A 15-year-old boy has admitted murdering a school dinner lady and her teenage daughter by stabbing and smothering them to death in their beds as they slept. The boy crept into the bedrooms of dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie (both pictured centre and right) where he knifed his victims repeatedly in the neck while his female accomplice listened to them 'struggling and gurgling', a court heard. The pair, who were both 14 at the time and cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly plotted the attack at a McDonald's restaurant the previous night. The jury heard that following the brutal killings the young couple took a bath together to rinse off blood and watched the teenage vampire romance Twilight. Today at Nottingham Crown Court friends and family including Ms Edwards' eldest daughter Katie (pictured left with her partner) and her boyfriend Graham Green (inset) broke down in tears in the public gallery as they listened to graphic details of how their loved ones died.
British motorist runs over and KILLS Eritrean migrant who was trying to put obstacles in the road to slow down traffic in Calais
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.
A real English rose! The Duchess of Cambridge is pretty in pink in a £428 Kate Spade floral dress as she joins William and Harry to mark World Mental Health Day in London
The Duchess of Cambridge looked like a true English rose this morning as she arrived at London's County hall in a £428 dress by her namesake designer Kate Spade for a day of engagements to Mark World Mental Health Day with Prince William (centre). Kate carried a nude clutch and wore a pair of her favourite court shoes (left) and looked delighted to be visiting the London Eye (right), which she will later take a spin on with William and Prince Harry
Machete-wielding clowns terrorised drivers and climbed onto a mother’s car bonnet when she stopped at traffic lights with her two young daughters in the back
Alice Slattery and her two children, pictured left, were driving through Manchester on Sunday evening when a clown jumped out of the bushes and 'posed on her car bonnet' as she stopped the car at a red light. The incident comes amid a spate of strange incidents across the country. The clowns, pictured right, were caught on camera by Kurtis Mulvaney who said he saw what he believes to be fake machetes in the potential pranksters hands.
'Not only was the love of my life taken from me, but also all of our hopes and dreams': Widow of academic stabbed to death on his doorstep demands to know why knife charges were dropped against killer six days before attack
Dr Jeroen Ensink, was stabbed to death by Femi Nandap last December as he left his flat in Islington, north London, to post cards announcing the birth of his daughter Fleur. It later emerged that Nandap (inset), a Nigerian student whose visa had expired, had knife and assault charges against him dropped six days earlier. Today, Dr Ensick's widow Nadja Ensink-Teich (left, today, and, right, with her husband) called for an inquiry into how her husband's killer was free to launch the horrific knife attack.
Is X Factor rapper Honey G really David Cameron in disguise? The show's badass singer is revealed to be a middle class recruitment consultant as internet memes comparing her to the ex PM erupt
Honey G (right) is really recruitment consultancy director Anna Gilford (left) who has worked in the industry for more than a decade and has a music technology degree from the University of Salford. Ms Gilford is also a former tennis champion who has even competed for Great Britain at an international tournament in the US. She has won the hearts of X Factor fans across the nation, although some have spotted a similarity to former prime minister David Cameron (inset), with memes going viral online.
She's one generous Dame! Joan Collins clears her wardrobe to donate 150 items to a children's charity shop - including her iconic Chanel bag and Alexander McQueen jewellery
The 83-year-old actress and author gave more than 150 pieces from her wardrobe to the Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Guildford, with prices ranging up to £1,000. The charity's patron has caused interest with fashion lovers and fans alike thanks to her generous contributions which are expected to raise a staggering £10,000. One Chanel bag (left), with a reserve price of £500, has been pictured on the Dynasty star numerous times. The actress has also been seen wearing a turban-style white headscarf (right) in the 1980s, which is on sale for £75.
A taste for death? Three-bedroom Victorian house where 'Queen of Crime' PD James wrote her early novels on a typewriter is on the market for £2.5m
If you’re a crime writer struggling for inspiration with a spare £2.5million, then this house could be just the ticket. The pretty three-bedroom former home (pictured) of author PD James (inset) in Kensington, West London, is now on the market. She wrote many of her early novels at the Victorian townhouse which is a short walk from Kensington Palace. The house was built in the 1830s as a tied cottage for the palace and has retained many period features. The palace’s chief bricklayer lived there in the 1930s and 40s and there are stepped flower beds in the garden. They were built by him as a vegetable garden during the Second World War. Phyllis Dorothy James wrote her first Adam Dalgliesh novels on a Remington typewriter at the home in the 1960s.
Storm, an 18-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier, has an incredible skill for vertical wall running and is trying to beat the world record of 14ft with the help of her owner Alex Manning, from Bedford. The pair usually do their training during Storm's daily morning walks, which Alex (pictured left with Storm) says keeps his hound fit and healthy.
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.
A luxury hotel on four wheels! The £380,000 campervan with underfloor heating, a rain shower and state-of-the-art kitchen that costs twice as much as a home in England
The luxurious 35ft long Morelo Empire Liner, which will be unveiled in Birmingham this week, boasts underfloor heating, a rain shower and spacious double bed. It also has a well-equipped kitchen (pictured top), perfect for whipping up a feast on a glamorous caravan park 'staycation'. And a bedroom skylight (bottom left) means the owner can enjoy evenings looking up at the stars while drifting off to sleep. The motorhome (bottom right), known as a 'super-liner', costs £378,000 - almost twice the price of the average English home.
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.