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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 07/06/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Aashna Jawal.

Labour pips Brexit Party to win Peterborough by-election

Labour Party candidate Lisa Forbes reacts after winning the Peterborough by-election at the KingsGate Centre in Peterborough, Britain June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Radburn Labour Party candidate Lisa Forbes reacts after winning the Peterborough by-election at the KingsGate Centre in Peterborough, Britain June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Radburn Labour has narrowly won the Peterborough by-election, denying Nigel Farage's Brexit Party a first seat in parliament. Unite activist Lisa Forbes won the seat with 10,484 votes, ahead of the Brexit Party's Mike Greene, who had 9,801 votes. (Sky News)

Theresa May to bow out as Tory leader with by-election defeat

Theresa May wearing a white shirt and red hair looking at the camera © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Theresa May is poised to bow out as Conservative leader with a by-election defeat to crown a record of failure in office. The Tories are expected to fall well short in their efforts to regain the constituency of Peterborough, with the Brexit Party apparently set for a sensational triumph as polls closed. (The Independent) It started with a pledge on the steps of Downing Street to tackle "burning injustices", but Brexit sapped her energy and her time in office ended with an emotional goodbye. On the day May resigns as Tory leader, here are the highs and lows of her time as prime minister. (Sky News) It’s been a week filled to the brim with official duties for May. From a series of events welcoming Donald Trump to the UK – including a state banquet at Buckingham Palace – to D-Day commemorations in northern France, May has been the face of the UK again and again in recent days. (HuffPost UK) Meanwhile, May is fighting a battle with Chancellor Philip Hammond over his refusal to fund her ‘legacy’ commitments, according to reports. (Daily Mail)

Meghan makes it to Vogue list of UK's Top 25 females

The Duchess of Sussex has been joined by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and leading female police chiefs in a list of Britain’s 25 most important women. It has been compiled by Vogue magazine and is the second to appear under the fashion bible’s new editor, Edward Enninful.(Daily Mail)

Brexit preparations bill from consultants tops £97m, watchdog reveals

Theresa May, Jean-Claude Juncker are posing for a picture © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Brexit preparation from consultants has so far cost the UK government £97 million, the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed. Cabinet Office figures showed £65 million was spent on consultants in the year to April 2019. But the NAO estimated the total costs from Brexit-related consultancy to be 50 per cent higher after a review. Its investigation uncovered an additional £32 million in Brexit consultancy expenditure by Government departments to April this year. This included costs from the EU referendum until April 2018. (Evening Standard)

Neuroscientists say Mona Lisa's smile could be a lie

Mona Lisa's smile, possibly the most widely observed and scrutinized grin in history, might just be a "lie," scientists say. An international team of researchers examined the symmetry of the subject's lips and the muscles in her upper face to conclude that the woman in Leonardo da Vinci's famed 16th century Renaissance portrait probably wasn't smiling in a happy sort of way, as the most recent interpretations of the painting have suggested. (CNET)

In-depth: How Celine Dion changed the music industry

Celine Dion is ascending. She is, as she should be, on a pedestal. A column of water rains down around her. She is shimmering, the crystals on her beaded silver gown lighting up, as if electrified by key changes. A knowing look is shared with the audience, 4,298 people with pulses approaching a critical level of danger as they hold their breath in anticipation. Celine Dion is about to belt the bridge to “My Heart Will Go On.” (The Daily Beast)

Video of the dayFBI releases old old documents investigating Bigfoot

a blurry photo of a person: For the first time, take a peek inside the Bureau’s investigation into Sasquatch. © Bettmann - Getty Images For the first time, take a peek inside the Bureau’s investigation into Sasquatch. The Federal Bureau of Investigation just released 40 plus year old documents in the case of….Bigfoot! (Buzz60)

On this day

1977: More than a million people line the streets of London to watch the Royal Family on their way to St Paul's at the start of the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations. Millions of Britons tune in to watch events on the television and many more celebrate with street parties. (Bing)

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