When she was named culture secretary after Ms May became prime minister in 2016, the cultural and sports worlds initially rejoiced.
A crucial post that needed filling was the role of First Secretary of State following the recent departure of Damian Green, a close ally of May who was forced to resign just before Christmas following a breach parliamentary code.
Mr Brokenshire - who turned 50 on Sunday - stood down on Monday ahead of British PM Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle and revealed that he is to undergo surgery for a lung condition.
That has resulted in a unprecedented purgatorial existence for Northern Ireland where there is no government but civil servants continue to run public services and either take political decisions or leave key decisions untaken. Get on with recovery and get back to my duties as MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup and also back to frontline political duties as well.
Asked for her reaction to the postponement of the meeting between Mrs Bradley and Mrs O'Neill, the DUP leader said: "It's another indication that all is not well in Sinn Fein and they are a party in disarray at present".
Mrs Bradley is the Conservative MP for the English constituency of Staffordshire Moorlands but has little experience of Northern Ireland politics.
Mr Coveney phoned Mr Brokenshire while on a visit to Cairo to wish him well.
He said: "His unwavering commitment - in public and in private - over the previous year to securing the effective operation of the devolved powersharing institutions in Belfast has been hugely important".
Brokenshire took the role of secretary of state in July 2016, a few weeks after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
While the circumstances of his leaving are unfortunate, Mr Brokenshire's time in the north will be seen as well meaning but ultimately ineffective in terms of securing the restoration of the executive.
"I wished James and his family well for the period ahead and told him I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future".
Karen Bradley has been appointed as the new secretary of state for Northern Ireland and has vowed to tackle the "immediate challenges" of Brexit, avoiding a hard border and forming an Executive.
"A key part of my role will be to help build a Northern Ireland that is fit for the future and works for everyone", she said.
"I know there are challenges but I am determined we will find a way through those challenges".
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Already, the incident is deadlier than the 2005 California mudslide - which took place only 20 miles from Tuesday's disaster. She posted another video to Instagram on Wednesday showing damage to her home's back yard.
Pinto Ron, who is known for attending every single Bills home and away game and hosting a tailgate party, since 1994. Now they must wait, just like the Pittsburgh Steelers to see if they will travel to Pittsburgh or New England.
It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious vehicle accident about two-years ago. Jerry's wife, Shirley, tells us. he died Friday afternoon at their Arkansas ranch with her by his side.
The longer he, or another available candidate, doesn't fill that job, the more nervous the Lions front office should feel. Patricia was on the sidelines for both of them, first as the Patriots' linebackers coach and then as their safeties coach.
Those with travel plans across the area should pay close attention to later forecasts as snow amounts and location could change. The strongest winds will be found from west central to south central Minnesota where winds could gust to 40 miles per hour .
He said his grandfather had taught him to do this only during the pledge, and to only sing during the anthem. Many observers were unimpressed, pointing out that Trump had adopted a position as guardian of the anthem.
Fire officials say a civilian was treated for serious injuries and a firefighter was treated for minor injuries. The Republican president announced his candidacy in 2015 at Trump Tower , his home for more than 30 years.
It's the foreign intelligence surveillance act that was approved as a result of 9/11 created to help prevent terrorism. But the House voted Thursday to renew Section 702 for another six years in roughly its current form.
Donations have been down across the country due to severe winter storms in some areas and the usual holiday season slowdown. While all blood and donation types are welcome, there's a critical need for type O-negative and platelets .
Wiseau then came onstage to surprised applause and tried to steal the mic, with Franco quickly stopping him with a nervous laugh. The move nearly backfired when Wiseau grabbed the microphone, but James Franco quickly took it back.
The Wall Street Journal and The Verge both reported that AT&T backed out of the deal for some unknown reason. Huawei has denied these allegations for years now, but it looks like AT&T was unwilling to take the risk.
Medical personnel attended to him as he sat on the field, then took him to the medical tent on the sideline for evaluation. The organisation stipulates that any player suspected of having concussion must be evaluated in the dressing room.
Were he to step one foot outside the embassy walls, he would find himself handcuffed and bundled away by the Metropolitan Police. The demand for an end to the state persecution of Julian Assange must be taken up by the worldwide working class.
Months after Rose's departure from the network, CBS News also fired former political director Steve Chaggaris from the network. Dickerson joined CBS News in April 2009 as an analyst and contributor to all of the network's broadcasts and platforms.
I don't know whose idea it was to kick off a press conference with a hype video, but I can get behind that idea. However, the new Raiders head coach will call all the plays himself - which comes as absolutely no surprise.
The scheduling curiosity was pointed out online by ABC7 transportation reporter Sam Sweeney, who described it as " time travel ". National Institute of Standards and Technology , Hawaii is in a time zone that is 10 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time.
You can guess which word Kim took offense to. 'The surrogate's comfort and safety is incredibly important to [Kim and Kanye]'. Kardashian carried her first two children, but she endured hard , high-risk pregnancies.
Coquelin has gone on to make a total of 159 first-team appearances under Arsene Wenger but has never found the back of the net. West Ham are reportedly interested in the Frenchman, while their London neighbours Crystal Palace are also said to be keen.
He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, where he would remain until his retirement in 2007. He worked under Professor Vladimir Prelog in Zurich for one year and continued his reserch.
Princess Charlotte is growing up fast! Taking after your great-grandmother isn't all that bad, especially when she's the Queen . Online: "We are overjoyed that Princess Charlotte was seen carrying Cath Kidston's Pony Rucksack on her first day of nursery ".
In its latest designation, the United States granted TPS to Salvadorans in 2001 after two earthquakes hit the country that year. The benefit, which includes work authorization, can be renewed up to 18 months at a time by the Homeland Security secretary.
GoPro said it would continue to provide technical and customer support for those who had already boughts a Karma drone. GoPro said it expects $ 340 million in Q4 revenue - a slight $10 million bump from its previous quarter.