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Will Theresa May resign on Friday? Besieged PM is ordered to showdown with Tory backbench

The beleaguered Prime Minister has arranged to meet backbench kingmaker Sir Graham Brady on Friday as ministers lined up to demand she drop her promise of a Commons vote on a second Brexit referendum. The Prime Minister's job is hanging by a thread after Cabinet members including Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom, and David Mundell laid down a blunt ultimatum. Rumours had swept Westminster that there could even be a dramatic announcement tonight if Mrs May cannot defuse the angry backlash - although No10 dismissed the idea. Sir Graham tonight told the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs that she had been given two more days with European election - in which the Tories are expected to receive a hiding - taking place tomorrow. The so-called 'Pizza Club' of Eurosceptic ministers met earlier to consider their next move as the Tory infighting escalated. Eurosceptics Andrea Leadsom, Liz Truss and Liam Fox snubbed Mrs May and chose not to sit next to her on the front bench of the Commons during Prime Minister's Questions. MailOnline can reveal they were instead meeting to discuss the devastating fallout from the PM's speech where she promised MPs a vote on a second referendum. Their summit is a major snub to Mrs May, whose closest allies are even calling on her to pull the proposed Brexit vote in early June and resign. The PM faced Parliament this afternoon as the Conservatives slumped to just seven per cent in a new European elections opinion poll - an astonishing 30 points behind Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.

Prince Harry's Afghanistan comrade will be kicked out of the Army after failing a drugs

Corporal Frankie O'Leary (left), who worked as Prince Harry's (centre) radio operator in Afghanistan back in 2007, will be kicked out of the Army after testing positive to cocaine The Mail can reveal. O'Leary, 32, was among four soldiers who tested positive to drug use, it is understood that Cpl O’Leary was not in the barracks at the time he took the class-A drug. A friend of Cpl O’Leary told the Mail: ‘He knows he has made a huge mistake and it has cost him the job he loved. ‘He just feels he has let down his family, friends and the regiment.’

Businessman sues letting agent after breaking back while climbing security gate at flat

Carlos Reguero Perez, 49 (pictured), had been returning home to his £1million flat in Hampstead, north London at around 10.30pm on February 4, 2015 when he discovered the newly installed gates (right). Keen to put his feet up and eat dinner, but without a fob or access code to open the electronically-controlled gates, he tried to clamber over but fell heavily and suffered serious injuries. As well as two spinal fractures, Mr Perez says he suffered a brain injury which has caused his eyes to become hyper-sensitive, so he is now forced to wear shades to cope with bright light. He is demanding six-figure compensation from Savills (UK) Ltd, who acted as managing agents for the landlord of his flat.


An article on 17 January wrongly stated that Dr Daud Abdullah had told the BBC that he was 'prepared to blow himself up in a suicide attack' in support of the Palestinian cause.

Does William have a sweet French nickname for Charlotte? Royal fans are convinced the prince calls her 'mignonette' in a video of the family playing in Kate's nature garden 

The Cambridges have released videos of themselves playing as a family in Kate's Chelsea Flower Show garden - and in one, Prince William appears to call Princess Charlotte 'mignonette' (pictured). The term is a diminutive form of the French 'mignon', meaning 'cute'. While many fans took to social media to swear they heard the affectionate nickname being used (inset), others think he was simply asking his daughter if she'd been on the rope swing.

Man who had all four limbs amputated calls for...

Tom Ray (pictured without his prosthetics right, and left with his wife Nic and inset on their wedding day in 1998) was fit and healthy and living in Rutland in the East Midlands before he contracted sepsis at the age of 38 in 1999. He spent three months in a coma during which time his wife Nic gave birth to their second child Fred, a brother for Grace. Due to his illness, the family lost their business and had to sell their home. Mr Ray's sepsis – caused by a cut to his gum during a trip to the dentist, combined with a chest infection – came on rapidly and led to vomiting and a high temperature. He fell into a coma and when he awoke he could not recognise his wife.

Complete with a clay tile roof, floral wallpaper and even an (imitation) Aga, this £30,000 playhouse is at least a way to keep the children happy.

Daniel Heard, 40, was confronted by a senior manager in the Lincoln High Street store where he regularly buys food and drink from the reduced price section for the rough sleepers outside.

The investigation by BBC Panorama also revealed one patient at the NHS-funded hospital Whorlton Hall in County Durham being told by her care worker that her family were 'f***ing poison'.

How spending £70,000 on a swanky home re-vamp added £265,000

Julian Prieto reveals how changing the blueprint of his ground floor flat in Fulham, South West London, added another bedroom - and more than £250,000 in value. The house designer saw the ground floor flat of the Victorian terrace property as an investment opportunity when he snapped it up for £515,000 two years ago. (Pictured: 102 Harwood Road Fulham before and after his transformation)

This is the incredible moment two badgers take food from a woman right outside her open porch door. They even stick their noses into the house in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Jane Park, 23, from Niddrie, Edinburgh, was just 17 when she scooped £1million after getting lucky with her first-ever lottery ticket in 2013 and she is now selling topless photos of herself online.

William Kydd, 54, had befriended frail 73-year-old Carole Harrison, from Teddington, London and may have begun a relationship with her just weeks before her death, jurors heard.

Vengeful ex-husband who blew up his marital home jailed for five years and four months 

Ian Clowes, 68, from Poole, Dorset, was due to be evicted on the day he triggered an 'almighty explosion' and almost killed both him and ex-wife Elaine Clowes, 63, a Bournemouth court heard. She was found alive amid a pile rubble in her bedroom while Mr Clowes suffered serious burns that caused him to spend six weeks in a medically induced coma.

Adding to Tory woes tonight, Philip Hammond will warn Boris Johnson and other Brexiteer party leadership candidates that they have ‘no mandate’ for No Deal.

Peter Wright (pictured), the head of £30,000-a-year Caldicott School in Buckinghamshire, plied boys with whisky and trips in his sports car before molesting them.

Nancy Anderson, 20, from Wickford Essex was forced to spend the night in hospital after she paid for a butterfly tattoo on her left wrist at an unlicensed tattooist artist's in Southend.

Tommy Robinson's 'intimidating' gang 'tried to film female punter' before EDL founder was kicked out of pub on night out with Wayne Rooney's look-alike younger brother 

Tommy Robinson and his 'intimidating' gang of supporters were kicked out of a pub during a night out in Liverpool with Wayne Rooney's younger brother. The far-right activist was asked to leave the premises of the Slaughter House by its management after he and fellow revellers had partied there on Tuesday night. A female punter called Rachel Doherty said she argued with the EDL founder and his 'posse' for about an hour while one of his supporters filmed her without her consent. She criticised the pub for claiming Robinson was ejected 'immediately' and that staff did not know he was, claiming one bouncer actually 'supported Tommy's cause'. After leaving the Slaughter House, Robinson and Rooney's like-alike sibling Graham (pictured with the footballer, right) headed to another unnamed pub where they posted a video from the men's toilet (shown left).

Shocking footage shows a thief pick up a box of beers and walk out of a shop in Swansea, Wales. Owner Christopher Gnana said loses £80 a week to shoplifters and fears for his safety following threats.

Sgt Maj Haughton, the most senior non-officer across the British military, made the comments in a speech at the Royal United Service’s Institute (Rusi).

Paramedics performed CPR on the pupil in the grounds of Cherry Lane Primary School in West Drayton, London, this morning.

Company director, 31, who smacked golf ball but didn't shout 'FORE' avoids jail

Lee Heasman (left), 40, was playing with friends at the £1,025-a-year Tenterden Golf Club (centre) in Kent in October 2017 when a ball flew past them as they putted on the 14th hole. Angry about how no one had shouted the warning word before the ball was hit, he challenged property developer Adam Roffey (right), who was among the golfers behind. Accountancy consultant Mr Heasman, who has epilepsy, said company director Roffey quickly became violent as he put his hands around his neck and throttled him. Mr Heasman immediately walked off to the clubhouse and got his phone out to take photos of Roffey (this image, right), 31, so he could inform club bosses and police what happened. Folkestone Magistrates' Court heard how Roffey, of Ashford, then stormed over to Mr Heasman as he took photos and attacked him, causing him to fall over a golf trolley.

The UK High Street giant is to shut another 110 stores during its 'difficult turnaround' and added its underlying pre-tax profits were 9.9 down in the year to March.

Year six pupils at St Andrew's C of E Primary School in Nuthurst, Horsham, had been all set to sit their final exam in their SAT tests, when their teacher Sam Bacon (pictured) surprised them.

A disturbing video filmed in Chell in Stoke-on-Trent shows a girl, believed to be 13, surrounded by a group of men. She shouts at one of them before he strikes her with a glass bottle.

Gang of watch thieves grabbed one of world’s rarest timepieces

Mehdi Didda (pictured left and right), 33, and Mohamed Safri, 34, were allegedly part of a gang who targeted wealthy Londoners for their valuables including watches and bags, a court heard. They are accused of working with Didda's brother Sofiane, 43, to sell the goods from a lock-up in Bayswater, London, and the jury heard their haul included a £700,000 Richard Mille RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon watch (inset) which is just one of 30 ever made. All three deny the charges and are on trial at Southwark Crown Court.

Noye has served nearly 20 years for stabbing Stephen Cameron, 21, to death on an M25 slip road near Swanley, Kent, in 1996.He will walk free from Standford Hill open prison in the next few weeks.

British Steel has today collapsed after the Business Secretary said it would illegal to pump cash into the firm in what is thought to be a reference to EU rules on giving firms state assistance.

Andrew Whiddett, 70, of Portsmouth, who was once chief of security at the British embassy in Iraq and was awarded an MBE in 1988, had discussed visiting the Philippines to abuse underage girls.

Elon Musk hands sheep meme man the keys to Tesla's Twitter

Adam Koszary (left) has cashed in on the success of a tweet he posted while working for Reading's Museum of English Rural Life. Now he's becoming Tesla's Social Media Manager. The extraordinary career move is thought to be down to just one tweet, showing a muscular Exmoor ram with the caption 'Look at this absolute unit', which he posted on the feed of Reading's Museum of English Rural Life last year. The meme (right), which showed a photo taken on a Devon farm from the 1960s, went around the world, amassing more than 110,000 likes and attracting the attention of Tesla boss Elon Musk (top right).

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Saluki-type lurcher was found dumped on farmland near Bewdley, Worcestershire at around 5pm on April 5. It was rushed to a vet but later had to be put down.

Ms Flint, who represents Don Valley, urged the Commons to 'take stock' after the expected mauling for her party and the Tories in tomorrow's European elections.

Joseph Markovitch is pictured in various scenes around East London by local photographer Martin Usborne as he writes about humorous anecdotes from his life in

Schoolgirl threw herself to death in front of a train

A schoolgirl threw herself in front of a train on the day she was due to receive the grades for her GCSEs, an inquest has heard. Jasmine Bush (left and right) was a passionate photography student and had previously told her grandfather that she wanted to know her photography grades before she took her own life. The 16-year-old had been suffering with various mental health issues, including anxiety and had been on medication to help control the symptoms. The inquest in Surrey heard from the blonde-haired teenager's mother, Nicky Bush who courageously told the jury of the horrific moment when she realised her daughter had fled the house - before receiving a message on Facebook that someone had been found dead at a local train station.

Caroline Aherne's brother, Patrick Aherne (pictured) had just put his son to bed after spending up to seven hours drinking with friends at his home in Cheshire.

Copies of the letter were included in Stylist magazine and handed out by men dressed as old-fashioned bankers across London, sparking fury among customers.

The UK TV channel posted the embarrassing blunder on its Twitter profile on what would have been the former Supermarket Sweep host's 64th birthday.

Jamie Oliver's restaurant empire lost £29m in one year - £5m more than it made in a DECADE

EXCLUSIVE: Jamie's Italian lost more money in 2017 than it made in all its years in profit, MailOnline can reveal. The firm lost a net total of £15m in its lifetime to 2017, despite turning over in excess of three-quarters of a billion pounds. It emerged the chef (pictured left with wife Jools) could personally be pursued by banks and suppliers for millions of pounds following the collapse of his restaurant empire, after he announced yesterday his struggling eateries would close with around 1,300 workers set to lose their jobs across 22 restaurants. The firm was said to have debts in excess of £70m.

Andy Smart, 59, had been visiting The Plough pub in Bloomsbury, London with his sister Ros - who suffers from the neurological condition - when the incident reportedly took place.

Carl Beech denies perverting the course of justice, at Newcastle Crown Court. Beech was anonymised as 'Nick' when he alleged he had been sexually abused as a child by a VIP sex abuse ring.

Hollywood blockbuster 'Red Joan tells the life of Melita Norwood, the former KGB spy who betrayed Britain for four decades. Here, her biographer and ex-MI5 agents pick the film apart

The Queen visits a pop-up replica of an early Sainsbury's store

The Queen, 93, looked elegant in a mint green coat and matching hat as she visited a pop-up Sainsbury's store in central London this morning (left and right). The shop is designed to look just like the supermarket's first branch, which opened its doors on Drury Lane in 1869. When it first opened, the shop sold only butter, milk and eggs. The Queen's great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria was on the throne at the time.

Defiant grandfather, 80, hopes 'prat' road rage driver feels 'ashamed of himself'

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Eva, 80, who has ten great grandchildren, was chased and pushed over by a motorist after the pair had a verbal row in the street in Penge, South East London. The driver argued with Mr Eva, who was walking home with his wife Jackie from a barbecue for her birthday, as he crossed the road shortly before 8pm on April 21. The motorist then got out and followed Mr Eva down the street before attacking him. He was found unconscious by paramedics after hitting a wall as he fell over. Today, Mr Eva said: 'I just hope this guy feels totally ashamed of himself. It was unnecessary. But he may have knocked me down but he won't keep me down.'

Monmouth MP David TC Davies was trying to do an interview with the BBC when a woman with a microphone and loudspeaker approached the crew and began filming them.

The Good Morning Britain host lauded himself as a 'brilliant' contender for the top job, citing his 'special relationship' with President Donald Trump and leadership ability among his attributes.

Barry Phillips is facing accusations of boozy behaviour while working as a youth tutor at further education college ITEC Training Solutions in Cwmbran, south Wales (pictured).

Ariana Grande leads tributes to Manchester terror attack victims

Ariana Grande (inset) has led tributes to the victims of the Manchester terror attack today two years on from the atrocity in which 22 people were killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi. Grande, 25, posted a picture of a single worker bee (left) - the symbol of Manchester - on her Instagram story to pay her respects, while others across the country have followed suit. Victims died after Abedi detonated an explosive in the foyer of Manchester Arena after Grande's gig in May 2017. Staff at the arena also paid tribute to the victims today with an image of 22 bees (bottom right), one for every person killed, while Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham (top right) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (centre right) also paid their respects.

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: During the 1997 General Election, Rees-Mogg, then 27, famously took his nanny, Veronica Crook, canvassing in Scotland.

Colin Watson, 51, was caught with cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis in Newport last October, and police also found a stun gun and an extendable baton when they searched him.

When she stressed that it may have been used in a crime, she claimed officers said this was ‘irrelevant’. The nurse said she was left ‘flabbergasted’ having found the knife near a police station.

How Ian Huntley was rumbled by key errors which saw him face justice

Ian Huntley (left) made five key errors which saw him face justice over the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman (top), a new TV documentary has revealed. The 45-year-old school caretaker killed the ten-year-old girls at his home (centre) in Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002, in a case that shocked Britain. Now, a new Channel 5 programme has revealed the five mistakes Huntley made - which included asking a police officer how long DNA lasted for, switching off Jessica’s on the day she vanished at his house (top right), and getting new tyres put on his old Ford Fiesta (bottom right) after dumping their bodies in woodland. The documentary also sees police admit the haunting photograph they issued of the girls wearing matching Manchester United shirts was a mistake, because it prompted global public interest that put the investigation under huge pressure.

Police were called to a semi-detached home in Sherborne, following reports of a serious assault there yesterday evening.

The bizarre incident took place at around 1pm on Tuesday at a Tesco supermarket in Hockley, north Birmingham leaving shoppers gob-smacked. Staff made a shopping trolley cordon for the van.

Shocking footage shows the moment a callous thief rifles through a pensioner's handbag and steals her purse as she shops alone in Morrisons in Corby, Northants.

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Kayakers rescue injured seal and cut off deadly fishing line wound round its neck in the waters off Namibia

This is the heartwarming moment a baby seal is rescued by two kayakers when they cut a plastic string from around its neck. The bleeding youngster that had already lost an eye, possibly pecked out by a seagull, was slowly being strangled in the water when it was hauled into one of the kayaks. Shocking video caught on a GoPro in Walvis Bay, Namibia, shows a man cutting the string away before the animal is set free. It's a young cape fur seal, according to kayak instructor Schalk Louw who helped to rescue the distressed animal.

Obese Qantas passenger accuses the airline of 'belittling' and 'fat-shaming' him

A Qantas passenger claims he was fat shamed by airline staff, who said he was too large to sit in the exit row seat he had purchased and should have bought two seats.  Darren Beales told The Geelong Advocate he was asked to move from his pre-booked exit row seat in front of other passengers on Friday due to airline regulations, which dictate anyone requiring an extended seatbelt cannot sit in an exit row.  He claims when he questioned the flight attendant's orders, the woman responded brashly, telling him next time he should invest in a second seat. 

Abandoned bear cubs have been filmed play-fighting, gnawing their paws and tucking into bowls of porridge at a Russian bear sanctuary. The 16 cubs will be released into the wild.

The 32-year-old batsman copped the brunt of Andre Russell's delivery during Australia's seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Southampton, England's south coast, on Wednesday.

An 18-year-old man is behind bars after he was allegedly caught carrying materials for a bomb in his backpack near a busy shopping centre in western Sydney.

Homeland Security report says Trump administration has built just 20 miles of border wall

A report from U.S. Customs and Border Protection also shows it has a funding plan in place for 336 miles of walls, despite Trump's claim that he'll have 500 built by next year. Overall, just 110 miles of walls reflected in CBP's report consist of 'new' barriers where the U.S.-Mexico border has previously been open to vehicle and foot traffic. The rest are 'updated' wall sections – barriers that are being either repaired or replaced. When a 'Fox & Friends' host asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday how much of the wall is finished, she replied: 'There's over 100 miles. I think it's close to 115 miles.'