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Boris puts Dominic Cummings on his 'last chance' as one witness admits he made up sighting

Boris Johnson has issued a stern rebuke to his aide Dominic Cummings, warning that he ‘will not tolerate’ another media firestorm. The Prime Minister has ordered his top adviser to stay firmly out of the public eye following the crisis caused by his lockdown trip from London to Durham, with one senior Downing Street source telling The Mail on Sunday: ‘Dom’s been firmly put in his place.’ Mr Johnson’s ‘last chance’ ultimatum comes after Remainer and Left-wing critics leapt on the saga to take revenge for Mr Cummings’s role in winning the Brexit referendum and a landslide Tory Election victory. The Mail on Sunday can today reveal that a retired teacher Robis Lees, bottom, right, who reported the No 10 adviser to police broke lockdown rules himself – while a supposed ‘witness’ Tim Matthews who claimed Mr Cummings had made a second trip to the region admitted he made his statement up as a joke, bottom right. 

Kate and William to sue Tatler over 'cruel, sexist and woman-shaming' article

The palace is particularly 'furious' about claims that Kate feels 'exhausted and trapped' by the increased workload following Harry and Meghan's decision to step back. The Duke and Duchess (right, with the magazine cover inset) are also said to be upset about criticism of her family, her children and her weight. The article, written by author Anna Pasternak, left, makes reference to the eating disorders suffered by William's mother Princess Diana, saying: 'Kate has become perilously thin, just like - some point out - Princes Diana.' A Royal source told The Mail on Sunday: 'That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb. It's disgusting. It's sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst. 'The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It's preposterous and downright wrong. 'The whole thing is class snobbery at its very worst. The stuff about [Kate's sister] Pippa is horrible. Tatler may think it's immune from action as it's read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home, but it makes no difference. 'It's ironic that the Royals' favourite magazine is being trashed by them. The Duchess is a naturally shy woman who is doing her best.'

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the singer and partner David Furnish have been left 'bereft' as they had anticipated the cash would see him into his retirement.

It is well established that misunderstandings, perceived snubs and pettiness on both sides caused a tragic rift between the once-close brothers.

James Chau, a British journalist who rose to stardom on China's state television, is being investigated by the World Health Organisation over his role as one of its celebrity ambassadors.

Outside the home of its intended victim, its yelling reporters and snapping photographers ignore social distancing in their excitement, even though the story is, ironically, about social distancing.

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: It sounds bizarre, but the length of time you are able to stand on one leg is a powerful predictor of how long you will live and how healthy you will be.

Beach-goers are forced to cram together as air ambulances land at Dorset beach to rescue four thrill-seekers who hurt themselves jumping off 200ft cliffs

The four unidentified jumpers vaulted from the top of the ancient limestone arch, known as Durdle Door in Dorset, which reaches 200ft at its highest point (unknown man jumping from the cliff this afternoon, left). Images from the scene show a mass of sun-seekers crammed into one area, near the only available exit, to vacate the area as the air ambulance lands. Pictures taken earlier on Saturday showed the beach busy as the public were reminded to practise social distancing in the good weather following the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Gao Fu has admitted no viruses were detected in animal samples. He said they were found only in environmental samples, including sewage.

A long, hot summer could help curb the spread of Covid-19, according to a top epidemiologist. Some virus particles were spread in specks of water that would evaporate in sunny weather.

Families across England will finally be able to see their elderly relatives again tomorrow, as millions of vulnerable people 'shielding' are allowed to spend time outdoors as the lockdown is eased.

'Don't tear the pants out of it!' Government adviser Prof Van-Tam warns not to abuse

England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van Tam gave his colourful instruction as sun-seekers jumped the gun on Monday's easing of restrictions and crowded on to the nation's beaches. At the daily Number 10 briefing, the top scientist reminded the country of how infectious Covid-19 is and likened the lifting of curbs to gently lifting the lid on a coiled spring. Speaking beside Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden he said the country was at a 'very dangerous moment' in the pandemic.

Prince Joachim of Belgium, 28, the nephew of the country's king, has been diagnosed with coronavirus just days after attending a private party in Spain which breached social distancing rules. 

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced the figure tonight at Downing Street's daily press conference. It marks the lowest Saturday total since March 21, when 56 deaths were recorded.

ROBERT DINGWALL: Why have we been told that we must keep two metres from others to stop the spread of coronavirus? Why not one metre? Or three, for that matter?

Researches from universities in Barcelona have been searching for existing drugs that can help block the virus by stopping it replicating in cells.

Blasting into history: Elon Musk launches two astronauts into space in historic Spacex launch to the ISS - bringing back manned spaceflight to America for the first time in NINE years as Trump watches

NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX have officially brought spaceflight back to US with the successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station. Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley took off from Launch Complex 39A at 3:22pm Saturday - the first time in nearly a decade that an American crew has launched from US soil. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence made a second trip to Florida to watch the launch. The International Space Station was only accessible to NASA astronauts through the purchase of seats on Russian capsules launched from Kazakhstan - but that has all changed as of today. Crew Dragon has successfully separated from the Falcon 9 right and has now started the 19-hour journey to the International Space Station, where Behnken and Hurley will join the Expedition 63 crew.

Excited Britons try to catch a glimpse of Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket

The rocket and the International Space Station passed over the UK near 10.15pm this evening, with excited stargazers flocking to take photos and video. Images flooded in from all over the country, with people spotting the fast-moving dots marking the rocket and the ISS. The rocket passed over Britain initially at 8.40pm, though most people missed it because of high light levels. Its second pass, just after 10 and after sunset, was far more visible and captured by phones and camera across the nation.

Boris Johnson has told EU leaders they have until September to strike a deal. The Prime Minister warned that delays from Brussels will not persuade the UK to extend the transition period past December 31.

Motorists in England face new automatic £130 fines imposed by cash-hungry councils under Government plans to give priority to cyclists and pedestrians after the coronavirus crisis.

Donald Trump vows to 'stop mob violence cold' and says 'there'll be no anarchy!' as violent George Floyd protests escalate across America including clashes at White House

Trump blasted what he called the 'rioters, looters and anarchists' that have taken to the streets of at least 30 cities this week to demand justice over Floyd's death. He warned rioters 'there will be no anarchy' as he addressed crowds at Cape Canaveral after the successful launch of Elon Musk's Space X rocket. He again leveled blame at the 'ANTIFA and other radical left wing groups'. Meanwhile back at the White House, protesters have surrounded the seat of the US government for a second day and clashes have broken out between the crowds and Secret Service agents.

George Floyd protests spiral out of control across America: Cop cars are torched in LA and Chicago, demonstrators clash with the NYPD in Times Square and multiple cities put curfews in place as thousands take to the streets 

Crowds of thousands gathered in the Harlem section of Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago and at least 35 other cities on Saturday afternoon, chanting slogans and listening to speeches. Outside of the Daley Center in downtown Chicago, tensions erupted before 4pm local time, as demonstrators clashed with police and fired off bottle rockets. On Friday night, Minneapolis saw its worst night of arson, looting and vandalism yet, as protests in more than 30 cities spilled over into violence and clashes with police. In a tweet on Saturday, President Donald Trump warned: 'Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors must get MUCH tougher or the Federal Government will step in and do what has to be done, and that includes using the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests.'

Black Lives Matter protesters take to the streets of London

Buses and cars travelling along Rye Lane in Peckham were forced to a standstill this afternoon as hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched along the main road. Videos posted on social media show groups shouting 'no justice, no peace' as they marched. In another, the demonstrators shout: 'The UK is not innocent'. Many of those attending were seen holding 'BLM [Black Lives Matter] placards', while others appeared to call for riots, like those seen in America over the past few days.

Michelle Obama shared an Instagram post on Friday saying she was 'pained' by the recent string of tragedies in the black community and the 'heartbreak that never seems to stop.'

'Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. @SecretService. They were not only totally professional, but very cool,' Trump tweeted on Saturday morning from the White House.

George Floyd protests: Woman arrested for attempted murder

A woman from upstate New York who allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at an occupied police cruiser during protests in Brooklyn on Friday night has been charged with four counts of attempted murder.  Samantha Shader, 27, is accused of throwing the cocktail at the NYPD vehicle, which had four officers inside, shortly after 10.30pm as it was stationed in Crown Heights.   The lit bottle did not explode, and no officers were injured.  

The preliminary results of Tuesday's autopsy on the body of George Floyd, 46, concluded it saw 'no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation'.

'Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,' the police said.

Surprise! Mob hurling abuse at Dominic Cummings outside his family home in London were

They descended on a family home in a quiet, tree-lined street, a mob of placard-wielding protesters spewing foul messages of hate. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that in addition to a shared desire to 'hold Dominic Cummings to account', those hurling abuse outside his London house appeared united by another cause: antipathy towards Brexit. Among them were former BBC journalist Lara Pawson (top right), TV producer Samuel Jones (bottom right) and freelance Guardian photographer Jill Mead. Pictured: Oliver Leith, 29, (middle) one of the brightest stars in classical music, taunts Dominic Cummings with a vulgar gesture outside his home.

Podcast host and former Daily Mirror and Guardian journalist Andy Dawson was questioned by officers over an aggressively foul-mouthed tweet he sent to Mr Gove's wife Sarah Vine.

The Dominic Cummings furore began with an untruth. 'Police spoke to Cummings about lockdown breach' declared The Guardian's front page headline on May 23.

PETER HITCHENS: Why would you want him sacked? If he is dismissed, then he won't suffer. He'll walk into a better paid job in the private sector. What good will that do you?

Couple are isolating on idyllic uninhabited Bahamas island with nine-month-baby

Captain Brian Trautman, from the US, and his Swedish wife Karin, pictured together with their daughter Sierra top left, live aboard their boat SV Delos and host a crowdfunded travel vlog, exploring the world's oceans. They had only planned to remain in the area for a month, but when the global pandemic broke in March, they decided to extend their stay. Speaking to the BBC World Service , Karin said: 'We've been able to stay very isolated and we've been able to stay very self-sufficient, catching our own food (top right).' Describing their current lockdown home, Brian (bottom right with Sierra) said: 'There's basically nothing here, it's a completely uninhabited island. It's just us, a bunch of beaches, some sharks, some rays, some turtles, that's about it. No people, no nothing (bottom left). It's kind of an idyllic little paradise where we are.'

There has been an 136% increase in the amount of people socialising in parks when compared to a baseline figure from before lockdown, according to new mobility data.

Belly Mujinga died in April aged 47 of Covid-19, a few weeks after a passenger spat at her in London's Victoria Station. Detectives said they were taking 'no further action' after no evidence of spitting found.

Elle Adams, 40, from Tameside, Manchester, phoned 111 after her son Lewis, came up in red rash across entire body. He was sent to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital for specialist treatment.

Boss O'Leary declared he is launching a 'pile them high, sell them cheap' sales blitz to lure passengers as he gobbles up flight routes vacated by other airlines.

DR ELLIE CANNON: The Mail on Sunday's GP discusses protecting vulnerable relatives, driving to other areas of the country, potential for another outbreak and more in this week's column

Former Labour education secretary Alan Johnson has told union chiefs they 'got it wrong' by opposing the phased reopening of schools as he urged them to now end their 'war dance'.

An officer was injured on Ballyholme Beach in Bangor, Northern Ireland, on Friday night after police were called to break up a gathering of 200 people amid lockdown. Four teenagers were arrested.

Man caught swimming in 'toxic' blue lagoon that was dyed black by Derbyshire police

The stagnant pool's water is believed to have old cars, animal carcasses and even excrement beneath the surface. The site in Buxton, Derbyshire (inset) is now a toxic lime dump and was dyed black (left) in the early hours of Friday morning to stop people approaching it. It is full of harmful chemicals that can cause skin irritations, thrush and illness, with the water reportedly having the same PH value as bleach. The man (right) was said to have been abusive towards firemen when they told him not to jump in yesterday.

MOT testers have this week claimed that some 1.1m vehicles eligible for the extension would have failed the assessment but are instead being used on the road for half a year without being checked.

This is one of the measures contained in a pilot 'action plan' being prepared by the Balearic government which wants to be one of the first regions in Spain to receive holidaymakers.

Senior Tories demand Boris Johnson reduce two metre social distancing rule

Senior Tory MPs have urged Boris Johnson to reduce the UK's two metre social distancing rule as they warned failure to do so could risk a wave of redundancies in the hospitality sector. There is a growing campaign for the existing restriction to be eased to one and a half metres. This would give pubs, bars, restaurants and theatres much more room for manoeuvre when they are allowed to reopen and significantly increase the number of patrons allowed in a specific premises. That could in turn boost the financial health of businesses and stop them from having to make staff redundant because of lower revenues. Mr Johnson revealed earlier this week that he has asked top Government scientists to review the existing rule in the 'hope' that it could be reduced. But Tory MPs, including former business secretary Greg Clark and former Brexit secretary David Davis, are seeking a commitment from the PM now.

Police chiefs have been accused of surrendering to criminals in a lawless area of London after tensions rose after a subject was tasered as he jumped over a wall and suffered serious injuries.

Convicted terrorists are snubbing a flagship deradicalisation scheme intended to wean them off extremism, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. 15 have refused to do so since January 2018.

Jamie Oliver pleads with PM not to 'open floodgates' to US - as poll reveals public fears

An overwhelming majority of Britons oppose moves to ditch animal welfare and environmental rules as part of any new trade deal with the United States, an exclusive Mail on Sunday poll (right) has found. The news comes as TV chef Jamie Oliver (left) joins The Mail on Sunday's Save Our Family Farms campaign today and issues an impassioned plea to the Prime Minister not to 'open the floodgates' to cheap, low-quality imports from the US and at the same time drive world-class British producers out of business. There are just over 50 days for MPs to stop a hugely important change in the law that family farm campaigners fear will allow sub-standard food into the country.

Influencer Ashley Stock reveals daughter, Stevie, three, has died from very rare brain

The daughter of Instagram influencer, Ashley Stock, has passed away, just days after her third birthday.  Stevie Lynn Stock, three, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor back in April, which has a 0% survival rate.  Ashley brought her to the hospital after noticing her 'rapidly declining motor function.' 

Hundreds of IRA terrorists could have their convictions quashed after the Supreme Court upheld a complaint from former IRA man turned Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, legal experts have warned.

The £500,000 haul included a prized Richard Mille timepiece similar to one that knife thugs snatched from England's Dele Alli two weeks ago. Raiders ceased Mahrez's luxury block.

Jeffrey Epstein's former butler, Juan Allesi, 70, has broken his decade-long silence to urge Prince Andrew to co-operate with the FBI and exposed some of the jobs he was tasked with by Epstein.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (pictured) is said to be 'deflated' after a decision on whether to grant her freedom, which was expected yesterday, was postponed a second time.

Knife anarchy returns to streets of London as three people are stabbed near Hyde Park and four are arrested by armed police

Footage shows three armed police officers rushing through lanes of traffic towards Marble Arch station after a stabbing outside Hyde Park. Sirens can be heard as a large group of police officers are already attending the scene, gathering near the Pret a Manger outside the underground entrance. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that three people were stabbed and nobody was injured. This comes as Britons flocked to Hyde Park today as coronavirus lockdown measures are beginning to be relaxed.

Assassin who killed 23 for Basque separatists Eta is now working for the RED CROSS, says

Only recently has it emerged that an inspiration for Killing Eve's Villanelle (left) was Idoia Lopez Riano (right), a green-eyed femme fatale who became the world's most wanted female assassin in the 1980s while carrying out atrocities for Eta, the Basque separatist group. In total, she killed 23, including 12 Civil Guards in one bomb attack. Finally caught in 1994, she was handed a 1,500-year jail sentence but later renounced terror and walked free in 2017, aged 52. A sadistic penchant for luring police officers to bed, before gunning down their colleagues, got the disco-loving, tousle-haired killer the nickname 'La Tigresa'.

The National Emergency Services Memorial will honour 180 NHS staff who died from Covid-19 this year. It will stand 20ft high in central London and also honour police, firefighters, and other services.

A video has emerged of Cllr Lynnie Hinnigan appearing to flout lockdown rules as more than 12 guests gathered in her garden for a party during lockdown.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Karen Millen forced to sell her £2.5 million home after being declared

TALK OF THE TOWN: The 58-year-old, pictured left, whose empire once boasted 400 eponymous shops in 65 countries, has dramatically downsized from the palatial home in Kent, pictured right, that was her 'pride and joy'. She and partner Ben Charnaud have now moved to a four-bedroom farmhouse a few miles away. The old house - which boasted a swimming pool, lake, private cinema and football pitch - went on the market in 2018 after Karen, left, was declared bankrupt over a £6 million unpaid tax bill.

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Isle of Sheppey homes evacuated after cliff collapse leaves house 'hanging' over the edge

This is the incredible image which shows the destruction that fell upon the Isle of Sheppey on Friday night, as a cliffside collapsed into the sea leaving many residents needing urgent evacuation. The crumbling of the cliffside immediately sent panic through the community and sparked fears of properties crashing down into the sea below. Kent Fire and Rescue Service helped remove people from 20 homes following the 'significant cliff collapse' at the picturesque coastal retreat of Surf Cresent in Eastchurch just before 10pm. The area has now been cordoned off (seen inset) with all footpaths blocked off and large portions of the beach inaccessible.

The gunman forced his way into the man's house on Friday, and neighbours described hearing up to eight shots fired. Police are hunting the shooter who fled the scene and remains on the run.

He has become accustomed to triumphing on the football field - but Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is facing some unexpected opposition when it comes to building a £3 million mansion.

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN: 'Very Buckinghamshire'. It's how one snobbish commentator described the interiors of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's country home.

TALK OF THE TOWN: The great-grandfather of Lord Carnarvon funded the discovery of the tomb of the Pharaoh but the family were not invited to the Grand Egyptian Museum opening

Diane Reynolds, from Peterborough, pictured, is one of those to benefit from pembrolizumab, which helps the body attack and kill cancer cells.

Teresa Cheng, Hong Kong's justice minister, said the basis for Trump's actions was 'completely false and wrong', while security minister John Lee said he thinks Trump will fail in his plan.

How Netflix drama Hollywood makes a mockery of Rock Hudson

The chiselled jaw and rugged good looks are instantly recognisable. As screen legend Rock Hudson walks along the red carpet for the Oscars in 1948, hand-in-hand with his black male lover, the flashbulbs of Hollywood's paparazzi light their way. Hudson is one of the biggest stars on the planet, admired by men and desired by women everywhere. Now he has chosen to announce his controversial romance to the world. He is not afraid, he insists, showing only the briefest flicker of nerves, and his confidence is rewarded. From the crowd, there is only applause. Pictured: Rock Hudson in 1951, top right, with Doris Day and, bottom right, the Netflix adaptation about his life

A 52-year-old man has been charged with an explosives offence after a police search at a house in the Anfield area of Liverpool.

Michael Jordan's win-at-all-costs mentality doesn't seem to have transferred from his playing days with the Chicago Bulls, as seen in 'The Last Dance', to the boardroom as owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

DR ELLIE CANNON offers her guide to dealing with the male ailments you might be shy to talk about - but really needn't be, pictured.

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is often symptomless, but if untreated, patients can die before reaching middle age or even as children, like Rianna Wingett from Essex, pictured.

'Saviour' of Africa's wildlife is revealed as cold-hearted killer: TV host Ivan Carter is caught on camera revelling in slaughter of elephants and lions 

As a pride of lions took their first tentative steps into their new habitat, Ivan Carter (left) proudly whispered to the camera: 'This is the front line of conservation.' The TV presenter and safari guide had been instrumental in one of history's 'biggest recovery projects' that had seen dozens of big cats relocated to an area of Mozambique ravaged by poachers. But The Mail on Sunday has unearthed an earlier video of Carter revelling in the slaughter of elephants and lions, and eulogising about the merits of a powerful double-shot rifle. Pictured: guides a trophy hunter through an elephant kill (right) and Ivan Carter praises the merits of his double-shot rifle after killing a lion (inset).

Hotter temperatures and drier air inevitably has an impact on our skin. Here Dr Murad, a board certified dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare, shares his top tips for changing up your skincare routine.

Ryan's mother revealed the police had been made aware of names after a group were heard 'bragging' about the attack. Pictured, her son's injuries

The two 14-year-old boys, Ryan and Jake (not their real names), were set upon by the gang as they walked along Netherton Canal in Liverpool at 6.50pm on Tuesday. Pictured, Ryan's wound.

UK 'warned Pope John Paul II of assassination plot' - two years before he was targeted by

British spies warned Pope John Paul II (left) that he was in danger of being murdered by an assassin using a poison-tipped umbrella (inset) - two years before he was attacked by a gunman, it is claimed. The Pontiff survived (bottom right) being shot four times in St Peter's Square by Mehmet Ali Agca (top right) in May 1981. The Turk was caught and later confessed to the crime, initially claiming Bulgaria's Soviet secret service, guided by the KGB, had orchestrated the plot.

The winner of Friday's jackpot comes days after another UK EuroMillions player netted £16.5 million after sharing the main prize from Tuesday's game with a ticket-holder in France.

An anonymous woman from the UK told Mumsnet she's considering webcam modelling because her hours have been cut at work. The 'radical feminist' explained she needs the money for her child.

The 90 minutes when Hitler came closest to winning WWII

TIM BOUVERIE: Without the belligerency of Great Britain - fighting in North Africa and at sea, restricting supplies and bombing German cities - Germany would have been exponentially stronger. The beach of Dunkirk after the evacuation is pictured centre, while Churchill and Lord Halifax are seen right. The Russians would have received none of the tanks, aeroplanes and raw materials supplied by Britain and the US and there would have been no chance of a second front in Western Europe. It is for these reasons we owe such a debt to Churchill. He had been wrong about a range of issues before 1940 and was not always sound in his judgment thereafter. But when European civilisation teetered on the brink of destruction, he showed courage, perspicacity, tact and leadership. It is to the world's enduring gratitude that Britain had such a Prime Minister at a such a time.

Jamie Carlton, 27, popped the question to his girlfriend Lauren McAulay, 26, while they stood clapping for key workers outside their house in Corby, Northamptonshire.

In Britain, the Californian-based company has a contract with PA Media to supply curators whose job it is to update the company's homepage on its MSN website and Edge browser.

The parents, from Portsmouth, Hampshire, were also arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class B drug and possession of a weapon for discharge of a noxious liquid.

The amount of money lost by gamblers on 'crack cocaine' betting machines fell by nearly half last year thanks to the new £2 maximum stake.

Nursery teacher, 18, is mocked after asking where the wax in her candle had gone when she

Charlotte Heckermann, from Manchester, bought her sister Ami Heckermann (pictured left and right with her sibling) a scented wax melting pot and gave her a tealight to burn to release the scent into her room last weekend. But 18-year-old Ami was horrified to discover the wax in the tealight 'disappeared' after burning for four hours, and immediately texted Charlotte claiming she was 'confused' and upset. In a hilarious text exchange (inset), Ami asked her 21-year-old sibling 'where has the wax in my candle gone?' and claimed it had 'disappeared'.

For four long days I had been trapped in a whiteout, unable to see the sky above or the ice beneath my feet. The only sound was the endless crunching under my skis as I hauled along my pulk.

Yellow paper hearts are appearing in some windows in Britain - and the reasons are sobering. Here five families tell JILL FOSTER why this simple but poignant emblem has given them some comfort .

Cheeky foxes from around the world were seen to make the most of their surroundings by taking a well-earned nap on rooftops and playing with leftover toys in back gardens.

Named after the popular video chatting platform, Zoom fatigue is used to describe the exhaustion that comes with participating in video conferences.

Thrifty mother transforms her hallway for just £23 by WALLPAPERING her floor

Robyn Westrope-lane, from Huntingdon, told how she was after a temporary solution while she saved up enough money to replace her beige flooring (pictured left). To give the upstairs hall a quick-fix spruce, she used brightly-coloured timber effect wallpaper (pictured right) - and the makeover cost her just £23. She shared her clever tip on the Facebook group DIY On a Budget UK, where her tip (inset) received dozens of positive comments.

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Arsenal's supposed away kit for the 2020-2021 season has been leaked on Twitter, with fans quick to criticise the design. For the first time in 10 years, Arsenal will be wearing a predominantly white shirt with a marble print that has divided opinion online.

He should keep his L plates on a bit longer! Shocking moment learner scooter driver uses PAVEMENT to overtake car 

This is the shocking moment a learner scooter driver uses the pavement to overtake a car. Dashcam footage that captured the dangerous manoeuvre, which happened in broad daylight, has gone viral online. The footage shows a busy road during the daytime as the car driver trails behind another vehicle.

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Russian manicurist's bizarre barbeque design featuring kebabs roasting over an open FIRE

Russian beauty salon Nail Sunny, has divided its Instagram fans after sharing footage of its latest nail art design, which features mini shish kebabs cooking over a tiny BBQ with real flames. Footage shows how the nails are prepped and polished before creating mini kebabs using and aluminium drinks can and a wax-like substance painted with nail polish. The accessories were then attached to the nails before being set alight.

Experts say this year's stock in the River Severn as the biggest for decades. Heavy rain earlier this year has led to a rise in the warm freshwater that the eels like.

Solihull Moors forward Jake Beesley shared a video of his dad, ex-footballer Paul Beesley, counting how many matches he will be able to watch at their home in Dronfield, Derbyshire.

Billionaire builds £280million superyacht with eight laboratories and submarine for

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke (pictured bottom right) is using his bottomless reserves to give something back, after overseeing the creation of a £280million superyacht which will be intermittently offered to scientists. The magnificent vessel, named the REV Ocean, stands as the worlds largest of its kind, and comes lavishly furnished with three swimming pools and two helipads (seen left). Yet it is the eight separate laboratories which will be of most interest, with the oil and fishing tycoon set to invite up to 400 marine scientists a year to spend three to four weeks each on board studying how to protect the ocean from climate change, overfishing and plastic waste.

   

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