Theresa May has accepted the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary, Downing Street has said. It comes after another private letter which included 'ambitious and deliverable' migrant deportation targets emerged, after Rudd claimed she knew nothing about them. Rudd appears to have signed the correspondence, which says that she is aiming to 'increase the number of enforced removals by more than ten per cent', in January last year. After Rudd claimed that she had never seen a previous memo referencing immigration targets, the former immigration minister Brandon Lewis suggested that the increase was an ambition rather than a target.
Did Russia's secret service try to POISON the head of BP? Chief executive of the British oil giant 'fled Moscow after toxin was found in his bloodstream'
Bob Dudley (pictured MAIN), the American boss of the British oil giant BP, was forced to flee Russia in 2008 after poison was found in his bloodstream, a former colleague has said. At the time he was an executive at BP, running a joint venture called TNK-BP in the country. The CEO, who took the top role at BP in 2010, shook hands on the deal at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin (pictured together bottom). It's claimed Mr Dudley became paranoid his office was being bugged and felt unwell after eating food provided by his company and fled to an unknown European country.
From the 'guy who is 70% female' to the woman 'with a little bit extra': Meet the 11 young people thrown together for a new reality TV show set to cast a new light on the gender debate in Britain
The programme Genderquake addresses the whole issue in a disarmingly simple way: the group of volunteers, who have been chosen for their varied stances on sex and gender, move into a house together and cameras film them over a month. Life stories come tumbling out. Prejudices, entrenched views and rows duly ensue. Questions are asked that, in polite society, tend not to be asked. Not everyone will like the answers, either. The oldest member of the group, Markus, is 32, while the youngest, Charlie, is 19, so we are talking about millennials here — most of them not short on opinions. Pictured left to right, top row: Phoenix, Filomena, Markus, Saffron; bottom row: Dan, Brooke, Howie, Charlie.
Son, 22, is charged with murder after his beauty boss mother, 51, is found dead at her £1million home in a leafy Sussex town
Thomas Fisher, 22, faces Hastings Magistrates' Court today accused of murdering his mother Fiona Fisher (pictured, right), who was found dead at home in Crowborough on Friday. Mr Fisher is charged with murder, fraud, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. Detectives reportedly found blood in the bathroom at the house (pictured, inset).
TV presenter Ant McPartlin beams as he reunites with his beloved dog after month in rehab following drink-driving incident
He was recently fined a record £86,000 and banned from the road for one year and eight months after pleading guilty to drink-driving. And Ant McPartlin has been seen outside of rehab following a month of intensive treatment after he admitted himself to a private clinic to battle his drink and painkiller addiction. The television presenter, 42, looked fresh-faced as he took his beloved Labrador, Hurley for a walk in a London park earlier this week.
Shocking moment a chemist sells 60 Xanax tablets for £150 with NO prescription - as Mail investigation exposes pharmacist drug dealers flooding the black market with pills aimed at youngsters
Pharmacists acting like ‘street drug dealers’ are flooding the black market with potentially dangerous prescription drugs such as Xanax. A Daily Mail investigation has uncovered evidence of chemists illegally selling highly addictive medication for cash without asking for prescriptions. The drugs can then be swiftly sold on through social media to young people in schools and universities where they are increasingly being abused with devastating consequences. Pharmacists are exploiting a growing trend among young people for prescription-only drugs such as the strong benzodiazepines Xanax and diazepam and the opioid tramadol. Drug dealers sell the Xanax tablets – which are used to treat anxiety – on social media for between £1 and £3 each.
Who's the daughter and who's the lover? Celebrities including John Cleese and Rowan Atkinson are defying the age gap and dating women as young as their offspring
Bake off star Paul Hollywood recently came under scrutiny when it emerged he was dating a woman much younger than him. But he is not the only celebrity going out with someone who could be mistaken for their daughter. Here, we put seven famous faces who are defying the age gap under the spotlight. Among them are John Cleese (left), Ronnie Wood (top right) and Rowan Atkinson (bottom right).
Fashion entrepreneur who became a millionaire by the age of 16 thought poor people were 'scroungers' until he had to live like the other half for a reality TV show
Dhillan Bhardwaj, 21, lives in a 20-bedded mansion surrounded with 42 acres of land in the Leicester countryside. He admitted he thought poor people were 'scroungers' until he stayed with mother-of-five Elaine Sullivan (pictured together left and right), 59, from Surrey, as part of Channel 5’s Rich Kids Go Skint show. The budding businessman said his eyes were well and truly open following the experience.
‘Mummy please don’t cry now, for I must go to sleep’: Alfie Evans’ mother posts heart-breaking poem as it emerges the tragic toddler's father spent 10 minutes trying to save him with mouth-to-mouth as he died
Alfie Evans's mother has shared a touching poem in memory of her son who died in hospital in Liverpool in the early hours of Saturday. Kate James, who fought a long-running legal battle over Alfie's treatment for a degerative neurological condition, shared a tribute to the 23-month-old with the words: 'We love you Alfie'. The poem begins: 'Mummy please don’t cry now. For I must go to sleep. I’ll be beside you always.' It has also emerged that Alfie Evans's father, Tom Evans, battled to keep his son alive with mouth-to-mouth before being forced to accept he could not save him. Family members have revealed how Tom, 21, was 'blowing and blowing' as he tried to resuscitate Alfie for ten minutes in the early hours of Saturday.
Before they were famous: Celebrities share the old headshots they used while trying to hit the big time - but can YOU recognise who they are?
They are used to being seen on red carpets with not a hair out of place, but even the biggest celebrities had to start somewhere. And now famous faces are sharing snaps of when they were nobodies trying to book jobs just like every other struggling actor, singer or model. Pictured clockwise from top left: A cherubic child actor, an Oscar-nominated star, an actor who is part of the most successful film franchises of all time, a lingerie model, a sitcom star and a controversial comedienne.
Distressing footage taken from inside British dairy farms shows calves torn from their mothers and crammed into tiny cages as one cow is left with a bone poking through its skin
Images of a calf confined in a tiny hutch and a hobbling, apparently emaciated, cow have emerged in disturbing dairy farm footage taken by an animal rights group at Fairfield Farm and Halswell Farm in south Devon. The first picture of a calf in a pen barely big enough to contain it (bottom left) suggests it is being reared in conditions that could breach welfare rules. The second distressing image, from a different nearby farm, shows the injured cow – with bones poking through its skin – struggling to walk (right).
JOAN COLLINS: Why shouldn’t Kate look picture perfect hours after giving birth? It’s a doddle... just look at this photo of me
Joan Collins (pictured left with her third child, Katyana) revealed why she applauds The Duchess of Cambridge's (pictured right) appearance after giving birth to Prince Louis. She believes the effort over your appearance is different when you're in the public eye. Joan recalls a fan trying to take a photograph of her in hospital shortly after giving birth. She believes Kate was wise to remove herself from the risk of someone taking a sneaky snap as soon as possible.
Inside the 'Soho House of sex clubs': How a former Jehovah's Witness is running an exclusive New York swingers party that is only open to 'hot millennials with a social media presence'
Daniel Saynt, 35, is the founder of the NSFW (New Society for Wellness) sex club - a members-only group that hosts parties and events at a townhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The average age of a NSFW member is 28 years old and they each go through a careful selection process that takes into account how attractive they are, their social media presence and any fantasies they might have. Among the 700 people that currently have memberships to the private club are models, actors, celebrities and entrepreneurs.
'She said some unladylike things': Vanessa Trump 'went gangster' on Aubrey O'Day with 'violently graphic' phone call after learning of her 'affair' with husband Don Jr
Vanessa Trump (right) reportedly made a 'violently graphic' phone call to Aubrey O'Day (left) when she first heard rumors that her husband, Donald Trump, Jr, was having an affair with the singer and songwriter. A source told Page Six that Vanessa 'went gangster' on the former Celebrity Apprentice contestant. The affair is believed to have began in 2011 when O'Day was a contestant on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice, a scene from which is shown inset, at top in the middle. Vanessa filed for divorce from Don, Jr in March. Previously, before Vanessa even met Don, Jr, she was called a 'gangster b****' and 'an ill thug' by a former classmate in a 1998 New York Magazine article romantically linking her to Leonardo DiCaprio. Don, Jr and Vanessa are seen together, inset at the bottom, at the White House Correspondents Association dinner in 2016.
US tells caravan of illegal immigrants the country is FULL: Customs officials warn group criticised by Trump that they may not be able to seek asylum because the border has reached capacity just hours after many were seen climbing over the fence
Members of the human caravan that has traveled through Mexico to the American border have started climbing the 18-foot high fence that separates the two countries as they prepare to turn themselves over to US authorities to seek asylum. More than a dozen asylum seekers climbed the fence separating San Diego and Tijuana under the watchful eyes of US Border Patrol agents on Sunday as people rallied on both sides. Hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the US border on Sunday packed into five old school buses to rally before a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum in America.
Syria's army said rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside, according to state television. The missile attacks took place at around 10.30pm last night. ' Syria is being exposed to a new aggression with some military bases in rural Hama and Aleppo hit with enemy rockets,' an army source was quoted as saying without elaborating. Earlier, state television said successive blasts were heard in rural Hama province and that authorities were investigating the cause. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded a 2.60-magnitude earthquake in the area after the huge blast. An opposition source said one of the locations hit was an army base known as Brigade 47 near Hama city, widely known as a recruitment centre for Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias who fight alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
'Job done': Australian father who choked his teenage daughter's tormentor claims he's NOT a bully as his wife says he 'did what any parent would do' in attack that left 15-year-old boy with nightmares
Mark Bladen, 53, said he was giving the boy a 'good old fashioned talking to' when the 15-year-old smiled at him, causing him to 'snap' (main). Mr Bladen was caught on camera lunging at the teenager and trying to choke him at a skate park in Brisbane, Queensland last month. Speaking out on Sunday, Mr Bladen said he just 'wanted to belittle him in front of his friends'. Mr Bladen's wife said he simply 'did what any parent would do'.
Murray swaps tennis strokes for brush strokes! Andy shows off his painting skills as our art critic wonders if the 'crude but joyful' piece is a self-portrait
Perhaps this one is called Grand Slam – it certainly looks like something’s been lobbed at the canvas with gusto. Bold and athletic – just like his playing style – this striking painting is one of Andy Murray’s efforts as an amateur artist. The two-time Wimbledon winner has picked up a brush while recovering from injury – and served up some interesting results. In a photo posted on social media, the 30-year-old wore a scarf as he held a palette and looked poised to make his first mark on a blank canvas.
Knee-high boots, designer overalls, fishnet stockings and dusty dancefloors for half-naked revellers: Inside Australia's 'Groovin the Moo' touring festival
Groovin the Moo 2018's opening weekend kicked off with a bang, with thousands of revellers sharing their festival fashion on social media. The two week festival, stopping at six Australian towns, boasts of local and international acts, including Grinspoon who played at the very first incarnation of the festival in 2005.
US woman, 28, claims American Airlines flight attendant called police on her for being 'fat and black' after making white passenger next to her 'uncomfortable because their arms were touching'
A woman claims she was mistreated on an American Airlines flight for being 'fat and black' after the white woman sitting next to her complained to flight attendants because their arms were touching. Amber Phillips, 28, was flying from North Carolina to Washington DC on Friday when she says the woman sitting next to her spent the entire 45-minute flight making an 'active scene'. Phillips said she ended up being questioned by police when she got off the flight after the female passenger told an air hostess she had been assaulted. She says she took photos and filmed the white woman after they landed so she could document her 'outrageous behavior of trying to humiliate me'.
Up at 5.30am, they did a full day’s work then stayed up until midnight slaving away for their families: To launch our annual awards, meet the Equal pay pioneers who blazed a trail for today’s mumpreneurs
Gwen Davis, 85, and Eileen Pullen, 89, (pictured inset) revealed how they balanced childcare with work. They are the last two women willing and able to talk about the 1968 Dagenham Ford Motor strike (pictured inset) that was a catalyst for equal pay. Gwen (pictured left with two of her children) recalls making clothes at home after the birth of her children. Eileen (pictured right with her son) says women tended to work at home while their children were little as there was no paid maternity leave. The Daily Mail have launched this year's search for the winner of the Everywoman Aphrodite Award for Mumpreneurs.
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Fancy a good Samaritan BBQ? Followers of the religion hold a traditional Passover roasting of sacrificial animals
Samaritans slaughtered goats and sheep as hundreds gathered on the West Bank to mark the eve of Passover with ritualistic sacrifice. The ancient community gathered on the sect's most holy piece of land, Mount Gerizim, near the city of Nablus, were livestock were roasted over fire pits. The cooked animals will be eaten tomorrow evening (inset, top-left, a devotee carries a carcass). Followers of the sect - which today numbers about 720 - wore white (bottom-left) as they gathered in prayer and song.
Brazilian board-rider breaks the world record for the biggest wave EVER surfed after catching an 80-foot monster in Portugal
This is the incredible moment a surfer breaks the world record for the riding the biggest wave ever surfed. Rodrigo Koxa caught the 80-ft monster at Nazaré in Portugal on November 8, 2017. His record was confirmed on Saturday night at the World Surf League's Big Wave Awards in California. Koxa, who risked his life catching the 24-metre wave, said winning the award was 'the best day of my life.'
Thousands of Germans wear kippas in support of Jews after a recent spate of hate crimes plague the country
Some 2,000 demonstrators came together at the Berlin Wears Kippa event where Jews and non-Jews wore the traditional skullcap in a shared show of defiance. Recent scandals - including a rap duo making light of Nazi death camps - have raised questions about the country's ability to protect its burgeoning Jewish community seven decades after the Holocaust.
A Tesla owner says that his Model X’s Autopilot system saved the day after a semi truck suddenly swerved towards him. Jeremy Visnesky writes “I-95 south driving through North Carolina and a semi decided to nod off or play with his phone or something. Had auto pilot not have bolted to the side I’m pretty sure he would have hit me. Visnesky, said the semi-truck driver was either not paying attention or lost control. Fortunately, the Model X was in Autopilot mode and the technology detected the truck and steered the car out of harm's way.
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