Cars have been crushed (centre, top right) against the roof of a car park in Crayford, south-east London, after a burst water main caused polystyrene insulation below the road surface to expand by four feet. Crews from London Fire Brigade have been pumping water out of the flooded High Street in Crayford this morning and it is understood the burst pipe is also affecting Greenwich and Bexley and parts of Dartford and Kent. Thames Water is working on fixing the problem (bottom right) and is proving emergency supplies of bottled water to those affected.
'It's just alpha male boasting, it's what men do': Nigel Farage DEFENDS Donald Trump over lewd comments about women
Farage, pictured in St Louis, Missouri to help Trump prepare for tonight's presidential debate, defended the Republican candidate, pictured inset, after footage emerged of him boasting that he can 'do anything' to women. But the interim Ukip leader admitted that the video from 2005 of Trump saying stars can 'do anything' to women, including grabbing them 'by the p***y, were 'ugly'.
Shop selling 'child terrorist' Hallowe'en fancy dress costume that includes a beard and a turban is forced to remove outfit from its shelves
A shop has been blasted for selling 'child terrorist' fancy dress costumes. The £15 outfits were marketed with a picture of a young boy wearing a beard and camouflaged waistcoat. The costumes were being sold at a pop-up shop called Halloween (right), in the Diamond Shopping Centre in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Shoppers apparently complained to staff about the outfits, claiming they were offensive as they were labelled 'terrorist' despite featuring simplistic Muslim clothing (left). The outfits were removed from the shelves after complaints.
Ready for your close-ups? Some of the world's most beautiful animals are captured on camera in new episodes of Sir David Attenborough iconic Planet Earth series
These are the stunning images of the animals gracing our screens as part of David Attenborough's new series of Planet Earth, returning to BBC One at the end of October. Hidden cameras in remote locations show animals such as snow leopards in ways viewers have not been able to see before, pictured main. Viewers will also see an adorable red-eyed tree frog, pictured top left, and a cute pygmy sloth, pictured bottom left. The series will run for six episodes, with themes including jungles, mountains and island habitats.
'He has a very disturbing problem with anger': Josh Brooks 'would regularly beat up his twin brother Kyle'... amid claims he 'broke ex-girlfriend's nose'
X Factor singer Josh Brooks was suspended from the live show after allegations he attacked his former girlfriend and broke her nose- claims he has strenuously denied. And now new reports have emerged claiming he would regularly beat up his 17-year-old twin brother Kyle, who completes their dual boyband act Brooks Way. According to sources, the aspiring singer suffers from 'disturbing problems with anger'.
Disabled woman is rescued from the English Channel after her WHEELCHAIR slid down a slipway as she tried to retrieve her dog's toy
Sally Whitney, 29, was saved by a team of passing strangers after her chair slid down a concrete launch ramp at high tide - plunging her into the water. Good Samaritans dived into the water at Brighton Marina to rescue Sally (shown at the ramp) and her carer, Zizi Linerpaite, who had got into difficulty after trying to save her friend. And after pulling Sally from the water, the team managed to recover her specialist wheelchair after discovering it washed up on rocks (pictured main). Sally found herself in a nightmare situation as her disability meant all she could do was cling on to the boulders for dear life.
I forgive you, mum: Canoe son rebuilds relationship with mother Anne Darwin after she lied to him and his brother for FIVE YEARS that their father was dead
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MARK DARWIN: Mark Darwin and his younger brother Anthony stood with their mother Anne when they threw a wreath of red roses into the choppy waters off a windswept pier in County Durham in 2004. His father, John Darwin, had disappeared during a canoeing accident two years earlier and been declared dead. What Mark could not have known as he comforted his mother was that behind a wall dividing the house from the one next door stood the 'dead' man himself. No wonder Mark and Anthony swore they would have nothing more to do with their parents. Yet now, there has been a most unlikely reconciliation between Mark and Anne. Pictured: Mark and Anne Darwin in London last week (left); John and Anne with Mark and Anthony as schoolboys (centre); and Anne joins Mark, his wife Flick and their children Joe and Max on holiday in Spain (right).
Nigel Farage and his 'ex-mistress' are dragged into Ukip leadership farce over claims he regarded his successor Diane James as 'an utter b****'
The abuse is contained in a leaked email sent by Annabelle Fuller (left), who was once named in the European Parliament as Farage's mistress. She now works for Mike Hookem, the Ukip MEP accused of hitting party leadership favourite Steven Woolfe (right) last week in Strasbourg. Both Farage and Fuller vehemently deny any affair. Woolfe was one of the recipients of the 'utter bitch' email, sent as Diane James (centre) was standing for Ukip in the Eastleigh by-election in February 2013. In the message, dated a fortnight before James came within a whisker of claiming victory, Fuller said: 'I understand from the man who knows best we've been lumbered with an utter bitch who is Marta Mk 2.' 'Marta Mk 2' is a reference to former Ukip MEP Marta Andreasen, who enraged Farage by defecting to the Conservatives in 2013, calling him 'anti-women' and a 'Stalinist dictator'.
Here's what Cambridge students think of their sexual consent classes: Women's officer posts picture of empty hall as freshers boycott 'patronising' talks
No freshers attended an hour-long sexual consent workshop at Clare College, Cambridge. Women's officer Rosie Boxall later posted pictures of the empty auditorium on social media (pictured) and lambasted freshers for snubbing the event. She described it as a 'huge step backwards'. Workshops are being held at universities across the country in order to inform new students about sexual consent in an effort to tackle the rising number of assaults on campus. Earlier this month, students at York University staged a walkout in protest against consent classes.
No wonder she's cracking open the bubbly... this woman's clinical negligence firm bagged £29m from the NHS in legal costs for cases last year
Sheffield-based company Irwin Mitchell, which like many firms attracts clients with the promise of so-called no win, no fee agreements, was paid a startling £29,027,575 by the NHS in legal costs for medical negligence cases in 2015-16 alone, according to figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday under the Freedom of Information Act. During the latest financial year, the company secured £38,454,015 for its medical negligence clients, according to NHSLA figures, suggesting that for every £1 it secured in damages, it was paid 75p. But Lisa Jordan (pictured), Irwin Mitchell's head of medical negligence, accused the NHSLA of issuing 'selective' and 'misleading' figures.
Stop the King taking off! It's the dramatic untold twist of the abdication crisis: how Edward VIII tried to flee the country in his private plane - and sent the Government into a tailspin
A new book, The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs Simpson And The Hidden Politics Of The Abdication Crisis, looks at the romance between the monarch and Wallis Simpson - and how Britain faced its biggest royal mess since 1688 when James II fled to France in the face of a parliamentary coup. It was December 1936 and since Edward had announced his plans to wed twice-married Wallis Simpson, the Government had blocked his every wish - including his plan to make a broadcast to the Empire 'to tell them that he intended to marry Mrs S but without announcing his abdication'. The book also details how Edward (pictured, alongside his personal plane), had confided the scheme to one of his few remaining friends, Winston Churchill, who immediately recognised its danger. Churchill, then a backbench MP in his 'wilderness years', supported the King in general, but saw that such a move would be disastrous.
Almost 400 ISIS jihadis trained in Iraq and Syria are now at large on Britain's streets... as it's revealed just 14 fighters who have returned to the UK have been jailed
Just 14 battle-hardened ISIS fighters have been jailed. The shock figure is far lower than Ministers previously claimed and means almost 400 jihadis trained in Syria and Iraq are at large on Britain's streets. Imran Khawaja (left) was jailed for 12 years after he was caught trying to sneak back into Britain but Gianluca Tomaselli, (middle, right) who fought in Syria, is working as an NHS parking attendant in London.
'We won't be silenced': Fury of market traders at one of London's busiest and oldest markets after Islington trendies tell them to stop bellowing because it's too loud
The barrow boys at London's 137-year-old Chapel Market in Islington may be silenced after complaints from well-heeled residents who have moved into swanky flats nearby, inset. They say the bellowing of the traders is too loud and have protested to the council. David Twydell, 59, pictured, chairman of the Chapel Market stall holders' association, who has traded in Islington since he was 12, said: 'Ever since the flats were bought and refurbished last year we have had no end of problems from the landlord and the tenants.'
Ex-council leader, 51, who is friends with Theresa May and David Cameron dumps his wife of 17 years for his engaged 31-year-old aide
David Burbage, 51, former council leader of Prime Minister Theresa May's constituency in Maidenhead, has left his wife, inset, for a woman 20 years youngers than him, who worked for him. Michaela Rizou, 31 from Greece, pictured left, has herself called off her wedding in Corfu taking her female friends on holiday there instead of having her destination ceremony. She worked for Cllr Burbage, pictured left with Theresa May, in the cabinet policy office in Maidenhead Council.
People think I'm mad! Britain's most prolific surrogate mother defies doctors as she prepares for her SIXTEENTH child - just days before she turns 50
Carole Horlock (main image), from Colchester in Essex, was told by medical experts that she was at high risk of complications and that she needed to stop for the sake of her health, after losing the last child she attempted to have. However, she has now done a u-turn and travelled to Greece to have two embryos implanted in her because she was not allowed to have the procedures in Britain. Pictured are babies number four (top left), five (top right), seven (bottom right) and eight (bottom left).
Britain's most vicious inheritance battle: 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.'
Attack of the drones! New Star Wars flying toys which can hit 50mph top the list of children's must-haves this Christmas
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 (pictured main and inset) that can fly at speeds of 50mph and shoot lasers. The £25 Pieface Showdown is already a hit on social media, with posts abounding of youngsters enjoying a face full of cream. Meanwhile, the fourth edition of the BeanBoozled spinner game, also £25, will have players risking eating jelly beans flavoured to taste like rotten fish and spoiled milk.
Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell who played Zoe Tate for 16 years is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer - as her partner races against time to raise funds for last chance treatment in Germany
Fans of Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell who played Zoe Tate have rallied to her support after it was announced she has terminal lung cancer. Her partner Jez Hughes is raising funds to send her for desperate treatment in Germany. So far £2,547 in donations have been pledged from a £50,000 target. Writing on Facebook he said: 'Hi all. So it's been an incredibly tough month as my beloved partner and soul mate, Ali/ Leah, was rushed to hospital 5 weeks ago. Luckily they were able to drain a litre of fluid from around her heart which saved her life. Unfortunately the diagnosis for the problem that caused the fluid build up was lung cancer, stage 4, what the doctors call 'terminal.' Mr Hughes said Zoe has been a 'wonderful mother of two, loving partner and daughter'.
First for the Army as soldier weds his groom on base: Air Vice Marshal does the honours as gay couple tie the knot in Cyprus
Sergeant Alastair Smith (centre) married civilian Aaron Weston (left) on British forces territory in Dhekilia, Cyprus in what is believed to be the first gay wedding (inset) on a UK overseas military base. The marriage - which took place on September 10 - was approved and officiated by Air Vice Marshal Mike Wigston (right), the commander and administrator of the Army's sovereign base area. Sgt Smith, 36, said he was 'overjoyed' to celebrate the occasion surrounded by friends, family and infantry colleagues.
Tree murderers! Residents' fury as police order council to chop one down to stop youths throwing apples at cars
Youths started picking apples from the tree (circled, left) in a park in Wallasey, Merseyside, and hurled them at cars and passers-by. Police decided not to wait for the fruit season to pass and ordered the council to chop the tree down (pictured after, right). The decision has angered residents who have accused the authorities of over-reacting to the problem. One resident went so far to suggest the tree had been 'murdered' by authorities.
Screaming baby cries as a relative slices its head open with a kitchen knife as part of Islamic self-flagellation ceremony to mourn the death of the Prophet's grandson
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Gruesome pictures show a man holding a knife to the head of a baby in Ahmadabad, India while others show men whipping themselves with sharp blades. In separate images, men can be seen crying out in pain as they use knives attached to chains to cut their own backs at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pools of blood can be seen on the floor of the building after the men performed the ritual to mark Ashura - one of the major fixtures of the Islamic calendar.
Four teenage schoolgirls 'dug a shallow grave for 14-year-old love rival and tortured her for FOUR hours with wooden sticks and a machete' during brutal attack
The gang, who are aged 13 to 16, dragged their victim into a shallow grave before hitting her repeatedly round the head and body with a wooden stick and a small machete in the shocking attack filmed in Trindade, Brazil. The injured girl only managed to escape when her tormentors went to wash blood off their hands before culminating their torture ordeal with what detectives believe was a plan to kill her.