (Museum of Printed Textiles) which has a superb collection of textiles, sample books (6 million textile samples!
Three people have been killed at a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso in the latest in a series of attacks on Christian targets in the region, a security source has told AFP. Last week gunmen killed four Catholics in a religious procession, the day after a priest and five parishioners were murdered at mass. Also last week, French special forces freed four foreign hostages in the former French colony during an overnight raid that cost the lives of two soldiers.
The article (Big regional gaps revealed in disposable incomes across UK, 23 May) is very misleading. It makes no allowances for the increased housing costs most Londoners face. In February 2019, Londoners spent the biggest proportion of their income on rent as compared to other areas of the UK; more than one third of a household's income.
Sonita Alleyne, 51, will also be the first female Master in the history of Jesus College, which was founded between 1496 and 1516. Born in Barbados and brought up in East London, Ms Alleyne graduated with a BA in philosophy from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, before starting a career in radio. "It is an honour to be elected to lead Jesus College and I'm looking forward to becoming part of such an energetic and innovative community.
A yoga instructor who was lost for more than two weeks in the wilds of Hawaii 'ate moths' as she battled to survive. Amanda Eller, 35, spoke for the first time this weekend about her ordeal, saying she almost gave up deep in the jungle. Miss Eller spent 16 days wondering the Makawao Forest Reserve on the island of Maui after becoming lost during what was meant to be a quick three-mile hike.
Tom Allan's report of his holiday inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone (Nuclear reaction, Travel, 25 May) was both misleading and dangerous in its assertions. The problem around Chernobyl is not average radiation exposure but the millions of highly radioactive hotspots of radioactive particles spewed from inside the destroyed Chernobyl reactor core. The entire exclusion zone area has suffered from serious forest fires in the 33 years since the catastrophe, re-suspending these hot particles into the atmosphere and spreading them around.
Lucy Mecklenburgh has shared a photo of herself with a bloated stomach, saying she wants to be “more open and honest” with her followers. The former Towie star, 27, who is known for her love of fitness and eating healthily, said her tummy often becomes bloated after she has eaten certain things and that she was “frustrated with herself” for not opening up about it sooner. She wrote on Instagram: “This is a slightly different post to my usual but I'm annoyed it's taken me so long!
A man has died following a crash on the M90, police have confirmed. Another man was seriously injured in the single-vehicle crash near Kelty, Fife, on Sunday morning. The emergency services were called to the scene between junctions four and five on the northbound carriageway shortly after 7am.
Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago. Human rights groups and witnesses say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died in the bloodshed as Chinese tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square and soldiers fired on student-led democracy protesters, beginning on the night of June 3, 1989. The Tiananmen crackdown is a taboo subject in China and authorities have refused to accept full accountability or release the death toll.
French and Italian-US auto giants Renault and Fiat Chrysler are set to announce talks on an alliance, with a view to a potential merger, informed sources said on Sunday. Renault and FCA are likely to unveil the move “within hours, perhaps tomorrow (Monday), before the (Paris) bourse opens,” one of the sources told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding an eventual “merger” was on the agenda. A Renault board meeting is scheduled for 8:00 am (0600 GMT) on Monday.
She tweeted that at least 14 people only drank water at the bar last week, and wrote: “If you come to Bristol Spirit and only drink free tap water - we will not make enough money from your table to break even, let alone turn a profit. "If you just ask for tap water, it feels like you are telling us you don't value our business enough to buy a drink, which is the reason we exist." The bar owner told Bristol Live: This is happening across the industry.
Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential. The ship, dubbed the Ural and which was floated out from a dockyard in St Petersburg, is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. Russia is building new infrastructure and overhauling its ports as, amid warmer climate cycles, it readies for more traffic via what it calls the Northern Sea Route (NSR) which it envisages being navigable year-round.