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“Our world could not be more broken than it is now”: Distraught parents of girl missing for nine months reveal her grief-stricken brother has died suddenly

Haydon Croucher’s heartbroken father John Croucher confirmed his son’s death in an emotional Facebook post

West Mercia PoliceWoman, 25, found ‘murdered’ was drinking with friends night before body foundSara Hopkins posted a status on Facebook saying her friends were ‘cheering her up’ in the evening of November 15. Her body was found in the street the morning after

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew ‘stands by car-crash Jeffrey Epstein Newsnight interview’Sources close to the Duke of York claim he wanted to address scrutiny ‘head-on’

Strictly Come DancingMichelle Visage kicked off Strictly after being hailed as ‘potential winner’

Strictly Come Dancing viewers were stunned at the Drag Race star’s exit this evening after receiving high scores every week

Michelle Dewberry’No Corbynistas please’ for Brexit Party candidate looking for love on Tinder

Brexit Party candidate and Apprentice star Michelle Dewberry, 40, is looking for a special someone to ‘swipe right’ on her

CrimePolice storm illegal Carpetright warehouse rave attended by 1,000 revellersThe Carpetright warehouse in Strood Retail Park, Kent became the scene of a rave last night which 1,000 people attended before police officers dispersed crowds and arrested one man

Ian WrightIan Wright’s emotional meeting with his old teacher that left him in tears

Wright credits his old school teacher Mr Pidgen as being his first role model who helped turn his troubled life around to become an inspiration to others

HomelessnessShop assistant watched beggars in town centre for days – and is worried for the public

Jake Morris monitored the street through the windows of Carphone Warehouse, in Cheltenham – he said he believes there is a gang operating behind the beggars

James HaskellJames Haskell admits parents lied about his age to give him start in rugby career

Retired England international Haskell will go into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this evening after a stellar career which saw him capped 77 times for the Red Rose

RapeThree men arrested after woman raped as two men watched in ‘despicable attack’Greater Manchester Police have arrested three men aged 33, 25 and 24 on suspicion of rape in connection with the incident in Mesnes Park, Wigan

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew ‘could be cut out of core royal circle when Charles becomes king’In the wake of Prince Andrew’s interview with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis on Saturday night, questions have been raised about the Duke of York’s place in the royal family when the Prince of Wales becomes king

National LotteryYour lottery ticket can now get you free entry to these top UK attractions

AnimalsIncredible photos of our vanishing wildlife from BBC’s Seven Worlds, One Planet

The Seven Worlds, One Planet book by Jonny Keeling and Scott Alexander features more than 250 stunning images of wildlife that’s disappearing at a staggering rate

West LothianFive-month-old baby dies as police launch probe and tape off home

The death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by PSNI officers. The baby, from the Ladywell area, died at St John’s Hospital on Friday

Charlotte CrosbyCharlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie split as ‘relationship breaks down’

Charlotte Crosby took to her Instagram stories to confirm that her relationship with Josh Ritchie is over

England football teamKosovo 0-4 England: Three Lions look forward to Euro 2020 – 5 talking points

Goals from Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount gave England all three points to finish their Group A qualifying commitments with minimal fuss

Metropolitan PoliceMan suffers life-changing injuries in fight near school after football match

A man is in hospital with face and head injuries after he was assaulted outside Sydney Russell School in Dagenham, London following a football match, the Metropolitan Police have said

West Mercia Police’Murder’ victim is ‘kind’ 25-year-old woman who was ‘a great laugh’ West Mercia Police have arrested a 44-year-old man after Sara Hopkins, 25, was found dead in the Worcestershire town of Upton-upon-Severn

Grimsby Town”You are a f***ing disgrace”: Grimsby boss sacked ‘over expletive X-rated rant’ at journalists where he used F-word 58 times in 4 minutes – LISTEN HERE

The 42-year-old used the f-word 58 times in a four-minute private conversation with BBC Humberside reporters which reportedly cost him his job at Blundell Park

The QueenQueen fails to raise smile in first public appearance since shock Prince Andrew interviewThe Monarch looked downcast after attending a church service in Windsor on Sunday

PSNISchoolgirl, 13, critically injured by machete gang ‘was protecting 11-month-old nephew’

The 13-year-old suffered stab wounds when a gang of men armed with machetes forced their way into a house in Northern Ireland at about 9.15pm yesterday

SupermarketsUK’s biggest supermarkets announce major change to way they make ready meals

Supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s are on the verge of removing hard-to-recycle black plastic in their own brand ready meals, eliminating thousands of tonnes of waste a year

Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman pours scorn on Prince Andrew’s denials in extraordinary interviewPrince Andrew has been on the receiving end of social media backlash following his BBC Newsnight interview – and Carol Vorderman is unconvinced

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The CrownTragic and heroic life of Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice of Battenberg

The Crown season 3 dramatised the final days of Prince Philip’s mother Princess Alice of Battenberg, played by Jane Lapotaire

McDonald’s Corporation’Hero’ McDonald’s worker who put 11 instead of 10 McNuggets in box hailed as ‘Robin Hood of McNuggets’

Cody Bondarchuk revealed on Twitter that, over the two and a half years he worked for the fast-food chain, he put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece he made

NHSNHS secretary, 89, sacked for ‘not being able to use computers’ wins £200,000Bosses at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading said Eileen Jolly, who has a heart condition and arthritis, was stuck in her “old secretarial ways” and she was dismissed for a “catastrophic failure in performance”

HospitalsProbe into death of three-year-old boy who died at ‘super hospital’The boy was being treated at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where Milly Main, 10 died after she is believed to have contracted a ‘dirty water infection’

WeatherUK weather: Arctic swell to see temperatures plunge to -9C as big freeze hits

The UK is set to be hit by more flooding with two inches’ rain falling starting in the west on Tuesday, with other parts including flood-hit Yorkshire affected from Thursday

Missing personsBody found in search for 26-year-old man who went missing after work

Jonathon Donaldson was last seen at around 4pm on November 11 but did not return home to Armadale, Scotland. Formal identification has yet to take place

SoldiersSoldier, 20, killed after taking wrong turn as he walked home from pub

Jamie Staley, from Doncaster, lost his life after leaving the Wetherspoons pub in Monmouth, Wales and accidentally walking onto the A20 where the Queen’s Royal Hussar trooper was hit by an HGV

Katie HopkinsKatie Hopkins forced to sell £1m home and now rents after humiliating libel case

Racist Katie Hopkins moaned that speaking her mind lost her her career after she lost a £500,000 legal case to the writer Jack Monroe

Coca-Cola Christmas truck tourCoca-Cola Christmas truck: What you can and can’t do when famous lorry arrives

Here’s a list of tips and tricks to check if you and your family want to see the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck when it visits your area on its 2019 UK tour

FluCold and flu experts share how to beat the symptoms in just 24 hours

Experts have revealed what you should be doing in the morning, afternoon and evening to fight of the first signs of a cold

MeteorsLeonid Meteor Shower peaks tonight – how to see a shooting star from the UK

Here’s everything you need to know about the Leonid Meteor Shower, including what it is and how to see it from the UK

PoliceGirl, 13, critical after machete-wielding gang burst into home and stab her

The horrific attack – in which a woman, 41, was also injured – happened on Saturday night at a house in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Prince Andrew, Duke of York’Evasive and heavily coached’: Body language expert on Prince Andrew interviewEXCLUSIVE: Darren Stanton watched the interview with Emily Maitlis on BBC’s Newsnight with a laser-like scrutiny

Strictly Come DancingBoozy Strictly stars party until 5am in Blackpool after glittering series highlight

Celebrities and dancers stayed up late where they also celebrated Gemma Atkinson and Janette Manrara’s birthdays

ChristmasGirl’s Christmas wishlist for Santa leaves dad speechless – for wrong reasons

This 10-year-old is not holding back with her extravagant requests – including Gucci sliders, a Chanel bag and thousands of pounds in cash

Car insuranceMan gets £3,500 added to car insurance because he took a night shift at Tesco

They’re meant to save you cash, but you need to check the small print or could be landed with a massive bill as a result of getting a car insurance black box installed in your car, warns consumer lawyer Dean Dunham

RelationshipsBritain’s first gay dads split after 32 years – and one is now dating his daughter’s ex

Self-made businessmen Tony and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow have called time on their romance – with Barrie now dating daughter Saffron’s former partner, Scott Hutchison

Dashcam footageMoment man falls in slow motion onto car bonnet in ridiculous ‘crash for cash’ bid

The footage was captured by two pals on their way to work in Sutton-in-Ashfield, as they saw him hurl himself onto their car

HousingQuirky bungalow stuck in the 1970s goes on the market for £600,000

The three-bedroom house in West Derby, Liverpool is priced at £600,000 and is described as ‘the jewel in the crown as far as bungalows go’

Virgil van DijkVirgil van Dijk leaves Holland squad due to ‘personal circumstances’

The Dutch FA has confirmed Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk will not play in their final Euro 2020 qualifier against Estonia this week

General electionJeremy Corbyn jokes about Andrew Marr’s teeth as he outlines free dental checks

Labour’s election policy would see NHS dental checkups made free – and the Labour leader had a lighthearted jab at the BBC host’s dental regime

AnimalsOwner treats dying dog to £29 filet mignon last supper – and touched restaurant staff pay

Phoebe, a 14-year-old Maltese terrier, enjoyed her final supper at the at the Earl of March pub in Chichester, West Sussex, after bed, a nice bath and a walk along the beach

Christmas giftsEx-solider couldn’t afford presents for children – but huge gesture saved Christmas

Collins Obeng, 37, was left speechless when the people of Hull rallied around and delivered dozens of goods for his family in just 72 hours after he ‘wanted to die’ when he couldn’t afford gifts

Mental healthWoman who can’t control her anger explains what life with violent mood swings is like

Sophie Hackett, 28, from Plymouth, says there should be more help for people who struggle with anger management issues as she reveals her mental health battle

General electionLabour manifesto policies in full: All confirmed general election pledges so far

Labour has agreed a manifesto for the 2019 general election which is, by all accounts, even more radical than in 2017. Exact details haven’t yet been published, but here’s what we know will, or probably will, be in it so far

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkWeirdest things spotted in Prince Andrew’s car-crash Jeffrey Epstein interviewPrince Andrew was subjected to a grilling by Newsnight host Emily Maitlis about his friendship with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein in an extraordinary piece of television

Road Traffic AccidentsThe Bill star dies aged 69 after being dragged under double-decker bus

Jane Hayward, who was in a 1988 episode of The Bill and a number of films, died after being hit by a bus and dragged under its wheel

HospitalsBoy, 2, turns lifeless after being ‘poisoned’ by eating mum’s nicotine chewing gum

Sophie Balint, of Port Talbot, Wales,  says little Tommy discovered the chewing gum in a drawer as she decorated with her mum on November 8, and after chewing it for a few minutes he began to sweat, vomit and become ‘lifeless’

Australia rugby union teamRugby star claims Australia bush fires are God’s punishment for gay marriage and abortion

Former Wallabies star Israel Folau,a  devout Christian, was filmed delivering a sermon at the Church of Jesus Christ in Kenthurst

speedwaySpeedway sponsor killed after being hit by recovery vehicle during stock car meeting

Colin North, 60, was a loyal sponsor of various speedway clubs and riders as a marketing manager for Teng Tools, died at Birmingham Wheels Raceway on Saturday evening

CrimePlayboy who ‘refused to grow up’ killed his dad after his allowance was cut off

As part of the New York elite, Princeton graduate Thomas Gilbert Jr was used to living the high life – and he wasn’t going to let his Wall Street banker father cut him off and get in his way

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew’s media advisor quit after warning him not to do BBC Newsnight interviewJason Stein, 28, is said to have warned Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, not to go ahead with the BBC Newsnight interview with Emily Maitlis in which he discussed his friendship with disgraced Jeffrey Epstein  

ISISISIS bride wants TV interview on popular chat show as she returns home to be arrested

Former soldier Lisa Smith, 38, is set to be arrested as soon as she touches down at Baldonnel Aerodrome, near Dublin in Ireland on Tuesday, according to sources

DisneyStudent slams The Jungle Book and other classic Disney films for being ‘racist’

Lauren Robertson, from Aberdeen University, has branded the likes of The Lady and the Tramp and Dumbo as “dodgy” and says they have “not aged well”

Christmas giftsMum ‘disgusted’ as Hermes presents arrive ‘opened and in different packaging’

Kerryann Mcildoon, of Hull, East Yorkshire said the packages sent by her son arrived in a box with a label on for a “shower greyhound coat” and not in the Royal Mail box it had been sent in

Cleveland PoliceMan dies after falling ill and collapsing during 5k Middlesbrough Parkrun event

The family of the man, who has not been named, have been informed of the tragic incident which took place in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough on Saturday morning

Terry O’NeillFamed photographer Terry O’Neill dies aged 81 after capturing royal, showbiz and music legends

Terry O’Neill, who photographed legendary performers like the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, died at his home this morning

HousingFamily have to live in caravan after spending two years trying to find living room leak

Alison Evans and her family have to pump the water out every day to stop the house from flooding in Trebanog and also struggled to locate the source of the water leak in the past two years

AnorexiaTeen stops eating and has anorexic liver failure after being told ‘you’re fat’

Madason Faulker, 16, only ate mints and half a bourbon cream a day for one year in a bid to lose weight until her mother urged to take her to doctors

Wigan Athletic FCMan Utd and Liverpool interested in Wigan teenager Joe Gelhardt ahead of January transfer window

Highly-rated teenager Joe Gelhardt is wanted by Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham, Everton and Chelsea after impressing for Wigan in the Championship

Priti PatelMinister denies Tory Priti Patel blocked rescue of British orphaned refugees

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claimed reports from a National Security Committee meeting that the Home Secretary had objected to British children being brought home

FightingIranian Hulk signs up for bare-knuckle boxing after vowing to fight ISIS

Sajad Gharibi is known as the “Iranian Hulk” – and the huge powerlifter has now signed up for his Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship debut

HospitalsBrit’s fight for life after parasite swims up penis during African trip of a lifetime

James Michael, 32, from Kensington, London, spent three months in hospital and was given a 30 per cent chance of making a full recovery following the ordeal at Lake Malawi in southeastern Africa

Celebrity NewsHolly Willoughby is forced to park her £100,000 car in a disabled parking spaceHolly Willoughby, 38, left her £100,000 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in a disabled parking bay after she suffered a flat tyre

DogsWoman transforms empty under the stairs cupboard into fabulous ‘bedroom’ for her dog

The animal-lover has been praised for the ingenious makeover which saw her turn the white box room into a doggy haven full of treats and toys for the pampered Birmingham dog

BearsBrown bear serving prison sentence in human jail for GBH ‘released’ after 15 years

Katya the bear became Kazakhstan’s most famous and unusual inmate after being sent down for maiming two people at a camp site in 2004 – but now she’s being released into a zoo

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkPrince Andrew denies having sex with teenager – because he can’t sweatDuke of York says Falklands War injury means he’s can’t be the ‘sweaty’ nightclub dancer who slept with Virginia Roberts, 17  – and he was in Pizza Express that night anyway

Sex dollsWomen in their 50s desperate for £15k female sex dolls to be their ‘dream person’

EXCLUSIVE: Phil Bass, who runs The Doll House in Orpington, southeast London, which specialises in sex dolls says he is seeing more and more women buying the expensive robots

Prince Andrew, Duke of YorkMedical expert ‘baffled’ by Prince Andrew’s claims he ‘couldn’t sweat due to condition’The Duke of York used the ‘medical condition’ to explain why allegations he had sex with a 17-year-old in 2001 weren’t true, while discussing his friendship with paedophile Jeffrey Epstein with the BBC’s Emily Maitlis

General electionJeremy Corbyn rules out Scottish referendum for at least 2 years after election

The Labour leader said no to SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford’s demand of a commitment of an independence referendum within a year – and he said it would “certainly not” happen until after the next Scottish Parliament elections in 2021

UFOs’UFO left strange landing marks’ during close encounter with terrified fisherman

Fishermen Fernando Beserra and Wilson da Silva Oliveira say they were gathering their nets on an island called Ilha do Major, in São Paulo, Brazil, when they saw a disc-shaped UFO which was emitting a bright yellow hue

England football teamEngland predicted line-up for final Euro 2020 qualifier with Kosovo

England face Kosovo in Pristina on Sunday evening in their final Euro 2020 qualifier. Raheem Sterling is set to return to the starting XI with the Three Lions already qualified

Desert Island DiscsStephen Graham opens up on suicide attempt while trying to make it as an actor

The Irishman star Stephen Graham credits his wife Hannah with helping him get back on track following a mental breakdown

Christmas shoppingNew way to do Christmas shopping – the stolen goods you can buy legally online

Police forces will use special eBay and Bumblebee accounts to help sell the goods – with money raised going going to help victims of crime

Sport

Declan RiceRoy Keane tears into Man Utd transfer target Declan Rice in scathing review

The West Ham midfielder played the full 90 minutes of England’s 4-0 victory over Kosovo but was criticised by the ITV pundit ahead of the game

James HaskellJames Haskell admits parents lied about his age to give him start in rugby career

Retired England international Haskell will go into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this evening after a stellar career which saw him capped 77 times for the Red Rose

Ian WrightIan Wright admits he lost his virginity “late” due to being “scared of that situation”

Cheeky chappie Ian Wright is a contestant in this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – but according to the man himself, he wasn’t always confident

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of HereFrom jungle kings to early exits: How footballers have fared on I’m A Celebrity

As Ian Wright heads into the Australian rainforest, we take a look a how other retired footballers have done on the show

Ian WrightIan Wright was held at gunpoint after road rage row on team night out

The former Arsenal striker has been announced as one of the contestants on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, which starts on Sunday

Travel

WhalesNorway is getting a ridiculously cool new whale-watching attraction

Whale watching in Norway is about to get a whole lot easier and you won’t need to board a boat if you want to spot the incredible creatures

BeerBrewdog to open beer-themed hotels in the UK complete with in-shower beer fridges

BrewDog is opening hotels sure to be a hit with craft beer fans with rooms offering heaps of craft beers – and there’s even a fridge in the shower

Cheap holidaysWowcher’s £99 mystery holidays are back including New York, Thailand and Bali

Wowcher’s £99 mystery holiday deal is back with getaways throughout December to April, including destinations like New York, Thailand and Bali

Excitable EdgarWhere was the John Lewis Christmas advert filmed? Inside Excitable Edgar’s hometown

Excitable Edgar is the star of John Lewis Christmas advert and the adorable dragon has the prettiest home you’ll want to visit during the festive season

PlanesFirst non-stop flight from London to Sydney on Dreamliner aircraft takes off

The non-stop flight from London Heathrow to Sydney took off today and it could be the start of a huge new offering for passengers wanting to travel between the two cities

Fashion

Make-upBest glitzy eyeshadow palettes to get you ready for Christmas party season

This Christmas party season there’s some seriously sparkly offerings from the eyeshadow world, including incredible new pigments from brands like Kat Von D and Huda – and even something from Little Mix to get you in the mood

Christmas party dressesBest party dresses to buy for the festive season from the high street

Are you still looking for a fabulously frock for those all those festive diary dates? Find your perfect Christmas party dress here no matter what your age, size or budget.

Beauty productsBest party hair tools for 2019 from curlers and straighteners to hot brushes

From the new Steampod to the cordless Babyliss straightener, these are the hair electricals – that promise to give you volume, bounce or a sleek shine – to invest in this party season

The CrownThe Crown’s skin expert shows how he took ten years off Olivia Colman’s face

Celebrity facialist Lord Gavin McLeod-Valentine uses Intraceuticals oxygen facials – a treatment loved by Kim Kardashian – to help 45-year-old Olivia Colman play the Queen in her 30s in the new series of Netflix’s The Crown

Mirror BestBest primers for oily skin that will keep your base looking flawless all day

Keep shine at bay all day with these must-have mattifying primers for oily skin types who are prone to acne

West Mercia PoliceWoman, 25, found ‘murdered’ was drinking with friends night before body foundSara Hopkins posted a status on Facebook saying her friends were ‘cheering her up’ in the evening of November 15. Her body was found in the street the morning after

Jennifer ArcuriBoris Johnson’s closest aides planning ‘damage limitation’ for Jennifer ArcuriEXCLUSIVE Senior aides are urgently drawing up plans ahead of more explosive interviews with Johnson’s pole-dancing entrepreneur pal expected this week

Boris JohnsonDominic Cummings faces rulebreaking questions over Tory election campaign ‘help’EXCLUSIVE The Lib Dems have demanded answers after claims Boris Johnson’s senior aide has had close contact with the party political campaign while retaining his civil service job

Missing personsBrother of missing Leah Croucher dies suddenly at age of 24Haydon Croucher, 24, was involved in the search for his sister Leah Croucher who went missing in Milton Keynes in February

Metropolitan PoliceMan suffers life-changing injuries in fight near school after football matchA man is in hospital with face and head injuries after he was assaulted outside Sydney Russell School in Dagenham, London following a football match, the Metropolitan Police have said

Katie HopkinsKatie Hopkins forced to sell £1m home and now rents after humiliating libel caseRacist Katie Hopkins moaned that speaking her mind lost her her career after she lost a £500,000 legal case to the writer Jack Monroe

X FactorX Factor fans threaten to boycott show after Simon Cowell ignores Vinnie Jones’ plea to leaveThe X Factor was branded a ‘sham’ by furious fans this evening who threaten to boycott the show

Strictly Come DancingBoozy Strictly stars party until 5am in Blackpool after glittering series highlightCelebrities and dancers stayed up late where they also celebrated Gemma Atkinson and Janette Manrara’s birthdays

Strictly Come DancingLeaked Strictly exit spoiler leaves fans devastated as ‘potential finalists’ are kicked outStrictly Come Dancing viewers branded the decision ‘totally wrong’, with some even crying over the result

Charlotte CrosbyCharlotte Crosby and Josh Ritchie split as ‘relationship breaks down’Charlotte Crosby took to her Instagram stories to confirm that her relationship with Josh Ritchie is over

His Dark MaterialsHis Dark Materials viewers in meltdown as ‘hot priest’ Andrew Scott appearsFleabag’s ‘hot priest’ actor Andrew Scott made a surprise appearance in the third episode of BBC fantasy series His Dark Materials

West Mercia PoliceWoman, 25, found ‘murdered’ was drinking with friends night before body foundSara Hopkins posted a status on Facebook saying her friends were ‘cheering her up’ in the evening of November 15. Her body was found in the street the morning after

Declan RiceRoy Keane tears into Man Utd transfer target Declan Rice in scathing reviewThe West Ham midfielder played the full 90 minutes of England’s 4-0 victory over Kosovo but was criticised by the ITV pundit ahead of the game

Robert CarlyleWar of the Worlds cast: Who’s who from Robert Carlyle to Eleanor TomlinsonThe new glossy BBC adaptation of HG Wells classic The War of the Worlds features an all-star cast including Robert Carlyle and Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson

James HaskellJames Haskell admits parents lied about his age to give him start in rugby careerRetired England international Haskell will go into the I’m A Celebrity jungle this evening after a stellar career which saw him capped 77 times for the Red Rose



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