The House of Commons Speaker has thrown Theresa May’s Brexit plan into turmoil by ruling she can not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it changes. In a dramatic intervention on Monday, John Bercow said she cannot keep bringing her Withdrawal Agreement back to Parliament while it remains ‘substantially the same’. It is widely thought Mrs May has been trying to strong-arm MPs into supporting her deal as the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit looms ever larger. The move by the Speaker is controversial and it will have a substantial impact on Brexit – which is due to take place on 29 March. Citing a law which dates back more than 400 years and prevents MPs voting repeatedly on the same issue, Mr Bercow told Mrs May she must go back to the EU and get more concessions before she can ask MPs to vote on it again.
A mushroom that smells of curry powder and a spider whose egg sack looks like a whippy ice cream are among the hidden wonders lurking in woodlands, experts have said. The Woodland Trust has selected its top 10 weird and wonderful creatures, fungi and lichen that are found in UK woods but people may never have seen or heard of. They also include a bright yellow slug, a fungus that changes the sex of the plants it lives on and slime moulds that can find their way round a maze. Alastair Hotchkiss, conservation adviser at the Woodland Trust, said: “Many people love to visit our woodlands for a relaxing walk and will be used to seeing common critters like blackbirds, bumblebees or perhaps a badger. “However, take a peak a little closer and there are in fact many, often hidden, but remarkable stories being played out within our woodlands. “Picking 10 was not easy as our woodlands have many more tales to tell.” Click through the gallery to see what the Woodland Trust’s top 10 hidden wonder of the woods are.
The fireball exploded over Russia in December and blew up with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested following the incident in Stanwell, Surrey, on Saturday night.
The horse was found dead on waste land near Yeovil in Somerset, having been struck on the head with a blunt weapon.
Harmonie-Rose Allen walked across the finish line of the Bath Half Marathon to a huge round of applause from spectators.