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December 28, 2018 5:34 PM Lisa Riley: ‘I couldn’t deal with fame’ Emmerdale star speaks of struggles amid comeback

LISA RILEY, who will reprise her role as Mandy Dingle on ITV soap Emmerdale next year, has spoken out about the struggles she faced ahead of her upcoming comeback to the soap. Emmerdale actress Lisa Riley, 41, reflected on the time she first left the soap, in which she suffered with “chronic anxiety and panic attacks.” She said: “It was a hard time for me, terrible 67

December 28, 2018 12:13 AM DR Congo: Why are UN blue helmets there?

Elections are due to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. After 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila is standing down and campaigning has been marred by widespread violence. There have also been concerns over the conduct of the poll, which has been delayed because of logistical problems. The country has been wracked by conflict 45

December 27, 2018 10:37 AM WATCH: Dramatic footage of Spanish police catching 'drug smugglers' in speedboat chase

SUSPECTED drug smugglers were rammed by Spanish Police on the Costa del Sol, Malaga, after a high-speed speedboat chase on Boxing Day. The astonishing video released online shows the Spanish Civil Guard forcing the suspected drug smugglers to reach the beach in Malaga after they tried to outrun the police. The dramatic chase ended on the beach of Sabinillas 95

December 25, 2018 12:01 AM BREXIT FURY: Wetherspoons boss has KEY message for businesses wanting to SCUPPER Brexit

WETHERSPOONS founder Tim Martin has called on prominent Remainers, including the likes of Bank of England boss Mark Carney and Chancellor Philip Hammond, to “stop running the country down” with claims of “economic direness” under a no-deal Brexit. The Brexiteer businessman told Remainers against keeping the UK closely linked to Brussels after it leaves 180

December 25, 2018 12:01 AM Russian ship held in UK harbour for investigation

A HUGE Russian ship has been detained in a British harbour to investigate a breach in its fuel tank, following its treacherous rescue mission. The 16,000-tonne cargo ship, named Kuzma Minin, was being redirected by tug boats to a sheltered spot in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall yesterday as a "precautionary measure", while inspectors probe a breach in its fuel tank. The vessel 70

December 24, 2018 3:47 PM EU blow as eurosceptic parties JOIN FORCES in time for EU elections

THE EU has been delivered a blow after the third-largest group in the European Parliament joined forces with a French eurosceptic party to help cement its influence after the Brussels elections. Ahead of May’s European Parliament vote, which decides the MEPs for the next five years, new alliances are being formed among Eurosceptics in Brussels.The European 94

December 22, 2018 7:50 PM ‘Isis isn’t beaten’ Second advisor quits after Trump pulls troops out of Syria

A KEY adviser to Donald Trump has quit his job in protest over the US President's decision to pull US troops out of Syria, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday, just days after it was confirmed US defence secretary James Mattis had tendered his resignation. And Brett McGurk’s decision came less than a fortnight after he warned it would 102

December 19, 2018 11:35 AM Stacey Dooley: Strictly winner LOSES trophy just hours after win with Kevin Clifton

STACEY DOOLEY, who won Strictly Come Dancing 2018 with her professional dance partner Kevin Clifton last weekend, misplaced her Glitterball trophy as she celebrated her win at the after party, according to her fellow contestant Dr Ranj. This Morning star Dr Ranj, 39, revealed Strictly Come Dancing 2018 winner Stacey Dooley, 31, asked her fellow contestants 62

December 19, 2018 9:59 AM Jeremy Corbyn’s guide to a progressive socialist Christmas

WITH shopping to do and parties to go to, it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas – international socialism. Here’s how to have a left-wing festive season. Reject capitalist war profiteering by not watching militarist propaganda like The Great Escape. I will also be avoiding superhero films due to their sickening elitism. I love having people 66

December 18, 2018 12:50 PM South Africa's Chicken Licken colonialism of Europe advert banned

A fast-food outlet in South Africa has been ordered to withdraw a commercial showing an African explorer conquering Europe in the 17th Century. The advertising board said colonialism was "traumatic" for Africans and was "not open for humorous exploitation". Chicken Licken said the advertisement was "tongue-in-cheek" and meant to create "pride" among 55