Search aircraft find the remains of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 scattered all over an Alpine mountainside: Riddle over why pilots didn't send SOS despite taking eight minutes to fall 32,000 feet

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All 144 passengers and six crew were today presumed dead after the Airbus A320 crashed in a remote region of the French Alps en route from Spain to Germany. Debris from the jet, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, has been found scattered over a wide area near Barcelonnette in an inhospitable region of the Alps. Witnesses have described hearing an explosion 'like the sound of dynamite' then seeing fighter jets fly past, suggesting the passenger plane had been under military escort. Two babies were among 45 Spaniards feared dead, while 16 German schoolchildren are also believed to have been killed. Grieving families have been gathering at Dusseldorf airport in Germany, where the jet was due to land, to await news of the rescue and recovery operation.

Revealed: Germanwings flight 4U9525 received safety warning just four months ago after sister plane went into tailspin 

The European Air Safety Agency (EASA) issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive last November after an Airbus A321 went into an uncontrollable dive north of Pamplona, Spain before recovering

Is this the moment Spanish Prime Minister learned of the Germanwings plane crash? Premier's  grave phone calls as monarchs grieve with President Hollande in Paris

Mariano Rajoy's visit to the northern Spanish town of Vitoria-Gasteiz took a grave turn as the PM cancelled his scheduled appointments and headed back to Madrid for a crisis cabinet meeting

Tragedy as Lil' Chris - star of Channel 4 reality show Rock School - is found dead aged 24

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The 24-year old actor, singer and TV personality (pictured left and right) who real name is Chris Hardman, reportedly died on Monday, months before he was planning a pop comeback. Suffolk Police said Hardman's death would not be treated as suspicious. After news of his death emerged, tributes flooded in for the young singer from fellow celebrities. Caroline Flack tweeted that he was a 'polite lovely guy' (inset top) while presenter Mark Rhodes also described him as 'a lovely young lad'. The star has previously been vocal about suffering with depression, mentioning the illness in two separate tweets last year.

300,000 fewer families where no-one has a job: Ministers hail figures which show 2million more people have security of work

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Since 2010 there are also 372,000 fewer children living in a household where no-one works, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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The new posh parts of town: Map shows how more and more London communities are becoming out of reach to the average buyer with a typical home costing £500,000

What has been billed as a 'middle-class migration' is seeing domestic buyers move out from Kensington and Chelsea to Chiswick and Clapham. Herne Hill (top right) and Kensal Rise (centre right) are the new 'nappy valleys', while affluent couples who cannot afford to live where their parents did are heading to Kilburn (bottom right). This map shows how London is now split up - with red showing the central market, blue for the established market, and yellow for the emerging market.

British medic helping treat Isis killers praised Charlie Hebdo attacks on Twitter and also called for Sharia law

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Private schoolgirl Lena Mamoun Abdelgadir, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, who is one of nine medical students who has travelled to Syria to treat Jihadi fighters, once praised the Charlie Hebdo murders.

Oxford Union invites hate preacher Anjem Choudary to speak despite being on bail for being member of banned terror group

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has been invited to speak at the Oxford Union despite being on police bail on suspicion of being a member of a banned terror group.

Prolific thief who targeted rich city workers to steal computers, wallets and phones worth £21,000 in just five months is jailed for three years 

Jobless father-of-three Mario Bustamante-Leiva, 39, targeted City workers in London's exclusive bars, cafes and restaurants. He admitted 22 counts of theft and has now been jailed for three years.

That's not cushty! Politician drops lawsuit against rival who called him 'Del Boy' but is still facing a £50,000 bill

Neil McEvoy launched the legal action after Labour opponent Michael Michael distributed a campaign leaflet which had his photo superimposed onto the face of the Only Fools and Horses character.

Mocking the overweight 'should be illegal': Expert says poking fun at the obese should be treated in same way as racism or sexism

Obesity expert Dr Sarah Jackson said that the law should protect against weight discrimination, in the same way at it prohibits singling out people based on their age, gender or race.

Vets' warning as killer disease strikes 52 dogs: First recorded outbreak of Alabama rot hits pets across the country

At least 52 dogs have died after being struck down by a kidney disease, vets have warned. In the first recorded outbreak of Alabama rot in the UK, dogs have got ill and died in England and Wales.

Inside the Camerons' OTHER kitchen - with its £22 Ikea ceiling lights, £239 John Lewis food processor, a £87 Panasonic bread maker - and a Calm Down Dear chopping board 

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Prime Minister David Cameron invited the cameras into his constituency kitchen in Oxfordshire before announcing that he might not look for a third term in Downing Street. Mr Cameron was interviewed, alongside his wife Samantha, as lunch was prepared in his homely kitchen which featured the following items: 1. Ceiling lights, £22 each, Ikea. 2. Magimix food processor, £239.95. 3. Sonos Play 3 speaker, £249. 4. Oxo Good Grips salad spinner, £15. 5. Galbani mozarella, £1.35. 6. Prosciutto di Parma, £4.99. 7. Watercress salad, £1.99. 8. Iceberg lettuce, 60p, all from ocado. 9. Le Creuset casserole dish, from £170. 10. Neff American Fridge-Freezer, £2,005. 11. Panasonic bread maker, from £87. 12. Slop bucket, free. 13. Six-hob gas range, £649.99. 14. John Lewis cast iron fondue set, £45. 15. Cadbury Heroes Egg, £4. 16. Luxury soaps, £27 each. 17. Ceramic butler sink, £300. 18. 'Calm down dear' sign, £16.99.

I take nothing for granted, says Cameron in bid to quell Tory anger at his presumptuous vow not to serve a third term 

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24:  British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to members of 'Age UK' during their election rally at the Queen Elizabeth II centre on March 24, 2015 in London, England. Mr Cameron laid out the Conservative Party's pledges to help older people, and answered questions on his recent admission that he would not wish to stand for a third term were his party to succeed in the next election.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

The Prime Minister faces claims from Conservative ranks that he risks looking presumptuous by publicly speculating about leading the party until 2020 without ever winning an election outright.

Cameron admits Boris could be next: Prime Minister reveals he WON'T serve a third term as he vows to quit before 2020 - and endorses Johnson, May or Osborne to succeed him 

In remarks which will signal the start of an unofficial Tory leadership race, Mr Cameron said he was only standing for election to serve for a full second term - which could last until 2020.

Come clean about raising taxes, voters tell Ed Balls: Public rounds on Shadow Chancellor after he says deficit could be filled by reinstating 50p rate

Members of the public rounded on the Shadow Chancellor on live TV as he suggested Britain's budget deficit could be filled by taxes on the rich - and refused to apologise for the economic crash.

Labour could be left with just TWO seats in Scotland like the Tories as Miliband denies he will be held to ransom by Salmond

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The Labour leader made another desperate bid to counter the rise of the SNP, as a poll suggested Labour will lose all but two of its 41 seats while Mr Miliband less popular than David Cameron.

300,000 fewer families where no-one has a job: Ministers hail figures which show 2million more people have security of work

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Since 2010 there are also 372,000 fewer children living in a household where no-one works, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Did Labour use X-ray of a real child abuse victim in poster claiming the Tories would cut the NHS 'to the bone'?

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Medical experts claim the image of a broken leg depicts injuries consistent with a history of violence on a child aged three to five. Labour blamed an extremal ad agency for selecting the photograph.

'Dear Pikey, you may live in a council house but it doesn't have to look like one': Stroke sufferer receives abusive letter from neighbour for keeping his 'tacky Christmas lights up until March' 

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Kevin Franklin got a friend to put up the huge festive display on his Bedfordshire council house after he suffered a stroke in November. He stopped turning them on in January but said they helped calm his autistic son Bradley, 15, and plans to switch them back on for Autism Awareness Month in April. Despite the good cause he has received a poison pen-letter from someone on his street in Dunstable, calling his family 'pikeys' and the lights 'grotesque', 'tacky' and 'an eyesore'.

Britain's ageing population: Interactive map shows how within 20 years 10% of people in some areas will be over 85

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The Office for National Statistics revealed the changing age profile of the UK. Campaigners seized on the report to call for urgent action to improve care for the elderly.

Ancestry.com co-founder, 50, charged with 'sexually abusing a 15-year-old friend of his daughter after giving her alcohol, showing her porn and attacking her during sleepover'

Daniel Taggart allegedly assaulted the victim after his daughter fell asleep. He has been charged with object rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse and supplying alcohol to a minor.

Lord Ashcroft stops last Dambusters pilot auctioning off his medals to pay for the upkeep of Bomber Command memorial by donating £75,000 to RAF fund

Squadron Leader Les Munro, 95, had planned to auction his decorations to pay towards the maintenance of the monument in Green Park, central London.

The capsules that will give you a cuppa at the touch of a button: Two British firms team up to make pods that will fit coffee machines

Ever found yourself craving a cuppa but decided that boiling the kettle was too much effort? Well you're in luck, because a fresh mug of tea is now available at the touch of a button - from your coffee machine.

No budget bounce for Tories after Osborne reveals spending plans - but David Cameron is a big hit with Labour voters, poll shows

Labour is four points ahead of the Conservatives, but would be out of sight by now if the party had a better leader than Ed Miliband.

JAMES FORSYTH: Brace yourselves... this slugfest's going the full 12 rounds 

There are now only a few more days of Parliament left before the election campaign proper kicks off and the parties start tearing into each other, writes JAMES FORSYTH.

BLACK DOG: Head gives Clegg six of the best

BLACK DOG: Top political biographer Sir Anthony Seldon, has penned a tongue-in-cheek, end-of-term 'Coalition school report' on 'head boy' Cameron and 'deputy head boy' Clegg.

Ex-Special Forces MP plots to oust Ed Miliband if party fails to win election as fears grow over Labour leader's lack of appeal 

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Dan Jarvis, who entered the Commons only four years ago, has told potential supporters he is prepared to run if Mr Miliband fails to dislodge David Cameron from No 10.

Why Lewis Hamilton's younger brother Nicolas is the REAL champion - bravely battling cerebral palsy to become first disabled driver in British Touring Cars

The 22-year-old, who has a form of cerebral palsy, will make his debut in the British Touring Car Championship in June - making him the first ever disabled driver to compete in the series. Hamilton suffers from spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, which affects the nerves and fibres controlling his legs, arms and hands, causing difficulty walking and pain. At times he needs a wheelchair. But he is set to take part in five of the 10 rounds at Croft, Snetterton, Rockingham, Silverstone and the final meeting of the championship at Brands Hatch.

Grandmother-of-21 died after she was bitten 16 times by American bulldog that went beserk, court hears

Craig Greve, 23, was today accused at Cardiff Magistrates' Court of illegally owning a dangerous dog which killed his grandmother in a savage attack.

Paramedic 'left elderly patient, 85, who had collapsed from severe blood poisoning in the back of the ambulance while he shopped at M&S; for 20 minutes'

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Dominic Colella, who has since resigned from the London Ambulance Service, allegedly left one patient in an ambulance while he went to Marks and Spencer and another while he had a hair cut.

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'I am happy, I am alive and I was built to survive': Young mother diagnosed with breast cancer at just 22 breaks the news to her loved ones in heartbreaking Facebook video 

In the video, Abi Rounds, from Herefordshire, says: 'I never thought I would be sitting here, at the age of 22, getting told I have breast cancer. It is scary and you just don't think it will ever happen to you.'

Fifteen children have incredibly lucky escape when their school bus bursts into flames on their way to lessons 

Fifteen secondary school pupils were rushed off the vehicle when its driver realised there were flames coming from its rear wheel.No one was hurt in the incident in Radlett, Hertfordshire,

Care worker accidentally killed herself with overdose of sickness tablets after downing fruit liqueurs and Jagerbombs on a date

Joanne Dowsett, 20, had been drinking for hours when she returned to her parents' home in Stockport last October. She was found dead the following day with high traces of cyclizine in her system.

Yoga teacher flees abroad after stroke turned boyfriend into stalker who sent her barrage of abusive letters and texts

Alessia Avellino, 42, of St John's Wood, north-west London, said her relationship with 51-year-old Paul Bijl broke down after the stroke four years ago completely changed his character.

Father loses half of his foot - including all his toes - after cutting it in swimming pool while on family holiday in Egypt 

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Mark Robson, 44, from North Tyneside, has had to quit work as he cannot drive, and struggles with basic household tasks since his injury on the Thomson holiday.

'I am now in menopause': Angelina Jolie reveals she had her ovaries removed last week... two years after double mastectomy

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Two years after the 39-year-old had a double mastectomy (seen far right after the surgery in 2013) to prevent the onset of breast cancer, the actress and filmmaker has now revealed that she has had her ovaries removed as well. The Maleficent star (pictured center at her last public appearance, in Iraq in January) published a lengthy opinion piece, titled 'Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery,' explaining her drastic decision. With her ovaries and Fallopian tubes now gone, the mother of six has entered early menopause and will not be able to have any more children, she writes in the candid article. Jolie, who had the procedure last week, said it gives her peace of mind that her children (left) will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer'. Jolie explains that the mutation in the BRCA1 gene gave her an estimated 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer.

Slaughterhouse boss at centre of horsemeat scandal is fined £8,000 after claiming he sold 37 missing animal carcasses to Italian restaurants who were in the market for them

Peter Boddy, 56, admitted one count of failing to abide by EU meat traceability regulations after being unable to back up claims he had sent nearly 40 carcasses to Italian restaurants.

Polish man 'stole nuclear submarine documents from Navy engineer neighbour and tried to sell them to his own government for £50,000'

Marcin Kostrzewa, 31, of Plymouth, Devon, allegedly broke into Shane Spencer's next-door flat and took the restricted files which were stored in his airing cupboard.

'Contact police, bird dies a slow agonising death': Shocking ransom note left in parrot's cage by burglar who stole £600 pet

Cara Cosson, 45, of Oakley, Bedford, was out at work when a raider kicked in the back door of her three-bedroom home and stole JoeJoe the African grey - but took nothing else.

DJ Neil Fox is charged with nine sex offences against six alleged victims including three who were under 16

Lawyers for the 53-year-old, from Fulham, south west London, who is known as Doctors Fox, today said he 'categorically denies each and every allegation that has been made against him'.

Britain's worst 'hospital hopper' is jailed for forcing closure of A&E; by coughing on receptionists and saying he had Ebola

Homeless Christopher Dearlove, 59, broke an order banning him from entering hospitals to tell staff at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby that he had contracted Ebola while in Botswana.

Triple killer murdered a Good Samaritan while let out on day release in 'catastrophic failure' by prison bosses 

Ian McLoughlin stabbed to death Graham Buck, 66, while allowed out from HMP Springhill in Buckinghamshire, where he was serving a 25-year jail term for killing two men.

I got it wrong, says mother of six jailed for letting her children go to school when they felt like it because she thought they would learn more at the beach or woods

Claudia Ward, 42, of Falmouth, Cornwall, had argued that her children would gain more from a 'free-thinking' day on the beach or a woodland walk than sat 'bored in a hot and stuffy classroom'.

Towering 20 stories above the waterline and more than 1,000ft long: Inside glimpse of the awesome naval power that is the USS Roosevelt

Anchored off the Hampshire coast, it is an awesome show of US naval power - and a timely reminder of what the Royal Navy lacks. With a 4.5 acre flight deck serving its 60 war planes (inset left), the USS Theodore Roosevelt made for a menacing sight today even though it is only here on a shore visit. In a few weeks it is expected to join the air war against IS in Syria and Rear Admiral Andrew 'Woody' Lewis, the strike group commander on board, made clear the unshakeable faith he has in the giant U.S. aircraft carrier.

Boy, 4, died from massive head injuries after mirror fell on him at Hugo Boss store while his father tried on a suit

Austen Harrison, of Turners Hill, West Sussex, was playing with a heavy fitting-room mirror while his father tried on a suit at the shop in Oxfordshire when it toppled over and crushed him.

Former BBC boss Greg Dyke brands Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson a 'disaster waiting to happen' after accusations he punched his producer

Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke said the corporation has been placed in an impossible position and 'can't win either way' whatever the outcome of the Top Gear inquiry.

Council spends £150,000 on new bollards to try to pedestrianise city centre... but motorists can just drive around them

Councillors installed the new rising posts in Gloucester in a bid to promote a 'cafe culture' - but they have already impaled a police car and been blamed for a downturn in trade.

27 seconds of terror: Dozens injured when RAF plane nose-dived 4,400ft after captain's camera became wedged next to the joystick 

The Voyager was six hours into its journey from Brize Norton to Camp Bastion when the camera, used to take photographs on board, got stuck in the flight controls (pictured in a reconstruction).

Love me, love my birthmark: Professional dancer, 22, REFUSES cosmetic surgery and says she is proud of the way she looks

Cassandra Naud (left), 22, from Alberta, Canada, was born with a large birthmark under her right eye which she has refused to have removed as she would be left with severe scarring. The dancer (right), who was once told by a casting agent to digitally erase her birthmark from her headshots, says she believes it is a positive attribute. When Cassandra was born with a huge brown birthmark on her right cheek (inset), her parents, Richard, 60, a power engineer, and France, 50, a school caretaker, were given the option to have it removed, but concerned that it would leave her face heavily scarred, they decided against it.

Police continue to question man arrested on suspicion of murdering missing Claudia Lawrence as they finish house search 

North Yorkshire Police arrested the married 59-year-old yesterday in connection with the disappearance of Miss Lawrence (pictured) in 2009, and he remains in custody this morning.

Is this the gateway to Hell? Daredevil photographer travels to edge of 150-ft wide active lava lake named after Satan's kingdom

AFAR REGION, ETHIOPIA: HAVE YOU ever wondered what it must look like to stare into the depths of hell? Pictures of inside a 150-foot wide continuously active basalt volcano prove that some parts of the planet really do look like hell on Earth. Photographer Karel Tupy (35) visited the worldís oldest continuously active lava lake, Erta Ale in Ethiopia which is one of only six lava lakes in the world.

Photographer Karel Tupy, 35, says he feared his camera would melt from the overwhelming heat of Ethiopia's Erta Ale, part of which is nicknamed by Afar locals as 'The Gateway to Hell'.

From petty theft to murder: Fascinating mug shots of Edwardian criminals including children who stole from the wash-house and 'hot-blooded killer' from Corsica 

The crooks were captured on film posing for their police portraits before being hauled before the North Shields Police Court near Newcastle between 1902 and 1916.

Not exactly clear as mud! Runners trawl up to their necks through ditches and race through woodland for annual 10K Muddy Trials 

The intrepid racers hauled themselves through the gruelling course, one of the muddiest races in the world, on the grounds of Craufurdland Castle in Fenwick, Scotland.

This is not a drill! Former oil rig off Malaysia transformed into hotel for scuba divers with direct access to stunning Coral Triangle

Once a base for oil and gas exploration of the coast of Malaysia, Seaventures Dive Rig Resort offers the easiest possible access to stunning dive sites in the famed Coral Triangle.

The school playing field that built an empire: Amazing photo of cricket being played at Eton in 1860s is one of the oldest pictures of the sport ever taken 

The previously unseen image was taken by Victor A. Prout in the early 1860s and shows 11 young men dressed smartly in trousers and waistcoats, resting on their bats. It is being sold at auction in Gloucester.

It's prey time! Incredible photos show confused tiger frolicking with fawn and carrying it like a cub... before leaving it unharmed

Captured at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India, the happy tiger was snapped jumping next to the tiny deer, nuzzling with it, and even carrying it gently in its mouth like a cub.

Pucker up for luck! Balinese villagers lock lips while being doused with water at kissing festival to bring good health and prosperity

A Balinese couple embraces during the "omed omedan" kissing festival on the island of Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, March 22, 2015. Locals believe the festival, held yearly in a small village on the Indonesian tourist island, ensures the good health of those taking part and prevents bad luck hitting the village. During the festival, village priests dump buckets of water over couples to douse their passions. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Every year - one day after Balinese Hindus celebrate the Nyepi Day of Silence - thousands of locals gather in the streets of Denpasar to take part in the Kissing Ritual - known as omed omedan.

Posing over the bodies of their enemies: Shiite militants brandish their guns in the air as they celebrate the death of an ISIS fighter alongside their Iraqi Army allies 

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The black-clad Shiite soldiers were seen posing with the ISIS jihadi's corpse at the frontline of fighting close to the central Iraqi city of Tikrit this morning. Standing over the battered corpse in the back of a blue pick-up truck (main image), the Iran-backed militias are seen alongside members of the Iraqi Army (inset), which launched a large-scale offensive to recapture the city - best known as the home town of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein - earlier this month.

Marked out for death: Hostage reveals chilling moment Jihadi John drew sword on face of captive to brand him for beheading

Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas, 46, (pictured) who was released a year ago, says he and 18 other hostages were guarded by three terrorists, who all spoke with British accents.

Running in fear at the sound of gunfire: Harrowing footage emerges of tourists inside the Tunisian museum fleeing as gunmen storm the building 

Tunisia's national museum has delayed a planned reopening after last week's attack on foreign tourists due to security concerns, its head of communications Hanene Srarfihas has revealed.

Three Chinese separatists executed for role in train station attack that killed 31 people last year

Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasyn Muhammad, were all put to death for their role in the attack in Kunming railway station in China, which saw 31 people hacked to death with knives and machetes.

A message to Putin: Hundreds of Poles mob convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe 

Children climbed on to armoured vehicles while troops stopped to pose for pictures in the main square of the Polish town of Bialystok as a U.S. convoy passed through after a NATO exercise.

Afghan woman beaten to death in the streets was murdered because she dared to speak out against superstitious mullah and NOT because she burned the Koran 

Farkhunda, 27, was pushed from a roof, run over by a car and set on fire before her body was thrown in the Kabul River last Thursday, following the false accusation that she had burned the Koran.

Hong Kong pianist who chopped up his mum and dad, COOKED them in a microwave and then put them in a lunchbox is jailed for life

Henry Chau Hoi-Ieung was handed the life sentence for killing his parents Siu Yuet-yee and Chau Wing-ki in Hong Kong before cooking their body parts and packing them into lunchboxes.

The walking dead: German undertaker passes out in shock when 'dead' woman woke up and asked 'Where am I?' 

The 92-year-old woman had her eyes open and began groaning while lying in a coffin at the Munstermann funeral parlour in Gelsenkirchen, pictured, after falsely being declared dead.

'Spiteful' Osborne is wrong to mock our economic woes, says French minister Segolene Royal

Senior Tories have repeatedly contrasted the UK's strong recovery with the sluggish growth and high unemployment on the other side of the Channel where socialist Francois Hollande has floundered.

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Let's put Hyphen-Howe and the CPS in the dock for trying to criminalise our Free Press, writes RICHARD LITTLEJOHN

Thank God for the jury system. Four Sun journalists were cleared at the Old Bailey of a series of trumped-up, politically motivated charges which should never have been brought to court.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Cameron distracts us from the real battle 

Whatever possessed David Cameron, less than seven weeks before an election, to fire the starting gun for a Tory leadership contest in the next parliament?

It's mad to make this child killer a national hero: says MICHAEL THORNTON

Surely I can't have been the only person to think the world had gone bonkers as I viewed the televised travesty involving the remains of the usurper-king, Richard III, writes MICHAEL THORNTON.