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Video: 'Next time I'll have to do it in my swimming trunks!' Lorraine Kelly dons a wet suit as she goes outdoor ICE swimming and claims it's 'exhilarating'

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Video: Husband, 71, who stabbed his wife to death was caught on police bodycam telling officers: 'I've just killed the wife. I've had enough' - before telling detectives 'She doesn't know how to keep her mouth shut', court hears

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NYPD cops slam Democrat councilwoman for offering her sympathies to executed officers AND their killer

Harlem Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, a Democrat Socialist, outraged cops by extending condolences to family of Lashawn McNeil McNeil, 47, was fatally shot by police after allegedly opening fire on officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora on Friday Rivera, 22, died on Friday, and Mora, 27, was taken off life support on Tuesday 'My deepest condolences to the families of Officer Rivera, Officer Mora and Lashawn McNeil,' Richardson Jordan tweeted after Mora's death Councilwoman is a staunch critic of the NYPD and has argued for abolishing policing, which she likened to 'slavery'    Read more »

Prosecution in Michael Avenatti fraud trial POSTPONES calling Stormy Daniels to the stand where she was due to face off with her former lawyer during cross-examination

Michael Avenatti is battling charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after allegedly embezzling $300,000 from ex-client Stormy DanielsStormy Daniels was expected to take the stand Wednesday, but prosecutors announced they will instead call her Thursday  On Tuesday a judge allowed Avenatti to represent himself, setting the stage for him to directly confront his former client and porn star  The prosecution submitted a motion to deny certain evidence, including Daniels' IRS information and spousal payments, from Avenatti's questioningSubmitted into evidence are Daniel's financial statements, checks and payment of back taxes, which the prosecution says is irrelevant to the case   Avenatti has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 22 years in prison if convictedHe gained widespread attention when he represented Daniels in her case against former President Donald Trump, with whom she claimed to have an affair Read more »

Romanian mother who was trafficked to the UK reveals she was held captive in a West Midlands flat and forced to have sex with 20 men a day - and only escaped after she suffered internal bleeding that almost killed her

Mother-of-one Elena trafficked to UK by man she thought was her boyfriend Forced to sleep with up to 20 men every day while locked in a West Midland's flatShe was repeatedly beaten, burned and was malnourished during her ordealHer traffickers left her for dead when her horrific injuries led to internal bleeding Read more »

'It won't be ready in time': Liam Payne follows in Adele's footsteps and postpones his Here's To The Future show as he runs into delays after catching Covid

Liam Payne has followed in Adele’s footsteps and postponed his Here’s To The Future show as he runs into delays after catching Covid.  The former One Direction singer, 28, took ... Read more »

'Death by dangerous cycling': Grant Shapps vows to punish reckless riders under proposed new crime welcomed by widower of wife killed by speeding biker with no front brakes

Grant Shapps said new law will see cyclists treated the same way as motorists He told LBC he thought injuries caused by cyclists were 'also unacceptable'Kim Briggs was killed when she was knocked down by a cyclist in February 2016Charlie Alliston was later convicted of a 'furious and wanton driving' charge Mrs Briggs' husband had been campaigning for a new cycling charge ever sinceHe welcomed Mr Shapps' announcement as a tiny degree of 'something positive' Read more »

Husband who murdered children's author Helen Bailey appeared 'totally unbothered' at the funeral of his first wife after he 'killed her', court hears

Ian Stewart accused of killing Diane Stewart at their home in CambridgeshireThe cause of death recorded at time as sudden unexplained death in epilepsyPolice probed the case after a jury found Stewart guilty of killing Helen BaileyA woman who knew Mrs Stewart said in a statement death was 'complete shock' Read more »

Farewell to a real-life Eliza Doolittle: Model born in a council flat who was taken in by a rich family during WWII, rubbed shoulders with royalty and married two millionaires dies aged 94

Patricia 'Pat' Wood - who was  dubbed the real life Eliza Doolittle after growing up poor and marrying two millionaires  - has died aged 94, her son has revealedShe was born in a council house in London and evacuated to posh house in WW2Gave herself elocution lessons and worked on  phone switchboard after the warEntered Navy beauty contest and became a model, marrying two millionaires Read more »

China sparks fresh spying fears as it reveals plans to launch 13 THOUSAND satellites into space which it claims will form 'megaconstellation' and provide powerful 5G internet

China applied for spectrum for a 'national network' of internet satellites in 2020 The latest development includes funding for ground base-stations in ChinaThere are also moves for construction of the 13,000 satellites in low Earth orbitIt isn't clear exactly what the satellites will be used for, but experts predict they will operate in a similar way to SpaceX Starlink, providing rural internet services  Read more »

Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko brands new German offer to send 5,000 helmets a 'joke' and asks 'What will they give us next? Pillows?' as the nation refuses to give Ukraine weapons

The ex-boxer said Germany's lack of support for Ukraine left him 'speechless' Olaf Scholz refused to provide substantial military aid to the threatened nationTop US diplomat warns Russia is likely to use military force by mid-February  Read more »

The next Tiger King? Podcast explores whether big cat attack which left legendary illusionist Roy Horn critically injured and unable to perform with Siegfried Fischbacher 'may have been attempted murder'

New podcast explores Siegfried Fischbacher and  Roy Horn's relationshipThey astonished millions with their extraordinary magic tricks in their show Horn was critically injured in 2003 by one of the act's famed white tigers Producer Steven Leckart has suggested that it could have been a 'murder plot'He said: 'It was viewed as a potential hate crime. [Authorities] have to explore lots of possibilities, no matter how far-fetched' Read more »

US Covid deaths are up to 2,259 per day - the highest average since mid-February and up 27% from last week - as figure continues to climb despite declining cases

U.S. Covid deaths are increasing at a worrying rate, up 27% over the past week to 2,259 per day - the highest total since February 2021Cases are decreasing nationwide, down 13 percent over the past week, a sign that deaths could reverse course in the near future as wellStates along the east coast that experienced huge case jumps during December are now seeing cases sharply drop as the Omicron variant plummets after previously peakingOmicron is moving westward, with states in the plains regions recording sharp case increases over the past two weeks  Read more »

Beijing Winter Olympics: Jamaican bobsleigh team's Olympic dream hangs in the balance due to documentation delay at Stansted

The quartet would be the first to represent Jamaica in the event in over two decades but their accreditation documents still haven't arrived. The Beijing games start on 4 February. Read more »

Video: Romanian mother who was trafficked to the UK reveals she was held captive in a West Midlands flat and forced to have sex with 20 men a day - and only escaped after she suffered internal bleeding that almost killed her

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Video: EXCLUSIVE: 'Is there something going on with my devices?' Listen as FLUSTERED Josh Duggar is heard stumbling over his words during interrogation by feds over stash of child porn found after raid at car dealership

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Downing Street parties: PM yet to receive No 10 lockdown parties report as chances of publication today dwindle

Asked at PMQs by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer if he will release the entirety of Sue Gray's report, the prime minister replied: "We've got to leave the report to the independent investigator, as he knows, of course when I receive it, of course, I will do exactly what I said." Read more »

COVID-19: Sainsbury's and Waitrose advise shoppers and staff to keep wearing face coverings

The safety guidance will also apply to John Lewis, Argos and Habitat stores amid ongoing concern over the spread of COVID as Plan B measures are lifted on Thursday. Read more »

DJ, 48, who suffered chronic back pain from car crash and grew 'withdrawn' in lockdown was found dead at friend's home after taking range of painkillers following her 'livestream' set online

Lisa Helena Zarecky, 48, was found dead at friend's house after performing a set Inquest heard she regularly took pain killers after injuring her back in a car crashCoroner ruled her death was 'unintended consequence' of prescription drug useThe well-known artist was Glastonbury Festival's first ever female breakbeat DJ  Read more »

PICTURED: Five-year-old who was 'stabbed' to death in Coventry as his mother 'screamed my child, my child' - as woman, 49, 'known to his family' is quizzed on suspicion of murder

Mario Lazaraci, five, was found with serious injuries in Earlsdon, CoventryMedics who arrived just after 5.55pm yesterday were unable to save his lifeA woman aged 49 - who is not Mario's mother - has been arrested for murder  Read more »

Picasso's heirs join NFT craze and launch sale of more than a thousand digital images of previously unseen ceramic bowl

Picasso's family are cashing in on wave of interest in non-fungible tokens (NFTs)They will be selling 1,010 digital art pieces of one his ceramic bowls from 1959NFT is unique digital token encrypted with artist's signature to verify ownership Read more »

Ousmane Dembele's agent appears to accidentally show a phone call from PSG director Leonardo amid the forward's Barcelona fall-out after a breakdown in transfer negotiations

Ousmane Dembele's time at Barcelona looks to be coming to an endThe striker has seen a breakdown in talks over a new contract at the Nou CampAnd it now appears that French giants PSG could be interested in a move  Read more »

Italy coach Roberto Mancini dismisses suggestions that recalling forward Mario Balotelli for the first time since 2018 smacks of desperation... as the boss evaluates the former Manchester City star in his search for a goalscorer

Mario Balotelli has not played for Italy since he earned his 36th cap in 2018The 31-year-old has been named in Roberto Mancini's 35-man training squadThe boss will evaluate players that have been re-called, including BalotelliThe former Manchester City forward has scored eight goals already this season Read more »

Pupils left 'shocked' after boy, 17, dies on the grounds of an Edinburgh school for children with autism as site is expected to remain closed for the rest of the week

Police and ambulance crews rushed to Kaimes School in Edinburgh yesterday Pupil was treated by paramedics, but was later pronounced dead at the sceneThe school, which caters for those with complex needs on the autism spectrum, remained closed on Wednesday and is not expected to reopen this week Read more »

Gerard Pique's old Barcelona contract that he signed in 2018 is leaked by the Spanish press... with the defender 'previously earning £23m-a-year' before he took a pay cut to help the club's dire financial situation

The Barcelona contract Gerard Pique signed back in 2018 has been publishedIt's claimed they agreed to a £23m-per-year deal with a £10m retirement bonusPique is also due a slice of £36m when his current contract expires in June 2024He posted his payslip on social media this month amid claims he's the top earner Read more »

Did we hit a nerve? Senior politician condemns MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton for writing about New Zealand's 'nonsensical' Covid laws (but maybe Ardern's government should listen to the THOUSANDS of Kiwis who backed Dan!)

Writing on Monday, Dan Wootton criticised New Zealand's new measuresPM Jacinda Ardern announced them after nine omicron cases were detected His column struck a nerve in New Zealand, including with senior politiciansSpeaker and Labour MP Trevor Mallard personally hit back at the ex-patUnfazed, Mr Wootton responded by saying he was 'stunned' Mr Mallard was continuing to support the government's 'cruel and nonsensical Covid policies' Read more »

Stepping into spring! Queen Letizia of Spain looks chic in a head-to-toe recycled outfit including a Carolina Herrera fur-trimmed cape and BOss leather skirt as she attends a meeting in Madrid

Queen Letizia, 48, donned a skirt and blouse for today's meeting in MadridMet members of the National Council of the Spanish Association Against CancerMother-of-two learned about their achievements in 2021 and plans for this year   Read more »

Democratic political consultant admits to murder-for-hire plot where he paid two hitmen thousands of dollars to stab work colleague to death and set his apartment on fire in 2014

Sean Caddle pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for hire on TuesdayHe paid thousands to one person who then recruited an accomplice back in 2014They allegedly stabbed Michael Galdieri, 52, to death and set his home on fireGaldieri had worked for Caddle's consulting group in various Elizabeth racesCaddle faces a maximum of life in prison and a $250,000 fine  Read more »

Video: Jennifer Lopez, 52, shows off her incredibly toned tummy as she dances in a crop top for new Marry Me teaser with Maluma

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Husband, 71, who stabbed his wife to death was caught on police bodycam telling officers: 'I've just killed the wife. I've had enough' - before telling detectives 'She doesn't know how to keep her mouth shut', court hears

David Maggs confessed to killing mother-of-two Linda, 74, during a 999 callHe stabbed her more than 15 times as she lay in bed at their home in PontypoolMaggs felt he was going to lose out financially as she wanted marriage to endHe denies murder but admits manslaughter on basis of diminished responsibility Read more »

Video: Christina Ricci admits she's 'exhausted' while visiting talk show just six weeks after giving birth

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'Dead guy, Navy guy': Texas man - who lied to Border Patrol agents after they found two Mexican men hiding in COFFIN draped with the American flag in his modified 'hearse' - pleads guilty to human smuggling

Zachary Taylor Blood, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of human smuggling He attempted to bring Daniel Bueno-Hernandez and Erik Ramirez-Aguilar into the United States in a coffin draped with an American flag on October 26 When asked what he was carrying, Blood replied: 'Dead guy, Navy guy' Blood has no previous criminal record and faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison on May 11 Bueno-Hernandez and Ramirez-Aguilar were held as material witnesses and are expected to be released to ICE and deported back to Mexico Read more »

Video: Meghan King describes marriage to ex Jim Edmonds as 'embarrassing' while recapping an old episode of RHOC... after split from Joe Biden's nephew 

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Brazilian mom records nurse performing FAKE COVID vaccination on her son, 11, at gas station: Syringe was empty, and she didn't push its plunger down

Paola Dino, of São Paulo, Brazil, caught a nurse using an empty syringe while jabbing her 11-year-old at a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on TuesdayDino said she was reluctant at first to record her son's vaccine shot before her nine-year-old asked her to capture the moment on her phoneThe concerned mother tipped off health workers at the gas station vaccination site; her son eventually received his first dose of the CoronaVac vaccineThe Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency opened vaccination to children aged between five and 11 on January 14At least 356 million vaccine doses have been applied in the South American nation  Read more »

Video: Meet Sister Katie! Price, 43, covers up in a nun's habit and suffragette sash to launch £11 a month OnlyFans account amid bankruptcy - as shameless star pokes fun at her bad girl image following arrests

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Is there something going on with my devices?' Listen as FLUSTERED Josh Duggar is heard stumbling over his words during interrogation by feds over stash of child porn found after raid at car dealership has obtained audio recordings of Josh Duggar's interview with investigators following the November 2019 child porn raid at his car dealershipFeds had uncovered illicit downloads and traced them back to Duggar's business, where agents persuaded Duggar to speak with them voluntarilyInvestigators asked Duggar if he's familiar with 'peer2peer' programs such as Tor Browser that can be used to anonymously share movies, music and other files'I mean, I'm familiar with, I guess you could say,' Duggar replies. Asked how many of his machines have such software he responds: 'Probably all'Duggar is heard stumbling over his words and pleading for more clues after the agents explain why they are there 'I have quite a few questions about it .... I'm just, I'm curious, you're saying there's images being uploaded or images being downloaded?' he asks The 33-year-old fallen reality star was found guilty of possessing the sick material by a federal jury in December and faces up to 20 years imprisonment  Read more »

'It's not for one person to decide the funding model of the BBC': Tim Davie takes swipe at Nadine Dorries after Culture Secretary vowed latest licence fee announcement 'would be the last'

Tim Davie calls for 'full process involving public consultation' on licence fee He said Culture Secretary's announcement on pricing had been a 'surprise'Ms Dorries has said licence fee will be frozen at £159 for two years until 2024After that it will rise in line with inflation for the following four years, she said Read more »

Mysterious object just 4,000 light years away from Earth releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour – and is unlike anything astronomers have seen before

Mysterious object unlike anything ever seen in space discovered by astronomers'Spooky' item was observed releasing a giant burst of energy three times an hourFor one minute in every 20 the discovery is one of brightest objects in night skyObject may be a neutron star or a white dwarf with ultra-powerful magnetic field Read more »

Arsenal, Leeds and Roma target Noussair Mazraoui confirms he wants to leave Ajax for 'something new' this summer as the Morocco right-back says there is just 'five per cent' chance of him staying with the Dutch giants

Noussair Mazraoui confirms he wants to leave Ajax at the end of his current dealThe 24-year-old is being linked with big clubs such as Arsenal, Leeds and Roma The Moroccan international has scored four times for the Dutch side this season Read more »

US-backed Kurdish take control of over-run Syrian prison where 100 ISIS fighters have been holed up with hundreds of minors for six days

US-backed Syrian Defence Forces retake Ghwayaran prison in Hasakeh, Syria Makeshift jail understood to house thousands of IS-sympathists and supportersTerror group launched their own attack with suicide bombers on January 20 180 are believed to be dead, with condition of over 700 minors to be confirmed  Read more »
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