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Matt Hancock to return to Parliament this week following I’m A Celeb stint

Matt Hancock is returning to Parliament after his jungle jaunt (Jeff Overs/PA) (PA Media) Matt Hancock will come face-to-face with angry MPs in Parliament this week for the first time ... Read more »

Dominic West on recreating Prince Charles’s ‘bizarre’ breakdancing video in The Crown: ‘It’s completely arrhythmic’

Dominic West has explained how he came to recreate King Charles’s “bizarre” breakdancing moment for The Crown. The British actor plays the monarch, then Prince Charles, in the fifth season ... Read more »

Qatar official admits for first time hundreds of migrant workers died building World Cup 2022

Migrant workers watch the World Cup at a dedicated park (AFP via Getty Images) A leading Qatari official has admitted for the first time that hundreds of migrant workers died ... Read more »

Balenciaga scandal - update: Bella Hadid distances herself as fans call on Nicole Kidman over silence on issue

✕ Close Balenciaga under fire over ‘creepy’ ads of kids with ‘bondage outfits’ Balenciaga has issued a statement “strongly condemning child abuse” while addressing the fallout over its controversial ad ... Read more »

UK summons Chinese ambassador over ‘unacceptable’ arrest of BBC journalist

Chinese police officers block off access to a site where protesters had gathered in Shanghai on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Protests against China’s strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and ... Read more »

Duke of Westminster backs our Christmas cost of living appeal with £100,000 donation

Hugh Grosvenor, the seventh Duke of Westminster, has become the latest big donor to support The Independent’s Christmas appeal with a £100,000 donation from his Westminster Foundation “to help children ... Read more »

'It was a circus to keep him happy': Juan Carlos' ex-mistress reveals former Spanish King 'couldn't bear the thought' of spending Christmas with family and ordered 'fake' celebration with 'people he liked'

The mother-of-two had an affair with the King from 2004 to 2009She claims the King held two Christmas celebrations before he abdicated Businesswoman says the celebration on December 22, 2013 was 'surreal' Corinna claims the former monarch harassed and spied on her after their affair Read more »

A snapshot of modern Britain: Census shows fewer people in England and Wales describe themselves as white and under HALF are Christian for the first time EVER, while two-thirds of Londoners are from an ethnic minority: so how does YOUR area compare?

The number of people in England and Wales identifying as white has fallen by around 500,000 in a decade The ONS also revealed that two-thirds of Londoners said they were from an ethnic minority in 2021 censusAnd for the first time since the census began fewer than half the population said they were Christian Read more »

'I can't kiss any more frogs!' Vicky Pattison pokes fun at her ex-lovers as she details her destination wedding plans with fiancé Ercan Ramadan

Vicky Pattison poked fun at her ex-boyfriends by joking she kissed ‘a lot of frogs’ before meeting her fiancé Ercan Ramadan. The former Geordie Shore star, 35, got engaged to the ... Read more »

Moment three brazen thieves armed with 'baseball bat' steal catalytic converter from car parked on driveway - as owner bangs on window trying to scare them off

Carle De Vries spotted three thieves targeting his car parked on the drivewayMr De Vries banged the window to scare the trio away from his Toyota Prius One of the gang waved a baseball bat at him while they continued the attack Mr De Vries posted the video on Facebook as a warning to other motorists   Read more »

FIFA to fine Kylian Mbappe as Graham Potter's first Chelsea signing is revealed in France ploy

France’s forward Kylian Mbappe looks on during a training session at Jassim-bin-Hamad Stadium Your morning Chelsea transfer round-up on Tuesday, November 29. Blues make Nkunku breakthrough Christopher Nkunku is all ... Read more »

Cost of living: Map of London shows where the city's most deprived areas are and there's a clear divide

New 2021 census data has revealed the ‘most deprived’ boroughs in London A new map released by the Office of National statistics has been created showing which boroughs in Greater ... Read more »

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Tour the charming Royal estate of Sandringham with historian Lucy Worsley

Its glorious coastline, delightful Broads and gentle pace of life have drawn visitors to Norfolk for centuries – and that includes the Royal Family. Sandringham in the west of the ... Read more »

Meghan Markle admits she used to love watching Real Housewives but stopped when 'my life had its own level of drama'

Meghan Markle, 41, admitted she used to be a fan of the reality TV franchiseConfided in Andy Cohen she stopped watching when her life 'drama' took overSaid she 'stopped craving other people's drama' from 'world that felt foreign' Read more »

Huge London drawbridge over River Thames set to finally be built after 4 years

A huge drawbridge that has been four years in the making might finally be built over the River Thames in East London. Plans to build a 25-metre pedestrian drawbridge joining ... Read more »

Perfect for a growing family! Terraced home with 'remains of a CANNABIS factory' in one of the three bedrooms goes on the market for £200,000

The three-bed house in Crawley, West Sussex, is littered with toys and rubbishOne of the bedrooms is covered floor to ceiling in silver foil, including windows Locals speculate the silver-covered third bedroom was 'grow room' for cannabis Read more »

'Like something you see on David Attenborough': Walker stunned after spotting '12ft tuna' on beach

A ’12ft tuna’ was spotted on the rocks at Seaton Carew – with a child’s pink Croc next to it for scale A dog walker was left stunned after stumbling ... Read more »

Video: Ryanair passengers' fury over 'horrific' flight to Ibiza where boozed-up group blared loud music the entire three hours, banged on the ceiling and harassed young woman

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Video: Shocked England fans spend a day in Qatari's mega mansion after he struck up a conversation with the group when he saw one wearing a Wolverhampton Wanderers shirt

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Scottish Government ministers 'squandered' £200m on nationalising shipyard

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with tycoon Jim McColl Scottish Government ministers have “squandered” £200 million of taxpayers’ money on nationalising a shipyard firm at the centre of the current ferry ... Read more »

'This time next year, I won't be here': TalkTV's James Whale, 71, discusses his terminal cancer in heartbreaking speech as he says chemotherapy is 'making it hard for him to breathe'

TalkTV and talkRADIO presenter James Whale gave a heartbreaking speech on Monday night in which he detailed having terminal cancer. James, 71,  has cancer of the brain, spine, kidney, and ... Read more »

Re-opened Dartmoor rail line passes 250,000 journeys in its first year

Journey numbers on the Dartmoor Line have passed 250,000 a year after re-opening to regular passenger trains. The line reopened on 20 November 2021, restoring a regular, year-round service for ... Read more »

Stowaways found on ship’s rudder in Canary Islands

Three stowaways were discovered on a ship’s rudder after the vessel sailed to the Canary Islands from Nigeria, Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service said (Salvamento Maritimo/AP) Three stowaways were discovered on ... Read more »

When will Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive in the US?

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be heading to the US ahead of the second annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony. The royal couple will spend three days across the ... Read more »

Karim Benzema decision made by Didier Deschamps amid World Cup injury recovery hopes

France boss Didier Deschamps has ruled out a shock World Cup return for crocked star Karim Benzema. Ballon d’Or winner Benzema was left devastated after being ruled out of Qatar ... Read more »

Jimmy Barnes reveals he was forced to cancel upcoming tour as he's in constant pain and needs urgent surgery: 'It's finally caught up with me'

Music legend Jimmy Barnes cancelled his summer tour this week in order to receive urgent back and hip surgery to relieve chronic pain. And the 66-year-old rocker now says he ... Read more »

December train strikes and engineering works set to cause 13 days of disruption for UK’s rail network

The UK’s rail network will not be at full service for at least 13 days throughout December due to a “toxic” combination of engineering works and strikes. Fed-up passengers have ... Read more »

Meghan Markle reveals Prince Harry asked her to speak to men about female stereotypes 'to shift gender debate' as she talks to UK racism row comedian Trevor Noah and director Judd Apatow in last podcast episode

Meghan Markle today released the final episode of her Archetypes podcast with male guests for the first time including host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah , movie director Judd ... Read more »

Airbnb guest fumes after paying £2,750 for 'disgusting' flat in 'desperate need of repair'

A tourist who paid nearly £3,000 for an Airbnb was left devastated after spending her stay in run-down, mould-infested accommodation. The woman, who travelled to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe ... Read more »

What is the Online Safety Bill and why is it so controversial?

The Online Safety Bill has been amended ahead of its return to Parliament (PA) (PA Wire) Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced major changes to the Online Safety Bill ahead ... Read more »

Less than half of people in England and Wales identify as Christian, census reveals

This is the first time the proportion identifying as Christian has dropped below half (PA) The proportion of people in England and Wales identifying as Christian has fallen below 50 ... Read more »

Moment pub landlord is BOOED by drinkers as he reveals himself to be a secret Three Lions supporter as divided village that straddles the English and Welsh border braces for World Cup showdown tonight

Llanymynech straddles the England-Wales border so fans will be divided tonight On the Powys side of town, pub landlord John Turner expects a bar of Welsh fans He has revealed however that he will be secretly supporting the Three Lions Across the A483 in Shropshir Jason Farr expects 90 per cent England fans Read more »

Christians now a minority in England and Wales for first time

UK census 2022: Christians now a minority in England and Wales for first time – Leon Neal/Getty Christians now account for less than half of the UK population for the ... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE Revealed: Drugged-up driver, 49, who was jailed for causing horrific motorbike crash while on the wrong side of the road was once a window cleaner for King Charles

Matthew Bell, 49, from Llandeilo was sentenced to 30 months for causing life-changing injuries to a couple when he smashed into their motorbike He was high on drugs when he hit Richard Amner, 58, and his wife Alison, 55Bell was once hired to clean the windows at King Charles’ country estateThe ex-burglar was taken on with no checks and free to roam the 192-acre estate Read more »

'Would you say you respect other people's privacy?' Tensions simmer between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in first trailer for Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama

Tensions simmer between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in the first trailer for Channel 4’s Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama. The twenty-second trailer for the highly-anticipated series features Chanel ... Read more »

Albanians in flash cars grind central London to a standstill: Police battle to move on dozens of drivers blasting their horns and blocking traffic as they toast Independence Day back home

Hundreds of Albanians took the streets of London in flashy cars overnight to celebrate their country’s independence day. Video footage shared online shows a Lamborghini, Mercedes, Audis, Range Rovers and ... Read more »

Video: Moment three brazen thieves armed with 'baseball bat' steal catalytic converter from car parked on driveway - as owner bangs on window trying to scare them off 

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'Champion for underdogs' Virgnia Congressman Donald McEachin dies aged 61 after 'valiant' nine-year battle with cancer weeks after being re-elected for his fourth term

Chief of staff Tara Rountree yesterday revealed that he had died of bowel cancerThe congressman represented Virginia's 4th Congressional District He was reelected to a fourth term earlier this month in the role He was described as a 'tireless champion for Virginia families by Nancy Pelosi Read more »

Subtropical forests, volcanic beachside pools, its eponymous wine - you’ll soon be... mad for Madeira

Emma O'Reilly spends a few glorious days exploring the mountains and forests of Madeira Plus, she stops at some sensational seaside spots, including Ponta do Sol and Seixal She writes: 'I leave this wonderful island wishing that I had more time as there is so much to do in Madeira'  Read more »

Video: Albanians in flash cars grind central London to a standstill: Police battle to move on dozens of drivers blasting their horns and blocking traffic as they toast Independence Day back home 

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