Theresa May suffered a massive legal 'slap in the face' today when judges ruled she cannot trigger Brexit without permission from parliament. The dramatic decision handed down at the High Court this morning threatened to send the Prime Minister's plans for cutting ties with Brussels into turmoil. It sparked furious accusations that 'activist' judges are mounting a 'power grab' by siding with pro-EU campaigners against the will of the public. But the premier has defiantly vowed to appeal against the ruling that she cannot invoke Article 50 without a parliamentary vote - and insisted she will not let the result 'derail' her timetable for launching the two-year Brexit process by the end of March. The stage is now set for an extraordinary showdown in the Supreme Court next month - with the fate of the country potentially at stake.
How 'Mrs Wham Glam' threw Brexit into turmoil: Guyana-born Roedean pupil who became a model took on the PM because leaving EU made her 'physically sick'
Gina Miller, 51, (left and right) lives in London with her financier husband Alan, nicknamed 'Mr Hedge Fund' (inset together) because he made £30 million after starting one of the City's first funds in 1997. The couple now run an investment firm with a reported £100million in its portfolios. Nicknamed 'Mrs Wham Glam' by friends, she has now been branded 'woman of the century' by Remainers who cheered her on the steps of the High Court today. The mother-of-three, who was born in Guyana but grew up in Britain, became a successful City investment manager and also set up the No.1 Ladies' Investment Club for women in business. Describing herself as a 'natural fighter, she has rattled cages in the City and accused the charity sector of widespread inefficiencies. But this year Mrs Miller, a Labour supporter, put the Government's Brexit plans in her sights because she was 'absolutely stunned' by the referendum result. After years of ruffling feathers she has now caused a constitutional crisis at the High Court.
Lorry driver who hit and killed a mother, 43, and her six-year-old daughter on a pedestrian crossing outside an Iceland admits causing their deaths after he ignored a red light
Neville Fletcher (top, outside court today) struck mother-of-six Zena Jackson (bottom left), 43, and her little girl Cidalia Mendez-Jackson (bottom right) while they were on a pedestrian crossing outside the supermarket in Hull in April this year. Today, Fletcher, 55, admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving. Hull Magistrates' Court heard how the driver should have stopped at a red light but failed to do so. He then collided with the pair and they died at the scene. Miss Jackson's daughter, Sadie, has previously described her as a 'great mother' and said Cidallia was a 'real girly girl'.
From Hubba Bubba sisters to Metal Mickey the accident-prone biker: Photographer tracks down people he snapped in his hometown almost 40 YEARS AGO to recreate the remarkable images
Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the late 1970s and 80s, taking candid shots of punks and posers, siblings and sweethearts, traders and teenagers. Three decades later, Chris, known as the 'paramedic paparazzo,' decided it would be fun to reconstruct a handful of his favourite photos from the past. Incredibly, some of his long-lost subjects recognised themselves after he published their pictures in local and national papers, on his website and on Facebook. Pictured left, sisters Anna (left) and Emma Hankins posed for a picture blowing bubbles with Hubba Bubba bubblegum in 1980; they both went on to have careers in hairdressing. Right, Steve Osborn was known as Metal Mickey in the 1980s as he broke both his legs several times in a series of motor biking accidents and had plates and bolts put in them; he now uses walking sticks to get around.
Impeccable timing! Prince Harry's new girlfriend Meghan Markle shows off her new leather-inspired fashion range - just days after their romance was revealed
The 35-year-old Suits actress looks incredible as she showcases her new incredibly honed figure modelling her new fashion range for Canadian retailer, Reitmans. The Canadian, who is thought to have met the royal, inset, in Toronto, displays her pert posterior and honed figure as she models a sexy short leather skirt, polo neck and high heels, left. In another shot, the star wears skin-tight leather trousers and an unbuttoned shirt as she leans forward seductively on a stool, centre, and in another she works the camera in tight trousers and an oversized white shirt.
Aldi takes on Harrods by releasing a near-identical advent calendar that's £56 CHEAPER.... so can you tell which one is £8.99 and which is £65?
German supermarket chain Aldi is hoping to cut the cost of Christmas this year with the launch of its Christmas Advent Calendar, right, for £8.99 - a £55.96 saving when compared with a near-identical £64.95 product on sale at luxury department store, Harrods, left. Aldi's Christmas Advent Calendar comes complete with LED lights and is made from 100 per cent FSC approved wood - just like a competitor model from Harrods, which is seven times the price. The Harrods' luxury calendar was designed by Gisela Graham and is described as a 'charming' Christmas Village LED Advent House and a 'sophisticated decoration' for your home this holiday season.
Former alcoholics reveal their extreme transformations as they share their incredible before-and-after sobriety photos
Collated by lifestyle site BoredPanda the photos taken by Reddit users capture the improved appearance of formerly heavy drinkers. (Pictured from left to right) Brittsuzanne revealed that it had been eight and a half months since she checked into rehab and is now and 35lbs lighter; Reddit user wrovers shared her happier and healthier looking selfie one year after she vowed to stay sober; Imgur user redlightgreenlight revealed a dramatic weight loss after five years without any alcohol; Prkle described her photos as despair versus harmony with her skin looking clearer in her after photo.
'I wouldn't date someone who isn't rich': Sugar baby, 25, admits she spends £4,000 a month on designer bags and lavish holidays - paid for by MUCH older men (but she insists she's not an escort)
Simone Toon, 25, from Northamptonshire, rises at noon and spends her days working out and shopping for designer clothes. Her lavish, £4,000-a-month lifestyle is funded entirely by sugar daddies. Simone, who dates exclusively older, wealthy men, admits to receiving gifts including a brand new Range Rover Evoque, Chanel handbags, five star holidays, and thousands of pounds in cash to splash at Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
'I'm in heaven now': Boy, 7, left friends a heartbreaking letter before he died - telling them he will now be able to ride slides, eat strawberries, run, talk and enjoy his childhood
Marshall Clark (pictured with his mother Lara), from Plymouth in Devon, told his friends that he will be able to ride slides, eat strawberries, run, talk and enjoy his childhood in heaven. The schoolboy was robbed of doing his favourite things for three years due to rare genetic illness Late Infantile Batten Disease - a disorder in the nervous system.
'Go away, you shouldn't be here. Don't come back': SUE REID describes how a teenage boy in Islamic robes SPAT at her in the corner of Yorkshire that has almost no white residents
There are almost no white residents to be found in Savile Town. A detailed breakdown of the last census of 2011 recorded that only 48 of the 4,033 people living here were white British. Stand in Savile Town, as I have, and you will see scores of boys in Islamic robes walking to and from lessons at the mosque's madrasah school, where for hours at a time they rote-learn the Koran by heart. And, distressingly, every girl I saw - even those of six and seven playing in the park - was wrapped up in a hijab and shoulder-to-toe-gown lest a man glimpse her flesh.
Is this the biggest huntsman spider ever photographed? Australian woman's snap of mammoth creepy crawly terrifies arachnophobes
A chilling snapshot has surfaced of a mammoth huntsman spider crawling over a broom in Queensland's Brisbane Valley The chilling snapshot shows the colossal creepy crawly, dubbed Charlotte, being moved from harm's way by an animal rescuer. The snapshots were taken last year, but resurfaced on social media this week where they're spreading like wildfire.
Millionaire New York property tycoon is jailed for at least 17 years for murdering young British woman in a hotel room after meeting her on a Muslim dating site
Property tycoon and millionaire Sammy Almahri, 45, from New York, killed pretty Nadine Aburas, 28, in his hotel room in Cardiff, Wales, after the pair met on dating website MuslimMatch.com. Almahri (inset) was today jailed for at least 17 years at Cardiff Crown Court for killing Miss Aburas (right). The court heard he killed her in his hotel room after she refused to marry him when he flew out to meet her. Miss Aburas' body was found on New Year's Eve in 2014 by staff at the hotel - hours after her killer fled in her car to drive to Heathrow Airport in London. CCTV footage showed Almahri enter the Future Inns hotel in Cardiff (left).
'I'm starting to think I could be Alice Webster': Massive plot twist in BBC kidnap drama The Missing leaves baffled viewers questioning their own sanity
The addictive BBC thriller dropped a huge plot twist at the end of the fourth episode which baffled those watching at home. Not only could Sophie Giroux (left) be alive but there could be a third girl. Keeley Hawes' Gemma Webster made the shocking discovery which has stunned everyone and left them begging for the mystery to be revealed. The new details came in thick and fast and it was simply too much for those at home hoping for a cosy evening in front of the television. 'I'm so confused is she dead? Did that other girl kill her? Is she alive? Is the other girl Alice Webster? Am I Alice Webster?? #TheMissing,' pondered one worried viewer on Twitter.
'Drama Queen' cyclist films a year's worth of near misses on the roads (and surprise, surprise, he doesn't think he's to blame)
The video shows cars pulling into the cyclist's lane, while others don't see him and narrowly miss a collision. Dean Nicholson, 43, blames motorists, bus drivers and even other cyclists but not himself for any of the near misses. The video was filmed by the London University facilities assistant in an attempt to 'protect himself'. 'I started to film my journeys into work about ten months ago after a couple of very close calls whilst cycling,' he said.
They WON'T make the wedding album! Brides swigging from champagne bottles, tucking into burgers and throwing up on the pavement in embarrassing photos they would rather forget
Most brides dream of being the picture of elegance on their wedding day. But others who forgot to keep things classy have been sharing the evidence on Instagram. Clockwise from top left: Being sick at the end of the night; chowing down on a burger; swigging champagne from the bottle; going to the toilet backwards; balking over a cupcake and passing out on the sofa.
Both of the overcrowded rubber dinghies overturned in heavy seas about 25 miles off the coast of Libya killing most of those on board, survivors said. It comes as dramatic pictures emerged of two rescue missions off Libya today, with close to 180 people pulled to safety. Desperate refugees could be seen leaping into the water as rescue ships arrived - and then frantically trying to clamber back on board.
'I'm not keeping it private anymore': Saira Khan breaks down as she reveals she was molested by a family member when she was 13 in her own home
Saira Khan (left) broke down in tears on Loose Women on Thursday as she revealed she was molested by a male family member when she was just aged 13, who has since passed away. The 46-year-old spoke about the attack for the first time on Thursday, after being inspired by the bravery of gang rape victim, Mukhtar Mai. Sobbing and with shaking hands, co-panellist Linda Robson (right) jumped off her chair to comfort her as she spoke about being inspired by Mukhtar to speak out.
The Trump Army: US state of Georgia's militia steps up its combat training as it prepares to 'fight and kill' should Hillary Clinton 'steal' the election
As the most divisive presidential election in recent memory nears its conclusion, some armed militia groups are preparing for the possibility of a stolen election on November 8 and civil unrest in the days following a victory by Democrat Hillary Clinton. In Georgia, camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training. The group admires Donald Trump's promise to deport illegals, stop Muslims entering the country and build a wall along the Mexico border. Plans are in place for a possible post-election march on Washington D.C. but the real worry is what the group and almost 300 others like them across the country should Hillary Clinton win next weeks election in a bitter and divisive race.
Heroic Chinese pilot who saved 439 lives in near-miss drama by steering his plane out of danger is awarded £360k... as video shows just how close the two aircraft were
A Chinese airline has rewarded one of its pilots three million yuan (£360,000) for preventing a collision between two planes at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. The pilot's Airbus A320 was about to take off from the airport when it encountered another plane crossing the runway. The pilot was forced to accelerate and go over the other aircraft.
A very modern funeral: Teenager who died after fight is buried in an Adidas shoebox-style coffin adorned in flowers spelling the word 'chav'
Jack Gudge (inset right), 17, died from serious head injuries following a fight outside a Tesco Express store in Bournemouth, Dorset, on July 16. Three men and a 15-year-old were arrested at the time, but police announced last month that nobody will face criminal charges. Yesterday, at his funeral, eight friends carried Jack's bright blue coffin, which had three white stripes wrapped around the top to replicate an Adidas shoebox (main picture). A flower arrangement that spelled out 'chav' - which was one of Jack's favourite terms - appeared in black, white and yellow around the coffin (inset left). Streams of tearful well-wishers, many of them teenagers, hugged and consoled one another as they queued up to enter St Mark's Church, Bournemouth. Dozens of people had to stand at the back of the church because it was so full (bottom right).
China unveils its most powerful drone bomber, which can fly for two days without refuelling within a range of 15,000 miles
The CH-5 unmanned aerial vehicle, China's largest combat drone, made its first flight last year but has now been made public for the first time at a military air show in the southern city of Zhuhai. It is capable of carrying smart bombs, missiles and high-tech radar jammers, it has been reported. The weapon was revealed during a major airshow in China which included the unveiling of the country's J-20 stealth fighter.
These are the eerie images of a house in Utica, Mississippi, which was built just two years after the end of the American Civil War by a prominent farmer and businessman. The house remained in the landowner's family until the early 20th century when it was sold after the Wall Street Crash in 1929. It was foreclosed in 1937, and after the war became a boarding house, until it was abandoned in the 1980s.
And they're off... AGAIN! Revellers let their hair down for yet another riotous Ladies' Day at Australian race-course
The women who flocked to Oaks Day in Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on Thursday were not afraid to show plenty of skin while they enjoyed a cool drink and watched the horses go round. The good times are under way for thousands of well-dressed punters seen soaking up the spring sun as they wait for the Crown Oaks race. One woman in a flattering blue dress even enjoyed some fairy floss in place of a more traditional afternoon tea. Others were seen pausing to rest on the grass, grab a burger, or even get in a cheeky cigarette.
The star, 76, was seen fiddling with an aid as he stepped out onto the red carpet at the Pride of Britain Awards. Sir Cliff was seen grimacing as he put his finger to his ear outside London's Grosvenor House Hotel, prior to presenting an award at the event. The singer now joins a list of ageing rockers including Phil Collins and Midge Ure who suffer from hearing problems after years of performing in front of blaring speakers and screaming crowds.
Shocking moment a 64-year-old man was KILLED by a single punch after he said 'excuse me' to a thug he passed in a New York street
The victim, Patrick Gorman, pictured top right, was walking on the southeast corner of Main Street and Queens Boulevard in Briarwood on June 26 around midnight when he was hit in the head. He later died. CCTV footage from a nearby building shows the suspect punching the man, and then walking off with a female, leaving Gorman lying on the sidewalk, pictured left and bottom right. EMS responded to the scene and took Gorman to a local hospital before he was pronounced dead, police said. Police hope that by releasing the footage they will be able to identify the attacker. It is one of a string of attacks on the streets of New York. The suspect is described as about 30 to 35 years old, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts, sneakers and holding a black bag, PIX11 reported.
Frozen in time: Cave lions crushed to death in Siberia were perfectly preserved in ice for 30,000 years
NEW Russia's cold permafrost has preserved the bodies of two small lion cubs (pictured left and top right) for more than 30,000 years, according to a new study. The cubs were dug from their icy grave last year, complete with all their body parts: fur, ears, soft tissue and even whiskers. Researchers from the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs in South Dakota (shown bottom right) recently presented the findings at the 2016 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting.
American hunter who shot Pedals the bear with a crossbow bolt to the chest after boasting of three-year mission is given anonymity over death threats
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The identity of the hunter who killed Pedals the bear (left) in an annual New Jersey hunt will remain secret after the authorities in New Jersey redacted the information on a form filled in when the animal's body was brought in to a check-in station (right). Pedals became famous when videos emerged of him walking on his hind legs in the town of Oak Ridge, New Jersey in 2014. The form, obtained by DailyMail.com, is the closest that Pedals will have to death certificate and reveals that he was shot dead with a crossbow in Picatinny Township, where he had been spotted in the past.
'I can trust my life with these dogs': Meet the pooches with superpowers who can rescue 10 people from the sea at once
Newfound Friends is a Bristol-based charity that teaches water safety with the help of Newfoundland dogs, an incredible breed whose strength and power means they can pull 10 people in to safety at once. The charity was found in 1989 by David Pugh, a lifeguard who says the things the dogs can do are phenomenal and far exceed what people can do in terms of water rescue. He and his charity train dogs to rescue people and help people to learn about how to stay safe in the water. In this video, they conduct a training exercise in Portishead.
Mother paid her ex-stripper daughter £10,000 not to publish memoir about life as a lapdancer - but now she's dead the book's coming out anyway
Andrea Kitt, 61, from Totnes, Devon, has written a book about her days as a lap dancer in 1985 at the Pink Pussy Cat club in Miami, Florida (left) - despite her mother offering her £10,000 not to publish it. Her autobiography describes the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll life she led after moving away from home - becoming a stripper and travelling the world with a guru. Her mother Carmen (pictured right, with Andrea), died in June aged 87, and Miss Kitt's book (inset) is now being published after she started writing it four years ago.
He's ssseriously hungry! Disgusting video shows 12ft python feast on three live chickens AND two chicks in a single sitting
The 12ft long snake (pictured) was at home in her owner's front yard in Thailand when he brought out supper. But after devouring one chicken she was still hungry and gobbled up another two. To top it off the snake also swallows two chicks and has a fourth chicken held in her mouth before the footage ends. The hungry reptile finally fulfilled her cravings and curled up with the poultry making their way down her enormous body. The bizarre clip went viral after being shared online with dozens of people amazed that the snake could eat so much.
Buon Natale! Harvey Nichols unveils its Italian-themed Christmas windows filled with 100,000 ice white balls, 700 hand-painted stars and TWO MILES of knitting wool
The drama of the Italian Renaissance has inspired the latest festive window display from Harvey Nichols in London's exclusive Knightsbridge. The fashionable display is said to echo the drama of Italian opera and features 100,000 glittering ice-white balls used to build chandeliers, clouds and candelabras. The display also features an incredible 4,000 metres of knitting wool used to decorate the windows and 1,300 kg of paper scrunched up to make props.
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