Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive down

Bungling council officials paint double yellow lines in an alleyway which is too narrow to drive downContractors 'forgot how big cars were' and painted the linesThey were supposed to be part of clampdown to stop illegal parking in alleywaysSpace between lines measures just 13 inches By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 10:07 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 16 April 2013 It would make a good racing track for model cars.

US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlook

US job fears wipe 25bn off FTSE as stock markets across the world reel from grim outlookThe number of Americans in work rose less than expected Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic slammed into reverse By Hugo Duncan PUBLISHED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:17 GMT, 6 April 2013 Nearly 25billion was wiped off the value of Britain’s top companies yesterday as bleak jobs news in the US sent stock markets tumbling. The number of Americans in work rose by 88,000 in March – well below the 200,000 expected by analysts

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers Boy, eight, ordered to flee by police marksmen as they hunted down the gunman in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Police firearms officers shot at the man, aged in his 50s, but missedHe was later arrested after being tackled by a police dog By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 12:07 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 This is the terrifying moment a gunman casually strolled down a road carrying a pistol which he had threatened to shoot two officers with.

Andrew Mitchell launches libel suit against The Sun for breaking "Plebgate" story

Police find 'no evidence' that officers lied in Plebgate row as Andrew Mitchell launches libel suit against The Sun for story that cost him his job Ex Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell issued writ against The Sun yesterdayLawyer says it is to address 'campaign of vilification by the Sun against him'It was claimed he called police 'plebs' in spat as he left Downing St last year 'A number of potential actions being considered' against other newspapers 'Initial papers' regarding the row were passed to detectives yesterday . Those arrested include a 52-year-old from the DPG who was held on December 15 on suspicion of misconduct in public office and bailed until April

Police appeal for help after finding toddler abandoned in her pram in Carlisle late at night

Police appeal for help after finding toddler abandoned in her pram in Carlisle late at night By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 09:48 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:48 GMT, 29 March 2013 A toddler was found abandoned in Carlisle late last night, police said today. The child, who is believed to be about three, was found at about 11pm last night in Warwick Road, Carlisle

Revealed: The "miracle" ingredient Matrixyl in wrinkle cream that DOUBLES the production of skin-plumping collagen

Anti-wrinkle creams that really work… but only with a magic ingredient A chemical called Matrixyl used in some anti-wrinkle creams may double the amount of collagen in skin Collagen is needed to keep skin elastic and give it a plump, youthful feel – but production declines with ageScientists say Matrixyl can help the skin produce more By Fiona Macrae and Ryan Kisiel PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:24 GMT, 7 March 2013 It is news that will put a smile on the face of plenty of women of a certain age – and stop them worrying about the lines it may leave.

Lulu chases thief as she"s mugged at cash machine

You make me wanna shout… stop thief!: Pop legend Lulu chases robber after he snatches her bank card at cash machineThe 5ft 1in star was robbed as she went to withdraw cash in KensingtonShe then chased after the thief before calling the police for help Cashpoint is just a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge By Charlotte Griffiths PUBLISHED: 23:45 GMT, 2 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 3 March 2013 Pop legend Lulu has been the victim of a frightening cashpoint robbery – a few hundred yards from the Kensington Palace home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Vandal professor with impeccable manners facing a 28,000 bill after scratching graffiti on his neighbours" cars

Vandal professor with impeccable manners facing a 28,000 bill after scratching graffiti on his neighbours' carsStephen Graham, 47, went on half-naked rampage after downing ginScratched words such as 'arbitrary', 'wrong' and 'silly' onto 4x4sHas vague memory of walking down the street in a dream-like state By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 2 March 2013 Remorse: Stephen Graham scratched graffiti on 27 vehicles A professor with a hatred of 4×4 cars scratched graffiti on vehicles in his upmarket neighbourhood, a court heard yesterday. Stephen Graham, 48, used a screwdriver to write words such as ‘arbitrary’, ‘wrong’ and ‘very silly’ on the paintwork while dressed in only underpants and a jacket. His night-time vandalism, while still wearing a sleeping mask on his forehead, left 27 cars damaged and has landed the professor with a 28,000 compensation bill.

Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic "riot shield" to stop Larry the cat from getting into building

Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic 'riot shield' to stop Larry the cat from getting into building Chief Mouser to the Cabinet found his way into the Foreign Office blockedHe and George Osborne's cat Freya are regular visitors to the buildingBut staff with allergies had complained about their presence William Hague came to their aid and ordered the removal of the barrier By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:01 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 21 February 2013 As Chief Mouser to the Cabinet, Larry is used to having his run of Downing Street. So he was understandably more than a little perturbed today when he found one of his favourite prowling routes blocked by a plastic shield. It appears the Foreign Office, which installed the clear cover, has gone to extreme lengths to stop the No10 employee from snooping around.

Driver, 59, stabbed repeatedly by carjackers as they demanded keys to his Mercedes outside his home

Driver, 59, stabbed repeatedly by carjackers as they demanded keys to his Mercedes outside his homeVictim left seriously injured by thieves who failed to steal Mercedes C220Onlookers thought men were play-fighting and saw 'rolling around' on lawnNeighbour's doorstep left soaked in blood after victim went for help By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 13:50 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:07 GMT, 18 February 2013 A driver was left seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times in a frenzied attack by would-be carjackers wanting his Mercedes.