HENRY DEEDES: Theresa May (pictured) tried her best to hold it together. But in the end it was all too much. Officially, the Prime Minister resigned yesterday morning at 10.05am. But those watching her announcement will have realised that it was actually an eviction that had been set in motion many weeks ago. To many on her own side, she had already long outstayed her welcome. For Theresa May, it was never meant to turn out this way. In her mind, she wanted to be the person who would unite her party, free Britain from the shackles of Brussels and lead us all into a sparkling future.
'Dirty rich girl': Student, 23, is called a liar on social media after reporting gang-rape by two men at St Andrews charity fashion show that Kate Middleton took part in 16 years ago
A 23-year-old student has claimed she was 'gang-raped' by at least two men after they forced her into a portaloo and had sex with her at the same St Andrews charity fashion show where Kate Middleton caught Prince William's eye 16 years earlier (Top). The young woman, who also alleges two other men assaulted her, said she was too drunk to consent at the time. The Don't Walk Fashion Show happens every year at the University (Bottom). Her alleged attackers were men contracted in to work at the show, which is not run by the university. The complainant, who called police the day after the attack, said she now regrets coming forward following a vitriolic backlash on social media.
The Spice Girls girls hit the wrong note: Furious fans complain the sound is so bad they can't HEAR the band and some even WALK OUT after paying £146 for tickets to the first date of their reunion tour
The Spice Girls have kicked off their long-awaited reunion tour, as the iconic band took to the stage for their first performance in Dublin on Friday. Emma Bunton, 43, Geri Horner, 46, Mel Brown, 43, and Mel C, 45, delighted the crowd of around 58,000 fans with a medley of their greatest hits, and Ginger Spice even paid homage to her iconic Union Jack dress with a red and blue Renaissance-style gown. While many fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about attending the concert, others were quick to share their disappointment, as sound problems inside the stadium meant they were unable to hear the show.
Meghan's mission to be Made In Chelsea: Thought hooking Harry was a happy coincidence? Her PR advisers and friends reveal it all began with plans to bag a Brit... and to star in a posh TV reality show
Not long before she was introduced to her Prince, you could find her cosying up to a male model on the red carpet, flirting on social media with a former X Factor winner and deliberating whether to go on a date with footballer Ashley Cole (top right). Of course, hanging out with D-listers was never really going to be the right fit for ambitious and sophisticated Meghan Markle. But her determination to climb the celebrity ladder - and to jettison anyone who did not fit into the parameters of her new persona - provides a fascinating insight into Meghan's mindset. Pictured: Model Oliver Cheshire and Meghan on the red carpet in 2013 (left); Meghan riding bikes with her once close friend Millie Mackintosh; Meghan being interviewed by Lizzie Cundy in 2013, the presenter says the Duchess 'ghosted' her; Meghan complimented x Factor winner Matt Cardle (bottom right).
And they're off! From Brexiteers to Remainers, who'll be the first past the post to become the next Prime Minister if Boris blows it
Who's in the lead? Here the Daily Mail analyses the race for Number 10 from Brexiteers (left) to Remainers (right). Boris Johnson is in the lead with odds 5/4, but he will need to secure sufficient support from Tory MPs to make it to the final round. Coming up behind him is Dominic Raab with 6/1 odds, followed by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Languishing at the bottom of the pile are Sir Graham Brady and No Deal obsessive Steve Baker, both with odds 100/1.
Boris's No Deal threat: Tory favourite says it's time to put Brexit to bed and we WILL have left by October 31, as he launches his bid to replace Theresa May as PM
Setting out his pitch to be leader just hours after Theresa May announced her departure (pictured), the UK's former foreign secretary said it was time to 'put Brexit to bed'. Mr Johnson is the early favourite to take over, but he faces a mounting 'Stop Boris' campaign from MPs who oppose him. At an economic conference in Switzerland, he yesterday ruled out any further delays beyond the end of October, when the latest extension is due to expire. He said: 'We will leave the EU on October 31, deal or no deal.' But Mr Johnson risks creating a hostage to fortune because he could be forced to call a general election to deliver on his promise. Dominic Grieve yesterday threatened that he and other Tory MPs could help sink a Johnson-led government that pursued No Deal.
JAN MOIR: At first, she was valiant. Then her voice faltered like a plucked heartstring. Did Mrs May show weakness? No, sometimes big girls DO cry
No, no, please don't cry. Not now. Anything but that. For most of her resignation speech outside Downing Street, Theresa May managed to keep it together. Her diction was crisp, her delivery was brisk, her manner was forthright, almost valiant. She was all business, as usual. For three winters and four summers, for over a thousand days in office, her troubled premiership has been marked by an absence of emotion that had something of the polar freeze about it. And then when the thaw finally came, it was terrible to behold.
DOMINIC SANDBROOK: Friendless. Tortured. And with her agonising end, Mrs May's political tragedy was like no other
DOMINIC SANDBROOK: The story of almost every modern premiership can be told as a two- act tragedy. Act One. A car sweeps into Downing Street and out climbs the hero of the hour. Wreathed in smiles, a picture of confidence and vigour, the new master (or mistress) of British politics walks to the microphone, delivers a few inspirational soundbites and steps inside the famous black door. Act Two. The door opens, and our hero re-emerges. But now the face is pale and haggard, the eyes puffy, the voice weary and disappointed. The long struggle for survival is over. The torture chamber has claimed its latest victim.
Yoga instructor, Amanda Eller (left, on Friday with rescue crews), 35, has been found alive, Hawaii officials said Friday. Eller went missing on May 8 while hiking in the Makawao Forest Reserve trail in Maui. On Friday evening, helicopter search crews found Eller lying in a stream bed. The rescuers spotted Eller from the helicopter around 5pm local time. Officials said she was not injured but she did have a bit of sunburn. 'We found her in a stream bed, she was waving up at us while we were in the helicopter, and we got her out nice and safe,' Chris Berquist said.
The illegitimate son of an aristocrat raised in gypsy caravans who underwent a nailbiting DNA battle in search of his true parentage reveals the astounding moment he found out he was to the £50MILLION manor born
Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31 (pictured right with his partner Katie and their son Joshua), discovered he was the illegitimate son of late aristocrat Charles Rogers. Last August he discovered he was the heir to a £50million Penrose manor in Cornwall (centre inset). His late father, Charles Rogers (bottom right) was the last in line of an illustrious family, who have lived in the grade II-listed home since 1771. His mother Julie Adlard (top right) was 18 when she met Charles Rogers, 31, at the common in Porthleven. Although hailing from different worlds, they struck up a rapport and started a relationship.
Posh, you were not missed! Desperation, some critics might say, but not me - for I was caught up in the moment. JAN MOIR reviews The Spice Girl's reunion tour debut in Dublin
JAN MOIR: Is it time to address the invisible Posh-shaped elephant in the room? For the Spice Girls are back together but not quite. Four of them were giving it their all onstage last night, but Posh Spice was missing. Victoria Beckham declined to take part in the tour because do you know what? She wants a reunion like she wants a new bunion. It is a shame, because darling Posh just does not know what she is missing. The Spices have tried reunion tours before, but this time they seem to have crested the nostalgia wave at its peak. If Croke Park is anything to go by, the affection and love that this pop group still command is something to marvel at and cherish.
The bed-hopping bride of Blenheim: She's always been portrayed as the wronged chatelaine of one of Britain's grandest houses - but now a sensational letter has exposed the affairs that tortured her husband
A never-before published letter details how Consuelo (left) told the Duke (bottom right with a friend and Consuelo), just a few years into their marriage, that she was deeply in love with New York socialite Winthrop Rutherford (inset). The letter overturns the shockingly dishonest account of the marriage that Consuelo gave in her memoir, The Glitter And The Gold. The Duke, for his part, was also in love with someone else, but married Consuelo, with the approval of his family, because they were on their uppers and the vast income the marriage guaranteed meant that Blenheim (top right) would be saved for future generations. The union was a disaster and the couple, who had two sons, separated after 11 years.
Two boys aged 13 and 14 die after 'poison incident' at home while four children including seven-month-old baby are in hospital as police arrest man, 37, and woman, 34, for murder
Two boys aged 13 and 14 have died after a 'police incident' at a house in Sheffield this morning while police have arrested a 37-year-old man and 34-year-old woman on suspicion of murder. Four other children remain in hospital including a seven-month-old baby. An air ambulance landed at a nearby school which has been cordoned off by officers. Worried residents gathered in nearby roads as police and forensics teams swarmed the scene (pictured). Witnesses also said they saw 'two children being taken out of a home in bandages' and being put into a road ambulance and claimed the pair had been poisoned.
Amir Khan puts his arm around glamorous wife Faryal after his parents revealed the boxer hasn't spoken to them in SIX MONTHS and branded her 'controlling'
Following the tell-all interview with MailOnline, the I'm A Celebrity star was spotted attending a fundraising event with his wife glamorous wife Faryal Makhdoom. The couple put on a loved-up display at the annual Iftar at The Savoy fundraiser hosted by One Family, in partnership with Hemraj Goyal Foundation and Eighteen Pakistan.
Shocking moment a vigilante chases down two thieves and beats them with a pipe on a busy London street before they speed off in a getaway car
Shocking footage shows a shirted man chasing after a hooded thug outside Aldgate East Station, Whitechapel High st where he screams at the thug and hits him repeatedly with a pipe-like object before the thug escapes in a silver BMW car. Along with three others, the shirted man gives chases to the car down the high street.
Smiling prisoner gets a hug and a high-five as he is met by his entourage after being released from jail... before hopping into a ROLLS-ROYCE Phantom
The supposed ex-prisoner, who walked free in a grey tracksuit ensemble and clutching a clear bag of his possessions, grinned from ear to ear as his mates slapped him on the back and embraced him (left). High-fives were exchanged (bottom right) before the unknown man posed in front of a camera-phone outside Standford Hill Prison on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent before hopping into the backseat of the exclusive Rolls Royce (top right). To the backdrop of the jail Category D prison, they all laughed and took pictures with the former inmate under blue skies this afternoon.
My Countdown to a baby! Rachel Riley announces she's pregnant with her first child with Strictly partner Pasha Kovalev
Rachel Riley has announced that she's pregnant and expecting her first child with partner Pasha Kovalev in December. The Countdown star, 33, who is roughly two to three months gone, took to Instagram to reveal the news as she used the Channel 4 setting as a fun backdrop. Posing in front of a board of letters, which spelt out 'r tiny mate', which is an anagram for 'maternity', she placed her hands on her blossoming baby bump.
One UK fast food chain only gives you 12 chips while another dishes out 152: As the Government tries to shrink portion sizes we prove who really is the Lord of the Fries
Who really serves the best fries? The Daily Mail's Etan Smallman headed out onto the high street to try chips from 10 different restaurants to find out which gives you the most chips. McDonald's (top left) serves a reasonable 48 chips per medium fries portion, one more than KFC (top right) which served 47. Leon (Bottom left) served the least fries in its portion with a paltry 12 while Burger Kind (Top centre) served 61, local shop London Best Kebab (Bottom right) served 92 and Byron chips (Centre bottom) served the most at 98.
Make Kate's Eden: Kate's Chelsea Flower Show children's garden looked impossibly perfect - but it CAN be built in one Bank Holiday weekend... for almost £1,000
Antonia Hoyle and her two children, from Belmesthorpe, Stamford, attempted to recreate the Duchess of Cambridge's Cheslea Flower Show children's gardens. Her son Felix and daughter Rosie even dressed up as Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the trial. The several gardens include a £60 den (left), a £325 rope swing, a £459 treehouse (right) and a £124 pond decking. Unveiling her work at the Chelsea Flower Show this week, Kate, 37, said: 'I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental well-being, particularly for young children.'
Moment hatchet-wielding robber drops to his knees and apologises before fleeing after cashier at US store calmly pulls out a handgun
Police released surveillance footage on Friday of the April 28 attempted robbery that took place around 1am at an Oak Grove Plaid Pantry in Portland, Oregon. The video shows a mask-wearing robber pacing on the sidewalk outside of the store before entering and approaching the counter. He pulls a hatchet out of his pocket as he confronts the cashier on duty. Seconds later, the clerk calmly pulls a handgun and aims it at the robber.
Shocking moment a VERY feisty 11-year-old girl PUNCHES a robber who tries to steal her mother's scooter and sends him running for his life in Argentina
A young girl attacked a man and sent him running scared as he tried to steal her mother's scooter in Argentina. Surveillance camera captured the heroic moment the 11-year-old girl sprung into action in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Zárate at 9.30pm on Wednesday. The child is shown on the footage standing atop the building entrance steps when a man came running from across the street and forcefully attempted to push the girl's mother off the moped.
Marvel at these costumes! Thousands of cosplay fans dressed as iconic characters such as Spider-Man and Batman descend on London for Comic Con
Another year, another chance to unleash your inner super-hero or villain as the Comic Con comes to town once again drawing thousands. Held at the London ExCel centre in Canning Town east London the event offers cosplayers, movie buffs, comic fans, families, gamers, collectors and anime enthusiasts the chance to meet with movie cast members, authors and directors. Pictured: Loki and Thor put their differences aside and attend the convention together (left); Edward and Edwina Scissor hands attend (inset top); Donald Trump, the only non-fictional character to debut (inset bottom); A Spider man comically dressed in an Uncle Ben's rice packet (right).
That's fresh thinking! Revolutionary new edible food coating made from seeds and fruit pulp will stop bananas going mouldy and veg shrivelling up
Fruit and vegetables will stay fresh for up to three times longer thanks to a new 'natural and edible' coating hailed as a breakthrough against food waste. It is made from plant-derived materials found in seeds and fruit pulp and forms a natural oxygen barrier preventing everything from bananas to avocados from decaying so quickly. The coating also means fresh produce can be sold by supermarkets without the need for plastic, which could remove millions of tonnes of waste packaging.
They're more squawkies than walkies... but with sales soaring JENNI MURRAY finds out if any of us could really love a robodog
Jenni Murray finds out if robodogs can be loved like real dogs. She purchased an electronic dog named Chip (left) for £200 from Hong Kong based company WowWee. Made using the latest technology, they are being hailed as the perfect 'pets' for older people unable to cope with a real animal after a study by the University of Exeter found that in some homes for the elderly, residents found robot companions life-enhancing. Jenni, who owns three chihuahuas (pictured right), writes: 'A real dog knows if you're happy or sad and tries to fit your mood'.
A Princess Diana moment! Melania battles the wind ahead of her flight to Japan, as she pays tribute to American culture in a $3,900 Calvin Klein dress featuring postcards of the West
Melania, 49, and her husband, President Donald Trump, 72, will be spending Memorial Day weekend in Tokyo during their four-day state visit that's tied to the enthronement of the new Japanese emperor. Melania donned a white Calvin Klein button-down shirt dress featuring postcards of images from the American West for her flight. The former model had a bit of a Princess Diana moment on the South Lawn of the White House when the breeze hit her dress and caused it to cling to her legs. It was reminiscent of the famous backlit photo of the late royal wearing a see-through skirt, which was taken when she was Prince Charles's girlfriend in 1980 (inset). The president and first lady traveled to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Marine One before boarding Air Force One for their flight to Japan. They are the first state guests of Emperor Naruhito, who ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, following his father's early abdication.
One of Apple's earliest computers with tiny 4KB memory that cost the equivalent of £3,600 when it launched in 1976 sells at auction for £371,000
The Apple 1 model (main), which is extraordinarily still functioning to this day, was bought at an auction house in London yesterday. When it first hit US shelves more than forty years ago it cost $666.66 (£525) - equivalent to £3,500 in today's money. The model, widely regarded as the first personal computer, has a minuscule 4KB memory and a 1MHz processor (inset). Designed by inventors Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it was billed as an 'extremely powerful system for anything from developing programs to playing games.'
Extra time! Group of middle-aged friends recreate their primary school football team photo 40 years later
Former team captain Kevin Bennett was looking through an old photo album when he stumbled across an image, taken in 1979 (top), showing the team in their old blue kit at Excalibur Primary School, in Alsager, Cheshire. He then took it to a friend's surprise 50th birthday party and he and three friends decided to track down the rest of the team using Facebook. Kevin spent four months contacting his old teammates, including some who lived abroad, before organising a reunion.Last week, the team all posed in their kit at Excalibur Primary School to celebrate Kevin turning 50 (bottom).
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Two WWI heroes made the first transatlantic flight fuelled only by sandwiches, a flask of coffee and raw courage to win £10,000 Daily Mail prize. So why 100 years on is Britain doing nothing to remember these magnificent men?
ROBERT HARDMAN: Next month is the hundredth anniversary of John Alcock's (inset, left) and Arthur Whitten Brown's (inset, right) first successful transatlantic flight aboard the Vickers Vimy (pictured) from Newfoundland to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway Ireland. So how is Britain honouring this great landmark? Astonishingly (some might say predictably), next month's centenary will go virtually unnoticed. The Science Museum, which owns the original record-breaking aircraft, is doing nothing. Ireland, however, is putting Britain to shame. A week-long festival is planned in Clifden, the delightful Connemara town near their marshy landing spot. Pictured bottom right: Alcock and Whitten Brown are handed a £10,000 cheque, sponsored by the Daily Mail, by Winston Churchill for completing their journey.
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Not so cunning! Adorable fox is rescued by the RSPCA after getting its head stuck in bin lid outside a school
The fox had to be sawed out of the bin lid after it was found on the grounds of Saracens High School in North West London. A hacksaw blade was used by animal collection Officer Mariam Adwan after trying to gently ease him out did not work. She said: 'This juvenile fox had got himself into a real pickle. He was really scared, poor thing. 'Somehow he'd managed to put his head through the hole in the lid of the bin, but then couldn't get out. 'I managed to calm him down and checked whether I could gently ease him out, but his cheeks seemed to be the sticking point. 'This wasn't going to be an easy rescue and I had to to find a solution fast.' Teachers at the school found the fox after its head became trapped on May 17.
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A bomb squad had to be called in after engineers made the shocking discovery during routine improvement works in South-West Scotland resulting in a shed exploding into a ball of flames with a a plume of black and white smoke streaming out from either side.
Bali's Mount Agung erupts and spews lava as volcanic ash spreads across the sky forcing all flights in and out of the island to be cancelled
Mount Agung volcano (main), in Bali, erupted on Friday, spreading ash across the Indonesian island. Flights in and out of Bali airport have been cancelled. The eruption lasted four minutes and 30 seconds, lava was seen spurting out of the crater and down the slope for three kilometres. Volcanic ash rained (inset) and affected villages in the nearby regions of Karangasem and Bangli but No immediate evacuation was called as the villages are well within the safe zone.