Prince William skipped a major Commonwealth ceremony with the Queen to party with friends on a Swiss ski holiday (pictured top and bottom right). Hours before senior royals attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark Commonwealth Day (shown inset), an occasion with deep personal resonance for the monarch, the prince was dancing in a Verbier nightclub. William, who will one day follow his grandmother as head of the 52-strong 'family of nations', earlier in the day drank glasses of beer (pictured main) on the slopes of the upmarket resort with friends including high-spirited nightclub boss Guy Pelly. It is believed that he left his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their young children at home for the weekend jaunt, returning to England late yesterday afternoon. His decision to miss such a key event in the royal calendar will inevitably revive criticism that the 34-year-old prince, now a father of two, is 'workshy' and failing to knuckle down to his royal role.
'Their victims don't get a second chance': Fury as April Jones's family are told their bid to keep sex offenders registered for life would breach the perverts' human rights
Any attempts to see all sex offenders listed on the register for life would be a breach of their human rights, the family of murdered five-year-old girl April Jones were told. The mother of the April, who was snatched outside her home by a sex predator just hours after he had been looking at child abuse images, is fighting to change the law so that criminals are never taken off the sex offenders' register even after they have completed their sentence.
Double life of Albanian ex-commando and gambling addict who slaughtered line-dancing OAPs at their country cottage after spending 17 YEARS living in Britain under a false name
In a case that exposed a litany of immigration blunders, violent criminal Vital Dapi, above left, lived a double life in the UK and Albania for 17 years before he killed grandparents Peter and Sylvia Stuart, bottom left. Dapi is pictured top right receiving his British citizenship in 2005. The former Albanian special forces commando targeted the couple in a 'callous' attack at their Suffolk cottage because he thought they were millionaires and he needed cash to cover massive gambling debts. Detectives admitted they knew 'precious little' about him when he went on the run last year after Mr Stuart, 75, was discovered dumped in a ditch with nine 'extreme' stab wounds. The body of retired insurance clerk Mrs Stuart, 69, has never been found. Dapi was arrested in Luxembourg and admitted his true identity, but British officials did not believe him and he was put on trial under his false name, Ali Qazimaj - which he had stolen from an innocent man in Kosovo who is pictured bottom right with his wife Ardiana.
Nicola in the last chance saloon: Sturgeon is desperate to rush through another referendum before Britain makes Brexit a success, the EU collapses and the demand for Scottish independence disappears forever, says KATIE HOPKINS
In a bold move commensurate with someone far taller, the Ginger Dwarf from the North has declared there will be a second once-in-a-lifetime referendum. Not only that, but this second once-in-a-lifetime referendum even has a date: between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, once the Scots have had a chance to see exactly what the post-Brexit apocalypse looks like. By then, according to the prophesying powers of our wise son-of-a-bus-driver mayor, Sadiq Khan from Londonistan, we will surely all be languishing in a bloodied, repentant mess on the rocks, having leapt in our ignorance over the edge of the cliff of doom.If you wondered how or why the little GDFTN is managing to move her little ginger legs so fast, it is because of one huge thing which is entirely disproportionate to her polly-pocket stature: her ego. Nicola Sturgeon knows this is her last chance. Her last desperate bid for any kind of relevance in a political landscape where things are changing fast and her voice is not being heard.
Dressed to kill? The outfits that take a toll on your health including statement necklaces, oversized handbags and skinny jeans
Doctors have warned that current fashions are changing the way women walk - and having a detrimental impact on their health. Skinny jeans, oversized bags (left), hooded jackets (bottom, centre), oversized necklaces (top, centre) and asymmetric hemlines (right) can all put pressure on various body parts, causing strain and injury. Taken on their own, the British Chiropractic Association says none of the above will cause pain or pulled muscles. But together and over time their effect can build up to cause significant problems.
Binmen search through 150 tons of rubbish to find seven-year-old girl's iPad after her brother, four, threw it away because she 'annoyed him'
When little Riley Kerr admitted to his mother that he had thrown away younger sister Zoey's iPad, it was left to warm-hearted binmen in East Lothian to sift through 150 tons of rubbish to find it. Down in the dumps Zoey Kerr, was left devastated when her younger brother confessed he had thrown away the device she had been given for Christmas. Her mother Gillian contacted the council to report the loss but feared the family would never see the iPad again.
Teenage student died of meningitis after being sent home by hospital despite her mother showing doctors a letter warning about the virus
Isabel Gentry, 16, was released by medics at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Her frantic mother had shown hospital staff a letter they were sent from her college warning about meningitis but were told it was 'just a virus', an inquest heard. Izzy had been studying for her AS exams when she began complaining of a bad headache, vomiting and fainting. She died in the intensive care unit on May 20, 2016, after an MRI scan showed irrecoverable brain swelling had caused brain stem death.
Businessman 'killed his best friend when he crashed jet-powered dinghy into his £1million yacht while showing off' as his wife filmed them
Millionaire Aaron Brown (top right, arriving at court today), 34, was piloting his rigid inflatable boat (left) at 'dangerous speeds' of 30mph when he lost control and ploughed into his 62ft cruiser. Ryan McKinlay (bottom right) - whom Brown had known for 20 years - was sitting in the passenger seat and sustained fatal injuries. Shockingly, the incident was filmed by Mr McKinlay's wife Fran, who was recording on her mobile phone from the yacht (top left). The distressing footage shows the small Rib - which was skimming over the water's surface - crashing into the swimming pool platform of the boat and the two men (pictured together inset right moments before the tragedy) being thrown into the air. Another clip shown in court (left) revealed the moment skipper Paul Carey drove the vessel before handing the controls to Brown. Mr McKinlay, a father of one, was hit by the platform and was propelled into the water. He died from his injuries in hospital.
Mechanic killed bomb disposal expert who worked for Princess Diana's anti-land mine charity and hid his body for two years in row over a £17,000 debt
A bomb disposal expert was bludgeoned to death with a metre-long industrial wrench over a £17,000 debt. Mark Manning (right), 54, of west Sussex, was killed by Colin Gale (top left). Stewart Robertson (bottom left) was enlisted by Gale to dispose of the body in dense undergrowth - where he remained for more than two years before being found. Prosecutors said a row over a £17,000 debt owed to Mr Manning from the sale of two vehicles ended with his 6ft 8in friend Gale deciding to 'finish him off' at P&B; Car Sales garage in Western Road, Lancing, West Sussex.
Jack the Ripper's final victim is lost forever: Experts say efforts to find the remains of Mary Jane Kelly would be a 'Herculean effort' unlikely to ever succeed
Researchers from the University of Leicester planned to exhume a grave, pictured above right, in Leytonstone, east London, thought to contain the remains of Mary Jane Kelly, pictured above left, but concluded the project would take too long and cost too much. After visiting St Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, where Ms Kelly is thought to have been buried, the scientists decided that searching for the murder victim's remains was simply impractical. In a new report entitled the The Mary Jane Kelly Project they pointed out that it was likely to involve excavating an area containing hundreds of graves, and each exhumation would legally require the consent of next of kin. Lead researcher geneticist Dr Turi King, pictured inset with a member of the research team, said: 'As information presently stands, a successful search for Kelly's remains would require a Herculean effort that would likely take years of research.'
Family visiting Broadchurch cliffs dice with death as they pose for SELFIES with a child on the man's shoulders just inches from the crumbling 80ft precipice
The mother was sat on a raised rock right on the very edge of the drop at West Bay in Dorset and took out her mobile phone to take a photo of herself while the father used a selfie stick to do the same. There are numerous signs warning people not to stand or sit too close to the edge of the sandstone cliffs featured in the ITV drama, the third series of which continues tonight, because their fragile state leads to regular rock falls. But the couple appear to be unaware of the danger they put themselves and their two children in during the visit to the West Bay and its iconic sandy cliffs on the south coast which feature heavily in Broadchurch.
'Close the borders!' Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders clashes with the country's PM in TV debate as he uses row with Turkey to ramp-up his anti-immigrant stance
Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders made the most of a fiery TV debate against Prime Minister Mark Rutte to sound off against Islam and the escalating tit-for-tat row in Turkey. Two days before Wednesday's crucial general election, The Netherlands is mired in a war of words with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has provided fodder for Wilders and his uncompromising anti-immigration stance. 'You are being taken hostage by Erdogan. Close the Dutch borders,' Wilders told Rutte, as tempers flared in the 30-minute head-to-head televised debate. 'That's a totally fake solution,' Rutte shot back, 'you want Nexit, you want The Netherlands out of Europe. You know what it will cost ... don't do it.'