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After Harry Redknapp won the nation's hearts in last year's edition of I'm A Celebrity, rumours are now circulating ahead of 2019's series.Speculation has been coming in thick and fast before the ITV show returns to our screens in November.
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Demi Moore's memoir claims long-rumored threesomes with Ashton Kutcher: 'I wanted to show him how great and fun I could be'
Stories from Demi Moore’s memoir, "Inside Out," continue to trickle out ahead of its Sept. 24 release.
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Whoa Meghan! The Duchess of Sussex was pictured looking breathtaking on Friday evening, as she was snapped in Rome for her fashion designer friend Misha Nonoo's wedding to Michael Hess. The mother-of-one pulled out all the stops in her guest attire - dazzling onlookers in a sheer black dress by Valentino with voluminous puff sleeves. With her famous raven locks styled into a neat messy bun and delicate gold earrings, the royal has never looked more glowing. The wedding took place in Villa Aurelia at sunset, and guests enjoyed a gala dinner and a dance. Prince Harry looked dapper in his suit and his cousins Princess Beatrice and Eugenie also looked chic in black frocks.The Dukes and Duchess of Sussex were all smiles in RomeLike many fabulous weddings, there was a dress code. It stated that women should rock full-length gowns and men should step out in tuxes. The glittering guest list included Ivanka Trump, model Karlie Kloss, singer Katy Perry and her partner, actor Orlando Bloom. How we wish we'd an invite...A look at Meghan's stunning Valentino creationMeghan, 37, often scores full marks when it comes to dressing for a wedding. Back in June 2018, she was spotted in Lincolnshire where she attended the nuptials of Harry's cousin and Princess Diana's niece, Celia McCorquodale. MORE: All the best photos of Misha Nonoo's wedding including Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and Princess EugenieMeghan wore beautiful earrings to compliment her sparkling dressMORE: The bakery Meghan Markle featured in British Vogue reveals exciting newsBoth Prince Harry and Meghan looked stylish in co-ordinating outfits, with Harry picking out a blue tie to match with Meghan's ensemble. The Duchess looked sensational in a floor-length maxi dress by Oscar de la Renta adorned with a pretty blue floral print . We loved the long billowing sleeves and wrap front. She kicked off the toile trend after she wore it. The outfit was accessorised with a complementing CH Carolina Herrera 'Scala' collection clutch and fascinator, which came from Marks & Spencer. Make sure you never miss a ROYAL story! Sign up to our newsletter to get all of our celebrity, royal and lifestyle news delivered directly to your inbox.
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Police would like to identify two men and a woman after Transport for London (TfL) staff were attacked at West Ham Underground station in London on Thursday evening.
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A puritanical culture war has taken hold in which compromise is regarded as treason. For a few weeks it was all going well for the so-called remain alliance. As Boris Johnson strained every sinew to facilitate the most damaging Brexit possible, bitter opponents Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson teamed up with other party leaders to force, in law, a request to extend the process. They then agreed not to sanction an early election, against Corbyn’s natural instinct and arguably his party’s immediate interests. And then the truce broke. No sooner had parliament been prorogued than the centre and left parties forgot they were meant to be working together against a near-existential threat. The old rivalry resumed in earnest. Labour denounced the Liberal Democrats for their new “extreme” policy of seeking to revoke article 50 without a referendum. Swinson accused Corbyn of “betraying” remain voters for not personally committing to remain in a referendum. The allegation that Corbyn has betrayed remainers is not just untrue: it reveals a problem at the heart of the entire Brexit debate. First, the facts. Corbyn’s position on Brexit has transformed over the past two years. At the time of the 2017 general election Labour was not committing to the single market, customs union or even a transition period. Now it guarantees a referendum that will, in all circumstances, include an option to remain in the EU. It is a curious form of betrayal that offers the people being betrayed exactly what they were demanding. This is, of course, not to spare Corbyn legitimate criticism. Labour’s path to this referendum pledge has been slow and tortuous. Its language has been consistently murky and ambiguous. The long-standing policy of triangulation has confused and alienated both leavers and remainers. Even now, many voters are bemused by the notion that the party might renegotiate Brexit and then campaign against its own deal. Corbyn’s refusal, at this stage, to personally endorse either option has provoked further opprobrium. The problem for Corbyn is that his tactics are at the same time sensible and unsustainable. It is entirely reasonable to seek to adapt a Brexit deal to suit his party’s priorities before putting that to the people, yet on the doorsteps it could sound ridiculous. It is, furthermore, a respectable ambition to stay above the fray during a profoundly divisive referendum campaign, but also absurd that a government might call a vote of such generational importance and not adopt a firm stance in either direction. It is, in the end, inconceivable that Corbyn could remain officially neutral for a referendum. A Labour-led government would be compelled by its members and voters to support remain, and its leader could not diverge. But even if he did, that would represent a compromise and not a betrayal. Our fundamental problem is we have lost the ability to distinguish between the two. We now confront a situation in which language proves as dangerous as policy. On an immediate level, Lib Dem characterisations of Corbyn’s position as betrayal makes necessary cooperation much harder. Both parties risk losing sight of their real and common opponent. Labour and the Lib Dems are each offering a route to remain. If they focus their energy on attacking each other, they could facilitate both a Tory majority and no-deal Brexit. The more chronic problem is the systematic poisoning of our national discourse. Politicians can no longer merely disagree. They must be acting in bad faith, or subverting democracy, or betraying the electorate. This finds its extreme form in the word “treason”, which now peppers and pollutes the language of rightwing politicians and commentators. But it has also insinuated itself into the way we address Brexit altogether. The essential toxin here is the requirement for political purity. This is partly driven by the increasing radicalism of our mainstream political parties and partly by the appetite for nationalism unleashed by the referendum and now rapidly advancing. We have almost reached the stage where all voters should demand exactly what they want, exactly how they want it. Every Brexit outcome has always constituted a betrayal of leavers, because in 2016 Vote Leave outlined multiple contradictory outcomes, none of which could be implemented in reality. Now any referendum involving Corbyn must constitute a betrayal of devoted remainers, because he will never be as enthusiastic about the EU as they are. Corbyn has made no secret of attempting to reconcile leavers and remainers. It is legitimate to criticise his approach, and he may well fail. The real problem is not his attempt to bridge divisions but the fact such an attempt now feels impossible. In truth, Britain is no longer just riven politically and economically, but fully entrenched in a culture war which demands rigid and extreme conceptions of identity. This new polarisation necessitates an all-or-nothing stance not just on Brexit, but on politics altogether. When we join battle on those lines, we leave no room for anything in between or any obvious route to heal afterwards. A referendum with a viable Brexit and remain option will anger some voters but betray none. Ultimately, the only things at risk of being betrayed are our tradition of tolerance, and our liberal democracy. . Jonathan Lis is deputy director of the thinktank British Influence
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It’s not unlike a storyline from a dystopian film about the taps running dry in cities around the world. Except that it may soon be a reality for around a dozen towns in Australia - and scientists say it’s a warning for the rest of the world. Day Zero is pending in at least a dozen Australian country towns stretching from the northern state of Queensland - known for its sprawling banana plantations and tropical heatwaves - to the state of New South Wales, whose capital Sydney is the country’s most populous city.Successive droughts and the extra water needed to fight intense bushfires have caused an unprecedented shortage, with these regions now facing the prospect of the taps running out within a matter of months.Day Zero, as it’s called, would mark the start of water rationing and the day residential taps are turned off - literally - with large numbers of households and businesses having to go to local collection sites to fetch water.Water security remains almost non-existent for many rural communities, with 10 towns at risk of running dry in six months if it doesn’t rain and if water infrastructure isn’t improved. The wider consequences have meant that many shops are on the brink of shutting and the desperation has even led to water theft. Temperatures are 10°C above average and 130 bushfires continue to burn in New South Wales and Queensland, which this year is suffering its worst start to the bushfire season on record.Australian governments have for years stalled on climate action reform- despite pressure from voters to make it a policy priority- because the country’s economic growth is so tightly tethered to coal-mining exports. That inertia was underscored this week when David Littleproud, the minister responsible for drought and natural disaster, was asked whether he thought human-induced global warming was making bushfires more intense. “Whether it’s manmade or not is irrelevant,” Littleproud told the ABC Radio National programme: Despite flip-flopping days later, the minister’s comments reflect what has been a widening global divide between voters and governments on climate change. While Australia has long been buffeted by bushfires, drought and floods, it’s the additional impact of global climate change that is making water scarcity, there and elsewhere in the world, a reality. Nor any drop to drinkAustralia isn’t the first country to face the prospect of a Day Zero. Brazil’s Sao Paulo teetered on the brink in 2015 as did India’s sixth-largest city, Chennai, in mid-2018.South Africa narrowly averted its Day Zero last year after prolonged low rainfall and a particularly brutal drought gripped the city of Cape Town: The city’s water supply was close to being shut off as its freshwater reservoir hovered just above 13.5 percent of full capacity. Had Day Zero been triggered, it would have been the first instance of a major city in modern times running out of water. Australia’s looming Day Zero is highlighting the necessity for long-term strategies for water management and for improved cooperation at a global level.Local councils are rushing to take emergency measures, including increasing water storage capacities and considering building more desalination plants. But some locals note that water storage has been under discussion for decades, with limited results.Scientists from the Grantham Institute at the Imperial College in London and the University of Cape Town, who co-authored a paper on Cape Town’s Day Zero, say that climate change will make water shortages more common in cities around the world. “Changing shifts in rain patterns are a major cause of water shortages and, as the climate changes, droughts and heatwaves will be more likely,” explains Robbie Parks, research postgraduate and co-author of the paper.“Water is treated as an infinite resource, but it only takes two or three dry seasons to trigger a catastrophic drought - Cape Town is a prime example of that - so there needs to be a huge change in how water is managed.”Too hot to handleIt’s a troubling assessment, given the extreme heat that this year caused devastating bushfires in Spain, Greece and the USA - countries not typically hit by seasonal fires. Heatwaves also set the mercury soaring to record levels in the Netherlands and France, with the latter country’s health ministry releasing statistics this month showing a 1,500 increase in the number of deaths caused by severe heat compared to previous years.And more heat will mean an increased demand for water, with threats to water security predicted as one of the most worrying effects of climate change.Becoming better prepared was behind the cautionary message from the World Resources Institute (WRI) in August, when the US-based think tank released its report saying a quarter of the world’s people face “extreme high water stress”."We're currently facing a global water crisis," Betsy Otto, director of WRI's global water programme, told Reuters at the time. “We're likely to see more of these kinds of 'Day Zeros' in the future." While global action on climate change suffered a significant setback after the 2017 US withdrawal from the Paris climate change accord, there is a new energy at the grassroots that gives some reason to hope that change can happen at a more rapid pace. Youth climate activist Greta Thunberg - along with groups like Extinction Rebellion - are piling the pressure on governments, taking their message from the streets to international summits, with organisers of several groups maintaining momentum by planning a climate strike in cities around the world on Friday ahead of a UN meeting on the issue in New York on Monday.What remains unanswered, though, is whether policy changes taken now will be enough to arrest or possibly reverse the damage already wrought. If not, more cities will likely be facing their own Day Zero in the not-too-distant future.