17TH SEPTEMBER

We rundown the top 5 news stories of the week!

From Theresa May's Brexit battle, to Meghan Markle's first solo Royal project, this was the week that was the 17th September...

5. Theresa May Brexit Battle

Theresa May is facing another hurdle in her Brexit battle this week after attending an EU summit in Strasbourg. The Prime Minister faced humiliation after the EU Commission rejected her Chequer’s Deal on Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Further outrage was met with France’s President, Emanuel Macron who goaded Brexiteers calling them ‘liars’ and declaring the need for a second Referendum.Theresa May, however, came out fighting in delivering a stinging speech criticising the EU’s lack of respect for her Premiership and the country. She said: “Throughout this process, I have treated the EU with nothing but respect. The UK expects the same.”

With only months left until Britain exits the EU, the likelihood of a ‘no deal’ is creeping closer.

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4. Mary Poppin's Returns

After almost 54 years, one of Disney’s Classic movies is returning to cinemas with a new sequel, Mary Poppins. Taking the mantle from Dame Julie Andrews is Emily Blunt and the newest trailer promises classic Disney with something new.

With an all-star cast including, Lin-Miguel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and returning from the original movie, Dick Van Dyke.

The trailer shows Mary Poppin’s returning to the Banks household for more magic and adventure after Michael suffers a personal loss. Mary Poppin’s Returns is in cinemas in December 19.

Video courtesy of Disney®

3. Chas Hodges Dies

The British music industry has suffered another great loss with the tragic passing of Chas Hodges, one half of the Rock Band, Chas and Dave. The North London band became famous for their unique mixture of Rock ‘n’ Roll and comedy, writing famous hits, such as: Gertcha, Rabbit, Ain’t No Pleasing You and Snooker Loopy.

Chas, who had been diagnosed with cancer of the Oesophagus was surrounded by family at the time of his death, and the news was met with sadness from friends and fans around the world.

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2. Hurricane Florence

America has faced a life-threatening storm surge, Hurricane Florence. The surge made landfall in North Carolina pushing extreme winds and rain inland, leading to crushed buildings and the evacuation of millions of people.

President Trump declared the storm a national emergency and although the storm was lowered to a grade 1, but still managed to uproot trees and destroy buildings.

Though Hurricane Florence has ended, a new storm, Kirk is heading towards the American coastline and is threatening to be just as powerful.

Video courtesy of The Weather Channel®

1. Meghan's First Royal Project

The Duchess of Sussex has made her first solo project, a community Cookbook called, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’. The book is a collection of recipes from women affected by the Grenfell tragedy and was created by the Hubb Community Kitchen, based near the tower in west London.

The Duchess attended the launch event with the husband, The Duke of Sussex and her mother, Doria Ragland.

The Duchess said of the project: “Working on this project for the last nine months has been a tremendous labour of love.”

Video courtesy of The Royal Family Channel©