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    LABOUR MP Yvette Cooper and Ed Balls have been married for more than 20 years, and made history back in 2008 when they became the first married couple to serve together in the cabinet. He's since moved on from politics, but Yvette is still a serving MP. Here's everything we know about her... 2 Yvette Cooper has been involved in politics since 1997 Who is Yvette Cooper? Yvette Cooper is a Labour politician who has been MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford since 2010. She has served as MP for Pontefract and Castleford since 1997. Following her Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree from Oxford, Yvette Cooper undertook postgraduate studies at London School of Economics, graduating in 1981 with an MSc in Economics. She has long campaigned on the issues of extra help for working parents, tackling child poverty, the promotion of women’s rights and family reunion for refugees. In 2015, she announced her bid for Labour Leadership - but the job was eventually given to Jeremy Corbyn. Alongside her work in politics, Yvette has also released two books - She...
    ED BALLS was once the former Labour shadow chancellor and MP. He then switched the House of Commons for TV appearances when he signed up for Strictly Come Dancing. 1 Ed Balls is an ex-MP and TV starCredit: Rex Who is Ed Balls? The 54-year-old was born in Norfolk and graduated from Oxford University with a first in philosophy, politics and economics. While at school he played the violin - which should arguably have given him a better sense of rhythm on Strictly - and joined multiple political clubs. Ed taught at Harvard University and wrote for the Telegraph before becoming an economic adviser to Shadow Chancellor and future PM Gordon Brown. No stranger to chasing votes, in the 2005 General Election Ed was elected to represent Normanton and remained an MP until 2015. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister in 2007 Balls was promoted to Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, but he is best known for his years of financial wrangling in the Treasury. He ran for the leadership of the Labour Party in 2010, following Brown's resignation, but lost out to...
    LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer did a surprise Shadow Cabinet reshuffle last night — catching his own deputy on the hop. In the second rejig this year, ex-Labour minister Yvette Cooper returned to the front bench. 4Sir Keir Starmer did a surprise Shadow Cabinet reshuffle — catching his own deputy on the hopCredit: Getty 4Labour deputy Angela Rayner told Times Radio: 'No, I’m not aware of any plans for a reshuffle. I reckon that Keir would tell me first, yeah'Credit: PA As Shadow Home Secretary, she is tasked with tackling Priti Patel over migrants and crime. And former Labour leader Ed Miliband was stripped of his business brief after angering Sir Keir on demands to nationalise energy. Leadership contender Lisa Nandy will go head to head with Michael Gove on levelling up in a demotion from the Shadow Foreign Secretary job. Rising stars Wes Streeting and Bridget Phillipson were handed the key roles at Health and Education. Emily Thornberry was demoted to Shadow Attorney General. And the reshuffle was a humiliating blow to Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner, who has...
    Potty panic THE headless chickens are coming home to roost. No one yet knows if the ­Omicron Covid strain is more or less dangerous. 2 Nicola Sturgeon wants a new Scottish furlough scheme, funded by someone else The South African doctor who first spotted it says “less”. Even that cannot stop opposition politicians here erupting into full-blown panic. The SNP and Wales’s Labour leader demand, in vain, an emergency four-nations COBRA meeting. And even though the variant is already here and spreading, they want new travel curbs . . . crippling an industry already in tatters. Nicola Sturgeon wants a new Scottish furlough scheme, funded by someone else. Labour wants masks everywhere. School heads want to break up early. These aren’t leaders. They are gibbering hysterics. The Government’s precautions are proportionate for now. Turbo-charging the jabs rollout is right too. Harsher curbs have consequences: Lost freedoms, businesses and schooling, lower growth, misery at Christmas. Cost-free for truculent political leaders in safe jobs. Not for everyone else. War on Wills HOW can the BBC ever expect a cordial...
    A New Zealand politician cycled herself to hospital while in labour gave birth to her child just an hour later.  New Zealand Member of Parliament, Julie Anne Genter, 41, got on her bicycle early on Sunday morning to head to the hospital in Wellington. Already in labour, she gave birth just an hour later at 3.04am.  Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter rides a bicyle to the hospital while in labour, in Wellington, New Zealand The 41-year-old politician said: 'I genuinely wasn't planning to cycle in labor, but it did end up happening' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Doctors warn hospital labour wards are at breaking point as... Housework can cause women to struggle more than men with... Share this article Share On her Facebook page, the Green Party politician posted: 'Big news!  'At 3.04am this morning we welcomed the newest member of our family. 'I genuinely wasn't planning to cycle in labor, but it did end up happening. 'My contractions weren't that bad when we left at 2am to go to the hospital,...
    Double fault BORIS Johnson likes tennis. He knows how costly “unforced errors” can be. Why does he keep making them as PM? 4How did Boris manage to announce a vast “levelling up” investment in northern rail but let Labour and its cheerleaders seCredit: Getty Take social care. It’s an area so tricky that successive Prime Ministers have ducked it. To his credit, Boris hasn’t. Funding it by hiking National Insurance caused a big enough stink. Why then tweak the new rules so the poorest pensioners may still see their modest homes wiped out by care costs? It is a PR gift to Labour in the North and enough to trigger a Tory rebellion. Likewise, how did Boris manage to announce a vast “levelling up” investment in northern rail but let Labour and its cheerleaders sell it as a betrayal? One hyperventilating fool claimed it was worse than closing the pits. Most of the media, social media and Labour and its voters are desperate to shoot Boris down. Why give them ammo? There’s leading, PM. And there’s leading...
    A first-time mum has revealed how she had to give birth without her husband by her side after he was involved in a terrible accident days before their baby arrived. Skye shared her story with Tiny Hearts Education, to reveal how quickly life can change. The Adelaide-based couple said everything turned upside down in 'five seconds' on the Tuesday before their son, Xander, was born. A mum has revealed how her husband watched her give birth over Zoom after he was involved in an horrific accident days before their baby arrived  Xander and his dad Josh, pictured, ended up staying 'just down the corridor' from each other in Adelaide Hospital Her partner Josh had been excited to go for his 'last bike ride before baby was born' but was involved in a terrible accident which left him 'unresponsive and gripping to life'. 'He was choking on his own blood, barely breathing. It took 2.5 hours to get him stable enough to transport him via helicopter to the hospital,' she revealed. But friends hadn't alerted the young mum of the nature...
    ONE new-mum has told how she was fuming when her mother-in-law started having a go at her when she was in the delivery room. While in the process of giving birth to her first baby, one woman tells how she was in "incredible pain" when her hubby's mum thought it would be a good time to start a debate about the babies name. 2The mum says her mother in law was insisting she changed the name The mum took to her TikTok platform, to say that she was following the trend she calls "tell me your mother-in-law doesn't respect you without telling me your mother-in-law doesn't respect you." "For our first child, my husband and I came up with the name pretty quickly. We got a custom baby book made, a custom blanket, we had her name up on the wall in the nursery. We were so excited and we loved the name" said the mum. Adding: "Throughout my whole pregnancy my mother-in-law did make a few comments, like how we really should change it, she didn't really like it,...
    A KEY figure in Tony Blair’s former inner circle last night branded Labour’s 2004 “open door” immigration policy an act of “treachery” to Labour supporters. The Red Rose ally blamed the blow-back from angry voters for the 2010 election defeat, the Brexit vote and the collapse of Labour’s impregnable Red Wall. 3A key figure in Tony Blair’s former inner circle last night branded Labour’s 2004 'open door' immigration policy an act of 'treachery' to Labour supporters 3As mass immigration explodes into the dominating issue of British politics it threatens to eclipse even the sleaze row engulfing PM Boris JohnsonCredit: Getty They claimed Chancellor Gordon Brown triggered a “long tail” of catastrophic setbacks by embracing cheap labour as a key economic policy. In a jaw-dropping conversation, a top-level insider told me: “This was treachery. “It led directly to the defeat of the Labour government in 2010, the Brexit vote in 2016 and the Tory invasion of Red Wall seats in 2019.” As PM in 2010, clod-hopping Brown rubbed salt in by insulting Rochdale widow Gillian Duffy as a “bigoted woman” for...
    THREE MPs are accused of showing a “lack of respect” for our troops by drinking on an official Armistice Day flight. One Labour member and two SNP pals allegedly started their binge at Heathrow before flying to Gibraltar for the commemorations. 3A group of three MPs are under fire after drinking on an official Armistice Day flightCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 3The Labour member and two SNP pals are accused of showing a 'lack of respect' for our troops as they started drinking at Heathrow before flying to Gibraltar The trio, who were in a party of 15 MPs as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, are said to have become “lairy”. One witness said: “It looked like they were going on a stag do.” But the Labour MP denied matters got out of hand, claiming: “Everyone had had a few drinks on the flight. “The issue for me is the medication I am taking. That affected my tolerance. I had the same amount to drink as the others. I do not know how many drinks I had —...
    AFTER being told by doctors that she was just overweight, and defiantly not pregnant, one woman gave birth on her bathroom floor. Medical assistant and mum-of-two, Jannettsy, was struggling to lose weight after her recent pregnancy and had ruled out that she was expecting again after negative tests. 2The woman husband had to deliver the baby because there was no time.Credit: TLC In December 2008, 28-year-old Jannettsy was happily married to her husband Eric and had two children, Jerek, eight and Jaysack 5. "My first two pregnancies were normal. I had the belly, I had the weight gain, the cravings, the swollen ankles, everything" Jannettsy told TLC. After desperately trying to lose the baby weight she had gained with her second pregnancy, the mum was told by her diet specialist that the prescription diet pills she was taking, may cause abnormal periods. Within a few months, the mum's weight was the lowest it had been in years, but she did suffer from missed periods and very low energy. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED...
    “IT did not go well, did it?” This, from one of Boris Johnson’s bruised inner ­circle, qualifies as the understatement of the week. The Owen Paterson fiasco was a political car crash, a blundering own goal, a self-inflicted wound. 3The Owen Paterson fiasco was a political car crash, a blundering own goal, a self-inflicted wound 3Boris has been bruised by the Owen Paterson fiasco but the real loser is Labour leader Keir StarmerCredit: PA It handed snarling John Major the chance to launch a venomous tirade against ­government “sleaze” — the hallmark of his own blighted premiership. Labour frontbencher Thangam Debbonaire tried to make a name for herself by urging BoJo to resign. Thangam, don’t ask unless it’s likely to happen. Boris is going nowhere. This is one of Westminster’s frequent but passing volcanic eruptions, a sulphurous venting of pent-up fury, with Brexit once again at its core. The PM will take his richly deserved lumps in Parliament today — and move on. None of this will make a scrap of difference at the next election, whenever it comes. Most...
    Humbled Boris has to listen and learn BORIS Johnson has a number of painful lessons to learn after his disastrous attempt to rig the MPs’ disciplinary rule book. The humiliating efforts to save scandal-hit Owen Paterson’s skin have exposed a power vacuum in Downing Street. 2Boris Johnson's attempt at saving a sleazed MP made Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner look good at the despatch boxCredit: PA Installing a political bruiser to stand up to the PM and start telling him a few home truths must be a matter of urgency. Boris must also be willing to listen to advice for the good of the Government, even if it goes against his buccaneering instincts, having managed to achieve something remarkable last week. Firstly he gave failed former PM John Major, who presided over one of the most sleaze-ridden Tory governments in history, the right to look down his nose at him. Secondly he managed to make Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner look good at the despatch box. Her mantra of “one rule for them and one for the rest of...
    Mark Zuckerberg's former mentor who was an early Facebook investor has said democracy 'may never recover' if the social media firm does not change. Roger McNamee, a previous advisor to the tech CEO, has since become a staunch critic of the business and called yesterday for misuse of users' data to be seen as unethical as child labour. The businessman, who befriended Zuckerberg in 2006, said our fundamental institutions will suffer if the trove of leaked documents and testimonies by whistleblower Frances Haugen do not force wholesale changes at Facebook. Roger McNamee (pictured at the Lisbon Web Summit on Wednesday) fears democracy 'may never recover' unless Facebook changes He told the Web Summit in Lisbon: 'If it doesn't then democracy and our ability to make our own choices may never recover.' He added: 'Extracting the essence of our humanity in data form and then using it to manipulate our behaviour is as unethical as child labour and it should be banned the same way that child labour was banned.' McNamee also praised how Haugen has managed her stream of allegations...
    A WOMAN has revealed she had a dream labour that lasted just four minutes long, and she only pushed four times.  TikTok user Briana Santos, who posts under @brianasantos, shared how she didn’t tear during the labour either.  3TikTok user Briana Santo revealed she had the dream labour lasting just four minutesCredit: TikTok/@brianasantos She uploaded a video and wrote: “I’m scared baby #2 won’t be as smooth.” Briana quickly became the envy of many mums, after posting how she had “no tearing, pushed four times, had a four-minute delivery, bounced right back, and baby hardly cries.” The lucky mum added: “I also wanna add that I was never sick and my belly didn’t get super big! “I promise I’m not bragging, we just always want to hear the horror stories. “Oh yeah and no stretch marks!  “I’m just wishing the same on all the pregnant mamas right now!” Briana added that she watched so many horror birthing stories on YouTube before her delivery and said she was “scared for nothing.” Many people were unsurprisingly highly jealous of her breezy labour. ...
    MANCHESTER, England—Britain is, you may have noticed, not doing tremendously well at the moment. England is recording around 40,000 new COVID-19 cases every day—a rate much higher than all its European neighbors—supermarket shelves are emptier than they are elsewhere, and for a few weeks, there was no fuel to be found in the south of the country. British voters were promised sunlit uplands when they voted for Brexit and, instead, they are getting raw sewage dumped directly into their rivers. In this context, the Conservative party conference, which took place last month, felt especially odd. The government and its lawmakers and advisers gathered in Manchester and, to put it simply, had a lovely time. The champagne was flowing at drinks receptions and the politicians were, more than anything, just happy to spend time together after 18 months of isolation. “Two words: COVID and Brexit.” “The general mood is pretty buoyant,” said one former Conservative adviser who worked in Downing Street. “People are pretty happy, and pretty confident with the way that things are going.” But how? Well, there is an...
    Kim Jong-un has removed portraits of his father and grandfather and is ordering officials to promote the ideology of 'Kimjongunism' as he bids to escape from the shadow of his ancestors. The North Korean dictator, 37, has removed pictures of Kim Il-sung, the country's revered founder, and his predecessor as supreme leader, Kim Jong-il, from official buildings in Pyongyang. South Korea's spy agency say the term 'Kimjongunism' is being promoted in government circles and Kim is being referred to in state media as 'Great Leader', a term normally reserved for his grandfather Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un has removed portraits of his father and grandfather and is ordering officials to promote the ideology of 'Kimjongunism' Humility for predecessors has been a staple of the Kim family dynasty and the move is unprecedented, experts said. But Kim Il-sung did ban works by Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin in his own bid to sideline his ideological forebears and create his own legacy. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next North Korea sends farmers to labour camps for low...
    COULD last week’s tax- hiking, cash-splurging Labour-style Budget turn out to be the moment Boris Johnson lost the next ­election? Labour, perhaps surprisingly, thinks so. This was BoJo’s personal Big Budget Gamble — disowned, to the Prime Minister’s irritation, by Chancellor Rishi Sunak even as he was delivering it to Parliament. 2Boris is stealing Red Wall votes but Labour aims to lure Blue Wall Tories with tax cuts, NHS reform and a showdown with public sector unions — issues which the PM has ducked 2Boris is an electoral force of nature who plucked a stunning 80-seat majority out of thin air and, despite everything, remains popular even among non-Tory votersCredit: Getty Some Tory MPs share the Chancellor’s fear that the ­fragile economy is now at the mercy of rising inflation, towering debt and unpredictable interest rates. So too does a newly energised Labour Party which has sniffed the outside chance of victory in 2024 despite trailing so dismally in the polls. With a potentially divisive party conference behind them, Labour’s high command has quietly declared war on the Corbynite Left....
    Having an epidural during childbirth does not harm children’s development, a study has found. Almost a third of women who give birth in the UK opt for an epidural, which makes labour less painful by stopping pain signals travelling from the spine to the brain. Some experts have suggested using a local anaesthetic to do this may have an effect on the developing brain of a baby. But now a study of more than 435,000 British women and their children provides reassurance. Researchers found women who asked for an epidural had no additional risk of developmental problems in their babies. When their children were given the standard assessment at the age of two, no extra concerns were raised about their communication or ability to control their movements. Almost a third of women who give birth in the UK opt for an epidural, which makes labour less painful, but some experts suggested it may have an effect on the developing brain of a baby (stock image) The study’s authors say the results may help women, stating: ‘This information may be used...
    A MAN has today escaped jail after he admitted sending a threatening email to the deputy leader of the Labour Party.  Benjamin Iliffe, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of sending malicious communications to MP Angela Rayner at Huntington Magistrates Court.  2MP Anglea Rayner was targeted by Iliffe in a malicious emailCredit: Alamy 2Both Angela and her staff have recieved the threatening and abusive messagesCredit: PA Iliffe, from Chatteris, Cambs, was handed a 15 week prison sentence suspended for 18 months by magistrates.  It comes as Ms Rayner cancelled a number of constituency surgeries in recent weeks due to fears over her safety.  Ms Rayner's spokesman confirmed she had been the target of online abuse in the wake of Sir David Amess' stabbing, and said the messages had an impact on her children and staff.   Two other men have also been arrested in connection with sending malicious communications to the Ashton-under-Lyne MP’s.  A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: "One man has been charged and an additional arrest has been made in relation to a police investigation into multiple reports...
    DETECTIVES have today arrested a man after deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner received a string of threats. The 52-year-old is being investigated after allegedly sending threatening and abusive letters and emails as well as phone calls on October 15. 1Deputy Labour Leader Angela Rayner has been sent a string of threatsCredit: Alamy Greater Manchester Police attended an address in Halifax to arrest the man on suspicion of malicious communications and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries. A spokesperson for Angela Rayner said: "Angela and her staff have received a number of threatening, malicious and abusive communications in recent weeks. “We are working with the police to ensure that the perpetrators of these crimes are brought to justice and Angela would like to thank the police for their work during these investigations. "Abuse and threats of this nature don't just have an impact on Angela but also on her family, her children and her staff who are on the receiving end of these communications. "Angela is currently on bereavement leave after losing a close loved one and she...
    A WOMAN has apologised for blagging a free nose job on the NHS, after doctors helped to save her life during labour. Carla Bellucci, 40, who has been labelled in the past as “Britain’s biggest blagger”, revealed she almost bled out on the operating table after daughter Blu was born in September. 4Carla Bellucci revealed how she regrets blagging a free nose job on the NHS after they saved her life when she gave birth to daughter Blu last monthCredit: Giovanni Pincay 4Carla previously faked depression to get a free nose job on the NHS worth £7,000Credit: Carla Bellucci Carla said she “almost died” after a traumatic C-section, and said she even stopped breathing for two minutes and 45 seconds.  She now admits she regrets taking the NHS for granted.  Carla, from Hitchin, Herts, told the Daily Star: “When you come that close to dying and realise it can all be taken away from you, you just appreciate things in a different way. “With the nose job, I just think maybe I was a bit of a t*** to go...
    You'd think that with all the lunacy that’s happened in the past year, writing a book about Woke Britain would be the easiest thing in the world. I thought so too, until I tried it. So why has it been so difficult? It’s because by the spring, not even each day, but each hour brought some new snippet of Woke insanity. Every morning I would find that half a dozen acts of idiocy had taken place while I’d slept. I’d go to bed reeling from the claim that country walks were racist and wake up to the glad tidings that cyclists wanted to be included in the ever-lengthening queue of those who may be eligible for hate crime status. Between 2017 and 2019 I had a rather embarrassing crush on Meghan Markle Say what you like about Prince Harry’s parentage, in this department he certainly seems to be a chip off the old blockhead As the insanity picked up velocity, one cultural artefact after another went up in flames, lest it offend somebody. First they came for our TV memories....
    The head of the Chernobyl power plant who was sent to a labour camp for ten years for his part in the nuclear disaster has died at the age of 85. Viktor Bryukhanov was the manager of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, northern Ukraine, when an explosion at reactor four spewed radiation over the region, including parts of Belarus and Europe, in April 1986. The blast, which emitted more than 400 times the amount of radiation into the atmosphere than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, occurred during a safety test and saw Soviet authorities take 36 hours to launch a full-scale evacuation.  At least 31 workers died in the days after the accident, although the long-term impact of the radiation was harder to quantify - and at least 350,000 people were evacuated out of the area in the months following the disaster.  In the aftermath of the disaster, Bryukhanov was made a scapegoat and he and five other defendants were sentenced to 10 years hard labour at a penal colony in Donetsk in was described as 'one of...
    Three Miss France beauty pageant contestants have joined a leading feminist group in suing the contest for alleged discrimination based on their appearance. The 'Osez le feminisme' (Dare to be a Feminist) group, along with three failed contestants, said they were targeting the Miss France company as well as Endemol Production, which makes the annual TV programme screened on the TF1 channel. Osez le feminisme said that it had filed a complaint with the state labour tribunal on behalf of the three former contestants, who didn't make the cut, saying they had given up trying to get their arguments across by other methods.  Three Miss France beauty pageant contestants have joined a leading feminist group in suing the contest for alleged discrimination based on their appearance. Pictured: Miss France 2021 winner Amandine Petit poses on a red carpet in Monte Carlo, June 2021 The plaintiffs argue that the companies are breaking French labour law with discriminatory selection criteria by obliging aspiring beauty queens to be more than 1.70 metres tall, single, and 'representative of beauty'. Contestants are under obligation not to...
    LONDON (AP) – Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay tribute to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist incident. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, and the non-partisan speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle, arrived at the church where David Amess was stabbed multiple times while meeting with constituents. A 25-year-old man is in custody for the attack. The politicians went up to the front of Belfairs Methodist Church individually to pay their respects to the Conservative lawmaker, who had been a member of the British Parliament since 1983. After laying flowers, they returned to their vehicles, escorted by a police convoy. They did not stop to talk to reporters. In a statement early Saturday, the Metropolitan Police described the attack as terrorism and said the early investigation “has revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism.” LEIGH-ON-SEA, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: (L-R) Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, and Boris Johnson, Prime Minister...
    I’VE known and admired murdered Sir David Amess for almost 40 years as one of the kindest and most decent of politicians. I have counted him as a friend since we arrived together in Westminster after the 1983 election. 2Sir David Amess was one of the kindest and most decent of politiciansCredit: Getty I was political editor of The Sun. He was the newly elected “Basildon Man” Tory poster boy of the Thatcher landslide who hailed Sun readers as the key to his victory. His savage killing is a tragedy for him, his family and for democratic politics, an ugly escalation of violence against serving MPs. It follows the 2016 murder of Labour MP Jo Cox and the near-fatal knife attack on Labour’s Stephen Timms in 2010. These appalling crimes heighten alarm over both the security of MPs and the shocking escalation of knife crime across Britain. If democratically elected Members of Parliament are not safe in their offices or on the streets of their constituencies, who is? 2David's killing is a tragedy for him, his family and for democratic...
    TORY MP Sir David Amess has today been stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery in a church in Essex. Armed cops swooped on the in Leigh-on-Sea church after the minister, who represents Southend West in Essex, was attacked at the meeting just after midday. 3Sir Amess was stabbed in EssexCredit: Rex Features A man is understood to have walked into Belfairs Methodist Church and knifed the 69-year-old multiple times. Police confirmed a suspect has been arrested and said they are not looking for anyone else. It is not yet clear what is condition is. A statement said: "A man's been arrested following an incident in #LeighonSea. "We were called to reports of a stabbing in Eastwood Rd North shortly after 12.05pm. "A man was arrested shortly after & we're not looking for anyone else. "We'll bring you more info when we have it." One witness said: "David Amess Southend MP stabbed in Belfairs Methodist church Eastwood road literally as I was outside the building." Stunned MPs have condemned the horror as the horrific news spread today. Tory MP David...
    NERVOUS at the thought you might accidentally poo while in the throes of giving birth? Don't be. One midwife has taken it upon herself to reassure mums that there is no need to stress about the prospect of 'doing anything gross' while giving birth, as it's nothing they're not used to seeing. 4A midwife has reassured mums not to be nervous about potentially pooing while they are giving birthCredit: thegoodbirth/Instagram 4She insisted that they'll probably never know if they did or didn't poo, thanks to midwives slyly cleaning them up without them noticingCredit: thegoodbirth/Instagram Instagram account @thegoodbirth revealed what midwives and birth workers really think about mums vomiting or pushing out a number two along with their newborn, and it turns out they really don't care. The midwife revealed there are so many mums who are fearful of making a mess during labour, as they posted a video online that revealed: "When we discreetly wipe away poop from our labouring mamas. "You won't even know you pooped, we've got your back mama." Alongside their post, they...
    A MUM-TO-BE shared a video of her applying a full face of make-up while in labour so that she was fully glammed up to greet her new baby. TikToker Lae Harris uploaded the clip that showed her in her hospital gown with nurses attending to her as she put on the cosmetics. 3The mum did her makeup while in her hospital bed waiting to give birthCredit: TikTok/@laedout At one point she briefly paused to have her blood pressure taken by clinicians before continuing with the application. The TikToker explained that she was 8.5cm dilated at the video was recorded. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Lae can be seen putting on foundation, contouring, eye make-up including false lashes and lip gloss. It's fair to say that the end result is very queen-like as she looks ready for the club rather than the delivery. The short clip was uploaded with the comment: "I did my make-up before birthing my baby. I wanted her to meet the queen in full face." Most read in...
    London (CNN)Britain faces a critical shortage of workers, leading to fuel supply constraints, a run on petrol stations and unstacked shelves in supermarkets due to lack of staff or undelivered foodstuffs. Despite this immediate crisis affecting millions of people, "gotcha" questions on trans rights have become a feature of this year's political party conference season, say trans advocates.On "Today," last month, the BBC's flagship news and current affairs radio program, presenter Justin Webb asked Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey if there should "not be spaces where biological males cannot go," in reference to trans women. More than a week later, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer, was asked by the BBC's Andrew Marr if it was transphobic to say only women had a cervix. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was asked the same question about cervixes this week by right-leaning broadcaster GB News.Both Davey and Starmer said respectful debates were needed on the matters. Johnson avoided answering the question directly, saying "biology is very important but we've got a system now in our country for many,...
    SIR Keir Starmer yesterday revealed he was known as Special K — the street name for a horse tranquilliser used as an illegal drug. The Labour leader announced it when asked at Kellogg’s, who make Special K cereal, if he used the moniker. 2'I’ve been dubbed Special K since I was born. K for Keir!'Credit: Getty He replied: “I’ve been dubbed Special K since I was born. K for Keir!” Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Keir did not seem to twig that Special K is how horse tranquilliser Ketamine is otherwise known. The Class B drug is used by some to get high. One joker tweeted: “He just didn’t Ket it.”. Sources close to Sir Keir insisted later that he was not referred to as Special K and had been caught off-guard by the question at the factory in Manchester. The gaffe comes as Sir Keir tries to revive his leadership by capitalising on Boris Johnson’s 1.25 per cent National Insurance increase. Most read in The US SunMOST WANTED Laundrie's parents agree to help search as sleuths think...
    Taxi for Tories THE Tories were once known above all as the low-tax party. How casually they have shredded that precious reputation. 2Boris Johnson is playing a dangerous game by hiking taxesCredit: HOC/JESSICA TAYLOR Voters now trust Labour — yes, Labour — to keep taxes down more than the Conservatives. That is a terrible look for Boris Johnson, a direct result of hiking National Insurance from next year. All is not entirely lost. A decent tax cut before the next election could change the mood. It is vital economically and politically. Voters crushed by soaring living costs AND rocketing taxes are unlikely to volunteer for more. What sustains Tory spirits is Keir Starmer, the Labour leader now claiming to be nicknamed “Special K” like the appropriately lightweight cereal. His new pose is as Wastefinder General, driven to eradicate “waste in the system” like it has never occurred to anyone else. He would, though, tax those with the “broadest shoulders”. Who exactly? And tax what? Income? Property? Savings? Pensions? Anyone know? Special K doesn’t. Eco aristoprat OF...
    A MUM has given birth to a baby boy on a flight from London to India after going into labour two months early. Maria Philip was on a flight to Kochi, south India, when she felt her waters break. 4Air India crew turned the galley into a makeshift delivery room using pillows and clothesCredit: Jam Press 4The crew called the birth a 'blessing'Credit: Jam Press The mum-to-be was just seven months pregnant and so was caught completely by surprise when she started experiencing abdominal pains shortly after take off on October 5. When the Air India crew realised what was going on, they found two doctors and four nurses who were travelling on board to help. Thankfully, with their assistance, a baby boy arrived safely while the plane was still mid-air across Bulgaria. Cabin crew has turned the galley - where food items are stores on a plane - into a temporary delivery room and gathered pillows and clothes to help the woman, according OnManorama news. The plane then made an emergency landing at the nearest airport in Frankfurt,...
    Astonishing footage has captured the moment an elephant seal gave birth on an Argentine beach.  It quickly becomes apparent in the video that the mother is experiencing contractions as she writhes on the pebble beach in the Valdes Peninsula.   As her nostrils flare and her eyes open and close, the pup fully emerges in under two minutes. The black pup can be seen tentatively wriggling around while the mother turns and yelps at her newborn, before the two lie side by side on the pebbly beach. This is the incredible moment an elephant seal gives birth on an Argentine beach in the UNESCO Valdes Peninsula The stunning footage was captured by dentist and photographer Federico Lombardi, 52, who posted it on his Instagram page on September 29. It has since been viewed nearly 10,000 times.  Mr Lombardi said: 'I live some 1,300 kilometres (808 miles) from the Valdes Peninsula, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where the event took place. 'I go there three or four times a year to take photos and film different animal species that, depending on the time...
    A WOMAN was left in shock after rushing to hospital at 4am in the morning with what she thought was kidney stones, only to be told she was in active labour. The mum had no idea she was pregnant, with doctors revealing she was 8cm dilated and about to give birth with no idea how far along in her pregnancy she was. @lizzie_quaah/Tiktok 4 A woman was left in shock when she found out she was actively in labour after being rushed to hospital with what she thought was ‘kidney stones’ TikTok user LizzieQ opened up about her experience online and revealed she experienced a cryptic pregnancy – a rare type of pregnancy that goes undetected. In the rare occurrence of a cryptic pregnancy, women don’t tend to show usual symptoms like vomiting, fatigue, no periods and often go without a baby bump. Lizzie explained in her video that she didn’t gain weight at all during her cryptic pregnancy and she still had all her periods up until she gave birth. “Didn’t gain weight,...
    AFTER £400billion of Covid borrowing and with a tax rise looming it comes as a mighty relief to discover Rishi Sunak is still a Conservative. Indeed his impressive conference speech was reassuring about the need to fix the finances ravaged by the pandemic. 2The Chancellor set out his plan to fix the country's finances in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference We just hope Boris Johnson — a man more laid back about big spending — took it all in. Because the Chancellor’s argument, also made by The Sun countless times, was irrefutable. That simply borrowing more is the road to ruin, saddling future generations with our debt to pay back at the cost of their living standards. That jobs and better pay, not state handouts, are the routes out of poverty. That taxes should be CUT. That Brexit gives us the freedom to design and build a nimbler economy for the future. Britain, Mr Sunak rightly said, will not “trust a party that isn’t serious with their money”. That is a warning to his own party as much...
    The divided Labour Party could see its first defection to the Conservatives since 1977, with three MPs reportedly considering crossing the floor over despair at their party’s leadership. The Mail on Sunday claims three unnamed MPs have already decided to “open lines of communication” with the Tory whip, responsible for party discipline and voting in the House of Commons, about making the move. The left-wing lawmakers are said to have become disillusioned with the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer and for his part in failing to improve public opinion of Labour in the polls. They are also said to have become dissatisfied after Angela Rayner, the deputy leader, unrepentantly called Prime Minister Boris Johnson “scum”. The last time a Labour MP had crossed the floor and become a Conservative was in 1977 when Reg Prentice defected following in-party battles with leftists in his constituency. Mr Prentice went on to be elected as a Tory MP in 1979, the year Margaret Thatcher returned the Conservatives to the government. The British parliament’s website explains that crossing the floor — so called because the...
    “CRISIS? What crisis?” Our famous Sun headline ­vividly captured the Winter of Discontent as militant unions brought Britain to its knees in the January snows of 1979. There were empty supermarket shelves, queues at petrol pumps, soaring inflation . . . and a Labour government doomed to annihilation at the next election. 3The Sun's headline vividly captured the Winter of Discontent as militant unions brought Britain to its knees in the January snows of 1979 So are we heading back to the future, as some Boris-haters gleefully predict? Back then I was a reluctant eyewitness, just off the plane after swapping sunny Australia for the sulphurous atmosphere of divided Britain. And I can tell you there is absolutely no comparison. 1979 was a nightmare in which the dead lay unburied, stinking garbage was piled high on the streets and union pickets decided whether ambulance cases were genuine emergencies or strike breakers. Economists today rightly worry about inflation hitting four per cent. In those days it was close to 25 per cent, with cashiers racing ahead of shoppers to update price stickers. Today’s forecourt shortages...
    A critical week THE Tories cannot now afford four days of Labour-style navel-gazing and soul-searching. The nation’s many troubles are too urgent and too serious. We don’t want to hear long, boring speeches about political philosophy at their Manchester conference — nor the juvenile abuse of opponents. We had our fill of that from Labour this week. 1Boris Johnson must promise National Insurance hike is the LAST of his tax risesCredit: AP The country doesn’t have time for it from the Government too. Let’s instead hear the detailed solutions Boris Johnson has for swiftly resolving the fuel crisis, the looming shortages of some foods, soaring energy bills, the rise in inflation, the unemployment inevitable now furlough is over. This is no time for a leisurely, back-slapping jolly. The conference must immediately get a grip on an ominous confluence of problems. The Government must contrast its seriousness with Labour’s factional bickering and its woke, irrelevant, Twitter-driven policies. One man likely to have answers is Michael Gove, now in charge of Boris’s levelling-up programme. You can read how he intends...
    A WOMAN who suffered an “avoidable” stillbirth has urged other parents to push for help when they are concerned.  Aimée Whelan, 23, was the victim of a number of NHS failings, which led to her unborn baby’s death in January of this year. 1Aimée Whelan and her partner Simone RizzariCredit: Facebook Aimée and her partner Simone Rizzari say they are devastated by the loss of their son, who they named Alfie. Alfie was born one day after his due date, weighing 6 lbs 9 and described as “perfect in every way” by his parents on a JustGiving page.  “If rules had been followed this horrendous ordeal would have been avoided,” Aimée, of Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, told The Independent. “It’s hard to put into words how much this has opened our eyes to the problems that exist in maternity services as we were completely naïve before.  “It never even entered our heads that oversights so basic could happen.  “We want to make other parents aware so that they can question things more and know that these risks exist and hopefully make...
    ANYONE tuning into BBC1 politics show Question Time tonight might be forgiven for doing a double take. Sitting on the panel alongside MPs and heavy-weight commentators will be Love Islander Amy Hart — who is better known for having had her heart broken on the telly than for her views on Universal Credit. 5Amy Hart is set to appear on tonight's Question Time 5The star is best known for her appearance on Love Island in 2019Credit: ITV 5Amy has been a member of the Labour Party since she was 17 and even hosted a Q&A with Keir StarmerCredit: Getty Indeed, the 29-year-old can scarcely believe it herself. She says: “If someone had told me after Love Island that in two years’ time I was going to be on the Question Time panel, I would have thought they were joking. “That wouldn’t have crossed my mind. “But I’ve always liked proving people wrong and just because I was on a reality TV show doesn’t mean I don’t read the news or can’t have opinions. “I just wish people would realise that...
    KEIR Starmer’s big speech was interminably long yet woefully short on ideas. Yes, he is successfully dragging his party out of the Corbyn abyss — and handled his infantile hard-left hecklers well enough. 1Starmer saying he wants to make Brexit work won't just make it happenCredit: Alamy But voters will wonder what’s in him beyond electoral calculation. When Corbyn had a sniff of power, most decent Labour figures fled. Starmer fought for the Marxists to the end. Now, the architect of Corbyn’s fatal pro-EU strategy wants to “make Brexit work”. Now Labour, which sneered at the St George flag, is patriotic and loves our armed forces. Saying it, Keir, doesn’t make it so. His speech was as woolly as his recent 11,500-word essay. One welcome pledge not to hammer working people must therefore mean funding every new commitment from greater borrowing or “taxing the rich” . . . again and again, Corbyn-style. A rash vow to insulate all homes by 2030 delighted the imbecilic eco fantasists glued to the M25. They’re Team Keir now. Most read in The US...
    SIR Keir Starmer claimed to be a patriot and branded Boris Johnson a “tool” in a lengthy boring pitch to be PM yesterday. His 90-minute Labour conference address was constantly heckled as angry supporters of the hard-Left waved red cards from the crowd. 5Sir Keir Starmer claimed to be a patriot and branded Boris Johnson a 'tool' in a lengthy boring pitch to be PM given at the party conference in Brighton The opposition leader made a big play of his love for his country and his family, including a hug from wife Victoria at the end — but his audition for No 10 ran to more than 25 pages and 7,000 words. In a death knell for the Jeremy Corbyn-era, Sir Keir declared “patriotic” Labour was back, as he pledged his commitment to our troops and Britain’s role in NATO. And he attempted to steal BoJo’s “Get Brexit Done” slogan, instead telling the PM to “Make Brexit Work”. Attacking the Tory handling of the fuel crisis and broken election promises, he said: “Level up? You can’t even fill up.”...
    IT was too long by half, but Sir Keir Starmer delivered a workmanlike speech to the Labour faithful yesterday — his first in-person since becoming their leader. There were some good jokes. 2Sir Keir Starmer's speech to the Labour faithful yesterday had some good jokes but he laid none of the blame at the feet of hero BlairCredit: Alamy The best was when he recalled BoJo’s confession about himself, made during a Top Gear interview with The Sun’s Jeremy Clarkson, that: “You can’t rule out the possibility that beneath the elaborately constructed veneer of a blithering idiot lurks a blithering idiot.” In the current climate of chaos and confusion, this could hang round Boris’s neck like a rotting albatross. Starmer spent time hailing his record as Director of Public Prosecutions — or Persecutions in the case of innocent Sun journalists. But his real aim was to set out his stall as Tony Blair Mark II. He tore into government incompetence over petrol chaos, HGV shortages, the energy crisis and higher taxes. Understandably, he laid none of the blame...
    HAD enough of Boris? Me too, frankly. But then you look at who is waiting in the wings, stage left. The official Opposition. With their Palestinian flags and weird obsessions about race and gender. With a semi-literate deputy leader who calls the Tory leadership — voted into office by the very people she now wants to back her — “scum”. 6Had enough of Boris? Me too frankly, but you wouldn't actually vote for that Labour rabble and its Corbynista Left, now Angela Rayner With a leader who seems not to believe that women exist. And who is apparently unaware of what a cervix is. You look at this shower — a party of which I was for almost 40 years a ­member — and think: “Nah, I reckon it’s the blonde buffoon again for me next time.” A depressing decision, really. But you wouldn’t actually vote for that Labour rabble, would you? Here’s the problem for Labour. It is torn in half by two competing factions. And the horrible irony is that both of them are wrong. There’s the Corbynista...
    KEIR Starmer has been the leader of Labour Party since April 2020. The MP for Holborn and St Pancras is fiercely private about his personal life- but who was Starmer's dad Rodney? 1Starmer, who has a knighthood, is the current leader of the Labour PartyCredit: PA Who was Keir Starmer's dad Rodney? Keir Starmer is the son of Rodney and Josephine Starmer and he was the second of four children. The family lived in Surrey and were strong supporters of the Labour Party. Rodney and Josephine named their son after the party's first parliamentary leader - Keir Hardie - although they would not talk about politics at the dinner table. The Starmers lived in Surrey, with Josephine working as a nurse and Rodney working as a toolmaker in a factory. Rodney would work 14-hour days, taking his lunch break at 5pm for his dinner, before resuming work in the long evenings. Keir's father dedicated much of his time taking care of his wife, who had struggled with ill health for much of her life due to Still's disease. Most...
    SIR Keir Starmer is gearing up to deliver his first in-person speech to a full Labour Party conference. He is expected to vow to make Labour get real about winning elections and woo back the Red Wall. 2Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer during the party conference in Brighton, East SussexCredit: Rex What time is Keir Starmer’s speech at the Labour Party conference? Sir Keir Starmer is expected to deliver his first in-person Labour Party conference speech at midday on September 29, 2021. He will be speaking to party members during the five-day event in Brighton, East Sussex. What is Keir Starmer expected to say? The Labour leader, 59, is expected to tear up the party's 2019 manifesto, promising to "never again" go into an election without a serious plan. A Labour source said: "Keir’s speech will be noticeably different from what you’ve heard from Labour in recent years. "It will be more optimistic, more focused on the future, more outward looking. "The speech will be a demonstration of the way the Labour Party has changed....