Once, it was all so simple. If you wanted a luxury car, you chose a Rolls, or a Jag, or a Bentley. If you wanted a 4x4, you bought a Land Rover, or a Land Cruiser, or a Shogun. And if you wanted both in one car? Well, you bought a Range Rover, and that was the end of it.
The British schoolgirl who ran away to join Isil has appealed for public sympathy following the birth of her son, as a row intensifies over whether she should be allowed to return to the UK.
Skygazers suffering withdrawal symptoms after last month’s lunar eclipse will soon be treated to a “super snow moon”. On 19 February the full moon will be the biggest and brightest in 2019 because its orbit is at its closest to earth, at around 356,800km (221,700 miles). February’s full moon is also traditionally known as a snow moon or hunger moon because this month often sees the heaviest snowfalls and comes at the end of winter when food is scarce.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker today backed a new mass march in London calling for a second referendum - and vowed he will not be silenced on opposing Brexit. The former England and Leicester ace, who came under fire from BBC cricket pundit Jonathan Agnew for becoming embroiled in political debate, said he was too “patriotic” to keep quiet. Lineker, 58, backed the Put It To The People march planned for London on March 23, just six days before Brexit on March 29.
First, Mark Carney, the Bank of England’s Governor; then Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of its interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. Last week, two of the bank’s heavyweight thinkers expressed considerable unease about the health of the global economy. As Vlieghe stated in a speech at the Resolution Foundation on Thursday, “Global growth has slowed more than expected, and sooner than expected…”
Theresa May's de facto deputy warned today that a no-deal Brexit could encourage the break-up of the UK — piling pressure on Right-wingers to back the Prime Minister’s plans if Brussels makes a concession on the Northern Ireland border “backstop”. Cabinet Office minister David Lidington raised expectations that Tory MPs will be urged to support Mrs May’s Brexit blueprint if the European Union offers limited legal assurances on the backstop. A codicil or addendum to the withdrawal agreement might enable Attorney General Geoffrey Cox to argue that the threat of the UK being indefinitely subject to EU rules has been curtailed.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is asked whether he could prevent Shamima Begum returning to the UK from Syria. The London teenager left the country to join IS in 2015, however has recently expressed her desire to return home. .
A “litany of failures” by Tower Hamlets Council, the Metropolitan Police and Bethnal Green Academy led Shemina Begum and two other schoolgirls to join Isis in 2015, her lawyer has claimed. Tasnime Akunjee, who is representing the Begum family, said it was “almost inconceivable” that to date no agency had been investigated or held to account over the Bethnal Green schoolgirls’ departure for Syria. The lawyer said the Met Police’s counter-terrorism department’s “inadequate” handling of the schoolgirls’ case was one of the key reasons they were pushed to joining their friend Sharmeena, who was already in Syria.
Figures from the FSA revealed that 94 million cattle, sheep and poultry were slaughtered without being stunned first in 2018.
In 1989, producer Allan Carr was handed the keys to the ceremony. Astonishingly, Carr decided that the first of these would be Snow White. No, instead Carr picked an unknown and visibly petrified newcomer called Eileen Bowman.
Apple's long-rumoured, much-hyped new AirPods are on their way. Until recently, they'd be considered one and the same – but recent leaks have suggested that Apple might update the two separately, with different release dates. It could even be a part of Apple's March event.
‘Penny Mordaunt proposed spending some of the department’s budget on peacekeeping. Wearing a colourful dashiki shirt given to him by the president of Rwanda, Andrew Mitchell leaned forward in his armchair, eyes gleaming, and explained why the Conservative party’s pledge to spend 0.7% of GDP on international development was solid. Any attempt to change party policy on aid would fail, Mitchell told me because “there are too many of us who won’t put up with it”.
Sir Christopher Chope, the MP at the centre of the FGM bill controversy, could be facing extinction, as local Conservatives moved to trigger his reselection at an emergency meeting on Saturday. A source told The Londoner they had a “rather robust debate”, and that people were “very upset at the insensitivity of our local MP and his attitude to the private Members’ Bills”. Chope, who has represented the constituency of Christchurch in Dorset for nearly 32 years, provoked cross-party outrage when he objected to the passage of an FGM bill through Parliament earlier this month.
Britain could get record-breaking temperatures this weekend, with a small chance of matching the hottest February day of 19.7C (67.4F). There are set to be above-average temperatures throughout the week after a mild beginning to the month. On Friday, a reading of 17.5C (63.5F) in Rhyl, northeast Wales, was recorded as the highest so far this month and the fourth-warmest February temperature since 2008.
Lee Bartram, 44, from West Bromwich, escaped a prison sentence for making and distributing more than 450 indecent images of children.
TRX training looks both mad and exciting. The trapeze-like design reminds me of a children’s playground, filled with bumble-bee coloured straps to swing around on. The idea is that you suspend yourself from these straps and do a range of exercises designed to improve your strength, balance and flexibility.
A Spanish warship with its guns manned ordered commercial ships to leave British Gibraltar waters, the territory's government has said. The warship's crew could be heard in an audio recording of a radio exchange yesterday telling vessels anchored at the Rock to "leave Spanish territorial waters". Royal Navy boats were deployed in response, while crews on the ships ignored the Spanish, on the orders of Gibraltar officials.
State-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) aims to generate $10 billion in revenue over the next five years, its chief executive said on Monday, as the wealth fund-backed group spearheads a drive to localise military spending. SAMI, owned by the Public Investment Fund, wants exports to account for 30 percent of its revenue by 2030, Chief Executive Andreas Schwer told Reuters at a defence event in Abu Dhabi. The company, established in May 2017, seeks to localise 50 percent of military spending by 2030 as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plan to diversify the kingdom's economy away from oil revenue.
The two-day Fortnite Live event in Norfolk was criticised by parents for being underwhelming and understaffed.
The Channel 4 programme will look at whether systematic mistakes 'let both residents and firefighters down'.