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    Should your children always carry a doorstop to school? Aunt says her nieces always have a rubber stopper in their backpacks so they can stop a gunman

    Katie Cornelis, from Connecticut, said she gave the doorstops to her two niecesA woman's poignant Facebook post advising parents to give children doorstops so they can obstruct shooters at school has gone viral in the wake of the Florida massacre.Katie Cornelis, from Connecticut, said she handed out the doorstops to her two nieces after 27 people - mostly children - were slaughtered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. She said that, 'in light of the recent shooting', she wanted to 'share this with all parents' - adding that she 'always' carries hers in her purse. Cornelis added: 'It truly pained me ...

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    Imran Khan’s second wife claims the Pakistani politician began seeing his new bride while they were still together and describes him as ‘not a truthful man’

    The ex-wife of Pakistani cricket legend-turned-politician Imran Khan has accused him of cheating on her with the woman he has now married.Khan, 65, wed third wife Bushra Wattoo – a conservative 'spiritual healer' who divorced her husband last year - in a private ceremony in Lahore on Sunday. But his second wife Reham Khan, whom he divorced after a ten-month marriage in 2015, claims the newlyweds have been having an extramarital affair for years.   Ceremony: Imran Khan, centre, poses for a photograph with his new wife Bushra Wattoo, second from right, along with relatives during a wedding ceremony in Lahore Claims: Imran Khan's ...

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    Mother-of-two, 26, pleads guilty to public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance ordering paramedics to move it

    A mother-of-two has pleaded guilty to a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance ordering paramedics to move it.Kirsty Sharman, 26, was charged after a picture of the angry note was posted on Twitter by ambulance staff.Sharman had been arrested on suspicion of a public order offence after West Midlands Ambulance Service said a resident also verbally abused staff members during the emergency call-out in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday.The note read: 'If this van is for anyone but Number 14 then you have no right to park here.'I couldn't give a s*** if the whole street collasped ...

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    BREAKING NEWS: Kidnapped British couple held hostage by suspected terrorists during South African holiday are freed in daring siege

    A British couple kidnapped and held hostage by suspected terrorists while on holiday in South Africa have been dramatically rescued by counter-terrorism forces.The pair had been snatched while visiting KwaZulu-Natal in the north-east of the country and their family were not even aware they were in danger or indeed missing.Anti-terrorist officers who were monitoring two suspects discovered information linking them to a couple in Cape Town who had not returned as expected on February 15.Fearing their life was in danger, a specialist force was put together to storm the suspected terrorists' home in Vryheid, a cattle ranching and mining town ...

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    Self-styled white witch 'told schoolgirl, 15, they had been together in a past life and sexually assaulted her after offering to treat her back pain with alternative medicine'

    Self-proclaimed 'white witch' Trefor Wickens, 53, sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl after offering to help heal her back pain with alternative remedies in 1989, a court in London heardA self-proclaimed 'white witch' sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl after offering to help heal her back pain with alternative remedies, a court heard.Trefor Wickens, 53, allegedly abused the teenager after telling her: 'We were together in a past life'.Wickens met the child in 1989 and invited her to stay at his London home for treatment, where she claims he attacked her after his wife and young children had gone to bed, ...

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    Florida high school gunman bought SEVEN rifles - including an AK-47, in the year leading up to the massacre

    The 19-year-old accused of murdering 17 people in a Florida high school last week had at least seven legally acquired long guns - including an AK-47-style rifle he bought less than a month ago. Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of murder after the slaughter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day, owned an assortment of shotguns and other firearms as well as the rifles. A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said the other three guns Cruz had access to are not thought to have been bought legally. Federal law allows those 18 and over to ...

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    Award-winning comedian is sued for £30,000 by her estranged husband after using material about their marriage in her stand-up show at Edinburgh Fringe

    An award-winning comedian is being sued for £30,000 by her estranged husband after using material about their marriage in her Edinburgh Fringe stand-up show.Louise Beamont, stage name Reay, has been accused by Thomas Reay of defamation in what one leading lawyer described as a test case of whether British judges ‘can take a joke'.Ms Beaumont, who is also being sued for breach of privacy and defamation, faces being bankrupted if she loses the case and has launched a gofundme page to fund her defence. Louise Beamont, stage name Reay, (pictured in undated social media photos) has been accused by Thomas ...

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    Oxfam boss issues a grovelling apology after saying the scandal is ‘not like we murdered babies in their cots’ as he is grilled by MPs over the crisis

    The boss of Oxfam today issued a groveling apology for downplaying the charity's scandal by saying that it was 'not like we murdered babies in their cots'.Mark Goldring had faced a fierce backlash after he used an interview in a newspaper to say that the backlash against the organisation was out of proportion.But today he issued an apology for using the words as he was hauled before a committee of MPs to explain his actions.It comes as he is being investigated over his handling of a sexual assault complaint made in Nigeria in 2010.Mr Goldring told MPs: 'I do apologise. ...

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    May and Sturgeon are deadlocked on Brexit after Scottish First Minister REFUSES offer to devolve all powers reclaimed from EU

    Nicola Sturgeon has rejected a Westminster offer to immediately devolve all powers returned from the EU to Scotland.Ministers in Westminster had hoped offering to hand over all 111 powers over devolved issues such as fishing and agriculture would end the impasse. The veto leaves London and Edinburgh deadlocked over Brexit and throws into new doubt whether Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation will be law.The Scottish Government has objected to a demand some powers not being handed over until 'common frameworks' had been set up to ensure the smooth functioning of the England-Scotland border. Nicola Sturgeon (file image) has rejected a Westminster ...

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    The shocking moment a pervert is caught trying to take an upskirt photo of an oblivious woman with his phone

    A man in South Africa has been caught trying to take a picture up a woman's skirt, in disturbing video released by the country's Intelligence Bureau.CCTV shows the incident, which occurred at a busy petrol station in the harbour town of Richards Bay.A woman dressed in a skirt and red sleeveless top is seen waiting in line to pay for her purchases.A barefooted man behind her takes out his phone and puts it underneath her to take a picture, unbeknownst to her. The woman, pictured, is completely unaware that the man is trying to take a picture or video up ...

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    Melbourne on measles alert after a highly-infectious man in his 40s visited a Centrelink office, liquor shop and cricket ground with the disease

    A health alert has been issued after a highly-infectious man with measles came in close contact with Melbournians.The man in his late 40s visited public areas in the south-east Melbourne suburbs.Dandenong, Ferntree Gully, Rowville, Knoxfield, Wamtirna South and Belgrave were all visited by the man with measles. A health alert has been issues after a highly-infectious man with measles came in to close contact with people in south-east Melbourne suburbs The man was seen at Centrelink in Dandenong from January 22 to February 2 He was highly-infectious when he visited the public places over the course of three weeks.From January 22 ...

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    ‘Give it up for Mohammed, the new Hoff’: Baywatch star David Hasselhoff says he’d like to meet hero student police officer who jumped into freezing water to save a man's life

    David Hasselhoff is hoping to meet with a hero student police officer nicknamed 'The Hoff' after he saw a video of the PC jumping into freezing water to save a man in Greater Manchester.The actor, who played head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch, was alerted to officer Mohammed Nadeem's heroics when Hardy's Gate Bridge in Bury became the scene of a rescue that could have come straight out of the classic 90s TV show.The student police officer showed nerves of steel to brave the bracing temperatures of the River Irwell to assist a man in distress, thus earning himself the ...

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    A pitiful end for a titan of the sea: Blue whale carcass is stomped on by people taking selfies and covered in GRAFFITI saying 'Ana I love you' after washing up on a beach

    A blue whale carcass has been stomped on by people taking selfies and covered in graffiti after it washed up on a beach in Chile.The huge 66ft whale created a stir among locals after it was discovered on the shoreline of Punta Arenas in the Magallanes Region of the country.But pictures soon emerged online showing people clambering on the dead mammal's body and trampling on its back.Footprints could be seen on its carcass and one online picture showed how someone had scrawled 'Ana, I love you' on its flank. A blue whale carcass has been stomped on by people taking ...

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    Woman who was refused a haircut at a men's-only barber shop considers suing the business for sexual discrimination but owner defends the gender policy

    A Brisbane barber shop that could face a sex discrimination claim for refusing to cut a woman's hair says it is fighting to change lease conditions it blames for turning her away.Vivien Houston went to Jimmy Rod's Barbershop at The Gap Village Shopping Centre on Friday, but says she was refused service because she's a woman.Ms Houston says she was floored and is now pursuing a sexual discrimination claim.'I went to sit down and one of the barbers at the shop, who has cut my hair previously, stopped me,' Ms Houston has told ABC radio. Vivien Huston was refused service ...

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    May threatens to keep Cabinet up ALL NIGHT at Chequers summit to thrash out Brexit negotiating stance amid warnings that failure could sweep Corbyn to power

    Theresa May is threatening to keep her Brexit war Cabinet at Chequers all night to thrash out a plan for negotiations with Brussels.The Prime Minister is due to gather senior ministers at her country residence on Thursday to discuss the 'end state' of relations with the EU.Mrs May has been struggling to forge a united position as Brexiteer and Remain factions within her top team clash over how close ties should be. She has been mooting a compromise that could see Britain vow to keep EU standards initially to minimise disruption to trade. The Prime Minister (pictured giving a speech in ...

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