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'Obsessed' builder allegedly kidnapped, raped and cut throats of two women - court hears

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:52:49 +0000

An "obsessed" builder kidnapped, raped and cut the throats of two young women, leaving one of them dead in a freezer at a disused house, a court has heard.


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WATCH: Bored by Brexit? Politician takes a snooze in Parliament

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:22:18 +0000

A Brexit-backing MP appeared a little more weary than usual with Ken Clarke as the Europhile former chancellor spoke in the Commons.



Just Eat customer's shock after driver sends 'creepy' texts

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:04:45 +0000

A 33-year-old woman was horrified after a Just Eat driver sent her a string of unsolicited messages on WhatsApp after delivering her meal on Saturday.


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Prosecution demands life for inventor over murder

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A Danish prosecutor has called for artist and inventor Peter Madsen to be jailed for life for the "extremely brutal" murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.


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Parties playing on migrant fear factor in Italy election

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Immigration has been thrust to the fore of Italy's election campaign after a politician from a right-wing party warned that "the white race" was in danger of dying out.


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Thermometer breaks at -62C in 'world's coldest village'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The thermometer in a remote Siberian village known as the coldest inhabited place on Earth has broken as temperatures plunged to near-record depths.


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Thermometer in world’s coldest village breaks as temperatures plunge to near record -62C

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:28:30 +0000

The thermometer in a remote Siberian village known as the coldest inhabited place on earth has broken as temperatures plunged to near-record depths.


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Hunt on for prisoner who walked out of court and disappeared before sentencing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:11:14 +0000

A prisoner is on the run after walking out of a court building before he could be sentenced, police said.


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Tory MP apologises over blog post suggesting unemployed should be sterilised

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:05:44 +0000

A Tory MP promoted in Theresa May's reshuffle has apologised over a blog post suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.


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Danish inventor charged with murder of Swedish journalist in his submarine

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:16:22 +0000

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine.


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21 children injured after school bus crashes into house in Germany

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:35:36 +0000

Police in southern Germany said 21 children were injured when a school bus crashed into a house.


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New appeal after post-mortem of newborn baby girl found dead in Hampshire park

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:31:28 +0000

Detectives are hunting the murderer of a newborn baby girl who suffered multiple head injuries before she was found in the bushes of a town centre park.


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Mother urges review in Poppi case after third court ruling that toddler was abused

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:27:34 +0000

The mother of Poppi Worthington has called for prosecutors to look again at her daughter's case after a third court judgment that she was sexually assaulted before her death.


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Two men charged with murder following London stabbing

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:28:18 +0000

Two men have been charged with murder following the stabbing of a 25-year-old in west London.


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Ukip leader ditches lover over racist Markle texts

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The wife of Ukip leader Henry Bolton has twisted the knife, refusing to have him back and questioning his "inexplicably poor" judgment over his affair with a "racist" party activist.


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'Black Widow' accused of killing old men for cash

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A French woman dubbed the 'Black Widow' for allegedly wooing and then poisoning old men to pocket their money stood trial for murder yesterday in the Riviera town of Nice.


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Serial mountain rescue faker who took a selfie while being winched to safety is jailed

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:47:54 +0000

As a means of attracting attention, staging accidents on various mountain ranges is not overly common. But that is likely to be of little consolation to the crews who have raced to the aid of Michael Cuminskey, a serial mountain rescue faker with a penchant for taking a selfie as he is winched to safety.


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Ukip chief Henry Bolton ends 'romantic relationship' with girlfriend after 'racist' Meghan Markle remarks

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:02:43 +0000

Henry Bolton has revealed he has ended his romantic relationship with Jo Marney after it was reported she made racist remarks about Meghan Markle.


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Rebellion puts Merkel coalition in doubt

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

An agreement that paves the way for Angela Merkel to form a new coalition government in Germany has been cast into doubt by a growing rebellion within the Social Democrat party (SPD).


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Ukip storm over sick and racist messages

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The leader of Ukip has been told to choose between his job and his new girlfriend after it emerged that she sent graphic messages referencing the sexual abuse of babies in an argument with a friend.


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Eight die in leisure centre fire

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire and stampede in a local leisure association in the town of Vila Nova da Rainha in northern Portugal on Saturday night, officials said.


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Passengers' 'miracle' escape from disaster

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea.


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'She is my future wife and my forever' - Partner of murdered travel agent Cassie Hayes

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:45:45 +0000

A man has been charged with the murder of travel agent Cassie Hayes who was attacked at her workplace.


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Travel agent 'with heart of gold' died from throat wound after attack at her workplace

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:58:57 +0000

A travel agent with an "absolute heart of gold" died from a wound to the throat when she was fatally attacked at her workplace.


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Plane skids off Turkish runway on Black Sea coast

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:23:35 +0000

A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and ended up halfway down a steep slope into the Black Sea, but no passengers or crew were hurt, Turkish media reported on Sunday.


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Girlfriend of Ukip leader suspended from party after 'racist' Meghan Markle remarks

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:58:02 +0000

The girlfriend of Ukip leader Henry Bolton has been suspended from the party after reportedly making racist remarks about Meghan Markle.


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Young British woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:16:35 +0000

A British woman in her 20s has been found dead alongside a man in his 30s in what police believe was a murder-suicide.


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Murder probe launched after woman (28) killed in TUI travel agents

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:23:02 +0000

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after an employee was killed in an attack at a travel agents in Merseyside.


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Investigator accused of exploiting hunt for Madeleine McCann to fund lavish lifestyle found dead

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:36:34 +0000

A private detective accused of exploiting the hunt for Madeleine McCann to fund his lavish lifestyle has been found dead.


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Tens of thousands protest against new right-wing government in Austria

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:02:18 +0000

Thousands of Austrians are protesting against their country's new right-wing government with a march in Vienna.


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Couple accused of killing French nanny admit attempting to dispose of body

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:45:01 +0000

A couple who deny killing a French nanny have admitted perverting the course of justice by attempting to dispose of her body by burning it.


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Girl (4) who disappeared from London found in Spain

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 08:31:11 +0000

A four-year-old girl who has been found in Spain after going missing with her schizophrenic mother during the summer is expected to return to England in the next few days.


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Women should be happy men try to 'hit' on them, says Silvio

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has waded into the debate over sexual harassment provoked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying that women "should be happy" if a man tries to seduce them.


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Teenage Emmanuel Macron wrote erotic novel about his affair with Brigitte, new book claims

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron appears to have confirmed the existence of a long-rumoured erotic novel written by her husband about the early days of their romance, when she was his married teacher.


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Surgeon who burned his initials on patients' livers spared jail

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:22:16 +0000

A surgeon who admitted burning his initials on to the livers of two unconscious transplant patients has been sentenced to a 12-month community order, 120 hours’ unpaid work and a £10,000 (€11,200) fine.


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WATCH: Who was in the wrong here? Terrifying moment lorry cuts off car trying to merge into its lane

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:32 +0000

Dashcam footage recorded in Dorset, England shows a car narrowly avoiding disaster.



50 firefighters tackle blaze at Nottingham train station

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:21:35 +0000

A "fully developed fire" at Nottingham station has spread to the roof.


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French police say all jewels stolen in daring Ritz raid recovered

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:40:47 +0000

French police have recovered all the jewels that a gang of thieves attempted to snatch from a store in the upscale Paris Ritz hotel, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday.


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Manchester Arena bombing report says 'learn lessons from Hillsborough'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:24:09 +0000

A report into the Manchester Arena attack recommends public bodies dealing with families of the bereaved adopt rules inspired by the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.


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UK would face 'lost decade' in no-deal Brexit

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A no-deal Brexit could result in close to half-a-million fewer jobs in the UK and a loss of about £47bn (€53bn) in investment, a report commissioned by the mayor of London has found.


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Royals get knickers in a twist over lingerie-maker's book

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Britain's Queen Elizabeth's lingerie supplier, Rigby & Peller, has been stripped of its royal warrant after the company's former owner wrote a tell-all book about palace fittings.


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Nigel Farage warming to the idea of second Brexit referendum in the UK

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:13:53 +0000

Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Thursday he was warming to the idea of holding a second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, arguing that another vote would see "Leave" win again and end the debate.


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Hatchet-wielding raiders steal jewellery worth millions from Ritz Hotel in Paris

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:39:17 +0000

Armed robbers have stolen jewellery reportedly worth millions of pounds from the Ritz hotel in Paris.


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Army advert: 'It's ok to be gay or cry'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A series of new animated adverts for the British army say it is OK to cry, be gay and practise your faith as part of a drive to recruit more soldiers from diverse backgrounds.


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Party drops plan to ditch euro ahead of Italy election

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Italy's most popular party has dropped a long-held threat to ditch the euro, as the country heads to a general election in March.


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Deneuve comments about men's 'right to seduce' spark fury

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

An open letter signed by film star Catherine Deneuve and dozens of other French women about men being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct claims has led to a backlash in the French press and on social media.


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Spot the fake? All of them (except one)

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A dazzling collection of Modigliani paintings that went on display in Italy, believed to be worth tens of millions of euro, has been declared fake.


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Jewels worth €4.2m stolen in Paris Ritz heist

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Axe-wielding robbers stole jewellery yesterday possibly worth more than $5m (€4.2m) from a store in the famed Ritz Hotel in Paris, police said.


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€5m worth of jewels stolen as armed raiders storm Ritz Hotel in Paris

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:23:00 +0000

Armed robbers have stolen jewellery reportedly worth millions of Euro from the Ritz hotel in Paris.


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Man pronounced dead by doctors 'starts snoring' in mortuary hours before post-mortem

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:34:23 +0000

A prisoner certified dead by three doctors was reportedly found to be alive just hours before his post-mortem.


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Eleanor stirs up a wave of plastic on England's beaches

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Beachcombers and environmental activists have been shocked by the scale of ­plastic waste uncovered in the ­aftermath of Storm Eleanor.


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Lady Lucan killed herself following Parkinson's self-diagnosis

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Lady Lucan killed herself by taking a cocktail of drink and drugs after self-diagnosing with Parkinson's disease.


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H&M says sorry over black child in 'coolest monkey' hoodie

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

A leading fashion chain has apologised after its website featured a black child model wearing a 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodie.


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Netanyahu: Israel 'stopped' plane terror plots in Europe

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Israeli intelligence has helped stop terrorists from using civilian aeroplanes in Europe to carry out major attacks "of the worst kind", Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday.


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13,000 tourists stranded in Alps

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Unusually heavy snowfall and a high risk of Alpine avalanches have stranded 13,000 tourists in the Swiss resort of Zermatt at the base of the famed Matterhorn mountain.


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Body found after woman told police she killed man and buried him in garden years ago

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:59:05 +0000

A body has been found after a woman walked into a police station and said she had killed a man several years ago and buried him in a garden.


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Mother of boy (5) who drowned at water park says he 'hated water' so she didn't bring armbands, court hears

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:58:02 +0000

A woman whose five-year-old son drowned at a water park told a family court judge how she had been confident that the youngster would not go into a lagoon because he "hated water".


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Teenage schoolgirl placed in isolation after shaving her head for charity

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:05:50 +0000

A mother was left reeling after her teenage daughter was punished at school for shaving her head for charity.


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'Mam, I'm frightened, I don't feel very well' - last words of tragic teen (17) who died from sepsis

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:40:35 +0000

A mother has described how she tried to save her daughter's life as she collapsed and died from sepsis.


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More than 160 people arrested and €50m in assets seized in crackdown on alleged mob empire

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:04:33 +0000

Anti-mafia police have seized €50m in assets and detained more than 160 people in Italy and Germany, accusing them of running a huge mob-controlled empire.


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Vicar found guilty of 'spiritual abuse' after trying to stop teenage boy seeing his girlfriend with 'nightly one-on-one mentoring sessions'

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:34:43 +0000

A vicar has become the first to be found guilty of spiritual abuse after he tried to stop a teenage boy seeing his girlfriend.


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BBC editor 'refused to collude in discrimination'

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

BBC journalist Carrie Gracie said she turned down a £45,000 (€50,000) pay rise and resigned because she refused "to collude knowingly in what I consider to be unlawful discrimination" at the corporation.


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Reshuffle in chaos as UK ministers reject move

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Theresa May's hopes of asserting her authority with a UK cabinet revamp fell flat last night after senior ministers derailed her reshuffle by refusing to move from their jobs.


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Dortmund bomb suspect 'didn't want to kill anyone'

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The man suspected of bombing German football team Borussia Dortmund's bus last year has admitted he carried out the attack, but claims he did not intend to kill or hurt anyone.


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'Gifted' student with dairy allergy died after eating a chicken burger marinated in buttermilk, inquest hears

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:16:30 +0000

A gifted teenage university student with a dairy allergy died after eating a chicken burger marinated in buttermilk at a restaurant, an inquest has heard.


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Rape victim who overdosed on diet pills 'did not get appropriate care due to A&E overcrowding', inquest hears

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:51:00 +0000

A young woman who died after taking an overdose of online diet pills did not receive appropriate care because the A&E department was too overcrowded, an inquest heard.


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Attempted murder probe begins after shots fired at German-Turkish footballer's car

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:15:45 +0000

An attempted murder probe has been launched after shots were fired at the car of a German-Turkish football player on a German road.


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Former football coach Barry Bennell admits six child abuse charges

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 11:48:37 +0000

Former football coach Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to six child sex offences.


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Borussia Dortmund bus bombing suspect admits attack but says he did not intend to kill or injure anyone

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:02:54 +0000

The suspect in last year's bombing of the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus has admitted that he carried out the attack but said he did not intend to kill or injure anyone.


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Man arrested after using 'homemade barcode' at self-service supermarket checkout

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:24:44 +0000

A thief has been arrested after allegedly using a "homemade barcode" at a supermarket checkout, police said.


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Pope gives blessing to 34 babies in Sistine splendour

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Pope Francis has baptised 34 cooing and crying babies in the splendour of the Sistine Chapel, and encouraged their parents to make sure the "language of love" is spoken at home.


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May defends her record as she signals major cabinet reshuffle

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Theresa May has signalled a radical reshuffle of her government, with up to six senior ministers facing the axe.


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Merkel restarts coalition bid with make-or-break talks

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could cut a deal as they began five days of make-or-break talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.


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The European village where children (5) smoke cigarettes they get from their parents

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encourage children as young as five to smoke cigarettes.


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Pope Francis invites new mothers to breastfeed in the Sistine Chapel

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:19:41 +0000

Pope Francis told new mothers they should feel free to breastfeed their babies in the Sistine Chapel if they felt hungry.


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Two injured in explosion at Stockholm subway station

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:28:00 +0000

Two people have been taken to hospital after an explosion at a Stockholm subway station.


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Mother of James Bulger shares her biggest regret 25 years on from his murder

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 09:37:22 +0000

THE mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has spoken of her sorrow and regret nearly 25 years on from a death which shocked much of the world.


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Ambulance service apologises after pensioner in the UK dies following nearly four hour wait

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 15:30:13 +0000

An ambulance service has apologised to the family of a pensioner who died after waiting nearly four hours for paramedics to arrive.


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WATCH: Skiers trapped in nightmarish swinging chairlift as storm hits Austria

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:23:46 +0000

The terrifying moment that skiers were stuck in a chairlift swinging violently because of strong winds brought on by Storm Eleanor, has been captured on video.



Bulger killer to be tried over indecent images

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

One of the killers of toddler James Bulger has been charged over indecent images of children and his trial is to be held in private at an unnamed court.


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Actor replaced in BBC drama after sexual assault claims

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Ed Westwick is to be replaced in the BBC's Agatha Christie adaptation 'Ordeal by Innocence' after he was accused of sexual assault.


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Fewer migrants are using sea to reach Europe after curbs

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than the previous year, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said yesterday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.


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Man caught filming up women's skirts on train by off-duty police officer

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:51:57 +0000

A man who was caught filming up women’s skirts using a hidden camera has been sentenced.


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Outrage as transgender woman told she must be known as child's father

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:34:46 +0000

Germany needs a drastic overhaul of gender laws after a transgender woman has been told she can only be legally recognised as her child's father, LGBT+ advocacy groups have said.


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Triple killer who 'played the system' to die in jail after admitting murder

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:01:39 +0000

An "evil" serial wife killer who met his third victim while on day release from a secure mental hospital will die in jail.


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James Bulger's killer Jon Venables charged over child abuse images

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:20:13 +0000

One of toddler James Bulger's killers has been charged over indecent images of children and his trial is to be held in private at an unnamed court, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.


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NHS must offer transgender men egg storage, say experts

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Women transitioning to men must be offered egg storage on Britain's healthcare system, because they have the right to become parents too, the British Fertility Society said as it published new guidance.


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Watch: Cyclist bumped by car on busy road not deemed 'a collision'

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:43:44 +0000

Footage recorded in late November, in Walsall, shows a cyclist travelling home from work before a passing car collides with his bike.


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Man stabbed to death at Paddy Power shop in UK

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:21:51 +0000

A man has been arrested after a fatal stabbing at a betting shop.


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Watch: Moment €1.1m bottle of vodka is stolen

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:09:07 +0000

Copenhagen police are investigating the theft of a bottle of vodka claimed to be the world's most expensive at €1.1m.


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'Black cab rapist' linked to more than 100 attacks to be released from prison

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:33:46 +0000

A convicted rapist who carried out more than 100 attacks while working as a taxi driver is to be released from prison.


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Watch: Moment taxi driver finds out he has won almost €27m

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:57:24 +0000

This is the moment a taxi driver realised he had just won £24,501,283 (€26.9m) in the UK's National Lottery.


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Survey shows majority of UK Labour grassroots members favour second Brexit vote

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:50:27 +0000

Eight out of 10 grassroots members of Britain's opposition Labour Party want a referendum on the terms of the country's exit from the European Union, according to a survey published on Thursday.


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Street's first barmaid, actress Doreen Keogh, dies aged 91

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tributes have been paid following the death of actress Doreen Keogh - 'Coronation Street's' first barmaid.


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Macron wife mocked for behaving like 'Queen of France'

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Brigitte Macron has been accused of acting like Marie Antoinette for insisting on standing beside, not behind, her husband at state functions and visits.


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Homeless 'hero' faces jail for stealing from bombing victims

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Homeless "hero" Chris Parker has been locked up and lost £50,000 (€56,200) from well-wishers after admitting stealing from stricken victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.


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World famous harpist accused of sexually assaulting underage boy with her lover

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:58:02 +0000

A world-renowned harpist who has played for the Queen and several prime ministers is on trial along with her former partner accused of sexually abusing a schoolboy.


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Thieves steal famed Al Thani jewels from Venice exhibition

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:12:38 +0000

Thieves have stolen precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection which were on display at Venice's Doge's Palace.


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