The drug mule's makeover: Incredible transformation of 'Peru Two' Brit as she shows off new blonde hair and smarter, slimmer look in first interview since leaving jail for smuggling £1.5m of cocaine

‘Peru two’ drugs mule Michaella McCollum Connolly in first interview

Michaella McCollum Connolly, 23, has claimed 'a moment of madness' triggered her decision to attempt to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million from Peru to Spain. Speaking in her first interview since being paroled, McCollum Connolly, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, (pictured now, right) looked a world away from the stony faced young woman who was caught at Lima Airport in 2013 with 24lbs of the Class A drug. The infamous 'hair donut' do had been replaced with long blonde locks, and the 23-year-old wore a smart white blazer over ripped black jeans and a black top, opting for red lipstick with matching nails. She was released effectively on parole on Thursday night after serving two years and three months. It is not yet known whether the terms of her release will allow her to return home or if she will have to remain in Peru for some time. McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid, also 23, from Lenzie, Scotland, (pictured inset when they were arrested at Lima Airport) became known as the 'Peru Two' after being imprisoned in 2013 for six years and eight months for trying to smuggle cocaine from Peru to Spain.

'I refused to become a traumatised, grief-stricken single father': Thomas Cohen on the death of his wife Peaches Geldof from a heroin overdose and how her 'sweet' family has helped him cope

Peaches Geldof's widower Thomas Cohen describes how family helped him

Thomas Cohen, the father of Peaches' two young sons, said Bob Geldof and his daughters have supported him in the two years since his wife's death, describing their relationship as 'very close'. The musician, 25, also revealed that caring for his children gave him a sense of purpose in the months after the tragedy, saying he 'refused to become a traumatised, grief-stricken single father'. Cohen was just 23 when he discovered his 25-year-old wife collapsed at their country home in Kent following an accidental heroin overdose.

Brexit campaign is four points ahead, latest poll reveals

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The survey reveals the greatest support for staying In the EU comes from young voters - but apathy from 18 to 34-year-olds could help the Out camp to victory on June 23.

Shamed footballer Adam Johnson 'burst into tears' as soon as he saw 'girlfriend' Stacey Johnson when she visited him in prison

Adam Johnson, 28, is said to have sobbed during the meeting with Stacey Flounders (pictured) at Armley Prison in Leeds, where he is serving a six-year sentence for child sex offences.

Duchess of Cambridge to pack 15 outfits and a pair of £106 hiking boots for her six-day tour of India and Bhutan with William

The Duchess of Cambridge is reported to be taking 12 to 15 outfits for the upcoming trip with William, including clothing suitable for the hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery.

Chilling video shows final moments of eight-year-old US girl, 8, shopping with her mother in Walmart while the man suspected of raping and murdering her loiters nearby - then quietly 'lures her away'

Video shows last moments of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle killed by man in Florida

Chilling video and phone recordings released by Florida State Attorney's Office reveal the last moments of Cherish Perrywinkle (pictured inset, and left and right in orange dress), the eight-year-old girl who was kidnapped from a Walmart in 2013, then raped and murdered before her body was found in front of a church. Cherish was in Walmart with her mother and sisters when they were approached by a man (pictured left and right in black shirt) who offered to help them shop - a man who, it is believed, lured Cherish away before committing the barbaric acts. And the recently released recordings give a fuller picture of how that happened.

Government WILL step in to help a buyer for the Port Talbot steel works - but Sajid Javid admits he DIDN'T KNOW Tata would announce a sale before flying to Australia 

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The Business Secretary, pictured, was forced to admit he had been caught out by Tata's decision to get out of the UK steel business - confessing the firm went further than he had expected.

Arsenal and Chelsea rubbish 'false' claims players were involved in doping scandal after British doctor claimed he gave performance enhancing drugs to 150 sports stars

London based Dr Mark Bonar, who operates from a private clinic, met with undercover reporters and revealed in the past six years he has treated more than 150 British sports people, it has been claimed.

'My girl patients pretended to be madly jealous!' Sick letter paedophile Jimmy Savile wrote to Margaret Thatcher after meeting her in 1979 

The paedophile DJ wrote the note to the late Prime Minister after meeting her in 1979 while he was fundraising for the Stoke Mandeville spinal injuries unit in Buckinghamshire.

Pictured: Vernon Kay puts on a united front with wife Tess Daly at family party as page 3 girl he is accused of sexting claims he's the home wrecker, not her

Vernon Kay and wife Tess Daly appear in high spirits as they put on a united front

Their marriage is currently under intense scrutiny, as he battles a myriad of claims surrounding a 'sexting' furore with engaged glamour model Rhian Sugden. But Vernon Kay and his wife Tess Daly appeared to be happy than ever when they attended a friend's birthday party on Saturday night. 

Saudi Arabia has executed 82 people already this year - including 47 on one day

Saudi Arabia executed a citizen convicted of murder on Thursday, brining the total number of death sentences to 82 this year in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Beauty tips from the top: The women who make their living making you look good share their secrets

Victoria Woodhall learns tricks of the trade from women who make their living making other women beautiful, including a beauty blogger and naturopathic doctor.

Toddlers could spend up to 10 hours a day in nursery under a £1billion Government scheme to help working mothers 

Under the Government scheme, nurseries across Britain could be kept open seven days a week and welcome in children from as early as 6am right through until 8pm to help out working parents.

Obnoxious driver pulls out early, cuts in... then threatens to back into the car behind him during staggering road rage incident

Driver pulls out early, cuts in and threatens to back into the car behind

The furious exchange, near a shopping complex in the north of England, started when a Volkswagen Golf driver recklessly pulled out from a junction mere seconds before another car was about to pass (top right). What followed was a catalogue of reckless driving techniques which included cutting in, switching lanes abruptly (bottom right) and even arguing with other motorists at traffic lights (pictured left). Thankfully no one was hurt during any of the infuriating incidents, captured on dashcam, but such was the lack of care taken that it could have easily been a row that ended in disaster.

I am gay, reveals Scottish Labour leader: Kezia Dugdale speaks about her sexuality for the first time - and becomes the fourth of country's party chiefs to come out

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, pictured, has revealed she has a female partner in an interview in which she disclosed details about her private life for the first time.

Female AirFrance cabin crew are ordered to wear headscarves when flights to Iran resume later this month 

Some female Air France cabin crew are resisting an airline ruling that they should wear a headscarf while in Tehran, when flights to the Iranian capital resume later this month.

Sir Tom Jones cancels gig in Manila amid reports that his wife is seriously ill

Sir Tom Jones cancelled the gig in the Philippines due to the sudden illness, which was reported to be his wife of 59 years Linda, a claim that has since been denied by his management.

Bizarre suicide bids on seafront: Police rescue a woman near a cliff before a man then jumps off - followed by the woman 

Police were caught out by a bizarre double suicide bid when they rescued a woman near a cliff on Brighton seafront, only for a man to then jump off it - closely followed by the woman herself.

£172million... is what we OVERSPENT on Foreign Aid last year by mistake - as sneaked out by the Government on Friday. That's enough to keep Port Talbot steel plant alive for six months

Government OVERSPENT £172million on Foreign Aid last year by mistake

The extraordinary figure was part of a massive £513 million rise in foreign aid in 2015 following the Government's decision to set a controversial new target. Port Talbot steelworker Paul Stanton, pictured with wife Mary, left, said it 'beggars belief' that money is being poured into things like the Nigerian leather industry (right), while families like his are facing devastation.

Top Tory demands Britain stop 'spraying around' aid cash after it emerges £200MILLION was spent in Tanzania despite it rigging an election

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Liam Fox claimed the figures showed the Department for International Development was spraying money around to hit its target of spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid.

You pay two Palestinian terrorists who left this British woman for dead and killed her friend £9,000 each every year - as a 'REWARD'

Two Palestinian terrorists left Kay Wilson (pictured) for dead in an orgy of violence in Jerusalem in which Kristine Luken, an American, was killed back in 2010.

A nation roars: Our official foreign aid e-petition is the biggest for a newspaper, the fastest to 100,000 and secured a Commons debate - and it was all down to YOU 

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It took less than 24 hours to reach the crucial target, which means MPs must consider holding a debate on the call to abolish Britain's commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid.

Aid Minister and the scandal school tsar: We give Pakistan £700m each year towards education - yet its supremo is being probed over 5,000 schools that don't exist. Here he is... with Justine Greening

Punjab alone gets £383m and the schools minister is Rana Mashhood (pictured) is under investigation for corruption, yet met the International Development Secretary in London last year.

PETER HITCHENS: Privatisation! Free trade! Shares for all! The great con that ruined Britain

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I am so sorry now that I fell for the great Thatcher-Reagan promise. I believed all that stuff about privatisation and free trade and the unrestrained market, writes PETER HITCHENS.

Tories 'only agreed to foreign aid target because they were terrified of Bob Geldof' as PM tried to shake off the 'nasty Party' image

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A recent biography of the Prime Minister said he and Chancellor George Osborne considered abandoning the 0.7 per cent target in 2012 - but decided against to 'avoid war with charities'.

We can't pay 0.7 per cent on foreign aid: From PM's ex-speechwriter IAN BIRRELL, a savage analysis of aid hypocrisy - and from the MoS, a badge to display with pride! 

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I admire the Prime Minister as a politician. Yet there is one major point of difference: my abhorrence for his Government's blinkered obsession with foreign aid, writes IAN BIRRELL.

When we fix aid rate, it's to help US, not them, says Nobel Prize winning economist ANGUS DEATON

Hundreds of millions of people around the world live with great poverty and poor health. That the British people want to help them is not in doubt, is wholly admirable and, arguably, is their duty.

Ex-Foreign Aid Ministry Man: The more we give, the more we're promoted - and we face a 'frantic scramble' to spend your money 

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An insider has revealed how Department for International Development employees are pushed to spend because of the commitment to using 0.7 per cent of the nation's income on foreign aid.

Business guru DIGBY JONES launches rocket at politicians who spend on nations awash with cash: Britain! Get angry... we WILL end the madness!

The people of the United Kingdom are among the most generous on the planet. Not a global appeal for help after a natural disaster goes by without the Brits digging deep.

Barbecue season begins! Britain is hotter than Ibiza... but experts warn spring heatwave will bring 'agricultural smog' of toxic chemicals

UK weather to be hotter than the Med as highs of 64.4F

Parts of London and the south east will be bathed in sunlight this afternoon with temperatures peaking between 3-4pm. Yesterday forecasters thought the increasing warmth over the weekend would result in the hottest day of the year so far. Although it will be close, today's mercury high is unlikely to reach the 65.6F (18.7C) set in Braemar, Scotland on March 17.But those with the barbecue out in the garden can relax knowing Britain is set to be hotter than both Madrid and Lisbon today. Temperatures in the Spanish and Portuguese capitals will only reach around 59F (15C) later. But Met Office forecaster, Emma Boorman, said the conditions were set to change in the coming days. She told MailOnline: 'The temperature is turning colder at the start of the coming working week with some rain which is about what we would expect for this time of year.

EU to announce 'Dublin rules' overhaul as deal with Turkey to send back all migrants comes into force tomorrow

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The 'Dublin rules' states that a migrant must claim asylum in the first country they arrive in, putting a huge burden on countries such as Greece - a main entry point with an already strained economy.

Report shows the NHS is nearly at breaking point as massive influx of EU migrants forces doctors to take on 1.5million extra patients in just three years

The rising numbers of foreign nationals arriving at Britain's borders from mainland Europe has led to doctors taking on an extra 1.5million people on in the past three years alone.

SAS recruits its first openly gay soldier in 75-year history: Iraq hero, 27, lives with his male partner and is training to be a sniper

A 27-year-old SAS sergeant of Herefordshire is the first to come out as openly gay in its history, after joining the service in 2014 following tours of Iraq and Afghanistan with the army.

It wouldn't have been a good knighthood for me if there wasn't a knighthood for him: The riddle of why comedy legend never became Sir Ronnie is solved

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that funnyman Ronnie Corbett didn't want to be a Sir - because his close friend and lifelong comedy partner Ronnie Barker was not accorded the same honour.

Horrific moment Muslim woman is mown down by grinning far-right activist who then stops to take a PICTURE during anti-Islam rally in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek

Muslim woman mown down by far-right activist during anti-Islam rally in the Brussels'

Shocking footage has emerged of a Muslim woman being run down in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek during an anti-Islam rally, by a car which had broken through a police barricade. The woman (bottom) was thrown off the car's bonnet and skidded along the road, while the driver continued moving forward and appeared to run over her legs. The passenger (top) even appears to lean out of the window to take a photo after breaking through the police barricade. It came as tensions escalated in the Belgian capital, with police out in force to ward off trouble after local authorities banned the scheduled anti-Islam rally and any counter-protests. Several hundred people attempted to gather in defiance of the ban in the troubled neighbourhood of Molenbeek, which has become known as the 'jihadi capital of Europe' after it emerged that a number of the Brussels and Paris terror attackers had connections with the district.

British aid sent to help war torn areas in Syria is being siphoned off by corrupt officials and ending up in the hands of jihadis 

Funds from a British aid programme which was setup to help restore vital infrastructure for civilians in war-torn areas of Syria has fallen into the hands of Islamist rebels including al-Qaeda.

RAF splashes £2.6billion on nine new spy planes that can hack terrorists' calls and emails

Each Boeing P-8 Poseidon will have the capacity to deliver GCHQ-style intelligence gathering, with the facilities to hack terrorists' communications and track their movements.

Revealed, a new British weapon in the war on terror: 'Transformer' heli-planes to scramble SAS to fight IS in the UK 

The £43million heli-plane nicknamed the 'Transformer' will be used by SAS high alert troops who are currently training to use the V22 Osprey at their headquarters near Hereford.

Just when you thought the world's most public custody battle couldn't get more bitter, an astonishing Instagram insult from Madonna's Rocco: I'M A SON OF A BITCH

Madonna's son Rocco posts 'I'M A SON OF A B*TCH' to his Instagram account amid custody

It is a custody battle that has grown so bitter even a judge has begged Madonna (left) and Guy Ritchie (bottom right) to make peace. For four months, the former A-list power couple have fought over the future of their son Rocco (right), who is refusing to return to New York to be with his mother. And now the singer has reportedly been left devastated after a social media account apparently set up by the 15-year-old has - very publicly - branded her a bitch.

Police grow concerned for missing teenager, 16, who was has not been seen since leaving a relatives home on Friday night 

Jade Boyle, 16, was last spotted by a family member at around 11pm on Friday April 1 leaving a relative's house in the Goodwood Gardens area of Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Each minute closer to London adds £3,000 to the price of a property in London's commuter belt, new research reveals 

A survey of 100,000 house sales recorded around 314 stations on the outskirts of London found just how remarkably prices rise as the address edges closer to the city - and they are only set to increase.

Britain's original City superwoman Nicola Horlick reveals she was forced to hire bodyguards after kidnap threats against her five children

The 55-year-old, who lives in Barnes, south west London, revealed how her high profile made her fear for her children's safety. She also spoke about the death of her daughter Georgina.

The DIY beauty tips making your skin WORSE: Expert reveals which popular hacks including setting make-up with hairspray do more harm than good 

Women have shared the worst skincare advice they've been given, from using washing-up liquid on greasy skin, to treating pores with PVA glue - but skincare expert Sharon Hilditch urges caution.

Matrix director Lilly Wachowski makes her first public appearance as a woman - six years after her sister also came out as transgender

Lilly Wachowski makes first public appearance since coming out as transgender at the GLAAD

Director Lilly Wachowski walked the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California, Saturday evening (left), a month after announcing her gender transition to a woman. She couldn't keep a smile off her face as she accepted the award for Outstanding Drama Series for her Netflix show Sense8 (right), beating out more well-known shows including Grey's Anatomy and Empire. It comes six years after Wachowski's sister Lana came out as transgender (inset together before Lilly's transition).

Desperate women conned into sex... by rogue sperm donors who insist on 'natural insemination'

A Mail on Sunday investigation has revealed that thousands of women may have suffered abuse from people claiming to be donors on unregulated websites that allow people to meet.

Toddler aged three has been questioned by police for allegedly sexually abusing another child

The youngster was questioned by officers over claims of 'sexual activity' with two other children aged seven and five in a case recorded by Durham police.

Kate will host a £10,000-a-head ultra-exclusive charity gala for 80 members of high society 

The Duchess of Cambridge is to host a party for members of high society at Houghton Hall, Palladian stately home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

Prince George's adorable (and very unusual) new friend - a baby elephant called Scratch in Grandfather's private garden 

Scratch, the 3ft model elephant is said to be liked very much by the young prince - which will come as a relief to Prince Charles who has admitted to redesigning his gardens to be more child-friendly.

Yorkshire village with 43 houses and a manor that has been undeveloped for 50 years is on sale for £20million after being owned by the same family for 150 years 

Entire Yorkshire village with 43 houses and a manor home that has been undeveloped for 50

From its pub to its sports pavilion, the whole of West Heslerton, near Malton, North Yorkshire, (pictured main in an aerial photograph) has gone on the market for £20million after being owned by the Dawnay family for 150 years. The centre-piece of the estate is the 21-bedroom West Heslerton Hall (inset left). The lot also includes 43 cottages (some pictured inset right), a garage, and more than 2,000 acres of countryside.

Suspected debris from missing flight MH370 found by holidaymakers after being washed up on island east of Mauritius

Guests staying at a hotel on Rodrigues Island found what is thought to be wreckage from the plane that disappeared two years ago with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

'I was doing fine but didn't realise it': Mother reveals how comparing herself with other parents on 'BeatYourselfUpBook' made her feel like a failure

A mother-of-four has taken to Mumsnet to say she wishes she had been easier on herself while bringing up her children. Her post was met with an outpouring of support from fellow parents.

Middle class families hit by soaring bills for inheritance tax as rising house prices will boost the total paid to more than £4BILLION

Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Asda Supermarket in Trafford, Manchester, as the new national living wage comes into force. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 1, 2016. Unions welcomed the £7.20 hourly rate for adults - increasing by 50p from £6.70 - but said it was not fair that younger workers were missing out, while business groups warned that firms' paybills will "ratchet up". See PA story INDUSTRY Wage. Photo credit should read: Joel Goodman/PA Wire

New figures indicate that this year's death duties bill is on track to be more than a fifth higher than last year - boosted by an unexpected rise in the number of pensioners dying of flu.

Glass skyscrapers are 'robbing London of its greatest assets': Campaigners fight to stop high-rise developments turning picturesque Thames into a 'generic global city' 

An eight-mile stretch of the Thames should be made into a designated conservation area to stop London becoming 'blighted by piecemeal highrise development', claims Historic England.

Where did he go? Ant and Dec are left floundering after James Nesbitt vanishes in Saturday Night Takeaway technical glitch

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway suffers technical glitch

The live season finale on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, filmed on a cruise ship in Barcelona, suffered a few sinking moments, most notably when voiceover James Nesbitt (inset on the show) disappeared for part of the evening. During a chat with the much-loved Little Ant and Dec, the camera awkwardly cut to the Cold Feet star's mic - but he was nowhere to be seen (right). Ant and Dec (left) later tried to speak to Nesbitt, but he was still missing from his narrating duties.

Grade II townhouse that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his favourite Sherlock Holmes story after staying there is going on the market for £1.5million 

Church Hatch, an outstanding Grade II listed property in Dorset, is believed to be where the creative spark for 'Adventure of the Speckled Band' came from when Conan Doyle stayed there.

Hands up if you plan to quit England after training? Full scale of the numbers of junior doctors who plan to work abroad after graduation is revealed in this lecture hall vote 

In this photograph, University of Birmingham trainees raise their hands when asked by their lecturer if they intent to move to hospitals abroad when they qualify, it has been claimed.

British sailor, 40, is buried at sea after being swept into the Pacific Ocean and killed during round-the-world race

Sarah Young, 40, from London, was hit by a large wave as she tended to the mainsail aboard the IchorCoal, a 70ft yacht competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht race, on Friday.

At least 30 soldiers and a boy killed as heavy fighting erupts between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the worst outbreak of violence since full-scale war ended in 1994

At least 30 soldiers have died in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It was the worst outbreak since a war over the separatist region ended in 1994.

Kardashian Konfidential: Bombshell book claims mother Kris tried to 'cure' her sex-change husband, she helped daughter Kim leak THAT sex tape and Kim's marriage to Kanye was a career move 

Kardashian Dynasty book claims Kris Jenner helped leak Kim's sex tape and her marriage to

For his new book, Kardashian Dynasty, Ian Halperin used unrivalled Hollywood contacts, including friendships within the family, to disclose the story behind 'Brand K'. In it, he establishes that their tawdry soap opera follows a hard-nosed and mercenary script - and at the heart of it lies a cynical refusal to let anything stand in the way of Brand K. The book will also look at Kris Jenner's relationship with her husband Bruce, her control of the family's finances - and how she persuaded Kim (centre and bottom right) to pose for Playboy and release her daughter's infamous and degrading sex tape. The book also looks at the story behind Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding (top left). And there is one piece of manipulation that should cause even the most ardent Kardashian fans to pause, and that is the treatment of 66-year-old Bruce Jenner, the Olympic decathlon her who today goes by the name of Caitlyn (top right with Kris).

Men are being driven to sex change surgery because of the rise of strong women, says author Fay Weldon 

The 84-year-old, who lives in Dorset, said 'women have it better than men' nowadays. But she also suggested that it was 'significant' that Caitlyn Jenner is 'still speaking with a man's voice'.

50 people involved in brawl at halal exhibition in Australia

A fight involving 50 protesters has broken out at a Halal expo in Melbourne, leaving one man with deep lacerations above his eye after having a 'pole rammed into his head.'

So what did the Plantagenets ever do for us? Apart from give us our laws, our language and save us from the French!

The Mail on Sunday is backing the Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire - and readers are offered the chance to join a private evening celebrating the importance of history in modern Britain.

The lens implant that saved Ricky Gervais's partner Jane Fallon: Groundbreaking surgery could save thousands of Britons from sudden blindness

A new type of lens replacement surgery treatment could be used for a rare type of glaucoma, which can lead to a sudden attack that destroys vision in as little as 24 hours.

'Making America great again one babe at a time': Bizarre Twitter craze sees scantily clad female fans of Donald Trump pledging their support to him while stripping off

Babes For Trump Twitter page tries to Make America Great Again with photos of scantily

A Twitter account titled @BabesForTrump has gained more than 6,000 followers after posting photos of young and attractive Donald Trump supporters wearing little clothing. Despite Trump's several incidents on the campaign trail that have cost him female supporters, nearly 100 attractive women have been featured on BabesForTrump wearing Trump gear or posting signs of support for the candidate. Photos on the site range from women covering their nipples with Trump stickers, to bikini-clad women with Trump slogans written across their bodies. Trump's campaign has not made a comment on the site, but @BabesForTrump makes it clear that they are not affiliated with @realDonaldTrump.

It's XXXXXXXXL UK: The obesity crisis sweeping Britain is laid bare as demand soars for 8XL (80-INCH!) waistbands

Shops including Big Clobber in Essex are helping to bring £2.1billion to the UK economy as more and more people are buying clothes as large as 8XL with the obesity rate soaring every year.

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Our awesome adventure, by the gang of 'human arrow' kids who led cops to robbers: A 'jolly jape' straight out of Enid Blyton... the crime-busting heroics of the Tremendous Twelve and Molly the Dog

Our awesome adventure - by 'human arrow' kids who led cops to robbers: A 'jolly jape'

Dubbed the 'Tremendous Twelve', the youngsters, aged between six and 12, became an internet sensation after they resourcefully formed a human arrow to lead a police helicopter to two fleeing burglary suspects in a field near the village of Capel in Surrey. Speaking for the first time of their thrilling adventure, the children told The Mail on Sunday yesterday: 'We feel really proud - it was awesome.' Aged between six and 12, they were on an Easter egg hunt when they spotted the helicopter circling.

Er, so what is Defcon One? Shadow Defence Minister's nuclear gaffe as she tells aides: 'I've only ever seen it in films' 

Jeremy Corbyn's defence spokesman, Emily Thornberry, sparked a row last night amid claims that she did not know the meaning of 'Defcon One' - the term for imminent nuclear war.

Cannellini bean cake, broccoli rice and squash porridge: FEMAIL tests glamorous Hemsley + Hemsley's new cookbook (but is left hungry AND with an empty wallet)

The Hemsley sisters recently launched clean-eating bible Good + Simple. Alice Johnston, 23, from London, put five recipes to the test to see if they were as easy and delicious as claimed.

'She was terrified but she loved him': Grieving mother reveals why her 17-year-old daughter couldn't leave 'sickening' abuser who strangled her when she fell pregnant

Ben Blakeley, now 24, was jailed for life at Oxford Crown Court in June 2014 after being found guilty of the murder of Jayden Parkinson, 17, who he strangled to death when she was carrying his baby.

Scoop! The shockingly intimate truth of how Evelyn Waugh's gay Oxford lover became Brideshead Revisited's Sebastian

As the 50th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh's death approaches, a new biography uncovers the reality behind Brideshead Revisited and the intimate truth that inspired a masterpiece of nostalgia.

Britons have the same holiday... every year: Tourists suffering from 'returnerism' even do the same activities when they go away 

A third of Britons who take foreign holidays return to the same resort every year, according to a study. The most returned-to destination is Paris, followed by the Canary Islands and the Balearics.

Gordon Ramsay is at war with neighbours over plans for a garden house at his £4.4million seaside holiday home

Gordon Ramsay's new beach side development is causing a bit of a stir! Locals claim plans

The 49-year-old celebrity chef bought the detached property in the picturesque village of Rock, Cornwall last year in a £4.4million deal. He is now planning to tear it down and replace it with a state-of-the-art home - while also building a separate annex at the bottom of the garden. Planning chiefs at Cornwall Council had given the proposals the initial thumbs up after he submitted a pre-application. His team of architects have now submitted a full planning application - but three residents in the village, which is nicknamed Kensington-on-Sea, have objected to the proposed annex.

Queen's £5 coin... that's worth £5,000: Royal Mint releases commemorative platinum edition to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday

The Royal Mint will today release a commemorative £5 coin in a variety of finishes and metals to mark the Queen's 90th birthday and its design is unveiled exclusively by The Mail on Sunday.

LIZ JONES: Loathe Uggs? You should have seen my brown velvet hot pants 

Liz Jones, inspired by an outpouring of hatred for Uggs, has written about some of her fashion faux-pas over the years.

DR ELLIE CANNON: Stone me! Do I need a gall bladder at 82?  

The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses gallstones, itchy scalps, Prunella Scales and Timothy West opening up about dementia - and Chloe Madeley's punishing fitness regime in this week's column.

Eggs royale! Prince Harry stuns supermarket shoppers as he is spotted in a baseball cap using a self-service till to buy groceries at Waitrose 

Prince Harry stuns Waitrose shoppers in west London as he is spotted using a self-service

Prince Harry was spotted using a self-service till in a Waitrose in west London, while on an early morning jaunt to buy eggs. Shoppers were surprised to see the royal buying his own groceries. But he seemed to be trying to keep a low profile on his early morning visit to the store, wearing a baseball cap pulled down over his eyes. The prince has recently flown back from Nepal, where he spent time touring the country on a visit which ended on March 23.

'I watched in horror as Tony drowned': Writer Decca Aitkenhead describes the double devastation of her partner's sudden death followed by her own cancer diagnosis

Two years ago, journalist DECCA AITKENHEAD's life was shattered when her partner drowned while rescuing their four-year-old son. Then, last summer, she was diagnosed with cancer.

TOWIE stars James Lock and Jake Hall are pictured enjoying Spanish holiday with £350million drug smuggler

The Essex-born stars (pictured with Hagan) reportedly completely unaware of their party companion's past, which saw him involved in a botched £350million cocaine shipment in 2007

The supersized honeymoon: Couple who spent a YEAR away from home, covering 55,000 miles on 40 types of transport

Kath Kay and husband James sold their car, rented their flat and boarded a plane to Mexico City - just three weeks after their wedding. The duo embarked on a year-long 'flashpacker' adventure.

'This is America!' The astonishing moment secret service agent confronts Turkish president's bodyguards who roughed up journalists in DC

Secret service agent scolds Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan bodyguard in Washington

This is the incredible moment a secret service agent was filmed scolding one of the Turkish president's bodyguards after clashes with protesters in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in the capital for this week's nuclear summit with other world leaders when scuffles broke out outside the Brookings Institution. Bystanders captured video of the president's security detail tearing anti-Erdogan banners from protesters' hands, while journalists claimed they were also pushed and kicked.

Residents blast 'appalling' plans for a UFO-style loft extension to a building in a conservation area in one of London's upmarket neighourhoods 

Architecture company aLL Design is hoping to add two or three floors to the Victorian building, Cromwell Mansions in Kensington, by designing a spaceship-shaped structure at roof level.

£120 code cracker that can unlock an iPhone in six hours: So hands up, FBI, why did it take you FOUR MONTHS to access jihadi's phone?

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday found a gadget, sold openly on the internet, could be used to gain access to private and confidential details stored on Apple iPhones.

Indian mother gives birth naturally to FIVE daughters in just over 30 MINUTES - and she thought she was only having one (no wonder she looks a bit jaded)

Surprised Indian mother gives birth to FIVE daughters through natural delivery in just

Manita Singh, 25, (inset) was rushed into hospital in Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh in eastern India, at just 26 weeks pregnant after going into labour. The young woman feared the worst - but, much to her surprise, just over 30 minutes after delivering her first daughter, she was the proud mother of five beautiful babies (main), each weighing about 1.5kg, or 3.3 pounds, each and all delivered naturally.

Folly of 'this false martyrdom': Geldof criticises Easter Rising leaders for using tactics similar to those of jihadi suicide bombers 

The star argues the ringleaders of the insurrection who seized the Post Office building in Dublin martyred themselves in a bid to inspire others to take up arms.

Prince Harry's friend plays April Fool joke advertising U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter commuter service

Charles Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, known simply as Charlie Bowmont, advertised a service picking up clients near the M40 and delivering them to Green Park, Mayfair.

Statins breathe new hope into the war on asthma: Scientists claim cholesterol medication taken by millions of Brits could ease respiratory diseases

New research has revealed that cholesterol-busting statins - taken by eight million patients in Britain - could also ease respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.

MPs condemn FGM in Britain as 'a national scandal' but official NHS figures say fewer than five have been carried out in the UK

MPs have condemned FGM as a 'national scandal' affecting thousands of girls - but official figures have now revealed that fewer than five recently discovered cases took place in the UK.

England star Jamie Vardy is accused of only seeing his eldest daughter once a month (despite having her name printed on his football boots)

England star Jamie Vardy accused of only seeing his eldest daughter once a month

Emma Daggett (pictured, inset) says the 29-year-old forward (main) - whose goals have spearheaded Leicester City's shock charge to the top of the Premier League - rarely sees football loving Ella. The five-year-old is said to long for time with her hero father but rarely gets it because of his busy schedule and settled family life with fiancée Rebecca Nicholson, her two children Megan and Taylor from a previous relationship, and their 16-month-old daughter Sofia. The England hot-shot marked his competitive international debut last week with the names of his two children Ella and Sofia stitched into his Nike football boots. But despite that public show of commitment, Ms Daggett has claimed the reality away from the spotlight is actually much different.

Crackdown on the universities 'giving firsts like confetti' as they compete for students paying up to £9,000 a year in fees 

Universities that issue too many top degrees are facing a crackdown after criticism they are devaluing qualifications. The highest increase of good degrees was found at Liverpool John Moores.

Not a single prosecution: Half baked results of a taxpayer-funded food crime unit that was launched after the horse-meat scandal 

The unit, established just over a year ago by Environment Secretary Liz Truss to 'crack down on food fraudsters', cost £579,000 last year, but has fallen short in cracking down on fraudsters.

Fridge with hi-tech bacteria-detecting laser system could spot when your food is going off

Laser technology that can detect dangerous food could be available to buy within a year. The South Korean device bounces light off the bugs on the food's surface to determine how safe it is to eat.

FARCICAL: Royal conman sneaks back into UK - with passport stolen from friend who looks totally different 

Ian Strachan, a fraudster once jailed for blackmailing the Royal Family, entered Britain with a passport stolen from Christopher Goward, after his was confiscated in Dubai.

Divorced, older dads are now the perfect catch: Women are becoming more likely to follow the example of Woody Allen's wife 

A study conducted in America has found that women are now more than happy to marry divorced men with children - and they don't mind if they are unattractive or old if they earn a decent salary.

'I won't rule out marrying again': Gwyneth Paltrow tells all about the her new man in her life, how she and Chris Martin are closer than ever and celebrates her other great love - healthy food

Gwyneth Paltrow on her new man and the other love of her life - healthy food

Two years after her split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, life is sweet again for GWYNETH PALTROW. She tells Elaine Lipworth about the new man in her life and how, post 'conscious uncoupling', she and Chris are closer than ever.

iPhone case that can encrypt calls and texts could help terrorists carry out a Paris or Brussels style attack in Britain 

The Vysk device clips to the phone and, with the flick of a switch, can be put into stealth mode to stop hackers from gaining access to its data, but there are worries terrorists could take advantage.

FBI will help local police departments unlock suspects' iPhones after hacking San Bernardino killer's phone without Apple's help 

In a letter, the FBI offers its help to local police departments. Previously, the FBI had sought a court order to get Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farrok's phone.

GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Prince Charles backs an attempt by his close friend to claim back two palaces from the Serbian government 

Prince Charles is privately backing an attempt by his close friend Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia to claim back not one but two palaces from the Serbian government.

Would you vote for mayoral candidate who wrote 'how to sue the cops' guide... or the one who wanted a global crash to cut pollution?

London mayoral candidate, Sadiq Khan told readers of the book, Challenging Racism, that they could secure payouts from forces by alleging racist behaviour or claiming wrongful arrest.

Can YOU find the potato in this sea of adorable hamsters?

The cartoon by Max Knoblaugh is the internet's latest favorite brain teaser. Knowblaugh also illustrated Doc Brown, from Back to the Future, hidden in a sea of Bernie Sanders characters.

Horrifying moment that train smashed into a bus full of tourists in Thailand crash which left three people dead

Three people die after a Thailand train plows into a tour bus

A double decker bus was carrying tourists in the Nakhon Pathom region of Thailand, just west of Bangkok, at 7.30am on Sunday when it was hit suddenly by a train (pictured) - killing three people. Video footage captured crossing train tracks (inset) when it was suddenly hit by the train, instantly shoving the bus to the right and knocking it into a dirt ditch. About 30 other injured tourists were taken to four different hospitals and the driver was killed instantly.

Two men appear in court charged with stabbing 22-year-old man to death in London street 'in row over £120 debt'

Bright Osei, 21 and Nelphy Lelu, 22, both of North London were arrested for the murder Ali Nasrollahi on Thursday. He was found collapsed in the Woodside Park area of Barnet.

Puddle Of Mudd singer gets in armed standoff with cops as 30 officers storm his Los Angeles home

Wes Scantlin (pictured in a previous mugshot) dashed inside when officers arrived and wouldn't come out according to TMZ. Cops eventually called 'at least' 30 armed officers as backup to escort him out.

Father who was caught on CCTV torching nail bar in attempt to murder his wife and five-month-old baby and then claimed he was trying to SAVE them is jailed for 22 years 

The wife and son of Ducbac Vuong, pictured, needed months of treatment after the blaze he started blocked off the exit from the shop and the family's upstairs flat in Hailsham, East Sussex.

Astonishing photos show THOUSANDS of jellyfish washed up on South Florida beach

The City of Hallandale Beach shared snaps of the so-called 'Blue Sailors' on Facebook Thursday. It said: 'They are not really a dangerous type and are not known to sting.'

Car carrying two adults and a child crushed between a tram and a lamppost in Manchester 

Greater Manchester Police tweeted out apicture of the Honda CR-V, which became trapped between a lamppost and the tram in Wythenshaw, south Manchester, at about 10.30pm on Friday.

'It just felt like the plane was going to crash': Passengers left terrified after Ryanair flight circles airport for an hour following a bird strike on take-off

The plane was heading to Palma in Mallorca when a bird strike forced the pilot to abandon the journey. The pilot looped Manchester airport nine times to burn fuel before attempting to land.

Worth writing home about: Inside the most incredible libraries in Britain, from Oxford's historic reading rooms to a futuristic wonder in Liverpool

Inside the most incredible libraries in Britain

Nearly 350 libraries in Britain have shut their doors over the past six years, with many more facing the threat of closure. These spectacular images underline their worth. These include Oxford's Codrington Library (bottom left) which features white statues and dark bookcases, John Rylands Library in Manchester (bottom right) and Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian at Oxford (top right). Contrasting with these are the modern Liverpool Central Library (centre) and the King's Library (top left) at the British Library.

 

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Parsley, garlic and bruschetta are banned, don't use your cell phone and you can't sit next to the same person two years-in-a-row: Anna Wintour's top secret rules for the Met Gala revealed in a new documentary

Parsley, garlic and bruschetta is banned, dont use your cell phone and you cant sit next

The fashionistas at Vogue are offering a peek inside the incredibly glamorous Met Gala with a new documentary. Following editor-in-chief Anna Wintour through the meticulous planning process as well as the party itself, The First Monday in May reveals the drama that goes on behind-the-scenes. Anna can be seen poring over seating charts - which place her between Gorge Clooney and Bradley Cooper - and dealing with Rihanna's sky-high asking price to perform. The film will premiere April 13.

Stuck in the mud! Kind workmen heroically rescue a pair of deer trapped in the sludge at a building site using a digger

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Check your change! The 50p coin in your pocket might just be worth £20 (if you're very, very lucky)

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'John, do you feel all-white?' Cruel workmen play a hilarious prank on their colleague leaving him covered head to toe in white paint 

Cruel workmen play prank on colleague leaving him covered head to toe in white paint 

Work is hard enough without your mates winding you up, but for one man a day at the office got even tougher when friends made him the butt of a very messy joke. Captured by one of the group on a mobile phone somewhere in the South of England, the clip begins with two grinning men opening the back of a transit van to reveal their victim sitting on the floor almost completely covered in paint (left). However, instead of helping their pal out of the vehicle the group stand around in hysterical fits of laughter and poke fun at him as his rage grows and grows (centre). After a couple of minutes of torment the man finally appears to see the funny side when he drops his head and says 'I hate my life' (right). It's hard not to feel sorry for the worker because with friends like these, who needs enemies.

   

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