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Pippa Middleton's father-in-law is charged with rape of a minor

The multi-millionaire father-in-law of Pippa Middleton has been released on bail in Paris after he was accused of raping a minor. David Matthews (circled), 74, is alleged to have carried out the attacks on a teenage girl between 1998 and 1999. He is accused of one attack in Paris and another in St Barts. A spokesperson for the family said: 'David Matthews categorically denies the allegation and unequivocally contests the untrue and scandalous accusation.' He is being investigated by French authorities and is currently 'mise en examen', a procedure whereby authorities will have six months to decide whether he will be brought to trial. There is no equivalent in the British legal system but it is similar to a charge. Pictured right: David Matthews and his wife Jane attending the royal wedding. Inset: The Eden Rock hotel in St Barts, which Matthews moved into and revamped.

Ray Wilkins fighting for his life after suffering a suspected heart attack

Decorated former England international Ray Wilkins is seriously ill in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Wilkins, 61, who has been working as a pundit for both Sky Sports News and TalkSport over the last week, is understood to have fallen on his head after his heart stopped. He was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting where he has been put in an induced coma. Wilkins, who has bravely battled poor health including ulcerative colitis over the last few years, was given the all clear after undergoing a double heart bypass operation last July.

Melissa Meeks first found out about Topshop heiress Chloe Green's reported pregnancy when her son put a basketball up his top. Melissa is estranged from her 'hot felon' husband Jeremy Meeks.

Douglas Bader lost both his legs in a catastrophic pre-WW2 flying accident, yet defied the odds to become one of the most famous fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain who ended up in Colditz.

Chaos at Stansted as airport cancels ALL flights until midnight and 'politely asks' thousands of passengers to leave and re-book after shuttle bus blaze

Holidaymakers going away for the Easter weekend are facing chaos this evening as all flights from Stansted were cancelled, after a fire broke out on a car park shuttle bus at the airport near London.  Dramatic footage from the scene showed flames rising from buildings of the Essex airport and thick smoke shrouding the area after the bus caught fire on the forecourt of the terminal, with much of the front of the building suffering smoke damage. Some passengers were evacuated with others reporting they were stuck outside the airport and pictures showing long queues inside the terminal.


GUY ADAMS investigates whether Jeremy Corbyn was aware of the 'secret' anti-Semitic content he was linked to on Facebook including a group called Palestine Live.

Unlike many on the Right, I do not have a visceral loathing of Jeremy Corbyn. Indeed, many times in this column I have defended him, writes PETER OBORNE.

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Lady Judge, the boss of the Institute of Directors, quits amid claims of racism, sexism

More than a dozen members of staff are accusing Lady Judge, a 71-year-old with a reputation as one of the best-connected businesswomen in the UK, of racism, sexism and bullying. The most serious charge centres on a conversation she had with Stephen Martin, the body's director-general which he covertly recorded. Stephen Martin, the body's director-general, and Dame Joan Stringer, a leading member of the IoD's ruling council are heading up the rulings against Lady Judge and her deputy Sir Kenneth Olisa.'The problem is we have one black and we have one pregnant woman and that is the worst combination we could possibly have,' she is alleged to have said, referring to the IoD's administration staff. Left: Lady Judge at her home in Central London, right: she poses at the launch of the MIR Faberge ipad Art Journal.

Dramatic moment 'drunk' British tourist is pinned down by police in Benidorm after 'stealing a Coca-Cola truck and crashing into a parked car'

The man can be heard shouting in English while he is pinned to the ground as passersby look on near the scene in Benidorm. He was arrested at around 5pm after he allegedly sped off in the Coca-Cola van while wearing his shorts and flip flops after the driver left the keys in the ignition during his delivery. The truck driver filmed the incident and gave a running commentary as the tourist was apprehended by authorities.

Luke Pennington (pictured with his mum) suffered a severe reaction after taking the ‘zombie drug’ Spice at a house in Stockport. He is believed to be the youngest victim of the drug.

Glastonbury Town Council is supporting travellers' rights to stay in the plot of Somerset countryside they have resided in since 2008, which spans over four acres and houses more than 60 caravans.

Paula Byrne and her husband Sir Jonathan Bate, who is a well-known Shakespeare scholar and provost of Worcester College, Oxford, have been the victims of a poison pen letter.

Husband scammed into paying for life saving surgery for wife by fake South Shields doctor

When Martin Parry received a call saying his wife Del had been hit by a car and needed life-saving surgery he was naturally distraught. The caller introduced himself as an NHS surgeon and that Mr Parry needed to hand over £300 before the operation could take place. He sounded genuine and what made it more convincing was that it appeared that he was using Mrs Parry’s mobile phone. But after her husband had transferred the money it quickly became clear that Mrs Parry had not been involved in an accident and that he had been conned.

Online gambling firms reveal how they harvest customers' information

The chilling tactics used by bookmakers to exploit vulnerable gamblers and hook first-time punters is today exposed by the Mail. Our investigation reveals how online betting firms cynically harvest customers’ information and use it to keep them playing – even if they run up a string of losses. Sophisticated software can monitor a gambler’s ‘every click’, and use the data to lure them with personalised promotions.

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Dame Tessa Jowell, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer last year, has reason to celebrate thanks to her daughter, Jess Mills who has wed her partner.

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: I hear that the Rolling Stone Sir Mick Jagger, 74, is concerned about his model daughter, Georgia May, who has dumped her boyfriend of six years for an ex-convict rapper.

Senior party figure Christine Shawcroft said the crisis had simply been ‘stirred up’ by critics. It came as Labour peer Lord Winston said Mr Corbyn had ‘encouraged and endorsed’ anti-Semites.

We could be swallowing more than 100 tiny plastic particles with every main meal, a shocking study conducted in three homes by scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh has revealed.

Police have warned parents about the dangers of pink ecstasy tablets which they fear are being circulated among children after a 16-year-old was arrested in Wigan, Greater Manchester, on Saturday.

Jamie Shannon, 23, a tour guide died after losing his footing on a cliff and plunging 115ft at a popular Orkney island beauty spot in Scotland.

Waitrose isn’t exactly the first place we look for bargains for UK shoppers.The upmarket chain charges shoppers almost £9 more than its rivals do for a basket.

Mother of former Lloyds banker who died from heroin shares story

Donna Hackett's son Danny, who ended up addicted to drugs and homeless in Birmingham, (right) died from a heroin overdose in January 2016. Danny (pictured as a schoolboy, left, and with his family, inset) had a promising career ahead of him when he worked at Lloyds TSB (centre) but he fell in with the wrong crowd. Ms Hackett has now decided to make her story public so other children can see how drugs destroy lives. She said: I think this is the only way to stop them following the same path my son did.'

'The Beatles' in custody: Two notorious ISIS thugs who helped capture, torture and behead hostages alongside Jihadi John blast Britain in astonishing interview... but say executions were 'regrettable'

Londoners Alexanda Amon Kotey (pictured far left and inset left), known as Ringo, and El Shafee Elsheikh, known as George, gave an astonishing interview from their captivity in northern Syria. They're believed to have been part of the notorious torture gang who captured and tortured more than 20 Western hostages. The two men citicised Britain for revoking their citizenship and claimed they won't get a fair trial, wherever it takes place.

A British special forces soldier embedded with US troops in Syria has been killed by a roadside bomb during an anti-ISIS operation, the MOD has said - a US soldier was also killed

A private service will be held in memory of Stephen Hawking at 2pm at Great St Mary's church in the centre of the city, following the scientist's death on March 14.

A London bus driver who was found guilty of careless driving in a crash that left a 27-year-old woman in a coma for eight months has kept his job.

Good Friday: Major motorways are brought to a standstill

Britain is braced for another barrage of snow on Monday, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning over vasts parts of England, Wales and Scotland. A yellow weather warning has been issued across parts of the country, and heavy downpours and showers are also expected throughout the weekend (inset). Britain is set to be gripped by another bout of miserable weather tomorrow, with heavy downpours and showers expected throughout large parts of the country. There were also long tailbacks for the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, Kent yesterday (left) while Brighton experienced huge downpours of rain (bottom right). County Durham had thick snow settle on Friday (top right).

Arnold Schwarzenegger undergoes emergency open-heart surgery in LA

The 70-year-old Terminator star (pictured bottom right) developed complications after undergoing a scheduled catheter valve replacement on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles (bottom left inset), leading to the emergency surgery. The former superstar bodybuilder (top right) was last sighted on Wednesday in Beverly Hills, puffing on a cigar in the passenger's seat of a friend's car, leaving the Waldorf Astoria Hotel after having lunch with his son Patrick (pictured left).

Chemical weapons experts say the 'Novichok' agent was used to poison the double agent and his daughter was most-likely produced in the secretive Shikhany factory, 500 miles from Moscow.

Noah's Yard in Swansea has infuriated Christians with the 'distasteful' sign on one of the most important religious days of the year. The sign has now been taken down.

Fake beggars are flocking to Royal Leamington Spa according to locals who have reported a 'ten-fold' increase on the number of people on the streets with reports they earn £200-a-day from begging.

Holly Willoughby is targeted in another Facebook hoax

The 37-year-old has been targeted by a hoax on the social media website, with scammers claiming she has quit This Morning (left) to launch her own line of health and fitness products. In fake posts (left and centre inset) posing to be from her official accounts, the star says she will 'miss This Morning dearly' but her diet pills are the 'next step in her career'. The false information comes after Holly has been displaying an even slimmer physique on the show, leading some fans to praise her new look and others to lament the loss of her curves. The mother-of-three is often see jogging (right) as she makes sure she stays fit and healthy.

Easter excess: Drunken revellers brave the chilly temperatures as they kick off the four-day Bank Holiday weekend by ending up rather worse for wear

Thousands of party-goers took to Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester city centres (pictured) as they descended on pubs and clubs to celebrate. Many appeared a little worse for wear as the night wore on and the drink began to take its toll. With Good Friday and Easter Monday providing extra days off over the weekend, they saw it as chance to let their hair down, but some clearly took it a bit too far. They didn't let the chilly temperatures put them off, with clubbers photographed slumped in the street, vomiting on the floor, or being carried along by friends.

Women working at Buckingham Palace are paid on average 12% less than their male counterparts, a gender pay gap report reveals.

Dale Williams, managing director of recruitment specialist, Yolk, and Sinead Bunting, VP Marketing Europe at Monster have shared the topics best avoided in interviews, and they may surprise you.

Sky Sports News presenter Natalie Sawyer has parted ways with the company after being told her contract would not be renewed following 18 years of service.

The 24-year-old Bedroom Floor hitmaker appeared to be letting his hair down in the glamorous venue ahead of his Good Friday performance at Dubai's Global Village.

The Clermont casino in Berkley Square, Mayfair, which was frequented by the likes of Roger Moore and Britt Ekland, pictured, has closed its doors after more than 50 years as a centre of London society.

Gatecrasher Glen O’Connor, a leading hand in the Royal Navy, tried to kiss the bride’s hand then touched her bottom at a hotel in Rosyth, Fife, Scotland.

When Iron Man became 'See You, Jimmy': Robert Downey JR flies in to meet Scottish eight-year-old with rare life-threatening condition - and dances in a muddy puddle 

Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr flew to Scotland to help an schoolboy with a rare condition that causes children to gain weight and suffer breathing difficulties. The Iron Man actor became See You, Jimmy as part of a viral campaign to raise awareness for ROHHAD, a disease so rare it only affects 75 people worldwide. And eight-year-old Aaron Hunter (right), of Alexandria, Dunbartonshire contacted the star on Twitter and was overjoyed when Downey Jr invited him and his family to London. Downey Jr – all in white and wearing a See You, Jimmy hat – danced in mud as Aaron and his family laughed. The Instagram video has had 5.6million views.

Terrifying interactive map reveals what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on YOUR hometown

A new interactive map reveals the terrifying scope of a nuclear blast for any given area, showing the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat spawned by different weapons, from the 15 KT ‘Little Boy’ dropped on Hiroshima to the USSR’s 50,000 KT Tsar Bomba. The new tool from the Outrider Foundation allows you to enter any location to simulate a nuclear blast.

The town in Shropshire - population 170,000– is at the centre of a probe following claims as many as 1,000 girls have been victims of sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s. Lucy Lowe was one victim.

The film by Cornelia Parker shows newspapers being strewn over the famous green benches in the House of Commons chamber.

Some 39 Labour politicians have signed an open letter insisting Christine Shawcroft must be suspended from the National Executive Committee.

Grandfather Peter Robson was granted his final wish to be reunited with his border collie Shep while on the respiratory ward at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

A passenger cracked a van's windscreen after headbutting it when he was suddenly catapulted forward while in the middle of an animated conversation in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

Donald Pollard (pictured) was arrested after his brother's body was found in Liverpool but police dropped the investigation when they couldn't establish the cause of death.

£1m Faberge flower sets Antiques Roadshow expert's pulse racing

This is the moment a £1 million flower set pulses racing on the Antiques Roadshow. The Faberge flower, set to feature on the next instalment of the BBC One show,  will be the most expensive item ever to appear on the programme. In June, it was taken to a BBC filming event near Birmingham . Simon Shaw, the show’s executive producer, described it as ‘one of the most significant jewellery finds in 40 years’ of the programme’s history with suggestions it may be worth more than £1 million.

World's oldest human Barbie is on the hunt for her 'perfect Ken'

Rachel Evans, from South East London, has spent over £25,000 on surgery in 17-years in a bid to be the UK's oldest Barbie, aged 47 and she is now on the look out for her perfect 'Ken'. Rachel, who has been single for six years says that her dream man must have a six pack and she won't settle for a man with wrinkles. Pictured: Rachel before surgery in her 'goth' stage (far left) during a procedure (inset) and today (centre and right).

The Mill Road cemetery in Cambridge has been blighted by anti-social behaviour with homeless people moving the lids of tombs to hide while taking drugs and as a place to sleep.

The Jubilee Collection was amassed by one of the first specialist antique photographic dealers and collectors in London, Beryl Vosburgh - who was also a present of children's show, Play School.

Horrific footage has emerged of an inmate apparently being attacked with a sharp metal blade at the notorious Wormwood Scrubs prison, in London.

Dramatic moment police RAM drug driver’s car off the road after 100mph chase through the streets of Leeds

Robert Williams, from the Burmantofts area of Leeds, had traces of cannabis in his system above the legal limit after police arrested him. In the dashcam footage, Williams can be seen driving through a red light, driving on the wrong side of the road, overtaking vehicles and forcing a pedestrian to get out of the way before driving the wrong way around a roundabout. He also drove at 90mph in a 40mph zone during the three-and-a-half-mile pursuit, which lasted for just four minutes on October 17.

Triumphant moment dog trapped under rubble in Mosul is rescued

This is the triumphant moment a group of men free a desperate pooch trapped under rubble in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The unlucky black dog is shown at the beginning of the video squashed among debris and pinned down by metal bars. Several men can be seen shouting and attempting to pull the bars away from the animal as it looks around, frightened and wide-eyed. One of the men pours water into its mouth and onto its head from a bottle as the Iraqi sun beats down on its face. A hook on the end of a chain is then attached to the bars before a mobile crane adds machine power to the rescue effort. When the plan succeeds and the dog crawls free, the men cheer and clap loudly to celebrate the liberation. But the happy hound wastes no time hanging out with its saviours, and instead runs into the street as fast as it can before disappearing around a corner.

New emails emerge in the Sumner Redstone $100million damages case

A judge has denied Shari Redstone's attempts to keep some evidence in the lawsuit filed by her father's ex. Manuela Herzer (left and main, left) is looking for $100million in damages in a complaint that accuses Shari (inset with her father) and her son 'conspired' to seize control of Sumner Redstone's (main, center) media companies CBS and Viacom. The ruling in California means explosive emails between the mother and son, Tyler Korff, have been made public. 

Mother died plunging off a California cliff was previously arrested

Sarah Hart was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child December 27, 2010, when the family lived in Minnesota. It was previously revealed that Hart and her wife Jennifer, both 39, had been reported to Child Protective Services days before their deaths for allegedly starving their children. The girl, identified in court documents as six-year-old AH, is believed to be now-14-year-old Abigail Hart, whose body was found at the bottom of the coastal cliff in Westport, California, alongside her mothers and two of her siblings on Monday.

Russia has said it will expel the same number of diplomats from the US and other nations that expelled Russian diplomats and will close the US consulate in St Petersburg.

Pope Francis was quoted as saying souls not worthy of heaven merely disappear instead of being tormented, but this was quickly denied by the Vatican who accused the reporter of making it up.

Sarah Jessica Parker has broken her silence on Cynthia Nixon's bid to be the Governor of New York, endorsing her Sex and the City pal's campaign with an affectionate Instagram post.

Earlier this month, Al-Waleed said all is forgiven after his three-month detention, dismissing speculation he had forfeited control of his assets in exchange for his freedom in Saudi Arabia.

Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for trying to 'influence' a judge who was investigating whether his 2007 election campaign received illicit payments from L'Oreal heiress.

A California judge has denied Stormy Daniels' request to depose President Trump in a case that involves a non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2016 in exchange for $130,000.

A CCTV camera caught Lidia Ziborova performing the act on suspect Andrey Andreev, who was waiting to hear the judicial ruling. The film was made in a court in Rostov-on-Don, a World Cup host city.