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Ex-Cabinet minister David Davis said Mr Johnson had failed to take responsibility for the breaches of lockdown in Downing Street, and he had enough of taking the flak for him. 'In the name of God, go!' he said. A visibly shaken Mr Johnson insisted he was not going to resign, urging people to 'wait for the outcome' of the inquiry by senior civil servant Sue Gray. But it was another hammer blow as Westminster reels from Christian Wakeford's announcement that he was leaving for Labour. The Bury South MP - who has a wafer-thin 402 majority in the Red Wall seat - had already announced he had put in a letter of no confidence in Mr Johnson. And he was on the Opposition benches wearing a Union Jack face mask. In a parting shot letter to the premier, Mr Wakeford branded his leadership 'disgraceful' and said he believed Labour would do more to tackle the cost of living crisis. Sir Keir goaded Mr Johnson in the Commons that any more defectors were 'welcome', saying the Tories had shown they were 'incapable' of governing the country.

EXCLUSIVE: English state school teachers were far more likely to offer a gloomy forecast compared to their private school counterparts, according to a survey of 4,690 teachers.

It marks the first week that the ONS has recorded a fall in infections in England since Omicron first took off in late November and the trend now matches the Government's daily stats.

Actor Gaspard Ulliel - who stars in new Marvel series Moon Knight - dies aged 37 after ski

The star, who gained international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (top right), was hospitalised after Tuesday's accident in the Alps. The actor was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosiere resort in Savoie. Ulliel suffered significant head trauma and was immediately hospitalised in Grenoble where he died as a result of his injuries.

Nicola Jane, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, walked her six-month-old Lurcher along Hunslet canal and he became extremely poorly a few hours later.

NEW The rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in Britain has increased by more than expected to 5.4 per cent - up from 5.1 per cent in November and its highest rate in 30 years.

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Irish ministers also signed off on a tax-free £800 bonus that will be paid to all frontline healthcare workers who helped with the vaccine roll-out to thank them for their service.

President Macron said in Strasbourg today London needed to change its migration policy to stop migrants risking their lives trying to reach Britain by crossing the Channel from France in dinghies.

Charlotte Buesden, 28, was killed after her Nissan Qashqai collided with the front of a HGV on a busy road in Kemsley, Kent on August 23.

British Airways has confirmed its flights are affected by the rollout of 5G by mobile networks in the US as fears it may interfere with navigation equipment onboard planes cause travel chaos

UK Covid cases fall by 17% in a week while hospital admissions and deaths also drop as Sajid Javid gets set for 5pm press conference TODAY to address No10's decision to lift ALL Plan B curbs next week and ditch self-isolation rules in March

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data showed there were 108,069 new cases over the last 24 hours, down 16.6 per cent on last Wednesday's 129,587. It was the fourteenth day the number of positive tests coming back fell week-on-week, marking a fortnight of cases falling across Britain. The number of people falling victim to the virus also DROPPED, with 359 Covid deaths recorded today. It was down 9.8 per cent on last week's figure of 398. And hospitalisations fell 14.5 per cent to 1,752 on Saturday, the latest date data is available for. They were down from 2,049 the previous Saturday. The promising numbers come as Boris Johnson revealed he is lifting Plan B Covid curbs in England in a move to step up the fight for his political life with another 'Operation Red Meat' announcement.

Ministers urged Britons to take the rapid tests regularly in a bid to quell the spread of Omicron, but Government plans to 'ramp down' the free tests will see only key workers able to access them.

Oxford University researchers suggested mild cases that did not report long-Covid symptoms still had worse attention and memory for up to six to nine months.

Six Russian landing ships sail past Britain sparking speculation they are bound for

Russia's Baltic Fleet vessels the Korolev, Minsk (left) and Kaliningrad were today sailing south past the UK followed by Northern Fleet warships Olenegorsky Gornyak, Pyotr Morgunov, (bottom right) and Georgii Pobedonosets which passed the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark on Monday. The ships, which can each carry up to 25 armoured personnel carriers, were deployed three days ago but it remains unclear if they are heading for Ukraine. (top right) The region has been on a knife-edge since the end of last year when Moscow moved as many as 100,000 troops, as well as tanks and missiles, close to the border. Ukrainian Defense Ministry's latest intelligence assessment yesterday warned Russia had massed more than 127,000 troops along the border, together with a sea and component that marked a 'full strength' force. The assessment, seen by CNN , described the situation as 'difficult' and warned Russian President Vladimir Putin was 'trying to split and weaken the European Union and NATO' while also 'limiting the capabilities of the United States... to ensure security on the European continent'. The stark warning comes after two rounds of last ditch talks between the West and Russia failed to de-escalate the conflict which has threatened to bubble over since late last year.

Mother, 24, 'recorded audio of boyfriend beating son months before they killed him', court

Kyrell Matthews (left) died with a litany of internal injuries including 41 rib fractures and a cut to his liver as prosecutors say he was subject to serious abuse before he died at a London flat in October 2019. His mother Phylesia Shirley and her then-boyfriend Kemar Brown (pictured, right, by court sketch artists) are on trial for his murder at the Old Bailey. Prosecutors, today, played the jury harrowing audio recordings which they say were taken when Brown was beating the toddler and offered a glimpse into the alleged abuse taking place at the flat in Thornton Heath in the months before Kyrell died. The trial continues.

Two-month-old Malik Olayia was found unconscious and not breathing at a flat in Harlow, Essex. Ellodie Goncalves, 31, and Muritala Olaiya-Imam, 36, were charged with murder.

White extremist Ben John, 22, is JAILED for two years after his suspended sentence is

Ben John (left and right), who was described as a white supremacist with a Hitler-inspired ideology, was given a two-year suspended sentence at Leicester Crown Court last August after he was convicted of terrorism offences. The 22-year-old had amassed more than 67,000 documents including bomb-making literature and anti-Semitic material, Lincolnshire Police said. But Judge Timothy Spencer QC (inset) concluded that the crime was 'an act of teenage folly', and sensationally ruled that John that he could stay out of prison as long as he read classics by Shakespeare and Dickens instead of far-Right work. The Attorney General's Office referred John's sentence to the Court of Appeal after campaigners branded the suspended sentence 'pathetic'. Today, John gave no external reaction as Lord Justice Holroyde quashed the original sentence, finding it was unlawful, and ordered him to serve two years in prison.

Carole Taylor, 35, from Eastbourne, groomed the teenage boy, who police described as 'highly-vulnerable', via mobile phone messages before meeting him on two occasions for sex.

News Media Association chief executive Owen Meredith, whose group represents UK national and regional publishers, accused the BBC of trying to become a 'monolithic provider of news'.

Nicola Peltz's Trump supporter father, model mother will form part of fiance Brooklyn

As details of Brooklyn Beckham 's April wedding to  Nicola Peltz (inset) emerge, FEMAIL look at how the 22-year-old photographer will be marrying into a family whose fortune dwarves his own - with helicopters, mansions and a team of staff an everyday reality for his actress fiancée. While Brooklyn is arguably among the most famous British celebrity offspring worth £350million, American starlet Nicola, 27, is certainly no stranger to a life of wealth and fame, with her businessman father Nelson Peltz, 79, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion. Nelson, a former top Trump supporter, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife (both seen centre) of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, and the pair count a 27-bedroom mansion complete with ice hockey rink and a flock of albino peacocks, top right, as well as a £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach,bottom right, - the reported wedding venue - as their homes. Despite being born into wealth, Nicola's siblings have also carved out their own successful careers, with her brother Brad, 32, an ice hockey player, and Will, 35, an American actor best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children. Far left: Nicola's only sister Brittany, 30, is a figure skater. Centre inset: The Beckham and Peltz family together.

'What a day!' Speaker Lindsay Hoyle reacts after febrile PMQs saw him repeatedly have to quieten MPs, tell off Keir Starmer for mentioning the Queen and rebuke the SNP for calling Boris Johnson a liar

Sir Lindsay was forced to repeatedly intervene in the chamber today as excitement and emotions boiled over following the shock defection of Tory MP Christian Wakeford to Labour. He rose several times to silence MPs shouting advice and abuse across the floor - and was forced to shut down labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for using the Queen as a way of attacking the Prime Minister. The Labour leader attempted to compare the behaviour of the monarch sitting alone at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh to Mr Johnson's actions linked to Downing Street party allegations. But Sir Lindsay Hoyle insisted discussions about the royal family were not matters for MPs to get into and stopped the Prime Minister from needing to answer the claims. Later he also cut in as SNP MP Peter Grant quoted a constituent calling the Prime Minister a liar.

The Chancellor is said to have hit out at the speed of the announcement about the £159 annual levy, which was revealed in the Mail on Sunday and a later tweet by Nadine Dorries.

Christian Wakeford defection sparks major internal Labour row as hard Left opposes his

The 37-year-old has been a vocal critic of the Prime Minister over Partygate and made headlines during the Owen Paterson lobbying saga with a foul-mouthed rant at the former minister. Amid the chaos over the PM's attempts to spare Paterson  from censure for lobbying for firms paying him a six-figure sum he approached the then North Shropshire MP and called him a 'c***'. It came after the Government instructed MPs to vote to change parliamentary sleaze rules to help out the former Northern Ireland Secretary, who later quit as an MP. His decision to cross the floor to Labour today was the strongest manifestation of disgust at weeks and weeks of sleaze. But critics will point to the size of Mr Wakeford's majority as well. He took the seat in 2019 - one of the Red Wall victories which propelled Boris Johnson to his massive election win.

Kate Middleton and Prince William visit the Foundling Museum

The Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge, 40, appeared in good spirits as they arrived at the museum in London where they will learn more about the care sector. The mother-of-three, who has been patron of the museum since 2019, offered a lesson in business chic as she stepped out for the event this morning, donning a black polo neck with dark wide-leg trousers and a long-line navy coat.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been expected to attend the memorial at Westminster Abbey which was announced by the Queen on December 23 and is due to take place in spring.

The Prince of Wales, 73, offered to have his family to stay with him in the UK in the hope of meeting Lilibet for the first time, a source claimed this week.

The Duke of Cambridge was leaving the Foundling Museum in London today when a journalist from Sky News asked him: 'Your Royal Highness, could I just ask, do you support Prince Andrew?'

Emma Raducanu cruised past Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 in the Australian Open first round. But Stephens, 28, has warned the 19-year-old that she still has a long way to go in the sport.

Harrow bus lane that is only 39ft LONG earns council £442,000 in fines in just under two

Recent figures showed 7,854 drivers were caught driving on the small section of Northolt Road at the junction with Alexandra Avenue, in South Harrow, between April 2019 and the end of 2021. The figures were obtained by Geoffrey Ben-Nathan (left), 77, a driver who submitted a freedom of information (FOI) request to Harrow Council after he managed to overturn his own fine on that stretch of the road. In total, the council, who said the bus stop is in place 'in accordance with the law', generated £442,363.36 in the 21-month period.

Signatories including Disney heiress Abigail Disney (pictured), who has a reported net worth of £88million said the current tax system is unfair and 'deliberately designed to make the rich richer'.

Is there anything he WON'T do for money? David Beckham designs £580-a-night hotel suites

The former England captain, 46, worth an estimated £380million ($518million), has co-designed 14 rooms at The Londoner in Macau where guests who fancy sleeping with the star for the night can do so - because his picture is on the wall next to the beds (top right). It came amid anger after Beckham signed a deal worth £150million over 10 years to become the face of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (left in Doha last year) and an ambassador for the emirate. His interior design deal in Macau is Mr Beckham's latest big money foray into China, where he has been nicknamed 'Xiao Bei', which translates as 'Little Becks'. He has also been recording video messages in Mandarin for Beijing's version of TikTok, called Douyin, which he joined in 2020. His Chinese tie-ups began after he and Chinese leader President Xi became friends in 2012, after meeting at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. And a year later he was appointed as China's first global soccer ambassador. In 2017 he agreed a deal to appear daily on Chinese state television introducing a series of coaching videos for youngsters to watch, again after a plea from Xi, who has promised the country his aim is to win a World Cup tournament and host it.

Dan Walker has become a 'pillar of strength' for Strictly's Nadiya Bychkova after her

Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot, the father of her five-year-old daughter, as exclusively revealed by MailOnline. Sources close to the stunning dancer, 32, revealed that she has been confiding in BBC Breakfast presenter Dan 44, after accepting the fact that her long-distance relationship with Matija, 33, was no longer working.

Blackpool forward Beryly 'Bez' Lubala (pictured), 24, is accused of grabbing the 18-year-old by the hair, telling her to stop making noise and 'be a good girl' before the alleged rape on September 13, 2019.

Police have arrested a second man aged in his 30s over the murder of teacher Ashling Murphy, saying that he is being held in the Eastern Region of Ireland on suspicion of withholding information.

Vogue boss Anna Wintour admits she had 'complicated moments' with her 'magnificent, mercurial friend' André Leon Talley as he dies from heart attack aged 73: Editor-at-Large claimed she 'froze him out for being fat and old' 

Fashion icon Andre Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73. The former Vogue creative director 'passed away Tuesday at a hospital in White Plains, NY.' GQ - a Conde Nast publication - reported his cause of death as a heart attack but Dr Yvonne Cormier - a friend of 45 years - said he passed away of COVID complications. He was the long-acclaimed former creative director and American editor-at-large of Vogue through the 80s and 90s. Talley began his career in fashion at the age of 28 after snagging a job as a reporter at Women's Wear Daily. He'd moved to New York City in the 1970s following a stint in Rhode Island where he attended the prestigious Brown University. The journalist had been awarded a scholarship to the school after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature at the North Carolina Central University in 1970.

Sports Minister Richard Colbeck has warned that surfing legend Kelly Slater has 'no chance' of competing in Australia if he refuses to get vaccinated against Covid.

Cheeryn Allette worked at the Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home (pictured) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire - for 13 years until she was sacked in January 2021 for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid.

US researchers studied 120 children struck down by multi-system inflammatory syndrome. The illness causes sore rashes, as was the case for West Midlands toddler Bertie Brown in 2020.

Prince Andrew's ex Lady Victoria Hervey steps out in LA after appearing in ITV Epstein

The socialite, 44, was spotted in LA walking her dog D'Artagnan after the ITV documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Paedophile aired in the UK on Tuesday evening. During the programme, which was hosted by presenter Ranvir Singh, Lady Victoria said she had been 'really young and naïve' when she first met Epstein and Maxwell 20 years ago. (Pictured from left: Lady Victoria Hervey walking in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Inset: with her former boyfriend the Duke of York in 2002)

Those visiting the Duke of York's official Twitter page @thedukeofyork today were greeted with a message saying 'this account doesn't exist - try searching for another' just hours after it was still live.

A survey by York's daily newspaper The Press found that 88 per cent of its readers want to see the prince's Duke of York honours taken away from him as the prospect of a court showdown looms.

'Sienna is a little rockstar!' Princess Beatrice pens personal notes to thank royal fans

Royal fan account @life.of.a.duchess shared a snap of a thank you card sent from the Duke of York's daughter Princess Beatrice, 33, after the birth of her daughter Sienna (right). The monarch's granddaughter gave birth to her first daughter Sienna with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2021 (left and inset).

Lancashire bridge collapse: Man killed and several injured were beaters in pheasant shoot 

A gamekeeper to one of the richest men in the country and formerly Prince Philip runs the land in Roeburndale (left) where a man was killed and several others injured when their trailer plunged into a river. Locals say Ian Banks (top inset) operates the £900-a-head pheasant shoot on the area where the tragedy happened (top right). Mr Banks - who is also a game farmer - runs Lancashire Game Farm and has years of experience working with Royalty. His firm's website says: 'When an opportunity later arose for Ian to join the team as a beat keeper for the Duke of Westminster, he grabbed the chance with both hands and worked for 4 years producing quality, driven shooting for Royalty, including the Duke and Prince Philip.' Today he refused to comment when contacted by MailOnline by phone. Mr Banks is understood to rent the land from a local farmer. The victims are said to have been mainly 'beaters' who had been tasked with flushing out the birds so they can be shot. Eleven of them had been on the back of a trailer returning back to the farm after the shoot had finished yesterday afternoon. The trailer, pulled by a Polaris Ranger vehicle, fell into the river when the bridge suddenly gave way underneath it (lower right).

The TV priest told Twitter that he's already started packing ahead of giving up parish duties at Easter. Rev Richard, 59, lost his long-term partner Rev David Coles to alcoholism in December 2019.

Happy tenants often make for a happy landlord and this checklist of legal obligations and best practice can help rentals be a success.

Protestors say cutting salt in cheese production will damage the UK's artisan cheese producers because certain levels of salt are essential to churn out classic 'blue' cheeses as well as Stilton.

Yvette Mimieux dead at 80: Star from the 1960s who starred in Time Machine passes away in

Blonde Hollywood beauty Yvette Mimieux - who was a movie staple in the 1960s and 1970s for playing the wide-eyed ingénue - has died at the age of 80. The Los Angeles native passed away 'peacefully' in her sleep of natural causes on Monday, family publicist Michelle Bega shared with People on Tuesday. The actress had the title role in a number of hit films including The Time Machine, The Black Hole and The Light In The Piazza.

Harry Read was just 20-years-old when he was dropped behind enemy lines from a Dakota aircraft in the early hours of June 6, 1944. He died last month at his home in Bournemouth.

Suspected burglar Craig Wiltshire, 43, died after he was tackled to the ground and pinned to the road by carer Nathan Smith during a 'citizen's arrest' in Bristol on November 20, 2019, a court was told.

Sandbanks will be ruined by 'Magaluf-style' luxury flats, residents warn 

The controversial development in Poole Harbour, Dorset, would consist of 15 luxury apartments over three floors with a restaurant and office space on the ground floor and parking for residents only at basement level. Plans for the site in a quieter part of the Millionaires' Row have sparked dozens of objections from well-heeled residents, including celebrity interior designer Celia Sawyer. Mrs Sawyer's luxury waterside home, which she shares with husband Nick, will be just yards away from the complex. The couple called the new building a 'monstrosity' and a 'grossly oversized development' that is more in-keeping with the Spanish party capital Magaluf. Others expressed concerns the 'huge' restaurant will lead to increased noise and 'catastrophic and dangerous' scenes, with customers jamming up the roads on the exclusive peninsula while looking for a parking space. Another concern is that at four-storeys, the complex would dwarf residential housing around it and encourage other developers to build just as high. Members of BCP Council are due to vote on the planning application tomorrow. Pictured top and bottom left: The area where the new flats may be built. Bottom right: Boys playing football in front of the skyline of Magaluf in Mallorca.

Dr Nicholas John Chapman, from Somerset, is charged with attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity without her consent. He denies the allegation.

A joint campaign involving British and Spanish officials was launched in Madrid today, where a gallery of men wanted for crimes including murder and dealing in guns and drugs was unveiled.

Michael Jackson, 41, was accused of hitting Rosie Bell 'four to five times' and stamping on her thigh and foot during a furious breakup row at his Cotswold stables on January 24, 2020.

The Apprentice: Dramatic moment Shama Amin QUITS the show

The dramatic moment Apprentice contestant Shama Amin quits the BBC show has been revealed ahead of the latest episode, set to air on Thursday night. It was revealed on Tuesday that Amin, 41, walked out during filming for the show due to the pain she faces with her rheumatoid arthritis. The nursery-owner from Bradford is seen breaking the news to Lord Alan Sugar after he gives the teams the details for task three, as her teammates react in shock.   

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Helen Procter (pictured), 40, wants to raise awareness of Claire's Law, after only learning about her partner's history of domestic violence following a brutal attack.

Two-stone cat weighing the same as a two-year-old child is so big it is confused for a dog

A huge two-stone cat from Russia that is thought to be the world's largest is so big it is often confused for a dog. Kefir, named after the fermented milk drink, is an oversized Maine Coon belonging to Yulia Minina in Stary Oskol. She bought Kefir nearly two years ago as a kitten and says the pet is still growing. Kefir even has the same weight as an average two-year-old child. The breed hails from the state of Maine in the US and is considered one of the oldest homegrown breeds in the country. On average, males weigh up to 18lbs while females weigh up to 12lbs.

NEW Abu Bakr Deghayes, 53, preached that 'Jihad was compulsory' to his 50-strong congregation, including children, during an uninvited sermon at the Brighton Mosque in Sussex.

NEW William Chinyanga, 51, allegedly published statements calling on his Facebook audience to 'open gunfire on a gathering of people' and 'gorilla warfare' against Zimbabwe's ruling party.

Hungry hippos bite on an ELEPHANT carcass despite being herbivores in Botswana

NEW In an unusual turn of events, photographer Brice Petit, 42, was visiting the Chobe River in Botswana back in October when he spotted the hippos nibbling on the dead animal. It is believed the elephant died of natural causes, and Brice said that when he arrived at the spot, vultures and marabou stork were already inspecting the carcass alongside two male lions. However, when the bloat of hippos arrived, all the other animals backed away.

2021 was one of the seven warmest years on record, data shows

Global temperatures last year reached 1.99°F above pre-Industrial Revolution levels, said the Met Office. Daffodils are flowering early because of climate change, with some already in bloom in the south of England, the Daffodil Society has also announced. The flowers, known as a symbol of spring, have been snapped by various residents around the UK - including in Windsor and Gloucestershire - less than a month after winter kicked off.

   

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What it's REALLY like to face the Dragons' Den: Man who secured £150,000 for his cheese business reveals hopefuls wait 7 hours to do a 3-minute pitch, there's no retakes or cuts and the grilling lasts almost 2 hours

Former financier Edward Hancock, 39, who sank £720,000 of his own cash into his cheese subscription business, secured a £150,000 investment from the newest investor Steven Bartlett after appearing on the programme earlier this month. Edward, founder of cheesegeek, an online cheesemonger specialising in supplying British artisan cheeses directly to customers' doors, was the first business owner to step foot in the den on the new series of the BBC One show. Appearing alongside his business partner Richard Simpson, Edward, from south-west London, delivered an impressive pitch that won over Peter, Steven and Touker. The business partners agreed an offer from the newest and youngest ever Dragon, Steven - a 29-year-old social media marketing CEO - who bid £150,000 for a 5 per cent stake in the London-based artisan cheese retailer. Here, Edward reveals what happened when he appeared on the show - from the very detailed applying process, to the 'one, natural take' and the lack of advisers...

Looking for the best live UGG deals? The celebrity-loved UGG Oh Yeah Slippers are now on sale for up to 60 per cent off on Amazon, costing as little as £32 (usually £80).

Mother who couldn't read breaks down at the memory of how she hid books from her children to avoid bedtime stories - and says a visit to the library was a 'living nightmare'

Sarah Todd, a mother-of-three from Shaftesbury, says she hid her illiteracy as a teenager by being the 'cheeky, sarcastic kid' at school. Speaking to Woman's Hour, she said the reality of how difficult life can be without reading skills hit when she became a mum to twins and fell behind on household bills. (Pictured: Sarah Todd with her youngest daughter, speaking to Woman's Hour on Tuesday)

The 'Toxic' hitmaker's legal team want the 'Zoey 101' actress to stop discussing the 40-year-old pop star's life and struggles when she's giving interviews to promote her new memoir (Britney pictured Monday)

Nationalists in Gwynedd Council's cabinet in north-west Wales voted to shut its buildings and wind down its services on March 1 to give up to 5,000 people the day off to toast the patron saint.

Spitfire that flew in WWII and featured in 1969 The Battle of Britain is up for sale for

The 79-year-old warplane spent 40 years in a Texas barn before being shipped to Australia for restoration five years ago, and was finally sent back to Sywell Aerodome in Northamptonshire in Britain where it expects to be sold for £4.5million. MH415 (main), as the Spitfire's tail number reads, has been brought back to its brilliant best with up to 95 cent of its original parts making it ready to dominate the skies once again. Originally constructed in 1943 at Castle Bromwich, the aircraft was delivered to RAF Squadron 129, then stationed at Hornchurch in August that year. It would later participate in sweeps across the continent with RAF 222 (Natal) Squadron, before being retired in 1945 and ending up at De Havilland's at Whitney, Oxfordshire. Records show MH415 had a distinguished operational record during the Second World War when it was often involved in the thick of the action when flown over the European theatre by C.O Squadron Leader Gonay. MH415 counted at least one German FW-190 light aircraft among its victory marks. But the Spitfire would hit new heights when it played a starring role in the 1962 American epic 'The Longest Day' and The Battle of Britain (inset top left) in 1969. It would later wow crowds at airshows across the United States.

Do they serve spirits? Pub owners say bar is HAUNTED after items move on their own, moving shadows are spotted and staff are too scared to go into the cellar 

Sisters Richelle Stocks (right) and Ashleigh Naisbitt have been forced to call out police to the Black and Grey pub in Morpeth, Northumberland over a series of 'strange' supernatural incidents. Spooky CCTV footage from the bar shows objects moving on their own and dark shapes appearing out of nowhere. One clip shows a pen appearing to spin unaided on a Richelle's hand (left) and a broom moving on its own. The pair, who took on the pub in August last year, said soon after they heard loud banging downstairs and fearful their pub was being burgled rang the police - who rushed over only to find the building empty.

Within the total, around 60 UK investors hold ISA pots of more than £3 million and about 80 pots were valued at £2 million-plus, new data has revealed.

The Fosse Dionne riddle: The mystery of France's seemingly bottomless spring

The spring is set in the pretty pastel-coloured town of Tonnerre in Burgundy, through which the River Armancon flows - and spews out more than 300 litres of water per second. Between the years of 1974 and 1996 two brave divers lost their lives attempting to solve the mystery, getting into difficulties in the narrow passageways that lie beneath the surface.

The 18-year-old vanished, from Bracknell, Berkshire, after leaving Atik nightclub in nearby Windsor at around 2am on Sunday morning. A 21-year-old man has been charged with stalking.

Ella McMahon, 19, from Leicester, earns up to £500 per month sorting out strangers messy wardrobes and spends three to nine hours decluttering and colour coordinating

Edmund King, AA President, says the height and weight of cables, particularly in enclosed areas with little space, were one of the biggest problem for those with mobility issues.

Who thought THAT was a good idea? Social media users reveal houses built without an

The snaps, collated in a gallery by Bored Panda, were shared on the Facebook group You Should Have Hired An Architect which has more than 31,000 members. The group is 'dedicated' to examples of why it is a bad idea to take on a build job without an architect. One unusual home included a bath-tub in the kitchen (main), a bizarre staircase (left inset) and a dangerous driveway (right inset). Meanwhile other snaps showed a wooden column in the centre of a kitchen (bottom right) and a commercial toilet stall in a bathroom (top right)

Six boats were intercepted or rescued by Border Force officials and brought to the Port of Dover across yesterday, according to the Home Office. It brings the figure to almost 1,000 people already this year.

Seven water companies in England and Wales have regularly broken the law by discharging untreated sewage into Britain's waterways over the past four years, a report by the BBC alleges.

A 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash near Pegglesworth on Monday morning, and a 24-year-old woman died from her injuries in hospital later that night.

Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country viewers slam 'snobby' presenter's 'spoilt kids' who are 'on a different planet' after they call their band 'The Entitled Sons'

Viewers of Channel 4's Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country were stunned after her children stenciled the name of their band onto the wall of her Somerset mansion (pictured main). Many of those watching were unimpressed as the four boys revealed the name of their band, with one writing: 'Did these kids really just stencil 'The Entitled Sons' on the wall. Really - Graham sees it as 'self awareness?! Really!?'

Dozens of motorists have been caught red-handed using their mobiles while driving on the A338 in Bournemouth, Dorset just months before the law on using a phone at the wheel is tightened.

Gangsters ambushed the armoured truck as it left a motorway in Cape Town South Africa. The raiders used explosives to blow off the truck's doors at 6.30pm yesterday.

Don't play with your food! Baboon snatches baby gazelle off cheetah cubs after they catch it but have no idea how to kill it 

Laura Dyer filmed the encounter which took place inside the Naboishio Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara when she saw the three cheetah cubs learning how to hunt a newborn gazelle. The cubs' mother had tracked down the gazelle and handed it over to her offspring to hone their skills. While the cubs were able to chase and catch the gazelle, they failed to kill it, allowing a large baboon, top right, to bound over to them and to despatch it with ruthless efficiency.

Orthodox Christians plunge into icy waters for Epiphany celebration despite sub-zero

Despite air temperatures being known to fall as low as -17C (1.4F) in some areas of eastern Europe at this time of year, many people still took part in the annual religious celebration. Authorities cut holes into frozen bodies of water and constructed wooden steps to allow easy access to the chilly waters for people seeking to take part. While in Ukraine, soldiers were seen taking turns dipping into a frozen pond - in which a cross shape had been cut out to allow the celebration to go ahead.

Inside the first new hotel on the Strip in over a decade: Dazzling footage of the vast 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas (and there's a peek inside its £11k-a-night Palace Suite)

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