It's like living in a tanning salon! Family's agony over neighbour's solar panels that reflects sunlight directly into their home Trevor Chase, 81, fitted the panels on top of his bungalow in Devon His next door neighbour Robert Phipps says his home is now lit up His family have to retreat behind thick curtains to hide from the glare Torridge District Council said planning permission was not required By Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 13:33 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:59 GMT, 25 April 2013 Sitting in your conservatory is supposed to be a relaxing way of spending a sunny afternoon. But for the Phipps family the sunshine means they are forced to retreat behind blackout curtains after their neighbour installed solar panels
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.
'My son was bullied to death': Child abuse campaigner grieves after 14-year-old son is found dead at their homeTeenager Ayden Olson was found dead at home in ColchesterMother Shy Keenan claims he was bullied to deathUnclear if Ms Keenan believes he was bullied at school or elsewhere By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 11:17 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 15 March 2013 A 14-year-old boy who was found dead at his home was 'bullied to death', his heartbroken mother claims. Teenager Ayden Olson, was found at his home in Colchester, and his mother Shy Keenan wrote on Twitter that her son had been persecuted.
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.
Newlywed woman, 28, 'killed by drug-driver in police pursuit' was three months pregnant, family reveals By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 12:42 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:01 GMT, 29 January 2013 Victim: Ahtia Tabasim was killed by a driver who was being chased by police on Sunday The family of a new bride who was killed when her car was hit by a suspected drug-driver fleeing from police has paid tribute to the 28-year-old and revealed that she was three months pregnant.
'Fighting fit' British police officer, 32, dies after collapsing on French ski holiday PC Richard Williams, 32, died yesterday after collapsing in FranceHe was on a skiing holiday in Val d'Isre with colleaguesPolice pay tribute to a 'much-loved son, brother and cherished colleague' By Sean O'hare PUBLISHED: 11:17 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:21 GMT, 23 January 2013 A police officer has collapsed and died while on a skiing holiday in Val d'Isre, France.
New weapon in the war against the biggest killer of young people: The cyber road test that stops teenage drivers making the mistake that left me paralysed for life | UPDATED: 22:29 GMT, 29 December 2012 Like most teenagers who have just passed their driving test, Lauren Eade is keen to get behind the wheel as often as possible. So she sets off one crisp winter afternoon – and I am beside her
Lightning strike sparks devastating blaze at school just three years after 12m refit is completed following arson attack Members of the public dialled 999 when they spotted flames at 7am More than 60 firefighters were still trying to tackle the blaze at 5pmSchool burned twelve years ago after an arsonist targeted a science lab | UPDATED: 17:37 GMT, 27 December 2012 A bolt of lightning is understood to have sparked a devastating fire which destroyed large parts of school today, just three years after it had undergone a 12million refit following an arson attack in 2000.
You're not the Ritz… WE'RE the Ritz! London landmark orders rural minnow to change nameThe Ritz conference centre is in rural Desborough, NorthamptonshireIt has borne the name 'The Ritz' in the small town for over 80 years Cost per head for entire wedding there is cheaper than Ritz afternoon tea Afternoon tea at Ritz London 'costs more per head than wedding' in centreRitz Hotel: '[We] cannot allow [our] trademarks to be used without consent'Owner Kris Malde slams Ritz Hotel for using 'sledgehammer to crack a nut' | UPDATED: 22:28 GMT, 21 December 2012 One is a byword for luxury, not to mention the favoured hotel of celebrities and royalty, dominating one of the most expensive areas of London
Thousands riot in Egypt on the eve of constitution vote as Islamist hardliners clash with liberalsMuslim Brotherhood members and ultraconservative Salafis clashed with youthful liberal protesters in Alexandria todayRiot police used tear-gas and batons to stop the fighting Clashes come on the eve of final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution | UPDATED: 21:35 GMT, 21 December 2012 Demonstrations by supporters of President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents descended into violence today ahead of a final vote on an Islamist-influenced constitution tomorrow that has divided the country. The two opposing sides hurled rocks and stones at each other during a two-hour-long clash in Egypt's second largest city Alexandria over the controversial constitution which has deeply polarised the nation.