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Britain Faces More Winter Misery With -11c Temperatures
  • A yellow warning remains in place across the midlands, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • It follows up to a foot of snow falling yesterday, with temperatures expected to sink as low as -11C last night
  • More snow is expected today, adding up to 6in to the 14in already blanketing parts of the Scottish highlands
Channel 4 Gets In Security For Cathy Newman After Abuse
  • Security specialists have been called in to analyse threats to Cathy Newman
  • The programme's editor said he would get the police involved if necessary
  • The presenter hosted a lively interview with Jordan B. Peterson this week 
Pope Francis Holds Huge Outdoor Mass In Flood-hit Peru
  • The Pontiff travelled north of Lima to hold an outdoor mass in a flood-hit area 
  •  He used his address to console storm victims and condemn community violence
  • Earlier he warned about the evils of environmental degradation and corruption
  • His marriage of two airline stewards has also been questioned by conservatives
Bbc Sport Pundits Slammed For Promoting Betting Firms
  • BBC sport pundits promote bookmakers on social media to millions of followers
  • Stars Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage urged to take a ‘hard look’ at themselves
  • Shearer is an ‘ambassador’ for Coral while Savage posts tips for William Hill
  • It puts them at odds with MOTD host Gary Lineker who slammed betting firms 
Britain Could Be Back In The Eu Within In A Generation
  • David Lidington, de facto deputy Prime Minster, suggests UK may rejoin EU 
  • Former Minister for Europe suggested the bloc would look different in 10 years 
  • Comes as Justine Greening said a future generation will 'improve or undo' Brexit 
British Businessman On The Run In Vietnam
  • Gary Iredale, 52, from Blackpool, is accused of dousing his lover in petrol and setting her alight in a jealous rage in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Hang, a single mother, suffered horrific injuries in the attack at a tailor shop where she worked 
  • Her family say that she is in a critical condition with 70 per cent burns in hospital
  • Iredale, a vending machine boss, is on the run, having fled Vietnam after the attack on Monday
  • Reports suggest he may be in the Philippines having flown there from Thailand
Baby Rescued Reunited 43 Years Later With Mother
  • A little boy was rescued from Saigon in 1975 by Operation Mercy Airlift
  • He grew up in Northern Ireland, adopted and called Vance McElhinney 
  • And the birth mother he thought was dead is actually alive in Vietnam 
Mcvitie's Take Seven Digestives Out Of A Packet
  • Bosses say decision to shrink packs from 500g to 400g is driven by higher costs
  • The fall in weight is equivalent to seven fewer biscuits, bringing the total to
  • Last year same Turkish company took two Jaffa Cakes out of standard all packs
Hawaiian Airlines Employee Sues For Racial Harassment
  • Timothy Degrate argues that he has been subjected to sustained racism
  • He wants damages for harassment that caused him psychological trauma
  • Hawaiian Airlines says that  it cannot identify any actions by specific individuals
  • It said it was sorry Mr Degrate felt disrespected but denies workplace violence
  • Staff are now receiving mandatory training on interacting with respect, it said
Frida Gustafsson Is Threatened With Sack
  • Frida Gustafsson, 22, from the University of Sussex, was pictured with top Tory on a trip to the Houses of Parliament in London, where she spoke at an inquiry 
  • The Swedish-born student was accused of 'fraternising with extremists' 
  • Arthur James Hutchinson, 19, has launched a 'vote of no confidence' petition 
Gauke Says He Will Not Launch A Judicial Review Of Worboys
  • Worboys is set to be released for prison less than 10 years after he was jailed 
  • Worboys, 60, drugged and sexually assaulted 12 women and also raped another
  • Claims victims were not properly consulted during the Parole Board's decision 
Buckingham Palace Revamp Uncovers Victorian-era Clipping
  • Buckingham Palace workers uncovered a Victorian-era newspaper clipping dated November 27, 1889
  • During the £370million renovations they also found dated cigarette packets under floorboards
  • Renovations began in April 2017 and will continue until 2027 after experts warned there was a serious fire risk
Asda And Aldi Ban Sale Of Energy Drinks To Under-16s
  • New evidence reveals that high consumption fuels unruly and risky behaviour 
  • Jamie Oliver called on the government to ban sales of energy drinks to children
  • Research suggests that 69 per cent of adolescents drink energy drinks 
Deliveroo Driver Raked In More Than £500,000 From Hacking
  • Alex Bessell, 21, from Liverpool, admitted orchestrating the 'persistent' attacks
  • Crashed systems from his own bedroom leaving users unable to access them
  • Driver was also still a teenager when he raked in over $700,000 (£504,000)
  • Admitted nine counts of various cybercrime offences and jailed for two years
Why There's No Need To Sweat Over The Trend For Hot Yoga
  • Study found hot yoga is no better for you than doing it at room temperature 
  • Yoga practitioners claim heat causes vessels to dilate and lower blood pressure
  • But an experiment found there was no difference than when doing normal yoga 
Eurotunnel Wants To Be Involved In Boris Bridge
  • Johnson's idea for a new bridge branded 'very interesting' by Eurotunnel chiefs
  •  Foreign Sec put forward idea during summit at Sandhurst Military Academy
  • Current Channel Tunnel traffic only runs at about 54 per cent of total capacity
School Teacher Was Sacked For Spending Night With Student
  • Christopher Houghton spent the night with a female pupil in January 2017
  • He denied the hotel stay was sexually motivated, claiming it was 'spontaneous'  
  • St Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form College, in Lanchester, County Durham, has sacked the former business studies teacher
Police Warn Public 'not To Approach' Two Teenagers
  • Essex Police are today investigating the attempted murder of a 17-year-old boy 
  • Detectives say the teenager was stabbed on a street in Colchester, in Essex 
  • Ben Goodspeed, 18 and 17-year-old Tate Heeney are wanted 'urgently' by police
Sue Reid: Gleaming New Nhs Hospital In Calais
  • Two years ago, the Centre Hospitalier de Calais signed a revolutionary agreement with NHS England 
  • It was one of only two hospitals in France to do so and is actively trying to lure NHS patients to treat
  • Under the little-known deal, any patient in England can ask their GP to refer them there for treatments 
  • The hospital stands in a green, open space a few minutes from the cross-channel train and ferry terminals
'drunk' British Airways Pilot Hauled From Gatwick Flight
  • British Airways pilot hauled from plane seconds before take-off by armed police 
  • Cabin crew feared for passengers safety and called 999 after smelling 'alcohol' 
  • Pilot was due to fly 300 passengers from Gatwick, London to island of Mauritius  
Smart Motorway Horror Sees Lorry Crash Into Family's Car
  • Ducan and Ellie Montgomery were driving to Scotland when the car broke down
  • Family had to sit in the car in the slow lane because there was no hard shoulder
  • As they were speaking to a 999 operator a lorry smashed into the back of them 
Boris Johnson Is Ridiculed Over Vision For Channel Bridge
  • Boris Johnson understood to have offered idea of a second Channel crossing - at more than 20 miles in length
  • He is understood to have put forward the idea to France's PM in meetings at Sandhurst Military Academy
  • Despite criticism, Boris was today backed by a designer who said it would be possible to construct a crossing
  • Indeed, officials previously considered a similar proposal for a bridge - at a cost of up to £14bn in today's money - before the tunnel was built in the 1980s
Christian Whipped For Selling Alcohol Under Islamic Law
  • Jono Simbolon grimaced in pain when a masked religious officer lashed his back 36 times with a rattan stick
  • As a Christian, he was given the choice of how to be punished - and he decided to be lashed instead of prison 
  • The beatings occurred in Aceh, which is the only province in the country which implements Sharia law in full
  • People flogged for range of 'crimes' - gambling, drinking alcohol, gay sex or any relationship outside marriage
  • More than 90 per cent of 255million people who live in Indonesia describe themselves as practicing Muslims 
Ernst Robberts 'terrorised’ His Social Worker Neighbour
  • It has been claimed Highland businessman Ernst Robberts installed CCTV to watch her come and go as well as staring in her windows and making threats 
  • The 50-year-old is said to have hounded Gail Nichol-Andrews at her remote cottage outside Invergordon, Ross and Cromarty, from 2010 to 2016 
  • Robberts' sister told court: 'He winds her up and she goes "f***ing mental"'
  • Robberts denies engaging in a course of conduct which caused fear or alarm
Grand National's Bob Champion's Photos Destroyed In Fire
  • Legendary jockey beat testicular cancer to win Aintree race in 1981 on Aldaniti
  • Champion was due to take his photo collection to publishers for a new book
  • Photos destroyed in blaze at multi-storey car park near Liverpool's Echo Arena
  • He is asking public for images they may have of his early life in North Yorkshire 
Football Agent Who Ploughed Into Officer On The M6 Jailed
  • Peter Morrison killed traffic officer Adam Gibb, 51, as he was working on the M6
  • The 37-year-old also paralysed his colleague Paul Holroyd, 51, from chest down
  • He sent texts in the 23 miles before the crash and drove on average at 81mph 
  • Morrison has been sentenced to seven years at Liverpool Crown Court 
Vladimir Putin Bathes In Icy Waters In Lake Seliger
  • Vladimir Putin braved icy waters to take a dip in Lake Seliger during the celebration of Epiphany Wednesday
  • He was seen taking the plunge to commemorate the Baptism of Jesus which is celebrated with a feast
  • President wandered to water in thick fur coat and matching boots before removing clothes and taking a dip
Inspectors Shocked By Filthy, Rat-infested Hmp Liverpool
  • HM Inspectorate of Prisons criticised ‘abject failure’ to make HMP Liverpool safe
  • Category-B jail, which has a capacity of 1,060, has been rated ‘poor’ for safety
  • Prison ‘significantly’ infested with cockroaches needs specially-trained cleaners
Macron Confuses Michelin Star Pub With Greene King
  • French President Emmanuel Macron, 40, met Theresa May in Maidenhead today 
  • He arranged to go to a Michelin star gastro pub owned by Sir Michael Parkinson
  • But the politician got it mixed up with a Greene King pub in Yateley, Hampshire 
British Author Peter Mayle Dies Aged 78 After Illness 
  • British author Peter Mayle has died at the age of 78 after a brief illness 
  • He penned 1989 best-seller A Year in Provence about his time in region
  • Publisher Alfred A. Knopf said Mayle died in a hospital near his home 
Man Finds One Of World's Deadliest Spiders In Bananas
  • Neil Langley, 52, bought the fruit from an Asda store in Tipton, West Midlands
  • On top was a Brazilian wandering spider which can kill within an hour of bite
  • Mr Langley said the deadly creature has not put him off buying bananas 
Norwegian Liverpool Fan, 29, Names His Baby Girl Ynwa
  • The life-long Liverpool fan, Kent Roger Solheim, lives in Sandefjord, Norway 
  • He and his girlfriend decided to name their two-week-old daughter YNWA Sofie
  • The baby is named after famous Liverpool fan anthem You'll Never Walk Alone
  • Mr Solheim persuaded his girlfriend on the name despite never visiting Anfield 
Gunmen Attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel
  • Specialist forces are battling four gunmen inside the luxury hilltop hotel   
  • Attackers are believed to have taken staff and guests hostage and killed 'several' 
  • The fourth floor of the hotel, attacked by the Taliban in 2011, is also on fire  
Kate Middleton Caught In Traffic On The School Run
  • Kate snapped stuck in traffic at the wheel of her Range Rover as she made her way to pick up Prince George 
  • Duchess could have been any other busy mum as she waited patiently in traffic on the Kings Road in Chelsea
  • Her four-year-old son attends Thomas's Battersea School, which is three miles away from Kensington Palace
Kane Gamble Posed As Head Of Cia To Get Secret Files
  • Kane Gamble, 15, hacked into accounts of US security officials to taunt families  
  • Victims included CIA director and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
  •  Gamble launched attack from the bedroom of his family's house in Leicesterhire
Rape Case Collapses Could Prevent Others Getting Justice
  • Former Lord Chief Justice has expressed concern about multiple recent failings
  • Lord Judge says case collapses could mean juries don't convict genuine rapists 
  • Comes after charges against Oxford student Oliver Mears, 19, were dropped  
Hair-raising Activities Of Young Gorilla Upsets His Father
  • Ubuntu the young gorilla decides to ruin his father's 'me time'
  • He creeps behind his unsuspecting parent and yanks a tuft of hair on his head
  • The male gorilla is left grimacing with pain and turns to confront his errant son 
Migrants Look Delighted After Being Freed In Dover
  • Eight suspected illegal immigrants were hauled off the lorry by police in Dover 
  • Officers seen escorting them into the back of a police van on Palmerston Road 
  • Migrants were pictured smiling, waving and giving the thumbs up at cameras
  • The suspected illegal immigrants were all taken to Dover Port for checks 
Death Of Cranberries' Dolores O'riordan Is Still A Mystery
  • 1990s indie icon was found dead in a London hotel room on Monday morning
  • She'd suffered from depression but sounded 'excited' the day before her death
  • Coroner opened an inquest into her death today, but is still awaiting test results 
  • O'Riordan's funeral will take place next week in her home town in Ireland
The Hairdresser To The Stars Behind William's £180 Buzzcut
  • Prince William paid £180 to get head shaved after being teased by Prince Harry
  • Award-winning hairdresser Joey Wheeler styled it for him at Kensington Palace
  • 30-year-old worked his way from family barbers in Brighton to style the stars 
London Builder Was Inspired By Acid Bath Killer
  • Mujahid Arshid, 33, was allegedly inspired by an infamous acid bath killer
  • Arshid plotted to abduct, rape and murder his niece and another young woman
  • Celine Dookhran, 20, found stuffed into a freezer with throat cut at a house
  • He discovered serial killer John George Haigh's methods of disposing of bodies
  • Laptop examination showed he had searched 'can a human body freeze to death'
Uk Obese Girl, 12, Taken From Mother Over Dangerous Bmi
  • The identity of the child and her weight cannot be revealed for legal reasons
  • The local council has begun legal proceedings against her mother 
  • A Leicester-based judge has ruled she be kept in foster care during the case 
Military Chief Ashamed By Government Interpreter Decision
  • The Government has been slammed for not allowing the interpreter into Britain
  • Now the former head of the military has said he is ashamed by the decision 
  • Lord Richards of Herstmonceux said 'Ricky' was a ‘brave and loyal servant'
  • 'Loyal' Ricky, 34, worked for the British military in Afghanistan for 16 years
Family Spending Up More Than £1,000 A Year
  • Office for National Statistics said family spending has recovered from recession
  • Figures show that a family home spent £554.20 a week, over £31 than last year
  • Extra spending was recorded 'across board', including for holidays and leisure
Car Kills Baby And Injures 15 People In Brazil
  • It happened at 8.45pm local time - 10.45pm GMT - on a promenade close to the famous Copacabana Beach
  • Pictures and videos have emerged showing numerous people lying hurt on the ground as paramedics attend
  • Police have stressed that the incident is not being treated as a terror attack, but is instead a 'serious accident' 
  • The driver has been arrested but is believed to have suffered an epileptic seizure in the build-up to the crash