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July 16, 2018 11:01 PM Pensioner duped out of £1,000 for 'anti-ageing pills'

A vulnerable 78-year-old was scammed out of more than £1,000 by a company selling 'anti-ageing' pills. The pensioner was duped by a French firm who cold-called offering packages of vitamins and supplements. Her ordeal has prompted a charity to issue a warning about phone calls targeting the elderly. Ian Andrews, information and advice officer at Age UK Herne 7

July 16, 2018 5:19 PM Walderslade Girls' School in Chatham shuts in hot weather

A secondary school in Medway has closed early today due to the hot weather. Parents and guardians of pupils at Walderslade Girls' School in Chatham were sent a message bearing the news just before midday. The text said the centre would be shutting at 12.30pm, just 45 minutes after the messages were received. One parent, who said she spoke to school staff 13

July 15, 2018 9:17 PM Time to go bananas! FEMAIL picks out the best of the fruity style for embracing the trend this summer

With temperatures so tropical this summer, fashion is getting fruitier. From lemon-drop earrings to pomegranate-print bags, it has never been easier to inject a little zest into your wardrobe. Designer Stella McCartney has covered dresses in fruity prints, while Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana sent a tangerine-themed necklace on to the catwalk 11

July 15, 2018 4:35 PM London news: Fire ignites on Wanstead grass land yards away from flats

A FIRE in Wanstead, London, has broken out on grassland near a block of flats with 225 firefighters rushing to the scene. The London Fire Brigade sent 40 fire engines to Wanstead flats in East London at 4.05pm this afternoon, following a series of 999 calls from members of the public. Huge plumes of smoke were spotted emerging from the Grassland in the Redbridge 8

July 14, 2018 7:36 PM Almost 100 firefighters tackle blaze near Heathrow

Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters are sent to the area after five hectares of grass and scrubland caught alight. The fire is in Feltham, where around five hectares of grass and scrubland caught alight on Saturday afternoon. A London Fire Brigade spokeswoman blamed the fire on the recent long stretch of dry weather. She added that such fires were "very 7

July 14, 2018 9:39 AM COURT: London man, 24, before magistrates on murder charge

A LONDON man accused of the murder of a former soldier has appeared before magistrates. Dario Carboni, 24, of Gospatrick Road, Tottenham, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on Saturday morning charged with murder, causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified. He is accused of killing 75-year-old Ken Kiley, a former member of the Parachute 7

July 13, 2018 3:34 AM Tom Cruise sends message of support to George Clooney after motorbike accident

Tom Cruise has sent a message of support to his fellow A-lister George Clooney following the former ER star’s motorcycle accident. Clooney, 57, was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Sardinia, Italy, on Tuesday. He was later released and is expected to make a full recovery. Speaking to Access at the world premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout 11

July 12, 2018 1:25 AM 'It was a JOKE' – Croatian defender Vida BOOED by Russians for 'glory to Ukraine' comments

CROATIAN defender Domagoj Vida was booed every time he touched the ball in the World Cup semi-final against England after shouting "glory to Ukraine" in the aftermath of his side's victory against the host nation Russia in the quarter-finals. Domagoj Vida claimed he was not trying to bring politics into football with his comments. But under FIFA rules 10

July 9, 2018 1:06 PM Teen found guilty of killing shopkeeper who refused to sell him Rizla papers

The 16-year-old denies manslaughter and says he acted in self-defence when he hurled himself at Vijaykumar Patel in January. The 16-year-old defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied manslaughter in the week-long trial at the Old Bailey, stating he acted in self-defence. Vijaykumar Patel, 49, suffered a "catastrophic" head injury outside 5

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