Prince Charles, and his sons William and Harry have attended a special ceremony in France, to mark the centenary of the Capture of Vimy Ridge by Canadian forces in the First World War.
A suspected jihadist carrying a rucksack packed with knives was thought to be heading towards Downing Street when he was dramatically arrested by armed police, according to security sources. The ‘lone wolf’ suspect had been under close surveillance when counter-terrorism officers ordered his immediate detention as he came within 300 yards of the gates of the Prime Minister’s residence. It is understood that the suspect’s family had become concerned about his behaviour and reported him to the authorities several weeks ago.
For months, George Osborne has been accumulating lucrative jobs at a rate of knots. Sky News has learnt that Mr Osborne has cancelled a speaking engagement at a hedge fund conference in Paris due to take place on his second day in the editor's seat at London's Evening Standard. Organisers of the Hedge Fund Intelligence European Summit confirmed Mr Osborne's withdrawal from the event - which would have netted him tens of thousands of pounds - "due to overriding professional engagements".
Gone Girl director David Fincher is joining actor and producer Brad Pitt in a sequel to the zombie thriller World War Z. The duo have worked together before in three of the director's movies, including the noir-thriller Seven which brought Fincher to the spotlight. Now, Variety is reporting Fincher has accepted Pitt's dare to direct a sequel to the 2013 zombie action movie World War Z.
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Angus McDowall AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. The Israeli military said later that one of its Patriot anti-aircraft missile batteries intercepted a target over the Golan Heights that Israeli media described as an unmanned drone. It was the second Israeli interception of a target coming from Syria in the past few weeks.
Theresa May has called a snap general election for June 8, amid polls that indicate she could win a huge Tory majority in Parliament. Some polls have the Tories at almost double the vote share of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, indicating that the most likely outcome of the election would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. Indeed, some experts estimate that the Tories will take as many as 56 seats from Labour, leaving them with a 200-seat lead over the official opposition party.
Paul Andrew is battling a nasty case of strep throat, but that hasn’t dampened the easy charm that has delighted countless editors and retailers since he arrived in New York 17 years ago. The decision to leave the UK wasn’t really a difficult one. ‘I was just 21 when it happened, and I feel you’re much more able to move in any direction easily at that age,’ he says. ‘Also, with McQueen, I was basically earning zero money — so suddenly to be getting a New York salary was very appealing.
Hermione and Ginny are BACK together! But just for a quick moment. 'Harry Potter' co-stars Emma Watson and Bonnie Wright had a run-in at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it gave the movie franchise's fans ALL the feels!
A Russian naval reconnaissance ship has sunk after it crashed into a freighter carrying livestock in the Black Sea, near Turkey. Russia's defence ministry said the Liman was holed as a result of the collision that happened on Thursday about 40km (25 miles) northwest of the Bosphorus Strait, in foggy conditions. Sky News reported the ship had sunk, citing Turkey's coastal safety authority.
Last September Evan Spiegel, the enigmatic 26-year-old founder of the social messaging app Snapchat, announced a change of direction. It was a “camera company”. Shortly after that Minion-esque vending machines began to appear in select American locations where for $130 you could buy a pair of Spectacles: an eye-mounted camera attached to a pair of kooky shades that allows you to capture 10-second videos.
So how much does James Bond pull down to afford those fancy cocktails? Business site Bizdaq.com have done the maths and worked out how much your favourite characters from movies and TV would actually make in the real world… From Digital Spy
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US has announced the first move in its efforts to kill off net neutrality. Ajit Pai, who was appointed chairman of the FCC by President Trump, wants to remove many of the regulations designed to keep broadband providers in check, protect consumers and encourage companies to innovate.
Taylor Wimpey has set aside £130m as it moves to tackle the fallout from controversial leasehold contracts agreed with customers. The company used a statement to investors ahead of its AGM to confirm that a review of lease agreements it drew up over the past decade had resulted in "unintended financial consequence". It promised negotiations with the owners of freeholds to ease pressure on the leaseholders of flats and homes built by the company.
Professor Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, is aiming to carry out the first human head transplant within 10 months and then wants to begin trials on brain transplants. Although many experts are sceptical that huge organs like the brain can be thawed without damage, Prof Canavero said he believes the first frozen head could soon be resurrected. As soon as the first human head transplant has taken place, i.e.
Jeremy Hunt's failure to enforce a key NHS waiting time target was illegal, Labour has claimed, citing legal advice from a leading barrister. The health secretary "acted unlawfully" by not requiring hospitals to provide patients with treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks, according to James Goudie QC. Mr Goudie was asked by Labour peers whether Mr Hunt broke the law when he did not include a stated target that waiting times should not exceed this limit for 92 per cent of patients in his mandate to NHS England for 2017-18.
French fashion house Hermès on Thursday offered further signs of a recovery in the luxury goods sector after a jump in first-quarter sales. The label, known for its Birkin bags which start at £6500, noted strong handbag sales in the three months to March, as well as good demand for its £300 silk scarves. Adjusted for exchange rates, sales soared 11% to €1.35 billion (£1.15 billion).
An extraordinary invasion of stars brought a rare burst of West End celebrity glamour to the Square Mile for the launch of a £200 million hotel, restaurants and private members’ club complex in the heart of the City. Almost 2,000 guests, including actors Eddie Redmayne, Woody Harrelson, Jenna Coleman, Simon Pegg, Douglas Booth and Stanley Tucci, models Poppy Delevingne and Daisy Lowe, and designers Jade Jagger and Anya Hindmarch last night celebrated the opening of The Ned, just yards from the Bank of England. The venture is the most ambitious yet by Soho House founder Nick Jones, who has turned the former Midland Bank headquarters on Poultry into an all-day and late-night destination in a district once known for “shutting up shop” in the evenings and at weekends.
Nintendo is once again teaming up with fast-food giant McDonald's to offer one of eight different toys based on its beloved franchises with every Happy Meal. The translucent Invincible Mario figurine, for example, will light up in different colours. From 26 April through 22 May, participating McDonald's restaurants across the US will offer the Super Mario-themed toys tucked inside its Happy Meal boxes.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's defence ministry urged Airbus on Thursday to react constructively contribute to its allegations of wilful deception and fraud against the defence group. "Airbus would be well advised not to fall back into past mistakes and to contribute to clearing up the allegations with more seriousness and less emotion," a spokesman for the defence minister said. ...
Andrew Tyrie’s decision to quit as an MP leaves a huge hole in Parliament’s banking expertise. One Great White he recently started chasing offers a fine example: the suspicious regularity with which traders correctly predict surprise UK official economic statistics. Today, academics at West Virginia University released the most thorough analysis yet into suspicious trading around Office for National Statistics releases.
Ouch! Bella Thorne films an intimate video of her lady parts. SO, Bella recorded her FIRST EVER bikini wax in all it’s glory on her Snapchat, and if the visuals aren’t enough to deter you… then the sounds will! Is this video T.M.I for your stomach to handle? Didn’t do much for me other than make me wanna NEVER get a wax. Is Bella Thorne sharing too much with us on social media?