Andrea Leadsom was left red-faced earlier today after she called Jane Austen ‘our greatest living author’ – despite the Pride and Prejudice writer dying 200 years ago. The embarrassing gaffe came as the leader of the House of Commons attempted to praise the celebrated author, who is set to feature on
Anti-Putin protestors in Russia are reportedly using fidget spinners in an attempt to persuade young Russians to join their ranks. Opposition parties are reportedly attempting to garner support by selling the hugely popular toy to youngsters – in an attempt to both raise funds and persuade them to join
Crime across England and Wales has risen by 10 percent – the largest annual increase for a decade. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics, which account for the 12 months to March, show a 20 percent rise in gun crime and knife crime. The substantial rise comes as Home Office figures
A woman has been found guilty of murdering her husband in a case that saw a parrot witness the moment she shot him five times. Glenna Duram blasted her husband, Martin, in 2015, before an unsuccessful suicide attempt saw her turning the gun on herself. Mrs Duram, 49, has now been found guilty of first-degree
The study, which is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference claims that hearing loss, physical inactivity, and smoking are some of the biggest factors in heightening the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Specifically, researchers say that hearing loss can increase the risk
Margaret Thatcher stepped in to ensure that Moors murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady were never released from prison, new Downing Street papers have revealed. Thatcher defiantly told then home secretary Leon Brittan in 1985 that his proposed minimum sentences of 40 years for Brady and 30 years for
An 18-day-old girl has died after being diagnosed with a form of meningitis that is directly linked to herpes. Mariana Reese Sifrit was born on July 1 to parents Shane and Nicole – only six days before the couple finally tied the knot. Yesterday, Mariana died in hospital after being diagnosed with
The BBC has published the salaries of their highest paid stars – with Chris Evans topping the list after earning an eye-watering £2.2 million pounds in 2016.
A fresh appeal to find the mother of a baby abandoned at a bus shelter has been launched, after police confirmed that she may be discharged from hospital very soon. The tiny youngster was discovered in the bus shelter near the Magpie and Stump pub in Towyn, North Wales, at 7.15am on Tuesday.
The US police officer who shot dead a woman after she called 911 to report a noise outside her home was reportedly startled by a loud sound before the tragic incident occurred. Justine Damond, 40, had gone outside in her pyjamas to meet a police car at her home in Minneapolis when she was killed at
A man has claimed that he was stopped from buying food for a homeless person at Costa Coffee, after staff claimed they would be prosecuted for selling it to him. Adrian Pinsent, a 40-year-old cameraman, was at Waterloo Station on Monday night when he stopped at the coffee chain to buy a drink and a
A 96-year-old widow has been threatened with deportation from Australia only two years after she moved to be with her only family. Heartbroken Christina Grant left Scotland following the tragic death of her eldest son, which came only a short while after her husband passed away.
The Natural History Museum has unveiled their new centrepiece – the skeleton of a blue whale that will greet visitors as they enter for the first time following a major revamp. The huge mammal, known as ‘Hope’, replaces ‘Dippy’, the replica skeleton of a Diplodocus that stood in the Natural History Museum
A loved-up couple ended up in A&E after they attempted to perform the iconic lift from Dirty Dancing ahead of their wedding. Bride-to-be Sharon Price and fiancee Andy were left unconscious after their attempt to create the famous sequence in a beer garden went awry.
A woman has died on the Caribbean territory of Sint Maarten after being knocked to the ground by the blast from a powerful jet engine. The 57-year-old woman, a tourist from New Zealand, was reportedly holding onto the airport fence before the sheer force of the jet engine threw her backwards, resulting
In an open letter to Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, and David Davis, the UK’s Brexit Secretary, leading figures from the European and British pharmaceutical and life science industry stressed the need for ongoing cooperation between the UK and EU on medicines.
Plans to reportedly cover the charred shell of Grenfell Tower in a tarpaulin to shield it from the view of local residents are being considered by the government. In a statement, the Grenfell Response Team (GRT) confirmed that it would consider the possibility of covering up the tower after the local
A survivor of the Grenfell Tower fire has been diagnosed with cyanide poisoning. It come only weeks after it was suggested that the burning cladding on the West London tower block may have released toxic fumes. Medical discharge papers, obtained by the BBC, show that 12-year-old Luana Gomes was treated
Metropolitan Police chiefs have been forced to order some 8000 super-sized uniforms with waists up to 61ins, new figures have revealed. The surprise figures come after previous Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan Howe claimed in 2015 that overweight officers faced the sack. The figures, obtained
A leading US military commander has warned that ‘ISIS 2.0’ could emerge after Iraqi forces continue to flush the last ISIS militants from the city of Mosul. In the last week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared a ‘total victory’ over Isis in a visit to the city after a major assault to take
Haunting footage has captured the moment that investigators returned to Grenfell Tower as they continue to probe the devastating fire that claimed the lives of more than 80 people. The video shows the aftermath of the blaze – with police investigators positioned on the narrow stairwell where many lost
Young survivors of the brutal Isis regime in Mosul have recalled how they were forced to dismember captured soldiers when threatened with their own death. Mosul, situated in northern Iraq, has been the site of intense fighting since Kurdish forces and the Iraqi Army launched an assault to liberate it
Hundreds of people in Surrey have been evacuated from their homes after a huge blaze tore through a hospital building. Residents living near the Weybridge Health Centre in Surrey sought refuge inside St James’ Parish Church after being instructed to leave their home in the aftermath of the huge blaze