Peter Whittle says John Rees-Evans’s suggestion of paying dual-nationals to leave is ‘utterly and entirely wrong’Senior Ukip politicians have condemned a party leadership candidate’s suggestion that British dual-nationals could be paid up to £9,000 to leave the UK. Peter Whittle, Ukip deputy leader and leadership frontrunner, called the suggestion “utterly and entirely wrong”, while party leadership rival Jane Collins MEP told the Mirror the policy was similar to the BNP’s 2010 manifesto. He said: “This is implicitly telling dual-nationals, who have made Britain their home, that they’re not welcome and should be encouraged to leave the country. Eleven candidates are standing in the leadership race to replace Paul Nuttall, who quit after a disastrous performance for the party in both the local and general elections. Whittle, a London assembly member, has promised to transform Ukip into a “cultural movement” opposed to multiculturalism.
August 18, 2017 16:30 UTC
The atmosphere was pure fear.”Feeny said another crowd of people ran towards her as she tried to cross Plaça de Catalunya. “We were crammed in, it was very frightening, lots of people crying, lots of people very upset.”Another British family was separated for three and a half hours, as police locked down Las Ramblas. Five suspected attackers were shot dead by police after a van ploughed in pedestrians, copying the brutal attack in Barcelona hours earlier. Cambrils: five terror suspects killed as second attack follows Las Ramblas Read moreAccording to one witness, a terrorist suspect shot dead by Spanish police last night appeared to be wearing Coke cans to mimic a suicide belt. But afterwards I spoke to my wife and she was mad at me … she said anything could have happened.”
August 18, 2017 16:09 UTC
John McDonnell: ‘The government could collapse at any time. We’ve got to divide and demoralise them’ Read moreThe proposed rule changes, known as the McDonnell amendment, would mean a candidate for the Labour leadership would need the support of 5% rather than the current 15% of MPs and MEPs in order to stand. However, McDonnell once again firmly ruled out ever running for the leadership and played down the significance of the amendment. McDonnell said: “The nature of the PLP [parliamentary Labour party] has changed, so there’s less of a sense of urgency in that sense. “Rather than battles at Labour party conference over detailed constitutional amendments, it’s more important to get this year a real discussion about how this party becomes a social movement.
August 18, 2017 16:07 UTC
Share your memories with usThe TV entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, known for presenting shows such as Play your cards right and Strictly Come Dancing, has died at the age of 89 after contracting bronchial pneumonia. We’d like you to share your tributes and memories as part of our coverage. What is your favourite Bruce Forsyth moment? You can share your Bruce Forsyth tributes, including any images you have, by clicking on the blue “contribute” buttons on this article. You can also fill in our form below, or use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for “GuardianWitness assignments”.
August 18, 2017 16:07 UTC
Coutinho has told Klopp he does not want to play for Liverpool again Carl Recine/ReutersLiverpool have rejected a third bid worth a total of £118 million for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona which included a payment if the Brazilian wins the Ballon d’Or. The offer — which would have been a record fee received by a British club — was tabled today and immediately rebuffed, with Liverpool adamant that they will not buckle under the Catalan club’s persistent pursuit of the player. The breakdown of Barcelona’s bid would have seen Liverpool receive a guaranteed payment of £82.1 million with a further £36.5 million linked to the progress of Coutinho and his new club. Of those add-ons, Barcelona wanted to pay a specific sum if Coutinho followed the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in lifting the Ballon d’Or, the…
Crowds chanted “We are not afraid” as they flocked into Las Ramblas, scene of Spain’s first Islamist terror attack since 2004 Times Newspapers LtdThe heart of Barcelona came back to life today hours after a van rampage in which at least 14 people were killed and 130 injured. Las Ramblas boulevard, at the centre of the city’s tourist district, was flooded with thousands of people who came to pay tribute to the dead and show their defiance. Crowds chanted “No tenim por!”, or “We are not afraid”, as they walked down the strip of shops, restaurants and kiosks where a van was driven into crowds. Processions of people walked through the street clapping in tribute to the quick response of emergency services, while an impromptu rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine broke out at a vigil for the victims. Las Ramblas opened around 8am after a rapid clean-up by…
Michelle Terry as Henry V in Regent’s Park. Now the new artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe has revealed her own bold vision to rejuvenate the theatre, including “gender blind” casting, a 50-50 split in male and female roles, and a focus on new commissions. Michelle Terry, 38, also disclosed that she would not direct any plays during her tenure. Eyebrows were raised when Terry, an award-winning actress who has never directed a stage play, was appointed to the job last month. She acknowledged this lack of experience, conceding that her hiring was an “enormous risk”, and said she would bring in directors…
The mini fruits, which weigh about 70g – nearly a third of the size of an average avocado – will be on sale at Tesco for only a few weeks. Poor harvests in some key producer countries, including Peru as well as South Africa, have combined with soaring demand from China to create a global shortage. Strikes by workers in Mexico, which accounts for up to 70% of global avocado production, have added to the problems. Tesco said its growers had worked hard to ensure its mini avocados were of the same quality as their larger counterparts. “They are perfect for customers who want to snack, without the usual fuss or worry of wasting the other half of the avocado.
August 18, 2017 15:56 UTC
Charlotte Greenway does not necessarily look like a top sportswoman as she limbers up by Windermere in her distinctive Jackie O sunglasses. But the 32-year-old is a rising star in the traditionally male-dominated pursuit of stone skimming. The winner of the British women’s stone skimming championships in Shropshire is preparing for another competition – the all-England stone skimming championships at Fell Foot on Windermere’s southern tip. “During the last nine years, we have rarely seen women stone skimmers come to the fore and shine,” said Julius Barratt, trustee of the South Cumbria Rivers Trust, which organises the event. “There’s something very spiritual about watching a stone skimming across water.
August 18, 2017 15:56 UTC
Forsyth, known as host of Play Your Cards Right, Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game has diedSir Bruce Forsyth, best known for hosting The Generation Game and Strictly Come Dancing, has died at the age of 89. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly, when the pair hosted Strictly Come Dancing. Photograph: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA“There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am to be told the saddest news, that my dear friend Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away,” Daly said. You will be missed.#RIPThe BBC director general, Tony Hall, said: “Sir Bruce was one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known. He went on to host a number of game shows, including the Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, The Price is Right and You Bet!
August 18, 2017 15:41 UTC
José Mourinho has denied Manchester United are now a “dream team” following Sunday’s 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford. We’re not the favourites, we’re not the dream team, we’re just a team with more confidence than last season, with more time to work, more happiness and more relaxed. Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United dream start against West Ham Read more“Good tactical discipline in the team, a really good clean sheet, good football, good dynamics in attack. “So if they are interested in players from the Premier League they also have to do it before the limit. If we are out of market, I’m fine, I’m ready.”
August 18, 2017 15:33 UTC
The stories were then pushed out to the world through sharing on social media and other websites – often Russian – following up on the article. Nimmo said fakers had shown progress in recent months from the attempt to mimic Le Soir earlier this year, which had a “substantially different” URL. Creating fake foreign articles and then seeing them followed up by domestic news providers is a propaganda technique that Russia is accused of using before. Because the fake articles are published on doppelganger websites rather than through hacks of the original site they are difficult, if not impossible, for media organisations to stop. “With any fake all it takes is for one genuine outlet to broadcast and you have laundered the narrative,” Nimmo said.
August 18, 2017 15:17 UTC
Liverpool have again underlined their determination to keep Philippe Coutinho by rejecting a deal worth up to €130m (£119m) from Barcelona for the unsettled Brazil international. The Spanish giants made an anticipated third bid on Friday having been encouraged by the transfer request the 25-year-old emailed to Liverpool’s sporting director, Michael Edwards, one week ago. Transfer window 2017 – every deal in Europe's top five leagues Read moreCoutinho’s transfer request followed a statement from Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, that declared the playmaker would be staying at Anfield beyond this transfer window. As was the case with Coutinho’s transfer request, Barcelona’s initial offer of £72m and their second bid of £90m, Liverpool responded to Friday’s approach with another instant rejection. The expectation at Liverpool is that, as with Luis Suárez in 2013, Coutinho will react professionally to their refusal to sell once the transfer window has closed.
August 18, 2017 14:54 UTC
Surge comes after National Crime Agency report reveals there are potentially tens of thousands of victims in BritainThe number of calls to the modern slavery hotline has doubled in a week after the National Crime Agency’s report on the “shocking” scale of the problem. The helpline, for people to report suspicions of modern slavery, received 150 calls in seven days this week, up from a weekly average of 75. The surge came after the agency said modern slavery and human trafficking were far more prevalent than law enforcement had previously thought. “[The calls] are still coming in thick and fast, we refer them to the police whenever we can,” Currell said. Aidan McQuade, director of Anti-Slavery International, said the growing call numbers suggested the NCA work was helping to raise awareness, which was a “positive step forward”.
August 18, 2017 14:28 UTC