A Tory minister was filmed last night forcibly removing a climate change protester from an event in London where Chancellor Philip Hammond (bottom left) had been addressing bankers and members of the financial services industry. Greenpeace protesters wearing red dresses stormed the annual Bankers and Merchants Dinner at Mansion House last night (bottom right), as Mr Hammond delivered a speech on the 'state of UK politics' and how Brexit could impact the UK economy. As the protesters mingled around dinner tables, one walked towards the table where Conservative MP Mark Field was sat. Noticing her marching towards him, Mr Field stood up and was filmed pushing her against a pillar (left) before marching her out of the building. His actions have sparked mass debate on social media with some calling for the MP to resign over the incident, with members of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats saying he should be suspended or sacked. After the incident the women were escorted out of the building (top right) and no police action was taken against them.
How 'plotters' got Gove: The nods, winks and 'dark dealings' that helped Boris' backers hand him revenge over his most feared rival - as Hunt vows to give favourite 'fight of his life' in race for PM
The alcoves and recesses of the Palace of Westminster are built for plotting. And early yesterday, as MPs arrived for the final two rounds in the Conservative leadership contest, the air was thick with conspiracy. Certainly Team Michael Gove feared a plot was afoot, after a newspaper report that Boris Johnson's (pictured top) camp wanted Mr Gove (bottom left) 'humiliated' in revenge for turning on their man in 2016. Back then, one Johnson ally said there was 'a special place in hell' reserved for Mr Gove. After losing by just two points, Team Gove muttered darkly the vote has been rigged all week with Rory Stewart's numbers inflated to remove Dominic Raab, another Brexiteer threat to Boris, and Sajid Javid's vote was pushed up to keep him in the race. All fingers pointed at one man: Gavin Williamson, (bottom right) the former chief whip and Defence Secretary who seemed to revel in his reputation for Machiavellian dark arts.
Trump 'approved military strike against Iran in retaliation for downing US drone but PULLED BACK last minute - against the advice of aides - as planes were in air and battleships in position'
The president, pictured Thursday in the Oval Office with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House national security adviser John Bolton and outgoing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, is said to have approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a $180m US spy drone. Planned attacks on Iranian targets, including radar and missile batteries, had been approved according to the New York Times, with multiple senior administration sources said to have confirmed the move. One insider is said to have claimed planes were in the air and ships were in position when the mission was called off after newly released Pentagon video showed a smoke trail from the downed aircraft, top right. The president held a Situation Room briefing Thursday evening where his administration are said to have promised a 'measured' response after initially slamming the downing of the drone as a 'big mistake' by Iran. Trump has twice taken military action against targets in the Middle East - in Syria in 2017 and 2018. It is not known why a decision was made to pull back Thursday or what the response going forward will be.
Why I handed back my adopted babies... when I got pregnant: For years, Ali and her husband had struggled to conceive - so they chose to adopt adorable twin boys. What happened next was a heartbreaking decision that will divide EVERY family
School librarian Ali Sanders adopted twins after doctors said she was infertile. However, the day after she brought them to her and husband Michael's home in Staffordshire she found out she was pregnant. Ali then made the heartbreaking decision to send the two babies home. She now has a three-year-old son called Jacob (inset, left and right). The couple adopted the babies just after Christmas 2014 and Ali said her husband bonded with them straight away but that she felt like she wasn't 'getting it'. When she took the two boys to the park for the first time she said: 'When I was sitting with my beautiful buggy containing these gorgeous babies, I just wanted the process to stop. I'd never felt so lonely in my life'.
Matthew Perry looks dishevelled as he emerges for first time in almost two years... while his Friends co-stars live it up in Mexico amid hopes for a reunion
Matthew Perry has been pictured out in public for the first time in almost two years following his recent health battles. But the 49-year-old Friends actor, who has previously battled substance addiction and depression, sparked concern with his appearance as he was seen walking in Manhattan on Thursday looking disheveled and bloated. The TV funnyman, who spent three months in hospital last year for a ruptured bowel, was seen wearing loose-fitting stained clothes and sporting a large mark on his right cheek.
A dish served VERY cold indeed: Long-term 'frenemies' Gove and Johnson's bitter history stretches far beyond the 2016 referendum and all the way to the halls of the Oxford Union
Boris Johnson secured a double victory today as he made it into the final two in the race to be the next prime minister and watched as his rival Michael Gove fell agonisingly short. The pair were almost inseparable during the 2016 EU referendum campaign as they pulled pints and travelled together on the Vote Leave bus. But the result was the catalyst for their relationship to fracture as they both eyed Downing Street. The seeds of their rivalry had been planted at university when Mr Gove had helped Mr Johnson in his bid to win the presidency of the Oxford Union.
Make it the RORY Party! Loser Stewart launches entryist 'takeover' bid with call for his 300,000 supporters to join the Tory party and force them back to the centre as he hosts 'loser's rally'
The leadership race loser (centre) called for tens of thousands to sign up to the party to counteract the apparent hardline Brexiteer majority in its ranks as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt prepared to face off to become Prime Minister. The surprise package of the internecine battle to become Tory leader addressed a 'losers rally' in central London tonight, telling the crowd they could make the Conservative the 'party of the centre ground'. He added: 'The way that you will do that is by joining. The way that you will do that is by getting 300,000 members in to that party and making it again the party of the centre ground. An invitation to join a movement, an invitation also for some of you to do what you will be reluctant to do, which is re-engage with politics directly.' His call will lead to comparisons with the Hard-Left Momentum group which was set up to support Jeremy Corbyn as he took control of the Labour Party in 2015 and attack his enemies. During the rally Mr Stewart seemed to be having a great time and was pictured clutching a pint, bottom left.
The men who spurned English wives to take harems of lovers who schooled them in the Karma Sutra: As ITV launches its 'Delhi Downton', CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reveals the scandalous true stories of Britain's sex-crazed Empire builders
Set in India at the zenith of the East India Company, around the end of the 18th century, Beecham House is the story of colonial entrepreneur John Beecham. He has no wife... but a secret, half-Indian baby. Although the series treats this as scandalous, Beecham, played by Tom Bateman (a period drama veteran, who was dashing husband Rawdon Crawley in Vanity Fair), was far from unique. In fact, as revealed in a sweeping historical study, The British In India, by historian David Gilmour, most British men with the Company in that era lived with an Indian or part-Indian mistress... and often more than one.
'When I first heard something Korean had exploded in America, I got worried': Comedian Jimmy Carr sparks international race row with joke about K-pop act BTS on Australian TV
Carr mocked the band while appearing on Australian TV show '20 to One' in a segment which has been accused of being 'racist' by viewers. 'When I first heard something Korean had exploded in America, I got worried,' British comedian Jimmy Carr joked on the show. 'So I guess, it could've been worse - but not much worse,' he added, as footage of the group performing was shown. The programme sparked an international backlash, becoming a major news story in South Korea overnight. In fact, the widespread outrage over the two-minute segment led television news bulletins across the East Asian country on Thursday, after thousands of BTS fans flooded Twitter with complaints about the program's 'xenophobic' overtones.
'My Desert Rat father will be turning in his grave': Mastermind viewers slam BBC after new champion wins by one point with the 'WRONG' answer (so did she say 'gerbil' or 'jerboa'?)
Judith Lewis, 59, (pictured right receiving her trophy from host John Humphries) emerged as the winner of the quiz series on Thursday after being given a point for saying the mascot of the Army's Desert Rats (inset) was a gerbil (top left). She gave the answer to the final question as the 'time up' buzzer sounded to signal the end of her round - as she took victory by just one point from the next best contestant. Soon after the show aired, however, viewers pointed out that the actual mascot of the 7th Armoured Division was a jerboa (bottom left), a desert-dwelling rodent native to North Africa. Ms Lewis, whose specialist subject had been war-era books by Olivia Manning, said her answer was scrutinised on the set and she was asked to spell out the word.
The Queens of Ladies' Day! Her Majesty beams with joy as she congratulates Frankie Dettori on his triumph at Royal Ascot (while Sophie steals the show in culotte jumpsuit)
The Queen, 93, was beaming with delight as she presented Frankie Dettori with his prize after he triumphed in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, his fourth win of the day. The delighted monarch shook hands with the champion jockey, 48, (bottom left) as they celebrated his 65th win at the festival. The lifelong racing fan looked in her element during the prize-giving (bottom centre and right), after arriving in an elegant dove grey coat and dress with yellow trim. Her Majesty was joined for day three at the Berkshire course by her granddaughter Zara Tindall (top right) and Autumn Phillips, wife of her grandson Peter. Her granddaughter Princess Eugenie also stepped out in style, looking elegant in a teal dress and matching hat (inset).
'Til EMBARRASSMENT do you part! Twitter users reveal their funniest wedding fails, from brides (and grooms) who fell to THREE grandmas who wore the exact same dress
Jimmy Fallon challenged fans to tweet their best #WeddingFail this week. Hundreds have complied, sharing funny, horrifying, and mortifying stories. Some shared photos and videos of brides, grooms, and guests taking dramatic tumbles. Some family members voiced awkward objections, while others had drama behind-the-scenes before saying 'I do'
Elderly couple claim their dream countryside bungalow is RUINED after council let neighbours build two-story home overlooking their garden
Louis and Elaine Cleveley were thrilled to move in to their bungalow in Coppice Lane, Clifton Campville, 21 years ago - but say that planning permission for a contemporary house on land at the bottom of their garden (main picture) is making their lives a misery. The Cleveleys are angry that Lichfield District Council approved a planning application to demolish an existing bungalow and build a two-storey house on the same site. Originally submitted in 2017, the plans were given the green light by district planners in February 2018. Louis Cleveley, 69, claims he was given five minutes to plead the residents' case at the meeting. Building is now well underway (pictured inset) and the Cleveleys and other residents are unhappy, saying that the building is out of keeping with the area.
Former Miss Universe Australia is stranded on Bali after officials BAN her from flying because her passport was DAMP
Former Miss Universe Australia Tegan Martin has been left stranded in Bali after immigration at Denpasar airport refused to let her fly out due to her passport being damp. The distressed 26-year-old Australian model uploaded a picture of her passport to Instagram on Friday, which appeared to show a small watermark in the top right corner. 'Wasn't allowed on my flight due to this watermark in the corner of my passport. Has this happened to anyone else?' she asked her followers in the caption.
Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson oozes glamour in a stylish black gown as she joins her co-stars at BBC show's fifth season premiere in Cornwall (but where's leading man Aidan Turner?)
She's embarking on a Hollywood career after wrapping the final series of her hit period drama Poldark. But Eleanor Tomlinson was on hand to support the show's premiere in Cornwall, which took place at the Regal Theatre in Redruth on Thursday. The actress, 27, upped the glamour in a one-shouldered black gown, which had a daring side-slit to show off her slender legs.
This Morning's Alison Hammond shows off her incredible weight loss with 'stunning' selfie after joining Weight Watchers as an ambassador
Alison Hammond showcased her recent weight loss with a stunning selfie after being unveiled as a new Weight Watchers ambassador back in April. The TV presenter, 44, previously admitted that she was embarrassed by her more than 20-stone weight and struggled to see the 'light at the end of the tunnel'. After beginning her 'WW journey' earlier this year in a bid to feel healthier, Alison showcased the results with a glamorous snap on Wednesday evening.
US woman stuns Twitter by revealing her mother-in-law wore a BRIDAL DRESS to her wedding - before sharing the surprising story behind why she did it
Twitter user Amy Pennza (center), from Kirtland, Ohio, responded to a tweet from Jimmy Fallon that asked users on the social media platform to share 'wedding fail' stories on Wednesday. The mother-of-four shared a photo (left) of herself and her mother-in-law on her wedding day, to which her mom-in-law wore a bridal gown. She wrote: 'My mother-in-law wore a wedding dress to my wedding. So, yeah, top that one, Twitter.' Since she shared the tweet, over 2,000 people commented on the photo, asking her to reveal the reason why her mother-in-law wore a wedding gown to the ceremony. In a series of tweets, Amy said her mother-in-law grew up in 'extreme poverty', which led to her becoming 'frugal'. She explained that when she saw the white dress in a store for a great price, she couldn't turn it down. The mother-in-law, who Amy said is extremely generous despite being frugal, wore the dress to Amy's wedding, however, Amy said she didn't mind, as the story makes for a great memory. She said: 'No one who attended has ever forgotten it. And, you have to admit, weddings can be forgettable.'
Inside Jaws: Fascinating photos from the 1974 set of Spielberg's iconic movie are made public for the first time after Martha's Vineyard man kept them stashed away in his BASEMENT for 45 years
Fascinating images of the iconic Jaws movie being filmed in 1974 have been shared for the first time, 44 years after its release. Images from the Martha's Vineyard beach show director Steven Spielberg (left) chatting away with extras on the sand, and a technician with his upper body inside the head of one of three mechanical sharks (right and inset) used to portray the beast. But amateur photographer Billy Reagan and his family did not know it was to become the seventh highest grossing film of all time in the North America when they snaps were taken decades ago during his college years.
Not made in heaven! Wedding photographer captures all the chaos of the big day - from guests passed out on the floor to cheeky bridesmaids
Ian Weldon, from Newcastle, captures British weddings in all their boozy and chaotic glory. From a passed out guest on the floor, to kids pulling funny faces at the perfectly wrong moments, these shots capture the mayhem behind the long-awaited big day. Pictured top row left to right: a bride struggling with her dress, guest passed out on the floor and bridesmaid pulling a funny face. Pictured bottom row left to right: woman getting ready, man playing air guitar, and a woman getting her dress ironed.
Welcome to the longest day! Hundreds of revellers and modern-day druids watch the sunrise over Stonehenge as they celebrate the summer solstice
Large crowds witnessed the summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge this morning. Those gathered at the neolithic Wiltshire monument watched as the sun glinted over the horizon at 4.52am. The henge is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset. English Heritage tweeted several pictures of the sunrise, adding: "Welcome the longest day". Solstice-seekers packed out the area and many came with their own cameras as well as camping chairs and backpacks, full of snacks and drinks to see them through. Many were also pictured wearing red gowns with floral ensembles on their heads to represent Druids, who traditionally love nature and all its changing faces.
Oh I just can't wait...! Beyonce and Donald Glover sing Can You Feel the Love Tonight in new teaser for The Lion King reboot
Disney dropped a new international TV spot on Thursday featuring the first snippet of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Donald Glover singing Can You Feel the Love Tonight in The Lion King remake. It's the first time fans got a chance to hear the 37-year-old R&B diva and the 35-year-old triple threat perform a duet since they've never collaborated before.
Magical moment disabled mum realises her dream of heliskiing with her son - five years after suffering devastating spinal cord injury
Sarah-Jane Stazsak, from Backheath, Australia, lost the use of her legs in 2014 but her passion for snowsports still burned bright. In April, she finally ticked off a bucket list goal of going heliskiing with her son Hamish in Valdez, Alaska. A video of her trip shows Sarah-Jane hurtling down the piste on an adapted seated ski which allows her to hit the slopes.
Pupcorn! Hilarious moment a couple's pet dog pokes its head behind the curtains when it hears the sound of popcorn
The adorable Pavlovian reaction leaves the mini Golden Doodle's owners in stitches as little Ruby waits for her treat excitedly. The unnamed owner, from Springfield, Missouri, said: 'Ruby, our mini Golden doodle, enjoys surveying our front yard from the living room window for passer-by's, squirrels, and birds'. But when the couple began teasing with popcorn, Ruby turns around immediately fixing her gaze on the treat. Eventually, the couple give in and hand Ruby the treat before collapsing into the chair in hysterics. The owner added: 'I had to pull out my camera and capture the moment for ourselves. We couldn't stop laughing while she was doing it or after watching the video!'
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The impressive 53-ft long sea creature broke the surface off the coast of Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, on Monday. Marcela Carrocino, president of the Quebra-Mar rowing club, who is seen relaxing in the water with her back to the camera, looking out to sea, witnessed the event from her front row position. The frightened athlete quickly clambers out of the water as astonished colleagues gasps in disbelief
Grab a partner! Russian students hit the dancefloor in all their finery as they celebrate the end of their studies in style at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow
Hundreds of well-dressed guests packed into the State Kremlin Palace (pictured top right) in Moscow on Thursday for the All-Russian school graduation ball. Donning their finery, the young students gathered at the enormous celebration dressed to impress. With glittering ball gowns (pictured left) and fashionable suits, the teenagers sported beaming smiles as they danced with one another (inset). The lavish finery and pomp marked the end of their studies for the numerous well-heeled graduates in attendance.