In 1999, the EU elections were dominated by Labour and the Conservatives, with Ukip getting little more than 6 per cent of the vote. It was the second year of a Labour government that would bring us a decade of economic and political stability – until the global financial crisis. Recent opinion polls give the Brexit party over 30 per cent of the vote for the European elections, a party with no members and Nigel Farage being the only recognisable person in it.
Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has thrilled music fans by going undercover to serve in a Greggs bakers. The 22-year-old was on Teesside for the BBC Big Weekend gig and surprised festival-goers by turning up at one of the popular baker's Middlesbrough outlets and chatted to fans. He wore the full Greggs uniform, including hairnet, while claiming to be on work experience and served up breakfasts, coffees, sandwiches and bakes.
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.
The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the European parliament elections. John Halford, a public law specialist at Bindmans, said this week's electoral fiasco was something a democracy should not tolerate. “The right to vote is the foundation for all citizenship rights,” he said.
For Williams, at the helm of an iconic British engineering company as it navigates a period of grave struggle, it is an imbalance that requires urgent redress. “You look at F1 and you just see a swathe of men. As sunlight finally pierces the clouds that have hovered over Monaco all week, Williams is in the brightest form, combative towards her critics and adamant that she is the best person to haul her team out of the mire.
Change UK could form a pact with the Liberal Democrats to not stand against each other's candidates in the next general election, the party's spokesman has said. Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna said politicians who want Britain to remain in the EU need to work “even more closely together” following the European elections. His party's leader, Heidi Allen, admitted she threatened to quit in an internal row over tactical voting to maximise the pro-remain challenge to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.
Lionel Messi has made history after becoming the first player to win Europe's Golden Shoe award for three straight years after his nearest challenger Kylian Mbappe failed to score the required four goals needed in Paris Saint-Germain's final league match of the season on Friday. Messi earned the honour, which goes to the leading scorer in league matches in Europe's top divisions, for a record-extending sixth time after finding the net 36 times for Barcelona, while Mbappe ended the campaign on 33 goals after scoring PSG's only goal in a 3-1 loss at Stade de Reims. Messi now has two more than his nearest competitor: Cristiano Ronaldo.
Movie insults have been a part of cinema since the very beginning. Despite the changing face of film over the decades, scriptwriters will always relish the opportunity to let their characters speak awful words they could never get away with in real life. The truth is, everybody loves a movie insult.
Theresa May's emotional resignation announcement is on every front page on Saturday. Images of the Prime Minister breaking down in tears as she told how it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as leader fill the fronts of the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and The Sun. The Guardian says Mrs May's resignation kicked off a “frantic scramble” among senior Tories who want to become Britain's next prime minister. The Times says the leadership contest could “plunge the nation into a constitutional crisis”.
A goal from Connor Jennings, scored in the final moments of extra time ensured Tranmere Rovers will take their place in League One next season after securing successive play-off final victories. It took until the 119th minute for Micky Mellon's side to kill off the resistance of a spirited Newport County side who played the additional 30 minutes with 10 men following the dismissal of Mark O'Brien, their captain, in the last minute of normal time after the midfielder collected a second yellow card. Promotion means Tranmere will return to the third tier after a five-year absence, three of which were spent outside the Football League before last season's National League play-off final victory over Boreham Wood.
Barron County Circuit Court Judge James Babler said Patterson, 21, admitted to having fantasies of "taking multiple girls, and killing multiple families" as he handed down a sentence with no possibility of release. "Mr. Patterson, you initially murdered two innocent parents, parents trying to protect their daughter," an emotional Babler said as he gave Patterson the maximum sentence possible in a state that does not have the death penalty. Patterson, 21, in March admitted to committing the October killings and abduction in Barron County, Wisconsin, holding Closs for 88 days before her daring Jan. 10 escape.
A sudden downpour threatened to put a damper on The Chemical Brothers' set at All Points East. Even those who found shelter were still getting pelted with rain, but there was enough determination to see the dance stalwarts perform to pull through. Those who did not escape in an Uber were rewarded with a stage show which ran through the latest to the greatest hits.
A powerful storm battered the town of Frederick in Oklahoma in the early hours of Saturday morning with rain and gusts of wind measuring 100 kilometres per hour. Oklahoma has been hit by severe weather in recent weeks with several different tornadoes touching down and flooding affecting hundreds of homes.
But it also has something to do with the art that accompanies it – whether that's a photograph, a painting, a collage or something else altogether. The album cover is arguably less valued than it once was. Moody solo shots or images of bands slouching against brick walls have become the norm (thanks Ramones), or else artists go for plain covers with their name in block letters, in the belief that simple is best.
Full time: Hearts 1 Celtic 2 Celtic have won the Scottish Cup and, in doing so, a historic treble Treble! Neil Lennon hits the deck in disbelief, shares a warm embrace with a gracious Craig Levein, and the Celtic fans explode in domestic celebration for the ninth straight time. min - Hearts 1 Celtic 2 Michael Smith loads the box with a couple of deep crosses, the second of which is just about claimed by Scott Bain.
The City of London Corporation, which runs London's historic finance district, has proposed a new, lower speed limit of 15 miles per hour and the closure of some streets at lunchtime in an effort to reduce air pollution. The City of London is the oldest, continuous representative local government in the world, running the area that is home to the Bank of England and St Paul's Cathedral for at least 1,000 years. More than half a million people commute into the City every weekday and the authorities have already started working to reduce air pollution in the area.
Scrap student loans and instead give every 18-year-old who stays in training a £20,000 lump sum, a former Government adviser has said. This would work out as better value for the taxpayer than the current system of student loans, according to a new report by Tom Richmond who is now director of EDSK, a think-tank specialising in education and skills. The report, titled Free to Choose, argues that the £20,000 loan should be available for all school leavers to spend on either university, college or an apprenticeship.
US abortion providers reported an “alarming escalation” in incidents of disruption and intimidation in 2018, according to new findings report by their professional association, the National Abortion Federation (NAF). Trespassing reached the highest level since the NAF began recording such incidents in 1999, while incidents of obstruction of facilities grew 78% from 2017 to 2018. Providers also reported record levels of picketing (99,409 incidents) since recording began in 1977, and the highest number of incidents of vandalism (125) since 1990.
The Spice Girls reunion tour has officially begun, meaning fans have never had a better excuse to blast "Wannabe" for the next few months. The group continue to be significant not just for fans, but for new generations of pop artists who take inspiration from them. They had immeasurable importance for young girls growing up in the Nineties, and they gave millions of impressionable young fans their first taste of feminism, or in Spice terms, Girl Power.
Usually, if I have a day to write, I will spend the first hour thinking about how I am going to structure my day. I will also spend time helping my kids to get ready for school. Then I spend an hour making and eating breakfast, because balanced nutrition has suddenly become very important.
I adore blue cheese in any shape or form, and German brie-style cambozola is no exception. If you're not such a fan, feel free to substitute regular brie or camembert. SERVES One INGREDIENTS Drizzle of olive oil 6 spears of asparagus, washed and trimmed A slick of butter 2 generous slices of sourdough bread 100g cambozola, cut into 2 thick slices Salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Fire up your barbecue ready for direct grilling, or preheat a griddle pan on the hob.
More than 14,000 data breaches have been logged in the UK alone during the first year since the introduction of new data protection laws. Between May 25 2018, the day which GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was introduced, and the beginning of May this year, the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) received a total of 14,072 data breach notifications. New laws were designed to give people more control and access to the personal data collected from them by organisations, with more transparency and the threat of larger fines to those in breach of the rules also introduced.
The papers have given their verdicts on Theresa May's resignation, her premiership and what politicians should do next for the country. The Daily Telegraph, which called for Mrs May's resignation on Thursday, says Mrs May will leave Number 10 "far too late" and "having wasted precious time". "Perhaps the most serious consequence of Mrs May's time in office will be her successor's reaction to everything she got wrong, whoever that will be.
Speaking to The Independent, Schneider told us the screw closure was originally created in France where wine-makers were experiencing “enormous spoilage rates” from bacteria that gets into the corks from cork trees and can ruin the wine. Screw cap was a way to get around that,” she said of the invention of the Stelcap closure, which is now known as a Stelvin closure. Although wine-makers found the closure was much more effective at keeping an air-tight seal on a bottle of wine and eliminating the risk of cork spoilage, it wasn't until 2001 that screw caps began to be integrated on a large scale, by New Zealand wine-makers.
As a passionate omnivore, my overriding desire is to explode the myth that a good barbecue has to be all about Man vs Meat. Barbecuing is on an exponential rise. Running alongside that, the appetite for eating more veg and less meat is huge, as we realise it's better for both our planet and our bodies if we make our diets a little less carnivorous.