Trump mulls ex-senator Jim Webb, opponent of Middle East wars, as Mattis replacement – reports

The Trump administration is reportedly considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator opposed to the Iraq war who served as Navy secretary under Reagan, to replace Jim Mattis as Defense Secretary on a permanent basis. The one-term Virginia senator, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq who briefly ran in 2016’s Democratic primary but […]

Emmerdale spoilers: Debbie Dingle exit confirmed? Charley Webb opens up on leaving soap

Emmerdale ended with a dramatic cliffhanger last night as Debbie (played by Charley) was shot.  The ITV soap stalwart was rushed to theatre after Ross Barton (Michael Parr) accidentally fired the gun at her.  Ross was heading to see Joseph (Ned Porteous) in order to get revenge on him for his acid attack.  Of course, […]

James Webb Telescope sun shield snags, further launch delays likely

Enlarge / NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center’s historic Chamber A for vacuum testing on June 20, 2017. (credit: NASA) A new report on the James Webb Space Telescope has found that ongoing technical issues with final testing and assembly of the $ 8.8 billion project will probably cause the […]

The James Webb telescope has emerged from the freezer

NASA After spending three months at a temperature of just 20°C above absolute zero, the massive James Webb Space Telescope emerged from a large vacuum chamber at the end of 2017. Now, after reviewing data from testing done there, scientists have given the instrument a clean bill of health, moving it one step closer to […]

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Charley Webb to join line-up and LEAVE Emmerdale?

Bookies have tipped the soap star to join the reality show following her brother’s stint in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Here!. Hollyoaks actor and Jamie Lomas, 42, came in second place on the ITV contest. It is believed that Charley, 29, could enjoy the same success in the house. Betfair has the actress at […]

Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Matthew Wolfenden reveal why they REFUSED script

The couple, who have been married for four years, confessed to declining a storyline presented by ITV bosses. Show producers suggested Charley and Matthew character’s Debbie Dingle and David Metcalfe be romantically linked, but the couple admitted to turning down the idea. Opening up about their decision, Matthew said: “They once told us they were […]

Charley Webb accuses ITV of making brother Jamie look bad amid Iain Lee ’bullying' claims

The actress blasted the show’s producers, claiming they edited scenes to make Jamie, 42, look bad.  This comes after viewers accused Amir Khan, 30, Dennis Wise, 50, and Jamie of “bullying” Iain Lee. Charley, 29, defended her brother on Twitter yesterday, blaming bad editing on the show: “So Iain does like Amir, and found him […]

NASA pushes James Webb Space Telescope launch to Spring 2019

If you’re counting down the days until NASA‘s Hubble replacement takes off, you’ll have to count a bit longer. The James Webb Space Telescope was due to launch around a year from now. But, there seems to be (another) holdup. The aeronautics agency is blaming the delay on the remaining integration of spacecraft parts taking […]

The oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope gets delayed again

Enlarge / The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. (credit: NASA) Under development for two decades, the James Webb Space Telescope isn’t quite ready to go into space yet. On Thursday, NASA announced that the next-generation space telescope would not be […]