Amidst growing speculation that their two-year romance would end 'within weeks,' Cheryl made a shock appearance at London's O2 Arena on Wednesday night to support her boyfriend Liam Payne at the BRIT Awards 2018. Yet their overly amorous public (left) and private displays (bottom right) - as well as over-sharing details about their wild sex life on live TV at home (centre) - was considered a little transparent for some, with friends reportedly calling the outing 'a stunt'. Cheryl had to watch the former One Direction singer take the stage with scantily-clad musician Rita Ora (top right) to perform their duet for racy flick Fifty Shades Freed. Fortunately, Liam kept his distance from the Hot Right Now hitmaker onstage, despite host Jack Whitehall commenting on their obvious 'sexual chemistry.'
BREAKING NEWS: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in anthrax terror scare as letter containing white powder is sent to royal couple at Kensington Palace
The letter - addressed to both Meghan and Prince Harry - sparked a security scare with specialists being called in to check the substance. The package was intercepted before it reached Meghan, 36 and Harry, 33, who are understood to have been informed of the incident. Officers were called in after the letter was sent to Kensington Palace on February 12, a day before police revealed a package containing white powder had been sent to the Palace of Westminster.
EXCLUSIVE: Imran Khan's former wife blasts those 'cringeworthy' wedding photos with his new bride wearing a head to toe veil - and says his hopes of becoming Pakistan PM are OVER
The former wife of Imran Khan today said his hopes of becoming Pakistan prime minister were in tatters after those 'cringeworthy' photos (right) of his third wedding. Reham Khan (left) said the pictures of his new wife divorced mother-of-five Bushra Wattoo (inset) covered from head to toe in full veil shows how out of touch the former cricketer is with modern Pakistan. Calling the wedding snaps 'political suicide', she told MailOnline: 'To have a woman veiled head to toe, he has alienated a lot of people. It has not gone down well, four months before the Pakistan election this is political suicide.'
Workaholic who hadn't been on a date for five years weds a total STRANGER on Married At First Sight to 'ease her anxiety' over being left on the shelf
British financial advisor Harriet, 32, married total stranger Richard, 28, (left) a police sergeant on Channel 4's Married at First Sight after they admitted putting their careers first had stopped them finding the one. Harriet was nervous and giggled her way through the ceremony (top right), but Richard was able to ease her nerves by making crude jokes and they shared their first kiss on the dancefloor (bottom right).
Father-of-three, 47, hanged himself on a 'make or break' Canary Islands trip with his girlfriend after she said she was leaving him because he 'needed to be more sociable'
A British tourist hanged himself after a row with his girlfriend during a 'make or break' holiday in the Canary Islands, an inquest heard. Nick Crook, 47, stormed back to his hotel room in Fuerteventura after Vanessa Grant said she was leaving him following an argument about him not socialising with other holidaymakers. The father-of-three, from Bacup, Lancashire, was thought to have deliberately left the door of their room open in the hope of being found in time - but he was already dead by the time Ms Grant arrived back three hours later. An inquest heard Mr Crook (pictured left and right with his daughter, Skye) had a history of harming himself and a coroner said he could not be certain he intended to take his own life.
Racist shouts 'Muslim go back' as he tears turban from head of Indian Sikh man waiting to meet MP outside Parliament
Ravneet Singh (right) was waiting outside Portcullis House to meet Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi when he was targeted by a racist screaming: 'Muslim go back.' The 37-year-old, a prominent Sikh environmentalist from Punjab, India, said his attacker then attempted to pull his turban from his head (left). Mr Singh was due to meet Mr Dhesi to discuss plans for the upcoming World Sikh Environment Day. The Labour MP for Slough took to Twitter to share his disgust at the racist attack (inset), which is now being investigated by the Met Police.
Headteacher bans 'unacceptable' 80s-inspired 'Meet Me At McDonald's' hairstyle as part of his no nonsense crackdown at struggling school
One of the country's toughest schools is facing a backlash from furious parents after banning a popular haircut dubbed the 'meet me at McDonald's'. The Charter Academy in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (bottom right), has sent a letter out threatening male students with isolation or suspension if they sport one of six types of hairstyle. The academy, which has 1,000 students aged 11-16, has written to parents setting out its no-nonsense policy (inset) targeting variations of the tousled style (left) which features short sides and floppy fringe, labelling them 'unacceptable'. But families have hit back at the 'ridiculous' rules from headteacher Barry Smith (right) - who previously hit headlines with his stringent guidelines on pupils' bedtimes.
JANET STREET-PORTER: Get real, sisters. All the luvvies in the world waving white roses and wearing black aren't going to change the lives of girls being groomed in Rotherham, beaten by their partners or paid peanuts in REAL jobs
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).
From frills to feathers and some VERY see-through dresses: Jess Glynne, Anna Friel and Raye lead the parade of WORST-dressed celebrities at the BRITS
Some unlucky celebrities commanded attention for all the wrong reasons as they descended on the red carpet at the O2 Arena in London for the BRIT Awards 2018 on Wednesday night, including PVC, feathers and lashings of frills. Pictured from left to right: Jess Glynne, IAMDDB, Noomi Rapace, Raye and Anna Friel show off their hair-raising looks looks.
Yes, it's ladies' night! Rita, Ellie, Holly, Kylie and Myleene rule the BRITS red carpet as the music world supports the #MeToo campaign with white rose tribute... while Dua Lipa walks away the big winner
It's one of the biggest nights for British music. And Rita Ora, Holly Willoughby, Ellie Goulding and Kylie Minogue were leading the glamorous arrivals at the BRIT Awards 2018, held at London 's O2 Arena on Wednesday evening. Rita, 27, had her very own princess moment as she turned heads in a eye-catching furry white dress while stylish Holly, Ellie and Kylie were also joined by Cheryl and Liam Payne, who put rumours of their relationship breakdown to bed.
Shocking footage shows moment a knife-wielding man crawls through a coffee stand window and tries to rape a bikini barista
Shocking surveillance footage (main) shows the moment a knife-wielding man crawled through the window of a coffee stand early Tuesday in an attempt to kidnap and rape a woman serving coffee in a bikini at a racy coffee shop in Washington state. The 33-year-old suspect, later identified as Michael Reynolds, is seen sliding what appears to be a tip jar out of the way so that he could climb through the window. In the video, the barista, later identified as Madeline Guinto, is heard screaming 'oh my God' as he grabs her. The Kent Police Department said the incident occurred around 4.45am at Hottie Shots Espresso (top right). The barista told police that after they climbed out of the window, the man forced her into a dark alley near the stand. She said she was saved after another car pulling up spooked the suspect and he took off. Kent police arrested Reynolds on Wednesday from a furniture warehouse, where he worked. He was released from prison in September last year after serving a decade for robbery and burglary. Prosecutors are reviewing the case and will decide whether to file charges.
'No remorse whatsoever!' This Morning viewers slam Jo Marney, 25, for sending racist Grenfell Tower tweets as she appears on the sofa with her lover Henry Bolton, 54, as he quits Ukip after being ousted as leader
Henry Bolton was today ambushed live on television with a statement from his wife slamming him for abandoning her and their two young children. The ousted Ukip leader was giving his first joint interview with his ex glamour model girlfriend Jo Marney on This Morning (pictured main with presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willloughby). Mr Bolton left his wife Tatiana Smurova and their two young children over Christmas so he could start up a relationship with Ms Marney (pictured together, bottom inset) who was exposed for sending racist messages about Meghan Markle. But presenter Philip Schofield confronted the father-of-three with a statement from Ms Smurova who tore into her ex for dumping her over Christmas.
'I hear you': Trump uses a CUE-CARD to remind himself to be sympathetic as he meets survivors of Florida school massacre and tells them 20% of TEACHERS should be armed
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.
You look familiar! Hilarious photos capture unwitting fans posing with strangers they mistook for celebrities (so can YOU work out who they thought they'd snapped?)
From 'Johnny Depp' snacking on a late-night hot dog to 'Oprah Winfrey' in economy class, fans from around their world spotted their 'idols' in very unlikely situations. The lookalikes were all too happy to pose for a picture - apparently enjoying the attention of looking like a celebrity. While some admittedly look just like a famous face, others are a little harder to see - so can you work out who is who?
Vile Twitter troll who bombarded celebrities including Katie Price and her son Harvey with abuse is outed as a father-of-two and junior football coach from Scunthorpe
A Twitter troll who waged a vile campaign targeting celebrities including Katie Price and her disabled son Harvey (inset) has been outed. Josh Maddison (left and right), 28, hid behind an online account from which he posted 3,100 messages - many of them homophobic, sexist and racist. The online bully singled out a number of stars including Gary Barlow who he mocked after the singer's baby daughter was stillborn.
Police FAKE family's murder to trick Russian 22-year-old who thought he had hired a hitman to kill his rich parents and sister, ten, to claim inheritance
NEW Detectives found out about the sickening plot and staged the killing in the family home. An officer played the role of the hired assassin in the Russian resort of Sochi, a host city for this year's World Cup. The son had instructed the 'contract killer' in how and where his family should be murdered. He even drew a floor plan, and indicated where security cameras were placed, and how to avoid guard dogs. The man's mother and father - 'devastated' about their son's murderous intent - played dead for the mock-up photographs (left and right), with blood gushing from 'fatal' knife wounds. After seeing the pictures, the man expressed 'delight' and agreed to pay the promised £38,000 fee to the man he believed was a contract killer. But he was arrested instead.
Muslims burn piles of Pampers nappies and call for a ban because cartoon cat's whiskers printed on them 'look like the Arabic spelling of Mohammed'
The whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the cartoon cat on a Pampers nappy (inset left) allegedly resemble the Prophet's name when written in Arabic or Urdu (inset right), and the image has been branded an 'insult' to Islam by critics. Protesters are now calling for a boycott of Pampers, with video footage viewed more than 175,000 times online showing outraged parents forming pyres out of Pampers Baby Dry Pants in the streets of India and torching whole packets in protest.
'I apologise for taking hold of you, but it was for good reason': Police officer says sorry to innocent man for jumping on him in furious argument captured on video
NEW A police officer was forced to apologise after grabbing hold of an innocent man while searching for a suspect. A furious argument broke out between the officer and the man, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which was captured on video. The footage started with the policeman asking the civilian if he had any identification as he looked like a suspect that ran from the police. But the man was more interested in why the officer was holding on to his wrist.
Liam Gallagher is grilled by a group of children in a hilarious interview - and answers some VERY awkward questions about estranged brother Noel
In a hilarious interview with Noisey, Liam answered questions about everything from his favourite Disney film to his feud with his brother Noel. The Oasis singer, 45, labelled Noel 'very naughty' and even mocked his height when one of the children brought up their ongoing quarrel. One little girl wowed Liam with her impression of Big Shaq's 2017 grime anthem Man's Not Hot by saying 'brap, brap, brap!'.
Grand Designs eco-home that was finished thanks to crowdfunding campaign after couple ran out of money goes on sale for £1.5million and comes with its own vineyard
Food writer Mark Diacono and his wife Candida built the new home as well as a winery and a cookery school near Honiton in Devon in a project which featured on the hit Channel 4 series. The couple were forced to launch a crowdfunding appeal to raise £60,000 within 28 days to allow for the completion of their home. As well as grapes, the couple grow strawberries, kiwis, apricots and mulberries on their land.
Briton is dragged into court in a balaclava after being arrested 'for smuggling huge stash of Valium tablets' into Indonesia - where drug traffickers can face execution
A British man has been arrested accused of attempting to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali, Indonesian customs officials said. Adam Scott was arrested at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport late last month, customs chief Himawan Indarjono said. He said officers seized a bottle with 655 Diazepam tablets, also known as Valium, from Mr Scott, a computer analyst who arrived from Bangkok on January 24.
Gang violence rocks Australia as gunmen shoot a man in hit 'timed to coincide' with the funeral of murdered biker criminal kingpin
The man, 35, has been sent to intensive care after being gunned down by two masked men outside a Melbourne tattoo parlour (top right) today. They fled in an Audi A6 before setting it alight (bottom right) - and are still on the run. It happened while the funeral (left) of Mick Hawi - the leader of the Comanchero biker gang who was shot dead last Thursday - was ongoing in Sydney. Anti-gang police in Melbourne said the attack, at the Nitro Ink studio in the Hampton Park area of the city, is being treated as a targeted hit. It comes a week after former gang chief Mahmoud 'Mick' Hawi (inset with wife Carolina), 37, was shot dead outside a gym in the south of Sydney, just three years after he was released from prison for his involvement in a brawl at Sydney Airport. The vicious fight, in 2009, made Hawi infamous after a Hells Angels member was killed.
Their family fled Somalia for safety in Britain... but these three boys were stabbed to death as part of the knife crime epidemic sweeping London'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, and another three men were seriously wounded after being stabbed or shot. Her son, aspiring accountant Sadiq Adan Mohamed, 20, (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 and their cousin Mohamed Abdullahi had also been stabbed to death in London, it emerged yesterday. Meanwhile, Abdikarim Hassan, 17, died after being knifed multiple times near a corner shop in Camden, north London on Tuesday.
Terrifying moment lions attack Hyundai with two children in the back after safari park rangers CLOSED the gates leaving them trapped in the enclosure for 50 minutes
NEW Heart-stopping footage shows the lightening-fast beasts bounding on to the bonnet and roof of the Hyundai i-30 leaving behind a huge paw print-shaped dent. Abi Tudge, 23, and a friend became shut in the lion enclosure at West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, when the rangers closed the gates for safety on Wednesday. The pair, who had two children in the back seat, became trapped in the section for around 50 minutes as wardens tried to deal with the 'agitated' and 'aggravated' animals (left and right). But they were left stunned when the pack suddenly bolted for a female and leapt on top of the car, leaving behind dents and scratches (inset).
Russia sends new stealth fighters for combat trials in Syria as Putin uses civil war to test latest military technology
Two of Vladimir Putin's fifth generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighters were spotted landing at Russia's Khmeimim Air Base in Syria (left and right). The aircraft (inset, file picture) made its maiden flight in December last year and there was surprise at its deployment in Syria during its testing phase. The ultra-modern warplane is designed for 'air superiority and attack roles'. Putin has backed Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in his battle against rebels and jihadists in the country. Assad's forces have launched a devastating bombing raid on rebel-held positions in eastern Ghouta in recent days, killing more than 300.
EXCLUSIVE: 'He crushed a broken glass into my hand as I held our baby': Stephanie Davis says she will never get back with ex Jeremy McConnell as she reveals for the first time the full extent of his domestic abuse
Stephanie Davis has told for the first time of the full scale of domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of ex Jeremy McConnell - and vowed she would never get back together with him. In an emotional interview, the former Hollyoaks actress revealed reality star McConnell battered her as she held her baby son - and crushed a glass into her hand during a blazing row in a London hotel. She suffered two severed tendons following the brutal attack and had to undergo surgery. Stephanie, 24, told of her ordeal after McConnell claimed she begged him to visit her home and said she still loved him in a barrage of emails, despite having a restraining order against him. But today speaking exclusively to MailOnline, she said McConnell contacted her first and insisted: 'It's complete rubbish, I responded to him not the other way round.'
You've got to be yolking! Teenage boy, 14, lays an EGG in front of baffled doctors - and he says he's squeezed out nearly two dozen over the last few years
Akmal, 14, (inset) from Gowa in Indonesia says he has been regularly laying eggs (right) since 2016. When cracked open the eggs laid by Akmal appear to be either all yolk or all white. The 14-year-old has been repeatedly hospitalised for his condition, and recently laid two eggs in front of doctors. Now if only Akmal could learn to lay bacon, then his family could enjoy a full breakfast (x-ray pictuired left).
The early quest to be IMMORTAL: Fascinating 1960s cryogenics footage reveals the crude first attempts at freezing bodies so they could one day be brought back to life
The footage shows the early work of the Cryonic Society in Phoenix, Arizona, as a team of scientists' piece together ground-breaking preservation equipment. A model (pictured) is seen giving a demonstration of how one man has already been frozen as she is placed in a long metal cylinder and wrapped head-to-toe in tin foil. The video, first aired in 1967, shows both the interior and exterior of a lab operated by the Cryocare Equipment Corporation (top left). Now defunct, the firm worked closely with the California-based Cryonics Society, a nonprofit organisation that still supports and promotes cryonics research today.
The hell of Iwo Jima in colour: Incredible WWII footage shows US Marines storming bunkers with FLAMETHROWERS before hoisting the Stars and Stripes for legendary photograph
Iwo Jima was one of the most savage conflicts of the Second World War with 6,500 US servicemen sacrificing their lives to take the tiny island, 660 miles south of Tokyo, Japan. The invasion began on February 19, 1945 and now, 73 years on, rare video has brought the brutal and bloodthirsty fighting to life. Captured by a crew embedded with the US Marines over a month-long period, the footage begins by showing a fleet of landing craft heading towards the coast with troops waiting nervously on-board. It then cuts to Marines storming the beaches under heavy fire and an aerial view of Allied aircraft dropping bombs on Japanese bases, as tanks manoeuvre inland. We later see troops with flame throwers torching bunkers and the corpses of Japanese soldiers piled up in their wake. Mortar crews bombing positions are also captured in the film, before we see the soldiers erect the Stars and Stripes in a picture that would go on to be one of the most recognizable pictures of the Second World War.
Six-month-old baby is hailed a 'little rock star' thanks to his VERY luscious brown locks (and he's already got his own hair regime)
Keilly Wilson, 33, from St Albans, said little Ronnie (pictured left, and right with his mother) gets comments everywhere he goes about his amazing hair, with strangers often wanting to touch it. She explained how she and her husband Edward, 31, (inset with Keilly and Ronnie) got a shock after seeing their son's full head of thick black hair when he was born. However, Keilly said the locks completely suit little Ronnie's cheeky personality.
Woman, 25, reveals she fell in love at first sight with her boyfriend, 55, despite their 30 YEAR age gap - but admits his daughters can't accept their father dating someone their age
Ryan Rosado, 25, from New York, immediately felt a connection with Steven Russell, 55, from Maine, when they met at a business luncheon two years ago and the pair (pictured left, right and inset) quickly started dating. Ryan, a cyber consultant, explained her family have been supportive of her relationship but said she has yet to meet Steven's daughters, aged 23 and 26, because they refused to accept her as their father's girlfriend. The pair have also agreed not to have children of their own.
Massive bar brawl erupts with 20 men hurling chairs and glasses and punching and stamping on each other in front of helpless staff
CCTV show brawlers trading blows, stamping on each other and hurling glasses as a barman is forced to look on helplessly. A lone doorman tries to keep the men apart but each time the violence ceases another man surges forward to attack again. The brawl broke out in The Arc Bar in the Headlingley area of Leeds, at around 12.30am on February 17. A 28-year-old man suffered a head wound and was rushed to hospital, while a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released under investigation. There has only been one arrest and detectives are still appealing for information to identify the men involved.
Meet the 'sea gypsies': Fascinating images reveal what life is like for the water-dwelling Bajau people - a nomadic tribe who never come to land
NEW The Bajau people - a nomadic tribe who spend their lives on the water - have been dubbed 'sea gypsies' for their water-dwelling lifestyle off the coast of Borneo. Striking images - taken by photographer Claudio Sieber - show children out catching fish in long narrow canoes, families on their homemade boats and buildings constructed on stilts. Sieber took the pictures off Borneo where the Bajau are able to dive up to 20 metres without the use of modern scuba gear. They even reportedly experience 'land sickness' when they leave the water such is their connection to the ocean.
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Flipping lucky to be alive! Scooter rider somersaults over rail crossing barrier after smashing into it at high speed, moments before train is about to pass in Vietnam
Video footage has emerged showing the person trying to defy the odds - and spectacularly failing - at an intersection in the Vietnamese city of Biên Hòa. Amazingly, he managed to escape injury, and was able to stand up after the incident. Those who have seen the footage said it 'looks like a comedy skit', while one person commented that scooter riders in Vietnam 'don't have any sense of self-preservation'.