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Cheryl teased that she and boyfriend Liam Payne enjoy a wild sex life when she was interviewed during the live TV broadcast of the BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening. Despite speculation regarding the status of their relationship, Cheryl, 34, and 24-year old Liam looked smitten as they attended the music extravaganza at London's O2 Arena. The couple were enjoying the start of the show at their table when host Jack Whitehall decided to pick them out for an on-air interview for the ITV viewers at home.

Trainee paediatrician killed herself after anxiety attack

An engaged junior doctor killed herself after she suffered an anxiety attack during a hospital shift, an inquest heard. Sophie Spooner, 26, (left and right) went back to work and enjoyed a gig with friends the evening before she was found dead by her sister. The high-achieving doctor, from Brighton, East Sussex, is understood to have suffered an anxiety attack while working in hospital. But she returned to the flat she shared with her fiance, Jonny Miller, 29, (inset) and took an overdose of prescription drugs.

Twenty years ago the equivalent UK figure for those aged 50 to 64 was just 2.4million. The surge means the number of both men and women working past 50 has passed ten million for the first time.

Long-term opioid prescribing is increasing, study finds (PA)

Their study, which examined 120,000 people in more than 500 trials across three decades, concluded emphatically that antidepressants do work.

Three British tourists who allegedly abused a gay couple on a flight from East Midlands to Gran Canaria have been arrested after being tracked down to the resort of Playa del Inglés.

Sussex Road Policing Unit have said that vaping - which causes excessive amounts of smoke that could momentarily blind drivers - could result in fatal crashes.

The Queen, 91, has carried similar variations of bags designed by Launer for 60 years. CEO Gerald Bodmer revealed why he believes the brand has stood the test of time and how the bags are made.

Alfie, our (very) mini miracle

Holly, 32, and Lewis, 34 (pictured together left) shared extracts from their diary of the first six months that their son Alfie Knight (pictured right) was born. Weighing 1lb 2oz with undeveloped lungs and bowel problems, the odds were stacked against Alfie who was born three months early. Holly revealed the milestones of their son's life including his first cuddle and first bath which took place 86 days after his birth.


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Three boys were stabbed to death on Britain's streets

The mother of a Somali student hacked to death with a samurai sword lost another son just five months ago in a similar attack. Fowsiya Abdi also lost a nephew who was fatally stabbed on the street in 2013. Yesterday the anguished mother called for anyone caught carrying a knife to be locked up. She spoke out after the capital's deadliest night of the year so far, when two men were stabbed to death within a mile of each other in Camden, north London , (centre) and another three men were seriously wounded after being stabbed or shot. Her son, aspiring accountant Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, (top right) rang her as he lay dying, leaving her a voicemail message begging for help, saying, 'I'm wounded,' just moments after he was attacked by a gang of four wielding a samurai sword about 10pm on Tuesday. His brother Mohamed Aadam (bottom far right) and their cousin Mohamed Abdullahi (bottom right) were also stabbed. Meanwhile, Abdikarim Hassan, 17, (left) died after being knifed multiple times near a corner shop in Camden, north London. 

The test involves seeing how fast a person can walk while doing something else at the same time, such as counting backwards or carrying a tray.

The Medicines Healthcare Regulations Agency today warned a 'manufacturing issue' meant two batches of popular inhalers weren't delivering the full number of life-saving doses to patients in the UK.

Window cleaner Robert Patterson, 51, (pictured) was riding with friends when a 6lb pheasant flew out onto the A470 in Wales and caused him to fatally crash.

A ‘Refugee Response’ guide, which will be used to teach Scouts, features photos of David Beckham and other well-known faces to illustrate the difference between migrants and refugees.

The Happy Shopper condiment, sold in convenience stores Londis and Budgens nationwide, has been urgently recalled. Customers are advised to return products immediately.

Peter Wrighton, 83, was killed when walking his two dogs near East Harling, Norfolk, last year and had his body dragged under a bramble bush.

The little porkie pie-er jumped to his tootsies: QUENTIN LETTS on yesterday in Parliament 

Boris Johnson, listening to Jeremy Corbyn at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, passed colourful verdict on the Labour leader’s analysis. ‘B***ocks!’ harrumphed the Foreign Secretary. And no, although he was looking towards Emily Thornberry just beforehand, the word was not ‘buttocks’. Can you blame Boris? Mr Corbyn is never terribly good at filleting Government policy. Put it like this, you wouldn’t want him de-boning your Dover sole at Bentley’s fish restaurant. You’d end up with little more than the head and some mushed skin, writes QUENTIN LETTS

Jennifer Lawrence says it was her decision to wear dress

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lawrence, 27, hit back at critics during an interview in London yesterday, saying the revealing gown was her choice – and she will wear a bikini under a snowsuit next time. The 27-year-old actress told the Daily Mail during an interview at Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair that she wore the dress to Tuesday’s photoshoot in London for her latest film ‘because it was fabulous’. ‘I wasn’t going to cover it up with a coat or why would I wear it? It was Versace,’ she said. ‘I was outside for five minutes and if I choose to be cold then I choose to be cold.'

Researchers have discovered evidence suggesting that a hormone called DHEA plays a key role in preparing the womb for a successful pregnancy.

It can't be long before it's his turn to be tipped as Tory leader, says Craig Brown, after all, everyone else has been tipped so think how embarrassing it must be for any Tory MP who has been overlooked.

Borrowing has fallen to pre-crisis levels and productivity is growing at its fastest pace for a decade, figures show.

'My daughter has been killed by the system': Grieving mother causes a council meeting to be abandoned after she sets off a flare in protest at mental health budget cuts 

This is the moment a grieving mother set off a flare during a Bristol council meeting, while claiming that her daughter took her own life because she was 'failed' by budget cuts. The woman, who has not been identified, took the drastic action as she tried to get the attention of Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, during a budget meeting at Bristol City Hall. Her flare filled the entire council chambers with pink smoke, causing councillors to flee while security tried to remove the grieving mother. 

Minette Batters, a Wiltshire beef, sheep and arable farmer who has also diversified her business into weddings and catering, was previously the NFU's deputy president.

Fettes College in Edinburgh, which charges £33,500 a year, was astounded to discover that one of its distinctive jackets had once belonged to Elvis Presley - and it's expected to fetch £1,430.

Edward Enninful, who succeeded Alexandra Shulman as editor of British Vogue last year, was conspicuous by his absence when the Queen attended London Fashion Week.

UK says Assad can stay in power as west loses leverage

Britain believes the Bashar al-Assad will remain in power in Syria because the West no longer has any leverage to get rid of him as it emerged children have died in his regime’s attacks on rebels. Theresa May and her ministers had repeatedly insisted that Assad must go but eight years into the civil war it has emerged that the Government has decided to adopt a more realistic approach. The UK now accepts Assad will stay in place as long as Russia and Iran want him to. His regime's forces have continued their attack on eastern Ghouta, near Damascus (pictured).

BRIT Awards 2018: Dua Lipa and Stormzy are the big winners

British stars Dua Lipa and Stormzy beamed in sheer delight as they won two awards each at the BRIT Awards 2018, held at London's 02 Arena on Wednesday night. The New Rules hitmaker, 22, scooped British Female Solo Artist and British Breakthrough, while the groundbreaking grime artist, 24, took home British Album of the Year and British Male Solo Artist. The Big For Your Boots star closed the star-studded show with a passionate performance appeal to Theresa May about the progression of Grenfell Tower.

Justin Forsyth admitted on Tuesday that he engaged in 'unsuitable and thoughtless conversations' with three young female members of staff while he was chief executive of Save the Children UK.

Sheep in a field in Derbyshire (Rui Vieira)

Officers from five forces in England and Wales have made a raft of recommendations including owners being legally obliged to tell police if their pet goes after a captive animal.

A senior Whitehall source said the so-called 'transition period' would almost certainly be over by the end of December 2020, when the current seven-year EU budget expires.

Olympian Eve Muirhead has given Britain a golden chance

Eve Muirhead (left, right, inset) is the darling of Britain’s Winter Olympics fans, her competitive spirit and good looks bringing thousands of new fans to the sport of curling. And now Eve Muirhead – the ‘Ice Maiden’ – has boosted Team GB’s prospects of further medal glory in South Korea. After another tense installment of the sport nicknamed ‘chess on ice’, the British ladies are through to the semi-finals and still have a chance at Olympic gold.

Sixteen years after Rhona Martin sent down the stone of destiny for Winter Olympics curling gold, Eve Muirhead fired the pistol shot that floored a giant and kept Great Britain on course to repeat history.

EXCLUSIVE BY RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Team GB have deployed a £6,000 mannequin as a secret weapon in Dave Ryding’s bid to become Britain’s first alpine skiing medallist in Winter Olympics history.

The Diana Tapes tells how journalist Andrew Morton received secret cassette recordings from the princess before publishing Diana: Her True Story In Her Own Words.

Emma Hezelgrave-Whitworth, 43, had agreed a sale for her family home in Middleton, Greater Manchester, shortly before thieves struck and made off with 25 huge paving slabs.

TV wildlife presenter Martin Hughes-Games has announced that he is quitting BBC2’s Springwatch show.

Mobile phone users receive 427% more messages and notifications than 10 years ago and send 278% more messages than they did in 2008, the poll for Virgin Mobile found.

Janet Street-Porter: White roses won't change a thing

There’s a danger this grass roots movement - which started as a powerful response to jerks like Weinstein and Trump - is being hijacked by luvvies who want to refashion feminism to suit them, preferably wearing a designer dress, writes MailOnline columnist Janet Street-Porter (inset). There’s nothing a pop star likes better than a worthwhile cause - it gives them a platform to pontificate without having to do anything as demanding (pictured from left to right: Popstars Perrie Edwards, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora posing with white flowers to show their support for the #MeToo campaign on the red carpet at the BRITs last night).

MPs want answers about the risk to jobs, pensions and the manufacturing of key military parts and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson expressed 'serious concerns' about the proposed takeover.

When Justin Forsyth took his first job in the charity sector after six years in Downing Street as a key adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, he was looking to make waves – and he succeeded.

The Sentencing Council has issued guidelines whereby the risk of jail will apply not only to incidents of violence but to emotional and psychological offences as well.

The 67-year-old, who is due to start his south American tour today is said to have been kept waiting after officials discovered he didn’t have a work visa.

 It's the reality TV show that has got everyone talking.

The study, carried out by National Geographic, showed that people in the UK now take an average of three flights every year but that hasn't stopped a third of Brits having a fear of taking to the skies.

Piers Morgan went after John Oliver on Twitter Sunday night, mocking the British host's propensity for using the word 'we' when speaking about US residents on his show Last Week Tonight.

British Prime Minister Theresa May last night made a staunch defence of a free Press as she condemned Jeremy Corbyn’s attempts to blame journalists for the Cold War spy row.

The egg-shaped debacle began when a user tweeted them to ask whether it should be pronounced 'cream' or 'crem', and the retailer caused an uproar when they replied.

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague's old city has drawn a steady stream of visitors since it opened its doors to researchers in 2008. Now files have been released.

Josh Maddison, a 28-year-old father-of-two from Scunthorpe, hid behind an online account from which he posted 3,100 messages - many of them homophobic, sexist and racist.

Snapchat unveils Create your own Lens feature

Snapchat has launched a new feature that lets your create your own augmented reality 'Face Lens' filters (left and right images). The app has unveiled 150 templates that can be personalised with your own text and emoji in minutes for just £6 ($10). Users can make their custom Lens available over a certain area (centre image) so their friends and family can use it at a celebration like a birthday party or wedding. Snapchat's new 'Create Your Own Lens' feature is available now in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on web and iOS, with an Android version coming soon, the firm said.

Masturbation survey looks at solo sex habits

Masturbation can be a very, very touchy subject — so we have to hand it to the nearly 1,000 people who got candid about it in a new survey. The study explores the masturbation habits of men and women, with 88% of ladies (versus 96% of men) admitting to it. Women are more likely to use toys, but men are more likely to watch porn. Women, meanwhile tend to have more fantasies and read erotic literature. Shockingly, 15% of people admit to having done it at work.

Mother's fury after toddler branded fat

Kelly Kinsella (pictured right with son Kean), 27, took her toddler to Manchester Hospital so he could be to be weighed and measured as part of the Government's Healthy Child Programme. But the parent was enraged after being told her two-year-old child (left and inset) needed to slim down when he tipped the scales at two and a half stone (16.4kg).

Environment secretary Michael Gove has been ordered by a judge to take more action to clean up the air and will have to ensure that 33 councils draw up urgent plans to reduce pollution.

Union leaders are demanding cash compensation for thousands of KFC staff who have lost out following mass branch closures.

In the video which Jeremy Corbyn released via social media on Tuesday, the mask unintentionally slipped. A darker and more intimidating man has emerged, who I suggest is the real Jeremy Corbyn.

Researchers discovered new prehistoric migration paths

Researchers analyzed skeletal remains from Croatia for the new study. The remains came from 225 individuals. The scientists learned about two prehistoric migration waves. One came from Anatolia and went to northwestern Europe. The other originated in the Eurasian steppe and ended in northwestern Europe.

Ex-husband of Brendan Rodger’s wife killed himself

Steven Hind, from Southport, Merseyside, was found dead in The Bosco Hotel in London in October last year after failing to turn up for work. The 35-year-old business development manager was married to Charlotte Searle (pictured together right) for 17 months and the pair had a daughter together before they divorced in 2013. Ms Searle re-married Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers (together, inset) last year, just four months after he proposed in New York. An inquest into Mr Hind's death at West London Coroner's Court heard police were called to The Bosco Hotel and had to force entry into the room on Friday, October 13. A note was found next to his body by officers which said he 'could not go on'.

Minnie Driver was an Oxfam ambassador for 20 years but stepped down following the sex abuse scandal engulfing the charity. She has now said the decision to quit, 'broke my heart'.

Fadi Fawaz (pictured with George Michael in 2012) said he is 'fed up of being nice' and is ready to speak out about his ordeal since he found the Wham! performer dead on Christmas Day in 2016.

Adrian Bailey, the MP for West Bromwich West, was near his home in Southwark, South London, when he was attacked by 'up to six' hooded assailants at about 10pm last night.

Vulnerable woman is 'grateful' sleazy landlord didn't rape her after making her sleep in his bed for a roof over her head as room-for-sex renters are exposed in new TV show 

In the BBC Three's Ellie Undercover: Rent For Sex, reporter Ellie Flynn (right) sought to expose the lurid phenomenon by messaging sleazy London landlords on classified site Craigslist (top left and bottom left). One put her in touch with a former tenant who told of how he tried touching her while she was staying rent-free with him. 'I would just feel almost paralysed every time he tried to touch me but he didn't force himself on me,' said the unnamed woman. 'In a sense I am kind of grateful he didn't do that.' The woman added: 'The idea of consent gets mashed up because a woman thinks this is the exchange I have to give this man in order for me to have a roof over my heard.'

Paul Gascoigne pays tribute at funeral of his father John

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne (left), dressed smartly in a dark suit and tie, was among the mourners who attended the funeral following his father Paul's death from cancer aged 72. Gascoigne travelled from his house in Bournemouth to the family home in Gateshead to be with his loved ones following John's death on February 9. Shortly after his father's death, a spokesman for Gascoigne said he was 'devastated' but 'in a strong place and sober' despite a well-documented fight with alcoholism. John (centre, with his son in 2005) and wife Carol raised Gascoigne and his three siblings at a council home in Gateshead. Illness forced him to quit work when Gascoigne was nine and he ended up on benefits but is said to have always made sure his son had a football and boots. Also pictured (right): The words 'grandad' and 'dad' were spelled out in front a car at the funeral today.

The collapse of a computer system at the American chain's new supplier, DHL, has left chicken stranded at the depot in Rugby, Warwickshire, with drivers waiting in vain to pick it up.

The irate woman, from Warwickshire, was asked for her opinion on the supply problems at the American fast food chain after trying out two stores for luck.

The designer Labradoodle puppies, which are a cross between a Labrador and a Poodle were stolen during an armed raid on a home in Doncaster, South Yorkshire yesterday afternoon.

The unemployment rate rose by 46,000 between October and December to 1.47 million, the Office for National Statistics said.

Channelle Johnson, 21, her daughter Kacey, three, and her partner, Karl Richardson, from Ashington, were in hysterics to find Asda had substituted their missing nuts for a rubber duck.

Simon Dodd, 39, was appointed 'director of creative enterprise' at Francis Holland School in Sloane Square after telling school leaders he got a 2:1, but it later emerged he received only a 2:2.

Bitterly cold winds from Siberia - also known as the 'Beast from the East' - will whip the UK as temperatures fall as low as -10C in Scotland, and snow is expected to fall across southern England.

The farm boy who found GOD on a golf course

Billy Graham says he was called to God on a golf course — at the 18th hole, in fact, of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, in Tampa, Florida. One night in 1939, the young Graham — a student working part-time as a caddy — knelt on the green and ‘prostrated myself on the dewy turf’, devoting his life to being a minister of God. His first congregation, he said, were the alligators and cypress stumps on a nearby island that were treated to his first attempts at preaching the Gospel. It was a humble beginning for a man credited with preaching to more people than anyone in history. Graham, who had been suffering from cancer and pneumonia, died peacefully yesterday aged 99 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

Dru Edmonstone, whose great grandmother was Alice Keppel, Edward VIII's mistress, who was also Camilla Parker Bowles' great grandmother, was jailed for 21 months for a series of benefit frauds.

Eyob Tefera, 27, who fled Africa after witnessing beheadings and other Isis atrocities, was found in a Swansea Marina shortly after having multiple asylum requests turned down.

EXCLUSIVE: London black cab rapist John Worboys has received £166,554 in legal aid since his arrest in July 2007, the MoJ revealed, although it refused to put a cost on his recent appeal for parole.

Bristol Crown Court has been told the father, a taxi driver from inner-city Bristol, and the girl's mother both deny that she has been exposed to female genital mutilation (FGM).

Trevor Pilling, 78, of the Buckinghamshire-based Lion Rampant Medieval Display Society, is accused of preying on vulnerable women during rehearsals, in hotels and even in their own homes.

Gok, 43, was on the 9.16 from Leeds to London yesterday when the row over his table in First Class kicked off. He tweeted: 'Ok! So I've just been told off for cleaning my table on Virgin Trains.'

The one time Blue Peter presenter is accused of placing his hand under the 26-year-old's clothing and touching her bare buttocks while attending a VIP event at Atik nightclub in Edinburgh (pictured)

Lawyer Raj Jandoo, who was Scotland's first Asian advocate, said he returned from a three-month trip to learn his wife Nerinder Kaur, 49, had been granted a 'quickie' divorce.

Barbara Woodward, 56, from Chelford in Cheshire, said the paved track to her luxury rural home - thought to be up to a quarter of a mile long - was so vast she would 'struggle' to get about.

The parliamentary authorities are planning to spend the money on distributing leaflets and other 'promotional' material to members of the public, schools, and libraries.

Ex-dancer Vladyslav Kurtoglu (left), 50, and Dmytro Kruik, 29, were caught when their yacht was intercepted by a Border Force boat near Hayling Island, Hampshire, having sailed from France.

Nigella Lawson has previously posted photographs of recipes using Kent-based CO YO coconut milk yoghurt which has been recalled due to contamination with dairy milk.

The Dragons' Den panel has been accused of making a costly blunder after they rejected a business idea that is now worth £3million. The Gravity device is designed to remedy bad backs.

The parents of Alfie Evans (pictured with mother Kate) have three days to appeal the 'death sentence' judgment before his life support is turned off at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.

The victim was walking along a path through woodland at Amberswood Nature Reserve in Wigan when two men began to follow her, Greater Manchester Police say.

Wolverhampton mother-of-two found murdered in her home

Extra officers have been drafted in to aid in the hunt for Sarbjit Kaur's killer, after she was killed during a suspected botched burglary. Mrs Kaur (left), 38, was discovered unconscious by family members inside the four-bedroom detached property in Rookery Lane, Wolverhampton (right), at 4pm on Friday. Police said the mother-of-two had been assaulted and was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived. Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett said: 'Mrs Kaur was attacked in her own home: this is a shocking and thankfully rare case. We are determined to bring her killer or killers to justice.' Pictured: A top of the range Jaguar was parked outside the family home today (inset).

Jane Kirkpatrick, 29, knifed her terrified lesbian lover Danielle Nicholson in the legs with a kitchen blade in Carlisle, Cumbria, and was later found at their house with seven stab wounds.

Leading oncologist Dr Christopher Nutting, 49, had been out for lunch with his family when he was spotted by police swerving on the A3 in his Audi.

Eighty percent of the suspects are said to be Pakistani and 90 percent of the victims are white girls. The NCA is conducting a huge investigation in the South Yorkshire town.

Henley Park, near Guildford, Surrey, pictured, first mentioned in the Domesday Book, was acquired as a royal hunting lodge by King Edward III following the Black Death in the 1340s.

The Binedell family (pictured) moved into a cramped, one-bedroom caravan in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in October last year after giving up their large three-bedroom home in Portugal.

More than 1,000 organisations with 250 or more workers have published their gender pay gap figures after being ordered to by the equalities department, led by Amber Rudd.

Appearing at Teesside Crown Court on Monday, mother-of-three Karen Jones was told by Judge Simon Bourne-Arton QC: 'Your story is that you fell for a wrong 'un', essentially.'

'Trump uses cue-card to remind himself to say 'I hear you'

President Donald Trump held a cue card between his hands as he met with victims and families of the Florida high school massacre on Wednesday.  And while many of the notes are indiscernible - one is clearly visible - a reminder to himself to tell his guests: 'I hear you.' It seems the president had to remind himself to take the time to offer his guests sympathy during the many-hours-long meeting. 

Sydney commuters have been left stranded after a power surge stopped several trains and plunged stations into darkness. 

The momentary lapse in discipline among North Korea's 'army of beauties' occurred during the pair skating short program on February 15 at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Janice Farman, originally from Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, was smothered in front of her ten-year-old adopted son Gavin at her home in Albion, a known crime blackspot in Mauritius.

On Saturday February 10, not even two hours before the vice president and his team were set to meet with Kim Yo Jong, younger sister of Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans pulled out of the meeting.