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EXCLUSIVE: Darren Pencille was a member of the violent South Man Syndicate [SMS] in London and has convictions for possession of a gun, ammunition and carrying knives. The 36-year-old murdered 51-year-old Lee Pomeroy in a ‘savage and unrelenting’ onslaught on board the Guildford to London Waterloo train on January 4. He was a lieutenant in the South Man Syndicate [SMS] crew in the capital whose members have terrorised the areas of Tooting, Streatham and Thornton Heath since the 1990s. His extraordinary criminal past of more than dozen convictions – including slicing a man’s neck over a Rizla cigarette paper – was revealed in a gang video posted on YouTube where he called on an enemy to meet and fight him after he was branded a police ‘snitch’. His murder victim Mr Pomeroy died on the eve of his 52nd birthday and was on his way to London for a day out with his 14-year-old son. Knife-obsessed Pencille the pulled a blade from his pocket and knifed his victim 18 times including a fatal cut to his neck as his son watched in horror. Pencille got off at Clandon, where he was picked up by girlfriend Chelsea Mitchell, 28, who ferried him away from the scene and helped him change his appearance. She was found guilty of assisting an offender today.

Prince Andrew partied with his pedophile companion Jeffrey Epstein at the billionaire’s $77million Manhattan mansion – just weeks after the shamed businessman was released from jail, DailyMail.com can reveal. Epstein, hosted the bash in The Duke of York’s honor as the Prince stayed at his home for four days in December 2010. The 66-year-old hedge fund tycoon invited Andrew to stay after he had been released from prison in the July following a 13-month prison term for soliciting girls as young as 14 for sex. After his release and a year of house arrest in Palm Beach, Florida, Epstein hosted the star-studded dinner party in honor of his friend at his 71st Street mansion in New York, the same property raided by the FBI this week. Guests at the intimate Manhattan townhouse soiree of around 15 people included Woody Allen, CBS anchor Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, Chelsea Handler and George Stephanopoulos.

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Planes are being stopped from landing at Leeds Bradford Airport after reports of a drone being flown nearby and some flights have been diverted to Manchester.

Vanessa George, 49, photographed herself abusing dozens of babies and toddlers at the Plymouth nursery where she world and sent the sickening images to fellow perverts.

The shooter allegedly blasted the victim six times through a conservatory while a car waited around the side of the £780,000 property, which is owned by TV star Russell Kane.

Violet-Grace Youens was killed in Merseyside by the driver of a stolen car travelling at 80mph in a 30mph zone. Her father, Glenn, has slammed the criminal justice system for ‘letting his daughter down’.

The UK union said members including security guards, engineers and passenger service drivers, will walk out on 26 July 26 and 27, August 5 and 6 and August 23 and 24.

Every year scores of celebrities are welcomed into Wimbledon for an experience money can’t buy – and enjoy a day of luxury paying customers on Murray Mound can only dream of. Famous faces who get invited to the 74-seat Royal Box enjoy four-course meals (top right) with the All England Club chairman, champagne on tap, the best seats in the house and freebies including cosmetics (inset left) and even personalised water bottles (inset right). Other stars are welcomed into swanky suites by sponsors including Evian, Polo Ralph Lauren and Robinson’s who give them the full treatment from first-class meals (inset second right) to goody bags (inset second left) worth hundreds of pounds. Pictured main from left is Maisie Williams leaving after a day in the Polo Ralph Lauren suite, Stuart Broad and Mollie King walking out after a day in the Royal Box and Ant McPartlin following a day in the Robinson’s suite with girlfriend Anne-Marie Corbett, carrying Polo Ralph Lauren goody bags.

Mohammed Brika, 21, and Albert Cajka, 28, were found with bats covered in barbed wire and a water pistol filled with diluted hydrochloric acid but avoided jail after the case was dropped.

The woman, who was in her 30s, died at the scene of this morning’s crash at Queen’s Circus roundabout in Battersea, south west London. Roads in the area, pictured, were closed for several hours.

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A 17-year-old boy has today been found not guilty of the murder of grammar school pupil Yousef Makki, 17, who was stabbed in the heart with a flick knife on a tree-lined street in Hale Barns, an upmarket village in Cheshire (inset). The teenager was also found not guilty of an alternative charge of manslaughter. Yousef (left), part of an Anglo-Lebanese family from Burnage, had won a scholarship to attend the prestigious £12,000-a-year Manchester Grammar School and dreamed of becoming a heart surgeon. But he and his friends had led ‘double lives’, the jury heard throughout the trial. Despite the privileged backgrounds of the defendants they spoke and acted like ‘middle class gangsters’. Yousef’s father (pictured right outside court) had previously left the courtroom when his son’s emergency calls were played to the jury.

The proportion of students in England who achieve first-class degrees has risen from 16 per cent in 2010-11 to 29 per cent in 2017-18, figures from the Office for Students reveals.

A bombshell Panorama documentary on Wednesday revealed that an email about a disciplinary case from Labour general secretary Jennie Formby had been deleted.

Jonathon Hogg, pictured earlier this week outside the High Court in London, is suing Qatar Airlines over an allegation his was bitten by a poisonous spider onboard a Cape Town-bound jet

EXCLUSIVE: This is the shocking moment a London Underground passenger punched a fellow passenger on a packed train last night. Passengers screamed as the attacker launched himself at another man on the Northern line carriage between Kennington and Stockwell at about 10pm yesterday. Witnesses said other passengers were ‘pretty afraid and anxious because the guy was really aggressive and threatening’ while travelling on the Tube in South London. The attacker, who described as being ‘very tall and posh voiced’, was travelling with a woman in a red dress who is believed to have been his mother. The incident allegedly began when the attacker pushed into another man while getting on board – and the other responded by saying: ‘Excuse me, but don’t push.’

The national safety portal has been a success since launch last July, but the AA has warned encouraging ‘dashcam vigilantes’ should not be seen as a substitute for having traffic police on patrol.

The 54-year-old former Blue Peter host allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman in London’s Soho in December 2008. Leslie will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on July 25.

Cyclists in the Peak District, south Wales and Shropshire have found deadly traps including branches and wires fixed at head height and a plank of wood with more than 100 nails in it.

Daniel Eyers and Lucrezia Worrell (left and right), who is eight months pregnant with their fifth child, have been forced out of temporary accommodation in Chatham, Kent. Mr Eyers, 32, says he cannot work because he needs to take his children, aged five, four and two-year-old twins, to school, and Lucrezia, 27, is set to give birth any day. But Medway Council officers told them they had made themselves ‘intentionally homeless’ after an investigation revealed they paid for takeaway orders instead of the rent on the £190,000 three-bedroom terraced house (centre). Mr Eyers, who said Indian and Chinese takeaways were his favourite, admitting he was late paying the rent but said he ‘always pays the money that’s owed’.

Shadow home secretary Ms Abbott retweeted a series of critical remarks about the deputy leader, including one questioning his position after he put pressure on the party over anti-Semitism.

HMS Duncan, a destroyer, will replace HMS Montrose in the region as Tehran threatens to retaliate against UK shipping after the Royal Marines seized an oil tanker (pictured) off Gibraltar.

London-based Dutch lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan, 34, can no longer practice law. He was jailed for 30 days and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine last April after admitting lying to the FBI.

The bodies of Lorraine and Jesus Matos Sanchez (together right) were discovered at their home in Leicestershire after neighbours heard screaming. Jesus, 31, who believed his wife was having an affair and feared his marriage was falling apart, strangled and stabbed the 27-year-old before he hanged himself. He left a note claiming he had been defending himself against a ‘zombie knife attack’. When she was a teenager, Mrs Matos Sanchez (left) appeared in court accused of attempting to murder her mother, who she had stabbed as she slept. Then aged just 18, Mrs Matos Sanchez was cleared of attempted murder and convicted of the lesser charge of unlawful wounding after telling jurors the spirit of her dead grandmother had appeared at the end of her bed.

Diners fled in terror from a Pizza Express restaurant in Croydon, south London, as the attacks unfolded at around 9.10pm, before police and paramedics flooded the area.

Horrified witnesses attempted to intervene as builder Dean Williams, 39, threw his French bulldog to the ground before punching it several times in Cardiff.

The International Cricket Council have appealed for fans who do not want to attend the game between New Zealand and England to return their tickets so they can be sold to other supporters at face value.

The brutality of Theresa May’s eviction from No 10 has been very painful to watch. Forever etched on our memories will be the way she finally crumbled as she stood in the middle of Downing Street on May 24 and told the nation that she was standing down (pictured right). I ask her about that moment. She replies: ‘If a male Prime Minister’s voice had broken up, it would have been said “what great patriotism, they really love their country”. But if a female Prime Minister does it, it is “why is she crying?”.’ Her hackles also rise when I refer to how her German counterpart, Angela Merkel, has looked worryingly wobbly in recent public appearances. ‘I’m interested you picked a female example,’ she retorts sharply. ‘Are you saying it’s only females who feel the strain?’ Over the course of a conversation lasting nearly an hour, Mrs May insists that, despite failing on Brexit, she has a legacy to be proud of. Candidly, she talks about reasons for those times she woke up worried about big decisions in the middle of the night and of mistakes she made. Despite the best intentions, she also failed signally not to take a couple of well-aimed swipes at Boris Johnson (inset top) and Chancellor Philip Hammond – who has been accused of trying to block Treasury cash for some of her legacy spending pledges, such as a £27billion school funding plan. Pictured left and main: Mrs May when she was interviewed by Simon Walters in the garden of Downing Street.

Kelly-Mary Fauvrelle, 26, died after a horrific knife attack at her home in Thornton Heath, south London in the early hours of June 29. Her baby, Riley, was born by C-section but later died.

Staff at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley are under fire after a damning report found that they are still failing to spot symptoms of the disease sepsis, which can prove fatal.

Lincolnshire Police is taking unprecedented legal action in an attempt to stop a controversial policy that says all new recruits must have a degree. It is now launching a £10,000 legal challenge.

Millionaire financier Ben Goldsmith has tweeted a heartbreaking message asking god for his ‘little girl back’ (inset and left)) after she died in a ‘quadbike’ crash on the family farm in Somerset on Monday.  Ambulance crews were called to the Goldsmiths’ home in the village of North Brewham on Monday afternoon after the millionaire financier’s eldest daughter Iris Annabel, 15 (right with her father), was involved in a crash.Mr Goldsmith tweeted today: ‘Dear God, please can I have my beautiful, brilliant, kind little girl back, please God. And if not, please take extra special care of her. I love her so so much and I’m so proud of her. It hurts me so much I can’t describe.’ He and his former wife were left ‘devastated’ by the death of their ‘beautiful, charming, intelligent’ teenage daughter in the ‘quad bike’ accident.

Geraint Thomas, 47, was suspended pending an investigation into ‘inappropriate behaviour’ at the office Christmas Party. Hours later his body was found at the foot of a cliff in Bridgend, South Wales.

Farhad Salah, 24, was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday of preparing to commit acts of terrorism. He is pictured in a court sketch with co-defendant Andy Star, who was freed.

Activists aged 20 to 76 are appearing at City of London Magistrates’ Court today charged with public order offences over the huge Extinction Rebellion protest that brought the capital to a standstill.

Hasan Hasanov, 58 (far right), was pictured being spoken to by a royal bodyguard after he took a picture with his iPhone on Court One last Thursday. The Duchess’s security team warned him not to take photos of her (centre) as she was there in a ‘private capacity’. But the grandfather, of Wallington, south London, insists he was trying to get a picture of himself (screen inset) with Roger Federer in the background and hadn’t even realised Meghan was in front of him.

A plume of sweltering air from the Azores Islands will push up the mercury today and this weekend in Britain, although weather experts warned rain and thunderstorms could return next week.

WARNING: Graphic content. Sally MacFarlane was first bitten while tending to her horse in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Within days huge puss-filled blisters erupted on her leg.

Some Australian fans suggested they were ‘making one of the poms at work a cuppa’ in the toilet, while others jokingly condemned the ‘arrogant poms’ after the defeat at Edgbaston yesterday.

Romanian Cristian Sabou, 27, (left) made a shock confession to the killing of British grandmother Valerie Graves (top right) in court yesterday. He broke into her friend’s home in Bosham, West Sussex, (bottom right) at the age of 21 because he heard there was ‘a lot of money’ inside. When the 55-year-old surprised him he said he ‘panicked’. After being asked what he had to say to the family, Sabou said: ‘I’m very sorry. I’m really sorry. I did not mean to harm her. It was an accident’. He has agreed to a bid by Sussex police to bring him back to the UK to face a charge of murder.

Fans wanting to go to the Cricket final on Sunday are being asked to stump up as much as £8,000. The International Cricket Council has called for those that don’t want to attend to return tickets.

The two contenders to be Britain’s next Prime Minister were due to face off on Question Time on July 16, but the BBC has said the debate is ‘unlikely to go ahead’.

Mr Woodford stunned the markets last month by closing his Equity Income Fund after running out of cash to pay departing customers. It is now selling assets to free up money so it can reopen.

A toddler who has learned to play is the happiest creature on earth. J.M. Barrie observed in one of the Peter Pan books that ‘it’s all downhill from the age of two’. So Louis is in his prime, then, with no trace of self-consciousness, no notion of being bothered by cameras: just a happy little creature. He is seen trying on his mother’s glasses left, at a polo match yesterday and he is also pictured inset with William last month. He is pictured at the Chelsea Flower Show, top right, and grabbing the face of Prince Charles, bottom right. And being happy himself, he spreads happiness around him. His mother, Kate, has never looked so effortlessly cheerful as when she was pulling faces to make him laugh. She is in the enviable third child situation: she’s produced the heir and the spare with George and Charlotte; Louis has no dynastic purpose beyond being himself.

Only 48 per cent of patients in England are regularly able to see the GP they want to – down from 65 per cent just seven years ago, according to an official NHS survey.

The shift lifts the bar to Amber Rudd serving in a Cabinet led by Boris Johnson (pictured in Dover), who said he will only hire top ministers that are ‘reconciled’ to a possible No Deal.

Jeremy Hunt said more warships are needed to deal with tensions in the area, arguing that ‘boosting our hard power is the surest way to keep Britain respected overseas.’

Jeremy Kyle (pictured playing golf at Wentworth, inset), 53, was spotted by golfers at Close House (main) near Newcastle this week. Staff at the exclusive Tyne Valley resort, owned by his millionaire friend Graham Wylie, reported seeing the pair enjoying rounds together. Close House is popular with celebrities, including Ant and Dec, football pundit Alan Shearer and singer Ronan Keating. The host’s stay comes months after The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed by ITV after the death of guest Steve Dymond.

The prince said the future of our species – as well as the world’s wildlife – could be decided in a series of crucial United Nations meetings between world leaders.

Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Speaker John Bercow to take action to stop MPs mistreating staff.

BBC sources are said to have told colleagues they regarded Labour’s response to questions by journalists as ‘hopelessly inept’.

Singer Craig David (left), 37, added three air conditioning units (inset) to the roof of his trendy converted warehouse in Camden, north London, (right) without planning permission. He asked Camden Council for retrospective permission but local residents still had major concerns about their ‘unsightly’ appearance and noise pollution. David bought the property, which boasts a glass swimming pool, retractable roof, six bathrooms and a private terrace, in January last year. After a long row, he has won the right to keep the units in place, providing he add ‘acoustic enclosures’ to make them quieter and stop them vibrating.

Ms Truss said the party had failed to make the case for sweeping rate cuts for 10 years, which was why plans unveiled by Boris Johnson to cut taxes for people earning over £50,000 attracted ‘flak’.

Department for Education figures published yesterday predict the secondary school population will hit 3.3million by 2027 – a rise of 14.7 per cent.

Unite said 43 staff who work on the budget airline’s check-in desks at the Essex travel hub voted unanimously for the walkouts.

Bodyguard Russell Flowers (left and right circled) is the former soldier at the centre of Princess Haya’s £4.5bn divorce from Dubai ruler Sheikh Maktoum. The billionaire racehorse owner – one of the world’s richest men – was concerned about the closeness of his young wife Princess Haya to her 36-year-old close protection officer. The Sheikh believed that his suspicions were correct when he made a surprise visit to their London home and saw them. He suspected that Princess Haya (inset) had ‘inappropriate contact’ with the married bodyguard. Princess Haya, 45, the youngest of his six wives, lavished gifts on Mr Flowers, who separated from his wife last year

The favourite to be the next Prime Minister refused to ‘stick up’ for Mrs May when confronted with the US President’s claims she had been a ‘disaster’ in negotiations with the EU.

Pilots aboard the flight forgot to complete a reset of the plane’s air conditioning system, which meant the cabin had not pressurised properly when they took off from Belfast in September last year.

Christine Roles, 68, from Flixton, Greater Manchester, felt the medic’s knee as he checked her blood pressure before moving her right hand up to his crotch.

Melanie Panzone (left) is locked in a legal battle with 73-year-old Anne Read (right), who says her son Jonathan gave her Rio Mar apartment to thank her for the support she’s given him over the years. Last year, a judge ruled that the £300,000 apartment should be put into the pot of marital assets to be divided, after finding that Mr Read is the ‘sole beneficial owner of the Panama property’ (pictured, centre, the luxury development in which the flat is located). But Mrs Read is now challenged the ruling in the Court of Appeal.

Beth McKenna (pictured with her children), from Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne said she ‘couldn’t believe it’ when two uniformed police officers turned up at her home on Thursday.

Father-of-two Anthony Grainger, 36, was killed by Greater Manchester Police officers in 2012 after being shot through the window of a stolen Audi in Cheshire.

Heavy showers may cause travel disruption across the north of England and Scotland with a chance of power cuts.

Deputy leader Tom Watson (pictured bottom right) said the ‘chilling’ BBC documentary had highlighted the ‘permissive culture’ towards vile abuse in the party. ‘I am not going to turn a blind eye to anti-Jewish racism,’ he said. The programme reported claims from former staffers (pictured left) that Labour’s communications chief Seumas Milne laughed at the idea that Jeremy Corbyn (top right) should make a speech on Israel’s right to exist. It also alleged that Labour’s general secretary Jennie Formby tried to influence the make-up of a panel investigating a member over anti-Semitism. Labour has furiously denied the claims, which it said were made by ‘disaffected employees’ who had always opposed Mr Corbyn’s leadership.

After she was deemed not to be out of order by Speaker John Bercow the 49-year-old Brent Central MP adapted the Glastonbury headliner’s song Vossi Bop, which includes lyrics ‘f*ck Boris’

Mark Keating has been accused of an act of ‘wanton vandalism’ after he had the grass verges that run alongside a brook in Somerset cut back, in order to build 35 new homes.

Former Lieutenant Commander Iain Shepherd, 65, swindled money from Joshua Powell, then aged just 10, which had been left to him by his late father.

Emily Bushby from Knockholt near Sevenoaks, Kent, posted these shocking images of two men who raided her home on Monday. One of the men can clearly be seen brandishing a machete. The raiders smashed their way into Mrs Bushby’s while she was out with her children getting a puncture repaired on her car

Shannon Austin, 31, from Yorkshire, spotted the markings while lounging with her puppy, Hazel, in her garden, leading social media users to compare it the the multiple layers of reality in the film Inception.

The body of an 80-year-old man was discovered at Glasgow Central Mosque (pictured) in the Gorbals, South Side. Police erected a cordon after the discovery at 3.40am today.

The Newcastle Crown Court jury was shown this semi-naked selfie of Carl Beech, 51. Prosecutors claim it shows Beech has no scars from the years of extreme physical abuse he claims to have suffered.

A deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards made the threat Thursday, adding that retaliatory action against Britain for detaining its oil tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week will be announced soon. It comes after three vessels from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tried to seize the British Heritage tanker (left) as it was sailing through the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday. Iran’s ships ordered the British vessel to divert its course and stop in Iranian waters, until Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose (top right) trained its guns on the Iranians, prompting them to back off. The situation in the Persian Gulf stands on a knife-edge following bomb attacks on six tankers across May and June, then the shoot-down of an American drone by Iranian forces (map of clashes, bottom right).

Critics last night said the revelation about HMP Berwyn (pictured) provided fresh evidence that jails were becoming ‘holiday camps’ after it emerged prisoners could spend up yo £1,000 a month.

Philip Hammond, pictured at Wimbledon, has been locked in a row with Theresa May for weeks over her demands for more cash for the education budget.

The individual was apprehended at 2am by officers from the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Command after he climbed over the front gates at Buckingham Palace.

In her role as a human rights lawyer, Mrs Clooney told Assange, 47, he was ‘uniquely qualified’ to become technology minister of Ecuador, in whose London embassy he was holed up for seven years. The bizarre legal ruse could have won him the right to a safe passage out of Britain so he could avoid being jailed for breaching bail conditions imposed as he fought extradition to Sweden, she said. The revelation will be embarrassing for the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who appointed Mrs Clooney as his special envoy in April. The leak of Mrs Clooney’s bizarre legal advice came as she was star speaker at the Global Conference for Media Freedom hosted by Mr Hunt in London yesterday (left and right). Others attending included anti-corruption journalist Anas Aremeyaw from Ghana, who hides his face behind a veil following threats to his life.

The Labour press team’s Twitter account was hacked shortly after a BBC panorama programme on anti-Semitism in the party.

Current UK pensioners have an average of £260,000 in retirement funds and can expect to leave around £125,000 to their children. But this will drop to £235,000 with £74,000 to pass on.

Recent figures reveal the number of students from China applying to British universities has outstripped those from Northern Ireland for the first time.

A teenager was stabbed after at least six thugs started brawling in broad daylight near Wakefield town centre, West Yorkshire. Police were called to the scene at 6.30pm on Monday where they found a man with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. They are receiving treatment in hospital. A 17-year-old girl, 19-year-old man and a third person have been arrested by West Yorkshire police. A 24-year-old was also questioned and later released following the attack.

Nicky Morgan, chairman of the Treasury committee, slammed the Government for failing to hold banks to account after they left millions of British customers without some basic banking services.

Naomi Ellenbogen QC, who conducted the inquiry, warned that a culture where staff were not treated with dignity and respect had been allowed to ‘flourish’ in the UK’s House of Lords.

The documentary claimed Mr Corbyn’s closest advisors tried to wrestle personal control over handling of anti-Semitism complaints against party members after he took over as leader.

Mad Cow Disease remains Britain’s biggest ever food scandal and fears remain that a second wave is on the horizon – with devastating consequences. When she died in January 2000 – just six months after being taken ill – Claire McVey (left) was the youngest recorded victim of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, or vCJD, an incurable degenerative brain condition caught by eating beef from cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), otherwise known as mad cow disease. Pictured right: A picture taken on March 26, 1996 shows a deserted Smithfieald meat market in the City of London, at the height of the epidemic. Pictured inset: Great Warley Hall farm in Great Warley, Essex, where Ministry of Agriculture workers were building a funeral pyre for approximately 150 dead cows before setting fire to them.

The Met Police, Britain’s biggest police force, is no longer ‘institutionally racist’ and the label is ‘toxic’, Scotland Yard chief Cressida Dick said.

A man in his early 20s has died after being stabbed multiple times in Greenwich, south east London. The victim was rushed to hospital by ambulance crews but died six hours later.

Mrs May has been told by allies of Boris Johnson, who is the favourite to be the next Tory leader and Prime Minister, she should not make the appointment as her final act before she leaves No10.

Arab leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (left), worth $4.5bn, and his wife are involved in what could be the costliest divorce in UK history. He and Princess Haya (right), 45, have two children aged seven and 11. Today, a man claiming to be a close friend of one of the Sheikh’s older daughters, Princess Latifa, said that the Sheikh should not be allowed custody of the children. It has been claimed that Princess Latifa (inset top), 33, was kidnapped and returned to her father when she tried to flee the family home in Dubai earlier this year. Princess Haya, the daughter of the late King of Jordan is reported to have fled the Arab kingdom with £31m to start a new life. She has reportedly gone into hiding and moved into an £85 million house near Kensington Palace (inset bottom).

Donna Bettiss, 28, from Horsham, West Sussex was left devastated after partner James Routledge, 30, dumped her just weeks before their big day in 2018 for their wedding planner.

Acceptance of lesbian, gay and bisexual Britons has steadily risen since the 1980s, reaching 68 per cent in 2017. Last year, however, that figure dropped to 66 per cent.

The number of drones has also plummeted by around one third despite ministers’ pledges to make the military fit for the future.

A probe has been launched by the Independent Office for Police Conduct after Younness Bentahar, 38, was arrested for parking on a single yellow line near a corner in east London yesterday afternoon. He told officers he could park there because his daughter is disabled and he has a blue badge, which witnesses said was clearly on display on his windscreen (inset). Police said he refused 17 times to produce his licence or move his car, and was given a five-stage warning before being arrested. During his arrest, footage revealed by MailOnline shows officers hitting Mr Bentahar as they pin him to the pavement on the street in Tower Hamlets. One brings his hand, holding a pair of solid metal handcuffs, down on Mr Bentahar’s head of the man drawing blood and another can be seen hitting him in the side. Mr Bentahar can be heard screaming ‘aaargh my heart my heart’ before beginning to convulse, as a woman at the scene screams ‘you’re killing him.’ An officer later told bystanders to move back saying the man was having a seizure.

There were 3.2 million tweets about UK travel companies sent by passengers between May 31, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

PC Palvinder Singh (pictured) was today jailed at Birmingham Crown Court after he bombarded a revenge porn victim with messages and turned up to meet an escort in full police uniform.

David Mackereth from Dudley, West Midlands, says he lost his job at the DWP after the manager who recruited him asked whether he’d call a 6ft man with a beard ‘madam’.

Boris Johnson tried to dampen criticism of his failure to give his full backing to Sir Kim Darroch (pictured inset) today after it was announced that Britain’s man in Washington was quitting over a leaked memos row which has heaped pressure on the Special Relationship. Mr Johnson (pictured at a pub in London while on the Tory campaign trail today) is believed to have called Sir Kim to express his ‘regret’ at his decision to resign. Mr Johnson has been accused by critics of throwing Sir Kim ‘under the bus’ by failing to guarantee at a TV debate last night that he would keep him in post if he becomes PM. The resignation of Sir Kim represented a major win for Donald Trump (pictured right today at an event in Washington) who had called the ambassador ‘wacky’ and a ‘very stupid guy’ in a series of tweets yesterday.

Under the recall, British consumers with an unmodified, affected tumble dryer will be entitled to a new replacement machine. Pictured: One of the burnt out dryers.

Students as young as eight at Teilo Sant school in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire are ‘getting upset’ as their peers replicate what they see on the ITV2 show.

The former children’s TV presenter was slammed for mentioning the ‘violent’ origins of Islam at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, which aims to promote debate and discussion.

Sobia Aftar ploughed into talented 10-year-old gymnast Marianne Haboc (left) as she walked to meet her father on the way home from school in Rochdale (inset). Just two weeks after the tragedy, the 33-year-old was detained at Manchester Airport as she tried to board a plane to Jeddah in Saudia Arabia with her husband (right outside court today), four children and ten suitcases. Marianne’s parents later claimed they had been ‘intimidated’ by friends of Aftar’s husband, which has stopped them from being able to grieve. Marianne’s father told the court his daughter was his ‘best friend’ and ‘miracle’ child because he and his wife had been unable to have more children.

Uninsured Jordan O’Donnell, 20, killed his terrified passenger Bethany Fisher, 19, in 2017 after racing at 60mph in a 30mph zone just weeks after passing his test.

Lifeboats and a helicopter were scrambled to assist in the operation off the Pembrokeshire coast, in south-west coast of Wales. Twenty three people were saved from the sinking vessel.

Zara Crane-Davies, 41, died on Monday morning on the Greek island of Crete when a Jeep she was driving overturned. She was convicted of murder in 2003 before turning her life around.

This is the heart-stopping moment a prize winning bull got loose in the cattle ring at the Great Yorkshire Show. The handler was taken to hospital with head injuries after the bull dragged him across a display ring shortly after it won a prize yesterday at the agricultural festival in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The Limousin bull was being walked out of a cattle ring after being judged at around 9.45am yesterday, when it was ‘spooked’ by something, dragging its handler back across the ring. The handler, who was briefly knocked out, was treated by ambulance staff, before being transferred to Harrogate District Hospital, with what are thought to be non-serious head injuries. Eyewitnesses say panic broke out as the bull charged around the ring and spectators dashed to get out of the way, but the animal was quickly brought under control.

Sir John Major said he would back a judicial review if Mr Johnson tried to suspend the Commons to stop it blocking No Deal at the end of October.

Irene Smith, 79, was a regular at the Aldi in Billingham, Teeside, where customers have to put their registration number inside a machine in the shop when they enter.

Carrie Symonds, 31, of Camberwell, south London, was asked to leave her £80,000-a-year post as director of communications after party chiefs said her performance was poor.

Six tourists including two children were killed – two each from the Czech Republic, Russia and Romania – in the northern peninsula of Halkidiki, near Greece’s second city Thessaloniki, in the storm late on Wednesday. Relatives have since identified the body of a local fisherman in his sixties who had been missing since the storm and was later found in the sea. Drone footage (pictured) shows badly damaged properties in the nearby village of Vergia after powerful gales snapped trees and power pylons, tossing vehicles and flinging beach lounge chairs into trees, leaving swathes of debris across the coastline. A state of emergency has been declared in the area. In a briefing, government spokesman Stelios Petsas on Thursday said the area had been hit by winds of more than 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour.

The former Tottenham midfielder is battle ex-wife Coraline Delpin at London’s High Court in a legal row that began when she accused him of not honouring a settlement reached in 2017.

It took the prisoners almost two days to construct a tunnel near the Unit 24 cell area, at the Florencia Varela Penitentiary in Buenos Aires. It extended six feet out towards the yard and its escape exit was three feet wide and and five feet deep. To throw off any suspicion, the suspects, who were part of a carpentry work program, completely covered the hole with a piece plywood and then littered it with sawdust. Unfortunately for the inmates, it appears their route was a little off after the tunnel failed to make it outside the prison, but instead opened up inside the jail’s guard dog kennels.

Tiffany Allen and Angel Lane recently contacted Dominique Galbraith of D. Auxilly designs to inquire about a $1500 jumpsuit, before they were left stunned by the designer’s reply.

Tourists are trespassing and camping illegally within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory, in a bid to climb the sacred rock before it’s too late.

In court documents filed on Wednesday, Jennifer Araoz claims she noticed bizarre items when she was first brought to the businessman’s Upper East Side townhouse back in 2001.

Anastasia Kovaleva, 22 (right), was allegedly set alight by Vitaly Chaikovsky, 28, in the city of Zaporizhia, southern Ukraine on July 2 because he wanted to scare her into not dumping him. The couple (together inset right), who were engaged to be married, allegedly had a bitter argument which ended with her leaving their apartment. Anastasia hoped that Chaikovsky (left, and his burns inset centre) would have calmed down while she was away but he is alleged to have instead gone to a nearby petrol station. He picked up a bottle of petrol and waited for Anastasia  to return near the entrance to their apartment block. When she approached, Chaikovsky allegedly doused her in petrol and set her on fire with his lighter. She immediately began screaming in pain as, according to witnesses, she turned into a fireball. Chaikovsky said at court (left): ‘I did not want to hurt her. I wanted to scare her and make sure she would not dump me.’

David and Katherine have been left so traumatised that they split up following the unprovoked attack at Kaiwaka in Northland, New Zealand, on August 3, 2018.

Declaring that ‘a new Europe has to be close to Russia’, Salvini’s aide Gianluca Savoini (pictured with his boss in Moscow) allegedly discussed a deal with three Russians at a hotel in Moscow.

Keylon Ramsay and Umarie Chamble, 25, had allegedly been drinking at a friend’s party on Tuesday night then went Far Rockaway beach, New York after the home health aide agreed to instruct swimming.

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