The dramatic decision handed down at the High Court this morning threatened to send the Prime Minister's plans for cutting ties with Brussels into turmoil. It sparked furious accusations that 'activist' judges are mounting a 'power grab' by siding with pro-EU campaigners against the will of the public. But the premier has defiantly vowed to appeal against the ruling that she cannot invoke Article 50 without a parliamentary vote - and insisted she will not let the result 'derail' her timetable for launching the two-year Brexit process by the end of March. The stage is now set for an extraordinary showdown in the Supreme Court next month - with the fate of the country potentially at stake.
Lorry driver who hit and killed a mother, 43, and her six-year-old daughter on a pedestrian crossing outside an Iceland admits causing their deaths after he ignored a red light
Neville Fletcher (left, outside court today) struck mother-of-six Zena Jackson (middle), 43, and her little girl Cidalia Mendez-Jackson (right) while they were on a pedestrian crossing outside the supermarket (inset) in Hull in April this year. Today, Fletcher, 55, admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving. Hull Magistrates' Court heard how the driver should have stopped at a red light but failed to do so. He then collided with the pair and they died at the scene. Miss Jackson's daughter, Sadie, has previously described her as a 'great mother' and said Cidallia was a 'real girly girl'.
Wife of Mr Hedge Fund wins massive Brexit victory a decade after he lost £5m in divorce payout when his lawyer said 'it'd be cheaper to run over' his previous partner
Gina Miller, 51, (right) lives in London with her financier husband Alan, nicknamed 'Mr Hedge Fund' (together left) because he made £30 million after starting one of the City's first funds in 1997. The couple now run an investment firm with a reported £100million in its portfolios. Nicknamed 'Mrs Wham Glam' by friends, she has now been branded 'woman of the century' by Remainers who cheered her on the steps of the High Court today. The mother-of-three, who was born in Guyana but grew up in Britain, became a successful City investment manager and also set up the No.1 Ladies' Investment Club for women in business. Describing herself as a 'natural fighter, she has rattled cages in the City and accused the charity sector of widespread inefficiencies. But this year Mrs Miller, a Labour supporter, put the Government's Brexit plans in her sights because she was 'absolutely stunned' by the referendum result. After years of ruffling feathers she has now caused a constitutional crisis at the High Court - and told Brexiteers they should be 'celebrating'.
Lance Corporal Joe Spencer (inset), of 3rd Battalion The Rifles, died on Tuesday following a firearms incident at RAF Tain in the Scottish Highlands (main picture). The 24-year-old, from Hampshire, joined the Army in 2011 and had completed a tour of Afghanistan in 2012, as part of Operation Herrick 16. He had also taken part in exercises in Kenya and the US as part of his training. Around 30 detectives are involved in the investigation into his death. No arrests have been made and police would not comment on whether the soldier might have fired the weapon himself.
Mother-of-one was thrown in jail after her ex-boyfriend framed her by sending death threats to himself and blaming her
Melissa Watts, 41, from Strood in Kent, was kept in custody for several hours and questioned over the threatening note, which was found on her former partner Michael Killick's car and read, 'Thought you can be happy without me. You are going to pay.' A second note saying, 'You broke my heart you ****. Now it's your time to pay. I will kill you for this. You will get what's coming. If I can't have you no other woman can. You are dead,' was also found on his new girlfriend's car - chillingly, alongside a steak knife. Father-of-four Killick complained to police, telling them Ms Watts was behind the threats. But investigations by a handwriting expert revealed he had actually sent them to himself.
'Go away, you shouldn't be here. Don't come back': The corner of Yorkshire that has almost no white residents
There are almost no white residents to be found in Savile Town. A detailed breakdown of the last census of 2011 recorded that only 48 of the 4,033 people living here were white British. Stand in Savile Town, as I have, and you will see scores of boys in Islamic robes walking to and from lessons at the mosque's madrasah school, where for hours at a time they rote-learn the Koran by heart. And, distressingly, every girl I saw - even those of six and seven playing in the park - was wrapped up in a hijab and shoulder-to-toe-gown lest a man glimpse her flesh.
Hundreds of mourners turn out for the funeral of a popular 17-year-old as he is buried in an Adidas shoebox-style coffin adorned in flowers spelling the word 'chav'
Jack Gudge (inset right), 17, died from serious head injuries following a fight outside a Tesco Express store in Bournemouth, Dorset, on July 16. Three men and a 15-year-old were arrested at the time, but police announced last month that nobody will face criminal charges. Yesterday, at his funeral, eight friends carried Jack's bright blue coffin, which had three white stripes wrapped around the top to replicate an Adidas shoebox (main picture). A flower arrangement that spelled out 'chav' - which was one of Jack's favourite terms - appeared in black, white and yellow around the coffin (inset left). Streams of tearful well-wishers, many of them teenagers, hugged and consoled one another as they queued up to enter St Mark's Church, Bournemouth. Dozens of people had to stand at the back of the church because it was so full (bottom right).
Millionaire New York property tycoon is jailed for at least 17 years for murdering young British woman in a hotel room after meeting her on a Muslim dating site
Property tycoon and millionaire Sammy Almahri, 45, from New York, killed pretty Nadine Aburas, 28, in his hotel room in Cardiff, Wales, after the pair met on dating website MuslimMatch.com. Almahri (inset) was today jailed for at least 17 years at Cardiff Crown Court for killing Miss Aburas (right). The court heard he killed her in his hotel room after she refused to marry him when he flew out to meet her. Miss Aburas' body was found on New Year's Eve in 2014 by staff at the hotel - hours after her killer fled in her car to drive to Heathrow Airport in London. CCTV footage showed Almahri enter the Future Inns hotel in Cardiff (left).
From Hubba Bubba sisters to Metal Mickey the accident-prone biker: Photographer tracks down people he snapped in his hometown almost 40 YEARS AGO to recreate the remarkable images
Paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the late 1970s and 80s, taking candid shots of punks and posers, siblings and sweethearts, traders and teenagers. Three decades later, Chris, known as the 'paramedic paparazzo,' decided it would be fun to reconstruct a handful of his favourite photos from the past. Incredibly, some of his long-lost subjects recognised themselves after he published their pictures in local and national papers, on his website and on Facebook. Pictured left, sisters Anna (left) and Emma Hankins posed for a picture blowing bubbles with Hubba Bubba bubblegum in 1980; they both went on to have careers in hairdressing. Right, Steve Osborn was known as Metal Mickey in the 1980s as he broke both his legs several times in a series of motor biking accidents and had plates and bolts put in them; he now uses walking sticks to get around.
Single mother-of-eight threatens to go back on benefits because her children's school dinners 'cost too much' now she's working
Marie Buchan, 33, from Weoley Castle, Birmingham, said she would be better off staying at home on benefits rather than working 16 hours a week as a carer. The former lap dancer said the £80 weekly cost of school dinners for her enormous brood meant she was worse off by working. Ms Buchan spoke as the Government prepared to lower the benefit cap - the total amount that can be claimed by most people of working age - from £26,000 to £20,000 from next Monday.
'I don't f*** about, I always get what I want': Two female car thieves are caught on film revealing tricks of their trade as they agree to steal a £40,000 Mercedes for just £500
Coventry duo Tara and Lauren are 'professional' thieves who steal high-end cars to order for just £500. During a meeting in a McDonald's (pictured left) with an undercover they admitted they will get hold car keys by any means necessary and include pick-pocketing and even breaking into houses. The unsuspecting women are filmed scoping out a house (pictured top right) they believe belongs to the Mercedes owner, before breaking in to steal the keys. When the duo attempt to drive away (pictured bottom right), reporter Paul Connolly (inset) confronts them with the cameras.
Impeccable timing! Prince Harry's new girlfriend Meghan Markle shows off her new leather-inspired fashion range just days after romance was revealed
The 35-year-old Suits actress looks incredible as she showcases her new incredibly honed figure modelling her new fashion range for Canadian retailer, Reitmans. The Canadian, who is thought to have met the royal, inset, in Toronto, displays her pert posterior and honed figure as she models a sexy short leather skirt, polo neck and high heels, left. In another shot, the star wears skin-tight leather trousers and an unbuttoned shirt as she leans forward seductively on a stool, centre, and in another she works the camera in tight trousers and an oversized white shirt.
Aldi takes on Harrods by releasing a near-identical advent calendar that's £56 CHEAPER.... so can you tell which one is £8.99 and which is £65?
German supermarket chain Aldi is hoping to cut the cost of Christmas this year with the launch of its Christmas Advent Calendar, right, for £8.99 - a £55.96 saving when compared with a near-identical £64.95 product on sale at luxury department store, Harrods, left. Aldi's Christmas Advent Calendar comes complete with LED lights and is made from 100 per cent FSC approved wood - just like a competitor model from Harrods, which is seven times the price. The Harrods' luxury calendar was designed by Gisela Graham and is described as a 'charming' Christmas Village LED Advent House and a 'sophisticated decoration' for your home this holiday season.
We've got our Kenzo! Fashion fans around the world brave the cold to snap up this season's must-haves from H&M; - but thousands more are frustrated as website crash makes it 'harder than getting tickets for Glastonbury'
Frustrated fans have blasted the H&M; website today claiming it keeps crashing as they desperately try to get their hands on the new Kenzo collaboration - with some saying it's harder than trying to get Glastonbury tickets. Many fans logged onto the H&M; website from the early hours in a bid to be among the first to snap up goods from the much-anticipated Kenzo collaboration when it launched online and in stores around the world this morning. However, many complained that despite spending hours refreshing the page they were faced with a non-responsive website and recurring technical difficulties. One Twitter user wrote: 'H&M; Kenzo collection is proving harder to get than Glastonbury tickets- site is down :(' While many decided to stay in the warm to try and snap up their Kenzo goods, hundreds of other fashion fans braved the bitter cold overnight to queue outside H&M; stores around the world - including in London, Paris, Sweden and the US. Shoppers queued from the early hours at stores across London including in Oxford Street (top left), High Street Kensington (top right) and Westfield Stratford in a bid to be first through the doors when H&M; unveiled its new collection this morning. Fans also queued for several hours at major H&M; stores in New York (bottom right) and Los Angeles, as well as in Paris and Gothenburg, Sweden (bottom left). Photographs show snaking queues in shopping malls and on British streets as fans wrapped up in the chilly 3C temperature.
The end of the Jungle: Pictures show how camp looks now it has closed as women and children are last to leave while Calais mayor says 'Never again'
The last 291 women and children transferred to family centres around France so the government can close the camp for good. It follows a state-run relocation of nearly 7,000 people in 11 days. Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart said: 'A painful page of history has been turned, which we do not want to revive.'
You're alive! Iraqi grandfather hugs his son and granddaughter following three years of separation from his family as they are reunited at a refugee camp outside Mosul
Nadir Ali was finally reunited with his father and daughter at the Hazir refugee camp on the outskirts of Mosul after they had all fled their villages which had been under ISIS control. One reconvening, Nadir dropped to his knees on seeing his father before they tearfully hugged for the first time in years. He also embraced with this mother, while his young daughter was picked up and held close by her grandfather.