Monday, 31 March 2014


Doctor battered wife to death with a bottle of perfume before killing himself

An inquest heard labratory technician Kenneth McRae, 52, battered partner Jane, 55, with a bottle of perfume as she lay in their bed, causing fatal head injuries

A doctor bludgeoned his wife to death before killing himself over fears their home was blighted by Japanese knotweed, an inquest heard.

Devastated trainee teacher hanged himself after his girlfriend dumped him

Trainee teacher Keiran Walsh, 22, and his girlfriend Louise Doyle, 20

Keiran Walsh, 22, split from his partner of four years, Louise Doyle, so she could concentrate on her law degree.

Cleaning up notorious Rio slum ahead of World Cup


Armed policed have stormed one of Rio's biggest slums, home to 130,000, in naval tanks tonight in a clean-up operation ahead of the World Cup. Pictured here are police holding machine guns as residents walk through the streets while helicopters circle overhead.


CHILD born a heroin addict

Corraine and Georgia Casey

Corraine Casey, 35, from Lincoln, continued to take heroin after the birth of Georgia, now 11. Mother and baby both had to be weaned off the drug using methadone.

Mother flew twice on SON'S passport'

Elaine Willis used her son Jamie's passport as photo ID to travel from Manchester airport to Edinburgh

Elaine Willis, 49, was going through security at Manchester International Airport when she realised she'd picked up her 16-year-old son's passport.

How Romantic! Nigerian Man Proposes To Fiancee On Air

A Nigerian man has proposed to his girlfriend on air while flying in an Arik Aircraft this morning. According to an eyewitness (Nkemjika), the guy slowly walked to where his fiancee was sitting, went on his knees and proposed to her.

N185m contract awarded to MicoStar Mall to supply bullet proof vehicles from US to Nigeria

A billionaire from the South and very influential politician in Nigeria has awarded a N185million contract toMicoStar Mall to supply bullet proof vehicles from US to Nigeria in preparation for the 2015 elections. 

The contract was given to MicoStar Motors which is the auto division of MicoStar Mall.


Cameroonian Lawyer Buys Baby For N1.5million

Mrs Ngala Norgu Julia, a Lawyer from Cameroon was recently arrested by the intelligence and investigation team of the Nigerian Immigration Service at the Calabar Port while trying to smuggle a one-week old baby girl out of the country.

Mother's Day Edition


Lecturers 'struggle to speak English' at elite universities

Cost: Many students pay £9,000 a year for the cost of a university education (file photo)

Elite universities charging £9,000 a year for courses are employing overseas lecturers whose English is so poor that students cannot understand them, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found.

Mother tracks down daughter she gave up for adoption 19 years ago

Sarah Mowbray

For years, Sarah Mowbray, 41, of Worcestershire, tried in vain to track down the daughter she had been forced to give up for adoption as a toddler.

Woman tells of her horror after being conned out of £320,000 by 'best friend'

Ponzi victim

Debbie Davey (right), from Orpington in Kent, fell victim to a Ponzi scheme run by her best friend Caryn Bates (top left) and her brother Matthew Sullivan (bottom left). Although the pair have now been imprisoned for their scam Debbie says her finances still haven't recovered from Caryn's betrayal.


Brilliant young scientist, 25, hanged herself after suffering homesickness

Isobel Maxwell-Cameron

Dr Isobel Maxwell-Cameron had just gained an organic chemistry research post at the University of Manchester - but struggled when laboratory experiments failed and found it was not the job for her.

The luckiest couple on Earth

Third time's a charm: Calvin and Zatera Spencer are millionaires after winning three lottery games in only two weeks

A lucky Virginia couple won the lottery THREE times this month to become instant millionaires.
Calvin and Zatera Spencer hit the jackpot with a $1million win in the Powerball lottery earlier this month.

London is home to 67 billionaires

This house in Kensington Palace Gardens, west London, was bought by multi-billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in 2004. He paid a record £70 million for the 12 bedroom mansion

The average billionaire is worth £1.79 billion, has four luxury homes and more than £350 million cash in the bank, research revealed yesterday.

Bride dies in her sleep just weeks after sudden death of her father

Kelly Tarpey, 36, was found dead in bed by her husband John just seven weeks after her father John Thompson, 65, died of a heart attack. An inquest in Manchester was unable to establish how she died

Kelly Tarpey, 36, was found dead in bed by her husband John just seven weeks after her father John Thompson, 65, died of a heart attack.

Married bank worker stole £2million then spent the lot on call girls...


John Skermer (pictured with wife Tracy)), 45, from Cheshire, set up fake bank accounts with overdrafts of £1million, then siphoned the money into his personal account.

Irishman dies after gaining access to tourist site

AN Irishman has died in a tragic accident in Australia after gaining access to a tourist site in the early hours of the morning.

Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker says she faces death sentence if deported

46 year old Nigerian lesbian asylum seeker in the UK, Adejumoke Apata (pictured above), says she risks a death sentence if she is deported to Nigeria.