MPs tonight voted 415 to 119 in favour of expanding Heathrow with a third runway in an historic step toward ending a decades-long battle over airports. The vote comes in defiance of furious protests claiming a new runway will be a disaster for the environment and a million people living nearby. Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye hailed the vote as a 'great day' for Britain within moment of the result, which effectively gives outline planning permission for the runway. Construction of the ¬£14billion project (main image) is still years of and will be subject to detailed planning and likely court challenges. Parliament's Central Lobby was briefly sealed off by police ahead of the vote as the Vote No Heathrow group (top right) chanted and laid on the floor to block MPs moving about. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was ridiculed during the four-hour debate after he flew to Afghanistan (inset with Afghan minister Hekmat Karzai) to avoid the vote.
Tory MP married with three children who was accused of sexual harassment 'had love child with his aide'
Huw Merriman 44, (pictured) who has three kids with his current wife Victoria (pictured together bottom), has allegedly fathered a son with Dr Henrietta Morton-King, 29. The pair had an affair while she worked in his Westminster office in 2015, according to The Sun. A source said: 'Huw and Hetty started the affair while she was working as his assistant and it carried on after she moved to finish her medical training at Conquest Hospital, near Hastings. She later gave birth at the same hospital. Merriman was previously accused of telling a colleague he was turned on by her legs and wanted to marry her. The MP's name is not on the birth certificate and he has only visited the child a couple of times since the birth 20 months ago, the paper claims.
Model Chloe Ayling says she 'was willing to have sex with her kidnapper to stay alive' as she blasts the doubters who poured scorn on her hellish ordeal
NEW Chloe Ayling, 20, (left and right) was accused of faking her kidnap despite her attacker being jailed and her being found in a suitcase in Italy. The model revealed she tried to make her captor love her to stay alive. Miss Ayling, who is releasing a book about her ordeal in July revealed she stayed alive by hatching a plan to ensure her kidnapper fell for her. Lukasz Herba (inset top) was jailed for 16 years and ordered to pay the model ¬£6,000 after her ordeal in 2017. She was found in a suitcase (inset bottom) outside the British Consulate in Milan after Herba released her.
Hottest day of the year sparks WILDFIRES, warps pavements and buckles train lines as temperatures soar to almost 85F (and it's going to be hotter than Brazil all week)
Britain sweated in the hottest day of the year so far today as temperatures made it all the way to 84.9F (29C). Forecasters expect the country to experience a heatwave hotter than Rio de Janeiro all week, and the scorching weather has already caused a large moor fire in Saddleworth (top centre) which could be seen 15 miles away in Manchester. The blaze began last night and was quickly brought under control ‚Äď but then started again this morning due to the heat and light winds. Meanwhile train commuters were warned by Great Western Railway that delays may be caused later this week by speed limits imposed as a safeguard against the tracks buckling. A new UK 2018 record temperature of 84.9F (29.4C) was set at St James's Park in London today. Pictured: Warm weather today in Exmouth, Devon (left), Green Park in London (top right) and Birmingham (bottom right).
Riot squad policewoman and her married PC lover are jailed for a total of two years over cocaine-fuelled affair that saw him pictured snorting Class A drug off her breasts in a hotel room
Greater Manchester police officers Kerry Reeve, 36, (left and right) and fellow constable Adam Jackson (inset) snorted cocaine throughout their two year romance and swapped text messages about their drug use. Reeve, 36, was sentenced to 31 weeks in jail on Monday, while Jackson, also 36, was hit with 18 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to taking cocaine and amphetamine. The court heard Jackson had a cocaine habit, using the Class A drug on a weekly basis and supplied the substance to Reeve, with whom he was having an affair with. Jackson was photographed snorting cocaine off Reeves' breast at a hotel in Blackpool, and the court saw text messages between the pair discussing if three grams of cocaine for ¬£100 would be enough for one night.
The truth about Robbie Williams' very pushy real-life angel: Trainee accountant who was tipped as an X Factor judge 'rescued' the drug addled rockstar ‚Äď and married him
Left to his own devices, Robbie Williams openly admits he would self sabotage. But his 39-year-old wife Ayda Field has kept his demons at bay since they married eight years ago (pictured together centre). A Turkish-American actress, Ayda has featured in cheesy U.S. soap Days Of Our Lives, and has made the occasional appearance on ITV‚Äôs Loose Women, of course. Showbiz is in Ayda‚Äôs blood. Born in Los Angeles, her mother Gwen, who spends weeks at a time with them at their homes in LA and in London, is a successful film producer. Pictured: The pair share spaghetti Lady And The Tramp style (top left), pose with props (top right), welcome their second child (bottom right) and enjoy an early night at home (bottom left).
Travel insurers which hit cancer survivors with rip-off premiums face a crackdown that could save holidaymakers hundreds of pounds¬†
Under new rules from the City watchdog insurance firms must notify when giving quotes to current and former cancer patients they can get it cheaper from a specialist. Major firms have been accused of ripping off people so badly they cancel their holidays entirely because of the cost of insurance. Now, if the customer is quoted an extortionate premium on a price comparison site, they will also be told to shop around with a specialist company. Karen Stead (pictured) has been cancer-free for almost eight years but still struggles to find affordable travel insurance. One year after treatment in 2010 she was forced to pay ¬£700 insurance ‚Äď as much as her air fare ‚Äď to visit daughter Sarah in Miami. Mrs Stead has struggled to visit Sarah and son Leo (right) in Texas because of the cost.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones newlyweds Rose Leslie and Kit Harington toast their marriage with family and friends after their Wardhill Castle wedding
They tied the knot in front of their friends, family and Game Of Thrones co-stars on Saturday. And Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were certainly the picture of wedded bliss on Sunday, as they continued to celebrate their marriage at Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire.¬† The newlyweds could not wipe the smiles from their faces as they enjoyed a glass of wine in the sunshine at the stunning 12th century castle - which Rose's family own.
'Why can't they do this in London?' Plain-clothes police officers on scrambler motorbikes grab three moped thugs on a busy roundabout in Manchester
In the clip, recorded on a dashcam from a car behind, two motorcyclists are seen waiting at a red light on Greengate Roundabout in Manchester. As the light turns green, the two bikers begin to drive off before a scrambler bike rides across two lanes, crossing both of their paths. Many commenters have praised the actions of police and have suggested similar tactics be used to tackle London's growing moped crime problem. Figures from last month revealed that London police have dealt with an average of 430 crimes using mopeds per week in the past year.
Theresa May admits to Donald Tusk that Britain's Brexit demands will NOT be ready before Thursday's EU summit following crunch Downing Street talks¬†
Theresa May admitted to Donald Tusk tonight Britain's Brexit demands would not be ready until after this week's crucial EU summit. The Prime Minister told the EU Council President at Downing Street talks she would not have her crucial policy paper on the shape of Brexit in time to discuss it with other European leaders. The state of the document, known as a White Paper, has been the subject of fraught discussions inside Westminster and is not likely to be fixed until a Cabinet away day next month. Brussels had wanted to see 'progress' on resolving the Irish border at this week's summit but hopes are rapidly fading of any movement at all. And he warned striking a deal would be harder for Mrs May than England found playing Panama in the World Cup on Sunday.
Billionaire James Stunt holds bag of white powder and has suspicious marks on his clothes as he exits exclusive Mayfair nightclub at 3am¬†
The gold bullion dealer - the ex-husband of Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone - had suspicious white marks on his trousers and was holding a bag of white powder as he exited the members-only Tramp nightclub in London's Piccadilly. He had been partying into the small hours with friends and joked with photographers as he left the nightclub shortly before 3am on Sunday morning - followed by ex-Hollyoaks actress Samantha Rowley. A bystander said: 'He seemed very happy and was chatting to everyone. He joked that his fiance was there too. I think he was being sarcastic.'
Iran's female fans enjoy the chance to support their World Cup heroes against Portugal because they are banned from matches at home
Hundreds of Iranian women watched their team's heartbreaking exit from the World Cup in Russia today despite being banned from attending live football games at home. Iranian Islamic hardliners banned women from football matches to protect them from bad language. However, this month, fans were allowed to attend a stadium in Tehran to watch two of their World Cup games on big screens.
Ready, steady, GRIDLOCK! Cycle lanes, roadworks - no wonder it feels it‚Äôd be quicker to walk in today‚Äôs choked cities.... so what happened when SARAH RAINEY put it to the test?¬†
London is the world‚Äôs most congested city, with drivers spending 101 hours in traffic jams every year and vehicles crawling along at an average speed of 8mph ‚ÄĒ slower than a horse-drawn carriage in the 18th century. Sarah Rainey tested how long it took for a driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian, cyclist and bus passenger to get from Victoria Coach Station to Jermyn Street in London (route marked on map on top left). The motorcyclist came out on top, completing the journey in just over seven minutes. The slowest was the bus passenger, who took more than 18 minutes to reach the finish line - not much faster than a driver, who completed the route in 17 minutes and 41 seconds.
Gang of four women repeatedly kicks and punches man, 19, to the floor in vicious late-night brawl at London's Leicester Square station¬†
Shocking footage shows a gang of four women digging their stilettos into a man as he writhes in agony on the floor. The party-goers can be seen repeatedly stamping on the 19-year-old as he lies faces down on the floor at Leicester Square tube station. Undeground staff tried to restrain the women but they continued to lash out, using their heels to kick the helpless teenager just after 2am on Sunday morning. The four women, all aged in their 20s, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm, violent disorder and affray.
Thelma‚Äôam and Louise: The moment the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh met Hollywood star Susan Sarandon¬†
Hollywood star Susan Sarandon was introduced to the Queen and Prince Philip at the Royal Windsor Cup held at Guards Polo Club yesterday afternoon. The 71-year-old Thelma and Louise star shook hands with the Royal couple after introducing herself. Prince Philip, bottom right, looked baffled after meeting Ms Sarandon. The star arrived at the event in a fitted white dress with a plunging neckline and bright red sandals. With little thought to her low cut frock, the five-times Oscar nominee leaned over to shake the Queen‚Äôs hand, who wore a peach dress coat with a matching hat.
Prince William walks into diplomatic storm on royal visit as Israeli minister slams organisers 'for claiming Jerusalem's Old City is in the Occupied Palestinian Territories'¬†
Prince William has taken his first historic steps on Israeli soil, becoming the only member of the British royal family to officially visit the Jewish state. His Royal Air Force plane landed at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport at 6.16pm local time (right) and he will now travel on to Jerusalem for a four-day trip that will include a visit to the occupied Palestinian territories. Earlier on Monday the Duke of Cambridge was in Amman, Jordan (left). In Tel Aviv he was met by¬†Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, British ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey and the Israeli ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, before being¬†driven to the King David Hotel in historic Jerusalem where he will stay for the remainder of the trip. Following a relatively relaxed start to his visit to the Middle East, which included watching England V Panama with Jordan's Crown Prince and a drinks reception last night, William will now begin his historic tour of the West Bank.
Earlier this month, the High Court rejected a legal challenge by the British Homeopathic Association following the decision by the NHS to no longer routinely fund homeopathy. NHS England has recommended that local health authorities stop paying for it on the basis that there is ‚Äėno clear evidence to support its use‚Äô. But these four people insist it has changed their lives...
Hermit who escaped civilization to live naked on a desert island is forced to return to Japan by authorities after 29 YEARS
Japanese authorities denied a man the chance his wish to die a castaway on an island he called home for three decades. Masafumi Nagasaki was the only inhabitant of the kilometre-wide¬†Sotobanari island but was forced to return to civilisation after being found unwell by police. He lived in solitude since 1989 and became known as the 'naked hermit' after being discovered by a traveller who writes about castaways. Alvaro Cerezo told news.com.au Nagasaki was evicted after someone found him on the island looking 'weak'. Police were called and he has been taken to live in a government house 60km away in Ishigaki city. Nagasaki's story first came to light in 2012. He shunned mainstream society in the early nineties to set up base on the little island of Sotobanari where there is no running water.
Even Lassie couldn't do that! Incredible police dog bounds into action and performs CPR to 'save her handler's life' when he plays dead¬†
In the clip, filmed by the Madrid police, the pooch immediately runs over to the officer who has fallen to the ground and is lying perfectly still. Poncho, who is wearing a flashing police light on his back, then repeatedly jumps up and down on the officer's chest. In between several jumps he leans close to his face in order to establish if he is breathing. The clip has gone viral on Twitter, racking up nearly 1.7million views since being uploaded three days ago.
Erdogan wins Turkish election and ushers in new 'executive presidency' system giving him sweeping new powers as speculation mounts that the vote was rigged
Erdogan, 64, and his ruling AK Party on Sunday claimed victory in presidential and parliamentary polls, overcoming a revitalised opposition that in recent weeks had gained considerable momentum and looked capable of staging an upset. He took 52.5 per cent of the vote in the presidential race, with more than 99 per cent of the votes counted. His AK Party took 42.5 per cent in the parliamentary polls, and was boosted by its nationalist allies, which outstripped expectations and took 11.1 percent.
'Yes, I retouch my pictures!': Kelly Brook ADMITS she edited Royal Ascot photo to 'tuck in her tummy'
She recently admitting to editing a snapshot of herself before posting it to social media, but insisted it was because of questionable lighting and not to look slimmer. But on Monday afternoon, Kelly Brook confessed that she altered the image of herself and boyfriend Jeremy Parisi at the Royal Ascot over the weekend, because she wanted to 'tuck [her] tummy in a little bit' after gaining weight. Speaking during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women, the 38-year-old brunette beauty said: 'I got a bit carried away and tucked my tummy in a little bit... I said, "You've just got to take one for the team Jeremy, as I long as I look OK..."
Shocking footage shows Mercedes driver and his passenger being attacked with hammers and planks of wood before mob smash up their car¬†
The car's front and back windows were smashed during the frenzied attack which is believed to have taken place in Leeds - as some residents appear to cheer on the violence. In the footage the driver of the silver Mercedes is knocked to the ground before his passenger is attacked with a plank and threatened with a hammer. As the pair take off, a woman smashed two of the windows with a hammer and missiles are hurled at the fleeing car. A two minute clip of the confrontation - filmed by a witness - was shared anonymously on Facebook on Friday and quickly went viral.
Tragedy for ex-Love Island star as her boyfriend dies a week after being found unconscious in his prison cell¬†
Shannen Reilly McGrath wrote: 'I am completely and utterly broken. I love you so much no one will ever understand how much and I know deep down I'll never love again, in life we all have that one and you were my one.' Fitness model and actor Daniel 'Dano' Doyle, was jailed in February after being caught with 446 MDMA tablets in November 2014. Officers alerted paramedics and he was stabilised at Dublin's Mountjoy Prison before being rushed to the Mater Hospital on June 15.
Hollywood star Katherine Heigl is forced to apologise after posing for bizarre selfies while visiting her brother's grave
Katherine Heigl has apologized for a series of 'disrespectful' photos taken in a graveyard. The actress took the images on Sunday as she visited the grave of her brother, who was just 16 when he died in a car accident in 1986. After stopping by the tomb of her late brother, the 39-year-old posed for a series of¬† silly snaps in the cemetery with husband¬†Josh Kelley, 38.
Long Lost Family viewers left 'blubbing' as woman is reunited the adoptive mother who took her baby in when she was a penniless teenager - for the first time in FIFTY years
In ITV's Long Lost Family, Kate Mitchell (right) revealed how she was just 17 years old, and penniless in her native Adelaide, Australia when she gave her baby up for adoption to British couple Betty (left) and John Winchester. Kate and Betty reunited for the first time in 50 years tonight in a scene that left viewers 'sobbing' (pictured)
Six 'Dominican gang members' arrested in New Jersey 'for beating and stabbing 15-year-old Bronx teen to death outside a bodega in a case of mistaken identity' - bringing the total number to seven
Six more men have been arrested in connection to a Bronx teen's murder. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was beaten and stabbed to death outside a bodega last week. On Monday, New York City officials announced that 19-year-old Kevin Alvarez (left) had been booked on charges of murder, manslaughter and gang assault. Shortly after, New Jersey officials said they had nabbed six more men. Those men are Jose Muniz, 21 (top right); Jose Taverez, 21 (bottom right); Manuel Rivera, 18 (bottom center); Danel Fernandez, 21 (top left); Joniki Martinez, 24 (bottom left); and Santiago Rodriguez, 24 (top center). A eighth person was picked up in the Dominican Republic but is cooperating with authorities and has not been charged yet. The six men arrested in New Jersey were caught at a hangout spot popular with the Dominican gang believed to be behind the attack. Police say the victim was killed as the result of a case of mistaken identity involving a sex tape.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, 78, leads sombre mourners at the funeral of her cousin Princess Elisabeth in Copenhagen
Queen Margrethe of Denmark, 78 (top right image, far left), led mourners paying their respects to her cousin Princess Elisabeth (inset) in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen after the royal passed away peacefully at the age of 83 last week. Dressed in a smart black dress, Margrethe joined her sisters Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (top right) at the family funeral.
Circus audience is attacked by an OSTRICH as it runs out of the ring and leaps into the crowd during performance in Russia¬†
Shocking footage captured in Kazan, Russia, shows an ostrich leaping over barrier during a circus performance. The ostrich then attacked the startled spectators - hitting them with its feet. The crowd can be heard screaming as the panicked bird falls over as it tries to escape.Two young children and a man holding a child can be seen running towards the exit. After attempting to calm the audience, the handler leaves the ring before guiding the ostrich back into it.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Heather Locklear hides her face as she leaves jail in her pyjamas and flip-flops after spending the night in a cell, with her lawyer posting $20K bail following her SECOND attack on a cop this year
Heather Locklear has once again found herself in trouble with the law, just days after she was released from an involuntary psychiatric hold. Police arrested Locklear on Sunday night after the 56-year-old actress allegedly attacked an officer and an EMT. She previously had an altercation with law enforcement in February which also led to an arrest. A member of the Ventura Ciunty Sheriff's Office tells DailyMail.com that deputies were twice called to Locklear‚Äôs residence on Sunday, first around 6pm and then again at 11pm. Those were both were dispatched as 'disturbance' calls at the time. Deputies determined no crime had occurred after responding to the first call and left the scene. It was when responding to the second call that deputies made contact with Locklear, who allegedly attacked an officer when he tried to separate her from other parties at the residence.
Geniuses walk among us! Hilarious snaps reveal people's VERY unorthodox inventions - including one who turned their balcony into a swimming pool
Bored Panda has shared a selection of snaps from around the world of people whose clever inventions are way ahead of their time. Clockwise from top left: a selfie stick replaces the need for camera operators, how to use your phone at the barbers, a man shaves his hair at home using monitors for a 360 degree view, a plunger device that protects you if you nod off on the train, and a boy turns bananas into a stand for his phone.
Cliff-top beach chalet goes up for sale for ¬£850,000 following incredible transformation by owners who bought it for just ¬£125,000 five years ago
Katherine and Adam Wooler bought an abandoned hut on the Cornish coast for ¬£125,000 and made a shed load renting it out. They are now putting it on the market for ¬£850,000. The savvy couple realised the potential in the unloved 'shed' and quickly snapped it up five years ago. The diminutive Cornwall chalet, which only sleeps two people and cannot be used as a permanent home, is the same price as a large four or five-bedroom house elsewhere in the county. The cabin, called Seaglass, is on top of a 300ft cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay. Its stunning location and the fact it can command up to ¬£3,595 a week as a luxury holiday let make it worthy of the seemingly steep price tag, according to the agents selling it.
Forget about the Socceroos, meet the soccer-roo! Hilarious moment kangaroo runs onto pitch - before casually lounging in front of the goals while both teams wait patiently on the sidelines
A relaxed kangaroo (pictured) invaded a Canberra women's premier league match on Sunday afternoon. Belconnen United and Canberra FC players shockingly found the most unusual 'goalie' before the roo dashed across the length of the field (inset), leaving the players absolutely astonished.
Social media snaps reveal the nostalgic treats that EVERY Nineties kid had in their lunchbox - so how many did YOU enjoy at break time?
Throwback photos reveal the very sugary snacks children used to eat at lunch in the Nineties, from Fruit Winders (top left) and Penguin bars (bottom right) to juice drinks such as Um Bongo (bottom centre) and Capri-Sun (bottom left). Cheese strings were always a favourite (top centre) as were Pringles in a dedicated holder (top right).
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A real-life Love Story! Man surprises his girlfriend with a VERY romantic proposal as their idol Taylor Swift serenades them during her London concert
James Thompson, 23, from Epsom, Surrey, diverted attention away from Taylor Swift's performance as he proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Alina Barrett, 22, (pictured together, and at during the proposal) during the star's Wembley stadium tour. He revealed he had been planning to ask Alina to marry him for months - and a video of their special moment has been viewed more than 60,000 times on Twitter.
Having a whale of a time! Lucky photographer catches the incredible moment a 20-tonne humpback leaps out of the water near Sydney¬†
A mammoth 20 tonne humpback whale has been caught in action projecting itself out of the water in a breathtaking display off the coast of Sydney. The gigantic mammal was snapped in the midst of a perfect vertical breach near the Sydney Heads entryway to the harbour¬†on Sunday. The incredible moment was captured by wildlife photographer,¬†John Goodridge, who was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time with his camera.