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New Scrabble world champion owes it all to ‘carrels’

It’s the kind of victory worthy of a night on the tiles. A London-based wordsmith is celebrating having been crowned the Scrabble champion of the world ye... read more

DOMINIC LAWSON: How I wish Diana had taken our advice

A theme has emerged from various interviews that Prince William has given to mark the 20th anniversary of his mother’s death. He feels strongly that Diana did... read more

Parents set to miss out on free nursery place for kids

More than 80,000 parents who are entitled to extra free childcare have yet to secure a nursery place amid a website meltdown and concerns over funding. From Fri... read more

Horrifying testimony from the children of Raqqa

Chilling testimony by children living in the nerve centre of ISIS’s ‘caliphate’ reveals the horrors they have faced at the hands of jihadists.... read more

MTV VMAs 2017 worst dressed list

Over the years, the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet has offered an opportunity for celebrities to go wild and showcase some of their weirdest and wackiest fas... read more

Texas nursing home residents rescued from flooded facility

Residents of a flooded Texas nursing home had to be rescued by helicopter from the waist-deep water in the building Sunday. The 15 residents of La Vita Bella as... read more

Katy Perry shares image in gold before hosting VMAs

  VIDEO OF THE YEAR Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara – “Scars To ... read more

Lorde wears lilac feathered gown at VMAs

She is known for her edgy style. But Lorde opted for a very girly gown as she attended the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. The songstress was l... read more

MTV Video Music Awards arrivals

  VIDEO OF THE YEAR Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” (Atlantic Records) Alessia Cara – “Scars To ... read more

Angela Merkel insists she has no regrets on migrant policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she regrets nothing about her response to the migrant crisis of 2015. More than a million people from across Asia, Afri... read more

The head of the pensions department to retire with £1.8m

The civil servant with the biggest pension pot in Whitehall is the mandarin responsible for making us all work longer before we can retire. A Daily Mail investi... read more

Houston dad goes fishing in his flooded living room

Viviana Saldaña posted video of her dad chasing a fish in Houston on Saturday Their home was flooded but they managed to keep spirits high with hijinks Laughin... read more

The Bachelor’s Matty J looks unrecognisable in tampon ad

He’s the famed Bachelor hunk, who first made his reality TV debut last year, on The Bachelorette. But before he graced TV screens on the hit Channel Ten s... read more

Ivanka’s shy daughter Arabella hides from cameras

Ivanka’s shy daughter Arabella hid from cameras when she returned home from a weekend getaway at Camp David. The six-year-old held her father Jared Kusher... read more

New mothers hire private midwives to deliver their babies

Expectant mothers are paying for private midwives to help them give birth on the NHS amid claims that maternity services are in crisis. It can cost up to £5,00... read more

Rescuers pluck hundreds from rising floodwaters in Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey sent devastating floods pouring into the nation’s fourth-largest city Sunday as rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops ... read more

Did Matthew Newton secretly marry Catherine Schneiderman?

He’s had a tumultuous past, due to legal woes and ongoing personal struggles. But it appears Matthew Newton, 40, may finally have something to celebrate w... read more

Trump returns to Washington before traveling to Texas

With Texas in the grip of Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump and his family returned to the White House on Sunday afternoon after spending two days at Cam... read more

Bossert: Arpaio pardon ‘pretty straightforward’

President Trump’s Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert characterized his boss’ controversial pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a normal part of the p... read more

The one lesson I’ve learned from life: Judy Murray

The 57-year-old is mother to British tennis champions Jamie and Andy. She lives in London and earlier this year published her autobiography, Knowing The Score. ... read more

How mobiles became a beach ‘essential’ ahead of the book

Suncream, a bucket and spade, and maybe a book were always thought to be the most important items to take when you head to the beach. But it seems that, in a de... read more

How most teenage girls describe themselves as feminists

Feminist is the most common word young girls use to describe themselves – and many see campaigning actress Emma Watson as their inspiration, a study suggests.... read more

Josie Russell, 30, is engaged: Victim of hammer attack

‘A little piece of Mum that’s still here’: Josie Russell with her mother Lin’s beloved Welsh cob Rosie, who is now 26 Josie Russell was just five years ... read more

How to boost your cleavage with a walkout press up

Cleavage ages quickly because the skin is thin, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson Eating salmon and red kidney beans can help to boost skin Personal trainer Nad... read more