Dash: A morning roundup of everything you need to get out the door on Thursday, November 16
Dash: A morning roundup of everything you need to get out the door on Thursday, November 16
Mia Tindall stole the show in Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's official wedding photos thanks to her deadpan expression while holding a strange object. The daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall was a bridesmaid at the royal wedding on Friday, and looked simply adorable in a white dress with a brightly coloured sash. One person wrote: "Just wondering, why is Mia Tindall holding a mushroom?" Another added: "Mia Tindall is epic! She looks like she is about to lob whatever she is holding.
A Brexit summit to finalise terms of the political declaration on Britain’s future trade relationship with the EU had been pencilled in for 17-18 November. EU leaders are preparing to hold an extraordinary “no deal” Brexit summit in November to deal with the potential consequences of the UK crashing out of the bloc should Theresa May fail to deliver decisive progress on the Irish border issue this week, the Guardian can reveal. A special meeting of heads of state and government at which the EU had hoped to sign off on the Brexit negotiations next month may instead be turned into a emergency summit to discuss the bloc’s response to a cliff-edge Brexit.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to embark on their first royal tour as a married couple. Starting on Tuesday, they will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand – taking in a massive 76 engagements on the 16-day trip. The tour coincides with the Invictus Games in Sydney, which was founded by Harry himself in 2014.
Owen Paterson, a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, argued this week in the Guardian that the UK could leave the customs union, break free from EU rules, and still avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. The problem with this claim is that the logic of a hard Brexit means hard borders. The EU is the world’s most advanced legal, technical and institutional environment for seamless border management.
It was, of course, 'that kiss' between Katya Jones and Seann Walsh. After being photographed sharing their drunken kiss together, Seann's girlfriend Rebecca Humphries broke off their relationship, while Katya confirmed her marriage with co-star Neil Jones was fine. Despite many calls from fans to disqualify the pair from the show, Strictly bosses decided to let Seann and Katya continue in the competition...
The truck driver shortage has dominated America's headlines in the logistics space this year. The US will be short 175,000 truck drivers by 2026, according to the American Trucking Associations. Today, a lack of drivers is already delaying orders and making goods more expensive as freight rates climb.
Do you remember the euphoria in Ireland in 2015 when the results of the Irish referendum on equal marriage came in? There are questions about whether referendums are the solution to these knotty human rights issues. For many LGBT+ people, the fact that their rights were to be voted upon at all seemed wrong.
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab flew to Brussels on Sunday for unscheduled talks with EU negotiator Michel Barnier - but "key issues" remain despite speculation a deal had been reached. News of the talks fuelled reports that a divorce agreement may be close ahead of Wednesday's crunch summit of European leaders. Politico went as far as citing unnamed diplomats as saying a deal was done.
Grey, an advertising and marketing agency based in New York City, is the latest firm to jump on the trend. AdWeek reported that the firm is giving its employees the option to take a four-day workweek, in exchange for a 15% pay cut. According to AdWeek, around 1,000 people work at the ad agency's New York headquarters.
The wild promises of those leading the Brexit charge were always based on a fantasy about Britain’s global standing. In this way, Brexiters overstated both the ease of negotiating a satisfying departure from the EU for the UK – as if the EU would quickly deliver an outcome suiting the UK rather than the remaining 27 nations – and the ease of translating that into improved trade relations with the rest of the world. The problem at the heart of Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare remains the need to strike a deal with Europe that will prove politically acceptable back home, to parliament, her party and the DUP MPs on whom her government relies.
McDonald's has apologised after firefighters tackling a blaze at a retail park in York were denied free drinks. Firefighters were tackling a blaze at B&M store in Clifton Moor in York on Saturday when they walked into a McDonald’s store while on a break. A post on Facebook claims that the firefighters were denied the drinks as they were not carrying cash at the time.
It may look funny, but it's a crime - that was the message from officials in the US city of Savannah. In a Facebook post, the local government organisation wrote: "Who did this?! "Someone placed googly eyes on our historic Nathanael Greene statue in Johnson Square.
A prosecutor says a hunter shot and killed a 34-year-old bicyclist in the French Alps in what appears to be an accident. Thonon-Les-Bains prosecutor Philippe Toccanier said the 22-year-old hunter was hospitalized for shock after the Saturday evening shooting and couldn't be taken into custody while he is investigated on suspicion of aggravated manslaughter. Toccanier told The Associated Press on Sunday the victim, a man from Wales who lived in France, was cycling down a mountain at around 6 p.m. when he passed near a group of about 10 game hunters.
The Old Vic in London, which received £300,000 from the Sackler Trust last year. The Old Vic, the National Theatre and several other UK cultural and educational institutions received donations totalling more than £7m last year from the Sackler family, whose influential philanthropic role has come under the spotlight after allegations that the transatlantic dynasty’s fortune has been tainted by the US opioid crisis. The largest beneficiary was Imperial College London, which received £2.5m from the Sackler Trust, followed by Royal Museums Greenwich, given £1.5m.
Hundreds of Chileans paraded the streets on Saturday dressed as zombies for the 10th annual Zombie Walk in Santiago, inspired by The Walking Dead.
Gunfire broke out early Saturday evening in the small town of Taft, north of Corpus Christi. In addition to the four killed, a man was taken by helicopter to a Corpus Christi hospital, Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety told reporters. Police were seeking two men in connection with the shooting, Brandley said late on Saturday, adding that the Department of Public Safety's Texas Rangers were leading the investigation.
French company Vinci has built the world’s first stretch of motorway made entirely from recycled road materials. It was built by two subsidiaries of Vinci Construction, Eurovia and Vinci Autoroutes. The old supplies are then made into the new road,” Eurovia Communications Director, Maxence Naouri, told FRANCE 24.
The low prices are especially notable considering In-N-Out is regularly celebrated for offering some of the best wages and benefits in the fast-food industry. Notably, the Double-Double price hasn't risen much in years, even with inflation and a proliferation of burger chains that seem to draw inspiration from Shake Shack's menu. A Forbes profile of President Lynsi Snyder breaks down how exactly the chain maintains its low prices, and it's thanks to a limited menu, in-house production, and shrewd real-estate strategy.
Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon. A federal judge last month ruled against the state's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit by 13 inmates inside the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown. A separate lawsuit was filed in state court in August by 16 former guards and staff members, several of whom suffer from respiratory ailments.
Mary Frances Parrish is expecting to be without electricity for weeks, or roughly the same time the terminally ill son she's caring for is expected to live. My car's under repair and there's nowhere to go or the money to pay for a place," the 72-year-old Parrish said. Parrish, whose son has cancer, is in a position many in the Panama City region are facing.
A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect next week in Hungary. Menhely Alapitvany (Shelter Foundation) Director Zoltan Akna says more resources are needed to prevent people from becoming homeless and to house the ones that do. Unofficial estimates indicate some 30,000 people are homeless in Budapest, the Hungarian capital.
Having joined in June with the team from the capital rooted to the bottom after just two wins from their opening twelve games, United are currently unbeaten since August and have won their last three on the bounce to find themselves in a playoff spot. The latest came on Saturday night as Rooney, with five minutes to go, urged his teammates forward as he stood over a free kick around 50 yards from goal with the score 0-0 against FC Dallas. "“Wayne pushed us all in the box.