It has been reported that the Dear Darlin singer is banned from performing at any official events in Manchester. The Essex native left fans and Olympians bereft when he pulled out of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic parade show at the last minute on Monday and watched a Manchester United v Liverpool football game instead but his decision to ditch the gig infuriated councillor Pat Karney, who has told him he’s never allowed to play future shows in the borough. Scrambling to defend himself, Olly has hit back at Cllr Karney in an interview with The Sun newspaper and insisted he doesn’t know all the facts.
A nine-year-old boy has been missing since yesterday after apparently returning to school to pick up his lunchbox. Maklaine Bottomley was last seen at 3.15pm on Thursday on Webster Street in Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, walking home with a foster parent. Inspector Azz Khan of Preston Police said: "We are becoming ever more concerned about Maklaine as he is just nine years old and has been missing from home for nearly 24 hours now.
Police in Sacramento followed the woman to an abandoned house.
The Prime Minister objected to attempts to sideline the UK almost as soon as her debut EU summit began, Sky News understands. Theresa May intervened at the start of the conference on Thursday afternoon to register her difficulty at the European Union trying to decide future policy in the absence of the UK. "Mrs May said that she will not accept rubber-stamping EU decisions if the UK is not invited," EU sources told Sky News, although it is understood she was not suggesting the meetings of the remaining countries should end altogether.
Dozens of passengers were treated for breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical incident at London City Airport. Two people were taken to hospital and 26 others received treatment at the scene, London Ambulance Service said.
Pierce Brosnan was in the news for all the wrong reasons after signing on to promote Pan Bahar, an Indian mouth freshener (pan masala). Soon after the company splashed his face on the front page of national newspapers (along with the release of a video advertisement), the James Bond star became the target of severe criticism, with many pointing out that the product he was endorsing was known to cause oral cancer and other illnesses. "As a man who has spent decades championing women's healthcare and environmental protection, I was distressed to learn of Pan Bahar's unauthorised and deceptive use of my image to endorse their range of pan masala products," Brosnan said in a statement to People magazine.
“Please respect it as I bought it with my own money. Plus my Daddy risked getting arrested planting it!”
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - France's Alain Juppe will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian newspaper reported. With thousands of people seeking to reach British shores, fences have been erected around the entry to the Channel tunnel and British opponents of mass immigration cast the Jungle as a danger to Britain during the EU referendum. Juppe, who is on course to win the centre-right's presidential ticket and favourite to win power in next year's national election, said he would seek to overturn a treaty which effectively pushes the British frontier to France.
Cher is back on the road next year for a series of US performances, saying that, at 70, she "can't imagine not working". The iconic singer has told fans she is not yet prepared to bid farewell, and announced a new residency tour through Las Vegas and Maryland. The new tour is called Classic Cher because, she explained, "I'm going to try and distil my career".
Higher visa fees are one of many moves adopted by Saudi Arabia to cover a loss in oil revenue which has slumped by 68% over the past five years
A convoy of Russian warships heading for the Mediterranean has sailed down the English Channel - "marked every inch of the way" by the Royal Navy. The most sensitive part of the fleet's journey was through the English Channel's narrowest point at the Strait of Dover. Vladimir Putin's armed flotilla is believed to be heading to Syria to support Russia's military operations in the war-torn country.
AJ Styles has said that he would love to fight Shawn Michaels at Royal Rumble 2017, just a few days after rumours about the former world heavyweight champion's WWE return made headlines. Recently, reports claimed that the former WWE superstar wants his last fight to be against Styles for the WWE Championship at the upcoming pay-per-view (PV) event at Alamodome, in Texas, on 24 January, where some 20 years ago, the 51-year-old won the same title against Sycho Sid. In May, Styles told ESPN that he was not optimistic about Michaels ever returning to WWE as a wrestler.
The Orionid meteor shower will peak on 21 and 22 October, with shooting stars visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres. This year's shower is expected to be less spectacular than normal, with around 15-20 meteors per hour. The Orionids is one of two meteor showers from Halley's Comet.
Canberra has twice blocked the sale of the country's biggest private landowner cattle firm to Chinese-led consortiums
Middlesbrough's preparation for the daunting trip to Arsenal has been boosted by the news club captain Grant Leadbitter is returning to training after five months on the sidelines. The former England Under-21 international has not played since the win over Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day of the last Championship season which secured promotion to the Premier League. The 30-year-old underwent a hernia operation in the wake of the north-east club securing their return to the top flight in an effort to be fit for the start of the campaign.
By Ginger Gibson and Grant Smith WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump could go down as the least well-funded presidential candidate in recent campaigns - entering the final month of the election still without the cash to match the level of staff and advertising that has helped power the campaign of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. With less than three weeks until the election, it is too late for Trump to amass the amount of cash he would need to unleash a spending assault that might turn his hobbled campaign around. Through the end of September, Trump raised a total of $163 million (133 million pounds) - a far cry from Clinton’s $449 million.
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding his appointment while legal cases are pending. A statement released by the WMA said Dr. Ketan Desai delivered his inaugural speech as president on Friday at the association's annual assembly in Taiwan. Desai has faced conspiracy and corruption allegations since he was first selected in 2009 as a future president of the WMA.
By Dion Rabouin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar rose to its highest since Feb. 3 against a basket of currencies on Friday as investors increased bets on higher U.S. interest rates, while a measure of world stocks looked set for its first weekly gain in four weeks despite some soft U.S. corporate results. On Wall Street, energy and healthcare stocks weighed on the S&P 500 and Dow, but Microsoft at all-time highs kept the Nasdaq in positive territory. "If companies cannot beat estimates in this (low-rate) environment, it raises the question of what will happen when the Fed raises rates in December," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive at Sarhan Capital.
Britain's public sector borrowed more than expected in September, putting the government further off course to achieve its budget target, according to figures released on Friday (21 October) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The data showed public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, rose £1.3bn ($1.6bn) to £10.6bn last month from the corresponding period in 2015, compared to the £8.5bn figure analysts had forecast. In the financial year-to-date, public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector lenders, fell by £2.3bn to £45.5bn from the corresponding five-month period 12 months ago.
Online gambling firms may have crossed a line by effectively cheating punters out of winnings they expected to receive, according to a regulator. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was investigating if companies were acting fairly, particularly through their use of promotions - such as free bets - amid allegations complex terms and conditions or mistakes were being cited for cutting winnings. "We're worried players are losing out because gambling sites are making it too difficult for them to understand the terms on which they're playing, and may not be giving them a fair deal.
By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc said on Friday it would cut 7,500 jobs, mostly in its train-making division, in a second round of layoffs announced this year, following extended delays and budget overruns in its aerospace business. About two-thirds of the jobs are in Bombardier Transportation, the Germany-based rail unit which had already been slated to eliminate about 3,500 workers. Bombardier, which ended 2015 with 70,900 employees, said in February it would cut 10 percent of its workforce over two years, with nearly half of those jobs in the rail unit.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has voiced his severe criticism of the US and Barack Obama over the past weeks and now, has announced that he wants to sever ties and align his country with China and Russia instead. In a speech before an economic forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on 20 October, the country's leader agreed to resume discussions regarding the South China Sea territorial dispute. "Your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said.
A 43-year-old man has been shot dead at a house in west Belfast. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the shooting had taken place at Glenwood Court in the Poleglass area. Sinn Fein's Jennifer McCann MLA said: "This brutal killing has achieved nothing other than plunging another family into grief and despair.
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