'Her smile, her dimples, hugging her': Kate and Gerry McCann share the 22 things they miss about Madeleine - along with 11 other families who are still waiting for their loved ones to come home

Kate and Gerry McCann list 22 things they miss about Madeleine

Kate and Gerry McCann have listed  22 things they miss about Madeleine, including her smile and her dimples, as they join families of other missing people in a charity campaign, which sees families posing in the door of their homes to signify how they're still hoping for their loved ones to return home for Christmas. They feature alongside the families of (l-r) Lee Boxell who went missing in, Rebecca Carr in 2002, Mary Flangan in 1959, Trevor Patrick O'Donnell in 1994, Thomas Moore in 2013 and Sharon Joseph in 2008.

Policewoman who told bosses she had to retire on medical grounds as a crash left her 'unable to sit' is SACKED after being seen sailing, cycling and taking a driving holiday

'Injured' Nottingham policewoman Zoe Hallam SACKED after being seen sailing and cyling

Zoe Hallam told colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police she was unable to sit and could not drive for more than 15 minutes after being injured in a car crash in 2011. But the 48-year-old - who had been an officer for 25 years - was covertly filmed enjoying a family holiday in a motorhome in France, where she was seen rowing a dinghy and cycling. She was also caught asking a photographer not to take pictures of her dancing at a Northern Soul night as she was 'at war' with her employer. Hallam has now been sacked from the force for gross misconduct following a panel hearing. Debra Powell, representing the force's professional standards department, called it the most 'flagrant and outrageous abuse' of taxpayers' money. Speaking about the surveillance of her holiday, Assistant Chief Constable Simon Torr added: 'She looked like a mother enjoying a family holiday.'

Just who do they think they are? You pay their wages. But the so-called public servants who run councils, the NHS and police are uniting to keep you in the dark about their greed, incompetence and corruption 

The bosses - paid billions by the taxpayer - made a series of extraordinary claims that elderly care and children's services would suffer unless the Freedom of Information Act is curbed.

Freedom of Information Act MUST be protected, says Daily Mail editor 

Mr Dacre made a submission to the Government's FoI commission in his capacity as chairman of the 2009 review of the 30-year rule and as the UK's longest-serving national editor.

Homesick prisoners could be given iPads to keep in touch with family from behind bars via Skype and Facetime

British Conservative politician Michael Gove.
Michael Gove who is to make a dramatic return to the top of government as Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. 
David Cameron is expected to announce tomorrow that he will replace Chris Grayling, who becomes Leader of the House of Commons.


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Justice Secretary Michael Gove is considering the idea to see if it improves the education of prisoners and makes them less likely to reoffend as part of radical reforms of the treatment of inmates.

Amal Clooney is let go by the Greek government from her role advising it on the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain to Athens

The British barrister was hired by Greece to advise the state ahead of a possible court case aimed at forcing the British Museum to give up the statues.

Touts cash in as £95 tickets to Adele's 2016 concerts sell online for a massive £10,000-a-pair (and they might not get you in) 

The Hello singer's fans in London, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow are all being asked to fork out eye-watering four-figure sums to secure gold-dust seats for the Grammy award winner's 2016 tour.

Christian cult leader and psychotherapist, 63, who told her clients to breastfeed from her and suckle 'mummy's milk' is jailed for series of bizarre sexual assaults on women

Vanessa Clark, 63, from Oxfordshire, manipulated her clients into paying thousands of pounds for 'skin to skin' contact which she claimed had been approved by a priest to heal depression.

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BBC suspends gay journalist who said he was 'ashamed' to work there after they refused to axe Tyson Fury from Sports Personality shortlist over homophobic views 

Belfast based BBC journalist Andy West (pictured) claims he has been ordered off work after voicing his opinion against the World Heavyweight champion's inclusion following remarks.

The rise of the jihadi bride: Number of women held by anti-terror police DOUBLES as total arrests hit annual record of 315

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Anti-terror police held 50 women in the year to September - up from 21 a year earlier - as more allegedly planned to flee to join ISIS, take their families to Syria or send cash to fund terrorism.

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Dramatic moment residents in flooded village form a HUMAN CHAIN to rescue people trapped in the local shop as burst river swamped community - and now there's SNOW on the way 

Dramatic moment residents in flooded village form a HUMAN CHAIN to rescue people trapped

Glenridding's 500 residents are used to a sleepy, laid-back existence, but the community was again forced to take drastic action last night after being hit by a second wave of destruction when a nearby river burst its banks. It sent raging torrents filled with trees, rocks and other debris racing through the village - the sheer speed of which caught some people unawares. Mark Hook, 57, who himself was rescued on Saturday from the guest house he owns in the village, told MailOnline how residents immediately sprang into action. He said: 'There were people [trapped] in the mini mart so locals got together with the emergency services to help them out. At one point there was a human chain (left) - it was quite dramatic. They wouldn't have got out of there without help.' Diggers were used to try and stem the tide of flood water this morning (bottom right), while damaged possessions were seen strewn across the village (top right).

Flood-hit families can't afford insurance, says Corbyn as he tries to support Cumbria businesses but his wallet is EMPTY

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hugs Liz Fitton as he sings Happy Birthday to the actress, who he met on the high street of Cockermouth, Cumbria, on her 65th birthday. Tearful Mrs Fitton was flooded with five feet of water in her home on Sunday. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 10, 2015. See PA story WEATHER Winter. Photo credit should read: Pat Hurst/PA Wire

In an attempt to provide his own financial boost to the devastated local economy, the Labour leader popped into a Cockermouth bookshop but opened his wallet to discover he had no cash.

Insurance worker, 28, who spends £75 a week on energy drinks has heart attack after downing EIGHT cans of Red Bull 

Martin Bowling collapsed at The Bull pub in Romford, Essex after drinking around two litres of the caffeine-packed drink. He is now warning others of their dangers

Teen left penniless when boss at Londis said his 10 weeks of shifts had been 'work experience' has £2,000 donated to him by well-wishers...and gives it all to charity

Jay El-Leboudy (pictured) spent two nights a week for three months stacking shelves in a Londis newsagent in Canterbury so he could save up to treat his family and friends this Christmas.

Shamed headteacher who siphoned £30,000 from her school to pay a rogue builder after pretending the cash was for a playground rain shelter is struck off 

Mother-of-two Sian Harkin (pictured) signed cheques to builder Lee Slocombe, pretending the money was to pay for a rain shelter at Llwyncelyn Primary School in Porth, South Wales

Half of GPs are prepared to join mass resignation over the state of the NHS caused by lack of funding and relentless paperwork 

Half of GPs say they would join in a mass resignation to protest at the pressures on surgeries caused by lack of funding and relentless paperwork, a study by Pulse Magazine has found.

Single mother is fined for taking seven-year-old daughter out of school for a week so she could go on last holiday with terminally ill grandmother

A mother was slapped with a fine after taking her daughter on holiday with her dying grandmother during term time. Charlene White, of Yeovil, was charged £60 by Birchfield Primary School.

Deputy head at leading Catholic school 'stored child porn in his office': Teacher accused of possessing 400 images and videos 

Peter Allott, 36, from St Benedict's School, Ealing, was arrested by officers from a specialist child abuse team at the National Crime Agency. He was charged with possessing illegal images and videos.

NHS winter crisis deepens: A&E; targets missed as 'frail and elderly' are blamed for bedblocking levels reaching record highs

Key measures were not met for A&E; waiting times or for ambulance response times while there were more than 160,000 days lost to delayed discharges or 'bedblocking,' NHS England figures show.

White van man hired to deliver 25 cases of champagne worth £6,500 to company boss's home drove off with it instead 

Matthew Mitchell failed to deliver 25 cases of Louis Roederer champagne to Jaimie Haselock, the CEO of Champers & Hampers, at his west London home. He has now been convicted of theft

UK is ignoring its 'massive Muslim problem': Donald Trump accuses British critics of 'pandering to political correctness'

Donald Trump responds as 400,000 call for him to be banned from the UK

The billionaire tycoon (pictured on CNN last night) said 'UK politicians should be thanking me' for saying some of the country's Muslim communities are no-go areas because of extremism. In an attack on the 'out of touch' MPs who abused him for his comments on Muslims he tweeted: 'Everybody is wise to what is happening, very sad! Be honest!' And in a message to the 400,000 people who have signed a petition demanding he is banned from Britain he said: 'They don't know what they're getting into'.

Towie stars pay tribute to childhood friend who was shot dead in hotel car park while on the run from police over nightclub fight 

Towie stars pay tribute to childhood friend who was shot dead in hotel car park

Paul Simmons-Turner, 30, was a childhood friend of cast members from The Only Way Is Essex such as Jake Hall and James Argent. He was shot dead on Tuesday morning outside a hotel in Essex, commandeering a passing couple's car in a bid to escape before he succumbed to his injuries. His celebrity friends paid tribute to the dead man, who had been wanted by police for months after he allegedly attacked two men in a nightclub. He is pictured here with Mark Wright, and in his police mugshot.

Cameron 'shielding Feldman' over claims he knew of bullying five years ago: Father of activist who killed himself says PM must choose between his friend and 'justice' 

Ray Johnson, father of Elliott Johnson who killed himself after complaining of being bullied by Mark Clarke, said the Prime Minister had to choose between 'his friend' and 'justice'.

What a relief! We had a day off from the bearded bore: QUENTIN LETTS on yesterday in Parliament

Shadow First Secretary of State Angela Eagle speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday December 9, 2015. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Compared to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Eagle was a pleasure to behold during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, writes QUENTIN LETTS.

Former RAF man who took job as a handyman for Formula One hero's ex-wife but ended up in her bed is now battling for a big slice of her £10million fortune 

Jason Patrick was given a job at Faylands House in Oxfordshire, the property of Daphne McKinley - ex-wife of Formula One racing legend Guy Edwards -before the pair started a relationship

Mother left with a fractured skull after yobs hurled a brick through the widow of a bus she was travelling on

A mother of two was left with a fractured skull after yobs chucked a brick through the window of the bus she was riding on. Jo Brandon, from Birmingham, said the pain was 'indescribable'.

University's Islamic society president resigns after tweet saying 'homosexuality is a disease of the heart and the mind' is found on his account

Muhammed Patel left the society at Goldsmiths, University of London after it was revealed tweets such as 'homosexuality is a disease of the heart and the mind' had been found on his account.

The woman who doesn't recognise her own REFLECTION: Mother-of-two who suffers from face blindness can't remember what her children look like 

KC Andrew, 60, from Portland, Oregon, has prosopagnosia or facial blindness. The medical condition means she can't recognise her own face, or that of her children, friends or colleagues.

Gym-going bride-to-be, 28, who has NEVER smoked is diagnosed with incurable lung cancer after going to the doctors with a cough

Bride-to-be Alisha Barnett who has NEVER smoked diagnosed with lung cancer

Alisha Barnett, 28, from Borough, south London, was very fit and regularly competed in triathlons (inset) before her diagnosis. She had just completed a 100-mile bike ride when she developed a cough. When it wouldn't go, further tests revealed she had stage 4 lung cancer. She is now undergoing life-prolonging chemotherapy (right) and is set to get married later this month to her partner of four years, 31-year-old Jon Douglas. Pictured left at her hen party, she described herself as 'lucky.' She said: 'I am lucky. It sounds so lame but anyone could die at any time. I don't want to be depressed. People have a lot worse.'

They know the drill now - it's their third flood in ten years: ROBERT HARDMAN speaks to the families who are used to clearing-up the deluge after being hit by widespread flooding time and time again

Over the weekend Emma Mawson, 28, was pictured sweeping floodwater from her family home in Keswick, Cumbria, and four days later the huge clean-up operation continues.

Soldier saved me from the nightmare: 'Terrified' 79-year-old widow who was carried from flooded home by the Army is yet to return home but admits 'war-like spirit' is getting her through

Margaret McCraken, 79, is helped from her home in Broad Street in Carlisle through the floods by members of the armed forces who have been called in to help evacuate people who wish to move. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday December 6, 2015. The Environment Agency declared 130 flood warnings, while residents in some areas were evacuated from their homes. Rain continued to fall overnight in Scotland, northern England and northern parts of Wales, and is likely to continue for a few hours yet, forecasters said.See PA story WEATHER Winter. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Margaret McCraken, 79, was helped from her home in Broad Street in Carlisle, Cumbria, by members of the armed forces who were called in to help evacuate people after Storm Desmond moved in.

'Miracle' cow that was swept away by Storm Desmond floods is found safe and well on a golf course TWENTY miles away

Farmer Gordon Tweedie was left devastated after he helplessly watched his entire herd of 45 cattle get swept up in the flood water which hit his farm near the village of Great Salkeld, Cumbria.

He's wheelie in trouble! Police hunt for 'shoplifter' who 'stole a case of Lucozade from his local Co-op' while riding a HOVERBOARD 

'Shoplifter' wanted after 'stealing from Mitcham Co-op' on a HOVERBOARD 

Detectives are looking to hear from anyone who recognises the two-wheeled shoplifter (pictured) following what appears to be a fairly ballsy raid on a London branch of Co-op earlier in the year. The store's security cameras caught him whirl into the shop clad in a grey hooded tracksuit with blue beams shining from his self-balancing board. Nonchalant in every way, the man breezes through the front entrance and into the shop's drinks aisle. Without hesitation, he then picks up a 20-pack of Lucozade (top left and right), holding it in both hands. Using his feet to manoeuvre his position, the thief then rolls back towards the door (bottom left) and makes his escape.

Are our phones too SMART for us? Owners use only a third of the apps and features on their super-advanced handsets, study finds

The average consumer uses just a third of the 40-odd features available on their smartphone. Almost two-thirds of people say they do not know all the features of their handsets.

The secret of giving good directions: Scientists find order of words is critical - and say you should always start with a landmark and end with the destination

Child wearing sunglasses reads a map.

The University of Aberdeen found how you order your words may be the secret to giving good directions. The best way is to begin with a landmark and end it with the destination.

Britain's most married man will spend Christmas with would-be wife number nine in the Philippines after number 8 dumped him for sharing bed with masseuse 

Ron Sheppard, who is still living with his eight wife in Martock, Somerset, will spend the festive season with call centre worker Cristel Marquez after secretly chatting her up online.

'I'm a British voter, get me out of here': Cameron warns migrant crisis could push the UK to leave the European Union

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for a joint news conference with his Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo in Warsaw, Poland December 10, 2015.       REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The Prime Minister is in Poland today to try to rescue his renegotiation of the UK's membership of the EU amid a deepening row over his demands for curbs on benefits for migrants.

'Twitter trolls would have stopped us taking on the Nazis': Labour's Chris Bryant says MPs should ignore web abuse over ISIS air strikes in Syria

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Labour politicians on campaign trail ahead of Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, Manchester, Britain - 06 Feb 2014

Rachel Reeves, MP for Leeds West and Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda and Shadow Minister for Welfare Reform, joined Labour candidate Mike Kane on the campaign trail ahead of the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, following the death of MP Paul Goggins. They visit the home of Tony Gunning (51) who suffers from hereditary adult polycystic kidney disease and is on dialysis, who says he is adversely affected by the bedroom tax.


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Chris Bryant, the shadow Leader of the Commons spoke out about the rise of 'political extremism' after online trolls attacked him for defying Jeremy Corbyn in messages such as: 'I hope you die screaming'.

Warning over 'sociopathic and dangerous' Tatler Tory: Party chiefs received memo a month before activist's death claiming Mark Clarke's 'bullying tactic were well known'

Conservative Party officials received a memo branding the Tatler Tory 'sociopathic' and 'dangerous' a month before the suicide of an activist who said he had been bullied by him.

Pensioner pulled from rubble with his hair on fire after his home was destroyed in huge gas explosion as he refilled butane cigarette lighter 

Walton-on-the-Naze pensioner pulled from rubble with his hair on fire after gas explosion

Charles Mann was rescued from under his home in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, by neighbours around 7.30pm on Tuesday. The 82-year-old suffered only minor injuries but his £250,000 bungalow, pictured before the incident (top left) and after (bottom left and right), was destroyed after the roof caved in and outer walls collapsed. Mr Mann's son, John, heard the explosion and initially feared his father had been killed. He described his father as 'amazingly lucky'.

Bus driver who stopped to give a homeless man £5 is tracked down by a passenger and rewarded with presents

Faris Khalifa and Stephen Humphris. Mr Humphris is a bus driver from Prescot who stopped his bus to give £5 to a homeless man in the rain. Mr Khalifa saw his generosity and started a collection to give him a Christmas hamper to reward him for his generosity.

Ex-serviceman Stephen Humphris, 33, stopped his number 86 bus in Liverpool city centre when he saw a homeless man struggling in the pouring rain and offered him a £5 note.

Parents are furious that school bans them from filming their children's nativity play in case they share footage on the internet

Parents of pupils at Gladstone Road Primary in Scarborough, North Yorkshire were astonished to receive a text telling them of the ban just hours before the youngsters were due to go on stage

Newly-wed, 21, spent five days in a coma fighting for her life after suffering a massive stroke before bleeding 'miraculously stopped on its own'

Hannah Grimshaw, 21, from South Yorkshire had been suffering mild headaches but put it down to a busy week at work. She had suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage.

'She made lots of people very happy': With wreathes that read 'SEX' and pallbearers dressed as policemen, brothel madam Cynthia Payne is laid to rest in suitably outrageous fashion

Dozens of mourners dressed in brightly-coloured clothing turned out at the South London cemetery to mark the 'rich and colourful life' of the 82-year-old, who died last month.

Boy, 13, with learning difficulties needed reconstructive surgery after he was brutally attacked by a gang of yobs as he played football with his friends

Jake Aldridge, who has Asperger's syndrome, was left bloodied, bruised and with smashed teeth after being punched to the ground in the unprovoked attack in Sittingbourne, Kent.

I flew the RAF bomber so he could storm the Nazi railyard: Elderly neighbours amazed to discover they both took part in the same WWII mission in Austria

Elderly neighbours were amazed to find they both took part in the same Second World War mission. George Rhodes and Graham Brown, from Somerset, served during a raid on Graz, Austria.

Australian backpacker stopped from renting an Edinburgh apartment because landlord said people from her country were 'drunk and racist'

SpareRoom landlord tells Australian she can't rent Edinburgh room because Aussies are

Laura Gratton, 24, saw the £400-a-month room advertised online and enquired about the possibility of living there having recently moved to Scotland for the first time. But the landlord turn down her request straight away - saying that 'it is well known that Australians are racist' and she would therefore not be a good housemate. And after Miss Gratton - who is working in a restaurant in Edinburgh - pointed out that she is friends with people from all around the world, the man again insisted that 'Australia is the most racist nation'.

Grandmother fined £60 for littering because she was letting her six-year-old granddaughter feed squirrels bits of cake

Sandra Spearing was with her daughter Emma-Louise and granddaughter Lacey, waiting for a taxi to arrive in Sittingbourne, Kent when the incident took place.

Boy, 5, who woke up one day unable to speak is learning to talk again after being diagnosed with ultra-rare condition

Ross Griffiths from Redcar, Teesside, stopped being able to talk when he was 16 months old. Now 5, doctors have diagnosed him with a rare genetic variation where part of a chromosome is missing.

Woman 'on midnight date' on the River Thames dies and her boyfriend remains in hospital after their speedboat capsizes

Emergency services were called to the scene near Wandsworth Bridge after cries for help were heard coming from the river just before midnight.

Depressed mother killed her two daughters and herself because she wrongly thought the eldest girl had cancer

Stoke-on-Trent mother killed her two daughters because she thought eldest had cancer 

Marta Galikowska (left), 27, became convinced that her five-year-old daughter, Maja, was suffering from the disease after she discovered a lump under her jaw, a North Staffordshire inquest today heard. On October 12 last year, she fatally stabbed Maja and her 20-month-old daughter, Olga (both pictured right), at the family's home on Sherwin Road in Stoke-on-Trent while her husband was out at work. She then killed herself, the hearing heard. Galikowska husband, Marcin Galikowskin, 28, discovered the bodies of his wife and the girls after returning from his job as a binman to the semi-detached property at around 6.35pm.

All in the game: Drugs kingpin who put himself through business school to learn how to run an efficient operation just like Idris Elba's character in The Wire is jailed

Zahir Hussain.  A Birmingham drug dealer who bore comparisons to a TV character from The Wire has been jailed for more than six years.  See NTI story NTIWIRE.  Zahir Hussain orchestrated the crack cocaine and heroin operation through a phone network named after himself, the Zee Line.  The 40 year-old was tracked down to a Birmingham city centre apartment in Sheepcote Street by West Midlands Police officers.  A search warrant issued in March last year saw a small quantity of Class A drugs, £10,000 in cash and mobile phones used as part of the operation discovered.  Officers also found Hussain had been studying small business management, similar to the TV character Stringer Bell. Hussain, of Trafalgar Grove, Yardley, was sentenced to six years and three months for conspiracy to supply drugs at Birmingham Crown Court last week (3 December).

Zahir Hussain, 40, ran a sophisticated crack and heroin supply network in Birmingham, while taking a small business course at college to improve his understanding of the drugs trade.

Fake aristocrat who ran up thousands of pounds in hotel bills while pretending to be the Duke of Marlborough is jailed 

Alexander Wood (pictured), 34, used the name of Jamie Spencer at The Great Northern Hotel, near Kings Cross in London and managed to get away without paying his £2,278 bill.

VC war hero Johnson Beharry to face trial after 'refusing to tell police who was driving his £150,000 Ferrari during traffic offence'

Lance Sergeant Beharry, from the Isle of Dogs, East London, allegedly failed to disclose who was driving his £150,000 Ferrari California during a traffic offence in the north of the capital earlier this year.

Mother-of-four was locked in an outside toilet by her jealous lesbian lover who then set the building on fire and told her 'You can stay in there and burn' 

Vicious Leanne Grantham, 22 (pictured), of Louth, repeatedly strangled partner Hayley Hinman, 35, after accusing her of having an affair while they were drinking with a group of friends at a wine bar.

Senior policeman 'called prostitutes on his police Blackberry while on duty and disclosed sensitive details about girl's murder on Facebook' 

Inspector Lee Lyons (pictured), of Sussex Police, is alleged to have arranged for the services of a woman for after he had finished his shift. He is also accused of sharing private police information.

British mother who told her husband she was taking their children to a birthday party before trying to take them to Syria to live under Sharia law is guilty of abduction

FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic Stateís gruesome rampage across the Middle East has united the world in horror but left it divided over how to refer to the group, with observers adopting different acronyms based on their translation of an archaic geographical term and the extent to which they want to needle the group. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)

The 34-year-old finance worker from Bradford told her husband she was taking the children to a birthday party, but instead she fled to Heathrow and began a journey to Raqqa in Syria.

Rapist who told his terrified victim to Google his name and that of his double-murderer brother to frighten her into silence is jailed for 13 years

Rapist Floyd Clifton told his victim to Google his name and that of his double-murderer

Floyd Clifton, left, stalked a university student and then tricked his way into her flat in Canterbury, before attacking her as she slept next to her friend. When the women woke up, he told them to look up his family online so they would know what he and his brother were capable of. Clifton's brother Brett, right, is serving life after he murdered an elderly couple, inset, for whom he worked nearly 10 years ago and burgled their belongings.

Two men are arrested after police discover female human remains in garden 12 years after mother-of-three went missing 

Natalia Doherty, 50, was last seen in Eastbourne, East Sussex, on April 15, 2003. Police have now found skeletal remains in a garden in Luton, Bedfordshire

Nine children. One mum and dad. ZERO benefits Meet an utterly inspiring family of the sort you feared no longer existed 

The Barrett family has two parents and nine kids aged between five and 27. Ann and William, 51, still live in the house they bought as a young couple. The family have never claimed child benefits.

Labour councillor is suspended 'after police found hundreds of pounds worth of former legal high meow meow in his flat'

Tom Neilson, 32, was held alongside his 26-year-old lodger after police raided the property last month. They were both held on suspicion of possessing the former legal high with intent to supply.

Mother subjected her own daughter to 'unspeakable' sexual abuse and sent pictures of the incestuous assaults to her pervert boyfriend

The 38-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sent the images to her porn-obsessed lover Paul Whalley (pictured), whom she met through an internet dating site.

Algerian man found with fake Belgian ID and 11,000 terror images on his phone after moving to UK is jailed for two years 

Mourad Mosdefaoui, who entered the UK seven years ago and was living in Edinburgh, put three posts on Facebook celebrating ISIS and their terrorist acts

'It's sad when I think about the things she can't do any more': Timothy West reveals the pain of watching wife Prunella Scales slowly slip away to dementia

Timothy West reveals pain of watching wife Prunella Scales slip away to dementia

Timothy West told Piers Morgan's Life Stories (right) that while he cherishes the time he has with his wife, Prunella Scales (pictured, left, with Mr West in 2010), the effects of dementia can make communication between them difficult. 'The sad thing is that you just watch the gradual disappearance of the person you knew and loved and were very close to,' he said in the moving TV interview. Miss Scales, best known for her role in the classic comedy Fawlty Towers, told in 2013 how she was struggling with her memory, and could not even recall the year she married her husband (inset: the couple beam after the 1963 ceremony).

Take Netflix, Amazon Prime and iPlayer on holiday: EU to agree rules ending ban on downloading and streaming abroad

Watching TV via BBC iPlayer on an Apple iPad.

The European Commission wants to allow subscribers to use their log-in anywhere in the EU to end national limits on downloading or streaming films, TV shows, music or games.

Whole grains DO cause flatulence and more toilet trips - but this is a sign of good intestinal health, experts claim

Those eating processed wheat rather than whole grains said they felt more bloated and tired as a result, according to a study by the University of Copenhagen.

Burly banker seen in five-inch heels on the trading floor with Kate says his children now want him to go on I'm A Celebrity - and admits he might have gone a bit far with his VERY risqué homemade hotpants

Nigel Halligan says he has been inundated with messages from old school friends after his hairy legs were plastered all over the internet following a charity fancy dress trading event at ICAP in London.

Ho-ho-how old? Pensioner still uses the same Christmas tree his mother bought 78 YEARS ago - with fairy lights that have survived for 40 years

Pensioner uses the same Christmas tree his mother bought 78 years ago

Derek Parker, 78, was born in the same year his mother Lilly first put up the 3ft artificial tree, and it has graced the family home in Somerset every Christmas since. While the tree is increasingly fragile, it has survived seven house moves and is still brought out every year to be enjoyed by Mr Parker, his wife Sybil, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple, who were given the tree when they married in 1957, bought a set of fairy lights 40 years ago and have never had to replace them. They are pictured with the tree this year, left, and in 1967, right.

Do you work for one of Britain's best employers? Travel website, hiring firm and a 'digital agency' you've probably never heard of are named as UK's most rewarding companies

Travel firm Expedia was praised by staff for its generous compensation package, inclusive work environment and good company ethics, while London Underground was praised for its pension.

Terminally ill father-of-four writes down his vows after throat cancer took his voice so he can finally tie the knot with his partner of 38 years

Terence Reeves, 57, finally tied the knot with teenage sweetheart Josie Flynn, 55, at a hospice in Birmingham, yesterday afternoon. He was diagnosed with throat cancer last year.

'It was like The Hunger Games meets the Duke of Edinburgh Award': Oxford University students camp outside estate agents for THREE DAYS to try and reserve the house they want

Students dressed up in ski gear with one student even donning a helmet to protect himself from the elements in scenes compared to 'Hunger Games meets Duke of Edinburgh'.

Caiman have a go if you think you're hard enough! Plucky jaguar takes on unsuspecting reptile before dragging it into the forest for a feast 

Leen Gillis' video shows a jaguar attacking a caiman in Brazil

Dramatic footage shows the ruthless predator prowling along the banks of the Black Little River in Porto Jofre in Brazil's Northern Pantanal before it leaps on the unsuspecting reptile. Tourists gasped as the jaguar splashed down into the water and wrestled with the caiman, somehow managing to escape the reptile's jaws. The adolescent male jaguar, who is new to the area, then struggled to lift its prey on to the riverbank - but eventually succeeded and spent the next few days feasting.

That's not the birdie he was aiming for! Cheeky crow flies off with golfball plucked from the course in its beak

A wildlife photographer in Guernsey snapped a cheeky crow taking off with a golfers ball. Colin Mucklow, 52, spotted the bird taking off near the island's L'ancresse Golf Course.

Turtle-y delicious! Hungry alligator gulps down two whole reptiles in one go

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - In a series of extraordinary - and graphic - photos, the alligator crushes the turtle's shell with his teeth and wolfs its bloody carcass down its throat.

He's brave! Mountaineer keeps his cool in staggering heat to take a stunning selfie in front of an active VOLCANO

Nik Halik, 45, from Los Angeles, took the remarkable selfie while climbing the Benbow volcano on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu.

Is this the world's most disturbing tourist attraction? Inside the decommissioned US prison where an electric chair nicknamed 'Old Sparky' is the central attraction 

Built in 1966, the gothic inspired West Virginia State Penitentiary once housed some of America's most dangerous and reprehensible inmates but has now re-opened as a tourist attraction.

Holy bank balance, Batman: Enthusiast spent $250,000 creating a perfect replica of the Batmobile (but now sells them for even more)

Mark Racop, of Logansport, Indiana, built his first replica Batmobile at the age of 19, and has continued to perfect his method ever since - even getting officially licensed by DC Comics.

From the gulags to a 'five star jail': Inside Putin's £115million detention centre that is the largest in Europe with 4,000 inmates, a concert hall and even a museum

Inside Vladimir Putin's £115m detention centre Kresty-2 in St Petersburg

This is the first glimpse inside the largest detention centre in Europe that is currently preparing to open on the outskirts of Vladimir Putin's home city of St Petersburg. The giant jail (pictured is the interior and exterior) will hold 4,000 inmates and replaces the notorious Kresty prison which housed political prisoners during the tsarist and Soviet eras. Called Kresty-2, the new penitentiary, announced personally by Putin nine years ago, will accommodate both men and women - including those with young children - in separate facilities.

'A Palestinian state will help fight terrorism,' say Nobel winners: Tunisian quartet call for the elimination of all 'hot spots all over the world' as they receive Peace Prize 

A Tunisian pro-democracy
group accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and called for the fight against terrorism and helping Palestinians to achieve self-determination as global priorities.

Does Kim Jong-un have a HYDROGEN bomb? North Korean leader makes chilling suggestion that country is now capable of launching devastating weapon 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has proudly claimed that the secret state has developed a hydrogen bomb, a step up from the less powerful atomic bomb.

EU starts legal action against Greece, Italy and Croatia for failing to fingerprint migrants: Tens of thousands have not been registered over last few months

Greece has only fingerprinted around 121,000 of the almost 500,000 people who arrived there between July 20 and November 30 this year, according to the European Commission.

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The Turkish village that got rich quick thanks to a METEORITE: Savvy residents squirrelled away bits of rock before selling them online to scientists and collectors

The 3,200 impoverished residents of Saricicek, in south east Turkey, have become rich almost overnight after selling off pieces of the meteorite that crashed into their village in September.

Volkswagen's emissions scandal was a result of systemic rule-breaking, rather than just a few rogue engineers, chairman admits as he says winning back trust is essential

At a remarkable press conference in Germany today, company bosses said 'winning back trust' was their main challenge after the damning revelations emerged three months ago.

Just another day in paradise: ISIS release bizarre series of pictures showing how they spend their down time diving, building boats and FISHING

Bizarre ISIS pictures show jihadis diving, boat building and FISHING

Islamic State has released a bizarre series of pictures showing extremists taking time off from their bloodthirsty jihad to go fishing, boat building and diving (pictured) in the Euphrates River. Photographs of the surreal scenes show them posing by the water's edge with fish, grinning proudly while they hold up their catch. Some are seen still carrying their automatic machine guns, while others are dressed in camouflage fatigues and their faces remain concealed.

Astonishing DIY rocket made out of gas canisters among the homemade arsenal seized by Iraqi forces after storming an ISIS arms depot in Ramadi

Iraqi forces paraded rockets made from gas canisters (pictured) through the besieged city and laid out hundreds of explosive shells after a breakthrough battle against the terror group

British army officer turned mercenary and an Australian among 15 killed in Yemen fighting Iranian-backed rebels

The officer, named locally as Colonel Arthur Kingston and Australian Phillip Streetman were killed in heavy fighting in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz after rebels attacked the mercenary's base.

'Stay in Syria, no matter how difficult it is': Devastated refugee implores would-be migrants not to risk perilous crossing after his wife and SEVEN children died 

Syrian man loses entire family on boat

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Ali Al Sahau lost his entire family when his vessel sunk in the Aegean sea near Greece while trying to escape his war-torn country for a new life in Europe.

STEPHEN GLOVER: A clown, yes. But despite the knee-jerk scorn for Mr Trump, there is a scintilla of truth in what he says

MT. PLEASANT, SC - DECEMBER 7: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary is scheduled for February 20, 2016.   Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP\n== FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Let's agree that presidential candidate Donald Trump is a coarse figure who loves nothing more than offending people with outrageous statements, writes STEPHEN GLOVER.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The insidious plot to curb your right to know

There are no prizes for guessing why ministers, town halls, universities and the ranks of the public sector are demanding strict curbs on requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.