Council fined 12,000 for ignoring warnings about a rotten flagpole which crushed a toddler River Webster, 3, had cracked skull and ankle fractures after pole fell on herMother said River's pupils became 'tiny pinpricks' when pole hit her headGardener had told the council it was rotten 18 months beforehand By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 17:50 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:41 GMT, 15 April 2013 Crushed: River Webster suffered a cracked skull and bleeding on the brain when the flagpole fell on her last year A council ignored repeated warnings about a rotten flagpole before it collapsed and crushed a toddler, a court heard. River Webster, who was two years old at the time, suffered a cracked skull, bleeding on the brain and a double ankle fracture when the 18ft pole fell on her on March 31 last year.
Revealed: New James Bond novel will be called Solo and star a middle-aged 007 on an 'self-appointed mission' New book Solo will follow Bond as a 45-year-old in 1969Bond goes on 'self-appointed mission' during Cold WarSolo will be published in Britain on 26 September By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:12 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:21 GMT, 15 April 2013 The latest James Bond novel will be called Solo, its author William Boyd revealed today. Following the record-breaking success of Bond film Skyfall at the box office last year, Solo is hotly-anticipated as a follow-up to Bond creator Ian Fleming's bestselling books. Blockbuster: Last year's Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, topped $1billion at the global box office showing Bond's enduring popularity Britain's most famous secret agent will travel across Africa, America and Europe as middle-aged man of 45
Feathery fisticuffs: Thousands of revellers across the world get involved in World Pillow Fight Day World Pillow Fight Day took place everywhere from Amsterdam to ZurichTrafalgar Square was overtaken by a pillow flashmob for an hourThere were two rules: Don't hit anyone with a camera or without a pillow By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 04:02 GMT, 7 April 2013 A pillow-wielding mob descended on Trafalgar Square today for feathery fisticuffs in front of London's most iconic monuments. Trafalgar Square's usual inhabitants – tourists and pigeons – beat a hasty retreat as a flashmob of thousands gathered for a good old-fashioned pillow fight in the sunshine. Similar scenes were repeated all over the world as part of annual World Pillow Fight Day.
Boss of renowned English vineyard who crashed his sports car after getting 'tipsy' at a wine tasting sued for 300,000 by injured girlfriend Winemaker and his girlfriend had been at a London wine tasting since 11am Art Tukker, 24, then drove home from Haslemere station to West Sussex Tukker escaped the crash of his TVR sports car unscathedHis ex-girlfriend was 'seriously injured' and had to be cut from wreckage By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 20:55 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:57 GMT, 22 March 2013 The owner of an English vineyard who crashed his sports car after getting 'tipsy' at a wine tasting is being sued for 300,000 by his injured former girlfriend.
Teatime screening of Most Haunted breached TV rules by showing 'psychic' Derek Acorah being possessed by dead child Possession scenes were deemed too spooky for children Psychic Derek Acorah 'channeled the spirit' of a dead 9-year-old boy Sky argued Most Haunted does not have a following with young viewers Regulator Ofcom said the tone was 'consistently dark and menacing' By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 18:21 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 19 March 2013 A particularly spooky episode of paranormal TV show Most Haunted breached the broadcasting code, regulator Ofcom has ruled. The disturbing show featured psychic Derek Acorah, 62, being 'possessed' during a seance by a number of people, including a child who had been whipped and a woman who was said to have murdered children. Broadcast at 6pm by Pick TV, which is owned by Sky, Acorah reported ghostly presences at Chatham Dockyard in Kent and appeared to channel the spirit of a 9-year-old boy called Barney Little.
Secret payouts for terror suspects reach 30m as Kenneth Clarke argues we 'just pay up to who knows who' UK cannot contest compensation claims because of sensitive evidenceKenneth Clarke says 'we just pay up to who knows who'Vote on 'secret courts' to fight compensation claims will be held on Monday By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 02:04 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:27 GMT, 3 March 2013 Britain has paid out more than 30 million in compensation to terror suspects – and there could be yet more payments to come with 20 cases set to go ahead. The full extent of the payouts has emerged after Kenneth Clarke, the minister without portfolio, warned that Britain is a magnet for compensation claims
'We were inches from certain death': Family-of-four's lucky escape as their car explodes seconds after they dive out of burning car Stuart and Luesa Tasker rescued their daughters with seconds to spareFord Escort burst into a fireball without warning in LincolnshireBaby Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through the whole ordeal By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 20 February 2013 A young family escaped their burning car with seconds to spare when it burst into flames while they were driving then exploded seconds later. Stuart Tasker, 26, and his wife Luesa, 23, were travelling back from a friend’s house in Lincolnshire with their young children Amili, two, and 11-week-old Ayda-Mai when they began to smell burning. Tattoo artist Mr Tasker today described the terrifying ordeal, which his newborn daughter Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through