A lack of hospital beds means the NHS is facing a “winter of woe”, senior doctors have warned, as new figures showed the health service is struggling with increasing demand. The NHS is losing more than 180,000 days of available beds a month, where patients are fit to leave hospital but face delays in being transferred, according to data released by NHS Digital. The warning that hospitals were poorly prepared for winter, from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), came on the same day that it emerged NHS England received 571 written complaints every day last year – the highest number on record.
Reality TV star Jeremy McConnell has been found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis after an attack she said made her fear for her life. McConnell was found guilty at Liverpool Magistrates' Court of assaulting Miss Davis at her home in Rainhill, Merseyside, on March 10. The pair, who began a relationship after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother, argued during the hearing at Liverpool Magistrates' Court as Miss Davis told how McConnell had "completely destroyed" her life.
Prince Harry wows Meghan Markle with an African safari and sunset to celebrate her 36th birthday
It may divide opinion but there are more and more reasons to love Marmite, apparently. Marmite contains magnesium, which scientists recently showed can help us sleep. A heaped teaspoon of Marmite gives you 10 per cent of your recommended daily allowance (RDI) of magnesium.
The woman who claims to be the secret daughter of surrealist master Salvador Dali has said she is “relieved” after winning the court battle to exhume his body for DNA tests. "I am very positive you know what I mean," Maria Pilar Abel told a press conference. The 61-year-old gained permission from Catalonia's High Court to obtain samples from the famed surrealist artist's body that will settle the question of her paternity last month.
Princess Charlotte steals show on Royal tour with curtsy and handshake as she receives posy of flowers
Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most widely respected actors of his generation and a three-time Oscar-winner, has announced his retirement from acting. The 60-year-old has performed in his last play and recently finished shooting his last film, Phantom Thread, a reunion with There Will Be Blood collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson that is due in cinemas this December. "Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor," his representative Leslee Dart said in a short statement.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte delight at Trooping the Colour parade to celebrate the Queen's birthday
Adam West, star of the 1960s television series Batman, has died at the age of 88. West remained a working actor until his death, doing recurring voice work for animated projects including Family Guy – in which he played himself – and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. Mr West made his film debut in 1959’s The Young Philadelphians alongside Paul Newman before finding universal recognition with his tongue-in-cheek portrayal of the Caped Crusader in Batman.
Scotland election results: Alex Salmond defeated and SNP suffer huge losses as Tory chances boosted north of the border
Swedish film The Square has won the prestigious Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival. The satirical film, directed by Ruben Ostlund, is about the director of a contemporary art museum who stages a new exhibition called "The Square" in a bid to attract publicity. The concept is that, inside the square, everyone is encouraged to behave responsibly.
Twitter has reacted to the news that Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC after her 'final solution' comments in the wake of the Manchester bombing. The outspoken broadcaster, who was employed by the radio station for less than a year, has courted controversy on numerous occasion, but it was her comments following the suicide blast which killed 22 at an Ariana Grande concert on Monday (22 May) that was the final straw. Social media users have been responding to the news, many with praise and some accusing LBC of eliminating freedom of speech.
For a bride who arranged her day with military precision, it is perhaps unsurprising that Pippa Middleton wanted to ensure that even the waiting staff were as svelte and glamorous as her high society guests. Miss Middleton’s careful choreography extended to the table plan, which decreed that couples should not sit together. There were no exceptions, not even for royalty, meaning that Meghan Markle was unable to sit next to Prince Harry, despite flying more than 3,000 miles to attend.
Pippa Middleton sealed her society wedding to James Matthews with a kiss - as Prince Harry reportedly made a 100-mile round trip to bring girlfriend Meghan Markle to the reception. The society nuptials of the year was witnessed by family, close friends and famous faces including tennis star Roger Federer and wife Mirka, celebrity Donna Air, Princess Eugenie, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as well as Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The interest around James Matthews has been growing ever since he proposed to Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2016. Now the couple have tied the knot, but just who is Mr Matthews? Who is James Matthews?
When is Pippa Middleton's wedding? The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister Pippa Middleton, 33, is just two days away from marrying James Matthews in what will be the society wedding of 2017. The ceremony is due to start at 11:30am on Saturday - don't be late Pippa!
A speeding vehicle has jumped the curb in New York's Times Square, killing at least one and injuring as many as 13 people.
Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Prince Harry, enjoyed her first outing at an official society function on Saturday, watching the Queen’s grandson play polo. If ever proof was needed that Miss Markle is here to stay, then her decision to attend the polo, a sport so dear to the heart of Prince Harry, is it. This was the first time that Prince Harry and Miss Markle have been present at a public event together, the couple having previously been keen to avoid the cameras.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are likely to host a small birthday party at their Norfolk home for the toddler, who has been photographed in public only a handful of times, most recently on Christmas Day. The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry all have the day off official Royal engagements, although the Duke of Edinburgh, her great-grandfather, will be hosting a lunch reception at Buckingham Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the London Marathon next week to cheer on runners who are raising the profile of mental health. With Heads Together, the charity they launched in May last year, the three young royals have made mental health the cornerstone of their public campaigning.
Harrison Ford told an air traffic controller he was “distracted” when he mistakenly landed his private plane on a taxiway at an airport, after a near-miss with an airliner carrying 116 people. “I’m the schmuck who landed on the taxiway,” the Indiana Jones actor can be heard telling the traffic controller in audio released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The 74-year-old had been told to land his single-engine Aviat Husky plane on the runway in Southern California, but instead he landed on the parallel taxiway, just as an American Airlines flight was about to take off.