• News
    Evening Standard

    Sajid Javid tells George Floyd protesters to 'show some goddamn respect' as they chant 'f*** the police' outside Downing Street

    Sajid Javid has called on protesters to "show some goddamn respect" after video footage emerged of crowds chanting "f*** the police" outside Downing Street.The United States has been rocked by five days of protest across many cities after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.

  • Science
    The Independent

    Earth accelerating towards sixth mass extinction event that could see ‘disintegration of civilisation’, scientists warn

    The scientists who were among the first to declare the world’s sixth mass extinction event was already underway in a 2015 study, have published new research revealing the rate at which wildlife is being destroyed is accelerating and is a direct threat to human civilisation.Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions report in the new paper that the extinction rate is likely much higher than previously thought and is eroding nature’s ability to provide vital services to people.

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Coronation Street star says he may need to wear ‘fat suit’ on set following lockdown weight loss

    Coronation Street star Colson Smith joked that he might have to wear a ‘fat suit’ when filming resumes after losing “almost 10 stone” in lockdown.The 21-year-old actor, who has played Craig Tinker on the long-running soap since 2011, said on his podcast Sofa Cinema Club that between his weight loss and dying his hair blonde, he would be virtually unrecognisable when the show returned.

  • News
    Reuters

    Britain, EU clash over financial market access - diplomats

    Britain wants binding commitments from the European Union on financial market access to avoid the country's finance industry suddenly being cut off from the bloc, a request Brussels has rejected, EU officials and diplomats said. Britain left the EU in January and a transition period ends in December, when future access for banks, insurers and asset managers will be based on "equivalence," a limited form of access used by the United States, Japan and Singapore. Brussels grants market access to any "third country" if it deems its rules are equivalent or as robust as those in the EU.

  • Lifestyle
    Hello!

    Strictly star Oti Mabuse shares never-before-seen glimpse inside cosy garden

    We're used to seeing Oti Mabuse and her husband Marius Iepure dancing around their living room in the wake of lockdown. But on Monday evening, the Strictly Come Dancing star shared the first look at her garden – and it's even got its own makeshift dancefloor! Oti and Marius, who is also a professional dancer, gave fans a glimpse at their cosy outdoor space on Instagram Stories as they attempted to recreate a skipping game that Oti used to play as a child. While they tried many times to jump together using just one rope, we were slightly distracted by finally seeing some new surroundings of her London home.WATCH: Oti Mabuse shares look inside cosy garden for the first timeLoading the player...MORE: Inside Strictly's Oti Mabuse and Marius Iepure's luxury London homeIn the clip, Oti and Marius are skipping on a raised terrace, which appears to have a little bounce in the floor, meaning it also makes a perfect dancefloor for an alfresco Cha Cha Cha! There is also a light grey patio with plenty of potted plants and bushes surrounding the small but perfectly preened green lawn. A shed can also be seen at the bottom of the garden, with a path leading down to what could be a back gate. There is also a small wooden desk and sun lounger in the middle of the grass, perfect to top up their Vitamin D.Oti and Marius appear to have a makeshift dancefloorMORE: Strictly's Oti Mabuse and Marius Iepure: their relationship in photosThe couple often share photos of the interior of their property on social media, but have been doing so even more since they have been streaming free virtual dance classes for fans to take part in following the current coronavirus pandemic.In previous photos, Oti revealed that she and Marius also have a balcony, featuring a small seating area with dark wood and black framing. The living room features wooden floors, light grey walls and spotlights in the ceiling. They also have a purple corner sofa with grey and red velvet cushions and a white shelving unit where they keep photos and plants. There is also a black fireplace and a matching clock on the wall.Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

  • Celebrity
    Evening Standard

    Who is Anastasia Karanikolaou? Kylie Jenner’s best friend stassiebaby before and after surgery, plus her parents, age and net worth

    You might have noticed Kylie Jenner has a new Instagram sidekick: Anastasia Karanikolaou, who also goes by the name Stassie or Stassie Baby on social media.Jenner has revealed that she and the influencer are self-isolating together in Kris Jenner's second home in Palm Springs, along with Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster.