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Mother's letter to the bullies who drove her son Felix Alexander to kill himself

Felix Alexander (right), 17, died when he stepped in front of an oncoming train near his home in Worcester on April 27, after telling his parents he was going to school. An inquest heard Felix had killed himself after suffering years of bullying. The torment started when he was 10 and a pupil at the £13,000-a-year King's School because he was not allowed to play violent video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (inset, a screenshot). He later became the victim of online trolls. His devastated mother Lucy (left with Felix), 51, has now written to bullies, teachers and parents, describing the torment he suffered.

Ched Evans arrives at court for the second day of his rape retrial

The teenage waitress allegedly raped by footballer Ched Evans at a Premier Inn hotel was 'taking the lead' and demanding he perform a sex act on her, a court has heard. She repeatedly asked that he 'f*** me harder', the defence claimed, before suggesting that the alleged victim had a history of wanting rough sex with other partners. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was cross-examined this afternoon after giving evidence from behind a curtain at Evans' retrial. She disputed the claim that she was 'taking the lead' on sexual positions and told jurors she had no recollection of any sexual activity on the night of the alleged rape. Former Premier League striker Evans preyed on the then 'heavily intoxicated' woman after his friend brought her back to a budget hotel room near Rhyl, north Wales, jurors have been told.

Diane James has sensationally quit as Ukip leader tonight just 18 days after winning the race to succeed Nigel Farage.

Cycle superhighways such as the one built on London's Victoria Embankment are compromising key routes and causing gridlock and pollution, writes TOM RAWSTORNE.

England's 209 NHS clinical commissioning groups were ranked on their quality of cancer care in terms of survival rates, diagnosis times and timely treatment.

A litre of diesel rose to £1.13 at the end of September amid speculation about a cap on oil production, according to the RAC. Petrol prices also rose last month to £1.12 per litre.

Greggs the bakers could stop selling loaves of bread in Britain as it moves to target the health conscious. The company is moving away from the traditional bakery concept towards 'food on the go'.


Daily Mail Australia posted an article on 5 June 2016 containing allegations about an incident at Red Square nightclub in Adelaide, South Australia. The article suggested that a group of deaf patrons was discriminated against and denied entry because of their disability.

Theresa May insists her government will stand for more than just Brexit

After a conference week in which the party put on a united front in the wake of bitter infighting over the EU referendum, the Prime Minister told activists in Birmingham that the vote offered a 'once in a generation chance to change the direction of our country for good'. Stressing the importance of duty and citizenship, she used the platform to flesh out her philosophy two months after taking charge of Downing Street, Mrs May made no bones about her disdain for snobbishness among the political elite. She insisted her government would be about more than just Brexit, and voiced her determination to improve the lives of 'working class' people struggling to get by.

The mother, named only as Emma (pictured, with daughter Scarlett) said: 'I love Scarlett, she's amazing. Why wouldn't I want another child exactly like her?'

Dr Stephen Frost was dismissed by the MoD after calling for a police investigation. He claims there was a 'cover-up of criminality' at Weeton Barracks, near Blackpool.

The figures suggest the new charging regime has been a huge success. Tesco, which is Britain's biggest retailer, revealed it has given away 1.5billion fewer bags over the past year.

As few as one in three connections link to the 4G network in some parts of rural Britain, new research has found. Even in London, where signal is best, connection can be very slow.

London police chiefs said they would only release a summary of Sir Richard Henriques report into a bungled VIP paedophile investigation after they consider whether they agreed with it.

In one case, customers of a seller were posting positive reviews of an iPhone 7 case - before the handset had even been released. Now Amazon says it will take action.

Charlene Colechin shares pictures showing how meningitis ravaged her body

Charlene Colechin, 25, from Derbyshire, was sick and had a headache when she came home from her job as a hairdresser last month. By the next morning, a rash had started to develop and she was in pain. Her family called and ambulance and she was rushed to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Doctors battled to save her life as the infection caused her organs to fail (left). She now faces losing her toes and feet after it caused irreversible damage (right). She has bravely shared her pictures on Facebook to raise awareness of the signs of meningitis.

Philip Hammond has been accused of launching a 'tirade of negativity' by his fellow Cabinet ministers after warning the British economy could shrink by four per cent in the wake of Brexit.

Audience members at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham were openly weeping after Melissa Mead, 29, spoke about the NHS blunders that contributed to her son's death aged one.

In an interview, the Prime Minister said her Government's plan to train hundreds more British medics would mean overseas doctors would eventually cease to be needed.

Upmarket wallpaper and furnishings company Osborne & Little in London - run by the former chancellor's father Sir Peter Osborne - revealed it had not yet been affected by the EU referendum.

MailOnline readers share photos of their VERY hirsute babies

Two-month-old Junior Cox-Noon (inset) captured the nation's hearts with his luxuriant locks, and now hundreds of MailOnline readers have been sending in pictures of their hirsute babies. One woman told us how hospital nurses were 'shocked' by how much hair her newborn had, while another proud mum says the family is stopped wherever they go owing to her baby's impressive mane. Clockwise from top left: Ruby Dunphy's son Caleb, Jackie Kelly's child, Rachel Sehmbi's daughter, Lois Bennett's daughter Adoree, Kelly Moerman's son Taj and Alison Hughes' four-month-old daughter.

The work could shed light on whether southern fish will be able to understand their northern counterparts if they are forced to seek out the colder waters they prefer because of climate change.

The nest was found at the top of a 55ft conifer tree in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, close to where the insects were first seen. They have since been spotted in six different locations.

Teenage girls should learn to be less like Kim Kardashian and more like Cleopatra and other Shakespearean heroines, according to top London headteacher Jane Lunnon (pictured).

In his usual cheery tone to his 5.67million Twitter followers yesterday, the 41-year-old chef, restaurateur and campaigner said: 'Good Spanish food doesn't get much better than paella...'

An Oxford University analysis has found that performing good deeds, such as holding the door open for someone or donating to charity, gives the doer a warm glow.

Footage shows a grey Fiat 500 trying to constantly cut in front of photographers and wanting to tailgate the car carrying Kim, her husband Kanye and her sister Kourtney through the French capital.

Lagerfeld had written Kardashian a note on Monday saying: 'We are all with you' after she was robbed in Paris. But he criticised the star for showing off jewellery to her social media followers.

The robbers avoided a police camera, which was not pointed at the front of Kim Kardashian West's palatial Paris apartment, which she rents for £25,000 a month. The five men are still being hunted.

Philip Hammond said big firms need to realise that keeping customers happy is key to sustainability and also warned when the UK leaves the EU, immigration controls must protect our economy.

Six of the late Baroness Thatcher's outfits are set to go on display at the V&A; in December, including royal blue and pink suits by Aquascutum and the black hat she wore to her husband's funeral.

The former Shadow Chancellor and partner Katya Jones danced up a storm with a vigorous country-and-western, barn-dance style routine that even involved prop banjos.

Baby will never see his mother's face after being born without eyes due to anophthalmia

Fourteen-month-old Elijah Davies, from Seacombe, Merseyside, suffers from a rare condition called anophthalmia. He will have to go through a series of operations to rebuild the front of his skull in order to have prosthetic eyes fitted in the future. Mother Zoe Hickson, 23, said Elijah is an 'absolutely amazing' child who is 'always laughing'.

Julie Dudhill, 57, a project manager for John Lewis, was swept out to sea in Alicante after drifting away just yards from her husband, Andy, 51, in the water on June 27.

Alan Rankin was found at the bottom of a cliff over a mile away from the popular holiday resort. Spanish authorities who suggested his death was accidental have been slammed at a new inquest in Nottingham.

Danielle Branch, 30, of Maidstone, Kent, suffered third degree burns to 85 per cent of her body on New Year's Day. She credits a personal visit from Katie Piper with helping her come to terms.

Carmen Greenway, 41, was cycling home after having dinner at a pub to celebrate her mother's birthday when she hit a bumpy patch of road and lost control 100 metre from her west London home.

Jonathon Pengelly (pictured), from Cardiff, wrote on Facebook how he allegedly witnessed one of the fast food giant's employees turning down a request for some hot water.

Tyrone Lock (pictured), 18, had taken the Class A drug with friends after they checked into a room at Hill Valley Golf Club in Whitchurch, Shropshire on November 21 last year.

Basingstoke girl died 'after swallowing spare battery from television's 3D glasses'

Unbeknown to her parents, little Francesca Asan (pictured) went into a set of drawers at the family home in Basingstoke and took the 2cm battery out of its packaging, before putting it in her mouth. The toddler then endured seven days of agony as her worried parents made repeated appointments with medics to try and discover why their daughter was so unwell. It was only one week after the incident when the little girl went 'floppy' in her father's arms that she was rushed to hospital and doctors discovered what had happened. Tests showed the small three-volt lithium battery had eroded through her oesophagus into her artery, causing 'catastrophic' bleeding which led to her death. Despite efforts from medics, the little girl had developed severe blood clots in her stomach and died. Francesca suffered from congenital heart abnormalities, which meant her right subclavian artery was displaced. Today, at an inquest into her death attended by her father George (inset), coroner Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of misadventure and said the case was a 'timely reminder' of the dangers of batteries.

Little Isaac Armitage, of Effingham, Surrey., was told by the driver: 'Someone needs to take you to one side and have a word with you, you can't be a fairy, you should be a superhero.'

The inquest heard how Asad Khan, 11, had told his mother he did not want to get back to Beckfoot Upper Heaton, Bradford, and hours later she forced her way into his locked room to find him hanged.

Winnie Birkenhead, 53, from Burnley, Lancashire, came to Britain from Malaysia as a five-year-old girl in 1968 after her mother married a member of the British Army.

Mike and Kate Brandon, 31 and 33, of Bristol, travelled to Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Centre for last-ditch treatment. They have announced his second biopsy has come back clear.

Millie Mae (pictured) is the daughter of Chantelle and Jack Catterall, the latter of whom has a sister, Emma Suthers, of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, whose child Faye is also the latest in a long line of girls.

Nottingham's Juanila Smikle jailed for child cruelty after granddaughter was found dead

Juanila Smikle (left) was convicted last month of cruelty allegations at Nottingham Crown Court. She was arrested after her granddaughter Shanay Walker (right) was found dead. The child died from a brain haemorrhage in July 2014. Prosecutor Richard Pratt QC emphasised that there was no suggestion Smikle was responsible for the death. However, he said inquiries showed the grandmother 'wilfully assaulted and ill-treated' the child for two years before her death. He said the death prompted an inquiry that revealed other children had been treated cruelly by Smikle.

Maths assistant Hamid Bhatti, 24, who now lives in Rochdale, was on a placement at a school in Yeovil, Somerset, when he met the girl, Taunton Crown Court was told.

Dorset Police said mother-of-two Natasha Wake was killed in a 'frenzied' knife attack at her home in Bournemouth and left in a pool of blood as flowers and tributes to the 26-year-old were left at the scene.

Businessman Iain Catleugh Hutchinson (pictured) punched cowering Jeremy Lyons more than six times on May 29 this year, in Battersea, south London.

Eddie Osborn, of Manchester has an uncontrollable tremor,
limited mobility and cannot speak due to conversion disorder, a psychiatric condition brought on by his offences.

A schoolgirl who was grabbed from behind by a stranger with a spiky beard and a scratch on his left check escaped by biting her attacker's hand. The incident took place in Hackney, east London.

Winchester Crown Court heard the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was said to be obsessed with serial murderers, including Ted Bundy (pictured).

Albanian migrant given asylum in Britain despite being wanted by Interpol is jailed

Agustin Sula, 18, right, stabbed 21-year-old Mateusz Szleper, left, seven times, piercing his heart and lungs, in a street attack in Hull in revenge for a 'perceived slight' by one of the victim's friends. And sentencing Sula today at Hull Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC told him he did not known if he would be ever released and ordered him to serve a minimum of 18 years. The court had heard Sula was already wanted by Interpol after he fled his native Albania despite being convicted of theft and sentenced to six months in prison.

PC Steven Walters, 48, who served with West Midlands Police, left his victims suffering panic attacks, anxiety and depression after carrying out the attacks while on duty.

Adrian Bostan, 37, and Mioara Toma, 34, are alleged to have exploited Marius Florea, 39, over a period of almost six months after he arrived in the UK in a van from Romania in October 2014.

John Gonzalez, 54, offered his victim a lift home as she was walking from a nightclub in High Wycombe and demanded she call him Sir as he sexually assaulted her, a court heard.

Unemployed gardener Thomas Mair (pictured), who is accused of killing Labour MP Jo Cox has refused to enter a plea to the charge

Thomas Mair, 53, remained silent when asked to enter a plea to the allegations that he repeatedly stabbed the mother of two outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds.

CCTV footage shows how the group bottled the passerby (bottle cricled), 29, when he tried to intervene in the assault in Islington, north London, on September 17.

The 55-second clip shows three men searching the upmarket property in Hethersett, near Norwich, before getting the fright of their life as the owner came home.

Desperate house hunters camp outside an estate agent OVERNIGHT in Dartford, Kent

The two-bedroom and three-bedroom properties (pictured inset) were on sale at the new Oakes Park development in Dartford, Kent, with prices starting at £254,995. The town is within easy commuting distance of London - taking just over an hour by train - and topped the list for the country's fastest selling house hotspots earlier this year. Dozens pitched up tents (right) outside the housing development in a bid to secure one of the attractive properties.

Father-of-four Sir George Martin, often described as 'The Fifth Beatle', died peacefully at his home in Coleshill, near Swindon, in March aged 90. It has now emerged he left a £1million estate.

A South West Trains rail replacement bus crashed into a bridge in Isleworth, Hounslow, ripping the roof off and injuring three people, although no one was seriously hurt.

Artist Julian Richardson uses a wire leaf rake to carefully 'tickles' the sand to reveal darker wet sand below. His beach of choice is Brean Down in Somerset, pictured.

Parents and pupils have reacted online after Fulston Manor School (pictured) - in Sittingbourne, Kent - banned students from carrying water bottles because they keep throwing them.

Avril Whitfield, 57, has been missing from her home in Caernarfon, Wales, since April 1, despite a massive search, but DNA tests today confirmed a foot found on Anglesey belonged to her.

Dashcam captures heart-stopping moment van spins out of control in front of car on M4 motorway

The nail-biting moment was captured on the dashcam of a car travelling behind the van. It shows the vehicle spinning out of control before rebounding off a barrier in heavy rain and fading light along the M4 near Port Talbot, Wales. Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident.

Anne Darwin, 64, from County Durham, who was jailed in 2008 after helping her ex-husband John fake his death in a kayaking accident, also said on ITV today that she expected they would be caught.

Veeraswamy (pictured in 1963), which opened in the Regent Street, London, in 1926, and has since catered for many royal events, was honoured in Michelin's 2017 guide yesterday.

Joachim von Ribbentrop (ringed) wanted the leader of the Church of England to give evidence on his behalf and tell how the evil Nazi had spoken to him about German and English relations.

Belgian train station is evacuated and searched for bombs 'after two police officers are

Two police officers were stabbed as one of Belgium's busiest train stations was evacuated due to a bomb scare. The officers were attacked by an unnamed individual in a busy main road in Schaerbeek, known as a 'hotbed of jihadism'. Police shot the suspect in the leg and arrested him. The assailant has been named as 43-year-old 'Hicham D', a Belgian national who was formerly in the armed forces and known to the security services. He is reported to have had contact with jihadi fighters who had returned from Syria. The attack came hours after commuters were ordered to leave Brussels Nord Train Station (right) as it was swept for explosives.

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has seen more than 3,000 users and pushers murdered in the country since June. Daylight executions are common and jails are overcrowded.

President Park Guen-hye had previously urged citizens in North Korea to move to the 'bosom of freedom' in the South, prompting an angry response from North Korea's state media.

Four nations - France, UK, Norway and Spain - were involved in the interception of the two of Putin's Russian fighter jets (pictured) as they got as far south as Bilbao before heading back .

Russia's Ministry of Defence has warned a nuclear war is on the horizon and the Kremlin has organised the mass evacuation in the capital with underground shelters for up to 12million people.

This year's attendance in Munich was 5.5million, which was down 300,000 on the 2015 festival but despite the visitor slump the number of reported sex crimes was up by nearly 50 percent.

People along the East Coast entered better-safe-than-sorry mode Tuesday and started preparing for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall in the next few days. Eleven people have died in the storm.



A viral video emerged of a group of four boys standing around in a park in Romford, Essex. Without warning, one of them punches another hard on the side of his head, writes SARAH VINE.

Every year, countless highly qualified Britons are turned away from medical schools as there are too few places - while every year, the NHS scours the world for recruits, because we train too few.