Chancellor and Boris in all-out Brexit war

The Cabinet split over Brexit erupted into a bitter all-out war last night after allies of Boris Johnson went on the attack against Philip Hammond. In an unprecedented clash between the great offices of state, the Foreign Secretary’s supporters claimed that Theresa May’s Florence speech had thwarted the Chancellor’s bid to lock Britain into a five-year transition period after Brexit. Mr Hammond’s camp reacted swiftly and furiously, calling it ‘total bulls***’. Mr Johnson’s allies then claimed that his bombshell article last weekend had stopped Mr Hammond from forcing the Prime Minister…

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Why does everyone leap on the anti-wheat bandwagon?

It started as a few niche but crucial products for sufferers of a genuine medical condition. But now the market for gluten-free products has mushroomed spectacularly into an industry worth hundreds of millions of pounds in Britain alone – spawning an increasingly absurd range of products as manufacturers and supermarkets rush to cash in. While the idea of special ‘gluten-free’ water and toilet cleaner might seem preposterous, shoppers are increasingly turning to such items in the belief they are following a more healthy lifestyle. But even when it comes to…

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Cooking meat ‘sous-vide’ is recipe for food poisoning 

It is the fashionable cooking technique favoured by many MasterChef contestants. But now Government scientists have found the ‘sous-vide’ method of simmering vacuum-packed foods in a water bath could increase the risk of food poisoning. Tests showed that water temperatures in sous-vide cooking were too low to kill potentially deadly bugs such as salmonella, E.coli and campylobacter. Experts from Public Health England analysed 34 meals from restaurants, hotels and pubs which were mostly made up of chicken or duck breast cooked in a water bath. Government scientists have found the…

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Customers should direct their anger at Uber, not TfL, says Sadiq Khan

Uber customers should direct their anger at the company, not Transport for London (TfL), after the ride-sharing app’s licence to operate in the capital was not renewed, Sadiq Khan said. The London mayor, who backed TfL’s decision on Friday, said Uber had “let down their drivers and customers” by failing to act as a “fit and proper operator”. It came as half a million people signed a Change.org petition asking for the decision to be reversed, making it the fastest growing petition on the UK website this year. Mr Khan…

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Incredible footage of a baby kicking inside womb

Halloween is right around the corner and a spooky but adorable video is making Ridley Scott’s Alien seem almost tame. A breathtaking moment was captured on film when an expectant mother got some loving kicks from her unborn baby.  In the short clip, the mom has the camera perfectly positioned above her tummy as her little one gives an adorable kick.  Halloween is right around the corner and a spooky but adorable video is making Ridley Scott’s Alien seem almost tame A breathtaking moment was captured on film when an…

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Backlash over bombshell decision to BAN Uber from London

Sadiq Khan was last night hit by a backlash from Uber customers worried about paying higher taxi fares. More than 400,000 signed a petition set up by the cab firm calling on the London Mayor to reverse the decision to ban it from the capital. MPs and social media users branded the move a ‘terrible mistake’ that could hurt consumers. Mr Khan endorsed Transport for London’s decision to end Uber’s licence due to worries about passenger safety. But the Labour politician faced immediate criticism from some – including many younger voters…

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Resident blows up at thief who stole marriage voting forms

Residents in the northern Sydney suburb of Mona Vale have been left frustrated after they were targeted in a brazen marriage equality postal form robbery. Up to 40 of the envelopes were found dumped in a nearby rubbish bin on Friday morning, by a local who noticed the letters addressed to people in surrounding homes.  The Seabeach Avenue apartment resident discovered the stolen envelopes, with their forms and return envelopes missing, inside a large plastic bag that had been carelessly tossed into a red council bin.  Also inside the bag…

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EastEnders’ James Willmott-Brown returns to Albert Square

He was the 80s super villain of EastEnders, who subjected Kathy Beale to a horrific rape ordeal which led to his imprisonment and banishment from Albert Sqaure. But James Wilmott-Brown (William Boyde) is making a chilling return to Walford to carry out a revenge plan to smite all of the residents he feels has wronged him. The seedy character is motivated by his thought that everyone and everything around him destroyed his life – and he is not willing to accept any of the blame himself. Scroll down for video …

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Miss Turkey stripped of title after bizarre coup tweet

Miss Turkey has been stripped of her title after posting an ‘unacceptable’ tweet claiming menstrual blood ‘represents the martyrs’ who fought in last year’s failed military coup. Itir Esen, 18, was accused of insulting the memory of the 250 people who died fighting against the uprising in her country last year. She was dethroned today just hours after winning the contest and the right to represent Turkey at the Miss World contest in China. Esen had tweeted: ‘I got my period on the morning of the July 15 martyrs’ day….

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OSCARS Rajkummar Rao’s Newton will fly the flag for India

Rajkummar Rao’s latest release Newton is India’s official entry at Oscars 2018. The satire, which released this weekend, will now have to make it into the shortlist of the five nominations that will then battle for Best Foreign Film honours at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 next year. ‘Newton has been selected as India’s official entry to Oscars. It was unanimously chosen from 26 entries this year,’ Supran Sen, secretary general of Film Federation Of India (FFI) said in an official statement on Friday. Newton has been submitted…

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