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Darth Vader star dead at 85: British actor David Prowse dies  

Darth Vader star dead at 85: British actor David Prowse dies  

Dave Prowse, a former bodybuilder, was best known for playing the iconic super-villain in the original three George Lucas movies. He has died at the age of 85 after a short illness.

Michelle Mone, 49, finally weds billionaire Doug Barrowman, 55, after postponing wedding three times

Michelle Mone, 49, finally weds billionaire Doug Barrowman, 55, after postponing wedding three times

The entrepreneur, 49, tied the knot with Doug, 55, at their Isle of Man mansion on Saturday, with the star unveiling her breathtakingly elegant gown on Instagram.

Temur Akhmedov is owed £453m by her ex-husband but has received only £5m and a rusty helicopter

Temur Akhmedov is owed £453m by her ex-husband but has received only £5m and a rusty helicopter

Temur Akhmedov, 27, faces a deeply painful showdown with his mother, Tatiana Akhmedova, 52, at the Royal Courts of Justice.

HEALTH NOTES: Student creates fruity jelly sweets that help dementia patients beat dehydration

HEALTH NOTES: Student creates fruity jelly sweets that help dementia patients beat dehydration

The tasty fruity drops were invented by British student Lewis Hornby after his grandmother Pat was rushed to hospital suffering with severe dehydration.

California man, 19, is arrested after being caught on camera sticking swastika stickers around town

California man, 19, is arrested after being caught on camera sticking swastika stickers around town

The male suspect was captured on smartphone footage putting the racist symbols around downtown Fairfax, Marin County, Tuesday.

Boris Johnson makes an impassioned and colourful plea to Britons

Boris Johnson makes an impassioned and colourful plea to Britons

The PM has attempted to head off a revolt by up to 100 Tory MPs this week by offering a second vote on the tough localised curbs in January, and a 'sunset clause' so they automatically expire.

Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi Mabuse RETURNS to the judging panel after two week isolation hiatus

Strictly Come Dancing: Motsi Mabuse RETURNS to the judging panel after two week isolation hiatus

The professional dancer, 39, made a triumphant return to the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel on Saturday night, following her two week hiatus.

Which online workout is best for you?

Which online workout is best for you?

EVE SIMMONS: It's 7am on a Tuesday and I'm in the kitchen. Nineties fitness guru Mr Motivator is bellowing 'WORK IT!' at me, while I swing tins of baked beans above my head.

The naughty night Wills & Kate kissed and made up

The naughty night Wills & Kate kissed and made up

Prince William and Kate Middleton split up briefly in April 2007, but instead of retreating into the shadows, Kate remained in the public's eye with high profile trips to Mahiki nightclub in London.

Ex-con who fought London Bridge terrorist reveals he's become friends with victim's father

Ex-con who fought London Bridge terrorist reveals he's become friends with victim's father

John Crilly, 49, was devastated when Jack Merritt - his mentor on a prisoner rehabilitation scheme - was stabbed to death by jihadist Usman Khan in the London attack a year ago today.

TfL is urged to rename Maryland station because of alleged links to the slave trade

TfL is urged to rename Maryland station because of alleged links to the slave trade

Newham councillors have called for Transport for London to review the name over alleged links to slavery during a discussion over electoral ward names in the borough.

Boris Johnson's tier system rests in the hands of Sir Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson's tier system rests in the hands of Sir Keir Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer and his team will meet the Government's Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer before deciding whether the Labour Party will support the three tier plan.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden demands Netflix make it clear The Crown is 'fiction'

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden demands Netflix make it clear The Crown is 'fiction'

The minister added his voice to mounting concern that fabricated scenes were so damaging to the Royal Family that viewers should be warned at the start of each episode it was not 'fact'.

How Prince Charles once joked with The Crown creator Peter Morgan when he was presented with a CBE 

How Prince Charles once joked with The Crown creator Peter Morgan when he was presented with a CBE 

Mr Morgan met Prince Charles four years ago when the scriptwriter was presented with a CBE for his services to drama after being named in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Sir Keir Starmer takes the lead as the PM fights Tory revolt

Sir Keir Starmer takes the lead as the PM fights Tory revolt

A Deltapoll survey puts Labour on 38 per cent, with Mr Johnson's Tories on 37 per cent - the first time the party has scored below 40 per cent in the company's polls since last year's General Election.

Why have Boris's tiers gone down like a dry cough on a busy train? Asks SARAH VINE 

Why have Boris's tiers gone down like a dry cough on a busy train? Asks SARAH VINE 

SARAH VINE: No doubt like many of you, I have spent the last few days trying to get my head around the Government's latest response to coronavirus.

The PM needs to show us evidence that sacrifices we are making are worth it, writes MP TOM TUGENDHAT

The PM needs to show us evidence that sacrifices we are making are worth it, writes MP TOM TUGENDHAT

MP TOM TUGENDHAT: The UK has known danger before. We know there are risks in life and that freedom demands sacrifice. We simply want to know that what's being asked is worth it.

Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022

Rapid economic recovery next year could allow Rishi Sunak to delay tax rises until 2022

Senior Treasury ministers are waiting until the UK is past the worst of the coroanvirus pandemic before looking at tax rises, The Telegraph reported.

'Too nice' I'm A Celebrity loses four million viewers since the new series began a fortnight ago

'Too nice' I'm A Celebrity loses four million viewers since the new series began a fortnight ago

Their flagship show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! has lost four million viewers since the new series began a fortnight ago.

A look inside Victoria Beckham's larder reveals a shelf full of posh spice

A look inside Victoria Beckham's larder reveals a shelf full of posh spice

She was the poshest of the Spices, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Victoria Beckham's well-stocked larder in Oxfordshire boasts an array of the finest condiments.

GCSE and A-level pupils will be told what is on their exam papers in advance

GCSE and A-level pupils will be told what is on their exam papers in advance

Some UK students could be given grades with asterisks next to them to indicate to higher education colleges that they should look kindly on certain applicants.

The shadowy Islamic State cell looking to free Western jihadi brides

The shadowy Islamic State cell looking to free Western jihadi brides

Reporters spent weeks communicating with a 'fixer' in Turkey before catching a 'courier' on camera in London picking up what he thought was a £4,500 donation to the terror group's cause.

Mairead Philpott is released from prison after serving less than half her 17-year sentence

Mairead Philpott is released from prison after serving less than half her 17-year sentence

Mairead Philpott, who killed her six children after burning down the family home in Derby in 2012, was 'delighted' at being given her earliest possible release date.

Government sources warn a No Deal Brexit is more likely than the public expects 

Government sources warn a No Deal Brexit is more likely than the public expects 

Face-to-face negotiations resumed yesterday after EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier arrived in London, a week after one of his team tested positive for coronavirus.

Drinkers enjoy a tipple in London's bustling Borough Market ahead of new Tier 2 lockdown rules

Drinkers enjoy a tipple in London's bustling Borough Market ahead of new Tier 2 lockdown rules

Hundreds of drinkers enjoyed a pint in London's busy Borough market ahead of next week's Tier 2 lockdown rules which will see pub-goers having to order a 'substantial meal' with their drink.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The Crown must stop dressing up dangerous fiction as the truth 

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: The Crown must stop dressing up dangerous fiction as the truth 

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: In an age when many know nothing of the past, a TV series such as Netflix's The Crown is in danger of becoming the official version of events.

Royal biographer HUGO VICKERS: Prince Philip deserves better

Royal biographer HUGO VICKERS: Prince Philip deserves better

From the outset, The Crown has set out to sensationalise and distort the story of the Royal Family.

Event dedicated to stopping violence against women is 'hijacked by trendy campaigns' 

Event dedicated to stopping violence against women is 'hijacked by trendy campaigns' 

Feminist groups say they were 'disappointed' by the scant public attention given to an official day for the 'elimination of violence against women' last Wednesday.

How you CAN have a Covid-safe Christmas

How you CAN have a Covid-safe Christmas

The festive period won't be lonely and miserable, after all, thanks to the Prime Minister's 'Christmas bubbles' - allowing three households to congregate between December 23 and 27.

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Revolt by MPs will help the cause of common sense 

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Revolt by MPs will help the cause of common sense 

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: We were promised an end to chopping and changing only a week ago. Yet the Government continues to swerve and switch its position.

DAN HODGES: It's time Tory MPs told Boris that stumbling from lockdown to lockdown isn't a strategy

DAN HODGES: It's time Tory MPs told Boris that stumbling from lockdown to lockdown isn't a strategy

DAN HODGES: Did you hear that in Tunbridge Wells? In Bishop Auckland? In Batley? If you're not out of Tier 3 in two weeks, it's your own fault. You just haven't seized your destiny.

Breastfeeding charity sparks outrage by allowing men who identify as female to attend meetings

Breastfeeding charity sparks outrage by allowing men who identify as female to attend meetings

The British branch of the La Leche League (LLLGB) is offering to provide breastfeeding support to transgender women, who were born male.

Michael Gove was told 500,000 could lose jobs if he got his wish to shut London in Cabinet meeting

Michael Gove was told 500,000 could lose jobs if he got his wish to shut London in Cabinet meeting

Mr Johnson 'looked askance', one source said, as Mr Gove called for London to be subject to tier 3 restrictions, despite the savage impact it would have on the capital's economy.

Former superintendent slams the Met's diversity drive to double its target for new BAME recruits 

Former superintendent slams the Met's diversity drive to double its target for new BAME recruits 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Scotland Yard to double its target for new BAME recruits from 19 per cent to 40 per cent by 2022 to better reflect the capital's population.

Now pull on those big-boy pants - and get that jab, writes ALEXANDRA SHULMAN 

Now pull on those big-boy pants - and get that jab, writes ALEXANDRA SHULMAN 

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN: A thoroughly unscientific multi-generational poll shows more than 50 per cent of those I asked about this would not take the vaccine. At least, not yet.

JON SOPEL: Donald Trump is cutting an increasingly isolated, solitary figure after election loss

JON SOPEL: Donald Trump is cutting an increasingly isolated, solitary figure after election loss

JON SOPEL:When Donald Trump flew to meet Kim Jung Un for their historic meeting in June, 2018, the one thing I'm told the president obsessed about was what it would all look like.

Why are GPs STILL refusing to see patients face-to-face?

Why are GPs STILL refusing to see patients face-to-face?

In March, British doctors had to adapt to new ways of working after the Government urged practices to increase the use of phone and video appointments.

Disease returns for cancer podcaster Deborah James

Disease returns for cancer podcaster Deborah James

Deborah James has inspired countless patients by sharing her experience of the disease on Radio 5 Live. However, after being told she was disease free in January, further tests showed it has returned.

Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley accused of playing games over loan to rescue Philip Green's Arcadia

Sports Direct chief Mike Ashley accused of playing games over loan to rescue Philip Green's Arcadia

Sir Philip's Arcadia Group, which is owned by his wife Tina, is expected to call in administrators tomorrow morning, putting the future of up to 500 shops and 13,000 jobs in jeopardy.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Wedding bells at last for model India Hicks

TALK OF THE TOWN: Wedding bells at last for model India Hicks

TALK OF THE TOWN: They've been together for nearly 25 years and have four children - and now former model India Hicks and partner David Flint Wood have at last decided to make it official.

Etonians revolt after teacher sacked for daring to question feminist dogma on 'toxic masculinity'

Etonians revolt after teacher sacked for daring to question feminist dogma on 'toxic masculinity'

Will Knowland, who taught English at the £42,500-a-year school in Berkshire for nine years, was dismissed over a lesson which questioned current radical feminist orthodoxy.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Jeremy Paxman makes a tidy £500,000 profit on his Notting Hill love nest

TALK OF THE TOWN: Jeremy Paxman makes a tidy £500,000 profit on his Notting Hill love nest

TALK OF THE TOWN: When Jeremy Paxman split up from the mother of his three children and later embarked on a relationship with Canadian Jillian Taylor, the couple lived at his Notting Hill flat.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Sarah Jessica Parker shows she's just as well-heeled as shoe fan Carrie Bradshaw

TALK OF THE TOWN: Sarah Jessica Parker shows she's just as well-heeled as shoe fan Carrie Bradshaw

TALK OF THE TOWN: In the iconic TV series Sex And The City, Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw was notorious for her love of Manolo Blahnik heels.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Fitness guru Joe Wicks sheds £4.4million on his dream home

TALK OF THE TOWN: Fitness guru Joe Wicks sheds £4.4million on his dream home

TALK OF THE TOWN: The fitness guru moved his family into a luxury five-bedroom property in August and has teased his millions of Instagram fans with a glimpse of the interior.

British ISIS jihadist at Syrian prison camp demands  return to the UK for 'rehabilitation'

British ISIS jihadist at Syrian prison camp demands return to the UK for 'rehabilitation'

Aseel Muthana left Wales for Syria in 2013, aged 17, following his brother Nasser and another friend in joining the jihadist group. Now, he is saying he should be allowed to return to the UK.

Shocked pastor wins an apology after nine police officers stormed his church

Shocked pastor wins an apology after nine police officers stormed his church

Daniel Mateola, 49, had to abandon his congregation in the 'sinister' incident at the Kingdom Faith Church in Milton Keynes last week.

Pictured: Crown star Emma Corrin's first stage kiss

Pictured: Crown star Emma Corrin's first stage kiss

The Crown star Emma Corrin, inset, made her first screen kiss starring in a Cambridge University production in 2016 of Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Tier system could be scrapped in NINE WEEKS: Boris Johnson promises Commons vote in the new year

Tier system could be scrapped in NINE WEEKS: Boris Johnson promises Commons vote in the new year

Boris Johnson has written to Conservative MPs offering them a second vote on England's tier system early next year as he seeks to head off a backbench rebellion in the Commons this week.

CHARLES WALKER MP: My outrage over anti-lockdown protest clampdown

CHARLES WALKER MP: My outrage over anti-lockdown protest clampdown

CHARLES WALKER MP: Since May, we have understood that Covid-19 poses the greatest risk to the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.

How Prince Wills popped the question to his future Queen

How Prince Wills popped the question to his future Queen

The couple reunited in 2007 having previously dated for four years, however the world had to wait until November 2010 for the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton were engaged.

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