Where's an ark when you need one? Apocalyptic scenes in Georgia as Lions, bears, wolves and a HIPPO are among dozens of animals to escape from zoo during freak flood in Tbilisi

A city in lockdown: Tigers, lions, bears, wolves and a hippo are on the loose in Georgia's

Residents in the Georgian capital Tbilisi have been warned to stay indoors after dangerous animals escaped from the city's zoo when flash floods destroyed their enclosures, setting them free and allowing them to roam the streets. The freak weather has already killed eight people in the city, including three workers who are employed at the zoo. One of the dead was confirmed as Guiliko Chitadze, a zookeeper who lost an arm in attack by a tiger last month. Heavy rains and wind hit Tbilisi last night, turning a normally small stream that runs through the hilly city into a surging river, destroying homes as well as major roads and vehicles.

'I know I've been foolish': Topless backpacker Eleanor Hawkins is finally back home with her parents and says she is 'truly sorry for any offence' after stripping on sacred Malaysian mountain

Topless backpacker Eleanor Hawkins finally back home with her parents

Backpacker Eleanor Hawkins has returned to her home in Derbyshire (top) after fleeing Malaysia, where she was jailed for three days after posing topless on a sacred mountain (bottom) and blamed for causing a deadly earthquake. Flanked by her parents outside her home with this morning, she apologised to the tribesmen who accused her of triggering the tremor. She said: 'I know my behaviour was foolish and I know how much offence we all caused to the local people of Sabah. For that, I am truly sorry.'

The Queen did impressions of Margaret Thatcher as the two women 'waged a war against each other', shock book claims

Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher visit Zambia for the Commonwealth conference in 1979 in Lusaka, Zambia. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

Author Dean Palmer claims the Queen tried to undermine the Iron Lady when she was prime minister through 'petty class put-downs and Press leaks'.

Comedian Bobby Davro reveals he is living with the ex-wife who broke his heart AND dating his girlfriend but 'cares for them all deeply' 

The TV star who rocketed to fame in the 1980s revealed the unusual living arrangement, while insisting that it is for the good of his three daughters. The couple divorced in 2003.

Labour peer Lord Janner accused of child sex abuse wrote to Michael Jackson congratulating him on being cleared of molesting a child 

Lord Janner wrote to Michael Jackson in 2005 saying he was 'pleased' the pop star was acquitted of child molestation charges. The letter was found by Mark Lester at his home in Gloucestershire.

EXCLUSIVE - Rolf Harris's vile jail song: In shock letter from cell, shamed star reveals 'country rock' lyrics that damn his sex victims as greedy 'wenches' - then brags about cushy prison life 

Rolf Harris's vile jail song revealed in letter from Stafford prison

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris has written a vile song from his prison cell in Stafford (inset right), sickeningly castigating his victims as money-grabbing mercenaries intent on claiming compensation. Harris, 84, targeted girls as young as seven, but in his lyrics he displays no remorse for his crimes. Instead, he callously describes the victims whose lives he wrecked as 'woodworms' who have 'climbed up out of the woodwork from 40 years ago'.In his misogynistic rant, he shamelessly sneers at the women he indecently assaulted, saying: 'Perhaps you think you're pretty still, some perfumed sultry wench?'

MAIL ON SUNDAY COMMENT: Now there can be NO doubt over Rolf Harris

The prison letter penned by Rolf Harris, pictured, is a powerful the fact all criminals are in love with themselves because it comes from the mind of a highly intelligent and talented man.

Paedophile raped his two step daughters aged 11 and 14 and infected them with HIV 

The stepdad, 60, had originally denied the accusations but has since developed full-blown AIDS. He was warned he faced an indeterminate sentence at Canterbury Crown Court.

JAMES FORSYTH: Osborne's on a roll as he takes another big stride towards No10 

On Wednesday, George Osborne will show us the future. Or rather, what he hopes will be his future... when he stands in for David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions, writes JAMES FORSYTH.

Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish, 52, 'buys London home for 33-year-old personal trainer he met clubbing'

Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish 'buys London home for 33-year-old personal trainer

David, 52, met 33-year-old Danny Williams (pictured together right) on a night out clubbing in the capital, and quickly struck up a friendship, a report in The Sun on Sunday claims. 2013 Land Registry documents show David, who married Elton in December, paid in excess of £330,000 for a two bedroom flat in South London for Danny.

New Tory MP branded a 'Nazi' and 'slag' by SNP supporters after making a joke about Oliver Cromwell's suppression of Scots in her maiden Commons speech

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Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, pictured, has apologised and claimed it was a joke intended to break the ice after long debate over how much voting power Scottish MPs should have.

Cameron orders laws to tackle female genital mutilation to stop British girls being taken abroad during summer holidays

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to attend the second day of a European Union and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean states (EU-CELAC) summit on June 11, 2015 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

The Prime Minister said urgent action was needed to tackle the 'barbaric practice' and legislation would be brought forward earlier than expected to seize passports of people trying to travel overseas.

Ex-girlfriend of Baby P killer who dated him after he left prison reveals they finally split up because of his temper

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Petya Paneva, 27, from Bulgaria, started dating Jason Owen, 43, after the pair met while working together at a gym in south London, but did not know that he was convicted over Baby P's death.

After a divorce, men see their sons more than their daughters - while women lose confidence in their parenting skills 

Men with spare rooms and those who helped bring up their children before the separation were also found to have longer-lasting relationships, research by The Nuffield Foundation claimed.

TV historian David Starkey branded 'serial utterer of bile and bilge' for likening the SNP to the Nazis and saying the saltire is like a SWASTIKA

TV historian David Starkey branded 'serial utterer of bile and bilge' for likening the SNP

The outspoken 70-year-old claimed the Saltire was like the swastika and accused the SNP of treating the English in the way Hitler persecuted the Jews. Furious SNP leaders condemned the comments as 'unsavoury and absurd' and said they served as an insult to the Jewish community and the millions who support the party in Scotland. SNP MP John Nicholson said: 'Does he just say the silliest thing that comes into his mind on any given day?'

Benefits couple say 'thank you' to the taxpayer for footing the bill for their £5,000 wedding... now they want the government to fund their luxury Malaysia honeymoon too 

Benefits couple say 'thank you' to the taxpayer for footing the bill for their £5,000

Richard Broom, 35, married 61-year-old Sandra Gallagher in the hometown of Gillingham after using the £1,900 a month they get in state handouts to pay for their wedding. The couple tied the knot at a church before holding a reception at their local workingmen's club. And now the pair have said thank you to the taxpayer after they foot the bill for their big day.

Sepp Blatter is planning to UN-RESIGN after receiving support from African and Asian football federations, claim Swiss media

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, pictured, has indicated he may be willing to rescind his December resignation after receiving strong support from African and Asian football federations.

FA fear FBI probe with troubling questions in FIFA scandal after schmoozing former vice-president Jack Warner, a trip to Prince Charles' home and a £135,000 sweetener

David Beckham; FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner leave the pitch before the FIFA U17 Women's World Cup Final match between South Korea and Japan at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on September 25, 2010 in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

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NICK HARRIS EXCLUSIVE: Warner has been receiving favours from the FA for almost two decades, and for much of that period the FA regarded him as an ally, even a confidant.

Pope Francis to call for revolution of hearts and minds to stop climate change and global inequality in letter to world's 2.1billion Catholics

Pope Francis delivers a speech next to prefect of the papal household Georg Gaenswein during a meeting with the employees of Roman catholic broadcasting network TV2000 at Paul VI audience hall on at the Vatican.  AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABITIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis is to call for a stop to climate change and global inequality in a letter due to be sent to Catholic bishops around the world on Thursday, with the UN predicting his encyclical could have 'major impact'.

Dog-owner who left pet to die after it suffered a broken spine, cheekbone and ribs when it was beaten up at a house party is jailed for 18 weeks

A cruel drunk has been jailed for leaving a dog to die after it was brutally beaten up at his house party.\nPaul Rush left Scoobie the cross breed comatose on the floor of his North Shields home.\nThe pet, who suffered a broken spine, cheekbone and ribs, had been badly beaten up during a house party and was left unconscious in the kitchen.\nAnd when police attended Rush¿s address and found Scoobie, he was just hours away from death, a court heard.\n\nPaul Rush who has been jailed for leaving his dog in a comatose state after it was attacked

WARNING: Graphic content. Paul Rush, 36, from North Shields, North Tyneside, left his cross breed dog Scoobie unconscious on the floor after it was brutally beaten at a house party.

EXCLUSIVE - Our agony on The Smiler: Alton Towers victim reveals the hell of waiting hours for rescue and how he comforted his girlfriend who lost a leg that 'nothing would change between them' 

Our agony on The Smiler: Alton Towers victim reveals the hell of waiting hours for rescue

Soon after he boarded his favourite Alton Towers rollercoaster, Joe Pugh (pictured left) sensed something was wrong. And tragically, his fears would prove justified when the carriage he and his 17-year-old girlfriend Leah Washington (right) were riding crashed into an empty car, causing horrific injuries to them both. Sixth-form student Leah Washington (pictured with Joe on the ride, inset) had to have her left leg amputated above the knee, while 18-year-old Joe smashed both his kneecaps, which will take months of physiotherapy and rehabilitation to overcome. Now, as the pair recover in the same hospital, Joe has spoken for the first time of the day out which ended so horrifically.

Now Labour is rocked by anti-EU rebellion: MPs call for an end to its 'love in' with Brussels and vote 'out' in referendum unless David Cameron wins reforms

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The MPs hope Labour for Britain (UK), a new anti-EU group, will give voice to the rarely publicised Eurosceptic wing of the party. Pictured, MP Kate Hoey, a member of the group.

Why Labour must end EU love-in and save our country by KATE HOEY, Labour MP for Vauxhall

The MP, pictured, believes the decision to support an EU referendum is a good one but thinks leadership candidates need to show more understanding on why they lost votes to UKIP if they're to win an election.

We made catastrophic errors with Gordon and Ed. We can't have another deadbeat, writes Labour MP FRANK FIELD 

We cannot hide from the fact that we made catastrophic errors in the choice of our two most recent leaders, Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband, writes LAbour MP FRANK FIELD (pictured).

Bring back David: That's the aim of a Labour plot to parachute in the OTHER Miliband if 'second raters' fail 

Initiative follows Labour claims that the leadership contenders currently bidding to succeed Ed Miliband (pictured with David) are 'second raters' doomed to lead the party to another defeat in 2020.

Intercepted by ISIS fanatics just yards from safety: Hundreds of desperate Syrian refugees are frogmarched back to face death as Turkish troops look on helplessly from across the border 

ISIS intercepts thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing across Turkish border

These are the shocking scenes as heavily-armed ISIS terrorists turned thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing to freedom away from the border while Turkish troops looked on. The refugees were seeking safety as Syrian-Kurdish YPG forces advanced on the border town of Tal Abyad. More than 13,000 refugees have crossed into the Turkish town of Akcakale over the past 10 days. According to photographs taken across the border, some of the ISIS terrorists were armed with U.S. manufactured weaponry.

Radical Muslim dubbed 'founding father of western jihad' reveals how he now regrets opening the door to ISIS 

Abu Muntasir, 55, who lives in Suffolk, spread hate and a radical Islamist message for nearly two decades during the 1980s and 1990s, but now regards with horror the 'virus' drawing young Muslims to ISIS.

Man with British accent claiming to be doctor appears in new ISIS video urging Muslim medics from England to join jihadis

Calling himself Abu Amir al-Muhajir, the man claiming to be a medic praises the healthcare facilities ISIS has at Deir Ezzor province in Syria in flawless English and urges doctors to join him in the cause.

U.S. to move vehicles and enough heavy weapons for up to 5,000 troops to Eastern European states for the first time ever to deter Russian aggression

In a significant move to deter possible Russian aggression in Europe, the Pentagon is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops.

Jail in Malaysia? It's a a small price to pay for the ultimate gap year yarn, says RACHEL JOHNSON

The case of the penitent, red-eyed Hawkins reveals there is a clear and present new danger abroad, and it is the internet-enabled smartphone.

'The ultimate doomsday escape': US entrepreneur builds £640million bunker for millionaires in German village in event of an apocalypse - and where 'survivors' can live a year without leaving 

'The ultimate doomsday escape': California entrepreneur builds $1billion luxury

These photos show an opulent, invitation-only underground survival bunker, which is being dubbed the world's 'ultimate doomsday escape'. The five-star Vivos Europa One shelter, in the German village of Rothenstein, was unveiled by Vivos founder and CEO, Robert Vicinio, on Friday. It portrays a planned survival complex that is comparable to a billionaire's mega-yacht or mansion - but much bigger, and with 'life-saving' capabilities. Although the cost per apartment remains unclear, the property is valued at around $1.1billion - meaning it will likely be available only to the super-rich. Pictured: The village of Rothenstein (top left) and a blast-proof corridor (top right), a bedroom (bottom left) and a theater (bottom right) inside the bunker.

LIZ JONES: Ferrari? My pension will only buy me a hole in the ground 

It always provokes hollow laughter when I read or hear about the Government's plans to allow those over 55 to release money from their pension pots, writes LIZ JONES

Is your son a teenage timebomb? How to spot the danger signs

Teenage boys' problems are often more difficult to detect than girls'. So should you worry about your uncommunicative son who spends hours alone on his computer in his bedroom?

Open-air cinemas, floating pubs and one of the world's best beach bars: The UK's top places to enjoy a drink in the sun this summer

Now that the weather is warming, enjoy a pint in the British sunshine. Whether you prefer a film and burger with your beer or a drink aboard a floating pub, it's time to head outdoors.

Spice up mojitos with ginger, marinate fruit in vodka and use a JAM JAR to shake drinks: Expert tips for making perfect summer cocktails revealed

As a new survey shows that Brits are increasingly throwing cocktail parties, TheBar.com's head mixologist Kenji Jesse explains how to jazz up classic libations without breaking the bank.

Who wore it better? Bizarre moment woman realises she's wearing exactly the same outfit as the FLOOR

Bizarre moment woman realises she's wearing exactly the same outfit... as the FLOOR 

This young woman walked into a room and discovered that her two-tone dress blended perfectly with the rug she was standing on and the patterned linoleum below.

Pictures that reveal new joy for widow of policeman David Rathband who is now happy and settled with her new prison officer boyfriend 

Pictures that reveal new joy for widow of policeman David Rathband who is now happy and

Kath Rathband, 45, appears to be enjoying life again, with holiday photographs showing her relaxing with new boyfriend John McGee. One of the pictures show the couple relaxing at a luxury bed and breakfast (right), while in another they are seen outside the Colosseum in Rome (left). Her late husband PC David Rathband (together, inset) was blinded after he was shot in the face by Raoul Moat in 2010. The tragic officer killed himself in 2012.

Revealed: The shocking truth about the 'sexist' Nobel scientist - he does ALL the chores at home, says his wife

Sir Tim Hunt (pictured) had to resign from his post at University College London after he said that the trouble with women at work is 'they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry'.

20-year-old SNP MP admits using her new Westminster salary for 'rounds for her mates and McDonald's'

Mhairi Black MP (pictured) was speaking on the BBC Radio Scotland programme Off The Ball about her first few weeks in London. She says she relies on fast food after her days in Parliament.

PETER HITCHENS: Welcome to Britain...you really didn't need to try so hard to get in

The world's poor have discovered that there's no way to stop immigrants getting into the EU, writes PETE HITCHENS. And it's so difficult to get them out, the steady flow of migrants will continue.

Dozens of Britons, including children and babies, 'abandoned' in remote Canadian barracks for 20 HOURS after 'faulty' Chicago-London flight diverts (... and the crew got a 'comfy hotel')

Hundreds of fuming United Airlines passengers 'abandoned' in remote barracks in Canada for

Nearly 200 men, women and children have been abandoned at remote barracks in Canada for 20 hours so far after their United Airlines flight from Chicago to London made an emergency landing. The passengers were apparently forced to sleep in uncomfortable beds with only two blankets and no heating at Goose Bay barracks on Friday night after landing due to a 'fault' with the aircraft. But while they remain hungry, cold and 'confused', the plane's crew spent the night at a hotel in Newfoundland in a remote corner of Canada, passenger Simon Millward told DailyMail.com. Pictured: The crew return to a replacement plane after their hotel stay (left), a tweet by a disgruntled passenger and the remote barracks ( right).

SAS coroner's fury as MoD searches bins in bid to find highly classified documents

Louise Hunt, who is hearing evidence about the deaths of three SAS recruits in the Brecon Beacons told the inquest she was 'extremely upset' to learn her bins had been searched.

BBC faces £500m cuts as Tories plan to freeze licence fee for five years and stop non-payers being sent to jail

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale, pictured, is poised to order a five-year freeze in the annual £145.50 licence fee with sources saying it was 'almost inevitable'.

It's a 'Shoeish conspiracy': Twitter mocks British Muslim campaigner after he claims MOSSAD sneaked into his home and stole a single shoe - and he responds with bizarre video rant

In a public Facebook post, Asghar Bukhari, founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, pictured, said someone had tried to intimidate him by mysteriously taking his footwear as he slept.

Military bosses compare 'feeble' Britain's inaction in Iraq and Syria to the appeasement of HITLER in the 1930s - and warn the government not to cut the budget any further 

Former First Sea Lord Sir Nigel Essenhigh warned that Britain is standing by despite crisis in Iraq, Syria and Russia - and that slashing the military budget could put the country at risk in the future.

The woman who can NEVER close her eyes: Mother fears she may go blind after 'botched' nip-tuck operation... but hospital chiefs do NOTHING 

The woman who can NEVER close her eyes: Mother fears she may go blind after 'botched'

Dawn Knight (left) was sold a 'lifetime aftercare package' by The Hospital Group, the celebrity-endorsed private medical chain that arranged the £3,500 surgery at their Dolan Park clinic in Birmingham. Yet shockingly they have not stepped in to help or offered to repair the damage, despite the fact that the 47-year-old now suffers vision problems and fears she may lose her sight altogether (inset sleeping with her eyes open). Her Italian surgeon, Mr Arnaldo Paganelli (right), claims to be bankrupt and does not hold UK insurance, and due to there being no possibility of pursuing compensation from a 'fly in, fly out' - or FIFO - doctor, Dawn has been forced to drop legal action against him.

The paedophile school inspector: Predator facing jail after downloading dozens of child abuse videos and grooming teenage boy online

Top schools inspector Adam Higgins (pictured) is facing jail after dozens of child-abuse videos and hundreds of sick images of assaults on children were discovered on his home computer.

Hushed up, the taxpayer's £350,000 legal aid bill for arson couple who killed six of their own children in fire at their home 

Mick Philpott and wife Mairead speak to the media at Derby Conference Centre, Derby following a fire at their home last week which claimed the lives of six of his children. 

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Child killers Mick and Mairead Philpott were given more than £350,000 of taxpayer money to fund a legal team that included four barristers, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Children should be reading their cereal box in the morning and be read to by their parents from an early age, claims Eton headmaster 

Tony Little, the head of Eton College, Berkshire said that youngsters benefited from reading in a variegate of different forms including magazines, eBooks, comics and puzzle books.

Did passenger really find a LIZARD in their in-flight meal? Air India forced to deny claims after picture of creature 'on food tray' goes viral

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Air India has strongly denied that the reptile was discovered on board the flight from Delhi to London on Thursday, despite a source claiming the passenger was heard screaming.

You better not be laughing AT him! Aides snapped in fits of giggles standing behind tyrannical North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as he inspects a vegetable patch 

You won't be laughing tomorrow! Aides appear to be in fits of giggles standing behind

In the latest bizarre set of images released by North Korea, a military officer is seen laughing as so-called Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un appears to make a joke about tomato plants. The picture is one of two released by North Korea's official news agency, both of which show men dressed in military uniform chuckling with Kim Jong-Un.

Watchdog duo among up to 100 landlords to sue Foxtons estate agents for 'secretly' charging exorbitant commissions on repair work 

Lynn Faulds Wood and her husband John Stapleton said they felt 'cheated' after learning Foxtons was accused of charging landlords 'secret commissions' of nearly 50 per cent.

Revealed: Pensioner pictured walking arm-in-arm with policeman in touching viral image is 83-year-old great-grandfather who had caught the wrong bus home 

EXCLUSIVE:The Mail Online can reveal that the elderly man seen being walked home by a kind-hearted policeman in Northamptonshire is great-grandfather Richard Walker, 83, pictured.

£30,000 to teach pupils how to use Wikipedia: Fury after council pays IT expert to show children how to 'critically engage' with online encyclopaedia 

A £30,000 scheme, set to begin at secondary schools in Leicester later this year, to teach schoolchildren how to use Wikipedia has been condemned as a waste of taxpayers' money.

Snap! How Prince George appeared in the very same romper suit as his father wore in balcony scene with Prince Charles in 1984 

Snap! How Prince George appeared in the very same romper suit as his father wore in

Prince George made his debut on the balcony of Buckingham Palace wearing exactly the same baby-blue romper suit his dad, Prince William, wore during his first appearance 31 years ago.

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It's called a 'ring finger' for a reason! Sweden's Prince Carl Philip fails to perform at the crucial moment... but soon enjoys his first kiss as a married man

Sofia Hellqvist weds Prince Carl Philip in Sweden royal wedding

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has married Sofia Hellqvist (both pictured), 30, at a ceremony in the chapel at Stockholm's Royal Palace. The 36-year-old is the third in line to the throne behind his elder sister Princess Victoria and her three-year-old daughter, Princess Estelle. Miss Hellqvist is a former glamour model, who once posed topless while clutching a snake to preserve her modesty. They waved to thousands of well-wishers (right) who lined the streets of Stockholm for the glitzy event, despite suggestions support for the Swedish royal family is dwindling.

Pictured: British ISIS suicide bomber taking final instructions from terror commander moments before blowing himself up in attack on Iraqi oil refinery that killed 11 people

The British ISIS fighter who goes by the alias Abu Yusef Al-Britani (pictured) was part of a four-strong team of suicide bombers who killed at least 11 people in two separate explosions in the city of Baiji, Iraq.

Richard Branson is blasted off into the stratosphere and finally makes it to space (well, sort of)

Lee Thompson, co-founder of a UK-based travel company, blasted off his own version of Branson 'into orbit' using a a foamex cut out picture, a hydrogen balloon and a GoPro camera.

Nearly 100 people are blinded after facial fillers are mistakenly injected into blood vessels, claims doctor who pioneered botox

Professor Jean Carruthers (pictured) said 98 patients worldwide had lost vision in one or both eyes after being injected with dermal fillers in the face. These fillers are used to smooth away frown lines.

My father couldn't talk to me until I was five... then I'd put swear words into his voicebox: A touching portrait of Stephen Hawking's family life...by his son Tim 

My father could not talk to me until I was five: A touching portrait of Stephen Hawking's

Tim Hawking, the third of Hawking's children with his first wife, Jane Wilde (pictured together left main), makes the disclosure as part of a documentary on the world's most famous physics professor airing on Tuesday at 10.35pm (Tim, 36, pictured inset left today and right as a boy with his father). In the rare interview he reveals he spent his earliest years unable to understand his father's deteriorating speech. 'My dad was able to speak with his own, natural voice for those first years, but it was incredibly difficult to understand what he was saying - particularly for me at such a young age,' said Tim. 'It was only when he got his voice synthesiser that I was actually able to start having conversations with him.' Tim said he would jump into his father's wheelchair to use it as a go-kart - and programme swear words into the famous voice machine.

Anger as water park in Stoke-on-Trent bans bikinis on women-only 'night for Muslims' where visitors must cover up with 'Islamically appropriate attire'

A water park in Stoke-on-Trent (file photo from Dubai) has been accused of stirring up religious tension by holding a women-only night aimed at Muslims where bikinis are banned.

Probe launched by police watchdog after 25-year-old man falls ill and dies in custody

The man was arrested by Bedfordshire Police officers at an address in Luton at 8.47am on Friday and taken into custody. He subsequently became unresponsive in his cell and died.

Battle of the Crocs! Amazing photos show the brutal moment a MASSIVE 16ft monster devours a 'small' 6ft rival

Battle of the Crocs! Amazing photos show the brutal moment a MASSIVE 5m monster devours a

Shocking photos of the moment a massive five-metre crocodile killed and ate a 'smaller' two-metre croc in the Northern Territory were captured by a tourist cruise in Kakadu National Park. The confronting images were posted to Kakadu Tourism's Facebook page, accompanied by the quote: 'Beauty ... AND THE BEAST. You never know what you're going to see on Yellow Water, Kakadu.' Nikki Davies, a tour guide who took the photos, said it was a reminder of 'supreme power of nature'. 'At first we thought they were fighting, but as we went around the corner a bit more you could see what had happened,' said Ms Davies.

Chaos at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel wedding reception as woman gets shot in the head and four others injured after guest accidentally discharges GUN in his pocket

Maya Rafailovich (pictured), 55, was rushed to hospital on Saturday after a bullet grazed her head in the hotel's lobby. Vladimir Gotlibovsky, 42, accidentally fired his gun, an NYPD source said.

Revolver owned by World War II General George S. Patton fetches £48,000 at auction

A Colt .45 revolver once owned by General George S. Patton sold for $75,000 at auction in Los Angeles.The single-action revolver was acquired by the famous World War II general around 1928.

Vault couture: How Posh, Gwyneth and other stars pay up to £25,000 a MONTH to keep designer frocks in climate-controlled, air-purified, museum-grade wardrobes

So many frocks, so little space? Fret not! You too, like Victoria Beckham or Gwyneth

Ordinary women are copying Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow in paying for extra space once it becomes too much of a challenge to squeeze that new jacket into an overcrowded wardrobe. Some companies will charge as little as £4.50 a month to store your winter clothes in a plastic box. In contrast, Vault Couture (pictured main and right) charges £7 per item per month - quite a bill when you own the sheer number of outfits, handbags and shoes an international style icon just has to have. But for that you certainly get an elite service. Jetsetter Eva Alexandrides (left), 39, keeps much of her designer clothing collection in storage with Vault Couture.

Cherie Blair calls in police to hunt her mother's lodger after up to £80,000 vanishes from her bank account over two years 

Inquiries are centring on a man, 47, who lodged with Gale Booth, 82, pictured with Mrs Blair, at her modest terraced home in Oxford. He is believed to have bought a first-class ticket to Australia.

Pope Francis meets thousands of cheering Italian Scouts in St Peter's Square 

Pope Francis told thousands of Italian boy scouts and girl guides who packed St Peter's Square that they had a very important role to play in the Church and in the wider society.

HEALTH NOTES: Hoff's beach ready, but don't ask him to run...

He made his name running across Californian beaches in 1990s TV series Baywatch - but actor David Hasselhoff now has to find more gentle ways to keep fit, thanks to arthritic knees.

Blown apart... French ambassador's claim that Napoleon would love EU is ridiculed as a 'travesty of history'

Ambassador Sylvie Bermann said the French have finally 'got over' their humiliating defeat because the EU represents the 'united Europe' that Napoleon always 'dreamed' about.

How the blonde 'hunkifier' turned pasty DJ Calvin into Taylor Swift's superstud with kale smoothies and bizarre daily 'gratitude lists' to keep him motivated 

How Leslie Karpman turned Calvin Harris into Taylor Swift's superstud

When he first arrived on the streets of Los Angeles, DJ Calvin Harris was a pale and scrawny Scot with dodgy teeth and a penchant for late nights and takeaways. Three years on, the superstar's chiselled torso, Hollywood smile and highlighted hair have helped him win the heart of pop princess Taylor Swift. And now The Mail on Sunday has tracked down the woman responsible for his transformation - a Californian personal trainer known as 'the hunkifier'.

Runaway elephant escapes from circus and kills 65-year-old man out for his morning stroll in Germany 

The 65-year-old man was killed while on a regular morning stroll through woodland near Buchen, southwest Germany, in the early hours of this morning. Police are investigating the death.

Mail on Sunday exposé forces fundraiser watchdog to stamp out abuse and protect vulnerable donors

The watchdog probe follows the recent investigation of Bristol poppy seller Olive Cooke, 92, who fell to her death after being bombarded with calls and letters begging for money.

Privacy row as police scan faces of ALL 90,000 revellers at the Download rock festival to locate criminal gangs operating in the crowds 

Leicestershire Police have set up facial recognition cameras in strategic locations in Donington Park, to scan the faces of thousands of people attending the rock festival this weekend.

Volcano unleashes hot ash a mile into the air forcing thousands of villagers to leave their homes on Indonesian island

Nearly 3,000 people have been forced to leave their homes after Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted - sending hot ash over a mile into the air and covering villages four miles away.

5 Seconds Of Horror: Australian boy band forced to stop London concert mid-show after guitarist's HAIR catches fire and he sustains burns to his face before being rushed to hospital

5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford's hair catches fire on stage

Australian boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer's guitarist Michael Clifford has been rushed to hospital with burns to his face sustained during a concert in Wembley, London on Saturday evening. The 19-year-old reportedly got too close to a pyrotechnic display on stage, which saw his hair catch fire before the show was cancelled early so the musician could seek medical attention. Taking to Instagram hours later, Michael assured fans his condition was stable with a thumbs-up, although the left side of his face is now bandaged.

Golden oldies! British couple become the world's oldest newlyweds ever after tying the knot with a combined age of 194 years and 281 days 

Loved-up George Kirby also celebrated his 103rd birthday on Saturday as he wed Doreen Luckie in Eastborne, East Sussex, in front of 50 guest and a spokesman from Guinness World Records.

Austerity riot plot of the facemask anarchists: Far-left activists secretly filmed by MoS bragging about plans to hijack peaceful demonstrations in London 

The same fanatics responsible for clashes with police that took place outside Downing Street two days after the General Election have been secretly filmed bragging about their plans.

Drug boasts of shamed charity call centre boss: MoS film exposes toxic culture of firm targeting donors aged 98 

After revelations that Listen Ltd has been targeting vulnerable donors including pensioners and cancer patients, a new video shows a team manager boasting about marijuana.

Bombs away! The Blenheim's back: Magnificent return of the last remaining World War Two plane of its kind lovingly restored after crashing 12 years ago in tribute to the heroes of Bomber Command 

Bombs away! The Blenheim's back: Magnificent return of the last remaining World War Two

Beneath the panes of Perspex in her floor, the daisy-strewn runway falls away as fast as 80 years of history. The Blenheim's snout lifts skywards, her twin engines casting a heat haze behind the propellers' silver blur. At 200mph, she throttles towards a patchwork of cumulus and sun, quiet, quick and deft.

Britain's tastiest flat: Perched above one of the nation's most famous restaurants in the heart of Mayfair - and costing a cool £5million 

It might seem steep for a three-bedroom mid-terrace apartment, but this is Mayfair, an area that remains the most expensive property on the Monopoly board for good reason.

Stately home adventurer in fatal Morocco plunge: Cambridge-educated journalist 'fell during stroll to watch sunrise'

Father-of-two Charlie Norton, pictured, is believed to have been on an early morning stroll after a friend's birthday party near Tangier when he fell off a cliff. Police continue to investigate.

EVICTED! She's the wild Queen of the Rave Castle who drove Somerset mad with her up-all-night carousing. Now the party's over... but it's not the locals who've seen her off - it's her scheming ex-husband 

EVICTED! She's the wild Queen of the Rave Castle who drove Somerset mad with her

When millionairess and self-confessed drama queen Margarita Hamilton (right) moved to a fairytale castle overlooking the quaint Somerset seaside town of Clevedon (left), it wasn't long before the genteel residents were up in arms over the wild, all-night parties she held. Now the former record boss is launching proceedings against her ex-husband Rai Hamilton (inset) over the property, after she claims he is failing to keep a deal they struck when they separated.

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Fight not flight: Magnificent bald eagles wage war in mid-air as one bird of prey swoops

A Malaysian photographer snapped the shots on a visit to Seabeck in Washington. The magnificent birds of prey locked talons in a vicious fight as one tried to snatch a hapless fish from the other. The action-packed shots show the true extent of the power of these impressive birds of prey, which were once facing extinction in the United States.

Teeth under attack from 'healthy' snacks: The growing problem is one that many dentists are failing to treat 

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Where HAVE all our woods gone? Up in smoke - as the new trendy 'green' wood-burning stoves and boilers (funded by tax millions) are being fuelled by birches and oaks... leaving swathes of Britain barren

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This friendship has legs! Determined dog digs hole to unearth crab on US beach... and then tries to play a game with it 

Footage captured on a beach in South Nags Head, North Carolina, shows the dog digging a hole and then playfully snapping its jaws as it chases the crab.

US authorities investigating $160m deal between Nike and Brazil in 1996 as 'possible evidence of corruption' amid FIFA probe

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Dreams do come true! Model is magically transformed into SEVEN Disney princesses in a matter of minutes

Disney fans take note, one woman magically transforms into seven Disney princesses

One lucky model got the opportunity to transform into not one but seven Disney princesses, with the magical touch of a talented hair and make-up team. Finished off with the help of a green screen, and some appropriate movie props, the Disney Style YouTube channel model becomes Belle (bottom left), Rapunzel (top right), Elsa (bottom right), Ariel (top left), Jasmine (top, centre), Snow White (bottom, second left) and Pocahontas (bottom, second right), all in a matter of minutes.

A 'monstrous' blot on Turner's landscape: Dairy farmers provoke fury with wind turbine plan - but say they were forced into it by supermarkets' milk price squeeze 

Two dairy farming brothers want to put up the 160ft tall turbines - just a few feet shorter than Nelson's Column - on countryside neighbouring historic Harewood House (pictured).

Thunderbirds are going, going, gone! Lady Penelope trumps the stars at showbiz auction: Puppet from 1960s series set to fetch £20,000 - more than Madonna and Bond memorabilia

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Snow in the DESERT! Freak hailstorm turns Australia's Red Centre white, blanketing parched earth in ice

Snow in the desert: Freak hailstorm turns the Red Centre white, blanketing parched earth

On Saturday the Alice Springs area turned into a winter wonderland after a thunderstorm blanketed the area in hail (top and bottom right). Photographs show a stunning contrast between the bright earth and hailstones covering the ground (top left) in parts of Alice Springs. While the area does see storms it's not often conditions are just right to deliver the spectacle it did at the weekend.

   

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