It’s been six month since the tragic Grenfell fire that killed 71.
With the memorial taking place today, many turned up to pay low-key, respectful tributes to those that lost their lives and to acknowledge the devastation of the disaster.
Adele appeared at St Paul’s Cathedral, along with a number of grievers, including the families and friends of the victims as well as former residence of the building, to remember what happened on 14 June earlier this year.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, and Prime Minister Theresa May were there for the multi-faith service that accommodated some 1,500 people, including rescue workers.
The Bishop of Kensington led the tribute service despite tensions still running high between survivors and the Conservative representatives of the area, as many families – reportedly 80% – remain homeless and not yet rehoused as Christmas approaches.
Ant McPartlin has been pictured out and about for the first time since his divorce from ex-wife Lisa Armstrong was finalised on Tuesday. The TV star was in high spirits as he enjoyed a spot of shopping with his mum Christine in Newcastle city centre, with a fellow shopper exclusively telling HELLO!: "He was really lovely with people and took his time saying hello to everyone that walked past, letting them take pictures with him. Ant has been in the spotlight this week after he and his ex-wife Lisa were granted a decree nisi.
The Duke of Sussex today shared his "personal joy" at soon becoming a father as he declared “Game on” for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing a Stella McCartney dress and coat by X-Files actress Gillian Anderson for Winser London, watched as artists and dancers took to the stage for the dazzling opening event at Sydney Opera House on Saturday.
Dana White is already thinking about Khabib Nurmagomedov's next opponent, and it sounds like Conor McGregor will have to wait for his rematch. Speaking with ESPN, White hinted that he'd like to see former lightweight champion Tony Ferguson get the next shot and Nurmagomedov and his belt. While White didn't commit to the fight, it's no surprise that Ferguson is at the top of the list of potential challengers, as it's a fight UFC has been trying to set up for some time.
The face Britain has been presenting to the world of late is nasty, narrow minded, inward looking and small, with the news agenda dominated by the likes of bigoted Boris Johnson, jabbering Jacob Rees-Mogg, dunderheaded David Davis, and, um, Iain Duncan Smith, the hammer of the disabled.
Theresa May’s plea for help was met with embarrassment and pity by the other 27 leaders in Brussels. The way the hard Tory Brexiters told it, Europe’s leaders should have been begging for mercy by now. Instead, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron popped out for a convivial beer or two in a Brussels brasserie after last week’s supposedly make-or-break EU summit.
One of the most interesting things said this week was in one of Jeremy Corbyn’s questions to the prime minister. He asked Theresa May if she would confirm the “legal advice given to cabinet that, in the event of no deal, the government would still have to pay the EU a divorce bill of £30bn”. The best ministers, in my view, are those who refuse to accept legal advice as holy writ and are prepared to challenge advice that could be wrong.
"It's basically our finding that after a conversation with someone new, your conversation partner might like you more than you realise," Boothby explains. Subjects were harsher on themselves about their own first impression, suggesting they may have higher standards for themselves than for others, possibly, Boothby points out, because they know they could have done better.
The switch to electric cars is speeding up. One is legal or regulatory controls, the other the falling cost of batteries. The spate of legal moves against petrol and diesel vehicles has become an avalanche.
Europe’s first mission to Mercury, built in cooperation with the Japanese space agency JAXA, was launched on board an Ariane 5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on October 19. The BepiColombo mission includes two spacecraft, a planetary orbiter and a magnetospheric orbiter, which, according to the European Space Agency, will need to deal with temperatures above 350°C during their year-long mission around the closest planet to the sun. Credit: European Space Agency via Storyful
The landmark House of Fraser store in Manchester is to be closed after talks between its new owner, Sports Direct, and the building’s landlord failed to negotiate a new rent deal. The closure of the 182-year-old store, known by locals as “Kendal’s” from the days when the shop was owned by Kendal, Milne & Faulkner, will result in the loss of more than 160 jobs. The move comes after Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley took over House of Fraser earlier this year in a £90m deal that saved the department store from going into administration.
Cate Blanchett has defended straight actors who play gay characters on screen. Hollywood has been increasingly criticised over the past few months for giving LGBT+ roles to straight actors, with Scarlett Johansson recently dropping out of playing a transgender character in Rub and Tug following a backlash. Blanchett, who played a lesbian character in 2015’s Carol, said she would “fight to the death” for the right to suspend disbelief and play characters beyond her own experience.
Premier Li Keqiang of China, second only to President Xi, told the prime minister at the EU-Asia summit: “We are also happy to meet you, Madame Prime Minister, in Brussels. Indeed, your visit to China in January was a big success. You may recall that during the now-forgotten premiership of David Cameron, an era that so feels so distant it may as well be that of Gladstone and Disraeli, the British liked to think of themselves building a “golden” age of Sino-British relations.
Champions Manchester City return to Premier League action this afternoon against Sean Dyche’s Burnley. Kevin De Bruyne is in line to make just his second appearance of the season after recovering from a knee ligament injury. Fabian Delph is unlikely to return however with Ilkay Gundogan another midfield doubt after missing the goalless draw with Liverpool.
In 2016 Britain Stronger in Europe, an umbrella campaign led by the then Conservative prime minister David Cameron, made the argument for Britain’s continued membership of the European Union. In spite of this, the Remain campaign was not a complete failure. If it had been such a failure, it would not have been such a close result with 52 per cent for and 48 per cent voting against Brexit.
Princess Eugenie's wedding, Meghan's pregnancy announcement and the arrival of the Duchess of Cambridge's new nephew - Prince William and Kate are celebrating eight years since their engagement! Although the pair didn't officially make the announcement until 16 November 2010, William revealed he proposed to his girlfriend of nine years while on a trip to Kenya with friends a few weeks earlier in October. In their first interview after announcing the engagement, William explained he'd planned it for a while and carried his mother's sapphire and diamond engagement ring in his rucksack for three weeks before proposing and was terrified of losing it. Kate called the moment "very romantic," before admitting it was a "total shock," but the couple admitted they'd discussed marriage with each other a lot in the previous year.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday. "MbS had no knowledge of this specific operation and certainly did not order a kidnapping or murder of anybody.
For its 2018 Christmas offering, the budget store is giving customers three new flavoured ice creams - and one of those is Mince Pie & Brandy Butter flavoured. For the classy guys and gals, you’ll be excited to know that another flavour ice cream is coming to an Aldi freezer near you.
It means that, more than ever before, another referendum is part of the realistic range of options – especially if the Brexit talks fail. Finally, there is the option of remaining in the EU, and continuing to try to reform it from within.
Hollywood actress Kate Hudson welcomed her baby daughter into the world in early October, and new mums will be able to relate to the photographs she has shared since. In her latest post, the 39-year-old daughter of Goldie Hawn shared a black and white photograph of herself hugging her two-week old daughter Rani in bed and gently kissing her on the head. Mum-of-three Kate previously shared a very moving video of her boyfriend Danny Fujikawa cradling their newborn in his lap while emotional music played in the background, along with the description: "Kind beautiful man, your pure love is such a gift #daddysgirl." She also shared another adorable photo not long after the birth, showing Rani snugly wrapped up with a little bow tied around her head, and referred to her as 'our little rosebud'.
A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet. The BepiColombo mission, only the third ever to visit Mercury, blasted off from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket at 10:45 p.m. local time on Friday (0145 GMT on Saturday), according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). "Launching BepiColombo is a huge milestone for ESA (the European Space Agency) and JAXA, and there will be many great successes to come," ESA Director General Jan Woerner said in a statement.
The success of Bosh co-founders Ian Theasby and Henry Firth is all the more astonishing considering they were unapologetic meat-eaters as recently as 2015. Ian and Henry are not even professional chefs, but now boast 1.7 million Facebook followers and have been hailed the “vegan Ant and Dec”. This year, they also released a Bosh recipe book, which became the best-selling vegan cookbook of all time.
A 38-year-old single mum who was left with horrific injuries after being struck by a Tesco lorry in south-west London has spoken about the moment she thought she was going to die. Magdalena Tym was cycling home from work to her 13-year-old son Syzmon in Colliers Wood when she was struck by a lorry during a horror collision in Clapham South earlier this month. The 38-year-old designer and architect was left with horrific injuries to her arm and hand, which doctors said could be life-changing and left her needing three operations.