Mother's agony as she hears how her two young children died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu chalet during half-term holiday with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend 

Bobby Shepherd and Christi died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu

Christi Shepherd, seven, and her younger brother Bobby, six, (pictured together, centre) died in their sleep at their family chalet at the four-star Corcyra Beach Hotel on the Greek island in October 2006. Their father, Neil Shepherd, and his girlfriend Ruth Beatson, who he has since married, (together, left) were also almost killed by the fumes during the half-term break with the children, who lived in Horbury, West Yorkshire. The children's mother, Sharon Wood and her husband Paul (together, right) also attended today's inquest, which was told by the engineering expert who examined the chalet that the boiler was working harder than it should have been and a safety cut-off device had been short-circuited, probably after other holidaymakers staying in the adjacent chalet complained of having no hot water.

Mother forced to give up her job to spend four hours a day taking her daughter, 7, to school after she was refused a place at local juniors that is just 150 YARDS from her front door 

Sheffield mother refused a place for daughter at school 150 yards from her front door 

Seven-year-old Charlotte Briggs was refused a place at Lydgate Junior School in Sheffield even though it can be seen from her window. Her mother Lynne says she would be forced to give up her job in IT because taking her daughter to school and then getting to work would require four hours of travelling every day. Mrs Briggs believed Broomhill Infants School in Sheffield was a feeder school to Lydgate Juniors and only put one school on Charlotte's admission form.

Beggar who forced 12-year-old girl to hand over the last 15p of her pocket money is ordered to pay youngster £20

The frightened youngster was confronted by homeless Isa Richardson, from Maidstone, Kent, who told her she needed money because her car had broken down.

Have scientists found a way to banish hunger pangs? Breakthrough could help dieters lose weight - and make them less grumpy 

Scientists in Boston and Edinburgh have identified the brain cells that control hunger - raising hopes of a drug that switches off the frustrating feeling and the irresistible urge to snack.

BREAKING NEWS: Nurse, 29, who filmed himself raping two female patients while they were under anaesthetic at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital is jailed for 18 years 

Andrew Hutchinson, 29, molested two women at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he worked as an A&E; nurse. He has been jailed for 18 years.

Heartbroken grandfather, 86, 'killed himself' just six days after his wife of 63 years died leaving a note saying he 'couldn't live without her' 

John & June Lord.  A distraught pensioner is believed to have killed himself at the "special place" he used to go walking with his wife after going missing just six days after she passed away.  See NTI story NTIDEATH.  Tragic John Lord's body was found in the River Trent at 11am on April 15 by a specialist police underwater search unit.  The 86-year-old went missing from his home in Nottingham on April 6, just six days after his wife June, 81, died from a "catastrophic bleed" to the brain.  His devastated family revealed they feared the granddad-of-three had ended his life after he left them a note saying he missed his wife.  Yesterday (Mon), police confirmed the body found in the river was that of missing John.  Speaking before his death, his devastated family revealed they feared the pensioner had ended his life after he was last seen at a "special place" where he last went on a walk with June.

John Lord, 86, went missing from his Nottingham home on April 6 less than a week after his beloved wife June, 81, pictured together, died from a 'catastrophic bleed' to the brain.

Incredible drone footage shows shocking extent of destruction across Kathmandu after city was rocked by huge earthquake

Incredible drone footage shows the shocking extent of destruction across Kathmandu after

The aerial images show huge cracks in roads, fallen monuments and flattened houses after the Nepalese capital was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude tremor at the weekend. The city remains short on shelter, fuel, food, medicine and power as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families. It came as the death toll from the earthquake surpassed 4,000 people, with thousands of others still missing.

The eerie moment hundreds of birds filled the sky as terrifying earthquake hit Kathmandu: Spooky footage emerges of flock fleeing crumbling buildings


The terrifying footage was taken as the 7.9-magnitude quake struck the Nepalese capital on Saturday in a disaster that has killed 4,000 people across the region.

British climber cheats death on Everest when she OUTRAN avalanche and managed to seek shelter from a ridge

EAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE, tel. 07767 413379\n\nEAST ANGLIA NEWS SERVICE, tel 07767 413379\n\nSelina Dicker, 38, of Fulham (pictured) who has now survived two avalanches on Mount Everest. She ran to  a ridge to escape the avalanche on Saturday. Last April when she was making an earlier attempt to climb the mountain, she witnessed the avalanche which killed 16 sherpas.\n\nAdd to Nepal earthquake, getting pictures \n\nA British climber cheated death on Mount Everest for the second time in a year when she ran to a ridge to escape the avalanche triggered by the earthquake.\n\nSelina Dicker, 38, of Fulham, south, west London, was forced to run for her life as the wall of snow and rocks tore through the Everest base camp.\n\nShe was at the same camp on April 18 last year when an avalanche killed 16 sherpas who were climbing ahead of her group, carrying supplies further up the mountain.\n\nThe tragedy forced Miss Dicker who is head of lending for finance company for Europa Capital Mezzanine t

Selina Dicker, 38, of Fulham, south-west London, outran the wall of snow and rocks as it tore through the Everest base camp on Saturday morning, seeking shelter from a ridge.

Yoga student, 20, on holiday of a lifetime is among 40 Britons who are missing in the aftermath of devastating Nepal earthquake

Susannah Ross, 20, told friends she was going trekking last week but has not been heard from since Friday and may be unable to contact her loved ones at home in Bath.

'We're in a race against time to get off': Desperate rescue mission to save dozens stranded on Everest - as terrifying video emerges of the moment giant avalanche engulfed climbers 

James Grieve, 52, told a newspaper over a satellite phone from Camp One on the world's highest peak that the rescue effort was being hampered by storms and supplies would last only a few more days.

Amanda Holden reveals her sister is trapped on Everest - but her life may have been saved by altitude sickness 

Amanda Holden's sister trapped on Everest after devastating Nepal earthquake

The TV presenter said her sister, Debbie (right), had managed to contact the family to say she was safe after a 7.9-magnitude quake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 3,700 people. She said: 'It's awful, I can barely speak. I'm still quite numb. It's hard to take in what an awful situation it is in Nepal.' In a fortunate twist, she said Debbie had not yet reached Everest Base Camp, where a deadly avalanche hit, because she was ill and had stopped off to recover.

Incredible before and after shots shows the devastation caused by 'wave of snow' avalanche that smashed through Everest Base Camp killing 18

Incredible before and after shots shows the devastation caused by 'wave of snow' avalanche

Before and after images show how the wave of snow, ice and rock destroyed the usually serene 18,000-foot-altitude base camp on Saturday. The avalanche started on Mount Kumori, a 23,000-foot-high mountain just a few miles from Everest, and gathered strength as it tore across the world's highest peak. Half an hour after the initial quake, another magnitude-6.6 aftershock hit, followed by smaller aftershocks across the region. Eighteen people died in the avalanche, including three Americans, and 61 were injured, according to Nepal's mountaineering department.

Single teacher who taught at Sir Chris Hoy's old school left £2m fortune she made from stocks and shares to charity and friends including a £325,000 bursary to help poor children

A SCHOOL teacher has left a share of a POUND2M fortune to her former school to help children from poorer backgrounds, it has emerged.\nMary Cowan, 92, generously ordered a large slice of her estate should be given to George Watson's College in Edinburgh where she had devoted years of her life to teaching. \nSee pressteam copy for details.

Mary Cowan, 92, stated in her will that £700,000 of her £2million fortune should be left to charities and friends, with £325,000 put towards a bursary at George Watson's College in Edinburgh.

Retired British Army General in his 80s to be sued over death of a Catholic man killed by loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland more than 40 years ago 

General Frank Kitson (pictured) is being sued by widow Mary Heenan over the death of her husband Eugene 'Paddy' Heenan, 47, who died in east Belfast in February 1973.

Former heavyweight champion David Haye is accused of fraud and has his passport seized in Dubai over £341,000 'bounced cheque' for new property he was building 

The boxer, 34, (pictured) was stopped by officials at Dubai International Airport as he arrived for a holiday earlier this month. He says the 'bounced' cheque was down to an administrative error.

Burglar who sexually assaulted a teacher during break-in walks free from court after judge handed him community sentence

The decision's been slammed by a Victim Support charity worker, who said that 'victims deserve justice', after the 24-year-old teacher from Birmingham was left traumatised by the ordeal.

Revealed, the four ways to banish belly fat, from eating bread AFTER exercising to taking unflattering selfies

A flat stomach can be achieved by avoiding white bread and pasta and carrying out full body exercises that speed up the metabolism, says London-based personal trainer James Staring.

Binge drinking as a teenager can damage the brain for LIFE: Alcohol triggers changes to the regions affecting memory and learning

Scientists at Duke University warned alcohol exposure during adolescence, when the brain isn't fully developed, can result in enduring abnormalities in the hippocampus.

Police probe construction firm after woman, 23, accuses builders of sexual harassment for WOLF-WHISTLING at her 

Construction firm probed after Poppy Smart accused builders of sexual harassment

Market co-ordinator Poppy Smart (pictured left and inset) said the wolf-whistling made her walk to work in Worcester city centre an 'awful experience'. She accused the builders of sexual harassment and reported them to police. Ms Smart compared the 'disrespectful' wolf-whistling at the building site (right) to racial discrimination. The 23-year-old hopes other women will speak out and says workmen should be named and shamed.

Detox your kitchen and GLOW with health: Want to look slim AND healthy this summer? It's not you that needs a detox - it's what's in your fridge and cupboards... 

Changing the way you eat and what you buy can improve your vitality and the first step to healthy living is transforming your relationship with food. Here, Amelia Freer reveals how this can be done.

Would YOU eat ice-cream made from breast milk? Campaigner joins forces with dessert makers to create controversial treat just in time for the royal birth 

Royal Baby Gaga ice cream, £19.99, is the brainchild of breastfeeding campaigner Victoria Hiley, from Leeds, and The Licktators, and is made with donated breast milk blended with cream.

'T'int right, t'int fair, t'int proper!' Poldark fans complain of 'withdrawal symptoms' following final episode

Popular: Aidan Turner and his famous abs have been the highlight of the show for many women

Poldark fans have taken to Twitter to complain of 'withdrawal symptoms' after the show ended last night - and to urge the BBC to hurry up with season two. Filming for that is set to begin this autumn.

Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear colleagues were 'on the brink' of a new three-year contract before he punched the show's producer in a rage over meal

James May, 52, revealed he had prematurely celebrated the three-year deal by ordering a £200,000 Ferrari before Clarkson's sacking after an infamous 'fracas' with producer Oisin Tymon.

'The juice is too wet', 'it's on a green plate' and 'it's not made of pizza': Outrageous reasons why children refuse food revealed on Instagram's #MyKidCan'tEatThis 

Instagram's #MyKidCantEatThis reveals reasons why children refuse to eat food

Parents are taking to social media to reveal the hilarious reasons their children give for not wanting to eat perfectly good food - including how an orange is too juicy. (Clockwise from top left) This plate is too green for the child to eat from; these crackers have been contaminated - by other broken crackers; this banana wasn't peeled by the child's father - therefore it isn't good enough; this delicious-looking dish isn't made from pizza; the juice in these oranges is too wet; and this spaghetti is too noodley.

Family of girl, 4, murdered in 1939 accuse Met Police of 'cover-up' after force refuses to release files on investigation until 2040 because it would be unfair to mystery suspect

Picture taken in the summer of 1939. Joyce Cox, 4 Joyce was abducted and murdered on September 28 1939. THE cousin of a four-year-old girl murdered in the month that World War Two began has accused the Metropolitan Police of ¿a cover-up¿, after a decision was made to close a crucial file on the case until 2040.\nJoyce Cox was sexually assaulted and murdered in Cardiff when she was days short of her fifth birthday.\nShe disappeared when her older brother Dennis, seven, lost track of her as they walked home from school for lunch. Joyce¿s killer was never caught, although there were at least two suspects.\nEver since, members of her family have agonised about what happened. Recently, her cousin Terry Phillips, 71, not born at the time she was abducted and killed, has been using the Freedom of Information Act to find out what he can about the case.\nAt that time the Metropolitan Police in London often lent help to other forces in the investigation of serious crimes. Mr Phillips has establ

The family of four-year-old Joyce Cox, who was murdered in Cardiff in 1939, are accusing the Metropolitan Police of a 'cover-up' after the force said the case files could not be released until 2040.

The new King of Instagram: Introducing the American billionaire who brags 'I'm living the life every man wants' 

Tony Toutouni challenges Dan Billzerian for Instagram King title

With his infinite supply of supercars, private jets and beautiful women, billionaire businessman Tony Toutouni is threatening to become the new 'King of Instagram'. The 42-year-old entrepreneur, from L.A., chronicles his immensely extravagant lifestyle on the photo-sharing site and is usually seen surrounded by mountains of cash and bikini-clad women. Mr Toutouni made his fortune after buying a nightclub in Hollywood, California, when he was just 19 years old and going on to run dozens of businesses.

Lasers reveal what taste LOOKS like: Live imaging of the tongue shows buds reacting to flavours for the first time

A Harvard-led study has mapped taste buds on a tongue for the first time. Scientists examined the different cells used to identify taste. Receptor cells in a taste bud and shown in green.

Has the Easter Island 'hat' mystery been solved? Red volcanic rocks were rolled up ramps to sit on top of the iconic statues

Experts at the University of Oregon believe it would have been relatively easy for the Rapa Nui people to place the distinctive pukao 'hats' on the head of the Easter Island statues (pictured) 700 years ago.

Judge says card game Bridge is more physical than rifle shooting and rules bid to get recognised as a sport for lottery funding can go ahead

Mr Justice Mostyn said that, despite the lack of physical activity involved, Bridge could be said to be legitimate sport under English law, because 'the brain is a muscle.'

Revealed, the foods that keep you slim as you age: Cheese and yogurts are in, but red meat, potatoes and rice are out 

The type of food, not just the number of calories, affects weight gain, experts from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found.

'I don't breastfeed, I take my baby on the Tube AND I encourage her to play with her food: Mother reveals she's fed up with other women judging her child-rearing style 

Countless people have questioned decisions that Nicola Bonn has made. In this candid account, she reveals how other mothers have judged her and why she's stopped explaining herself.

Lib Dem bloodbath as MP is attacked by a dog with 'unresolved anger issues' while fighting for his survival in Cornwall

Lib Dem bloodbath as MP Stephen Gilbert is attacked by a dog in Cornwall

Stephen Gilbert, who is defending a slender majority in St Austell and Newquay, joked that the dog had 'unresolved anger issues' after posting a photograph online of his bloodstained hand. His run-in with the dog happened while canvassing this morning. The animal took a lump out of his right hand as he posted a leaflet through a letterbox.

The rise and rise of 'Surging Sturgeon': How a woman who doesn't even want a seat in the Commons ran rings around Cameron, Miliband and Co.

Barely six months after the independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon stands on the brink of a political revolution after taking the fight to the 'old boys network' in Westminster.

I will call the shots in Westminster even though I'm not going to be an MP, says Sturgeon in warning to Miliband

Ms Sturgeon has made clear she would act to 'lock' the Tories out of power and prop up a Labour government.

The SNP leader vowed to use the influence of dozens of MPs to get her way for the next five years without voting down the government, accusing Labour's Ed Miliband of ignoring reality.

Has Cameron FINALLY found his fire? Pumped-up PM says he feels 'bloody lively' as he tells Tories to 'get out there and fight'

David Cameron to campaign in London
?Prime Minister David Cameron will campaign in London. he  makes a speech in Central London at  ICAEW, One Moorgate Place, London

After weeks of criticism that the Conservatives were running a boring campaign, the Prime Minister found the fire in his belly as he ordered Tory activists to: 'Get out there and fight.'

Is the recovery slowing? Tories braced for news that economic growth dipped in the first three months of 2015

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Experts predict that the economy will have grown by 0.5 per cent in the first three months of the year, down from 0.9 per cent in the same period in 2014. Latest figures will be published tomorrow.

Labour candidate says Miliband as leader is 'like a football manager that you don't rate, but you still support the team'

Cheltenham's Labour candidate Paul Gilbert. See SWNS story SWTEAM; A Labour election candidate said being under Ed Miliband's leadership was "like having a manager of a football team that you don't rate, but you still support the team". Paul Gilbert, 52, made the controversial comments at a university hustings event with four other candidates vying for a seat in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The lawyer was asked for his comments on higher education funding by a member of the audience at the packed event at the University of Gloucestershire. He said: ""If I can go off-piste a little, as somebody who has a very realistic idea of what the maths will be in this constituency, maybe what I say isn't going to find it's way back to Mr Miliband and his friends."

Paul Gilbert even joked that he hoped his 'off-piste' comment would not 'find it's way back' to the Labour leadership, because he stands little hope of winning in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Miliband wins ANOTHER female fan: TOWIE star Lydia Bright reveals she would 'definitely snog or marry' the Labour leader

Undated Beaumont Communications handout photo of The Only Way Is Essex star Lydia Bright meeting Labour leader Ed Miliband as part of the @useyourvoice campaign which encourages young people to vote. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 27, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bright. Photo credit should read: Beaumont Communications/PA Wire
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Reality TV star Lydia Bright - who interviewed Mr Miliband as part of a campaign to encourage youngsters to vote - said he 'definitely' topped her list of politicians in a game of 'snog, marry or avoid'.

'Phoney' Aston Villa fan Cameron reveals why he became confused about which team he supported - he had gone past West Ham's stadium the day before (but fails to mention he saw it from his HELICOPTER)

Cameron says passing West Ham's ground made him confused about which team he supported

The Prime Minister, who insists he has been an Aston Villa fan 'all his life', was giving a campaign speech in south London on Saturday when he joked that everyone should back his team - but then named West Ham instead of the West Midlands giants. An embarrassed Mr Cameron, appearing on ITV's Lorraine this morning, admitted he couldn't explain what happened - but said it must have been because he had been past West Ham's famous Upton Park ground (pictured, inset) in East London on Friday. It later emerged that the Prime Minister actually flew over the ground in a private helicopter charted to get him back to London quickly after a day's campaigning.

First-time buyers to pay no stamp duty on homes worth less than £300,000 under Labour

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, delivers a speech on International Development to invited guests at The Almeida Theatre on April 26, 2015 in London, England.  During his speech Mr Miliband pledged to fight inequality both at home and abroad.  The UK will vote in a general election on May 7th.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

Ed Miliband promises there is 'nothing more British than the dream of home-ownership' as he sets out plans to prioritise new homes for local people.

Lib Dems ALREADY think they will lose 20 seats but claim they could still be back in power with Clegg as Deputy PM

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg as he visits the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 27, 2015. See PA story ELECTION LibDems. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nick Clegg today continued his tour of 60 seats where the party is defending perilous majorities or hope to make gains, stopping off in Eastleigh in Hampshire.

Perfume queen Jo Malone joins 5,000 small business chiefs backing the Tories to 'finish what they have started'

In a major boost to the Tories' campaign, more than 5,000 small business bosses - including the candle entrepreneur Jo Malone (pictured left) - have signed a letter backing David Cameron.

Bojo turned on Red Ed like a fat labrador: QUENTIN LETTS watches Boris savage 'Backstabber' Miliband

If David Cameron falls under a bus, here may have been the contest of a future election: Boris Johnson v Ed Miliband, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

At last, some election triangle of sex-change candidate and lesbian lovers. And who do they represent? The Liberal Democrats, of course

Zoe O'Connell, 37, is bidding to become Britain's first transgender MP. She lives in a lesbian relationship with two canvassers, Sarah Brown and Sylvia Knight, who were a married couple.

US 'house of horrors' survivors detail their decade of abuse and how Ariel Castro raped them up to 5 times a day - the only time they were released from their chains

Cleveland 'house of horrors' survivors reveal Ariel Castro raped them 5 times a day

Gina DeJesus (top left), now 25, described the first time that Castro raped her after she was abducted in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 14. Gina recalled: 'He seems angry, like he wants to hurt me as much as he can. I'm screaming and crying and beating him back, but it's useless. I'm crying and bleeding. I've been terrified he would do this. ... I want to die.' Both Gina and fellow survivor, Amanda Berry (below), said Castro raped them up to five times a day, forcing them to tell him that they 'want it' and that he's 'sexy'. When they were not being raped, the girls were kept in locked rooms with the light blocked out with doors bolted over windows (pictured).

The Aldi worker who really did go the extra mile: Teenager walked hand-in-hand with 95-year-old and carried his shopping all the way home

Christian Trousedale, a teenage Aldi worker from Horwich, near Bolton, has become an internet hit after a picture of him carrying a 95-year-old pensioner's shopping home went viral.

Ryanair to slash average ticket price by as much as 15%... but new planes will see even more passengers squeezed on board

Chief executive Michael O'Leary made the vow in an interview with a French weekly newspaper, in which he also took aim at Air France, saying the carrier's average fare could fall to £26 in 2016.

Mother jailed for a year after blackmailing lover she met on Plenty of Fish for £55 by threatening to post footage on Facebook of their kinky sex

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Karen Bell.) A randy mum has been jailed after blackmailing her lover - threatening to post kinky footage she claimed shed secretly filmed of them acting out a bizarre sexual fantasy on Faceook. Karen Bell, 42, from Hull, East Yorks, met the man victim on dating website Plenty of Fish, and the pair exchanged flirty texts - before meeting up to act out a bonkers fantasy - where she spanked his bare bottom with a pair of trainers. But Hull Crown Court heard that she then contacted the man - who cant be named for legal reasons - to say her son had secretly filmed their tryst - and she would post the footage on Facebook unless he paid her 25. Bell was jailed for a year last week, after pleading guilty to blackmail. SEE CATERS COPY.

Karen Bell, 42, from Hull, East Yorkshire, threatened to post video footage of the pair acting out a fantasy, in which she spanked his bottom with trainers, unless he paid her up to £55.

Jay Z claims there is a 'multi-million dollar smear campaign' against his Tidal streaming app after 'delays by Apple hit downloads' 

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30:  (L-R) Deadmau5, Kanye West, JAY Z and J. Cole onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

The rap mogul's social media diatribe Sunday afternoon comes as reports claim Tidal is a flop and rumors swirl that it's being sabotaged by rivals such as Apple, which is launching its own service.

'Despicable' couple who decorated their flat with tributes and trinkets that were looted from GRAVES are banned from cemeteries

York couple who decorated their flat with grave tributes banned from cemeteries

Sean Jefferson, 45, and Elizabeth Jowitt, 37, (pictured together outside court) admitted handling stolen goods at York Magistrates' Court after decorating their flat with wreaths and trinkets, which had been looted from graves. The pair, from York, covered their home in the tribute items but said they had been sold to them as 'decorations'. The couple were escaped a prison sentence but were given a 47-week curfew and a restraining order banning them from cemeteries in the York area indefinitely. It was Angela Ryan who reported Jefferson and Jowitt to police, after she noticed items going missing from her mother Jennifer's grave and later saw them hanging in the window of the heartless couple's flat.

The 'human fireball' who finally has a new face: Extraordinary recovery of women, 29, who was set alight by jealous wife who believed victim was seeing her husband

Jealous Perth wife who turned woman into 'human fireball' appeals jail term

It's been just over three years since Dana Vulin (left, before the attack, the burns she suffered, centre, and today, right) was set alight by jealous Natalie Dimitrovska (inset right) and turned into a 'human fireball' at her Perth home, resulting in horrific third degree burns to more than 60 per cent of her body. Dimitrovska, who believed her former husband was involved with Ms Vulin and was envious of her beauty, vowed to ruin her 'pretty little face'. Ms Vulin was forced to wear a mask on her face for over two years (inset left), and still spends most days in hospital and is unable to make simple movements such as bending her elbows due to the agonising scaring. But on Tuesday her attacker will argue her 17-year jail sentence was too severe. Lawyers for Dimitrovska claim that Ms Vulin was not as badly injured as she stated in court. An outraged Ms Vulin told Daily Mail Australia: 'I lost my enter life, I know that sounds huge but people don't understand the enormity of not having my functionality, it's my independence, my sexuality, my everything.'

Have ISIS now established a stranglehold in Yemen? Terror group's slick new video claims it has set up a caliphate in war-torn country

Footage claims to show ISIS establishing Caliphate in Yemen - 1178758?

The 'establishing' of an ISIS-related 'caliphate' in Yemen comes after months of conflict which has seen Iran-backed Houthi rebels fight both the government and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

'Takeaway 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

Teenager Amira Abase from Bethnal Green in East London, a former school runner, 'A' Grade student and college hopeful who is one of the three schoolgirls who ran away to Syria, believed to have joined IS.  She is pictured here in September 2014. See Sue Reid Story.

London schoolgirl Amira Abase, 15, has tweeted from inside the Islamic State for the first time, bragging about a western-style takeaway dinner of including fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab.

Watch shoppers being offered the chance to buy £1.40 T-shirts from a vending machine... but are then shown shocking images of where they were made by women paid 9p an HOUR 

Berlin shoppers try to buy 2 euro T-shirt but shown images of production instead

An experiment to mark Fashion Revolution Day forces people to question whether they'd buy a cheap T-shirt if they could see the conditions under which the super clothes were made. Documented in a fascinating video, a bright popping turquoise vending machine is placed right in the middle of Alexanderplatz in Berlin that offers unsuspecting shoppers a T-shirt costing 2euros (£1.40). As soon as the coin disappeared into the machine, shoppers are invited to choose their size. But after that, a movie flashes up. Shocking pictures from textile factories, where women and children sew without a break, appear. And then the question: 'Do you still want to buy this 2euro T-shirt?'.

'I'll kill anybody who gets near me on the plane': British holidaymaker is kicked off Manchester-bound flight after threatening fellow passengers

Passengers applauded when the unruly traveller was removed from the plane after he punched a bus door and caused more problems on board at the airport in the tourist resort of Hurghada, Egypt.

Selling on eBay? Make the asking price an ODD number: Economists discover the simple trick can attract higher offers

Researchers from Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley, found that goods with round numbers tend to attract a fast sale online, but will sell for less than items with specific prices.

The stomach-churning moment two boys free a snake caught in wire netting... before it thanks them by regurgitating a frog 

Two teenage boys who thought they were doing a good deed by freeing a trapped snake were left with a nasty surprise as their reward when the reptile started regurgitating its prey.

'The joke's on you, mate!' Spurned woman gets revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend by posting a Facebook video of herself naked in bed with a new lover

Woman gets revenge on cheating ex-boyfriend in Facebook video

An Australian woman has taken to a video-sharing website to exact revenge on her cheating ex-partner. The blonde woman, said to be Australian Lyn Kent, filmed herself in bed with another man proclaiming to her former boyfriend, known as Percy: 'I cheated on you too!' Pictured: couple in bed addressing camera and inset, moving in for a kiss.

Madonna's caterpillars, Marlene Dietrich's shocked shape, Pamela Anderson's pencil lines and Cara Delevingne's bushy brow: How eyebrows evolved since the 1920s

For more than a century, women have meddled with their eyebrows, with millions following a new style every decade. From slim in the 1940s to bushy in the 1980s and Scouse brows in the Noughties.

Looking to make the most of your eyes? Discover the lashes that flatter at any age

Just as bigger brows have become fashionable for women of all ages, so fuller lashes are this year's must-have beauty trend. Falsies aren't the only option, lash enhancing products are effective too.

'Goldilocks' mug keeps hot drinks at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last drop

The $39.99 (£26) Nanoheat Wireless Heated Mug (pictured) was created by Michigan-based Design HMI and Green Lama. It keeps hot drinks at between 68°C and 71°C (155°F and 160°F).

Horrifying video shows man popping huge fluid-filled cyst using a needle, pliers and a SCREWDRIVER

The man, known only as Jason, from Vancouver, cries out in pain as his sister hammers a needle into a cyst on his arm using the handle of a screwdriver - a technique condemned by doctors.



They need a bigger boat! The terrifying moment a HUGE Great White shark attacks New Zealand film crew in tiny boat

Lair of the Megashark crew attacked by HUGE great white during filming

Shocking footage has emerged of the terrifying moment two people stood in a tiny dinghy while a 6 metre great white shark charged them. A film crew shooting the documentary Lair of the Megashark were just off New Zealand's Steward Island when they attempted to put a camera on the dorsal fin of the massive ocean predator who decided to nudge the boat and bite at the thin rope that tethered the dinghy to the main boat.

iSmash! Video reveals 'impact-resistant' Apple Watch SHATTERS when dropped

A video of a drop test conducted in Sacramento, California has shown that the Apple Watch Sport's Ion-X glass display (pictured) is perhaps not as impact-resistant as claimed.

The perils of grown-up gap years: Forget teens, it's now well-off mid-lifers taking time out to see the world. But it's not all plain sailing...

Jayne Youdan and Graham Turner quit the rat race to see the world, they spent £40,000 in 12 months of high-octane, global travel. The couple went to Asia, South America and much further.

Janner's thank you note to detective who was forced to drop case by bosses: Peer sent Christmas card after learning he would escape child sex abuse charges 

Lord Janner's note thanked retired detective Kelvyn Ashby, of Leicestershire Police, for how he had dealt with the issue, and even invited him and his wife to dinner at Parliament.

For sale, the 'world's largest dinosaur skull': 9ft-long intact Triceratops fossil is set to reach $1.8 million at auction

The Dragon King dinosaur skull (shown) is up for sale in Hong Kong. At 9.2ft (2.8 metres) long it is said to be the world's largest intact dinosaur skull. It belonged to a male Triceratops that lived 66 million years ago.

The bullying British officer 'murdered' by his own side: Never seen before, a brutally vivid memoir of Gallipoli - and a stark case of battlefield justice 

One officer made himself highly unpopular by handing out all sorts of punishments. The men were muttering that he would be the first to be killed, writes NORMAN WOODCOCK.

Forced to smuggle cocaine at gunpoint, facing 14 years in prison for 'adultery'... and locked up for being gay: The dream holidays that ended in a jail cell

They were meant to be dream holidays, but ended up providing lifelong memories for all the wrong reasons. Travellers share their cautionary tales of dream trips going wrong.

A right royal celebration! Joyful crowds line the streets as the Netherlands gets a day off to mark King Willem-Alexander's birthday

The Dutch royals marked the occasion with a waterborne procession along a canal in the city of Dordrecht. Delighted revellers, all of whom had the day off, turned out to cheer on their king.

Bali condemned REFUSE to sign their death warrants as coffins and wooden crosses painted with Wednesday's date are laid out

Bali Nine pair to be shot after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran (left and inset) will take place after the stroke of midnight on Tuesday night-Wednesday morning after local funeral director Suhendra Putro was instructed to inscribe the names of those to be shot and the date of their deaths on wooden crosses. The date '29.04.15' and the letters 'RIP' were added in white ink. As this exclusive picture (right) shows, the seven coffins are ready for the six men and one woman, due to be executed. As well as the names of the two Australians, the names of Brazilian national Rodrigo Gularte, Nigerian Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise and Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso of the Philippines, were also written in white on the wooden crosses. Raheem Agbaje Salami and Martin Anderson are also due to be executed but, as non-Christians, their coffins will not be adorned with crosses.

The FM radio hidden in your SMARTPHONE: Mobile manufacturers are denying users the chance to listen to radio for free

Bestselling smartphones - including Apple's iPhone - come with built in FM chips but many are not switched on. Broadcasters are campaigning to have the radio capability activated.

From one-shouldered scarlet sensations to a draped crimson nightmare: How to wear summer's RED-HOT trend

Shops are full of red dresses this year, so should you trade in your LBD for an LRD? It's a colour that radiates energy and sexiness, but that can all be wrecked if the style doesn't suit you.

Pictured: Warehouse worker in court accused of murdering woman whose dismembered body was found after she had been missing for three days

Christopher Nathan May, 50, is accused of killing Tracey Woodford, 47, who was missing for three days before being discovered at his home in Pontypridd, South Wales on Friday.

The bathroom shelf snoopers: Four out of 10 women admit to rummaging through friends' cabinets to uncover intimate secrets about their health or love lives 

The study of 2,000 women, also found a third have peeked in a potential boyfriend's cabinet to search for female-related products - a sure sign of another woman on the scene.

Woman who suffered SEVEN miscarriages left devastated after family friend stole money set aside for baby's gravestone

Dawn made the accusation on The Jeremy Kyle Show. Although her house-mate Jamie denied stealing the cash, a lie detector test revealed otherwise - as did a Facebook confession sent en route to London.

'It's a miracle baby': Husband's SISTER gives birth to couple's dream child after wife suffers five miscarriages and six-month-old son dies after being born prematurely

Pritesh, 36, and Mansi Gandhi, 35, from London, had been trying for a baby for ten years. Three weeks ago they welcomed their son Krish after Pritesh's sister Hiral agreed to act as a surrogate.

New family tragedy for Nicole Kidman as former brother-in-law dies suddenly of a heart attack at 46 - just seven months after death of her father

Mr Hawley, who had four children with Nicole's sister Antonia, is said to have passed away en route to hospital and his devastated brother has described his death as 'sudden' and 'very unexpected'.

Obese woman loses EIGHT STONE by taking up running after being forced to stand for 11-hour flight because she was too fat to fit in the plane seat 

Aquascutum designer loses EIGHT STONE after she was too fat for plane seat 

Sharon Smith, 43, from Halesowen, weighed over 20st and was a size 26 when she decided to slim down after the humiliating long-haul flight and a daily commute to London that saw her squeezing into train seats. The children's clothes designer joined a slimming club before catching the running bug. She has now completed two 10k races and a half marathon to become a svelte size ten. Sharon also says she's stopped grazing on snacks all day and will only eat home-made food that she cooks from scratch.

Spring is postponed! Britain set for 'polar plume' with snow, ice and temperatures of -5C starting today

The colder weather is set to last the first half of May - and the forecast comes less than a fortnight after the mercury breached the 25C (77F) mark.

40,000-year-old baby teeth belonged to the OLDEST humans in Europe - and the group may have helped wipe out Neanderthals

Researchers at the University of Bologna in Italy and colleagues have confirmed that two incisors (pictured) found in northern Italy belonged to modern humans from the Protoaurignacian culture.

Taxi driver ordered to pay compensation to passenger who was left with severe brain injuries after he jumped out of the cab because the driver wouldn't drop him off

Kristopher Hicks, 27, suffered 'devastating' brain injuries after he jumped out of a moving taxi driven by Michael Young, 56, in Bath. A High Court judge ruled he had been unlawfully imprisoned.

Will Kate be induced? Duchess 'up to four days overdue' as source claims doctors at hospital 'don't normally wait more than a week'

The 33-year-old royal's baby is due before the end of April - with the date initially reported to have been yesterday, although it was later claimed to actually be as early as Wednesday last week.

The West could be crippled by cyber-attack on oil refineries, power plants and electric grids, warns former US spy chief

Former NSA chief General Keith Alexander has warned that the U.S. and her allies are at an ever growing risk of a systemic cyber-assault, with energy infrastructure likely to be hacker's prime target.

Midwife accepts her actions 'contributed to the deaths of two babies' at scandal-hit Morecambe Bay trust - and tells hearing 'I'll regret what happened for the rest of my life'

Marie Ratcliffe chose not to appear at her fitness to practise hearing before the Nursing and Midwifery Council today, accepting 77 allegations of misconduct and poor care at Furness General Hospital.

Is being dehydrated really as bad for you as being drunk? A new study says drinking too little water is just as hazardous as alcohol

A stock photo of a woman drinking water.

Water makes up 78 per cent of our brains and two-thirds of body weight. Women should drink 1.6 and men should drink 2 litres of fluid a day, according to Loughborough University.

Pregnant woman suffering agonising hip condition endures 'increasing pain' for nine months after giving up medication for the sake of her unborn baby

Lynn, from Chippenham, has hip dysplasia and scoliosis but chose to stop taking the painkillers that enable her to live a normal life while she was pregnant with her longed-for first daughter Libby.

'Fairy Dogmother' spends £28,000 a year looking after 19 stray dogs she has welcomed into her five-bedroomed home

Fairy Dogmother spends £28,000 a year looking after stray dogs in Bolton

For more than 30 years, Pat Senior, 66, has shared her five-bedroom home in Bolton, Greater Manchester, with the animals, taking in dogs from as far afield as Romania and Hungary. She estimates that she spends £240 a week on food and treats for the dogs, with veterinary bills adding another £17,000 to the yearly cost of caring for the pets.

Chain-smoking takeaway addict shed 8 stone after doctors warned she would have a stroke at just 23 

Rochelle Holmes, 26, of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, was told her 20st weight and 20-a-day habit meant she was at risk of dying of a stroke. She shed 8st by swapping takeaways for healthy meals.

Babies as young as 6 MONTHS are using smartphones and tablets before they learn to walk or talk 

And by the time they are a year old, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, according to research from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Why tattoos are the mark of a mid-life crisis (as young turn their backs on them): One in four aged 40-59 sport ink - but under-24s remain largely tattoo-free

Middle-aged tattoo fans include Samantha Cameron, who has a dolphin on her ankle, and Dame Helen Mirren, 69, who has a symbol meaning 'love thy neighbour' at the top of her left thumb.

Pushchair headlights, non-spill spoons and a 'shushing' machine: The baby gizmos every yummy mummy needs (including Pippa Middleton's eco-friendly nappies)

As Pippa Middleton is reported to have snapped up biodegradable cloth nappies for the royal baby, we look at the latest must-have gadgets from pushchair mitts to polka dot tap protectors.

Dozens of Chinese students use bed sheets to create safety blanket when a classmate threatens to kill herself by jumping off the roof because of her 'dire love life'

The quick-thinking students collected about 20 blankets after they spotted the girl on the roof of the 13-story building at Beifang University of Nationalities in Yunchuan, northwest China.

From prawn cocktails and cigar-fuelled chatter to gluten-free pasta and a game of Twister: The evolution of the dinner party since the Seventies revealed

In the 1970s guests brought with them wine and possibly flowers before dining on steak, while today a potted plant or expensive olive oil are more fitting, according to a new survey.

Baking prodigy who started making cakes age THREE has a cookbook, celebrity fans and a booming business... and she's only 17

Amy-Beth Ellice, from Essex, started baking as a small child and landed her first book deal for Amy's Baking Year when she was 14. Her second, all about entertaining, is now firmly in the works.

Pensioner, 81, who visited the same beauty spot for 70 years is BANNED from ever returning after the landowner accused her of mowing down his son with her car

Pensioner, 81, BANNED from Lamorna Cove in Cornwall after visiting for 70 years

Patricia Wilnecker, 81, fell in love with Lamorna Cove in Cornwall so much on her first visit in 1948 she eventually moved nearby and also wrote a book about it. But she has been told she is no longer welcome there by the owner Roy Stevenson after he accused her of deliberately hitting his son Daniel, 36, during a stand-off at the entrance. Miss Wilnecker claimed her exit was blocked by Daniel for about ten minutes, while repair work was carried out on the private road leading to it.

That's one way to take a rest! Heartwarming footage shows moment London Marathon runner stopped mid-race to get down on one knee and propose to girlfriend

London marathon runner Jordan Meikle, 23, was captured on camera proposing to his girlfriend in a truly heart-warming way after stopping mid-race to stretch and presenting a ring.

In fitness and in health! Couple celebrate completing London Marathon by getting MARRIED half way round (and even wear specially-made bride and groom running outfits)

Cancer Research UK runners Paul and Laura Elliott from London decided to do something different for their wedding day and combined their love for running and their love for each other.

Girls DO work better at single-sex schools without boys to hold them back, claims leading headmistress

Single sex education gives girls protection and relief from the highly 'sexualised world' and allows them to 'remain girls for longer,' according to the headmistress of Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire.

The real-life Poldark baby! Infant who 'died' in the TV show's tragic finale was played by a premature tot born weighing less than 3lbs

Little Matilda Fitt - who played baby Julia Poldark in the BBC drama  - was born to 34-year-old Hannah Fitt nine weeks early in their home town of Barry, South Wales, weighing just 2lb 12oz.

Germany was told of risk of flying over Ukraine just before flight MH17 was shot down - but FAILED to pass on warning

An emergency services worker photographs debris from an Air Malaysia plane crash on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. Air Malaysia flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed on the Ukraine/Russia border near the town of Shaktersk. The Boeing 777 was carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew members. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

German foreign ministry cables cited an incident from July 14, when a Ukranian air force plane was shot down at around 20,000 feet over rebel-held territory, but no warning was passed on.

Vladimir Putin's Stalinist biker gang 'friends' camp out on Polish border after authorities ban them from entering country for WWII memorial ride

Members of the Night Wolves biker gang were turned away at the border between Belarus and Poland. Poles are highly critical of Russian actions in Ukraine which the Night Wolves have celebrated.

Bashar al-Assad's uncle under investigation in France for £64m fortune despite being kicked out of Syria 'with nothing' 30 years ago 

Rifaat al-Assad is facing a criminal probe in Paris over how he has managed to amass a staggering £64million fortune. Activists say he stole money from Syria while part of the country's feared regime.

Nurse suspended after removing alarm buzzer from brain-damaged patient who kept calling for help - and tells disciplinary panel she 'doesn't care and isn't interested' in the case

Vanessa Kennard was suspended from Sevenoaks Hospital for six months after she was filmed removing the alarm buzzer from Grant Clarke, who was left severely disabled after a brain haemorrhage.

Millionaire property developer admits damaging historic country mansion that inspired hymn All Things Bright And Beautiful by installing a whirlpool bath, crystal chandeliers and spotlights

Millionaire property developer admits damaging historic country mansion

Kim Davies bought the Elizabethan manor in rural Wales where Cecil Frances Alexander wrote the lyrics to All Things Bright and Beautiful. But he then made dozens of illegal alterations, including installing a whirlpool bath with shiny mosaic tiles, crystal chandeliers and spotlights in the ceiling. He also put in inappropriate kitchen fittings and replaced the Grade II-listed house's timber windows with modern ones.

Dirty venue, wrong names and a missing registrar: Pub landlord's dying wish to wed partner of 26 years in a perfect day, just weeks before he died, was ruined by series of bungles

PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: (C) HEATHER HAIGH AFTER THEIR CEREMONY) A terminally-ill pub landlord?Äôs dying wish to marry his partner of 26 years was ruined when the wedding ceremony descended into ?Äòa Catherine Tate show-like farce?Äô ?Äì leaving his grieving widow with THREE marriage certificates. Geoff and Heather Haigh?Äôs special day turned into a shambles?Äô as they were left waiting in front of embarrassed guests for half an hour while their wedding song played TEN times. The catalogue of errors continued as the registrar ?Äì who was being TESTED on the day ?Äì put the wrong date on the marriage certificate. SEE MERCURY COPY

Geoff Haigh, 61, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, wanted to marry his partner Heather, 54, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer but the couple's special day was full of blunders.

Now that's some holy water: Half-submerged church is all that's left after Bulgarian town is flooded to create man-made lake

The St Ivan Rilski Church cuts a lonely figure in the reservoir and is the only remaining evidence of the community of Zapalnya, Bulgaria, where residents lived until they were forced out in the 1960s.

Snakes and ladders! Strangely mesmerising footage shows methodical way pythons climb trees

A reticulated python in Southeast Asia showed off its unique ability to climb trees when it was filmed vertically ascending a trunk before coiling the rest of its body around it.

'My new eyebrows changed my life': Woman left completely bald and with no body hair due to alopecia describes the hell of being bullied - until she had £300 procedure

Brenda Finn, 30, from London, is calling for medical tattooing to be available on the NHS for alopecia patients. Having her eyebrows tattooed on restored her confidence after years of depression.

Do you have a male or female brain? The simple test that investigates your 'gender personality'... and the answer will surprise you

From a young age, males and females often have different to each other and automatically have gender-specific interests. Is this a result of nature or nurture? Is your brain more male or female?

'He's a good man and a loving father': Wife vows to stand by husband jailed for kicking his woman-beating brother to death

Mark Lowe's wife stands by husband who kicked his brother Wayne to death

Mark Lowe, 32, from Skelmersdale, Lancashire, pictured (left) with his wife Sarah and son Jaiden, is currently serving a five-year sentence for beating and kicking his brother Wayne (top right) to death, after Wayne, then 33, attacked him in his bed with a knife after a day of drinking and fights. The brothers, (pictured as children, bottom right) were described as being 'very close'.

For all your apocalypse needs: Hundreds flock to Prepper expo to stock up on bunkers armored cars ...and a crossbow-armed 'tactical bicycle'

Hundreds of survivalists and so-called 'Preppers', of all ages and levels of 'experience', descended on the Salt Lake City, Utah, suburb of Sandy on Friday for the nation's first ever PrepperCon.

Sheer purrfection! More than 250 pedigree cats shown off at annual feline beauty contest that celebrates bizarre breeds (and moggies are NOT welcome)

From hairless Sphynxes to the big-eared Devon Rex breed, cats of all shapes and sizes gathered to be judged at Romania's International Cat Show, an annual feline beauty contest.

Eerie pictures reveal decaying interior of notorious US asylum that witnessed rape and suicide horrors

Pictures show decaying interior of Greystone Park Psychiatric Center in New Jersey

Greystone Park Psychiatric Center, in New Jersey (center), was built to house hundreds of mentally ill patients, but it eventually became home to more than 7,500 people. The building was officially abandoned in 2003 but patients were moved out in the 1980s and the building quickly fell into disarray, with ceilings and walls left to crumble (bottom left) and paint peeling off doors throughout the building (top left). Broken and dusty chairs (top right) are just some of the remaining furniture alongside warped wooden bookcases and tables (bottom right).

'Crab' micro-car drives sideways, turns on the spot and can SHRINK to make parking in tight spaces easier

Engineers in Germany describe the EOssc2 (pictured) as an 'ultra flexible micro-car for mega cities' and plan on enabling it to drive itself. It is currently being tested in Bremen and Dalian, China.

From flabrador to labrador: Family pet loses a stone and a half thanks to going on a RAW FOOD diet

Three-and-a-half-year-old black labrador Baylie from Leeds swapped sweet treats and processed dog food for a diet of free range raw meat, offal and bones in his quest to lose weight.

Wacky contest in China sees more than 500 people daydream with cuddly toys for hours to try and win Apple Watch 

Competitors in the bizarre contest in Hong Kong were not allowed to sleep, move or smile, while organisers tried to distract them by pulling faces, coming very close to their face or waving money.

Older than Stonehenge: Britain's 'oldest tree' is feared to be dying after more than 4,000 years

Locals think the tree in Ashbrittle, Somerset, which was around before Stonehenge, is 'extremely sick,' but an expert believes it is just going through a 'bad patch.'

Making cycling less of a pain in the neck: Periscope for bikes lets cyclists relax their head while keeping their eyes on the road

The device (pictured) called the Pedi-Scope attaches to the handlebars of any bike. It was designed by a Brooklyn-based inventor to alleviate neck and back pain.

Nailed it! This is what happens when a tourist asks the Internet to edit his Eiffel Tower photo fail

Food blogger Van De Ven, 37, decided to poke fun at tourist cliches on a recent trip to Paris. His 'nailed it' photos became went viral with over 100 uploads 'improving' one of him missing the Eiffel Tower.

Young mother, 24, could die at any moment due to rare heart condition that means she's like a 'ticking timebomb'

Wigan mother could die at any moment due to rare heart condition

Betheny Coyne, from Wigan, Lancashire (pictured with daughters Haley, Harper and Grace), was diagnosed with a rare heart defect before she was born - and was never expected to reach her fourth birthday. But she defied medical predictions and now, aged 24, she is mother to three healthy children. This is despite being warned that each pregnancy could have placed so much extra strain on her heart that she would die. Fearing her heart is like a 'ticking time bomb ', she is determined to make as many memories as possible with her family, and will be getting married in February next year after fiance Mark proposed on holiday last year (inset).

Family furious after pet cat Harry was killed 'by a police car before officers disposed of the body without telling them'

Tony Hunt, from Normanton in Derby, is demanding an apology from police after his neighbour informed him of his five-year-old daughter's pet's fate.

Time for a snack... three watches! Mocha the doberman has a very unhealthy habit of making bits of metal disappear

Mocha the doberman, from Salem, Massachusetts, is an old dog who taught herself a new trick - making watches, buckles and bits of metal disappear.

First glimpse of the Emerald City: Rare paintings used to plan The Wizard of Oz have sold for £35,000 76 years after the film was first released

One of the stunning watercolours, showing the moment Dorothy, Toto, the Tinman, the Lion and the Scarecrow meet the Wizard of Oz for the first time, went for £25,000.

'I know I will die, I won't grow old with the man I love or see my girl grow up': Mother with terminal cancer so rare it has no name in race against time to marry long-term love

Courtney Terry, 27, from south east London has a rare kidney cancer, which also killed her 23-year-old brother. She is now asking strangers to fund her wedding to her boyfriend before she passes away.

Watch your step! World's largest glass walkway opens in China with panoramic views... and a vertigo-inducing 2,350ft drop over a valley

World's largest glass walkway opens in China with panoramic views

The horseshoe-shaped glass walkway in Chongqing extends 87.5ft from the edge of a cliff, allowing visitors to feel as though they are walking on air with the valley floor 2,350ft below their feet. Located in the Longgang National Geological Park in south-west China, the bridge has been named Yuanduan, meaning 'at the end of the clouds'. It can accommodate up to 200 visitors at once, with each one paying 60 Chinese yuan (approximately £6.30 or $9.60) to spend 30 minutes on the see-through floor.

Goodfellas reunited! Stars of Martin Scorsese's classic gangster movie attend special 25th anniversary screening to close the Tribeca Film Festival

Stars Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino were all in attendance although director Scorsese was filming and Joe Pesci didn't show for the 25th anniversary screening.

Watches that let you leave your phone in your handbag... and they'll even screen your calls and let you surf the web! 

Last week the Apple watch went on sale to British tech fanatics, but it's not the only one of its kind on the market, there are many more. There's a watch for everyone and we've had a look at what's on offer.

The parking wardens told off for being too lenient: Two Welsh officers accused of creating a 'free for all' by letting locals gets away parking offences

The investigation was carried out by officials from Powys County Council, who could not understand why the council was losing money on enforcing parking restrictions.

Russian gay rights activist publicly shames her trolls by posting their vicious hate mail along with photos on social networks to reveal their true identities

Activist Elena Klimova, 26, who runs an online support service for LGBT teenagers, posted vile messages from trolls along with candid photos of each sender to a Russian social network called VKontakte.

Border Terrier survived a 250ft fall after chasing a spring lamb off the edge of a cliff only to spend three days stranded on a remote beach

Dog Molly had been on a walk with owner Jane Tipper and her daughter Hannah in Eype, Dorset, when she fell over the cliff's edge along with a lamb she had been chasing.

Spitfire shot down over Dunkirk and discovered buried under Calais beach 40 years later is to be auctioned for £2.5million after being fully restored 

Spitfire shot down over Dunkirk that was discovered buried under Calais beach 40 years

The iconic Mark 1 plane was one of the first Spitfires ever made. It crash-landed on a Calais beach in France (pictured main) and lay hidden for 40 years. It has now been restored and put up for auction for £2.5million. The fighter plane (top right) was being piloted by Flight Officer Peter Cazenove (top left) over Dunkirk when it was hit by a single bullet from a German Dornier bomber. Cazenove was captured by the Nazis and taken to the Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp

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 

Dina Amos-Larkin, from Poole, Dorset, was attending a four-day sports festival in Salou, Spain when she fell 50ft while talking to her mother on the phone on April 3. She is still in hospital.

US mother is reported for child abuse and surrounded by armed police over fears she scalded her son - who actually suffers with ultra-rare skin disease

RJ Jackson, four, from Las Vegas, is one of only 70 people in the world who suffers Netherton's syndrome, an extreme form of the disease ichthyosis, which leaves his skin red and scaly.

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That's one way to charm the guests! Meet the handsome footmen employed to add a dash of Downton glamour to the Middletons' favourite London hotel

Downton Abbey glamour at The Goring, the Middleton's favourite London hotel

The hotel - a favourite of the Middletons - has employed five dashing footmen to keep guests happy, claiming: 'Everyone has butlers - people with real style have footmen'. The workers - who could have walked straight out of the pages of a glossy magazine - will serve the hotel's luxury suites and sport a uniform of gold-trimmed waistcoats, scarlet tailcoats and charming smiles.

Bad back? Blame it on the chimps: Some human spines less well adapted for walking upright because they are shaped like chimpanzees 

Scientists at Aberdeen University found that those who suffered from disc problems tended to have spines that were closer in shape to those of chimpanzees, who mostly move around on all fours.

From Playboy to parachutes! Bikini model becomes pro skydiver with 1,350 jumps under her belt... and now teaches other adrenaline junkies how to leap from planes

Extreme sports enthusiast Anais Zanotti, 30, who lives in Miami, has appeared in glossy magazines but says her real thrills lie in leaving a plane thousands of feet above the ground.

Casino suites, marble bathrooms and aquariums in the sky: Inside the booming industry of private jet design... where the super-rich splash out $90MILLION on luxury interiors

Inside the booming industry of private jet design

Private jet designers say there are no limits to what they can provide for customers, from reduced noise so passengers can relax in quiet comfort, to chandeliers, aquariums of tropical fish (top left) and the ability to serve up a gourmet meal in the galley kitchen. Ostentatious design from private jet companies also include a casino in the sky (bottom left), luxurious bedrooms you would expect in a hotel (top right and centre) and sleek bathrooms.



Shell-shocked: Baffled cheetahs go hungry as they are outwitted by frightened tortoise retreating into its hard exterior 

Baffled cheetahs are outwitted by frightened tortoise retreating into its shell

The cheetahs were pictured surrounding the tortoise as it plodded across the sands of the Kalahari desert in South Africa. The big cats tried to frighten the little reptile out of its shell by snarling at it, but the tortoise kept well tucked up inside its shell refusing to pop its head out forcing the cheetahs to wander off disappointed.

A bridge too far? Villagers risk their lives to rebuild ancient Inca walkway 100ft above the river using handmade grass ropes

Keshwa Chaca: The Last Inca Rope Bridge\\n\\nFive hundred years ago when the Incas were expanding their empire over the highlands of the Andes, they developed an incredible network of roads to move armies, people and goods quickly and efficiently over the mountains. But the landscape was treacherous comprising mostly of high peaks and deep valleys, which meant they needed bridges, and lots of them.\\n\\nThe bridges were an integral part of the incredible Inca road system that stretches for 40,000 kilometers, from modern-day Ecuador to Argentina. Depending upon the availability, the bridges were made of a variety of materials ¿ wooden logs, stones, floating reeds or hand-woven from straw and tall grasses that grew on the high Andes. These bridges had short lives and needed to be replaced every few years. After the last of the Incas disappeared in the early 17th century, so did almost all of these bridges. Only one has survived, thanks to the effort of the local villagers who rebuild it

Centuries after the end of the Inca kingdom, just one of their 200 rope bridges remain - the Keshwa Chaca that spans the Apurimac River near Huinchiri, Peru, in the Province of Canas.

Aged 42 and listening to Taylor Swift and One Direction? Then you are likely to be having a musical midlife crisis

If you're in your early 40s, own a flash car and have started listening to Taylor Swift and One Direction, you are likely to be having a mid-life crisis, according to Spoitfy.

Camel carousels, hand-operated Ferris wheels and lots of laughter: The makeshift amusement parks bringing joy to children in the slums of Pakistan

The makeshift amusement parks bringing joy to the slums of Pakistan

On the outskirts of Pakistan's major cities, refugee families can escape their troubles with visits to these makeshift amusement parks. Children who have been forced out of neighbouring villages due to fighting between security forces and militants shriek with joy on camel carousels, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels and swings. The collection of amusement parks, offer some light relief from their problems, even if it is just for a few hours.