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Paul Weller wins damages from Mail Online for 'plastering' site with images of his children

Paul Weller has won £10,000 in damages from the Mail Online, after images of his children were “plastered” across the site. The Jam frontman sued ...

Giant rats: More pictures of huge rodents emerge

More 'giant rats' appear to have been spotted, after pictures of sizeable rodents discovered in or near the homes of people across England have emerged. ...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp standing with 'hand on the door handle' when she was shot dead

Reeva Steenkamp was standing with her hand "on the door handle" before Oscar Pistorius shot her dead through a locked toilet door, his murder trial ...

Human bones belonging to small child discovered under driveway in Purley, south London

A skeleton has been found by builders underneath a driveway in Purley, south London. The discovery was made by landscape gardeners who were working in the ...

Female Genital Mutilation: Teachers told to 'check holiday plans' of children at risk of FGM

Teachers and schools should check on the holiday arrangements of pupils from communities which practice female genital mutilation (FGM), a conference was told. Delegates at the ...

Peaches Geldof dead: Australia’s Next Top Model judging role lined up for star following suicide of model mentor Charlotte Dawson

Peaches Geldof was in secret talks with the producers of talent show Australia’s Next Top Model for a high-profile judging role, following the tragic death ...

Floating wind turbines could provide cheap energy in far-flung corners of the world

A new sort of inflatable wind turbine that floats thousands of feet above the ground could be a powerful source of sustainable, low cost energy ...

Debate: Society is too relaxed about marijuana

Young people who smoke marijuana may be at risk of “major” changes to the area of the brain that regulates motivation, a new study claims. Our ...

Benefits Street producer confirms new series Immigration Street in the pipeline

The production company behind controversial documentary Benefits Street has said it is developing a new series about immigrants in Britain. Love Productions has confirmed it is ...

Sweden launches campaign to spread peace, love and democracy - through videogames

The Swedish government has launched an initiative which it claims will spread values of democracy and creativity throughout the world – via the medium of ...

Paul Flowers charged: Disgraced former Co-op Bank chief faces possession of drugs charges

Disgraced former Co-op Bank chief Paul Flowers has been charged with possession of drugs including cocaine, prosecutors have said. West Yorkshire Police said Mr Flowers, 63, ...

Primary school places: the appeals process

If you are one of the thousands of disappointed parents whose child has been refused admission to your first choice school, you can appeal. First, though, ...

Lana Del Rey: 'West Coast' singer's entourage sued for $1million over alleged knife attack

Lana Del Rey’s production company is being sued by a photographer who claims he was attacked with a knife. Karl Larsen alleges that he was ...

Simon Calder: Until this disaster South Korea's ferry safety record fared well compared to its Asian neighbours

Worldwide, far more passengers die on ferries than on aircraft. The toll is particularly high in Asia, due to a lethal combination of high population, ...

Lunar eclipse 2014: Images of last night's spectacular 'blood moon'

We’re happy to say we called it: last night’s total lunar eclipse (the first of four successive ‘blood moons’) passed without a trace of the ...

Barclays hires new bonuses boss ahead of next week's AGM

Barclays has moved to deescalate investor anger ahead of week’s annual meeting by announcing a new director to run the committee which sets pay and ...

Malaysia Airlines MH370 co-pilot's phone ‘was on and made contact with network tower’ 30 minutes after plane turned around

The mobile phone belonging to the co-pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was switched on and made contact with a network tower 30 ...

Conservative mayor, who sparked outrage by describing disabled people as 'mongols', resigns

A Conservative mayor, who sparked outrage by describing disabled people as "mongols" during a council meeting, has resigned. Nick Martin, mayor of Swindon in Wiltshire, handed ...

Ultimate Warrior: WWE Hall of Famer died from heart disease, autopsy concludes

WWE star The Ultimate Warrior died from heart disease, his autopsy has concluded. Cari Gerchick, a spokesperson from Maricopa County in Phoenix, confirmed that the ...

Homoerotic stamps by 'iconic' gay artist set for release in Finland

New stamps featuring homoerotic drawings are set to be released this September by the Finnish Postal Service. Late graphic artist Tom of Finland (real name Touko ...

Game of drones: Why Google and Facebook are going head-to-head for control of the skies

At twelves miles up into the atmosphere things seem pretty quiet. Commercial flights are safely stowed six miles below along with the threat of any ...

London Marathon runner Rob Berry who died after race had complained of 'nightmare' smog

A London Marathon runner who collapsed and died after crossing the finish line had struggled with “nightmare” pollution and breathing difficulties during training, it emerged ...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, film review: 'Hoary, unconvincing fare'

Marc Webb, 138 mins, starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz. One of the wonders of modern-day Hollywood is the ...

American Airlines sent more Twitter bomb 'threats' after Dutch teenager arrested

American Airlines has been swamped with copycat bomb threats on their Twitter page, just hours after a Dutch teenager was arrested for sending a ‘joke’ ...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution ends cross-examination

After five ferocious days, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel concluded his cross examination of Oscar Pistorius in an almost mellow statement of what he has sought ...

North Korean officials ‘threaten’ London hairdresser who used shop window picture of Kim Jong-un

In recent months it has been reported that Kim Jong-un’s grip over the North Korean people extends to every aspect of day-to-day life – even ...

Hillsborough disaster anniversary: Bruce Grobbelaar remains 'haunted' by tragedy and claims no-one will 'find peace' until questions are answered

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has recalled the harrowing events he witnessed 25 years ago when 96 Liverpool fans were tragically killed in the Hillsborough ...

US Airways Twitter profile responds to customer complaints with pornographic image

An airline in the US has been forced to apologise after it responded to complaints on its official Twitter feed by posting an extremely graphic ...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp told athlete she 'loved him' in Valentine's Day letter

Reeva Steenkamp told Oscar Pistorius she was in love with him in a love letter meant for Valentine's Day just hours before she was shot ...

'Swivel-eyed' Ukip leader Nigel Farage ridiculed on Have I Got News For You

Ian Hislop and the panel on Have I Got News For You had great fun sending up Nigel Farage on Friday night. The Ukip leader was ...

Tory councillor Barbara Driver apologises for 'when rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it' comment

A Cheltenham Borough Councillor and former mayor has issued a public apology after telling a borough council meeting that “when rape is inevitable, lie back ...

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Mystery sparks passenger anxiety

The mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has raised unsettling questions for air passengers who are still asking how a jumbo jet can disappear ...

Stunning Ming vase on display with Glasgow's Burrell Collection as part of UK tour

A prized white Ming vase decorated with elegant blue lotus flowers is going on display in Scotland on its first stop of a UK tour. The ...

Spacewalk may be needed to fix computer breakdown on International Space Station

A computer breakdown on the International Space Station could require astronauts to undertake a spacewalk. Nasa confirmed on Friday that a backup computer on the exterior ...

Ukraine crisis: Armed men seize police building in Slaviansk

Armed men have seized a police department in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, in the latest takeover of a public building by suspected Pro-Russian ...

Falkland Islands: UK military exercises 'provocative', says Argentina

Argentina has accused Britain of provocative behaviour by planning to carry out military exercises in the Falkland Islands next week. Deputy foreign minister Eduardo Zuain summoned ...

Australia avoids worst of Cyclone Ita but more wind, rain due

Australia's northeast escaped the worst of a tropical cyclone that was expected to wreak havoc and bring dangerous storm tides after it weakened and was ...

Stiletto killer trial: Ana Trujillo sentenced to life in prison for stabbing boyfriend with heels

A woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend 25 times with the heel of her stiletto shoe was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for ...

SNP Conference: Alex Salmond would announce 'Team Scotland' negotiations days after a 'Yes' vote on independence

Negotiations on an independent Scotland with the remainder of the UK could start days after a Yes vote, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will announce ...

SNP Conference: Alex Salmond says 'Team Scotland' negotiations would start days after a 'Yes' vote on independence

Negotiations on an independent Scotland with the remainder of the UK could start days after a Yes vote, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will announce ...

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Breaking News

Paul Weller wins damages from Mail Online for 'plastering' site with images of his children

Paul Weller has won £10,000 in damages from the Mail Online, after images of his children were “plastered” across the site. The Jam frontman sued ...

Giant rats: More pictures of huge rodents emerge

More 'giant rats' appear to have been spotted, after pictures of sizeable rodents discovered in or near the homes of people across England have emerged. ...

Oscar Pistorius trial: Reeva Steenkamp standing with 'hand on the door handle' when she was shot dead

Reeva Steenkamp was standing with her hand "on the door handle" before Oscar Pistorius shot her dead through a locked toilet door, his murder trial ...

Human bones belonging to small child discovered under driveway in Purley, south London

A skeleton has been found by builders underneath a driveway in Purley, south London. The discovery was made by landscape gardeners who were working in the ...

Female Genital Mutilation: Teachers told to 'check holiday plans' of children at risk of FGM

Teachers and schools should check on the holiday arrangements of pupils from communities which practice female genital mutilation (FGM), a conference was told. Delegates at the ...

Peaches Geldof dead: Australia’s Next Top Model judging role lined up for star following suicide of model mentor Charlotte Dawson

Peaches Geldof was in secret talks with the producers of talent show Australia’s Next Top Model for a high-profile judging role, following the tragic death ...

Floating wind turbines could provide cheap energy in far-flung corners of the world

A new sort of inflatable wind turbine that floats thousands of feet above the ground could be a powerful source of sustainable, low cost energy ...

Debate: Society is too relaxed about marijuana

Young people who smoke marijuana may be at risk of “major” changes to the area of the brain that regulates motivation, a new study claims. Our ...

Benefits Street producer confirms new series Immigration Street in the pipeline

The production company behind controversial documentary Benefits Street has said it is developing a new series about immigrants in Britain. Love Productions has confirmed it is ...