Chris Mason becomes second candidate to rule themselves out of being Laura Kuenssberg’s successor

Radio 4’s Any Questions presenter Chris Mason has become the second leading candidate in days to pull themselves out of the race to replace Laura Kuenssberg as BBC political editor.  Mason, 41, has joined Kuenssberg’s deputy Vicki Young, 50, who was the favourite for the role, in saying publicly that he did not want to … Read more

Dominic Raab warns Putin there will be ‘very serious consequences’ if Russia invades Ukraine

Dominic Raab has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin there will be ‘very serious severe consequences’ and economic sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine or put in place a pro-Kremlin leader after MI6 uncovered a plot to install a puppet Government.  Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said British intelligence had discovered Ukrainian politician Yevhen Murayev, who has previously defended … Read more

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a bike ride before driving home… day after multi-vehicle car collision

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes a bike ride with a friend before driving home in Santa Monica… just one day after multi-vehicle car collision By Sam Joseph Simon For Published: 18:28 EST, 22 January 2022 | Updated: 02:36 EST, 23 January 2022 Arnold Schwarzenegger took a bike ride with a friend in Santa Monica on Saturday … Read more

ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Penny Mordaunt snaps free from Tory Party’s cable ties 

ANNA MIKHAILOVA: Penny Mordaunt snaps free from Tory Party’s cable ties By Anna Mikhailova For The Mail On Sunday Published: 20:48 EST, 22 January 2022 | Updated: 21:02 EST, 22 January 2022 Leadership hopeful Penny Mordaunt was on resignation watch from her job as Trade Minister last week after she spoke out against a proposed … Read more

Ukrainian women: Don’t let madman Putin force us from our homes again

Ekaterina Pereverzeva is struggling to stop fears of war tormenting her as vast numbers of Russian forces mass across the border near her home in Ukraine’s second city. ‘Any time could be the last peaceful moment,’ she said as we talk in a bar. ‘We could be sitting here with a drink as the shelling … Read more

Bitcoin nearly halves from its peak and Nasdaq posts worst week since pandemic onset

The Nasdaq has posted its worst week since the start of the pandemic, wiping billions from the wealth of tech billionaires, and Bitcoin is down nearly half from its peak level. The sell-off comes as investors try to decrease risk ahead of a key Federal Reserve policy meeting next week, amid fears over how aggressively … Read more

Compulsory Covid jabs for NHS staff could be delayed for half a year after Tory revolt and protests

Mandatory vaccines for NHS staff could be pushed back by half a year, it was revealed last night, following nationwide protests over the requirement and amid demands by Tory backbenchers to drop the rule entirely.  Boris Johnson is said to be considering ‘kicking it down the road’ to avoid another potentially humiliating Tory revolt, reported … Read more

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas wins the 100m and 200m freestyle races against Harvard

Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, was back in the pool on Saturday where she continued to beat fellow swimmers, leaving them in her wake. Competing during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas won the Women’s 100m and Women’s 200m Freestyle races, although the margin’s were far narrower … Read more

Production of Adele’s Las Vegas shows sparked ‘explosive arguments’ between singer and set designer

The last-minute cancellation of Adele’s Las Vegas residency came after ‘explosive arguments’ over the staging and production of the show, sources have claimed.  It comes after the 33-year-old superstar told fans via a tearful video this week that her concerts at Caesar’s Palace would not be going ahead due to ‘half her crew’ falling ill … Read more