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.
Retired England and Chelsea footballer Ray Wilkins, 61, is in an induced coma and fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a heart attack and falling on his head
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.
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.
What a very unedifying business! Lady Judge, the boss of the Institute of Directors, quits amid extraordinary claims of secret recordings, racism, sexism and bullying
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.
The sickest of scams: Royal Navy veteran is told his wife needed life-saving surgery by fake doctor who used HER mobile number to demand £300
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.
Undercover at the secret betting conference: Online gambling firms reveal how they cynically harvest customers' information and lure them with personalised promos as they bid to exploit vulnerable punters
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.
The horror of heroin: Mother of promising former Lloyds TSB banker who died aged 28 'ravaged' by the drug reveals 'the harsh reality' of how it can destroy lives
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.
Easter MANIC Monday! Travel chaos ahead as snow warnings in place across Britain on the day millions head home after four-day Bank Holiday weekend
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 proves he hasn't lost his sense of humour as he cracks a joke after waking up from emergency open-heart surgery in LA hospital
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).
Holly Willoughby is targeted in another Facebook hoax as scammers claim she's QUIT This Morning to launch diet pills
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.
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.
Moment £1m Faberge flower sets Antiques Roadshow expert's pulse racing as it becomes only the third seven-figure valuation in the programme's 40-year history
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', 47, says she still hasn't found her 'perfect Ken' (but she won't date a man older than 35)
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).
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.
Thank you… I’m outta here! Terrified dog trapped under rubble in Mosul is rescued by a group of men - before sprinting off in joy
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.
Explosive new emails emerge in the Sumner Redstone $100million damages case as his daughter has her attempt to keep evidence private DENIED by a Californian judge
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.
EXCLUSIVE: How lesbian mother who plunged off Pacific Highway admitted she 'let anger get out of control' after six-year-old daughter told teacher she had ‘owies’ on her tummy and her back after her mommy hit her
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.