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Amanda Holden rushes to sister's bedside who is fighting for life after car crash

Debbie Holden, 44, pictured centre left with her talent show judge sister Amanda, is in a 'critical but stable' condition at a hospital in Cornwall. She was caught up in a horror car crash on Thursday morning, prompting her TV star sibling to dash down from London to be by her bedside in intensive care. Amanda held a bedside vigil alongside her diving instructor sibling after attending the birthday bash of Simon Cowell the evening before. The two sisters have reportedly become incredibly close in adulthood, after living through a strained relationship with their father Frank (pictured inset below with daughters Amanda, left, and Debbie, right). They were also close friends as children, with Amanda seen right at 3 years old holding her sister, 2, in Hampshire, 1974.

Generous fans on verge of hitting £50,000 target to fund ex-Emmerdale star Leah

Her partner Jez Hughes launched an online appeal on Thursday to raise cash for cutting edge immunotherapy in Germany that they hope will give the British actress (shown) a fighting chance.

There are more than 3.5million EU nationals living in the UK, more than 80 per cent of whom will have permanent residency rights by the time Britain leaves the union in early 2019.

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Labour peer Baroness Scotland was also offered a generous pension, a grace-and-favour Mayfair mansion and a chauffeur-driven car to become Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

However much we may deplore them, however great the nuisance they may make of themselves, one thing is for sure: there will always be snobs, writes D.J. TAYLOR.

Whether it's the way you apply blusher or how much mascara you lash on, makeup artists say that women make common mistakes every single day that could cause them to look years older.

The stepmother branded 'nasty, selfish and greedy' bites back

This week Central London County Court ruled in favour of Elaine Ames (pictured left), whose late husband Michael (bottom right) left his daughter Danielle (top right) with nothing. But she said: 'There is no victory here.' Not only did Danielle not receive a penny of her father's will, she was also ordered to pay her stepmother's £87,000 legal costs. In her first interview since the ruling, Elaine says it brings her little joy. 'The judge did the right thing,' she says, 'but there is no victory here. I just feel so sorry for Michael and what his daughter's done to his name. Calling him a philanderer and things was terrible. Awful.'

Regular doses of testosterone would be of 'huge' benefit to those going through the menopause, said Dr Nick Panay, from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

An article published on the website of the Financial Times newspaper (FT) contained quotes from French president Francois Hollande, who said Britain would have to 'suffer' for Brexit.

Angela Merkel's cabinet is due to agree the plan next week amid a wider debate in Germany about high levels of immigration that threatens the Chancellor's hopes of re-election next year.

Team GB Olympic gymnast Louis Smith films himself on video 'mocking Islam'

The Team GB star is seen in his own footage standing beside his friend Luke Carson, who can be heard yelling "God is the greatest" while kneeling on a rug at a wedding party in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Carson, who had to retire from competitive gymnastics after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, inset, following a long battle against injury, is captured taking a rug off the wall. The two then start to howl indecipherable cries as Carson yells 'Allahu Akbar', after both appear to have been drinking.

Wayne Rooney could be liable for a £3.5million charge over a suspected tax avoidance scheme, it was reported last night, along with the new England manager Gareth Southgate.

Isle of Wight brickie on benefits conned his way from a derelict cottage to a stately home

Lounging in the back of a limousine as it cruises the streets of New York, Bill and Ann Green cannot stifle their smug smirks as they enjoy the high life. And in the 15 years since the photograph (inset) of that scene was taken, the glitz of their lifestyle has never suffered, certified by a host of lavish homes - from a stud farm in Newmarket with thoroughbred horses, to a hall set in 113 acres of land, once billed as Scotland's most expensive private home and, most recently, the Grade II-listed property that former prime minister Anthony Eden once called home (pictured). Not bad going for a bricklayer from the Isle of Wight whose first rung on the property ladder was a £13,000 derelict cottage (top left). But Green would settle for even that now -because, when he wakes up this morning, he'll be in a prison cell. Last week, the 60-year-old was jailed for six years for fraud, finally bringing to an end a scam worthy of a Hollywood film script. (Picture from top left, his first property, the derelict cottage in the Isle of Wight he bought in 1985, family home with first wife on same Island in 1991, in 2001 he left his previous life for Chale House, in 2002 the couple lease a £240,00-a-year property in Newmarket, before changing their name for £2.2million Middleton Hall, near Edinburgh in 2004. Pictured bottom row from left, the couple buy Heritage Valley Farms in Albama, America, he then makes an offer in 2010 on Great Brampton House in Hertfordshire, before actually purchasing Windlestone Hall in Durham in 2011 and then looking at Atyon Castle in Scotland in 2013 before getting caught.)

A credit card with a constantly changing security code is being launched in an attempt to combat fraud. The three numbers on the back of the card will go digital changing every hour.

Dermatologist Dr Vishal Maden, from Salford, said infections caused by picking spots from the bridge of the nose to the corners of the mouth, could lead to vision loss, paralysis or even death

The Northampton home of Michael and Naomi Parkes was petrol-bombed as they slept. But the couple were left stunned when police asked firemen tackling the arson to take witness statements.

Breakup and divorce coach, Sara Davison, shares the relationship red flags all women entering a relationship should look out for that could save them some serious heartache.

This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby angers her neighbours over plans to add a

On daytime television she exudes girl-next-door charm, but those actually living near Holly Willoughby (inset) appear to think she is the neighbour from hell. The TV presenter, 35, has angered her neighbours with 'flawed' building plans to put a two-storey extension on her £3million mansion (right). The Edwardian property (left) in an affluent London suburb already has five bedrooms, but Miss Willoughby and her husband, Dan Baldwin, (centre) now want two more. Their neighbours have objected fiercely to the proposal because the house is in a conservation area and the extension would 'compromise the character and appearance of the building'. But after it was rejected last month the couple have now submitted plans for a 'super' basement.

Researchers may have been responsible for killing one of the 83 remaining southern resident killer whales after a tagging attempt went awry.

The shocking image was taken outside a supermarket in Brighton, where the owner claimed to advised to use duct tape by the police after the dog tried to bite him.

Mrs May owes her sudden prominence to to nothing more than an internal Tory convulsion - she was selected by a small group of MPs, not the British people

In a truly remarkable week for British politics, the Prime Minister set out her passionate moral vision of how she wants to govern and where she hopes to take the country.

Trump recorded in lewd hot mic chat with Billy Bush in 2005

A new video captures newlywed Donald Trump bragging about his attempts to seduce a married woman and boasting about how being a 'star' means he can get away with 'anything' when trying to bed a woman. The recording, obtained by the Washington Post, was made on an Access Hollywood set in 2005 and captures Trump (bottom right), newly married to Melania, discussing women with host Billy Bush (top right). The shocking outburst captures Trump detailing his pursuit of an unidentified married woman. 'I moved on her and I failed. I'll admit it. I did try and f--- her. She was married', he says on the recording made off-set as the pair waited on a bus. Trump and Bush also commented on the appearance of Arianne Zucker (all three, left) in the audio. The comments have quickly been condemned, with Hillary Clinton tweeting: 'This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.' Meghan McCain, the daughter of former Republican candidate John McCain, also commented on the recording, saying: 'This godforsaken election. This vile excuse for a nominee. I cannot find the humor in any of this.' Billy Bush is the nephew of former president George H.W. Bush, and first cousins with George W. and Jeb Bush.

One of his followers responded saying he couldn't 'follow' him anymore. 'The arrogant, sexist, dehumanizing sense of entitlement and power is common to both,' Bergeron shot back.

Here come the floods: Terrifying videos show waves crashing into teen's patio doors while winds rip a tree out from the ground in a backyard as Matthew wreaks havoc in Florida

Security cameras captured the moment the high tide hit Grant Lynch's Palm Coast beach home on Friday (bottom right). The 50 sandbags placed outside the house did nothing to stop the waves in Matthew's wake.At one point they crashed so hard into the patio that they reached the top of the glass door. Another video, taken in Jacksonville, captured a tree being uprooted by the vacuum-like winds (left).

An recently married couple on the dream honeymoon in the Bahamas has captured shocking footage showing the power of Hurricane Matthew, which started battering the islands on Thursday.

Walt Disney World in Orlando has closed as Hurricane Matthew batters the Sunshine State. The park announced it would close Thursday evening and all of Friday. Universal and SeaWorld closed, too.

As Hurricane Matthew trounces Florida, committed journalists have done their duty by reporting from the heart of the storm. Several reporters were doused by the storm.

Fox News anchor Shep Smith issued a direct and dire warning to viewers hours before Hurricane Matthew hit Florida, telling people if they don't leave: 'you and everyone you know are dead'.

Hurricane Matthew closes in on Georgia with 7ft waves and 100mph winds   after killing six

Hurricane Matthew began to wreak havoc on Georgia on Friday night as torrential rain thrashed Savannah (left) and winds felled trees in St Simons Island (right). The storm, which left entire towns in Florida under water, is due to cause most damage overnight, with 15ft waves expected at high tide. Six people have died in the US since it arrived on the south east coast of Florida. More than 800 people in Haiti, where it struck first, have been killed.

The firm is rumoured to be putting the finishing touches to an all in one desktop PC - and today sent out invites for an event in New York on the 26th October where it is expected to be unveiled.

David Cameron and his wife Samantha will be celebrating his birthday a day early at a discreet dinner party at Sarsden House, Oxfordshire. Their host will be property developer Tony Gallagher.

Victoria Wood's brother Chris, 75, has defended his decision to publish excerpts from their father's private diaries. The comedian (pictured on stage in London) died aged 62 from cancer.

REVEALED: The most and least affordable places in the UK to buy a home - as average house

Regional differences mean Burnley in Lancashire is the most affordable place while Westminster in London is the least affordable, the latest research from the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

The supermarket chain has armed staff at 81 of its UK stores with a special smartphone app to record evidence. The scheme will be rolled out to 200 more locations over the next few weeks.

Do you know how to pronounce tricky words such as dengue, victuals and quinoa correctly? A new quiz aims to test your knowledge and set you on the right track if you're struggling.

The Clooneys add a posh new pad in Manhattan to their £140m property portfolio

The glass-clad tower below left, set on one of New York's richest streets, is as imposing as it is exclusive. And it's here that George and Amal Clooney have just bought the latest addition to their burgeoning property empire, a four-bedroom, high-rise home worth an estimated eyewatering £30 million. The Clooneys' latest acquisition follows a string of others, including a 7,300 sq ft Californian retreat, top left; a 17th-century Thameside Tower, top right; and a sprawling waterside villa on the banks of Lake Como, below right, now worth an impressive £75million.

Plastic surgeons in Brazil and Portugal are offering a procedure known as the 'internal Spanx' which sculpts the bottom like the underwear but by instead going under the skin.

Is French hotelier the Duke of Windsor's secret grandson?

Francois Graftieaux (left), who has never married and lives quietly on the Algarve, is convinced he is the Duke's grandson. This week, Graftieaux laid out his years of research, together with some fanciful speculation, in a memoir published in France under the mischievous title The Man Who Should Have Been King. According to him, his father was the result of an affair between the future King Edward VIII (right) and his grandmother Marie-Leonie Graftieaux, a dirt-poor Parisian seamstress.

Students from a Texas high school gave their beloved choir director, Mariana Walker, a heartfelt sendoff as they gathered on her doorstep to sing to her one last time. She died from cancer minutes later.

A viral McDonald's UK Facebook post asking customers for their favourite milkshake dunking flavours for French fries has received 36,000 'likes', with many saying the practice is 'vile'.

Andy Murray was reported as beating his opponent in 'straight sex' by BBC Scotland presenter Phil Goodlad in a hilarious slip when reporting on the player's victory in the China Open.

Ken Baker, now 46, experienced an almost unheard-of hormonal transition due to a benign brain tumor pressing on his pituitary gland. It meant he lactated 10 times more than a new mother.

Terrifying moment plane aborts landing in Prague and narrowly avoids crashing as its wheels graze the runway

A terrifying video of a Boeing aircraft aborting its landing was captured in Prague as the plane went up against some very strong cross winds while trying to land (top left). Videographer, Radko Nasinec, captured the cringe-worthy footage of the Boeing 737-430 (bottom left) narrowly avoiding a crash as its wheels grazed the runway. The video, which was shot at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague, Czech Republic, shows the airplane swaying back and forth and dipping to the right (top right) as it was attempting its first landing. The pilot was forced to pull up (bottom right) quickly because of the large gusts of wind that caused it to sway violently back and forth. The pilot then reascended and flew the plane back into the holding pattern in preparation for the second landing. During the second attempt to land, the plane once again swayed back and forth on its way down, but this time the pilot was able to make a safe landing.

A final decision is expected by the end of the month from Theresa May, with the Prime Minister to hold a series of Cabinet sub-committee meetings to make a decision over the coming weeks.

EXCLUSIVE: Journalist Helen Croydon posed as a young student looking for properties in London to uncover landlords offering free accommodation at pricey properties in return for sexual favours (shown).

Iranian woman Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee (left), a writer and human rights activist, has been convicted of 'insulting Islamic sanctities' because of her fictional story about stoning.

Boy George recalls how he was handbagged by old ladies for his flamboyant dress sense in Boy George's 1970s: Save Me From Suburbia, on BBC2 tonight. These years helped to mold him.

Pascal Duvier was subject to a restraining order after Glenda, his ex-wife, claimed he badly beat her at their L.A home, court documents seen by DailyMail.com show. He admitted he 'swiped' her.

Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to perform together in California

Struggling with ailments from deafness to arthritis, with 42 children between them and various bubbling feuds, there will surely never have been a show quite like this. The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters will all be performing on the same stage this weekend - at the Empire Polo Club in Indio Valley, California. Ticket sales for the so-called Desert Trip festival have been encouraged with talk of seeing, in the words of The Who's Roger Daltrey, 'the greatest remains of an era' for one final time. Each act - all together, they have a combined age of 724 - will play a full set, after sundown, and each is said to be netting around £5.5million and rising for taking part in the three-day event. ALISON BOSHOFF has the extraordinary story of the rock dinosaurs of the desert.



The Team GB star is seen in his own footage standing beside his friend Luke Carson, who can be heard yelling "God is the greatest" while kneeling on a rug at a wedding party in Kettering.

The Queen's pet corgi who starred in 007 Olympic opening ceremony sketch dies aged 13

The Queen has been left distraught following the death of one of her two surviving corgis. Thirteen-year-old Holly, who appeared in the celebrated James Bond sketch for the opening of the London Olympics in 2012 (inset), was put down at Balmoral last week. The Queen took the heartbreaking decision to summon a vet for the dog, which was suffering from illness and the effects of old age. On average, corgis age a little over six times faster than humans, making Holly the equivalent of 81, nine years younger than her royal mistress. It means that after more than seven decades of the continuous companionship of corgis, the Queen has only one left - Willow, also 13. Along with Willow, she is left with just two dorgis - corgi-dachshund crosses - Vulcan and Candy, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Experts from the Universities of Liverpool and Penn State told MailOnline training your brain to become ambidextrous might not boost its brain power, even though some consultancies suggest it can.

Paris-based L'Oréal, teamed up with bioprinting company Poietis, which is based in Pessac, southwestern France to form a partnership that aims to develop a working 3D-printed hair follicle.

Parents of Britain's youngest patient on the heart transplant waiting list reveal their

In the past six months, Amy and Nick Brace, parents of a 21-week-old baby girl called Marnie, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, have been ushered into rooms used by doctors to impart bad news with grim regularity. She was born with several severe heart defects, including a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, where the walls of the heart are much thicker than normal and seriously impair its function. Pictured, the Brace family (also, right, with Marnie's brother, Jonah).

New research suggests a diet rich in daily helpings of vitamin B12 can combat premature ejaculation, a problem which affects one in four men in the UK. Meat, fish and eggs are also rich in the vitamin.

Katrina Percy announced her decision to stand down from the top position with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust last week

Katrina Percy is to leave her GP advisory role at the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust which was created for her following her resignation as chief executive last month.

London couple return from holiday in Portugal to ransacked house

Nicola Kerrison and husband Dean Windsor returned to their home in Essex from holiday in Portugal to find Mrs Kerrison's son had thrown a secret 18th birthday party and their home had been trashed. CCTV also revealed a group of boys and girls had ransacked their home including the couple's bedroom where they had stolen jewellery, money and a laptop.

Christopher Serrano, 25, was killed early Wednesday morning as he was trying to surf a subway car that was traveling on the F line bound for Brooklyn's Coney Island.

Joshua Smith, 12, panicked and almost drowned when he found himself in difficulty in deep water during a day trip to Danes Camp Leisure Centre in Northampton.

Mulberry shop turned away women with her baby in a harness over 'no bags policy'

Francesca O'Neil (pictured) was told she was breaking the pop-up store's 'no bags' policy when she tried to go shopping with her son Tobias, in South Molton Lane, west London. She is now accusing Mulberry of discrimination and said she was furious (inset) with the treatment during a rant on Facebook.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said manufacturing output rose 0.2 per cent in August, after a sharp month-on-month contraction in July when activity fell by 0.9 per cent.

Lance Corporal Martyn Compton suffered horrific burns to 75 per cent of his body when his armoured vehicle was blown up by a Taliban in Afghanistan.

The move could give an electoral boost to the Tories because many expats are pensioners and more likely to back the party. Campaigner Harry Schindler (pictured) welcomed the news.

The spacecraft is being controlled from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, but many of its systems are automatic and don't need commands from Earth.

Tory MP's granddaughter has a fling with serial womaniser and Labour MP Simon Danczuk

The relationship between Labour MP Simon Danczuk and Tory councillor Louise Dickens has become yet another disaster in Mr Danczuk's love life. Miss Dickens, 29, saw pictures of him with another woman at a party. Self-proclaimed 'dolly bird' Miss Dickens has launched a bitter attack on the politician, calling him a 's***'. She claims he still wants to write a book with her about her grandfather, late Conservative MP and sex abuse campaigner Geoffrey Dickens, after telling her 'Let's just not do sex any more then'.

Both Vietnam and Cuba served as military pivots for the Soviet Union during the Cold War and now Putin's Defence Ministry is said to be 'rethinking' its past closures in a move to assert its global presence.

Mr Gove said his behaviour after the EU referendum was like 'driving at 100 miles per hour and crashing into a brick wall', and said Mr Cameron is 'entitled' to feel upset 'or worse'.

Detail of the case emerged in a ruling published by the judge following a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court, sitting at the  Royal Courts of Justice (pictured)

Mr Justice Macdonald concluded the girl was sexually abused by the man following a hearing at the Family Division of the High Court in London.

Israel tattoo convention sees fans from all over the world come to get inked

Fans of body art have flocked from all over the world to get inkings from some of the country's leading artists at the third annual two-day Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv. Among them is Magneto (bottom left and top right), from Berlin, whose entire face is covered in inkings, including his eyeballs.

David Cameron and his wife Samantha will be celebrating his birthday a day early at a discreet dinner party at Sarsden House, Oxfordshire. Their host will be property developer Tony Gallagher.

According to the study, chocolate lovers who engage in what psychologists call 'mindful eating' end up in a much better mood than those who wolf down their treat without stopping to enjoy it.

Twitter users reveal their frustrating food moments

Photos of frustrating food moments have been shared on social media. From left to right: Several people complained of no jelly in their Jaffa Cakes, while one woman was left heartbroken when her chocolate digestive was not covered in chocolate. A handful of people were left shocked by wafer-less Kit Kats, while one woman was left crushed when she found empty chocolate wrappers in her box of Quality Street. One man bought a bag of mini-Oreos without any filling, while another woman complained that every biscuit was broken in her packet of Party Rings.

The feature was trialled in Australia two weeks ago, and is now being rolled out in the UK. Using Tinder Boost can give users up to 10 times more profile views than the standard method.

Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into hate crime after worshippers were given the booklets at the Dar-ul-Uloom Qadria Jilania mosque in Walthamstow.

The extraordinary untold truth about the affairs of Phil Collins' wife

This month rock star Phil Collins publishes his memoirs. But in a compelling series, DAVID JONES uncovers the stories he'll be reluctant to expose - starting with the extraordinary untold truth about his wife's affairs. Left is Phil and Andrea with their daughter Joely seen in the summer of 1976. She first cheated on her husband with Michael Burberry, right, pictured as a young man. The second lover was Charles Edward Chichester Eustace, inset left, whose great-grandfather was the celebrated writer and liberal politician Hilaire Belloc.

Speaking at a press conference to announce the construction of the new airport, Kazem Finjan said 'ancient aliens' had built earth's first airport in Dhi Qar, in southern Iraq 7,000 years ago.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Juan Manuel Santos 'for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end', days after Columbia rejected a ceasefire.

Fuzhou city, Jiangxi province, plans to build a 'mini Stratford-upon-Avon' in Sanweng town. The new town will also celebrate Cervantes and Tang Xianzu, a Chinese playwright.

These pictures have all been submitted as part of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and after more than 2,200 entries, the shortlist of 40 has been finalised by the judges.

Sweet serenade: Beloved choir director is given a heartfelt sendoff as students gather on her doorstep to sing - just minutes before she lost her battle with cancer

Students from a Texas high school gave their beloved choir director, Mariana Walker (left), a heartfelt sendoff as they gathered on her doorstep to sing to her one last time. Walker, who was Alvin Junior High School's choir director, died shortly after the students (right) finished their melody. Walker had been diagnosed with cancer and after her illness progressed she left school and went home for hospice care. The students stood outside Walker's home and sang Hillsong's Oceans to show her how much they loved and cherished her. The school has established a memorial scholarship in Walker's name.

Two pilots leaving the London airport and heading for Mumbai at the end of August were flying too low and dangerously close to the airport boundary wall a report has confirmed.

The man must have thought nobody had noticed him filming the woman as he followed her down an escalator at a metro station in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.

Off Kauai's north shore in Hanalei, the six bedroom main house first built in 1915 by sugar plantation executive Hans Peter Fayé has had a third of it's original listing price shaved from the price tag.

Jeremy Corbyn has sparked claims he has created an 'Islington mafia' at the heart of the Labour Party, with three key roles going to MPs immediately neighbouring his Islington North constituency.

14 adults and a child found in lorry at Clacket Lane services on M25

The driver stopped at Clacket Lane service station in Surrey after hearing a loud banging coming from inside the vehicle this morning. Police closed a petrol station slip road and detained the lorry's occupants on suspicion of illegal entry into the country. Reports from the scene suggest the contents of the lorry, which had travelled from the Port of Dover, were frozen to -25C.

The position puts Mr Watson (pictured) in charge of Labour policy on press regulation. He has been an outspoken supporter of implementing the findings of the Leveson Inquiry.

Toxteth-born Howard Gayle, 58, was offered the gong earlier this year but turned it down saying his 'ancestors would turn in their graves after how Empire and Colonialism enslaved them'.

An animal lover's worst nightmare: Horrific moment a dog owner discovers her pet being EATEN by a python but is unable to save it

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Klomphan Khiewwan, 21 got the shock of her life when she awoke to find her beloved pooch Fino head first in the jaws of an enormous snake. The dog was wrapped in tight coils and she could only watch as the 6m serpent devoured him. She said she'd heard loud noises from the dog earlier that evening while she was trying to sleep upstairs but she hadn't thought to check on her canine pal. Thai volunteers arrived at her home with snake-catching equipment but it was too late.

Sir Craig (pictured), who led David Cameron's Remain campaign, will be paid a six-figure salary for global consultancy Teneo, which has set up a 'Brexit client transition unit'.

Michelle Doig-Collins had a routine uterus exam three months ago with Dr Ann Raffo, her ob-gyn of 10 years at Orange Coast Women's Medical Group in Laguna Hills, California.

Wine upmanship! Or how the latest status symbol is a £40,000 wine cellar buried under your

The fusty, cobweb-festooned caves beneath many Victorian houses are not where today's enthusiasts want to store their wine - not just at the perfect temperature and humidity, but also in style. Lucy Hargreaves, managing director of Spiral Cellars, which builds more than 200 bespoke cellars a year, says she has seen demand rocket by 20 per cent over the past year. 'Britain's love affair with wines continues unabated and super-stylish, climate-controlled spaces in which to store wine are now a design feature in many upmarket homes.' Rachel Sherwood (left) with her wine cellar at her home in an Oxfordshire village; Helen Little (inset) who has a state of the art wine cellar at her home in Kent and (right) Nikki Roberts above her cellar in Surrey.

Youths picked apples from the tree in a park in Wallasey, Merseyside, and hurled them at cars and passers-by. One resident went so far to suggest the tree had been 'murdered' by authorities.

South Africa's retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu attends a tea party to mark his 85th birthday on October 7, 2016 in Cape Town ©Rodger Bosch (AFP)

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday saying he would like to be allowed the option of dignified assisted death. 'I do not wish to be kept alive at all costs,' he said.

Mohammed Ayub, his brother Mohammed Riaz (pictured), and Neil Frew - all of which work for a Bradford solicitors - allegedly set up a 'sham' company to siphon off thousands of pounds.

Sir Benjamin Slade slammed for offering £1k reward to kill beavers

Eccentric Sir Benjamin Slade (pictured left) has erected posters (right) around his 12-acres of parkland (inset) in Somerset regarding a cull of the animals, which were only re-introduced to Britain in 2009. Despite a huge conservation effort to establish a stable population, Sir Benjamin says they are a nuisance and are 'breeding like rabbits.' Sir Benjamin has previously courted controversy by considering a reality television show to try and find an heir and also looking for love with an advert on Facebook.

Renewable energy firm Kite Power Solutions is building its power station at the Ministry of Defence's West Freugh range in Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway. It will be in operation by March 2017.

Thousands of fans are queuing at the Birmingham NEC for the first day of Destination Star Trek, a weekend long convention featuring George Takei, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton.

A photograph of a man, now 75, on his wedding day in 1961 looks so like actor Matt Damon, 45, that he has been described as his doppelganger. The black and white photo shows him with his wife.

Sergeant Alastair Smith married civilian Aaron Weston on British forces territory in Dhekilia, Cyprus in what is believed to be the first gay wedding on a UK overseas military base.

Fuzhou city, Jiangxi province, plans to build a 'mini Stratford-upon-Avon' in Sanweng town. The new town will also celebrate Cervantes and Tang Xianzu, a Chinese playwright.

The first full trailer for The Grand Tour has been released today and the new show featuring the former Top Gear stars promises to be as daring and exciting as ever.

Ohio dad of triplets comes up with 'genius' hack to stop backseat infighting

Stay at home father Jake White, 39, from Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to install dividers made of thin board, pictured, so that his three two-year-olds Jude, Stella and Xavier cannot squabble over snacks. When he shared his creation on Facebook it divided parents between those who admired it and some who believed it was 'dangerous'.

People have revealed what they learned after leaving their husband or wife - with one man describing life with his new love as a 'complete disaster' while others were blissfully happy.

Firefighter Patrick McBride, who won the role ahead of 20,000 hopefuls last year, is the latest to don the black polo neck for Cadbury's new Milk Tray Man in a £3million televised campaign.

Karinya Chen, who battled bone cancer for five years, passed away in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. She touched millions of people around the world when she perfectly harmonized with Florence Welch.


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Heartwarming moment Tube staff rescue Sammy the King Charles Spaniel after he fell onto tracks beneath train 

Footage from the Elephant and Castle station on the London Underground captures the heartwarming rescue of Sammy after he had fallen down the gap between the platform and the train. A piercing scream was heard as the dog's owner watched her King Charles Spaniel disappear onto the tracks. After the rescue, Sammy appeared unfazed by his accident as he happily sits on his owner's lap, enjoying the attention of well-wishers on the train.

Boasting he has a more impressive garden than the Queen, 58-year-old Keith Chuck from Bolton uses the same grass seeds used by Premier League football clubs to maintain his award-winning lawn.

The overly-ambitious gym-goer has been caught on camera in a Canadian gym fainting after trying to pull off a deadlift. A woman rushes over to help him and he is soon able to stand back up.

Durham mugger takes on 85 year old man only to realise he was a former boxer

Great-grandfather Ernie Hanratty, 85, right, was held up by hooded mugger Daniel Rose, 21, left, as he returned from his morning shopping trip in Stanley, County Durham. Rose demanded money from the pensioner, apparently believing he was an easy target. But Mr Hanratty turned on his attacker and grabbed his wrist, prompting Rose to flee with nothing more than two newspapers in a plastic bag.



Berlin's Brandenburg Gates gets a makeover in German capital's Festival of Lights 

Artists shone powerful beams onto the Brandenburg Gate (pictured) to create a dazzling spectacle for thousands of visitors. For ten days the German city is the capital of light with sights including Berlin Cathedral and Potsdamer Platz the subject of huge light-art installations, projections and video mapping. Historically, one of the city's grand entrances, the Brandenburg Gate was built between 1788 and 1791 under the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II. The neoclassical monument was restored at the turn of the Millennium by the Berlin Monument Conservation Foundation after being badly damaged the Second World War. The Festival of Lights, which started today, is in its 12th year. Visitors can see the lights on foot, by bus and boat from 7pm to midnight.

Toy store Hamleys has predicted what it expects to be the top 10 sellers this festive season, including a new range of Star Wars drones that can fly at speeds of 50mph and shoot lasers.

The London man who calls himself 'dying llama' surfs the bus as it stops to pick up passengers before continuing on its way. He laughs and waves at bemused passers-by.

Mac on...Tory plans to train more British doctors 

'So what were you doing before you heard that the
Government wants thousands of new British doctors?'

Cocaine-fuelled groom on his stag night is chased by police who Taser him at wheel

High on drugs Nasar Hanif, 29, right, smashed his hired Audi R8 Spyder in a police chase captured on camera by a pursuing force patrol car. Hanif, of Oldham, was jailed for 18 months by Judge Richard Mansell QC, who said his 'sickening' violence had been followed by 'appalling' driving. His pre-wedding celebrations in Manchester ended in handcuffs after his reckless drive came to an abrupt halt when he crashed his car into a lamppost after being Tasered. He fled the wreckage but was picked up by a police dog hiding under a vehicle nearby in a Tesco car park.