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Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent person

Adriana Reyes (left) said she was 'surprised' Salvador Ramos (centre), in a haunting Instagram post last month) opened fire in a horrific killing spree at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday. She admitted her son was a loner who 'kept to himself and didn't have many friends' but shot down claims she had a toxic relationship with him. But in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com she did not address claims she was a drug addict who had her boy taken from her and sent to live with his grandmother Celia Gonzalez (right and inset, her house). Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face. He had earlier bought two AR-15 assault rifles, bragged about them on social media and suggested he would commit an atrocity before the attack. 

Johnny Depp returns to the stand to tell what REALLY happened when Kate Moss slipped down stairs in Jamaica and how Amber Heard 'turned it into a very ugly incident all in her mind'

Johnny Depp was back in witness box Wednesday morning to answer questions for a second time. Wearing a grey suit, blue shirt and dark yellow pattern tie, Depp was called back by his own lawyers as he sat drinking from a large metal cup full of coffee. He recalled the incident with Kate Moss where she slipped down stairs on a vacation in Jamaica. Moss testified this morning that Depp had not pushed her down the stairs, as Heard had previously claimed on the stand. 'As Kate Moss testified, many many years ago and what exactly happened is what she said happened. I recall speaking with Miss Heard about that very incident because of the downpouring of rain because it was raining very heavily the day Kate slipped,' Depp said. 'I recalled the story to her.' 'Miss Heard took the story and turned it into a very ugly incident all in her mind. There was never a moment where I pushed Kate down any set of stairs yet she's spewed this three times before.' Heard lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn said that Heard simply heard a 'rumour.' 'What's a rumour?' Depp questioned. 

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Ricky Gervais's jokes were described as 'dangerous' material by an American LGBT rights group, while Stonewall accused him of 'making fun of trans people' in his new 'SuperNature' special.

Mark Docherty of West Midlands Ambulance Service said patients were 'dying every day' from avoidable causes created by ambulance delays and warned the service would fail on August 17

RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Filmed from behind in pitch-black silhouette, the young woman recalls the full horror of her night of shame. 'There were about 30 people if not more in the room...'

As Thomas Markle lies gravely ill, RICHARD KAY gives some friendly advice 

RICHARD KAY: Watching Prince Harry gallop across a sunlit polo field in southern California it was tempting to wonder if it brought back any nostalgic memories for the very different kind of life he used to lead as a member of the Royal Family. But of all the regrets he surely privately has over his exile, the greatest must be the animosity that exists between him and his father-in-law, who remains seriously ill in hospital after a suspected stroke. The rift between Thomas Markle, his daughter and the son-in-law he has never met, has been one of the most tragic and enduring features of the entire Harry and Meghan saga. It is also by some distance the saddest. For despite the pain and suspicion that undoubtedly still exists between Harry and his father Prince Charles and brother William, the Prince has not completely severed those royal bonds. And although pointedly not invited to share the Buckingham Palace balcony, he and Meghan will be participating in next week's Platinum Jubilee.

Alberto Alvarez, 45, who testified at pop legend Michael Jackson's 2011 trial and called 911 on the night he died in 2009, was seen riding directly behind Harry in Montecito earlier this week.

Reunited with an old friend! Kate Middleton says she is 'so happy' to see Holocaust survivor, 92, whom she befriended during a 2017 trip to Poland  while hosting Buckingham Palace garden party

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, said it was 'so lovely' to see Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg, 92, at the Buckingham Palace garden earlier this afternoon (left and right). Kate Middleton first met Manfred while visiting the Stutthof concentration camp in Poland in 2017 alongside Prince William (inset).

The BBC is expected to announce that arts channel BBC4 faces being shut down to save money. Sources say Corporation bosses are to unveil swingeing cuts to other parts of its output today

Disgraced reality TV star Josh Duggar was jailed for 12 years and seven months on Wednesday for downloading a vile trove of 'the worst of the worst' child porn.

Tarjit Singh, 32, who was born Hannah Walters, assaulted the victims between 2010 and 2016. Singh would keep clothing on and have sex with the women with the strap-on when the lights were off

Texas school shooting: How massacre at Robb Elementary unfolded

New details are emerging in the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 people dead, including 19 elementary students.  Salvador Ramos, 18, on Tuesday committed the deadliest US school massacre since the Sandy Hook shooting nearly a decade ago, going on a rampage at Robb Elementary before being shot dead by police. Officials say that the two AR-15-style rifles recovered from the shooting scene were purchased by Ramos earlier this month, just days after his 18th birthday.

Politician GATECRASHES Texas school shooting press conference and heckles before being marched out and called 'a sick son of a b***h'

Beto O'Rourke was marched out of a press conference for the Texas school shooting on Wednesday and branded a 'sick son of a b****h' after showing up to heckle Republicans about gun reforms.  O'Rourke yelled out after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blamed mental health crisis for the shooting of 19 kids and two teachers yesterday.  His comments were inaudible but he was immediately surrounded by sheriffs to be shepherded out of the building. 

Texas school shooting: Hero girl shot dead 'as she tried to call 911'

Amerie Jo Garza, a fourth grader at Robb Elementary in the city Uvalde, Texas, was among 19 children under the age of 11 killed in the latest school mass shooting to hit America. Berlinda Irene Arreola, her grandmother, said the 10-year-old was shot dead while trying to call 911. The killer, 18-year-old 'loner' Salvador Ramos, told the class 'you're going to die' before opening fire, Berlinda said. Also killed in the attack were two male students - Xavier Lopez, 10, and nine-year-old Uziyah Garcia - and three more girls - Makenna Elrod, 10, Eliahana Torres, also 10, and Ellie, whose age and surname were not immediately available. Two teachers - Eva Mireles, 44, and Irma Garcia, a mother-of-four - were also killed before a Border Patrol agent shot and killed Ramos.

Looking to get rid of hard, dry heels? Now only £19.99 (was £24.99) the Essy Electric Foot File is the number one bestseller in Foot Files on the mega-site with over 1,200 five-star reviews.

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Time to move on, pleads Boris: 'Sorry' PM's half-hearted Partygate apology after release

Running the gauntlet of the Commons and a press conference, Boris Johnson said the government had 'learned our lesson' after the 'appalling' behaviour emerged. He said he personally was 'humbled' after being issued a fine for his birthday celebration in June 2020. But he also claimed that he had only been 'standing by my desk' for a 'short period' to get that penalty. Mr Johnson also denied lying to Parliament about the breaches, arguing that leaving dos were needed to keep up 'morale' while people were 'working hard' and he was 'proud' of the efforts of staff. He said the report had backed his view that such functions were 'work events' and attending them was 'part of my job'. Saying he wanted to 'move on' and focus on issues like Ukraine and the cost of living, the premier said: 'I take full responsibility for everything that took place on my watch.'

STEPHEN GLOVER: Britain divides three ways over Boris Johnson. Pro Europeans who hate him over Brexit. There are Boris lovers who won't admit he lies. And then there are the rest.

Boris Johnson's former senior adviser claimed in January that he had warned in an email about a party being against the Covid rules - but the report could not find the email.

DAN WOOTTON: Sue Gray delivered a damp squib Partygate investigation

DAN WOOTON: The Sue Gray report into what's become known as 'Partygate' must have been pretty goddamn sensational to justify such ongoing hysteria from our MSM, right? Especially at a time of a European war, once-in-a-generation pandemic recovery and unparalleled cost-of-living crisis…Hardly! She's just delivered a damp squib, lacking anything close to a smoking gun that would encourage disloyal Tory MPs to depose BoJo. Now I've read all 49 pages of the report. It paints an unsurprising picture of out of touch government officials with no idea of the hardships they had inflicted on ordinary folk. But it's lacking in anything like the picture of Ibiza-style parties the MSM have painted.

HENRY DEEDES: After months of dither and delay Boris Johnson was finally due to deliver a statement to the Commons on Sue Gray's long-awaited pronouncements on 'Partygate'.

There were jokes galore on social media for the floppy locks of Boris Johnson and Michael Fabricant, Conservative MP for Lichfield, as they both batted away criticism of the Prime Minister.

Sue Gray: Karaoke, fighting, and partying until 4am on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral

While the Prime Minister gets off relatively lightly in the 37-page document, officials and aides are less fortunate. Ms Gray highlighted 12 occasions where they played hard and fast with the law, taste and decency. Perhaps the most egregious event was a leaving do held on the eve of the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. Hours before the Queen struck a lonely figure at St George's Chapel, mourning her spouse alone to comply with Covid rules, a group partied until 4am, drinking 'excessively' and damaging children's toys in the No10 garden. On other occasions some got so drunk they vomited and fought inside Government buildings, before sneaking out the back exits to avoid the risk of being pictured by press photographers in Downing Street itself. Mr Johnson's former principle private secretary Martin Reynolds - dubbed 'Party Marty' - comes in for much criticism, with a hand in many events.

With the cost of food, fuel, electricity and gas are soaring, we are short of cash. Jasmine Birtle as shared some tips on how to make your money go further

Nancy Brophy, 71, was convicted on Wednesday of second-degree murder for shooting dead her chef husband Daniel Brophy, 63, in June 2018 in a scheme to get his $1.4 million life insurance.

The smile that was worth 1,000 words: Kate Moss' lit up with 'warmth' at the 'memory' of her romance with Johnny Depp and showed no 'stress' on the stand, body language expert claims - while Amber Heard looked in 'denial' over her testimony 

Notoriously-private Moss, 48, put aside her infamous hatred of interviews in order to rush to Depp's aid today in court. She took to the stand and delivered a sensational blow to his ex-wife Heard's case by squashing the actress' claim that Depp once pushed her down the stairs. Body language expert Judi James analyzed the subtle movements in Moss' face, which she said implied that the star has nothing but warm feelings towards her ex. On the other hand, James claimed that Heard's uncomfortable look throughout the testimony suggested that she felt 'denial or irrelevance.' James noted that Moss appeared 'impassive, devoid of any signs of stress or anxiety' - despite previously stating she would get 'ill' before speaking to media. After Depp and Moss split in 1998, she said she cried for 'years,' but now, she couldn't contain her smile at the mere thought of her past love with the star.

'Humiliating, painful, savage, all false.' Johnny Depp pours his heart out explaining his reaction to hearing Amber Heard's accusations, insisting he 'never in his life' committed sexual battery or physical abuse in dramatic testimony 

Johnny Depp poured his heart out as he described what it's been like listening to Amber Heard's testimony about him.'Insane,' Depp said on the stand Wednesday. 'It's insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence that she's attributed to me, that she's accused me of'. 'Horrible. Ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel and all false. And all false,' he said. Earlier Wednesday morning, Kate Moss, who dated Depp in the 1990s, shut down Amber Heard's claim that Depp pushed Moss down stairs.

British holidaymakers claim their daughter was target of attempted abduction from Antalya

Dean Cremin and his partner Sophie Dawes say their two-year-old daughter was sitting on a chair when two 'large and burly' men tried abducting her from a resort in Antalya, Turkey. Phil and Elaine Brady, another couple who were staying at the same hotel, also claim to have witnessed the attempted abduction by the 'burly' men. The couple said their nightmare only ended once a pair of German tourists pulled Evie aside into nearby shrubs until the drama had died down. The horrifying incident, which has been relayed to the British Embassy and is being investigated by police, took place on the second night of their holiday.

'One of the main attractions of having an affair is that we get to reinvent ourselves.' Writes Tracey Cox as she explains the many reasons a man won't leave his wife for his mistress

Landlady Pip MacFarlane has said she was moved to offer her Airbnb in Penzance, Cornwall, as a long-term rented property when her daughter's rent went up and she could no longer afford it

Many schools have handed over sex education classes to unregulated groups pushing a 'woke'

It is now compulsory for schools to teach new sex and gender lessons. Minister for Schools Robin Walker said his department could not advise on the suitability of external resources and that it was to schools to check credentials. Many parents are sharing concerns about the content of lessons and the increasingly fevered environment in schools surrounding these topics. Pictured: Milli Hill with her three children

Princess Charlene of Monaco speaks about health crisis for FIRST time and admits she is

The 44-year-old spent almost a year away from the Mediterranean principality in her native South Africa, undergoing treatment for an unspecified condition. She then booked into a clinic in Switzerland, leading to fears that she would find it had to return to Royal life with her 64-year-old husband, Prince Albert. But in a soul-searching interview in the latest Monaco-Matin, the Princess said she was determined to overcome her problems. Charlene first fell ill in South Africa in May 2021, during what was meant to be a 10-day visit.

Martin Lewis issues a mortgage 'ticking time bomb' warning to homeowners and advises paying a booking fee to secure the best deal NOW amid the cost of living crisis

The London-based finance expert returned to our screens last night in a one-off special of his eponymous ITV show to talk about battling everything from holiday costs to energy bills amid the cost of living crisis. He issued a stark warning to those who already have a mortgage, suggesting it is going to get more expensive and that homeowners should get ready for this. Martin said: 'If you're coming to the end of your rate, you need to prepare in advance. 'You might even want to pay a booking fee to lock in a cheap mortgage in case things get more expensive and if it doesn't you can get a cheaper one elsewhere, so it's like an insurance policy so you lose a few hundred quid having locked in a cheap mortgage.'

'You have your hands around the windpipe of the country': Richard Madeley blasts militant union boss who's holding UK hostage with threat of crippling summer rail strikes unless train drivers get 11% rise to average £59k salary 

Britain is facing a 'summer of discontent' with the biggest rail strike in modern history causing power blackouts, petrol shortages and empty shelves - along with industrial action affecting airports, courts and bus services. Militant rail union leaders are threatening to cripple the country with strikes that could begin within weeks by mid-June unless train drivers are handed 11 per cent pay rises on their average £59,000-a-year salaries. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Network Rail and 13 train operators have backed launching a huge campaign of industrial action, and the organisation's leaders will now decide when to call strikes. The rise proposed by the union is significantly above the 3.2 per cent average given to workers in the private sector. The RMT's vote last night paves the way for chaos if a deal is not struck with Network Rail and the operators. Rail union leaders want staff pay rises in line with the Retail Prices Index (RPI) rate of inflation - currently 11.1 per cent. Over the last decade, the median earnings for train drivers have risen 39 per cent, far above the national average of 23 per cent, or 15 per cent for nurses. Train drivers on average earn £59,000, compared with £31,000 for nurses and £41,000 for police officers. Rail workers can also retire at 62, earlier than civil servants, nurses and teachers.

Former model, 71, thrown out of £800,000 home after losing inheritance battle with her

Diana Dale-Gough (left) lived at the substantial four-bedroom property (right) in Berkshire with her husband Peter (inset right) until his death in August 2013. Under his 2005 will, his wife was granted the right to live in the property for the rest of her life. But the case ended up in court when Mrs Dale-Gough lodged a claim against her stepchildren at Slough County Court, asking for further provision from her late husband's estate. Mrs Dale-Gough's claim was struck out in 2020 and she was ordered to pay the legal costs incurred by the stepchildren (inset left and centre), which with interest now total almost £100,000. But the former catwalk and photographic model, businesswoman and restauranteur made an impassioned plea to a judge when she was threatened with eviction in order to pay the costs.

Kaia Gerber, Kylie Minogue, Izabel Goulart and a VERY pregnant Adriana Lima lead the red

Fans and photographers were all shook up on Thursday evening as the eagerly anticipated rock n' roll biopic Elvis got the red carpet treatment at the Cannes Film Festival. Guests including pregnant model Adriana Lima (far left), Kaia Gerber (second left), singer Kylie Minogue (centre), Izabel Goulart (second right), and Hollywood veteran Sharon Stone (far right) were on hand to toast the film's launch as it got underway on the famous Croisette. The film chronicles the life and career of Elvis from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his ascent as a rock and roll icon and movie star, along with his complex relationship with his manager. 

'I don't need this!': Moment WizzAir pilot loses his cool and rants at passengers over the tannoy during 'SEVEN-hour delay' on Gatwick runway

A passenger caught the moment a frustrated WizzAir pilot ranted over the tannoy, while they were stationary on the runway of Gatwick Airport during a seven-hour-delay. 'I don't need this!' He told the exhausted holidaymakers, who were stuck in their seats waiting to set off to their destination of Larnaca, Cyprus. Passenger Hannah Mace filmed the moment in disbelief and uploaded the video to TikTok.

A house fit for showbiz royalty! Supermodel Kate Moss shares a glimpse inside her 10 bedroom Grade-II listed country pile in the Cotswolds as she gives her bombshell evidence

The supermodel Kate Moss, 48, gave evidence today from her 10 bedroom Grace II listed country pile in the Cotswolds (inset, and left). While staying with her during lockdown, her younger sister Lottie shared a multitude of snaps from the home, including photos from her lounge (right), and huge artwork (top inset).

The most controversial Cannes movies EVER: From horrific violence to VERY graphic sex

Several audience members were so horrified that they got up and walked out of the screening of Crimes of the Future during the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. The Kristen Stewart-led movie showed 'grotesque' depictions of child autopsies, bloody intestines, body mutations, and open wounds being licked. And it turns out, this isn't the only flick to cause outrage at the highly-acclaimed Cannes film festival - which takes place in the South of France each year. The event is no stranger to controversy, showing a slew of scandalous movies over the years containing explicit sex scenes, brutal rapes, and extreme violence - including The House That Jack Built (top left), Irreversible (top right), Antichrist (bottom left), and Love (bottom right).

Princess Beatrice is elegant in £320 Self Portrait dress at garden party

For the garden party at Buckingham Palace, mother-of-one Princess Beatrice picked a checked dress from the trendy label Self Portrait, which she paired with a statement headband (left and right). The 33-year-old royal was among a host of royals standing in for the monarch, 96, who traditionally oversees four garden parties each summer but has bowed out of this year's engagements amid ongoing mobility issues (inset).

Retired lighting director Thomas Markle, who lives in Rosarito, Mexico, was struck down and lost his speech only a week before he had been due to fly to London for the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.

Marcus Rashford is ENGAGED to high school sweetheart

The Premier League striker got down on one knee for long-time girlfriend Lucia Loi (couple pictured right) yesterday, less than a week after United ended their season in defeat to Crystal Palace. The pair, both aged 24, have been dating since the age of 15 when they were pupils at Ashton on Mersey school in Greater Manchester. Rashford had been planning the proposal for weeks and popped the question to Lucia at a lavish villa after they shared a romantic meal at celebrity seafood restaurant Catch LA. A source told The Sun: 'They went out in LA for a romantic night together on Tuesday and he proposed. It was extremely romantic.' Rashford shared news of the engagement on Instagram, posting an image of the pair embracing as they stood atop a bed of white roses in front of a heart-shaped archway (left)

Most brides opt for a classic long white or ivory wedding dress during their romantic nuptials, however some celebrities tend to push the fashion boundaries and go for a more daring look.

It was discovered that North East Ambulance Service was covering up mistakes. In one case, a 32-year-old man died after waiting 67 minutes for an ambulance

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Peer-to-peer fashion rental platform By Rotation allows you to delve into the wardrobes of the nation's most stylish shoppers, allowing you to rent an outfit for a fraction of the RRP.

Republican Florida State Rep. THREATENS Biden after his speech on Texas school massacre

Republican Florida state Rep. Randy Fine issued a veiled threat against Joe Biden's life if he tried to take away guns after the president issued a call for gun control. 'I have news for the embarrassment that claims to be our President - try to take our guns and you'll learn why the Second Amendment was written in the first place,' Fine wrote on Twitter, in a post that was heavily ratioed. The tweet received nearly 6,000 replies, about 2,000 retweets and 147 favorites about three hours after it was posted. Biden issued a series of calls to action on Twitter after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers.

Scottish government handing out £50k 'golden hellos' to anyone moving to one of its remote

The Scottish Government plans to offer the first £50,000 bond within weeks in a bid to encourage young people and families to move to the country's most remote islands. The scheme has attracted interest already with applications arriving from as far away as Ecuador in South America. But critics have branded the scheme a 'gimmick' and said it will not solve the issues behind depopulation, instead urging the Government to invest in improved infrastructure for existing communities on the islands.

Little Theo Prior fell through a drain cover as it flipped over then closed on top of him on Sunday afternoon while he was walking to his father's house with his mother Amy Blyth in Kent.

Secret Nazi history behind Germany's wealthiest dynasties that own BMW  Pret A Manger Dr

A new book titled 'Nazi Billionaires' details the dark past behind the ubiquitous consumer goods and cars you know and love: BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, Snapple, Dr Pepper, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Peet's Coffee, and Einstein Bros Bagels. As Adolf Hitler rose to power, a few opportunistic tycoons expanded their empires by forcibly taking over Jewish-owned assets and increased profit margins through free slave labor from concentration camps. In the years since World War II, these elusive German families have ignored their associations to the companies that armed and fed Nazi soldiers, but their service to Hitler's regime continues to afford a life of luxury for their beneficiaries. Today, they are some of Germany's wealthiest dynasties. Gunther Quandt's (top left) heirs own a controlling stake in BMW worth $38 billion. Freidrich Flick (top center) was a steel magnate-turned-convicted war criminal before he went on to own majority shares in Daimler-Benz. Albert Reimann's elusive heirs (top right) worth $39 billion run an investment firm that owns brands like Pret A Manger and Kylie Jenner's cosmetic line. Rudolf-August Oetker's (bottom left) heirs are stewards of a $21 billion food conglomerate. August Von Finck's heirs are worth $9 billion from dividends in the global insurance companies, Allianz and Munich Re (bottom center), Fedinand Porsche's family have a combined net worth of $21 billion from their majority ownership of the Volkswagen Group.

Ukraine city suffers all-out blitz as Russia throws 'all the strength it has left' into

Russian troops last night reached the limits of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk - with fears relentless attacks will turn it into 'the new Mariupol'. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow had thrown 'all the strength it has left' into attacking the Donbas region and warned: 'They want to destroy everything there.' With residents inside the city now trapped and enduring almost constant shelling, Severodonetsk has been dubbed 'the new Mariupol' in reference to the southern port city levelled by Russian bombardment. Luhansk regional governor Serhiy Haidai warned: 'Russian troops have advanced far enough that they can already fire mortars on the city.' Moscow's army has plotted a slow but steady course deeper into Ukraine's eastern Donbas region since withdrawing forces from central and northern regions to consolidate military efforts in the east.

In a Moscow hospital, the Russian dictator visited two soldiers who had been in Ukraine and made small talk with the two soldiers briefly while surrounded by their doctors.

The US Treasury Department will cut off Russia's ability to pay its foreign debts at midnight tonight, making a sovereign debt default all but inevitable in the latest economic blow to Putin.

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'When I start cracking your glass jaws, you won't like it': Moment Anthony Joshua stormed into Loughborough University flat and told students to 'watch their mouths' after they heckled him over Tyson Fury fight

The two-time heavyweight world champion, who trains at the university, took exception after being jeered by the drunken group as he walked by their building. The students had accused Joshua, 32, of purposely avoiding a fight with current champion Tyson Fury amid other 'profanity and abusive language', The Sun reports. Joshua, 6ft 6ins, then turned and headed towards the flat and was granted access to the halls when he pressed the external buzzer. After gaining entry to the flat, the boxer confronted the uncomfortable students.

Chief Inspector Jim Beashel was responsible for co-ordinating the search when Gaia's missing person status was upgraded to high risk nine hours after she was reported missing.

Young star - and a dastardly Tom Hanks - make Elvis biopic a spectacle, writes BRIAN

BRIAN VINER: Blue suede shoes trod the red nylon carpet last night as an enthusiastic audience at the Cannes Film Festival arrived to see the premiere of Baz Luhrmann's keenly awaited biopic Elvis. The film stars former Disney Channel favourite Austin Butler in the exalted title role, as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, with Tom Hanks as his overbearing manager Colonel Tom Parker. It is rare to find Hanks playing a character practically without virtue, so it perhaps helps that he is prosthetised almost beyond recognition beneath a fat suit, sporting acres of wobbly jowls and an elongated nose, like a corpulent version of the sinister Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Brazilian influencer's dream drive in 1978 Beetle to Alaska cut short in deadly car crash

Jesse Koz has traveled 52,000 miles through 17 countries in his 1978 Volkswagen Beetle with his pet Golden Retriever Shurastey. But on Monday, Koz and his pet were killed in a head-on crash with a Ford Escape on US Highway 199 near Selma, Oregon. Koz and his dog were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford Escape, Eileen Huss, 62, was taken to a hospital for treatment to her injuries. A two-year-old child who was in her vehicle was uninjured.

Katerina Tikhonova, 35, travelled to Munich where her blood was removed, then processed and injected back under the skin in a treatment costing £4,310 per session, reported Bild newspaper.

Newly released bodycam video shows the moment a white Houston police officer fatally shoots a black suspect just second after exiting his patrol car: The suspect's family claims Jalen Randel did not have time to comply before he was killed

Body camera footage reveals how Houston Narcotics Officer Shane Privette had not even finished telling Jalen Randle, 29, to put his hands up as he shot and killed the man on April 27. He could then be seen dragging Randle's limp body to the sidewalk, where he and other officers tried to tend to a wound to his neck. Randle later died at the hospital, with an autopsy ruling he died from a gunshot wound to the neck. Police claim they were trying to arrest him on three felony warrants for aggravated assault of a family member and evading arrest when he started fleeing in the passenger's seat of a friend's car on April 27, and as the police conducted a traffic stop, Randle tried to flee on foot. His family is now calling for justice in his death.

Experts at Stanford Medical School have used MRI scans to confirm that adolescents stop listening to their mothers' voices at around age 13. Hannah Betts describes the joys of her role as aunt

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Buckingham WATERWORLD! Queen's 'dull' London residence is reimagined to mark Platinum

Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous buildings in the world, but it has been reimagined by a leading architect as Buckingham Waterworld, surrounded by lakes due to rising sea levels. To mark the Platinum Jubilee, renowned designers have laid out six artistic visions for the Queen's London residence for Country Life magazine. Other changes include a four-horse chariot on the centre of the roof, gilding, opening the facade to reveal the courtyard, lengthening the palace and building a domed roof.

Video filmed by locals in flats overlooking New Malden railway station in Kingston-upon-Thames shows the moment the dog owner lets go of one of her leads as it tears free from her grasp.

Connor Calland, owner of EborCibus Pizza in York, took matters into his own hands after claiming a customer was given a refund by Deliberoo after saying they hadn't received their £23.49 order

Carla Dawson, 36, from Nottingham, was raising money to save the life of her two-year-old daughter, Jorja-Rose, when stranger Chanel Bailey offered to help. Bailey has been jailed for theft and fraud.

Ex-health secretary Matt Hancock visits Chelsea Flower Show with Gina Coladangelo

Matt Hancock, 43, who served as Health Secretary for 15 months during the pandemic, split from his wife Martha in June last year after pictures emerged of him embracing Miss Coladangelo in his office during lockdown. The couple had been married for 15 years and have three children. Miss Coladangelo, a former non-executive director of the Department for Health and Social Care, was wearing a floaty red skirt and denim jacket. She and Mr Hancock were attending the flower show with the former minister's mother Shirley and stepfather Bob Carter. Mr Hancock, who said he has a keen interest in gardens, paid particular interest in the garden display by Birmingham City Council, promoting the Commonwealth Games to be held in the city.

Dinah Van Tulleken shares advice on how to wear and styling slip skirts. UK-based fashion editor says the point of slips is they are easy to dress down

To celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign, Coast has launched a capsule collection inspired by her favourite, long-serving designer, Sir Norman Hartnell

Holy Grail' of Ford Capris: RS3100 may sell for record £60k

This Ford Capri is set to sell for a new record price when it goes under the hammer next month. The prototype RS3100 was bought for just £1,500 in 1972 - the equivalent of £21,000 in today's money - and has been retained by the owner ever since. Experts believe it will meet its pre-sale estimate of £60,000, which would be almost £5,000 more than the record figure paid for a Capri at auction.

Emotional Nick Knowles breaks down in tears after the DIY SOS: The Big Build team transformed a rundown playground and youth centre into a state-of-the-art facility as a 'lifeline' for local children

Nick Knowles broke down in tears as he unveiled his latest DIY SOS: The Big Build makeover to a children's charity. Nick and his team were on hand to transform The Ranch, an adventure playground and youth hub in Southmead, north Bristol. Around one third of the children in Southmead live in low income families and the playground serves as a 'lifeline' for the community. The sports pitch was dangerous, the youth club wasn't fit for purpose, the green space was overgrown, and the adventure playground was full of hidden hazards. But in the course of just nine days, the DIY SOS: The Big Build team, with the help of volunteers, created a new adventure playground, built a state-of-the-art youth centre and installed a modern recording studio in what was once a neglected storage container.

Anna Bey, who splits her time between London and Geneva, revealed in a recent YouTube video how to look expensive and classy - without splurging on designer outfits.

'It's Dennis Pennis!' Sky News' deputy political editor goes viral after shouting questions 'like a yob' at Tory MPs - including Boris Johnson - across Downing Street

Journalist Sam Coates, reporting for Sky News' evening bulletin, saw his al fresco interrogation of cabinet members go viral on social media after footage of him shouting questions across Downing Street aired. While some praised his aggressive approach, others suggested it was 'harassment and not journalism.' (Pictured: Sam Coates shouting questions at the PM)

Figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were separated from their family at Madame Tussauds in January 2020 after they decided to step back from their royal duties. Above: The royals together again.

Alex Hamilton, 90, and Jane, 89, from Tillicoultry, Scotland, married on Saturday in front of close family after getting together in 1962 and spending the next 60 years engaged.

He's down… and up again! Moment Queen's Guard soldier appears to overbalance and topples backwards in front of his Buckingham Palace sentry box - but gets back on his feet in seconds

This is the moment a Queen's Guard member appears to overbalance and topple over as he marches in front of his Buckingham Palace sentry box. Dressed in the grey coats of the Household Division's winter dress, the man marches towards the sentry box, arms swinging. The footage was filmed in January, with the guard in winter dress worn from November to March each year, and it quickly racked up more than 38,000 likes within hours of it being posted on TikTok yesterday.

Celebrities have been sharing the ways in which their pets live on with them. Jennifer Aniston had the ashes of her German Shepherd turned into a diamond necklace

Whether you're single, newly wed or tourists on a pit stop before heading for the Scottish highlands, what you will find in Gretna is love, and lots of it, discovers Emma Cowing.

Welsh mother sexually abused by brother from the age of six

Melissa Sloan, 45, from Powys, South Wales, claims she was abused by her brother Gavin, 46 (bottom inset), who's been jailed for 21 years for a string of sickening rapes and sexual assaults against other children. She said that covering her body in tattoos helps her to cope with the emotional scars left by the abuse. Pictured top inset: Melissa and Gavin as children.

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Photographer's stunning photos of Canada's wilderness - where he had a VERY close wolf

These cinematic photographs will make you feel like you've stepped into the Canadian wilderness. They were captured by Toronto-based filmmaker and photographer Andrew Budziak and take viewers on a cross-country journey through some of Canada's most sublime spots. In a bid to document wolves in their natural habitat, Budziak visited a sanctuary in British Columbia, where he had a scary close encounter. He reveals: 'These wolves were part of a sanctuary. That said, there were no fences and these wolves were far from "tame". [They] were more used to humans than truly wild wolves, which I thought would make things easy. It wasn't. Because they weren't afraid of me, they got really close.'

Dancing to the aisle! Romantic moment man proposes to his girlfriend with a flash mob who performed to a medley of her favourite songs before dragging him up to pop the question

Craig Calvert, 33, proposed to Natalie Hunt, 32, with the help of Apollo Theatre Arts School in Brighton. In the footage, the couple arrive at the Upside Down House in the resort and Craig is asked to film the troupe. As a medley of Natalie's favourite songs plays, more and more dancers arrive. Then one of the dancers drags Craig in to dance with them, where the 33-year-old then nervously walks through the crowd and gets a little black box out before getting on one knee. A very surprised Natalie begins to cry with happiness and of course says yes to her beau.

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Moment singer is almost set ablaze when stage prop at Brazilian concert misfires and sends giant fireball straight into his face 

A Brazilian pop singer was in a joking mood after one his arms got caught on fire during the middle of a concert. Xand Avião was signing at a Viixe Forró and Piseiro festival on Saturday night when one of stage prop machines was activated. The machine let out two large flames, the first one briefly covering his right arm, footage of the bizarre incident showed.

Images taken by member of Colman's Mustard family show frozen Niagara Falls in 1885

Briton Russell Colman (inset) captured scenes including one of well-dressed revellers playing in the snow below the giant waterfalls - which lie near the border between Canada and the US - during the winter months of 1885. Looming above them, the torrents of water that would splash down on to them at any other time of year have been turned to ice in the freezing conditions. Due to the velocity of the water, Niagara Falls has only ever completely frozen once on record, in 1848. Even partial freezing, as has occurred in these black and white photos, is an extremely rare occurrence. The photos were taken by Mr Colman, of the famous Colman's Mustard family, during a tour of Canada, the US and Hawaii in 1885.

   

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