Rolf Harris, 87 - who was pictured this morning stepping out of a car (centre) and walking up steps (left) back at his £5million home (bottom right) in Bray, Berkshire - went on trial on Monday accused of using his fame to molest three schoolgirls. Harris had been appearing via videolink from Stafford Prison (top right), but following his release this morning - which saw him allegedly leave through a back gate to avoid photographers - he will now start attending his trial in person. He has served almost three years in jail after convictions in 2014 but has been granted bail over his current charges. This was relayed to jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London yesterday to explain why the married artist will begin attending the trial part-way through. Harris is accused of a string of sex attacks against three teenage girls aged 13 to 16 at TV shows and a youth music festival during the 1970s and 1980s.
BREAKING NEWS - Julian Assange is a free man: Sweden DROPS rape probe against WikiLeaks founder - but will he now fly to Ecuador to avoid extradition to the US?
The dramatic decision to drop the investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was announced by Sweden's Director of Public Prosecution this morning. The 45-year-old Australian has been living inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (bottom) for almost five years and moments after the decision, he tweeted a picture of himself smiling (top). The focus will now move to the governments of the UK and the US and whether Assange will fly to Ecuador to avoid extradition to America.
Chilling moment hooded man creeps up on texting woman then lunges at her as police fear sex predator is prowling London
In CCTV footage the 36-year-old woman can be seen being grabbed from behind by a man who then went on to hold her to the ground as she walked home at midnight on Scriven Street in Dalston, east London. Fearing she was being robbed the woman thrust her phone in the direction of the man but according to police he 'ignored this and continued to pin her down'. Luckily the predator was disturbed moments later by a passing car and fled on foot allowing the woman to escape the terrifying incident that happened last Wednesday. Police could not find the attacker and just two days later a 35-year-old woman was attacked while walking home after a night out in nearby Kingsland High Road. Detective inspector Paul Ridley, from Hackney CID, said: 'Both attacks are being treated as sexually motivated due to the concerning conduct the suspect has demonstrated.'
Agony of being GHOSTED: The cruel and growing trend fuelled by social media of being abruptly dropped by your best friend - who disappears into thin air
Terri Neil, 35, from Billericay, Essex, knew there was something wrong when she read a post on Facebook written by her long-term best friend Louisa - who she had known since school. Terri, pictured right, sent texts and messages to her friend and even left phone messages to see if she had done anything wrong. She said as a result of being ghosted, she has lost her best friend of 30 years - someone she had considered like a sister. Terri revealed: 'It was unusual, but we were such good friends I thought whatever the problem was, she'd be over it in a few days. Yet, as the days passed, I kept texting, sending messages and even called several times, but each message went unanswered and each phone call went to voicemail. It went on for weeks. I texted, saying: "I miss you and I miss our friendship", but I was ignored. I was so worried I'd done something wrong, but I had no idea what.'
The Queen's poignant tribute to Princess Margaret: Her Majesty reveals a bespoke purse decorated with an image of her late sister and her children as she makes her debut at celebrity-haunt The Ivy
The Queen, 91, revealed a poignant personalised trinket last night as she left The Ivy restaurant in London after making a rare outing to celebrate a friend's birthday. Her Majesty displayed a bespoke purse decorated with an image of her later sister Margaret, who died in 2002, as a younger woman with her children Lady Sarah Chatto and David Armstrong Jones, Earl of Snowdon.
Evil father who abused his daughter for two decades is jailed after she recorded him on her mobile boasting that it was the 'best sex he'd ever had'
NEW A sick father who abused his daughter for 20 years was finally jailed after she secretly filmed him boasting about his crimes on Christmas Day. Raymond Prescott (left), 54, told his daughter: 'The best sex I have ever had in my life is with you.' He first attacked Layla Bell (right), 31, when she was just seven years old, telling her: 'It's our little secret'. Ms Bell (inset aged six), from Nottingham, said her 'Jekyl and Hyde' father would suddenly turn from her 'best friend' to a 'sexual predator'.
EXCLUSIVE: Pippa's £330,000 wedding will be SCOTTISH-themed complete with haggis canapés, whisky and bagpipes - plus £40,000 worth of caviar donated by an anonymous Russian
The Mail can exclusively reveal the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews (left), which takes place on Saturday, is going to have a Scottish theme, including haggis canapes and lamb, all washed down with local whiskey. Pippa's links to God's Country are a little unclear - although she did go to Edinburgh University. But James' father, David, a former mechanic who made a fortune through the car trade, owns a castle and 10,000-acre estate 15 miles from Loch Ness in the Highlands. Several workmen were seen arriving at St Mark's Church, Englefield, where the pair are going to get married (top right), today with deliveries, barriers, traffic cones and velvet ropes (bottom right). The couple's glamorous reception is going to be held in a glass marquee (inset).
'Cornered by police, he reached for his guns - then realised his fatal mistake': Ian Brady reveals how the brother-in-law he and Myra Hindley recruited for their last sickening murder FINALLY led to his capture
The Moors Murderers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley (left), never expected to be caught. Brady (top right) was always spoiling for a fight and carried a knife with him at all times. He loved to walk around with a revolver under his waistcoat and became obsessed with firearms. After cold-heartedly slaughtering four young people in Manchester and burying each of them in peat graves on Saddleworth Moor, they felt omnipotent. However, the terrible fact is that, for a while after the murder of Lesley Ann Downey, their fourth victim, Brady and Hindley became bored with their crimes. The couple began seeing more of Hindley's sister, Maureen, and her husband, a layabout with a police record named David Smith (together bottom right). Brady had long had a hankering to bring them into their activities. One night, after picking Edward Evans (inset) up outside a nightclub, Hindley went to fetch Smith. When Hindley and Smith arrived, Brady let them in. Then he went back to the living room and walked behind the settee that Evans was sitting on and picked up an axe.
Angelina's moving on: Large removal trucks are spotted outside Jolie's sprawling new $25million mansion in LA... just eight months after split with Brad Pitt
There were large moving trucks spotted outside Angelina Jolie's sprawling new mansion in Los Angeles yesterday. No doubt the 41-year-old actress (pictured shopping in Hollywood yesterday) is gearing up for her big move into the gorgeous Hollywood property which she purchased for a reported $25million last month. The move definitely seems to be in full swing as there were to huge storage vehicles (bottom right) seen at the 2.5 acre historic Cecil B. DeMille Estate (top right). Several men were hard at work as they were seen loading in boxes and crates into the mansion.
'Made redundant? She should've been bloody knighted!': Viewers of BBC's Rochdale abuse drama Three Girls explode in anger when they learn hero social worker played by Maxine Peake loses job
Viewers of the BBC's chilling Rochdale abuse drama Three Girls erupted with anger when they learned that the hero sexual health worker lost her job after the case. Fans were left 'disgusted' when they learned in Thursday night's finale that Sara Rowbotham (left) was 'excluded from future initiatives on child grooming' and later fired. Furious Twitter users said Ms Rowbotham, played by Maxine Peake, should have been knighted for her efforts in bringing the sex abuse case to light - not 'forced out of her career'.
Theresa May's blueprint for a clean Brexit: 'We can't be half-out and half-in', says PM as she unveils manifesto and vows that the UK will 'stand tall once again'
Theresa May has put Brexit at the heart of her party's manifesto, vowing to deliver a clean break from Brussels - pulling out of the single market and promising to walk away from a 'bad' trade deal. Including the pledges in her blueprint for government will make it much harder for rebel Tory MPs, diehard Remainers and unelected peers to block a proper Brexit. In her speech in Halifax, Mrs May said: 'If we fail, the consequences for Britain and for the economic security of ordinary working people will be dire. If we succeed, the opportunities ahead of us are great.' But the Prime Minister said there would be 'give and take' in negotiations and signalled Britain could pay at least a part of the £85 billion bill demanded by the EU.
Teenage waitress is crowned Britain's Next Top Model 2017 after battling it out with a steamy NUDE shoot in Cape Verde in the final task
Olivia Wardell, 18, from Timsbury, Hampshire, broke down in tears in dramatic scenes during tonight's finale as judges announced she had beaten Jennifer Malengele to the top spot. Just hours earlier, the three finalists - Olivia, Jennifer, 18 and Alannah Beirne, 23 - had stripped off for their final task, a steamy nude shoot in Cape Verde (inset), before hitting the catwalk for the final time.
EXCLUSIVE - 'I love you': How Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell warmly chatted to his fans outside sold-out show before committing suicide 'within an hour of coming off stage'
The last words of Soundgarden suicide victim Chris Cornell were revealed as sources disclosed he died within 60 minutes of leaving a concert stage (pictured left). Cornell was said to have behaved 'absolutely normally' spending several minutes with fans and warmly greeting them. The 52-year-old told fans 'I love you' as he was escorted from the front of the Motor City's Fox Theatre from a door near the main box office at 11.25pm on Wednesday. Guards drove the band to their hotel half a mile away. Cornell went to his room and shortly afterwards his wife, Vicky Karayiannis (pictured with him and their two children bottom right) raised the alarm. Cornell was found dead shortly after midnight.
These nostalgic images prove how much fun a child in the 90s could have before the beacon of iPads, phones and MacBooks. Clockwise L-R: They may well have only been pocket-size but Polly Pockets provided hours of fun for little girls (even if they didn't physically fit in your pocket); Any child who fancied themselves as a graphic designer could give the career a spin using 1991's version of Kid Pix; It may have provided hours of fun but anyone who attempted to stretch this stuff as far as they could will remember the pungent smell you were left with afterwards; Jonathan Taylor Thomas - the childhood actor who voiced young Simba in Disney's 1994 film The Lion King - was the only man to adorn any young girl's wall in the 90s; the Pin Point Impression Toy Needle Art Frame was a magical creation and Windows' 90s version of virtual reality.
'I wanted to kill them, you to kill me': Driver who ploughed into New York pedestrians in Times Square - killing one and injuring 22 - was high on synthetic marijuana and had planned murder-suicide spree
Drug-crazed driver Richard Rojas plowed through pedestrians in New York City's iconic Times Square at 11.55am on Thursday, killing one woman and injuring 22 others. After smashing his maroon Honda sedan in to a pole (bottom right), Rojas (left) tried to flee the scene. The 26-year-old US Navy veteran was seen running across the road with his arms flailing. He was brought to the ground by a Planet Hollywood bouncer before being arrested by NYPD officers (top right) at the scene. Once in their custody, he told them how he wanted to kill all the pedestrians and then be shot himself by police. Though initial tests show he was not drunk at the time, sources say the man, who is from the Bronx, had been smoking synthetic marijuana, otherwise known as K2, before the crash.
Don't mess with mama! Children share their mothers' most BRUTAL but hilarious social media takedowns
Your mother is meant to be a sympathetic figure who always a shoulder to cry on, but some feisty individuals have been defying that stereotype with very cutting social media posts. One woman burst her daughter's blissful pampering bubble by asking if she'd found a job yet (left), while another made it clear that she doesn't like to be harassed (right).
Fashion fans go into meltdown as M&S; releases £35 heels that look JUST like the Manolo Blahnik shoes Carrie Bradshaw made famous (and they've even got the Vogue seal of approval)
The British store sent fashion insiders into meltdown when it released snaps of the £35 shoes, left on a model, and, bottom right, that look just like the £745 designer shoes, top right, that Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, inset, made famous in Sex And The City. Even fashion bible Vogue has given the footwear its seal of approval, writing: 'The footwear is particularly desirable: another member of the Vogue team had her eye on the jewel-toned satin stilettos that nod to Manolo Blahnik's cult crystal-buckled pumps but have a modest £35 price tag.'
Gordo the black-and-tan pup, thought to live in the US, switched from writhing with excitement to lying perfectly still in a deep sleep after just 20 seconds of being petted by his owner. In a clip posted to YouTube Gordo is initially excited by his doting owner, who gives the gorgeous pup a generous belly-rub. His head tipped to one side and ears flopping onto the ground beneath him, the lucky bundle of fur looked like he couldn't be happier. But suddenly the excitement overwhelmed Gordo, whose enthusiasm for being tickled bubbled over until the energy he had all but disappeared. The dog's eyes began to droop, his paws relaxed, and within seconds he was deeply asleep.
Dangerous driver celebrates his 19th birthday with a CAKE recreating the high-speed police chase that got him banned from the road
Just three days after leading police on a chase chase in south Wales, Jack Brennan (pictured left) celebrated his birthday with a specially-made cake (pictured right) - showing a road, crashed vehicles and police cars. The teen even posted the picture on Facebook and said: 'Haha what a day. Would like to say I have the best friends in the world fair play to you lot cake is hilarious I have learnt with my lessons with my mistakes and time to move on past that. Onwards and upwards.' While appearing before magistrates, Brennan admitted dangerously driving a Vauxhall Vectra in Llanelli, south Wales, on February 17. Brennan will appear before Swansea Crown Court on June 16 to be sentenced.
Crouching tiger, hidden... tiger! Can YOU spot the two 10ft big cats hiding in plain sight in a safari park?
A safari park is challenging viewers to spot the 10ft-long, 500lb tigers 'hiding' in a recent snap of their enclosure. Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, says Genghis, 19, and Bella, 14, (inset) are not quite as easy to pick out as their immense size would suggest. The Amur tigers' markings are designed to provide camouflage in situations of light and shade in the wild. Genghis is pretty easy to spot but the safari park has had to help many of its followers on social media pick out Bella.
Shoe designer Patrick Cox puts his marble-filled Little Venice home on sale for £2.8m as he and his bulldogs prepare to move to Ibiza
Situated in the affluent west London area, his entire top floor has been converted into a wardrobe and dressing room, complete with almost 400 pairs of shoes. Along with his pets, Caesar and Brutus, the fashionista is leaving the capital after 34 years, and 15 in his current property. The house itself has a marble theme across the ground floor, and a 'disco loo' featuring an array of mirrors. It has been completely transformed from when he first moved in, with the staircase just about the only remaining feature.
Owners from across the world have shared snaps of their comical canines. Pictured from top left, a black dog who's very happy to see you; a mutt engaged in a battle with a leaf-blower; a labrador perfectly executing the walrus pose; a corgi with a mind of its own; a serene pooch on a fashion shoot; and a little dog with a manic, barely concealed desire for a bite of pizza.
Heartbreaking moment grief-stricken US mother COLLAPSES upon learning her 6-year-old son was shot dead inside her car after thieves stole the vehicle from a store parking lot
A grief-stricken mother collapsed and had to be carried by relatives after learning her six-year-old son had been shot dead (right). Kingston Frazier (left) from Mississippi, who went missing Thursday after thieves stole his mother Ebony Archie's Toyota Camry, was shot at least once in the back seat of the vehicle, which was abandoned in a muddy ditch, said Jackson Police Commander Tyree Jones. Two men, Dwan Wakefield and DeAllen Washington, have been named by law enforcement as persons of interest in the death.
Can YOU spot the 'angel child'? Self-taught medium claims her 'amazing video' captures the spirit of her 'son from a past life' drift past her TV
Mandy Baynham, from Wednesfield, claims she has filmed the 'beautiful' presence of her son Danny from a past life, who she claims was the product of a forbidden relationship in 1920s. The mother-of-three said she began to feel a presence around her and after a reading with a medium, found out she had a son in another life, who died after he was hit by a lorry. The self-taught medium believes the boy has come to find her at the right time after a dark period in her life, and has helped her focus on the positive. Mandy is pictured inset, and the ghostly presence shown left and right.
Kim's missile developers receive a hero's parade as North Korea celebrates the launch of its longest-range rocket yet in huge step forward in creating a nuke that can hit America
Thousands of men lined the streets of Pyongyang to give scientists and workers behind North Korea's latest missile test a hero's welcome. Pictures from the despotic state showed hundreds of developers wearing military garb and saluting giant statues of late leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il that dominate the centre of the capital. Others showed residents waving red flags and artificial flowers as they turned out to greet a convoy of buses carrying the workers. On Sunday, North Korea test-fired what analysts say was its longest-range rocket yet as it accelerates efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States.
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Sheikh, rattle and roll! Moment Saudi trio topple from the back of a truck as it suddenly speeds off
Five passengers wearing traditional Saudi Arabian dress, above, were standing on the back of a white pickup truck on a dusty road, thought to be in Yemen, before being taken by surprise at the vehicle's acceleration. When the vehicle jolted into life and began to speed up the road, a toppling trio were sent flying off their precarious perch and onto the road. In the short clip, posted to Twitter, the three men are seen falling from the truck with their arms flailing. One man's kaffiyeh even comes loose from the jolt of the vehicle, and whimsically floats through the air to follow him on his path off the end of the platform.
Making a splash! Driver takes his revenge on two men who hit his car and refused to move out of the road
A video has emerged of a driver seemingly getting revenge on two people who refused to move out of the middle of a road by driving over a massive puddle to drench them in rain water. The footage from an unknown location in the UK starts with a hooded man ambling in the road while his friend, dressed in a tracksuit, slowly criss-crosses the road's middle white line on a bicycle. the driver of the car seeing he is unable to get passed the pair beeps is horn and exclaims: 'Move, man!'
Room for one more up top? Retired bus driver, 75, transforms a £40 mobility scooter into a miniature double decker
Keith Burbidge from Bournemouth built a replica bus - similar to the one he drove for many years using a second-hand mobility scooter he picked up for £40. Mr Burbridge drives his wife Carol around in the 5mph vehicle, which is six feet long and about four feet tall. He added: 'Carol loves it, she drives it too... It's just a bit of fun really.'
'Pippa, darling. I hope this won't spoil your big day, but they're taking away our winder fuel allowance.'
The last of the few: Stunning photographs show the final 13 Hurricane fighter planes that helped defeat the Germans in WW2 taking to the skies
Photographer John Dibbs has spent travelling across the globe to photograph the final remaining Hurricane fighter planes used to defeat the Germans in the Second World War. The Hawker Hurricane was seen as the poor relation to the Spitfire in the Second World War but these stunning photographs reveal just how majestic it was in full flight. A total of 14,583 Hurricanes were made during the Second World War but, because of the high casualty toll and the fact most were scrapped, only 13 airworthy ones exist today. The amazing images include shots of a Hurricane painted in the colours of No 303 'Polish' Sqn (inset) and a Hurricane AE 977 patrolling the White Cliffs of Dover (right).