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.
Now you get just €0.88 for your holiday pound: Yes, that's the shocking rate now on offer as Sterling continues to slide over hard Brexit fears - 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.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Whingeing. Contemptuous. Unpatriotic. Damn the Bremoaners and their plot to subvert the will of the British people
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.
Billie Jean King and Elton John play doubles: Long-term friends look strikingly similar as they take to the court for a charity tennis 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 black man claiming to be Bill Clinton's love child likens his treatment by the former first couple to the child of a master and SLAVE who is banished by the wife - Hillary Clinton
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.
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.
'I just want to go home': Chilling audio of Tinder victim's final moments reveals her screaming 'No!' 33 times before she plunged to her death after trying to flee by climbing outside her date's 14th-floor flat
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.
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.
Just like mum! Kate emulates her 'doors to manual' mother Carole as she dons a vintage air hostess-style collared suit while joining stunned commoners flying back from Holland on a commercial jet
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.
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.
Mother, 37, died giving birth to twins 'after a hospital emergency button failed, medics recorded her blood type incorrectly and specialist fluids were given to the WRONG patient'
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.
The student who was PAID to party: Woman, 21, reveals how a clothing brand flew her to the US to have the 'best summer ever' socialising with the super-rich
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.
Rod's royal day out! Stewart, 71, joins glamorous wife Penny Lancaster, 45, for night out with the Queen... hours after receiving 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.
EXCLUSIVE: Money trouble? Kanye West took out a massive $2million line of credit against his New York apartment just months before Kim Kardashian was robbed of $5.6million worth of jewelry
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.
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 home from holiday in Turkey
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.
'I could barely breathe because of the smell': Model who wore a raw MEAT dress tells how it decomposed on her body during a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Desperate bride-to-be asks for donations to fund cancer treatment instead of wedding presents as her 'last hope for survival'
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.
'Even the brave falter. It's how you respond that's important' : 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.
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.
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.
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.
'Their bond is undeniable': Adorable dogs find a forever home together after pictures of them cuddling in a shelter melted hearts
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.
Ultra-rare pictures show moment dolphins gang up to MURDER a porpoise in Cornwall by throwing it into the air
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.
'I don't know how to change': Fake tan addict splashes £35,000 on her bronzing habit and spends FOUR HOURS applying it every day
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.'