Clown mask burglars 'terrify' pregnant woman in Wigan break-in

Two burglars wearing clown masks and armed with an axe forced a “terrified” pregnant woman and her partner to hand over money at their home in Wigan. The men smashed through patio doors at the house on Leigh Road in Hindley Green at about 22:15 BST on Tuesday before forcing the woman to the ground. They then demanded cash, before ...

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Ex-planning boss Barby Dashwood-Morris in £75k house fine

A former council planning boss has been fined £75,000 for making illegal and irreversible changes to her Grade II-listed home. Barby Dashwood-Morris admitted renovating the 600-year-old property while chairman of Wealden District Council’s planning committee. Brighton Magistrates Court heard the work was a “substantial erosion” of history. Her former partner and co-defendant, Alan Proudfoot, was also fined £48,000. The changes ...

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Police given more time to quiz Westminster suspect

Police have been granted another week to question a terror suspect arrested near the Houses of Parliament. Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali, 27, was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act and possession of offensive weapons on 27 April. He was detained as part of an intelligence-led operation after a concerned family member is believed to have contacted the ...

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Madeleine McCann: Parents pray at anniversary service

The parents of Madeleine McCann have attended a church service in their home village to mark the tenth anniversary of her disappearance. Kate and Gerry McCann joined villagers and well-wishers at Rothley Parish Church in Leicestershire to say prayers for their missing daughter. The three-year-old vanished during a family holiday in Portugal in 2007. Rev Rob Gladstone, who led the ...

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Chelsea fans beg Antonio Conte to bring Bertrand Traore back after awesome display for Ajax v Lyon

Traore is on loan at Ajax (Picture: AFP/Getty) As Ajax tore Lyon apart in the first of the two Europa League semi-finals, one man caught the eye above all others – Bertrand Traore. With and without Champions League football – Arsenal’s vastly differently XIs next season The Chelsea star, who is on loan at the Amsterdam Arena, was named as ...

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Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte ‘set to take on The Island with Bear Grylls’

The actor’s about to make his reality TV debut (Picture: Getty, Metro.co.uk) Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte is set to test his survival skills on The Island With Bear Grylls. Sarah is horrified by sex abuser Nathan’s actions in Corrie The 24-year-old actor is hanging up his acting boots temporarily as he films for the celebrity version of the intense show which ...

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Thanks to Google, you can now teleport around the world using your voice

(Picture: Google/ Speak To Go) Browsing Google Earth can be addictive – whether we’re looking up exotic locations we want to go on holiday to or simply seeing what our own homes look like on the map. Mr Bean is about to perform live on Facebook The laziest among us will also know the freedom that simply talking to Google, ...

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Coronation Street spoilers: Sarah Platt’s horror as sex abuser Nathan Curtis traps Bethany even further

(Picture: ITV) Bethany Platt has been left shocked in Coronation Street as manipulative Nathan Curtis has proposed marriage to her and, as she accepts the gesture and agrees to become his wife, she has been groomed into believing that what she is experiencing in the relationship is normal. And, after seeing an update of Bethany’s engagement ring on social media, ...

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Charlotte Crosby denies liposuction claims following skimpy Instagram photo

Charlotte Crosby has categorically denied she has had liposuction following a questionable Instagram photo. Alexis Ohanian gushes about pregnant fiance Serena Williams in sweet Instagram message Some of the Geordie Shore star’s fans quizzed her on whether she had undergone the procedure after she posted a revealing snap showing off her stomach in a pair of skimpy denim shorts and a ...

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