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January 4, 2019 12:18 PM First rehearsals to be held for Brexit 'no-deal' Dover congestion

The first trial of its kind will be held for Operation Brock to test how roads could cope if there is no divorce agreement. A plan known as "Operation Brock" will be trialled, with up to 150 lorries between Manston Airport and Dover, one of the key points of entry to the UK. The first trial of its kind will take place on Monday, with drivers already 64

January 3, 2019 12:06 PM North Korea ambassador to Italy 'disappears', says South

South Korea's spy agency has told officials that North Korea's ambassador to Italy has disappeared. The announcement follows unconfirmed reports that Pyongyang's top diplomat in Italy had sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song-gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, is the son and son-in-law of high-ranking North Korean 107

January 2, 2019 8:27 PM Bob Einstein dead: How did Curb Your Enthusiasm star die? What was the cause of death?

BOB EINSTEIN, who was widely known for starring as Marty Funkhouser in Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died aged 76, but what was his cause of death? Bob’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed, however TMZ reported he died following a recent cancer diagnosis. Since the news of his death, many of his showbiz friends have fans flocked to Twitter to pay a tribute 68

January 2, 2019 9:36 AM Gay bar could open up for first time on EastEnders

The soap's new executive producer has said she is "really interested in bringing some more LGBTQ characters" into the show. Kate Oates recently joined the soap from its rival Coronation Street and said "hopefully" her plans "will be something exciting for the new year". In a video posted on the EastEnders Twitter page, she said: "I am really interested 117

January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018

AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 296

January 1, 2019 3:46 PM Donald Trump: The US President's most talked about tweets of 2018 REVEALED

DONALD Trump is a president known for his frequent posts on social media. Here express.co.uk looks back at the US President’s most talked about tweets of 2018. In 2018 Trump has criticised foreign leaders, explicitly talked of his anger at the probe of Russian election interference and even attacked officials in his own administration. With already five tweets 293

December 31, 2018 9:55 PM Around 120 firefighters tackle 'significant' Croydon warehouse blaze

Local residents have been told to keep their doors and windows closed after a large fire broke out at a self-storage warehouse. Crews were called shortly before 7.50pm and remain at the scene in Purley Way, but the cause of the fire is not known at this stage. Croydon station manager Jason Jones said: "This is a significant fire in a large self-storage 62

December 31, 2018 3:52 AM Mike Taylor: Walk Off The Earth's 'Beard Man' dies in sleep

Walk Off The Earth found fame with a cover of Gotye's Somebody I Used To Know featuring five band members playing one guitar. His fellow band members said that Taylor died of natural causes on Saturday. He had played piano, keyboards and organ and was known as the band's "Beard Guy". The band, from Ontario, became famous in 2012 with a cover of Gotye's 96

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 85

December 30, 2018 1:31 PM Meghan Markle’s risky sister Samantha prepares to tell nothing in a new book

No-one sane cares if Princess Meghan is black or mixed-race. What we appreciate far more than skin tones is a family rift and gossip. Meghan’s half-sister Samantha Markle has been making extempore efforts at reconciliation. She promises much but can she deliver? She’s putting in the hard yards. Samantha has issued a Christmas message of peace. She rocked 90