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Aberfan disaster 50 years on sees survivors tell their haunting stories

It will be 50 years ago next week since the Aberfan disaster, where a massive coal waste tip slid down the mountainside in the Welsh mining village (left), engulfing the primary school and killing 116 children and 28 adults. The children of Aberfan had grown up in the shadow of the towering No 7 tip - a man-made mountain made up of a quarter of a million tonnes of coal waste and rocks dumped by the National Coal Board - unaware that their playground would one day become their tomb. At 9.15am on October 21, 1966, however, tip No 7, swollen by heavy rain, started to slide, engulfing everything in its path, including Pantglas Primary School, where lessons had just begun. In minutes, the village had lost half of its children. Now, some of the survivors and parents of those who lost children have spoken - some for the first time - of the tragedy. Pictured: Jeff Edwards today (inset) and, right, as the last survivor to be brought out of the ruins.

Pound to euro rate just €0.88 at one airport — so where CAN you find the best deals?

Last week, a flash crash in the value of the pound pushed the exchange rate to lows not seen since the financial crisis. Yesterday, exchange rates settled at €1.10 to the pound and $1.21 to the pound. But bureaux de change at airports have taken the chance to slash rates to new lows. Figures collected by Money Mail yesterday showed that at Southampton Airport holidaymakers were being offered just €0.88 to the pound.

Nafthali Reichman said he and his son Abraham have been left traumatised after being ambushed by up to 50 migrants from the notorious Jungle camp near the Channel Tunnel terminal.

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Despite all the talk of austerity, welfare spending is set to rise in cash terms from £192.2billion in 2010 to £230.8billion at the end of the decade.

Oxford has released five questions from tutors who conduct the interviews, revealing the complex problems in everything from mathematics to medicine used to spot the sharpest candidates.

EXCLUSIVE: Forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland logged 455 sightings from members of the public between 2010 and 2015. Norfolk and Suffolk saw the highest number of reports.

Will Young QUITS Strictly as he cites 'personal reasons' for shock exit

He was an instant fan favourite when he was first announced as part of this year's Strictly line-up. And now, the singer has made the shocking announcement that he has quit the BBC series.Releasing the shock statement, the 37-year-old revealed he is leaving the ballroom for 'personal reasons'.

MPs debated giving the Queen a new royal yacht in Westminster Hall, writes QUENTIN LETTS. 'A new flagship of the nation!' cried one Tory matelot. 'A bauble!' screamed a woman from the SNP.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will announce the government's decision to back the controversial rail project later today while speaking at an event in London.

The radio broadcaster says pornographic films should be analysed in the same way a Jane Austin novel would be, and said sex education classes should be known as 'gender studies'.

Researchers from the University of York and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden asked volunteers to wear a virtual reality headset that made their body look slim or obese.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: The Bremoaners and their plot to subvert the will of the British

Waking up yesterday, it was as if Britain had been transported back to those febrile, fractious days in May and June, when the EU referendum campaign was being so ferociously contested. It was based on a six-month-old study commissioned by George Osborne (right), while Ed Milliband (inset left) and Nick Clegg (inset centre) are the most egregious Remainers of all.

International Trade Secretary Liam Byrne, pictured, has lodged a formal protest with Downing Street about the leaking of data collated by the Treasury to support the Remain camp during the Brexit referendum.

Michael Saunders of the Bank of England has warned people not to panic over the collapse in the value of Sterling claiming the currency was adjusting following the Brexit vote.

Students from the continent will have access to tuition fee loans worth up to £28,000 until at least 2020, the government has announced.

Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel said making people wait two hours to get into Italy or Spain would make clear why free movement rules are crucial to the EU.

The Government hailed the new deal as a boost for 'Global Britain' as the UK begins the process of negotiating Brexit from the EU. Pictured: Beijing's international airport.

The ex-chancellor waded into the row over the government's increasingly tough approach to Brexit, mocking the idea that more trade with Australia could make up for looser ties with Germany and France.

Elton John and good friend Billie Jean King look like twins at Las Vegas AIDS event

Dressed in tennis attire Sir Elton John, 69, appeared almost identical to his old friend Billie Jean King , 72, at a Las Vegas charity event which raised £490,000 for the singer's AIDS foundation. The World Team Tennis Smash Hits event was also attended by Maria Sharapova, John McEnroe and Andy Roddick.

The 27-year-old, who currently plays for Chesterfield, told the court yesterday he got 'caught up in the moment' when he started having sex with the teenage waitress who accuses him of rape.

David Cato, pictured, from Twickenham, London, discovered that his 87-year-old father Michael, who suffers from dementia, had handed over £30,000 to the scam artists as a result of the letters.

Bill Clinton's 'love child' Danney Williams discusses his treatment by the Clintons

Danney Williams, 30, claims he is the biological son of former President Bill Clinton. 'I read history. This goes back to the slave owners when they have a child with one of their slaves and their wives try to have them banished,' he says, breaking his silence. He pleads with Bill and Hillary to accept him into the fold. Rumors about Danney's paternity surfaced not long after his birth in 1985, when Clinton was still governor of Arkansas. Danney's mother Bobbie Ann Williams, who was a prostitute, says she is certain Clinton is the father since  he was her only white client at the time. The Clinton campaign refused to comment on the claims.

Supporters of Hillary Clinton are asking Mark Burnett to make public the recordings of the hit TV series, which the Republican presidential candidate hosted on NBC between 2004 and 2015.

Donald Trump's accounts reportedly reveal that his Scottish golf courses did not pay any corporation tax in the UK because of their financial woes, pictured at the Trump International Golf Links.

So who's laughing now? 'Killer Clown' armed with a baseball bat gets PUNCHED in the face after picking the wrong victim to scare in a multi-storey car park

Ashley Symes, 23, inset top, tried to cash in on the so-called 'killer clown' craze by scaring strangers in dark streets (left) and in an underground car park at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Cheltenham. But he was left with a bloody nose (inset bottom) when one of his targets turned on him, headbutting him in the face (seen right). It comes as the so-called 'killer clown' prank craze continues to sweep across the country, with police forces reporting dozens of related incidents in the last 24 hours.

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, file photo, Ronald McDonald waves to the crowd during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in New York. McDonald¿s says Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile with reports of creepy clown sightings on the rise. McDonald¿s Corp. said Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, that it is being ¿thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald¿s participation in community events¿ as a result of the ¿current climate around clown sightings in communities.¿ The company did not provide any other details about how often its red-haired mascot makes appearances, and how that will change. The move comes after a rash of hoaxes and pranks about scary clown sightings around the country, which have forced police to check for real threats. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

McDonald's Corp. said Tuesday that it is being 'thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events' as a result of the 'current climate'.

Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright audio revealed in court before she fell to her death from

Warriena Wright, 26, fell from the 14th floor balcony of Gable Tostee's Surfers Paradise apartment in the early hours of August 8, 2014, after meeting him on the dating app Tinder. Her terrified screams of 'no' rang out 33 times as an audio tape was played in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Tostee can be heard threatening to 'knock her out' if she 'tried anything'. It is alleged Tostee intimidated and threatened the young tourist enough she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from the 14th floor.

Lina Alvarez's daughter - who she has given the same first name - was delivered by Caeserean section at a hospital in Lugo, north-west Spain and weighed 5.2lbs.

Cody-Anne Jackson, 19, (pictured) is being questioned by police after her child, Macey, was found dead at her terraced home in Stoke-on-Trent.

University of Washington School of Medicine scientists found women who lost weight eating a high-protein diet didn't show improvements in insulin sensitivity

The assault sparked anger in the town and extra police were called to the island when an angry mob attacked the asylum centre with rocks (file picture)

The woman, in her 30s, was sharing a taxi home with a man after going in the medieval town of Visby on Sweden's Gotland island when she asked to stop off.

This is what happens when you try and go in the 'secret back gate' to Area 51: Two mysterious men in camouflage pull out guns on off-road bikers

Armed men in camouflage gear came out of nowhere to stop a pair of adventure bikers who had discovered a secret back gate to the infamous Area 51 in Nevada. The terrified motorcyclists, who had just ridden past a sign which warned 'Use of deadly force authorized' put their hands in the air and must have feared for their lives. Conspiracy theorists believe Area 51 houses secret UFO technology which the government has seized from visiting aliens.

Handsome London vet Michael, 27, sent female fans into meltdown on Twitter after he appeared on last night's First Dates, but many were left devastated when they saw who he was matched with.

East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic Shane Kennedy did not attend the fitness to practise hearing in London, where he is accused of misconduct or lack of competence.

The print was spotted in a showroom by Stevie Davies-Evans, who posted a picture of it on Twitter. He voiced his shock that the image had been hung up in the store in Cardiff.

An experience Yorkshire policeman, PC Paul Southgate, has been found guilty of gross misconduct after using the term 'golliwog' and saying that his female colleague was 'gagging for it'.

Kate visits The Hague and Rotterdam for first solo trip without William

Kate sparked air hostess comparisons after she was spotted boarding a London-bound British Airways flight wearing a 'vintage-style' Catherine Walker skirt suit (left). She jetted home after a busy day in the Netherlands in which she was a perfect match for Vermeer's The Girl With The Pearl Earring at the Mauritshuis (top right) museum in the Hague this afternoon. She was on a day-long visit to Holland - her first official foreign trip without Prince William. But she showed no hint of nerves as she arrived at the museum this afternoon (bottom right) in the sophisticated ensemble.

A 52-year-old serial offender in Stockport, John Pearson, is Britain's most banned driver and has been jailed again - for the fourth time this year - after ignoring a driving ban for the 61st time.

Jonathan Taylor, the principal of Wymondham College in Norfolk, has been accused by the school's former acting head of IT of giving teachers the 'go ahead' to bend the rules.

Experts at the lingerie brand third love have added two new additions to their 'Breast Shape Directory', Athletic and Relaxed, joining seven other kinds the brand has identified.

Honey G, aka Anna Gilford, is director of UK-based recruitment firm ARG Search which has been revealed to be worth just £1 and have debts of £1,338 according to Companies House.

L of a cheat! Driving test hopeful caught wiring her BRA with hi-tech spy equipment to

Her equipment included a small camera fitted to her underwear, and a headphone so helpers could relay the answers to her. But it all went badly wrong for her, and she was arrested by German police. She needed medical treatment after the headphone got stuck in her ear.

Call girl Suzie Best said she performed in front of banker Lynden Scourfield, 54. Scourfield was allegedly involved in a 'corrupt relationship' with consultant David Mills, 59, from Gloucestershire.

Shocking dashcam shows a car turning without looking on a busy Russian road and ploughing straight into two cyclists - one of which was hurled onto the bonnet and the other thrown to the ground.

The body of Michael Bindon (pictured) was never recovered after the tragic accident in Cornwall. His father Philip Bindon issued a stark warning to people fishing on the coast.

Detectives hunting knifeman who slashed a tram passenger's neck release CCTV of a man and woman caught on camera immediately afterwards

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV footage showing a man and a woman they want to identify. They are sought in connection with the attack in Beswick on Saturday on-board a tram. A 36-year-old man was left inches away from death after being slashed across the neck (inset). He was sliced up on October 8 at around 6.50am after intervening in an argument with two passengers. His attacker is described by police as black, between 35 and 45-years-old, of stocky build, around 5ft 4in tall, and with a shaven head.

Kathleen Harkin went missing on Saturday night after spending time with friends by the banks of the River Tay in Perth. Police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Durand Academy Trust failed to improve after it emerged Sir Greg Martin, who took home £229,000 as the executive head, also made £161,000 from facilities at the premises in London and West Sussex.

Derek and Julian Limbert, of Sutton Coldfield, said their five-day trip to Scotland turned into a nightmare after they spent more than 10 hours per day on a coach and missed out on sights.

Mother, 37, died giving birth to twins 'after a hospital emergency button failed

Estelle O'Sullivan (pictured left), 37, lost three litres of blood after the Caesarian operation to deliver her twins and later died from a cardiac arrest at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough (right), Berkshire. A coroner heard that an emergency button in the operating theatre did not work, leaving a midwife to dash through hospital corridors to get help when things went wrong. Medics had also written down the wrong type of blood on her records and specialist fluids ordered to be delivered to the hospital were given to the wrong patient. Ms O'Sullivan had been a patient at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough, Berkshire, when the tragedy happened, the inquest heard, and apart from the blood blunders, essential operating instruments were missing from the theatre.

A 59-year-old Vietnamese man was taken to hospital in Ho Chi Minh City for emergency surgery after 'breaking' his penis while trying an exotic sexual position.

Mnombo Madyibi, 32, was on his honeymoon in Coffee Bay, South Africa when he was set upon by his wife after she got scared after seeing his 'hairy, scary cucumber' penis for the first time.

The student who was PAID to party: Woman, is flown to the US to spend her summer

Ella Crockett, who's in her third year at Newcastle University, enjoyed a dream summer job in the gilded holiday resort of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The brand ambassador for British fashion company Jack Wills hosted parties (inset), hung out with photogenic friends (pictured) and other 'seasonnaires', played croquet, drove a branded four by four and charted it all on her glossy Instagram feed that will make any other student green with envy.

Daniel Sheehan, 22, was detained by officers for trespassing on a protected site after scaling the south gate of Buckingham Palace in central London at 1.45pm last Friday.

A new infographic reveals the world's banned food, from raw milk in Canada to samosas in Somalia. And the seemingly innocent Kinder Surprise in the US.

Martin Taylor took 8,000 images of children in his local town of Driffield, east Yorkshire, but the judge said he could not ban him from taking more in case he reforms and want to take innocent images.

Khalid Rashad, 63, denies possessing 226g of PE4 plastic explosive, two modified 9mm rounds of blank ammunition and five modified 8mm blank cartridges in Wembley, North West London.

Josh Hanson was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in west London a year ago today. Shane O'Brien (pictured), suspected of the killing, is believed to be in the United Arab Emirates.

Rod Stewart receives Knighthood from Prince William

Just hours previously, he joyously received a Knighthood from Prince William for his services to music and charity. Yet Rod Stewart's royal fun did not end there as he joined his wife Penny Lancaster for a night out at the Royal Academy of Arts on Tuesday while attending the same awards ceremony as Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The 71-year-old rocker shed the tartan trousers he wore earlier in the day at Buckingham Palace as he sported a slick black suit while Penny, 45, got racy in a leopard print mini dress and fur stole. 

Queen Mathilde and King Phillippe, 56, of Belgium attended a Japanese state dinner in Tokyo on Tuesday evening on their second day of their tour of Japan that marks 150 years of ties between the two countries.

Jaber Albakr was detained on Sunday in Leipzig in eastern Germany by two fellow Syrian refugees who invited him to their home but realised who he was wanted so tied him up and called police.

The Syrian refugee accused of plotting a major terror attack in Europe spent a year in one of Germany's largest refugee camps claiming generous handouts of up to £333 a month.

Kanye West took out $2m loan for NY apartment before Kim Kardashian robbery

Kanye West took out the large equity line of credit on his New York City apartment, according to records filed on September 27. JP Morgan granted the line of credit to him on July 12. The agreement states that the bank will make advances to Kanye in a principal amount not exceeding $2million. Kanye has until 2036 to pay back the funds. The line of credit was taken out just months before Kanye purchased Kim a 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz emerald cut diamond engagement ring worth $4million, which was stolen during the robbery last month along with another case of jewelry. Insurance documents state that the 13 items taken during the incident are worth approximately $5.6million.

The reality TV star, who has previously suffered from heroin addiction, was found dead by paramedics at a home, in Stockton's Tilery estate, on Monday.

Railway staff and union members faced an angry backlash from passengers this morning as scenes of chaos caused tempers to flare in stations across the south east of England.

OXO gets its very own beefcake: Meet the VERY tasty on-screen husband and the real-life working mother-of-four dragging the brand into the 21st century 

The Oxo adverts have a new mother and father as the cooking brand attempts to portray the joys and pressures of 21st century family life. The actress and actor who are now set to be beamed into homes around the UK (inset, with their on-screen family) have told how they are still getting used to becoming part of a series of adverts which first started back in the 1950s. Morag Peacock, who has taken over from the late Lynda Bellingham in the mother's role, has confessed her new role isn't too different from her everyday life - she's a busy mum of four children who tells her children to 'muck in' in the kitchen. Myles Keogh (left), who assumes the role made famous by balding Michael Redfern, is a former soap heartthrob who has posted a series of sexy selfies online (right).

Shocked passengers sit alongside a DEAD BODY after diabetic passenger dies during flight

The 50-year-old woman, who has not been named, is said to have suffered a diabetic seizure just 45 minutes into the Azur Air flight to Moscow from the popular resort of Antalya and died. It is believed that the woman's husband, who was also unnamed, said she packed her medication in her checked-in luggage because she believed she wouldn't need it. Flight attendants then had no option but to lie the victim down in the aisle and cover her over with a blanket after she passed away.

Joanne Cuthbertson, 38, was driving with father when wind dislodged the ladder from a van in front, which smashed through the windscreen and missed their heads by inches on the A1 near Gosforth.

Former politician Ed Balls appeared on Loose Women today to discuss his appearance on Strictly and was seen getting rather flirtatious with host Janet Street Porter.

Sat in his Palo Alto backyard in front of a Big Green Egg cooker he called 'The General' and another grill, the Facebook founder interacted with his audience for just over half an hour.

Martin Greenbeck, 72,from Laceby, North East Lincolnshire, died at the end of September after a long battle with the disease but before he did, he penned the notice about his own demise.

Model tells how raw meat dress started to decompose during photoshoot

Top model Yulia Kaunova, from Russia, who wore a dress made of raw meat (pictured on the right) for a magazine photoshoot has admitted that it started to smell disgusting after a few hours under the hot studio lights. Designer Natalya Fadeeva had sewed slices of raw beef together on Ms Kaunova's body in the studio dressing room to ensure the garment was as fresh as possible.

Detectives said the victim continued to be supported by specially-trained officers as they sought to gain more details about her ordeal two weeks ago in Summertown, Oxford.

Brits took to social media in their droves to debate whether it was too early for the festive lights to be on display in London - and things got a little heated.



The three moves that could save your child's life: Martial arts teacher reveals the self defence tricks ALL youngsters need to know (and why they should never shout 'help')

With the help of 11-year-old Melissa, martial arts teacher Matt Fiddes, from Wiltshire, demonstrates the three moves that could prevent a child from being abducted. Pictured left to right: A wrist twist can help loosen an attacker's grip, a kick to the groin can pry a predator out of a neck grip and to end a 'bear hug'-style attack the victim should stomp on their attacker's feet.

This tiny Pakistani boy is clutching a whip made from chains and blades as he prepares to flagellate himself in a religious parade to mark the Muslim festival of Ashura in the city of Peshawar.

Hilarious footage shows an elephant in Botswana, named Jabu, using his trunk to pluck a white baseball hat off tour guide Chris Du Plessis's head and putting it on his own before returning it.

Nurses noticed the six-day-old boy, from London, had a blue colouring in his feet. Tests revealed he had total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage - a potentially fatal heart defect.

Edinburgh Woollen Mill, based in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, denies falsely claiming scarves were pure cashmere on two occasions in 2014. The chain has 265 high-street shops.

Rachael and David Willcox, from Bristol, got a gastric illness from a meal on the Rhapsody of the Seas ship, run by Royal Caribbean. They have now instructed lawyers to investigate.

Olivia Remes, a researcher from the University of Cambridge'sInstitute of Public Health, explains how science can help you get over those first date nerves (stock image used)

He's alive! Incredible moment young boy is rescued from underneath rubble after Russian air strike on residential area of Aleppo 

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The youngster (pictured) was pulled from the rubble by White Helmet rescue workers in the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the city. Photographs show him being given oxygen by medical staff before he was taken to hospital. Two young boys were seen crying (inset) after Russian jets resumed heavy bombing in Aleppo on Tuesday after several days of relative calm. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least eight people were killed in the Bustan al-Qasr and Fardous neighbourhoods.

Sharon Howe, 15, of Morecambe, Lancashire, was out with classmates when she was offered the deadly former legal high by a group of older boys - and later collapsed with severe convulsions.

Film buff Jas Halsey, from Kent, proposed to his girlfriend Charlene Berwick after screening a trailer - made by and starring him - during a visit to the cinema.

From re-enacting Alan's baby-stealing scene in The Hangover franchise to dressing up as a pizza and a slice (pictured) these parents and babies have pulled out all the stops at Halloween.

Research from Harvard Medical School found that men who grew up in caring homes were better at managing stressful emotions as middle-aged adults (stock image).

After just seven weeks, all of the participants in the study by the American Society for Horticultural Science had lost weight around their middle, felt less depressed, and had more stamina.

The researchers, from the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, looked into a mechanism that causes our bodies' response to hot temperatures when our skin is sensitive.

‘Bride’ who let men grope her breasts is revealed to be Thai transsexual cabaret act

The transsexual performer, Miss Bee, was fined by a court in Pattaya, Thailand for allowing a large group of Chinese holiday makers to grope her breasts in a nightclub on the popular tourist island.

Motorists have been stuck in severe delays for several hours following the crash on the London-bound carriageway of the M4 just before 3am on Tuesday.

Veteran William Smith, who was a driver from Nottingham and worked with horses, carried the watch across the battlefields of France during the First World War more than 100 years ago.

Jackson Watters, 17, and Millie Crouch, 12, died at the scene on the A36 near Salisbury, Wiltshire, when the Ford Fiesta struck a Mercedes Sprinter van heading in the opposite direction

Audience member Sarah Carson was asked by Derren Brown to place the piece of glass on her tongue and to 'crunch on the big bits' during his West End production, Miracle, which aired on Channel 4.

Radhika Mandloi, from central India, started to suffer pain in her left ear last week. Doctors were shocked to find a blow fly - attracted to bad smells - inside her ear which had laid around 80 larva.

Crook caught on CCTV stealing blind woman's handbag as she sits with her guide dog in council office

A lowlife thief stole a blind woman's handbag while she was sat with her guide dog. Police have released CCTV of the heartless crook, who was captured on cameras at a council office in Coventry, West Midlands, on the morning of September 9. The victim, aged in her 20s, had been sitting in the waiting area of Broadgate House when the callous crook struck between 11am and 11.10am.

In an op-ed for CNN, Obama t revealed his goals for space exploration, including a manned mission Mars by the 2030s, and the 'ultimate ambition' of a long-term stay.

The mini reactor is being developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology and could be placed on an island in the disputed South China Seas.

A 15-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy have been passed to Staffordshire Police's youth offending team to be dealt with following an attack on a 13-year-old girl outside a school.

The victim's body was dumped by the side of a road just off the A628 just east of Tintwhistle and north of Valehouse, Derbyshire, and found by a member of the public yesterday.

In today's report the National Audit Office said there was now a 'significant risk' the bridge would not be built and that up to £22.5 million of taxpayers' money may have to be written off.

The pests - common clothes moths which feed on wool and natural fibres such as cashmere, tweed, sheepskin and fur - are eating through our jumpers and cardigans in millions of homes in the UK.

Ellie Waters, 14, from Northants, was told she had deep tissue tear after collapsing in a charity run last year. But a scan found she had an alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma - a form of soft tissue cancer.

Proposals from the parliamentary standards commissioner would mean politicians have to ensure there is no 'conflict' between outside work and their official duties.

The only thing that saved Luke Yates from Hampshire in the horrible weeks and months after his wife Sam's death was the knowledge that she would have wanted him to go on living.

Three times a day, after each meal, Carola Karlsson from Sweden takes herself off to the nearest bathroom to dispose of a third of what she has just eaten to control her weight.

Dramatic moment Ford Fiesta swerves between lanes as driver loses control before ploughing into barrier on the M4 

Dashcam footage shows the car losing control on a motorway before disconnecting a trailer from a van and smashing into the central reservation. The Ford Fiesta is in the middle lane of the the M4 near Porthcawl, south Wales, when the driver attempts to overtake the white van. Suddenly, the man behind the wheel loses control and his car swerves violently across lanes. The vehicle ploughs into the barrier and sends a cloud of smoke into the air.

Eight-year-old Liu Minghui from China makes ten thousand dumplings a day to support his family. His parents are migrant workers and he only gets to see them once a year.

The images, captured by a visitor to Taiyuan Zoo in Shanxi province, showed the bear rooting through assorted junk in its enclosure, including a water bottle, food debris and a balloon.

Shocking images have emerged of pupils continuing to study in a polluted classroom after a factory explosion on October 10 in China. Parents of the students have complained.

The man, in his 40s has been charged with rape and incest after he attacked his daughter in their family home in the city of Fredrikstad. She told police she had been punished for her lifestyle.

The footage, said to have been captured in Ontario, Canada, shows a number of women - including the bride - sitting on chairs and waiting for the newlywed to pass.

London bride-to-be asks for donations to fund cancer treatment instead of wedding gifts

Emma Houlston (left), 31, from London, has aggressive inoperable ovarian cancer and her only hope is immunotherapy - which is not available on the NHS. The treatment, which is expected to cost around £114,000 privately, works by getting the immune system to destroy cancerous cells. Surgeons initially operated on her in March last year and she underwent successful chemotherapy (inset). But in June this year, the cancer came had returned. Her wedding day has been brought forward to ensure she gets married to fiance Matt Lees, 31 (right). The couple penned a heartfelt message to would-be guests asking them to donate money to their online fundraising page instead of gifts.

FILE - The Sept. 29, 1933 file photo shows a general view of a courtroom in the hall of justice at Leipzig, Germany, where Marinus Van Der Lubbe and four communists have been tried for burning the Reichstag building. A new study published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 details how thousands of Germans who committed crimes during the Third Reich were protected by former Nazi party members holding key positions in the post-war legal system. (AP Photo)

The study has found that more than half of senior officials in Germany's justice ministry were Nazis and judges and lawyers saw no difference between carrying out sentences for Hitler and post-war work.

Researchers from Goldsmiths, University of London and University College London (UCL) looked at whether tone-deaf people had difficulty in social situations (stock image)

The research comes from the University of Calgary where scientists tested the stress levels in male and female mice. The findings highlight the importance of a social network for females (stock image).

Police in Manila say they are close to linking the murder of Aurora Moynihan, daughter of Lord Tony Moynihan with a 'high-level' drug supplier who is believed to be her ex-boyfriend.

One in five British girls aged 5-11 and from privileged backgrounds are predicted to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared with one in six for their male counterparts.

Photographer Rankin captures powerful images of servicemen injured on duty 

All of the former service personnel photographed by Rankin for the limited edition book launched in London next month have suffered physical and mental injuries while serving their country or as a civilian. Among those featured are Rifelman Michael Swain, left, and Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, right, and Lance Corporal Martin Tye, bottom centre, who were all wounded in Afghanistan. Corporal Rhona Bolger, 75, top centre, served with the RAF during the Second World War.

Firefighters were called out to aid the group of red-faced Hampshire Police officers and winched the lift to the next floor before opening it with a key to free the night shift team.

Known as 'The Punisher', Rodrigo Duterte's 100-day-old drug war has already left thousands dead (pictured), but now he is making smoking a thing of the past in the Philippines.

Three-year-old Heidi, who suffers from feline asthma, is given an inhaler by loving owners Donna and David Stead, from County Durham, to keep her condition under control.

Heidi Luckraft, 39, from Beeston, Nottinghamshire, was walking her dog four years ago when she was bitten by a tick. However, it wasn't until last year that she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease.

The Kremlin confirmed this morning that Presidnet Vladimir Putin had cancelled a visit to the French capital where he was due to have talks over the Syria conflict with Francois Hollande.

It's the Southpaw v Miaow-hammad Ali! Cat fends off German Shepherd in a hilarious bathroom boxing bout 

With a series of lightning-quick jabs the ferocious feline successfully bats back the dog as the two trade blows at a house in an unknown location, but believed to be in North America. Their owner filmed the two fighting as the feline feinted during the fisticuffs before landing a few blows on the dog's nose. The video has sparked a heated debate on social media, with viewers split on whether it is all fun and games, or veers towards animal cruelty.

Andrei Mikhailov, 33, toured his native St Petersburg to take the photographs that appear more like paintings from an ancient book of fairy tales than the second-largest city in Russia.

Antonio Carluccio told an audience at Cheltenham Literature Festival he was confused when he first came to London and saw spaghetti Bolognese on menus - because it does not exist in Italy.

The girl, known as Lan Lan, was confirmed to be three months pregnant after a pregnancy test in a hospital in Xuzhou, China. A 35-year-old man had paid 30,000 yuan (£3,600) for her to be his wife.

The project to save the site in Brnnec, Czech Republic, by a local writer is not proving popular with locals who still remember Oskar Schindler for heavy drinking, gambling and women.

The creepy sounds were recorded by University of Iowa's 'Waves' instrument and then converted in sound files by the engineers to form the spooky soundscape.

He WOOD-n't have seen that coming! Man watches in horror as a 'dangerous' tree he is cutting down falls directly onto a nearby house

This video shows the unfortunate moment a woodcutter chopped down a tree - only for it to fall on top of a cabin. The footage, shot in Winslow, Victoria, shows the logger taking down the tree ahead of the fierce storms that battered the state over the weekend. But the plan to make buildings in the area safe from any falling trees failed when the forester felled one directly onto a shack. After sawing at the trunk one last time, an almighty crack can be heard before the tree starts to fall. The forester watches on in horror as the tree begins to fall the wrong way, before crashing down on top of the cabin's roof, flattening it.

Unnerving footage appears to show a poltergeist that ghost hunters call the Black Monk throwing a pushchair down a staircase in one of Britain's most haunted houses in Yorkshire.

Goose, an eight-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, had a puzzled look on his face after being sheared last week by his owner Grant Brown, a 31-year-old hospitality manager from Glasgow, Scotland.

ATM customers in Tekridag, Turkey, hoping to get some money were instead given a soaking when a worker managed to burst a water pipe, sending a huge jet of water spraying everywhere.

Researchers at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have unveiled the E3 map - showing eruptions, earthquakes and emissions, say it shows the pulse of our planet.

Hereditary angioedema (or HAE) is a condition that deprives the blood of protein. For some reason, this leads sufferers to have spontaneous attacks of swelling that could stop them from breathing.

The Sriwijaya Air flight was travelling to Padang, Indonesia at the time. It was the first time the pilots had flown to the airport. They decided to ignore their instruments as they thought they were wrong.

Son surprises his mum on her birthday by telling her his fiancee is pregnant - via his T-shirt

Ashley, from Portsmouth UK, broke the news by t-shirt, wearing a top reading 'This Guy Is Going To Be A Dad'. Slowly the message began to dawn on the couple; 'are you joking?' exclaimed his mum. 'I'm going to pass out' she added in shock. The family then shared a warm embrace as the mother burst into tears. Ashley proposed to his partner Alexandra, from Sweden, back in March this year.

Parents Debbie, 28, and Brandon Potter, 29, from Bethpage, New York, gave into food cravings and late night takeaways after the birth of their first child Brayson, now aged three, in 2013.

The Tokyo Institute of Technology led an international team of scientists in the study, in which a computer simulation tracked the evolution of the planets over 300 million years.

Debbie Conroy, 42, admitted failing to ensure her teenage daughter's regular school attendance at Blackpool Magistrates' Court but said the girl was 'turning her life around'.

John Warren began the relationship with the former prostitute, who had a history of sexual abuse, while he was working as her 'key worker' at KCA Croydon - an adult substance misuse centre.

Adorable dogs are adopted together after they can't stop cuddling in shelter  

CC and Chewbacca have been insperable for years, but their friendship was almost threatened when their owners' baby became allergic to dogs and they had to be taken to Animal Rescue of Iowa. The shelter's volunteers were touched by their friendship, noticing that CC was always cuddling with Chewbacca everytime they walked by their kennel. The shelter made sure the pair were adopted together, and they now have a forever home after their picture went viral on Facebook.

MailOnline Travel has compiled a catalogue of locations that look other-worldly, from sulfurous hot springs in Ethiopia to gas craters in Turkmenistan and ice in Siberia.

CCTV footage shows the 80-year-old man, who suffered serious injuries, leaning back to let a car drive past after walking into the road to open the door of his own vehicle in St Louis, Missouri.

Matthew Junior 'MJ' Maybin was killed when his cousin Tony accidentally reversed a tipper truck over him outside the boy's home in Wolverhampton, an inquest heard.

In alarming footage the bearded reveller jiggles around on top of the force's Ford Focus beside the M32 in St Agnes near Bristol. Two unimpressed police officers watch on.

Ultra-rare pictures show moment dolphins gang up to MURDER porpoise by throwing it into

Stunned rowers came across the scene while out on the water for a social Sunday exercise and initially thought they had witnessed a dolphin giving birth. But after posting their pictures on Facebook, experts said it was bottlenose dolphins attacking a harbour porpoise just off Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall. And in the images, they later realised that the bottlenose dolphins can be seen pulling the porpoise before throwing it up in the air.

Former PGA European Tour marketing director Sean Kelly, 61, claims he was sacked from his job on age grounds and because he 'attended golf events' to gather new sponsors.

Participants presented dressed-up mitten crabs at an annual contest in Huaian City, China on October 11.
It is part of a festival to celebrate harvest of the seasonal delicacy.

These photos show some of the creepiest baby shower cakes, many of which depict the moment a baby is born using fondant icing. Some bakes depict a baby's head emerging from a woman's stomach.

'Tanorexic' splashes £35,000 on fake bake

Hannah, 21, from South Wales, says she has spent around £35,000 on tanning products since the age of 12 but, desperate to find a husband, she has appealed to the Body Fixers for help. The team (bottom right) have agreed to give her a thorough exfoliation treatment in an attempt to 'tone down' her orange look. Makeup artist Alex Henry reassured her: 'When you meet that man in a couple weeks that you're going to marry when you're 27, you can show him who you really are.'


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