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Schoolgirl, 13, becomes youngest-ever winner of a Commonwealth medal with bronze in para sport swimming as her father reveals she could hardly walk at the age of four 

Determined Erraid Davies makes history by taking bronze in breaststrokeShe took up swimming after developing hip condition aged just threeYoungster did not tell her school ...  Visit website

Driving licence costs to be slashed by a third

First licence application to fall from £50 to £34 as part of DVLA reviewTransport minister Claire Perry says it will help young drivers with costsBy Matt ...  Visit website

Peter Capaldi reveals why his Doctor Who will not be flirting with his young companion

The 56-year-old says: 'It's not what this doctor's concerned with'He added the hit show will have more 'gravity' than previous seriesCapaldi also admits he didn't ...  Visit website

Pops Classic the world's first champagne ice lolly on sale in UK

Pops Classic lollies contain 37 per cent champagne (but just 100kcals)They are said to be popular with celebrities including Miley CyrusEach contains around half a ...  Visit website

Venice Beach lightning strikes leaves swimmer dead and 7 hospitalized after thunderstorm

Some 13 people hit on the Venice Beach boardwalk about 2.20pm SundayA 20-year-old man, who has not yet been named has died from his injuriesHe ...  Visit website

Black box finds MH17 was hit by missile

Data from MH17 black box is consistent with a missile attackAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Sunday more federal police would be deployed to ...  Visit website

Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy pictures 'leered at by morgue workers'

Employees at New York City's Medical Examiner's Office are accessing confidential pictures and reports of celebrities autopsiesAmong the files accessed are actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman ...  Visit website

Royal Navy's Sarah West 'may never be allowed to run a ship again'

If affair claims are proven, Cdr Sarah West could see her career terminatedThe male officer, who is not named, may also face disciplinary actionCdr West ...  Visit website

Emirates axes flights over Iraq in wake of MH17 missile strike

Emirates will stop flying over Iraq and re-route planes to other flight pathsAirline president Sir Tim Clark said he hoped other airlines would follow suitIt ...  Visit website

'Used to be roads, now rivers of hail': Storm described as 'zombie apocalypse' brings chaos to morning rush hour in British cities with thunderstorms and flash flooding

Lightning, hail and flash flooding hits parts of Britain this morning, causing traffic chaos and public transport disarrayHail storm hits Brighton with stones reported to ...  Visit website

Graham Patrick Martin 'terrorized by Twitter stalker who wishes he died on MH370'

An imposter allegedly set up an account with the Major Crimes star's nameThe stalker 'sends more than 100 tweets a day', some abusiveTwitter shut down ...  Visit website

Steve Adsley had a stroke and survived a week by drinking toilet water

Steve Adsley, 62, collapsed whilst in the bathroom and ended up paralyzedUnable to get up, he had to yell for help - but his cries ...  Visit website

WATCH man jump over CROCODILE and nearly get bitten

A group of men are seen standing on the side of what appears to be a river with the crocodile just feet away A man ...  Visit website

Rihanna 'stalker' case judge admits he has no idea who she is

Judge told homeless Kevin McGlynn was 'arrested for stalking Rihanna'Veteran judge Abraham Clott admitted he had no idea who the singer isMcGlynn appeared in court ...  Visit website

Yosemite Valley wildire destroys 13 homes

Firefighters in Northern California made progress on Sunday against a wildfire that has destroyed 13 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations The fire, which also ...  Visit website

California ground sinking as the deep-water layer is siphoned up for farmers

The ground is sinking up to a foot each year each year in California farming areasThe third year of drought in the state means farmers ...  Visit website

Meteorologist Julya Johnson receives letter telling her to change appearance

Meteorologist Julya Johnson received a handwritten letter critiquing her styleThe writer said she should wear dress that don't fit so 'snugly' under her bustBy A. Greg ...  Visit website

Philip Seymour Hoffman's autopsy pictures 'leered at by morgue workers'

Employees at New York City's Medical Examiner's Office are accessing confidential pictures and reports of celebrities autopsiesAmong the files accessed are actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman ...  Visit website

Senate and House reach a deal to solve Veterans healthcare crisis

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and his House counterpart, Republican Representative Jeff Miller signed an agreement yesterdayThe agreement is aimed at recruiting more doctors, nurses and ...  Visit website

Transgender Nicole Sanders thrown off E! show Botched

By A. Greg Updated: 10:35 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

'Settle down, Captain Happy': Shocking audio revealed of heated exchange between a Delta pilot and air traffic controller

The argument occurred as the pilot landed on the wrong runway at the Atlanta airportThe pilot took offense at what he called the controller's 'bad ...  Visit website

Teen girl allegedly taped to tree, sexually assaulted and filmed by group of fellow students on school grounds

Adelaide high school student allegedly tied to a tree and sexually assaultedThe female student was allegedly filmed screaming during the attackThe girl's mother said the ...  Visit website

Boob job scrounger has her children's taxis to school axed - but she still says: 'If the council think I'm getting a bus, they can think again'

Josie Cunningham, 23, infamously had £4,800 breast enlargement on NHSShe has been receiving taxpayer-funded taxis to take her children to schoolIt comes after she complained ...  Visit website

Why a high-five or a 'fistbump' is more hygienic than a handshake

High-five is better for person's health than handshake, says British studyGreeting passes on fewer than half as many germs as traditional greetingAnd 'fistbump' is even ...  Visit website

X-Files star David Duchovny slammed for appearing in Russian beer advert after the downing of MH17 when he is part Ukrainian

Star, 53, appeared in TV advert imagining himself if he were RussianThe commercial tie-in was to promote popular Sibirskaya Korona beerPraised by Russian politicians - but attacked by ...  Visit website

JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

An XBox One is seen on display at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles November 26, 2013. ...  Visit website

As wounded Israeli troops return home, military censorship is harder to enforce

By Ruth Eglash July 27 at 5:08 PM RAMAT GAN, Israel — The Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv is on a war footing. ...  Visit website

The new land of opportunity for immigrants is Germany

BERLIN — An unemployed architect back in Barcelona, Jordi Colombi weighed his options and decided to start a new life. Armed with two suitcases and ...  Visit website

New U.S. help arrives for Syrian rebels as government, extremists gain

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — A U.S.-backed effort to arm the moderate Syrian opposition is finally ramping up along the Turkey-Syria border, but it may come too ...  Visit website

Boko Haram kidnaps Cameroon official’s wife

By Tansa Musa July 27 at 8:48 PM YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon — Nigerian Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed at ...  Visit website

In Eastern Ukraine, rebels claim few changes after downed flight

HRABOVE, Ukraine — More than a week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine, near the Russian border, the catastrophe appears to ...  Visit website

Rape victims to be warned that their sex lives will be trawled over by defence lawyers during a court appearance 

Country's most senior prosecutor said victims should know ordeal of courtAlison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, made the proposalSaid victims should know lawyers will attack ...  Visit website

In Blair's £6m mansion: celebrity-packed revelry for Cherie's 60th. In the Middle East: devastation. Foie gras and a freebie show by Bobby Davro - how peace envoy Tony Blair partied as Gaza was left like this 

No fewer than 150 guests attended Friday’s festivities including politicians, TV celebrities, socialites, Westminster fixers and multi-millionaire businessmenThey proceeded to a silk-lined marquee for a ...  Visit website

'Pretentious and confusing'... John Humphrys declares war on his BBC colleague Lord Bragg

Humphrys blasted Lord Bragg for talking about history in present tenseHe called it: 'Confusing, bogus, irritating and pretentious'Lord Bragg is apparently on holiday and has ...  Visit website

Soft justice for domestic abusers: Labour to highlight rise in slap-on-the-wrist 'community resolutions'

Labour's home affairs spokesman Yvette Cooper obtains police force dataIt shows 3,305 of the resolutions were used in 2013, up from 1,337 in 2009Resolutions will ...  Visit website

DOMINIC LAWSON: Today's horoscope:You'll meet a Tory MP so deluded he thinks astrology cures illness 

By Dominic Lawson Published: 01:07 GMT, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 01:08 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Try the fix-a-leaky-tap aisle: Homebase bosses to change store layouts so products grouped by task

Firm will group items by task to help homeowners lacking in DIY skillsContrast to displaying products in broad categories such as plumbingSo if you need ...  Visit website

From tubby smoker to record-breaking runner: Former 20-a-day man Steve Way finishes 10th in Commonwealth Games marathon, breaking 35-year British record

Way finished 10th for England in the marathon at Glasgow 2014He promised to celebrate with his first pint of lager in three monthsShortly after the ...  Visit website

Warning! Your fish and chips could actually be SHARK: Steve Boggan reveals how unsuspecting customers are being conned on a vast scale

Shark flesh is being passed off as popular fish species by some dealersRock salmon and flake are commonly sold in UK but are both types ...  Visit website

The new treat for a pampered pooch? A doggie pram (after all, every mother knows how important the 'buggy years' are)

Kelly Rose Bradford, 41, loves hitting the town and strolling with pet MatildaThe West Highland White Terrier, aged four, is pushed around in a pramUsing ...  Visit website

'It was top secret!': Cyclist shocks crowd by proposing to his girlfriend after finishing in a ride-off at the Commonwealth Games... and punches the air with joy when she says yes

Scotland's Chris Pritchard got down on one knee after finishing men's keirin The 31-year-old punched the air in delight as girlfriend Amanda Ball said yesCrowd - ...  Visit website

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