The gurning exhibitionist: Fergie makes her presence known at Margaret Thatcher"s funeral

The gurning exhibitionist: Fergie makes her presence known at Margaret Thatcher's funeral Her friends say the former royal simply has an 'expressive' faceShe was also forced to deny texting at the end of the service By Rebecca English PUBLISHED: 23:11 GMT, 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 03:47 GMT, 18 April 2013 She was a surprise addition to the guest list.

Danny Boyle explains he turned down knighthood because he wouldn"t have felt right accepting individual award for Olympics opening ceremony

'It's just not me': Danny Boyle explains he turned down knighthood because he wouldn't have felt right accepting individual award for the Olympics opening ceremony Boyle, 56, was in line for New Year Honours list for highly praised spectacle He said a cast of thousands helped create it, so accepting 'didn't feel right' Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance” class=”blkBorder” /> A performer playing the role of the Queen parachutes from a helicopter during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance The quintessentially British scenes saw the ceremony widely hailed a resounding success Actors perform in a sequence to represent the National Health Service (NHS) during the ceremony Trainspotting, a film about Edinburgh junkies, was one of Boyle’s earliest big-screen hits.

UK weather: Temperatures to fall again by end of the week (and snow could make a comeback)

The sun's out… but spring hasn't sprung: Temperatures to fall again by end of the week (and snow could make a comeback)Kinlochewe in the Scottish Highlands saw temperatures of 13.4C yesterday South East and East Anglia could see snow flurries by the end of the week By John Stevens PUBLISHED: 01:19 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:18 GMT, 18 February 2013 Britain enjoyed an early taste of spring yesterday as the country basked in sunshine and some ventured out for the first time this year without a coat. Just days after snow brought disruption to parts of the country, temperatures jumped into double figures.

More than one million pensioners are just 200 away from going into debt

More than one million pensioners are just 200 away from going into debt | UPDATED: 18:49 GMT, 23 December 2012 Receiving a surprise bill of just 200 would be enough to push more than a million pensioners into debt, a charity warned last night. A study by Age UK has found that the combination of rising fuel bills and plummeting savings is taking its toll on older people.

Coutts & Co: Lotto couple who won 1million want compensation from Queen"s bank after "wrong advice" left them with just 10k-a-year…

Lotto couple who won 1million want compensation from Queen's bank after 'wrong advice' left them with just 10k-a-year to live onThe couple from Devon are now hoping to win a substantial amount of compensation from the 320-year-old private bankAllege they should have been treated as 'vulnerable people' due to the unexpected surprise of their overnight win in 2001 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 The bank used by the Queen is being chased for compensation by a couple who won 1million, but were left with 10,000 a year to live on after being given the ‘wrong advice’.

Why did the llama cross the M25? Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below

Why did the llama cross the M25 Animal spotted strolling across a bridge above the motorway as lorries thunder past below Stray llama was spotted crossing a bridge above the motorway near the junction with the M3 in Surrey | UPDATED: 21:49 GMT, 20 December 2012 According to the age-old joke, the chicken crossed the road in order to get to the other side. So does that explain why this llama was spotted strolling across a motorway bridge in Surrey Drivers travelling along the M25 were stunned to see the creature making its way across the bridge near the junction with the M3

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador"s Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppies

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador's Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppiesThe pups were all born on 12/12/12Lucy's family had been planing to have her neuteredThe pups are so tiny they are being fed with bottles | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 A Labrador has given her family 12 unexpected early Christmas presents. Three-year-old Lucy started giving birth at the home of her ‘auntie’, Annette Thompson, in Kirkholt, Rochdale. But neither she, nor Lucy’s owner Rachel Foy, had known she was pregnant

93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling "financially safe and comfortable"

93,000, the price of peace of mind: Amount would leave most people feeling 'financially safe and comfortable' | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 11 December 2012 We may all dream of winning many millions in a lottery rollover – but it seems that a little less than 100,000 would satisfy the hopes of most families. That’s how much would leave people feeling ‘financially safe and comfortable’, if it was in their account.

Oh Ed, you"re such a delicate little flower!

Oh Ed, you’re such a delicate little flower! | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 10 December 2012 NEXT YEAR'S NEWS TODAY (PART 2) JULY Nadine Dorries MP agrees to appear as the special guest at the Chimpanzees' Tea Party at Whipsnade Zoo Nadine Dorries MP agrees to appear as the special guest at the Chimpanzees’ Tea Party at Whipsnade Zoo, three times daily, and four times at weekends. 'I’m on a mission to communicate,’ she explains, ‘and I plan to tell the chimps all about the Common Agricultural Policy and the Exchange Rate Mechanism. Anyone who says I shouldn’t is merely being chimpist