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William and Harry join Kate for Queen's 70th anniversary

Kate, 35, (right) received a very special loan in the form of a pearl choker as she attended the anniversary dinner of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Windsor on Monday. The four-strand pearl choker worn by Kate this evening previously belonged to the Queen and it is believed to be the first time that she has worn the piece. The choker was previously borrowed by Princess Diana, who was loaned the statement piece to wear at a banquet at Hampton Court Palace in 1982 (centre) and was seen on Her Majesty the following year in Bangladesh (left). Kate joined William and Harry who could be seen arriving by car at the Queen's home where celebrations of her wedding anniversary will be held this evening. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating 70 years of marriage together a milestone platinum anniversary. They are celebrating with close family and friends at a special dinner at the Berkshire residence on Monday evening. Earlier today Her Majesty presented the Duke with a rare honour as a special anniversary present, appointing Philip a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) for services to the sovereign.

Sale man convicted of rape after being in same cell as vic

Gary Mottershead, 50, of Sale, Greater Manchester, spent more than three decades believing he had got away with his crimes after he raped and molested a six-year-old boy in the 1980s. But in 2015 after the 50-year old was detained on suspicion of assaulting his wife, Mottershead was remanded in custody and in a twist of fate was sent to the same cell where his victim, now 43, was being held for burglary. The victim - who cannot be named - at first didn't recognise his cellmate but began to realise he was the sex offender who abused him between 1981 and 1983 and told a prison guard.

Mobile CT scanners will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the UK after a trial in Manchester led to a four-fold increase in detection rates among at-risk patients.

A chauffeur for a wealthy Saudi family claims he shattered a pensioner’s car window with his bare fist because he was ‘in shock’ after his aunt and cousins died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Deliveroo has teamed up with pubs that don't have kitchens so punters don't ditch the bar for restaurants when they get hungry, announcing partnerships in London and the midlands.

A study by the University of Edinburgh has paved the way for new drugs that could stop one of the most common forms of dementia 'in its tracks'. It is the form late comedian Robin Williams suffered.

The hit show featuring south London rogue traders Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert ran from 1981 to 2003. It beat Fawlty Towers and Blackadder to win Britain's most-loved sitcom.

Philip Hammond will hit diesel drivers with a 1p fuel tax rate rise in the budget and is believed to be mulling measures to make buying new diesel vehicles more expensive as well.

Unless you are an expat from the U.S. there’s no reason for anyone in Britain to celebrate Thanksgiving, or to get involved with utterly ludicrous Black Friday sales either.

Gaia Pope police ‘wrongly arrested family over CCTV time'

Officers arrested Rosemary Dinch, 71, and her grandson Nathan Elsey, 19, (shown inset) after the grandmother was the last person to see Gaia Pope (left) alive. Before their arrest, the family had handed officers CCTV to help in the search of the missing teenager. The family also explained to detectives how the footage, which showed Nathan going to his grandmother's house, had an incorrect time stamp as the data had not been manually changed last month when the clocks went back. Despite being armed with this information, police still arrested Nathan on suspicion of killing Gaia as his version of events did not match the incorrect time stamp on the CCTV footage. The 19-year-old's body was found on Saturday in a field near Swanage, 11 days after she was last seen (shown right, CCTV footage handed to police which shows the last images ever taken of Gaia, as she made her way to Mrs Dinch's home).

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Following an article on September 9, which included the English Democrats in a list of ‘far right’ organisations, we are happy to make clear that they consider themselves to be modern democratic English nationalists and to fall neither on the right nor left of the political spectrum.

An article dated 12 October provided by AFP wrongly suggested that financier Rayo Withanage withdrew from the purchase of Picasso’s mansion after failing to “come up with” the purchase monies.

Paul Hollywood's wife 'struggled to forgive infidelity'

Great British Bake Off host Paul Hollywood and his wife Alex are separating after nearly 20 years of marriage after she struggled to come to terms with his infidelity. Sources close to the couple (left) said that Alex was anxious over her husband's wandering eyes following his high-profile affair while working in the US. They previously separated in 2013 when the TV chef admitted his affair with Marcela Valladolid (bottom right), his co-star on the US version of Bake Off, but reconciled shortly after. After patching their marriage back together, their relationship once again broke down. Earlier this month Paul, 51, was pictured kissing the winner of the seventh season of Bake Off, Candice Brown, 32 (top right). Series seven winner Candice, who recently announced her engagement to Liam Macauley, was spotted with Paul as he cupped the back of her head and kissed her goodbye following a night out at the Pride of Britain Awards in London.

In total £4.5million was paid by Britain to Bridge International Academies to establish schools in Africa, but questions are now being raised amid concerns over the quality of teaching.

A summer hosepipe ban across a swathe of south-east England was threatened yesterday – as other areas in the north braced themselves for an autumn drenching.

At least 90 universities have hired investigators to snoop on alumni, it can be revealed. They have sent more than ten million records to wealth screening firms to target the rich for donations.

Children sexually abused by Jehovah’s Witnesses were encouraged not to report it to police, it has been claimed. Victims have accused the organisation of covering up the truth.

Millions of men are deluding themselves about their weight, experts have warned. More than half of overweight men think their weight is ‘about right’, research suggests.

'Aled is as capable of sex harassment as Mother Theresa'

Songs of Praise star Aled Jones's mother-in-law said today the star is 'as capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa.' The father-of-two, 46, married to wife Claire (right) has been suspended by the BBC as he faces an accusation of inappropriate behaviour from a female work colleague. But Elaine Fossett, 74, defended her son-in-law – saying he was the nicest guy in the world. She said: 'Aled is as much capable of sexual harassment as Mother Theresa and that is all I am going to say. It is utterly, utterly appalling. It is destroying my family's life.'

British spy agencies are to use computer algorithms to keep tabs on 20,000 former terror suspects because they don't have the manpower to physically watch all of them at once.

Thousands of you either donated phones or gave money to our Mobiles for Manchester appeal, launched after the suicide bombing which killed 22 people and left more than 100 injured.

Ian Conn, the boss of British Gas parent company Centrica, has called for schemes to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy to be paid for out of taxes, rather than through bills.

Charlotte Avery, head of St Mary's School, Cambridge, has said girls in single-sex schools benefit from being spared unwanted attention from male peers while they are studying.

British cameraman dies while shooting BBC drama in Ghana

British cameraman Mark Milsome, 54, who previously worked on Game of Thrones and James Bond has died while shooting a stunt sequence for a BBC drama in Ghana. Mr Milsome is understood to have died during a night shoot for a car stunt scene on Saturday. The BBC said it was 'deeply shocked and saddened' to hear the news. His agent, Sarah Prince, said he would be 'greatly missed' and that an investigation into into the circumstances surrounding his death is under way.

The European Banking Authority will head to Paris after the French capital was picked out of a bowl, while the European Medicines Agency will move to Amsterdam after a similar flip of the coin.

The 42-year-old, who had false documents in his possession, was detained on a European Arrest Warrant in a village near the scene of the incident in the border town of La Linea (pictured).

A secondary school headteacher has banned his staff from marking work after fears students' confidence was being damaged by poor grades and to give his staff a 'better work-life balance'.

Great Dane saves cat's sight by giving blood in eye drops

Rescuers in Liverpool feared the worst for Zephyr (pictured main and inset) the eight-week-old kitten when she was found with her three siblings suffering conjunctivits, fleas, flu and ulcerated eyes. But her sight has now been saved thanks to her Great Dane friend Harlie (pictured left). His blood provided a miracle cure and stopped her from going blind.

British sailor rescued by US merchant ship off Perth

A British sailor has been left homeless after his yacht sunk off the coast of Australia on a 'shoestring' £5,000 round-the-world voyage. Nick Batty (left) was rescued 1,300 miles off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday after his boat, Talent (right), capsized and its mast was snapped off in treacherous weather. The 49-year-old had sunk 'every penny he had' into the global trip on his ship called Talent.  He set off from his hometown of Falmouth, Cornwall, in July but was left stranded in the Indian Ocean for 15 hours before he was rescued by a US merchant ship (inset). Mr Batty lost everything because he had no insurance for the vessel, which doubled as his home, and now plans to give up cross-ocean sailing for good and hopes to buy a dog instead.

London dealer who supplied killer ecstasy still at large

Amy Vigus (pictured; and as a little girl, centre), 20, of Colchester, Essex, collapsed and later died after taking an 'MD Bomb' at a music festival in Stratford, East London. In the days after her death, devastated relatives posted a heartbreaking anti-drug film on Facebook. The video - which said she would 'never know the pain she has caused' - has been viewed more than a million times. A full inquest was held today into the trainee accountant's death. Miss Vigus's parents Kervin and Karen attended, along with her sister, Abby. Friends of the popular young woman also packed into Essex Coroner's Court in Chelmsford for the half-hour hearing and wore sunflower broaches in memory of the 'little whirlwind'. Detective Inspector Gary Biddle, of Essex Police, said officers had struggled to find the dealer who supplied the ecstasy to Miss Vigus at the Elrow Town music festival.

Owner Parisa Jenkins, from Newquay in Cornwall, feared the worst when her pet Fudge disappeared and put out an appeal on social media in a bid to find him.

Pearl Evans fell even though there was a locked and properly fitted at her mother and father's rented home near Swansea.

Michael McDonagh launched a successful legal action after claiming he was refused a drink by Wendy Buck at the Pegasus Pub in Bristol, because he was a traveller.

Jeff Hughes, 48, was walking along eating a bag of cherries in Birkenhead, Merseyside, when he was stopped by two plain-clothed litter officers contracted to work for Wirral Council.

Owner Eleanor Usher, from Telford, Shropshire, had only expected two-year-old pet Jessie to have five puppies, but the 47-year-old was stunned when her pet's litter was three times as big.

The family of Kia Gott, 11 months, from Wyke, West Yorkshire, have been warned the youngster may lose her sight and hearing, as well as suffering 90 per cent brain damage, after she became ill.

Engineering student Thomas Millward, 19, was described as one of the most promising young men of his generation. He was found at the bottom of stairs in Girton College, Cambridge.

Jamie Harrison, 13, from Torbay in Devon, was left with a large black oozing boil from the nasty bite, with the teen in agony as a doctor squeezed black pus from the large wound on his arm.

Francis Thorley was walking his Alaskan Malamute Mishka off her lead in Chorlton Park, Manchester, when he got caught up in an altercation with another dog walker, who was out on a tricycle.

Huntswoman 'repeatedly whips a balaclava-clad saboteur with a riding crop as he hangs off the neck of her horse' in an ugly clash caught on camera

A huntswoman has been caught on camera repeatedly whipping a saboteur with a riding crop during an ugly altercation. The furious rider was filmed screaming 'get off my horse' as she hit out at the masked man as he tried to grab onto the reins during the clash between the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs and East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday. The saboteurs claim the huntswoman used her whip 17 times before charging at their group in the Pevensey Marshes. Footage of the confrontation was posted on the Brighton Hunt Saboteurs' Facebook page and has been viewed 370,000 times. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Ex-Warwickshire pilot accused of murdering estranged wife

Andrew McIntosh (pictured left), 54, was arrested half an hour after nail technician Patricia (pictured far right and left), 56, was found with head injuries at their home (pictured inset) on Wednesday night. Yesterday villagers said the pilot had moved out of the house in Knightcote, Warwickshire, around five months ago. Shortly afterwards, the property was put on the market. A friend of Mrs McIntosh said the victim was a 'beautiful woman' who had integrated well into village life since the couple moved there around the time of their marriage three years ago. McIntosh, who has two grown-up children from a previous relationship, was remanded in custody and will appear before a judge at Warwick Crown Court tomorrow.

999 call of Northumberland woman as ex broke into her home

Distraught Emma Robertson (left) was on the phone to the emergency services after she heard obsessed Jason Graves (right) trying to smash his way into her home. As the 32-year-old cowered under her duvet with her four young children, she told the call handler he was trying to get in. After seven minutes of begging for help and being reassured police were on their way to her house in Ashington, Northumberland, the call took a terrifying twist as Miss Robertson realised her vile ex was coming up the stairs. In the call, which was played in court, she is heard shouting: 'He's coming up the stairs, he's here, he's here.' Her four young children (inset, top) were present as their mother was attacked — leaving her bloodied and bruised (inset, bottom).

Elsie Scully-Hicks was just 18 months old when she was murdered by her adoptive father Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, at the home he shared with his partner in Llandaff, Cardiff.

Joseph Bills, 22, sent 35-year-old chef Dave Thorman 15ft into the air after striking him with van as he drove between pubs in Whitstable, Kent, while he was one-and-half times over the drink drive limit.

Harris Ahmed, 18, and a 16-year-old friend filmed themselves 'train surfing' on top of a carriage as it sped through Brentwood in Essex, but the pair were caught when they posted their clip online.

Orhan Yigit (pictured), 44, from Castleford in West Yorkshire, is accused of forcing himself on one of his victims on three separate occasions.

Jack Mitchell, 24, suffered a bleed on the brain after he was hit by Jake Davies, 29, in the early hours of February 5, during a clash at The Warehouse nightclub in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Shocking footage shows the victim, a 42-year-old man, being set upon outside the Nite Trax club, in Chapeltown Road, Leeds, shortly before 1am on August 29, last year.

​One supporter Kaz Ward called Alliston, 20, 'Bicycle Charlie' in a post about her 'pukka visit' to see him accompanied by several crying-with-laughter emojis.

The dashcam clip shows the three thugs riding on a single bike towards a van being driven by West Yorkshire Hunt Saboteurs near Selby, North Yorkshire.

Natalie Pearman was found dead in Norwich, Norfolk, on 20 November 1992. DNA was recovered from the crime scene and police say catching her killer is a 'simple matter' of matching it to a profile.

Britain's Christmas markets surrounded by ring of steel

There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas. The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at 'severe' - meaning an incident is 'highly likely'. Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester. But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack. Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.

Heart-stopping moment HGV clips a car and sends it spinning across all four lanes of the M74 in Scotland - missing another vehicle by INCHES 

A dash cam has captured the heart-stopping moment that a heavy goods vehicle clipped a car and sent it spinning across all four lanes of the motorway. The car narrowly avoided a collision with other oncoming traffic as it involuntarily made its way across the M74 in Scotland.

Chappell piano factory converted into luxury apartments

The former Chappell Piano Factory in Camden, north London, has been transformed into 10 luxury loft apartments. The properties come with access to the VIP Club Lounge, which includes a bespoke cocktail bar and DJ booth, cinema, swimming pool (bottom right), spa pool and gym. They also boast spacious reception rooms (top left), master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (top right and bottom left) and a high-spec kitchen. The apartments are on the market for between £3.25million and £8.5million, with the show apartment (pictured) on sale for £3.65million on sale.

Around 800,000 people lined Regent Street in London as the historic toy store rolled out its most extravagant festive parade yet.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Tehran in April 2016 as she tried to leave Iran after a visit with her two-year-old daughter.

Diana Turner, from Michigan, US, claims she has recorded the ninth sighting this year of the Loch Ness Monster — while she was watching a webcam stream of the loch from America.

Sir David Attenborough told BBC viewers how it was possible the pilot whale had poisoned her calf through her own milk, contaminated by plastic and industrial chemicals in the Atlantic Ocean.

Customers will have to get in there fast because the 10p off a litre offer is only on for six days - and they'll have to spend £50 in Morrisons first to receive the money-off voucher.

Sir Stewart Menzies used the secret account to bankroll covert operations and plans to launch assassinations and topple regimes deemed troublesome to the British.

Laura Plummer, 33, of Hull, has spent six weeks behind bars and fears she could face the death penalty for bringing prescription tablets, illegal in Egypt, for her lover who suffers from back pain.

Nguyen Thanh Trung, 32, was reportedly on a training exercise when the collision occurred at 1,000 ft over the historic estate Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.

Hien Nguyen, from Reigate in Surrey, was fined £80 after council workers found her name and address in her rubbish - but was then hauled to court and fined thousands.

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president due in country to meet Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa (right) has already had 'encouraging' talks with Robert Mugabe (left) and is due in Zimbabwe 'shortly' to negotiate a roadmap for his departure, the military has claimed. General Constantino Chiwenga (inset), chief of the country's army, made the announcement on Monday while calling for calm as the situation - which he dubbed Operation Restore Legacy - is resolved. Mugabe was due to resign from office on Sunday, but watched by a cabal of generals including Mr Chiwenga, he boldly went off-script and vowed to fix the country's problems himself. He has already been sacked as head of the Zanu PF party and impeachment proceedings are due to start against him when parliament returns tomorrow.

Strange noises did not come from missing Argentine sub

The Argentine navy said on Monday night that strange noises detected by rescue vessels and thought to be the crew of missing sub San Juan tapping on the vessel's hull had come from somewhere else. It was the second time in 24 hours that hopes of finding the sub had been scuppered after signals received at the weekend and thought to be distress calls also turned out to be bogus. Officials are now in a race against time to find the sub amid warnings there is only enough oxygen on board to last for seven days underwater and it has already been five days since the crew last made contact.

Sharon Tate's sister 'prayed for Charles Manson's soul'

Notorious killer Charles Manson has died aged 83 of natural causes. The cult leader, who had been behind bars for 48 years, died at 8.13pm on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, California. He was taken there from Corcoran State Prison with an undisclosed illness last week. The news of his death was confirmed by Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant with film director Roman Polanski's baby when she was stabbed to death by his followers. 'This could be the end of an era or just the beginning,' she declared, adding: 'I said a prayer for his soul.'

Haqqani hostages speak out about being gang-raped

Joshua (right) and Caitlan Boyle (left, with daughter Grace), 34 and 31, were kidnapped by the Haqqani network while backpacking through Afghanistan in 2012. Catilan, an American, was five months pregnant at the time, and went on to have two more children during their five years in captivity. In an interview with ABC News, which aired Monday, Caitlan described how she was gang-raped by their guards. The couple said the guards sometimes tried to beat their children, but they fought back to protect their kids. Joshua says he was offered freedom four times if he agreed to join the group. He said no each time and told the guards they would 'burn in hell fire for what they had done'. Last month, Pakistani forces received intel from the U.S. about the couple's whereabouts, in the northeastern region of the country. They couple was rescued and have since returned to Joshua's native Canada.

Fatou Bensouda, top prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, in the Netherlands, has asked for permission to probe war crimes allegedly committed by the US military and CIA.

Residents on Lesbos went on strike today over claims European migrant policies have turned the Greek island into a 'prison' for refugees escaping conflict in the Middle East.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly banned gatherings involving drinking and singing in new measures designed to increase control over the population.

Six Chechen defendants charged with hooliganism cut their wrists with objects fashioned from cigarette lighters in a mass suicide attempt inside a Russian court.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government after talks about forming a three-way coalition collapsed overnight.

South Korea's spy agency said it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.

The man spent a year imprisoned at the Tongrim disciplinary labour centre in North Pyongan Province and described how inmates suffered brutal beatings at the hands of their captors.

Oscar Pistorius's family is using a birthday jail visit later this month to discuss an obscure law that his father could use to overturn former Paralympic athlete's conviction.

Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, right, speaks during the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) meeting at Myanmar International Convention Centre Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Myanmar's foreign minster said in a speech today the world is facing instability and conflict at the same time Myanmar witnessed an exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

Just days after threatening an attack on the Vatican, a pro-ISIS group has released a chilling image of Pope Francis. In the picture, a jihadist is stood over the pope's decapitated body.