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July 16, 2018 9:28 AM Prince Louis GIGGLES: Kate and baby Louis in beautiful picture in royal christening shot

PRINCE Louis looks delightful as he giggles in a new official picture from his christening when he is being cradled from his adoring mother the Duchess of Cambridge. Photographer Matt Porteous was at the event to capture private images. However, the proud parents were so pleased with this image they wanted it released to the public. Kensington Palace 7

July 7, 2018 12:59 PM Thai cave rescue: Boys and parents send letters of love and reassurance

An exchange of letters between relatives and the 12 Thai boys and their coach who are trapped in a flooded cave has been released. Below is a selection of some of the messages: the letters from inside the cave are on the light coloured paper, while the responses are on the darker paper (some of the exchanges have been annotated). Mig: Don't worry about 9

July 7, 2018 7:35 AM 'Take me for grilled pork': Notes written by boys trapped in cave in full

Now trapped for almost two weeks, the group trapped in a Thai cave have sent out notes of love and affection to their families. Many of the messages reference food the children are craving, messages of love to their parents and notes of reassurance that they should not be worried about them. To all kids' parents, at this moment, kids are well. They have teamwork 9

July 5, 2018 8:16 AM Irish Water confirms nationwide hosepipe ban

A nationwide ban on hosepipes in Ireland will come into effect tomorrow, Irish Water has said. The hosepipe ban was first introduced in the Greater Dublin Area on Monday. The move now means the whole island of Ireland faces water restrictions after Northern Ireland Water enforced a limit on domestic water use on Monday. Earlier this week, Irish Water 18

July 5, 2018 8:03 AM Farage unleashes furious rant at THIS 'deceitful' Brexit clause set to BETRAY UK fisheries

NIGEL Farage has delivered a scathing rant against Theresa May's white paper on Britain's post-Brexit fisheries plan - claiming that the fine print of the proposal shows the Prime Minister is "not taking back control". Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations, published on Wednesday, promises a “fairer share” for UK fleets to replace the current 26

July 4, 2018 10:02 AM Man pays parking ticket... 44 years late

A mysterious motorist calling himself Dave said he had been carrying a $2 ticket for parking in a restricted zone since 1974. Police in Minersville, in Schuylkill County, received a handwritten note from Dave confessing that he had an unpaid parking ticket - along with a $5 bill. The ticket, for parking in a restricted zone, was from 1974 and was for $2. The letter 13

July 2, 2018 10:18 AM The sneaky (and illegal) tactic Australians are using to avoid fines: How you can buy 'stealth number plates' online for under $50 which hide the plates at the press of a button

In New South Wales number plates must be permanently fitted to vehicles in an upright position and should be completely visible from 20 metres away. They can't be obscured, defaced or illegible in any way. It is against the law to obscure licence plates in New South Wales. Drivers could be fined $425 for a light vehicle or $637 for a heavy vehicle with a loss of up to three 8

July 2, 2018 3:48 AM Puppet legend behind Bagpuss and The Clangers dies aged 89

TRIBUTES were paid last night to Peter Firmin, the creator of TV classic The Clangers, who has died aged 89. Firmin created several children’s favourites – including Bagpuss, Basil Brush and Ivor The Engine – with skilfully-crafted characters such as the Soup Dragon and Iron Chicken. The Clangers’ production company Coolabi said: “During a career spanning 11

June 30, 2018 5:21 AM Driver Richard Raynor fined £3,455 for refusing to take blood test

A DRIVER who drove through a road block and then refused to take a blood test is starting a 28-month driving ban with a £3,710 court bill. Richard Raynor, 49, is one of an increasing number of drivers refusing to take breath or blood tests when caught, say police. “It’s possible that some drivers think that behaving like this will somehow give them a ‘get out of jail free’ 10

June 29, 2018 10:13 PM Brazilian man charged after plane diverted to Iowa airport

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Federal prosecutors in Iowa have charged a Brazilian man accused of causing a flight from Calgary, Canada, to Chicago to be diverted to Cedar Rapids. Prosecutors said Friday that 33-year-old Guilherme Alves De Melo was charged Tuesday with one count of intimidating a flight crew member. A complaint says that on June 23, Alves 3