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Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang
NORTH Korea’s nearest neighbour has successfully test-fired a ballistic missile capable of striking anywhere in the Hermit Kingdom.
today 07:27
Cops probe Scots comic accused of sending women 'sexual and disgusting' messages

A comic is at the centre of a police investigation into explicit messages sent to female entertainers.

Award-winning Scott Gibson has been accused of sending sexual messages to four women on the comedy circuit.

It’s understood all of the women, who we are not naming, have made

today 07:03
Cops probe Scots comic accused of sending women 'sexual and disgusting' messages

A comic is at the centre of a police investigation into explicit messages sent to female entertainers.

Award-winning Scott Gibson has been accused of sending sexual messages to four women on the comedy circuit.

It’s understood all of the women, who we are not naming, have made

today 07:03
Princess Diana 'secretly buried in crypt': Bizarre claims body NOT on family estate
BIZARRE claims have rocked the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death – that her coffin was dramatically MOVED at the last minute in a secret burial.
today 01:57
Camden flats: Confusion as evacuation begins
As the sun set on Swiss Cottage, there was frustration among residents of the Chalcots estate.
today 01:19
Tory election call centre may have broken the law

The Conservative Party allegedly ran a secret call centre during the General Election, it has been claimed.

On the day of the election people were reportedly contacted about specific candidates – and if they were planning to vote Tory they were told to go and vote.

The

today 00:43
Call for new inquest into man who died at Michael Barrymore's home amid new evidence claim

Terry Lubbock claims new evidence has come forward after Mr Barrymore began a High Court bid to sue Essex Police for £2.4million for wrongful arrest in connection with the death of butcher Stuart Lubbock, 31, amid claims it destroyed his highly-paid TV career.

Mr Lubbock, who was

today 00:43
Two people living miles apart discover ‘worm-like parasites’ in tap water

Warning: This could put you off tap water, for life.

Why? Because two people, who live four-miles apart, discovered ‘slimy worm-like parasites’ in their H2O.

The first, dad George Heard, 47, took pictures of the ‘larvae-like’ creature wriggling on a piece of

today 23:37
School under fire after pupils studying Macbeth were told to write suicide notes

A headteacher has been forced to apologise, after pupils were reportedly tasked with writing suicide notes as part of a lesson on Shakespeare.

Furious parents branded the exercise ‘disgusting’ and ‘insensitive’.

And one schoolgirl, who had friends who ended

today 23:37
Revealed: Why bare-chested punter in Ascot viral video was attempting to fight two oil brokers

The bare-chested man who charged shirtless at another race-goer at Ascot has declared the boozy row was "all over a chair".

David Eves got into a scuffle with two sharply dressed men – dad-of-one Lee Marriott, 45, and Michael Darcy, both from Brentwood, Essex – in the short

today 22:39
Revealed: Why bare-chested punter in Ascot viral video was attempting to fight two oil brokers

The bare-chested man who charged shirtless at another race-goer at Ascot has declared the boozy row was "all over a chair".

David Eves got into a scuffle with two sharply dressed men – dad-of-one Lee Marriott, 45, and Michael Darcy, both from Brentwood, Essex – in the short

today 22:39
Dad jailed after importing life-size doll that resembled four-year-old for sex

A father has been locked up after ordering a ‘child’ sex doll from Hong Kong.

Andrew Dobson, 49, ordered the item, which looks like a four-year-old girl, off of eBay.

The dad-of-one spent £157 on the doll which was sent alongside a face mask, blindfold, gloves and a

today 22:31
Shocking fire brigade footage shows just how quickly plastic backed fridge freezers go up in flames

This horrifying footage shows how quickly flames can spread when a fridge freezer catches fire.

Considered the most dangerous electrical appliance in the home and packed with highly flammable insulation, they have been linked to one fire a week in the capital.

London Fire Brigade

today 22:15
Shocking fire brigade footage shows just how quickly plastic backed fridge freezers go up in flames

This horrifying footage shows how quickly flames can spread when a fridge freezer catches fire.

Considered the most dangerous electrical appliance in the home and packed with highly flammable insulation, they have been linked to one fire a week in the capital.

London Fire Brigade

today 22:15
Abbey Clancy pregnant with baby number THREE - just weeks after saying Peter Crouch was 'done' with having kids

No wonder Abbey Clancy is looking so swell – the model is expecting her third child.

Just months ago, she had joked that footie star husband Peter Crouch, 36, was “done” with having kids.

But the 31-year-old has shared her happy news with pals while on holiday in Mallorca –

yesterday 21:33
Abbey Clancy pregnant with baby number THREE - just weeks after saying Peter Crouch was 'done' with having kids

No wonder Abbey Clancy is looking so swell – the model is expecting her third child.

Just months ago, she had joked that footie star husband Peter Crouch, 36, was “done” with having kids.

But the 31-year-old has shared her happy news with pals while on holiday in Mallorca –

yesterday 21:33
Camden evacuate tower block over ‘safety fears’ following Grenfell fire

Hundreds of residents are set to be evacuated from a tower block because of safety concerns following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Camden Council revealed this evening that residents in 161 flats on the Chalcots estate in London will be evacuated.

The removal of homeowners is to allow

yesterday 21:25
Cladding to be removed from 10 London tower blocks
Thermal cladding is to be removed from 12 London tower blocks as a precaution following the Grenfell Tower fire.
yesterday 20:55
Camden flats to be evacuated over cladding
More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of safety concerns over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire.
yesterday 20:55
BREAKING: Mass evacuation of London tower block over Grenfell fire fears
CAMDEN Council has evacuated around 161 households from a tower block.
yesterday 20:27
NHS urged to check buildings for flammable cladding following Grenfell blaze

NHS Trusts are being urged to check hospitals for flammable cladding, after police confirmed materials used on Grenfell Tower failed all safety tests.

Regulator NHS Improvement has written to around 200 Trusts in England, asking them to check their buildings for materials implicated in the

yesterday 20:19
Hundreds of people evacuated from tower block after same cladding as Grenfell Tower found

It is believed that 161 homes in the Chalcots Estate have been emptied.

Leader of Camden Council, Georgia Gould, said: “Whilst we are clear that our cladding design and insulation significantly differs to that at Grenfell Tower, the external cladding panels did not satisfy our

yesterday 20:19
BREAKING: NHS gives urgent guidance to hospitals across UK in wake of Grenfell Tower fire
NHS Trusts have been urged to check hospital buildings for the cladding used on Grenfell Tower "as soon as possible".
yesterday 19:21
Premier Inn opened by Theresa May found to have cladding similar to Grenfell Tower

A Premier Inn opened by Theresa May has cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower.

Police confirmed today that the west London building’s cladding and insulation failed all safety tests

Earlier this month, 79 people died when a blaze tore through the

yesterday 19:13
British No 3 Dan Evans reveals he has failed a drugs test and admits taking cocaine

British No 3 Dan Evans has announced he has failed a drug test for cocaine.

The emotional world No 50 called a press conference at a Novotel hotel in West London this afternoon to reveal the bombshell news.

He failed the test in April for out-of-competition use of the recreational

yesterday 18:15
British No 3 Dan Evans reveals he has failed a drugs test and admits taking cocaine

British No 3 Dan Evans has announced he has failed a drug test for cocaine.

The emotional world No 50 called a press conference at a Novotel hotel in West London this afternoon to reveal the bombshell news.

He failed the test in April for out-of-competition use of the recreational

yesterday 18:15
Northern Irish politician launches legal challenge against Conservatives and DUP

A Northern Irish politician who campaigned for the Good Friday Agreement is taking legal action against the government.

Ciaran McClean has launched a legal challenge against the proposed deal between the Conservative Party and the DUP.

The Belfast Telegraph reported that solicitors

yesterday 18:07
Father Jon Platt found guilty of taking daughter on term-time holiday to Disney

A father who fought a long-running legal battle over taking his child on a term-time holiday was today found guilty over the unauthorised trip.

Jon Platt was convicted of failing to ensure his child regularly attended school after a court heard clearing him would ‘undermine

yesterday 18:07
Schools go green to support Grenfell fire victims
Pupils in schools in London and other parts of England are wearing green to show support for those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
yesterday 17:37
XXX-treme sport: Adrenaline junkie strips NAKED for base jump
A BLONDE adrenaline junkie decided to base jump naked to feel the “air on her body”.
yesterday 17:09
Daily News
Lionel Messi at 30: He's won every club and individual gong going - and happy to stay at his beloved Barcelona

Lionel Messi has done it all and won it all at Barcelona and been hailed for “pulverising expectations.”

But those hoping to see the Barca superstar weave his magic in another country are facing disappointment as Messi wants to finish his career at the Nou Camp.

Messi

today 07:27
Lionel Messi at 30: He's won every club and individual gong going - and happy to stay at his beloved Barcelona

Lionel Messi has done it all and won it all at Barcelona and been hailed for “pulverising expectations.”

But those hoping to see the Barca superstar weave his magic in another country are facing disappointment as Messi wants to finish his career at the Nou Camp.

Messi

today 07:27
Hoarder forced to call in professional cleaners as she hadn't seen her own floor in four years

A hoarder hadn't seen her floor in four years after filling her flat with piles of rubbish that stood four feet high.

Sally-Ann Howell was forced to call in Britain's most extreme cleaners after neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from her home.

Bin bags filled with cat

today 07:27
Hoarder forced to call in professional cleaners as she hadn't seen her own floor in four years

A hoarder hadn't seen her floor in four years after filling her flat with piles of rubbish that stood four feet high.

Sally-Ann Howell was forced to call in Britain's most extreme cleaners after neighbours complained about a foul smell coming from her home.

Bin bags filled with cat

today 07:27
Paris transformed into giant Olympic park with 100m race along River Seine in bid to host 2024 Games

A diver plunged into the Seine while the mayor of Paris took to the river in a kayak, as the city transformed itself into a giant Olympic park on Friday.

The spectacle formed part of the French capital's final push to win the rights to host the 2024 Games.

Paris and rival Los Angeles

today 07:27
Paris transformed into giant Olympic park with 100m race along River Seine in bid to host 2024 Games

A diver plunged into the Seine while the mayor of Paris took to the river in a kayak, as the city transformed itself into a giant Olympic park on Friday.

The spectacle formed part of the French capital's final push to win the rights to host the 2024 Games.

Paris and rival Los Angeles

today 07:27
The Killing School: Former Navy SEAL sniper reveals what it takes to become the world's deadliest sharpshooter

Bunkered down in the dirt of Afghanistan just months after 9/11, Navy SEAL Brandon Webb watched the sun rise and knew he was in trouble.

His platoon had been sent on a search-and-destroy mission to find the body of a militant killed by a US gunship.

Having trekked through the night,

today 07:27
The Killing School: Former Navy SEAL sniper reveals what it takes to become the world's deadliest sharpshooter

Bunkered down in the dirt of Afghanistan just months after 9/11, Navy SEAL Brandon Webb watched the sun rise and knew he was in trouble.

His platoon had been sent on a search-and-destroy mission to find the body of a militant killed by a US gunship.

Having trekked through the night,

today 07:27
Top cop reveals cuts are leaving PCs in mental crisis
SUICIDAL bobbies are being hospitalised after breaking under the strain of cuts.
today 07:27
BREAKING: Mountainous landslide buries village in China sparking fears 100 people missing

At least 40 homes in the village of Xinmo were swamped under the gushing flow of debris as the side of a mountain collapsed around 6.00am local time (11pm BST). A rescue operation is now under way to try to locate and rescue the missing.

The Maoxian government released a statement

today 07:19
North Korea’s neighbour launches ‘defiant’ missile capable of striking Pyongyang

South Korea successfully test-fired a type of Hyunmoo-2 ballistic missile, the nation’s presidential office said in a statement.

Defence officials believe the missile may go up to 497 miles (800 kilometres) – the maximum ballistic missile range allowed under a deal with the US

today 07:19
Partick Thistle training regime is a world away from pre-season army camp from hell

Adam Barton won’t complain about Partick Thistle’s punishing training regime after enduring the pre-season from hell at an army boot camp in Arbroath.

The Jags ace will happily take whatever lung-bursting duties are asked of him by boss Alan Archibald because he knows the manager is

today 07:03
Netball: Talented Avon girls lift the Scottish Cup

Avon Netball Club’s Under-17s are Scottish Cup champions after a convincing 65-37 win over Holyrood Celts.

Top shooting from Emma Barrie and Hannah Wilson saw Avon take the lead early-on and they maintained it throughout at the Oriam in Edinburgh.

Avon would also like to

today 07:03
Cricket: East Kilbride aim to bounce back from defeat at Ayr in Prestwick

East Kilbride Cricket Club suffered their first home defeat in the Western District Premier Division last Saturday against Ayr.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kess Sajjad got the wickets of Ayr danger men Mike Papps and Neill Smith in his opening spell of bowling. It

today 07:03
Glasgow Girls boss reckons his players have international appeal

GLASGOW Girls head coach George Patterson has urged Shelley Kerr to cast her eye over his players when she takes over as Scotland boss.

Kerr will replace Anna Signeul at the helm after the women's national side compete at this summer's European championships.

And Patterson reckons

today 07:03
Lavish thriller Riviera is glam and glossy but lacks grit, says Lisa Gray

FANCY sprawling villas on the Cote D’Azur, fast cars, priceless paintings and more designer labels than the Oscars red carpet.

No, not my wish-list for when my numbers come up in tonight’s Lotto draw – rather Sky Atlantic’s glossy new thriller.

It’s fair to say the folk

today 07:03
Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner 'accidentally' becomes film producer

Trainspotting’s Ewen Bremner has “accidentally” become a film producer.

The Spud actor said he does not know what a producer is supposed to do but he managed to bring together No Song to Sing.

It is being shown as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

He

today 07:03
Dad accuses ex-head teacher of 'fabricating lies' to have him labelled a child abuser

A dad yesterday accused an ex-head teacher of “fabricating lies” to have him labelled a child abuser.

Richard Russell is defending himself against a legal bid by Geraldine McWilliams to end an alleged decade-long campaign of harassment.

The former head of St Monica’s Primary

today 07:03
Latest news from Great Britain
today 07:27 Lionel Messi at 30: He's won every club and individual gong going - and happy to stay at his beloved Barcelona
today 07:27 Lionel Messi at 30: He's won every club and individual gong going - and happy to stay at his beloved Barcelona
today 07:27 Hoarder forced to call in professional cleaners as she hadn't seen her own floor in four years
today 07:27 Hoarder forced to call in professional cleaners as she hadn't seen her own floor in four years
today 07:27 Paris transformed into giant Olympic park with 100m race along River Seine in bid to host 2024 Games
today 07:27 Paris transformed into giant Olympic park with 100m race along River Seine in bid to host 2024 Games
today 07:27 The Killing School: Former Navy SEAL sniper reveals what it takes to become the world's deadliest sharpshooter
today 07:27 The Killing School: Former Navy SEAL sniper reveals what it takes to become the world's deadliest sharpshooter
today 07:27 Top cop reveals cuts are leaving PCs in mental crisis
today 07:27 Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang
today 07:19 BREAKING: Mountainous landslide buries village in China sparking fears 100 people missing
today 07:19 North Korea’s neighbour launches ‘defiant’ missile capable of striking Pyongyang
today 07:03 Partick Thistle training regime is a world away from pre-season army camp from hell
today 07:03 Netball: Talented Avon girls lift the Scottish Cup
today 07:03 Cricket: East Kilbride aim to bounce back from defeat at Ayr in Prestwick
today 07:03 Glasgow Girls boss reckons his players have international appeal
today 07:03 Lavish thriller Riviera is glam and glossy but lacks grit, says Lisa Gray
today 07:03 Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner 'accidentally' becomes film producer
today 07:03 Dad accuses ex-head teacher of 'fabricating lies' to have him labelled a child abuser
today 07:03 Quarter of Scottish flights hit by delays with Edinburgh airport the country's worst offender
today 07:03 Brave mum joins forces with Daily Record to launch charity appeal to help families after son beats cancer
today 07:03 Brave mum joins forces with Daily Record to launch charity appeal to help families after son beats cancer
today 07:03 'We are letting the teachers teach': John Swinney says key to improvement is giving control to the schools
today 07:03 Wedding plans destroyed as couple lose savings to scammers
today 07:03 Wedding plans destroyed as couple lose savings to scammers
today 07:03 Insulting homeless could become hate crime in Scotland as judges review legislation
today 07:03 UVF supergrass murderer admits 200 terror raps
today 07:03 Thug jailed after turning council flat into bomb factory in bitter feud against pal's boss
today 07:03 Kingpin Steven 'Bonzo' Daniel's home under police guard following machete attack
today 07:03 Kingpin Steven 'Bonzo' Daniel's home under police guard following machete attack
today 07:03 Cops probe Scots comic accused of sending women 'sexual and disgusting' messages
today 07:03 Cops probe Scots comic accused of sending women 'sexual and disgusting' messages
today 06:21 When does Ramadan 2017 end? UK dates, timetable, how to fast and what to pray on the 27th night as Eid al-Fitr begins
today 06:21 Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian look smoking hot even in work out gear as they show off trim bodies in tight outfits
today 06:21 Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian look smoking hot even in work out gear as they show off trim bodies in tight outfits
today 06:21 Scott Disick and Bella Thorne look cosy as they reunite on night out in Los Angeles after Cannes fall out
today 06:21 Homeless Grenfell Tower fire survivors 'asked to leave west London hotel with just a few hours notice'
today 06:21 Topless man reveals what sparked Ascot Ladies Day brawl
today 06:21 BREAKING: 100 feared buried as devastating landslide swallows village
today 06:13 ‘Once and for all’ Mike Pence mounts pressure on North Korea to end its nuclear programme
today 06:13 REVEALED: Vladimir Putin has 'accessed Western cyber security secrets since late 1990s'
today 06:13 China 'deploys submarine-hunting aircraft to South China Sea' in defiance of US warnings
today 05:57 Jail for perverted 87-year-old pensioner who started abusing girl when she was aged just seven
today 05:43 Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England's skin
today 05:43 Reality Check: How many people are affected by May's offer?
today 05:43 'I kept my daughter's body at home for three weeks'
today 05:43 Armed Forces Day: Liverpool leads events across country
today 05:15 Scott Disick and Bella Thorne look cosy as they reunite on night out in Los Angeles after Cannes fall out
today 05:15 Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Watford 'refuse to splash £15m on Gunners defender Kieran Gibbs'
today 05:15 Liverpool transfer news and rumours: Reds join Arsenal in race for Bordeaux striker Gaetan Laborde?
Editorials
The rise of the green mayor – Sadiq Khan and the politics of clean energy
At an event at Tate Modern, Sadiq Khan pledged to clean up London's act.
yesterday 18:49
The Gallows Pole's ultra-violence turns reading into a kind of dare
Author Benjamin Myers's capacity for the grotesque is constantly threatening to breach your tolerance of it.
yesterday 17:43
Skam, interrupted: why is the phenomenally popular teen drama ending before its peak?
The show has been building towards high school graduation – but now it’s ending before its lead characters finish school.
yesterday 17:43
Chart of the week: America goes shopping

The banking crisis forced US consumers to deleverage. Between 2008 and 2013 they worked off 12% of their borrowings – having spent the 63 previous years growing them. They have since resumed buying things they don’t need with money they don’t have. Total household indebtedness has

yesterday 16:31
The three avoidable mistakes that Theresa May has made in the Brexit negotiations
She ignored the official Leave campaign, and many Remainers, in pursuing Brexit in the way she has.
yesterday 16:29
Who really controls the Labour Party now?
Jeremy Corbyn's allies will struggle to achieve their ambition to remove general secretary Iain McNicol.
yesterday 16:29
Who will take responsibility for the rise in far-right terrorism?
Muslims are asked to condemn Islamist terrorism – should the mainstream right do the same when the attackers are white?
yesterday 15:01
How and why "inspirational" Instagram accounts are stealing photos to spread lies
"They blew it up to make me appear bigger," says Amaya King, whose photo was stolen for the "before" shot in a weight loss picture.
yesterday 15:01
Who really controls Labour now?
Jeremy Corbyn's allies will struggle to achieve their ambition to remove party general secretary Iain McNicol. 
yesterday 15:01
Watching Bob Dylan on stage made me yearn for the gigs of my youth
Somewhere along the line, I’d lost the punky irreverence that used to make me delight in iconoclasm for its own sake.
yesterday 13:41
Blogs
People With A Learning Disability Like My Niece Should Never Have Had To Call An Institution Their Home

My niece, Fauzia, is now 19 years old. She has a learning disability and autism and spent two and a half years in an assessment and treatment unit called St. Andrew's hospital. You may have seen her in Channel 4's Dispatches programme saying she is "never going back, never going back" to that

2017-03-03 19:41
Mandatory Sex And Relationships Education Is A Victory For Campaigners And Young Women Everywhere

This week something revolutionary happened. After years of effort from young people, students, parents, teachers and campaigners the Government announced its intentions to make sex and relationships education (SRE) statutory in an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill while also

2017-03-03 19:41
There's Growing Anger Among Parents At School Cuts

It terrifies me to say this, but in 10 year's time, my son will be leaving school.

Over this period, the UK will set sail for the economic unknown and leave its European Union membership behind; technology too will bring further, seismic changes to the world of work.

In this

2017-03-03 18:35
How To Teach A Six-Year-Old Girl About Money

My eldest was six years old the other day and she had a pretty good day: gifts, games, cards, candles, chocolate caterpillar cake. The usual. By the end of the day, she was pretty tired, but insisted playing "one more game".

How could I refuse?

She darted off and two seconds later

2017-03-03 18:35