Residents of were told to stay indoors while others were evacuated as fires continued to rage on moorland on Saddleworth hills in Greater Manchester. Police and firefighters are on the streets in Carrbrook, Stalybridge, this evening [June 26] as a huge plume of smoke billowed across the region. Some people reported smelling the smoke from the inferno from more than 20 MILES away.
Homebuyers lose their life savings on luxury flats that were never built as millions of pounds vanish and the plots lie derelict
Angelgate, near Manchester, was part of a drive to bring high-end housing to cities in the North. Some 320 buyers handed over £33m but the plot today is an abandoned building site. Among the victims were Gabriel Ward, inset right picture, who paid a £3,000 reservation fee for his Angelgate flat in January 2015 and Mehdi Sadeghian, pictured left inset, spent £5,000 to reserve a £150,000 two-bedroom flat. These trendy properties were being billed as the jewels in the crown of the 'Northern powerhouse' - then-chancellor George Osborne's drive for better infrastructure in the North - and would bring young professionals to previously uninhabited areas of Liverpool, Sheffield and Manchester..
Meghan's VERY regal makeover: Duchess of Sussex unveils glossy curls just like Kate's as she joins the Queen and Harry for a star-studded reception in Buckingham Palace's ballroom
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied the monarch (right) for a star-studded reception attended by A-listers including David Beckham and Sir Lenny Henry, to present awards to winners of the Queen's Young Leaders for 2018. Guests at tonight's event, held in the palace's opulent ballroom, included model Neelam Gill, boxer Nicola Adams, YouTuber Caspar Lee, presenters Ore Oduba and Tina Daheley, and chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, former PM Sir John Major.
England WAGs United! Players' glamorous partners pose for a team photo as they gather for a dinner in St Petersburg following victory over Panama
The wives and girlfriends of England's World Cup players posed for a snap ahead of a glamorous group shot with echoes of Baden-Baden 2006. Led by Jamie Vardy's wife Rebekah in a thigh-skimming floral dress at the centre of the line-up, the players number one fans were ready to enjoy a girls' night out in St Petersburg on Tuesday. Pictured left to right: Millie Savage (John Stones' partner), Gemma Acton (Gary Cahill), Megan Davison (Jordan Pickford), Becky Vardy (Jamie Vardy), Annabel Peyton (Jack Butland), Fern Hawkins (Harry Maguire), Shannon Horlock (Nick Pope), Annie Kilner (Kyle Walker) and Lucia Loi (Marcus Rashford).
Fears grow for 'completely out of control' Diego Maradona as he has to be helped from his seat at World Cup after stunning millions of TV viewers with snarling one-fingered salute
Diego Maradona has caused a storm at the World Cup in Russia as he was seen swearing at fans. The 57-year-old former footballer from Argentina was then seen with medics (left). Health specialists checked his pulse after he was helped from his chair and into the VIP area after the Nigeria v Argentina game which his country won. The former World Cup winner was seen swearing, swaying and sleeping throughout the match, leading to questions over his current physical health. At one point he was seen being pulled back from the edge (inset) of his box.
Armed guards storm jet in hijack scare at New York's JFK airport after the cockpit stopped communicating with air traffic control because of a broken radio
A JetBlue pilot accidentally told air traffic control that his plane had been hijacked, sparking a massive police response at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The pilot had apparently told controllers that the aircraft was having radio issues, but used the code to signal a hijacking. The incident led to dozens of Port Authority police and firefighters surrounding JetBlue flight 1623 around 8pm stopping it from getting near the terminal. A spokeswoman for JetBlue called the incident a 'false alarm'.
The children left in agony because the NHS refuses to take out their tonsils: It's a simple procedure that was once routine... but now there's been a dramatic shift in policy
Elizabeth Bailey-Fitter, 11, from Nottingham has had terrible problems every few months and sometimes vomits blood due to tonsillitis - but doctors refuse to operate on her as she does not meet the threshold as she must have at least seven infections in a year. Her mother, Nathalie, 42, (pictured with Elizabeth) had hers removed aged five and suffered no subsequent throat infections.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Ant McPartlin puffs on his vape as he enjoys a sunny outing in London... after estranged wife Lisa Armstrong flees to LA in wake of his new romance with Anne-Marie Corbett
His estranged wife Lisa Armstrong has escaped to sunny Los Angeles following dramatic revelations of their marriage. And Ant McPartlin was seen basking in London's much-awaited glorious sunshine as he enjoyed a shopping trip to supermarket Waitrose while puffing on his vape on Tuesday. The TV presenter, 42, whose new romance with former PA Anne-Marie Corbett came to light earlier this month, cut a relaxed figure as he enjoyed the low-key outing while his minder pushed his trolley full of purchases for him.
JANET STREET-PORTER: With their broken Heathrow promises, two-faced Theresa and duplicitous Boris have tossed their green principles in the trash
JANET STREET-PORTER: I'd like to see a 'three strikes and you're out' rule imposed on politicians. This week's offenders are Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Theresa May (inset). Both promised voters they would do everything they could to oppose the expansion of Heathrow airport. Boris even proposed a hair-brained alternative scheme to be built on a man-made island in the Thames estuary and was keen to be photographed (as usual) scouting the area in a boat. This week, when MP's voted for a third runway, a decision which will wreck the lives of hundreds of thousands of residents in the South East of the UK, Boris was nowhere to be found. He turned up on 'urgent business' in Afghanistan (left), clearly not bothered about the environmental impact of such an unnecessary trip, the prime purpose of which was to get him off the hook.
Look, no bingo wings! Olive oil, mopping the floor and all the other tricks stars use to avoid flabby arms after 40
For many women, there's a downside to the glorious weather - having to unveil their dreaded 'bingo wings'. As we get older, the muscles and skin on the upper arms naturally become looser. Female hormones can also lead to fat accumulating around this area, further causing it to sag. Yet First Lady Melania Trump, 48, and Queen Letizia of Spain, 45, (middle picture from left to right) were able to show off perfect arms when they posed on the red carpet last week. So, how do they do it? SADIE NICHOLAS reports on the stars who have banished the bingo wings . . .
'Don't take my baby!' Chilling screams of mother as moped gang 'scumbags' tried to rob her and daughter, three, in a London street in extraordinary CCTV shared on Twitter by Amanda Holden
The clip was shared by actress Amanda Holden this morning as she appealed for anyone with information to come forward. The footage shows four men arriving at a street in Richmond, south-west London on a moped and a motorbike before two jump off and wait in a side street. When the woman and child walk past, the two men run up to her and confront her, appearing to reach for the child. The mother picks up the child and runs into the road, prompting a lorry to stop and two scaffolders to run out and challenge the men, who run off.
William tells Israel 'hope and reconciliation is needed' as country's President Rivlin is accused of politicising royal visit by asking Prince to take 'message of peace' to Palestine
Prince William was today asked to take a 'message of peace' by the President of Israel to the President of Palestine when he meets him this week. At a meeting in Jerusalem, President Reuven Rivlin asked the British second in line to the throne, who is this week due to become the first British Royal to officially visit both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, to tell him the time had come for their two regions to find a way to solve the 'tragedy between us'. Mr Rivlin said: 'I would like you....to send President Abbas a message of peace.' But Conservative MP Ian Liddell-Grainger told MailOnline the Israeli president had put the Prince in a difficult position and should have raised matters privately. Mr Liddell-Grainger said: 'He should say, this is a political matter, it is not for him, it is up to the government.'
Now THAT'S flying under the radar! US Air Force Top Gun pilot puts on incredible show for the planespotters as he flies below them through north Wales valleys
These are the amazing scenes as USAF F-15E Strike Eagles were seen flying through the Mach Loop in north Wales earlier today. The fighters dropped to as low as 250ft during their training flight. The area is popular with plane spotters who can climb to the top of a hill and watch the fighter jets and attack helicopters blast through the valley below. Military pilots need to learn to fly low in order to avoid enemy radar if ever faced with flying in a combat zone. By flying low, they are able to mask their aircraft using the terrain.
Allez les bleus! French football WAGs turn out in force as the team takes on Denmark (but their opponents have the support of some VERY excited fans)
French WAGs faced off against glamorous Danish supporters (inset) in the style stakes as the two teams met in their first round tie at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow on Tuesday. Pictured left to right: Miami-based model Maria Salaues, girlfriend of Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba; Blaise Matuidi's wife Isabelle; French defender Raphael Varane's wife Camille Tytgat; Charlotte Pirroni, girlfriend of France's forward Florian Thauvin.
Revealed: Fire chief who broke down in tears at Grenfell Inquiry was also hero of Parsons Green terror attack
Michael Dowden, who broke down during a session of the Grenfell fire inquiry after struggling to re-watch videos of the tower on fire. is also a hero of the Parson's Green terror attack. Giving evidence (left) he admitted to being out of his 'comfort zone' dealing with the fire, was shown clips shot by members of the public and was questioned as part of the ongoing inquiry into the tragic incident which killed more than 70 people last year. During the Parson's Green attack (inset), he was on the train at the time an explosive device detonated and 'stayed on scene ensuring other passengers were evacuated to safety, made contact with station staff and also provided valuable information to the first arriving emergency services. In March this year Mr Dowden was presented a commendation for bravery during the Parsons Green terror attack (right).
Sudanese girl, 19, is SAVED from execution after global outrage over her death sentence for killing her husband, 35, who raped her with the help of his family
Noura Hussein (left) had her death sentence commuted by a Sudanese court (bottom right) in a case that sparked international outrage. The teenager, 19, will instead serve five years in prison for killing her husband Abdulrahman Hammad (top right with Noura) who she said had raped her while being held down by his brothers. Amnesty International, which led the 'Justice For Noura' campaign, said Sudan must reform child marriage laws following the decision. She was the victim of a 'brutal attack' by her husband and acted in self defence, said Amnesty's regional deputy director Seif Magango. 'The Sudanese authorities must take this opportunity to start reforming the laws around child marriage, forced marriage and marital rape, so that victims are not the ones who are penalised,' Magango's statement read.
EXCLUSIVE: Actress Heather Locklear is in a psychiatric ward after downing a bottle of tequila, crashing her Porsche into a pylon on the grounds of her mansion, getting arrested on police battery charges and then overdosing on pills
Heather Locklear was arrested on Sunday night after downing a bottle of tequila and crashing her Porsche (pictured center in 2008) into a pylon on the grounds of her California mansion, DailyMail.com can reveal. A source close to the actress told DailyMail.com that police were called to her home twice, at 6pm and again at midnight when she tried to drive away from her property while drunk. She is now believed to be inside a psychiatric ward at Los Angeles's UCLA medical center and has been placed on a 5250 psychiatric hold, which lasts for up to 14 days and includes a five-day detox as well as mental evaluation.
On a wingsuit and a prayer! Violin maker's 8,000ft leap to soar across Snowdon to enter the history books
As he stood in a helicopter high above Snowdon yesterday morning, Sam Laming prepared to fly into the history books. The 29-year-old daredevil was on the brink of a feat no one had dared before - gliding down the side of the 3,560ft mountain. Relying only on a wingsuit, a parachute, and his own courage, he took a breath and stepped out into the clear Welsh air.
Practising that royal wave! Adorable moment Princess Charlotte saw off Prince Charles and Camilla in their helicopter after a visit to Kensington Palace is shared on Twitter by Israeli TV journalist
Footage has emerged of the little princess, three, waving goodbye to her grandfather Prince Charles and his wife Camilla as they prepared to board their helicopter after a visit to Kensington Palace. Camilla paused outside the chopper to wave to the young royal, three, and a member of staff who was standing with Charlotte behind the gate lifted her so she could get a better view. The footage was shared on Twitter by Elad Simchayoff, European correspondent for Israeli Channel 2 news on 22nd June as Charles and Camilla departed for an official visit to Salisbury.
Knight fever! Bee Gees icon Barry Gibb is awarded a knighthood by Prince Charles as emotional star pays tribute to his late brothers Maurice and Robin
Bee Gees icon Barry Gibb paid an emotional tribute to his late brothers and bandmates Maurice and Robin as he was awarded a knighthood on Tuesday. The Night Fever hitmaker, 71, was surrounded by his wife and children as he was awarded the knighthood by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace, for his services to music and charity. The How Deep Is Your Love singer, who is the last surviving member of the chart-topping pop trio, said he hopes his late brothers are proud of him.
Are these the best photobombs EVER? Hilarious snaps reveal the people (and animals) who just couldn't resist stealing the spotlight
People from around the world have shared the snaps they've taken with surprising backgrounds in a Bored Panda thread. Many people were the victims of mischievous animals. Pictured from clockwise top left: an interrupted engagement, a sad Elmo, a diver's impending danger, a startled waiter, a hungry fish and a grinning horse all managed to upstage the subject of these photos.
EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, Game of Thrones star Lena Headey's 'penniless' ex-husband has model lover giving 'stamina and strength' in his bitter divorce battle
Hairdresser Peter Loughran, 39, who was married to Lena Headey (left) for six years before their divorce in 2013, has found love with a Hawaiian model who is helping him in his legal fight with his ex. Peter was seen busking for money (inset) at the weekend in Leeds, West Yorks, as he struggles for money following his divorce. Worried friends have set up a Go Fund Me page to pay his legal fees. Now it has emerged that Peter is being supported by girlfriend Maka Sugi (right), who he has publicly thanked for her 'strength and stamina'
This is the heart-stopping moment adventurer 'FreeSolo', 42, clambered to the top of a 130ft high chimney in Karlskrona, Sweden and pitched his tent. The climber spent time in his tent before filming the magnificent view from the top.
Caged lioness proves she is still very much a hunter as she catches and kills heron unlucky enough to land in her zoo enclosure
A hapless heron was waiting patiently by a pool of water - completely unaware it had landed in a lion's enclosure. The moment the bird was stalked by a lioness was caught on camera.For more than 40 seconds the lioness crossed the distance of a few metres, under a tree branch and behind a log, towards the edge of the water. As she pounced the heron took flight but the lion reached out and grabbed the bird, dragging it back down to the ground before a male lion with a huge mane joined her. Another lioness appears and the trio stand around, waiting for the dinner to be divided.
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Photo of a Boohoo model with visible stretch marks goes viral - as thousands of shoppers say the fashion site deserves a 'standing ovation' for NOT editing them out
A British Boohoo shopper shared the image of a model in a yellow bodysuit from the site, which clearly showed stretch marks on her thighs (left and middle). It's since been shared by thousands of women (top to bottom right), who said Boohoo deserved a 'standing ovation' for its efforts to acknowledge that all women have imperfections - including models.
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Whoops! Bungling tank driver loses control and crushes a pensioner's Volkswagen Polo after swinging around a corner on a road in Belarus
Dramatic footage (left) shows two of the giant war machines roaring around a corner and on to the road in the city of Grodno in western Belarus. But while the first successfully negotiated the corner, the second appeared to take the bend too sharply and swerved onto the wrong side of the carriageway - before crushing a Volkswagen Polo waiting at a red light. The clip shows the vehicle's roof on the driver's side crumple under the tracks of the giant tank (right). Incredibly, a pensioner and his grandson who were in the car managed to escape with just a few scratches.