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Smoking gun emails reveal Blair's 'deal in blood' with George Bush over Iraq war was forged a YEAR before the invasion had even started 

A sensational leaked White House memo shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the 2003 invasion started - despite public statements to the contrary. read

Revealed: First UK jail where half the inmates are Muslim and others are pressured to convert to Islamic 'protection racket'

A series of worrying reports on Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire has revealed that inmates come under intense pressure to convert to Islam. read

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign was part-funded by pro-Hamas terror supporter who has backed the recent wave of stabbings of Jews in Israel 

A supporter of the terror group Hamas donated £2,000 to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership campaign, it has been alleged. Dr Ibrahim Hamami spoke out on Facebook in support of current spate of violence. read

DAVID DAVIS: This stunning memo proves Blair signed up for Iraq even before the Americans

This leaked memo proves what I believed all along: Tony Blair effectively agreed to be a front man for U.S. foreign policy without Parliament's say, writes the former shadow home secretary. read

BREAKING NEWS: German aidworker released by the Taliban three months after she was kidnapped in Afghanistan

A female German aid worker who was kidnapped by armed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has been released today and is in good health.The woman had been kidnapped two months ago. read

German mayoral candidate Henriette Reker stabbed in the neck 'for supporting refugees'

German mayoral candidate Henriette Reker has been stabbed in the neck in a brutal attack believed to be because of her support for refugees, in the western city of Cologne. read

English tourist, 31, went missing at South Curl Curl beach, Sydney

The 31-year-old man went for a swim at South Curl Curl beach, northern Sydney, around 7pm yesterday after fishing nearby with a friend, who raised the alarm when he did not return. read

A picture of heartbreak: After her split from stockbroker boyfriend Nico, how lonely Pippa shows she can't hide the pain...or escape from her sister's shadow

The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister looked the picture of happiness when spotted with Nico three weeks ago but looks troubled and careworn since the split just days ago. read

Furious Cambridge master's amazing email tirade against student louts plying freshers with drink 

Sir Alan Fersht made his astonishing comments after second-year students were caught on CCTV encouraging first years to drink shots as part of a Freshers’ Week initiation ceremony. read

Where were girls like Cara when I needed them? Gay BBC news presenter Jane Hill opens up on her struggle growing up with no lesbian role models 

Newsreader Jane Hill, 46, revealed the difficulties in coming out as a lesbian, a struggle she believes the younger generation will no longer face, thanks to model Cara Delevingne and Sue Perkins. read

Kids Company boss 'blew thousands of pounds on a private Harley Street doctor for a relative of her driver' 

A close relative of Camila Batmanghelidjh’s driver Jeton ‘Tony’ Cavolli was among a small group who accepted a total of £750,000 of private healthcare courtesy of Kids Company last year. read

Now two students accuse Left-wing Oxford gay rights campaigner of 'rape' in anonymous blog post claiming to have been written by her 'victims'

Annie Teriba, who resigned as Oxford University Students Association’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual women’s representative had tried to downplay the assaults, it was claimed. read

Kirstie: Why I haven't had a mastectomy like my sister - even though our mum died of breast cancer

The forthright 44-year- old Location, Location, Location host is passionate that women who also have a risk of developing breast cancer know the facts about her choice. read

Knives get the chop at the dinner table as the younger generation reject the etiquette of their elders

A survey has found many under-30s prefer to eat one-handed with a fork. The findings suggest a new etiquette may become norm for future generations. read

The Cake Cleanse is a new diet where you can eat gateau for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Deborah Schipper, a self-confessed Sydney foodie and lover of sweets, has answered the prayers of every struggling dieter with her new 'cake cleanse' program. read

No Moore martinis for diabetic 007 star: Sir Roger, 88, admits to giving up drink to keep his sugar consumption in check

James Bond star Sir Roger Moore may have once had a licence to thrill, but since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the actor admits to giving up dry martinis to keep his sugar consumption in check. read

Le Carré the MI6 spy who came in from the Cold War: How a botched mission and contempt for his handlers led the reluctant secret agent to create George Smiley

This fascinating final instalment reveals how he mined his experiences with MI5 and MI6 to transform himself from secret agent David Cornwell to bestselling author John le Carré... read

Pay back my £12m...or you may be hurt by Russians: Holly Valance's London property tycoon husband accused of mafia-style threat in sensational court papers 

Controversial property tycoons the Candy brothers, Nick (pictured with wife Holly Valance) and Christian, are being sued for £132m in a case in which they are accused of 'extortion' and 'threats'. read

Nail that habit! Desperate to stop chewing your fingernails? Then get your teeth into our 'how to quit' bite-sized guide

While a third of children and up to 45 per cent of teenagers are said to chew their fingers, astonishingly, five per cent of adults continue to do so too – that's three million people in the UK alone. read

What an insult! Soldier who lost his leg in 'friendly fire' is paid £50,000 but the officer accused of shooting him gets £500,000 for the 'stress' of the inquiry

Colour Sergeant Albert Thomson, pictured, from Peterborough, lost his leg in Iraq in 2003 and was given £50,000, but Cpt Thomas Henderson, was awarded £500,000 for stress after shooting him. read

Police used 'mole to spy on lawyers so they could tamper with evidence': 'Former detective was paid £21,000 to pass on secret details of legal cases while working undercover for the Met'

A former detective was paid £21,000 to pass on confidential details of defendants’ legal cases while secretly working for the Metropolitan Police, an inquiry into undercover policing has been told. read

Pope 'to ease Roman Catholic law that once stopped Tony Blair from taking Holy Communion with his family' 

Mr Blair was rebuked by the late Cardinal Basil Hume for regularly attending a Catholic church with wife Cherie and their children. Now the rule is set to be relaxed. read

Spain's King Juan Carlos branded Queen Letizia 'common divorcee’

Spain's former king Juan Carlos viewed his daughter-in-law as a threat before she married his son, now King Felipe VI. A book claims he laughed at her with friends, calling her 'La chacha' - the maid. read

Volkswagen has been forced to drop the royal warrant over the emissions scandal

The German car giant admitted it had removed the Queen's official standard from their communications following the criticisms over the worldwide emissions-cheating scandal. read

Volkswagen emissions scandal was uncovered because boffins couldn't afford posh cars

The American engineers who discovered that Volkswagen used a ‘cheat device’ to pass emissions tests originally wanted to test Mercedes and BMW vehicles, but the cars were too pricey to rent. read

The bell tolls for Big Ben: 156-year-old monument is so dilapidated that its iconic 9ft hands could fall off 

A leaked Commons report on the world's most famous clock has revealed that Big Ben is so dilapidated that its giant hands could fall off. MPs discussed a £29.9m plan for 'urgent' repairs. read

White with fright! The albino pumpkins that look like they've seen a ghost

Also known as albino or snowball pumpkins, the polar bear variety has been fashionable for many years in the US, where they are popular as table decorations. read

Superman finds his real-life Lois Lane: Henry Cavill is spotted cosying up to a stunning Bristol University student, 19

Tara King, 19, was spotted cosying up to the 32-year-old Hollywood heart-throb in the crowd at Twickenham as England played Australia in the Rugby World Cup earlier this month. read

Queen guitarist Brian May blasts BBC for taking for granted Sir Patrick Moore compared to stars such as Brian Cox

The rock star said the BBC had paid Sir Patrick – who presented The Sky At Night for more than 50 years – ‘a pittance’ and ‘had never really looked after him’. read

GP who had fling with two patients then hacked into private records to write a bizarre apology to her lover's wife walks straight into new job 

GP Clare Nettleton was suspended from her job in the Somerset village of Williton, after having affairs with two patients. Villagers are scandalised to hear she will walk into a new job just 20 miles away. read

Woman arrested after video emerged of 'racist' rant on London bus

The five-minute footage was taken on the 206 bus which was travelling along Knatchbull Road, Willesden, The clip shows a black woman, with a child in a pram, taunting two Muslim women. read

Mobile phone customers hit with 80% price hikes as premium charges are made 'clearer'

If a Three customer calls the Strictly Come Dancing vote line from November 3, the call could now be 60p per minute, instead of 40p previously, uSwitch said. read

Police hunt mother who walked out of hospital a day after C-section - leaving her newborn baby boy behind 

Anna Chudy, 35, is believed to have left Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north-west London, with a man on Friday morning after giving birth to a healthy baby boy on Thursday. read

Hardworking mother-of-four who stunned Tory minister into silence on Question Time 'is unlikely to be affected by tax credit cuts'

Michelle Dorrell, who runs a nail salon from her home in Kent, stunned energy secretary Amber Rudd into silence with her impassioned tirade over her party's decision to withdraw tax credits. read

Millionaire property tycoon could be the first hit by new ruling that divorce settlements can be torn up when partners lie about how rich they are

The High Court is likely to look again at the case of Giles, pictured, and Caroline Mackay after a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for cases to be re-evaluated if parties lied about their wealth. read

Welsh nightclub Clwb tried to flout ad rules by urging punters to 'get hammered'

There is no Welsh word for hammered, so the Tweet sent to Clwb Ifor Bach's (pictured) 16,000 followers read: 'Dewch i fynd yn hammered yn y Gymraeg. Ma' bob aelod o staff bar ni'n siarad Cymraeg!' read

The new £5 blood test that warns of heart attack and could reduce number of patients being admitted to hospital by two-thirds

Roisin Falconer, 40, a primary school teacher from Edinburgh, underwent the screening last month at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after once more experiencing 'terrifying' chest pains. read

Israelis shoot dead three Palestinian 'knife attackers' as violent clashes continue in Hebron and Jerusalem 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Israelis shot dead three Palestinian 'knife attackers' in Jerusalem and Hebron today, including a pedestrian who killed a Palestinian (pictured). read

Hundreds of Free Palestine demonstrators bring London traffic to a standstill with protest outside Israeli embassy and in Oxford Street 

Parts of London were brought to a standstill when hundreds of pro-Palestine campaigners took part in rallies today. In Oxford Circus, protesters setting off red and green smoke bombs. read

ISIS gunman shoots dead five at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia

An ISIS gunman wearing an explosive belt killed five worshippers and wounded nine others in a deadly gun attack during Friday prayers at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. read

Former Bosnian Serb war criminal wins £50,000 after suing British government for failing to protect him from attack when fellow inmates slashed his throat in prison

Radislav Krstic, who is serving 35 years after being convicted of Europe's worst massacre since the Second World War, was being held at Wakefield prison when he was slashed with a razor. read

Indian police say toddler, 5-year-old raped in New Delhi

New Dehli police have launched two rape investigations after a two year old and a five year old girl were attacked in different parts of the city. Hundreds of people took to the street to demonstrate against the continuing violence against women in the city. read

Khloe Kardashian was a 'shell of herself' and barely left Lamar Odom's side during coma

Friends and family say Khloe Kardsahian 'was a shell of herself' and stayed by Lamar Odom's side during the three days he was in a coma at a Las Vegas hospital. read

Lamar Odom watched episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians at Nevada brothel

Love Ranch South manager TJ Moore told Access Hollywood that she spoke with some of the girls at the establishment who said that on Sunday Lamar watched an episode of the reality show read

Kardashian family heads back to work after vigil with Khloe at Lamar Odom's bedside

The Kardashian family headed home from Las Vegas on Thursday after standing vigil with Khloe at the hospital bedside of Lamar Odom, and it was back to business for the hardworking clan. read

Can you unlock the secrets of Unforgotten? Four couples, one murder in the TV whodunit gripping Britain

Unforgotten fans are on tenterhooks as DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan try to solve the murder of a teenager, whose body is discovered 39 years after he was bludgeoned to death in London. read

All Blacks vs France Rugby World Cup RESULT: New Zealand put in performance of RWC so far

If there was a mutiny inside the France camp this week the impact on events at the Millennium Stadium was negligible. To the irresistable All Blacks the French offered little resistance read

South Africa 23-19 Wales Rugby World Cup 2015: Late Fourie du Preez try sees Springboks progress

CHRIS FOY AT TWICKENHAM: Fourie du Preez broke Welsh hearts as South Africa booked their place in the World Cup semi-final with a hard-fought 23-19 victory at Twickenham.  read

Lawyer for Premier League footballers investigated for fraud after his successful firm is suddenly closed under suspicion of 'acting dishonestly'

John Blavo, who previously said he had several ex-Premier League stars as his clients, has had his successful legal firm closed as it is being investigated by Scotland Yard fraud team. read

Legendary Everton player and manager Howard Kendall dies, aged 69

Everton's greatest-ever manager Howard Kendall has died at the age of 69. Kendall won the title with the club as a player in 1969 and twice as a manager during the club's most successful era. read

'Unfaithful women will be stoned, thieves' hands will be cut off and veils will deprive us of the beauty of women': Czech President says Middle Eastern migrants will refuse to respect his country's laws 

Czech President Milos Zeman (pictured) told employees at a butcher's shop in the eastern village of Lechotice: 'We'll be deprived of women's beauty, because they'll be covered from head to toe.' read

Twelve migrants from Syria and Afghanistan including four children and a baby drowned off Turkish coast as they tried to reach Greek island of Lesbos 

Bodies covered by plastic sheeting were brought ashore on a coastguard vessel near the Turkish town of Ayvacik today. A coastguard official said 23 people had been rescued. read

10 Syrians arrested trying to smuggle 20 TONNES of cannabis into Europe

A specialist team spent 15 days searching the 97-metre long Jupiter in the Port of Cagliari on Sardinia. The drugs were hidden inside the ship's re-engineered forward ballast tank. read

Brighton thieves stole charity fundraiser Simon Harris' clothes while he swam for refugees

Simon Harris, pictured, had his clothes stolen while on a charity swim around Brighton Pier to raise money for the UNHCR. Mr Harris has vowed to loop the pier twice every day for a month. read

'coriandaphobes' take on sandwich chain Pret A Manger

Shoppers with a strong dislike of coriander have lashed out at Pret A Manger, claiming the high-street sandwich chain is 'ruining' its products with excessive portions of the 'devil's herb'. read

Canterbury landlord demands £6.5k rent from students who left after Robert Chavda died

The three friends needed counselling and were rehoused by their university after finding their friend Robert Chavda, lifeless in bed. Landlord Werner Toogood is suing them. read

Junior doctors protest in London over evenings and weekend work plans

Young medics warned the proposals by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt are 'dire' for the NHS and accused him of 'peddling vicious lies' as they walked from Waterloo Place to Parliament Square. read

Rebel Tories in threat to Sunday trading bonanza

At least 20 Conservatives are set to vote against the changes proposed in George Osborne’s latest Budget when they are debated later this month – enough to stop them going ahead. read

Incredible video shows men listening to radio using weeds

A video, which is believed to include Russian-speaking Ukrainians, shows a group of men placing weeds and plants on a radio antenna so they can listen to music and the news. read

Now, I'm gonna give this up: Fundraiser abandons his attempt to spend three days locked in a room listening to Rick Astley on repeat after YouTube trolls threaten his 7-year-old nephew

The 75-hour charity challenge featuring choirmaster Jack White, 23, from Southampton, was being streamed live on YouTube but offensive comments on the live chat feed made him stop. read

How China's Jackie O took a great leap forward to escape her dirt-poor past...and why her husband the President didn't want us to tour her old village on the eve of UK state visit 

During a four-day State visit to the UK, and at the express invitation of the Queen, the glamorous Madame Peng, 52, will accompany her husband as an honoured guest of Buckingham Palace. read

Etihad has been accused of helping a pilot jump bail and get out of America following an alleged drunken rampage in a Chicago hotel.

Martyn Baylay, 55, claims he was attacked by Etihad co-pilot Saravdeep Mann two years ago, when he is alleged to have set about him with a bronze sculpture, shouting 'I'm going to kill you.' read

Porsche tried to block release of government safety report

Some Porsche drivers have complained that their vehicles do not accelerate in certain conditions, insisting this is dangerous when they try to overtake another car. read

Apple ordered to pay $234million damages for using rival firm's patented microchip technology

A jury ruled the technology giant had infringed on Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's patent after it used a patented microchip to improve the speed of its processors. read

Could this be the beginning of the end for McDonald's? Franchisees say all-day breakfast is a disaster as company struggles to find its way

Since McDonald's launched an all-day breakfast menu last week, a number of their franchisees are not 'lovin' it' and say it's been a nightmare. read

El Chapo's getaway pilot is captured: Man who flew drug lord to mountain retreat after daring prison escape is caught as kingpin gives marines the slip in firefight

El Chapo (right) fled 100 miles from the Altiplano prison north of Mexico City to Queretaro state, where the plane was waiting to take him another 600 miles to the Sierra Madre mountains, police say. read

El Chapo 'is suffering from injuries' after showdown with Mexican marines last week

Sinaloa Cartel boss El Chapo Guzman may have escaped Mexican marines hunting him in the Sierra Madre mountains last week after a fierce firefight, but it seems he did not get away unharmed. read

America, India and Japan launch six-day joint naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal under the watchful eye of China

The maneuvers, which involve warships, aircraft carriers, a nuclear submarine and fighter jets, are designed as a show of strength against increasing Chinese aggression. read

SNP's Nicola Sturgeon uses lurid book claims to attack David Cameron

The SNP leader drew huge applause at her party conference with a series of attacks on the Prime Minister, condemning the Tory government in Westminster as 'extreme, out of touch and uncaring'. read

'Puppet master' in gut makes us crave chocolate...rather than a lack of self-control

A lack of self-control is often blamed for us craving chocolate, but researchers now suggest another possibility – an evolutionary tussle between consumers and the bacteria in their gut. read

Maverick requesting fly-by: People flee as plane flies over just a few metres above their heads in Top Gun-style prank

The pilot flies just metres above the heads of the terrified ground crew at a Ukrainian Air Force base, forcing some to duck and run for cover as it comes towards them. read

Steve Ballmer takes a 4 percent stake in Twitter

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft and current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, is now one of the largest shareholders in Twitter too. read

Sweden has opened the world's first rape centre for male sexual violence victims

The hospital in Södersjukhuset (pictured) runs a walk-in clinic for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted in the city and will now run the same care for man and boys. read

Asda shopper claims Swindon staff refused to call 999 when her fiancé collapsed in aisle

Denise Lewington, 43, was shopping with her fiancé Kevin Allen, 45, at the store at the Orbital Shopping Park in Swindon, Wiltshire, when he blacked out at the checkout. read

Grandmother Marie McCarthy walks free from Liverpool court despite grooming 15-year-old

Marie McCarthy, 62, of Hurst Park Drive, Huyton, was given a two-year suspended sentence for seducing her friend's son over the course of a six-week summer holiday nearly 30 years ago. read

As British drugs mule granny waits to die, ringleader lives it up in Bangkok after he was released early from jail  

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford could face the firing squad as early as January after being caught in Bali with 10.5lb of cocaine, in an operation allegedly run by convict Paul Beales. read

Amelia Warnes went on run in North Cyprus with her two sons is not coming back

Amelia Warnes, 24, Eastbourne, East Sussex, went on the run with her sons, Charlie, five, and Kaiton, two, in Cyprus last year amid concerns that social services would take the youngsters away. read

Hand grenade hurled at police in Northern Ireland 'could have killed officers and children playing nearby' 

A senior officer said it was only 'good fortune' that lives were not lost in Friday night's bomb attempt in east Belfast, which police have blamed on dissident republicans. read

Has the big weekly shop had its day? Singletons and couples decide what to eat on daily basis and cut down on food waste

Longer working hours and time-consuming commutes are behind the trend, as is the increase of single-person households, who buy less and more often in order to cut food waste. read

Yorkley Star cricket club forced to close because of rampaging wild boar

Yorkley Star cricket club play on the edge of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. The once-successful cricket team were relegated after being unable to play and have now shut. read

You're just not Wentworth it: Ordinary golfers driven out of legendary club where Ryder Cup was born - as billionaire Chinese owner forces up prices to turn it into super-rich enclave

Members who currently pay £8,000 annual subscriptions – after a one-off joining fee of £15,000 – will now be required to fork out up to an additional £80,000 to buy a 'debenture' share. read

Tyrone Henry, 31, charged with attempted murder after 'shooting police officer' in Hackney

Tyrone Henry, 31, shot the officer in the shoulder in broad daylight during an undercover operation in Hackney, London, on Thursday before fleeing through residential streets, according to police. read

Zeeshan Asqar, 19, blackmailed girl he convinced to send X-rated Snapchat pictures

Zeeshan Aqsar from Staffordshire was jailed for two and a half years at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court for blackmailing the girl who was just 15 when he met her through a mobile phone application. read

Dr Dre's housekeeper Raquel Sagustume says she was unfairly fired from her job

Raquel Sagustume claimed Dre - aka Andre Young - and his wife Nicole failed to stop other staff members at their California home from bullying her and she was fired after the poor treatment put her in the hospital. read

Chinese investors have started buying up British private schools

Investors from the Far East have started to invest in British independent schools as many wealthy Chinese families continue to favour educating their children in the UK. read

Teen beaten to death 'after he tried to leave secretive church that accused him of witchcraft'

Lucas Leonard, 19, who was beaten to death inside of the Life Christian Church on Sunday in New Hartford, New York was also accused of practicing witchcraft, said witness Daniel Irwin. read

The 'Ermahgerd' meme star is looks nothing like the retainer-wearing pre-adolescent girl

Maggie Goldenberger, now a blonde-haired, 26-year-old with straight teeth, spoke to Vanity Fair about being an Internet meme. The Phoenix nurse was traveling abroad when a pal alerted her to the shot. read

Luton drug dealer Waqas Khan jailed after taking bag of cocaine with him into court 

Waqas Khan (pictured), 24, was acquitted for conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin but he was sentenced to 21 months after being caught with a large bag of cocaine inside Luton Crown Court. read

Photo shows near-impossible task rescuers faced spotting lost Mount Ngauruhoe hiker

A lost New Zealand man gave rescuers a difficult task of finding him on the rocky mountainside of Mt Ngauruhoe as he was practically camouflaged into the grey and brown landscape (pictured). read

Search for Jack McAtee is called off after skull is discovered at the top of a Colorado mountain

Jack McAtee, a 27-year-old from the St Louis suburbs who lived in Breckenridge, went missing in September 2014 after being released from a mental health facility. read

Extra is FIRED from Zac Efron's movie Neighbors 2 after thanking actor for a bag of fake weed on Instagram

The extra is said to has posted a snap on Instagram with the message: 'Thanks for the weed Zac Efron! BTW it's only a prop, people,' according to TMZ . read

Final call for flight R2-D2: Star Wars characters join fan event to launch airline's new fleet of planes 

A Japanese airline has launched a new fleet of Star Wars themed planes to celebrate the forthcoming new film. The Boeing 787-9 have also been given a new name, the 'R2-D2 ANA JET.' read

Oregon shooting hero Chris Mintz speaks for the first time since being shot five times

Chris Mintz, the hero Army veteran shot five times during the Oregon massacre last month after facing off with the shooter spoke out for the first time this week since the incident that left nine dead. read

M42 at Grand Central Terminal was targeted by Hitler and the Nazis during WWII 

The closely guarded sub-basement ten stories underneath the iconic railway station is called M42 but it does not appear on maps or in blueprints. Hitler tried to sabotage it, but he failed. read

Portraits on display in Parliament show the strength of breast cancer survivors

These touching portraits, captured by photographer Julia Holland, were displayed at the House of Commons this week to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. read

Plymouth mum spent £20k turning her 22-month-old baby into a beauty queen

Jas Sullivan, 23, from Plymouth, has spent £15,000 on designer clothes for her daughter Minnie-Beau in her quest to turn her into a pageant queen. read

English teacher Laura Lynne Jackson who can talk to the DEAD

After 16 years of being an English teacher, only one colleague knew Laura Lynne Jackson's secret. But suddenly it was all over her school that she volunteered as a certified psychic medium. read

Nottinghamshire autistic man drowns because carer was 'distracted' on phone

Majid Akhtar was found floating face-down in a reservoir near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. He was on an activity trip when his carer Nikki Deaney spent most of her time texting. read

Kangaroo in Staten Island spotted hopping around on the streets

The jumping Joey was spotted bouncing around on the street outside of Alb's Auto Repair Shop on Staten Island and a witness was able to shoot a brief video. It was eventually reunited with its owner without incident. read

Text neck seen in shocking X-rays of teenagers

Dr James Carter, based north of Sydney, has released a number of X-rays of teenagers with abnormally curved spines, including a 16-year-old girl (shown) who is developing a hunchback. read

GPs refuse to visit elderly in care homes unless they are paid fees of up to £100,000 a year 

GPs are refusing to visit the elderly in care homes unless they are paid extortionate fees of up to £100,000 a year, an investigation has found, forcing care homes to hike up fees to cover costs. read

The best hidden London attractions revealed

London will have welcomed a total of 18 million international overnight visitors by the end of the year - many of which are unaware of the hidden attractions. read

South coast of Spain named cheapest destination for half-term breaks

A recent survey of popular 'tourist essentials' by Post Office Travel Money has found Costa del Sol to be the best value destination for families this October, followed by Portugal, Tenerife and Mombasa. read

Bizarre outfits and debaucherous behavior at the 2015 Caulfield Cup

Drunken debauchery and utterly bizarre outfits were a standout feature of the Victoria Caulfield Cup on Saturday, which drew in a high-voltage crowd of 30,000. read

The Apprentice 2015's Selina Waterman-Smith says she's been branded an 'exotic dancer'

Selina Waterman-Smith, 31, attacked the BBC after the channel apparently did not help stop people making the false claims. She said she started out as a 'podium dancer' in episode one of the show. read

Kane Balogun , 14, died when car crashed into a tree in Birmingham

The victim in the Birmingham crash has been named locally as Kane Balogun (pictured), 14, who was described by friends and family as a 'talented rapper' and a 'lovely young lad'. read

Thai men force sharp spikes through their cheeks as they celebrate being vegetarian  

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Devotees of the Chinese Samkong Shrine walked through Phuket in a procession. They believe the piercing with help to shift evil spirits. read

WWII fighter planes take to the sky to make salute on 75th Anniversary of Battle of Britain

The choreographed mass flypast, known as a Balboa, was organised by squadron leader Dunc Mason and took place at Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. read

Incredible romance between Spitfire ace and aristocratic student who became the world's first sex change couple 

Robert Cowell's decision to become Roberta (pictured) was sparked by a meeting with Michael Dillon - the first woman in the world to become a man - whom he fell madly in love with. read

Forbes publishes the earnings of YouTube stars who have become multi-millionaires

A ranking by Forbes lists the site's top stars by pre-tax earnings, with Swedish video game vlogger Felix Kjellberg, or Pew Die Pie, taking the top spot with $12million in the year ending June 1. read

Bill Cosby's legacy is questioned by controversial Ebony Magazine cover

Cosby's effect on the perception of African American culture in America has divided observers. read

Kent Police released mock-up of man with sideburn who resembles Fred Flintstone

Officers in Cliftonville, Kent, produced an image of a man with one enormous sideburn and chunky facial features reminiscent cartoonish caveman Fred Flintstone. read

3 women are crushed to death in South Korea as a lorry veers across the road

Dash-cam video from another driver shows the seconds before the horror crash in the city of Seosan, when the mixer swerves to avoid a motorbike then is unable to right itself and overturns. read

Mother tells of caesarean with no anaesthetic at Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital

A mother, who had her baby at Victoria's Bacchus Marsh hospital, says staff ignored tests that showed her child's heart rate was unstable and told her to go home after giving her a biscuit. read

The most stunning UK places to witness autumn colours during half-term

From the Lake District to the Forest of Dean, here are some of the most stunning golden treasures that can be witnessed in each corner of the UK over the coming weeks. read

Liz Taylor at 16 had ALREADY been seduced by Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn and JFK

After becoming a star at 12, Elizabeth Taylor quickly flaunted a woman's figure pursued a fancy for older men with conquests including Orson Welles and Errol Flynn among the notches on her bedpost. read

Thai fisherman lies down in the mud to rescue two tourists who were stuck

The dramatic scenes unfolded when the Norweigan couple got stuck in waist high mud while bird watching with their camera in the Krabi river in Southern Thailand. read

YouTube video shows pranksters riding illegal hoverboard under police officers' noses

A group of internet pranksters made a video of themselves riding the forbidden boards around well-known London landmarks, trying to provoke a response from police officers. read

Are today's gadgets really better than yesteryear's? 

How do modern gadgets compare? Alice Smellie (pictured) rounded up a selection of old and new kitchen appliances and pitted them against each other, with unexpected results. read

It's spider-ape! Orangutans kiss just like Spiderman and Mary Jane in the movie 

The picture of Jazz and her four-year-old, Sprout, was taken by amateur photographer Kathryn Willett at Dudley Zoo in the West Midlands. read

Images reveal how people suffered during The Great Depression in San Francisco

The federal government sent photographers across the country to document the nation during The Great Depression. Dorothea Lange captured dozens of images in San Francisco. read

Israeli trooper lies wounded beside Palestinian knifeman who was shot dead

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. In these distressing images, a bloodied Israeli soldier lies wounded beside a knife-wielding Palestinian, shot dead after disguising himself as a member of the Press. read

Pictures show abandoned Disney film set from 1988 teen blockbuster The Rescue

A team of photographers have captured a series of stunning images of an abandoned movie set in the New Zealand mountains, which was used as a North Korean prison in the 1980s. read