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.
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.
The Beast from the East is BACK: Blizzards bash all four corners of Britain with 'dangerously cold' winds, 140 Heathrow flights cancelled and up to 12 INCHES of snow
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.
A royal rebel! Prince William rides a £14,000 Ducati motorbike as he joins friends for a game of five-a-side football in London - after vowing to give up riding because it fills Kate 'with horror'
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.
BREAKING NEWS: Brazen moped gang armed with 'Samurai swords' and sledgehammers ransack Regent Street watch shop in front of terrified Sunday shoppers
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! From setting a waking time, to using your bedroom for sleep (and sex) only... Dr Michael Mosley shares his shut-eye secrets
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 her new boyfriend into her Beverley Hills mansion after £5billion divorce from James Stunt
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 the Taliban with bullets while co-piloting a helicopter that rescued American soldiers in Afghanistan
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'.
Six inches from death: New biography reveals bravery of Prince Harry while serving in Afghanistan and how the royal once came just inches away from a deadly landmine
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.’
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.
Met poster girl who is suing the police watchdog over 'institutional racism' sent a 'racist text' calling her ex-husband 'tight, white Scottish trash'
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.
Siberian winds? Snow bother! Scantily clad clubbers shrug off the Beast from East 2.0 as they step out in blizzard conditions wearing tiny outfits
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.
Corbyn's closest allies do a U-TURN on Russia: Labour leadership insist they DO believe Putin is behind nerve agent attack after their leader's refusal to condemn the Kremlin over spy poisoning
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.
PM's war on Putin 'McMafia' millions: Defiant Theresa May squares up to Putin as Russia accuses her of sabre rattling - and taunts UK over Iraq 'dodgy dossier'
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.
How to win an election Vladimir Putin-style: Wrestlers, nuns and 'independent' monitors are caught on video fixing votes and stuffing ballot boxes as Russian strongman is set to rule for another six years
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.
Inter-galactic family feud: Elon Musk has called his father ‘evil’... so we tracked him down to South Africa where he says his son needs to 'grow up' after 'tantrums' over his child with new model wife, 30
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.
How Russians hawked WMDs to ISIS: The FBI have thwarted FOUR plots by gangsters with links to Putin's secret service to sell on deadly 'dirty bomb' chemicals 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.