By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union must be binding, the chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party said on Sunday, and Article 50, which formally starts the exit process from the bloc, would be triggered before the next election. Patrick McLoughlin, who was made party chairman by new Prime Minister Theresa May last week, told the BBC's Marr Show that the vote for Brexit meant Britain must now get control of its own borders and that immigration must be reduced. Asked about a report in the Observer newspaper that an "emergency brake" on the free movement of people was being discussed, which would allow Britain to keep access to the European single market, McLoughlin said: "let us see." "I'm quite clear that the referendum result is binding on parliament," he said.
Taylor Swift’s PR-week-from-hell continued last night as her ex boyfriend Calvin Harris took to social media to chuck some (more) shade at his former love. The Scottish DJ arguably kicked off Taylor’s downfall last week when he had enough of her people trying to badmouth him in the press after she allegedly cheated on him with Tom Hiddleston whilst he was in hospital following a car crash. Taking to Twitter, Calv warned his ex that he refused to let her “bury” him like she tried to “bury” Katy Perry last year.
Agnes Brown also paid tribute to some of the BBC’s most loved situation comedies in the live episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Praise from global luminaries for their compassionate response to the influx of migrants has not helped restore tourism on the island of Lesbos
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A man and a woman have been arrested after a five-year-old boy died in a reported drowning at Bosworth Water Park on Saturday afternoon (23 July). Leicestershire Police were called to the 50-acre Nuneaton leisure park at 3.50pm after the boy had been taken to hospital. Paramedics fought to save his life but he was pronounced dead at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.
EC vice president Jyrki Katainen said "socio-economic factors" should be taken into account when deciding how much to suspend structural funds to Spain and Portugal
The latest instalment in the Bourne franchise sees Matt Damon return as the main man and take revenge on people he thought he could trust. Starring new face Alicia Vikander.
Kate Beckinsale has taken to social media to deny all rumours that she is dating her close friend David Walliams, and we have to admit, she did it in the best way ever. The actress gave celebs everywhere a lesson in how to handle the rumour mill as she shared a photo taken by the paparazzi of herself and David enjoying a fun dinner date. Alongside the image, Kate tweeted: “This is my dear friend, @davidwalliams.
If you have only just stopped crying over Paul Coker’s heartbreaking death in EastEnders earlier this week then we’re sorry, but you’re probably going to start again. Just one day after it was revealed that Paul’s brutal death was the result of a homophobic attack in the hit BBC One soap, the actor who played him - Jonny Labey - has shared an example of the homophobic abuse that he has been receiving on Twitter since his death aired. Referencing the horrific massacre in Orlando gay club Pulse, which took the lives of 49 innocent people last month, Twitter user @NabilFekirinho wrote: “@jonnylabey You should’ve died in Orlando instead pal”.
According to Lockheed Martin, every F-35 pilot wears the Generation III helmet for each training exercise and operational mission. Pilots can also read their airspeed, altitude, targeting information, and threat warnings on the helmet's visor, giving them "unprecedented situational awareness," according to Lockheed Martin. What's more, the helmet also gives pilots night vision via an integrated camera.
By Gareth Jones and Ercan Gurses ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan tightened his grip on Turkey on Saturday, ordering the closure of thousands of private schools, charities and other institutions in his first decree since imposing a state of emergency after the failed military coup. Turkish authorities also detained a nephew of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the July 15 coup attempt, the Anadolu state news agency reported. A restructuring of Turkey's once untouchable military also drew closer, with a planned meeting between Erdogan and the already purged top brass brought forward by several days.
Crowd gathers at a ceremony to unveil the AG600 amphibious plane, in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong Province, on July 23, 2016
The show will be available to watch on the streaming service in the UK from January, within 24 hours of episodes being broadcast in the US.
Voting for the winner will be suspended on Sunday afternoon in a devious twist.
Donald Trump's sons are the focus of renewed outrage over their love of hunting wildlife, after X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne shared a photo of the pair posing with a dead leopard and a crocodile. Donald Jr and Eric Trump are seen smiling as they display their kill during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe. Posting the image on Twitter and Instagram Osbourne said: "Really?
The UK does not have the monopoly on referendums — in 1995 Quebec came close to voting for independence from Canada. While Canada avoided a Quexit (I could not resist), the province was hit by some of the same issues as the UK faces post-Brexit vote: namely, a starkly divided nation, and uncertainty (the close Quebec vote meant many feared another referendum). Dax DaSilva is the founder and CEO of Lightspeed, a tech company based in Montreal, Quebec.
A woman was mauled to death and another was seriously injured when they were attacked by Siberian tigers at a wildlife park in Beijing. The pair reportedly got into an argument while driving round Beijing Badaling Wildlife World, which ended when one of the women decided to get out of their car. CCTV footage shows the moment a tiger leaps at the woman from behind, grabbing her and pulling her away from the vehicle.
Loads of female A-level students have received sanitary products in the post… courtesy of Ucas.
Many holidaymakers stuck on the roads to the Port of Dover for many hours have said the situation was "completely chaotic" and complained about the lack of information over the disruption. Chris Bussell, who had been waiting in his car with his four children, told Sky News: "We joined queue at 8.30am this morning (Saturday) and have been sat in it ever since. Sonia Tutt, 38, from Kent, was travelling with more than a dozen people, including her 14-year-old twin daughters, to the Mounted Games European Championships in Germany.
Munich killer David Ali Sonboly warned he would kill his classmates after a row at school, it has been reported. Police are investigating whether Sonboly, 18, specifically targeted young victims as he rampaged through a McDonald's and the Olympia shopping centre armed with a Glock pistol and 300 rounds of ammunition. It was reported four of those who died were young friends sitting at the same table in the fast food restaurant.
Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. The phases have also triggered stock-room purges, meaning all merchandise in the stock rooms must be moved to the sales floor.
Sir Philip Green's knighthood is being reviewed in the wake of the collapse of BHS, it has emerged. A Cabinet Office official disclosed in a letter to Labour MP Jim McMahon that the case of the former department store chain boss is under consideration. Mr McMahon was among a group of MPs who wrote to the Honours Forfeiture Committee calling for Sir Philip to be stripped of his knighthood, which was awarded for his services to retail in 2006.
Zimbabwe's war veterans' surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the "beginning of the end" for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure from a restive population angry over worsening economic woes.
Hundreds of people heading for Dover have been forced to spend the night in their vehicles as police warned the severe delays could last until Monday evening. Holidaymakers using the route to cross the Channel have been stranded for up to 15 hours in tailbacks since Friday evening after French authorities increased border checks. The current delay has eased to around two hours before travellers reach French border checks, which have been tightened following recent terror attacks.