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Rapist John Worboys' ex-wife says he should stay in jail

Jean Clayton, 60, met black cab rapist John Worboys in a pub in Hackney, east London before getting married in 1991, pictured, The couple divorced after four years. Speaking last night, Ms Clayton claimed Worboys, right, is still a danger to women. She said: 'He was the biggest mistake of my life. No one knows what I went through. He was the worst husband a woman could ever ask for.' She said she realised the extent of her mistake while on honeymoon in Bulgaria.

Sir Keir Starmer was facing serious questions last night over the decision not to prosecute John Worboys over dozens more sex attacks following his conviction in March 2009.

Taxi driver John Worboys was jailed for raping and sexually assaulting passengers in 2009. He was accused of carrying out more than 100 sexual assaults on women after spiking their drinks.

Criminals in Hyson Green, Nottingham offered police £5,000-a-month to ignore an illegal cigarette business running from a mini mart in the area, pictured.

A cross-party committee called for urgent action to curb the mountain of up to five billion disposable coffee cups dumped each year in the UK, almost none of which are recycled.

Fears are growing that drug possession is being decriminalised by stealth after figures revealed less than 1 per cent of people caught with illegal substances are jailed.

Sir David, 91, said the adventurer would have to 'answer for himself' after various creatures were slaughtered on his Channel 4 show, The Island.

An analysis of millions of flights shows air fares to six of the top 10 most popular short-haul destinations get cheaper during the final month before travel.

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Paul Brachi: Ukip's Jo Marney loves skimpy clothes

Jo Marney, 25, from Folkestone, Kent, defended her Ukip leader lover Henry Bolton, 54, insisting 'he isn't a "perv" and is a 'family man' and a 'decent bloke'. Mr Bolton flew to Vienna on Christmas Eve to visit his Russian-born second wife Tatiana to tell her that their marriage was over. Ukip members have expressed their anger about Mr Bolton's private life, insisting they had been 'misled and let down'.

Ukip leader Henry Bolton, pictured leaving his girlfriend Jo Marney's home in Kent yesterday, told party members when he was seeking their support that he was no Nigel Farage.

The draft proposals come from a group of cross-party MPs set up by the Prime Minister to create a new complaints system to tackle sexual harassment in Westminster.

Jeremy Corbyn has been churning out criticism of the Government over the NHS crisis. But as Theresa May visited hospitals yesterday, the Labour leady was relaxing in sunny Mexico.

Mothers taking paracetamol during pregnancy could unwittingly be damaging the reproductive systems of their baby girls. It could even effect their granddaughters’ fertility.

Peter Wilkinson, 61, dialled 999 at 6.07am on Tuesday complaining of chest pains. But paramedics didn't arrive at his home, in Chorley, Lancashire, until almost an hour and a half later.

The number of patients admitted to hospital with the virus have trebled in a week and family doctors say they are overwhelmed. Health officials are urging Brits to take precautions.

Harry's wedding, homeless and a war of words in Windsor

For reasons best known to himself, the leader of Tory-controlled Windsor and Maidenhead Council, Simon Dudley, decided to use Christmas week to demand that the police deal with an ‘epidemic’ of ‘rough-sleeping and vagrancy’ on the streets of Windsor ahead of the royal wedding. But while Mr Dudley has been unavailable for comment this week, there has been no shortage of heated debate on the freezing streets of Windsor. I found opinion fiercely divided on the causes of homelessness in one of Britain’s wealthiest areas. The one thing which united all sides, however, was a degree of sympathy for Harry and Meghan, writes ROBERT HARDMAN.

Army chiefs have told troops they must no longer answer the phone saying ‘How can I help you Sir’ – as they cannot be sure of the gender of the person on the line.

Some Tory MPs are still urging Theresa May (right) to sack Philip Hammond (left), warning that his lukewarm stance on Brexit risks wrecking the UK Government's central mission.

The Information Commissioner's Office stepped in after it emerged that the social media platforms were letting millions of British children on to the platform before they were 13.

One in seven adults will cut up a credit card this month after the Christmas spending binge. And four out of 10 will resolve to reduce their weekly food bill and eat out less.

SSE, the UK's second largest energy firm with around 7.7m customers in the UK and Ireland, hiked average bills by £73 per year last April, to £1,142 per year.

Councils across the UK are bracing themselves for 'Fly Tipping Friday' today  - believed by experts to be Britain's biggest day for illegal dumping of unwanted goods and discarded rubbish.

Sick passenger refused help to board plane at Stansted

Nathalie Allport-Grantham (pictured), 23, said she was accused by workers of 'wasting their time' when she asked for assistance at Stansted (inset) on her way to Nice in France. Miss Allport-Grantham, from east London, suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which effects who ability to move about - often leaving her needing a wheelchair. She had booked 'special assistance' for her flight but when she appeared at the gate she said staff were 'awful' to her and refused help.

Naza Ali hit Yusuf Jatta when he stepped out into the road in Leeds. Yusuf's father Lamin Jatta, told Ms Ali: 'We forgive you and do not hold any grudges against you or your family.'

Anthony McMahon, 59, was found unconscious with severe head and facial wounds after he subjected to a horrific attack in a car park in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, last August.

Hannah Whitley, 23 was riding a motorbike on a sightseeing tour in the popular tourist spot of Canacona, Goa on December 22 when her bike collided with a truck.

Melissa Ede, 57, from Hull, said her children, aged 19, 29, 30 and 39, would not get a penny of her substantial windfall after they disowned her when she began her transition around 12 years ago.

The North Wales Rural Crime Team was slammed for posting pictures of their cooked breakfasts because it's 'offensive to vegans'. They have since stopped replying to Twitter comments.

Supermarket staff accused of unwrapping Cadbury Creme Eggs

Supermarket staff and shoppers have been accused of unwrapping Cadbury's Creme Eggs and putting them back on the shelf in an attempt to win £2,000. Chocolate fans went wild last week when Cadbury's announced that they will be selling a limited number of white chocolate Creme Eggs in the run up to Easter this year. There are less that 400 goodies on sale - and they will be hidden in normal Creme Egg wrappers.

The piece, which looks like an oversized balloon, was compared to the Death Star spaceship as it swayed ominously close to double decker buses in central London this evening.

The man was dragged from the water at Mullion Harbour in Cornwall,  using a life-ring after quick-thinking onlookers came to his aid.

The historic item, made on May 30 1588, is being sold by a American collector. It is expected to generate a lot of interest from historians and museums in Britain.

Steven Manson (pictured), 21, lost his temper when his partner Nicole Armstrong, also 21, told him about the gift during a row at her flat in Kilbarchan, Scotland on December 1.

Paul Gallon, 36, admitted using his bicycle to run down and critically injure his ex-girlfriend Holly Blake and her new partner William Nicholson in Whitley Bay in November 2016.

Fraud police have issued a warning about a phishing mail containing the exact replica of a Debenhams customer receipt, which they say convincing phishing email they have ever seen.

Tracy-Ann Oberman roasts Michelin-starred chef

With eight Michelin stars to their chef's name, it promised to be a memorable evening of fine dining. But sadly, for actress Tracy-Ann Oberman, her romantic dinner-for-two was unforgettable for the wrong reason – after her husband tried to eat his napkin. The couple had been left increasingly baffled by the Spanish restaurant's bizarre take on haute cuisine provided by acclaimed chef Martin Berasategui.

Pembrokeshire Grand Designs house burns down after fire

Simon and Jasmine Dale (pictured inset with Kevin McCloud) built a eco-friendly house (left) for just £27,000 in the sustainable Lammas community in Pembrokeshire, which they debuted on Grand Designs last year. The house tragically burnt down in a a suspected electrical fire on New Year's Day (right). Friends of Simon and Jasmine are asking strangers to help rebuild the home, having set up a Just Giving page where the public can make donations.

Daughter pays tribute to mum who died on Christmas Day

Colleagues of Jayne Toal Reat, lined the streets to pay tribute to her before a funeral mass at St Patrick's Church in Banbridge, County Down, while her daughter, Charlotte, bravely carried the coffin. Also pictured: Charlotte and her mother together,(left) and in a final photo taken on Christmas Eve, the day before she was murdered(bottom right). On the left is Charlotte at the funeral and the middle inset shows mourners gathered around the hearse.

The neglected ten-week-old puppy was discovered in woodland in Stockton-on-Tees, starving and thirsty, with her skin covered in scabs and sores.

The male border terrier (pictured) was hurled from a footbridge in Moreton, the Wirral, in Merseyside, where he landed on wasteland - and amazingly survived.

Police have revealed that missing Norfolk student Sophie Smith left a suicide note before running towards the sea at 3am on Boxing Day, as her parents say they fear the worst for 21-year-old.

Jess Sharp, 27, and Alice Schwausch, 26, met at Worcester University and decided that to help each other get onto the property ladder they would purchase their first home together.

Staff failed to see Lillian Hugill (pictured), 84, who had been admitted to York Hospital with a urine infection, was not wearing her bottom set of dentures, leaving her able to chew.

Byron Nilsson visited Portsmouth, Hampshire, in June 1949 as part of a training tour with US navy battleship USS Missouri, and became friends with RAF pilot Ted Cooper, who he is now trying to trace.

Ronnie (pictured) was left at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London after his owner became homeless. He has now become the first unwanted pet at the centre so far this year.

Scott Chapman from Hartlepool, County Durham, claims he was 'fat shamed' at the Jumbo Chinese Buffet by the manager who rubbed his belly and asked to take photos with him.

London teen girls 'promised to buy homeless man a Nando's'

Diners inside the restaurant in Woolwich, south east London, said they saw the group of teenage girls taunt the man and tell him they would purchase him a chicken meal. But the group allegedly ran off and outraged Sally Cudmore was left so angry at the girls' behaviour she snapped a photo of them outside, allegedly laughing and joking about the man's plight (left). The girls (centre and right) have now been named and shamed on social media after they promised to buy him food from Nando's (inset) and people said their behaviour was 'disgusting' because the homeless man was 'so upset'.

Three former footballers 'laundered £80,000 fraud cash'

Ex-Reading FC defender Sam Sodje (left) former Charlton star Akpo Sodje (centre), and ex Bury player Efe Sodje (right), laundered the proceeds of an international invoice fraud, it is claimed. Akpo Sodje, who also played for Huddersfield Town, allegedly received thousands from an allegedly accomplice, 32-year-old Emmanuel Ehikhamen, sending some on to Sam Sodje. Akpo, who now lives in Dubai, refused to return to the UK to be interviewed in relation to the offences and is not attending the Old Bailey alongside his brothers. Efe Sodje, who has now retired from football after playing for Macclesfield Town, received £1,000 from the scam, liaising between Akpo and fourth defendant Andrew Oruma, 49, it is claimed.

British man 'cupped a male airline steward's groin'

Joe Hirst, from Yorkshire, was flying to the Canary islands with his girlfriend to celebrate his birthday - but at 30,000 feet he inexplicably reached out and fondled the steward's inside leg, a court heard. The steward, who cannot be named, rebuked Hirst for his behaviour but was met with a drunken grin and snigger by the unruly holidaymaker who also said: 'Ooooohhh' to him in a mock-gay flirtatious voice, a jury heard. The incident occurred on January 15 last year after Hurst, a driveway builder, and his girlfriend of six months, Shannon Potter boarded the 10am flight from Manchester for the trip which had been booked for him as a present.

Sex offender John Dunnigan had travelled 150 miles from Blackburn to Newcastle, where he planned to meet a 15-year-old boy called 'Ben', who he had been chatting to online.

The man was one of four suspects filmed creeping around the back garden of a house in the Wollescote area of Stourbridge, West Midlands, at 4am on December 18.

The trio (pictured) are shown lying on the floor of a kitchen in the north of England having taken Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, a powerful hallucinogenic which is similar to LSD.

Jake Morris (left), of Leigh, Greater Manchester, crept in through the victim's bedroom window at 5.30am and molested the woman when she tried to stop him stealing rings off her fingers.

Human trafficker Mohammed Sangak, from Chatham, Kent, has been stripped of his luxury cars and cash. The court ruled he had to pay back more than £100,000 of his earnings from the crimes.

Gertrude Lister from Bray, Berkshire, who ran over and killed a cemetery worker after pressing the wrong pedal has been spared jail. Paul Mills, 47, was less than a week into the job.

Palaniappan Saravanan has now lost his licence with the General Medical Council after being reported to the regulator by the trust, which dismissed him in November.

Mohammed Abdul Kuddus and Harun Rashid face charges of manslaughter after the death of Megan Lee, after her family bought a takeaway meal from Royal Spice in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.

Christopher Brizell has been locked up following the 30-minute pursuit (pictured), which came to a dramatic end when the car spun in the middle of the M62 carriageway.

M5 delays as rare plane is transported to Bristol

A Bristol Type 170 Freighter plane caused huge delays on the M5 today as it was transported to Filton, Bristol to be fully restored after being shipped over from New Zealand. The historic plane which caused chaos on the motorway served in the Air Force in New Zealand until 1977, but was later decommissioned and sadly allowed to fall into a state of disrepair.

Sandbanks residents see Storm Eleanor add to home value

Storm Eleanor may have left Britain battered and bruised with gusts of up to 100mph and 30ft waves smashing the coast. Yet homeowners on the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Poole harbour are celebrating after a 50ft tree blown over in the storm added £1m to the value of their homes. Four luxury homes in the millionaire's enclave in Dorset now have unobstructed views across the harbour after the tree was blown over in the wild weather. Experts said the value of each property had risen by around £250,000 as they now had perfect sea views. One of the residents, who wished to remain anonymous, said she thought 'all my dreams have come true' when she saw the fallen tree yesterday morning.

D-Type Jaguar driven by Sir Stirling Moss is on sale

The D-Type Jag,(pictured) built in Coventry, was the lead car of the Jaguar Works team during the 1954 Le Mans 24-hour race and was driven by Moss(top left) and Peter Walker. The pair were hot favourites for the title and they led the race until midnight, even setting a then record speed of 172.97mph, before the brakes gave up, costing them their shot at glory. The 3.4l motor continued to compete for Jaguar throughout the 1954 season before it passed through several owners who also raced it.

Unilever said its site in Norwich will close by the end of 2019, although the company said it will protect the link between the city and Colman's by retaining production of mustard powder in the area.

Plans to build a KFC drive-thru near a Tyneside school have come under fire from local parents who say pupils will be encouraged to eat there, contributing to problems of obesity.

Scotland's so-called national drink will be produced with less than 50 per cent of its regular sugar content from later this month and fans are rushing to supermarkets to stock up.

Reverend John Corbyn, the vicar of Holy Cross Church in Bearsted, Kent, said he was offering brides a £100 bonus if they turned up on time.

A medal struck after the Duke of Cumberland's troops crushed the Jacobite rebellion at the Battle of Culloden is expected to fetch £100,000 when it goes under the hammer.

Footage shows Paul McClelland being hit with the 50,000-volt stun gun by a Sussex Police officer after he was arrested in a Brighton car park on July 5 2013.

Nicola Urquhart has shared a touching video of her missing son laughing and smiling while ice-skating. Corrie McKeague went missing on September 24, 2016, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Photos posted on social media show one disgruntled customer from Birmingham opening the Cadbury Biscuit Assortment after receiving it as a gift to find the miserly selection inside.

Jack Sargeant, 23, who will fight to represent local people in Alyn and Deeside, said he vowed to find out the truth behind the death of his father, Carl Sargeant, 49, who was found dead at home.

Did North Korea hit its own city with a rocket by mistake?

Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in North Korea's interior, according to a US government official. The Hwasong KN-17 medium-range rocket was fired from Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province, 40 miles north of Pyongyang on April 28 last year, it is claimed. But it failed shortly after take-off, the Diplomat reports, before crashing down in the Chongsin-dong area of Tokchon, apparently damaging what looks like an agricultural or industrial building. Pictured: The buildings said to have been damaged by the falling rocket in May last year (left) and in October 2016 (right).

Fourteen dead as train smashes into truck in South Africa

At least fourteen people have been killed and 190 injured after a passenger train smashed into a truck at a rail crossing in South Africa.  Several carriages burst into flames when they derailed near Kroonstad, some 125 miles southwest of Johannesburg. Amazingly, some passengers walked away from the horrific scene carrying their luggage. 

Skiers stuck in swinging chairlift at Austrian resort

The video was filmed at the Vorarlberg ski resort in Austria, and shows several people being left trapped in a swinging violently from side to side. Another clip shot nearby shows members of the resort staff climbing up onto the system to try to rescue the skiers, having to hold on as best they can while the snow storm is raging around them. Both the French and Italian Alps have been on maximum avalanche alert today and several ski resorts closed their runs and lift systems due to the weather. Storm Eleanor has left at least six people dead, including three skiers.

Japanese worker killed and Irish man stabbed pictured

The victim of a knife rampage in Ireland yesterday (inset) has been identified as a Japanese call centre worker. Yosuke Sasaki (right), 24, died when an 18-year-old Egyptian asylum seeker allegedly stabbed him in the back in Dundalk, County Louth. Police had been investigating whether or not the attack was terrorism-related, and a statement released today said the inquiry has now spread across the globe as detectives try to establish a motive.  Another victim, identified as Irishman Cian Murphy (left), 22, was also stabbed in the back, but was today released from hospital.

Backpackers ill after taking travel sickness drug in Perth

The seven men and two women, aged between 21-25, snorted a white powder they found in a houseshare in a Perth suburb (left), and soon descended into various states of 'agitated delirium' and paralysis. Three of them, two Frenchmen and one German woman, remain in critical condition in hospital Thursday, two days after snorting the drug. Five French citizens, aged between 21 and 24, two Germans, aged 21 and 22, an Italian, 25, and a Moroccan, 24, were released from hospital on Wednesday (pictured right).

North and South Korea will hold official talks on January 9, South Korea's unification ministry said on Friday.

A suicide attack hit the Afghan capital Kabul causing casualties among security personnel who had been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol deals.

A video has emerged in France of a plainclothes policeman beating up a schoolboy suspected of stealing a scooter, while threatening his friends and family with a revolver.

Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi ramped up the tension by insisting Iranian troops were primed to 'nip it in the bud', talking about the unrest and referred to the United States as 'Great Satan'.

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017 file photo, Noah Becker arrives for the show held by label Zalando at the Bread & Butter fashion festival in Berlin.  The son of former tennis star Boris Becker is pressing charges against a German nationalist lawmaker who insulted him with a racist slur. Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told The Associated Press on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018 that he filed a complaint on behalf of Noah Becker against the "unbearable and racist remarks" that came from the Twitter account of nationalist lawmaker Jens Maier. (Jens Kalaene/dpa via AP,file)

Berlin-based Noah Becker says that he experienced 'unbearable and racist remarks' from the Twitter account of nationalist lawmaker Jens Maier, who has denied being responsible for the tweets.

The law which took effect in Germany on January 1 can impose fines of up to £44million on sites that fail to remove hate speech promptly.

The New Year's Eve attack saw rebel shelling rain down on Hmeymim air base in Syria, according to a Russian newspaper, but Russia's defence ministry dismissed the report as 'fake'.

The 12-year-old, named Osama like his terrorist grandfather, is believed to have died along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border last year.

The 70-metres-long replica of Noah's Ark was hit by strong winds in the Dutch port town of Urk, causing serious damage to other vessels as it was torn away from its moorings.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met some of the last surviving sex-slaves kept in Japanese military brothers, including Kim Bok-dong, who rubbished Tokyo's £6.5m compensation payout

The bodies of Lilia Botuseva, 23, from Bulgaria, and her German boyfriend, 30, were found covered in blood in a rented room in Vlachata, a village on the Greek holiday island of Kefalonia.

Vinod Kumar had gone to the wedding of his friend in Nalanda district, near Patna in north east India's Bihar state when he was seized by a group of men.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says that he will take full responsibility for his call as he likens the threat posed by drugs traffickers to that posed by Kurdish separatists.