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JANE FRYER David Cassidy struggled shake off goody image

David Cassidy has died aged 67 in hospital in Florida Some pop stars bask in the attention of fans – the hysterical screaming and tears, the hastily-flung kni... read more

Care, defence, savers… what the Chancellor DIDN’T say

Social care and defence were two of the most notable omissions from the Budget yesterday. Campaigners for the elderly said it was shocking that the Chancellor ... read more

Why there’s suddenly plague of tiny flies in our kitchens

Hovering above the fruit bowl, a pot plant, or lazily circling the sink, few kitchens escape the curse of the fruit fly whether the little black insects are ope... read more

Air duty rise on premium flight fares

Air passengers who fly first and business class will pay more to keep fares down for millions of economy travellers. The Chancellor said the move – which also... read more

UK must beef up jihadi cyber defences says ex-CIA chief

Former CIA director General David Petraeus yesterday warned Britain must beef up its cyber defences to stop extremists acquiring virtual weapons of mass destruc... read more

Kendra Wilkinson accused of racism for picking cotton

Kendra Wilkinson started a tweet storm on Wednesday as she traveled to be with family for Thanksgiving. Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend shared video on In... read more

Why hasn’t Sophie Monk wished Stu Laundy a happy birthday?

They’re the couple who still have a question mark lingering over their relationship status. And on Thursday, The Bachelorette’s Sophie Monk, 37, and... read more

Council to tear down tradie’s waterslide in his backyard

A tradie has set up a huge waterslide in his backyard with old carnival equipment just in time for summer – but the ‘killjoy’ local council wa... read more

Budget: Diesel drivers to pay up to £500 extra in tax hike

Hundreds of thousands of diesel drivers are to be hit by a £550million tax grab. Philip Hammond announced higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on new diesel cars y... read more

Small businesses breathe sigh of relief after Budget

Small firms breathed a sigh of relief last night after the Chancellor backed away from possible tax rises – and pegged business rates to a lower measure of in... read more

Ellie Bamber, 20, gushes about working with Tom Ford

She shot into the spotlight after appearing as Jake Gyllenhaal and Isla Fisher’s daughter in psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals.  And rising star E... read more

Kelly Gale reveals she wants to become a ‘movie-star’

She’s the Swedish born Australian and Indian model who just walked the Victoria’s Secret catwalk for the fourth time. And although making waves as o... read more

Nurses’ pay rise could open public sector floodgates

Nurses were given an open-ended promise of a pay rise in a move that could lead to hikes across the whole public sector. Philip Hammond declined to put a figure... read more

Why the ‘experts’ are too gloomy: ALEX BRUMMER

Philip Hammond turned his reputation as a dull book-keeper on its head as he launched a wide-ranging public spending splurge.  In so doing he has abandoned any... read more

Phil’s Budget has punctured Corbyn, writes PETER OBORNE 

Almost everyone at Westminster had written off Philip Hammond by the time he stood up to deliver his Budget speech yesterday lunchtime. And for excellent reason... read more

Serena Williams shares photo of wedding dress

Her star-studded wedding was more than just a fairytale. And newlywed tennis champion Serena Williams shared another gorgeous image to her Instagram account fro... read more

Owners of empty homes could see council tax bill DOUBLE

The owners of empty properties could have to pay double the council tax due on them, Philip Hammond announced yesterday. Currently, councils can levy a premium ... read more

Britain will be in the red until 2031, Chancellor says

Philip Hammond’s ambition to get Britain’s finances back into the black receded further last night – as the Treasury watchdog said he would strugg... read more

Record one in seven couples approved are now same-sex

Same-sex couples now make up a record one in seven of the total approved to adopt children, family court figures reveal. The importance of gay adoption is growi... read more

Millions for fire safety following Grenfell tragedy

Councils were yesterday given a blank cheque for essential fire safety work in high-rise blocks in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Those struggling to ... read more

‘Life is meant to be lived, not hoarded’

When David, my first husband and father of my four children, passed away two years ago he left very little apart from a gilt-edged fund of hilarious memories. H... read more

Budget 2017: Family doesn’t expect to see tax cut benefits

Millions of workers are in line for a tax cut of up to £236 a year. The amount of money someone can earn before paying any tax at all – the personal allowanc... read more

Oxford considers banning tourist groups to cut congestion

It may be known as the city of dreaming spires. But it’s more like the home of teeming streets. Now Oxford may introduce no-tourist group zones in a bid t... read more

Gators celebrate Thanksgiving by gobbling down turkeys 

The Thanksgiving festivities started early for a group of hungry alligators who gobbled down whole turkeys.  Orlando-based Michael Womer, aka the Gator Crusade... read more