Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli suffered an awkward final moment as he gave some rather X-rated feedback to Stacey Dooley, leaving fans in hysterics.
The European Commission has confirmed that while UK travellers will not need a visa to enter the EU. In a tweet sent on December 14, Natasha Bertaud (tweet to: Natasha Bertaud ) @EU_Commission coordinating spokesperson for activities of @JunckerEU, the president of the EU, she confirmed that British citizens will have to buy a three-year visa for seven euros. It means that UK citizens will not need a visa when travelling to the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
Theresa May has launched an astonishing attack on Tony Blair, accusing the former prime minister of seeking to “undermine” her during Brexit talks in order to pursue his own “political interests”. In highly unusual move, Ms May hit out at one of her predecessors, claiming the former Labour leader’s support for a second Brexit referendum was “an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served”. The criticism comes after Mr Blair told Europe to prepare for the “near probability” of Britain extending Article 50 to allow more time for negotiations or a fresh referendum.
The home secretary is said to have plans to cut European immigration by 80 per cent under stricter entry conditions after Brexit. Sajid Javid is expected to publish plans to end free movement and preferential access for EU migrants after December 2020 – which will see net immigration from Europe reduced to as little as 10,000 a year, according to the The Sunday Times. Official figures published last month revealed EU net migration has hit a six-year low at 74,000 in the year to June 2018 – 60 per cent lower than in June 2016 and the lowest level since 2012.
A row has erupted among Jeremy Corbyn’s top team over when the party should push for a vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government, The Independent has learnt. The dispute has seen key figures in the shadow cabinet demanding that the party strike sooner rather than later in order to remove the prime minister from office after she was weakened by an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her. The Independent understands that those backing swift action include Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Sir Keir Starmer, the influential shadow Brexit secretary, while those backing Mr Corbyn’s decision to play the waiting game include shadow chancellor John McDonnell, shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner, shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and party chairman Ian Lavery.
Tourism chiefs have called for toll fees on British roads to be scrapped as two bridges linking England to Wales are to become free to use for the first time in history.
Pressure is growing on Bank of England governor Mark Carney to choose an historic figure from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) background for the new £50 note. More than 200 people including prominent stars, cultural leaders and politicians have backed a campaign - led by Stand Up director Zehra Zaidi and the director of Every Generation, Patrick Vernon - for the new banknote to "reflect modern multicultural Britain". Among those who could become the first ethnic minority face on a British banknote include Noor Inayat Khan, Britain's first Muslim war heroine, or Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole.
Protesters across France ignored pleas from the French government to keep off the streets following the Strasbourg terror attack. According to official figures, around 66,000 demonstrators took to the streets across the country as part of the yellow vest movement. The protests on Saturday come just days after a gunman opened fire on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, killing four.
Long thought of as one of the safest legs on backpackers' round-the-world tickets, New Zealand has been forced to face hard realities in the wake of the alleged murder of British tourist Grace Millane.
At around the same, distant time that I was meant to be studying comparative – animal – psychology, a couple of US psychologists, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes, came up with something never yet observed in a herring gull, but frequently – they concluded – afflicting successful women: the Impostor Phenomenon. Once coined, the catchy, portmanteau label for female insecurity rapidly became as useful as you’d expect at a time when professionally successful women were unusual, often deeply unwelcome and regarded, unless they were teachers or nurses, as freaks. Clance and Imes were operating in an academic world not much advanced from the one described in Meg Wolitzer’s The Wife, where talented female students eagerly internalise the condescension of less able male contemporaries.
"Toys R Us, they were not afraid to buy merchandise in December because they could spread it to January, February, March, April," Isaac Larian, CEO of toy company MGA Entertainment, said to Business Insider.
Theresa May, fresh from surviving a Tory confidence vote, has returned from Brussels to fervent chatter of a potential second referendum on Brexit.
Bohemian Rhapsody has earned more than $600m worldwide at the box office, making it the highest-grossing music biopic of all time. When it comes to the Golden Globes, the film has been nominated for Best Motion Picture - Drama, while Rami Malek, who stars as frontman Freddie Mercury, has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama. It also scored two nominations at the SAG (or Screen Actors Guild) Awards, with Malek once more nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, while the entire cast is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
McKinsey & Company held a lavish corporate retreat in Kashgar, about four miles from where thousands of Muslim Chinese are locked up in an internment camp, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Up to one million Chinese citizens have been allegedly locked up in the western region of Xinjiang — a remote, Muslim-majority Chinese province populated by the Uighur ethnic minority.
Juul told its employees on Dec. 11 that California-based employees can no longer vape at their desks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company, based in San Francisco, is enforcing a 2016 California law in which e-cigarettes are banned in the workplace. Employees at Juul Labs Inc. have created the buzziest e-cigarette on the market.
The RSPCA has declared a "horse crisis" in the UK as the number of neglect cases have rocketed to record levels because of over breeding, new figures reveal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Washington Wizards have an agreement in principle to acquire Trevor Ariza from the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr. and Austin Rivers.