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  • Holiday cottage ‘visitor’ was fake

    Last autumn an inquiry was made to book our cottage in North Wales. I offered a reduced rate of £1,000 for the whole four weeks plus a refundable deposit. The enquirer sent a cheque for €3,333. I thought perhaps it was so much more than asked for because he was prepaying his electricity usage which would be high in the winter. He also sent a photo of his pregnant wife and himself. We paid the cheque into the local HSBC branch and it was credited immediately. I was away for a week. When I returned there was an email from France saying he could not make the holiday now as his wife’s father had been diagnosed with cancer. Would I refund the money less 10pc for the inconvenience caused. Stephanie q
  • 'I couldn’t bear the thought of a life without her': Sian Williams's husband on her cancer diagnosis

    I had actually married three women, when I married Sian. The first, a highly accomplished and talented broadcast journalist who’s great under pressure. The second, an extraordinarily strong, independent and resourceful woman who can do “perfectly well on my own, thank you”. And the third, a very private, self-deprecating, vulnerable soul, desperately wanting to please everyone and upset none.   “She’s going to have an MRI scan and she wants you to be there.” I arrived 30 minutes later, with my heart pounding, to find the third incarnation of my wife draped in an unflattering hospital gown looking lost, frightened and fighting back the tears. Yet, typically, she seemed more concerned about me, q
  • Fuel issues leave Hamilton fuming in qualifying

    Daniel Ricciardo took pole for Red Bull in Monaco, while Lewis Hamilton was left fuming in third following engine problems.

  • Tennis players exchange coldest handshake you will ever see

    After Tatjana Maria thought Alize Cornet stalled with cramps in her winning French Open match, the post-match handshake was less than friendly.

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  • EastEnders: Steven reveals what's happened to Peter

    So, Steven Beale and Lauren Branning are back - but what has happened to Ian's son Peter? Last night's episode of the BBC1 soap closed with Steven, Lauren and baby Louie making a surprise visit to Albert Square. But it seems that Peter won't also be making the return trip from New Zealand. With Jane currently on the critical list thanks to a hockey-stick-attack by devil child Bobby, Ian says that Peter's rightful place is with his family. But as can be seen in this clip from Monday's episode of EastEnders, Peter is busy working on South Island and cannot be reached thanks to poor mobile reception... Actor Ben Hardy, who played Peter between 2013 and 2015, is currently featuring in the new X-Men

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  • Elderly couple who cut wealthy neighbour's grass verge for 12 years given land in 'squatters' rights' ruling 

    Now, after a marathon legal battle, in which judges have repeatedly come down on Mrs Kirkby's side, Mr Heaney has been left facing a bill estimated at more than £250,000. His barrister, John Randall QC, said the case could have dire implications for communities across Britain. Mrs Kirkby had been found to own the land by "adverse possession" - better known as so-called "squatters' rights" - because she could show she used it as if it was hers for 12 years, a court heard. But Mr Randall insisted she had come nowhere near proving that she treated it as if she had a right to it - a necessary condition for "squatters' rights". Planting flowers there, cutting grass and putting out boundary stones q
  • Putin says Romania, Poland may now be in Russia's cross-hairs

    By Denis Dyomkin ATHENS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday warned Romania and Poland they could find themselves in the sights of Russian rockets because they are hosting elements of a U.S. missile shield that Moscow considers a threat to its security. Putin issued his starkest warning yet over the missile shield, saying that Moscow had stated repeatedly that it would have to take retaliatory steps but that Washington and its allies had ignored the warnings. Earlier this month the U.S. military -- which says the shield is needed to protect from Iran, not threaten Russia -- switched on the Romanian part of the shield.

  • Football Manager Predicts Jose Mourinho's First Three Seasons at Man United

    ​Jose Mourinho has finally been confirmed as Manchester United boss, and will attempt to return the club to its glory days, something which has failed to materialise since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure. The former Chelsea boss has quite an impressive CV, having won the Premier League title and the Capital One Cup just over a year ago. He was unable to produce results this past season, though, and was shown the door at Stamford Bridge for the second time, following a loss to eventual champions...

  • Egypt: Muslim mob attacks Christians, parade naked woman

    CAIRO (AP) — An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital.

    Associated Press
  • 10 TV Shows That Ended Marriages (10 photos)

    Getting up close and personal - and working at the same time - is a bit of a recipe for disaster in the world of telly. Here are some of the marriages to have suffered at the hands of this cruel mistress.  Image credits: Getty/Rex Features

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  • Pit Bull patiently waits in line for ice cream

    After hearing the ice cream truck's famous "theme", this adorable Pit Bull couldn't help but run over for a cone. Watch as he patiently sits down and waits in line!

  • Johnny Depp breaks his silence on divorce from Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp has broken his silence three days after his wife, Amber Heard, filed for divorce. "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," a representative for the Hollywood star said in a statement. Johnny and Amber had only been married for 15 months when she filed for divorce in LA on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

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  • 16-year-old arrested in Florida school bathroom sex incident

    A Florida sheriff's office arrested a 16-year-old high school football player Friday in connection with a 15-year-old girl having sex with multiple boys in a public school bathroom.

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  • Pregnant Stephanie Davis Has Been Snapped Smoking

    Since announcing that she’s pregnant with ex-boyfriend Jeremy Mcconnell’s baby, Steph hasn’t exactly been putting her feet up and relaxing. There’s been Twitter feuds, emergency hospital runs and even a physical assault last week, which saw Steph lying on the floor. A source close to Steph, told The Sun that it was a one-off incident, which was triggered by the ongoing stress caused by Jez.

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  • Britain's Got Talent 2016: Find out the names of the two wildcard winners

    Britain’s Got Talent’s hopefuls will battle for a chance to win a spot on the stage at the Royal Variety Performance and a £250,000 prize.

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  • I Lost My Identity to a Much Younger Man: My Son

    Many of us have been there. The guy you've been eyeing finally asks you out, you go to dinner or movie or whatever, and suddenly, you're the biggest football fan in the continental U.S. — but the problem is, you can't stand sports. Yep, you're blurring the lines when it comes to who you are. And ...

  • Spooky CCTV Shows ‘Ghost Of Former Shopkeeper’ At Antiques Store

    An antiques shop worker has had the fright of his life after a ghostly figure appeared on the store’s CCTV.

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  • Man jailed for six years over homemade explosive devices found at his home in Rainham

    He had also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition. Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 2.13pm on July 5 2015 to reports of a man threatening to shoot himself at a residential address in Plough Court, Broadis Way, Rainham. At the address officers found a number of explosive devices. At the time residents were evacuated as a precautionary measure and were later returned to their homes. Shingler was arrested on the same day and charged on July 7 2015.

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  • British woman killed in Thailand speedboat accident 'was on honeymoon'

    A search operation has resumed for a missing British man – 46-year-old Jason Parnell – who was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.

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