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BoE announces it will buy government debt in bid to ease market chaos

In a highly unusual move, Threadneedle Street said it will step in after the bonds 'significant repricing of UK and global financial assets' since Kwasi Kwarteng's tax-cutting Budget. 'This repricing has become more significant in the past day - and it is particularly affecting long-dated UK government debt. Were dysfunction in this market to continue or worsen, there would be a material risk to UK financial stability,' the statement said. 'This would lead to an unwarranted tightening of financing conditions and a reduction of the flow of credit to the real economy.' The Chancellor is meeting investment banks after his dramatic move spooked traders - driving up government borrowing costs to eye-watering levels and hammering Sterling. The currency had clawed back ground after reaching an all-time low of just $1.03 on Monday, but fell again this morning after the IMF criticised the 'large and untargeted' fiscal package. The febrile atmosphere was underlined with credit ratings agency Moody's cautioning that the fiscal package risked 'permanently weakening the UK's debt affordability'.

Wetherspoons announces it will sell off 32 pubs across the UK as it faces £30m losses

The hospitality chain, which operates 800 pubs across the UK, said it has made the 'commercial decision' to sell 32 of its pubs (pictured) after previously warning it could face losses of up to £30million. The company confirmed that the pubs would continue to operate as Wetherspoon pubs until they were sold. One of the biggest pubs up for sale is the Grade II listed Capitol pub in Forest Hill, south east London. The building, which was a cinema in the 1920s, is the only listed building to be included in the pubs which are going up for sale.

Mark Brooks was jailed for nine and a half years after admitting attempting to cause GBH to his daughter and threats to kill after the horrific attack on his daughter Stacey at her home in Sheffield.

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Imogen Brooke (pictured), 30 from Southampton, took a photo of the bruise the morning after the alleged incident and sent it to him, giving him 'flashbacks of a fairly horrific incident' at her flat

CWU official Andy Furey said the union had to call a strike because its legal mandate for taking action was about to expire.

Stacey Beech, 43, was detained by police after she took hold of Aaron Parr's wrist as he tried to walk away from her during a meeting over why he wanted to end their eight month relationship.

Battle of the Buffet: Town House Durham shames newlyweds over bill dispute

Clare Nattrass and Joanne Robinson (pictured) say they have been dragged into a bitter war of words with bosses at a hotel in Durham who hosted their big day accused them running off without paying the bill. The couple say they always intended to pay the bill but dispute some of the charges because the service wasn't up to scratch. Meanwhile the hotel insists they bent over backwards to help cut costs for their big day and were left with huge expenses, having not been paid. The hotel named and shamed the couple on Facebook (right) before confronting them at their home, which prompted the couple to call the police who they say are now investigation along with Trading Standards.

NEW Police are to be forced to give a huge payout to a thug who stormed round to his ex-girlfriend's home wielding a fake submachine gun - after an armed officer accidentally shot him in the leg.

People from around the world have taken to social media to share the biggest bridezilla moments they have encountered, with tastyarea.com rounding up a selection of the most shocking posts.

More than TWO MILLION households face sharp rise in their mortgage repayments over next

Britain is heading for a property price crash within the next two years, analysts have warned, as more than two million households face soaring mortgage costs that will see many forced to sell. Terrified homeowners have already begun putting their properties back on the market following seven interest rate rises this year, amid fears it could climb to 6 per cent in the first half of 2023. Bank experts have already warned of mortgage chaos and a potential rate rise to 5.5 per cent by as early as November - as the International Monetary Fund slammed Kwasi Kwarteng over his 'untargeted' economic plan. And HSBC and Santander have suspended new mortgage deals amid fears that homeowners could be forced into selling their homes or take up a second job to combat 'catastrophic' rises in their monthly repayments. Nationwide, meanwhile, became the first big name lender to hike its fixed-rate deals yesterday, with the bank's two-year rate rising to 5.59 per cent - more than double the 2.54 per cent it was offering three months ago. Lenders are taking drastic steps after analysts warned the base rate could surge to six per cent next spring. Such a move would increase repayments for the average household by up to £800 per month, or £9,600 annually, by the middle of next year.

Virgin Atlantic scraps gendered uniforms and will hand out pronoun badges to crew and

Virgin Atlantic has today updated its uniform policy to remove gendered clothing requirements and introduce pronoun badges in a bid to allow staff to 'wear uniforms that express their true identity'. Virgin is also introducing mandatory inclusivity training for all its staff at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Atlantic Holidays, as well as inclusivity learning for tourism partners. The airline has teamed up with RuPaul's Drag Race star Michelle Visage in a bid to 'reflect the diversity of its workforce' and 'offer its people a fluid approach to its red and burgundy uniforms, meaning LGBTQ+ colleagues will be able to choose either the red or the burgundy uniform, depending on which best reflects themselves.'

Adam Molyneux-Downs (pictured), 49 from Leamington Spa, who was staying with his partner at a hotel in Gran Canaria said the building was shaken after the boulder fell through the roof.

Virgin Orbit's Cosmic Girl plane will take off from Newquay with a 70-foot-long rocket packed full of satellites, which will then be flown to high altitude, dropped, and ignited before flying into space.

CIA 'warned about attack on Nord Stream pipes WEEKS ago' amid suspicion that Russian underwater drones could have been used to blow up key gas link - as Kremlin dismisses 'stupid' claims it was behind sabotage

Western leaders and experts say the two key gas links that serve Europe were 'sabotaged' by Russia to cause further energy chaos on the continent and cause an 'environmental catastrophe', which the Kremlin has denied. Video shared by the Swedish Coast Guard shows a frothing jet of water spewing above the waves northeast of the Danish island of Bornholm after one of the ruptures, causing a kilometre-wide surface disturbance. The EU strongly believes the pipes were deliberately attacked and warned of a 'robust and united response' to whoever was responsible. It was revealed last night that the CIA warned weeks ago the pipes could be attacked after agents sent a 'strategic warning' to European allies including Germany, sources told Der Spiegel last night.

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It comes as Kremlin-installed authorities in four Ukrainian regions under its control claimed victory in annexation votes yesterday, with Moscow warning it could use nukes to defend the territories.

Ukraine said it will never respect the results of sham referendums held on its territory or stop fighting to liberate them, despite Putin's plans to annex them and threats to go nuclear.

Gardai launched a major investigation to establish the circumstances of the apparent attack, and specialist investigators were deployed due to the child victim's young age (forensic team pictured)

Meghan and Harry: Bodyguard pictured with Sussexes is ex-Met officer convicted of choking

EXCLUSIVE: Pere Daobry, 51, was pictured (main) driving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a Range Rover as they left Frogmore cottage on their way to London's Euston station. Despite his important role protecting the high-profile couple Daobry was convicted at Colchester Magistrates Court in September 2016 of attacking his wife, Sarah Jay (with him on right and, inset, her injuries), a former Essex Police sergeant, after she declared that she no longer loved him. The 6ft 7in bodybuilder only escaped imprisonment because he called 999 and confessed to his crime - while his wife later committed suicide after describing him as a 'lunatic'. The revelation will raise eyebrows as Meghan has long championed women's rights - especially gender-based violence.

Revealed: ITV boss complained to Domino's over joke tweet about Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield's queue-skipping saga - as now THREE petitions totalling 91,000 call for This Morning stars to be axed 

The chief executive of ITV complained to Domino's after the pizza maker publicly trolled hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield for jumping the queue for the Queen's lying in state (right). Dame Carolyn McCall (left) said she scolded the pizza company over its now-viral tweet (inset) joking orders may be delayed because 'we've just received an order from Holly and Phil.' The CEO claimed Domino's thought the tweet was 'funny' and didn't consider the 'impact it would have' on public response or how people would 'start meme-ing it.' News of her complaint comes as three petitions totalling 91,000 signatures have called for the This Morning hosts to be fired. Despite the campaigns and outcry on social media, Dame Carolyn said the co-presenters were safe in their jobs and praised their work for the broadcaster. Programme bosses have stressed the duo attended the queue as members of the media to film a segment for the following Tuesday's show.

Harry and Meghan are 'demoted' to the bottom of the Royal Family's website and placed alongside disgraced Prince Andrew and minor royals 

Links taking readers to pages dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had previously been placed around halfway down the page - below senior royals and above minor members of the family. But after the webpage was updated following the death of the Queen earlier this month, Harry and Meghan have now been moved down below the likes of Princess Alexandra and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Prince Michael of Kent and his wife Marie-Christine, neither of whom are working royals, have been removed from the page entirely.

What happened to the Queen's Coronation maids of honour?

They have described themselves as the 'Spice Girls' of their day - the six maids of honour who flanked Queen Elizabeth II on the day of her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Lady Rosemary Muir, Lady Anne Glenconner, Lady Moyra Campbell, Lady Mary Russell, Lady Jane Lacey and Baroness Willoughby de Eresby were chosen for their 'decorative' beauty as well as their ability to carry the Queen's heavy 21ft train. They became notorious in their own right when their names were announced as the women selected to follow the then Princess Elizabeth down Westminster Abbey to be crowned the new Queen. They were intensely scrutinised by the young women and Press of the day - and such was the attention lavished upon them, Lady Glenconner even once claimed they were seen as the 'Spice Girls' of their time. One of the six maids of honour, Lady Mary Russell, died aged 88 the night before Her Majesty's state funeral last week. She passed away 'peacefully at home' surrounded by her family on September 18. Pictured one to six: Lady Moyra Campbell, Lady Anne Glenconner Lady Jane Lacey, Lady Mary Russell, Baroness Willoughby de Eresby and Lady Rosemary Muir.

Experts predict the flu season will hit hard and early, causing up to 20,000 deaths and hospitalising tens of thousands more. Dr Susan Hopkins (pictured) warned of a 'difficult winter'.

A large trial has shown an experimental Alzheimer's drug developed by Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen Inc to have significantly slowed decline of patients in the early stages of the disease.

Alex Scott details disastrous first date with Sam Robertson

Alex Scott reflected on her disastrous first date with Coronation Street star Sam Robertson in a resurfaced interview, after confirming her secret romance with her England teammate Kelly Smith in her new memoir. The footballer, 36, (pictured left this week) admitted in 2021 that while the actor (pictured right in 2019) was 'lovely' their romance failed to materialise following their first date in 2020. The interview came to light just a day after Alex revealed she did have a relationship with fellow football star Kelly (pictured together inset in 2017), as she spoke of the 'heartbreak' that followed when they split. 

Scotland Yard insisted sending binders to children was not in itself a crime, but said if it received reports of a child using them, it would 'assess the facts' with the help of social services.

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Ex-Scotland Yard anti-terror cop 'cancelled home insurance and then blew himself and his

A former Scotland Yard counter-terror officer suspected of killing himself in an explosion at his home (right) reportedly cancelled his house insurance beforehand. Retired Superintendent Malcolm Baker (left), 60, died earlier this month when a blaze destroyed his remote property on Exmoor.  The explosion was heard almost a mile away from the house - which had no mains gas supply - destroying the upper floor and blowing off the roof.

Tracey Cox revealed how woke culture is changing the rules on what counts as infidelity and how to avoid getting yourself in hot water. Saying there's been a shift in what women will put up with.

RICHARD EDEN: Stephen Merchant, who once expressed regret at not having written more episodes of The Office because he'd have 'three Bentleys by now', could afford his own fleet.

FEMAIL looks at celebrities, in their golden years, who look just as good as they did 20

NEW They say age is just a number, but to a few select celebrities, it feels like that number hasn't changed in years. Gwyneth Paltrow has been breaking the internet with her 'Birthday Suit' celebration snaps on Instagram in recent years and to celebrate her 50th birthday on 27th September decided to go all out. FEMAIL has found other celebrities, now in their golden years, who look just as good as they did 20 years ago. Pictured L-R: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Halle Berry

Ukrainian refugee who was dumped by her British lover and then ARRESTED for 'trying to kick down his front door' says she is 'heartbroken' and has no home or money

The Ukrainian refugee who has been dumped by her British lover she seduced under the nose of his partner when she moved into their home has broken her silence about the heartbreaking split. Sofiia Karkadym, 22, says she is devastated after father-of-two Tony Garnett, 30, ended their four-month relationship - and at her arrest (left) for trying to kick down the door of their rented property and screaming 'Tony, I love you' last night. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Sofiia said: 'I am lost. I am heartbroken and I still have feelings for Tony.

A search team retrieved the body of top US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson from the Himalayas on Wednesday, pictured five days before she disappeared on the slopes of Manaslu peak.

The actor Robert Cormier, who played Finn Cotter on the Canadian television series Heartland, has died at the age of 33. Cormier died on Friday, according to his obituary, which didn't specify a cause of death.

Political drama This England, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, divides critics - with some hailing it 'masterful' and 'mesmerising' while others brand six-part series 'boring' and a 'dud' 

Political drama This England, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson, has split the critics. The Sky Atlantic show focuses on Boris Johnson as he led the country through the Covid pandemic. The former PM is barely distinguishable from Sir Kenneth Branagh, who wore a fat suit for the role and spent two hours being transformed by makeup artists on each day of filming. Yet while some critics called it 'sickeningly accurate', others slammed the six-part series as boring and a 'dud'. The Daily Mail said Ophelia Lovibond was 'superb' as Carrie Johnson but warned some episodes showed 'miserable situations in hospitals' during the peak of the pandemic.

Horse-whispering hypnotist, 69, accused of stabbing her husband to death faces February

A horse loving hypnotist (right) appeared in court today charged with the murder of her 72 year old husband. Christine Rawle (left), 69, is accused of stabbing Ian Rawle at their isolated bungalow in North Devon, in August. He died from a single stab wound to his back at their home (lower inset) in Knowle near Braunton.

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said 'patients must come first' as he announced the proposals at the Labour conference in Liverpool. The plans aim to simplify booking appointments.

Jubilant members of the Labour front bench - including leader Sir Keir Starmer - partied in Liverpool after being buoyed by polling showing they had soared even further ahead of the Tories.

HENRY DEEDES: I've said it before, but she is much underused as an electoral asset. Certainly a far more potent vote-winner than anything we heard from her hubby.

STEPHEN GLOVER: The truth is that we still don't know after Sir Keir Starmer's speech, which lasted nearly an hour, what he really believes and what kind of prime minister he would make.

Angela Rayner failed to get a mention in the Labour leader's conference speech yesterday. Despite praising the deputy leader last year, this time Sir Keir Starmer left her out.

Wes Streeting, a long-time critic of Mr Corbyn, shut down a question about whether the former Labour leader, who now sits as an independent MP, should have the whip returned to him.

I'm A Celebrity All Stars 2023: Full line up and expected start date

Helen Flanagan, Georgia Toffolo, and Myleene Klass are tipped to lead the famous faces that have signed up for the upcoming I'm A Celebrity All Stars series.  They will reportedly be joined by Joe Swash, Carol Vorderman, Gillian McKeith, Phil Tufnell, Amir Khan, Paul Burrell, Jordan Banjo, Andrew Whyment, Dean Gaffney and Shaun Ryder with Janice Dickinson and Fatima Whitbread completing the line-up.  The new spin-off series is set to hit TV screens in 2023 and will see fan favourites battle it out in the jungle once more, with presenters Ant and Dec having confirmed that they are currently filming in South Africa. 

The fire left three other people injured who were taken to hospital for treatment after it took hold in Changchun, north-eastern China.

Forecasters reveal that an area of cloud and rain will move south across rest of England and Wales tonight after heavy rain and winds hit southeast Scotland and northern England today.

How plunging pound will hit YOUR holiday (but be great for Americans)

To illustrate the impact of the currency fluctuations, MailOnline calculated the possible costs faced by a British couple on holiday in New York compared to their counterparts in London. Using approximate prices for a range of typical tourist activities - and assuming constant prices - the cost of each activity was then converted into their home currency based on the exchange rate this morning versus April 1.

Some one-way flights are now more than three times their price in 2019, according to analysis of the six busiest airports in England and the six most popular holiday destinations by the Which?

SARAH VINE: Economics is not my forte, so while I would not presume to criticise the Chancellor's mini-Budget, one thing is clear: this week's warnings could spell disaster for the Conservative Party.

Sainsbury's is telling shoppers that almost all food items can be frozen after their report found that 58 per cent of Brits are desperately looking for ways to save cash amid the cost of living crisis.

Variable-rate mortgages typically increase in line with the Bank of England base rate, which has risen from a record low 0.1 per cent to 2.25 per cent.

Crispin Odey also revealed that he made millions from the crash of sterling, despite going grouse shooting as the currency collapsed. He said he saw the fall coming 'from miles away'.

Jesmond Pool and Gym (pictured above) in Newcastle surveyed its swimmers, asking whether they would consider showering from home. The pool, which is a charity, will soon see bills rise by 75%.

The International Monetary Fund was told to keep its nose out of British affairs last night after it launched a withering attack on the Government's tax-cutting mini-Budget.

BBC Two documentary follows Rob Burrow as he battles MND

A new documentary, Rob Burrow: Living With MND, which will air on BBC Two in October, sees the former Leeds Rhinos star revealing what it's like to live with motor neurone disease, nearly three years after his diagnosis. Rob, who is considered one of the greatest ever rugby league players, was told in December 2019 that he may only have a year to live, but three years on he says he is 'never giving up'. (Pictured clockwise from left: Rob with his wife, Lindsey, in a swimming pool, having therapy, with daughter Macy and pictured before his diagnosis)

BrewDog chief James Watt has been awarded £600,000 after he was scammed out of thousands of pounds by an ex-lover who was secretly orchestrating an online trolling campaign.

Sculpture of anticolonial hero is unveiled as the newest artwork on Trafalgar Square's

The piece, Antelope (right and top inset), by Samson Kambalu (left), depicts Baptist preacher John Chilembwe and European missionary John Chorley. It restages a photograph from 1914 at the opening of Chilembwe's new church in Nyasaland - now Malawi - in which the preacher has his hat on, defying the colonial rule that forbade Africans from wearing hats in front of white people. A year later, he led an uprising against colonial rule, but Chilembwe was killed and his church, which had taken years to build, was destroyed by the colonial police. On the plinth, Chilembwe is larger than life, while Chorley is life-size. By increasing his scale, the artist elevates Chilembwe and his story, revealing the hidden narratives of underrepresented peoples in the history of the British Empire in Africa, and beyond. Kambalu, an associate professor of fine art at the University of Oxford, said: 'Many people may not know who John Chilembwe is. And that is the whole point.' It replaces the piece that has sat on the landmark for the last two years, The End by Heather Phillipson (bottom inset) and comes amid calls for a statue of the Queen to become a permanent fixture atop the fourth plinth.

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'Apocalyptic' Hurricane Ian batters coast of Florida with 155mph winds and unleashes TORNADOES across state as Tampa braces for 6ft storm surge before landfall this afternoon: Storm set to cause $45billion-worth of damage

More than 11 million in the country are without power after the initial winds of the powerful Category 3 storm pounded its south coast late on Monday, carrying on into the next day. Photos show the extent of the damage left in the 'extremely dangerous' hurricane's wake as it makes its way north toward the Sunshine State - where meteorologists have warned that it could strengthen to a more deadly Category 4 disaster. Speaking at an emergency press briefing Sunday afternoon, DeSantis, 44, echoed these sentiments, urging citizens to take precautionary measures as to not end up like their embattled neighbors to the south. The address saw the Republican invoke a statewide state of emergency, and forewarn Florida's roughly 21 million residents that the tropical storm will likely become a 'major hurricane' when it touches down in the US Wednesday morning -  and that Floridians need to be prepared. Transportation bridges across the state are set to close today, and 30,000 workers are on standby to help once Florida's power grid inevitably topples in Ian's wrath, DeSantis said.

Transport for London says the opening of Bond Street will take place on October 24 after four years of delays. The station will be able to accommodate nearly 140,000 passengers per day.

Abbie-Leigh Reay, 23, was arrested after she grabbed the missile and threw it towards the referee in a fit of rage after her team Tranmere Rovers went 3-0 down in a crunch League Two fixture.

MailOnline Travel's Sadie Whitelocks travelled to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard for a nine-day ski and camping trip with an all-female team. Their aim was to conduct scientific research.

Scientists at Aberystwyth University and the University of Portsmouth have found that hoofed species that are promiscuous or eat from trees display more stress symptoms in captivity.

Two-legged robot named 'Cassie' sets Guinness World Record for fastest 100-metre sprint by a bipedal droid - but it is still 15 seconds slower than Usain Bolt 

Cassie clocked the historic time of 24.73 seconds, starting from a standing position and returning to that position after the sprint, with no falls. While that's more than 15 seconds slower than the world record for a 100-metre sprint by a human, held by Usain Bolt at 9.58 seconds, it is faster than most humans would take to jog the same distance.

The Tottenham forward was celebrating having put Brazil 2-1 in front at the Parc des Princes when several objects were thrown onto the pitch, one of which was clearly a banana.

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Politics is treated as a game by two of its most avid players, Labour ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell and Tory bigwig Baroness Warsi, in Make Me Prime Minister.

Moment violent thug attacks man in his 50s and kicks him repeatedly in the face to rob his luxury Tag Heuer watch in west London 

A violent thug caught on CCTV in broad daylight grabbing a man from behind before beating him on the floor to steal his £1,250 watch is being hunted by police. Detectives have released the film and the image of the man they want to speak to following the robbery in Fulham. It happened just after midday on September 1 and saw the victim, who is aged in his 50s, was walking Bayonne Park.

Researchers from Boston University found that wealthier children are less likely to gamble on the possibility of a bigger prize and if there was a chance it would reduce it than poorer children.

Abdul Jabar Oryakhel, 30, became trapped in a 16th floor flat in Twinnell House, east Bristol, on Sunday night, The Times reports. He was staying with his cousin in the building, alongside three friends.

Paypal last night reinstated accounts run by a free speech campaign group after MPs said the ban was 'politically motivated'. Three accounts run by Toby Young were frozen on September 15.

The 46-year-old Wakefield native came out as gay nine years ago while she was with ex Rosie Nicoll, who she married, then later split two years down the line.

EastEnders' youngest fan! Toddler, 2, tells her parents to 'wait' and runs into the living room every time she hears the theme tune - and is 'transfixed' by the action on Albert Square

A mother filmed her toddler daughter dancing along to the EastEnders theme tune. Mother Morgan Beckett, 20, from Sittingbourne, Kent, explained her 17-month-old daughter Aurora Pecani (left together) is such a fan of the programme that she runs into the living room and shouts 'wait' every time she hears the well known drum intro (right). Aurora will then sit and watch the antics on Albert Square before toddling off back to bed.

Epping Forest homes for sale: Dream house was home to Loughton Boys who had survived

Holmehurst (middle), in the heart of Epping Forest, Essex, is a ten-bedroom (bottom left) house with a swimming pool (bottom right), plus ten acres of gardens and woodland (top right), a private fishing lake, a tennis court and even two landing spots for helicopters. The main house has almost 14,000 sq ft of living space including several reception rooms, a ballroom, a gym, ten bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The Victorian Gothic revival mansion (top left, the staircase) is also where in 1940 the Sudentenlanders, who had fled the Nazis, met to establish the Loughton Declaration - a plan for Czechoslovakia to be re-established as a federal state including Sudetenland as a nation after an Allied victory. It then later became a safe house for anti-Nazi VIPs and then a home to orphaned Holocaust survivors, who became known as the Loughton Boys, between December 1945 and January 1947.

Research suggests that pumping iron in later life can cut the risk of early death by up to half. People who did weight training or moderate physical activity were less likely to die than those who did neither.

It may seem like a staple of student life. But the drinking culture during freshers' week can be 'exclusionary' for disadvantaged students, the universities watchdog has warned.

GBBO viewers are VERY unimpressed by the 'vomit-inducing' showstopping smörgåstårtes

During GBBO's bread week the bakers made smörgåstårtes, a popular savoury dish in Sweden - but unconvinced British viewers took to Twitter to express their disgust over the challenge. The smörgåstårte, which is traditionally made by layering rye bread with savoury, mayonnaise-based fillings including eggs, meat and fish, is hugely popular in countries including Finland, Iceland and Estonia - but it seems viewers in the UK need a little more convincing.

An Australian professional cuddler has hit back at critics who want to sexualise her occupation after she revealed she is paid up to $2000-per-night 'just hugging' clients.

Rebs Lightbody and Abdul Rehman Sharif were absent from the infamous tent this week - but judge Prue Leith revealed that this means a double elimination is looming in the near future as a result.

Swords, axes and umbrella handles are pushed through devotees' CHEEKS at Thai vegetarian

The nine-day celebration, which takes place every year, honours the 'Nine Emperor Gods'. Those involved shun all animal products while they offer their bodies to deities who they believe will banish bad luck. Graphic images show the piercings being done at the event in Phuket, which previously drew thousands of visitors to the tourist island hoping for blessings and good fortune. People volunteering to be pierced are known as 'mediums' and believe that they have a personal connection with one of the gods. They have to apply in advance and are carefully considered before they are granted the honour. Mediums prepare themselves at a local temple as drums beat, bells ran and incense burned to begin the day's festivities at sunrise. Devotees emerge from the Jor Soo Gong Naka shrine and nurses then closely monitor things as the sharpened objects, chosen by the mediums, are guided through their skin. When the piercing is done, the mediums are guided by supporters five kilometres (three miles) to a park by the sea.

Terrified Australian woman finds a 'huge' huntsman spider lurking in her toilet after she had been sitting on the seat for 20 minutes: 'I want to cry'

An Australian model has shared her 'horror' at finding a large huntsman spider hiding under her toilet seat after she had been sitting on it for 20 minutes scrolling through her phone.  Gabriella Pizzato, who lives on the Gold Coast, Queensland, was was nearly in tears as she recorded a video of the spider crawling out from its hiding place after she stood up.  'I just went to the toilet, and I got up and flushed the toilet and there is a big f*****g spider under the seat. I was sitting there for about 20 minutes! Oh my god, I want to show you, it's actually huge. I want to cry. It is huge,' she said in a TikTok video.

The Competition and Markets Authority said Elite Sports and JD Sports broke the law by fixing retail prices of Rangers kits and other clothes.

Buff justice: Bizarre moment nudism fanatic is stopped from entering courthouse in Spain to attend a hearing for walking in public naked - 'I have always liked it'

This is the bizarre moment a naked man was stopped from entering a courthouse in Spain to attend a hearing. Alejandro Colomar, 29, was intercepted by cops in front of the Valencia court on Tuesday. Colomar was carrying a backpack with a change of clothes and wearing socks and a pair of boots when he was filmed trying to go inside the building.



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That's a good boy! Water rescue dog tows 2,800lb pontoon boat back to safety in choppy waters

A water rescue trained dog saved a boat that had been pulled off course by a strong current and choppy waters. Oakley, the Newfoundland who trains with the American Academy of Canine Water Rescue in Massachusetts, executed the impressive rescue just before a storm rolled in. In a video, Oakley can be seen in her doggy rescue goggles and gear, dragging a boat many times her size and weight out of the lake's current against a backdrop of growing storm clouds.

Face-tattooed Jaimes Sutton with 'BEAST' on his head wanted by police near Deniliquin

Jaimes Sutton, whose entire face is covered in tattoos, is wanted on an outstanding warrant and is known to frequent the Deniliquin area, near the NSW /Victoria border. Sutton was released on bail over a domestic violence related charge of assault, and property damage.