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The Somerset village that came together to save its 15th century pub

A 15th century pub reopened its doors today after locals raised more than £1million and used a little-known law to save it from developers.  The community saw 470 of its residents club together to raise the total and buy back their beloved pub. Developers bought the Grade-II listed tavern in Southstoke, Somerset in 2016 from a pair of businessman who intended to renovate the pub into flats.

St Leonard's mother and daughter murder victims revealed

These are the first pictures of the mother and daughter who were shot dead in their home on Friday. Heather Whitbread, 53, and her daughter Michelle, 32, were shot dead in St Leonards, East Sussex when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets through the window of their semi-detached house.  A 35-year-old man who was known to the victims has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Vicky Pattison and Lauren Goodger are the latest celebrities to come under fire for misleading fans with their weight loss DVDs.

UK weather: 'Dangerously cold' winds leave 140 flights cancelled

A 'risk to life' weather warning has been issued for the south west of England, where thick snow and winds of up to 50mph threaten taking down trees and power cables. In Torquay, Devon, palm trees on the beach are seen covered in snow (main) and in Malmesbury, Wiltshire families have been pictured enjoying the freezing weather despite risky conditions. There is still heavy snow on the ground in Scotland, with 12.7 inches covering some areas, along with a thick blanket across the north, north east and the midlands. The crocus garden at Wallington Hall in Northumberland has been carpeted in white (bottom right), where the mercury is struggling to move beyond zero. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for most of England, Wales, south west Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland where snow and icy road conditions are bringing traffic to a standstill and forcing some drivers to abandon their vehicles. Snow ploughs have been dispatched to the M62 and other major northern roads. Thousands of passengers at London Heathrow faced disruption this morning after 146 flights were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.


Just two weeks before his death Stephen Hawking submitted a research paper revealing how to detect evidence of a multiverse and predicting the end of our existence.

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Prince William joins friends for a game of five-a-side in London

Prince William, 35, took a break from his busy royal schedule to join friends for a match in south London on Tuesday night (right and inset). The avid football fan also indulged another of his favourite hobbies, arriving to the game on what appeared to be a £14,000 Ducati motorcycle (left). The Duke of Cambridge said last year he had put motorcycle riding 'on the back burner' after having children. The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, also previously admitted it 'fills her with horror' when her husband goes out riding.

How good is YOUR grammar? English expert shares her definitive guide on how to use apostrophes - and reveals the most common mistakes people make

British YouTuber Lucy Earl, who vlogs under the name English With Lucy, released a helpful video guide in a bid to help those learning the language and native speakers alike. Lucy broke down common uses of apostrophes, including verb contractions and the possessive case, and addressed the most common mistakes people make.

Brazen moped gang ransack Regent Street watch shop

A brazen moped gang armed with a Samurai-style sword and sledgehammers targeted a Regent Street watch shop in front of terrified shoppers today. Police remain at the scene on the famous shopping street, where armed robbers were interrupted as they ransacked the store. A number of weapons were recovered from the pavement outside, with a picture showing a blade resembling a samurai sword lying outside the shop (pictured, ringed). Motorist James Whiting said he saw a 'proper length sword' lying outside as he drove past, adding it 'looked like something from a medieval museum'.

Beat insomnia in just four weeks!

I used to be one of those lucky people who could sleep any time or place they wanted. I was such a good sleeper that I would nod off on trains and planes. On one occasion, I slept overnight in a telephone box. I had missed the last train home, didn’t have enough money for a hotel and the police wouldn’t let me sleep on the train platform. But then I had kids and my sleep became more erratic and broken. To make it easier to track all the lifestyle changes you’ll need to make, I’d like you to fill in the Sleep Tracker that you will find with this copy of The Mail on Sunday

Petra Ecclestone moves new boyfriend into her Beverley Hills mansion

She has endured a traumatic two years in London, including an acrimonious £5.5 billion divorce battle and the firebombing of her home. Now Formula 1 heiress Petra Ecclestone (left) has decided to quit the UK and is selling her £30 million home in the capital to start a new life in Los Angeles. Petra will take her three children to live in The Manor (insert), the sprawling mansion she bought from the late TV mogul Aaron Spelling in 2011. The Mail on Sunday also understands that her latest lover, vintage car salesman Sam Palmer, will be going along too. The couple (pictured together right) have been dating for five months.

Prince Harry sprayed Taliban with bullets while rescuing US soldiers

Prince Harry blew Taliban extremists to pieces while serving in Afghanistan in a mission to save US soldiers that included Christopher Zanetis, who was killed on Thursday. The royal (pictured, left, on an Apachi) fired at fundamentalist forces while soldiers were airlifted to safety. The royal pictured, bottom-right on patrol in Garmisir and, top-right at Camp Bastion) served two tours in the country. He has previously spoken about killing the enemy, saying: 'Take a life to save a life'.

New biography reveals bravery of Prince Harry

Deployed to southern Afghanistan with the Household Cavalry in late 2007, he found for the first time in his life that he could be almost completely anonymous, unrecognised in a world still without television. The Prince could sit down to drink chai with village elders in the certain knowledge that they had no idea at all who he might be. ‘It’s very nice to be out of touch from everything. That is probably the nicest bit about this place,’ he said at the time. ‘OK, you’re walking around in two inches of sand, but you’re miles away from everybody, miles away from everything. It’s very nice to be a normal person for once.’

Afghanistan hero sues MoD after pay cut and lack of care

The most seriously wounded British soldier from the war in Afghanistan is to sue the Army after claiming that defence chiefs cut his pay, put vital medical treatment in jeopardy – and failed to provide him with wheelchairs. Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, 33, who suffered devastating injuries when he was blown up by the Taliban, is to bring the legal action after what his family last night described as years of broken promises and ‘deception’ by top brass over his care. The former paratrooper was not expected to survive after losing both legs and suffering brain damage when his Land Rover hit an anti-tank mine in Helmand Province in 2006. His recovery, which has included learning to walk and talk again, has astounded doctors.

Nightclub horror as 'angry reveller denied entry' drives powerful 4x4 into a crowd outside the concert by grime artist Giggs - before being dragged out of the car and attacked by partygoers

At least 13 partygoers were injured after a car ploughed into a Kent nightclub during a concert for the rapper Giggs last night. Shocked witnesses told how the silver 4x4 smashed into Blake's Nightclub in Gravesend just after midnight, after a man was 'refused entry by club bouncers'. More than 10 emergency vehicles are said to be at the scene in Queen Street.

Former Met officer Carol Howard accused of sending racist text

Carol Howard, 39, from Coulsdon, Surrey is alleged to have called her ex-husband 'tight, white Scottish trash'. She is suing the police watchdog over claims of institutional racism. The text was discovered after she was arrested three times for ABH between August 2013 and April 2014. No action was taken over the arrest and it is believed bosses 'covered up' the crimes.

Clubbers brace snow as they celebrate St Patrick's Day in Birmingham

The advice from police was to 'wrap up with lots of layers of clothes' and expect blizzards and ferocious gusts (pictured left). But that didn't stop women in short dresses from partying along a snow-covered nightclub strip in Birmingham (pictured top right). Broad Street was bouncing as partygoers hopped from bar to bar to celebrate the festivities in blizzard like conditions, with some seen in worse states than others. Few seemed very keen to dress for the weather and bared acres of flesh after leaving packed out clubs in the early hours of the morning (pictured bottom right).

Is this the ghost of Admiral Nelson's wife? Shadowy figure roams around the upper chamber of the HMS Victory before disappearing through a WALL 

This is the chilling moment the 'ghost of Admiral Nelson's wife' was seen wandering around the HMS Victory before disappearing through a wall. The spine-tingling footage appears to show the ghostly figure of a woman in a dress and heels walking through the upper chamber of the warship. Tony Ferguson, who has a keen interest in the paranormal, was exploring the vessel during a day out when he felt like something was following him.

Hunt for mother who abandoned new born baby boy in the waiting room of a hospital with his umbilical cord still attached as police search for two women caught on CCTV

The child was found in the emergency department of Jersey General Hospital in St Helier, Jersey, at about 5.40am today. The baby was medically assessed and described as 'fit and well' but police are appealing for the boy's mother to come forward. A spokesman said they were 'extremely concerned' about her state of mind and have released CCTV footage of two women (pictured) they think may be able to help with the investigation.

Most of the airport cancellations were on short-haul routes, including domestic flights and across Europe, as the majority of longer haul flights are set to be given the go-ahead.

Amy Desir, 30, and another woman told staff at Dulwich Leisure Centre in south London that they had every right to join the session because they ‘identified as male’.

Baywatch TV star Pamela Anderson has been visiting Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 where he has been since he was accused in Sweden of rape.

Arthur Collins, 25, (pictured) was smiling inside HMP Belmarsh in south east London after he was jailed for 20 years for hurling acid across the dancefloor in a busy London nightclub.

Culture committee chair Damian Collins made the call after it emerged the social media giant has suspended a UK data firm amid allegations it harvested personal details from more than 50m users.

Selina Tonge, 29, from Birmingham, West Midlands, has not slept since Shane Pinder (pictured) vanished on Friday after she took his phone away because of his bad behaviour.

Bitter divisions erupted over whether the committee should warn that the two-year implementation period was not long enough to resolve a 'host' of issues.

The authorities at the Houses hired consultants to make the famous emblem less 'confusing and inconsistent'.

A teacher who learned to greet her pupils in the 35 languages spoken at her deprived inner city school in Brent has scooped the highly-competitive Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize worth $1m.

Belongings of homeless people were seen topped with snow in Windsor, Berkshire, where public outcry forced the Tory-led council to drop plans for fines of up to £1,000 for rough sleepers.

Former chancellor Ken Clarke and ex-minister John Penrose said the 'scale and depth' of Britain's debt problem was being underestimated.

The beach in Hemsby, Great Yarmouth has been cordoned off by police who went door to door warning people of the ongoing threat to their safety.

Two academics have released a taxpayer-funded report that says PE lessons in UK schools are racist because they favour 'privileged' white children.

The London Tattoo Convention welcomed 150 artists from the UK and Ireland as fans gathered to showcase intricate back pieces as well as full-length sleeves and leg work.

Thomas Phelan, a former firefighter who evacuated hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan during the September 11 attacks, has died at the age of 45.

Megan Evans from Glasgow was taken to hospital, and later a 'tangerine sized' tumour was found in her brain, and has been left with just three per cent vision.

Rare letters written in Charles Dickens's own hand may reveal the true inspiration for Wackford Squeers, the cruel headmaster of Dotheboys Hall in Nicholas Nickleby.

Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been suspended by the club after being charged by Northumbria Police for drink-driving. 

Drivers crossing the Channel after Brexit could face five-hour waits because of increased border checks. The alarming forecast is based on assuming officials will take two extra minutes.

The frightening footage, uploaded Snapchat, shows a four-wheel-drive moving extremely fast as it veers through a regional dirt road in Western Australia.

A new report has revealed that three quarters of children aged between six and 17 in the UK do not do any household chores with parents concerned about the effect of chemicals.

Hundreds of expectant mothers in Britain are currently testing the jab designed to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) – an infection responsible for a sixth infant hospital admissions.

Jennie Formby, the frontrunner to succeed moderate Iain McNicol as the powerful figure who controls the party’s purse-strings and membership, is being supported by Labour Against the Witch-hunt.

A study led by Aberdeen University found that women – even if they are slim and attractive – are happy with a flabby partner.

Court orders against more than 20 Telford child sex abusers were thrown out because they were though to be 'too much trouble' according to anonymous police officers.

Canadian computer expert Christopher Wylie, 27, developed software for London-based Cambridge Analytica which was able to use the data gleaned from the social media giant to target the users.

The actress, 29, wrapped up warm in an oversized tan coat as she left the Jermyn Street Theatre in London on Saturday night. She completed her ensemble with a grey T-shirt and trainers.

A homeless charity in London turned down two free rooms in a four-star hotel on a freezing cold night due to fear of 'favouritism'.

It takes planning, resilience and stamina to reach Fogo Island, says Kay Burley. But the rewards, she explains, are worth it. It's a wilderness lover's wilderness that you'll never want to leave.

The world famous dating app Tinder has submitted a lawsuit against an online rival accusing it of patent infringement and stealing trade secrets.

The corporation is set to announce FM will remain as part of a 'hybrid' future that will operate alongside DAB and the internet at a radio industry conference in Vienna tomorrow.

Moroccan-born Mohammed Amal (Kamal) El-Hajji, the first non-white Serjeant at Arms in Parliament’s history, has alleged he has been the victim of racism in the House of Commons.

London-based Cambridge Analytica is said to have exploited 50 million Facebook profiles to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.

Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle tested the pill at three different doses on 83 men, aged between 18 and 50.

Spring will soon be upon us - and it is already time to start planting seeds if you want an early summer crop of free groceries. Here, we help you draw up a grow-your-own shopping list.

Pippa Middleton, 34, finished off her ensemble with a black sweater and jeans, along with a pair of brown ankle boots. She made sure to put on her helmet before getting back onto her bike in London.

Olivia Buckland looked great as she enjoyed water sports on another sun-soaked day at the beach in a high waisted polka dot bikini which showed off her taut abs and boosted her cleavage.

Lord Levy said the jibe was made when he accompanied a new peer to the Lords. He made the claim at a meeting of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation.

Theresa May unveiled plans for a new criminal offence which could mean rogue bosses would be liable to up to two years in prison for risking the pension savings of their employees.

Three hunt members wrongly convicted of fox hunting in Nottinghamshire claim the police and Crown Prosecution Service failed to disclose evidence that would have cleared them.

Labour leadership tries to stem damage from Corbyn's Russia stance

Senior frontbenchers have taken to the airwaves to insist they 'agree with the Prime Minister' amid fears that Mr Corbyn (pictured in the Commons last week) has appeared to be an apologist for Vladimir Putin. The veteran left-winger was heavily criticised by MPs from all parties last week after he pointedly failed to accept that Moscow was behind the attempted murder of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Mr Corbyn's spokesman inflamed the row further by arguing that the British security services might not be trustworthy enough to draw a conclusion on the involvement of Russia. But in an apparent attempt to shift the party's position, Mr Corbyn's close allies John McDonnell (left) and Baroness Chakrabarti (right) stressed that Russia is culpable and endorsed the government's reprisals against Moscow.

Theresa May squares up to Putin and declares war on McMafia millions

Theresa May (pictured left) is to launch a major crackdown on the ‘dirty money’ that Vladimir Putin’s (inset) McMafia-style cronies have sheltered in London. Her response could lead to emergency laws making it easier to seize the ill-gotten British assets of Russians based in Russia and visa curbs banning the Russian President's 'gangster-like' allies making trips to the UK. Pictured right: British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow addresses the media while leaving the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.

Bulgarian Baba Vanga, who died at the age of 85 in 1996, was known as the 'Nostradamus of the Balkans.'

The National Grid has been put on alert and electricity, gas and water firms warned to prepare for the possibility of hacking as the diplomatic row with Russia escalates.

The Kremlin was behind the murder of a Russian exile in London as well as the poisoning of a former double agent, a friend of both men has claimed.

The Foreign Secretary said the UK had evidence that development of the nerve agent had continued over the past 10 years - despite Moscow's claims to have destroyed it.

Vladimir Chizhov, the Russian ambassador to the EU, said the military-grade Novichok poison might have originated at Porton Down as it was only eight miles from the scene in Salisbury.

Vladimir Kara-Murza, vice-chairman of the Open Russia pro-democracy movement, has said the Chelsea owner should face visa restrictions and asset-freezing.

Dame Judi Dench has pulled out of making an appearance at the Sochi International Film Festival at the Soho hotel in London amid increased tensions between the UK and Moscow.

The mystery of the Salisbury poisoning deepened last night as police admitted they do not know where the Russian spy and his daughter were for four crucial hours.

Wives and children of wealthy expats are being told that MI5 or MI6 will stage sting operations to compromise and blackmail them and the FSB has told Russians to urgently return home.

Putin casts his vote in 'rigged' Russia presidential election

Shocking videos show blatant ballot rigging as Vladimir Putin headed towards a landslide victory in Sunday's Russian presidential election. In the Moscow suburb of Lyubertsy, a stash of filled-in votes was put in the ballot box by an election official. Soon after, another official put more ballot papers in the box - all caught by CCTV cameras.

Billionaire space pioneer Elon Musk has branded his father ‘evil’

SpaceX mogul Elon Musk (insert) has started no fewer than four billion-dollar companies. Yet there is one thing that even a $27 billion fortune cannot buy, and that is family harmony – in particular a warm relationship with his father Errol (left). Rarely shy of generating headlines, 46-year-old Musk (pictured left with his mother Maye Musk and right inset with former girlfriend Amber Heard) has left the world in no doubt of where he stands, choosing to portray Errol in quite sensational terms. ‘He was such a terrible human being, you have no idea,’ he told an interviewer for the American magazine Rolling Stone with tears running down his face.

FBI have thwarted 4 plots to sell dirty bombs to Islamist extremists

The four plots foiled since 2010 have all originated in Moldova, where investigators believe gangs with links to the Russian secret police (FSB) run a ‘nuclear black market’. In the most recent case in Chisinau, Moldova, in 2015, smuggler Valentin Grossu (left during his arrest) offered a huge cache of deadly Caesium and specifically sought a buyer from IS. When arrested, he was in possession of a vial of lower-grade Caesium-135 (inset) – not suitable for a dirty bomb. The British Army knew Novichok nerve agents could penetrate military protective clothing (right) 30 years ago but withheld the devastating information from soldiers, it was claimed last night.

Pronounced ‘see-soo’, it’s the latest Scandinavian lifestyle craze, and people in Finland – declared last week by the UN as the happiest country on Earth – swear by it.

Australian mechanical engineer Peter McMahon believes he has found the final resting place of doomed Malaysia airlines flight MH370, 22.5km North of Mauritius.

Brazilian beauty queen Erika Canela, 26, claims she was sent 'offensive and insulting' messages when she ended her two-month relationship with the Portugal captain came to an end.

Sources close to the case said officers went to the flat in the island capital Palma after discovering four pals of the 22-year-old were partying inside.

Russia is set to be the leading recipient of a vast new foreign aid department being launched by China – a country to which Britain gives tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash.

The man reported to be missing with a princess claiming to have fled Dubai for a normal life has been revealed as Jean-Pierre Herve Jaubert an ex-spy with ties to French intelligence.