British Airways plane heading to Gatwick bursts into flames on runway at Vegas airport as it prepares for take-off: 14 injured as passengers are forced to jump down inflatable slides to escape

British Airways plane bursts into flames on Las Vegas' McCarran Airport before take-off

The British Airways flight bound for London Gatwick was taxiing on the tarmac at McCarran Airport on Tuesday night when it suddenly caught fire. Terrified travelers on other flights captured the plumes of smoke coming from the Boeing 777 as those on board were forced to jump down the evacuation slides and run away from the blaze. The plane was quickly evacuated, with only two people taken to a local hospital for treatment after suffering minor injuries. There were 159 passengers and 13 crew members on board at the time. It is not yet known what caused the fire but images appear to show it coming from the engine. One runway was shut but flights continued to depart on remaining runways.

Revealed: 'Betrayal' of hundreds of thousands of women set to miss out on new £148-a-week state pension due to complicated rules

Thousands of women set to miss out on new state pension due to complicated rules

Official data shows that of the first 1.2million people to claim the flat-rate pension, only 80,000 women will receive the full amount. The discrepancy is partly due to an increase in the women's state pension age - which is rising in line with men's by 2018 - as well as the fact more women take career breaks to raise children. The revelation is a huge blow to the retirement hopes of a generation of older women, who were promised that the new system would be fairer. Many of those affected will have been forced to work an extra five years before qualifying for the benefit, thanks to the rise in pension age.

The generation of women betrayed over their state pension: Susan may die before she claims hers while Wendy faces poverty waiting


Like millions of other women in their late 50s and 60s, Susan Sutherland and Wendy Eachus are being forced to wait years longer than expected before they can claim their pensions.

Making people start work before 9am is 'torture' says sleep expert, who wants the business and school day to begin at 10am 

Forcing staff to work nine-to-five leaves their bodies exhausted and stressed as a result of sleep deprivation, says Dr Paul Kelley. Pupils should also have a staggered school start time, he said.

SARAH VINE: How some aristocrats bring out the Corbyn streak in me

I'm no one's idea of a rabid revolutionary, but every now and then something comes along to stir my inner Jeremy Corbyn. It first happened a few years ago when I sat next to Earl Spencer.

Now Chrissie Hynde attacks today's lewd pop stars, branding them 'sex workers' who have created a 'pornography culture' 

In an obvious reference to scantily-clad stars such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, the former Pretenders lead singer branded them 'sex workers' for selling music by 'bumping and grinding' in their underwear.

Now that really IS a Grand Design! TV makeover show's biggest ever house is revealed - featuring a lounge big enough for four fire engines and a five-metre COUCH

Grand Designs features vast project with a lounge big enough for four fire engines

Clinton Dall, from Sussex, stunned the host of the Channel 4 show, Kevin McCloud, when he invited him to visit the steel frame of the building, prior to its construction. Clinton, who was willing to spend whatever he could to achieve his vision, took a huge financial risk in the process, but constructed one of the largest and most lavish houses to ever feature on Grand Designs.

Britain is sitting on a £173bn debt time bomb - and with interest rates set to rise it's ticking even louder 


An investigation by Money Mail has uncovered the startling rise in debt levels due to people splashing out on new cars, TVs, conservatories and home improvements.

SIMON BARNES: How dare celebrity show-off Bear Grylls dismiss genius David Attenborough as 'dry'? 

When Bear Grylls chose to slag off Sir David Attenborough when launching his natural history programme, he's either television's greatest ever genius or a self-regarding show-off, writes Simon Barnes.

Astonishing moment a Hungarian camerawoman deliberately TRIPPED migrants who were fleeing police - including a father carrying his terrified young child

Hungarian camerawoman sacked after she is filmed tripping up migrants

The woman, who was working for Hungarian television channel N1TV, was filming the crowds of Syrian refugees as they fled police across a field from Roszke camp on the Serbian-Hungarian border. Footage taken by another cameraman showed her deliberately sticking her leg out (left) as a man carrying a crying child ran past her. In the clip, the refugee can be seen falling to the floor (top right; bottom right) before appearing to shout at her. The camerawoman has now been sacked with immediate effect. Outraged social media users took to Twitter to condemn the woman's actions, labelling her 'pathetic' and 'disgraceful'.

Nearly half of Britons think we're taking too many Syrian refugees: Poll exposes gulf between opposition parties and public opinion  

Poll revealed 45 per cent of adults questioned said the figure was too high, while one in four - a total of 27 per cent - said they backed David Cameron's decision to allow 20,000 refugees into the UK.

Bob Geldof lays into George Osborne over migrant crisis... but still crowns him Politician of the Year at GQ Awards night'

Chancellor George Osborne, right, described Bob Geldof , left, as 'the guy who introduced my generation to the challenges of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa' after receiving his GQ award for politician of the year.

Jose's Special One! Chelsea boss is upstaged by 18-year-old daughter Matilde in a VERY revealing dress at GQ Men Of The Year Awards (but Dad doesn't look very impressed)

Jose Mourinho's braless daughter Matilde stuns at GQ Men Of The Year Awards

It may have been his special night, but Jose Mourinho was more than happy to share the limelight with his teenage daughter Matilde. Arriving at London's Royal Opera House for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, the Chelsea manager and his 18-year-old daughter certainly impressed the crowds with their appearance. The Portuguese - who is married to Matilde Faria - picked up the Editor's Special Award at the ceremony hosted by legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson.

US pastor who was outed as member of Ashley Madison commits suicide because he carried too much 'shame' 

John Gibson, 56, a teacher at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminar was found dead by his wife after his name was one of the 32 million released during the cyber hack last month.

Outrage as teenage US girl posts Snapchat photo of herself sticking her toes in the mouth of a 7-month-baby at 'illegal day care'

Social services are investigating after a 15-year-old girl took the shocking snap while visiting a house in Gaffney, South Carolina, which was allegedly running an illicit operation.

Ten British jihadis on UK's drone 'kill list': Are these the ISIS fanatics to be targeted next in unmanned RAF raids over Syria? 

Are these the ISIS fanatics to be targeted next in unmanned RAF raids over Syria?

RAF Reaper drones have been authorised to take out ten suspected British jihadis including nine men and one woman who are currently believed to be hiding out with ISIS in Syria. Among those on the hit list are Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John, left and Nasser Muthana, right. Also on the list are (top row from left) Abdel Majed Abdel Barry, Siddhartha Dhar, who is one of Anjem Choudhary's henchmen and Mohammed Hadi, who has been dubbed Osama bin Beiber. (Centre row from left) Omar Hussain, Aseel Muthana and convicted drug dealer Aine Davis. (Bottom row from left) Amer Deghayes and Khadija Dare, who was the first woman to decapitate a westerner.

Questions of legality over strikes on British citizens: JAMES SLACK'S analysis of the drone raid 

Downing Street cites article 51 of the United Nations charter, which states that countries have a right to defend themselves in the event of an 'armed attack'.

MICHAEL BURLEIGH: Sinister yes, but it's right to to use these spies on the sky 

By all accounts the drone strike in Syria on the two British jihadis Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin - as well as a third person in their vehicle - was ruthlessly clinical writes MICHAEL BURLEIGH.

The Tomb Raider seemed at home among the peers. Well, she is used to ancient relics: QUENTIN LETTS sees Angelina Jolie in the House of Lords 

Angelina Jolie, spoke expertly, without melodrama, about victims of sexual violence she had met, as she gave evidence to a House of Lords Select Committee, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

Sexism row after top lawyer compliments woman barrister's 'stunning' LinkedIn picture... then claims he was talking about the 'professional quality' of the photo  

Alexander Carter-Silk compliments woman barrister's 'stunning' LinkedIn picture

Married father-of-two Alexander Carter-Silk, 57, was accused of 'disgusting' sexism last night for messaging high-flying barrister Charlotte Proudman, praising her LinkedIn photo (pictured left). Mr Carter-Silk (right) said the 27-year-old should 'win a prize' for her photograph, adding it was 'the best I have ever seen' on the professional networking website (inset). Miss Proudman - who is the same age as Mr Carter-Silk's daughter - responded saying she found his message 'offensive' and that she was not on LinkedIn 'to be objectified by sexist men'.

Tesco to rearrange stores so that similar products are near each other and cut range in so-called 'Aldi-fication' move

Tesco will be putting products needed for meals closer to one another in a trial involving 50 stores that could be rolled out across the 3,000 outlets of Britain's biggest supermarket.

Children as young as SIX questioned by police over sending indecent images as number of child arrests increases five-fold 

New figures show that since 2012 more than 1,000 children in England and Wales have been spoken to by police in connection with the sharing of indecent photos.

Tories attack BBC over 'pro-EU bias': Former Cabinet minister says presenters are 'devastatingly disappointed' at Eurosceptism

Tory Eurosceptic MP Bernard Jenkin, pictured, clashed with the BBC's James Naughtie on the Today programme yesterday. Mr Jenkin said the BBC had a 'cultural bias' in favour of Brussels.

BBC is guilty of 'bias against older women' claims peer as he blasts corporation for 'disgraceful' use of gagging clauses in discrimination claims

House of Cards author Lord Dobbs (pictured) attacked the Corporation over discrimination against older women, citing the case of ex-Countryfile host Miriam O'Reilly

Just another day at 'The Firm' for our record-breaking Queen: Official picture released on the day Her Majesty surpasses reign of Victoria shows monarch still hard at work 

The Queen's official picture released on day her reign surpasses that of Victoria

The Queen was described as a 'beacon of womankind' by celebrity photographer Mary McCartney who captured the image of the monarch  sitting at her desk in Buckingham Palace. Later today, she will pass the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days between 1837 and 1901. The exact moment the Queen passes Victoria's milestone is not known because there is no precise time for the death of her father George VI - who died in the early hours of February 6, 1952. But it is thought he died at 1am, so at around 5.30pm the Queen will make history with Buckingham Palace calculating she will have reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and about 30 minutes.

No Mr Bond, I expect you to be politically correct! 007 set for a makeover as author of latest novel suggests chain-smoking and sexist spy could be on the way out 

Author Anthony Horowitz has revealed the new book Trigger Mortis has been amended for modern readers and contains anti-smoking messages and for the first time an 'outspoken' gay friend.

DOMINIC SANDBROOK: Let's be frank: The young woman who became Queen in 1952 could not have imagined the Britain of today 

Elizabeth II today becomes the longest-serving monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria's record of 63 years and 216 days on the throne.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A record-breaking rock of constancy  

With her dislike of fuss, the Queen is said to have wanted today to pass like any other, claiming no credit for overtaking Queen Victoria to become the longest reigning monarch in our history.

A Beckham graces the Wembley turf again: Romeo leads out England alongside Wayne Rooney as his dad David uses his 'connections at FA' to arrange mascot role for 13th birthday present

Romeo Beckham leads out England alongside Wayne Rooney as his dad David uses 'connections

A member of the Beckham family led out the England team for their fixture against Switzerland, however this time it was not former captain David Beckham.  Instead it was his son Romeo, who was given the privilege of walking out on to the Wembley Stadium turf alongside Wayne Rooney in his role as team mascot.  Former England and Manchester United midfielder Beckham said he used his 'connections' at the Football Association to give Romeo the chance to line up alongside Rooney as a late 13th birthday present.

Watch Wayne Rooney deliver rousing dressing room speech as he breaks England goal record before celebrating with his wife and family

On the night when he broke Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record for England, few would have begrudged Wayne Rooney a sense of self-satisfaction. Yet, he found it in himself to make a speech.

Hedge fund boss ordered to hand over £337million in Britain's biggest divorce is now set to scoop a £57million windfall 

Sir Chris Hohn delivered the best results at The Children's Investment Fund after being told to hand over £337million following the collapse of his 15-year marriage to Jamie Cooper-Hohn.

Is this the ultimate 4x4? Bentley unveils the Bentayga, which will hit 187mph and at £160,000 costs as much as TWO Range Rovers

Bentley reveals its Bentayga 4x4 that will hit 187mph

British luxury car giant Bentley has unleashed its first ever 4X4 and pledged that the £160,000 Bentayga will be 'the most powerful, luxurious, and exclusive sports utility vehicle in the world'. Bentley hopes the new Bentayga will prove one of its biggest sellers by capitalising on the boom in luxury 4X4s among the world's super-rich.

MPs shame the charity chiefs exposed by the Mail: Bosses apologise for scandalous treatment of vulnerable donors 

Mark Goldring (pictured), the chief executive of Oxfam, said fundraising practices were 'unacceptable,' as bosses at Britain's biggest charities were ordered to appear before MPs.

Beef dripping is now a top gourmet food: Product once seen as thrifty is praised as 'artisan' produce with 'savoury depth'

The fact it is pure animal fat would seem to be enough to send blood cholesterol readings off the scale but artisan food critics have give it their top accolade.

Why you want to grow older in Switzerland...but not South Africa: Report ranks world governments according to how they're coping with ageing populations

To track how countries manage ageing populations, charity Age International has released its third annual Global AgeWatch Index which ranks countries in terms of quality of life and health.

Briton fighting for his life after a SORE THROAT turned to complete organ failure is stranded in Spain and facing a triple amputation because his local hospital in Manchester doesn't have a bed for him

Brit fighting for life with Castleman Disease is stranded in Spain

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Matthew Parkes was on holiday in Majorca with his wife Pamela (pictured together top left) and daughter Sophia, four, when he complained of a sore throat. The 38-year-old was taken to a private hospital (bottom left), where the symptom developed into pneumonia, organ failure and septic shock. He must now have a hand (shown right) and both feet amputated - but cannot fly home to Manchester because nearby intensive care unit Wythenshawe is full. Hospital bosses from Wythenshawe confirmed the unit is full and said they are hoping to admit Mr Parkes as soon as possible.

Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James splashes out on £1million holiday home in David Cameron's Cornwall getaway village

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Erotic novelist E.L.James has splashed out some of her £75million fortune on a clifftop property overlooking the beach in Polzeath, Cornwall.

So what age IS a child at their most lovable? After survey claims parental affection peaks at five, leading writers share their views on when youngsters are most adorable 

Nine leading writers have nominated the age at which their children captured their hearts. For the editor of Elle magazine Lorraine Candy (pictured with her daughter Mabel), a newborn is the best age.

Alan Titchmarsh laments the demise of hanging baskets in towns which he says provide people with 'spiritual uplift' 

Colourful hanging baskets can give us a 'spiritual uplift' which makes us all feel a lot better, according to gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh.

Flower power: Drug found in crocuses could help beat breast, bowel and lung cancers, new research reveals 

A drug made from crocuses wiped out tumours in tests - and is thought to work against almost all types of cancer, including breast, bowel, lung and prostate.

Mother bought 12 packets of COCAINE for her daughter's 18th birthday so they could 'have a good time' - but is spared jail as it 'would be bad for the family' 

Tunbridge Wells mother bought 12 packets of cocaine for daughter’s 18th birthday

Nicola Austen (pictured), of Tunbridge Wells, booked a limo ride to London to celebrate her daughter's turning of age. She also acquired no less than 12 packets of the Class A drug to take on board.

Charities to get £1.1billion lifeline from money raised from 5p charge for plastic bags under new rules coming in next month

Bags will continue to be handed out at the till in England generating proceeds for good causes, including funding cancer care nurses, hospices, Children in Need and hundreds of local charities.

E-cigarettes make teenagers four times more likely to move on to real smoking, health experts warn

Teenagers using e-cigarettes are far more likely to begin smoking real cigarettes researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have discovered after a new survey.

'My roommate came back drunk and doesn't remember designing an entire f*****g airplane!' Engineering student wakes up to discover his intricate plans for a new plane 

A student from Michigan Tech University known only as Mark, returned home after a night out and set about sketching an elaborate design for a high speed aircraft despite being drunk.

Formula for the perfect pair of TIGHTS: Equation helps women choose what denier stockings to wear according to the weather

Dr James Hind of Nottingham Trent University came up with the equation to determine the most suitable fabric thickness depending on the weather conditions.

I'd rather have been raped by a man, says woman 'sexually assaulted by female friend who used bandages and a sex toy to pretend she was male'

Gayle Newland's victim would rather have been raped by a man

Gayle Newland, 25, is said to have befriended the woman, also 25, by posing on Facebook as a man named 'Kye' and the couple later had sex in hotels. Newland (pictured arriving in Chester Crown Court today) allegedly bound her chest and wore a woolly hat and swimsuit to disguise her appearance, telling the woman he was self-conscious about 'his' appearance after hospital treatment.

'I felt weird having breasts and despised my ability to get pregnant': Writer who does not identify with male or female gender removes breasts and uterus

Writer who does not identify with male or female gender removes breasts and uterus

Lore Graham, who identifies as neither male nor female, was born as a woman but didn't feel any gender was a perfect 'fit'. This summer, the Bostonian and self-described 'androgynous, neuter person' underwent an elective double mastectomy and hysterectomy within the span of about a month in order to 'harmonize' brain and body. Lore, whose partner, Q, is also binary, is relieved and happy to finally have a body that feels right.

'People don't get married young because they're lazy and want to go out all the time': Woman who wed at 19 says others should do the same (and pay for the wedding too)

Francesca Stephenson, 19, from Cumbria, married husband Ross earlier this year in a £7,500 ceremony at Gretna Green. She says others should think about doing the same - but says many are too lazy.

Britain's most prolific shoplifter clocks up his FOUR HUNDREDTH offence... but he still avoids jail on a suspended sentence 

Glen Stacey, 56, bit the security tag off a leg of lamb and hid a copy of Grazia magazine in his bag at his local Aldi supermarket in Blackpool. Stacey told police he was stealing the magazine for his girlfriend.



Headmaster and female teacher face being struck off after they were filmed having sex in his office by a pupil

Swansea headmaster and teacher filmed having sex face being struck off

The 30-second sex tape shows the pupil in a corridor outside the head teacher's office at Bryntawe Comprehensive School in Swansea, inset. Noises of sexual pleasure from headmaster Graham Daniels, 51, and chemistry tutor Bethan Thomas, 37, left, could be heard from inside the room. The video was shared hundreds of times on social media and the school received a complaint, sparking an investigation by governors and education chiefs. Both Mr Daniel and Miss Thomas, formerly Mrs Bale, resigned from the 750-pupil school in South Wales.

Researchers find sperm whales speak to each other in local dialects

Researchers examined two clans of sperm whales, observed in the Pacific since the '80s. Despite living in the same neighbourhood, each clan of whales developed their own 'dialects', it was found.

Mum-of-one tells how she was 'completely duped' by Louis Theroux-lookalike conman who threw her out of her own home

Allan Debenham, who once claimed to be the presenter so he could stay in a pub for free, moved in to Jane Putt's home in Bodmin, Cornwall in March, just 11 days after the pair had met online.

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary smiles as he's freed from Belmarsh prison on £15,000 bail after four-day delay

Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, 48, appeared in good spirits as he was driven out of London's Belmarsh Prison today after a bail hitch delayed his release from the top security jail by four days.

The Great (Nursery) Escape: Two boys use toy spades to tunnel out of a Russian kindergarten playground and walk to a Jaguar showroom to buy 'a grown up car' 

The two boys were able to clamber under this fence after digging for several days before escaping to a Jaguar showroom in the Urals industrial city of Magnitorgorsk before they were spotted by a motorist.

Health bosses fined £100k over death of disabled girl who fell from hospital bed and suffocated on plastic sheeting 

Jade Norton, 10, pictured, died when she had a seizure and fell from her defective hospital bed while having a seizure at her home in Blackpool, Lancashire in June 2011.

Get ready for 5G: Verizon to begin trials next year of tech that could boost mobile downloads by TEN times

Pedestrians walk past a Verizon Wireless shop in a Washington file photo from Feb. 14, 2005. The AT&T-BellSouth deal, which would give AT&T Inc. complete control of Cingular Wireless, ups the pressure on Verizon Communications Inc., whose executives have indicated they would love to take complete control of their wireless joint venture.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The announcement aims to accelerate the deployment of the new wireless system that could unleash innovation and new services such as driverless cars and remote surgery.

Cancer patients are 'dying early because of the UK's stupid system of funding drugs', says Roche boss - after 2 of their drugs were de-listed by the NHS

Two Roche drugs, Avastin and Kadcyla, were de-listed by the Cancer Drugs Fund last week. Today, Severin Schwan, Roche CEO, said the NHS funding system is 'stupid' and threatens research.

Jump NHS waiting list... by having your op in Calais instead: Kent patients go free in France (but they have to pay travel costs) 

The deal would see South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group pay for patients to have minor operations and a range of medical procedures at the Centre Hospitalier de Calais, pictured.

Church tried to cover up our abuse say victims of ex-bishop who was 'friend of Prince Charles' after clergyman admits sexually assaulting 18 teenagers and young men

Today, weeks before his trial was due to start at the London's Old Bailey, Ball, dramatically pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office between 1977 and 1992, admitting assaulting several young men.

Hotel guests wake to find their landlady has 'done a runner' overnight having closed the business with no notice 

Guests at the Fairy Falls Hotel in Trefriw, Conwy, in north Wales, tried desperately to book into other hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area but most were fully booked for the busy bank holiday.

Summer-born children MUST be allowed to delay starting school, says minister in attack on councils' treatment of parents

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Schools minister Nick Gibb vowed to rewrite the rules to make clear that youngsters must be allowed to join reception classes even after they turn five and not be forced to skip a year later.

EXCLUSIVE: Family of baby 'swapped' in El Salvador hospital are to call their son Moses after emotional reunion because 'he was lost for three months and now he's been found'

Family of baby 'swapped' in El Salvador are calling son Moses

Richard Cushworth and his wife Mercedes Casanellas are calling the baby they were given back last night Moses, his British-born mother Lynne, of Wilmington, Delaware, tells Daily Mail Online.The devout Christian couple held their son for the first time last night (left) after DNA tests in San Salvador, El Salvador, found there had been a mix-up with another boy born at the hospital where Ms Casanellas gave birth. For almost four months the couple had brought up the boy as Jacob, but become increasingly suspicious that the darker-skinned boy (right) was not the light-skinned baby she had given birth to. A DNA test confirmed their fears, prompting the dramatic arrest of the gynecologist who oversaw the birth as the couple feared their son had been given to child traffickers. But last night the confusion was ended by tests on other children and the Cushworths now have their own son. Lynne Cushworth said Richard is returning to their home in Dallas this week, and will be followed shortly after by Mercedes and the baby. The family are missionaries and Mrs Cushman added: 'I knew that God would bring forth the baby and that's what He's done.'

Stalker who uploaded naked photos of his ex to Facebook after they split up is jailed 

Spurned Ross Bulloch, 22, was convicted of stalking by a jury at Hamilton Sheriff Court for uploading revenge porn pictures of his ex-girlfriend to Facebook after she dumped him.

Baltimore reaches $6.4million settlement with Freddie Gray's family almost five months after he died after suffering spine injury in police custody

Freddie Gray, 25, died in April after he suffered a critical spine injury while he was in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face criminal charges stemming from Gray's death.

US woman warns police about the loaded gun hidden inside her genitalia after being busted in major meth haul

Ashley Castaneda, 31, was in the car with a man found to be in possession of methamphetamine in Waco, Texas, and after police found drugs on her she admitted to concealing a pistol in her vagina.

Teenager accused of murdering 15-year-old for his bicycle was handed in by his PARENTS and his mother told police: 'He's involved, he did it' 

Joshua Williams accused of murdering Alan Cartwright was handed in by PARENTS

College student Alan Cartwright (inset) was cycling ahead of his four friends along the Caledonian Road in Islington, north London, when a gang of three robbers stepped into the group's path. In shocking CCTV footage recorded at the time, one of the robbers can be seen lunging at Alan (left), who tries to ride away (right) before collapsing. Paramedics rushed to his aid but could not save him. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later on the street.

Ex-Eton headmaster who welcomed William and Harry is forced to apologise for not telling police about a paedophile teacher at a top Australian school where he used to work

John Lewis, pictured, oversaw the princes education at Eton but said he didn't think it was 'his business' to report a sexual abuse claim made to him at his previous school in Australia.

Tory minister expelled from Labour after forgetting to quit the party and receiving a vote in the leadership contest

Ros Altman, Director General of Saga, for City page

Ros Altmann joined the Lords shortly after the general election to oversee pension reforms. But Labour has discovered that for the first four months in her new role Ms Altman was still a Labour member.

One in five hospitals are failing to screen elderly patients for dementia despite government guidelines

In the worst trusts, staff are screening fewer than half of over 75s who are admitted through A&E; for dementia, NHS England figures show. Guidelines say 90 per cent should be screened.

Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes sells the house he bought with donations for less than he paid for it - just five months after moving in 

The 67-year-old, who is just 4ft 6in tall and is visually impaired, moved into his new £150,000 home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, just five months ago after well wishers raised £330,000.

Seven-year-old boy gets his head stuck in a pressure cooker for over an hour until a local carpenter in India cuts him free with a saw 

The unnamed child had been pretending to be a solider with friends in Sali Choka, India, when he put the pot on his head. A hacksaw and a pair of pliers were used to free him.

Rapist said to have a 'different attitude to sex' because he was a gipsy is jailed over two new attacks on women 

Sergiu Varga - described as having 'a different attitude to sex' because of his Roma background - was on bail for burglary when he struck in Gillingham, Kent.

Is this the cheekiest portrait of the Queen? Graffiti artist who painted Her Majesty HALF-NAKED hopes she's 'flattered'... and doesn't throw him in the Tower

The street artist, known as Pegasus, painted the piece on the Winchester Bar in north London. He says the partially nude artwork reflects the celebrity age and honours our 'beautiful' Queen.

Amal Clooney blasts Maldives human rights as she meets with imprisoned former President in his cell, just days after his local lawyer was ambushed and STABBED

Amal Clooney blasts Maldives human rights as she meets with Mohamed Nasheed

Amal, the wife of actor George Clooney, spent a number of hours with Nasheed in the high security prison, as part of her team's efforts to secure the release of the politician. Along with her legal team co-counsel Jared Genser, Amal has travelled to the island republic to make the case heard.

Paula Radcliffe: I categorically deny that I have resorted to cheating in any form

IAAF Ambassador Paula Radcliffe speaks during a 49th IAAF Congress press conference at the Crowne Plaza on August 7, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.  

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MATT LAWTON: Paula Radcliffe has strenuously denied being a drugs cheat after admitting some of her blood tests have been rated as suspicious.

Hitching a ride through DEEP SPACE: Nasa's Comet Hitchhiker could tour the Kuiper Belt by 'jumping' from one asteroid to another

The concept (artist's impression pictured) was developed by Masahiro Ono at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena. A tether would replace the fuel used in current spacecrafts.

Frenchman 'killed three-year-old son by shutting him in a washing machine and switching it on because he behaved badly at school'

Tragedy: Bastien, three, died in November 2011

Christophe Champenois, 37, is accused of murdering his son Bastien, three, by putting him in a washing machine in Germigny-l'Eveque, east of Paris, in 2011.

Tragedy as Australian student, 24, dies after slipping as she tried to get past tourists taking photos on Norwegian rock

Trolltunga guide says it was 'only a matter of time' before someone died at Norway tourist

A tour guide was expecting tragedy at Trolltunga, the rock ledge above Lake Ringedalsvatnet in Norway, as Kristi Kafcaloudis (centre) fell to her death on Sunday. Tributes for the woman have flooded social media. Family and close friends described the loss of a 'beautiful, special, inspirational and amazing' friend as 'tragic' on Facebook. The rock formation has become a huge favourite for travellers around the world, who are eager to take photographs on the ledge with it's breathtaking scenery (pictured).

Unemployed woman, 35, is charged with murder after an 18-month-old girl she was the legal guardian of died from heart failure 

Kandyce Downer, from Weoley Castle, Birmingham, will appear before magistrates in the city tomorrow accused of killing 18-month-old Shi-Anne Downer (pictured) on Saturday morning.

Escapologist tried to outdo Houdini by being buried alive in handcuffs under six feet of soil - but he nearly died and had to be rescued

Antony Britton, from Linthwaite, West Yorkshire, had hoped to go one better than Harry Houdini by escaping unaided after being handcuffed and buried in a standard-sized grave under six feet of soil.

Pope Francis reforms marriage annulments, making it easier for thousands of divorced and remarried Catholics 'living in sin to rejoin the Church'

Pope Francis has reformed the church's procedures for marriage annulments in a bid to prevent Catholics from divorcing their first partner outside of the church and remarrying in sin.

British TV actress Judy Carne, ex-wife of Burt Reynolds who appeared in 1960s comedy show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, dies aged 76 

Carne, famous for popularizing the 'Sock it to Me' phrase on the hit TV show, died of pneumonia on September 3 at Northampton General Hospital.

Resurrecting a monster virus: Scientists to 'awaken' bug that has laid dormant in frozen Siberian wastelands for 30,000 years

The virus was found by the French National Centre for Scientific Research in the Kolyma lowland region of Russia. It has been called Mollivirus sibericum, which translates to 'soft virus from Siberia'.

US teen shoots and kills masked man who broke into his home and held a gun to his mother's head... only to discover it was his estranged FATHER

Malachi Heisler fatally shoots estranged father in Florida break in

Malachi Heisler (right), 18, fatally shot his estranged father, John Heisler (bottom left), in the head on Tuesday after waking up to cries for help around midnight after he forced his way into the family's home. The teen grabbed his rifle and saw the man, who he did not recognize at the time as he was wearing all-black tactical gear and a ski mask, pointing a gun at his mother, Jolene Andrews (top left). He said John Heisler then pointed the gun towards him and that is when the teen fired at him.

EXCLUSIVE: How Lou Reed was given electroshock therapy aged just 17 because of his sexuality - at New York psychiatric hospital described as 'hell in Queens'

A new book reveals the agony inflicted on the singer when he was 17. His parents referred him to a psychiatrist who prescribed shock therapy because of depression and homosexual urges.

High speed line work at London's Euston station will last SEVEN years longer than planned - and cost £250million more 

The work at London's Euston station was due to finish by 2026 but will now last until 2033. It is part of the ambitious project to link London and the North with 225mph trains.

'My husband bit my nose off and ATE it because I didn't answer his phone call': Chinese woman tells of her terrible ordeal after a row with estranged spouse

A woman, from Shandong, eastern China, has lost her nose after a row with her husband. She failed to pick up a phone call from him at 2am. On the next day, the man bit off her nose and swallowed it.

Oh, no they didn't! Theatre scraps Snow White's dwarves because audiences don't feel comfortable with the word - naming them 'friends' instead

De Monfort Hall in Leicester has instead renamed their Christmas production 'Snow White and her Seven Friends', claiming they did 'not feel comfortable' with the term 'dwarf.'

Fourteen men thrown off a holiday flight to Tenerife over drug fears complain Jet2 staff overreacted to a prank involving a bag of SALT

The Scots were kicked off a Glasgow to Tenerife flight over alleged 'disruptive behaviour', as the plane was diverted to Faro in Portugal. It all sparked when cabin crew found white powder in a bag.

Japanese women ditch the 'Lolita' outfits for the bizarre 'Ganguro' fashion trend of deep fake tans, multicoloured hairstyles and extreme make up

Ganguro fashion is back with Japanese women rocking extreme make up for a Tokyo bar

Ganguro fashion has made a comeback in a tiny cafe and bar in Shibuya, Tokyo. The bold yet rare style involves women wearing brightly coloured clothes, make up and having deep bronze tans. The staff at the cafe promise a 'crazy experience', donning long fingernails (left), multicoloured hair and the opportunity for a photo, a make up package and a dance show. The signature dish is 'Ganguro Balls' (left) which are fried takoyaki style sausage balls in a black squid ink batter.

Bloody salmon rejected by a bear... what Obama had for lunch with Bear Grylls in Alaskan wilderness he was visiting on Air Force One for climate change stunt

President Obama ate the 'bloody carcass of a half-eaten salmon' fed to him by adventurer Bear Grylls during a trip to Alaska. The original diner was an Alaskan bear who had discarded it.

Teenager who gave up boxing for acting becomes internet star after parading in skimpy satin shorts and crop top as a 'ring boy' in Pot Noodle ad

Michael Moran, 17, from Bootle, Merseyside, says he been surprised by all the attention he's received since starring in the ad but his mother Sharon says he has handled it brilliantly.

'I felt like hiding away and never coming out': Leslie Ash warns of the nightmare of botched cosmetic surgery... as poll reveals one in ten Brits are considering going under the knife

It's been over a decade since actress Leslie Ash's cosmetic lip implants went horribly wrong, but the actress has now spoken out about her trauma to warn others to learn from her own mistakes.

Terrifying moment woman is thrown from rubber ring and cracks her head on water slide at Center Parcs 

The dramatic incident took place at Center Parcs Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire and was caught on camera by the woman's brother, Matt Smith, who was filming while on the slide.

So THAT'S what happens when a plane 'dumps fuel': Video shows how an aircraft ensures it can make a safe emergency landing

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Passenger David Coldwell filmed the scene as the plane he was on declared an emergency and signalled its intent to return back to Houston Airport in the U.S.

Incredible moment a shark BEACHED itself to escape being eaten by a pod of killer whales

Orca killer whales force onto a rock to escape being eaten by the hungry pod 

Sixteen orca were spotted hunting sevengill sharks and stringray in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand's north on Monday when one shark was forced to throw itself onto rocks to avoid being eaten. Orca expert Ingrid Visser was in the area with a Japanese film crew when one shark started to flee. Dr Visser rushed to rescue the shark and threw it back in the water after it tried to bite her twice.

Never give a camel the hump: Hilarious moment a US soldier in Afghanistan tries to smack animal on its backside - and gets a swift kick to the side for his trouble

A U.S. soldier who was going through with a bet to slap a camel on its backside left his comrades in hysterical laughter after he received a hard kick in the side from the animal.

Nasa to send Orion capsule around dark side of the moon on biggest rocket in history in key test for Mars mission


Nasa has begun building the latest version of its Orion spaceship that will one day take man to Mars - and says it plans to blast it around the moon to test it out.

Police recruits being investigated for misconduct over Shoreham air disaster messages allegedly sending selfie from the site with the caption 'human barbecue' 

The two recently recruited constables - who have not been named - are facing an internal investigation from Sussex Police's professional standards department over the damaging claims.

Tudor fisherman cast their nets as far away as Canada: Research shows 16th century ships were travelling 2,000 miles for catch

The study of 11 cod bones on the Mary Rose, pictured, which sank in 1545, suggests that it was demand for fish that fueled the colonisation of North America, were bounties were plentiful.

The 'missing link' was more ape than man: Shoulders shed new light on human evolution and our common ancestor

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A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco shows that important clues lie in the shoulder - and reveal our common ancestor looked a lot like a chimp or gorilla,.

Emerging from hiding: Dentist who killed Cecil the Lion finally returns to work after six weeks of protests and death threats

Lion Killer Walter Palmer returns to work at his dentist surgery today Tuesday Picture Chris Bott

Walter Palmer showed up to work at his Bloomington dental practice Tuesday morning after he announced his return in his first interview over the weekend.

'She's the toughest opponent I've ever played in my life': Serena Williams is gracious in historic US Open clash victory against sister Venus... and now just two games away from the Calendar Grand Slam

Serena Williams beats sister Venus to reach the US Open semi-finals

With sports pundits commenting it was the strongest game from Venus in recent memory - breaking her sister twice in the second set - Serena recovered her strength and came out on top 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. 'It's a really great moment,' Serena said afterwards during an on-court interview with ESPN. 'She's the toughest opponent I've ever played in my life and the best person I know. It's going against your best friend and at the same time going against the greatest competitior in women's tennis.' Serena will now face Roberta Vinci in the semifinals. Among the celebrities to turn out to see the game were Oprah Winfrey (bottom right) as well as Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadad (center bottom).

It's been a wet summer, but not THAT wet! Incredible historic pictures show London reimagined as Venice with famous landmarks surrounded by water and gondolas 

From the waterways of Piccadilly Circus to moorings outside St Paul's Cathedral, these illustrations imagine what London would look like if its streets were to become the canals of Venice.

Paralysed beauty blogger's inspiring video shows how she applies make-up even though she is unable to move her fingers

Jordan Bone, 25, from South Wootton, Norfolk, broke her neck in a car accident when she was only 15 and lost the use of her hands, but has taught herself a new way to do her own cosmetics.

Chinese drug mule is arrested after she swallowed 78 pellets of heroin - 1,700 times more than a lethal dose 

The unnamed drug mule was stopped by police after behaving 'erratically' during a security check at Turpan train station. Doctors confirmed she had swallowed 348g of the Class A drug.

Taxi driver who kept working during a 3,000 strong protest against Uber in Portugal is attacked in the street by angry cabbies

The driver, pictured, was attacked by a group of men who surrounded him and then lashed out violently for working while they took part in a slow-drive which brought Lisbon to a standstill.

'Shocking' similarity between this year's looming El Niño and monster weather system of 1997

Similarities between this year's El Niño and monster weather system of 1997

The video uses the latest data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to put the 2015 El Nino next to this year's. The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected to peak between October and January and could turn into one of the strongest on record, experts from the World Meteorological Organization have warned.

Close, but not too close: North Korea and Cuba celebrate their close diplomatic ties - across the world's widest table and in front of stormy seas (but then they got cosy at the theatre)

The two countries sat on either side of a table which was almost as wide as the 8,000-odd miles which separates them as they met to celebrate more than half a century of good relations in Pyongyang.

When boyband stars grow up: Former 5ive singer Abz is selling his Brit Award on eBay - so he can buy new tools for his garden

The 36-year-old, pictured, whose real name is Richard Abidin Breen, has put the trophy up for sale on online auction site eBay, saying he needs the money to pay for soil and gardening tools.

Terrifying moment fire eater is engulfed by flames mid-show... and his partner carries on with the performance 

The unnamed man was performing at an event in Ufa, Russia, when his T-shirt caught fire. Footage shows his desperate bid to get his clothes off before running through the crowd to get water.

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Sweden's iconic Icehotel reveals magical suites built using 5,000 TONNES of ice

The Icehotel in Sweden has revealed its suites set to be launched in December

Guests will be able to spend a night in one of 19 individually themed rooms in the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, sharing a room with a life-sized elephant, a Russian imperial-inspired theatre set or even an icicle cave. The winter wonderland is constructed every year in December, and lasts until it melts away around March.

What it's like to be eaten by a VULTURE: Researchers reveal footage from inside a wilderbeast carcass left on the Serengeti 

National Geographic magazine placed a camera inside a wildebeest carcass on the Serengeti. Within seconds, nature took its course and vultures descended to rip apart the corpse.



Sandstorm engulfs the Middle East killing eight people and causing hundreds to be hospitalised with respiratory problems 

Sandstorm engulfs the Middle East killing eight people

Large parts of Lebanon (pictured main and bottom right), Syria, Israel (top right) and Cyprus were shrouded in a thick cloud of dust from the storm that began sweeping into the region on Monday. In Syria, government warplanes and helicopters carried out fewer strikes as a result, but at least six people died across the country from respiratory failure, a monitor said. Lebanon's health ministry said two women had died at hospitals in the eastern Bekaa Valley region because of the storm.

Britain's most eccentric pets: From the cat who ate a yoga mat to an agoraphobic Persian, vets' most bizarre cases revealed

Vets across the UK have shared stories about their most complex cases including a fluffy Persian Chinchilla cat who needs to be sedated to set foot outside its front door.

I thought he was locked up!' Jeremy Kyle sends Twitter into a frenzy after Gary Glitter lookalike is spotted in the audience 

The Jeremy Kyle Show has sparked yet another social media storm after a guest bearing a distinct resemblance to disgraced popstar Gary Glitter was spotted watching from the audience.

This is what £2,500 buys you on British Airways' new Dreamliner: Carrier unveils swanky designs of its latest first-class cabin

A split-screen entertainment system, seats that recline at the turn of a button and a chic design - this is BA's new first-class cabin on its latest 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

One of our dinosaurs is about to go missing! Natural History Museum looks for venues to host 70ft Dippy the dinosaur on UK tour 

Natural History Museum looks for venues to host Dippy the dinosaur on UK tour

Dippy the dinosaur, pictured, will go on a nationwide tour after he is taken down from the National History Museum in South Kensington and replaced by a diving blue whale. Dippy was installed back in 1979 and is a firm favourite among visitors to the museum. Now Dippy's 292 bone casts will be dismantled and transported to various locations while on tour.