Flood areas face another deluge as forecasters warn of a risk to life along major rivers

Towns and villages already devastated by Storm Dennis are preparing for more flooding misery after the UK was hit by more torrential rain yesterday. Forecasters warned that a month’s worth of rain could fall over 24 hours in the worst-hit areas. It comes as Conservative MPs in flood-hit constituencies criticised the Government’s slow financial response to … Read more

Police launch murder probe as boy, 17, is stabbed to death at shopping centre in Nottingham 

Police launch murder probe as boy, 17, is stabbed to death at shopping centre in Nottingham Officers were called to the Castle Retail Park in Radford, Nottingham yesterday Emergency services rushed to the scene after the stabbing was reported The teenager was pronounced dead shortly after ambulance crews arrived   By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Home Secretary Priti Patel is accused of ‘bullying’ and creating ‘atmosphere of fear’

Priti Patel tried to force out her most senior civil servant after a row over her behaviour, it was claimed last night. Staff have allegedly accused the Home Secretary of bullying and belittling officials in meetings. They also complained she has made unreasonable demands and created an ‘atmosphere of fear’. Sir Philip Rutnam, the permanent … Read more

Oxford University shocks classics students as it proposes to drop two key texts by Homer and Virgil

Oxford University proposes dropping Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid from Classics syllabus in bid to modernise and attract more state school pupils Virgil’s Aeneid and Homer’s Iliad may be made optional on the classics course But Oxford undergraduates say the works are vital to understanding the subject Classics professor Jonathan Prag said no decision has … Read more

Killer Rowan Baxter stalked wife kidnapped kids before Brisbane car fire

A killer father kidnapped one of his children, stalked his estranged wife and tracked her phone before burning his family to death in an ‘ambush’, her grieving parents revealed.  The distraught parents of Hannah Baxter revealed to Daily Mail Australia the increasingly ‘frightening and monstrous’ descent of Rowan Baxter in the lead up to him … Read more

Donald Trump makes Rick Grenell director of national intelligence and first gay cabinet secretary

Donald Trump named one of his closest loyalists, ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell, as acting director of national intelligence Wednesday. ‘I am pleased to announce that our highly respected Ambassador to Germany, @RichardGrenell, will become the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look forward to working with him,’ … Read more

MP Cyril Smith abused boys and confessed to David Steel before Liberal leader failed to raise alarm

Having spent four years researching the hideous sex crimes against children committed by the paedophile ex-Liberal MP ‘Sir’ Cyril Smith, I am still unable to look at photographs of this revolting creature without feeling a wave of disgust. But sexual predators need well-placed allies to conceal their crimes: and that is why I feel similar … Read more