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Thomas Cook goes bust: 165,000  customers face a FORTNIGHT waiting to be brought home

Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel operator, collapsed this morning leaving tens of thousands of tourists stranded abroad and forcing a million more bookings to be cancelled. Last-minute talks to try and rescue the ailing firm collapsed last night, and the Civil Aviation Authority announced the end for the 178-year-old company in the early hours. The group's four airlines are now grounded and its 21,000 employees, including 9,000 in the UK, are out of work. Government ministers will today launch Britain's biggest peacetime repatriation effort, with a fleet of 40 Jumbo jets on standby to start flying around 160,000 Britons home. But the process is set to take two weeks, with flights being offered as close to people's originally booked return date as possible. The CAA said in a statement: 'All Thomas Cook bookings, including flights and holidays, have now been cancelled. There are currently more than 150,000 Thomas Cook customers abroad, almost twice the number that were repatriated following the failure of Monarch [nearly two years ago]. We know that a company with such long-standing history ceasing trading will be very distressing for its customers and employees and our thoughts are with everyone affected by this news.' Pictured: Main, holidaymakers flying out on Thomas Cook trips from Gatwick yesterday who now face an uncertain future; Top left, Dr Peter Fankhauser, the firm’s CEO who said the collapse was a ‘matter of profound regret’; Bottom left, passengers’ family and friends wave off a Thomas Cook flight at Manchester yesterday; and right Thomas Cook passengers Steve and Jacqui Butler (top), who arrived in Ibiza yesterday, and Pat and Dennis Fleming (bottom), who had been worried about an upcoming holiday. 

Worried Britons who flew to Ibiza on Thomas Cook package holidays yesterday said staff carried on as normal despite the likelihood of the 178-year-old firm going bust today.

Thomas Cook became saddled with a £1.6 billion debt following years of mismanagement and over-expansion. It announced a £900 million rescue deal in July, led by its biggest shareholder.

Dr Peter Fankhauser, 58, refused to say anything to Thomas Cook's customers as he walked out of the service exit of City law firm Latham & Watkins, in Bishopsgate, central London.

Teenager, 19, is charged with murder of Keeley Bunker whose body was found in a stream in

Wesley Streete (top), 19, has been charged with the murder of Keeley Bunker (bottom). The teenager will appear before magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre in the morning. Ms Bunker, 20, had been to see Manchester rapper Aitch performing at the O2 in Birmingham on Wednesday night but her body was recovered from a stream in Wigginton Park, Tamworth, the following day. Police had been granted extra time to question him following the discovery of her body. Her last tweet reads: 'Only thing keeping me going is seeing Aitch on Wednesday, hopefully he'll see me and we'll get married xxx.' 

Labour will campaign to abolish all private schools after activists voted in favour of making the policy part of Jeremy Corbyn's next general election manifesto.

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Meghan paired them with a £9,000 Valentino evening dress for Misha Nonoo's lavish wedding in Rome on Friday. Meghan, Prince Harry and baby Archie will land in South Africa on Monday.

Michael Mansfield, the Left-wing lawyer known as 'Moneybags Mansfield' for his huge earnings from high-profile cases, is expected to call for a crime of 'ecocide' today.

Best newcomer and best single categories include male and female nominees. Best solo performers awards categories have been split into 'male' and 'female' since 1977.

Emmy Awards 2019: All the winners revealed

It was a night of surprises at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Hollywood as Briton Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured) took top honours in the comedic actress category against eight-time winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep. She later went on to earn best comedic series for Fleagbag. Phoebe earned her acting award justt minutes after topping the Writing category also for Fleabag. Waller-Bridge was blindsided by her comedic acting win, saying 'No! Oh, my god, no,' before going into her thanks. Billy Porter of Pose won best actor in a drama, making history as the first openly gay man to earn the honor. 'The category is love y’all!' Porter rejoiced before quoting James Baldwin.

The 71st Emmy Awards red carpet kicked off in Los Angeles a bit earlier than expected this year. There is no host this year but the KarJenner family will be there as well as the GOT cast.

Lennon elicited a big laugh with his not-so-subtle dig at Huffman, who is preparing to serve a 14-day prison sentence in October after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal.

Emmy Awards 2019: Jodie Comer, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sophie Turner lead the British

British shows and their stars once again featured heavily on the nominations list at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday evening. And Brit actors cranked up the glamour as they turned up en masse for the 2019 ceremony, with the likes of Brit-heavy shows such as Bodyguard, Fleabag and the final season of Game of Thrones leading the noms.

Coroner links deaths of FIVE women who suffered from eating disorders

Inquests are to be held into the deaths of Averil Hart (pictured left and right with father Eric in hospital), Amanda Bowles, Madeline Wallace, Emma Brown, and Maria Jakes who died after suffering with anorexia. Four out of five were in one year. And Sean Horstead, assistant coroner for Cambridgeshire, said the 'potential' for common themes is 'obvious'. Miss Brown's father Simon Brown has said the family has had to 'overcome difficulties caused by those that should have been helping her' while she suffered for 15 years. This is after report warned about the 'serious lack of training' where some doctors got around 'a couple of hours'.The local eating disorder service for adults in Cambridge experienced 'significant difficulties' recruiting staff, according to a report by a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.

JOHN HUMPHRYS: Nobody took a blind bit of notice of me: Prince Harry did exactly that, of course, and the programme was a great success. By which I mean that the audience loved it.

JOHN HUMPHRYS: No matter who's in charge, I don't like being defined or told what to do. I even have a thing about wearing identity tags at work.

James Anderson, 52, who works across Lancashire, has since received support from all over the world, with offers of holidays, thousands of emails and financial support among the responses.

Boris Johnson to urge Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to do a Brexit deal by October 31

The Prime Minister was arriving in New York last night (pictured left) for the annual UN General Assembly, which he hopes to turn into a mini Brexit summit, with talks with Angela Merkel (top right), Emmanuel Macron (bottom right) and Jean-Claude Juncker (inset). Mr Johnson is thought to be planning three-way talks with the German Chancellor and French President to outline his plans to replace the Irish backstop. Tory sources said the PM would also try to persuade them to make it clear that any new deal would have to be passed by October 31.

Even sworn foes Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are unlikely to have known that their families were once next-door neighbours in Masham, Yorkshire - albeit a long time ago.

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is 'convinced Brexit will happen', as he insists there will be border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic after a No Deal.

GUY ADAMS: So, Boris, how did your pole dancing pal get £100k of taxpayers' cash for her

GUY ADAMS: An energetic Californian blonde who had arrived in the UK as a business student in 2011, she'd first met Johnson after volunteering to work on his 2012 re-election campaign. In March that year and on Facebook, where like many of her generation she chose to chronicle daily life, Arcuri (also pictured left, right, and again inset with Johnson) posted pictures of herself posing with the Mayor on a double-decker bus, along with others wearing a blue T-shirt and holding a placard which read: 'Better off with Boris.' Within weeks, they had forged a familiar personal and professional friendship. Indeed, by May, the duo were sufficiently well-acquainted for Boris, who can earn six-figure sums for commercial speaking engagements, to agree to give the 'keynote' address at a technology 'summit' that Arcuri was organising. He would appear, for free, at no fewer than four similar conferences that she staged in the ensuing few years, each of them named after her fledgling events firm, Innotech.

The worst conditions are expected in southern England and South Wales - where a weather warning has been issued - with up to 70mm of rain predicted between midnight and 3pm tomorrow.

Scientists at University of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Hospital have found that vapour produced by e-cigarettes is harmful and have called for government regulation.

How the Strictly professionals rake in thousands with cruise ship shows and weekends at

With their showbiz smiles firmly in place, the stars of Strictly Come Dancing certainly know how to rake in the cash. Though the professionals earn a flat-rate fee of £50,000 - regardless of how well they do - most will try to top this up with extra work. So who is the best-paid face on Strictly? ALISON BOSHOFF reports on what the stars of the show earn in a year.

Those with excess oxytocin may be attracted to many people at the same time, leading them to compulsively seek out sex. The hormone is also thought to make sex more rewarding.

DR DAVID UNWIN: The word 'diet' makes us think of denial - and hunger. But as those who switch to low-carb discover, this is far from their experience.

Teacher faces being banned for not reporting her 42-year-old husband for affair with his

Jane and Bryan Schalch were both teachers at a prestigious independent school when Mr Schalch began an affair with the 17-year-old girl - who he had been tutoring on a private basis. He kissed the girl in clandestine meetings in a supermarket car park, eventually inviting her back to his £480,000 marital home in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, where they had sex three times. Once, he was caught by his wife with the girl in their guest bedroom. But Mrs Schalch, 39, did not report him to their superiors at Warwick School and now faces the prospect of a teaching ban for failing to do so. The Teaching Regulation Agency said that Mrs Schalch ignored her safeguarding responsibility to the teenager. When he embarked on the relationship in September 2015, Mr Schalch, now 42, was a housemaster at the day and boarding school, where fees for boarders are up to £31,431 a year. His wife learned of the affair in November 2015 when she arrived home to find the girl in her underwear. But the relationship continued in secret until March 2016, and only came to the attention of the authorities when a friend of the girl blew the whistle.

Sumaira Farrukh, 38, was filmed using the inflammatory word on the steps of Birmingham's Council House last month. Police have examined the footage and visited her Birmingham home.

Karl Muenter said the 86 people who were killed in Ascq, near Lille, in 1944 deserved to die because they 'ran away'. He also denied that six million Jews died during World War Two.

New research has found that in September this year there were 15,484 'million-pound streets' in the UK, down from 17,289 in the same month last year.

Playing competitive chess can be an astonishingly effective way to burn calories. Pictured are the heart rates of chess players during a tournament in the Isle of Man.

Prince Harry says he 'can't wait' to introduce son Archie to Africa

Prince Harry can't wait to introduce baby son Archie to Africa, though royal staff have admitted that taking the baby on the tour could make it 'more lively'. The Sussexes are set to undertake their first official tour as a family of three, starting and ending their trip with engagements in impoverished townships in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In between Harry will visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi, leaving his wife and young son in Cape Town for five days as the small propeller plane he will be travelling isn't child friendly. The family will be reunited in Johannesburg for the last leg on their trip.

New Hampshire woman needs new face transplant after her first starts to fail from tissue

Carmen Blandin Tarleton, 51, suffered burns over 80 per cent of her body afterher estranged husband Herb Rodgers beat her with a baseball bat and doused her body with lye in 2007. Six years ago, she received a face transplant at Brigham and Woman's Hospital in Boston but doctors have now discovered tissue damage. They say that it will likely will lead to the loss of the donor face, meaning Tarleton will have to have another. Pictured left is Tarleton in 2014, a year after her operation. Top right is Tarleton before the attack and bottom right is the mother just after the operation. 

Mamma Mia! The Party at London's O2 arena is an 'immersive' live show of Abba's greatest hits, featuring a triumphant performance of the long-running stage show Mamma Mia!

Liz Hodgkinson, 75, explained why she's appalled by new book, The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning. She says selling items while family members are still alive is utmost cruelty.

Iran president issues chilling warning to the west as he shows off nation's military might

President Hassan Rouhani (left) has called on foreign powers to 'stay away' from the Gulf' and said their presence 'has always brought pain and misery.' Today is Iran's annual military parade (soldiers middle and inset) which marks the start of a week commemorating Iran's 1980-1988 war with Iraq known as 'sacred defence'. The parade showcased tanks (top right), drones and missiles (bottom right) - including the Khorramshahr said to have a range of 2,000 kilometres. Also on display was the Khordad-3 air defense system that shot down a U.S. drone in June. Tensions have flared in the Gulf since May, when Iran began reducing its commitments to the nuclear deal and the US said it was sending forces to waters near the Islamic republic in response to 'indications of a credible threat'. Relationships were tested once more this month following attacks on Saudi oil installations, which made the price of fuel rise across the globe, that Washington and Riyadh have to varying degrees blamed on Tehran. Also during his speech today Rouhani, who is expected to travel to New York on Monday ahead of a debate at the UN, said: 'Our logic is the logic of a Persian Gulf whose security comes from within. Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region.'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued to accuse Iran of orchestrating the attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility last week, calling it a 'state on state act of war'.

Riyadh is preparing to provide evidence to the UN General Assembly which it says will prove Iran was behind the September 14 drone and missile assault which affected its oil output.

Exasperated mother turns up unannounced at school in desperate bid to stop son, 12,

Becky Crandley, 30, (pictured with her son during the class) walked into Sittingbourne Community College (left inset) in Kent and sat herself down next to her son Harley, 12, as part of a 'surprise' experiment on Friday. His mother's threats to sit with him in his class did little to change his attitude so Becky took matters into her own hands after receiving emails from his teacher about two incidents which had got him into trouble. After being in contact with the school, she offered to come and sit with him during a maths lesson.

The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance on Sunday to endorse former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister.

A review from the University of Liverpool has found that fish have been seen hyperventilating, waving injured tails and rubbing parts of their bodies when they are injured.

Boy born half the size of his sisters at 1lb 3oz but has now reached his first birthday

Melisa Patino and Jonathon Besley's son Logan (circled) was born half the size of his three sisters and has been in and out of hospital for much of his first year. Miss Patino, 34, said: 'It's wonderful to have all the babies home at last. Logan has had such a struggle but now he's finally back with his sisters where he belongs. To celebrate their first birthday with them all home together was wonderful. There were times when we didn't even think Logan would be coming home.'

Ahead of today's United Nations climate summit in New York, the PM will unveil plans for fund aimed at developing practical technology to help the world's poor reduce their impact on the planet.

Walking and cycling charity, Sustrans, surveyed 954 parents across the UK and found that three-quarters are worried about the health impact of car exhaust fumes.

Volodymyr Zelensky, who once played a hapless President on TV but was elected to the real-life presidency in April, put on the mock presentation for guests at a summit in Yalta earlier this month.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an enthusiastic endorsement of Donald Trump on Sunday, and lauded their 'chemistry,' as he seeks more support from Indian-American voters. 

Now 54 and a mother of three, SARAH JESSICA PARKER is happier taste-testing her new wine

Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured), 54, who starred as Cosmopolitan cocktail girl, Carrie Bradshaw in Sex And The City, has produced her own wine. The mother-of-three revealed she drinks wine daily and was deeply involved in making her new beverage in partnership with New Zealand-based merchants Invivo. Sarah who has an estimated £75 million fortune discussed her plans for a fashion line and views on feminism.

The actor was best known for his role as Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and was also in the films Amityville: The Evil Escapes, The Horror Show, Playroom and Beverly Hills Brats.

Meik Wiking who is the founder of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, published The Little Book Of Hygge in 2016. The quality of life expert advises on how to remember happy moments

Corbyn had the breezy air of a butler dealing with staff: HENRY DEEDES watches Labour

HENRY DEEDES: Labour is hosting its autumn conference and that thorniest of issues, Brexit, is once again proving capable - like some abominable parasite - of eating a party from within. The leading man in this bumbling scenario, Jeremy Corbyn, now suggests - in a rather obfuscatory way - that leaving the European Union might not be so bad after all. Two of his senior Kommandants, deputy Tom Watson and foreign affairs spokesman Emily Thornberry, say otherwise.

DAVID BLUNKETT: Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. That has been my feeling in the past few weeks, observing the chaos that has engulfed Labour.

ANDREW PIERCE: The most eye-catching event at Labour's conference in Brighton is probably a talk pondering what the party must do 'to deserve the title "anti-racist"'.

'Humble and sweet' boy, 15, is named as the latest victim of Britain knife crime epidemic

The victim - named locally as Elton Gashaj (left) - was wounded at a skate park and died at the scene on Saturday evening (top right shows paramedics treating him at the scene). Witnesses said a group of boys were 'messing about' when a 'play fight' turned nasty. One was said to have pulled out a knife because he felt like he was being taunted by the others, it was claimed. Three boys, two aged 15 and one aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday after police appealed for information and mobile phone footage of the incident in Slough, Berkshire. Pictured is a forensic officer at the scene.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan was asked why he thought US president Donald Trump chose to tweet about him so often at a fringe event at the Labour Party's annual conference.

The unnamed 56-year-old crashed near the village of Biascas de Obarra, Huesca. The stretch of road he was on is considered to be an accident black spot.

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The Body Shop unveiled a new 'concept store' on London's Oxford Street this weekend as part of plans to go back to their roots. Anita Roddick founded the company in 1976.

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Astonishing moment I met the brother I never knew I had

Linda Kelsey, 67, and her sister Susan, 70, (pictured left with Tony) recently discovered they have a half-brother based in Canada. A test from Ancestry linked them to Tony, 79, who shares the same father (pictured right with Linda). Born in Essex in June 1940, at the start of the war, Tony was just seven-years-old when he emigrated to Canada with his parents. The new siblings discussed trying to piece together the mysteries of the past and the challenges of building a relationship.

Caroline Barlow worked for the BBC for more than six years and filed an employment tribunal claim after she discovered that 15 men in similar roles and in the same division were paid more than she was.

Universities have been told to clamp down on dangerous student initiation ceremonies because of the risks of heavy drinking. Advice follows death of student, 20, in December 2016.

The Loganair flight was taxiing to the runway in Stornoway, Lewis, when the prickly creature made an appearance. The captain brought the plane to a halt and waited two minutes for it to cross.

Bomb disposal experts had to search Newcastle-bound Jet2 flight EXS556 after it was cleared of passengers before they were allowed back on board, delaying the flight by nearly five hours.

David Beckham enlists the help of daughter Harper in a commercial for Chinese hotel

He's been busy filming promotional material on behalf of lavish Chinese hotel The Londoner Macao ahead of its grand opening. And David Beckham was support by daughter Harper for his latest stint for the luxury establishment, as they filmed in London earlier this month. The football icon, 44, looked lovingly at his youngest child, eight, as the pair got to work on set and met a British Bulldog during filming.

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson, 70, has said adults reading actual books in front of their children will influence them. The former Children's Laureate said its fun to 'turn the pages'.

A 65-year-old anonymous reader asked British beauty expert Inge van Lotringen for advice on reducing the size of her breast. She questions if she's too old for surgery.

Witnesses say the vessel 'blew up' on the river Thames in Twickenham, south-west London. Flames billowed from the 20-foot river cruiser that was destroyed in the blaze.

CLAUDIA CONNELL: Tommy's failure to finish off Solomons was yet another sign that the gang leader was losing his grip over his criminal empire.

Revealed: Face of woman in hijab who hurled racist abuse at man on a bus telling him 'You smell of curry you dumb b****' as police launch investigation

Commuters were horrified when the girl (pictured) screamed in the face of the man on the 195 bus in Hayes, west London. The fight is said to have erupted after the girl's mother got into an argument with the bus driver after claiming it was overcrowded. Police took the unusual step of issuing mobile phone footage from the September 14 incident, which was circulated on social media.

Rachel Stevens, 41, from North London, who found fame in S Club 7, told how being a parent helps to put her worries in perspective. The mother-of-two is about to tour the UK in Rip It Up The 70s.

British fashion expert Shane Watson took inspiration from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for embracing the wide-leg trouser trend. She advises teaming the look with boots or mid-heel sandals.

British Transport Police (BTP) said the increase was expected after a drive encouraging victims to report incidents. Attacks leapt from 844 in 2015/16 to 1,206 in 2018/19.

Former Conservative sports minister Tracey Crouch captained the cross-party team. Players included Labour MPs Anna Turley and Rosena Allin-Khan along with political reporters.

The last five years have been the hottest ever across the globe says United Nations

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Ian Reid, the chief executive of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, was paid £950 a day from April to February this year, while almost claiming £17,357.70 in expenses.

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The world goes car-free: Streets around the globe are closed

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Fur-midable! Schoolgirl Erin, 16, wins One Man And His Dog - beating the show's first

Erin McNaught, representing Wales with shepherd Kevin Evans, 38, won the junior-and-senior team contest along with her dog Sam, five (pictured together right and competing bottom inset), pipping England, Scotland and Ireland to the trophy. Last night viewers saw Erin, from Bala, North Wales, and Mr Evans triumph in the contest held on the Bowhill Estate in the Scottish borders. England were represented by Katy Cropper, 58, who won One Man and His Dog in 1990 (left).

CCTV footage has captured the shocking moment Ahmad Mohammed tried to burn a bank in Hull to the ground on the 11th of September 2018. He has been found guilty of arson.

DeAngelo Clark, main with Kiara Alleyne, allegedly called her dad from their Anthony home on September 11. Sheldon Alleyne, inset, said he heard his daughter reply: 'He has the knife'

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A travel influencer's engagement rock was mocked by ring shamers because of it's enormous size (bottom right). The Los Angeles-based owners of make-up subscription site Liveglam, Dhar Mann and Laura G (main left and right top), had jetted into Paris on day three of the scavenger hunt and had been keeping her nearly two million followers updated with the trip which ended in a proposal (main left). The oval-cut rock surrounded by jewels on a band of more diamonds, was slammed by Facebook group Ring Shaming, for looking 'fake' and 'tacky'.

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Nine Spitfires fly over stunned spectators in perfect formation during Battle of Britain

Thousands of people continue to attend the event at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire, as it enters its second day. The weekend sees Lancasters, Spitfires and Hurricanes take to skies as well as visitors dressed in 1940s attire. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britain film and pilots will recreate the airfield attack scene.

Adventurer, 37, lands his James Bond-style gyrocopter back in UK after record-breaking 24,000-mile 175-day journey around the world

James Ketchell, 37, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, set off from Popham airfield on March 31 in the small aircraft which is similar to the one seen in the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (bottom right, the aircraft piloted by Sean Connery's Bond). His 24,000 nautical mile 175-day journey took him across Europe, Russia, Canada, the US and the Atlantic Ocean heading to Greenland and Iceland, before his final staging post on the Danish Faroe Islands (inset top). The intrepid pilot landed (top right) in front of hundreds of wellwishers - including his beaming parents John and Trish Ketchell and nephew Max - in the pouring rain at the same airfield he started his journey. 'It's quite overwhelming, it's magical,' said an elated Mr Ketchell, while clutching a celebratory glass of prosecco (left).

   

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Duck! HMS Prince of Wales squeezes under Forth Bridge and heads for North Sea

Today she passed beneath the three iconic Forth crossings near Edinburgh in Scotland - lowering her main mast to do so - as she headed out to the North Sea. This now means the two largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy will be at sea at the same time, with the HMS Prince of Wales joining the HMS Queen Elizabeth which is currently in the North Atlantic preparing for operational training. Once in the river, the £3.1 billion aircraft carrier anchored for three days before waiting for a low tide to pass under the Firth's famous bridges today. The move was completed as heavy rain fell in Scotland today but that did not deter crowds who gathered to watch the impressive vessel pass under the bridge.

The batman signal was projected onto buildings across 13 cities last night to mark 'Batman Day'. Fans gathered in costume while some took part in a 5k night run to pay tribute to DC comics 'global icon'.

German oompah bands were met with an unwelcome surprise to the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, as a pile of horse manure is seen in the middle of the street.

Germans show off their amazing beards as Oktoberfest swings into full gear

The opening weekend of the 186th Oktoberfest celebration has now entered its second day in Munich attendees donned traditional Bavarian clothing along with an array of bushy beards as part of the costume parade. Around six million beer lovers from around the world are expected to attend before it ends on October 6.

   

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