People across Britain have been left screaming in terror as a bizarre craze of clown sightings sweeps the country. In Manchester on Sunday night, two girls aged three and four were left screaming as a clown, pictured centre, jumped on the bonnet of their mother’s car when they stopped at a red traffic light outside a shopping centre. It follows a spate of sightings, including one in Leicestershire, pictured top left, and Plymouth, pictured bottom left. In Newcastle, Megan Bell, a 17-year-old girl with a ‘lifelong fear of clowns’, was walking home in the city at around 8pm when she says she was accosted by a man in a clown costume and mask who briefly chased her after she panicked and ran away screaming. In County Durham, a clown, pictured top right, jumped out at four young children, aged 11 and 12, on their way to school. In Hemel Hempstead, a clown, pictured bottom right, spooked shoppers in a supermarket car park. The craze has swept across Britain from the US and police have told those carrying out the pranks to stop, and think of those they have left scared.
Eritrean migrant is killed in Calais after being RUN OVER by car driven by British motorist while trying to put obstacles in the road to slow traffic
The collision happened on the A16 near the northern French port where thousands of people from the Middle East and African are camped trying to reach the UK. Police say the victim was one of a group of migrants trying to put obstacles on the road to slow down vehicles in a bid to climb aboard them. The driver, a Briton, had reported the incident to officers.
The raging ex trying to wreck Phil Collins’ reunion with wife No.3: It was a love story Against All Odds – the singer going back to the love he paid £25m in their divorce. But, as our compelling series reveals, there’s one BIG problem...
Phil Collins made the surprise announcement earlier this year that he was back with his third ex-wife, Orianne (pictured left in 1996 and right earlier this year). The couple, who have two sons together, separated in 2006. But Orianne is now in a bitter battle with her ex Charles Mejjati, 47, (pictured inset with Orianne) a construction company boss. In the court papers, Orianne accuses her ex-husband of forcing her to sign the marital agreement - described by her lawyer as one of the most one-sided he has ever seen - while her judgment was impaired by the powerful painkillers and anti-depressants.
'I'm passionate about selling this s*** to people who don't need it': Over champagne and lobster at an idyllic ski resort, postal fraud mafia boast how they rip off the elderly - with help from Royal Mail
Millions of British pensioners are being ripped off through postal scams with the fraudsters using letters to try and trick the vulnerable and elderly into sending money through the post. Hundreds of thousands of these letters are flown into Britain from Europe every month with private postage companies turning a blind eye. And they are placed in the hands of their victims by trusted Royal Mail postmen and women. Those behind these letters share hundreds of millions of pounds a year 'in profit'. Attending a conference at the Whistler ski resort, German Christian Limpach (top right) said the aim is to 'rip off the people', particularly 'females over 60'. another, Canadian sweepstake scammer Andrew John Thomas (left) said: 'I'm passionate about my ability to whore my talent and sell this s*** to people who don't need it'. And data broker German Lars Muhlschlegel (bottom right) claimed he could sell the names of 'very elderly people' who had responded to fraudulent letters.
Pro-Europe MPs led by Ed Miliband plot fresh bid to BLOCK Brexit, claiming voters did NOT want to leave the single market
Ed Miliband (left), who is leading the demands, says Parliament must not be overlooked because of 'the importance of these decisions for the UK economy' while former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg (right) said it 'would not be remotely acceptable' to bypass Parliament on the terms of Brexit. They are joined in opposition by former Tory ministers Anna Soubry (inset, left) and Nicky Morgan (inset right). But Jacob Rees-Mogg told MailOnline: This 'typifies the disdain that the liberal elite has for voters'. The latest attempts by MPs to change the terms of the historic June 23 referendum - which saw the biggest turnout in any UK election for more than two decades - comes after last week's Tory conference signalled the Government is pursuing a 'hard-Brexit' that would take Britain out of the single market in order to end free movement of people.
I've lost the love of my life: In a deeply moving interview, Ken Clarke talks for the first time about the death of his wife Gillian, their 51 years of blissful marriage - and how he's coping with being on his own
Ben Clarke has spoken for the first time about how he is coping without his wife Gillian after 51 years marriage (pictured). Everyone— apart, perhaps, from spin doctors and the bolshy British Medical Association — seems to love Ken ‘the Big Beast’ Clarke. He is the arch-lord of misrule, the untameable king of brown-suede shoes, red wine, cigars and gigantic lunches — and he was the first man brave enough to tell Margaret Thatcher it was time to step down. His political career spans more than half a century — including 46 years as Conservative MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire — and will end when he steps down after the next general election. As Chancellor, Home Secretary, Lord Chancellor, Justice Secretary, Education Secretary, Health Secretary and latterly, Minister without Portfolio, he’s had his fingers in more political pies than anyone else in government in modern times.
'The truth always wins': X Factor's Brooks Way slam 'false allegation' on Twitter... amid claims they were axed from show after Josh 'broke former girlfriend's nose'
As rumours continue to circulate over their future on the X Factor following shocking allegations, Brooks Way singers Josh and Kyle Brooks are speaking out. On Sunday night, the 17-year-old twin brothers took to Twitter in a bid to shoot down claims that Josh beat up his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clarke and broke her nose. The pair, who were cut from Saturday's live show as the allegations surfaced, wrote: 'Today, we have had a tough day with a false allegation. Don't believe everything you read, both Amelia and Josh will be stating the truth.'
Cars and vans are CRUSHED against roof of underground car park when burst water main causes polystyrene blocks it was built on to float and rise up by 4ft
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.
Making a molehill out of a mountain: The peaks that will no longer scale the necessary heights because of rising sea levels
While Britain may not have peaks of Himalayan or Everest proportions, hikers have always enjoyed getting out and exploring the dizzying heights offered by the country's mountain ranges. But this could be about to change, as many of the UK's smaller mountains are under threat - facing the prospect of being downgraded and becoming classified as hills due to rising sea levels. The warning came from the Ordnance Survey (OS), the Government's mapping agency. Mountains under threat include Thack Moor in the Pennines and Calf Top near the Yorkshire Dales.
From balls to ballcocks: Chelsea goal scoring legend and England ace Kerry Dixon is working as a PLUMBER after serving time for a brutal pub assault
The ex-footballer, who played for the national side in the 1986 World Cup and scored 193 goals for Chelsea,(right) was jailed for nine months in 2015 after being found guilty of assaulting a man in a pub.(pictured outside court, bottom) Dixon, 55, now fits pipes for central heating firm Oakray (left) to earn money and says he is determined to get his life back on track. Dixon's blond locks and commanding presence brought a glamour to Chelsea at a time it was yo-yoing between the top two divisions.
Spectator is killed and eight people are injured after rally car loses control and crashes into a crowd during a race in San Marino
The Renault Clio (pictured left and right) crashed into straw bales on a corner where spectators were watching the race at midday in San Marino. Shocking footage shows the car driving straight towards people enjoying the rally (inset). Henry Anselmino, 57, from Asti, was killed instantly, the race organiser said. The injured spectators - one woman, seven men - were rushed to hospital. Three are in a critical condition. Locals think the driver was unable to stop as the car's brakes had failed.