'You'll do more damage to the country than you did to your brother,' says Boris in blistering and very personal attack on 'backstabber' Red Ed on live 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.'

'Take-away food... now I wanna behead some kafirs': Tower Hamlets schoolgirls who travelled to Syria to become Jihadi brides tweet about their new lives with ISIS

Take-away food... now I wanna behead some kafirs: Tower Hamlets schoolgirls who travelled

Amira Abase, 15, one of the three east London schoolgirls who left the UK to become 'jihadi brides' in Syria has tweeted a picture showing her enjoying a huge western-style takeaway dinner of fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab, in the Islamic State(bottom left). The teenager captioned the photograph 'dawla takeaway w/ @um_ayoub12', 'dawla' being another name for the Islamic State. The Twitter account tagged in the post belongs to a young woman describing herself as a '16-year-old muhajirah'(pictured top left with Amira), who posted earlier this year that she 'wanted to behead some kafirs[non-muslims] now'.

'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.

Queen drops out of top 300 richest people in Britain for the first time 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.

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

Classic FM DJ and former ITN presenter Suchet has been open about his wife's diagnosis, writing a book about it and becoming honorary president of the Dementia UK charity.

The tiny gap between life and death: Entombed alive with the body of his friend, Nepal earthquake victim is finally pulled free as death toll rises to 2,300

More than 2,300 people dead after monster 7.8 tremor flattens Nepalese capital of

The country's home ministry confirmed that 2,300 people have been killed as rescue teams continue 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.

Escape from death mountain: Newly-wed British couple describe terror on Everest as they were engulfed by killer avalanche amid fears that death toll from earthquake could rise to 10,000

A coupleon honeymoon were last night among Britons trapped on Everest after an earthquake that killed at least 1,130 rocked the worldís highest peak.

Alex Chappatte and her new husband Sam wrote of their terror as avalanches broke around them and they were forced to take shelter at their camp half-way up the world's tallest mountain.

Nepal earthquake was a 'nightmare waiting to happen': Experts knew disaster was coming and were in Kathmandu preparing a WEEK ago 

Just a week ago, 50 earthquake scientists from around the world met in the Kathmandu to work out how to prepare the city for a massive earthquake like the one seen today.

Labour peer Lord Janner could still face civil action over child sex abuse claims and experts could be brought in to test he has dementia, lawyer says 

Lawyers acting for the 86-year-old's alleged victims say they are looking to bring civil claims against the peer, which would see the extent of his memory tested by independent examiners.

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.

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

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.

British family stranded in Benidorm for three months after mother gave birth to baby weighing just 2lbs three months early 

Karla Hornby, from Bolton, said she thought she was going to die when she gave birth to baby Freddie, weighing just 2lbs, three months early while on holiday in Spain with her partner Jordan Jackson.

'When I get mad, my brain gets a headache': Children reveal what it's REALLY like to have a temper tantrum (and how they calm down again)

A new video by Oprah Winfrey's OWN network features youngsters talking about what it's like to get angry and upset and how the new trend for mindfulness helps them feel calm again.

British anti-terror police are using German-made assault rifles 'that do not shoot straight in hot weather' 

It has been claimed that the G36 assault rifle used by British anti-terror police did not hit its targets when tested at temperatures exceeding 30C. The weapon is used by police forced across the UK.

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.

Memo to the PM... the Aston Villa player is the one on the LEFT: Cameron accused of being a phoney after confusing 'his' team with West Ham

Memo to the PM... the Aston Villa player is on the left: Cameron accused of being a phoney

The Prime Minister, who insists he has been an Aston Villa fan 'all his life', was giving a campaign speech in south London when he joked that everyone should back his team - but then named West Ham (whose young star Dan Potts is pictured right), instead of the West Midlands giants (whose new midfield sensation Jack Graelish is pictured left). Mr Cameron this morning claimed he became a Villa fan after watching the team beat Bayern Munich in the European Cup final as a child - but admitted he could not say what year the match took place or who scored the winner. The Prime Minister said he had been 'overcome by something', adding: 'I don't know what happened to me, it was just one of those things.'

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On your marks: Prince Harry and the Beckhams among thousands cheering on crowds at this year's London marathon as 37,000 runners set off on 26 mile route

On your marks: Beckhams among thousands cheering on crowds at this year's London marathon

David and Victoria Beckham were at the London Marathon course this morning in 'Team Romeo' t-shirts to cheer on their 12-year-old son in the three-mile children's race. The high-profile couple, joined by their other sons Cruz and Brooklyn, wore black and white 'Team Romeo' t-shirts to show support for the youngster (left). Prince Harry also arrived at the course in a smart navy blue suit (right) as he prepared to hand out medals to the winners of the men and women's elite races. More than 37,000 fundraisers, amateur and elite runners are to take part in the marathon today - the highest number in the event's 35-year history. The men's elite race was won by Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, while the title of the women's professional road race was taken by Ethiopia's Tigist Tufa, who made powerful late surge to beat off Kenyan Mary Keitany.

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.

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

There will be countless stories of love and courage among runners in today's London Marathon. But perhaps none to compare with the heartbreaking reality behind Angela Field's participation.

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.

Boy, four, frisked and forced to hand over toy gun that fired SPONGE darts after it was deemed a security risk by East Midlands Airport

James Hayward had arrived at East Midlands Airport with his parents, Phil, 44, and Hazel, 38, with his brightly coloured toy - which fires sponge darts - packed in his hand luggage.

England star Aaron Lennon probed over claims he 'grabbed and slapped teenage waitress ripping her top while he partied in nightclub's VIP suite'

The 28-year-old Tottenham winger, who is on loan to Everton, is now being investigated over the alleged assault at Suede nightclub in Manchester on April 4.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ex football star John Fashanu is locked in a bitter divorce with wife Abigail amid claims she threatened him with knives after he slept with their maid

Ex football star John Fashanu is locked in a bitter divorce with wife Abigail amid claims

The former player (pictured playing for Wimbledon, right), 52, has filed for divorce, claiming his 'life was at stake' - and says it was in fact her who cheated on him - with another woman who she calls her 'spiritual partner'. Abigail Fashanu strenuously denies these allegations and says her ex-husband is 'sick and needs help'. The glamorous socialite, 48, claims she caught the former footballer in bed with two women. The couple married in 2011 and their bitter divorce is set to play out in high court of NIgeria, where they live.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 

Mail on Sunday's A to Z of the royal baby reveals all

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.

A second Princess Diana? Brits hope Kate and William will name the royal baby after his late mother if they have a daughter

In a new poll, Diana was revealed as the favourite name for the second royal baby, followed by Alice and Charlotte if it's a girl. If it's a boy, then the favourite name is James, followed by Alexander.

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.

Australian prank radio broadcasters BANNED from reporting birth of royal baby after furore over nurse's death

2DayFM listeners likely won't be hearing Kate Middleton's happy news from their radio station, with broadcasters asked not to acknowledge the baby's birth.

'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

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.'

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.

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.

$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 gymnast, 21, left paralysed after plunging four floors from a hotel balcony in Spain while she was talking to her mother on the phone 

British gymnast left paralysed after plunging four floors from a hotel balcony in Spain

Dina Amos-Larkin, pictured, was attending a four-day sports festival in Salou, Spain when she fell while talking to her mother on the phone on April 3. The 21-year-old law student, who represents Great Britain at trampolining, was taken to hospital from Hotel Jaime 1 (road inset) and was placed in a medically-induced coma for two weeks before being brought round last week. She said she doesn't remember anything after falling, adding: 'The balcony rail was lower than my waist and I think I just leaned back too far.'

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.

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'.

'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

Brixton protesters smash windows of Foxtons estate agents

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.

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.

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 should never give up hope': Mother reveals joy at defying doctors to have miracle baby girl after heartbreak of TEN miscarriages in ten years

'You should never give up hope': Mother reveals joy at defying doctors to have miracle

Sarah and Mark Brennan, from south Wales (pictured) describe the joy of becoming parents to seven-month-old Eryn Elisabeth after a series of miscarriages that left them traumatised and fearing they'd never have a family of their own. Although she was premature and weighed just 3lb 11oz, mum Sarah, 36, and her technician husband, 35, say their daughter is thriving.

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.

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.

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

There will be countless stories of love and courage among runners in today's London Marathon. But perhaps none to compare with the heartbreaking reality behind Angela Field's participation.

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

Jump jockey legend Tony McCoy picked up his 20th Champion Jockey trophy with his family after he completed his final ride of his record breaking career, with an unbelievable 4,348 victories.

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

A corn mill for less than a million: 700-year-old building has four bedrooms, open plan

The converted corn mill in the Welsh valleys is up for sale for just £795,000 - but the new owners will have to become accustomed to the original water wheel in the middle of their living room. 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.  The building has been given a 21st century update - with four en-suite bedrooms and open plan kitchen - but still retains many of its unique features.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

Steelcase designs Brody WorkLounge 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.

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

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.

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

Steven Davis holds up a family photo of his deceased sister Debra Davis during an interview at his home in a suburb outside Boston, Thursday, June 13, 2013. The racketeering trial of Boston-area gangster James "Whitey" Bulger commenced Tuesday, June 12. According to prosecutors, Bulger allegedly strangled Debra Davis in 1981. \nphoto by John Clarke Russ/MailOnline.com

'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.

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.