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Caroline Flack feared 'police bodycam footage' and 'show trial'

Troubled star Caroline Flack (outside court in London in December last year, centre) had warned police she would take her own life, it emerged today. The 40-year-old (left, pictured in north London on January 24) was taking anti-depressants as she battled mental health problems and was terrified of the prospect of her upcoming trial. It was claimed yesterday paramedics had been sent to her home the day before she was found dead, following fears for her welfare, but she was not taken to hospital. The distraught TV presenter was understood to be horrified by the prospect of a ‘show trial’ over an alleged assault on her boyfriend and was worried she could not cope with the fallout. Friends said she was tormented over the idea of a jury being shown police ‘body cam’ footage taken during the night she was accused of attacking Lewis Burton, 27 (pictured together, right). She had hope the trial would not go ahead. A court had heard police found the pair covered in blood and that Miss Flack had cuts to her wrist. The revelations about her mental health prompted questions about whether she was given enough help to tackle her depression and panic attacks. 

Caroline Flack struggled to escape crippling childhood anxieties

ALISON BOSHOFF: Gazing flirtily into the camera wearing a black bra and vampish red lipstick, in her last Instagram post Caroline Flack was the image of joyful self-confidence. At 40, she had never looked more beautiful. Yet two days after posting these pictures to her 2.6million followers, in what friends believe was a final Valentine's message to boyfriend Lewis Burton, the presenter took her own life. They say the prospect of standing trial over an alleged assault on the 27-year-old - who she considered to be her soulmate - after a jealous row is what drove her to this desperate act. 'I think that the fact that she did this so soon after being told that the prosecution was going to go ahead is significant,' said a friend. The fact that it had been Valentine's Day and she had been apart from her boyfriend also was a factor I believe.' For behind the deceptive gloss of social media, there was a different story than the happy one Caroline had struggled to maintain. Hers was a tale of crippling low self-esteem, depression and anxiety that dated back years.

Jihadi bride Shamima Begum shows off diamante nose-stud and union jack cushion in Syrian

Former London schoolgirl, Shamima Begum (top), now 20, has furnished her makeshift tent in al-Roj camp in northern Syria and decorated it for Valentine's Day. She was pictured for the first time without her usual black burqa, which has been banned in the camp as part of attempts at de-radicalising the women and children. Her tent (below), which she shares with US-Canadian citizen Kimberly Polman (pictured in blue with Begum), has heating, electricity, satellite TV and cooking appliances. They have made a small sofa from blankets given to them by the UN and Miss Begum has a knitted cushion with the UK flag, made for her by her roommate.

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DOMINIC LAWSON: Every year my sister gives me the same birthday present. Sorry, that's not fair: Nigella gives me a jumper, but each year it is one of a different colour.

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Two men are fighting for their lives after spate of stabbings across north and east London

Two men have been left in a life-threatening condition and a further two injured after a spate of stabbings across north and east London. The latest incident involved a man in his 30s. The man suffered stab and slash wounds after police were called to a fight between two men on New North Road, Illford, at 5.44pm (top right). Police were called to Brooke Road, Hackney, at 5.15pm and the man has been taken to hospital where he remains in a life-threatening condition (bottom right). Police were called to Sandringham Road, Barking, after reports of a stabbing at 4.24pm (left).

Michael Walsh was employed at a Leeds hospital run by Spire Healthcare, and has been accused of leaving scores of patients traumatised and in pain.

Patricia MacCormack, of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, believes giving birth is 'the worst thing you can do' to the carbon footprint due to global overpopulation.

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Back in the mid-1980s, we were house-hunting in North London. I wandered into an estate agents in Highgate, said I was looking for a modest family home.

The BBC have axed a commentator after his racist, stereotype-filled rant in which he criticised 'all the young black lads' at Derby and claimed they need 'pulling down a peg or two.'

New calls for No10 to sack 'weirdo' advisor who claimed black people are mentally inferior

Andrew Sabisky, (right) a self-described 'super-forecaster', answered Number 10's call for 'weirdos and misfits' but has prompted fury with his extreme views. In 2014, he wrote on Mr Cummings's (left) website that to stop unplanned pregnancies there should be legal enforcement of contraception. He wrote: 'One way to get around the problems of unplanned pregnancies creating a permanent underclass would be to legally enforce universal uptake of long-term contraception at the onset of puberty. Vaccination laws give it a precedent, I would argue.' On another blog post discussing female genital mutilation, he claimed: 'It is still unclear to what extent FGM represents a serious risk to young girls, raised in the UK, of certain minority group origins. Much of the hue and cry looks more like a moral panic.' And in another post being circulated on social media, Mr Sabisky claimed black people were more likely to have an 'intellectual disability' and had lower IQs than white people (inset). In another tweet, Mr Sabisky said: 'I am always straight up in saying that women's sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men's.'

Rebecca Long-Bailey revealed her plans for the former Labour leader at a meeting in south-east London, and said that she 'loves' him. She is trailing Keir Starmer in the race to be the next Labour leader.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week gave the green light to the £106billion project, despite criticism of cost overruns and delays. It will require an estimated two million tons of steel to build.

Tough love rules for midlife dressing - by the A-list style guru trusted by Olivia Colman

Mary Fellowes (inset) has styled the likes of Suranne Jones, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth McGovern and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured left to right). The fashion industry veteran who has an office in Central London, argues the industry ignores middle-aged women, as she reveals the challenges she's had to overcome when dressing stars and royalty. Mary claims all women can look their best in classic, loose tailored clothes.

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'Our hearts go out to her family and friends': Phillip Schofield breaks down as he opens Dancing On Ice with emotional tribute to Caroline Flack

ITV presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (centre) paid tribute to friend and former colleague Caroline Flack (left) on Sunday evening as they opened the latest instalment of Dancing On Ice. The tribute came after it was announced that ITV had cancelled this evening's Love Island, with the show returning to screens tomorrow night. Flack, 40, was found dead inside her London home by her father Ian yesterday, after taking her own life while the friend who was staying with her 'popped out to the shops'. In an emotional opening scene, a visibly devastated Schofield choked back tears while remembering Flack. He began: 'We’d like to begin tonight's show by taking a moment to remember Caroline Flack in light of yesterday's awful news. We wanted to say that our hearts go out to her family and friends.' Contestant Joe Swash (right), who worked with Caroline on ITV2 show I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp had shared his own tribute just hours earlier, admitted it had been a 'tough day' preparing for his routine after learning of her death. 

Caroline Flack told how she and her twin sister Jody 'enjoyed the other's life vicariously'. The former Love Island presenter killed herself at her new flat in Islington, north London yesterday.

Caroline Flack: Ex-CPS defends prosecutors against social media

Questions have been raised about the Crown Prosecution Service's decision to pursue a court case against the former Love Island presenter following her death on Saturday. Her death came just hours after she found out she would face trial over the alleged assault of her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27 (pictured right, together) - despite him not wanting to press charges. Nazir Afzal (inset), a former CPS prosecutor for the North West, posted a series of tweets hitting out at online trolls and explaining why the CPS decides to prosecute cases, even when the complaint has been withdrawn (inset left). Mr Afzal said there were 750,000 reports of domestic violence last year to police, but only 75,000 were prosecuted, and 75 per cent of those convicted.

Ambulance crews were sent to the former Love Island presenter's Stoke Newington flat over 'concerns for her welfare', but decided against taking her to hospital after checking her over.

Gloucester player Danny Cipriani, 32, dated Flack, 40, (together in April) for just eight weeks last year, with the ITV presenter ending their romance because she saw 'no long term future'.

Americans start evacuating coronavirus cruise ship in Japan

Americans have started leaving a quarantined coronavirus cruise ship in Japan to board chartered flight home to the United States after the number of new cases diagnosed on the vessel jumped to 355. The evacuations from the Diamond Princess started on Sunday, or early Monday local time, after the cruise ship was placed in a 14-day quarantine in early February after a former passenger tested positive for the virus. U.S. authorities announced on Saturday they would offer Americans on board the option to leave the ship and fly home where they will face another 14-day isolation period. 

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The Clarks store in Nantwich, Cheshire, was closed on Friday afternoon amid fears a staff member had the Coronavirus. Clarks said it closed due to the instructions from Public Health England.

A woman wearing a protective face mask receives a temperature check from a security guard as she enters Qianmen Street, a popular tourist spot, in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. China reported Sunday a drop in new virus cases for the third straight day, as it became apparent that the country's leadership was aware of the potential gravity of the situation well before the alarm was sounded. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to the coronavirus outbreak from early on in the crisis.

So far South Korea has 29 confirmed cases of Covid-19, which to date has killed more then 1,600 people worldwide. The all have their travels and whereabouts logged by government officials.

Touching moment that an orphaned koala reaches out to hug a teddy bear after losing her mother in bushfires

A vet has shared video of the touching moment in which a koala that lost its mother in the bushfires reached out to embrace a grey teddy bear. The orphaned marsupial was being cradled by a woman in a veterinary office when the toy was held out in front of the koala. She gripped onto the soft toy, nuzzling at it with its face in a tender moment that showed the instinct to seek comfort with what it thought was an adult koala. The young marsupial had just lost its own mother in the bushfires in Victoria's south-west.

The Holden car brand will be no more, with General Motors opting to dump the name synonymous with Australian motoring by 2021.

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George Eustice (inset) warned the nature of climate change means extreme weather events such as this weekend's deluge are becoming more common, advising: 'We have to live with that fact.' But he insisted the Government is investing billions in flood infrastructure and had done 'everything that [it] can do with a significant sum of money'. He said 600 flood schemes, protecting more than 200,000 homes, had been introduced over the past five years and roughly £2.5billion had been spent on flood defences. He denied the Government had been caught off guard by this weekend's floods. Pictured: Rescue operations in Nantgarw, Wales (left), as well as flooding in Pontypridd, Wales (top right) and Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire (bottom right).

Shocking footage shows an Etihad Airways jet battling the 91mph Storm Dennis winds as it makes an unorthodox landing at Heathrow, while hundreds of other flights are cancelled.

Donald Trump and Melania make spectacular arrival at Daytona 500 with Air Force One flyover and race track lap in presidential limousine The Beast, as he tells NASCAR drivers to 'start your engines'

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The daughter of President Donald Trump delivered the keynote address at the two-day Global Women's Forum held in an opulent resort overlooking the Dubai's Persian Gulf coastline on Sunday.

Alice Fawke, 33, from Marlborough, reveals the inspiration by her eponymous label, founded in 2018. Her brand provides tailored pieces with an extra 1.5 sizes around the bust.

Actor Martin Freeman admits smacking his son, 14, and daughter, 11

The Hobbit actor, 48, said that he had smacked his children twice and sworn at them more than twice despite it being banned at home by his former wife actress Amanda Abbington, 45 (They are pictured together at the Los Angeles premiere of The Desolation of Smaug in December 2013 and, inset, Freeman in the movie).

The new pavement surface could reduce injuries for those who lose their footing with nearly 100,000 people a year in England suffering hip fractures, often as a result of falls.

Pyotr Pavlensky and his girlfriend Alexandra de Taddeo (pictured) were detained in Paris after publishing sexual images that brought down the candidate for city mayor, Benjamin Griveaux.

The UK's busiest airport said the failure was caused by 'technical issues' and affected all terminals. Frustrated Passengers took to social media to vent their frustration.

Slimmed-down Adele proves she's lost the weight but not her voice as she belts out her greatest hits at raucous pub party after presiding over her best friend's wedding 

She recently unveiled her incredible seven stone weight loss , which came following a diet of 'green juice and 1,000 calories a day'. And Adele continued to showcase her slimmed down figure as she attended her friend Laura Dockrill's wedding to The Maccabees' Hugo White on Saturday in London.

Rachel Greer, a manager for product safety for Amazon in North America and Canada at the time, told Panorama she had called for a review of all car seats for sale on Amazon's UK platform.

US high school runner beats her transgender competitor in championship just two days after filing a lawsuit to block the athlete from competing due to 'unfair advantage'

A female high school runner has beaten a transgender competitor just two days after she and other students families' filed a lawsuit to block athletes with male anatomy competing because they have an 'unfair' advantage.  Canton High School girl Chelsea Mitchell (left and right) won the Class S 55-meter dash title on Friday with her time of 7.18 seconds. She beat Bloomfield High School student Terry Miller's (left) 7.20 seconds.  Mitchell also came first in the 300-meter dash, while Miller was 16th, and Mitchell won the long jump. 

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