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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.

The manoeuvring is now under way to replace Amber Rudd after her dramatic resignation. But the PM faces a headache to maintain the delicate balance between Brexit and Remain in Cabinet.

David Cameron put Ms Rudd, 54, on his controversial A-list of candidates and she took Hastings and Rye back from Labour in 2010. Within six years, she was home secretary.

Did the Russian secret service poison the chief executive of BP? American boss fled Russia

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. 

Anthony Grimmond was jailed for three years and four months after the crash, which killed passenger Leanna Culver as she made her way home to Gravesend in Kent.

It’s often the bride who goes on a health kick before her wedding. But with an estimated billion people set to watch his nuptials next month, it appears Prince Harry has been on one too.

Drivers could face forking out £15 if they use their cars to get to Heathrow before flying off on holiday as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says it is the only way to meet emissions targets.

Naomi Whittel believes maximising sleep and relaxation in conjunction with a balanced diet regime can be the secret to turning back the clock. She shared how to improve your sleep.

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.

Social services first spoke with the couple, who are from the north of England, last year and warned them that they had to make improvements to how their child was being cared for.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds (pictured) vowed to tackle the trend of five-year-olds turning up unable to use the simple words and phrases needed to interact with teachers and classmates.

Son is charged with murder after his beauty boss mother found dead

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).

The deal would create a new titan with a bigger market share than Tesco in the UK, but it will be closely scrutinised by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Asda is struggling at the lower end of the market, while Sainsbury’s is caught in the middle, under pressure from heavily discounted stores and upmarket outlets, says Alex Brummer.

Dreadful weather awaits on Monday morning as the country faces gale force winds, snow and heavy rain with temperatures struggling to rise above a chilly 5C (41F).

For years Hollywood has been feeding us the idea of a soulmate, but are they anything like what we have been told? FEMAIL spoke to a relationship expert about whether they actually exist.

Ant McPartlin PICTURED after rehab: TV presenter  reunites with dog

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.

The footage shows convicted paedophiles James White, 48, and Jason Lydiard, 26, who is also known as Alexis Guesto, with their hands tied up, in south Armagh, Northern Ireland.

A coroner expressed concern that failing to understand the language could have meant Flash was put in a water jug and drunk by Joan Blaber, 85, at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

Brisbane-based dietitian, Leanne Ward, recently shared her day on a plate - which includes six meals each day and plenty of herbal tea. The 28-year-old also revealed her healthy eating secrets.

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.

Two people are in serious condition while another five are in hospital after suffering less severe injuries in the smash near the Clyde Tunnel at around 7pm tonight.

BMW has claimed it is powerless to prevent criminals hacking into its cars. The German giant acknowledged its latest keyless models were vulnerable to thieves using gadgets

Jo Glanville Blackburn, 53, dyed her hair using the latest henna powder at UK salon Hari's. Celebrity hairdresser Hari Salem believes the henna trend is linked to the increase in organic lifestyle choices.

Can you guess who is the girlfriend and who is the daughter?

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).

Unelected peers will today launch their ‘most dangerous’ attempt yet to derail Brexit. Proposed amendments would give MPs and peers the chance to call a second referendum.

The Prime Minister must decide on a replacement for the Home Secretary just days before a crucial showdown between ministers on future trade arrangement with the EU.

A string of Prime Minister Theresa May’s close allies were last night forced to defend the civil servant who dreamt up her controversial plan for Britain’s exit from the customs union.

Sandi Mann, from Manchester, posted a snap of the badge on Twitter that showed she worked at 'Probably University of Central Lancashire' - sparking others to share photos.

Leicester entrepreneur who became a millionaire by the age of 16 thought poor people were

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.

Alfie Evans' dad battled to keep son alive with CPR

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.

Colin Sutton, a onetime detective chief inspector with the force, was the most senior officer on the scene when he arrived at Williams' flat in Pimlico, London on August 23, 2010.

Celebrities share their old headshots from before they were famous

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.

An anonymous reader asked TV's Steph and Dom Parker for their advice on no longer finding their wife attractive. He revealed doctors have categorised his wife as obese.

British style expert Shane Watson revealed how to wear yoga clothes outside of exercise classes to embrace the seasonal trend. She also shared the best High Street stores for investing in key pieces.

Leading companies of the industry held a conference in Mayfair on Thursday to discuss Britain’s likelihood of following Canada, Australia and numerous US states in relaxing their regulations.

The cargo system launched in Dubai, which is being designed alongside a possible passenger service by Virgin Hyperloop One, will be called the DP World Cargospeed.

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).

Three hunt members from Nottinghamshire were wrongly convicted after a police sergeant failed to disclose crucial photos in evidence. Judge Recorder Roger Evans slammed Sergeant Matt Scott.

Parkland survivors are expressing outrage online after the National Rifle Association revealed they will not allow guns when Vice President Mike Pence speaks at their conference in Dallas next month.

Tim Brown (pictured) kept a diary of a week’s services scheduled to terminate or pass through Worcester Shrub Hill station, and found that 164 of 379 services were either cancelled or late.

One passenger, Rachael Claridge, was travelling with her family from London Paddington, to be told they should board one of the front five carriages on the train, because the other five were not open.

Why shouldn’t Kate look picture perfect hours after giving birth? It’s a doddle! 

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.

Kate Middleton and Prince William mark their seventh wedding anniversary today, with Kensington Palace sharing a throwback picture of them driving down the Mall after the ceremony.

Former Jehovah's Witness is now running a New York sex club for millennials

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.

Jeremy Corbyn entirely shares Vladimir Putin’s hatred of U.S. influence: in particular, the Labour leader is as hostile as the Russian President is to the Western military alliance known as NATO.



Vanessa Trump is a 'gangster b****' who rang Aubrey O'Day and unleashed 'violently

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.

Over four decades he interviewed some of the world’s most beautiful women. But at the centre of Sir Michael Parkinson’s life has always been his wife Mary.

In an interview with Stella, the Liberty X singer, 38,  said she was racked 'with guilt' and developed postnatal depression after four-year-old A.J was struck with meningitis aged just six weeks old.

Central American asylum seekers climb US-Mexico border 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.  

President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to shut down the federal government in September if Congress did not provide more funding to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Young families with a 25 to 34-year-olds owning their own home in outer London have taken one of the worst hits - with numbers dropping from 53 per cent in 1984 to 16 per cent last year.

Shamen Williams was just 10 and his brother Tyler 13 when police exposed them as juvenile hell-raisers and neighbours in Folkestone, Kent, say they have suffered from their behaviour ever since.

'Enemy rockets' hit Syrian bases causing blasts so huge they register as a 2.6-magnitude earthquake

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.

As Harry and Meghan prepare to wed next month, it’s inevitable that people are going to remember how the Prince’s mother looked on her wedding day in 1981 at St Paul’s.

This tricky spelling test has left internet users from around the world scratching their heads. It asks players to choose the correct spelling of common words that many people often misspell.

Dr Rajeshkumar Mehta, 64, of Coventry, West Midlands, asked the woman to lie on a diagnostic couch but then pulled down her vest and bra - exposing her breasts - and fondled them.

'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'.

EXCLUSIVE: As Tory aide Rebecca Tott, 20, is alleged to have appeared on a website for sugar daddies, three women explain the appeal of having a lavish lifestyle funded by a older man.

Devastated mother Mel Knight is in a desperate race against time to raise £150,000 to fund potentially life-saving cancer treatment for her daughter at a specialist clinic in Texas, USA.

The head of Baghdad's Central Criminal Court, which deals with terrorism cases, said the women were found guilty of 'joining and supporting ISIS.'

John Hyde, 61, said his 'killjoy' local council forbade him from tending to a 10ft strip of turf located just 6ft away from his front door because he has no public liability insurance.

Men and women from all over the world have taken to secret sharing app, Whisper.sh to reveal their first arguments with their other half and how in some cases things got out of hand.

Murray swaps his tennis strokes for brush strokes!

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.

A probe found companies using Facebook to offer Amazon customers full refunds in exchange for five-star reviews. Three-quarters of British adults are believed to use review websites like Trustpilot.

Female employees at Nike compiled an anonymous survey of sexual harassment and gender discrimination they endured at the company's headquarters, causing six male executives to leave.

Vladimir Putin was accused of a shameful cover-up last night over the demolition of a chemical weapons base where Russian scientists allegedly made the Salisbury nerve agent.

The plane crashed minutes after taking off from Libya's Al-Sharara oil field, a source said on condition of anonymity. One member of the crew survived the wreck but was 'seriously injured'.

K Palanisami, 42, has five enormous tumours growing from his neck and arms. The Indian man is cared for by his brothers as doctors say they cannot operate because it could be fatal.

Two men in their twenties have been arrested following a hit-and-run outside a mosque in Birmingham. The crash injured two teenagers who are currently in hospital.  

Groovin the Moo festival at Maitland, Canberra, Wayville

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.

Thousands flocked to the Whitby Goth Weekend, a twice-yearly alternative music festival, which has been attracting fans of Steampunk, Cybergoth, Romanticism and Victoriana since 1994.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appeared to make a homeless man's day when he handed him a five pound note, before jumping into his new Range Rover.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: A badger skin has been found in an Essex garden as the RSPCA is called in. Badger baiters could be behind the gruesome discovery in Writtle.

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'.

For most, heading to Birmingham Airport marks the start of a break away from reality or a sunny trip abroad. But for Christy Manganti, she was being deported back to the Philippines.

CCTV footage shows two children, a seven and 15-year-old, running away from the gunman as he wields his weapon in Stockton, Teesside.

Lord Martin of Springburn, former speaker of the House of Commons, has died, his family said. The 72-year-old died on Sunday morning after a short illness, his son Paul Martin confirmed.

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.

As a Royal Naval officer, I studied for a degree and then a masters with the Open University. Now I’m a tutor, and many of those in my study groups are serving in the Forces, writes John Herriman.

Clare Foges believes women have bought into a lie that ridiculous heels are ‘power heels’.She claims truly powerful women such as Theresa May and Michelle Obama are wise to wear kitten heels.

A man was attacked in a street fight outside a McDonald's on Old Kent Road, south-east London , early this morning, after another man suffered knife wounds in Wapping, East London, last night.

Ian Theasby, 33, and Henry Firth, 34, of east London, run Bosh! together, a Facebook recipe video channel and have just released a cookbook. They reveal why veganism is so trendy.

Filippo Lombardi, 20, and Daniele Sciusco, 29, were both charged with violent disorder and Lombardi with GBH on Sean Cox, 53, who suffered serious head injuries before Liverpool match.

Mamun Rashid, 30, of Tower Hamlets, raped his three victims after they turned down his offer of a rent-free room in his flat, in return for sex. He was sentenced to 18 years at Wood Green Crown Court.


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Fancy a good Samaritan BBQ? Followers of the religion hold a traditional Passover roasting

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.

Pilot Steve Turnbull crash landed into a lake after flying over the Western Islands in Scotland after he lost power in a propeller strike and was forced to make an emergency landing.

A Reddit user shared a snap of a world food aisle in a Danish supermarket containing foods the Danes associate with British culture - and some people weren't pleased with what was on offer.

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.'


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Thousands of Germans wear kippas in support of Jews after recent spate of hate crimes in

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 stunning superyacht belonging to Wendy and Eric Schmidt, is docked in Plymouth, Devon. Mr Schmidt is the former executive chairman of Google, who has amassed a fortune of £9.7billion

Incredible moment Tesla autopilot SAVES US driver from a collision with a lorry

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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