Your morning briefing: what you should know for Wednesday, November 21

Sean Morrison

May heads to Brussels to finalise Brexit deal

Theresa May is preparing for a crunch meeting in Brussels about her Brexit deal later today amid a fresh backlash over the agreement.

The Prime Minister will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for talks ahead of a special summit on Sunday.

She is under pressure to make changes to the Northern Irish backstop in the Brexit divorce agreement.

Stumbling blocks also remain over the single market, access to UK waters for EU boats and Gibraltar.


Khashoggi murder: Senate demands Trump gets answers on Saudi prince's 'role'

Senate officials are demanding Donald Trump determines if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman played a role in murdering Jamal Khashoggi.

Republican and Democratic leaders of the senate foreign relations committee sent a letter to the president asking for a second investigation.

It comes after Mr Trump yesterday defended US ties with Saudi Arabia despite global condemnation over the journalist’s killing.


Probe into Ivanka's personal emails

An investigation into Ivanka Trump’s alleged use of her personal email account for government work is set to be launched.

A Congressional committee will review reports that President Trump’s daughter, a top White House aide, violated preservation law.

It comes after suggestions Ivanka used her personal account up to 100 times last year to contact officials in the Trump administration.


Study: Most football fans have witnessed racist abuse at games

A global study has revealed that more than half of football fans have witnessed racist abuse at matches.

The survey’s results, released by equality organisation Kick It Out, reflects the views of nearly 27,000 supporters from 38 countries.

An average of 54 per cent of respondents said they had personally witnessed racist abuse.

Peruvian fans reported the highest incidence at 77 per cent.


Revealed: Noel Edmonds joins I'm A Celeb

Noel Edmonds has officially joined I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

The former Deal or No Deal host is heading to the jungle as a late arrival alongside the 10 other campmates.

He is expected to be going in as a secret guest, with full details on his arrival still under wraps.

Edmonds will reportedly receive a whopping £500,000 for appearing on the ITV show.


'Bopper the Whopper' too big for kennel

The animal rescue centre which rescued Britain’s fattest dog now has an even bigger issue on its plate.

‘Bopper the Whopper’ shocked staff at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home in Plymouth when it arrived weighing almost eight stone.

Staff at the centre told the BBC the dog, an 11-year-old collie, is living with the shelter’s owners as he is too big to fit in his kennel.


On this day...

1783: Man's first free-flight was made by Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in the Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon. They flew above Paris and, after 25 minutes, landed a few miles south.

1843: Thomas Hancock patented vulcanised rubber.

1934: Cole Porter's Anything Goes opened in New York and made a star of Ethel Merman.

1936: The first television gardening programme was broadcast by the BBC - In Your Garden with Mr Middleton.

1953: The discovery of The Piltdown Man skull by Charles Dawson in Sussex in 1912 was finally revealed as a hoax.

1974: IRA bombs in two Birmingham public houses killed 19 people and left a further 180 injured.