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Terrifying moment rock and ice swept down Everest towards British climbers stranded at obliterated basecamp where 18 people were buried alive in avalanche sparked by Nepal quake

At least 18 people have died and more than 30 injured in the avalanche, caused by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Nepal and has claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people. read

Nepal declares state of emergency after massive earthquake leaves more than 1,100 dead

The country's home ministry confirmed 1,130 people have been killed as rescue teams continue to search for survivors after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal's capital Kathmandu. read

Thousands of parents risk missing out on child air duty compensation

Controversial Air Passenger Duty for the under 12's is set to be abolished on economy flights taken from the 1st May. read

Man who raped his own daughter and fathered her child is jailed

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a life sentence after Derby Crown Court after jurors heard how he 'took his daughter's life' through sexual abuse. read

EU chiefs brand Greek finance minister 'a time-waster, a gambler and an amateur'

In private talks that were described as a ‘hammering’ for Greece in the Latvian capital of Riga, eurozone finance ministers hurled abuse at Varoufakis, pictured. read

Number plate that got Clarkson hounded out of Argentina WAS deliberate reference to Falklands, judge rules 

While the BBC claimed the plate - H982 FKL - was an 'unhappy coincidence', Maria Cristina Barrionuevo said they were deliberately 'provoking people' when they drove it through the country last year. read

Former world's fattest man who lost 46 STONE goes under the knife in America to remove excess skin - after NHS refused to do it 

After losing two thirds of his body wight in just five years Paul Mason, 54, of Ipswich, now faces a new challenge - ridding himself of the 7st of excess skin he no longer needs. read

Pontypridd police search rugby ground after body of Tracey Woodford is found in flat

A dismembered body discovered at a flat in Pontypridd, Wales, yesterday has been identified as Tracey Woodford, police said. A 50-year-old man has been arrested. read

Ronnie Barkers paedophile son Adam has made £500,000 this year in royalties

Adam Barker, who was jailed after admitting to making indecent images of children in 2012, is an equal shareholder in Handles for Forks Ltd. The company made £501,319 in the year to last June. read

Peterborough schoolboy trapped down eight-foot drain after falling down

Firefighters worked with police and ambulance staff to free the boy, who was trapped for just over half an hour in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. read

Voyeur who used hidden camera to film up women's skirts in Lidl is spared jail 

James Webster, 35, has been ordered to complete a sexual offenders treatment programme after admitting targeting women as they bent over the freezer counters at Lidl in Maidenhead, Berkshire. read

World's most haunted furniture include 'death chair' and conjure chest

A 'cursed' portrait of a weeping child was spotted at the scene of a numerous house fires in Yorkshire and four people reportedly died shortly after sitting in a 'chair of death' (pictured) now in Philadelphia. read

Germany leader Angela Merkel calls for UK to take even more immigrants

Angela Merkel threw down the gauntlet to David Cameron last night and said large countries should be prepared to accept more asylum seekers. read

Paedophile author, Colin Shearing AKA King 70, goes on the run in France

Colin Shearing, 70, who is published under the name Colin King, failed to turn up for sentencing at Swansea Crown Court yesterday after being convicted of indecent assault on the child in the 1980s. read

Poundland's NOT a bargain as comparison with supermarkets show

Food writer MARTIN ISARK compared Poundland's prices with its supermarket rivals — with surprising results. read

Pioneering book by nutritionist Amelia Freer reveals steps to looking fab

Amelia Freer has been credited with the dramatic weight loss of a string of stars, and is the nutritional therapist A-list celebrities have on speed dial thanks to her revolutionary approach to eating. read

Bruce Jenner reveals he is transitioning to a woman in Diane Sawyer interview

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star will likely confirm tonight that he is reinventing himself physically in a bid to transform from male to female. read

Simon Wood, is MasterChef champion, beating Emma Spitzer and Tony Rodd

Simon Wood, 38, battled it out against Emma Spitzer and Tony Rodd as they were challenged to cook judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace a three-course meal in three hours. read

The Post Office drives sub-postmasters to ruin or suicide

Buying into a sub-post office is often seen as an attractive option, but for some the dream has turned into a nightmare after they were branded thieves - despite having done nothing wrong. read

Migrant baby boom costs 80,000 children school places they wanted 

It is estimated that the parents of some 80,000 children learned last week that they had not got their first choice of school, while the parents of around 20,000 pupils had all their preferences totally ignored. read

School asks children, 3, to promise not to use 'transphobic language'

Parents have labelled the document sent out by Turnham Primary School, in London, as 'bonkers' - questioning how they explain transphobic to children 'barely able to hold a crayon'. read

Australian surfer fights for life after being attacked by Great White shark 

Onlookers have described the horrifying moment they saw a man identified as Chris Blowes being mauled by a 'monster' Great White shark on South Australia's west coast. read

Katie Hopkins criticised by the UNITED NATIONS for 'nasty underbelly of racism'

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Hopkins used language similar to that employed by Rwandan media outlets in the run-up to the 1994 genocide, and by Nazis in the 1930s. read

Father gets letter from HM Revenue and Customs telling him he's dead 

Peter Moore, from Stoke-on-Trent, was shocked after receiving the document, which apologised for the family's 'recent bereavement', from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). read

Fleets of Terminator-style drones could have artificial brains based on honeybees

The Green Brain Project, which is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex, aims to create a robot that thinks, senses and acts just like the humble honeybee. read

Tiny robots can climb walls carrying over 100 times their own weight

The nine-gram robots - built by mechanical engineers at Stanford University in California - can haul more than a kilogram up a vertical wall. They have tiny 'spikes' on their feet, like a gecko. read

Calvin Harris: The £70 million pop star most people have never heard of

Former shelf-stacker Calvin Harris has risen to be one of the biggest stars in pop music in eight short years. Now the Dumfries lad has amassed a fortune of £70 million and owns a Beverly Hills mansion. read

'I heard people saying - get her out because it's all going to collapse!' Chip shop worker tells of her horror as pavement opened up beneath her on busy London high street 

Chip shop worker Jeannie Flynn, 53, lay stricken in the basement of a Fulham cafe as bricks fell down on top of her - but miraculously she was not seriously injured in the 10ft fall. read

Kate Middleton and Prince William's pre-baby shopping spree in Kensington

The nation may be waiting on tenterhooks for the new royal baby, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have apparently been taking parenthood second time round in their stride. read

Tower Hamlets First, the vote rigging party is STILL playing the racism card

Oliur Rahman - deputy to disgraced Lutfur Rahman, pictured - said there is deep seated racism in Tower Hamlets, less than a day after his party was accused of 'playing the race card' to silence critics. read

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to wield influence over Labour

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, pictured, last night admitted she understands concerns of English voters about her party being involved in a coalition government. read

Nigel Farage reveals suffering chronic back pain and considers quitting smoking

Nigel Farage (pictured) said the pain meant he was not 'firing on all cylinders' during the early weeks of the election campaign, but insists he is now 'back on form'. read

'Villa fan' David Cameron admits 'brain fade' after urging audience to support West Ham

The Conservative leader was speaking from an autocue at the Croydon election event (pictured) when he got the wrong claret and blue side despite being a Villa fan since he was in his teens. read

Brown warns SNP want to use 'chaos' after election to force second referendum on Scottish independence

The former prime minister said that SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's answers on the issue are 'all evasion' but that her party want a 'constitutional crisis' at Westminster to force another referendum. read

Ed Miliband to claim migrant boat deaths a 'direct result' of David Cameron

The Labour leader used a keynote speech today to suggest the deaths of hundreds of refugees could have been avoided if the Prime Minister had done more following his intervention in Libya. read

David Cameron says the Tories will be party of the first black PM

To woo ethnic minority voters, Mr Cameron will say the Tories are the party for people from all backgrounds who want to get on and that the first black MP will be Conservative. read

Ed Miliband attacked by woman whose mother died under Labour's NHS

During a live radio phone-in, a woman called Claire from Manchester challenged Mr Miliband over the ‘totally avoidable’ and ‘horrific’ death of her mother under the Labour-run NHS. read

Mercury found in Mexican pyramid could lead to finding king's tomb

Archaeologist Sergio Gomez found the liquid mercury in a deep tunnel of Teotihuacan, an ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas. He thinks it will lead him to the king's tomb. read

William Kerr who sparked hunt is rearrested after three weeks on the run 

William Kerr absconded from a bail hostel in Hull after he was released from HMP Stocken in Rutland on licence in January. He was jailed in 1998 for the murder of Maureen Comfort. read

Father severed his hand then picked it up and took it to hospital

Gary Lincoln (pictured), 48, from Port Talbot in Wales, was working in a house in Cardiff when his jacket sleeve got caught in the blade and his hand was severed at the wrist. read

Patient being treated for suspected rabies in Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital

The patient had recently travelled to an area affected by the infection and is now being tested for rabies and a number of other diseases at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast. read

Flipping the monkey: Cheeky primate takes offence to teenager pulling the middle finger and leaves him sprawling by jumping on his face

A teenager in the northern India region of Shimla has discovered the hard way that the locals should not be toyed with after his affront to a monkey left him sprawled on his back. read

Kate Middleton's uncle Gary Goldsmith hunts the cyclist who ran over his dog

Gary Goldsmith, the controversial brother of Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, posted a picture of the alleged culprit who hit his chihuahua, Cheech, on social media. read

Karen Buckley died from head and neck injuries after going missing in Glasgow

Murdered nursing student Karen Buckley, 24, (pictured) disappeared after a night out in Glasgow. She died of head and neck injuries, according to her death certificate. read

Law chief who decided not to prosecute Lord Janner was at same legal chambers as him

It has emerged that Alison Saunders trained at 1 Garden Court chambers in London, the same in legal chambers where Lord Janner worked as a top QC. read

MasterChef's Kim Woodward is first woman to run London's Savoy Grill

Kim Woodward has been appointed head chef at the five star art deco Grill, which has hosted lunches for the likes of prime ministers, musicians and captains of industry for decades. read

Woman's dying wish for her daughter to be raised by friends granted

The 48-year-old mother from Cornwall lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this month. Lady Justice King (pictured) ruled the five-year-old girl should live with close family friends. read

Daughter of Hermann Goering loses bid to win back Nazi's money

Edda Goering, 76, (pictured with Hermann Goering in 1940) wanted compensation for her father's legacy which was confiscated in 1948. The appeal was rejected by Bavarian lawmakers. read

Prince William joins The Queen and party leaders at 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

The Prince, who looked calm during the ceremony in London, had been desperate to make the engagement but his appearance had hung in the balance due to Kate's due date arriving. read

Ex-soldier charged with attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in 1974

John Cunningham, 27, was shot by the Army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh, in 1974. Dennis Hutchings appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court in Co Tyrone today charged with attempted murder. read

Chilling note from Myuran Sukumaran as Bali 9 duo get 72-hour notice

Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given notice of their execution, and could be killed by firing squad as early as Tuesday. read

Three British men jailed for trying to smuggle £200m of Cocaine across Atlantic

The gang were caught after their yacht, named the Makayabella, was stormed by the Irish Navy (pictured guarding the cocaine) 200 miles off the south-west coast of Ireland in September. read

Coca-Cola fans 'not impressed' as Diet Coke bottles start appearing with red lids

Customers are used to white lids on 500ml bottles of the famous zero calorie, zero sugar type, but the company has now put scarlet tops on all four of its variants to 'bring them together under one brand'. read

ISIS fighters ambush Iraqi convoy of Humvees with bulldozer

A suicide bomber first attacked the convoy before militants opened fire in the attack in the Nadhem al-Taqseem region, north of Fallujah in the Anbar province yesterday. read

Bosses pay row shakes up HSBC

A string of scandals at the bank, as well as its spluttering performance, has made the issue of executive pay increasingly sensitive for investors. read

Chinese student has carried disabled friend to class every day for three years

A high school student in China has spent three years literally shouldering the responsibility of ensuring that his physically disabled best friend gets to all his classes. read

Manchester shopkeeper stabbed as he fought off knife-wielding robber

Shopkeeper Mohammad Ali Akhtar (pictured) was stabbed as he bravely grappled with an armed raider who had jumped over the counter of the convenience store in Flixton, Manchester. read

The 10 signs of MENOPAUSE every woman should be aware of

London-based GP Deyo Famuboni reveals the 10 signs you could be experiencing perimenopause, the transition period women go through before the menopause. read

University of Birmingham's Imran Uddin who hacked system for better degree jailed

University of Birmingham student Imran Uddin, 25, used a keyboard spying device to steal staff passwords and then upped five of his exam marks. read

Yener Torun captures colourful side of Istanbul in spectacular Instagram pictures

Architect and photographer Yener Torun sought to challenge the one dimensional view of Istanbul and captures the new, minimalistic buildings that add a splash of colour to the city. read

Robert Downey Jr sparks is accused of making a racist remark about Mexican director

The actor, 50, made the remarks when asked what he thought of Birdman director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's claim that superhero movies were 'cultural genocide'. read

Schoolboy Kevin Coulton urges classmates not to attempt Kylie Jenner challenge

Kevin Coulton from Manchester decided to stick his mouth in the rim of a glass because 'everyone was doing it'. But the 16-year-old was left with dark bruising around his lips and chin. read

Photos show BUS smashed into a passenger plane on Tashkent Airport runway 

Shattering its windscreen, this is the incredible moment a bus ploughed into a passenger plane at Tachkent airport in Uzbekistan read

How London is being sold off to Qatar

Qatar's Constellation Hotels bought the majority stake in hotel company Coroin - which owns Claridge's, The Berkeley and The Connaught - from billionaires Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay. read

Parents of Britain's youngest ever organ donor open up in interview

Even as Teddy was being born, a transplant team was standing by — on the instruction of his parents. The chances of the procedure working were remote - but in the end it did. read

Diana and Prince Charles had a 'secret daughter' living in hiding

An American tabloid is claiming Charles and Diana have a secret daughter called Sarah who was brought up in the States, the result of a doctor going rogue with a fertilised embryo. read

Sanjay Chaddah who played race card in row smirks after avoiding prison

A property developer who falsely accused his neighbour's son-in-law of a racist assault in a row over a new driveway in the Wirral smirked yesterday as he walked free from court. read

Parents sidetracked by phones: Modern devices are dangerous distractions when used while supervising children, researchers claim

Mobile phones and tablet computers are becoming dangerous distractions for parents who are supposed to be supervising their children, New York researchers claim. read

Teenager left in a coma by suicide attempt after months of bullying

Bradley Parkes, 16, is fighting for his life in a coma after being driven to attempt suicide following months of bullying by a gang in Coventry who slashed him in the face. read

Coroner blasts 'confusing' bed-sharing advice after baby dies

Efan James, who was described as 'well cared-for and loved', was sharing his mother Hannah James' bed when he died in his sleep last October in Milford Haven, West Wales. read

Letting your baby nap in a car seat, swing or bouncer could be deadly

Researchers at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center warned babies put to sleep in car seats, slings, swings and bouncers were at risk of death via strangulation from straps or suffocation. read

Software developer uses app to predict what Kate Middleton's royal baby will look like 

Programmer Charanjeet Kondal has used an application to create images of the new prince or princess. read

Second man Khalid Rashad charged over London street murder of Syrian-born preacher

Khalid Rashad, 61, was charged earlier today following an investigation into the death of Abdul Hadi Arwani - an outspoken critic of the Assad regime who was shot dead this month. read

Trussell Trust charges £1,500 to set up food banks for 'PR and branding'

The Trussell Trust asks for a 'donation' from churches and community groups which want to open a food bank which will be spent on staff, branding, PR advice and relationships with supermarkets. read

Temperatures set to plunge by TEN DEGREES with a Nordic blast making UK colder than Moscow

The plunge in temperature means Britain will go from being hotter than Turkey and Ibiza to colder than Moscow, Stockholm and Finland in a matter of days. read

Sex offender jailed for life for brutally stabbing forensic science student

David Marshall must serve a minimum of 20 years behind bars for the murder of Eni Mevish, a 20-year-old student at Staffordshire University. read

Anthem of the Seas: Go dodgem driving and skydiving...on the high seas!

Cruise ship The Anthem of the Seas is sailing out of Southampton this summer and is full of entertainment features. Try your hand at skydiving, or eat one of the 18 restaurants onboard. read

Three police officers accused of stealing £30k during raid on criminal 

Sergeant Stephen Phillips, left, and police constables Christopher Evans, centre, and Michael Stokes were arrested after an investigation South Wales police professional standards department. read

Nicholas Salvador who murdered great-grandmother pleads insanity

Nicholas Salvador, nicknamed 'Fat Nick', accused of beheading his great-grandmother in her north London garden has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. read

Rydens School teacher Paul Shorter faces jail for groping 15-year-old pupil in his car

Paul Shorter had a series of liaisons with the schoolgirl, who he was giving one-to-one tuition in a 'serious' breach of his position of trust at Rydens School in Hersham, Surrey. read

Killer Dale Cregan sent to same psychiatric hospital as moors murderer Ian Brady

Dale Cregan, 31, was reportedly moved to Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside, where patients can enjoy art and music workshops, after going on hunger strike at his Category A jail. read

Liverpool couple's paid off their mortgage to find it's now worth £1

A couple who spent a lifetime paying off their mortgage have said it was a waste of time after a council scheme to sell homes for just £1 has turned the Liverpool street into a 'ghetto'. read

Daughter of £1.2m lotto winners who stole nursery cash avoids jail

Samantha Crossland, pictured, received a 12-month community order and ordered to to 180 hours' unpaid work after she admitted stealing £22,000 from the Child's Play nursery in Dewsbury. read

Shocking moment soldiers stamped on civilians head 18 TIMES

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Shaun Smith, and Jason Collins had been drinking when they were filmed attacking two men near their barracks at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire last April. read

British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer to be freed in June

Shaker Aamer, ho has a British wife and four children in London, is likely to be transferred to an undisclosed country over the summer, probably in June, it has been revealed. read

Blood test can detect ovarian cancer in 80 per cent of patients

In a new pilot study, the test picked up cancer cells in 80 per cent of 42 patients with ovarian cancer - an 'encouraging' breakthrough as the disease is often diagnosed too late for a cure. read

The moment a hiker gets the shock of his life when the volcano he was filming erupts before his eyes

A hiker exploring Chile's natural wonders got the shock of his life on Wednesday afternoon when the Calbuco volcano erupted before his eyes. read

Dolphins may be putting their health at risk as they shout to overcome ships' noise

Researchers believe the mammals could be putting their health at risk, because having to communicate loudly with each other to overcome background noise uses up far more oxygen. read

TOWIE in Aberdeenshire braces for goldrush!

An investigation may have revealed existence of gold deposits in the town of Towie worth millions. Mining giants Koza Altin Isletmeleri GreenOre are now seeking permission for further inspection. read

HSBC looks at leaving the UK and could bring back Midland bank

Global banking giant HSBC will consider moving its headquarters out of the UK, chairman Douglas Flint will reveal today, with rumours that it could also relaunch the Midland banking brand. read

Abercrombie and Fitch vows to stop using shirtless models in its stores

According to new plans unveiled by Abercrombie and Fitch Co on Friday, the retailer will abandon many of the sexualized marketing ploys for which it is known in an attempt to lure back customers. read

Poldark's chest obsession is 'sexist and undermines the whole show'

Aidan Turner's Poldark co-star Heida Reed has claimed the obsession with his body is sexist, and is unintentionally undermining the BBC1 series. read

Detectives offer £40k in Playboy's Eve Stratford and Lynee Weedon murders

Glamour model Eve Stratford, 22, (pictured) was found with her throat slashed at her east London home in 1975. Six months later, Lynne Weedon, 16, was attacked and raped in an alleyway. read

ISIS unveils the ISHS, its own version of Britain's NHS

Islamic State have reportedly launched their own 'health service', bearing remarkable similarities to the publicly funded British health service, the National Health Service (NHS). read

Italian police reveal Al Qaeda militants plotted terror attack on the Vatican

An ongoing series of raids largely focussing on the autonomous island of Sardinia is targeting 18 people, including two men thought to have worked for the late Al Qaeda leader, investigators said. read

Hilarious moment enormous bird of prey launches itself from a roof and lands on birdwatcher's head 

This is the moment that a huge eagle-owl, believed to have escaped from an aviary, swooped on the head of a birdwatcher in the Dutch town of Noordeinde. read

Couple aged 103 and 91 to become world's oldest newlyweds

George Kirby and 91-year-old Doreen Luckie (pictured), from Eastbourne, East Sussex, will marry after meeting 27 years ago. They will become the oldest newlyweds in history. read

Malaria vaccine could be available within months after trial results

The drug, known as RTS,S, has been developed by British firm GlaxoSmithKline over 30 years, and tests show that it could prevent millions of cases of the disease in very young children. read

BBC's Charlie Stayt spells 'education' wrong as he reports live from classroom

Presenter Charlie Stayt's embarrassing spelling error was spotted by eagle-eyed BBC Breakfast viewers during a live report from a primary school in Southampton, Hampshire. read

Bedtime stories DO aid reading, brain tests show: Study finds it provides a 'meaningful and measurable' boost to their development

Parents have long been urged to read stories to their little ones to help them grow into voracious readers. And now for the first time, scientists have found medical proof that the old advice does work. read

Turkish Airlines plane on fire makes emergency landing and skids off runway in Turkey

A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul made an emergency landing at Ataturk Airport today after its engine caught fire. read

Angelina Jolie's film Difret exploited Ethiopian girl rape agony who 'wasn't told'

Aberash Bekele, 32, is angry at the filmmakers for using her story without her knowledge or consent, and failing, initially, to pay her compensation. read

Angelina Jolie attacks UN paralysis over Syria's refugee crisis in New York

Angelina Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues on Friday morning at UN headquarters in New York. Syria's ambassador said simply of her presence: 'She's beautiful.' read

Lack of natural sunlight thought to be driving up short-sightedness among young

In China, where four in five teens are shortsighted, some schools are using translucent classrooms to expose children to more sunlight, after research showed it helped combat the condition. read

Gwent teaching assistant suspended after she is found with amphetamine

Lisa Heath, 45, an assistant at Willowtown Community Primary School in Gwent, was caught with Class B amphetamines after another member of staff found them in her handbag and called police. read

Three British planespotters locked up in the UAE for 'spying' freed

Conrad Clitheroe, 54 and Gary Cooper, 45, from Stockport, along with their ex-pat friend Neil Munro were stopped by police for writing down aircraft registration numbers at Fujairah Airport. read

Wartime scientist revisits secret Drakelow Underground Factory

Mary Cartwright was 20 when she was called up to work in the laboratory at Drakelow Shadow Factory in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, in 1943. read

Transgender woman stripped, shaved and 'pulverized' by police sparking outrage

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Pictures have emerged of Veronica Bolina lying face down and partially naked in front of a group of policemen and other prisoners at a jail in Sao Paulo, Brazil. read

Michael Schumacher's son Mick set for Formula 4 debut

The 16-year-son of Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One champion, is set to make his debut in the same sport this weekend. read

Elephant bird's egg goes up for auction at Sotheby's

Laid by the elephant bird, the rare egg could be 800 years old and is expected to fetch up to £50,000 at auction at Sotheby's in London on Thursday. read

Mac on...the Hatton Garden heist 

'You heard me, Colin. As well as my big drill I want our TV and my wife's jewellery back!' read

Could you survive as a Victorian pauper? Yes, that is Ann Widdecombe, in a new reality show that sends six celebrities back in time to endure the poverty of yesteryear

Historian Ruth Goodman sent six celebrities back in time to the early Victorian era to live and work as the poorest people did in a new BBC1 series called 24 Hours In The Past. read

Indian woman with seven-foot-long hair hopes to becoming Guinness World Record holder

Indian Rapunzel Smita Srivastava is the current record holder for having the longest hair in India, at 6ft. Her hair now measures 7ft and the 37-year-old dreams of one day holding the official world record. read

Officers in Cardiff for Sergeant Louise Lucas who died saving her daughter

Sergeant Louise Lucas, 41, was off-duty and on a shopping trip with her eight-year-old daughter Olivia in Swansea, South Wales, when she was struck on a busy road as they tried to cross. read

Morbidly obese Lisburn man takes up cycling and sheds 19 STONE in a year

David Rush, 33, from Lisburn, piled on the pounds in his twenties after leaving home. But after hitting 34st, he decided to make a change and took up cycling with the result he has shed 19st in a year. read

Chilean artist Marco Evaristti jailed for dyeing Iceland's Strokkur Geysir PINK

Marco Evaristti, the South American artist who is based in Copenhagen, poured red fruit dye into the Strokkur Geysir, found around 70 miles to the north east of Reykjavik, at dawn. read