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  • Gorilla Shot Dead By Zoo Staff After Four-Year-Old Boy Falls Into Enclosure

    A critically-endangered gorilla has been shot dead by zoo officials in the US after a four-year-old boy entered the animal's enclosure on Saturday. The child climbed through a public barrier at Gorilla World in Cincinnati Zoo and fell into the exhibit's moat. Zoo officials said they shot the 400lb animal when the situation became "life-threatening" after Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla, picked the child up and stayed with him for about 10 minutes.

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  • 'Savile was a creep, just horrid.' The secret diary of a '70s BBC secretary

    We meet at the Langham, the scene of the affair. Sitting on a chic grey sofa in the lobby, Shaw looks around, clearly feeling the weight of being back in this building which seems to hold so many secrets. “It’s as if everything is overprinted with a negative image,” she says, gazing over to the lifts. “Going up the steps the first thing I thought was ‘God, I can remember standing on those steps with Frank’. It’s like there are little ghosts walking about in my head.” Now happily married to her second husband, with two grown-up children, Shaw looks back on that time with great fondness. “It was a very happy time. It felt like a privilege to work at the BBC. I can remember I used to see Jimmy Young q
  • Amanda Holden Says She Was Wearing Knickers Under THAT Dress Thank You Very Much

    Britain’s Got Talent’s Amanda Holden revealed that Simon Cowell reckoned he could see everything when she sported a daring outfit on Tuesday’s show.

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • 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
  • Jose Mourinho's appointment as Manchester United manager has worried Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

    Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Jose Mourinho took the managerial position at Manchester United because he has a point to prove after his Chelsea exit. The former England international has claimed that the Portuguese tactician's return to the Premier League could be worrying for everyone, especially from a supporter's perspective. The 53-year-old returned to management for the first time since he was sacked from his job at Chelsea last December.

    International Business Times Sport
  • These Are The UK’s Rudest Place Names (16 photos)

    We Brits may be known for our politeness, but our green and pleasant land is actually home to some rather rudely named locations.  From small streets to entire towns, there are a whole host of giggle-worthy place names across the UK. A survey of Brits by Swiftcover has found out the places that made us titter the most, with the unfortunately titled Bell End taking the number one spot. 

    Matilda Long
  • 'BGT' Magician Takes Severe Measures To Stop His Latest Trick Being Spoiled

    ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ magician Richard Jones is going to severe lengths to ensure that his latest trick isn’t spoiler for viewers, ahead of tonight’s (28 May) live final. Richard is one of 12 acts who’ll be competing in this year’s ‘BGT’ final, in the hope that his latest performance can bag him a place at the Royal Variety Performance, in addition to a cash prize of £250,000.

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  • Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Defends Her Dad Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations

    Earlier this week Amber Heard was granted a restraining order against her estranged husband, Johnny Depp, alleging that the Hollywood actor had physically abused her. Johnny has denied all claims against him, with his lawyer claiming that Amber is “alleging abuse to secure a premature financial resolution”, and now the star’s seventeen-year-old daughter Lily-Rose has got involved. Lily-Rose has not directly addressed the allegations but her 1.7million followers took to the comment section to debate whether or not Amber’s claims against her husband were true.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Premium Bonds confusion

    I decided to cash in Premium Bonds of various denominations I have purchased since the Fifties without the success hoped for. Imagine my surprise when, in its reply, NS&I informed me that, since 1990, I have been the holder of a duplicate bond not registered in my name to the value of £300. Also that one bond was not owned by me at all. JC, South Staffordshire Confusion arose following a letter from NS&I stating, “The repayment amount has been reduced because [the] bond… was duplicate and a bond is not registered in your name.” Now I understand that on the repayment form you had listed a block of bonds valued at £300 twice and one block not registered in your name worth £10. I have no idea why q 51 mins ago
  • Sick pervert Rolf Harris to spend fortune on hideaway home – from INSIDE prison cell

    “He spent many happy times there staying with friends and said he would love to buy a secret place in a secluded spot." The source claimed Harris was making the plans with his loyal wife and daughter Bindi in mind. They said: “He is winding up his business assets and has been talking of fulfilling a dream that his family can also enjoy now, and that he too can visit when eventually released from prison. “I gather some prime estate agents are being asked to look out for any suitable properties." High demand means properties in Anglesey are particularly expensive – but Companies House documents reveal that Harris' company Rolf Harris Enterprises has released more than £1 million in assets since q
  • 'Why am I being charged triple on my home insurance for being a loyal customer?' 

    The renewal documentation sent to Mr Mallier did contain all of this information, as Halifax stated. However, in the years preceding 2014, this phrase (or similar) was included prominently: “Unless your needs and circumstances have changed, there is no need for you to contact us – your insurance will automatically renew.” In 2014 to 2015 the sentence was elongated and moved up, before being removed in 2016, where it was made much clearer that there were other options to consider. In the past, Mr Mallier has also been sent marketing leaflets with “There’s no need to shop around” on the front cover. Halifax added that the product currently for sale online, which Mr Mallier obtained a quote for, q
  • Good vibrations: the Hollywood sex toys creating a buzz

    Workers remove sex toys from metal molds at the Doc Johnson factory in Los Angeles

  • Woop! Emmerdale Is Crowned Best Soap At The British Soap Awards

    A huge congratulations to the cast and crew of Emmerdale who were the big winners at Saturday night’s British Soap Awards. John Middleton, who plays dementia sufferer Ashley Thomas, accepted the award with a wonderful speech which paid tribute to Shirley Stelfox. Actress Zoe Henry, who plays Rhona, sent her congratulations to her workmates from Italy via Twitter.

    Katy Brent-Stacey
  • Robert Shapiro reveals what OJ whispered after verdict

    O.J. Simpson's former lawyer discusses infamous court case on 'Megyn Kelly Presents'

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  • 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.

    Sporting News
  • Britain’s Got Talent 2016: Jack Higgins’ Dance Teacher Is NOT Happy With The Judges

    The dance teacher of Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Higgins has spoken out after his elimination from the live shows. The young ballet performer was voted out of the talent contest on Tuesday night (May 24) in favour of Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Boogie Storm. While Simon and Amanda voted for the novelty dance troupe, judges David and Alesha voted to save Jack, leaving the final result to the public vote.

    Adele Ankers
  • '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
  • One man's quest to discover Britain's cols

    Two years later, after working full-time, 10 hours a day, I had identified 2002 cols in the British Isles. The uneven distribution of those cols reflects the geographical history of the islands. Some cols are isolated, but most occur in groups. They are usually found in upland areas, but some lie only a few metres above sea level. In some areas they are entirely absent. The snaky chalk and limestone ridges of the Chilterns and Cotswolds are almost col-less, whereas the ragged granite fells of Cumbria account for nearly half the cols in England. London is jolly lucky to have a col – and a nice one too, cutting through Norwood Ridge, one mile north of the Crystal Palace Transmitter. Edinburgh, q
  • EastEnders' Lauren and Abi Branning ask Stacey Fowler for a huge favour - but will she do it?

    EastEnders has ramped up the drama with the return of Lauren Branning.

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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.

    Associated Press