Keira Knightley and Sir Elton John"s bid to save former KGB spy and media tycoon Alexander Lebedev from Russian jail sentence

Keira and Sir Elton's bid to save former KGB spy and media tycoon Lebedev from Russian jail sentenceAlexander Lebedev faces up to five years in jail for hitting Sergei Polonsky Sting, Sir Elton John and Keira Knightley unite in bid to save him from jailJudge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of controversial trial By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:03 GMT, 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 13 April 2013 Sir Elton John, Keira Knightley and Sting have united in a bid to save media tycoon Alexander Lebedev from jail in Moscow. This comes after a judge last week banned him from leaving Russia ahead of his controversial trial in which he is accused of politically motivated ‘hooliganism’.

Margaret Thatcher: Baroness "to spend Christmas in hospital" as she continues to recover from minor operation

Baroness Thatcher 'in good spirits' and set to spend Christmas in hospital as she recovers from minor operationFormer PM was moved to a London hospital last week after suffering abdominal pains87-year-old had growth removed from her bladder | UPDATED: 16:21 GMT, 24 December 2012 Baroness Thatcher remained in hospital today as she recovered from minor surgery. The 87-year-old former prime minister is expected to spend Christmas there after being operated on three days ago to remove a growth from her bladder after suffering pain earlier in the week. Following the operation, she was said to be 'in good spirits', and a spokeswoman this afternoon said there had been no change in her condition

Armed robbers threaten child with knife before slicing gold bangles from a woman"s arm using pair of pliers

Armed robbers threaten child with knife before slicing gold bangles from a woman's arm using pair of pliersThree armed men forced their way into a house in Levenshulme, Greater ManchesterThey held a knife to a child's throat The gang stole six bangles from the child's mother | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 24 December 2012 A gang of armed robbers held a knife to a child's throat and cut gold bangles from the youngster's mother. The three men forced their way into a family home in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester on Friday evening and threatened the child before using pliers to cut six bangles from the woman's arm

Property tycoon Robert Curtis who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapse

Property tycoon who dated model Caprice dies in fall under Tube after business collapseRobert Curtis, 47, made fortune on London property market Lived jet-set lifestyle and once dated famous lingerie modelBut his business crumbled during the recession and he was hit by a series of personal tragedies including the suicide of fellow magnate Paul Castle | UPDATED: 20:07 GMT, 20 December 2012 A millionaire who made his fortune on the London property market and once dated model Caprice has died after falling under a Tube train. Robert Curtis, 47, was said to have lived 'the high life' after launching a successful business letting upmarket properties in the early 2000s. But his life spiralled into disarray after his business empire crumbled during the recession as well as personal tragedies including the suicide of his friend Paul Castle and a failed marriage.

Man who "tried to murder his girlfriend" while on the run is arrested after evading police for two weeks

Man who 'tried to murder his girlfriend' while on the run is arrested after evading police for two weeks Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in York last night North Yorkshire Police officers had issued an urgent public appeal He is being questioned on suspicion of attempting to murder his girlfriendA 27-year-old woman is in a stable condition in hospital with stab wounds | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 17 December 2012 Wanted: Michael Bennison, 28, who is suspected of stabbing his 27-year-old girlfriend with a bladed item in York on Friday afternoon A man has been arrested after it is believed he tried to kill his girlfriend while on the run from police. Michael Bennison, 28, was arrested in York yesterday evening following a nationwide manhunt

"Tis the season… to wear much more make-up: Women use three times as much during festive season

'Tis the season…to wear much more make-up: Women use three times as much during festive season | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 11 December 2012 Party season: Women use three times as much make-up in December says survey It seems our homes aren’t the only things that get a little extra decoration at this time of year. Women wear around three times as much make-up during the Christmas season, according to a poll, slathering 12 products on to their faces before going on a night out

One way to spend the commute! Impromptu Underground concert wins over fellow travellers and becomes a hit on YouTube

One way to spend the commute! Impromptu Underground concert wins over fellow travellers and becomes a hit on YouTube | UPDATED: 23:52 GMT, 9 December 2012 Commuters in a packed train carriage watched in amazement as a fellow traveller gave an epic musical performance on an electronic keyboard. The pianist drew whoops and cheers from onlookers — and mobile phone footage of the incident has now become a huge hit on YouTube since being posted on the web on Saturday.

Buckingham Palace: Victim of hit-and-run horror knocked down by two cars was "diligent" 22-year-old university student

Victim of hit-and-run horror knocked down by two cars outside Buckingham Palace was 'diligent' 22-year-old university student Former headteacher pays tribute to 'extremely well-liked' student42-year-old man bailed by police after being arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and failing to stop | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 5 December 2012 University student Stacey Cooke, 22, (pictured) was knocked down and killed outside Buckingham Palace last Friday A 22-year-old university student who was knocked down and killed in an horrific hit-and-run outside Buckingham Palace involving two cars has been named today. Stacey Cooke, from Shoreham, near Sevenoaks, Kent, was struck by a pair of Mercedes E-Class cars at The Mall in central London, last Friday

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin"s jail

Model wife of billionaire newspaper baron Alexander Lebedev fights to save her husband from Putin's jail | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 1 December 2012 Russian model and fashion icon Elena Perminova is a familiar fixture in the world of haute couture. But today, the striking Siberian-born 26-year-old wears a deep frown