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'Permanent EYESORE' George Michael's neighbours want touching fans' shrine cleared

But snooty residents want it cleared, moaning that it has become a “permanent eyesore” a year after the star’s Christmas Day death.

Thousands have left tributes as the anniversary of his death approaches.

But they say the flowers, photographs and song lyrics in posh ...

today 00:37 open_in_new
May’s warning to Brussels: We will NOT be ‘EU colony’ during Brexit transition

She will tell MPs that steps to sign trade deals with other countries and start enacting a new EU migration system can get going as soon as Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019.

The Prime Minister will seek to allay concerns the UK will be forced simply to languish as a helpless ...

today 00:29 open_in_new
I’ll sue says student, 22 cleared of rapes after evidence was withheld

Liam Allan, 22, was accused of six rapes and six sex assaults and spent almost two years on bail.

But the trial at Croydon Crown Court collapsed after three days when the prosecuting barrister announced he was halting proceedings because crucial information had not been provided to the ...

today 23:27 open_in_new
Save Shakepseare's calling Tawny owls from a dwindling population

It’s not so much that the Bard is merely a bad birdwatcher.

The greatest writer in the English language stands accused of confusing the mournful duets of these phantoms of the night for the cries of forlorn single birds.

His faux pas comes in the final moments of Love’s ...

today 22:25 open_in_new
'I can't wait until your children die' Leigh Griffiths hits out at Twitter troll over horrific slur

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has hit out at an online troll who made a sick comment about his kids.

The post on Twitter came after the Parkhead side were beaten for the first in 69 domestic games.

Police are now understood to be investigating after user @DavotelliKAT, who appears ...

yesterday 21:39 open_in_new
Water cremation? Council plans to liquify bodies in acid and pour them down the drain

A council has announced plans to introduce water cremation which is used in parts of Canada and the United States.

Sandwell metropolitan borough council, near Birmingham, is hoping to become the first council to “green-ify” death after concerns about carbon dioxide emissions ...

yesterday 21:23 open_in_new
Serious crash closes A614 in both directions - updates

Two cars are involved in the accident

The A614 is closed in both directions after a serious crash between two vehicles.

Police are urging people to avoid the area after the accident near Welham Bridge, between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor, on Sunday evening.

Humberside ...

yesterday 20:53 open_in_new
Police probe murder of UK embassy worker Rebecca Dykes found by side of the road in Beirut

Police are investigating the death of a British embassy worker in Beirut.

Rebecca Dykes was murdered in the Lebanese capital and her body was found on the side of a motorway on Saturday.

It is reported by Al Jadeed TV that Ms Dykes, who was in her 30s, had been sexually assaulted ...

yesterday 19:35 open_in_new
'It was a nightmare' - Drivers caught in 'nightmare' queues at Kingswood Retail Park

Visitors reported queues in stores including Asda and Next, while one driver described getting out of the car park as “ridiculous"

Shoppers at Kingswood Retail Park were greeted with “nightmare” car parking queues and “chocka” shops as they picked up buys for ...

yesterday 17:47 open_in_new
Grandma's decision to dry-nurse baby behind her daughter's back divides opinion

A grandmother's decision to dry-nurse her granddaughter has sparked a heated debate online.

Elizabeth Gooden has four children of her own, as well as four step-children and a two-month-old granddaaughter.

Her youngest child is only 11 months older than her granddaughter.

...

yesterday 17:31 open_in_new
London streets in lockdown as bomb squad probe 'suspicious item and man collapsed in car'

Roads in Battersea, London, were put into lockdown after police swooped on the vehicle at around 1:40pm today. 

Officers found a man collapsed behind the wheel of the parked vehicle on Prince of Wales Drive. 

During the search, police found a "suspicious item" that is ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
French air force SHOCK: More than HALF of military planes ‘UNFIT to fly’

And the current situation is so complex, it can take 30 different contracts just to get one helicopter repaired, French armed forces minister Florence Parly has complained.

Speaking during a visit to an air force based in Evreux, Normandy, Ms Parly warned at any given time, 56 per cent of ...

yesterday 17:15 open_in_new
Life after death: Scientist reveals how humans TRANSFORM into new beings after death

Dr Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation research at NYU Langone Health School of Medicine in New York City, said those who suffer from a cardiac arrest biologically go through the same process as death.

The doctor said the process sparks a sense of new-found life in ...

yesterday 16:13 open_in_new
'The story everyone has been MISSING' Farage reveals REAL REASON behind Brexit shock

In a withering attack on the Labour Brexit policy, Nigel Farage charged the left-wing leadership headed by Jeremy Corbyn with being "shamefully dishonest" with the electorate.

The MEP laid the blame for the current political standoff in Parliament over the direction of Brexit at the ...

yesterday 16:13 open_in_new
Horrified bridesmaid woke up as she was being sexually assaulted just hours after wedding

A horrified bridesmaid was sexually assaulted just hours after attending a wedding.

The 32-year-old mum, who cannot be named for legal reasons, woke up as she was being attacked by Thomas Steele as she lay sleeping at a friend's house.

The brute was jailed last month after admitting ...

yesterday 15:27 open_in_new
Labour Party says it is 'COMMON SENSE' to have ECJ rule over Britain after Brexit

Richard Burgon, the shadow justice secretary, said “any deal needs a court” to oversee and protect it, hitting the ECJ should play a role in any future agreement between the Britain and EU.

Brexiteers have long insisted that the ECJ’s influence should be completely ...

yesterday 15:11 open_in_new
Brussels faces Brexit infighting: Eurosceptics to LEAD EU agenda during crucial summit

Austria is set to take a key role in setting the EU agenda when the country takes over the bloc's rotating presidency during the second half of next year.

However, much to the shock of Brussels, the crucial EU summits that will discuss the last details of Brexit could be led by a ...

yesterday 14:09 open_in_new
Novice driver parked on motorway fast lane and watched in horror as van hit car with his wife inside

A driver parked his car in the fast lane of a busy motorway - and then watched as a van ploughed into it with his wife in the passenger seat.

Aleksander Hristov left his wife alone in their Volkswagen Passat for nearly five minutes as cars swerved to avoid it before the van hit it from ...

yesterday 13:23 open_in_new
Royal bromance? Obama grilled by Prince Harry in Radio 4 Today interview

The interview is part of Harry's guest editorship of the programme and features the former US president sharing his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life.

Kensington Palace said the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus ...

yesterday 13:07 open_in_new
'This is a Day 1 decision!' Marr SLAMS Abbott for stumbling over 'basic Brexit questions'

Andrew Marr blasted Diane Abbott for appearing not to know whether EU migrants would need visas to enter Britain after Brexit.

The BBC host repeatedly asked Corbyn ally what he described as "basic questions you would need to decide on day one on the job".

Marr quizzed the MP ...

yesterday 13:07 open_in_new
Mum turns car into raging fireball after pouring petrol INSIDE her motor while trying to fill up tank

A driver turned her own car into a raging fireball after pouring petrol into the wrong slot.

Mum-of-two Julie Nicklin mistakenly poured fuel into the inside of her Smart car and set the car alight as she turned the ignition.

The 2005 Fortwo Pulse model instantly exploded, trapping ...

yesterday 12:21 open_in_new