What a strange thing it is to stand in a street in Britain asking someone if they know of a white family living in the neighbourhood. This is liberal, multi-cultural Britain of the early 21st century, after all, not apartheid South Africa. One would imagine that people of all races in this country mix, to some extent at least, in all towns and cities. But this is Blackburn (pictured), in central Lancashire, a prime candidate for the title of Britain's most racially segregated community. The young lady answering the query is British-Pakistani and says politely that she thinks the white family live in the house with the Ford car outside, writes NEIL TWEEDIE. Meanwhile, Angry Muslim groups hit back last night after a government report said deepening segregation along race and religious lines had fuelled extremism and child sex abuse.
'One kid's face was so red we thought he was going to pass out': Police accused of 'bully boy' brutality by horrified crowd as they film officers arresting a 13-year-old and two other children
A video emerged of an angry crowd of people confronting officers in Queens Square, Liverpool. Merseyside Police were accused of giving the three children, including a girl, rough treatment. Melissa Inman, who made the video public, told the Liverpool Echo : 'I witnessed police officers attack young kids, ragging them on the floor into the van. One kid's face was that red we thought he was going to pass out by how tight he was cuffed and how hard he was handled. It was disgusting! I am shocked at how the police handled this situation.'
Fashion awards... or the night that fashion forgot? From neon tulle to too-tight jumpsuits, there were fewer hits than misses on the BFA 2016 red carpet
From left to right: Tamara Beckwith's ruched Gucci dress was statement enough without the fur bolero and OTT earrings, but Lily Donaldson's pink Burberry dress managed to be daring yet elegant. Model Adwoa Aboah's neon tulle dress certainly got a lot of attention - though not necessarily for the right reasons. Actress Laura Haddock was a vision in layered purple lace, but singer Pixie Lott's apparently mermaid-inspired look was less successful.
'This is what defeat looks like': From dropping the dinner on the way to the table to getting their head stuck in a bus shelter - the best Snapchat fail photos of people having a worse day than you
Whether it's sleeping in for that little bit too long or leaving your umbrella behind on a rainy day, we've all had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong. These unfortunate Snapchatters know that feeling all too well. A number of miserable social media users have taken to Snapchat to share photos of their particularly unpleasant days - from being stuck on a roof (left) and losing their lunch in the vending machine (right) to spilling their dinner on the floor.
Not even Horace Rumpole had to practise walking: As Supreme Court do a dummy run of their entrance, RICHARD LITTLEJOHN says this attempt to sabotage the will of the British people should never have got this far
There was a dopey bird on the wireless yesterday, claiming to represent Britain's 15,500 barristers, accusing the Daily Mail of behaving like Hitler for daring to question the impartiality of judges. Oh, for heaven's sake, grow up, pet. Your puerile hyperbole only serves to prove our point. And who knew that we had 15,500 barristers in Britain, on top of the assorted solicitors, paralegals and PPI parasites? What do they all do, apart from make a bloody nuisance of themselves? Look, for the record, I acknowledge that we need the rule of law. But I have the utmost contempt for most of its practitioners, who think they are the law, rather than its mere custodians. In the immortal words of Tony Hancock: 'Magna Carta - did she die in vain?'
The great pushy parent divide: The children's Tsar says relaxed Northern mums should be pushy like Southern parents. So is she right? Here two mothers battle it out - YOU be the judge
The Children's Commissioner for England warned that parents in the North need to get pushier to keep up. But do Southerners really have the edge when it comes to child-raising? Helen Carroll (top), 48, is originally from Bradford and now lives in London with her husband Dillon, a university lecturer and their children Daniel 15, Isobel, 12 and Christian, eight. Writer and broadcaster Anna May Mangan (bottom), 58, lives in London with her husband, Joe, 59, who's a teacher. They have four children, who are all in their mid-20s - one is a mathemetician, two are doctors and the fourth a lawyer.
'He's head over heels - we've never seen him so happy': Lovestruck Prince Harry takes a 1,700-mile diversion to see Meghan Markle after his Caribbean tour
The prince (left) was scheduled to fly home to London from Barbados on Sunday for an official job tomorrow. But instead he went to Toronto and spent the night with his actress girlfriend. While her boyfriend was teetering on the edge of Guyana's Kaieteur Falls, which are 820ft high, Miss Markle (right), 35, was playing dress up with her dog and buying herself flowers at the weekend.
'I LOVE football!': American student sends Twitter into meltdown after she is spotted on TV at Man United's match against Everton... wearing a CHELSEA coat
Watching Everton take on Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, Sky Sports viewers were taken by an unusual sight in the crowd. Easily distracted during a fairly dull encounter, fans noticed a female fan in the crowd wearing not the colours of United or Everton, but of Chelsea. Confused, supporters took to social media to ask who this girl was, and find out exactly what she was doing at Goodison Park. The mystery girl was more than happy to put the record straight.
What a difference a weekend makes! Millionairess arrested after 'man-handling' a stewardess on Virgin flight takes a stroll down Sandy Lane Beach with tycoon lover
A millionairess arrested for 'manhandling' a flight attendant seems to have put her troubles behind her - after she was seen strolling down an exclusive Barbados beach with her tycoon lover. Diane Breen was let off with a warning by magistrates last week after she lunged at a woman in the first-class bar on board the Virgin Atlantic flight. But a weekend in the sun seems to have done the 52-year-old the world of good, judging by photographs taken of her and partner Steve Palmer on what is understood to be the luxurious Sandy Lane Beach (pictured left and right). The beach, located next to the prestigious Sandy Lane Resort, is a far cry from the interior of District B Magistrate Court, where Breen (shown inset) found herself on Thursday.
Thank you for flying Victoria's Secret! The Angels become flight attendants for a day to do a safety demonstration in cheeky behind-the-scenes video captured on the plane to Paris
Just last week, the models boarded the brand's private jet to fly to Paris to film the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show ahead of its December 5 air date, but they did more than just sit back and enjoy the ride. Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Elsa Hosk, Josephine Skriver, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill had a blast demonstrating how to do everything from adjust the plane's seat belts to properly put on an oxygen mask - while using the aisle as their own personal runway.
Young woman is found dead 'alongside her boyfriend' in a car filled with 'noxious substances' moments after neighbours heard a 'loud bang'
The couple found dead in a car after a chemical spill have been pictured for the first time. Computer game shop worker Nikki Willis was found dead in a Ford Focus alongside Tom Putt (inset) outside her home (pictured right) in Chelmsford, Essex, shortly after neighbours heard a loud bang. Emergency services were called after a passer-by spotted two people slumped over inside the blue vehicle. A hazardous response team was dispatched and a police cordon put in place over concerns about a 'potential noxious substance inside the car'. Miss Willis (left), who worked for the company CeX, is said to have shared the house with her mother Michelle Hindson, 46, and stepfather Stuart Hindson, 45. Mr Putt's Facebook profile says he lives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and works for Ford Motor Company as an apprentice.
The Vogue cover girl who's too much for fashion firms to handle: Editor of British magazine say brands refused to provide clothes for shoots featuring plus-sized model Ashley Graham
Fashion brands refused to provide larger clothes for a cover shoot featuring a plus-sized model, the editor of British Vogue has disclosed. Alexandra Shulman said some 'flatly refused to lend us their clothes' for the shoot with Ashley Graham, who appears on the front of the magazine's January 2017 edition. She is one of only a handful of 'fuller-figured' women to feature on the cover of the fashion bible.
Inside the death-trap where dying victims texted 'I love you' in their last moments: Horrifying aerial photos show burned-out interior of Calfifornia warehouse party where 36 died as prosecutors consider MURDER charges
Devastating aerial photos show the aftermath of the deadly inferno that claimed 36 lives during a party at an Oakland warehouse Friday night, as prosecutors launch an investigation that could lead to murder charges. Investigators have said that they have told the fire and sheriff's departments to treat the area as 'a potential crime scene'. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said Monday that her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime even occurred. But she said charges could range from murder to involuntary manslaughter. 'It's too early to speculate on anything,'
Bangladeshi cleaner, 65, who was mocked online when he was spotted staring wistfully at gold chains in a Saudi Arabia jewellery shop is swamped with presents by well-wishers
Bangladeshi Nazer al-Islam Abdul Karim, 65, was showered with gifts including rice, honey, an iPhone and gold jewellery (right) after people took pity on him on social media. Karim, who works in Riyadh, was mocked by an Instagram user who shared the photo (left), writing: 'This man deserves to only look at rubbish.' The caption quickly led to an outpouring of support for the cleaner whose location was identified by Twitter users, and was then showered with gifts by well-wishers.
Shocking moment a petrol station worker, 46, is mowed down on the forecourt as she tries to stop two men fleeing without paying
Petrol station worker Michelle Carr, 46, was thrown over the bonnet as she tried to stop the motorist from leaving the Jet service station in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, yesterday afternoon. The driver had reportedly been filling up empty petrol barrels with fuel and drove into Ms Carr as she approached his silver Mazda in the forecourt to confront him.
'The kangaroo defended itself instead of running away': Expert explains why marsupial put dog in a HEADLOCK - before pooch's owner punched him in the face
Dr Mark Eldridge, from the Australian Museum, said the kangaroo was likely surprised by the dog and put it in a headlock before being unable to decide what to do next until owner Greig Tonkins showed up. Dr Eldridge added that the marsupial appeared to be sizing up Mr Tonkins for a fight before being surprised with a bash on the snout, and then deciding to flee instead. The wildlife expert said Mr Tonkins was fortunate to walk away unscathed during the altercation.
'Urban camouflage!' Hilarious images of people who accidentally matched their outfits to their surroundings take the internet by storm
A new collection of images show people accidentally dressed to blend in to or match their environments around the globe. More than a quarter of a million people have viewed the photographs, pictured, shared on Imgur. The images include a woman dressed in the same print as a sofa and a man whose shirt matches the pattern of a tartan tote bag.
From rusting ships in lush green jungle to tanks in crystal clear ocean: Amazing aerial photos show WWII wrecks in watery graves off remote Pacific Ocean tropical islands
Aerial images have revealed remnants and wrecks from the Pacific conflict in the Second World War, scattered across the Solomon Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and Rocks Islands in Palau. The Japanese Imperial Navy destroyer Kikuzuki is seen at Tokyo Bay (top right) while the wreck of a US naval transport vessel is submerged in water (left) - both on Nggela Island in the Solomon Islands. In the Northern Mariana Islands a US M4 Sherman tank sits in shallow water off Chalan Kanoa beach in Saipan (bottom right).
Goths eating chips, a sea of Malaysian flags... and Dan the Romanian shepherd: Amazing pictures are among the nominations for 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
Judges are looking for the best photos from around the world for the Open competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. Among the entrants are (clockwise from top left): a shepherd in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania; students hoisting flags during the 59th Malaysia Independence Day celebration at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur; Goths eating chips in Southend, Essex; and Wolf Snapper fish in the German Channel, Ngemelis Island, Republic of Palau.
Children dressed in rags, corrugated iron shacks and no sewerage: Haunting photos of 1930s life in Melbourne's slums... before they became the city's trendiest suburbs
Stunning archive pictures show the Melbourne slums that were once hotbeds of poverty, crime and disease in the 1930s, but today are among the trendiest suburbs in the city, with a cafe culture and million-dollar houses. In 1935, Methodist evangelist Frederick Oswald Barnett and a group of followers photographed the living conditions in the slum areas of Carlton, Collingwood, Fitzroy, and Richmond. The stark images vividly reveal the lives of the city's poorest inhabitants.
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Police launch huge manhunt for a missing boy, two, only for the toddler to be found asleep at home in his brother's bunk bed
Logan Markland (left), two, 'disappeared' from his family's home in Greater Manchester, sparking a panic and a police search, but he was actually safe and sound in his brother's bed the entire time. Parents Samantha Cadman (right with Logan) and James Markland recruited neighbours into searching the local area while Greater Manchester Police put every available officer on the streets and even stopped cars during the search. The family said they were incredibly relieved to find him safe and apologised for the 'mayhem'.
'Buona sera, Mr Farage. How woulda you like to be prime minister of Italy?'
Pranksters release video revealing how they built a BEDROOM in the Berlin underground by dressing up as railway workers to install carpet, wallpaper, bed and a TV
The mystery of who built a bedroom in the Berlin underground complete with a carpet, wallpaper and a TV has been solved after pranksters released a video showing how they pulled off the feat. Workers discovered the bizarre installment while carrying out routine maintenance on the subway - but no one could explain how it got there.
You'll be in the dog house: Golden Retriever caught digging a hole in the garden desperately tries to hide the evidence when caught by his owner
In a video filmed in the USA, Jack the Golden Retriever was frantically digging a hole in the garden (left) when his owner opened the door and caught him in the act. Then, in a futile attempt to hide the evidence, the dog squatted in the small ditch he had made (right) and did his best to look innocent.