The city reduced to rubble: Bodies lining pavements, funeral pyres in the streets and a race against time to find survivors... appalling aftermath of Nepal earthquake which claimed at least 2,200 lives

More than 2,000 people dead after monster 7.8 tremor flattens Nepalese capital of

Rescue teams continued to search for survivors after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal's capital Kathmandu. It destroyed homes, offices and a historic tower (pictured before the earthquake, inset, and after, top right). Panicked residents rushed into the streets as the tremor erupted around midday, with the impact felt hundreds of miles away in big swathes of northern India and even in Bangladesh. The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck 81 kilometres (50 miles) northwest of Kathmandu at 06.11 GMT, with walls crumbling and families racing outside of their homes.

My secret three-year affair with Sex Bomb Tom Jones - aided by his own son: Former flame says star's wife turned blind eye to him cheating hundreds of times

My secret three-year affair with Sex Bomb Tom Jones - aided by his own son: Former flame

Tom Jones claimed to sleep with as many as 250 women at the height of his fame - but none of his lovers have ever spoken of their time with Tom, until Charlotte Laws revealed details of their affair. Charlotte - pictured with Sir Tom in 1978, left, and in 2010, right - claims she had a three year affair with the Welsh singer. The Voice judge, however, was already married to his childhood sweetheart Linda (pictured now, inset, and with Sir Tom in the 70s, bottom right) when they met in Florida in 1979.

Queen drops out of the top 300 richest people in Britain for the first time with overall wealth of £340million as Ukrainian oligarch worth £13billion becomes country's richest man 

The monarch ranked 302 on the Sunday Times Rich list, while Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik topped the rankings after his fortune grew £3billion to a whopping £13.17billion.

England footballer Kyle Walker 'disgusted and horrified' as he threatens to sue internet trolls who falsely linked him to explicit video

England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Kyle Walker has rubbished suggestions he is involved with an explicit video which has gone viral on social media.

'Eleven days to save Britain': Cameron pleads with voters to rescue the country from an SNP-Labour alliance

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The latest polls suggest Ed Miliband cannot become Prime Minister without the support of the Scottish National Party, with Labour falling back to the same level of support it had at the 2010 election.

'I support Ukip,' says Moors murderer Ian Brady as he brands Cameron a 'public school millionaire' and Miliband a 'refugee, privileged German Jew' in bizarre letters

The 77-year-old, who was jailed for life after torturing and killing five children between 1963 and 1965, wrote the letters from his bed at Ashworth psychiatric hospital in Merseyside.

Former BBC producer sues ex-wife for £350,000 claiming she lied to him for 17 years that he was the father of her son 

Chris Lewis (pictured), 68, of Twickenham, has accused ex-wife Nicola, 48, of duping him about the paternity of her son Charlie over the course of the teenager's entire childhood.

A corn mill for less than a million: 700-year-old building has four bedrooms, open plan kitchen, paddocks AND the original water wheel all for just £795,000

Melin Esgob, the Grade II listed mill in Llannerch-y-Medd, North Wales, was mentioned in King Edward III's Extant of Anglesey in 1352.

'He was a super great guy': One Direction star Niall Horan among those to pay tribute to BBC presenter Colin Bloomfield who died of skin cancer at just 33

BBC presenter Colin Bloomfield dies of skin cancer aged 33: Fellow broadcasters pay

One Direction star Niall Horan has led the dozens of tributes to BBC broadcaster Colin Bloomfield (pictured together right) who has passed away following a battle with skin cancer, aged 33. Bloomfield (left), who worked at BBC Radio Derby for 10 years as a presenter, reporter and Derby County commentator, died at a hospice near his home town of Shrewsbury yesterday morning. Fellow broadcasters have since paid tribute to the 'perfect colleague' and 'consummate professional' whose positive outlook on life made him such a popular figure. Derby County supporter Horan, who is one quarter of boyband One Direction, also described Bloomfield as a 'super great guy and great commentator' in a touching tribute. The star said on Twitter (inset): 'Sad to hear to hear of the passing of Colin Bloomfield. He was a super great guy and great commentator. And had a huge passion for Derby county, he will be sadly missed around the ground, condolences to his family and friends.'

First male head at leading girls' school sacked over late-night emails to sixth-form pupil 

Headteacher Peter Gale was dismissed by Nonsuch High School For Girls, in Surrey, a fortnight ago for 'unprofessional and inappropriate conduct' after a series of emails were discovered.

Combined profit at Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons fall by £2.5bn - and is set to shrink further as shoppers cut back 


The combined profit of the big three UK-listed supermarkets is expected to shrink to less than £1billion over the coming year, according to some City analysts.

Hundreds of babies are born with brain damage every year because their mothers drank during pregnancy 

Last year 272 children were admitted to hospital in England after being born brain damaged following exposure to alcohol in the womb, alarming new figures have revealed.

Olympic heartache, a super-mum comeback and unbeaten World Records: As Paula Radcliffe returns to the London Marathon, the highs and lows of her career revealed

She's won the London Marathon three times but this weekend, after fighting injury and disappointment Paula Radcliffe, 41, will deliver her swansong on the 26.2 mile course by running with the masses.

Miracle of the Mengele babies: Truly astounding story of how three women cheated demon doctor of death by hiding their pregnancies... and raised their newborns in the very cradle of Nazi horror

Miracle of the Mengele babies: Truly astounding story of how three women cheated demon

Dr Josef Mengele (inset) conducted grotesque experiments at Auschwitz and sent thousands to the gas chambers. He inspected each new prisoner and asked if they were expecting a child, which could become a subject for his sickening human experiments. Survivor Anka Nathanova concealed her pregnancy and raised her baby Eva (pictured together top right) in the death camp. SS guards watched when Priska Lowenbeinova gave birth on a wooden plank laid across a table in the factory and placed bets on whether the baby would be a boy or a girl (pictured left with her daughter Hana. Rachel Friedman was advised to lie and say her son Mark (pictured together bottom right) was born on Hitler's birthday - April 20th - and it saved him.

Lord Janner detective: We had proof to charge child sex politician 20 years ago... But top brass told us to stop 

Breaking a 24-year silence over the scandal, a former Detective Inspector says he was told not to arrest Lord Janner (pictured in 1972) despite having evidence backing up sex abuse claims.

Man who raped his own daughter and fathered her child is jailed - and the girl cries out 'I love you' as he's led out of court

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.

John Suchet's wife dies aged 73 after decade-long battle with dementia

John Suchet's wife dies aged 73 after decade-long battle with dementia

The wife of broadcaster John Suchet, pictured together (left) and (right) in 2013, has died after a decade-long battle with dementia. Classic FM DJ and former ITN presenter Suchet has been open about his wife Bonnie's diagnosis, writing a book about it and becoming honorary president of the Dementia UK charity. Last night the 71-year-old declined to comment, saying it was a 'private family matter'.

First image of woman whose dismembered body was found in flat is revealed as man is arrested over her murder

A dismembered body discovered at a flat in Wales has been identified as Tracey Woodford (above) who has been missing since Tuesday, police revealed

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

Rogue trader dubbed the 'Hound of Hounslow' boasted he could make up to £1million a week in email to colleagues

Navinder Sarao, 36, made the bold claim in October last year in an email to business colleagues, which has been lodged in the Northern District Court of Illinois as evidence in any future trial against him.

We can't stand the wait, Kate! Our VERY revealing A to Z of all you need to know about the (one-day late!) royal baby 

We can't stand the wait, Kate! Our VERY revealing A to Z of all you need to know about the

Can't wait to catch a glimpse of the new arrival? Here we bring you The Mail on Sunday's indispensable guide to the second Royal birth - from the souvenirs (top left), the nanny (top right) and the all important presents (bottom left). We also reveal why you need to make sure you get a glimpse of the little prince or princess before they are whisked off to Norfolk - and what animal impression Prince George (bottom right) is likely to be entertaining his new sibling with.

Hospital where Duchess of Cambridge is due to give birth is forced to close ward after eight patients hit by superbug 

A 20-bed surgical unit at St Mary's Hospital, London, has not been accepting new admissions for more than a week after a number of patients were found to be suffering from potentially fatal CPE.

Pippa Middleton's gift for a pampered royal baby? Eco-nappies flown in from Switzerland (at a cost of £4 each) 

Pippa was spotted in Geneva buying up the mill-cloth nappies - which are bio-degradable and likely to be a hit with environmentalist Prince Charles - ahead of the arrival of the new royal.

Next in line for the firing squad: British drug mule granny on Bali's 'Execution Island' tells friend 'I just want to get it over with' 

Next in line for the firing squad: British drug mule granny on Bali's 'Execution Island'

Lindsay Sandiford from Cheltenham has been told that all foreign drug smugglers like herself in Bali will be executed by the end of the year, according to the hard-line government. Sandiford, who was part of a plot to smuggle £1.6 million worth of cocaine from Bankok into Bali was placed on death row two years ago. Her friend Andrew Chan, from Australia, is in the next batch to be killed, possibly on Tuesday.

Don't mention the Waterloo! Guests celebrating 200th anniversary of Wellington's famous victory are told not to gloat

Guests attending a service in London to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo have been told not to act in a 'triumphalist' way - to avoid upsetting the French.

BBC forks out £50,000 on meeting rooms across the street from its brand new £1billion HQ...which bosses say lacks space

The BBC has admitted it 'occasionally' runs out of meeting rooms and spent £47,198 on booking external spaces nearby during the last financial year.

Wife of man charged with doorstep acid attack on property developer is accused of perverting course of justice 

Andreas Christopheros, 29, (pictured) was attacked outside his home in Truro, in December and husband and wife David and Nicole Phillips from Hastings have now both been charged over the incident.

Rise of the Insta-kids! As Kylie Jenner passes 21 MILLION followers on Instagram, the other celebrity offspring with the most fans on social media revealed

Rise of the Insta-kids! As Kylie Jenner passes 21 MILLION followers on Instagram, the

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner has 9 million less followers than big sister, and social media addict Kim, and 15 million MORE Instagram fans than her mother Kris Jenner. Jaden Smith and Brooklyn Beckham, both 16, have 1.8million followers on Instagram. Face of Burberry Romeo Beckham (pictured right) already has over 8,000 followers, and Cindy Crawford's kids Kaia Gerber (left) and Presley Gerber share an Instagram with over 16,000 fans.

Ronnie Barker's paedophile son has made more than £500,000 this year in royalties from his late father's work 

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.

Did exaggerated records make global warming look worse? Scientists to investigate whether 'adjusted' temperatures skewed data 

The panel, convened by the climate sceptic think tank Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), will include experts from all sides of the debate on global warming.

Pictured: Sandals of Pakistani women's rights activist left laying in footwell of her car after she's gunned down in 'targeted assassination'

Two gunmen have assassinated prominent Pakistani women's rights activist Sabeen Mahmud by pulling up next to her vehicle at a traffic light and spraying it with bullets.

'He just stood and took it': George W. Bush was once yelled at by the mother of a dying soldier, his former press secretary reveals  

Dana Perino and Bush were visiting families at the Walter Reed military hospital in Washington D.C. in 2005 (pictured in file photo) when they met the devastated mother of a soldier from the Caribbean.

'No evictions and yuppies': Vandals trash upmarket estate agents Foxtons in protest against gentrification and soaring house prices that they claim are forcing locals out of deprived south London district Brixton

'No evictions and yuppies': Vandals trash upmarket estate agents Foxtons in protest

The front window of Foxton's Brixton branch was demolished (left) and its housing notices were defaced with spray paint during a protest against surging house prices in London. The vandal smashed the glass before spray painting 'no evictions' (top right) and 'yuppies' across the store front. Thousands of people turned up for the event organised by Reclaim Brixton to protest the residents and businesses who are 'being priced out of the trendy area'. The group's spokesperson denounced the violent actions of 'one idiot' but told MailOnline there could be a reason Foxton's (bottom right) - which has reputation for selling expensive homes - was being targeted.

EU chiefs brand Greek finance minister 'a time-waster, a gambler and an amateur' amid warnings that Grexit is now a 'serious option'

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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.

Voyeur who used hidden camera to film up women's skirts as they bent over freezers 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.

Rise of the gecko-bots: Tiny robots can climb walls carrying over 100 times their own weight thanks to adhesive pads based on reptiles' feet 

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.

Tony McCoy's tears as the greatest ever jockey rides his 17,630th and final race after breaking every record in the book... and every bone in his body

Tony McCoy's tears as the greatest ever jockey rides his 17,630th and final race after

Jump jockey legend Tony McCoy picked up his 20th Champion Jockey trophy with his wife Chanelle and children Eve and Archie, top left, after he completed his final ride of his record breaking career, with an unbelievable 4,348 wins. The champion, right, was clearly emotional as he waved goodbye to 18,000 race fans today at Sandown Park, bottom left.

Thousands of lives at risk as hospitals ignore simple tests for blood poisoning

Some 90 per cent of patients were not given correct treatment to prevent blood poisoning on a surgical ward at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, an NHS study revealed.

Law chief who decided not to prosecute Labour peer Lord Janner over alleged child sex abuse was at the 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.

Former MasterChef competitor becomes first woman to run London's prestigious Savoy Grill in restaurant's 126-year history

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Jenner emerges for the first time since revealing he is a woman... looking as if the weight of the world has lifted from his shoulders

Bruce Jenner emerges for the first time since revealing he is a woman... looking as if the

Bruce Jenner has emerged for the first time since revealing he is a woman. The 65-year-old stepped out in LA on Saturday looking happy, free, and as if the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders. The night before, almost 17million people tuned in to hear him publicly admit for the first time he identifies as a female.

Cocaine smuggler got high on his own supply to stave off hunger as yacht carrying a tonne of drugs ran out of food in the 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.

Red top fury: Confused Coca-Cola fans 'not impressed' as Diet Coke bottles start appearing with regular 'full fat' 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'.

British paedophile author, 70, goes on the run in France to avoid being jailed for sex attack on six-year-old girl

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.

Human traffickers brazenly offering desperate Libyan migrants passage across the Mediterranean on FACEBOOK 

A number of pages have been discovered on the social media site reportedly offering 'comfortable' and 'reliable' travel to Europe on overcrowded boats.

The bravest mum of all: Non-smoking mother-of-two with terminal lung cancer to walk London Marathon course as she battles disease for the sake of her sons

The bravest mum of all: Non-smoking mother-of-two with terminal lung cancer to walk London

Until a year ago, life for Angela Field (pictured) was good. She was dedicated to caring for her husband Elliot and two young sons Aaron (right), 9, and James (left), 6. Then came the devastating news: though she'd never smoked, she had inoperable lung cancer. Since then, there have been moments of despair but Angela, 40, is determined to live as normally as possible for the time she has left. Today, with inspiring determination, she will once again return to race the London Marathon after having run it in 2003 - where she will walk the entire course dressed as Superwoman in order to help raise money for the Cancer Treatment and Research Trust.

Two new versions of Google Glass in the works at Italian company after tech giant stopped production of 'failed' wearable device

Massimo Vian, one of the heads of Milan-based Luxottica, said that his team was looking to improve on the Internet-connected device that stopped selling its first version earlier this year.

Could SPACE LASERS heat our homes? Scientist wants to build satellites which harvest sunlight - then shoot beams of energy down to earth 

Dr Adrian Quarterman, of Dundee University, believes his mirrored satellites could make solar power feasible in Scotland - but admits you might need to be worried about who is in control.

Argentinian judge BACKS mob who attacked Top Gear stars over their Falklands number plate stunt, saying they had been 'provoked' 

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.

'You'll do more damage to the country than you did to your brother': Boris launches furious personal attack on 'back stabber' Miliband live on TV

'You'll do more damage to the country than you did to your brother': Boris launches

The London Mayor, who appeared alongside Mr Miliband on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, launched a furious personal assault on his rival as their encounter descended into a shouting match this morning. He said: 'I'm not saying your brother had to present himself... with a dagger in the back and he would do more damage to this country than he did to his brother, and that is the key point.' Mr Miliband appeared to laugh off the attack, responding: 'Come on Boris, you're better than that.'

Theresa May: SNP-Labour pact would spark biggest constitutional crisis since the abdication of Edward VIII

Home Secretary Theresa May has questioned whether English voters would accept the 'legitimacy' of an SNP-Labour Coalition as a new poll suggests one in three would not.

Labour will bring back rent controls and ban landlords from increasing charges by more than inflation

Private landlords would be banned from above-inflation rent rises over a three-year period if Labour wins power after the May 7 General Election, Ed Miliband, pictured, is set to announce.

PETER HITCHENS: When Tebbit says vote Labour, you know something's gone very wrong

When Norman Tebbit (pictured), the fiercest and roughest anti-socialist street-fighter of the Thatcher years, suggests that Tories in Scotland vote Labour, that is news.

Tories lead in third poll in a row as Ed's voters turn to Ukip: Threat of Nicola Sturgeon helps David Cameron to three-point lead 

David Cameron has gained a narrow opinio poll lead lead over Ed Miliband as voters consider the impact of a Labour government propped up by Nicola Sturgeon's SNP.

Britain will be run down, weakened and broken up by Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, says ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER 

Don't sleepwalk to disaster, argues UK's top impresario - only one party can guarantee our security, and its not the most dangerous double act in British politics.

Look who holds the whip hand chez Sturgeon: Remarkable dominatrix painting said to hang in SNP leader's home... where husband cooks and cleans

Entitled 'Naughty Nicola', the painting allegedly hanging from the SNP leader's wall depicts her as a dominatrix in a short red dress, black suspenders on display and whip in hand.

Up close with Marilyn: Never-before-seen images of Monroe, Lee Radziwill, Kate Moss and more of Hollywood's sexiest starlets

Never before seen images of Marilyn Monroe

Iconic photographer Bert Stern's collection of images are on display at the Stanley Wise Gallery in Manhattan until June 20. The series includes never before seen photos of Marilyn Monroe(left).Also in the exhibition are photos of Jackie Kennedy's sister Lee Radziwill(center), and iconic supermodel Kate Moss (right).



Operation save dad: He was overweight, diabetic and on the verge of losing a leg, but Geoff Whitington refused to change the lifestyle that was killing him. Until his sons intervened

Operation save dad: He was overweight, diabetic and on the verge of losing a leg, but

Geoff Whitington, 63, (left) from Ashford, Kent, was made so sick by obesity-related type 2 diabetes that he was told he may need a leg amputated. His sons Anthony (main, left) and Ian (far right) helped the father-of-four shed six stone and overhauled his health. He is a man transformed and loves to cycle, never eats take-aways and counts kale and couscous among his favourite foods. Doctors say he is no longer diabetic - and he is off medication.

How the Qataris bought Britain: Top hotels. Ascot. Prime Mayfair mansions... the sheikhs have rolled into the UK - for only £11.6bn

The Qatari ruling family have been buying up prestigious properties - including the Shard - over the past eight years in an attempt to win a place in the British Establishment.

US regulators could 'scupper' move by HSBC to Hong Kong over assets of £190bn

HSBC's headquarters are pictured in the Canary Wharf financial district of London. HSBC launched a 12.5 billion pound ($17.7 billion) rights issue on Monday to shore up its balance sheet after annual profit more than halved and as bad debts soared in the United States.  Despite plunging profits, five of their highest-paid bankers have received £32.4 million in bonuses last year.
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Senior lawyers and accountants said the US would try to block such a move out of concern over Chinese influence on the bank as it has major US operations.

Will secret tunnel inside the bowels of Aztec pyramid reveal long-lost tomb of Teotihuacan's first king? Archaeologists find 'large quantities' of liquid mercury used in primitive burial

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. The chamber in which the mercury was found had been sealed for nearly 1,800 years.

Facebook plea mum risks jail over son: Social workers threaten to have child adopted over mother's continued relationship with abusive father

The 29-year-old woman from Lincolnshire, who cannot be named for legal reasons resumed her relationship after he had been released from prison for beating her up, prompting social workers to swoop.

Father severed his hand with electric angle cutter... then picked it up and took it to hospital for surgeons to reattach 

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.

Patient being treated for RABIES in Belfast hospital 

A patient at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast is being tested for suspected rabies

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.

Briton who was the world's fattest man before losing 46 STONE goes under the knife in US to remove excess skin after the NHS refused to do it 

Former world's fattest man Paul Mason goes under the knife in US to remove excess skin

After losing two thirds of his body wight in just five years Paul Mason now faces a new challenge - ridding himself of the unsightly rolls of skin he no longer needs. Mr Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, managed to shed a staggering 46st after gastric bypass surgery in 2010, but the NHS have refused to give him an operation to remove the 7st of excess skin. The 54-year-old, seen in a hospital in Massachusetts last month (left) where he was treated for a leg infection, will go under the knife on Tuesday in the U.S. The operation will be done free of charge by plastic surgeon Dr Jennifer Capla, who saw his plight on the news. Despite his troubles, two years ago Mr Mason found love online with American woman Rebecca Mountain and the pair are now engaged.

Father tells of his terror as he fought off masked knife-wielding raider who was trying to rob his shop 

This is the moment that a lone shopkeeper was stabbed as he bravely grappled with an armed raider who had jumped over the counter of the convenience store in Flixton, Manchester.

The supercubicle: Furniture company designs work lounge featuring privacy screen, power outlets, and foot rest in bid to help employees focus in an open office

Steelcase's Brody WorkLounge is created to be 'good for you and for your brain'. The seating boasts of a shelter to limit visual distractions while working, according to the company.

The unexpected side of Istanbul: Photographer captures quirky and colourful modern architecture beyond the traditional sights

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.

Was he doing 88 miles an hour? Police pull over Back to the Future-style DeLorean 

Police pull over Back to the Future-style DeLorean 

Police officers patrolling a motorway between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe pulled the replica Delorean time machine over on suspicion of having a 'leaky flux capacitor' while travelling along the A500. The highly modified car had many of the details from the hit movie such as its time-travelling dashboard, top left, and even Marty McFly's mutil-coloured hat.

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.

Three police officers accused of stealing bundles of notes worth £30,000 during raid on suspected 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.

Would-be cage fighter who beheaded great-grandmother in her garden denies murder by reason of 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.

$1 tickets, three births and TWO BILLION visitors... a magical journey through Disneyland from 1955 to the present day

Now and then: $1 tickets, three births and TWO BILLION visitors... a journey through

Disneyland, California, has captured the imaginations for generations, since its opening in 1955, but there is much that many people do not know about this magical place. Chris Strodder has created a handy book, The Disneyland Book of Lists, which contains over 200 lists crammed full of secrets known and more obscure so now you can see how it has changed over the years (Sleeping Beauty's Castle pictured in 1955, left, and how it looks today, right).

British Guantanamo detainee Shaker Aamer to be freed in June, US government source claims 

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.

Murderer who sparked nationwide hunt after absconding from bail hostel 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.

The world's most haunted pieces of FURNITURE: 'Chair of death', 'conjure chest' and a 'cursed portrait' feature among eerie items linked to unexplained phenomena

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

A 'cursed' portrait of a weeping child (second bottom right) was spotted at the scene of numerous house fires in Yorkshire and four people reportedly died shortly after sitting in a 'chair of death' (left) now in Philadelphia. An infamous mirror (bottom right) is said to contain the trapped souls of the wife and children of a Louisiana slave master, while a 'conjure chest' (top right) is said to have caused the death of 17 people close to another slave master, this time in South Carolina, who murdered a slave, causing her fellow slaves to have a conjurer curse it.

'Don't try the Kylie Jenner challenge!' Schoolboy, 16, is left with a bruised face after sucking a glass to give him bee-stung pout like Kardashians star 

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.

My home had a Virgin rebirth: It may look like a simple chapel, but this building was returned to life by a very unlikely owner

Sir Richard Branson converted The Old Chapel in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, into a four-bedroom home in the 1970s. He painted the doors with his trademark bright red.

Cell check spares women chemo for breast cancer: New £2,500 tests reveal risk of disease returning

Breast cancer patients may be spared chemotherapy thanks to new tests that pinpoint genetic 'markers' in the tumour and determine its aggressiveness.

Islamic State unveils the ISHS - its own version of Britain's NHS: Islamists promote new health service with poster campaign nearly identical to the UK's

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

Cheating student who hacked into university computer system to give himself a better degree is 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.

Facecrook! Monster serving nine years for armed robbery is 'brazenly running lucrative scams via social media from his jail cell

Facecrook! Monster serving nine years for armed robbery is 'brazenly running lucrative

Craig Lynch is serving nine years for a series of violent gang robberies, but a former friend claims he is making huge profits by using Facebook from his cell to run websites selling legal highs. Use of computers, social media and mobile phones is strictly forbidden behind bars. Yet his posts show Lynch has been free to run a sneering Facebook site (pictured bottom left and right) from his cell in Bedford Prison (top left).

Married maths teacher at Max Clifford's old school 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.

One-eyed police killer Dale Cregan sent to same psychiatric hospital as moors murderer Ian Brady after second hunger strike in Strangeways 

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.

Schoolboy, 12, trapped down eight-foot drain for half an hour after falling down because it was left uncovered

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

Angelina Jolie's film exploited my rape agony, says Ethiopian girl who 'wasn't told' Hollywood star was using her story

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

Special Envoy Angelina rips UN's 'paralysis' over Syria's four million refugees and blasts their treatment as the 'world's lowest point'. And the Syrian ambassador's response? 'She's beautiful'

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.'

Top weir! BBC's 'hypnotic' real-time barge voyage is a million miles from Top Gear... but will it float your boat?

BBC's 'hypnotic' real-time barge voyage is a million miles from Top Gear... but will it

It's the ultimate in slow-motion footage. The BBC is to air a two-hour, real-time documentary (pictured) following a canalboat as it pootles its way along a British waterway at a leisurely 4mph. For many, the languid film will be as interesting as watching paint dry, but the Corporation hopes many viewers will find it a refreshing change from the usual frenetic pace of modern TV.

'I didn't get down on one knee because I wouldn't have been able to get back up': Couple aged 103 and 91 to become world's oldest newlyweds after 27 years together 

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.

Malaria vaccine that will prevent millions of young children catching disease could be available within months after trial results find it reduces number of cases by half

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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.

Back to school for you! BBC presenter 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.

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.

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Michelle Obama unveils new curly hairstyle as she leads the way at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner with Katie Couric, Ivanka Trump and Bradley Cooper

Michelle Obama unveils new curly hairstyle as she leads the way at the annual White House

Hollywood stars partied with reporters, politicians and the President of the United States at the White House Correspondents' Dinner last night. Journalist Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner (both pictured center), were spotted arriving at the glittering event at around 6pm - both dressed in their finest. They were joined by businesswoman Ivanka Trump (right) and pregnant actress Naya Rivera (left) among other celebrities. The 101st dinner, dubbed 'nerd prom', was the biggest event on Washington DC's social calendar - and included a speech by President Barack Obama.

Three British planespotters locked up in the UAE for two months for 'spying' are finally freed after case against them is dropped

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.

BABY STEPS: How can I stop dogs turning my bubbly boy into a nervous wreck

Two-year-old Felix Hoyle is terrified of dogs and starts screaming uncontrollably when one approaches him. He is pictured meeting German Shepherd puppy Beth at his local Dogs Trust centre.

Teaching assistant suspended from primary school after she is found with amphetamine in her bag

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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.



The supercubicle: Furniture company designs work lounge featuring privacy screen, power outlets, and foot rest in bid to help employees focus in an open office

Office furniture company designs 'alternative to enclaves' for the office

Steelcase's Brody WorkLounge (pictured left and right) is created to be 'good for you and for your brain'. The seating boasts of a shelter to limit visual distractions while working, according to the company. Each work lounge features a mini LED task light, personal work surface and a cushion that adapts to each person's size. While the debate about whether workers prefer a cubicle over an open office layout, Steelcase's Brody could be the future design for privacy in an open office.

Family of woman 'strangled to death by Whitey Bulger' slam new Johnny Depp movie for 'insulting' the loved ones of the 11 people murdered by the Boston crime boss

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'Black Mass' is already causing upset before its September release, with the families of Bulger's victims saying it glorifies the violence the gangster was known for and profits from their tragedy.

The Indian Rapunzel! Woman with seven-foot-long hair dreams of one day becoming Guinness World Record holder

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, which was measured at 6ft (1.8m) in the Limca Book of Records. The local celebrity's hair now measures 7ft, and she dreams of one day knocking current Guinness World Record holder Xie Qiuping, whose hair was measured at over 18ft in 2004, off her perch.