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.
BREAKING NEWS: You did it! Generous fans hit the £50,000 target to fund Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell's treatment for terminal lung cancer
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.
'She made her father out to be a vile love-cheat': Widow's agony at the bitter £1m inheritance court battle with stepdaughter who judge told to 'get a job'
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.'
Olympic star Louis Smith 'mocks Islam': Gymnast films himself on video yelling 'Allahu Akbar' with fellow athlete who performs 'six 'clock prayers'
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.
King CON: How a brickie on benefits blagged his way from a derelict cottage to a stately home - fleecing his own mother on the way
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.)
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby angers her neighbours over plans to add a two-storey extension to her £3m London mansion (so now she's going for a super-basement instead)
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.
'You can do anything. Grab them by the p***y': Donald Trump recorded boasting about how his celebrity status allows him to grope and kiss women
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.
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).
Hurricane Matthew closes in on Georgia and South Carolina with 7ft waves and 100mph winds after killing six people in Florida and leaving entire towns under water
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 Clooneys buy a new £30m Manhattan home to add to their £140m property portfolio... because a £9m LA love nest, £23.5m English mansion and a £75m Italian idyll just weren't enough!
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.
I'm the Duke of Windsor's secret grandson: That's the sensational claim of a French hotelier. Deluded? Read his evidence and decide, writes RICHARD KAY
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.
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.
Lock up your grannies! Extraordinary concert unites the Stones, The Who, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Neil Young (total age 651). So who's deaf, who's arthritic - and who wears a wig?
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.
Down to her last corgi: Pet that starred with Queen in 007 sketch dies at 13 (but at least she still has 2 dorgis)
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.
The agony and guilt at having to wait for a child to die so our baby can live: Parents of Britain's youngest patient on the heart transplant waiting list reveal their inner torment
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).
'There were some antics in our bedroom I couldn't talk about': Devastated couple back from holiday watch CCTV of teens ransacking their house after their son held a secret party
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.
New mother claims she was turned away from Mulberry designer handbag sale because her sleeping seven-week-old son in a harness broke '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.
What DID she expect? Granddaughter of MP has a fling with serial womaniser Danczuk... and is surprised when he's caught with another woman!
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'.
Tat looks painful! Tattoo fans from around the world flock to Israel to show off weird and wonderful body art
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.
From a Jaffa Cake with no jelly to wafer-less KitKats: Photos of Britain's most frustrating snack fails sweep the web
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 two men who cuckolded Phil Collins: The extraordinary untold truth about the affairs of the rock star's 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.
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.
The migrants who nearly froze to death next to boxes of Aunt Bessie's roast potatoes: 15 people - including two children - are found huddled together inside a '-25C' freezer lorry at M25 service station
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.
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.
Wine upmanship! Or how the latest status symbol is a £40,000 wine cellar buried under your sitting room
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.
'Wanted, dead or alive': Eccentric aristocrat, 70, is under fire for his posters offering a £1,000 reward to kill BEAVERS on his estate because they are wrecking his trees
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.
Three's a crowd! Dad of triplets comes up with 'genius' hack to stop backseat infighting over snacks, installing huge foam DIVIDERS between each of his two-year-olds
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'.
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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.
'He was a pale, pasty lad - there was no way the b****r was getting away with my money': Young mugger takes on great-grandfather, 85 - only to get a nasty surprise when he turns out to be 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.
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.
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Cocaine-fuelled groom writes off hired £130,000 supercar after police TASER him while he's behind the 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.