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September 18, 2018 7:37 AM US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. These will apply to almost 6,000 items, marking the biggest round of US tariffs so far. Handbags, rice and textiles will be included, but some items expected to be targeted such as smart watches and high chairs have been excluded 8

September 12, 2018 1:39 PM Amal Clooney: George Clooney looks barely recognisable in epic throwback video

AMAL CLOONEY’S husband, George Clooney, looked barely recognisable in an old throwback from his ER days playing Dr. Doug Ross. This week, American entertainment news show, Extra, is celebrating its 25th season and used the opportunity to dig out some epic throwbacks. In one video from early on in the show’s history, a very young George Clooney can be seen on the set of TV medical 6

September 11, 2018 11:01 PM BREXIT BOOM as earnings RISE and unemployment DROPS

The good economic news came as the Department for International Trade prepares to unveil a new partnership between Britain and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), home to 61 world leading innovators, including the US’ leading cancer hospital, will now offer UK companies a unique package which will help boost exports and drive forward scientific innovation 9

September 10, 2018 11:09 PM Michael Palin: Celebrating a 50th is rather un-Python

Michael Palin says “something will happen” to celebrate Monty Python’s 50th birthday – but marking a random year like 51.5 would be more appropriate. The first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast in 1969. Palin told the Press Association: “There are plans being hatched to flog our wares – you don’t miss an opportunity for an anniversary 12

September 8, 2018 1:17 AM She's back! Shanina Shaik announces she'll be walking in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

She's back! Shanina Shaik announces she will be walking in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show... after missing out on a coveted spot on the runway the past two years She missed out on a coveted spot in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the past two years, after previously walking for the lingerie giant. And on Saturday, Australian model Shanina 7

September 6, 2018 11:28 PM West Ham told to pay £300k a year for claret carpet at London Stadium

West Ham told to pay £300k a year for claret carpet to cover London Stadium athletics track West Ham's offer to pay for a claret-and-blue carpet to cover the London Stadium track has been rejected by their landlords, who instead want a yearly fee of £300,000. The club’s vice-chairman Karren Brady last month penned an open letter saying they would pay the cost of having 7

September 6, 2018 1:02 PM A Strictly Professional affair as hit show's dancers come stepping to Llandudno in 2019

Starring 10 of the hugely popular and much-loved professional dancers from the Strictly Come Dancing television series, expect all the the breathtaking routines and sizzling chemistry of Saturday night Strictly brought to life in Llandudno. Leading the pack of this exciting line-up of magnificent dancers and Strictly TV favourites performing is reigning 14

September 5, 2018 4:06 AM Brighton Uni graduate chosen an astronaut for space odyssey

They were selected from 4,000 men and women who were tested for the UAE Astronaut Programme. One will fly into space next April as the first astronaut from the Emirates on a ten-day mission as part of the Russian space mission to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft. The second will serve as a replacement. Professor Debra 10

September 4, 2018 10:38 PM New Strictly Come Dancing category to introduce three fresh styles of dance

Strictly Come Dancing has introduced a new category which will allow couples to chose from three styles of dance never previously performed by contestants on the BBC programme. The couples will be offered the opportunity to select which style out of contemporary, street/commercial and theatre/jazz will best showcase the celebrity dancer’s abilities 12

September 4, 2018 5:21 PM Julian Alaphilippe wins third stage of Tour of Britain as Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead

Julian Alaphilippe wins third stage of Tour of Britain after bunch sprint as Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead French rider Julian Alaphilippe won the third stage of the Tour of Britain on Tuesday after a bunch sprint at the end of the 128-kilometre course around Bristol. Alaphilippe benefited from a strong lead-out by Quick-Step Floors team mate Bob Jungels 12