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Mum's Joy After Girl Is Taken Out Of Womb For Life-saving Operation
  • Margaret Boemer was told her baby had a tumour at 16-week ultrasound
  • Doctors said 1lb and 3oz foetus's only hope was a life-saving operation
  • Surgeons removed her from the womb for 20 minutes then put her back
  • Lynlee Hope was born 12 weeks later after full term, weighing 5lb and 5oz 
Homeowners' £600,000 Premium To Live In Oxfordshire Village Didcot
  • Homes in picturesque villages can come at a premium of 160 per cent 
  • Typical home in Oxfordshire village Didcot increased in value 58 per cent
  • Figures from Lloyds Bank show the price of living in a market town
Pot Of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow: Photographer's Stunning Image Of Phenomenon Over The Lake District Wins Him £1,000 In Annual Competition
  • Mark Gilligan's rainbow image won the Great Britain prize at  Landscape Photographer of the Year
  • The overall prize went to Matthew Cattell for his vortex of starlings swirling around Brighton's West Pier 
  • Other category winners range from the  demolition of Glasgow flats to shifting sands in Lancashire
Somali Pirates Free 26 Asian Sailors After Four Years Held In Captivity
  • Naham 3 crew were taken hostage in March 2012, south of the Seychelles
  • Sailors are in hands of authorities and will be returned to home countries 
  • Originally 29 crew members, but three died after being taken hostage
Britain Should Unilaterally Boost Sanctions On Russia, Labour's Nia Griffith Says
  • Nia Griffith said Russia was a 'very major strategic threat' to Britain 
  • The remarks come despite Corbyn's controversial support for Russia
  • Corbyn's spokesman claimed focus on Russian atrocities in Syria were distracting attention from Western action against ISIS in the country 
  • And Corbyn has refused to say he would always defend a Nato ally against a Russian invasion  
Left Wing British Anarchists Planning 'serious Trouble' Against Calais Police As French Authorities Prepare To Raze The Jungle To The Ground
  • Clare Moseley of Care4Calais compared French authorities to Nazis 
  • The charity opposes plans by French authorities to demolish the Jungle
  • Violent middle class British anarchists are planning to oppose the eviction
  • French police are searching vehicles entering the camp for weapons 
Girl Tells A Soldier Who Saved Her From The Clutches Of Isis Fighters: 'i Thought You'd Never Come' 
  • Little Aysha, 10, from Kafer, Iraq, went three days without food or water 
  • She was rescued by soldiers as there were IS fighters in her village
  • Her village, near Mosul, has been under the control of IS since 2014 
  • The US-led coalition was accused of killing dozens of civilians in an air strike on a funeral procession in the town of Daquq, with Russia claiming the strike had 'all the signs of a war crime';
  • IS hit back in the city of Kirkuk, killing more than a dozen members of the Iraqi security forces;
  • The fanatics launched a rocket attack on an Iraqi convoy in a town near Mosul that had been recently retaken;
  • As many as 1,000 people were treated for breathing problems after IS deliberately set light to a sulphur plant and oil wells. 
Debbie Mcgee Reveals Family Feud That Haunted Paul Daniels Until Death
  • Grieving Debbie has been branded 'a witch' by Paul Daniels' eldest son 
  • She's revealed her torment over a family  feud  that haunted the magician
  • 'I  really hadn't realised Paul Jnr hated me as much as he does,'  she says
Theresa May's Enforcer 'made Claim That An Ex-minister Cheated On His Wife'
  • Gavin Williamson said to have made allegation during EU campaign
  • Made false accusation against a prominent ‘Leave’ campaigner
  • Allegedly made comment when Cameron was  combating  the Brexit revolt
  • As Chief Whip he is responsible for enforcing discipline among Tory MPs
Police Launch Murder Inquiry After Body Of Hotel Housekeeper, 30, Who Went Missing A Week Ago Is Found Under Flyover 
  • Pardeep Kaur, 30, was last seen in Harlington High Street in London 
  • A body was found on Saturday afternoon in waste ground under a flyover 
  • Married woman had not turned up for work at a hotel near Heathrow 
  • Murder squad detectives from the Metropolitan Police arrested two men but bailed them and no new arrests have been made since the discovery
'super Heads' Do Schools More Harm Than Good, Study Warns
  • They can cost schools £2m in consultancy fees to 'help clear up the mess'
  • 'Superheads' often focus resources on older pupils to boost exam results
  •  This can damage the prospects of younger children
School Playing Field Sales Hit Record High As Cash-strapped Councils Try To Raise Funds
  • 11 were sold off in August alone and the total for this year stands at 17 
  • Merging of schools is one of the most commonly stated reasons for sales
  • But critics have pointed out that new schools contain less space 
Asian Councillor ‘suggested Villager Was Islamophobic For Opposing A New Mosque Plan'
  • Dylan Butt, 57, from Trafford Council, claim villagers were 'Islamophobic'
  • The Conservative councillor wrote letters to those opposing new mosque 
  • The £2m Islamic centre with cafe and gallery planned for Greenbelt land 
Pascal Olmeta Poses With Elephant In Pain During Hunt In Zimbabwe
  • Former Marseille and Lyon goalkeeper Pascal Olmeta was in hunting group
  • Video shows elephant being shot twice and then the footballer celebrating
  • He advertised photos of the trip to Zimbabwe on his children's charity site
  • Olmeta said he took part in hunt because elephants were over-populated 
Essex Court Hear Baby Archie Joe Darby Died After Being Snatched From Mother By Dog
  • Four-month-old mauled by Staffie while in the home of his aunt and uncle
  • Archie, 4 months, died and brother Daniel Jay, 22 months, was injured
  • Dog belonged to PC Claire Ferdinand and has been destroyed by police
  • Archie's aunt said: 'It was our dog that did this, and we will have to carry that burden and learn to cope with it'
A Quarter Of Britons Have As Little As £1 In Their Bank Account By Pay Day
  • Half of us have been stung by bank charges in last year, research shows
  • Charges can be £10 a day and for some, add up to as much as £750 a year
  • In poll of 800 people on £23,000 a year or less, half had no savings at all 
M&s And Zara In Syria Refugee Sweatshop Storm
  • Sweatshops in Turkey have been accused of exploiting Syrian refugees
  • They are said to be making cheap clothes for British fashion chains
  • Marks and Spencer said that the findings were 'extremely serious'
  • Panorama – Undercover:The Refugees Who Make Our Clothes. BBC One 8.30pm
Thailand's Crown Prince Leads King Bhumibol Adulyadej Mourners At Bangkok's Royal Plaza
  • Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn led mourners at a ceremony
  • Body of deceased King Bhumibol Adulyadej lying at Royal Plaza in Bangkok
  • No date has been set for cremation, which will likely take place after a year 
  • Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets and sang royal anthem
  • The 64-year-old heir asked to delay being crowned to to grieve with nation
Isis Sets Sulphur Plant Alight Sending Deadly Noxious Smoke Through Northern Iraq 
  • A burning sulphur plant near Mosul was torched by ISIS releasing large amounts of noxious gas into the air
  • Nine people have reportedly died while another 1,000 people are being treated for breathing problems
  • ISIS set ablaze the sulphur plant at al-Mishraq on Wednesday as they retreated from pro-government forces
  • The Mosul offensive, launched last Monday, aims to reclaim the last major Iraqi city under ISIS control
Northolt Police Enter Third Day Of Siege With Man Locked Inside A House With 'petrol Bombs’
  • Armed officers and negotiators are on scene in Wood End Lane, Northolt 
  • The man, believed to be in his mid-40s, remains locked inside the house
  • It is feared he has stockpiled dangerous materials including petrol 
  • Scotland Yard said there is no suggestion the incident is terrorist related
British Airways Accidentally Recommends Facebook Followers To Fly With Virgin Atlantic
  • BA shared rival Virgin Atlantic's post advertising flights to London
  • Facebook users quickly commented and 'liked' the glaring error
  • The post has since been updated with a caption and booking link added 
Boris Claims Michael Gove's Henchman Stole His Phone To Scupper Pm Bid
  • He claims his mobile was stolen by MP Nick Boles in a sabotage attempt 
  • Johnson hoped to team up with fellow leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom
  • They exchanged texts over a deal but BoJo did not receive a crucial reply 
  • Assuming the deal was off, Leadsom launched her own bid for Number 10 
Britain’s Biggest Banks 'will Start Relocating Out Of London Early Next Year'
  • British Bankers Association boss Anthony Browne issued the warning
  • Trading will be much more expensive for banks outside the single market 
  • He claims France is trying to woo corporations from London 
Fly Fishermen Anger Traditionalists By Claiming They Catch More Fish Using Strands Of A Kitchen Mop
  • Fishermen usually spend the winter painstakingly creating imitation flies
  • But US innovation  has seen these  replaced  by the plastic strands of a mop
  • Users of mop flies say they catch more trout, but many anglers are angry
Murder Squad Police Hunt Killer After Man Is Stabbed To Death In Wood Green, London
  • Police were called to Station Road in Wood Green to reports of a stabbing
  • Attempts to revive the victim failed and he died shortly after 3.20am
  • The victim has been named as 33-year-old Vincent Harvey 
  • Murder investigation launched but Met Police have made no arrests
  • A forensic tent has been set up just yards from Wood Green tube station 
Roz Page Reveals How She Was Sent Death Threats And A Bomb Hoax
  • Claire Mann, 48, bombarded Roz Page with abusive texts
  • Other parents at Clore Tikva Jewish primary school also got Mann's texts, which they thought had come from Roz
  • Mann used pay-as-you-go phone to make bomb threat to wife of rabbi
  • Roz had given her daughter's party invite to Mann's ex, who didn't tell her 
  • Mann sentenced to three years in jail for perverting course of justice
Lindsay Lohan Facing Bankruptcy After She Missed £78k Rent On London Flat  
  • Lohan facing bankruptcy after failing to pay rent on £3.5m London flat
  • Lawyers for the landlord of the property have issued papers
  • Solicitors Child & Child hand-delivered a letter to Miss Lohan 
  • Mean Girls actress’s financial woes are latest in a string of personal crises
Baby Catches Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease At Five-star Hotel In Cyprus
  • Shocking images show little Elsie Staddon covered in a rash and blisters
  • Disappointed  family were forced to spend their holiday in the hotel room
  • They claim travel agent Thomson had not informed them about outbreak
London City Airport Is Evacuated After 'chemical Incident'
  • City centre airport evacuated this afternoon following fire alarm reports
  • Some people at the airport reported feeling unwell during the incident 
  • Twitter user said: 'London City Airport's on fire apparently. All evacuated'
  • Pictures show passengers and staff gathering on the  tarmac  outside today
Gary Lineker Admits He's Getting A 'spanking' Over His Calais Jungle Child Migrant Tweets
  • Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker faced an online backlash today 
  • He tweeted about the 'racist' and 'utterly heartless' treatment of refugees 
  • Today he said: 'Getting a bit of a spanking today, but things could be worse - Imagine being a refugee having to flee from your home'
  • Critics have demanded BBC take action for breaching impartiality rules
  • Jeremy Corbyn says he admires Mr Lineker and calls him 'Britain at its best'
Residents Of Devon Village Tell Of Fury As Young Migrants Arrive From Calais
  • Great Torrington, 14 miles south of Barnstaple, to house 'respite facility'
  • Residents in village branded Home Office's choice of location 'bizarre'
  • Children, all under 18, to be brought to Britain in scheme for vulnerable
  • Tory MP says they will all be under 18 and will only stay for a few days 
Pictured: The Baby-faced Teenage Poker Fan Being 'quizzed Over Bomb On The Tube And Device At A Devon Property'
  • Damon Smith, 19, named locally as man being quizzed over Tube bomb
  • Police tasered and arrested him in London then raided his former home
  • Found a 'suspicious device' after evacuating area in Newton Abbott
  • Neighbours say he loved poker and would travel to Casino in Plymouth 
Selfie Fans Turn To Surgery To Get The Perfect Picture: Growing Numbers Opting For Operations To Get Rid Of A Double Chin
  • Dramatic rise in the number of excess chin fat operations  
  • 'Digital dysmorphia' is said to increase negative feelings about self-image
  • Figures produced by British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons
California Freeway Crash Involving Tour Bus And Semi-truck Leaves At Least 7 Dead
  • The crash occurred on I-10 in Desert Hot Springs early Sunday morning
  • Dozens of people were taken to area hospitals after the collision  
  • Emergency crews are working to free more victims from the bus 
Dad's Army Creator Jimmy Perry Has Died Aged 93
  • The comedy writer also created classics such as It Aint Half Hot Mum 
  • BBC sitcom Dad's Army aired on the BBC from 1968 to 1977 
  • Perry was born in London in 1923 and received an OBE in 1978
Richard Pleming, Head Of Top Public School Charterhouse Is Stepping Down 
  • Richard Pleming took over as head of the top public school in 2013
  • Former pupils and parents complained of a 'draconian' regime 
  • Mr Pleming has said he wants to return to his 'first love' of teaching
England Rugby Star James Haskell Held 'court' At Sexually Degrading Boat Trip Party
  • England international  presided  over 'court' where he dispensed forfeits
  • Teammates took part in  sexually  degrading games on Thames  riverboat 
  • Then Wasps captain wearing wig  and holding whip had CCTV turned off 
  • A young player was 'humiliated with a beer bottle' during the  debauchery   
Theresa May Told To Call Off Brexit 'attack Dogs' With Chancellor Philip Hammond
  • The Prime Minister was 'sidelined' by other EU leaders at a Brussels summit
  • Anna Soubry and Nicky Morgan have made the plea for harmony
  • Chancellor Mr Hammond has come under fire from pro-Brexit ministers 
  • Remain-supporting MPs claims the UK could be heading for a 'dirty' Brexit
I Was Physically Sick When I Heard What Ched Evans Had Done, Says Fiancé Natasha Massey
  • Natasha Massey found out about infidelity and rape charge on same day
  • In a heartfelt interview she describes her horror over the accusation
  • She says she never believed the man she loves could be guilty of rape 
  • He has spoken of his relief that his name was finally cleared last week 
  • Now the couple are planning their future, with a wedding on the cards 
Migrants Set To Spread Across Northern France As They Are Forced To Leave Calais Jungle
  • French authorities set to demolish the 'Jungle' camp in Calais on Monday in a process which will last a week
  • And angry migrants were tonight throwing stones at French police after the  announcement was made 
  • A group of around 50 frustrated young men threw missiles at the officers who responded with tear gas    
Russian Aircraft Carrier That Cut Through English Channel Is In 'very Poor Condition'
  • Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov sailed close to Britain yesterday
  • Soviet-era vessel, led flotilla of naval vessels, on its way to Mediterranean
  • It is equipped with missiles, anti-aircraft guns and torpedoes 
  • The 55,000-ton carrier escorted by Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Duncan
  • Fiercely armed and weighing 55,000 tons, the 31-year-old Kuznetsov may appear formidable, but experts say it is in ‘very poor material condition’.
  • Despite having a range of 8,500 miles, Russia’s only aircraft carrier has been plagued by years of technical problems and frequently has to return to port for urgent repairs to it steam turbines.
  • The vessel – which is 1,000ft long and has a top speed of 29 knots – is powered by boilers that are so unreliable it is accompanied by a large ocean-going tug whenever it deploys in case it breaks down.
  • Embarrassingly for the Kremlin, the ship was in such poor condition during its Mediterranean deployment in 2011 that the US navy kept a close watch on it in case it sank. One sailor was killed when a fire started on board in 2009.
  • The Kuznetsov’s plumbing is so bad that many of its toilets cannot be used.
  • Flaws in the piping system mean it freezes during winter. To prevent pipes bursting, the water is turned off to most of the cabins – to the annoyance of its 1,690-man crew.
  • The ship, which will be retired by 2020, spilled hundreds of tons of oil in the Irish Sea during a refuelling accident seven years ago.
Sir Bruce Forsyth Quits Show Business After 77 Years
  • Brucey made first  appearance  singing and dancing on TV in 1939 aged 11 
  • He will now hang up dancing shoes after spending a lifetime in limelight
  • The national treasure  intents  to spend  more  time with his wife and friends 
Alain Juppé Will Demand The Uk's Border Is Moved From Calais To Kent
  • Frontrunner wants total renegotiation of the Anglo-French agreement
  • Deal allows Britain to have its border with Europe in northern Franc
  • He said: 'We can’t tolerate what is going on in Calais. So the debate must be opened and a new accord obtained with Britain'
High Court Sends Boy To Live With Father After His Mother Raised Him As Her Daughter 
  • Seven-year-old boy 'living life entirely as girl' removed from mother's care
  • Youngster has been sent to live with his father following High Court ruling
  • The judge said the woman had caused her son 'significant emotional harm'
  • He said the mother had been 'absolutely convinced' that the youngster 'perceived himself as a girl' and was determined that he should be a girl
Princess Diana’s Stepmother Raine Spencer Dies At The Age Of 87
  • Raine, Countess Spencer and the stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales, has died today aged 87
  • She was the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and the noted novelist Dame Barbara Cartland
  • A socialite, she married three times and became a Conservative politician when she was just 23
  • She had a notoriously turbulent relationship with her stepdaughter but pair became much closer later