Boris Johnson could become the first Prime Minister ever to be interviewed under police caution as the Partygate scandal continues to grow today - while Sue Gray's civil service report into alleged lockdown-breaking No 10 parties could be released as soon as today. The civil service inquisitor is understood to have told Number 10 that she expects her findings to be released in full within 'hours' of them being handed to Downing Street. The PM's office had not received them this morning, but their delivery is understood to be imminent and could see the report released to the public after PMQs this afternoon. Reports last night claimed that she had been handed photographs of Boris Johnson next to wine bottles at an alleged lockdown breaking party, and has identified eight parties that breached the rules. Many Tory MPs are awaiting the findings before deciding whether to submit letters of no confidence in Johnson that could topple him as prime minister and trigger a Tory leadership contest. But potentially more serious for the PM is Scotland Yard's criminal investigation into the parties which was announced yesterday. Police sources told the Times that it was 'inevitable' that the PM would have to speak to detectives, making him the second sitting Prime Minister to be interviewed after Tony Blair was interviewed over the cash-for-honours scandal 15 years ago. However Blair was interviewed as a witness - and no sitting Prime Minister has ever been interviewed under caution which requires officers to read them their rights before the questions begin.
Father, 44, is charged with murdering his teenage daughter, 19, after he ran her over with his car during 'drink-fuelled argument' on quiet cul-de-sac in Norfolk
Nigel Malt, 44, is said to have driven his daughter Lauren Malt, 19 (left), to hospital after the collision near a play area in Leete Way, West Winch, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Police said they were called to reports of a disturbance in the road (right) and a teenager being hit by a car just before 7.30pm on Sunday. Mr Malt, of Lynn Road, King's Lynn, was initially arrested at the hospital on suspicion of murder, drink-driving and causing death by dangerous driving. He was charged tonight after being questioned at the Police Investigation Centre in King's Lynn and will appear before Norwich magistrates on Wednesday.
Woman, 49, is arrested on suspicion of murder after body of five-year-old boy was found in house in Coventry
Emergency services were called to the property shortly before 6pm, but despite the best efforts of paramedics the boy, who has not been named, was confirmed dead at the scene. A 49-year-old woman, who is understood to be known to the boy - was arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody for questioning. Police and forensics officers (left and right) remained at the terraced house this evening and combed for evidence. Other officers conducted door-to-door enquiries and contacted nearby businesses for copies of CCTV footage. Coventry Police Superintendent Ronan Tyrer said: 'This is an absolute tragedy and our thoughts are with all those impacted by this terrible passing.
Moment girlfriend broke down as she was arrested for stabbing her abusive professional boxer boyfriend to death after he punched her in the face during row - as she is CLEARED of murder
Kayley Mahood, 30 (pictured left and inset), fatally stabbed her partner Oliver O'Toole (right) at their home in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, on July 25 last year. Mahood told a trial at Stafford Crown Court she acted in self defence by inflicting the single 1.5in stab wound to 31-year-old Mr O'Toole, puncturing his heart and causing him to bleed to death as paramedics battled to save him. But today, jurors rejected her explanation and convicted her of manslaughter after clearing her of murder.
Damian Lewis speaks publicly for the first time about the loss of his 'perfect' wife Helen McCrory in heartbreaking poetry evening nine months after her death from breast cancer aged 52
Last night was the first time actor Damian Lewis (pictured left) had spoken publicly about losing his wife, Helen McCrory (pictured right with Lewis), who died from breast cancer aged 52 nine months ago. To rapturous applause, he led an evening of poetry devoted to the memory of his wife of 14 years, who died last April. And the 900-strong audience applauded again after a video was played of her reading poetry at a previous event, during which Lewis sat with his eyes shut, soaking up her voice. 'This evening is dedicated to her and it's perfect, because Helen loved the National Theatre,' he said. 'One person whose thunder would absolutely not be stolen was Helen McCrory.' Lewis read the final piece of verse, Everything Is Going To Be All Right, by Irish poet Derek Mahon (inset).
Boris Johnson says UK could send combat troops to face Russia as Putin puts a 'gun to Ukraine's head' - after minister warns Moscow's soldiers are already in the threatened country ahead of military build-up by Nato
The Prime Minister told MPs that the UK 'would look to contribute to any new Nato deployment' as allies readied soldiers and sent warships and fighter aircraft to the troubled region. An estimated 100,000 Russian troops have massed at the border with Ukraine and intense diplomatic activity has failed to ease tensions. Last night the United States put 8,500 troops on high alert to deploy to Europe at short notice. Denmark is sending a frigate to the Baltic Sea and is set to deploy F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania, Spain is sending ships and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria, France has expressed its readiness to send troops to Romania, and the Netherlands is sending two F-35 fighter planes to Bulgaria from April.
Boy, four, died when his neck became trapped in six-inch gap between two stair gates fitted one above the other after his mother left him in care of his teenage brother, inquest hears
Draco Chapman was found unresponsive at his home by one of his older siblings in Norwich, Norfolk, on April 2, 2019, and died three weeks later on April 23. His head had become trapped in a six-inch gap between two stair gates that had been fitted one above the other in a door frame, Norfolk Coroner's Court heard on Tuesday. Coroner Johanna Thompson concluded the four-year-old boy's death was accidental after he suffered a cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage.
PICTURED: Mother-of-two and her violent ex-husband who stabbed her to death in the street before 'hero' driver tried to save her by ramming him with car but hit them BOTH
The 'monster' knifeman who brutally stabbed a 43-year-old woman to death in Maida Vale before he was killed by a car yesterday was her ex-husband who had 'harassed and intimidated' her in the years after their divorce, MailOnline can reveal. Yasmine Wafah Chkaifi's family members have alleged that Leon Mccaskie, 41, abused the mother-of-two during their two-year marriage. After their divorce three years ago, Miss Chkaifi, a mature student of Moroccan descent, secured a restraining order against Mccaskie and installed a panic alarm in her flat because she was so frightened of her ex-husband, one of her sons has claimed. Bystanders tried to stop Mccaskie after he pounced on Miss Chkaifi at around 9am yesterday, stabbing her more than ten times. But the savage attack was only halted when a passing motorist ran over the knifeman on the pavement, also hitting the mother-of-two. Police last night said a 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.
Is Netflix taking over Harry and Meghan's projects too? Now streaming giant advertises for staff on behalf of royal couple after Spotify takes Sussexes' Archewell podcasts 'into its own hands'
Netflix, whose stock tumbled more than 20 per cent on Friday after warning subscriber growth would slow substantially in early 2022, placed the advert for a production designer on Instagram. The streaming giant is looking for a production designer for their debut, Pearl (inset left). The animated show, created by the Duchess of Sussex, is about a young girl who is inspired by influential women in history and counts Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish and star documentary maker Liz Garbus among its executive producers. It came as audio giant Spotify reportedly took production of their podcast into its own hands (bottom right) after the Sussexes' £18million deal a year ago with a pledge to promote 'shared values' produced limited content. Meghan and Harry have only made 35 minutes of content for their Archewell Audio channel, which was put together with Spotify's Gimlet Studios, since December 15 2020. They had promised a series in 2021 but it has never happened. Rebecca Sananes (left) was appointed head of audio for Archewell in July last year - but ever since then there has been no update at all about the New York based producer, who has won the prestigious National Murrow Award for Best Audio News Documentary for her podcast episode: 'Why Is Vermont So Overwhelmingly White?'
Prince William's last farewell to his former polo teacher: Duke of Cambridge was among 200 friends and family at funeral of coach who taught him and brother Prince Harry from an early age
Prince William (left and right) has bid farewell to his beloved former polo teacher (who he is seen with in 2000, bottom) at her funeral following her death aged 77. The Duke of Cambridge attended the service for Claire Tomlinson, (also top) a former England national team captain and coach who taught him and his brother Prince Harry how to play polo at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire. William joined at least 200 friends and relatives yesterday at the service of remembrance at St Mary's Church in Tetbury, which is located in the Cotswolds a mile away from his father Prince Charles's Highgrove estate. The Duke attended the funeral with a royal protection officer, but there was no sign of his three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis who would have likely been at home with his wife Kate or at school. Mrs Tomlinson, who died at home on January 13 after a long battle with dementia, was so well thought of in the polo community that Charles asked her to teach William and Harry at her polo club when they were youngsters. Her sons Luke and Mark are good friends with William and Harry and were on the guest list for the royal weddings at Westminster Abbey in April 2011 and Windsor Castle in May 2018. She also had a daughter called Emma.
Cabinet split over new Partygate crisis? Boris Johnson loyalists like Nadine Dorries, Jacob Rees-Mogg and George Eustice DEFEND PM amid birthday bash anger but Grant Shapps is 'upset' and senior ministers like Rishi are conspicuous by their silence
Senior Cabinet ministers including Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries downplayed the seriousness of the PM attending the bash with cake and nibbles in a No10 stateroom in 2020. But other normally loyal ministers like Transport Secretary Grant Shapps were tepid in their backing for the PM this morning. And other ministers said to have an eye on replacing Mr Johnson have yet to comment.
'This isn't any lockdown birthday party, it's an M&S lockdown birthday party': Twitter users poke fun at Boris Johnson's latest Covid-busting bash
The birthday bash at Number 10, which was organised by Johnson's wife Carrie and attended by 30 guests according to ITV, was complete with a Union Jack cake and Marks and Spencer's nibbles. The bombshell comes as the Prime Minister awaits the results of an investigation by Cabinet Office mandarin Sue Gray into whether Downing Street broke lockdown rules. The memes came thick and fast after the scandalous news broke, with some social media users delighting in the chaos while others expressed sheer disbelief and disgust at the Prime Minister's apparent subscription to a 'one rule for them, another rule for us' philosophy.
'What's that smell? It's her knickers': Moment Nottingham University lecturer is mocked during strip search - as it emerges Met cops who ridiculed her are still serving and other officers call her treatment 'sickening'
This is the shocking moment (left) police ridiculed an academic during a strip search, describing her as 'rank' in an horrific ordeal (lower inset) that yesterday saw the Met apologise. The video showed assistant professor of philosophy at Nottingham University Dr Konstancja Duff (right) humiliated by the treatment in 2013. It came as one serving officer claimed similar treatment was still going on in the force. And while one of the police workers has left others are still working in the Met. Sergeant Sgt Kurtis Howard is still serving after being cleared of gross misconduct and can be seen in the footage of Stoke Newington police station. He told officers to show her 'resistance is futile' and to search her 'by any means necessary'. He added: 'Treat her like a terrorist. I don't care.'
Now Scotland scraps working from home rules: Nicola Sturgeon follows Boris Johnson's lead in England and announces plan for 'phased' return to the office from MONDAY
She told MSPs the Scottish Government is updating its guidance to take effect from next Monday. Mr Johnson scrapped the same rules in England last week with immediate effect. Ms Sturgeon has said a requirement for two-metre physical distancing in settings where face coverings are exempt is being reduced to one metre. The change will apply to settings such as religious services and those carrying out receptionist duties.
Bus crash horror in east London: Three children and two adults are taken to hospital after double-decker with 'scared and crying' school pupils on board smashes into white goods store
Police were called at around 8.20am to Selwyn Avenue in Highams Park where the 212 bus - which runs between Chingford and St James Street - had collided with a white goods store. Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were assessing and treating 19 patients at the scene, and five people - three children and two adults - were taken to hospital. A young girl, thought to be aged 11 or 12, was said to have suffered 'severe injuries' after falling from the top of the stairs when a double-decker bus packed with schoolkids crashed into a brick wall beside On Appliances, a white goods shop. Eyewitnesses claim they believe the driver 'blacked out' shortly before the bus crossed an island in the road and smashed into the shop at about 8.11am, and the driver of the bus had to be cut free from the wreckage. The driver is believed to be one of those taken to hospital. CCTV footage (left) has captured the bus nearly hitting a woman as she crossed the road outside The Corner Café on The Broadway moments before the crash. The clip, shared by café owner Eric Garip, 38, showed a pedestrian running to escape the path of the vehicle as it ploughed across a zebra crossing. Pictured right: The scene of the crash.
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Ukraine arrests saboteurs 'co-ordinated by Russian special services' who were planning 'a series of armed attacks' aimed at destabilising border regions
Ukraine's security services say they have arrested two men, one of them a Russian citizen, accused of recruiting other Russian criminals to take part in armed attacks on border regions with the aim of destabilising the country. Ukrainian agents raided properties in two cities - Kharkiv, close to the Russian border, and Zhytomyr, in western Ukraine - today, saying they found explosives, guns, ammunition, radio jamming devices and cash that was going to be used to carry out the plots (right and inset). It comes after the US warned Moscow is planning to carry out 'false flag' operations along Ukraine's borders targeting Russians, which Vladimir Putin could then use as a pretext for invasion. Putin currently has 100,000 troops massed on the borders, and is demanding security concessions from the US and NATO allies.