Labour Party general secretary Iain McNicol resigns after seven years

Iain McNicol resigned from his post as Labour’s general secretary (Picture: Getty) Iain McNicol, Labour’s second longest serving general secretary, has resigned after seven years in the post. McNicol will pursue new projects on behalf of the party and wider Labour movement and is expected to be replaced by an ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn. Great gran, 93, attends her own wake ...

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Stolen Degas painting worth £700,000 found on a bus near Paris

A painting by 19th century Impressionist Edgar Degas, worth £700,000, has been found on a bus in France (Picture: AP) A painting by 19th century Impressionist Edgar Degas, worth £700,000, has been found on a bus in France, more than eight years after it was stolen from a museum. India mocks Justin Trudeau for his ‘fake, tacky and annoying’ outfits ...

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Homeless man found dead in shop doorway in Essex

A homeless man, named locally as Rob O’Conner, has been found dead in the doorway of a shop in Essex (Picture: BPM) A homeless man suffering from throat cancer has been found dead in the doorway of a shop in Essex. Rob O’Conner was found outside the former Argos building on Springfield Road, Chelmsford, on Friday morning. Great gran, 93, ...

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Great gran, 93, attends her own wake because she ‘did not want to miss the party’

Ethel Leather (centre) with son Allan Barlow and daughter Pauline Neal at her ‘pre-funeral party’ (Picture: BPM) A 93-year-old great-gran who loves a party decided to attend her own wake after hearing what her family had planned for her funeral. Ethel Leather partied with her family this afternoon at The Bank pub in Spondon, Derby and even belted out some ...

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Emmerdale spoilers: Danny Miller confirms that Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden are staying together

(Picture: ITV) While we’re overjoyed that Aaron Dingle and Robert Sugden have reunited, one worry that can’t help but play in the back of everyone’s mind is what if Emmerdale goes and splits them up again for the pure dramz? Well, luckily, Danny Miller has set out to put minds at ease on that score as he has confirmed that ...

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Coronation Street spoilers: What is wrong with Aidan Connor and why did he hide a letter?

(Picture: ITV) Recent scenes have left fans confused and worried for Aidan Connor as he has emotionally broken down and has also been acting oddly by hiding a letter in Coronation Street. So is something wrong with the factory boss – and is he hiding a big secret?  Of course, going in for an operation to donate your kidney is ...

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Stormzy in talks to perform for memorial concert dedicated to Stephen Lawrence

Stormzy is in talks to perform at a memorial concert dedicated to Stephen Lawrence (Picture: Getty/ Backgrid) Stormzy is in talks to perform at a memorial concert dedicated to Stephen Lawrence. The singer met Stephen’s mum Baroness Doreen Lawrence at the Brit Awards, who is currently working with music execs at Universal to put on several shows for the 25th anniversary of ...

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Arsene Wenger denies Pep Guardiola has raised the bar ahead of Arsenal v Manchester City Carabao Cup final

Arsene Wenger and Pep Guaridola will contest the Carabao Cup final on Sunday (Picture: Getty) Arsene Wenger has denied Pep Guardiola has raised the managerial bar for excellence ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. The Frenchman will lead his side into their fourth domestic cup final in four years as Arsenal prepare to take on the Premier League’s runaway leaders. ...

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Donald Tusk: UK Brexit plans 'pure illusion'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, Donald Tusk says. The European Council president told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was still trying to “cherry pick” its future relationship with the EU. Mr Tusk said he could only go on ...

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Disabled woman branded ‘selfish’ for using a blue badge spot

Paige Tanner, 23, has a chromosomal disorder which means she needs round the clock care (Picture: Facebook/Alan Tanner) An anonymous driver has branded a mother and her disabled daughter ‘selfish’ for parking in a blue badge space. Julie Tanner, 55, and her 23-year-old daughter Paige parked in a disabled spot whilst they were shopping in Reading. Stolen contactless cards can ...

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