Leaked images (right and main) show the Prime Minister apparently toasting his outgoing communications chief Lee Cain on November 13, 2020 – the same day Dominic Cummings departed Downing Street (inset) and a time when social gatherings were banned. Mr Johnson is said to have made a speech thanking Mr Cain and stayed at the event for ten to 15 minutes before going to his flat. Downing Street scrambled to defend the PM last night after the pictures emerged as sources claim he suggested Sue Gray should drop plans to publish her Partygate probe. One Tory source pointed the finger at Dominic Cummings, who has repeatedly called for 'regime change' in No 10. They said: 'This has got Dom's fingerprints all over it.'
College is first in Britain to be guilty of breaking health and safety laws during Covid pandemic -after teacher, 42, who was 'scared' of coming into work died after catching virus
A college where a teacher died of Covid-19 has become the first education sector employer in Great Britain found to have to breached health & safety laws during the pandemic. Burnley College (left), Lancashire, was found to have failed to ensure staff safety during the outbreak of the virus in a damning report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The report followed an HSE investigation into the death of Donna Coleman (right), 42, in January last year.
Emotional moment man, 57, left on steps of a London church by his Irish Catholic parents who conceived him out of wedlock discovers his mother is still alive and wants to meet him - and he has SEVEN full siblings
Andy Hallsworth, 57, was born 'on or about 31 August 1965' and his birth parents abandoned him six weeks later in the British capital to avoid being outcasts in their very religious families after falling pregnant before their wedding. During Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace, he was told his mother was alive and wanted to meet him (pictured main). He also visited the church where he was abandoned, pictured, St Mary of the Angels in Bayswater (inset).
Harrowing footage shows killer foster mother 'shushing' baby she was hoping to adopt before she murdered him by shaking him to death when she 'lost it' over his crying
Foster mother Laura Castle, 38, who battered to death 13-month-old Leiland-James Corkill, recorded herself shushing him and pulling faces while waiting in a hospital, it emerged today. Castle made the strange facial expressions as she waited next to the hospital bed. Castle was found guilty of murdering Leiland-James last week after a court heard she had 'leathered' the child, who suffered fatal head injuries. In other videos, Leiland-James is heard to sob uncontrollably while Castle attempts to 'shush' him. In further footage, she wipes away his tears as he sits in a baby bouncer. The toddler had been placed in the care of Laura Castle and her husband, Scott Castle, 35, in August 2020. But five months later, on January 6, 2021, paramedics found the tot unresponsive and floppy when they attended the couple's home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
From a surprise set-up to a high-profile heartbreak (and ALL the drama in between): Inside Johnny Depp and Kate Moss' VERY tumultuous romance - as supermodel is set to testify in support of her ex in trial against Amber Heard
Depp's ex-girlfriend Moss is gearing up to take the stand to testify in his trial against Heard, after the Aquaman actress namedropped the supermodel during her testimony earlier this month. Depp, now 58, and Moss, now 48, started dating in 1994 after the pair met in a New York City café - and their romance soon blossomed into one of the most talked about pairings in Hollywood. However, their relationship faced many controversies over the years - including ruined hotel rooms resulting in thousands of dollars of damage and drug-ridden parties which ended in someone being hospitalized. Throughout their three-year romance, the stars were seen getting into heated arguments numerous times, and on one occasion, a disagreement between them led to Depp being arrested for trashing a hotel room.
Amber Heard only kept her role in Aquaman 2 because Jason Momoa was 'adamant' she remain, despite her part being 'radically reduced' after abuse claims, entertainment expert testifies
Kathryn Arnold, a former Hollywood producer who is now an entertainment industry consultant and expert, took the stand Monday afternoon. According to Arnold, Aquaman was Heard's 'a star is born moment' but instead of it being a springboard for her career, she was nearly cut from the sequel. Heard only kept her role in Aquaman 2 because Jason Momoa, Heard's co-star, and the film's director James Wan 'committed to her' and were 'adamant she was in the film,' claimed Arnold. Heard's reputation has been 'very negative' among the public and in Hollywood 'they like her work but they can't work with her because every time her name is mentioned the negativity flares up again,' Arnold said. Arnold said that Heard's total estimated loss was between $45million and $50million.
All aboard! The first ever Elizabeth Line services depart from Paddington and Abbey Wood after passengers queue from MIDNIGHT and fly in from Canada to take first trains on £18.9bn line
Transport for London commissioner Andy Byford greeted the crowds outside Paddington Station this morning as they waited to board the first ever Elizabeth Line service, but also urged them to avoid running when the gates are opened. He also gave a young boy an Elizabeth line mug and posed for pictures with those waiting at the front. People had been queuing from as early as midnight, with many paying homage to the colour of the line with purple-dyed hear, purple hoodies and face masks in the style of the Elizabeth line seat moquette. There was a hubbub in the air with lots of excited chatter as rail enthusiasts - including one who had flown in from Canada yesterday - spoke to the media and posed for pictures, ahead of the expected opening of the gates at 6.20am. London mayor Sadiq Khan arrived to greet the crowds shortly after 6am, and spoke to those at the front of the queue. He also fist bumped a child who was among those ready to be first on board. The opening of the long-awaited Elizabeth line in London will have benefits beyond the capital, both Boris Johnson and the city's mayor have said. The Prime Minister said the whole country will 'reap the rewards' of a predicted multibillion pound boost to the economy, as the new railway line transports passengers from Tuesday.
It's the Queen of Carts! With help from new royal carriage, Her Majesty was back in full bloom at Chelsea Flower Show, writes ROBERT HARDMAN
ROBERT HARDMAN: Having travelled by almost every conceivable means of transport during her record-breaking reign - including Concorde, carriages, steam trains, elephants and a South Pacific war canoe - the Queen can now add one more to the list. Last night, she made her official British debut in a golf cart (left) in order to attend one of her favourite events: The Chelsea Flower Show. A little over half a century after devising the walkabout - when she first plunged in to a crowd of strangers during a 1970 visit to Wellington, New Zealand - Her Majesty has now invented the cartabout. And I am sure we'll be seeing a lot more of it.
Blooming Bea! Princess Beatrice is elegant in £248 white and blue floral Reformation dress as she joins her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at Royal Chelsea Flower Show
The Duke of York's daughter Princess Beatrice, 33, donned a white and blue gown from trendy US label Reformation as she stepped out alongside her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in London tonight (left). The couple, who reportedly baptised their daughter Sienna in early May, left the eight-month-old at home to represent the sovereign (right and inset).
Prince Andrew is visiting the Queen EVERY DAY in bid to 'make up for the shame he brought' on the Royal Family following sex abuse scandal - and is determined to prove he is 'still of some use'
The Duke of York, who this year agreed to pay a huge sum to settle the Virginia Roberts sex abuse scandal case before it ever reached a jury, is making daily visits with the monarch at Windsor Castle. One royal source explaned: 'Andrew is doing all he can to make amends for the shame he brought on his family for being involved in such a scandal. He wants to make it up to the Queen which is why he is doing all he can to see her as much as possible.' Andrew was stripped of all his honorary military titles and designation HRH in January in light of the civil sex abuse case with Virginia Giuffre .
Fifty ways to live the good life for free! From birthday cake to cinema tickets, you'll be amazed to find what you can get without paying in our latest guide to beating the squeeze
Continuing our series with money-saving guru JASMINE BIRTLES, today she explains why one of her guiding principles in life is to make the most of everything that is free. The money you save can then be spent on bills or invested to make more money - and you get the reward of enjoying something that has not actually cost you a single penny. Start with this list of fab ideas for free living - you'll be amazed to find what you can get without paying, from food to entertainment, health and tech.
Is THIS Carol Kirkwood's mystery fiancé? BBC Breakfast weatherwoman was seen holding hands with masked man last July... 10 months before flashing engagement ring at Chelsea Flower Show
Carol Kirkwood (right) beamed with excitement as she lovingly held a mystery man's hand - just months before announcing her engagement live on TV but failed to disclose her fiancé's identity. The gushing couple were seen wandering around the aisles of a supermarket and were then pictured sharing a laugh as they sat in car to make their way home. A source told MailOnline that Carole is still with the man she was photographed with last year (left and inset bottom) close to her Berkshire home. ''They looked very much in love even though they were only shopping in a supermarket and made a lovely couple,' the source said. The Scottish weather presenter, 59, announced her engagement this morning as she chatted to BBC Breakfast hosts Sally Nugent and Jon Kay while she broadcast live from the Chelsea Flower Show (engagement ring inset top)
Video nasty: Russian PoW's film shows cruelty and chaos as bungled Ukraine invasion crumbles, writes IAN BIRRELL
IAN BIRRELL: A Russian tank officer who was captured after one month fighting in Ukraine was found to have been filming a home movie about the invasion on his mobile phone. The footage, in which he talks about comrades being turned into 'scraps of meat' and 'mince', offers an astonishing insight into Moscow's spluttering invasion as his gun jams, his vehicle explodes and a raid on a Ukrainian military base goes wrong. It was filmed by Yuri Shalaev - a 23-year-old lieutenant who trained at Moscow's top military academy and was stationed in Chechnya before the war - in defiance of Kremlin orders to avoid using personal mobile phones on security grounds.
Instagram versus reality! The Kardashians make liberal use of filters as they post smoother and more radiant snaps of themselves taken at Kourtney and Travis Barker's Italian wedding
The Kardashians are not afraid of digitally enhancing their photos and the wedding of sister Khloe to Travis Barker was the perfect opportunity to show off their touched up images. Filter fan Khloe (right), for example, had brighter, more radiant skin on Instagram compared to candid shots taken of her during the celebratory weekend. Blushing bride Kourtney (left) also seemed to have made use of a photo enhancer in photos showing her in an LBD with a coordinating blue veil. Khloe has come under fire in recent years for her changing face and body, with many accusing the KUWTK star of brazenly photoshopping her Instagram posts to an extent fans sometimes struggle to recognize her.
'Two mojitos and two crab legs can not make 600 euros': American mother and daughter claim Mykonos restaurant strong-armed them into paying more than £500 for basic lunch on the beach
Brenda Moulton and her 19-year-old daughter Kaylea were looking to spend an idyllic day on the paradisiac Platys Gialos beach, but in turn, experienced the scare of their lives when intimidating staff at DK Oyster bar told them they wouldn't return to the US if they refused to foot the astronomical bill, Brenda claims. '[I told them] ''two mojitos and two crab legs can not make 600 euros. I will not pay you.'' He then told me verbatim: ''I will call the police. They will keep you here and you will not return to your homeland. We can easily find where you live,''' Brenda said. The breathtaking views and dreamy weather were suddenly out staged by the alleged threats, and the mother and nervously daughter hurried to pay the check. Upon leaving the restaurant, Brenda claims she began warning bystanders not to enter the store in order to avoid the reportedly outrageously high prices and alleged poor business practices, but was yet again confronted by staff. The restaurant's Tripadvisor page is flooded with telling reviews of customers who alleged they were lured with the same strategy - overly insistent 'shady' waiters who offered 'free sunbeds', vague descriptions of the menu's prices and ultimately astronomical bills.
Liam Payne SPLITS from on-off fiancée Maya Henry for good as photos of him wrapped around American model Aliana Mawla emerge - four years after she appeared in his Familiar music video
Liam Payne and his on-off fiancée Maya Henry have split for good, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. The former One Direction bandmember, 28, and the model, 21, decided to go their separate ways last month after previously calling off their engagement in June 2021 - only to rekindle their romance two months later.
'The most hostile, quiet form of torture': Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe recalls how she was locked in solitary confinement in a windowless 1x2m cell and separated from her daughter while she was still breastfeeding
The British-Iranian dual national, 44, revealed the horrors of her six-year imprisonment in Iran and the emotional ordeal of being separated from her young daughter Gabriella while at Tehran Airport in 2016. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe detailed how her daughter's love kept her going during her stay in solitary confinement and when Boris Johnson reportedly confirmed to her she was only released after an historic £400m debt was settled between the UK and Iran. She explained: '[Iran] is a government that talks a lot about motherhood and family, I was a victim of something exactly opposite. That was horrifying - solitary confinement is the most hostile, quiet form of torture.
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz reveal wedding guests dined on £3 burgers and David pleaded for forgiveness in his emotional speech as they share new details from their Bowie-inspired ceremony in Vogue
The finer details have emerged of last month's nuptials between Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz as the newlyweds cover the June issue of British Vogue. Brooklyn, 23, and Nicola, 27, tied the knot at the actress's £76million sprawling family estate in a £3million wedding ceremony in April. 500 guests celebrated the high-profile couple saying, 'I do' - and witnessed Brooklyn's famous father David asking his eldest son for forgiveness after dressing him in a miniature cowboy hat at his 1999 wedding to Victoria.
What my brave little nephew's cancer battle taught me about how to help a loved one who's desperately ill: GUY ADAMS says to do your homework on cancer and NEVER give up hope
GUY ADAMS: Barney's illness was cruelly timed. He was first diagnosed with brain cancer during the chaotic early weeks of the first Covid lockdown, in March 2020. Tom and Hannah had been trying to do something similar, albeit with two kids, at their home in Surbiton, South-West London. Barney, for his part, was clearly unwell. Previously a healthy and happy baby, who spent his days crawling around the house and crashing into furniture, for several weeks he had been lethargic and clingy. More worryingly, something was wrong with his balance: previously able to clamber up stairs and haul himself upright on furniture, like an ordinary 13-month-old, he seemed to have lost strength in his legs.
Emily Ratajkowski, Sharon Stone, Kristen Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal lead the glamour at Cannes as they attend the screening of Crimes Of The Future
Emily Ratajkowski, Sharon Stone, Kristen Stewart and Maggie Gyllenhaal led the glamour as they attended the screening of Crimes Of The Future during the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals in France on Monday. The influencer, 30, flaunted her incredible figure in a shimmering sheer gown, with a daring thigh-high split detail at the back and black belt. The brunette beauty's donned black pants underneath the revealing ensemble while she elevated her height in a pair of black patent stilettos.
Torment of the frankenpups: With rolls of skin covering his face, making it hard to breathe, this poor creature is part of cruel craze for dogs bred with bizarre features. And they make vast profits for the ruthless men who create them in underground labs
Fluff Puff Husky Boy is no everyday dog. His appearance is certainly striking: bright blue eyes, a short, squashed muzzle and an almost feathery white coat with flashes of pink. But his looks, perhaps, are not the most surprising thing about him. Reared in Chelmsford, Essex, Fluff Puff was recently sold to a Texas breeder to work - we believe - as a stud dog. And the price paid? An astonishing $1 million (£780,000). That's if we take his breeder, Diego Sanchez - whose breeding outfit Dezinerbullz is licensed by his local council in Maldon - at his word. In video footage, Sanchez, a Colombian national, is seen delivering Fluff Puff to his new American owner at a luxury London flat. Fluff Puff was then flown to Houston: it was, according to Sanchez, a historic moment.
Manchester City celebrate winning their fourth Premier League title in five years as thousands of fans take to the city's streets to watch their open-top bus parade
Manchester City players celebrated their dramatic Premier League title success with an open-top bus parade. Thousands of fans gathered through the streets of Manchester to welcome their heroes, following their stunning 3-2 comeback victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. Manager Pep Guardiola was seen enjoying customary cigar after winning his tenth league championship during his managerial career, while players were seen enjoying themselves with drinks and taking in the incredible atmosphere during the parade.
London landmarks light up in purple to celebrate opening of the new Elizabeth Line which will run for the first time TODAY
Thirty iconic London landmarks will light up in purple from tonight to celebrate the opening of the new Elizabeth Line. The Elizabeth line, also known as Crossrail, will run for the first time on Tuesday with a westbound train from Abbey Wood station at 6.30am and an eastbound service from Paddington at 6.33am. Landmarks including the London Eye, Tower Bridge, The Gherkin and the London Stadium with light up in a regal purple to mark the opening of the latest Tube line, which is set to 'revolutionise travel' in the capital. It will take just 29 minutes to travel from Paddington to Abbey Wood on the new line that cost £14.8billion. There will be trains every five minutes until around 11pm with the service operating six days a week, with Sunday set aside for engineering. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: 'The opening of the Elizabeth line tomorrow is a once in a generation moment for the capital and it is fantastic to see so many famous landmarks across our city lit up in purple in celebration of this historic day.'
'I developed a secret sauce to win.' Kellyanne Conway claims she's responsible for Trump's 2016 victory and takes pot shots at her male counterparts for being 'jealous little boys' who tried to take credit for the win
Jared Kushner lost Donald Trump the White House and presided over a 'wonky mishmash' of a campaign that cost him nearly $2billion and the presidency. This is Kellyanne Conway's takeaway set down in her new memoir, Here's the Deal. In the book, seen early by DailyMail.com, Conway, 55, not only eviscerates the former presidential son-in-law, she accuses him of trying to 'rewrite history' by claiming credit for Trump's 2016 win which, she says, was all her.
Wild weekend of violence spreads across the Northeast in the US, leaving TEN shot dead and dozens wounded as temperatures hit nearly 100F during heatwave
Violence spread across the Northeast over the weekend with cities reporting dozens of shootings and homicides as temperatures reached nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In New York City, police responded to at least nine shootings that left three men dead and a 17-year-old girl injured when she was randomly shot at a party in the Bronx Sunday morning, and in Philadelphia, detectives are investigating at least 18 shootings, six homicides and eight stabbings since Saturday morning. Meanwhile, in Washington DC authorities are investigating the death of an on-duty officer and in New Jersey, a party advertised on social media spun out of control, with police from multiple agencies seen donning riot gear as they tried to control the crowds on the Jersey Shore Saturday night. By the end, a total of 15 people were arrested, including 11 adults and four minors.
English rose! Sophie Wessex is pretty in a pink trouser suit as she joins Prince Edward at the first day of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show
Sophie, 57, sported a pale pastel trouser suit as she visited the event in London today with Prince Edward, pairing her ensemble with brown wedges and a matching handbag (left, right and inset). The mother-of-two and the Earl were taken on a tour and introduced to artists and designers at the annual event in the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which showcases the best garden creations and is this year focusing on the theme of calm and mindfulness.
Is this the most bizarre rugby try EVER? English star crosses to score but waits over TWO MINUTES before putting the ball down
English star Will Homer scored one of the most bizarre tries ever seen at the World Rugby Sevens tournament in Toulouse on May 21, crossing the tryline but waiting over two minutes to put the ball down in farcical scenes during a pool game between England and Argentina - a move that was blasted by prominent referee Nigel Owens (left), who labelled it 'ungentlemanly conduct'.
Moment Australian vegan activist refuses a police demand to put her top on because she won't follow 'sexist requests' during topless protest
A notorious vegan activist has slammed police officers as 'sexist' after they asked her to put a top on during one of her public protests. Tash Peterson, from Perth in Western Australia, uploaded footage of a semi-nude demonstration she held at Hay Street Mall to her social media on Monday. In the footage, the plant-based protester, also known as 'vegan booty' holds a sign that reads: 'Kangaroos shot and joeys beaten to death for Nike shoes' and is wearing a kangaroo onesie. Ms Peterson is approached by three police officers who ask her to cover up her chest - which is covered with only pink body paint - and go home. 'We're just asking you politely to put a top on,' one of the officers says to which the activist replies: 'I was just standing there speaking out.' 'No I'm not putting a top on,' the activist continues. 'I don't abide to sexist requests.'
Not on our watch! Moment children of family-owned jewellery store owners and employee FIGHT BACK and stop robbery after spate of armed thefts in upscale California neighborhood
A Huntington Beach smash-and-grab crew attempting to rob a mom-and-pop jewelry store on Sunday were repelled in a flurry of punches and kicks from the owners' children and shop employees who were recorded on security footage driving the marauders out of the store empty-handed. The wild video begins with a man dressed in a black hoodie and mask enters the Princess Bride Diamonds jewelry store in the Bella Terra shopping mall and instantly smashes the front display case with a hammer. Three other bandits come in behind him carrying backpacks they hope to fill with ill-gotten jewels.
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Three thugs caught on their own dash cam attacking rival with a WHEEL LOCK before joking about their victim 'begging for his life' are each jailed for four years
Three thugs (right) caught on dash cam (left) carrying out a sickening attack on a rival with a wheel lock (right) and then laughing about their terrified victim 'crying for his life' have been jailed. Mujahid Ali, Hamza Wahid and Mohamed Mohamed, all 25, unwittingly recorded themselves planning to kidnap and attack the man as they drove along in a BMW in east London.
The priciest place on earth: Family of four hit with $8,480 tab for five-day Disney vacation as skyrocketing ticket prices and lack of cheaper options put this great American getaway out of reach for middle class
A Disney World vacation was once seen as the tradition getaway for the American middle class family, but it is increasingly slipping out of reach. Over the past few years, the prices of tickets for the amusement park have skyrocketed as executives continue to raise the price of food and begin catering to higher-paying clientele. To make matters worse, Disney executives are eliminate cost-saving features at the theme parks, like a free shuttle from the airport and free parking for those staying on the premises. It has also done away with a free option to help people skip the ever-growing lines at certain rides - replacing it instead with a pay service. All this is increasing squeezing budget-conscious families as the US Census shows the average family making $67,521 a year in 2020. Disney's exorbitant prices are nothing new, though. When Magic Kingdom first opened in 1971, the cost to enter was $3.50 for adults and $1 for children, according to Market Watch. When accounting for inflation, that would amount to just $24.98 for adults today, and $7.14 for children - about $100 less than an adult ticket costs today, or a more than 3,000 percent increase.
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Step back in style! Woman, 27, finds a suitcase filled with all of the outfits her grandma wore on her honeymoon in 1952 - and earns viral fame by trying on the elegant looks 70 years later
Marie D'Allesandro Donato and Anthony James Donato tied the knot in the '50s, and after saying their 'I dos,' they headed to New York City for their honeymoon. After the trip was over, Marie washed the clothes that she wore on the vacation and put them back into her suitcase, where they have sat untouched ever since. Now, more than seven decades later - Marie's 27-year-old granddaughter, Maddy Bill decided to pull them out and try each and every piece of clothing on. She captured herself in the outfits and shared the results to TikTok, alongside pictures of her grandma, who is now 91, in them all those years ago. Maddy said she 'couldn't even describe the feeling' of putting the clothes on and seeing it fit perfectly.
Why did the duckling cross the road? He was following the other 23! Amazing image shows parade of young birds led by proud mother
Quack march! This proud mother has certainly managed to get all her ducks in a row. A female mallard was spotted leading a huge troop of 24 ducklings across a road in the Norfolk village of Ashill. Experts said it was likely two large broods had merged. Passers-by stopped in their tracks and motorists pulled up as the well-ordered procession waddled through the village. A photo of the parade was put on Twitter by NHS virologist Lorraine Alcock, who wrote: 'Not sure what the record is but my dad saw a mother duck with 24 ducklings this morning near the village pond where we live.' The is no world record for the category at present but 22 ducklings were pictured together in Cookson, Oklahoma, in 2012.