At a summit in Germany, Emmanuel Macron (pictured with other G7 leaders, at meeting and dinner), who had been seen by No 10 as wavering, yesterday said he was committed for the long haul. Boris Johnson (main) said 'backing down' now would be a catastrophic mistake as he warned against encouraging Volodymyr Zelensky to accept a peace deal. Downing Street said the Russian leader's (inset) decision to fire missiles on the Ukrainian capital had been 'stupid' and had 'stiffened the resolve' of leaders. The spokesperson added that Macron and Johnson, who have until now had a strained relationship, were 'aligned' as the French said the defeat of Russia is 'option number one' and peace is 'number two'. 'There is a real sense that Putin was stupid to bomb Kyiv as the G7 gathered', a No 10 source also said. 'It has made the leaders more united'. The timing of the attack was seen as a pointed message to world leaders to encourage Ukraine into a peace deal where it cedes large portions of its territory. A Downing Street spokesman also warned that 'enduring instability' could be created if Putin was not curtailed now from launching similar attacks on other countries.
Was Jill Dando killed by MISTAKE? French sex assault case hears bombshell claim a Russian mafia hitman was sent to London to 'deal with' a DIFFERENT blonde BBC reporter whose doctor was Jill's fiancee... weeks the Crimewatch host was shot dead
Jill Dando's murder could have been a case of mistaken identity as French court documents claim the real target was Lisa Brinkworth - and that the killing was ordered by a French fashion mogul. Gerald Marie, 72, is accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and hired a Russian hitman to murder Lisa Brinkworth after she went undercover to expose his agency, according to extraordinary claims in the papers. The assassin may have mistaken Miss Dando for the real target given striking similarities in their appearance and occupation, as well as the fact that they lived in the same part of London, lawyers argue. Miss Dando was gunned down on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, west London, in 1999 and though stalker Barry George was convicted in 2001, he was later acquitted and the investigation remains open.
The X Factor's Tom Mann is surrounded by loved ones as he holds memorial to remember fiancée Danielle Hampson after she tragically died on their wedding day
The X Factor's Tom Mann was surrounded by his loved ones as he held a memorial for his late fiancée Danielle Hampson this weekend. Singer Tom, 28, was heartbroken following the death of Danielle on the morning of their wedding day last week. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Tom shared a photo of a large group of his friends and family as they gathered in a park, with the caption reading: 'Today was for our Dani,' along with a white heart emoji.
One man is fighting for his life and four others are injured as huge explosion destroys house and badly damages at least three more on Birmingham street
West Midlands Police said they were called just after 8.30pm on Sunday to the incident on Dulwich Road in Kingstanding. One house has been destroyed and several others have been significantly damaged as well as nearby cars, the force said. West Midlands Ambulance Service said people at the scene rescued a man from the destroyed house but he had 'very significant injuries' and was taken to hospital. Four other men suffered minor injuries and were assessed by ambulance crews at the scene, WMAS added. Emergency services said evacuations were taking place and people have been urged to avoid the area, with Dulwich Road and surrounding roads closed. Emergency services said the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Carrie Johnson and Brigitte Macron lead the stylish G7 wives as pro skier takes them on afternoon hike around Lake Ferchensee in Germany after their group enjoyed convivial lunch on its shores
Carrie Johnson joined Brigitte Macron as the pair dressed low-key on a Nordic walk around Lake Ferchensee in Germany today. The two were dressed casually in walking shoes as they accompanied German former professional skier Christian Neureuther, former professional biathlete and cross-country skier Miriam Neureuther, Britta Ernst, wife of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of European Council President Charles Michel. During their walking tour near Elmau Castle, in Kruen, in Germany, the six were engaged in chat and looked in good spirits as they explored the area together. Germany is currently hosting the G7 summit from today until 28 June, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's wife Britta Ernst is hosting the ladies in her first major appearance as first lady. Britta Ernst, a politician in her own right who is the education minister of the eastern German state of Brandenburg, where she and her husband live, arranged the walk with former professional skiers Christian Neureuther and Miriam Neureuther.
'We've got to show them our pecs!' G7 leaders joke about being 'tougher' than Putin and mock his 'bare-chested horseback riding'
Boris Johnson, Canada's Justin Trudeau and European commission president Ursula von der Leyen all mocked the Russian dictator as they sat down for discussions in Bavaria. In a reference to Putin's notorious macho photo ops, they suggested doing some 'bare chested horseback riding' to show they were 'tougher' than him. The undiplomatic chat risks further inflaming tensions amid the standoff over Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Moment Man City star Phil Foden has beach bust-up with WAG Rebecca Cooke on Corfu family break 'after she looked at his phone'
This is the moment Manchester City ace Phil Foden was forced to leave a posh beach club during a family holiday after a bust-up with his Wag. Rebecca Cooke screamed at the England player: 'Do you think I'm a d**khead?' (pictured left) in front of shocked holidaymakers at a Corfu resort after she allegedly looked at his phone while he was swimming in the sea. The footage shows Rebecca, 20, yelling at Foden, 22 (pictured right), as the pair follow two bouncers, who are carrying their baby's buggy up steps to a club at Glyfada Beach and jabs her thumb at the winger. Pointing back towards the beach, the Wag is heard shouting at the winger: 'Do you think I'm a d**khead?'.
'So many women and girls are going to die!' Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen sing her hit F**k You in front of Glastonbury thousands - while Green Day Star Billie Joe Armstrong vows to renounce U.S. citizenship as stars react with fury at Roe V Wade ruling
Olivia Rodrigo brought special guest Lily Allen on stage during her Glastonbury performance on Saturday to sing Lily's 2009 hit F**k You in response to the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade. American singer Olivia, 19, took to The Other Stage at Worthy Farm where she said she was 'devastated and terrified' by the ruling which ended the constitutional right to abortion in the US, meaning individual states could decide whether abortion can be made illegal. Meanwhile, Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong proclaimed 'f**k America' and claimed he was 'renouncing his citizenship' during a Friday night concert in London, saying: 'There's too much f***ing stupid in the world.'
'I am filled with thankfulness for each of you!' Diana Ross, 78, closes Glastonbury with back to back hits as Motown legend says goodbye to the pandemic in front of thousands at COVID delayed festival
Soul singer Diana Ross told the thousands gathered at the Pyramid Stage to "feel the power of love" as she reeled off hit after hit at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday evening. She kicked off her set with 1980 classic I'm Coming Out drawing rapturous applause during her Sunday teatime legends slot on the final day of Glastonbury wearing a sparkly dress with a matching white cape and headpiece ensemble. The soul singer treated the crowd to a selection of classics including Baby Love, You Can't Hurry Love, Stop! In The Name Of Love and at the conclusion of Chain Reaction pink confetti was launched from the stage.
Royally embarrassed! Princess Beatrice is left blushing after her bank card was 'declined THREE times at Michelin-starred pop-up Glastonbury food stall'
Princess Beatrice found herself in a tricky situation at Glastonbury after her card was apparently declined for payment not once, not twice... but three times. The royal was among the most photographed of the celebrity festival-goers who attended Saturday's penultimate day with headliner Sir Paul McCartney. But a visit to the Michelin-starred Pony Bistro restaurant in Glastonbury apparently left the princess, 33, blushing when it came to payment. A source said: 'She tried to pay by card but it got declined three times.' Despite the short-lived embarrassment, the Queen's granddaughter was unperturbed and soon joined her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi among the other revellers.
A breathalyser that nudges you into burning fat. A ban on tomatoes. And an anti-stress eating plan. These are the diets everyone's talking about. So... What's really the best way to shift a stone in midlife?
Holiday season is finally here and, for every body-positive woman who has no qualms about merrily stripping off, there is another hiding behind a towel. In an era of body positivity, it may be almost taboo to admit it but many of us feel more confident in our lovely new swimsuits if we've lost those lingering lockdown love handles. Here, three UK-based writers, all keen to drop a few pounds ahead of their summer breaks, tried a different plan for 30 days. Their methods ranged from testing a new metabolism-tracking breathalyser, to eating to combat stress, to ditching lectin (the new gluten, apparently). All three got impressive results, but which was best . . ?
Four dead - including a child - and as many as 70 people injured after stand collapses at bullfighting ring in Colombia
A full three-storey section of wooden stands filled with spectators collapsed, throwing dozens of people to the ground, according to images broadcast on social media. 'There are four people dead at the moment - two women, a man and a child,' the governor of Tolima department, Jose Ricardo Orozco, told local radio after the incident in the central city of El Espinal. 'There are about 30 people seriously injured... that's a preliminary report,' Orozco said, noting that emergency personnel were still evacuating the wounded to area hospitals for treatment. Local civil defense official Luis Fernando Velez said they did not know how many people were still buried in the debris, but noted that the section of stands was full when it collapsed. The event, where members of the public face off with small bulls, was part of celebrations surrounding the San Pedro festival, the most popular in the region.
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik take their eldest son Christian, 16, out of prestigious Danish school amid horrific bullying and sexual assault allegations there
Princess Mary and Prince Frederik have removed their eldest son Christian from a prestigious Danish high school after serious allegations of sexual assault and bullying were levelled against the establishment. The Danish royal family have also confirmed their second eldest child, Isabella, will not be attending the Herlufsholm Boarding School towards the end of the year as they had originally planned. 'The question about our son Christian's and our daughter Isabella's choice of school has been very important for us, and the unfortunate matter has brought many and strong opinions into play in the public,' Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary said in a joint statement on Sunday. 'That is completely understandable when it deals with the well-being of children and young people. At the same time, it has been important to stand by our basic idea that major decisions must be made on an informed basis. We now have that basis.' Herlufsholm Boarding School became the subject of a documentary that saw two former students describe their dealings with sexual assault and another of corporal punishment.
Beast from the East! Panicking Putin 'calls up OBESE 280lbs retired general, 67, to lead forces in Ukraine' after 'most of his best and battle-hardened senior commanders are killed' in war
Putin has called an obese general out of retirement to take command of forces in Ukraine after yet another round of purges of top commanders has left him 'scraping the barrel'. The 20 stone General Pavel, 67, has been summoned from his comfortable retirement in the Moscow suburbs and told to don his specially-made army fatigues and go to the front lines of eastern Ukraine. He will now take charge of Russian special forces operating in the region after the unit's former commander was seriously injured in an artillery strike. A veteran of the Soviet Union's ill-fated invasion of Afghanistan in the 1980s, he was a 40 year veteran of Russia's special forces, but has let himself go considerably since retirement five years ago. He is understood to eat five meals a day and polish it all off with a litre of vodka. Since coming back to the service, he has had to have his uniform specially made and he needs to wear two sets of body armour to ensure his torso is protected. A senior intelligence source last night told the Daily Star Sunday : 'Putin is now scraping the barrel. Most of his best and battle-hardened senior commanders have been killed or injured fighting in Ukraine so he is resorting to sending second rate officers to the front who don't last very long.' Putin has lost at least 11 generals killed in action in Ukraine.
Moroccan police accused of 'brutality' as officer is filmed using his baton to strike wounded migrant lying helpless on the ground surrounded by bodies - as death toll rises to 37 after 2,000 stormed fence to enter Spanish enclave
At least 37 African migrants were killed trying to enter the EU after crowd crushes and alleged police brutality, NGO Walking Borders has claimed. More than 2,000 young men gathered yesterday to scale the border wall at Melilla, the EU's only land crossing on the African continent. Moroccan officials who guard the checkpoint claimed many were killed in the crush, with others seriously injured falling from the fence. Walking Borders spokeswoman Helena Maleno tweeted last night that 37 were killed - with the death toll 'not final'. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Our £725,000 dream home became a 'NIGHTMARE': Retired couple are forced to demolish their five-bed new-build after just FIVE YEARS due to its dodgy foundations
A couple will have to demolish their £725,000 dream retirement home in Cambridgeshire just five years after it was built. The five-bed house owned by Madeline and Alastair Price, aged 70 and 69, is so wonky they can't physically open the front door. The couple's detached home, which they bought in 2018, is covered with metre-long cracks as swelling soil is 'lifting up' the house. Insurers have blamed poorly-constructed foundations and ordered the house to be torn down and rebuilt as the damage is too severe to repair.
Justin Bieber is seen for the FIRST time since getting diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome as he touches down in Los Angeles with wife Hailey
Pop star Justin Bieber was seen for the first time since being diagnosed with the rare neurological disorder Ramsay Hunt syndrome with his wife Hailey earlier this month. On Sunday, the Grammy winner, 28, appeared in high spirits as he returned to Los Angles with his supermodel spouse, 25, after enjoying some quality time together on a private island in the Bahamas as he focused on his recovery. After deboarding a private jet, the Ghost singer stayed close to his wife as they sat side-by-side while being driven off the tarmac with all their luggage in tow.
Tennis sensation Emma Raducanu will be watched by millions when she returns to Wimbledon to make Centre Court debut... but her gran is too nervous to join them
The British No 1 will make her Centre Court debut as she returns to SW19 where she burst on to the scene with a record-breaking run in 2021 - but her grandmother says she will not be watching. Miss Raducanu's grandmother is unable to make the journey to Wimbledon from her apartment near the centre of Bucharest, Romania, because of fears over Covid. But the retired teacher, who has never seen Emma, 19, play professionally in person, says she will not even be tuning in. 'I won't be able to get to England but I can't watch her on TV either, my heart can't take it.'
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My brain surgery inspired me to make feel-good frocks: At her lowest ebb, Jo, a mother of two, came up with the idea for her wildly successful label Scamp & Dude
Jo Tutchener-Sharp, the UK-based owner of label Scamp & Dude, underwent brain surgery. She came up with the idea for the brand during the time, wanting to comfort children away from their parents. She registered her company two months after leaving hospital and it was named Scamp & Dude as a nod to her sons Sonny, now ten, and Jude, seven. Jo says that aspirational business owners should have passion, purpose and a good product.
Lily James fuels speculation she's engaged to boyfriend Michael Schuman as she's spotted with gold ring on her finger while watching Sir Paul McCartney's Glastonbury performance
Lily James continued to spark speculation her rockstar boyfriend Michael Schuman has proposed as she stepped out at Glastonbury with a gold ring on her engagement finger on Saturday. The couple was seen heading to the famous Pyramid Stage at the music and arts festival at Worthy Farm ahead of Sir Paul McCartney's headline performance that evening. Actress Lily, 33, and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael, 36, cosied-up together as former Beatles rocker Sir Paul became the oldest solo artist to headline at the event, one week after his 80th birthday.
Game, set and matchy matchy: JO ELVIN explains coordinated separates - the foolproof way to look pulled together
Jo Elvin says that there is nothing more useful than a co-ord as it is comfortable and glamourous. A favourite co-ord in her wardrobe is a wool polo-shirt and cropped, flared trousers in the same black and green diamond-print. . She adds that whatever co-ord you choose you will always look dressed up.
How wrinkle stipple, zombie make-up and silicone boobs turned me into the monstrous Miss Trunchbull: As Emma Thompson is transformed into the villain from Roald Dahl's Matilda, SARAH RAINEY gets her own revolting makeover
Dame Emma Thompson (left) is taking on the role of the Olympic shotputter turned malevolent teacher, with a transformation so dramatic that many failed to recognise her (second left) until the cast list was announced. Stills from the film - to be released in December - show Emma, 63, wearing what appears to be a false nose, prosthetic cheeks and earlobes, fake teeth, a wig and a fat suit, as well as a thick helping of make-up to disguise her normal complexion. So how did they do it? And can the experts turn anyone into the terrifying Trunchbull - including me? Emma's makeover was masterminded by Barrie Gower, prostheticist extraordinaire, whose work includes Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things and the latest Bond film. He has some helpful tips for Amber Sibley, an Oscar-nominated make-up artist, who's up for the challenge of transforming me.
Branded a criminal for playing sport, surrounded by bombs and BANNED from leaving the country without a man's permission - new documentary reveals the reality of life for a teenage girl in Gaza
The Girl From Gaza, which premiered at Italy's River Film Festival follows Mariam Al-Muzainy, 16 (pictured left and right and inset as a young child), as she battles to secure a scholarship abroad in order to leave the country. The documentary shows the teen learning she has landed a place to study abroad at the King's Academy in Jordan. However she is left devastated when her father, whose permission she needs to leave the country, forbids her from going.
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Wild moment Ford and Lamborghini car drivers perform burnouts in a Sydney street to celebrate a wedding: 'It's our tradition'
Hoons revved up a Bass Hill street in Sydney's south-west in their flashy cars on Saturday to perform a series of burnouts to celebrate the nuptials, leaving behind a trail of skid marks. Plumes of smoke billowed into the sky and could be seen from several kilometres away attracting the attention of TV news camera helicopters. Footage shows a large gathering of family, wedding guests and neighbours in the street to watch the procession of Fords, Lamborghinis and a Toyota Hilux smoke up their tyres on the residential street. One neighbour described the sound from one of the cars performing burn outs as similar to 'gun shots'.
Turkish police clash with LGBTQ supporters and news photographer at banned Istanbul Pride march - with officers arresting 'more than 100 people' according to organisers
In the latest clash (inset) between the gay community in Istanbul and police, LGBT+ supporters and a news photographer (right and inset, the press clash with police) were detained by officers dressed in riot gear. Marchers were heading towards Beyoglu district, the heart of the city's shopping and tourism sectors, when riot police and metal fences prevented them from entering Taksim Square, where protestors traditional gather. Some protesters fled from officers, while others were said to have beaten, and forcibly detained (one woman is handcuffed, left) before being loaded them on to buses. Despite the continued crackdown and increased hostility shown by Turkish authorities, the LGBT+ community have marched every year in Istanbul since their Pride March was banned - which they claim is unlawful - in 2015.
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THIS is just not cricket! Brawl breaks out in crowd at third and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley...
A man wearing a replica of Paul Gascoigne's infamous 1996 Euro No8 England football shirt could be seen throwing punches at another spectator as fans watched on laughing. Police then removed and escorted the rowdy spectators away from the Western terrace of Yorkshire Cricket Ground in Leeds. It comes as Jack Leach took his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket as England bowled New Zealand out for 326 on Sunday afternoon, leaving themselves needing 296 to complete a series whitewash. England must now chase 296 for their third consecutive win under new head coach Brendon McCullum. If they manage to get there, it would be the fifth-highest fourth innings chase at Headingley, and would come just three years after they famously made 362 to beat Australia at the same venue when Stokes finished unbeaten on 135.
...But THIS is a Major League Base-brawl! Both managers and SIX players are dismissed as punches are thrown during Seattle-Los Angeles game
The Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels engaged in a lengthy full-team brawl in the second innings on Sunday after tensions over two days of inside pitches boiled over. The scuffle stopped and started twice before Angels closer Raisel Iglesias came back out to the empty field to throw a tub of sunflower seeds and another bucket of gum onto the infield while screaming at the umpires. Three of the first four hitters in Seattle's lineup - Jesse Winker, Julio Rodriguez and J.P. Crawford - were thrown out, while Angels pitchers Andrew Wantz, Iglesias and Ryan Tepera were given their marching orders.