Sir Mark Sedwill said it had been 'a privilege to serve' as he announced he will stand down from his dual role as Cabinet Secretary and National Security Advisor in September, after over 30 years in Government service. Boris Johnson (right with Sir Mark) this evening confirmed Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost will take over as the Prime Minister's National Security Advisor, with permanent secretary Simon Case hotly tipped to replace Sir Mark as Cabinet Secretary. 'I am fortunate to have served in some of the most challenging and rewarding jobs in national and international public service under seven prime ministers and in extraordinary times,' Sir Mark said in a letter to Mr Johnson (left) today. Mr Johnson has nominated Sir Mark for a life peerage, and has also asked him to lead a new G7 panel on Global Economic Security as the UK assumes the presidency with a mission to ensure that 'the global free trading system on which our economy is based remains fair, competitive and secure'.
Badreddin Abedlla Adam, 28, (top) wounded six at the Park Inn Hotel, including hero police officer Constable David Whyte, 42, in a crazed rampage on Friday. All six people are still in hospital with one victim in critical condition. Friends said Adam was suffering from mental health issues, made worse by being isolated in his room, and was 'miserable'. One fellow asylum seeker said Adam was convinced that the other residents in the hotel were deliberately making noise through the walls to annoy him and said he would 'stab them' in response. Another friend said he 'displayed symptoms of paranoia which grew over his time at the hotel'. A friend of the attacker - who gave his name as Almadi - said Adam was badly treated at the hotel on West George Street. He claimed the food caused him to 'vomit every time' because it was so poor. Bottom: Police at the scene of the attack on Friday.
Moment girl 'kicks swan while it is mating before onlooker who tries to intervene is PUSHED into canal' as police chief issues appeal
Police want to track down a group of people who kicked a swan while it appeared to be mating and pushed a man into the canal at Limehouse, East London on Friday. Shocking footage showed a girl, who was part of a group of around five to 10 people, reach down and kick a swan that appeared to be mating. When a furious onlooker intervenes a boy sneaks around the group and pushes him into the water, before riding away on a scooter. Superintendent Andy Cox from Metropolitan Police said: 'Awful viewing. Animal cruelty is an indicator of many other vile behaviours and a tendency towards other forms of violence. The assault & anti social behaviour needs our action.'
'I was begging for my life!' EastEnders star Molly Conlin 'held at KNIFEPOINT in terrifying home raid as four men break in while she's alone in the house'
EastEnders star Molly Conlin (pictured left) has revealed she was 'held at KNIFEPOINT' in a terrifying home raid. The actress, 19, who played Dotty Cotton in the soap between 2008 to 2010 (pictured right), took to Twitter on Saturday evening, where she detailed the harrowing ordeal which had taken place that afternoon, in a thread of tweets. Molly explained how she'd been alone in the house in Witham, Essex during the ordeal, during which she claims four men broke in and eventually got away with a car, phone and watch.
Priti Patel admits Leicester could become first city to be put under a second lockdown within days after fresh spike in coronavirus cases
The Government is reportedly considering locking down the Midlands city as soon as this week but the local mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, said this was 'speculative' and that there are no immediate plans to do so (pictured bottom left, a sign in the city centre urging people to follow social distancing). Home Secretary Priti Patel, however, today said that it was 'correct' that a lockdown was being considered and she said: 'With local flare-ups it is right we have a localised solution' (right, Ms Patel). Almost 300 people have died of Covid-19 in Leicester and more than 1,000 people have been officially diagnosed with the illness (pictured centre) in the city, which is home to 340,000 people. Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to ease lockdown rules across England next Saturday, July 4, but some areas could miss out if their Covid-19 cases and deaths can't be kept under control. The Midlands region as a whole has had almost as many hospital deaths as London, with a total 5,707, making it the second worst hit region in England (mapped, top left).
UK confirms 36 more coronavirus deaths taking the total number of fatalities to 43,550 as Scotland announces zero victims for THIRD day in a row and expert predicts it will be 'Covid-free' by September
Another 36 people have died of coronavirus in hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, taking the total death toll to 43,550. NHS England today confirmed another 18 fatalities in its hospitals, while two more people have died in Wales and one in Northern Ireland. Scotland has recorded no new deaths today, marking three days in a row and the eighth time this month. One expert - Professor Devi Sridhar at Edinburgh University - said Scotland looks on track to be 'Covid-free' by the end of the summer as cases there continue to dwindle. But one of the Government's top scientific advisers warned this morning that England is 'on a knife-edge' as it eases lockdown, with the virus still a serious threat there. Today's death toll is the joint lowest for a Sunday - which are notoriously low - since the day before lockdown started, March 22. It is on par with June 14, when there were also 36, and lower than the 43 recorded last Sunday, June 21. Another 901 people tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday, meaning Britain has now had 310,250 confirmed cases of the virus, although the true number is expected to be higher than five million.
Coronavirus explodes in America: Houston is approaching ICU capacity while LA is close to a 'critical moment' as US virus cases pass 2.5 MILLION
A staggering 2,507,874 infections have been recorded in America, making up a quarter of the world's almost 10 million cases. The US recorded more than 45,000 new infections Saturday, setting a dismal new daily record for confirmed cases since the outbreak started. Some Mississippi ICUs are now full of COVID-19 patients. Houston ICUs are edging closer to reaching capacity and officials sent an emergency alert to residents bumping up the threat level to 'severe'. LA is said to be approaching a 'critical moment' for the pandemic and officials warned reopening could be put on hold. Experts are warning that rural counties could also be hard hit, after small communities in Arkansas and Missouri have seen their cases double in a week.
Trump deletes video tweet of a MAGA fan yelling 'white power' in Florida after backlash from members of his own party - as the White House claims he 'didn't hear' the chant
Donald Trump deleted a post Sunday where he shared a video of senior citizens clashing over their support and opposition of him where one pro-Trump protester could be heard yelling 'white power.' The White House claimed the president didn't hear the 'white power' comment and was instead focused on the support he was witnessing from citizens of the Florida senior community. 'He did not hear the one statement made on the video,' White House spokesman Judd Deere told NBC News. 'What he did see was tremendous enthusiasm from his many supporters.'
Beyoncé reveals trailer for visual album Black Is King starring her three children, Jay Z and Kelly Rowland in light of BLM movement after 'signing $100M deal with Disney Plus'
Beyoncé has shared a powerful trailer for her upcoming visual album Black Is King with Disney Plus, set for global release on July 31. The musician, 38, who is said to have signed a $100 million (£80 million) to work on three new projects with the network, makes a grand appearance alongside her husband Jay Z (bottom right), her former Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland and her kids Blue, eight, and twins Rumi and Sir, three (pictured in the portrait of bottom right), in the film which champions 'black excellence' and serves as a 'celebratory memoir for the world on the black experience'. Black Is King is based on the soundtrack she produced for the 2019 animated remake of The Lion King and follows the story of a young king's 'transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity' in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was galvanized following the death of George Floyd.
White chef yells 'black lives don't matter', says 'blacks should be slaves' and calls female driver the N-word in shocking racist attack in upstate New York
Video circulating on social media shows the moment a car passenger calls an occupant of a nearby car the N-word and screams 'black lives don't matter' in a racially-provoked attack. In footage taken by the victim Jakeila Phillips (inset), the assailant - who is white - is seen as the passenger in an orange car on Saturday. The man later identifies himself as Barry Wardell (left and right) and claims he works as a chef. Wardell is from New Hartford in Utica, New York.
The Inbetweeners star James Buckley has earned £100,000 in just three months as locked-down celebrities turn to website Cameo to make cash by offering personalised messages to fans
Inbetweeners star James Buckley is just one of the actors to have earned over £100,000 in just three months using the site, while reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is thought to have earned £14,500 by filming just seven personalised clips for fans. The platform allows starstruck fans to fill in a form requesting celebrities to film a minute or so long personalised message, often wishing their loved one a happy birthday or just muttering a quick hello, for a set fee. Other celebs to have cashed in on the easy money making platform include Lord Of The Rings actor Elijah Wood who is selling clips for £186 each and Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes, 79, who has sold over 100 clips at £83 each.
Stella McCartney advertises for 30 NEW staff after using Government bailout scheme to furlough hundreds of staff
Stella McCartney (left) is advertising roles ranging from administration to knitwear design. The designer furloughed up to half her 1,400 staff across 51 stores in April, an insider exclusively told MailOnline. Six of the new jobs are in China and Japan, 22 are in the UK and two are in the US. Inset top: Stella McCartney is hiring a knitwear designer. Inset bottom: The company is also hiring an office and facilities assistant. Right: Model Gisele Bundchen wearing a Stella McCartney dress.
Inside Richard Bacon's new home: Star, 44, purchases palatial $5.3million mansion in the Hollywood Hills with luxurious interiors and a huge swimming pool
Richard Bacon will be living in the lap of luxury as the star has purchased a $5.3million (£4.29million) home in the Hollywood Hills. The TV presenter, 44, and his wife Rebecca McFarland will be living in the highly sought after Bird Streets neighbourhood, with the house lying directly above the famous Sunset Strip. The purchase comes after the former Blue Peter host inked a deal with Universal Television to produce unscripted TV content for the company.
Ageless mum-of-four shares the secrets behind her incredibly youthful appearance as she approaches her 50TH birthday - and her two very unusual (and cheap) beauty tricks
With radiant skin, an enviable physique and barely a wrinkle in sight, Bella Hernandez (left, right and inset at the age of 30) has stunned thousands with her incredibly youthful appearance. The 49-year-old mother - who has four children aged 18, 20, 23 and 24 - has spoken to FEMAIL about the glowing secrets to her age-defying look. The lifestyle writer, originally from the Philippines but now lives in Macau on the south coast of China with her Australian partner, shared her beauty, fitness and health regime she swears by - and her average day on a plate.
'Five ciders in!': Adele shows off dramatic 7st weight loss while dancing in Chloe dress from Glastonbury 2016 set... as she shares a VERY flirty exchange with rumoured beau Skepta
The singer, 32, appeared in a reflective mood as she watched the highlights from her set on TV while drinking cider. Skepta seemingly confirmed his romance with Adele as he commented underneath the post, 'Finally got your Instagram password lol', hinting he had hacked her account to post the pictures.
Heartbroken couple must pull down their dream £10,000 summerhouse because planners say it is one metre too high
Amjad Butt, 70, and his wife Tina, 65, have to pull down their luxurious summerhouse in Bournville, Birmingham, because local planners say it is one metre too tall. The couple, who moved to the village from London six years ago to see out their retirement, splashed out on the building last year. Since then, one of their neighbours reported their outhouse to the Bournville Village Trust which oversees local planning in the protected reservation area. The trust has demanded the height of the structure to be reduced and the couple claim the building adheres to national planning laws.
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His Royal Hi-Tec! King Philippe of Belgium teams VERY colourful trainers with a check blazer and mustard trousers as he goes on a family hike with Queen Mathilde and their four children
King Philippe of Belgium (pictured bottom right with his wife), 60, visited the country's southern town of Bouillon, alongside his family (pictured left and top right) - his wife Queen Mathilde, 47, and their children Crown Princess Elisabeth, 18, Prince Gabriel, 16, Prince Emmanuel, 14, and Princess Eleonore, 12. They were also joined on the walk by Philippe's parents Belgium's former King Albert II, who abdicated in 2013 in favour of his son, and his wife Queen Paola. It comes after Philippe's nephew Prince Joachim of Belgium, 28, was fined £9,500 (€10,400) by Spain after attending a private party in the country which breached social distancing rules.
Living like a Duchess! Victorian-obsessed woman, 25, who works as a caretaker for a 19th century mansion reveals she's spent $5,000 on period clothing in the last three years and NEVER wears trousers
Jacqueline Brown, 25, from St. Louis City, Missouri, pictured, always thought she'd take an office job after university, but decided to pursue her passion for the Victorian era after coming across the opportunity to be the live-in caretaker of a 19th century manor house. The graphic design graduate, who estimates she has spent over $5,000 on period clothing in the last three years, wiles away her days showing guests around the 1853-built Oakland House and tending to the property's upkeep. And her time staying at the house has made Jacqueline re-think her ambitions and she now hopes to move to the home of the Victorians themselves - Britain - to work in a museum devoted to her favorite period in history.
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Feline on fleek! Bombay cat's hilarious white 'eyebrows' which give him a permanent look of concern have won him an army of Instagram followers
Cornelius Cornbread (pictured), four, from Nashville, Tennessee, is a Bombay cat who has become a popular up-and-coming star on Instagram thanks to the white marks on his forehead. According to his owner, retired teacher Karen Mellette, Cornelius has had 'eyebrows' since he was a kitten because of a lack of fur in the area between his eyes and ears. And the cat's permanent sassy look of concern is loved by his fans, with one admitting: 'Humans would pay for brows like yours.'
Now that's a lockdown project! Father turns mobility scooter into remote-controlled Eddie Stobart truck complete with trailer for his impressed three-year-old son
A highly skilled dad created a fully functioning, superhero-themed remote-controlled truck for his son - using an old mobility scooter. Dan Hull, 45, from the Midlands, set about working on the project two years ago with the idea of converting the £200 mobility scooter into an Eddie Stobart lookalike truck. Alfie, three, now has a full working remote controlled vehicle that measures in at 21ft and 200kg with a top speed of 7mph and features an AH logo - standing for Alfie Hull.