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Charity Worker 'stabbed To Death Over Iphone'
  • Abdul Samad died after he was stabbed 'over his iPhone' by moped-riding thugs
  • Police today arrested two boys, aged 17 and 18, over Mr Samad's killing 
  • The economics graduate was playing video games just hours before the attack 
  • His family have told of their heartache at losing the dedicated charity worker 
Sean Hughes Wrote Poignant Poem About His Own Death
  • Comedian and former Never Mind the Buzzcocks team panelist Sean Hughes died yesterday at the age of 51
  • Hughes was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and said he was in hospital last week
  • Irishman, who was not married and did not have children, became a vegetarian teetotaller later on in his life
  • But he admitted 'pushing' his body, once having to be rushed to hospital after amphetamines overdose
  • In a poem entitled 'Death' from his 1994 'Sean's Book' he wrote about how he would like to be laid to rest
Plymouth Wife 'threw Kettle Of Water Over Husband's Lover
  • Monika Fourie threw scolding water from cup and kettle onto Hannah Stokes
  • Fourie furious over Miss Stokes affair with her Royal Marine husband, Walter
  • She walked in on pair at her home in Plymouth and left victim with 'terrible burns'
Lord Lloyd-webber Quits The House Of Lords After 20 Years
  • Set to quit after being made a Lord by John Major in 1997
  • Said it was with a 'heavy heart' he was leaving the Upper Chamber
  • Decided to quit the Lords to focus on the 'busiest' year of his working career 
Former England Captain Terry Butcher's War Hero Son Dies
  • Christopher Butcher, the oldest son of ex-England captain Terry, died aged 35
  • His father had previously spoken out about his difficulties coping in Afghanistan 
  • The veteran's brother announced his death and a swathe of tributes followed
  • Terry played for England 77 times during a hugely successful playing career 
Bolsover Castle Voted Spookiest English Heritage Site
  • English Heritage staff were asked to choose the 10 spookiest castles, abbeys and historic houses in the land
  • First place was Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire where employees heard screaming voices and slamming doors 
  • Second was Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire and in at third was Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight
Fury As Police Officers Ride Dodgems On Duty At Hull Fair
  • The officers were filmed enjoying the bumper cars when they should have been on duty at Hull Fair yesterday
  • Among them was Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, of Humberside Police, who is paid £80,000 a year 
  • With 40 police men and women on duty each day of the event, they only made four arrests over eight days  
Hurricane Ophelia Rocks Plane Landing At Dublin Airport
  • A passenger plane was filmed coming in to land at Dublin Airport on Monday 
  • The pilot had to skilfully land the plane while flying through fierce 90mph winds
  • Terrifying footage showed the plane swaying from side to side when it landed  
Mogadishu Truck Bomb Kills 231 In Somalia
  • Officials fear toll will continue to rise from Saturday's bomb that targeted a busy street near key ministries
  • President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed declared three days of mourning following the attack
  • Somalia's government has blamed the al Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group for the'national disaster'
Sightseers Still Taking Pictures On Seven Sisters Cliffs
  • Sightseers are still taking pictures dangerously close to the edge of the cliffs in Seven Sisters, East Sussex
  • South Korean Hyewon Kim slipped while posing for a photo at Cuckmere Haven in East Sussex on June 22
  • The student, 23, was said to suffer 'catastrophic' injuries after losing her footing on the crumbling clifftop 
  • Repeated warnings have been issued following her death, but tourists are still risking their lives there 
Submarine Captain's Family Say Pressure Broke His Marriage
  • Family of Cmdr Stuart Armstrong says pressure of the Navy broke his marriage
  • He met Sub-Lieutenant Rebecca Edwards after splitting from Sally Young 
  • Grandfather of Ms Edwards, 25, condemned the 41-year-old for their relationship
Tax Threat To Older Workers In Autumn Budget
  • Philip Hammond is looking at the link between age and taxes, say reports 
  • In particular, officials are said to be examining cuts to National Insurance
  • But the idea could risk alienating older voters - who tend to vote Tory
Jamie Vardy's Wife 'wins £500-a-month Child Support'
  • Rebekah Vardy insisted she was owed money by her non-league footballer ex
  • Luke Foster was instructed by the Child Support Agency to pay £500 a month
  • He was made redundant from Ilkston FC last year and now works at Oldham FC 
Lysette Anthony Says Weinstein Raped Her In London
  • Police say they are probing three claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein which are said to have taken place in London between 2010 and 2015
  • New allegations involve a single woman on three different occasions, police said 
  • Comes after officer said they were handed an historical allegation from 1980s
  • Lysette Anthony outed herself as the alleged victim of the historic offence, claiming Weinstein raped her in the hallway of her home
  • Said he barged in after she answered the door in her dressing gown and attacked
  • Woody Allen spoke out to defend Weinstein, saying he felt 'sad for everybody involved' in the allegations
  • Another English actress who worked at Weinstein's Miramax studio anonymously claimed he abused her
  • Courtney Love claimed she warned aspiring actresses never to attend a private meeting with Weinstein in 2005, and was blacklisted as a result
  • Italian model Samantha Panagrosso said she was harassed by the mogul on a yacht in 2003
  • Bob Weinstein, Harvey's younger brother, said he was also 'verbally and physically' abused by his brother
  • Bob's former wife reiterated her claims that Harvey barged into her room and lay on the bed demanding a massage, saying the new claims make her feel 'sick'
  • The fiancee of Amazon Studios head Roy Price, a close friend of Weinstein who was suspended over sexual abuse allegations, announced the wedding is off
‘stabbed’ Teen Critical After Riot At Walsall Boxing Event
  • Violence erupted at the Luke Paddock and Myron Mills fight at Walsall Town Hall
  • Chairs and glasses were thrown in the vicious riot which spilled onto the street
  • A male, 19, is in a critical condition in hospital with a serious neck injury
  • Police are appealing for witnesses and urge anyone with information to call 101
Fears Grow For Missing Leah Taylor From Kingston Upon Hull
  • Leah Taylor, 11, last seen leaving Marvell College in Kingston upon Hull
  • She is white, around 5ft tall of slim build with shoulder length brown hair
  • Leah Smith, 12, also gone missing after walking out of Marvell College
  • She is white, 4ft 8ins tall, slim build, with shoulder length brown hair  
Inflation Hits Five Year High Of 3%
  • CPI inflation measure has hit 3 per cent, which is the highest level since 2012
  • Rate edged up from 2.9 per cent in August with food and transport costs blamed
  • Most recent earnings figures showed them going up by average of 2.1 per cent
Teenagers From The 19th And Early 20th Century Pictured
  • Teenagers in the early 19th and late 20th century seen puffing on cigarettes and larking around with friends
  • Term 'teenager' was coined in 1940s but pictures show youngsters were not so different from today's youths 
Mercedes-benz Recall 400,000 Cars Over Air Bag Fault
  • Car giant announced today its wanted to bring in 400,000 cars in the UK
  • It says electrical issues in the steering wheels could case airbags to deploy
  •  A, B, C and E-class models as well as the CLA, GLA and GLC coupes affected
Theresa May And Juncker Agree To 'accelerate' Brexit Talks
  • Theresa May has travelled to Belgium to try and break the bitter Brexit deadlock
  • She headed to Brussels with Brexit Secretary David Davis ahead of key summit
  • The pair have now had dinner with EU's Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier 
  • Mr Juncker was photographed giving Mrs May a kiss on the cheek in Brussels 
Uk Weather: Eye Of 100mph Storm Ophelia Batters Britain
  • Woman in her 50s dies after her car was struck by a falling tree as she was driving near Aglish in Waterford
  • Man in his 30s is killed in a chainsaw accident as he tries to remove a fallen tree in Cahir, County Tipperary  
  • Schools close early, flights are grounded and bridges are shut exactly 30 years after Great Storm of 1987
  • Flooding could hit parts of western England and Wales and maximum wind gusts of 92mph are recorded
  • But South East England enjoyed UK's second warmest October day in six years with 74.3F (23.5C) in Kent
  • October 9 - The US National Hurricane Centre issue an advisory after a tropical depression was found in the Atlantic. At that point, the storm had not been named and was referred to as 'Tropical Depression Seventeen', with winds of 35mph being recorded in its position 875 miles to the west of the Azores. The advisory said: 'Some strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight.'
  • October 9 - The depression does strengthen into a tropical storm and is given the name Ophelia - the 15th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
  • October 10 - The NHC record tropical-storm-force winds more than 100 miles from the centre of the storm and say 'gradual strengthening is forecast.' The centre expect it to be reclassified as a hurricane by the following day. The storm is still around 800 miles west of the Azores, travelling towards the southeast at 3mph.
  • October 11 - Ophelia becomes a hurricane - the 10th of the season - as it is tracked 760 miles south west of the Azores. The NHC report it is drifting to the northeast and is expected to gather pace on Friday. Winds have increased to 65mph.
  • October 12 - The maximum winds from Ophelia are recorded at 105mph, with two to four inches (50-100mm) of rain forecast to fall in the Azores on Saturday and Sunday. The NHC says: 'Some slow weakening is forecast to begin Friday night but Ophelia should remain a hurricane for the next couple of days.'
  • October 13 - Ophelia is moving at 20mph in an east-north-easterly direction with maximum sustained winds of 100mph.
  • October 14 - The storm is given a Category 2 status by the NHC, who add: 'Little change in strength is expected today, followed by slow weakening on Monday and Tuesday. However Ophelia is still expected to remain a powerful cyclone for the next couple of days as it approaches Ireland.' The NHC later upgrade the hurricane to a Category 3.
  • October 15 - The NHC say Ophelia is 'now taking aim on Ireland', with maximum recorded gusts of 105mph, travelling at 35mph. The centre adds: 'Some additional weakening is expected today and on Monday, but Ophelia is forecast to become a powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches Ireland on Monday.' 
South Wales Man Jailed For Life For 'horror Film' Murder
  • Killer was jailed for life today after frenzied attack on girlfriend at her home
  • Victim was repeatedly stabbed in the face, leaving her unidentifiable by family
  • Attack happened in front of terrified toddler, who was covered in blood
  • Judge orders 'cruel and merciless' murderer serve minimum 27-year jail term
Harvey Weinstein And Georgina Chapman's Marriage Revealed
  • Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman's marriage was reportedly a 'sexless business arrangement' 
  • Some friends of the couple allege their marriage was only to promote her clothing label, Marchesa
  • The couple have a seven-year-old daughter and four-year-old son together 
  • Inside reports say employees are fleeing from Marchesa after scandal broke around Weinstein
  • Chapman co-founded Marchesa in 2004, the year she met Weinstein
  • Helzberg Diamonds cancelled a collaboration with Marchesa that would have been launched this month
  • Stylists speculate celebrities will not want to be associated with Marchesa
  • Over 30 women have accused the movie mogul of sexual misconduct or rape
Bmx Rider Lucky To Be Alive After Bike Crash In St Ives
  • Grady Russell crashed his bike at a local skate park in St Ives, Cambridgeshire
  • The 14-year-old was doing tricks at Hillrise ramps when he collided with a ramp
  • The teen crushed two vertebrates in his back and smashed every bone in his face
  • He needed five hours of intensive surgery to treat the life-threatening injuries
  • Mother Julie, 44, urged all bikers to wear helmets - which she says saved Grady
Lysette Anthony Hits Back At Trolls Over Harvey Weinstein
  • Hollyoaks star Lysette Anthony, 54, has claimed that Harvey Weinstein raped her 
  • She revealed that she felt like she 'had to stand up for the truth' and opened up  
  • On Sunday, a third woman contacted police to accuse Weinstein, 65, of assault
  • It comes after officers said they were handed an historical allegation from 1980s 
Theresa May To Travel To Brussels Today For Talks
  • Theresa May to travel to Belgium to try and break the Brexit deadlock
  • She will travel to Brussels with Brexit Secretary David Davis ahead of key summit
  • The pair are expected to hold talks with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier
Worst Storm In 21 Years To Batter Ireland With 80mph Winds
  • Hurricane Ophelia is approaching the UK and will batter the south west coast of Ireland at 11am on Monday
  • Winds of more than 80mph could hit the Irish coast and then quickly spread to the Isle of Man and west Wales
  • The rest of the UK will be hit with heavy rain and the Met Office has warned some parts could flood as a result 
  • Winds of more than 81mph would make the storm Britain's strongest ex-hurricane since Hurricane Lili in 1996 
  • The Met Office said that the affected areas could face power cuts and there could be travel disruption today
Queen Is Hit By Walkouts Of Cooks And Kitchen Staff
  • Chefs and porters are said to have complained about a lack of time off
  • Cooks often have to travel between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace
  • Prince Charles is also said to use the staff when he throws events 
  • Royal insider said: 'The place is in turmoil and the mood is getting steadily worse'
Philippines' Duterte Warns Of 'revolutionary Government'
  • Duterte gave bombastic speech attacking opponents at home and overseas
  • He threatened to create a 'revolutionary government' to stop people ousting him
  • That has led to fears he is effectively trying to establish a dictatorship 
  • Came as he announced imminent victory over ISIS after four months of fighting 
Rose Mcgowan Slams James Corden For Harvey Weinstein Jokes
  • James Corden hosted the amFAR gala in Los Angeles on Friday night
  • He made multiple jokes about alleged sexual harassment committed by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
  • 'Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest,' one joke went 
  • Rose McGowan, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997, took to Twitter to slam him as a 'motherf****** piglet'
  • Corden is being condemned on social media for his jokes making light of victims of Weinstein's harassment
Simon Mccoy Sarcastically Reveals Kate Middleton Due Date
  • William and Kate announced they are expecting their third baby in April 2018
  • BBC journalist Simon McCoy was presenting when the news broke this afternoon
  • He sarcastically told viewers to 'clear their diaries' and 'book time off work'
  • The royal couple confirmed the due date after being forced to announce Kate's pregnancy early after she was struck down with severe morning sickness 
London Headmaster Apologises Over Gender-neutral Toilets
  • Adam Pettitt oversaw conversion of toilets into gender-neutral facility at school
  • But youngsters as young as 12 said that they were 'less comfortable and happy' 
  • In a letter to pupils' parents, Mr Pettitt said he apologised 'on a number of fronts'
Roy Dotrice, Veteran British Actor Dies Aged 94
  • Dotrice was known for playing Leopold Mozart in Oscar-winning film 'Amadeus'
  • He was also in the second season of Game of Thrones as Hallyne the Pyromance
  • The actor won many accolades throughout his career including a Tony Award
  • His family said his three daughters, grandchildren and great grandson were with him when he died on Monday
Police In Uk Is Crossing Off Offences Including Theft
  • Police call handlers cross off offences including theft, burglary and vandalism
  • Unless they can provide evidence, victims can expect little or no investigation
  • Crimes with a loss of less than £50 are also unlikely to be investigated by police
Online Life Of An Isis Jihadi Bride In Raqqa Is Revealed
  • The Flemish-speaking Belgian woman of Moroccan descent captured in Raqqa
  • Her personal computer was confiscated by the resistance group Ahrar al-Furat
  • She watched porn on western sites, and also searched 'make him your teacher'
  • Also on hard drive were Ajax football results and Pirates of the Caribbean films 
Tributes Pour In For Sean Hughes After His Death Aged 51
  • Comedian and former Never Mind the Buzzcocks team panelist Sean Hughes died yesterday at the age of 51
  • Hughes was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and said he was in hospital last week 
  • Comedian David Baddiel called him 'one of the best comics of our generation' as others paid tribute to him 
  • Roy Dotrice has died at the age of 94. Born in Guernsey, he developed a taste for acting while a PoW in the Second World War.
Essex Figure Skater Jumped To Death From St Paul's
  • Lidia Dragescu, 23, from Essex, died after tragic fall from cathedral last week
  • She fell from Whispering Gallery, which has equivalent height of seven buses 
  • Her devastated family members described her as a 'soul from another world'
  • To contact the Samaritans, call 116 123 or visit
Prince Harry Bonds With Children At Wellchild Awards
  • Royal is attending annual WellChild Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel 
  • Charity supports chronically ill children across the UK and their families  
  • Harry is royal patron and has attended every year for the past decade 
Newcastle Boy's Cough Turned Into Croup In 24 Hours
  • Three-year-old Reuben Humphreys is in intensive care at hospital in Newcastle
  • He had earlier developed a cough that later badly deteriorated into croup 
  • His father Owen Humphreys is warning parents to be on the lookout for croup
Teenager Set Up £12m While In Sixth Form
  • Akshay Ruparelia, 19, wants to put traditional estate agents out of business
  • As they charge thousands in commission, he says he can sell a house for £99
  • In his firm's early days, he hired call centre staff to answer his switchboard
  • The entrepreneur would then call clients back on his lunch or after school 
James Corden Apologizes For Harvey Weinstein Jokes
  • James Corden hosted the amFAR gala in Los Angeles on Friday night
  • He made multiple jokes about alleged sexual harassment committed by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein
  • Corden has now apologized for his jokes and said: 'I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims'
  • He added: 'I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention'
  • 'Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight, but sadly he’ll settle for whatever potted plant is closest,' one joke went
  • Rose McGowan, who reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997, took to Twitter to slam him as a 'motherf****** piglet'
  • Corden was condemned on social media for his jokes making light of victims of Weinstein's harassment
Boy Dies From Cuts To The Head In Northern Ireland
  • Boy was found with 'mystery lacerations to the head' in County Antrim, N Ireland
  • Neighbours reportedly saw him 'covered in blood' as he was treated by medics
  • Police are investigating if he was killed by the family's German Shepherd
Woman Arrested On Manslaughter After York Man Dies
  • Retired bank manager John Thomas, 80, during a chiropractic treatment in York
  • Police were called to Chiropractic 1st in city after Mr Thomas fell unconscious
  • Officers later arrested Dr Arleen Scholten, 40, on suspicion of manslaughter
Chard Carnival-goer In Her 40s Is Fighting For Her Life
  • Woman in her 40s is fighting for her life after getting trapped under carnival cart
  • Road crew member fell under the cart at the end of the Chard Carnival parade
  • Avon and Somerset said the woman suffered life threatening injuries 
  • The grandmother was a road crew member from the Eclipse Carnival Club 
Austria Set To Be Run By Right-wing Sebastian Kurz
  • Conservative Sebastian Kurz set to take power and form far-right alliance
  • His People's Party is forecast to reap more than 30 percent of the vote
  • He wants to cut benefits for all foreigners and slash Austria's red tape
  • In a move that will alarm Brussels he wants to keep the EU out of national affairs