Japanese ambassador warns May of 'high stakes' Brexit

The Japanese ambassador has warned Theresa May's Government that his country’s firms will quit operating in Britain if Brexit makes it “unprofitable” to stay. After meeting the Prime Minister in Downing Street, Koji Tsuruoka said Japan has a "high stake" in UK's EU withdrawal. .

  • Sarah Ferguson shares stunning rare picture from inside Royal Lodge wedding reception
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    Sarah Ferguson shares stunning rare picture from inside Royal Lodge wedding reception

    Sarah, Duchess of York looked fabulous at the evening reception of her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie. On Monday morning, the former wife of Prince Andrew shared a picture from inside the reception at the Royal Lodge and you could see the sleek beams and framed pictures on the walls of the venue. Accompanying the stylish shot, Sarah, wrote on her Twitter page, "Thank you so much @emanuelungaropr for my amazing dress @JadGhandour." Sarah's dreamy green dress was made from sumptuous silk , and it had a defining waist detail with a tailored panel at the bust.

  • Kate Middleton reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby news
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    Kate Middleton reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby news

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reacted to the news that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child together. Following the exciting baby announcement on Monday morning, Kensington Palace revealed that William and Kate are "delighted" for the couple, as are the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla. Meghan, who touched down in Sydney last night with Prince Harry ahead of the start of their 16-day royal tour, is thought to be around 12 weeks pregnant.

  • Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood ‘furious’ that Seann Walsh and Katya Jones weren’t voted out
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    Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood ‘furious’ that Seann Walsh and Katya Jones weren’t voted out

    Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood is reportedly furious that Seann Walsh and Katya Jones weren’t voted off of the show on Sunday, after they were caught kissing earlier in the week. The head judge and a number of the professional dancers are thought to be fuming over the fact that the pair survived Sunday’s results show, while Katie Piper and Gorka Marquez lost their place. Comedian Walsh and his married dance partner were caught kissing in the street after a boozy night out last week, despite both being in serious relationships.

  • Brexit talks: What on earth just happened?
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    Brexit talks: What on earth just happened?

    All weekend, news trickling out of Brexit talks became more and more positive. Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, headed out to Brussels to confirm it all – or so we thought. Then the Brexit roller coaster hit yet another big dipper: after a shorter-than expected meeting between Raab and Michel Barnier, it was all off again, and we were, in the words of one official “back to square one”.

  • Heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'
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    Heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton 'spotted arriving at Lindo Wing maternity unit with husband carrying bags'

    A heavily pregnant Pippa Middleton has reportedly been seen entering the Lindo Wing maternity unit in central London alongside her husband James Matthews. The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, who attended the Royal Wedding on Friday, was smiling as she walked into St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, according to the Daily Mail. A picture showed her financier husband carrying two holdalls as he walked into the £7,500-a-night unit where Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte were born.

  • Don’t let Johnson and Rees-Mogg hold the UK to ransom
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    Don’t let Johnson and Rees-Mogg hold the UK to ransom

    Britain’s EU brink comes as border gates slam shut at Dover, the M20 jams and the French visa office is besieged. From the moment, early in her leadership, that Theresa May pretended she could have both Brexit and open borders with the EU “in all circumstances”, a crisis of reality was bound to come.

  • Daylight Saving Time: When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?
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    Daylight Saving Time: When do the clocks change, why do we use GMT – and do we still need to?

    October has arrived; the leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping and the mornings are gradually becoming lighter later.

  • Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables
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    Best grammar schools in 2018 according to GCSE league tables

    The Tiffin Girls' School in Kingston upon Thames is at the top of the tree when it comes to GCSE performance among grammar schools.

  • Lionel Shriver says it is time to end the #MeToo movement
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    Lionel Shriver says it is time to end the #MeToo movement

    Lionel Shriver has called on the #MeToo movement to come to an end. Speaking at Cheltenham Literature Festival, the controversial author of We Need To Talk About Kevin said that the ongoing movement against sexual harassment has “run its course” and is having a negative effect on relationships between men and women. According to The Times, Shriver said that that the movement had been “important to begin with”, having exposed “some of the real malefactors” such as Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

  • England selection headache ahead of autumn Tests after raft of injuries on bruising weekend
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    England selection headache ahead of autumn Tests after raft of injuries on bruising weekend

    England head coach Eddie Jones is trying to piece together his squad for the autumn internationals after several of his leading lights suffered injuries over the weekend. Mako and Billy Vunipola and Nick Isiekwe went off early in Saracens’ 13-3 Heineken Champions Cup win at Glasgow yesterday. Owen Farrell suffered a knock to his knee in the match and hooker Jamie George and Maro Itoje both broke their noses.

  • 'I treated her with respect': Donald Trump defends remarks against Christine Blasey Ford
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    'I treated her with respect': Donald Trump defends remarks against Christine Blasey Ford

    President Donald Trump has defended his remarks against Christine Blasey Ford saying that he treated her with “great respect”. The US president faced backlash after appearing to mock Professor Blasey Ford’s testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who she claims sexually assaulted her. Ms Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 per cent” certain that Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

  • Tottenham's Victor Wanyama set to make West Ham clash following minor injury on international duty
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    Tottenham's Victor Wanyama set to make West Ham clash following minor injury on international duty

    Victor Wanyama looks set to be available for Tottenham’s London derby with West Ham, despite limping off during Kenya’s 3-0 win over Ethiopia on Sunday. The Spurs midfielder scored from the spot as Kenya sealed qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years, before hobbling off with a hamstring problem in the second half, though the issue is thought to be minor and not a real concern. Mauricio Pochettino has had to contend with injuries to a number of key figures in recent weeks, with Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen all missing games ahead of the international break.

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    Fleetwood Mac disputes Lindsey Buckingham lawsuit

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fleetwood Mac disputes allegations in a lawsuit filed by Lindsey Buckingham for kicking him off the band's new tour.

  • The Walking Dead season 9 episode 2 set up Lauren Cohan's big Maggie exit
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    The Walking Dead season 9 episode 2 set up Lauren Cohan's big Maggie exit

    While it seems likely that Lincoln is definitively done with the series, a return for Cohan seems more definite - and tonight's episode, titled “The Bridge,” proved just that. Played by Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards' Cathy Durant), Georgie tells Maggie she wants to trade knowledge, hinting that she comes from a community comprised of decent people who want to build a future in the apocalypse.

  • Royal kids steal Princess Eugenie's thunder in wedding portrait
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    Royal kids steal Princess Eugenie's thunder in wedding portrait

    Princess Eugenie's pageboys and bridesmaids completely steal the show in her royal wedding portrait.

  • Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for A-Level results 
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    Best independent schools in 2018: Full league table for A-Level results 

    Cardiff Sixth Form College has retained its spot at the top of the tree when it comes to A-level performance among independent schools.

  • How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions
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    How criminals used Canada's casinos to launder millions

    Using the Vancouver model, criminals would show up at a Canada casino and receive a delivery of cash, then use it for gambling. The briefing took place just a few days after David Eby began his new job as British Columbia’s attorney general – and it began a warning. “Get ready,” Eby remembers being told by casino regulators in the western Canadian province.

  • Sears files for bankruptcy
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    Sears files for bankruptcy

    US retailer Sears has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seeking protection from its creditors, as it attempts to restructure the business after failing to make a crucial $134m (£103m) debt repayment due on Monday. The group has total debts of more than $5.5bn, and its biggest creditor is chief executive Eddie Lampert. Mr Lampert, who is also chairman of Sears Holdings, said: "Over the last several years, we have worked hard to transform our business and unlock the value of our assets.

  • Rochelle Humes 'set to replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning' as she joins I'm a Celebrity
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    Rochelle Humes 'set to replace Holly Willoughby on This Morning' as she joins I'm a Celebrity

    Rochelle Humes is reportedly set to step in for Holly Willoughby on This Morning while she is away hosting I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here. The Saturdays singer is expected to take Willoughby’s place while she fills in for Ant McPartlin on the reality show. A source told the Sun: “As soon as bosses for This Morning learnt that Holly had accepted the role on I'm A Celebrity they drafted their wish list and Rochelle was at the top.

  • The Lehman Trilogy is transferring to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre
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    The Lehman Trilogy is transferring to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre

    The National Theatre’s production of The Lehman Trilogy is transferring to the West End. Currently running at the National until October 20, Ben Power’s adaptation of Stefano Massini’s Italian play will run at the Piccadilly Theatre in May for a limited 12 week season. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles will reprise their roles in the production directed by Sam Mendes.

  • Bus travel hits 12-year-low as prices rise and services are axed
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    Bus travel hits 12-year-low as prices rise and services are axed

    Public transport campaigners have warned of a “crisis” in bus travel as new analysis shows passenger journeys are at a 12-year low. The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) said rising fares and cuts to services meant fewer people were able to make use of buses. The latest figures from the Department for Transport show 1.2 billion local bus journeys were made across Britain between April and June – a 10 per cent decrease since the peak of 1.33 billion between July and September 2008.

  • Win tickets for the RSC’s London Season at the Barbican
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    Win tickets for the RSC’s London Season at the Barbican

    The Royal Shakespeare Company’s London Season begins at the Barbican, transferring three of Shakespeare’s most-loved titles – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merry Wives of Windsor – directly from Stratford-upon-Avon. Polly Findlay directs Christopher Eccleston in his RSC debut as Macbeth, with Niamh Cusack rejoining the Company as Lady Macbeth in a thrillingly dark production.

  • Vogue Williams shares adorable snap of newborn son Theodore yawning and fans can't cope with the cuteness
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    Vogue Williams shares adorable snap of newborn son Theodore yawning and fans can't cope with the cuteness

    Vogue Williams has shared a very sweet snap of her one-month-old son Theodore yawning. The Irish model, who last month welcomed her first child with boyfriend Spencer Matthews, took to social media to share the adorable image on Sunday. In the photograph, Theodore can be seen looking snooze-ready dressed head-to-toe in blue nightwear.

  • British-built spacecraft BepiColombo to blast off to reach Mercury
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    British-built spacecraft BepiColombo to blast off to reach Mercury

    A British-built spacecraft is set to blast off from Earth to map the surface of Mercury, the closest planet to the sun in our solar system. BepiColombo, the European Space Agency’s (Esa) first mission to Mercury, will be the first spacecraft to use electrical ion thrusters to travel to another planet. The mission will perform a comprehensive study of the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System.

  • Strict parents and social stigma limit mobile use for girls in poor countries
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    Strict parents and social stigma limit mobile use for girls in poor countries

    Girls in New Delhi use their mobile phones. India was among six countries in which girls were found to face disproportionate barriers to mobile phone access. Strict parenting and social disapproval are among factors that make teenage girls in developing countries significantly less likely than boys to own a mobile phone, researchers have found.