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As the tackiest interior design trends are revealed, meet the women who are keeping them

An interiors magazine recently published a list of the worst design trends — with Seventies waterbeds, avocado bathroom suites and furry loo seat covers among the naffest mod cons. So, should these relics be expunged from British homes simply because interior designers say so? Marjorie Frew, 51, is proud of her stag's head on the hall wall (left), Caryl Tandy (middle top row) has a waterbed for every bedroom, Vanessa Fairfax-Woods (top row, right) knew as soon as she saw her home's bathroom that she needed to live there. And Camilla Robertson, 35, (bottom row, middle) loves the comfort of her fluffy loo seat cover and mat while Sally Grant (bottom row, right) says you can 'never have enough chintz'.

Imam at Didsbury mosque where Manchester bomber and his family worshipped was recorded 'calling for armed jihad' in sermon six months before deadly attack 

Mustafa Graf (top) asked for prayers for 'mujahadin' - a word used for Islamic jihadis - at Didsbury Mosque, a new recording has revealed. Six months later Salman Abedi (bottom) who was known to pray there killed 22 people, including children, at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. The sermon was delivered on the 16th December 2016 and it is believed Abedi bought his concert ticket ten days later. An audio recording obtained by the BBC was analysed by Islamic scholars who took Graf's words as a call to arms for jihadis.

A survey found British GPs did a total of 6.7 half-day sessions a week, which is the equivalent of just over three days - the lowest figure on record - while trainee doctors were uninterested in being GPs.

Janus had long struggled with mental Illness, and killed herself outside Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, her relatives and bandmates said in a statement released through her publicist.

The 28-year-old has doubled her security amid terror fears for the wedding on October 12. Eugenie who doesn't carry out royal duties has had the cost labelled an 'outrage'.

More than 6,700 households with incomes over £100,000 have bought homes using the Help to Buy scheme. It was designed to help struggling first time buyers get on the housing ladder.

Celebrity Big Brother: Kirstie Alley leads the way as the FIRST contestant to enter the

The brand new season of Celebrity Big Brother kicked off on Thursday evening, with a host of glamorous stars leading the way into the infamous Borehamwood compound. Legendary actress Kirstie Alley was the first in. The Cheers and Veronica's Closet star was seen getting flustered as she met presenter of the show Emma Willis at the foot of the staircase of her new home for the next month.

Jeremy Hunt sparked a row with Brexiteers last night after warning that ‘no deal’ would be a ‘messy, ugly divorce’ that the country would ‘regret for generations’.

The study of 15,400 people, led by Harvard School of Public Health, found eating too many or too few carbs is damaging to health. But if they make up 50 percent of your diet, you may well live longer.

First picture of green lorry driver Luigi Fiorillo who avoided plunging off collapsing

EXCLUSIVE: Luigi Fiorillo, 37, (left, with his wife Ina Medvyedyeva) stamped on the brakes of his delivery lorry as he watched the Morandi bridge in Genoa (right) crumbling before his eyes, then got out of the cab and ran for his life, calling his survival a miracle. Mr Fiorillo, described as 'friendly and hard-working' by his bosses and colleagues at Genoa haulage firm Damonte Trasporti where he works is said to be in shock. 'I stared death in the face on the Morandi bridge. I saved myself by a miracle,' he said. 'I saw a car overtake me on the left, I had another car in front of me. I saw that the cars ahead were falling off [the bridge].

Luciano Goccia had parked up right underneath the motorway bridge in Genoa, Italy on Tuesday morning and had just opened the door when he hear and 'explosion' above him.

The Queen so mean she gave her friends old flowers

A new book (pictured inset) written by official biographer James Pope-Hennessy and edited by royal historian Hugo Vickers reveals intimate conversations with those closest to Queen Mary (pictured left during the coronation of King George VI) that haven't been published in 50 years. The Royal who died in 1953 reportedly picked flowers out of vases in her room to gift friends rather than buying new ones from florists. Queen Mary (pictured right with King George V in 1911) also hated her granddaughter Princess Margaret along with Sandringham and Balmoral.

Earlier this year, a panel of lung experts described vaping as a ‘one-way bridge’ to smoking tobacco and said it could spark a health crisis in decades to come.

Freda Jackson, 81, said he words had been 'taken out of context' and felt 'betrayed' by the backlash she has received from her letter, which went viral on social media.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) on Thursday announced the 32-year-old referee had left his role. Madley has officiated 91 Premier League matches.

Researchers based at the Francis Crick Institute in London and Oxford University are developing a drug that blocks the ability of tumour cells to repair themselves.

Four men are taken to hospital after quadruple knifing on playing fields in south London 

Police were called to the scene shortly before 5.30pm this evening after reports of a stabbing near to Landor House, on the Elmington Estate. Police have now cordoned off the scene (left, right) after a large amount of emergency services were dispatched to the scene (inset). The scattered remains of first aid equipment used on the injured was visible inside the cordon (right). One eyewitness revealed one of the victims had their 'intestines falling on the ground' as horrific nature of the attack has been revealed. The witness, who said they did not believe any of the teenagers lived on the estate, said: 'When I looked round the back, I saw the youth come running from the block. He came to the corner and dropped. He was holding his belly and all of his intestines were falling on the ground.'

Pictured: Rhian Collins, 30, ended her life after allegedly being bullied at work, an inquest heard. She worked at Cefn Coed Hospital in Swansea, Wales, but struggled to cope with stress.

Mohamed Elbarkey had sent out 70 job applications but wasn't offered any interviews. He then got the idea for the stunt after it was successful for David, in Silicon Valley last year.

Bodies of missing pregnant US mother and her two daughters are found at the oil field where her husband worked after he confessed to killing them HOURS after making a TV appeal to find them

Christopher Watts, 33, (left) appeared in court in Weld County, Colorado for the first time on Thursday. The bodies of his wife Shanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella and Celeste (together right) were found earlier Thursday at the Anadarko oil and gas site where her husband once worked. Shanann went missing on Monday after returning from a business trip at around 1am. Her husband said the last time he saw her was at 5:15am when he left for work. In the days that followed, he gave several media interviews (inset) where he made conflicting statements before he was finally arrested on Wednesday night. Authorities are being extraordinarily tight-lipped about their investigation and are refusing to say how they think Shanann died.

It’s been my experience of 38 years of marriage (and counting) that I’ve been much more a taker than a giver of orders — and the same seems to go for almost all my married male friends.

SARAH VINE: When the robot overlords of the future look back on the dying days of the human race, one key factor will surely stand out as the moment it: the rise of the gender-neutral lavatory.

Mother-of-one mental health worker claims she is secret girlfriend of rugby bad-boy Danny

Mental health manager Hope Stubbings claims she has been seeing Cipriani since November after he messaged her on Instagram – but has kept the relationship quiet. The 27-year-old was not with the England rugby star when he was involved in a drunken nightclub fracas on the island of Jersey that led to him being fined £2,000 and putting his international career in jeopardy. Hope and Cipriani have yet to talk about the incident, as she is on holiday overseas with her son. A friend told Mail Online: 'It is a shame Hope was not with him as she might have been a calming influence.'

As Danny Cipriani is fined after yet another boozy scandal, what will his cab-driving

Cipriani, raised by his taxi-driving mother (left) who poured everything into giving her son the best chance in life, is in the spotlight once again after being charged for assaulting a female police officer. on the island of Jersey. The England fly half looked scruffy as he left court today (right) after admitting the charges brought against him. The prodigious talent has never fulfilled his potential and has had a string of high profile romances (both inset) and bust ups.

Aretha Franklin was a mother by age of 13 and married to a pimp at 19

Aretha Franklin has died aged 76 at her home in Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. Here, TOM LEONARD tells how the Queen of Soul, who was a mother at the age of 13 and married to a pimp by 19, rose to stardom from a broken home: Nobody wore a fur coat quite like Aretha Franklin (left in 1967). She loved to shrug it off dramatically mid-song - a Gospel music tradition supposed to indicate emotional abandon. In her case, the fur also helped remind her audience they were in the presence of royalty. She was the 'Queen of Soul' and nobody dare better forget it. On occasions when people appeared to forget royal etiquette, her regal behaviour could be quelling. But Franklin (bottom right on the Andy Williams show in 1968), who was a mother by age of 13 and married to a pimp (top right, together in 1968) by 19, came from a broken home, writes TOM LEONARD.

Aretha Franklin, the long-reigning Queen of Soul, died on Thursday morning at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit.

Hours after the legendary artist's death Thursday morning, the news outlet ran an obituary that had an image featuring Franklin in the foreground and fellow artist LaBelle in the background.

Barack and Michelle Obama remembered Aretha Franklin as someone who 'helped define the American experience' saying in her voice we 'could feel our history, all of it'.

At 76, Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease. An expert explained to Daily Mail Online why, even with the safer form she had, pancreatic cancer kills.

Hundreds of councils snub WW1 troops by refusing to stump up £750 for statue honouring the

The 6ft aluminium and Perspex Tommy silhouettes(pictured) have been purchased by cities around the world, where they will be proudly displayed next to memorial sites. Former head of the Army Lord Dannatt personally wrote to 433 local authority leaders asking them to support the charity campaign. So far, however, only 160 councils have agreed to make a £750 donation to buy one of the silhouettes to display in their town or city for the centenary of the war.

Women reveal the hilarity and confusion caused by having a MUCH younger sibling 

What do you see when you look at these photographs: loving smiles and family resemblances between mothers and their daughters? You'd be excused for the mistake but they are all, in fact, siblings, with anywhere from 14 to 24 years between them. But what does a huge age gap mean for a sibling relationship? Four sets of siblings reveal all.

Bystanders battled in vain to save Dr Peter Fisher (pictured) after a collision near Holborn Tube station in London on Wednesday morning, however we was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Just a C-grade needed to get on top university courses

At least five of the prestigious universities of the Russell Group in the UK advertised courses in clearing with reduced entry requirements following yesterday's A Level results. They were Exeter, Liverpool, Warwick and York universities and Queen Mary University of London. In many cases they were dropping requirements from a string of A grades to B and even C grades. Universities are dealing with a glut of places this year because of a drop in the number of 18-year-olds coinciding with the removal of a cap on the number of places. Elise O'Connor (left) achieved top grades, Edi Rama (top right) the son of Kosovan refugees is off to Oxford and Jack Parkinson will study at Cambridge (bottom right)

More than one in four got these top grades this year despite exam changes by the government. But grade boundaries were set low in many of the exams to stop results falling.

The controversial musician will pay tuition fees and give a maintenance grant for two students. The 25-year-old launched it in his old school in South London teenagers to apply to the university.

Teens across Britain post memes about their A-level results

More than 500,000 students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A-level results today. But not everyone got what they wanted, and teenagers across Britain celebrated and commiserated with each other with a series of tongue-in-cheek memes. Some joked they would beg universities to take them despite missing out on grades, while one pointed out: 'Can't fail your A-levels if you never open your results.' More than one in four A-levels were awarded an A or A* this year - the highest proportion for six years. But one in 12 (8.0 per cent) entries scored an A* grade, down 0.3 percentage points on last year. This is the lowest since 2013. The overall A*-E pass rate has also fallen 0.3 percentage points to 97.6 per cent - the lowest since 2010.

Corbyn faces fresh questions over his links to terrorists

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured left) last night faced fresh questions about his links to terrorists as it emerged he shared a platform with the world’s first female plane hijacker. The Labour leader spoke at a 2002 pro-Palestine rally in London with Leila Khaled (inset), who took part in two attacks on airliners. Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), blew up one passenger jet on the runway in 1969. She then underwent plastic surgery to disguise herself and joined a second hostage-taking the next year as part of the Black September attacks. Mr Corbyn and Khaled were both speakers at an event in May 2002 where the Labour leader called for a boycott of all goods from Israel. On the same stage, Khaled called for a ‘victory’ over the Jewish state and argued that Zionism had ‘exceeded Nazism’.

Sir Patrick said that he believes Mr Corbyn wants the UK to be plunged into a chaotic and harmful Brexit so he can swoop in and get the keys to No10.

The Conservative peer said he believed supporters of Boris Johnson were taking revenge after he criticised the former Foreign Secretary over his comments about Burkas.

Social media stars investigated for plugging products without making it clear they are

The Competition and Markets Authority has written to British celebrities and social media influencers to gather information about posts and business agreements with brands. It refuses to say who it is speaking to, but they are likely to be stars already criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for not making clear posts are ads. Louise Thompson (top right) is among those already under fire for paid posts. Stephanie Davis (left) and Marnie Simpson (bottom right) have also been spotted placing advertisement posts on social media.

A huge row has broken out in the physics world over a controversial experiment that claims to have created a superconducting material at room temperature.

An Egyptian security source revealed yesterday that a breakthrough deal was in the pipeline to help ease tensions along the border where some two million Palestinians live.

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern Congo

Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of Kivu, has been hit hard by the twin perils of an Ebola outbreak (patient being led to isolation pictured top) and persistent war that have bred fear and despair. The area on August 1 declared an outbreak of Ebola epicentered in Mangina - a small town that had been a relative haven from the fighting - where six members of the same family died of the disease. The infected will be treated in 10 Biosecure Emergency care Units (bottom), which will be used for the first time to treat Ebola patients and are currently being constructed by The Alliance for International Medical Action in response to the outbreak.

In February, Trump asked the Pentagon to explore a parade in celebration of American troops, after the Republican president marveled at the Bastille Day military parade he attended in Paris last year.

It's unclear what law the author of 'Unhinged' may have broken. But asked if she fears going to jail, Manigault-Newman played the Watergate card and referred to President Trump as 'Mr. Nixon.'

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS on Autumn's awesome TV

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: ITV's big-budget adaptation of Thackeray's wickedly funny masterpiece, starring Olivia Cooke as scheming Becky Sharp, you might wonder if there will be anything else on the box once the nights start getting colder. The answer is a gratifying 'yes' — no end of treats.

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: The son of circus impresario Billy Smart Jr (pictured right with his family) has been accused of neglecting his mother after criticising the care at her nursing home.

Rumours are circulating on whether Meghan Markle will ask her friend Misha Nonoo (pictured) to help decorate when she and Prince Harry move into their Kensington Palace apartment.

EXCLUSIVE: He's beyond the bail! Far-Right thug Tommy Robinson soaks up the sun in Tenerife with German Islamophobe banned from Britain - and he's back in court in TWO WEEKS

The notorious EDL founder walked out of prison on August 1 after three months behind bars for contempt of court. A new hearing is scheduled for September 4. He then went on a two-week break where he filmed a video with Lutz Bachmann, the leader of anti-Islam group PEGIDA, on the Canary Island earlier this week. Robinson went on to enjoy a no-expense-spared holiday at the resort -- one of the most exclusive on the Canaries -- and spent days on end lounging by the swimming pool, sipping soft drinks and chatting to holidaymakers. He even went on a pirate-themed whale watching boat trip organised by the resort.

In 2017, the unions of 1,217 couples were dissolved, a legal process similar to divorce for married couples. In the same period, there were only 908 new civil partnerships.

Governors are to be given military-style training on how to tackle disruptive behaviour, and millions will be spent on body scanners and sniffer dogs to spot hidden drugs in British jails.

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Revealed: Nurse stabbed to death in her Battersea home is Britain's Got Talent star who joined TV choir after her son, six, died from a blood disorder - as man, 40, is charged with murder

Simonne Kerr, a nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, was found suffering from a knife wound by police at her home in south west London yesterday afternoon. The 31-year-old wowed audiences on ITV after appearing on Britain's Got Talent as part of the NHS choir B Positive (inset), created to raise awareness for blood donations. Ms Kerr revealed how she took solace in the choir following the death of her son Kavele, 6, (pictured together, left) from sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder, in 2015. She was pronounced dead yesterday in the Victorian terrace flat (shown right) she was staying in, despite the efforts of paramedics who battled for nearly an hour to save her. A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder at the scene, sparking the 90th homicide investigation in the capital this year.

Maybe only a bear of very little brain could have blundered into a film of such little wit, charm and originality as Disney’s Christopher Robin, writes BRIAN VINER.

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: The best crime dramas strive for accuracy on everything from police procedure to the latest forensic technology. But there's one exception to that rule — the dialogue.

Australian dietitian Susie Burrell revealed the truth from internationally recognised 'Old Wives Tales', including the link between milk and bone strength and whether spinach gives us muscles.

Travel giant Skyscanner revealed research on the best time to book flights within and from Australia for the Christmas period. Booking in advance can save travellers up to 30 per cent.

Driver mocked for complaining about fine for parking 'next to but not ON' double yellow

Stephen Divers (inset) complained about his £60 ticket (left) in Edinburgh, claiming his car wasn't touching the lines - only to be mocked for not knowing the car didn't have to be actually touching them to be fined. The 22-year-old posted pictures showing his car parked next to the double yellows (right) but not touching them as his car was about 18 inches to 2ft from the kerb. 'You're actually still technically on a double yellow if your car is physically touching it or not,' one user commented.

Serena, 36, breastfed for eight months, but it kept her body from being where it needed to be told. She told Olympia: 'Listen, Mommy needs to get her body back, so Mommy’s going to stop now.'

Grease's leading stars John Travolta, 64, and Olivia Newton-John, 69, reunited for a special anniversary screening at Beverly Hills' Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wednesday.

Author Dan Davies reveals why predictable crimes have succeeded throughout history despite their simplicity. He recalls Barbara Erni who avoided paying for hotels in the 18th Century.

NHS figures also reveal the number of suspected cancer patients who start treatment within 62 days of GP referral dropped from 82.3 per cent at the beginning of the year to 80.8 per cent.

Increasing numbers of women are buying cheap dermarollers online instead for as little as £2 on sites like eBay - but experts have warned it can lead to infection, scarring and loss of eyesight.

'I want her to sit in jail and think about what she did': US teenager who was pushed off a 60ft bridge now says her friend SHOULD be charged for the near-fatal shove

Jordan Holgerson (pictured left), 16, initially didn't want her friend Taylor Smith (right) to face charges. But as she continues to recover at home in Washington, the teen has changed her tune about her friend. Jordan said she is in 'a lot of pain' and that it hurts to breathe and she struggles to get up. The investigation has been completed and forwarded to the prosecutor's office. Taylor has said she 'feels bad' about pushing Jordan and has apologized. But some claim that Taylor feels no remorse and hasn't even visited Jordan since the incident.

Peter Thomas was given an 18-week sentence, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £45,000 costs. He was found guilty of 14 animal welfare offences relating to a Leicester farm.

The summer drought has left farmers paying up to 50 per cent more for feed than a year ago, says Robert Gooch, head of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association.

Beryl Sheen, 63, was found dead lying on a sofa in the Kent flat she shared with her mother Joyce, 91, who was found dead on the floor. The women were 'in an advanced stage of decomposition'.

Researchers at the University of Washington stumbled across the discovery when studying Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They saw women are 25 to 75 per cent slower than men (stock).

Stunning limited edition E-type Jaguar convertible built in 1961 goes up for auction for

An E-type Jaguar made in 1961 and is expected to wow car collectors. The convertible is described as 'the most beautiful car ever made' and was one of only 92 released by Jaguar. The 'incredibly desirable' classic car which has a 3.8l engine and a rare bonnet lock goes on sale in October.

Inspired by the gills of a fish, the Amphibio system uses a specially designed material to replenish oxygen from the surrounding water, and release carbon dioxide.

Lucy Bella Earl, from Bedfordshire, who launched hit YouTube channel English with Lucy, has devised 10 questions that will put your grammar knowledge to the test - so can you score top marks?

The parcels (pictured), dating from between 2010 and this year, had been prevented from entering the West Bank via Jordan by Israel. Letters, medicine, and even wheelchairs were found.

Peter Moore explores the background of Captain Cook's ship The Endeavour in a new history book. The ship built in 1764 carried the first Westerners to witness a Maori haka.

The Plymouth team found children aged between seven and nine were more likely to give the same responses as the robots - even if they were obviously incorrect.

Russia unveils new supersonic AI-controlled strike bomber which will hit the skies later this month carrying 3,100mph nuclear missiles

The Russian Tu-22M3M will also carry Kh-32 air-to-surface cruise missiles, which have a range of up to 370 miles flying up to 25 miles above the ground at Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound. These missiles are an upgrade of the Kh-22 which were designed to destroy U.S. aircraft carriers during the Cold War but also work well against ground targets. They can be armed with nuclear warheads. Russia claims the jets are the first to have artificial intelligence built in to their systems, though it was not clear if that included control of its weapons, which is highly controversial. The Tu-22M3M is a 'deep moderisation' of the Tu-22M3 which Russia's air force has about 100 in service and used extensively in missions over Syria in support of the Assad regime.

Richard Sivier, 57, was spotted by police using a camera to record under the clothing of women - including one who was pushing a pram - around Buckingham Palace in June this year.

Chorley Council in Lancashire has written to nearby clubs, including Bolton, Blackburn, Preston, Burnley and Wigan, to request fans to stay away.

Google may release its first smartwatch ever at its annual fall hardware event. New reports suggest that the 'Pixel Watch' could be equipped with an innovative AI fitness coach.

US mistress 'holds lover at gunpoint on a Facebook live watched by his WIFE before shooting him because she was angry he hadn't signed divorce papers'

The victim's wife posted on Facebook that Keanna Cammon, 38, from Alabama, had called her via the video chat service and showed that she was holding the weapon to her husband's head. Shocking grabs from the Facebook Live at 10.30am (pictured left) show suspect Keanna Cammon pointing a gun at the camera while the victim's wife (seen in the corner of the screen) looks on aghast. She later shot the man in his torso, according to Tuscaloosa police. The wife told cops Cammon was threatening to kill her husband if he did not finalize their divorce. Cammon filed for divorce from her own husband last week.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The newborn was rescued by Geeta, 45, from Valasaravakkam, after being abandoned in a storm drain in Chennai, India. Doctors said he has recovered and is healthy.

Lancashire Police are keen to speak to this man (pictured) in connection with the Winter Hill moorland fire, near Bolton, which caused devastation to the countryside and wildlife.

Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles - if Elon Musk's latest bold plan comes to fruition.

The law was rushed through parliament in April under scandal-plagued former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak ahead of the May 9 general election, which he unexpectedly lost.

The figure of the women’s votes pioneer has stood in Victoria Tower Gardens since 1930. Critics say ‘banishing’ it to Regent’s University three miles away would be a ‘scandal’.

Faroe Islands whale hunt: Sea turns red with blood as 180 killed

WARNING: Graphic content. Every summer, hundreds of pilot and beaked whales are killed across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland. The practice, known as whale driving, saw children as young as five take part in the hunt of some 180 whales in the village of Sandavágur on Vágar island last month. While locals have been carrying out the annual hunts ahead of the sparse winter months for centuries, the practice often come off as shocking and gruesome to outsiders.

Consumer group Which? has put 61 new diesel cars through their paces since the start of last year. All of these comply with the latest official ‘Euro 6’ emissions standards.

Iranian Angelina Jolie 'lookalike', Sahar Tabar, 20, from Tehran, who look like a 'zombie' version of the Oscar-winning actress has managed to shock fans again with a terrifyingly gaunt selfie.

Ryan Grant and Will Howarth (pictured) barreled into each other on Glan y Gors Park circuit in Conwy, Wales. The pair had been competing in the Cool FAB Racing British Championships.

Dissident republicans put the names of murdered PSNI officers Ronan Kerr and Stephen Carroll and their prison service colleagues David Black and Adrian Ismay on a bonfire in the Bogside.

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Hajj: Images show Saudi Arabia preparing for arrival of over two million Muslim pilgrims

More than one million pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, days before the kingdom prepares to host its mammoth annual Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj, which is expected to draw more than two million pilgrims this year, represents a key rite of passage for Muslims and a massive logistical challenge for Saudi authorities – as these stunning images above show.

The price of bitcoin on Tuesday dipped below $6,000- down massively from its December 2017 high of around $20,000. Ethereum fell by 10 per cent to $250, it's lowest price this year.

Rebeka O'Connor has described 'heartbreaking' scenes in Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital where elderly and sick people are bored and alone because they cannot afford TV.

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Don't mess with this shots girl! Woman stops pouring whisky down man's throat to attack woman who slapped her posterior

A server (pictured above) in New Orleans hit a spectator who slapped her posterior during a routine. The video shows the spectator enter the bar and interrupt the shot-pouring barmaid mid-routine during a tradition involving cinnamon whisky being poured down a punter's throat. Footage of the altercation at Spirits on Bourbon in New Orleans was posted to Twitter by Tyler Gamble and gathered nearly 10 million views.

The crisis facing our high streets was laid bare yesterday with figures showing that nearly £1 in every £5 spent is now online. Office for National Statistics revealed internet spending at a record high.

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Ryan Hale, 27, also blasted claims he directed homophobic abuse towards a gay couple Stokes said he was defending when he punched Mr Hale and his friend Ryan Ali in Bristol.

The Briton triggered speed cameras in the early hours of the morning as he hit speeds of over 150mph racing along eight-lane Sheikh Bayed highway in the popular tourist destination of Dubai.

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British woman wins world's longest race after battling 600 miles across the Mongolian

Annabel Neasham, 27, an eventing champion from Oxfordshire, crossed the line in first place with Adrian Corboy (left) after riding for a week in the grueling Mongol Derby (right). The famous race took them across mountain passes, green open valleys, wooded hills, river crossings, wetland and floodplains, sandy semi-arid dunes, rolling hills, dry riverbeds. Not only do competitors have to battle the elements and rugged terrain, they ride on semi-wild Mongolian horses that don't always cooperate. Neasham and Corboy's victory was born out of their near-defeat, stuck in the remote marshes unable to move and contemplating giving up before a local herder helped them.

Nasa analysis spotted the powerful plumes of air over a storm in North Dakota which created baseball-sized chunks of hail as a result of the collision between wind and the stratospheric jet stream.

Leia Bates, 23, of San Antonio, Texas had a Class III underbite as well as a crossbite because her upper jaw never developed properly and would hide behind her hair and avoid showing teeth.

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'Our sport badly needs some publicity. So a big hand for our Mr Trubshaw who has volunteered to go to London and cause a fracas in a nightclub....'

Give us a kiss! Angry goose knocks inquisitive toddler to the ground

The two-year-old (pictured) was visiting a petting zoo with his mother in Castlebar, Ireland when he got too close to a goose enclosure. One of the honking geese nipped him in the face with its beak, sending the young boy flying to the ground. His mother, who was filming at the time, said: 'This is one of the funniest things I have ever witnessed.'

   

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Vanessa Münstermann, who lives in Hannover, Germany, has given herself the English nickname 'Two Face' and had the words tattooed on her chest. The attacker, who was identified in German coverage only as Daniel F., was jailed for 12 years in 2016 after ambushing her and throwing sulphuric acid in her face. A judge said Ms Münstermann could have died if she had swallowed any of the industrial cleaning product which was thrown in her face. A lawyer for the 33-year-old attacker said his client could not afford to pay the €250,000 she is claiming if the court found against him. Pictured: Ms Münstermann outside the regional court today (right); the former beautician pictured before the attack in 2015 (left); the burns she suffered in the 2016 ambush (inset).

The impressive Gonwin Manor is surrounded by the best of the British countryside in the idyllic Carbis Bay, near St Ives, Cornwall, and has nothing except its own gardens between it and the sea

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Chilean navy divers free huge killer whale trapped in a fishing net 2000 miles out to sea in the South Atlantic

The animal was spotted 'agitated and fearful' distress on a Patagonian port, about 2000 miles out to sea from the Chilean capital of Santiago. Fishermen spotted the creature, and reported it to the Chilean navy. The navy then sent a patrol boat named the Alcalufe to the scene, near port William on the island of Navarino, just off Cape Horn on the southern tip of Patagonia. Footage shows  the whale struggling at the water's surface as it tries to untangle itself from the fishing nets.

   

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