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Boy pleads guilty to murder of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie

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. 

Eritrean migrant killed in Calais after being RUN OVER by British motorist

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.

Chesterfield footballer Evans is accused of raping an 'extremely drunk' 19-year-old waitress who had been taken back to a budget hotel by a fellow footballer after a night out in North Wales.

It is believed that personal images of Eilidh Scott - lover of Blackburn Rovers striker Anthony Stokes - were raided from her phone's online storage library, leaving her feeling 'completely violated'.

A Reddit user known only as humansof was inundated with 1,600 responses after he asked how other people coped with the question with answers ranging from the silly to the useful.

Britain's largest general practice recruitment firm is planning to hire up to 1,000 doctors over the next four years mainly from Romania, Hungary, Portugal and Spain.

Sarah Donegan, 52, met brides-to-be while running a stall at a wedding fair in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, last weekend. She later wrote there were 'so many munter brides'.


An article on August 22 'RSPCA rehomed our missing cat and refuse to tell us where he is' claimed that the RSPCA had wrongly rehomed a cat, while refusing to tell its former owners where it lived.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry 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 

The boy was allegedly regularly made to lie across his father's lap as his cheeks were pinched together and the porridge-like mixture poured into his mouth from a cup, the Old Bailey in London heard.

John Norwood, from Glasgow (pictured), was convicted of a machete attack on Lance Sergeant James Warnock at a barracks in Aldershot following a row at a nearby pub.

Holly Willoughby, 35, phoned Scotland Yard on Thursday evening after the Mercedes SUV went missing from the £3million home in south west London.

Kathleen Harkin was last seen on the banks of the River Tay in the North Muirton area of Perth on Saturday night - and specialist emergency teams have been deployed in the search.

Max Knowles, 10, was denied a place at Hill West Primary School in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, because of a lack of coat-hooks and because it would increase safety risks in the playground.

Clowns with machetes terrorised drivers outside Manchester Fort shopping centre

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.

Jordan Bari, 20, (pictured) a taekwondo blackbelt, was fatally shot in the stomach 'at point blank range' at a flat in Bethnal Green, east London, last Monday at around 8pm.

A spate of clown sightings is terrorising Britain as people report seeing the spooky characters jumping out from bushes or chasing them with knives. The bizarre and terrifying craze has spread from America.

The 29-year-old brunette (pictured), who also used to earn £300-a-night as a stripper in an upmarket lap-dancing club in Liverpool, appeared in the horror movie Lock In, released in 2014.

Nigerian student given hospital order for killing academic days after knife charges were

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.

Anthony Horowitz, 61, who lives in Norfolk, adapted the Caroline Graham novels for the ITV series. He said cities weren't as suitable for murder mysteries as as fast pace dissipated ill-feeling.

Union bosses who caused disruption to Southern rail commuters with a string of strikes have caved in - and are insisting a three-day strike this week goes ahead, causing even more misery to thousands.

Universities in the UK should boost numbers of disadvantaged students through positive discrimination, advisers appointed by minister Jo Johnson have recommended.

Is X Factor rapper Honey G really David Cameron in disguise?

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.

Ed Miliband is leading demands for Theresa May to include Parliament in Brexit negotiations but Jacob Rees-Mogg told MailOnline: This 'typifies the disdain that the liberal elite has for voters'.

The new shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti (pictured today) claimed she was simply 'trying to do her best' for her child by enrolling him at one of the UK's top private schools.

The Duchess of Cambridge will make a solo visit to the Netherlands tomorrow as Britain contemplates the process of negotiating trade deals with every EU member state.

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.'

Gavin Barwell said his mother will leave her estate and £750,000 home to his three sons and two nephews. He made the comments whilst at the Tory party conference in Birmingham.

A study of 19,000 Britons compared the mental health of those born during one week in 1958 and one week in 1970. It found that at 42, the younger group were more likely to feel depressed or anxious.

Joan Collins donates items to Shooting Star Chase charity shop including Chanel bag

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.

Australian researchers found cinnamon lowers stomach temperature, which helps prevent damage to the stomach's lining. It is used in Chinese medicines to treat indigestion and cramps.

Charlie Mortimer, who was rebuked in the book Dear Lupin: Letters to a Wayward Son, has revealed he never told his father he was gay, used heroin and had Aids after relations with both sexes.

Labour sources told MailOnline that Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) 'was going to sack Conor McGinn anyway' after he blamed him for orchestrating the failed coup in the summer.

The UKIP leadership hopeful has been allowed to leave hospital in Strasbourg three days after being admitted with a suspected bleed on the brain following a 'fight' with a colleague.

The Home Secretary appeared to rebuke the firm during the Tory conference this week, suggesting it recruited 'almost exclusively' from Romania and Poland.

A taste for death? Three-bedroom Victorian house where 'Queen of Crime' PD James wrote her

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.

Hunters in the province of Almeria alerted authorities after finding the remains of former Leicester councillor David Oldman at about 11am this morning. The 66-year-old was last seen on June 9.

Retired Derek Thomas, 83, Farnham, Surrey was using the level crossing at Bentley, Hampshire on his mobility scooter while on his way to taking his pet dog Maissie for a walk in the Alice Holt Forest.

Police have confirmed that the body pulled out of the River Foss in York today is that of missing university student Ethan Peters, from London, who disappeared after a night out last Sunday.

Due to the delicate balance of mares and fillies that is required to stop endangered Exmoor ponies from going extinct, the possibility of Bear (pictured) being culled was very real.

The gunner, 23, who is based at RAF Honington, disappeared after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at around 3.20am on Saturday September 24.

Avid Manchester City fan Jordan Harris, from Stockport, is living and working in Sydney with his girlfriend. A machine is being used to help him to breathe while he lies in hospital.

The successful author (pictured) was a witness to the murder of Janet Walker in 1953. Irish labourer Joseph Reynolds would confess to strangling the girl with her own school tie in Leicester.

The parkour pooch! Watch Storm the Staffordshire bull terrier run up TWELVE FOOT walls and

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.

A new crime bill could strip the wealthy of their millions if they cannot explain where their wealth has come from. The bill is expected to be unveiled on Thursday.

For decades, the 'Oxo mum', Lynda Bellingham, offered television viewers brief glimpses into the lifestyle of middle-class Britain. But the classic adverts are now to return with the new 'Oxo dad'.

Richard McCann was just five in 1975 when his mother Wilma McCann, 28, became Peter Sutcliffe's first victim - but the 46-year-old father of three has forgiven the murderer.

The 'disgusting' costumes (pictured) were being sold at a pop-up shop called Halloween, in the Diamond Shopping Centre in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

A tenant at Cherie Blair's apartment complex in Urmston near Manchester claims he is being evicted so a new tenant can be moved in who will pay '£40 to £50' more a month than him.

Tesco customers appear to be being targeted in a scam where they are asked to fill in a survey and entered into a prize draw with £500 cash on offer. They are being hit with £4.50 texts soon after.

Making a molehill out of a mountain: The peaks that will no longer scale the necessary

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.

Hundreds of foreign offenders are walking free in the UK after dodging deportation, despite the government's promise to crackdown on criminal migrants.

Good Samaritans dived into the water at Brighton Marina to rescue Sally Whitney (shown) and her carer, Zizi Linerpaite, who had also gotten into difficulty after trying to save her friend.

The distraught mother of British toddler Ben Needham, who went missing on the Greek island of Kos 25 years ago, says she is preparing herself for her son's remains to be found.

Cars have been crushed 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.

Mohammed Shafiq Ali

Father-of-three Mohammed Shabir Ali, 29, of Tower Hamlets, East London, was jailed for three years in 2012 after raising £3,000 for al-Shabaab training camps in Somalia.

A luxury hotel on four wheels! The £380,000 campervan with underfloor heating, a rain

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.

Leicester City's billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has bought himself an £11million superyacht, with five bedrooms, bars and a luxury lounge, as premier celebrations continue.

The ex-footballer, who played for the national side in the 1986 World Cup and scored 193 goals for Chelsea, was jailed for nine months in 2015 after being found guilty of assaulting a man in a pub.

The first German biography to deal with this mutual attraction is published this week' Bestselling political science author Michaela Karl tells how the bond was forged in Munich.

As the festive season approaches, people may be looking for unique and extravagant gifts - and potential buyers are invited to bid for the item, which will be on sale in time for Christmas.

Dr Bob Khanna (pictured) is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 30s inside his Shepherd's Bush hotel room in west London, after asking her to help him write a speech scheduled for the next day.

A probe was launched into breed standards in the UK after a German shepherd with a noticeably sloped back called Cruaghaire Catoria (pictured) was named 'best in breed' at Crufts this year.

‘If I don’t change, I’ll be in one of these caskets’: Terrified Philippine drug dealers

More than 700,000 drug users and pushers have registered with the authorities in the Philippines and to warn them off taking drugs again, they have been trained to make coffins. Authorities hope that with the users seeing the coffins being made, it will encourage them to kick their habit and not become a victim of the war on drugs. Since new Philippines president Duterte was sworn into office on June 30, more than 3,600 people have been killed, mostly alleged drug users and dealers, in police operations and suspected vigilante killings.

Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have welcomed plans to construct a new pipeline that will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and on to European Union countries.

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is warning the world has reached a "dangerous point" as tensions between Russia and the United States spike over the Syria conflict ©Joseph Eid (AFP/File)

The 85-year-old former Soviet leader has called on the US and Russia to restart talks on Syria explaining that stopping them was the 'biggest mistake' and that dialogue must be renewed.

He reportedly limits his publicity visits to military bases, including missile and nuclear tests, as well as to farms and factories within a short distance of the capital, which have all been heavily vetted.

In a report released over the weekend, a US think tank, the RAND Corporation, listed North Korea as the biggest of five major threats the US is facing around the world.

The women, known as Sister Federica and Sister Isabel, tied the knot in Pinerolo, near Turin on September 28 after falling in love during a mission in West Africa.

Video smuggled out of a jail at San Juan de los Morros, in the central Guarico region of Venezuela, show emaciated inmates struggling to survive.

The 41-year-old woman died from her injuries when her South Korean relatives tried to smother her during the ritual at the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt in December last year.



A judge in Al-Ayina Court in the Saudi Arabian capital city of Riyadh upheld the original verdict that said an eight-months-pregnant Maha Al-Tamimi should divorce from her husband.

Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, the biggest double-losers in recent British political history - have joined forces to insist the Government has no democratic right to implement 'hard Brexit'.

In a deeply disturbing investigation, this newspaper today exposes how Royal Mail is profiting from letter fraud conmen who prey on the elderly and vulnerable on an industrial scale.