Candid pictures capture the birth of the groovy "teenage" generation in 1940s America

Drinking milkshakes, an evening at the drive-in and dancing the night away: Candid pictures capture the birth of the 'teenage' generation having a gas in 1940s America By Thomas Durante PUBLISHED: 17:19 GMT, 14 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:07 GMT, 15 April 2013 Before Justin Bieber, One Direction and Gossip Girl, the carefree teens of the early 1940s sipped milkshakes, listened to records and went on their first dates – usually to the movies to catch a flick. The stunning images by photographer Nina Leen, captured daily life of the American teenager as the country emerged from the Great Depression and World War II was waged abroad

I was conned by TV bosses, says teenage star of Barely Legal Drivers reality show

I was conned by TV bosses, says teenage star of Barely Legal Drivers reality showAmy Smith, 18, claims BBC 'set her up' with promises of TOWIE-style showInstead they followed her driving around exposing her as a bad driverBBC hit back saying she signed a release form and parents knew all along By Eleanor Harding PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:29 GMT, 2 April 2013 A teenager claims she was set up by a BBC programme after unwittingly taking part in a documentary about bad driving. Amy Smith, 18, said she thought she was taking part in a lifestyle show after responding to an advert asking for ‘fun and confident groups of friends’. The beauty student said she imagined it would be a reality TV series similar to ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex.

Teenage sweethearts finally marry 60 YEARS after disapproving parents forced them apart

'We have simply picked up where we left off!' Teenage sweethearts finally marry 60 YEARS after disapproving parents forced them apartEileen and Warner Billington met aged 16 and 17The pair wanted to marry in 1950 but her father refusedBoth married other people but were widowed at the same timeThey finally married aged 78 and 79 in Truro this year PUBLISHED: 11:59 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:51 GMT, 1 April 2013 In the sitting room of Eileen and Warner Billington’s home, the black and white photograph on the right takes pride of place. It shows the couple as teenage sweethearts, cuddled up in a photobooth during a charabanc outing to the seaside at Rhyl, North Wales, in 1950

Four "aggressive and out of control" dogs put down at house, in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where 15-year-old girl found dead

BREAKING NEWS: Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs put down at house where 15-year-old girl found dead By James Rush PUBLISHED: 16:31 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:46 GMT, 26 March 2013 Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said (file picture) Four 'aggressive and out of control' dogs have been put down at a house in Atherton, Greater Manchester, where a 15-year-old girl was found dead today, police said. Officers were called to the house shortly after 2pm today following a report of a teenage girl who was seen unconscious, along with a number of 'out of control' dogs. Police have said officers attended where they were confronted by 'a number of dogs that were aggressive and out of control'

Ex-BBC producer cleared in Savile sex abuse probe criticises "over-zealous" police but admits he knew DJ spent night with girl as young as…

'I wouldn't have grassed him up': Ex-BBC producer cleared in Savile sex abuse probe criticises 'over-zealous' police but admits he knew DJ spent night with girl as young as TEN Wilfred De'ath was arrested for sexual assault of actress on November 11The Crown Prosecution Service dropped case against him yesterday Complainant withdrew statement as she was the only one giving evidence De'ath had confronted Savile over night DJ spent with child in hotel 'I said “I think you are living dangerously”.

Doctor Who staff "used positions to sexually exploit young male fans of show in 1980s"

Two senior Doctor Who staff 'used their jobs to sexually exploit young male fans of BBC show in 1980s' Producer John Nathan-Turner 'groomed young men who visited studios' Production manager Gary Downie was also involved, new book claimsBook claims JNT once engaged in sex act in BBC office while on phone By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 16:21 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 24 March 2013 The BBC faces a new sex scandal over claims two senior Doctor Who staff abused their positions to exploit fans. A book alleges the show’s longest-serving producer, John Nathan-Turner, and his partner, production manager Gary Downie, preyed on young male fans in the 1980s.

"I think I"m going to die": Chilling last words of schoolgirl, 14, who predicted her death on Facebook minutes before she was killed by…

'I think I'm going to die': Chilling last words of schoolgirl, 14, who predicted her death on Facebook minutes before she was killed by drink-driver Kayleigh Lawrie, 14, died when travelling in car of HGV driver Steven HayterHayter was twice the limit when the car flew 60ft through the air into a ditchHe was trying to retrieve a cigarette from the foot well when the car crashedKayleigh wanted to get out of the car but was told not to be so 'stupid' By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 17:05 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 20 March 2013 A terrified teenage girl predicted her own death on Facebook just minutes before she lost her life at the hands of a drunken driver, a court heard today. Kayleigh Lawrie, 14, pleaded to be allowed to get out of the car being driven by her father's friend because she was so scared by his ‘Formula One’ style driving.

Centre for Social Justice: Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn"t at risk

Teenage sex slave raped 90 times in one weekend despite authorities saying she wasn't at riskGirl gave evidence to committee despite still being 'deeply traumatised'CSJ report claims efforts to tackle slavery in a state of crisisMore than 1,000 adults and children trafficked into or within UK in 2011/12 (file picture posed by model)” class=”blkBorder” /> A report by the Centre for Social Justice has said more than 1,000 adults and children were trafficked into or within the UK in 2011/2012 (file picture posed by model) A teenage girl was raped 90 times in one weekend it has been revealed, in a shocking report into modern-day slavery in the UK. The report, due to be published tomorrow by the Centre for Social Justice, contains evidence from the girl, who was 16 at the time she was taken into slavery and raped by 90 men. The girl, who gave evidence to the committee despite still being 'deeply traumatised' by the attacks, did not come from a background which put her at risk, but became enslaved after befriending girls vulnerable to abuse, it has been reported.

Judge blames 15-year-old boy"s internet porn obsession for his rape of girl, 14, in a heinous attack

Judge blames 15-year-old boy's internet porn obsession for his rape of girl, 14, in a 'heinous' attack Girl, 14, was bound, gagged and tied to a chair by two teenage attackers Older boy, then 15, had spent days trawling internet porn sitesInterest in sexual matters was 'heightened', said judge 'Terrified' victim stripped and threatened with knife at house in HartlepoolOnly she could know 'full horror' of her ordeal, judge saidVictim left 'emotionally and psychologically damaged' by attack By Eleanor Harding and Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:53 GMT, 28 February 2013 A distraught father has demanded ministers take action after his teenage daughter was raped by a boy obsessed with hardcore online porn. The schoolgirl, who was 14 at the time, was bound, gagged, beaten up and raped by the 15-year-old as he tried to re-enact sadistic scenes he had viewed on the internet

Dr Darryl Peel: Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start bonfire in his garden dies

Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start a bonfire in his garden dies from his injuriesDr Darryl Peel, 51, died after accident which left him with 80 per cent burnsGP ignited petrol fumes whilst preparing a bonfire at his Suffolk home By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fatal accident: Dr Darryl Peel died three weeks after the accident which left him with severe burns A man has died after suffering horrific burns as he was caught in a fireball lighting a bonfire in his garden. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was preparing the pile of wood in his Suffolk home when a spark is believed to have set the petrol can ablaze.