Stacey Solomon has shared her first update since giving birth to a baby boy yesterday (May 23) – on the day she was meant to have a Loose Women baby shower, no less! Stacey's partner Joe Swash announced the happy news in a touching Instagram post yesterday evening, but Stacey herself has now thanked fans for their well-wishes. In a statement shared on Loose Women, Stacey joked that she was "gutted" to be missing out on her baby shower on the show, but will be watching from home instead.
Charles Dance has revealed that he was hoping Peter Dinklage's character Tyrion Lannister would have ended up on the coveted Iron Throne at the end of Game of Thrones' final season. Appearing on Good Morning Britain to talk about his upcoming movie Godzilla: The King of Monsters, the actor - who played Tyrion's father Tywin in the hit fantasy drama - was asked about the show by hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. The latter, who describes himself as a Thrones superfan, confessed to reading the books shortly after he finished the first season, as he couldn't get enough of the world or its characters.
Johnson, who was the face of the Vote Leave campaign, is the favourite of the Tory grassroots. Some MPs believe Johnson's populist touch is what is needed to reconnect with voters and see off the challenge from both Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage. But there are many other MPs who want to block him from becoming one of the the final two that party members can choose from - in part due to his potential support for a no-deal Brexit.
What, though, is the collective noun for transfers? By common consent it would seem to be a spree, which is what the Sun's back page suggests that Manchester City are about to indulge in as they “Sheikh it all about” and make yet another serious dent in Abu Dhabi's oil reserves. One of the players in question is Harry Maguire, who is set for yet another summer of being linked with a move to Manchester even if City's bean counters are reeling at the discovery that Leicester now value him at £90m.
May, once a reluctant supporter of EU membership who won the top job in the turmoil that followed the 2016 Brexit referendum, steps down with her central pledge - to lead the United Kingdom out of the bloc and heal its divisions - unfulfilled. It is, and will always remain, a matter of deep regret to me that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May said, adding that her successor would have to find a consensus to honour the 2016 referendum result. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the new prime minister must hold an election to “let the people decide our country's future”.
The Duchess of Cambridge's children enjoyed visiting her Chelsea Flower Show garden so much that she reportedly snuck them in again on Thursday morning. Kate arrived with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the space at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at 7:15 am. She told a source that the young royals had “wanted to get up early to water the garden,” according to The Sun. The children were able to enjoy their second visit to their mother's 'Back to Nature' garden in private before the doors opened at 8am and before the school run.
The government is facing calls to launch an urgent investigation into the treatment of EU citizens in the European elections after many people reported being denied their democratic right to vote. Experts said the situation was a “scandal we knew was coming” and that the government may have a case to answer in court. The Labour MP David Lammy said the election system amounted to “ugly discrimination” for people who had endured “three years of being insulted, exploited and asked to apply to stay in their own homes”.
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.
This week's cinema includes the spangliest pop biopic of them all, a sassy directorial debut and a contract-killer thriller. In Rocketman, Taron Egerton plays Elton John at his melodramatic, glitzy best. John Wick 3, on the other hand, sees Keanu Reeves fighting for his life in the dark Manhattan streets.
Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore will raise the issue of ticket allocations with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin when the pair meet for the Champions League final in Madrid next week. Reaching a second successive final has brought more complaints from Reds fans about the number of tickets given to each side – just 16,613 for the game against Tottenham at the 64,000-capacity Wanda Metropolitano on June 1. “I will see him and usually when I see Alek there are 20 things (to talk about),” said Moore, speaking at the Anfield launch of a global partnership between the LFC Foundation and Right To Play.
EyesOnHives is a revolutionary video-monitoring beehive that lets beekeepers save their bees from the many issues killing bee populations around the world.
Figuring out the size of pension pot you'll need for a comfortable retirement, as well as what accounts for healthy pension growth, is a tricky business. Many people don't know how much money they should be contributing to their pension pot on a monthly basis, and at what age they can hope to retire. Choosing between an annuity and "income drawdown" can also be a difficult choice: annuities tend to pay less but are guaranteed for life, while a drawdown pension is more flexible but take too much and you could burn through your capital quickly.
Theresa May is expected to set out when she will quit Number 10 after a Cabinet revolt over her Brexit plan. The Prime Minister will meet the leader of backbench Conservatives, Sir Graham Brady, on Friday to discuss her future after her authority was left in tatters following the backlash against her "new Brexit deal". The Prime Minister's private meeting with Sir Graham, chairman of the powerful 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, could be the moment that Mrs May sets the date for her exit from Downing Street.
An Anglo-Irish Lord has suggested that farmers in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will benefit from a post-Brexit hard border by smuggling livestock back and forth over the border when the exchange rate between sterling and the euro fluctuates. Eyebrows were raised at a book launch in Piccadilly when Lord Magan opined that it would be worth jeopardising the peace process with a hard border so as to benefit from the profits afforded by said smuggling — an opinion maybe more in line with IRA paramilitaries than an aristocrat who sits in the House of Lords. Lord Magan, a retired banker and former chairman of the Conservative Party, spoke about how he had high hopes for Brexit.
Fancy investing in a few new beauty products but don't know where to start? Each week we will be rounding up the best beauty products that we've tried, tested and loved. From Fresh's silky, tinted lip balm to Isle of Paradise's streak-free tan, these are the beauty buys that have caught our eye this week...
The number of flights operating in UK airspace is set to reach an all-time high on Friday. Air traffic control (ATC) provider Nats expects to handle more than six flights per minute and break the previous daily record of 8,854 set on May 25 2018. It may not be long before the record is broken again, as May 31 will see a surge in chartered flights and private jets flying from the UK to Madrid as Liverpool and Tottenham fans travel to the Champions League final.
Drivers can pay up to seven times more if they buy car hire excess policies direct from the hire firm and not from a third party, new research has revealed. Car hire drivers normally pay a set amount, or excess, if their vehicle is crashed or stolen. Excess waiver deals are a form of insurance that covers this cost.
Thousands of residents evacuated after an unexploded WW2 bomb was discovered in south-west London will be able to return home Friday afternoon at the earliest, police have said. Residents of 1,500 homes in Kingston were evacuated after the bomb was found in Fassett Road on Thursday at around 9am. Kingston University and local schools were also evacuated while Scotland Yard called in experts from the Ministry of Defence.
Pupils across the world are demanding urgent action to tackle climate change in the second global school strike. Students in Australia and New Zealand kicked off the day of global youth action, with organisers expecting more than one million children to participate across 110 countries. It follows the first strike which saw hundreds of children stage demonstrations across the UK as part of a day of global strike action held in March.
A nine-year-old boy has died after a school locker fell on top of him, police said. The youngster died after attending an after-school club at Great Baddow High School, in Chelmsford, on Thursday night. A spokeswoman for Essex Police told the Standard: “We were called by the ambulance service at about 6.15pm on Thursday, May 23 to reports a child had been injured at Great Baddow High School in Duffield Road, Chelmsford.
Sir Philip Green's Arcadia Group has announced the closure of all of its US Topshop stores. Earlier this year, it was reported that Arcadia Group was potentially going to cut jobs and close stores in order to explore ways of making the business more efficient in an “exceptionally challenging retail market”. As part of a rescue plan for the company, 23 stores under the Arcadia Group umbrella, – including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge – are also set to shut across the UK and Ireland.
Former Manchester United captain Peter Schmeichel recounts his memories from the treble-winning season, which remains unmatched by any English club 20 years on.
Losses at Mothercare have widened on the back of a drastic restructuring plan, but the company said it will now focus on rebuilding its brand. Headline losses before tax came to £87.3m for the 53 weeks to 30 March, compared to £72.8m this time last year. Losses were deepened by the retailer's store closure plan, which was agreed last year under a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).
MONTREAL/FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve Boeing Co's 737 MAX jet to return to service as soon as late June, representatives of the U.S. air regulator informed members of the United Nations' aviation agency in a private briefing on Thursday, sources told Reuters. The target, if achieved, means U.S. airlines would likely not have to greatly extend costly cancellations of 737 MAX jets they have already put in place for the peak summer flying season, but the FAA representatives warned that there was no firm timetable to get the planes back in the air. American Airlines Group Inc, Southwest Airlines Co and United Airlines suspended 737 MAX flights into July and August after the FAA grounded Boeing's best-selling jet in March following two crashes in the space of five months that together killed 346 people.