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Sex symbols have fat legs: Everett

They are sex symbols idolised by millions but Beyonce, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian have fallen foul of famously catty actor Rupert Everett - who says they have fat legs.

Lions visitor faced fire 'dilemma'

A mother has described the "dilemma" she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure.

Agencies quit CBI over vote stance

Scottish Government agencies in charge of creating jobs and attracting tourists have become the latest to quit business lobbying organisation the CBI after it formally backed a "no" vote in the referendum.

Showers put dampener on Easter

The settled Easter weather is set to come to an abrupt end today as heavy showers and thunder are expected to greet many Britons over the long weekend.

Hart 'in Generation Game talks'

Comedian Miranda Hart is in talks to step into Sir Bruce Forsyth's shoes for a relaunch of the Generation Game, it was reported today.

Boy dies after three-vehicle crash

A second person has died in hospital following a three-vehicle crash in which six other people were seriously injured.

CCTV 'used to spy on teachers'

Schools are using CCTV cameras designed to keep pupils safe to spy on teachers, it has been claimed.

Archbishop to highlight hardship

The Archbishop of Canterbury will use his Easter sermon to highlight the hardship of people suffering from conflict around the world and in Britain.

Royals protect animal from George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to step in to protect an endangered Australian animal - from baby Prince George.

Bankrupt quango chief steps down

A businessman appointed by David Cameron to head a multibillion-pound quango has been forced to step down after it was disclosed that he was bankrupt.

Shots probe after teenagers injured

Police are investigating whether shots were fired during a city centre disturbance which left two teenagers in hospital.

Marathon runner denies cheat claims

A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon in less than half the time it took him to complete the first has denied claims he cheated.

Best of England in Hall of Fame

An exhibition showcasing the best of England, from the Beatles to Bakewell pudding, will open on St George's Day.

Urban music showcased at live event

Another live music event is to take place in Scotland, adding to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Church to reopen after flooding

A congregation will gather at their Somerset parish church for Easter Sunday today, the first service to be held there since massive floods devastated the area.

72% book holidays while at work

Nearly two-thirds of workers book their holidays while in the office, according to research.

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Tougher mortgage checks warning

People applying for a mortgage are facing tougher affordability checks which delve into their spending habits on outgoings ranging from childcare, travel and clothing to wine clubs and even a flutter on the horses.

What the papers say


Christian worker in dismissal claim

A Christian nursery nurse is claiming unfair dismissal after losing her job because she said she told a gay colleague that the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin.

From the first editions


Bankrupt quango chief steps down

A businessman appointed by David Cameron to head a multibillion-pound quango has been forced to step down after it was disclosed that he was bankrupt.

Gove under fire at NUT conference

Michael Gove was described as a "demented Dalek on speed" today as teachers debated calls for a major escalation of strike action.

Road cameras 'pose privacy threat'

There is a "very real risk" that members of the public are having their privacy impacted upon by the network of roadside surveillance in the UK, the Government's new Surveillance Camera Commissioner has warned.

British Pathe footage on YouTube

Newsreel archive British Pathe has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films to YouTube, making rare 20th century videos available to the public.

Man remanded after firearms seized

A gardener has been remanded in custody in connection with firearms offences after Scotland Yard claimed to have seized one of its biggest gun hauls.

Three charged over doorstep attack

Police have charged three people after an investigation into a doorstep attack which left a 19-year-old woman with serious burns.

Ex- Radio 4's Derek Cooper dies

Former BBC Radio 4 presenter Derek Cooper has died at the age of 88, the BBC has confirmed.

Kate takes controls in fighter jet

It was an offer the Duke of Cambridge probably thought his wife could not refuse - jumping in the back seat of his fighter jet.

Data sharing 'borderline insane'

Government plans to share taxpayers' data with private firms were condemned as "borderline insane" by a senior Tory MP.

Church to reopen after flooding

A congregation will gather at their Somerset parish church for Easter Sunday tomorrow, the first service to be held there since massive floods devastated the area.

Sir Hugh 'didn't want top Met job'

Sir Hugh Orde has said that he "didn't want" the top job at the Metropolitan Police, despite applying for the post on two occasions.

Labour warned on credible policies

Labour must demonstrate it has credible policies to rebuild and grow the economy if it is to regain power at the next general election, a former senior policy adviser to the party has warned.

British Gas denies bonus claims

British Gas has denied claims it paid its staff bonuses to inflate customers' bills.

Crackdown on 'dodgy directors'

The Government is set to bring forward proposals aiming to implement more restrictions and punishments for s o-called "dodgy directors".

Schools 'using unqualified staff'

Schools are using unqualified staff to teach pupils and prepare lessons, according to a survey of teachers.

Teachers warn over pupil poverty

Children are turning up for school cold, hungry and wearing unwashed or unsuitable clothes because their families are facing money problems, teachers are warning.

21-year-old man dies after fall

A 21-year-old man has died following a fall near Mount Snowdon, police said.

John Lewis to celebrate 150 years

John Lewis is to mark its 150th anniversary with a celebration of the company's growth from a humble draper's shop to a £4 billion international business.

Farage calls for zero-hours curbs

Large firms should sign up to a "tough code of conduct" to prevent them exploiting workers on zero-hours contracts, Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said.

Shooting death suspects 'dinosaurs'

Dissident republican suspects in the killing of one of their former commanders in Belfast are "dinosaurs trapped in the past", the city's Lord Mayor said.

Hague warns Moscow on Ukraine deal

Russia has an obligation to ensure that pro-Moscow forces comply with the terms of the international deal aimed at calming tensions in Ukraine, William Hague said.

Kate wigs out at Aussie Easter show

The Duchess of Cambridge has suggested the perfect solution for her husband's growing bald patch - an alpaca toupee.

Syria death son is 'a martyr' - dad

The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has described him as a "martyr" as he revealed he tried to convince him not to fight in the war-torn country.

Payouts to teachers on the rise

Teachers were awarded tens of millions of pounds in compensation last year, after bringing claims for accidents, attacks and discrimination at work.

Teachers considering fresh strikes

Teachers are gearing up for a fresh round of strikes this summer in a long-running bitter row over pay, pensions and conditions.

Obama man 'can help Labour win'

Labour hopes the recruitment of o ne of US President Barack Obama's top strategists will prepare Ed Miliband's party for a "tough" 2015 general election campaign.

Russia launches Arctic oil shipment

The first ever shipment of oil from offshore Arctic waters to Europe has been launched, in a "defining moment" for the region, according to Greenpeace.

Doctor 'vindicated' by tribunal

A heart doctor who turned whistleblower to expose NHS safety fears said he felt "vindicated" after winning an unfair dismissal case following a prolonged dispute with hospital bosses.

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