Victory for the small man: Pub regulars celebrate after fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their local

We'll drink to that! Pub regulars celebrate fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their localThe retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, NorthumberlandBut planners and villagers waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pubThere have been with more than 200 conversions of pubs to supermarket chains in Britain since 2010 By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:19 GMT, 22 February 2013 Pub regulars have celebrated saving their beloved local from being turned into a Tesco after a 16 month campaign. The retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. But the scheme was rebuffed by planners and villagers, who waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pub.

The real life Bleak House: Family at war over 200,000 inheritance loses every penny in four-year legal dispute

The real life Bleak House: Family at war over 200,000 inheritance loses every penny in four-year legal disputeDaphne Burgess left sum to daughters Julia Hawes and Libby BurgessHer son Peter was left out of the will but he managed to overturn decisionPeter and Libby pitched against Julia at six-day Court of Appeal hearingLord Justice Mummery described the case as a 'calamity for the family' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 02:39 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:40 GMT, 20 February 2013 Challenge: Daphne Burgess left 200,000 to her daughters Julia Hawes (pictured) and Libby Burgess when she died aged 80. Her son Peter, who was left out of the will, managed to overturn the decision at the Court of Appeal A bitter battle over a family will ended yesterday with the two sides spending more on lawyers than the 200,000 at stake. Daphne Burgess left that sum when she died four years ago at the age of 80.

Labour has biggest lead over Tories for a decade as women turn on David Cameron

Labour surges 12 points ahead in polls to biggest lead over the Tories in a decade as women voters desert David Cameron ICM/Guardian: Labour 41%, Conservatives, 29%, Lib Dems 13%, UKIP 9%Female voters deserting Tories for Labour – 26% more would vote for themIn/out referendum promise has not stopped UKIP gaining votesLabour lead despite lack of faith in Ed Miliband as leaderOnly 18% asked thought him 'good in a crisis' – half PM's rating By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 11:44 GMT, 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 12 February 2013 Labour has surged to its biggest lead over the Tories in the polls for a decade as female voters continue to desert the Prime Minister. If a General Election was held today Ed Miliband's party would probably secure 41 per cent of the vote while David Cameron's Conservatives would get 29 per cent – down four per cent in a month

David Oakes, who murdered Christine Chambers and her daughter, dies 3 months into double-life sentence

'Sadistic monster' handed whole-life sentence for the torture and murder of his partner and her two-year-old daughter dies in hospitalMoJ confirm David Oakes, 50, has died of natural causes He murdered Christine Chambers and their child Shania in June last yearFormer couple were embroiled in a bitter custody battle The family had just secured a restraining order against himAfterwards the killer tried to shoot himself in the head but survived /10/17/article-2219016-158AED3F000005DC-316_634x630.jpg” width=”634″ height=”630″ alt=”The family of Christine Chambers and her daughter Shania, 2, were horrified when police returned their jewellery with traces of blood still on them after they were brutally murdered” class=”blkBorder” /> Torture: Oakes forced Christine Chamber to cut chunks of her own hair off before killing her and Shania (pictured together) in an attack that shocked Britain Oakes had 'systematically tortured' Ms Chambers for several hours before the killings, forcing her to strip and cutting chunks from her hair. Ms Chambers' 10-year-old daughter fled the house during the ordeal as police outside attempted to negotiate with the killer

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali "could be dead in days" warns distraught brother

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali family locked in bitter feud as distraught brother says he 'could be dead in days' Rahman Ali said the health of his boxing great brother is in decline The former world champion has suffered from Parkinson's since 1984Made a frail appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremonyRahman claims the family are being prevented from seeing Ali by wife Olympic opening ceremony” class=”blkBorder” /> Ali, pictured with wife Lonnie, left, was very frail during his appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, pictured right with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti He said that in the days when his brother could still communicate, he had told him he was not in pain, adding: ‘I’ve achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to accomplish.

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Proof that you can cut crime and save money By Daily Mail Comment PUBLISHED: 23:49 GMT, 30 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:50 GMT, 30 December 2012 For months, the Police Federation has been giving dire warnings that budget cuts and reforms to working practices would mean a ‘Christmas for criminals’. Yet instead of the predicted crimewave, new figures show the opposite – recorded crime has fallen by around 10 per cent

Plebgate: Sacked Chief Whip goes to war with the Met after PC falsely claimed he witnessed "f****** plebs" rant

I was stitched up by police: Sacked Chief Whip goes to war with Met after PC falsely claimed he witnessed 'f****** plebs' rantComes as new CCTV footage casts doubt on account in leaked police logAndrew Mitchell demands an inquiry into 'completely untrue' allegations'Three phrases were hung around my neck and used to destroy my career'David Cameron 'furious' as No 10 calls for police to 'get to bottom' of case | UPDATED: 23:22 GMT, 18 December 2012 On the attack: Sacked Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has called for an inquiry into the Plebgate affair after it emerged a police officer falsely claimed he witnessed his alleged 'f****** plebs' rant A bitter row broke out last night between Downing Street and the police over an alleged plot to bring down the former Chief Whip. A constable is now known to have falsely claimed he witnessed Andrew Mitchell’s encounter with two other officers in Downing Street when he is alleged to have called them ‘f***ing plebs’.

Hotel owner who said his wife was his "second best receptionist" loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement

Hotel owner who said his wife was his 'second best receptionist' loses bid to cut 2.7m divorce settlement Andrew Davies described his 39-year-old wife as merely a paid employeeBut she claimed to work up to 17 hours a day transforming their hotelLast year, Judge Martin O'Dwyer gave her 2.2m cash and their homeLord Justice Thorpe said there was no reason to reverse that decision | UPDATED: 17:54 GMT, 11 December 2012 Millionaire hotel owner Andrew Davies who claimed his wife Debra was 'no more than a receptionist' today lost his Appeal Court bid to cut her 2.7million divorce settlement. The 49-year-old owner of the 6million Cardiff Hotel, which overlooks exclusive Norfolk Square, in Bayswater, west London, claimed he was the driving force behind the business.

British father who fled Somerset after divorce left him suicidal reappears 20 years later… in -40C Siberia

British father who fled Somerset after divorce left him suicidal re-emerges in SIBERIA where he has lived for last 20 years His one sorrow is not knowing how to find his three children from his first marriage back in Exmoor Michael Ware married a local girl in a Russian village three time-zones east of Moscow, with a population of just 15They now have three children together and work on a farm that is inaccessible for most of the yearHe is now known as Mikhail and locals cannot tell he is English – aside from his Royal Mail woollen hat | UPDATED: 21:06 GMT, 11 December 2012 A British father who fled the country two decades ago after a bitter divorce left him suicidal has resurfaced – as a Siberian peasant.

City lunch for two cost investment manager 1.7m… after bosses found out he tried to poach another worker

City lunch for two cost investment manager 1.7m… after bosses found out he tried to poach another worker | UPDATED: 13:00 GMT, 11 December 2012 Fahim Imam-Sadeque will not receive his bonus It was a lunch that has undoubtedly left a bitter taste in his mouth. A city high flyer lost a 1.7m bonus claim in the High Court today over what has been described as the world's most expensive lunch.