Updated: 21:58 EDT

Britney Spears's ex-husband Kevin Federline says their sons have decided not to see her

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: For two years, following a whirlwind romance that started in 2004, Kevin Federline was Britney Spears' husband, father to her two children - Sean Preston, 16, and 15-year-old Jayden. Ever since, as his former wife's life continues to dominate headlines amid family lawsuits and harsh words on social media, he has worked hard to keep their sons out of the limelight. Now he has broken a near decade-long silence in a wide-ranging, moving TV interview in which he talks openly for the first time about the reality of life as the former 'Mr Spears', and his ongoing battle to keep the chaos that surrounds his former wife as far removed from his sons as possible. In a series of exclusive interviews, parts of which will be aired on ITV news this week, Kevin and his family reveal that Preston and Jayden have not seen their mother for many months - at their own behest - even though his former wife, who married American-Iranian model Sam Asghari, 28, in June, has bought a £10million mansion not far from the Federline family home in Los Angeles.

Dame Deborah James told children to 'take chances and experience life now' in letter to

Dame Deborah James told her children to 'take a chance and back yourself', writing a letter in her book to 14-year-old Hugo and 12-year-old Eloise, pictured with Deborah in the left photo, along with her husband Sebastien in the top right and an insert of the Dame before she passed away,

Dancing on Ice and Big Brother star Lauren Goodger is in hiding from her boyfriend after he allegedly attacked and left her with a 'fractured eye socket' only hours after her daughter's funeral.

Desperate onlookers shouted her name and dived into the lake by Liquid Leisure to try and find her, while lifeguards reportedly were asking for goggles to search underwater.

As grocery prices soar in the UK, the Mail on Sunday has compiled some tips to keep a lid on the escalating cost of your weekly shop.

PETER HITCHENS: Can we afford to behave as we do? I don't just mean the Government, which has debauched the currency with mad spending. I mean all of us.

The moment henchman employed by Jerry Hall, 66, gave Rupert Murdoch, 91, divorce papers

His granddaughter's wedding was a chance for Rupert Murdoch to put his split from Jerry Hall to the back of his mind.  But the celebrations turned sour for the 91-year-old media tycoon after Miss Hall's divorce lawyers seized the opportunity to serve him with legal papers. The Mail on Sunday can reveal a 'shocked' Mr Murdoch was handed the documents in the car park of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire moments before he boarded his private plane.

The couple bought the four-bedroom Victorian semi in South London in July 2019 for £1.2m as Mr Johnson became Prime Minister. They have not stayed there after moving into Downing Street

Last month, regional cases accounted for only a fifth of the total. But now, more than 2,800 cases have been confirmed, and according to Government figures over a third are in regions outside of London.

Queen Elizabeth II does not usually return from her Balmoral break until early October, but will make an exception this year to travel to London and invite her 15th Prime Minister to form a government.


Steptoe & Son star Wilfrid Brambell's heartbreaking personal life is laid bare in a new

DAVID CLAYTON: For many of his millions of fans, Wilfrid Brambell (left and far right) was indistinguishable from the grumpy rag-and-bone man with questionable personal hygiene he played in Steptoe & Son for more than a decade. The grubby and conniving widower Albert Steptoe made Brambell a household name and, ultimately, the role would come to define him. Even the show's catchphrase, 'You dirty old man!' - uttered by Harry H. Corbett, (second from left) who played his restless and more aspirational son Harold - was synonymous with Brambell himself. But the actor, at least when it came to presentation, could hardly have been more different from the character that made his name. Dapper and fashionable, he was extremely well-spoken. There were good reasons that Brambell could inhabit the role of the wily and begrudging grump so well. For all his outward bonhomie, he too had endured a life full of heartache, embarrassment and controversy.

Mother of Lilia Valutyte, nine, recalls horrific moment she found her daughter with fatal

Schoolgirl Lilia Valutyte (inset) was brutally killed outside her mother's (left) embroidery shop in the town centre of Boston, Lincolnshire at around 6.20pm on Thursday, July 28. Mother Lina Savicke, 35, has recalled the horrific moment she saw her daughter dying in the street.  CCTV showed the nine-year-old joyfully playing in the street with her little sister just minutes before she was stabbed (right: man arrested).

Some Ukrainian refugees are reported to have been targeted at Polish refugee camps, but experts believe a large proportion who have been forcibly removed to Russia are also being approached.

In a world-first trial, British experts will explore whether treating patients at the earliest possible stage could prevent some from deteriorating in the first place.

How Volodymyr Zelensky wooed the love of his life with a fib about a steamy film he'd seen

Zelensky was a bright pupil who wore a ring in his ear which, in a town like Kryvyi Rih, raised suspicions of homosexuality - an open invitation to the thugs. To avoid violence, it was best to have a girl on one's arm. In Zelensky's case, one in particular had caught his eye. Olena Kiyashko was an attractive blonde who had known Zelensky from high school. One day she ran into him on the street while she was carrying a VHS of the film Basic Instinct. 'I've always wanted to see that!' Zelensky cried. 'Could I borrow it?' Pictured (L-R): Zelensky with wife Olena in traditional Ukrainian attire, Zelensky leading his country's defence in the war against Russia and with Olena in 2019.

Overall, one in 18 has shut since 2016, but in the worst-hit places more than a fifth have gone, leaving 'chemist deserts' where people struggle to access vital services.

Paula Rastrick was assured medication would help her feel better, but it marked the start of a year-long ordeal that saw her symptoms worsen and her mental health deteriorate to the point of breakdown.

Santander's (pictured) highly unusual move is in response to a worsening economic outlook and a cost of living crisis that has left many households struggling to make ends meet.

Last week Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey hiked interest rates up by their highest margin for 27 years, a move set to punish millions including hard-working families and mortgage holders.

Steeped in the rural traditions that have sustained their families for generations, Ian and Rhiannon O'Connor have long dreamed of owning their own farm. 

Critics have slammed the 'daft' advice, which includes washing dogs with paddling pool water, in the wake of hosepipe bans, introduced to cope with dwindling supplies and the UK heatwave.

Newlywed Nicola, 27, shared a candid snap of herself looking sad with red watery eyes, with the beauty confessing she 'finds it hard to show the sad bits of me,' amid the alleged Victoria feud.

Her food empire is valued at about £60m, but Ella Mills (pictured) isn't one to just sit and count her cash. She's revealed she would like to follow in Jamie Oliver's footsteps and take up food advocacy.

Lionesses Leah Williamson, 25, and Beth Mead, 27, jet off to Ibiza to celebrate their

Lionesses Leah Williamson and Beth Mead have jetted off to party island Ibiza for a fun-filled holiday to celebrate their Euros triumph. Miss Williamson, the team captain, pictured, enjoyed a meal at exclusive restaurant STK, where she was presented with a huge Eton Mess cocktail after tucking into a prime fillet steak and truffle fries last Thursday. The following night, the 25-year-old partied at club Ushuaia where she was seen dancing in a bucket hat and jeans. Meanwhile, Miss Mead, 27, inset, who was crowned player of the tournament after England's 2-1 victory over Germany, opted for karaoke, choosing to sing John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Michelle Mone pays £50k to banker Richard Lynton-Jones who branded 'waste of a white man's

The Mail on Sunday understands lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone (left), 50, who had founded the Ultimo brand which earned her the nickname Baroness Bra, has paid more than £50,000 in settling the claim brought by Monaco-based financial consultant Richard Lynton-Jones (right), 42. Lawyers for the Glasgow-born baroness said that when she made the comment in a WhatsApp message in 2019 she believed that Mr Lynton-Jones was '100 per cent white and British' and that there was 'no trace whatsoever of non-white colouring or any features'.

AA boss Edmund King is encouraging motorists to protect their keyless cars by placing their fobs inside a metal box, wired pouch, an empty tin and even a microwave.

Protests took place yesterday in Tilbury, Essex; Coventry; Bristol; and Rugeley, Staffordshire, GMB Regional Organiser Steve Garelick told MailOnline.

EXCLUSIVE: The player-turned-actor, now 57, admitted the tragic loss of his 'rock' Tanya in 2019 after a battle with skin cancer 'still doesn't feel real' in an exclusive interview.

Former Germany and Chelsea legend Michael Ballack has paid tribute to his son Emilio one year after the tragic quad bike crash which killed the 18-year-old in Portugal.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) rushed to Morley Street in Rochdale at around 9.30pm last night as the out-of-control animal attacked members of the public.

EMILY PRESCOTT: The actor, who was spotted having an intimate moment with actress Lily James in the country in 2020, has gone back on holiday with wife Catherine Fitzgerald this summer.

British swimmer SAVED from shark after brave pod of dolphins form protective circle in New

Adam Walker from Nottingham was completing the 16-mile challenge to swim across the Cook Strait when he came across the shark, with the cold blooded beast appearing underneath him. 'I happened to look down and saw a shark a few metres underneath me,' Adam said on his YouTube channel. 'I tried not to panic as I have an objective to successfully swim across.' Sticking together in pods is the main way dolphins defend one another from a shark's attack, with the plucky creatures often harassing the shark and driving it away.

PETER HITCHENS: If the Western world is really prepared to defend Taiwan against the arrogant aggression of mainland China, why don't they invite the last free bit of China to join Nato?

The This Morning host (pictured) has been approached for the role previously filled by Ulrika Jonsson, as part of the Beeb's plan to make her its golden girl.

Taking to Instagram, the international dressage rider, 19, reunited with her famous footballer dad Michael, 42, as they beamed in a sweet snap together.

Well-wishers grieve for Archie: Mourners light candles and leave flowers outside hospital

Tributes have poured in for Archie Battersbee who passed away in hospital at 12.15pm today surrounded by his family after life-support treatment was withdrawn at 10am this morning. The family also released a new photo of their beloved boy, smiling while dressed in a smart grey suit and blue bow tie (left). Well-wishers have been lighting candles and leaving flowers (bottom right) outside the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, east London, where Archie was being treated (top right: Archie's grieving family).

Hollie Dance appeared outside the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London, where the 12-year-old has been in intensive care since April, to pay tribute to the 'beautiful little boy.'

When Andrew Silverman, 36, was confirmed as a suitable match for a transplant with Sammy Ayling, he didn't hesitate to give his niece the astonishingly generous gift.

Djokovic, 35, withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada.

EMILY PRESCOTT: The daughter of David Morrissey and Esther Freud has debuted a revealing slip dress she designed for her fashion label Tummy Ache.

Latest results reveal the star's company paid out the sum after reporting a profit for the year of £10.6m, up from £9m in 2019.

EMILY PRESCOTT: The robes - a gift from Donatella Versace - feature the Versace brand's Medusa emblem and are personalised with silver lettering.

Rebekah Vardy is branded 'cruel' by friends of her agent Caroline Watt who accuse star of 'ignoring her mental health struggles' in wake of Wagatha Christie scandal

Rebekah Vardy (left) has been accused of 'ruthless' and 'self-centred actions' by friends of her agent Caroline Watt (right, with Mrs Vardy). They say Mrs Vardy has ignored Ms Watt's her mental health struggles while talking about her own in the wake of the Wagatha Christie case. The' battle between the two Wags began in October 2019, when Coleen posted accusations that Mrs Vardy had been leaking stories from her private Instagram to the press.

Rebekah Vardy says she had the 'true Vardy resting b**ch face' on her 40th birthday in February as she celebrated the milestone in the midst of the Wagatha Christie trial.

Despite Ministers telling public sector workers to get back to the office, the MoD is looking for a Head of Platform Services Executive which it says can be done by 'remote working'

DR ELLIE CANNON: The Mail On Sunday's GP discusses dealing with 'electric shock' pain, how to take blood pressure readings and improving bone density with exercise.

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas, 48, denies court claim that he infected ex-partner with HIV 

The former Wales and Lions rugby captain (left and inset) has been accused of 'concealing' his HIV positive condition and failing 'to take reasonable care' to ensure he did not transmit the virus to Ian Baum (right). HIV carriers can be charged with grievous bodily harm if they fail to declare their status to potential sexual partners and pass on the infection. In a case due to be heard in the High Court, Mr Thomas, 48, is accused by Mr Baum, 59, of 'assault, battery, infliction of intentional harm and negligence'. The claim is for at least £150,000 in damages, though could be higher for 'serious physical and psychological injury' and a 'resultant loss of life expectancy of approximately six to eight years'.

EMILY PRESCOTT: I'm told Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief and global chief content officer at Conde Nast, is facing a potential revolt over pay, contracts and union recognition.

A civil servant accused of leaking diplomatic cables told how he was left 'traumatised' after being arrested by 14 armed officers and investigated for almost two years.

Revelation from Albanian TV reporter as it's revealed up to 40% of Channel migrants are

According to a astonishing dossier handed to The Mail on Sunday, defence chiefs now believe nine competing Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are targeting Britain as part of a sophisticated international criminal web. The groups collectively smuggled 2,862 migrants across the Channel between June 1 and July 12, with many obtaining their inflatable boats from manufacturers in China. The file - marked official sensitive - reveals that the largest proportion of those making the illegal crossings appear to be economic migrants and not refugees. A total of 1,075 of those who made the crossing were from Albania - an impoverished but peaceful country where there has been no war since 1997, when an economic crisis sparked an outbreak of violence.

The document - marked 'Official Sensitive' - shows that almost three times as many migrants arriving on the UK's shores from France come from the Balkans country compared with anywhere else.

RICHARD TICE: It is bad enough that Priti Patel has been unable to stop ever larger groups of individuals coming to the UK by this perilous and illegal route. Worse, we now know that we have been duped.

Providers are taking advantage of motorists to the tune of an estimated £20million by levying these additional charges.

'We each have a bottle in front of us!' Slurring US actress Anne Heche 'joked' about drinking vodka 'with wine chasers' and said she'd been having a 'very bad day' on podcast broadcast hours before 100mph horror smash 

Actress Anne Heche joked about drinking vodka with wine chasers in the most recent episode of her podcast, Better Together, which aired on Friday before she crashed into a house. In the episode, Heche, 53, seemed to slur her words as she and co-host Heather Duffy said a company provided them with alcohol to try on their show. They said they were following the advice of a doctor who told them to drink vodka instead of wine, but noted they are using wine to chase down the vodka. It is unclear when the podcast was recorded, but it aired just hours before she crashed her Mini Cooper into a Mar Vista home at 90mph. She had earlier been pictured with a bottle of vodka in her car.

Nicole Sealey set up her own business in the male-dominated industry of railway construction - and went on to make a fortune.

Cancer Research UK funds eight clinical trial units where patients receive experimental medication, but insiders claim the charity is discussing shutting as many as half of them.

The Spanish islands are Britons' top destination for a solo trip after splitting up, according to holiday experts On The Beach.

Man, 59, sparks fury after he installed 'awful' blockade on road to stop parents parking

Derek Woodacer, pictured left, has been battling with parents doing the school run at St John's Primary School in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, for years as he believes they shouldn't be parking on his street. The 65-year-old has even been in conflict with his own neighbours over this issue, with one saying the blockade - pictured in the insert - could have prevented emergency vehicles and binmen getting through.

Change in the air at Sandringham- how Prince Charles is taking over the reins at the

The cows are by no means the only new development. The Sandringham gardens are under renovation, with the accent on protecting rare and native plants. Sandringham's wider grounds are to become a sanctuary for wildlife such as the threatened curlew, a bird whose distinctive call is much loved by the Prince of Wales. And it is the growing influence of Charles, of course, that marks the biggest change of all. For while it remains the Queen's home, her eldest son is now steward of the estate. The King-in-waiting spends ever more time in Norfolk and with every passing month he makes his mark. Pictured (L-R): Sandringham, The Queen and Prince Charles.

Self-funders, who represent a third of residents, were already paying far more than local authorities do for state-funded residents at the same properties.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab plans to block transgender prisoners who are biologically male from serving in women's jails following several incidents, including trans prisoner Karen White (pictured).

When Mike Nevin and his wife Mary (pictured) had to move they found the closest house that was accessible and in their price range was more than 300 miles away.

Vehicles tend to sell best closest to the factories where they are made - while in well-off parts of the UK, it is almost mandatory to own a luxury marque, according to new data from the DVLA.

About one in six NHS trusts across England are still using the outdated machines, Labour found, with three having more than 100 of them.

Best Buys-The smartest way to shop online

Insider accounts obtained by a veteran war reporter expose unimaginable evil in Kherson

DAVID PATRIKARAKOS: A cloud of thick smoke hangs over the occupied city of Kherson in Ukraine. Its very stench is evidence of Russian war crimes, on a scale almost too sickening to contemplate. The smoke comes from mobile incinerators that are running night and day. Vladimir Putin's paranoid soldiers are burning the corpses of Ukrainian citizens tortured and murdered on suspicion of helping the resistance. And they are dispatching the bodies of their own comrades too - hundreds of them. The Russians are killed by the constant pounding of Ukrainian shells from artillery placements surrounding the city and by highly organised, secret units of freedom fighters.

Speaking during a visit to Cambodia on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is 'ready to discuss the topic' but that the US should refrain from 'public diplomacy'.

Professor Alexander Shiplyuk, 55, was held in a swoop by the FSB counter-intelligence agency in Novosibirsk, Siberia where he heads the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

China has decided to sanction U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family in response to her 'vicious' and 'provocative' actions, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Friday.