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Civil Service chief Sir Mark Sedwill QUITS

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'. 

Pictured: Sudanese asylum seeker shot dead by police after going on knife rampage in

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. 

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust research charity and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said he was worried about a second spike.

Starbucks Corp, the Seattle-based coffee chain, will pause advertising on all social media platforms, while Pepsi joins a growing list of companies that are boycotting Facebook.

JK Rowling has hit out at Labour frontbencher Lloyd Russell-Moyle after he accused her promoting hate towards trans people. The MP apologised via Twitter today, but did not tag the author in the post.

Statistics collected by Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, reveals that the grim global milestone was hit last night and the US accounts for the biggest chunk of cases.

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.'

Large crowds gathered at Pier Head in the city centre to mark Liverpool winning their first league title in 30 years and a shocking video appears to show two fans snorting white powder off a police hat.

A week of scorching weather and packed beaches is set to come to an end today, with weather warnings in place for the North of England along with parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

EastEnders star Molly Conlin 'held at KNIFEPOINT in terrifying home raid'

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. 

Research conducted by cookware brand Pyrex found the amount of food millenials admitted to throwing away amounted to more than 1,700lbs.

Bloc, who have hotels at London Gatwick Airport and in Birmingham, want their new app to make guests feel safer about staying away from home in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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). 

Some hospitals will only be able to provide 40 per cent of the care they delivered before the crisis began due to their drive to remain infection-free.

Xtasia, Swingers and Fetish club, one of the highest-rated places to stay in West Bromwich, West Midlands, will welcome socially-distanced guests on July 4, but no sex is permitted.

Coronavirus: UK confirms Sunday death toll

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. 

Houston is approaching ICU capacity while LA is approaching a 'critical moment' amid

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.

Producers are hoping to snag Meghan and Harry as guests of honour for the Los Angeles premiere of No Time To Die. But William and Kate could attend London's screening of the film a week before.

The advice on fast-moving 'marauding' attacks follows last weekend´s fatal stabbings in Reading. Home Secretary Priti Patel last week that the threat from so-called lone wolf terrorists was on the rise

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte smiled as they entered the polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, to cast their vote in what could be a damaging election for the President and his party.

A violent thug and two rapists have been deported back to Lithuania after finishing their prison terms in the UK. Home Secretary Priti Patel used a loophole in EU free movement to move them.

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.'

Veteran broadcaster John Pienaar has rejected the idea that Britain is a racist country and insisted it would be 'pathetic' to claim his skin colour held him back in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Andy Murray was joined by his fellow tennis stars in taking the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the penultimate day of the Battle of the Brits tournament in London.

The official Twitter account of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) UK movement has today been caught up in an antisemitism row after it tweeted in support of Palestinians.

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. 

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said in a statement that it 'has decided to remove the words white/whitening, fair/fairness, light/lightening from all its skin-evening products.'

John Wayne Airport in northern California could have its name changed to Orange County Airport after local Democrats pass a resolution condemning the actor's racist and bigoted statements'.

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.

Locked-down celebrities turn to Cameo to make lockdown cash offering personalised messages

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.

Pictures show Russians voting in bizarre makeshift polling stations on tree stumps, in car boots, at children's playgrounds and on park benches as the poll goes ahead during the pandemic.

Stella McCartney advertises for staff after using Government scheme to furlough hundreds

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.

Captain Tom was Tony's inspiration to walk 10km on his new prosthetic legs and raise £1.2million for the NHS so he was very excited to be congratulated by his hero via a video message.

The Borat and Ali G star infiltrated the far-right rally in Olympia, Washington, US, where he took to the stage disguised as a country singer and began singing about the 'Wuhan flu'.

Gangsters want the drug-fuelled parties to go ahead because they create a market of ravers who want to buy their class-A substances, a Greater Manchester Police source said.

According to the British Institute of Innkeeping, the affected pubs do not have enough room to keep their customers apart, despite the relaxation of social distancing measures.

Inside Richard Bacon's new home: Star, 44, purchases $5.3million mansion in the Hollywood

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. 

Flight safety tests on the Boeing 737 Max (pictured) are set to begin this week. The best-selling plane was grounded around 15 months ago after two fatal crashes, which killed all 346 people on the flights.

Armed riot police were present as a crowd of several hundred moved from Jordan to Mong Kok in the Kowloon district, staging what was intended as a 'silent protest' against the planned law.

Bella Hernandez shares secrets to her ageless appearance and her very unusual beauty

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.

The average number of peers voting on each bill since a rule change allowed them to claim a £162-per day allowance if they vote at home at the start of the month was 497.

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A huge 80 per cent of the British public think Churchill's statue should stay in Parliament Square, after a Black Lives Matter leader said it should be removed, according to Policy Exchange data.

Nikki Jordan, 29, claimed she suffered a severe asthma attack after being wrestled to the ground in Netherton, Merseyside, and later needed emergency surgery on her leg.

A woman in Los Angeles launched into a wild rant Friday afternoon at Trader Joe's after she was asked to wear a mask. One witness told DailyMail.com he was sure it was a deliberate provocation.

Couple must pull down their £10,000 summerhouse because planners say it is one metre too

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.

Russia has denied having problems with nuclear plants after Nordic authorities said slightly increased levels of radioactivity could be from a 'damaged fuel element in northwestern Russia'.

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Mother who was underweight and a size 4 says she's much happier as a size 16 after having

Natalie Martin, 23, from Nottinghamshire was underweight at 7 stone and size 4 (pictured left) after looking at 'thinspiration' posts but transformed to a size 16 (pictured middle, right) after having her two children and is happier than ever with her new curvy figure.

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King Philippe of Belgium teams VERY colourful trainers with a check blazer for family hike

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.

The latest quiz shared by US-based trivia site Playbuzz will put your knowledge to the test on everything from capital cities to computer terminology and Shakespeare's plays.

Writing anonymously on UK online forum Mumsnet, a woman vented frustrations that her mother refuses to eat her vegetarian cooking. She explained that she avoids meat for health reasons.

Victorian-obsessed woman, 25, reveals she's spent $5,000 on period clothing and NEVER

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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Father turns mobility scooter into remote-controlled Eddie Stobart truck for his 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.  

   

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