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Worcester 'acid attack': Five charged with conspiracy to commit GBH

The men - named Jan Dudi, 25, (pictured far left), Jabar Paktia, 41 (middle left), Norbert Pulko, 22 (middle right) and Adam Cech, 27, (far right) appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court today charged over the alleged acid attack on a three-year-old boy. A 39-year-old man, who is the boy's father and cannot be named for legal reasons, was also in the dock. All five men were charged with conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. The toddler suffered serious burns to his face and arm when he was doused in a corrosive substance as he sat in his pushchair outside a Home Bargains store in Worcester while on a shopping trip with his mother on Saturday afternoon. She screamed 'What have you done to my baby?' after he was covered in a pink liquid in the alleged assault which was captured on CCTV.

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya charged with perverting course of justice

Labour MP Fiona Onasanya (pictured with Jeremy Corbyn) has been charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice. The Peterborough MP, who won the key marginal seat in 2017, was charged over allegedly lying about who was behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle in two separate incidents in Cambridgeshire last year. Prosecutors say Ms Onasanya conspired with her younger brother Festus to avoid penalty points, once when she was driving and once when he was behind the wheel, and passed them to a third party. She is alleged to have been behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle on July 24 last year but together with her brother Festus Onasanya told the authorities someone else was driving. The second similar count relates to an incident on August 23 when her brother was alleged to have been driving but she told authorities that a third party had been driving. Festus, 33, a singer from Cambridge, also faces a third charge of perverting the course of justice.

The Met Office had issued a warning to stay out of the sun as temperatures in the south east reached a sweltering 33.3C on Monday, the day the kids took part in the sweaty trudge.

The president raged at his staff for violating his rule that TVs should be turned to Fox News and 'caused a bit of a stir' aboard the presidential plane, The New York Times said.

Zoe Holohan and Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp were married in Ireland just last Thursday and had been honeymooning close to the town of Mati, the worst-affected area.

Parched pups could pack on the pounds this summer as scorching temperatures across Britain keep them from exercising for fear of heatstroke or burned paws on hot asphalt.

Furious scaffolder saves dog from car then confronts 'arrogant driver' who left her two pets inside during sweltering 90F heatwave

Scaffolder Danny Cruttwell from Crawley, Sussex posted a video of two dogs stuck in a car parked in a car park of a supermarket. Mr Cruttwell filmed what he was doing as evidence that the dogs were in distress. He gave a running commentary, and said the temperature according to his own car was 33c or 91f. Mr Cruttwell opened the door of the car, although he said if it was locked, he would have smashed a window to rescue the two dogs inside. The car's owner returned to her vehicle almost three minutes into the coverage and claimed she had only been away for 'two seconds'. Mr Cruttwell criticised the woman for leaving her dogs inside the car on such a hot day. He got some water from a passer-by which was quickly lapped up by one of the thirsty dogs.

Hayley Hughes continued to prove she was widening her political knowledge, as she posed with former UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the Westminster Arms pub in London on Wednesday.

The massive win - thought to be 14th biggest in National Lottery history - dates back to July 10 draw two weeks ago.

The Prime Minister defended ramping up planning for a failure to strike a deal with the EU, saying it was 'right' to prepare for 'every eventuality'.

Emergency services rushed to the Old Street roundabout, in Islington, following reports of the crash between a lorry and a cyclist, believed to be in her 30s.

Former Coronation Street actress and mother of one who drank a bottle of vodka a day died

A former Coronation Street and Cold Feet actress died at home after battling post-natal depression, an inquest heard. Former Miss Wales Melanie Hughes (pictured with her husband, Rick), 39, suffered depression after the birth of her son Kaden. An inquest heard she started drinking a bottle of vodka a day after being left in a 'terrible state' after a traumatic year. She suffered a miscarriage, was distressed over the death of her grandmother and her mother was taken ill.

'Unhappily married' woman loses Supreme Court fight for divorce

Tini Owens, 68, wants to end her 40-year marriage to 80-year-old Hugh Owens, insisting their relationship has broken down. But Mr Owens refuses to agree to the split. Despite his wife having had an affair and the couple now living in separate houses, he says she is just 'bored' and insists they still have a 'few years' to enjoy life together. The couple have been living in neighbouring properties (pictured) in Broadway, Worcestershire since February 2015. Five Supreme Court judges today waved away Mrs Owens' pleas to let her end the union and ruled she must stay married.

The man told west London firefighters he worked in the US and needed to 'smash every exit open' to help rescue families trapped inside Grenfell Tower as the deadly blaze took hold.

Staff members took to Quora to dish out insider knowledge about the fast food chain. One employee said you can ask staff to flash grill bacon that comes in burgers so it's hot and extra crispy.

A survey of Britons by YouGov found the biggest split among male names saw 87 per cent of people prefer Joe over Jo - while for females, 83 per cent like Rebecca over Rebekah.

Demi Lovato 'been using meth in days before she overdosed on heroin'

TMZ reports that Lovato had been partying through the night at her $8 million Hollywood Hills home prior to her overdose, which occurred just before noon on Tuesday. The singer's friends revived her with Narcan according to a law enforcement source and notified members of Lovato's team about the situation, but then fled before emergency workers arrived on the scene. Multiple sources close to Demi are animate however that the singer did not overdose from heroin, thought they do admit that the singer seemed to have relapsed in the past few weeks. One source said that Lovato began using again after firing her sober coach earlier this month, while The Blast reports that a nurse at the hospital told police the singer been using methamphetamine prior to her alleged overdose.

UK weather: Aerial images reveal the impact of UK's scorching sun

It's been Britain's driest start to summer in modern records, leaving farmers with parched crops and water companies enforcing hosepipe bans. And these alarming photographs show how Britain's green land is turning yellow as the country endures its longest heatwave since 1976, which has seen several places have 55 consecutive dry days since the start of June. Old Harry Rocks on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset (pictured) are known for the beautiful contrast between the white chalk cliffs and the green grass above, but new photographs show how the landscape is now bone dry. Local photographer Andy Lyons took the latest pictures, standing in the same spot with his camera drone as he had done a year ago when the clifftop and rolling hills beyond were bright green. But experts say despite its current state, grass is incredibly resilient and will bounce back.

Shoppers across the UK have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration, reporting that fans have sold out in areas including Chelmsford, Leeds, Reading and Kent as the heatwave continues.

Drought-hit water bosses seek extra supplies amid UK heatwave

Parts of the Lake District could be drained to provide millions of litres of water for drought-hit parts of Britain, as the country braces for its hottest July day on record this week. The UK's longest heatwave since 1976 is forecast to intensify as the week goes on, with 91F (33C) temperatures expected today and 93F (34C) tomorrow before the South East of England faces a sizzling 99F (37C) on Friday. But torrential downpours are forecast to hit northern and eastern England on Friday afternoon and evening, bringing up to 2.4in (60mm) of rain in just three hours along with thunderstorms, large hail and gusty winds. Temperatures will then drop a little to 77F (25C) by the weekend which will provide some relief for a country that is today entering its 31st consecutive heatwave day. Pictured: A forecast map for Friday (top left) and people enjoying the weather today in Woolacombe, Devon (left and right).

India's cricket team has cut down a match against Essex from four days to three amid concerns over the heat despite players regularly competing in temperatures above 90F back home.

Trump reaches out and touches Juncker amid tense talks

President Donald Trump hosts European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday for what is set to be a tense face-to-face meeting, with efforts to resolve a festering trade dispute between the two key economies seemingly deadlocked. Speaking ahead of the White House talks, Juncker admitted he was "not very optimistic," while Trump kicked off the day with a combative series of tweets vowing "no weakness" in the multiple fights he has launched with America's trade partners. "I know Mr. Trump pretty well," Juncker told German public broadcaster ZDF. "I have met him frequently and know how to deal with him."

Police say a white male who is approximately 25 years old is in custody, related to the early-morning destruction of Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday.

Archbishop George Carey (pictured) has been accused of delaying a 'proper investigation' into paedophile bishop Peter Ball in Gloucestershire - by the investigating officer for the historic abuse case.

Donald McAvoy, 28, who shares a father with the X-Men actor, allegedly stole the car in April from outside a house in Scotland and is behind bars another three weeks until he appears in court.

A doctor who was struck off for blunders which resulted in the death of a six-year-old boy should be back treating sick children, the Court of Appeal heard today.

Doctor 'would have been quizzed for rape' and 'horrific' abuse

Child patients sent to Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire (right) between the 1950s and 1970s have claimed they were taken to a secluded room, drugged and sexually abused by Kenneth Milner (left). The psychiatrist and hospital chief superintendent is alleged to have injected children with the truth serum sodium amytal (inset) before sexually abusing them, after after putting them in straitjackets. Today Derbyshire Police said in a report: 'There would have been sufficient evidence to justify interviewing Dr Milner under caution in relation to a number of potential offences, namely rape, indecent assault, child cruelty and assault.' So far 115 people have come forward to speak to the investigation team and police have recorded 65 crimes including physical and sexual abuse. However, the number of victims could be much higher after Milner spent 28 years at the helm of the 100-capacity hospital. Lawyers for 47 patients sent to the hospital in the 1960s and 1970s said the 'horrific treatment' had 'undoubtedly caused permanent, damaging effects'.

Mara Schumann photographs a plume of smoke from the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Parts of the park, including Yosemite Valley, will close Wednesday as firefighters work to stop the blaze. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Campsites and lodges emptied out after disappointed tourists were ordered to leave the heart of Yosemite by noon Wednesday amid the threat of out-of-control wildfires in the area.

Urologist Dr Jamin Brahmbhatt, from The PUR Clinic, Florida, argues blood vessels in penises may contract to maintain heat. This may cause male genitals to appear larger.

Scientists discover a 12-mile lake hidden on Mars, fuelling the possibility of life on the

A hidden lake of liquid water (circled bottom right) has been found on Mars (left) for the first time in a landmark discovery that bolsters the possibility of life on the red planet. The reservoir, which spans 12 miles (20km) and is buried a mile (1.6km) underground near a patch of ice on the planet's pole (top right), was uncovered by scientists using radar to probe the planet's icy south pole. The discovery is the first evidence of a lake of liquid water on Mars that still exists today - an environment scientists believe is ideal for the growth of microbial life. Experts said the 'stunning' find could provide us with the first evidence of life outside of Earth, and will serve as a key target for future missions to the red planet. Warwick Holmes, an aerospace engineer at the University of Sydney, said future spacecraft missions to Mars will be working 'very hard' to design methods to sample the newly discovered lake. Researchers used the probe's Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (Marsis) instrument to explore the planet's polar ice caps.

An infuriating new quiz devised by Playbuzz is billed as having been designed to determine just how logically your brain works. So how many will you answer correctly?

Furious paramedic confronts 'idiot' parking warden after he slaps a ticket on her AMBULANCE when she stops at Tesco to buy a drink during busy shift (but social media is divided over who is in the right)

A parking warden, pictured, has sparked outrage after slapping an ambulance with a parking ticket outside a Tesco in Cheshire before rowing with the paramedic. The warden refused to listen to complaints from witnesses that the paramedic was 'on call' and said she could not leave the vehicle on double yellow lines whatever the circumstances. He was also unmoved when she told him she had been working since early in the morning and had stopped to get a drink of water and was unable to fit her vehicle in a bay. The footage has caused outrage on social media, with DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles voicing his anger and demanding Tesco take action, although they are not responsible for the car park or its management.

In a new etiquette guide, produced by Good Housekeeping , experts have weighed in on the dos and don'ts of wedding presents - including when presents should be given and what to get.

EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline last week named and shamed the 13 trusts across England that recorded excess deaths in 2017. But Professor Sir Brian Jarman fears the true figure is higher.

NEW A new study from Johns Hopkins University has found that those who feel lightheaded or faint when they go from sitting to standing have a 1.5 times greater risk of developing dementia.

The prank has left many in Lebanon divided, with some people calling for the woman's arrest while others see it as nothing more than harmless fun.

EastEnders: Leonard Fenton set to RETURN to Albert Square as Dr Legg

He appeared in the first scene of the BBC soap as Walford's original GP over three decades ago.
And EastEnders legend Leonard Fenton is set to return to Albert Square as Dr. Harold Legg in autumn this year.
The 92-year-old actor - whose character remained close to Dot Cotton (played by June Brown) - portrayed the medical doctor in regular and recurring roles up until 1997, before appearing in short cameos in the early 2000s.

In unprecedented scenes, French detectives arrived at the Elysee Palace in Paris (pictured) where Emmanuel Macron lives with his wife, Brigitte, on Wednesday afternoon.

NEW Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman, Smallville star Allison Mack, Nancy Salzman and her daughter Lauren and Kathy Russell were all seen making their way into United States District Court.

Baby Pearl was found on April 4 at Bluebell Forest in Heywood, Greater Manchester, and her tiny body was removed in a pink Moses basket (pictured) by an officer who brought it from home.

Mother, 36, is forced to walk SEVEN miles get children to school

Gemma Headley, 36, from East Yorkshire spends 90 minutes a day walking her of three of her nine children to school. She has been walking the 1.8 mile stretch back and forth since they started school. Five-year-old Phoebe, Matilda, four and two-year-old Percy all go for the daily walk along the busy B road.

The Aussie based brand has unveiled a pair of fluffy sandals in millennial pink (left) that are a far cry from its chunky fleece boots, which were hugely popular in the early 2000s (right).

Lucy Birley 'fought a long battle with depression that she lost'

EXCLUSIVE: Former model Mrs Birley died 'surrounded by her beloved dogs, Daisy, Peg and Daphne' while on holiday in Ireland this week. Her brother Ed Helmore, a British New York based journalist, told MailOnline: 'Lucy fought a long battle with depression, a battle that she lost on Monday'. She was found dead at her brother Mark's B&B; at Mount Vernon, County Clare (main picture), and police sources said officers were investigating her death as 'personal tragedy and suicide.' Lucy's second husband Robin Birley (top right in 2013), son of Annabel's night club owner Mark Birley, announced her death yesterday. Lucy and Bryan Ferry (left in 1997) had four sons during their 21-year relationship before they divorced in 2003 having 'drifted apart' after her long battle with addiction to drink and drugs and his workaholism.

As hot weather continues in the UK more people may be turning to a fan to help them sleep in the hot weather, but the propellers could be blowing dust and pollen into the bedroom and drying out their eyes.

Bath in Somerset has been turned into a 'ghost town' - with 42 empty shops in the centre, according to a frustrated campaigner. The council has said it takes the problem 'very seriously'.

Warner Bros World an indoor theme park opens in Abu Dhabi 

Warner Bros World encompasses 1.65 million square feet on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and honours famous cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry and Scooby-Doo. The desert-like climate of Abu Dhabi means the park is located inside a huge air-conditioned building with the interior designed to make it permanently resemble midday. The park is separated into six areas including Bedrock of 'The Flintstones' fame, Superman's Metropolis, Batman's Gotham City, Cartoon Junction and Yosemite Sam's Dynamite Gulch.

More than 5,000 babies have been born as the result of frozen eggs. The process is safe and most eggs survive thawing, but doctors caution that frozen eggs are by no means a guarantee of pregnancy.

Brigitte Nielsen has candidly discussed becoming a mother again aged 54 in a new interview with People magazine, revealing she had been trying to conceive for over a decade.

Gwyneth Paltrow spoke candidly about her relationship with alleged sexual harasser and former employer Harvey Weinstein in an interview with The New York Times Magazine on Wednesday.

Desperate Greek father searches for his missing nine-year-old twin daughters after he spots them alive on TV on rescue boat - as police probe 'Armageddon' fires which left 80 dead 

Dozens are still missing as emergency crews started the grim job of sifting through the charred remains of hundreds of homes and cars in fire-hit areas around Athens. Many have taken to social media to post pictures of their loved-ones - but ambulance officials have said there is little hope of finding anyone alive in burnt out buildings. Greek father Yiannis Philipopoulos has appealed for help locating his missing twin daughters, who he says he spotted alive in TV news footage (left) showing people getting off a fishing boat that had rescued them as they fled. Mr Philipopoulos said the girls, who were on holiday in Rafina with their grandparents, went missing amid the wildfires that engulfed the area. His parents, Philip, 74, and Sofia, 61 (bottom right), are unaccounted for. In a dramatic twist today, another man has come forward to say the youngsters in the video were in fact his daughters.

The suspects, aged between 22 and 26, were held by the Greek police amid claims they broke in to empty homes in the district of Neos Voutzas as fired rage in nearby Mati.

The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency said on Twitter that it had picked up a total of 484 people in 30 makeshift vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea on Tuesday afternoon.

Researchers from London and the University of Cambridge have surveyed 460 children and found boys form stronger relationships than girls do at secondary school-age (stock).

Prince Harry meets children during private visit to Lesotho

The Duke of Sussex, who has this week been talking at the AIDS conference in Amsterdam, travelled to the southern African kingdom last month to open a community hall on behalf of the organisation he co-founded. He met children at the Phelisanong Children's Centre in Pitseng, Leribe during what Kensington Palace described as a 'private visit' without his new wife Meghan. The snaps show the newly-married royal dancing (left) and playing balloons with local children, while one cheeky youngster tries on his sunglasses (right).

In the tape, Trump can be heard speaking to his lawyer about the proposal to buy Karen McDougal's story. Trump's campaign previously claimed it knew nothing about any payment to McDougal.

Clare Bronfman, the heir to a multi-billion dollar liquor fortune, is accused of racketeering conspiracy in the new superseding indictment in the case. She has pled not guilty

Carlos Delacruz, 35, from Banknock, near Falkirk, refused to allow the women to see him naked and performed in bed with the lights out. Both women complained of 'extreme pain' during intercourse.

George Koh claimed fellow model Harry Uzoka came to his home in west London in January with a metal pole and fell on to a knife he was brandishing in self defence after a row over Uzoka's girlfriend.

Doggy diaries! Hilarious day in the life of man's best friend

Owners from around the world have shared photos of their desperately dopey dogs in a hilarious online gallery. The pooches were snapped looking utterly baffled and rather silly as they failed to demonstrate any common sense. Pictured clockwise from top left: failing to fetch a ball; trying to get back inside; struggling to get the ball back; losing sight of the cat; a new look after playing in flowers; trying to play hide and seek in the bathroom.

Sam Quek, 29, has a degree, an MBE and ten years' experience representing England, but at the Olympics she was called a 'swimwear model'. The athlete is calling for change.

An international team of experts, including the University of Oxford, examined the vulnerability of tropical ecosystems to stress factors including land-use change, pollution and climate change.

British family find Sudanese stowaway had clung to motorhome

The refugee hitched a lift onboard Lisa Patterson's camper van when she returned from a two-week family holiday on the continent with her husband and her son. The family believe the man snuck aboard near Caen in Normandy, then clung for the 200 miles to Calais, then during the cross-channel trip, then extra 100 miles back to the home near Colchester, Essex. When they returned to their rural home, they spotted the man looking lost on the street, and gave him a packed of Mini Cheddars and a bottle of Orangina while he waited for immigration authorities.

At least 35 people were also wounded in the suicide attack, near a polling station in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, as millions voted in a nationwide election.

Workers from the Royal Parks drained and cleaned Hyde Park's Joy of Life fountain yesterday after reports up to 50 people were using it to wash and to clean their clothes.

Glasgow man sleep walk attack saw him buy £80 toiletries at Saver's store asleep

Mark Doyle, 46, from Neilston in East Renfrewshire, Scotland (pictured with his purchases main) looked wide awake when he left his home and set off for the nearby town of Barrhead two weeks ago. But he wasn't actually conscious and ended up sleep walking to the town centre where he spent £79 on deodorant, shower gel and razors at a Saver's store (pictured inset). The father-of-four, who has had the unusual condition nearly all his life, said: 'When I woke up I noticed that I spent more than £100 on so many things like deodorant, bath sponges, shower gel, hair wax, you name it. On July 13, I went and purchased £78.49 worth of toiletries which I didn't need. The following day I went back in to return the products but I took a turn again, fell asleep and I tried to buy more stuff - about £80 worth. But luckily I couldn't find my card so the staff had to take all the other items back.'

Islamic State militants have killed more than 100 people in a series of gun attacks and suicide blasts on government-held parts of southwestern Syria, including Sweida city.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center have blamed reduced levels of lipids created in the liver, considered integral to cell membranes in the brain.

Dog photographed on a Virgin train sends Twitter into meltdown

The dog was sitting upright on a carriage on a Virgin Trains service when it was photographed by a fellow passenger. A Twitter user posted the photograph of the dog claiming it was the 'best passenger ever'. However, fellow social media users were far less charitable. Tom McCormack tweeted: 'Thinking of the person next to sit in that seat, would you want to pay the price of travelling on a Virgin Train and then get dog hairs on your clothes.

Police officers will spend time on duty throwing paper aeroplanes through windows

NEW Police officers are to spend their time on duty throwing paper aeroplanes through homeowner's open windows as part of a bizarre crime prevention campaign. The move is hoped to highlight the dangers of leaving windows and doors open during the summer, following a spate of burglaries. But the unorthodox campaign, headed up by Dorset Police chief constable James Vaughan (pictured) has prompted calls for officers to spend more time catching the criminals.

Ashleigh Naylor, 30, appeared at Teesside Crown Court to deny having an improper relationship with an inmate while working as a nurse at Holme House Prison in Stockton.

Mother-of-two Nikita Watts, 27, who had a long history of mental health problems, fell from the balcony of her flat in central Bristol on December 23, 2017.

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Saudi activist who once posed with Meghan faces 20 years' jail

Loujain Al-Hathloul, 28, is among nine women held after a brutal crackdown in May - just as the desert kingdom was about to allow women to drive for the first time. She posed with Meghan in Canada.

Dennis Kuzmenok, 19, of Kent Road, Southampton, was banned from the roads for 15 months. The teen's helmet camera was confiscated by police after he was involved in a crash with a taxi last November.

Ashraf Khan, 81, from Bradford, was jailed for four-and-a-half years yesterday after his victim confessed to their children on her deathbed and they fought for justice for their mother.

Zhao Deli, 40, was lifted into the air by his eight-propeller drone in China's Guangdong province on Monday. The aviation lover had spent two years creating the aircraft and even sold his house for it.

Horrified hoteliers are blaming the continued loss of British visitors, which they say has been caused by the revitalisation of other destinations, less flights and more holiday lets.

Scotty Bowers set up and slept with America's biggest stars

Starting in the 1940s, Scotty Bowers (pictured main and inset right with friends in his youth) was right at the center of 'the Gomorrah of Hollywood'. He says he either slept with or set up - or both - everyone from Lana Turner and Ava Gardner to Cary Grant... even Wallis Simpson and the abdicated King of England, Edward VIII (pictured clockwise from top right). He says he secured about 150 women over 50 years for Katharine Hepburn, labeling her a closet lesbian whose relationship with Spencer Tracy was for show - with Scotty insisting the heartthrob married actor was also actually gay (and he had sleepovers with him, too). Scotty's exploits are laid bare in a new documentary, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, which premieres this month. The film follows him around LA as he, now 95, recounts memories from his heyday as a 'trick' and facilitator for decades in Hollywood, showing off old pictures as well as reminiscing with some of the men he recruited or socialized with. He waited until all of the most famous players had passed away, however, before sharing their stories and publishing a tell-all book in 2012, Full Service. 'A lot of people at the time knew who these people were and what they were so, so it's not a secret really,' he tells one fan at a book signing. Pictured inset left is Scotty and his wife of nearly 35 years, Lois - who knew little of her husband's former life until he published the book, and even now says: 'I don't know him as that person and not sure I want to - and I'm not interested in Hollywood shenanigans. I'm just not'

WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT: Relationship expert Tracey Cox reveals the best seduction scenes to put into action in every room in your house - from the spare bedroom to the downstairs loo.

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Helga Wauters (pictured), 47, who could face up to five years in jail, was accused by investigators of being a chronic alcoholic. Xynthia Hawke, 28, from Somerset, died after Wauters' operation.

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Harbour Rise near Bleak House up for sale for £2.25million

Charles Dickens holidayed at Bleak House in Broadstairs, Kent (pictured main, right) every summer for almost two decades, and penned David Copperfield there. Harbour Rise (pictured centre) sits directly in front of it, with only one room that offers a view of the Dickensian home, where you can see the study where he used to write. But despite its prominent position in the popular seaside town, it is described by estate agents as a 'hidden gem', concealed behind walls and tall hedges. The historic property with stunning sea views was once a row of tiny fishermen's cottages and a stable block where they kept horses that used to pull boats up onto the shore in the 17th century. During the Napoleonic Wars it became a garrison for soldiers, while Bleak House was home to the commander, who once used it to stop smugglers infiltrating some nearby sea caves. The property is a 30-second walk from the beach and boasts nine bedrooms and four bathrooms (interior pictured inset)

Fans have flooded Primark's Instagram page with praise after the purse-friendly retailer unveiled its latest campaign using British model Kelly Knox, who was born with a missing forearm.

Researchers from the University of Exeter have warned the number of clinical trials being done in attempts to treat and beat dementia is 'critically low' and more research needs to be done.

Eleven adults and three children were evacuated from the Belgrave House Hotel in Aberystwyth, the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said.

Indonesian Christian Martinus Gulo, 21, has been sentenced to four years in prison for a Facebook post that likened the prophet Muhammad to a pig in the latest hate-speech conviction.

Mother spots X-rated silhouette on her summer dress

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Waiters and customers took to Quors to share some crazy meal requests they have either received or overheard, such as a man who ordered 300 burgers for passengers stuck on a nearby train.

Plaid Cymru AM Simon Thomas todat quit the Welsh Assembly over a police probe into a 'serious offence'. The Police said he had been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images.

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Tour de France: Gilbert reveals injury after breaking knee cap

Quick-Step Floors rider Philippe Gilbert has revealed the horrific injury he suffered during Stage 16 of the Tour de France. Belgian Gilbert lost control of his bike on a fast descent and crashed into a wall before disappearing head first into a ravine on Tuesday. He remounted and finished the stage but his Tour has come to an end after breaking his knee cap.

Elliott Bowes, 26, drove a knife into his own stomach at his flat in Preston after saying he feared 22-year-old Charlotte Hubbert would leave him, an inquest heard.

German Shepherd Labrador cross Charlie underwent emergency surgery to have his leg amputated and fix his burst bladder after being bitten in Bradenham, Norfolk.

Catherine Scott, from Folkestone, is adamant the drug - subject of a major Government review - is the only way to stop 14-year-old Sam Clark from being robbed of his vision.

Sarah Champion, Labour MP for Rotherham, was accused by activists of 'industrial-scale racism' for highlighting the 'common ethnic heritage' of those involved in the town's sexual abuse scandal.

The Wimbledon finalist, 36, took to Twitter to rage to her 10.6million followers about having to take a random drug test, saying: 'Out of all the players it's been proven I'm the one getting tested the most'

Prince Charles and Camilla are reunited at Sandringham

The Prince of Wales, 69, and Duchess of Cornwall, 71, made a stylish entrance, arriving by horse and carriage at the annual horticultural spectacular in Sandringham on Wednesday. Camilla was sporting a bandaged hand (left and inset) after cutting her finger on Tuesday, she told crowds. The annual flower show, held on the Queen's estate in Norfolk, will be the couple's final engagement before embarking on their summer break.

Health experts claim vaccinating more than 3,300 residents with a still-experimental jab helped to contain the outbreak, which was declared in early May in northwest Equateur province.

Danczuk, 35, sparred with followers on social media after she was branded a 'hypocrite' for criticising Dr Victoria Bateman for stripping off for equality - with many referencing Danczuk's cleavage shots.

The woman stood at the train door at Kanjurmarg station in Maharashtra, India. However after she stepped off she realised that her sari was caught and before she could do anything the train sped off.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Cyclist Jame Eaves from Birmingham, pictured, survived an almost fatal bicycle accident after he was knocked down and hit the windscreen of this of a Vauxhall Corsa.

A new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York suggests a new blood test could detect brain injuries such as bleeding or bruising and eliminate a number of CT scans.

Behind-the-scenes photos show Dad's Army stars larking about

The Radio Times is releasing a special tribute edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Britain's best-loved sitcoms Dad's Army with a range of behind-the-scenes photographs (pictured left, right and inset). The comedy, which featured the misadventures of a Home Guard platoon in the fictional Walmington-on-Sea on the south coast of England, ran from 1968 to 1977 with 80 episodes produced. They frequently caused chaos around the town in their efforts to protect Britain but their lovable antics were embraced by the British public, with audiences of up to 18million tuning in.

Are these the most Instagram-friendly student halls EVER?

The plush accommodation appears on the top 10 list of the 'most Instagram-worthy' halls by British student accommodation search website My Student Halls. Ernest Place, in Durham (top right), tops the list with its glass-walled Sky Bar, cinema, sauna and roof terrace, while Vita Student in Edinburgh (bottom left) comes in second place. The slide in the 'Festival Zone' of true Student, Glasgow (top left), earns it the third spot, while Hox Park, Surrey, near Royal Holloway, offers plenty of space to relax (bottom right).

A number of Australian women have found a new lease of life through a vibrating alarm clock. So what exactly can an orgasmic wake up call do for you?

The dramatic footage, captured in South Africa's Timbavati Private Nature Reserve early in July, showed the four warthogs absentmindedly wandering out of a dirt dug out.

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell found that children who take such supplements every day are less likely to disobey instructions, steal or damage property.

It is hoped that the two beavers' activity will improve biodiversity in their new 6.5-hectare home in Gloucestershire and may have the potential to reduce local flood risk.

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, told MPs, 'I am the only person responsible' as he spoke for the first time about a video showing his aide pretending to be a policeman at a Paris rally.

Of the eight million babies born worldwide since 1978, two thirds were born after 2007. And 90 percent of IVF mothers in the last decade were in their late 30s. That changes the name of the game.

The pictures shortlisted for the 'Portrait of Britain' exhibition

These are the fascinating images among those that have been shortlisted for the annual Portrait of Britain exhibition, where portrait photos are displayed on screens in shopping centres and on high streets all over the UK. The exhibition is run by the British Journal of Photography and aims to shed light on what it means to be British. Judges have whittled down the entries to 200 shortlisted images , which will all be printed in a book simply called Portrait of Britain . This batch will be reduced further to 100 winning images, which will be announced at the end of August in time for the launch of the exhibition, which opens on September 1. These 100 pictures will each be displayed across JCDecaux's network of digital screens.

The collection, which is owned by one of Lee's close friend Herb Jackson, is expected to sell for a combined total of at least $65,000 when it goes under the hammer later this month in LA.

Two South Korean contractors said they reported damage a day before parts of the Xe-Namnoy dam in the Laos province of Attapeu gave way on Monday and unleashed a wall of water.

Rescued thai cave football team pose in orange robes

Eleven boys from the Wild Boars football team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand were ordained as Buddhist novices on Wednesday in memory of a volunteer diver who died during their rescue. The group and their coach posed in orange robes with shaved heads and will now spend nine days living in a temple and adhering to the strict rules of Buddhism.

Photographer sparks backlash after asking poor Indian children to cover their eyes over

A series of photographs on hunger in India by Italian photographer Alessio Mamo have sparked a backlash online and been branded as exploitative 'poverty porn' by critics. The pictures, showing children covering their eyes next to tables full of fake food, are part of the 'Dreaming Food' series from 2011.

The armistice was signed between the allies and Germany at Compiegne, France, and took effect on the 'eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month'.

 

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