Striking railworkers, post office employees and airline staff are showing "shared contempt" for "ordinary people", Downing Street has said. In a robust response to a wave of winter strikes, the Prime Minister's spokesman condemned the trade unions accusing them of trying to cause "maximum damage" during the Christmas period. It comes as 3,500 post office workers went out on strike for five days in protest over job cuts and pension changes, hitting hundreds of Crown Post Offices.Read More »
A film director has criticised police for failing to tackle moped crooks who stole his phone - despite telling them exactly where it was using a mobile app. When he returned home, he located the device using the 'Find my iPhone' app and tracked it down to an address in Elia Mews, Islington. Scotland Yard told the Standard that due to the number of residences at the address they were unable to locate the device.
President Donald Trump has suggested that he should have left three American basketball players imprisoned in China because he did not like the comments made by one of their parents. "Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal," Mr Trump tweeted. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested in China earlier this month for shoplifting sunglasses before the University of Southern California (UCLA) season opener in Shanghai.
Police say Gaia Pope suffered no injuries to suggest anyone else was involved in her death. Following a post-mortem examination, officers said the 19-year-old's death was currently being treated as unexplained. Meanwhile, her twin sister has said she is "heartbroken" at the loss of her "beautiful twin".
Elite Royal Navy rescue team sent as possible calls detected from missing Argentine submarine
Son of British inventor Sir James Dyson withdraws planning request for helipad following opposition from neighbours
Regent Street in central London was closed to traffic on Sunday as toy shop Hamleys staged their Christmas Parade. Dozens of different children’s favourites, elves and marching bands made for a carnival of Christmas fun (even though it's still November). Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. Founded by William Hamley as "Noahs Ark" in High Holborn, London, in 1760, it moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881.
Former teen idol David Cassidy is in hospital after reportedly suffering organ failure. The US actor and singer, 67, is "conscious and surrounded by family" after being rushed to hospital in Florida earlier this week, his spokeswoman said. Cassidy revealed earlier this year he was battling dementia after video emerged of him performing erratically in California.
Exploratory talks to form Germany’s next coalition government collapsed shortly before midnight on Sunday when the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations. “The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust,” the FDP leader, Christian Lindner, announced after the four parties involved missed several self-prescribed deadlines to resolve differences on migration and energy policy.
The family of Gaia Pope have said they are "absolutely devastated" after police searching for the missing 19-year-old found a body. Officers from Dorset Police say they are "confident" the body is that of the teenager. The discovery on land near Swanage was made at about 3pm on Saturday by specialist search teams close to the coastal path and the field where her clothes were found on Thursday.
Seven failed satellite calls were received on Saturday, Argentina's defence ministry said, raising hopes that the 44 crew members on board ARA San Juan were trying to re-establish contact. The UK, US, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have joined the search operation for the submarine, which disappeared 268 miles off Argentina's southern Atlantic coast on Wednesday. Claudio Rodriguez, whose brother Hernan is on board the submarine, said the satellite signals suggested the vessel was still afloat and would be found.
Zimbabwe’s ongoing crisis descended into outright chaos on Sunday after president Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation as widely expected in a national address on live television. Instead, in a rambling 30 minute address, Mugabe offered no concessions to his critics, the tens of thousands who marched calling for his resignation or the army commanders who led the military takeover last week. Mugabe, who repeatedly cited the legacy of Zimbabwe’s brutal liberations wars of the 1970s, said he believed that the military “operation” launched last Tuesday by army commanders was motivated by “a deep patriotic concern for the stability of the nation” and “did not amount to a threat to our well-cherished constitutional order”.
Retired solicitor dies after falling overboard while changing sail during round the world yacht race
A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after more than 50 mobile phones were stolen at a Royal Blood rock concert in Birmingham. Officers said the man was found to have 53 phones in his possession which are believed to have been stolen during a concert by the rock duo at The Arena Birmingham on Saturday night. Police are now encouraging the band's fans who had their phones stolen to contact them.
A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers identify the vessel's location. The defence ministry has said the ARA San Juan appeared to try to make contact through seven failed satellite calls on Saturday between late morning and early afternoon. The vessel was 432 km (268 miles) off Argentina's coast when its location was last known early on Wednesday.
Seventy years ago, marriage in Britain was between a man and a woman, and could only end for a narrow set of reasons including adultery, cruelty and abandonment.
Somehow, Maryam Samir survived the war in Mosul but there was a moment several months ago when her father Ahmad left her for dead. Four months on and Maryam is, in many ways, a typical 12-year-old girl.
Saudi Arabia warned Sunday that it would not stand idly by in the face of Iranian "aggression", as Bahrain said the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement was "in total control" of Lebanon.
HONG KONG, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Chinese aircraft leasingcompany Bohai Capital said on Sunday its AvolonAerospace Leasing Ltd subsidiary had agreed to buy 55 B737 MAX 8and 20 B737 MAX 10 aircraft from Boeing, and may order anadditional 20 M737 MAX 8, with a total list value of around $11billion.
At least four people, including a police officer, were injured during overnight clashes in an English-speaking region of Cameroon, in which gunshots were heard ringing out despite a curfew imposed to contain an escalating crisis. sources said Sunday.
L-R: Actors Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and Ben Affleck attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Justice League" in Hollywood, California