'This is what a tiny pill can do to you': Teenager who was left in a wheelchair with slurred speech after taking ecstasy that sent her into a coma releases shocking video of how her life has changed

Ecstasy left a Glasgow teen wheelchair with slurred speech after a coma

Amy Thomson's life was changed beyond recognition after she collapsed at an 'ecstasy party' in June at a house in Glasgow. The 16-year-old (pictured left and right before the incident) was in a critical condition and spent weeks fighting for her life at Glasgow South hospital. Her family has now released a video which shows how far the schoolgirl has come since waking up for a coma - but also the devastating effect that the 'tiny pill' had on her brain and body. The footage, which her cousin described as an 'eye-opener', shows Amy sat in a garden in her wheelchair, before slurring the words: 'Thank you, thank you everyone.' She also lifts her hand and gives the camera a slow wave (pictured centre). Despite the drug damaging the young girl's brain and body, Amy's family believe that, with the continued help of medics, she can continue to make progress.

'It's safe to say I'm finished flying': Hero BA pilot who saved 157 passengers when jet burst into flames in Vegas reveals it was his LAST flight as he pays tribute to crew

'It's safe to say I'm finished flying': Hero BA pilot who saved 157 passengers when jet

The 63-year-old (pictured with long-term partner Lenka Nevolna, left) was due to retire next week, and was supposed to be making one final return flight to Barbados, leaving on Saturday and returning on Tuesday. However, he has now said he won't fly again after Tuesday's incident, when the Boeing 777 he was captaining caught fire as he accelerated down the runway in Vegas (pictured right).

Revealed: 'Fire extinguisher failed' on engine of BA jet that burst into flames in Vegas and exploded spraying the cabin with pieces of burning shrapnel

Close up pictures of the British Airways plane that caught fire in Las Vegas yesterday appear to show that one side of the engine exploded before belching burning fuel over the wing and fuselage.

Twenty six MPs are named and shamed for refusing to pay back expenses debts to the taxpayer

The current and former MPs, including ministers Tobias Ellwood and Edward Timpson, failed to repay for expenses bills of up to £500 paid for by the taxpayer.

Olympic hero Mo Farah admits he DID take the Class C drug Khat - but says he only used it before it was banned

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah, who won two gold medals at last month's world championships, admitted he tried the banned class-C drug Khat while visiting Somalia, where it is not illegal.

Former DJ Jonathan King, 70, is arrested on suspicion of historical child sex offences linked to disco in 1970s and 1980s 

King is known as a singer-songwriter, record producer, music entrepreneur, and TV presenter

The ex-TV and radio presenter was arrested at his home in Bayswater, West London, by Surrey Police officers along with two other men, aged 77 and 86, both from Walton-on-Thames, yesterday.

'His career won't suffer, but I've been told I'm ruined': Woman barrister who tried to shame solicitor, 57, for praising her looks on LinkedIn reveals bitter attacks by trolls

Charlotte Proudman at centre of LinkedIn sexism row speaks out

High-flying barrister Charlotte Proudman, 27, (pictured) said she had also received threats after circulating the 'offensive' message she was sent by father-of-two Alex Carter-Silk, 57, online. But she said she 'very much doubted' the incident would affect the career of Mr Carter-Silk, the solicitor who complimented her 'stunning' photograph on professional networking site LinkedIn. The 57-year-old, whose eldest daughter is the same age as Miss Proudman, said she should 'win a prize' for her picture which he called the 'best I have ever seen' on the site. Y

SARAH VINE: If a man can't compliment a woman, the human race is in deep trouble 

When Alexander Carter-Silk took the liberty of expressing admiration for Charlotte Proudman's LinkedIn picture most normal woman would have thought 'What a nice man', writes SARAH VINE.

Pilot who crashed jet at Shoreham airshow killing 11 has returned home and is due to be interviewed by police over disaster 

Pilot Andy Hill, 51, was in a critical condition following the crash and was put into an induced coma but has now been discharged from hospital and allowed to return to his Hertfordshire home.

Beauty salon boss ordered to pay £3,300 for putting out her rubbish in the wrong colour bin bags

Susan Le Poidevin's 71-year-old mother mistakenly put two black bin bags outside the Tan & Beauty salon in Selly Oak, Birmingham, when she was helping out on December 2 last year.

Now your rubbish could be collected just 12 times a YEAR! Councils thinking of starting monthly bin rounds to save money 

Several councils across Britain are considering only collecting the bins once a month in a dramatic effort to slash costs leading to fears of a massive explosion in illegal dumping.

You may now kiss the bride (who's young enough to be your granddaughter): Russian actor, 84, announces plans to start family with his new wife, 24, after pair tie the knot

Russian actor Ivan Krasko, 84, plans to start family with new wife, 24

Legendary Russian actor Ivan Krasko (pictured left) married his 24-year-old fiancee Natalia Shevel (right), a former student of his, in a ceremony attended only by close friends and family yesterday in St Petersburg. Despite criticism from many the pair described their relationship in an interview with Russian media as a 'match made in heaven'.

The 24-hour cancer blood test you can take at GP's: Early warning breakthrough could cut weeks of the waiting time for results

The test, which can accurately diagnose cancer within 24 hours, was hailed yesterday as a potential 'game-changer' and could lead to an end to painful biopsies to confirm a diagnosis.

Can you CATCH Alzheimer's? Disease could be spread via blood transfusions during surgery in the same way as CJD, say scientists

Professor John Collinge, from University College London, warns people given hormone injections before 1985 could be at risk, with experiments suggesting the injections contained the key Alzheimer's protein.

Would YOU have your eggs counted? Number of women having test soars by 200% in a year as careers and relationship worries delay motherhood 

EXC: Egg counting was relatively unknown five years ago, but is now 'exploding' in popularity, it is claimed. And the average age of women having the test has fallen from 37 five years ago to 33 today.

Gentlemen DON'T prefer blondes: Bachelors on dating sites say their perfect woman has long brown hair, blue eyes and a tattoo

Men revealed their ideal date in a survey by Match.com, confessing their ideal date has dark locks, pierced ears, is a doctor but indicates her wild side with strategically-placed ink.

It's an iWhat? Apple fans show their bewilderment at the new huge iPad and £65 pencil in hilarious memes

Apple iPad Pro and Pencil sees fans create hilarious memes

Apple has unveiled a string of new products - including new iPhones, a 'monster' iPad, a $100 pencil and an upgraded version of their TV box. And after CEO Tim Cook presented the devices at a special event in San Francisco, fans immediately expressed their opinions online. Many did it through memes, and most reacted to the new, gigantic iPad Pro - which has a 12.9inch screen. It has four speakers, and is 6.9mm thin, and has a case with keyboard built in, similar to Microsoft's Surface tablet.

Apple under fire for iPad Pro demonstration that 'fixed' a model's photograph with Photoshop app to make her SMILE

Apple has come under fire for its decision to demonstrate its new iPad Pro  tablet by manipulating a model's face into a smile. The firm invited Adobe's Eric Snowden to show off image editing software.

Steve Jobs would NOT approve: Apple unveils 'monster' iPad Pro with a $100 'pencil' the late co-founder famously said nobody wants

The larger iPad (pictured) was announced by Apple boss Tim Cook at an event in California. Steve Jobs famously once said if a company makes a stylus for a tablet, then 'they blew it'.

Apple TV now doubles up as a GAMES CONSOLE: Touch remote can be used to play multiplayer apps on the big screen

Apple's next-generation TV box, running TV OS, was unveiled at an event in California. Its remote has a 'glass-touch' surface that lets viewers control menus with swipes and play games.

Terrifying moment homeless US man was nearly mauled to death by a pit bull until off-duty prison officer saved him by shooting the dog in the head

Brooklyn homeless man nearly mauled to death by pit bull until officer saves him

The female pit bull (like the one pictured in a file photo, inset), which is thought to have been owned by another homeless man in the area, sank his teeth into his victim on Herkimer Place in Bedford-Stuyvesant (pictured) and would not let go, according to witnesses. Anthony Davis (pictured in the brown shirt, top left) who works at the Brooklyn House of Detention, was off-duty but ran over to help the man - identified only as Bemo - when he saw what was happening at around 1pm yesterday.But after trying to fight the dog off for around a minute, Davis used his own 9mm pistol, which he was legally carrying, to put a bullet in the pit bull's head. And even after being fatally shot, it took a while before the dog released its victim.

An apple a day keeps ageing at bay because chemical in the peel prevents muscle wasting, new research finds 

Chemicals found in the peel of apples and green tomatoes can turn elderly people's muscles into those of a young adult after just two months of treatment, said scientists from the University of Iowa.

Just TWO-MINUTE bursts of exercise can make help fight heart disease, study finds 

Scientists from Newcastle University said that while longer spells of moderate exercise were good, there were 'strong benefits' in repeated short bouts of intense activity such as star jumps.

Moment US border police found a woman, 23, stuffed inside a hidden compartment beneath the back seats of a car at Mexican crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa border crossing stopped a 1995 Honda Civic sedan Friday morning, finding a Mexican woman under the back seat.

Pro-surfer who holds the record for riding the world's largest wave breaks his neck in four places after an accident out at sea

Shawn Dollar, famous surfer, has broken his neck in four places while riding waves in Cali on Monday.

Shawn Dollar, 34, a married father-of-two from Santa Cruz, California, was reportedly surfing 25ft waves off Big Sur on Monday when he fell, fracturing his neck in four places.

Meet the ancestors: New species of ancient humans are discovered after fossilised remains of at least 15 bodies are unearthed in a South African cave

Homo naledi, a new species of human discovered in South African cave

Named Homo naledi, the species has been assigned to the genus Homo, to which modern humans also belong. The bones (pictured left and top right) were located in the Rising Star cave system in South Africa's Gauteng province (shown on map, bottom right), in a remote chamber that can only be accessed via several steep climbs and fissures. It is not yet clear how more than a dozen H. naledi skeletons - ranging from babies to elderly individuals - ended up in a remote region of a large cave. The researchers have not ruled out the possibility of the bodies having been disposed of in the cave deliberately, or a catastrophic 'death trap' scenario in which the humans entered the cave and all died of an unknown cause. The age of the the skeletons are also yet to be determined.

Man films UFO moving 'side to side' over Australia's Sunshine Coast... before it disappeared under a tree

A man has captured the moment he spotted an unidentified object in the sky near his home on the Sunshine Coast. Joshua Ross seen the white glow in the sky above a house and filmed it on his phone.

Sex and masturbation are hampering efforts to wipe out Ebola as survivors can still pass on the virus via semen six months after being cured

The World Health Organisation (WHO) had hoped for an end to the deadly outbreak by the end of the year but isolated flare-ups continue in areas beleaguered by the disease.

Give healthy gay men 'game-changing' HIV drugs to PREVENT infection, experts demand

The British PROUD study, led by University College London, advises pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs should be made available on the NHS, as they reduce infection by as much as 86 per cent.

£1m Lottery winner who boasted that he had slept with 87 women on round-the-world trip was beaten up by his fitness instructor girlfriend, 24, after she saw message from another woman

Lottery winner Matt Myles beaten by girlfriend after he was sent picture from woman

Matt Myles won £1million on the Euromillions in April last year and splashed out on a round-the-world trip, Hereford Magistrates' Court heard. A court heard that, after returning home at the end of last year, Mr Myles (left with current girlfriend Tasha Dodd) boasted of sleeping with 87 girls on his trip - then rekindled a relationship with ex-girlfriend Carla Chamberlain (right), 24. But trouble flared when the pair returned to his home after a night out last December, when Chamberlain saw a message over photo-sharing app Snapchat flash up on her lover's phone. On Tuesday the millionaire told Hereford magistrates that Chamberlain 'proceeded to call me various expletives and said she would get her own back' before striking him to the face and scratching his neck.

'Mindfulness' meditation fad popular with celebrities including Emma Watson can make you dream up false memories 

Scientists have discovered one potential drawback of the mindfulness meditation fad - it can lead you to 'remember' things that haven't happened.

Ashley Madison 'tried to keep 70,000 fake profiles - or fembots - secret from their users' in a bid to entice new members into paying for credits

According to company emails and documents , around 80 per cent of new members' purchases were with bots - but the company has been accused of trying to hide their existence.

Boots eye doctor is first in Britain to be charged with negligent manslaughter after death of boy, eight, following routine high street check-up four months earlier

Honey Rose, pictured 34, was charged with the offence after eight-year-old Vincent Barker suffered a fatal build-up of fluid on the brain and died four months after the examination in Boots in Ipswich.

Was this the moment RAF killed two British jihadis in Syria drone strike? Anti-ISIS activists post photos 'showing exact moment pair were hit by Hellfire missile while travelling in car'

Anti-ISIS activists in Syria post photos showing moment RAF killed two British jihadis

EXCLUSIVE: Activists in Raqqa told MailOnline that photographs shared on their official Twitter account (main) captured the moment immediately after Reyaad Khan (inset left) and Ruhul Amin (inset right) were dramatically killed. Two images were shared by Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently's within hours of the strikes taking place. They both show thick black smoke rising over what appears to be a garden in central Raqqa as other vehicles continue using the roads around the bomb site. At the time it was not known that Khan and Amin had been killed in the strike, but it is understood there were no other targeted attacks on ISIS vehicles in Raqqa that day.

US hostage Kayla Mueller had her fingernails pulled out before being repeatedly raped by ISIS leader, Yazidi sex slave reveals

EXCLUSIVE - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Speaking to MailOnline, blue-eyed Muna revealed that Baghdadi informed U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller that he planned to take her as his wife 'by force'.

Terror arrests jump to record 299 in a year as police combat growing threat of Islamic State - and the number of women suspects has TREBLED in just five years

It is the highest number since officials began collecting data in September 2001 and higher than the previous peak of 284, which was recorded in 2005, the year of the July 7 bombings.

Osborne calls for safeguards for non-Eurozone members and says the UK needs protection 

The Chancellor, pictured, said introducing safeguards for countries not in the single currency was 'the single most important issue' in the re-negotiation of Britain' s membership of the EU.

'IKEA can't keep up with the demand': German shops runs out of beds for refugees as officials scramble to find shelter after 37,000 arrive in just one week

'IKEA can't keep up' as German shops runs out of beds for refugees

Germany has welcomed more refugees than any other EU country, leaving officials scrambling to arrange shelter for the newcomers. This week alone, some 37,000 refugees and migrants have entered the country leading to sometimes chaotic scenes as resources are stretched to breaking point. In Munich, where many refugees pass through on their way to their final destination, IKEA has run out of beds as the local government has bought up the entire stock to house the new arrivals.

Europe's fracture continues as Denmark closes road and rail links with Germany in bid to stem the flow of migrants heading for Scandinavia

In one incident, around 300 refugees, including large numbers of women and children, set off on foot for Sweden, forcing police to shut the motorway near Padborg for a several hours.

Slipping in under the cover of darkness: Migrants continue to crawl through Hungary's flimsy border fence as police capture a record 3,321 in one day alone

Migrants breach the razor wire border fence at night near Roszke, Hungary. They are trying this route to avoid being processed by police. 09 September 2015.

Leaders of the United Nations refugee agency warned that Hungary faces a bigger wave of asylum seekers through its border with Serbia and will need international help to provide shelter.

'On holiday in Iraq? I was in Great Yarmouth!' Refugee barber who MP claimed had returned to his homeland over summer was actually on a beach in Norfolk

Adam Holloway's refugee barber reveals he was only in Great Yarmouth 

Gravesend barber Shivan Saeed, a 23-year-old Kurd, was seemingly accused by Adam Holloway (pictured inset) of taking a holiday to his war-torn homeland, casting doubt over his credentials as an asylum seeker. The MP for Gravesham said: 'We have people in this country who have come here, claimed asylum and then they go back on holiday in the places where they've claimed asylum from. I couldn't have my haircut the other day for that reason.' But Mr Saeed, the politician's barber of choice who has cut his hair 'maybe thirty times', said: 'I wasn't in Iraq, I was in Great Yarmouth.' The father of one is pictured left on his holiday and right where he works.

EU could give away passports to attract MORE immigrants in plans which would grant hundreds of thousands access to the UK 

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, left, yesterday said he wanted to attract 'talent' from across the globe to the 'ageing continent' in a 'state of the nation' speech to the European Parliament in Brussels.

Sorry, but the Left can't browbeat the British people into accepting yet more migrants, writes STEPHEN GLOVER 

According the left, the photograph of the dead three-year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi on a Turkish beach has brought about a change in public opinion and Britain wants to accept more immigrants.

Two VERY different icons: As Wayne Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton's England goal record, a look at their lives reveals how Britain has changed in the past 50 years 

Wayne Rooney, Bobby Charlton and how Britain has changed in the past 50 years 

History was made on Tuesday night as Wayne Rooney became England's most prolific goal scorer, beating the long-standing record set by Sir Bobby Charlton. Thanks to his late penalty against Switzerland, Rooney, at 29, stands at the very peak of our national game with more than a century of international caps and an unprecedented half-century of goals. After the match, Sir Bobby was typically gracious about Rooney's achievement. Having said he was 'absolutely delighted' the record had passed to another player from 'my beloved club' of Manchester United, he told Rooney: 'You will go on scoring for your club and country for a long time to come.' Some will say Wayne Rooney is the kind of hero our libertarian age deserves: rolling in money and flash cars, unfaithful to his wife - and with prostitutes to boot - and not averse to yelling four-letter words into pitch-side cameras. Yet there is another side to this story, for Rooney's journey to the summit is a tribute to his remarkable footballing ability, resilience and ambition - qualities he shares with Sir Bobby, 77.

Tinder now lets users 'swipe up' as it rolls out a new 'super like' feature...but they can only use it once a day

Popular dating app Tinder has released a new 'Super Like' feature to help match up potential suitors. But they are advised to use it wisely, as each user will only be given one 'super like' a day.

How many holiday sins have you committed? Infographic reveals the naughtiest things travellers do from skinny dipping to lying for a room upgrade

Travellers confessed their holiday misdemeanours in a UK survey with sins including sneaking on aircraft before being called, skinny dipping in hotel pools and lying to get a room upgrade.

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: 12 Years A Slave star blasts 'colonial' British film crews

Hollywood star Chiwetel Ejiofor has accused British film crews of acting like 'colonialists' when they film in West African countries, writes SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE.

Labour under Corbyn risks turning into an 'early 80s Trotsky tribute act', warns Ed Miliband's former policy chief 

File photo dated 11/06/07 of Labour backbencher Jon Cruddas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday June 13, 2009. Labour must undergo a fundamental rethink of its beliefs and policies if it is to survive as a major force in British politics, Mr Cruddas will warn tomorrow. See PA story POLITICS Cruddas. Photo credit should read: Jane Mingay/PA Wire

Jon Cruddas - one of Labour's most influential MPs - said the party could 'collapse' if it did not face up to the reality of what the electorate wanted - including continued austerity.

Buy your own village: Heiress's daughters put £10million Scottish estate on the market complete with SIXTEEN houses (and plenty of stag to shoot)

Buy your own village: Heiress’s daughters put £10million Scottish estate on the market –

The stunning Kinnaird Estate, near Dunkeld, in Perthshire, is on the market for £9.6million. The sprawling 6,200-acre lot boasts three lochs (pictured centre), holiday cottages (bottom left) and traditional Victorian farmhouses (bottom right). The centrepiece of the estate is the imposing Kinnaird House (top right), which was once a five-star hotel. The estate also holds both shooting and fishing rights, allowing visitors to take home stag, salmon and pheasant (fishing hut pictured top left).

Windsor Castle goes up in flames during the Queen's 'annus horribilis' before Diana's death rocks the Royal Family: The historic stories of the monarch record reign in the 1990s

In the fourth of a series of features to mark the Queen becoming Britain's longest serving monarch, we look back at her 63-year reign by focusing on the decade of Her Majesty's 'annus horribilis'.

Now STURGEON is trolled by the cybernats: Angry nationalists slam Scotland's First Minister for welcoming the 'foreign Queen'

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after arriving with Prince Philip (R) at Edinburgh Waverley Station, before boarding a train drawn by a steam locomotive to travel along the Scottish Borders Railway in Scotland, Britain September 9, 2015. Queen Elizabeth who ascended the throne aged just 25 as her exhausted country struggled to recover from the ravages of World War Two, made history on Wednesday when she become Britain's longest-reigning monarch. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The SNP leader was criticised by nationalists who accused her of 'worshipping an Anglo-German Queen' after she welcomed Britain's longest-serving monarch to Scotland.

Is Bake Off's new £299 mixer any better than one that costs £25? Sadie Nicholas gives some mixer models a spin to find the best

Is Great British Bake Off's new £299 mixer any better than one that costs £25?

This series of the GBBO, with judge Mary Berry, left, saw the beloved KitchenAid mixers replaced by the Kenwood kMix. Sadie Nicholas gives these models and others a spin to find the best. She likes some models but others provide a soggy bottomed performance.

Bake Off judge Mary Berry admits even she and Paul Hollywood can't be bothered making puff pastry and buy the ready-made version 

Great British Bake Off judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, may have admitted using ready-made puff pastry, but that did not stop them setting its as a challenge on last night's show.

'Maybe she left her Louboutins in the other tent': Mary Berry is labelled 'gangster' for wearing flashy £500 Hermès Vintage belt loved by reality stars on Bake Off

Mary Berry has been praised by fashion fans on Twitter for wearing a belt by luxury French designer Hermès. The 80-year-old food writer usually wears labels such as Zara, Oasis and Jaegar.

Why female Viagra WON'T revolutionise your sex life: Tracey Cox says honest conversation will revive passion faster than any libido-boosting pill 

The much-hyped drug Addyi can't be taken with alcohol or the Pill and is only effective on nine to 15 per cent of women. So is it worth the sacrifice? our sexpert Tracey Cox is not convinced.

I was blinded by fillers: One woman's horrifying story of what can happen when an anti-wrinkle injection goes wrong 

Meiska Mamajeski, 53, from Leeds, was blinded by a dermal filler. She was left writhing in pain after a routine cosmetic procedure which was injected into her eyeball, and can no longer drive.

Tragedy of the young bride who dreamed of spending 'many happy years' with her new husband... but died from a rare type of cancer just six weeks after her big day

Kent bride died from a rare type of cancer just six weeks after her big day

Courtney Webb, 27, from Erith, in Kent, married her childhood sweetheart in a white wedding paid for by strangers (left). During the ceremony, she spoke of her hope for 'many happy years' with husband Billy, 27, but tragically died from cancer just six weeks later. Her brother Jordan also died from cancer, aged 22 in 2009 (pictured together, bottom right).

Court battle between billionaire Victoria's Secret tycoon and auction house over £11million vintage Ferrari could rack up £8MILLION in lawyers' bills

Businessman Leslie Wexner (pictured) is suing London auctioneer Bonhams over the Ferrari 375-Plus bought in 2014, which he argues was sold to him while in the midst of an ownership row.

Why I will NEVER tell my husband how rich I am: A wife's confession that will spark suspicious glances over the breakfast table

Julia Lawrence says that her financial independence is crucial to her well-being. Her husband is clueless about what she earns, whereas she regularly checks his bank account.

Osborne's national living wage boost will offset just £26 for every £100 lost in reduced benefits and tax credits

(Left to right) Home Secretary Theresa May, Chancellor George Osborne and International Development Secretary Justine Greening listen to Prime Minister David Cameron's statement on the Government's plans to re-settle thousands of refugees fleeing the bloody Syrian civil war in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 7, 2015. See PA story POLITICS Migrants. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

The new higher minimum wage of £7.20 an hour will help families recoup just a quarter of the income they will lose from the tax and benefit cuts announced by George Osborne in July, a report has warned.

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Sandy from Grease, Wonder Woman and... Liam Gallagher? Tess Daly, Rochelle Humes and Nick Grimshaw lead the way as stars dress up as their childhood heroes for Children In Need launch

Children In Need launch with Tess Daly, Rochelle Humes and Nick Grimshaw

Each of them is a hero in their own right, to the different generations they have influenced in their careers. But the presenters of this year's Children In Need show have dressed up as their own childhood icons ahead of the big fundraising night on BBC1 on Friday 13 November. Leading the pack of hosts in their rather impressive guises as part of the charity's latest fundraising drive were Tess Daly and Rochelle Humes.

Traffic caused by parents doing the school run adds 24 hours to the average journey time over the course of a year 

Traffic caused by the school run adds 35 minutes a week on average to morning commutes, according to new research.one in three say they arrive at work annoyed due to bad traffic.

Reality shows such as Educating Cardiff are deterring would-be teachers from joining the profession, says chief Ofsted inspector 

Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw (pictured) warned documentaries like Channel 4's Educating Cardiff and Educating Yorkshire were adding to the teacher recruitment crisis.

'Genetic modification of embryos is essential': Report claims editing genomes holds huge potential and shouldn't be feared

The group of international experts, based out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, met in Manchester last week to discuss the technology.

Heinz in climbdown over 'healthy' baby biscotti claim after watchdog finds its second biggest ingredient is SUGAR 

The food giant marketed the 'Heinz for baby' biscotti on its website as 'an ideal healthy snack for babies 7+ months old'. Yet the Children's Food Campaign complained this was misleading.

More than 200,000 people a year are dying due to the stress and bad health caused by inequality - with the top-paid living eight years longer than the middle classes 

Sir Michael Marmot, a world-renowned professor from University College London said the middle class are losing out on eight years of healthy life due to failings in education and stress at work.

The woman who had a 'breast' on her BACK: 46-year-old has huge tumour removed that had been growing for more than 10 years

The unidentified woman, from Dublin, Ireland, was found to have a 19cm lipoma, a benign tumour made up of fat cells, according to doctors writing in the journal BMJ case reports.

Help to Buy helps the rich: 1,750 couples earning £100,000 get Osborne's cheap loans (including 500 who ALREADY had a house)

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Overall, 1,758 help to buy loans were handed out to individuals or couples who take home more than £100,000 a year - despite them being in the top 10 per cent richest households in the country.

Business bosses warn introducing national minimum wage increase of 70p-an-hour will threaten thousands of jobs around the UK

George Osborne's (pictured) announcement of a 70p-an-hour pay rise for low-paid staff in April was a worry for companies who fear they will have to scale back on recruitment to afford wages.

Should summer babies start lessons a year later? These mothers battled to stop their darlings being youngest in their year. Wise parenting - or mollycoddling?

Naomi Cambell, 36, from Surrey, stopped her son from joining reception because he feared he was too young. Sarah Hall, 35, from Kent, will home-school her daughter if the rules don't change

Woman 'who was assaulted by female friend pretending to be a man' tells court they sunbathed and watched TV together while she was blindfolded

Gayle Newland, pictured at 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.

From the fastest tortoise in the West to the woman with 2,042 gnomes, meet the host of glorious eccentrics who have had their peculiar talents added to Guinness World Records 

Bertie breaks Guinness World Record for the fastest tortoise

Bertie, a South African leopard tortoise, (left) has raced into the records book by travelling 0.28 metres per second (0.6mph) in Durham, smashing the previous record that stood since 1977. Joining him in the Guinness World Records 2016 edition are Devon gnome-fancier Ann Atkin (bottom right), who has 2,042 gnomes in her garden, and John Evans (top right), who holds the title for 'heaviest car balanced on the head'. There is also a mention for Amateur gardener Peter Glazebrook, 69, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, who holds the record for the heaviest carrot and Purin the Beagle which holds the record for the number of balls caught by a dog with paws in one minute.

HALF of the calls to taxman's helpline don't get answered: HMRC boss admits pick-up rate is well below target

Chief executive Lin Homer, pictured, revealed yesterday that as many as one in two callers were left waiting during busy periods as call handlers struggled to work a new phone system.

Morrisons will shut 11 supermarkets putting 900 jobs at risk after slump in sales and profits 

File photo dated 01/04/11 of a Morissons as the troubled grocer said it will pull out of its loss-making convenience shops in order to concentrate on its supermarkets. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday September 9, 2015. It said it will sell 140 M local stores for around £25 million in cash to retail entrepreneur Mike Greene, who is backed by family investment group Greybull Capital. See PA story CITY Morrisons. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Morrisons' pre-tax profits for the half-year to August 2 fell 47 per cent to £126 million while like-for-like sales for the period dropped 2.7 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Bias against older women at the BBC 'is worsening': Figures show number of female staff over 60 has dropped in last five years

Nearly five years after Miriam O'Reilly, 54, pictured, won her landmark case against the Corporation, it appears to have become even more biased against older women.

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is in line for a top role if Jeremy Corbyn wins the Labour leadership race 

Ken Livingstone has been suggested as a leader of a 'mass movement' of the hundreds of thousands of Labour members and supporters who signed up over summer.

Bare-faced bunnies: Playboy pin-ups and nude models show off make-up-free faces in stunning before and after images 

Playboy pin-ups and nude models show off make-up-free faces in images

Los Angeles-based make-up artist Melissa Murphy, 37, has gained internet fame in the last few years for the incredible transformations she performs on her clients, which include actresses from the adult film industry and Playboy models, and posting the before and after photos online.

More than half of UK entrepreneurs have been denied a bank loan, while almost all report no help from the Government

Many small business owners are having to dip in to their own pockets after being unable to secure any financial help from banks or the government.

Thousands evacuated and hundreds of homes destroyed after a tropical storm causes a river to burst its banks in Japan, flushing radiation water from Fukushima into the sea

An aerial view shows residential areas flooded by the Kinugawa river (top), caused by typhoon Etau in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo September 10, 2015. Japan's weather agency extended its emergency warnings from the Tochigi Prefecture to Ibaraki, after severe rainfall caused floods and landslides on Thursday in eastern Japan, according to local media.  Mandatory credit REUTERS/KyodoATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.

Dramatic footage shows a tsunami-like wall of muddy water gushing from the swollen Kinugawa river in Joso, about 30 miles northeast of Japan's capital, which is home to around 65,000 people.

Endangered white lion and Siberian tiger cubs let loose in safari park and cuddle up to visitors in a bid to discourage hunting

Taigan Safari Park in Crimea's Belogorsk town set up the campaign to raise awareness for the protection of wild animals by giving visitors the chance to hug and pet the adorable cubs.

Blood at crime scenes could soon reveal the AGE of criminals... and human remains

Forensic experts at KU Leuven in Blegium studied the process of methylation in the human body to devise the test. Researchers determined a person's age with a margin of error of just 3.75 years.

Britain put on high RACCOON alert: US mammal could become a pest and devastate native wildlife, expert warns

Dr Niall Moore, head of the invasive species secretariat for Defra, said there was a real threat that raccoons could become a pest in this country.

The night mortified Mourinho became an ordinary dad: Why the Special One just can't say no to 18-year-old daughter Matilde... even when she's wearing an eye-popping dress

Why Jose Mourinho can't say no to 18-year-old daughter Matilde

The Chelsea boss may be feared in Stamford Bridge but there's one person that has José Mourinho wrapped around her stylish little finger - his 18-year-old daughter Matilde. And while many fathers would have refused to let their little girl leave the house in the eye-popping designer dress she wore to the GQ Awards on Tuesday (left), the Special One appears to have given in - all-be-it with ill grace and a grimace. He's made no secret of his devotion to his family and describes his wife Mathilde and his daughter (pictured right in 2005) as the real bosses in his house.

At the end of the day, it's a game of two halves: Survey reveals the top punditry cliches that make us cringe while watching football 

Now the Premiership is well underway a study asked viewers about the most over-used and annoying phrases used by football pundits and commentators like Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer.

I'm absolutely ready to smash it: Karen Danczuk seen smiling out and about after pouring her heart out on blog about 'starting again' after marriage breakdown

Karen Danczuk, pictured in Rochdale, looks ready to enjoy life again after talking candidly in her new blog about the breakdown of what she called a 'loveless marriage' to MP husband Simon broke down in June.

How your heart rate is linked to being a criminal: Young men with a low resting beat are '39% more likely to commit a crime'  

People with a slow heartbeat may find it hard to become excited or aroused, and so might seek out more stimulating or risky experiences, experts from the Karolinska Institute said.

Chinese woman suffering regular headaches discovered she had a two inch needle lodged in her brain for 46 YEARS

A Chinese woman received the surprise of her life after a recent visit to the doctor to treat her regular headaches. Ms Liu, from Anhui, China, discovered a 1.8 inch long needle in her brain.

Police volunteers will get power to give on-the-spot fines and arrest people for 30 minutes under new shake-up

Under plans published for consultation, there will be a dramatic expansion of the role available to 7,000 civilians, who would be known as Police Community Support Volunteers.

Welcome to the desert rave where anything (and everything) goes: From half-naked angels to Day of the Dead worshippers, the craziest costumes of Burning Man 2015

Burning Man 2015's craziest costumes from naked angels to sideshow freaks

It's the annual festival of art, music and everything else, but there's no denying that Burning Man has become best known for the months of effort that 'burners' put into their outlandish outfits. Part-Mad Max, part-Gay Pride psychedelia, with some sideshow craziness and techno ravers mixed in - there was no limit to the realization of his year's theme, Carnival of Mirrors, among the estimated 70,000 that made the pilgrimage to Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Some took the theme literally (bottom right), while others looked to the sun and sand of the desert for inspiration (left and center). The event dates back to 1986 and is based on principles of community, inclusion, creatively and ant-consumerism, and the fashions of those in attendance both embody and reflect this.

The worrying rise of alone-a-phobia: As more and more women admit they're too scared to spend the night alone at home

Kelly George, 36, pictured, from Plymouth, says she starts sweating at the thought of husband Phil, 43, staying away. She is far from unusual. More and more women are suffering from a fear of being alone.

Serving policeman and two other men charged over fake claims of a terror plot to kidnap another officer 

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Pc Amar Tasaddiq Hussain, 29, was charged by West Midlands Police with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

Mothers make the important financial decisions in most families... and choose where to go on holiday, research finds

For an overwhelming 84 per cent say they typically influence important financial decisions made for family, while just 49 per cent of dads have a role.

Woman with 'natural tramp stamp' on her hip finds internet fame after sharing snaps of the unusual birthmark because it looks like a DINOSAUR

The American woman, known only as Maxime, revealed the mark on photo sharing site Igmur, where it has been viewed nearly 250,000 times. Maxime says she has grown to realise its charm.

Friends and family gather at funeral of car enthusiast and chauffeur who died in the Shoreham air disaster along with 10 others

Tributes were paid to the 'unique' and 'extraordinary' chauffeur Maurice Abrahams as he was laid to rest, just over two weeks after he was killed during the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex,

Impractical, inconvenient and nearly TWICE the price: One woman reveals how eating ONLY organic is tougher than it looks (but the food really does taste better)

Organic eating is tougher than it looks but the food really does taste better

For seven days, Joanne Gould, 30, from Golders Green, London, put organic living to the test - substituting her usual brands for chemical-free products, even down to wine and snacks. The food Joanne prepared, which included lentil soup with ginger (top left); chicken salad with vegetables (bottom left): roast chicken with greens and pesto (top right), and healthy Indian curry (bottom right), tasted much better when made with organic produce but her wallet bore the brunt of the week, with bills coming up to £240; £90 more than her usual weekly spend.

House prices hit a new record high after jumping another £5k in just one month - and are expected to grow 6% this year alone

Prices rose by an average of 2.7 per cent, the latest study by Halifax suggests, to a new record high of £204,674. Surveyors expect prices to continue rising.

Can a stick-on plaster banish embarrassing sweating? From patches to face gel, new anti-perspirants promise to keep you dry

A raft of new, innovative anti-perspirants promise to keep you dry, including stick on patches, a face gel and a natural powder. Alice Smellie puts the products to the test and gets a doctors opinion.

Will new TV licence fee be linked to the value of your house? Minister suggests levy could be paid along with council tax 

Currently, people pay the same for their TV licence but Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said a degree of 'progressivity' could be introduced - meaning the rich would contribute more than the poor.

Sweaty, unattractive and ludicrous - how school changing rooms scar you for life: Why teenage girls need private PE cubicles

'Queen mother of tennis' Judy Murray says that giving teenage girls separate cubicles to change in for PE would increase interest in sport. Libby Purves agrees that it would boost confidence.

Mother's note telling people not to knock unless they're Gary Barlow because her twins won't sleep sweeps Facebook

Natasha Butler, from Norwich, posted the picture to the Unmumsy Mum Facebook page. The post has been liked by 42,000 people and many mothers have applauded her idea.

CRAIG BROWN: Who's the right Kim and who's the wrong Un? 

Speaking for myself, I try to adjust to circumstances. If the rest of the headline is something showbizzy, I go with Kim Kardashian. If it is more political, I go with Kim Jong-un.

British father who suffered complete organ failure while on holiday in Spain is on his way back to UK after bed is FINALLY found for him in home town of Manchester

Matthew Parkes who suffered complete organ failure in Spain is on way back to UK

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Matthew Parkes needs triple amputation after falling seriously ill during a trip to Majorca - but was trapped on the island because the intensive care unit in Wythenshawe, Manchester was full. The 38-year-old was on a dream break to Majorca with wife Pamela (pictured together bottom left), and their daughter Sophia, four, when, three days in, he developed a 'sore throat'. He then suffered pneumonia, organ failure, septic shock, lost a lung and was in a private Palma hospital (bottom right) in an induced coma. Now a picture has emerged of him being put in an ambulance (top) ahead of his flight home.

'Haters gonna hate': Fitness guru criticised for weightlifting while expecting hits back at critics who've now accused her of gaining TOO MUCH weight during twin pregnancy

Gold Coast Fitness guru and Instagram star Sophie Guidolin, 26, hit back at critics who said she gained 'too much' weight during pregnancy. She gave birth to twin girls just nine days ago.

Who said romance is dead? Moment elderly man embraces his wife and hands her a bunch of roses in airport reunion video viewed 60 MILLION times

Bernie Mills, 80, was caught on camera waiting for his wife, Carol, 75, at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday. The couple met on eHarmony and have been married to each other since 2010

How we now live TWICE as long as the Victorians but growing life expectancy means our pensions could run out

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Sharp falls in diseases, child mortality, better public health and safer work conditions mean children today can expect to reach 80 compared to the 1840s when turning 40 was an achievement.

Mother accuses dental surgery of 'parking apartheid' because NHS patients are BANNED from its car park

Julie King, 49, took her disabled mother Gretchen, 79, for an appointment at Edgerton Dental Clinic in Huddersfield but was shocked to be tolf to move her car because parking is for 'private patients only'.

Mile-long tunnel is discovered by treasure hunters in search for Nazi gold train in Poland - using a 90-year-old railway map

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A 1.25mile tunnel has been found Walim, 12 miles from Walbrzych - the rumoured site of the lost 'Nazi gold train' by Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper - the men who set off the original hunt.

Treasure-hunter obsessed by search for Nazi gold in Polish town dies after falling into a tomb he thought was packed with loot 

A man obsessed with the hunt for Nazi gold plunged to his death after raiding a tomb he thought was full of Nazi treasure.He had crept into a cemetery in the dead of night with two pals in the Polish town of Swiebodzice

Actress who played Trisha Yates in Grange Hill star reveals the terrifying moment she discovered she had cancer... while she was drying her hair 

Grange Hill star reveals terrifying moment she discovered she had cancer

Actress Michelle Herbert, pictured today right, is best-known for appearing in Children's BBC show Grange Hill as Trisha Yates, top right, has revealed her shock after discovering by chance that she had breast cancer. Pictured bottom right with her Grange Hill cast mates in 1979.

How about a spritz of passion fruit in your Pinot Grigio? Wine producers are getting fruity launching a range infused with fruit

Wine producers are getting fruity by launching a range infused with fruit flavours such as peach and mango. Gallo recently launched a new 'Spritz' range as an alternative to Prosecco.

Could UK airlines weigh passengers in the future? 58% of Britons want heavier people to pay more to fly

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Uzbekistan Airways announced last month that they would be introducing weighing scales for passengers to stand on before boarding the plane.

Hilarious moment tiny Chihuahua Jesse begins crowing like a ROOSTER and absolutely terrifies his canine friend

The one-year-old Chihuahua named Jesse lives in America with his owner, who explained that the dog can get animated when feeling excited or lonely.

Human head transplant edges closer to reality: Chinese surgeon teams up with Italian doctor to perform procedure in 2017

Controversial specialist Sergio Canavero from Italy will partner with Chinese surgeon Ren Xiaoping to carry out the operation on Valery Spiridonov of Russia (pictured).

Vet hanged herself in hotel room after leaving suicide note for woman she believed was having an affair with her husband 

American-born animal welfare expert Nicole Putney, 32, hanged herself in the Novotel in Worsley, Greater Manchester, while visiting the city for a conference.

Senior MPs back Mail's campaign to let Afghan translators abandoned to the Taliban live in the UK in a letter to the MOD

In a blistering attack, MPs on the defence select committee say that despite a 'clear and present threat' to their safety, ministers have continued to deny translators a safe haven in Britain.

Watch the bizarre moment Australian IT worker's lunch EXPLODES at his desk

NSW IT worker's lunch EXPLODES and shattered glass flies everywhere

Video of IT worker Rhys Evans (pictured), from NSW Central Coast, shows the moment his glass lunch container explodes randomly while he's sitting quietly at his desk. Out of nowhere the glass container explodes with a loud bang, leaving him stunned and surprised while co-workers get up to see what happened.

Mother-of-three strips down to a bikini in the middle of a busy market while blindfolded and invites strangers to draw hearts on her body in an effort to promote self-love

Amy Pence-Brown, from, Idaho, spread a message of body-acceptance by standing in a busy public market in just a bikini and blindfold. Her hand-written sign asked strangers to draw hearts on her body.

Loose Women may face Ofcom investigation after 73 complaints over poll asking whether women were ever to blame for being raped

The regulator said it was still making a decision on whether to pursue with an investigation after it received 73 complaints about the September 1 episode of the TV panel show.

No need to put a towel out anymore: German resort introduces online booking system for sunbathers to reserve deck chairs

The town of Sankt Peter-Ording on the German North Sea coast has developed an online booking system so holidaymakers can book their sun loungers before arriving at the beach.

Olympic runner exposed as high-priced call girl reveals how undiagnosed bipolar disorder made her crave sex and describes the threesome that drew her to prostitution

Suzy Favor Hamilton, from Wisconsin, had competed in three Olympic Games and was a married mother when she was exposed as a high-priced escort working under the name Kelly Lundy in 2012.

How Lakeland became fashionable: Family-run firm behind the spiralizer reveals the quirky gadgets that will be in YOUR kitchen next year

As Lakeland becomes beloved by clean-eating Instagram stars, its buying director tells FEMAIL which of its new gizmos are guaranteed to be on our Christmas lists - and social media - this year.

Why you should be eating beetroot, yoghurt and MARMITE at your desk: Experts reveal foods that will improve performance (and the snacks to always avoid)

FEMAIL has worked nutritionists and dieticians to identify the 22 foods that will power the brain for a busy day at work, and the ones you should avoid as eating them will make you feel tired and sluggish.

Skydiver takes just 60 seconds to solve Rubik's cube during free fall jump before he even opens his parachute

Skydiver Chris Walker solve Rubik's cube during free fall jump

Footage has emerged showing skydiver Chris Walker leaping out of the side of a plane and free falling to the ground while solving a Rubik's cube in time before having to open his parachute. Since the stunt, the skydiver had uploaded the clip on to Youtube with the footage receiving more than 50,000 views.

Fury as Chilcot says he STILL doesn't know when he will publish his review into the Iraq war

File photo dated 21/10/09 of Sir John Chilcot, as reports suggest that the long-awaited Chilcot report will share the blame for Britain's role in the Iraq War among a wider circle of ministers and officials than had been expected. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 26, 2015. The Guardian said the inquiry, led by Sir John Chilcot, would criticise senior figures beyond Tony Blair and the former prime minister's closest advisers. See PA story POLITICS Chilcot. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Sir John Chilcot said the final submissions from people he plans to criticise in the report had now been received but he cannot say yet how much more time he needs.

'It's like Nazi Germany': Residents in the tiny town surrounding Elon Musk's launch site hate the entrepreneur's strict regime and extreme safety measures

The 26 residents of Bocha Chica in South Texas, who have enjoyed living in obscurity for decades, will be forced into a new regime when the Space-X plant is completed.

Bus driver who drove into a bridge injuring 17 people - two seriously - 'had got lost on her first full day on the job'

The roof of a double decker bus was ripped clean off after it crashed into a railway bridge - seriously injuring passengers in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Drone rage! Two crop circle enthusiasts come to blows after one uses a remote-controlled helicopter to film another at work 

Gary King, pictured, became angered when Matthew Williams used a quadcopter to photograph him in a crop circle near Devizes, Wiltshire. Mr King, 49, threw his wellie boots at the drone.

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Lebanese commandos grit their teeth and eat LIVE SNAKES as they display their strength and daring during a security convention in Beirut - but don't look like they're enjoying it 

Lebanese commandos eat LIVE SNAKES as they display their strength in Beirut

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Lebanon's commandos have been busy displaying their strength and toughness by performing a variety of daring stunts at a security convention in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. One of the most bizarre and horrific challenges undertaken by some of the Lebanese commandos is the eating of snakes, using just their bare teeth to kill the animals. Other commandos show off their toughness by pulling a large armoured vehicle with just a small rope around their shoulders.

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When 'double dog dares' go wrong: Girl, 6, rescued from claw arcade game at pizza parlor after her big sister challenged her to climb inside and grab her a toy

Juliette Grimes rescued from claw arcade game at pizza parlor after dare

Not many children can resist a 'double dog dare' - especially if it comes from their big sister. And six-year-old Juliette Grimes was no different when her older sibling Katy, eight, challenged her to climb inside a 'claw' arcade machine to grab a hard-to-reach toy. After clambering inside a tiny chute, Juliette made a sudden realization: she was well and truly stuck. Thankfully firemen were able to rescue the girl, who was unharmed. The sisters' parents had been watching the children in the arcade area of a pizza parlor in Frisco, Texas, but missed the moment she crawled through a tiny chute.

Grieving woman who consoled herself with eerily lifelike 'reborn' dolls after miscarriage reveals pain of being branded 'creepy and weird' by Facebook bullies 

Sabrina McKenna, 35, from Omagh, Co. Tyrone, turned to the life-like replicas to ease her 'empty arm feeling' after losing her baby at 32 weeks. She had one doll made to look her deceased son Jamie.

The Daschund Olympics! Family of animal lovers stage a water race with their sausage dogs in an absolutely heart-melting video

The five sausage dogs were lined up against one another and each placed in a swimming pool, before they willfully began racing in what is believed to be America.

Blink and you'll miss it! Chinese city uses one tonne of dynamite to blow up 800 foot long bridge in just TWO seconds 

Zhangjiajie in China uses one tonne of dynamite to blow up bridge in 2 seconds

Lishui Bridge in Zhangjiajie, China, was demolished on September 8. A total of 2,888 sticks of dynamite were used. The dramatic collapse of the bridge was captured on video and showed that the entire demolition took just two seconds (pictures). A bigger bridge is scheduled to be built by 2017 in the same place. It will be longer and wider to accommodate more traffic.

   

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