Gusts of up to 95mph were recorded close to chalets flattened in Clarach Bay (pictured), near Aberystwyth, west Wales, while houses had their roofs ripped off today. More than 550 properties in Wales are without power amid yellow weather warnings for wind and dangerous driving conditions. All buses have been suspended in the area, and a road near the coast was closed, as trees were ripped from the ground and twenty caravans blown over.
£108m Euromillions winner outrages his neighbours by putting up a 'revolting' barbed wire fence around his £5m estate
A Euromillions winner has outraged his neighbours after erecting a barbed wire fence around his £5million estate in Kent. Neil Trotter, 43, won an £108million jackpot two years ago and purchased a Grade II listed mansion with its own lake and 400 acres of land in Cowden, Sevenoaks. However, his neighbours have said his new fence, which was put up several weeks ago, is 'revolting', 'unsightly', 'out of place' and it blocks access to a public footpath. The fence was brought up during a Cowden Parish Council meeting on Monday.
'Exceptionally brilliant' British academic, 33, jumped to her death after her estranged Danish husband barred her from seeing their baby daughter
Oxford-educated Felicity Frederiksen was separated from her baby after her estranged husband, Henrik Frederiksen, took the little girl to his native Denmark. An inquest into the 33-year-old's death heard she could not face the prospect of being apart from her daughter and jumped from a balcony in Copenhagen after leaving notes for her family. At the end of an inquest in Hatfield, Hertfordshire Coroner Geoffrey Sullivan recorded a verdict of suicide.
'It was just deceitful and covert': Protesting pensioners are arrested as 'pig-headed' council workers move in to fell trees at dawn
Beleaguered pensioners were arrested after they attempted to stop workmen feeling trees under the cover of darkness. A dozen officers made the arrests amid a bitter legal battle between council chiefs and residents in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, over the felling of trees in the city. Homeowners in the leafy Endcliffe suburb (far left) were woken around 5am this morning to the sound of chainsaws outside their properties - before they launched their fiery protest. Retired university professor Jenny Hockey, 70, (left) and Freda Brayshaw, 71 (right), stood beside one tree so workmen could not reach it and were arrested on suspicion of preventing lawful work before later being released from custody without charge. Bob Hockey, 72, (inset) said the arrests were 'absolutely disgraceful' and labelled the felling a 'covert and deceitful operation'.
Britain's last lion tamer is accused of animal cruelty as 'traumatised' big cats are filmed 'pacing in tiny dark cages on the back of a truck parked by the M6'
Thomas Chipperfield, right, has been accused of neglecting its pair of lions, Tsavo and Assegai, and trio of tigers, Nadi, Syas and Altai, by leaving them in a trailer close to the M6 toll in Staffordshire. For 300 years the Chipperfield dynasty have used big cats as part of their show, but Animal Defenders International (ADI) say their animals are 'traumatised' and ill-treated. ADI, who took the footage, say the animals were caged in cramped conditions, kept in the dark for more than 12 hours and on one day not let out to exercise at all. The constant noisy rumble of the M6 and the nearby A5 can also be heard. Travelling abroad with an Italian circus for four months this winter, Mr Chipperfield reportedly planned to return to the UK in the New Year for a new show - but in the meantime his five animals faced a miserable existance, confined mostly to their cages on the back of a truck.
Major air catastrophe over central London avoided by 'pure luck' after drone missed plane with up to 165 passengers on board by just 60 FEET
The A320 aircraft with up to 165 passengers on board nearly collided with the remote-controlled drone while on its final approach to Heathrow. The pilot spotted the drone, which measured roughly 20in across, out of a cockpit window as the aircraft was flying just 650ft east of the Shard skyscraper. A report on the July 18 incident reveals how chance had played a 'major part' in the outcome as there had not been time for the pilot to take any action.
The Robin Whisperer: Widower, 73, has become so close to the birds in his garden that he can now feed them from his MOUTH
Terry Taylor, a retired cabinet maker from Waltham Abbey, Essex, has become so close to his feathered friends that he speaks to them and even feeds them from his mouth. After losing his wife Marilyn in 2005, the 73-year-old has found comfort in feeding robins and managed to get one to pinch a worm from between his lips. Mr Taylor has been hand-feeding a pair of the red-breasted birds who he recognised as mother and baby and named them Susie and Monty.
'It's chaos, he's stabbed people, shot people': Jo Cox murder trial is played 'panicked' 999 call from a plumber who witnessed the MP's killing
A far Right-obsessed loner stood over bloodied MP Jo Cox (inset) and calmly reloaded his sawn off rifle after twice shooting her in the head - before 'blasting her' for a third time and walking off 'without a care in the world', a court heard. Unemployed gardener Thomas Mair, 53, also stabbed the Labour politician 15 times, according to one eyewitness, and said 'this is for Britain' as he murdered her in cold blood, jurors were told. The Old Bailey terror trial heard Mair then left the scene as 41-year-old mother-of-two Mrs Cox lay bleeding to death in the road, before calmly returning for his bag moments later. The Batley and Spen MP was shot three times with the specially adapted.22 weapon and stabbed 15 times with a dagger-like knife as she made her way to a constituency surgery at Birstall library, in West Yorkshire on June 16. Witnesses Rashid Hussain, (pictured left), David Honeybell (centre) and Louise Keskin (right) have given evidence today.
Inside the isolated Indonesian Dani tribe where women are expected to amputate a finger when relatives die... and the men have some rather eye-catching outfits!
WARNING: PICTURES CONTAIN NUDITY. The Dani people (pictured bottom right) live in the remote highlands of Western New Guinea in Indonesia where they cling to their strong sense of identity by adhering to unique customs and traditional ways. One of their customs is the wearing of an unusual piece of underwear - the Koteka - worn by males which is commonly referred to as a penis sheath (pictured left) and women in the tribe have been known to cut off the end of their own fingers to mark the loss of a relative (pictured top right). As well as their quite liberal view towards clothing, the tribe are also well known for their unique practice of self mutilation with tribe warriors wearing huge hoops through their noses.
Harrowing footage shows frantic effort to rescue seemingly-lifeless girl buried beneath the rubble of her home in Aleppo after bombing which killed six, including another child
The young girl appeared to be dead when she was found buried beneath the rubble of her home in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo. It followed a bombing which observers believed claimed the lives of six people, including a child. The girl, named Khadija, only started moving when she was put on a stretcher and rushed to a medical centre.
THAT'S how you do it! Timelapse video shows how Japan managed to fix mega sinkhole in a WEEK with work ethic that shamed construction workers around the world
Footage shows how dozens of construction workers laboured through the night using cement mixers, cranes and diggers to fix the 30m wide chasm in Fukuoka, south west Japan. Remarkably the 15m deep hole was filled and the road reopened in a week in an astonishing lesson in efficiency. Pictures taken at various intervals during the repair work show workers at the scene night and day (left and top right), while a huge crane was also brought in along with a seemingly endless stream of cement mixers. Gradually the hole is filled up before the road surface is relayed and the road reopened (bottom right).