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Ashling Murphy: Man, 31, appears in court charged with murder of teacher in Ireland

Jozef Puska, who was arrested on Tuesday, appeared before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court in County Offaly, Ireland tonight.  Puska was pushed through an angry crowd as he was brought from a Garda car to the special sitting (left). He was pictured wearing a mask and a grey tracksuit as he arrived, surrounded by police officers, press photographers and angry onlookers. Relatives of Ms Murphy were in attendance at tonight's court hearing, according to the Independent, with some holding pictures of the school teacher. The news comes a day after he was arrested as he was discharged from hospital in Dublin, and was being questioned in Tullamore, the town where Ashling (pictured right) was strangled last week. Earlier today, police made another arrest over the murder of Ms Murphy. A man, in his 30s, was being held at a police station in the Eastern Region of Ireland on suspicion of withholding information from police, but has been released without charge. Inset: A huge crowd watch as Puska (circled) is put in a police van after he was remanded in custody. 

Is the 'Pork Pie' plot Melton away? Flow of no-confidence letters 'dries up' as Tories claim MP's bombshell defection to Labour and 'prickly' David Davis's PMQs quit call has bought Boris more time

There are claims the flow of letters demanding a no-confidence vote has been stemmed after Christian Wakeford dramatically crossed the floor to join Keir Starmer (bottom). Conservatives immediately focused their fury on the betrayal by the Red Wall MP, who has a wafer-thin majority of just 402 in Bury South. Meanwhile, a full-frontal attack from ex-Cabinet minister David Davis at PMQs - telling Boris Johnson 'In the name of God, go!' - also seemed to backfire. A Cabinet minister told MailOnline: 'The tribal nature of politics and the ''professional grump'' nature of David seems to have cooled the mood,' they said. Allies of Mr Johnson branded Mr Davis 'a loner', while another MP who has been increasingly frustrated at Mr Johnson's performance said he appeared to be 'back to his normal self'. 'If you are going to tell the boss to resign you do it privately,' an ex-minister said. 'He is not a popular character. He is very prickly.' Amid what has been dubbed a 'Pork Pie plot' by 2019 intake politicians, Mr Wakeford already declared he had put in a letter of no confidence in Mr Johnson. And he was on the Opposition benches this afternoon wearing a Union Jack face mask. In a parting shot letter to the premier, Mr Wakeford branded his leadership 'disgraceful' and said he believed Labour would do more to tackle the cost of living crisis.

British Airways has confirmed its flights are affected by the rollout of 5G by mobile networks in the US as fears it may interfere with navigation equipment onboard planes cause travel chaos

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The former stripper denies what he describes as 'false allegations' and insists he will cooperate with police inquiries to clear his name.

Nicola Jane, from Leeds, West Yorkshire, walked her six-month-old Lurcher along Hunslet canal and he became extremely poorly a few hours later.

Ben John, who was described as a white supremacist, was given a two-year suspended sentence at Leicester Crown Court last August after he was convicted of terrorism offences.

The image of Marine Scotland worker DeeAnn Fitzpatrick went viral after she claimed she was subjected to the ordeal for blowing the whistle on abusive and misogynist behaviour in the office.

Experts at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) pioneered the Artificial Intelligence programme to help healthcare staff during times 'when PCR tests are not readily available'.

Boris's bonfire of the Covid rules: Prime Minister pledges to scrap all controls by March - including quarantine - and WFH from TODAY as cases fall by 17% in a week while hospital admissions and deaths also drop

UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) data showed there were 108,069 new cases over the last 24 hours, down 16.6 per cent on last Wednesday's 129,587. It was the fourteenth day the number of positive tests coming back fell week-on-week, marking a fortnight of cases falling across Britain. The number of people falling victim to the virus also DROPPED, with 359 Covid deaths recorded today. It was down 9.8 per cent on last week's figure of 398. And hospitalisations fell 14.5 per cent to 1,752 on Saturday, the latest date data is available for. They were down from 2,049 the previous Saturday. The promising numbers come as Boris Johnson revealed he is lifting Plan B Covid curbs in England in a move to step up the fight for his political life with another 'Operation Red Meat' announcement.

Ministers urged Britons to take the rapid tests regularly in a bid to quell the spread of Omicron, but Government plans to 'ramp down' the free tests will see only key workers able to access them.

Covid England: Businesses welcome Boris Johnson's promise to scrap quarantine and end Plan

The Prime Minister said that 'from now' No10's work from home guidance will no longer apply, and face masks will no longer be required in school classrooms in England from tomorrow. Covid passes and compulsory face masks will also be axed from next Thursday. Mr Johnson (right) told MPs at lunchtime the Government will still 'suggest' to people to wear face coverings in certain 'enclosed or crowded places' (left) but 'we will trust the judgement of the British people'. He also said there will 'soon come a time when we can remove the legal requirement to self-isolate altogether', promising the change will be made by March 24 at the latest. Ministers are confident they can lift the final restrictions because of the increasingly positive data, after UK Health Security Agency bosses logged 108,069 new positive tests today, down 16.6 per cent on last Wednesday's 129,587. It was the fourteenth day cases were down week-on-week. While some unions expressed concern, scrapping work from home and Covid passports in particular was warmly received by the British Chambers of Commerce.

Irish ministers also signed off on a tax-free £800 bonus that will be paid to all frontline healthcare workers who helped with the vaccine roll-out to thank them for their service.

Sadiq Khan has said customers on the Tube and buses will still have to don masks in London - despite the Prime Minister ending the rule to wear them.

Britain could send MORE weapons to Ukraine as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace pledges

NEW Britain may add to the 2,000 anti-tank missile launchers sent to Ukraine this week to try and thwart any Russian invasion, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said last night. It comes as Russia has amassed an estimated 127,000 troops at the border with Ukraine along with tanks and other weapons in apparent preparation for an invasion. In an exclusive interview, Mr Wallace said: 'I will keep the question of sending more defensive weapons to Ukraine under close review. I do not rule anything out within helping Ukraine deliver self-defence. The UK is determined to stand by Ukraine, its sovereignty and our mutual interests. We have been helping them build defensive capacity for eight years now and we decided to step up that assistance in light of Russian aggression. Britain stands by its allies.' Russia last night accused the UK of fuelling tensions in the region with the weapons deployment.

Andriy Melnyk, Kiev's ambassador to Berlin, has pleaded with Germany to deploy warship to help defend its coastline in the Black and Azov seas, and for missile systems to block attacks from the air.

Actor Gaspard Ulliel - who stars in new Marvel series Moon Knight - dies aged 37 after ski

The star, who gained international attention for his portrayal of a young Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal Rising (top right), was hospitalised after Tuesday's accident in the Alps. The actor was not wearing a helmet when he crashed into another skier at the intersection of two blue slopes in the Rosiere resort in Savoie. Ulliel suffered significant head trauma and was immediately hospitalised in Grenoble where he died as a result of his injuries.

President Macron said in Strasbourg today London needed to change its migration policy to stop migrants risking their lives trying to reach Britain by crossing the Channel from France in dinghies.

Plans are being drawn up for soldiers to construct temporary housing for Channel migrants on Ministry of Defence land across the UK. The project is likely to cost tens of millions of pounds.

Grim reality of inflation-ravaged Britain

The rate of Consumer Price Index inflation in Britain has increased by more than expected to 5.4 per cent - up from 5.1 per cent in November and its highest rate in 30 years, ONS data revealed today. Sadie Shard, who runs the Crescent Hotel in Scarborough, (left) said she had gone from paying £2,000 a month to energy to £10,000. Also pictured: Landlady Dawn Hopkins (top); and entrepreneurs Adam Bamford (top right) and Barry Whitehouse (bottom right).

Signatories including Disney heiress Abigail Disney (pictured), who has a reported net worth of £88million said the current tax system is unfair and 'deliberately designed to make the rich richer'.

Muriel McKay's killer, Nizamodeen Hosein, revealed last month the location on a farm where he buried a woman who died in a bungled kidnapping more than 50 years ago.

Navalny said he was disappointed with the US response to an attempt to poison him in August 2020 which resulted in sanctions on several security officers but failed to go after the Russian strongman.

Pictured: Man, 73, killed when bridge collapsed during a £900-a-head pheasant shoot

Brian Harwood (left), of Penrith, Cumbria died after a Polaris Ranger vehicle pulling a trailer fell into a river when the wooden bridge, supported by scaffolding, collapsed in Lancashire (top-right and bottom-right). Police were called around 4.25pm on Tuesday following a report of a serious incident on a farm in Roeburndale. Eleven people were in the ranger vehicle and trailer at the time of the incident. Sadly Mr Harwood suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Formal identification has taken place and his next of kin are being supported by officers. Two other men aged in their 60s and 70s are receiving treatment in hospital for their injuries. In a statement tonight, the victim's partner said: 'Brian meant so much to me and the people around us. Everyone he knew enjoyed his company. We are devastated about what has taken place and fully support the investigation. I ask that people respect our privacy and allow us to grieve in private.'

A study of more than 100,000 Britons by University College London found one in five born during WWII went on to develop the condition, with two-thirds of cases diagnosed in childhood.

Popular tropes, of wealth making people less likely to help someone, are  accurate, say the team behind the study, from the University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway.

Carole Taylor, 35, from Eastbourne, groomed the teenage boy, who police described as 'highly-vulnerable', via mobile phone messages before meeting him on two occasions for sex.

News Media Association chief executive Owen Meredith, whose group represents UK national and regional publishers, accused the BBC of trying to become a 'monolithic provider of news'.

Mother, 24, 'recorded audio of boyfriend beating son months before they killed him', court

Kyrell Matthews (left) died with a litany of internal injuries including 41 rib fractures and a cut to his liver as prosecutors say he was subject to serious abuse before he died at a London flat in October 2019. His mother Phylesia Shirley and her then-boyfriend Kemar Brown (pictured, right, by court sketch artists) are on trial for his murder at the Old Bailey. Prosecutors, today, played the jury harrowing audio recordings which they say were taken when Brown was beating the toddler and offered a glimpse into the alleged abuse taking place at the flat in Thornton Heath in the months before Kyrell died. The trial continues.

Yashvir Maharaj was travelling on the Tube when he followed and repeatedly tried to sexually touch another passenger. The passenger, though, was an off-duty police officer.

Deputy director general of Beijing 2022's International Relations Department Yang Shu said Wednesday 'any behaviour against Chinese law or regulations' will be punished.

Two-month-old Malik Olayia was found unconscious and not breathing at a flat in Harlow, Essex. Ellodie Goncalves, 31, and Muritala Olaiya-Imam, 36, were charged with murder.

Stephanie Beard, 17, from Epsom, was struck by a lorry outside Defoe Court in North Surrey at 7.30am on December 17. Stephanie's family have paid tribute to the 'beautiful young soul'.

Brit terrorist warned 'I have hundreds of bullets' in phone call to family during Texas

Malik Faisal Akram (pictured above in a new picture, and inset right), 44, from Blackburn, could be heard ranting about American involvement in Afghanistan in calls home as he held hostages in a Texas synagogue. He was shot dead by an FBI SWAT team police shortly after the calls home to Lancashire. His father Malik Akram revealed the distressing phone calls to family friends - and said his jihadist son had 'destroyed his own life and the lives of his family too.' His grieving father, speaking in Urdu at his terraced home in Blackburn said: 'What my son has done, I have no words to explain it or to understand what he did and why he did it. It came as the biggest shock of my life when I heard he was in America and in a synagogue.'

Taped packages of the class A drug were seized by Border Force officers after being found in the fan motor space of a container on Sunday, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Blackpool forward Beryly 'Bez' Lubala (pictured), 24, is accused of grabbing the 18-year-old by the hair, telling her to stop making noise and 'be a good girl' before the alleged rape on September 13, 2019.

Nicola Peltz's Trump supporter father, model mother will form part of fiance Brooklyn

As details of Brooklyn Beckham 's April wedding to  Nicola Peltz (inset) emerge, FEMAIL look at how the 22-year-old photographer will be marrying into a family whose fortune dwarves his own - with helicopters, mansions and a team of staff an everyday reality for his actress fiancée. While Brooklyn is arguably among the most famous British celebrity offspring worth £350million, American starlet Nicola, 27, is certainly no stranger to a life of wealth and fame, with her businessman father Nelson Peltz, 79, estimated to be worth £1.3 billion. Nelson, a former top Trump supporter, shares eight of his ten children with his third model wife (both seen centre) of 35 years Claudia Heffner Peltz, and the pair count a 27-bedroom mansion complete with ice hockey rink and a flock of albino peacocks, top right, as well as a £76million, 44,000sq ft home in Palm Beach,bottom right, - the reported wedding venue - as their homes. Despite being born into wealth, Nicola's siblings have also carved out their own successful careers, with her brother Brad, 32, an ice hockey player, and Will, 35, an American actor best known for his roles in Unfriended and Men, Women & Children. Far left: Nicola's only sister Brittany, 30, is a figure skater. Centre inset: The Beckham and Peltz family together.

The figures were obtained by Geoffrey Ben-Nathan, 77, a driver who submitted a freedom of information (FOI) request to Harrow Council after he managed to overturn his own fine on that stretch of the road.

'What a day!' Speaker Lindsay Hoyle reacts after febrile PMQs saw him repeatedly have to quieten MPs, tell off Keir Starmer for mentioning the Queen and rebuke the SNP for calling Boris Johnson a liar

Sir Lindsay was forced to repeatedly intervene in the chamber today as excitement and emotions boiled over following the shock defection of Tory MP Christian Wakeford to Labour. He rose several times to silence MPs shouting advice and abuse across the floor - and was forced to shut down labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for using the Queen as a way of attacking the Prime Minister. The Labour leader attempted to compare the behaviour of the monarch sitting alone at the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh to Mr Johnson's actions linked to Downing Street party allegations. But Sir Lindsay Hoyle insisted discussions about the royal family were not matters for MPs to get into and stopped the Prime Minister from needing to answer the claims. Later he also cut in as SNP MP Peter Grant quoted a constituent calling the Prime Minister a liar.

Little Layla FORGIVES Boris after her hilarious put down over partygate: Five-year-old reveals she still likes the PM because he 'gave everyone an injection' 

Five-year-old Layla Somani, from Leicester, revealed she still likes Mr Johnson and believes the Prime Minister will cling onto his position because of the success of Britain's vaccine rollout. She told Sky News: 'I think, I think he should leave'. When pressed further, she explained: 'Because he's been naughty'. The youngster made international headlines this week when she took it upon herself to explain the Prime Minister's Partygate scandal to her grandparents Kanti, 76, and Kusun, 73. In the hilarious clip, an eloquent Layla said: 'Boris Johnson told everyone to stay at home, but in lockdown he just went down to a party, in the lockdown. 'He's been naughty, so he had to go to the naughty centre to tell everyone he's sorry for going to a party in lockdown.' And on Wednesday, amid a fiery session at Prime Minister's Questions, she again called for Mr Johnson 'to leave' before admitting she has personally forgiven the PM.

The Margate-based British artist told her Instagram followers on Wednesday that she had asked for the piece - in her trademark neon - to be returned to her from the Government Art Collection.

The Pork Pie hit squad trying to topple Boris Johnson

The group, branded 'Boris' Babies' when they entered Parliament in 2019, are now being called 'f***ing nobodies' by Mr Johnson's allies. Senior party sources have pointed the finger at Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison and fellow Tory Alicia Kearns as ringleaders. As many as 20 recently-elected MPs are believed to have gathered at 1pm in the office of one of their number, Alicia Kearns, which swiftly became known as the 'Pork Pie Putsch' because she represents Melton Mowbray. Whips suspect three other relatively new backbenchers - Ms Davison from Bishop Auckland, Gary Sambrook, a freemason and MP for Birmingham Northfield and Chris Loder, a former train guard from West Dorset - of being among the ringleaders.  They are now being called the 'grey wolves' by some allies of the Prime Minister because 'they were not socialised in Parliament during the pandemic', according to Sky News. One Cabinet source was furious at the lack of loyalty, telling The Times: 'They were only elected because of him. Most of them are a load of f****** nobodies. It's nuts.' Downing Street is understood to be particularly annoyed about Miss Davison. Carrie Johnson, along with Dilyn, the PM's dog, and Rishi Sunak had campaigned for her in 2019 (left). And in a sign that all is not well, Nimco Ali, Carrie's best friend tweeted today: 'Honestly can't believe the audacity of @DehennaDavison. Girl get a grip'. Christian Wakeford, the first Tory to represent Bury South in more than 20 years, became the seventh MP known to have written to the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee. Last year he admitted he approached Owen Paterson and called him a 'c***' after the government instructed MPs to vote to change parliamentary sleaze rules. Today he defected to Labour.

London-based alcohol abuse coach Sandra Parke told Femail that the long-term solution to control alcohol consumption is not to rely on willpower but to examine why you drink.

Emma Raducanu cruised past Sloane Stephens 6-0, 6-2, 6-1 in the Australian Open first round. But Stephens, 28, has warned the 19-year-old that she still has a long way to go in the sport.

Kate Middleton and Prince William visit the Foundling Museum

The Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge, 40, appeared in good spirits as they arrived at the museum in London where they will learn more about the care sector. The mother-of-three, who has been patron of the museum since 2019, offered a lesson in business chic as she stepped out for the event this morning, donning a black polo neck with dark wide-leg trousers and a long-line navy coat.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been expected to attend the memorial at Westminster Abbey which was announced by the Queen on December 23 and is due to take place in spring.

Barack Obama's daughters Malia and Sasha spotted in Los Angeles

Malia, 23, reportedly has a position on the writing staff of a new Amazon project by Donald Glover. She was photographed in a yellow sweater and cropped green pants enjoying a cigarette outside and looking at her phone. After reportedly looking at scripts at a cafe, she met up with a photographer friend who took her picture. Sasha, 20, was seen walking in denim overalls layered over a sleeveless top and a tie-dye patchwork zip-up sweater. Though she matriculated at the University of Michigan in 2017, she is rumored to have transferred to USC. Both of the Obama daughters were with their parents in Hawaii over Christmas and New Year's.

Dan Walker has become a 'pillar of strength' for Strictly's Nadiya Bychkova after her

Nadiya is single after ending her engagement to Slovenian footballer Matija Škarabot (right), the father of her five-year-old daughter, as exclusively revealed by MailOnline. Sources close to the stunning dancer, 32, revealed that she has been confiding in BBC Breakfast presenter Dan, 44, (left) after accepting the fact that her long-distance relationship with Matija, 33, was no longer working. TV presenter Dan has been married to wife Sarah (inset) for 21 years and she watched the pair dance on Strictly.

Causing a FENCE! 'Neighbour from hell' builds 3ft-tall wooden barrier along shared

Chris and Millie Adams (pictured inset) said Matthew Carter had left them 'living in a nightmare' after building the 3ft barrier at the house in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire (aerial shot pictured right). They slammed him for leaving barely enough room outside their three-bedroom home for their tiny French Bulldog to squeeze by, or for them to put out their bins (pictured left) or open their car doors (inset bottom). Tensions have got so high on the street the police have been called following failed attempts at peace talks.

Oxford University researchers suggested mild coronavirus patients that did not report long Covid symptoms still had worse attention and memory for up to six to nine months.

Sports Minister Richard Colbeck has warned that surfing legend Kelly Slater has 'no chance' of competing in Australia if he refuses to get vaccinated against Covid.

Cheeryn Allette worked at the Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home (pictured) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire - for 13 years until she was sacked in January 2021 for refusing to be vaccinated against Covid.

US researchers studied 120 children struck down by multi-system inflammatory syndrome. The illness causes sore rashes, as was the case for West Midlands toddler Bertie Brown in 2020.

Prince Charles' goddaughter India Hicks shares unseen photos of her English countryside

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten (pictured left with her husband and right, with her mother Lady Pamela Hicks), 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, shared unseen photos of her big day with American bridal magazine Brides. Reflecting on her wedding day, mother-of-five India said: 'For 26 years I had said, "No, I didn't, I didn't need to be married. I didn't need to be somebody's wife. I didn't need to say his vows. And, actually, I discovered that I did need it. I did want to be somebody, his wife. And it was meaningful, to be at a church together. It's been really lovely saying, my husband, and for him to say, his wife.' The bride shared a selection of spectacular photographs from her ceremony, in which India's bridesmaids were led by her daughter Domino, who like her mother wore an Emilia Wickstead gown. The others included Christian Louboutin's six-year-old twin daughters, Paloma and Eloise.

Those visiting the Duke of York's official Twitter page @thedukeofyork today were greeted with a message saying 'this account doesn't exist - try searching for another' just hours after it was still live.

The ultimate high-flyer: Fearless 'airline stewardess' perches on top of the 2,722ft Burj Khalifa as an Emirates A380 thunders past for daredevil commercial 

Skydiver and social media star Nicole Smith-Ludvik (pictured) once again donned her Emirates uniform and clambered to the top of the 2,722ft tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai last week. Holding a series of Love Actually-inspired placards, Nicole joked: 'I'm still here!', before displaying the words 'finally, here come my friends'. Moments later, a humungous Emirates A380 Airbus - the largest passenger plane in the world - screamed past the smiling stuntwoman, seemingly mere metres away from the top of the tower. The advert, in which the A380 plane glided past the stranded stewardess at incredibly low speed, was Emirates airlines latest promotion encouraging viewers to 'fly the iconic Emirates A380 to the world's greatest show' in reference to the Dubai Expo 2020.

Protestors say cutting salt in cheese production will damage the UK's artisan cheese producers because certain levels of salt are essential to churn out classic 'blue' cheeses as well as Stilton.

Is a nude portrait the best way to boost your self-esteem?

NEW Radhika Sandhani, 31, (pictured left) commissioned a naked portrait of herself by Nicholas Baldion. The UK-based journalist explains the nude art trend is about self-acceptance and women celebrating their body, with people taking to social media to share their paintings using hashtags such as #SelfLoveArt and #NudeArt. Heather Spencer, 53, (inset) from London, who survived surgery on two brain tumours, commissioned a naked painting to celebrate how far she has come, while Harriet Catchpole, 24,(pictured right) from Suffolk, says her painting has changed how she sees herself.

Dr Nicholas John Chapman, from Somerset, is charged with attempting to cause a woman aged 16 or over to engage in sexual activity without her consent. He denies the allegation.

Northumbrian Water Ltd was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to two offences of polluting Coundon Burn in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, on March 13 and 14, 2017.

Kefir, named after the fermented milk drink, is an oversized Maine Coon belonging to Yulia Minina in Stary Oskol. She bought Kefir nearly two years ago as a kitten and says the pet is still growing.

£2.5million Ferrari Enzo is smashed to pieces after crashing into a tree stump in Holland

The crash took place in the town of Baarn, just southeast of Amsterdam, on Tuesday. It is understood a local dealership mechanic was behind the wheel of the Enzo, of which only 400 were built worldwide, but escaped the incident unhurt after being taken to hospital for a check-up. The vehicle suffered significant damage in the collision, in which its airbags were deployed, including two wheels having been ripped away along with several suspension pieces. A witness to the crash said the vehicle's passenger side ploughed into a tree stump on the side of the road.

Kim Lane, 64, of Rawmarsh near Rotherham, was the mother of Brad Lane (pictured) who developed a fascination with the Kray twins and became a pen pal of Reggie's in prison.

A new computational approach was developed by experts from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste to estimate how many stellar-mass black holes should have formed.

The suspect is believed to have attacked two girls within a day of each other in the Greenwich borough (pictured) of south east London, the same area where Sabina Nessa and Khloemay Loy were killed.



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What it's REALLY like to face the Dragons' Den: Man who secured £150,000 for his cheese business reveals hopefuls wait 7 hours to do a 3-minute pitch, there's no retakes or cuts and the grilling lasts almost 2 hours

Former financier Edward Hancock, 39, who sank £720,000 of his own cash into his cheese subscription business, secured a £150,000 investment from the newest investor Steven Bartlett after appearing on the programme earlier this month. Edward, founder of cheesegeek, an online cheesemonger specialising in supplying British artisan cheeses directly to customers' doors, was the first business owner to step foot in the den on the new series of the BBC One show. Appearing alongside his business partner Richard Simpson, Edward, from south-west London, delivered an impressive pitch that won over Peter, Steven and Touker. The business partners agreed an offer from the newest and youngest ever Dragon, Steven - a 29-year-old social media marketing CEO - who bid £150,000 for a 5 per cent stake in the London-based artisan cheese retailer. Here, Edward reveals what happened when he appeared on the show - from the very detailed applying process, to the 'one, natural take' and the lack of advisers...

The TV priest told Twitter that he's already started packing ahead of giving up parish duties at Easter. Rev Richard, 59, lost his long-term partner Rev David Coles to alcoholism in December 2019.

Paolo Messeri was sacked from The Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability in London but has now won his claim for unfair dismissal after the tribunal ruled there was insufficient evidence against him.

Mother who couldn't read breaks down at the memory of how she hid books from her children to avoid bedtime stories - and says a visit to the library was a 'living nightmare'

Sarah Todd, a mother-of-three from Shaftesbury, says she hid her illiteracy as a teenager by being the 'cheeky, sarcastic kid' at school. Speaking to Woman's Hour, she said the reality of how difficult life can be without reading skills hit when she became a mum to twins and fell behind on household bills. (Pictured: Sarah Todd with her youngest daughter, speaking to Woman's Hour on Tuesday)

Old railroad car is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Iowa

If you're looking for somewhere quirky to stay, we've got the inside track on an Airbnb that could be just the ticket. The CR Station Train Caboose Airbnb near the town of Decorah, Iowa, is a former caboose - a type of American railroad car used to carry train crew, commonly the conductor and the brakemen, at the end of a freight train. Inside, it's got accommodation for four people - with a double bed and a bunk bed - and a refrigerator, shower, and barware for mixing cocktails. Jim Dotzenrod and his daughter Danielle bought the caboose for $8,000 (£5,864). It took six months and $4,000 (£2,925) for the pair to transform it into the 'charming and cosy' rental it is today. Here's a glimpse inside...

Harry Read was just 20-years-old when he was dropped behind enemy lines from a Dakota aircraft in the early hours of June 6, 1944. He died last month at his home in Bournemouth.

Suspected burglar Craig Wiltshire, 43, died after he was tackled to the ground and pinned to the road by carer Nathan Smith during a 'citizen's arrest' in Bristol on November 20, 2019, a court was told.

Less than two years ago, 23-year-old 'Audrey Aura', as she's known on OnlyFans, was the sole income earner in her household, supporting her husband and her young son, who both have autism

Spitfire that flew in WWII and featured in 1969 The Battle of Britain is up for sale for

The 79-year-old warplane spent 40 years in a Texas barn before being shipped to Australia for restoration five years ago, and was finally sent back to Sywell Aerodome in Northamptonshire in Britain where it expects to be sold for £4.5million. MH415 (main), as the Spitfire's tail number reads, has been brought back to its brilliant best with up to 95 cent of its original parts making it ready to dominate the skies once again. Originally constructed in 1943 at Castle Bromwich, the aircraft was delivered to RAF Squadron 129, then stationed at Hornchurch in August that year. It would later participate in sweeps across the continent with RAF 222 (Natal) Squadron, before being retired in 1945 and ending up at De Havilland's at Whitney, Oxfordshire. Records show MH415 had a distinguished operational record during the Second World War when it was often involved in the thick of the action when flown over the European theatre by C.O Squadron Leader Gonay. MH415 counted at least one German FW-190 light aircraft among its victory marks. But the Spitfire would hit new heights when it played a starring role in the 1962 American epic 'The Longest Day' and The Battle of Britain (inset top left) in 1969. It would later wow crowds at airshows across the United States.

Drunk Dukes of Hazzard wannabe JUMPS his car over a US motorway bridge... but gets it horribly wrong as he flips over on landing 

An unidentified Michigan man, 25, launched his car over a bridge that runs over US 131 on the afternoon of January 14, flipping it. The man drove up an embankment near exit 68 before dangerously launching his vehicle over the bridge, leaving behind what appears to be his front bumper. He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have reported that the man was intoxicated at the time and would receive a medical evaluation and a blood test to confirm. Once the evaluation comes back, police will decide if they want to arrest and place charges on him.

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Watch the birdie! Endangered Philippine eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet designed to look like its parent in surreal footage from conservation centre

The seven-week-old eaglet, named Chick 29, is being cared for at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao, Philippines and is being 'puppet reared' to help prepare the young bird of prey for the wild. Footage, taken on January 17, showed the white-feathered chick being fed from a pair of large tweezers through the mouth of the puppet. In the video, the eaglet can be seen taking small chunks of food from the conservationist under the disguise of the puppet - and the charity have said it is to prevent the chick 'getting used to human presence'. The foundation wrote on their Facebook page: 'Chick 29 at one week old enjoying a meal with the help of an eagle hand puppet. We used puppet rearing to keep Chick 29 from getting used to human presence. Limited human contact can help ensure a successful natural pairing with another eagle. But not anytime soon as Chick 29 is still living the life as the PEC's bunso (baby)! The eagle chick was born on December 4 and comes five years after the last eaglet, Sakura, was hatched at the Philippine Eagle Center.

Within the total, around 60 UK investors hold ISA pots of more than £3 million and about 80 pots were valued at £2 million-plus, new data has revealed.

Moment stunned grandma drops her drinks when her Army daughter surprises her after six months away 

Kathy Elceser couldn't believe her eyes as she walked through the doorway to discover granddaughter Lindsey, 18, waiting for her in Rock Island, Illinois. The US Army Private first class had been deployed in North Carolina and Virginia. The event was planned by Lindsey's sister Jamie who filmed her grandmother's emotional reaction. Afterwards, Lindsey said: 'My grandma and I are really close - we hang out a lot, some days I just come over unannounced. It was an overwhelming response, truthfully, I didn't expect it to end up like it did.'

The Fosse Dionne riddle: The mystery of France's seemingly bottomless spring

The spring is set in the pretty pastel-coloured town of Tonnerre in Burgundy, through which the River Armancon flows - and spews out more than 300 litres of water per second. Between the years of 1974 and 1996 two brave divers lost their lives attempting to solve the mystery, getting into difficulties in the narrow passageways that lie beneath the surface.

Ella McMahon, 19, from Leicester, earns up to £500 per month sorting out strangers messy wardrobes and spends three to nine hours decluttering and colour coordinating

Edmund King, AA President, says the height and weight of cables, particularly in enclosed areas with little space, were one of the biggest problem for those with mobility issues.

Who thought THAT was a good idea? Social media users reveal houses built without an

The snaps, collated in a gallery by Bored Panda, were shared on the Facebook group You Should Have Hired An Architect which has more than 31,000 members. The group is 'dedicated' to examples of why it is a bad idea to take on a build job without an architect. One unusual home included a bath-tub in the kitchen (main), a bizarre staircase (left inset) and a dangerous driveway (right inset). Meanwhile other snaps showed a wooden column in the centre of a kitchen (bottom right) and a commercial toilet stall in a bathroom (top right)

Six boats were intercepted or rescued by Border Force officials and brought to the Port of Dover across yesterday, according to the Home Office. It brings the figure to almost 1,000 people already this year.

Furious dad shames pathetic lunch given to students at his kids New York school in

Chris Vangellow, (inset) whose children attend the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District, took to Facebook to share a photo of his son's school lunch.(pictured) The lunch included four shriveled chicken nuggets, a side of dry-looking carrots, along with white rice and a small carton of fat-free chocolate milk. Vangellow wrote that he did not think any student could get energy from the meal and said the school was 'failing' students with such an 'unappetizing' food. In response to the post Superintendent William E. Collins shared a public message on Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District's website and said he was teaming up with the cafeteria manager to create a group to address dissatisfaction with meals and come up with more appetizing options.

Michael Jackson, 41, was accused of hitting Rosie Bell 'four to five times' and stamping on her thigh and foot during a furious breakup row at his Cotswold stables on January 24, 2020.

Suspected burglar Craig Wiltshire, 43, died after he was tackled to the ground and pinned to the road by carer Nathan Smith during a 'citizen's arrest' in Bristol on November 20, 2019, a court was told.

Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country viewers slam 'snobby' presenter's 'spoilt kids' who are 'on a different planet' after they call their band 'The Entitled Sons'

Viewers of Channel 4's Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country were stunned after her children stenciled the name of their band onto the wall of her Somerset mansion (pictured main). Many of those watching were unimpressed as the four boys revealed the name of their band, with one writing: 'Did these kids really just stencil 'The Entitled Sons' on the wall. Really - Graham sees it as 'self awareness?! Really!?'

A joint campaign involving British and Spanish officials was launched in Madrid today, where a gallery of men wanted for crimes including murder and dealing in guns and drugs was unveiled.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Helen Procter (pictured), 40, wants to raise awareness of Claire's Law, after only learning about her partner's history of domestic violence following a brutal attack.

Moment naked NFL star Malik McDowell charged and tackled cop before being tasered and arrested outside nearby preschool: Footage shows him clothed and acting NORMALLY at gym one hour earlier

Two new videos have surfaced in the bizarre arrest of Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell: one in which the 6-foot-6, 295-pound defensive tackle charges at a Florida police officer naked outside of a school, and another that confusingly shows him behaving normally, while fully clothed at a nearby gym less than an hour earlier. McDowell has since been released on $27,000 bond after being charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and exposing his sex organs in public. He was previously arrested in 2019 for DUI and assaulting police in Michigan, and remains on probation for that conviction. Footage of the naked McDowell charging at the officer supports an arrest report, obtained by DailyMail.com, that claims the Browns star may have left the deputy with a permanent eye injury. TMZ also published more footage on Wednesday, showing McDowell greeting people at the gym and sharing a few hugs. From there, the 25-year-old Detroit native reportedly went next door to a hotel where he was staying in Deerfield Beach, Florida to take a shower. Somehow, McDowell emerged naked less than an hour later, before wandering near the preschool known as The Learning Experience.

Vishal Garg, 43, will be returning to his 'full-time duties' after taking time off to figure out what kind of 'leader' he wanted to be, he announced in a company letter on Tuesday.

William Chinyanga, 51, allegedly published statements calling on his Facebook audience to 'open gunfire on a gathering of people' and 'gorilla warfare' against Zimbabwe's ruling party.

Don't play with your food! Baboon snatches baby gazelle off cheetah cubs after they catch it but have no idea how to kill it 

Laura Dyer filmed the encounter which took place inside the Naboishio Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara when she saw the three cheetah cubs learning how to hunt a newborn gazelle. The cubs' mother had tracked down the gazelle and handed it over to her offspring to hone their skills. While the cubs were able to chase and catch the gazelle, they failed to kill it, allowing a large baboon to bound over to them and dispatch it with ruthless efficiency.

Orthodox Christians plunge into icy waters for Epiphany celebration despite sub-zero

Despite air temperatures being known to fall as low as -17C (1.4F) in some areas of eastern Europe at this time of year, many people still took part in the annual religious celebration. Authorities cut holes into frozen bodies of water and constructed wooden steps to allow easy access to the chilly waters for people seeking to take part. While in Ukraine, soldiers were seen taking turns dipping into a frozen pond - in which a cross shape had been cut out to allow the celebration to go ahead.

Inside the first new hotel on the Strip in over a decade: Dazzling footage of the vast 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas (and there's a peek inside its £11k-a-night Palace Suite)

Travel writer Jo Kessel (inset) filmed her stay at the 'mega' Vegas resort, which has oversized rooms, the world's largest LED globe, a 5,000-seat theatre (the biggest in town), seven swimming pools and a casino space the size of two football pitches. Her video has the inside scoop on the best places to dine (there are 40 restaurants) and drink, including Alle Lounge on 66, the hotel's top-floor rooftop bar that has a Strip view like no other...



Time to leg-go! Base jumper dangles from his partner's legs after they plunge into clouds from 3280ft Italian cliff in breathtaking stunt 

Tom Newberry and Callum Coldwell-Story, travelled to Mount Brento, Italy where they jumped together from the 3,280ft cliff into a valley covered by cloud while being carried by a single parachute. Tom steered the parachute away from the cliff face and through the thick cloud until the valley below came into view. Then Callum dropped into a free fall, opening his own parachute after a few seconds.

The 18-year-old vanished, from Bracknell after leaving Atik nightclub in nearby Windsor at around 2am on Sunday morning. A 21-year-old man appeared in court today charged with stalking.

Hungry hippos bite on an ELEPHANT carcass despite being herbivores in Botswana

In an unusual turn of events, photographer Brice Petit, 42, was visiting the Chobe River in Botswana back in October when he spotted the hippos nibbling on the dead animal. It is believed the elephant died of natural causes, and Brice said that when he arrived at the spot, vultures and marabou stork were already inspecting the carcass alongside two male lions. However, when the bloat of hippos arrived, all the other animals backed away.