Channel 4 have unveiled the 13 home-bakers competing in the tenth season of The Great British Bake Off (left), due to hit screens next week. This year's eagerly awaited series is championing younger cake makers as the line-up is made up of seven people in their 20's, while the oldest contestant is 56, and the average age inside the tent is 31. The series – which usually sees only 12 hopefuls hit the tent to showcase their culinary skills – will be hosted by fan favourites Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and judged by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith (right). Front row from left: Geography teacher Alice, 28; online project manager Helena, 40; shop assistant Steph, 28; print shop administrator Michelle, 35; marketing consultant Priya, 34;health adviser David, 36; and vet Rosie, 28. Back row from left: Fashion designer Amelia, 24;theatre manager Michael, 26; student Henry, 20; support worker Dan, 32; waiter Jamie, 20; and HGV driver Phil, 56, who is the oldest contestant.
British Council worker Aras Amiri, 34, is condemned to TEN YEARS in an Iranian jail after losing her final appeal over spying charges
A British resident faces ten years in jail in Iran after losing her final appeal against spying charges. Aras Amiri, 34, an Iranian citizen with permanent residency in the UK, was arrested in March last year as she visited her sick grandmother in the capital Tehran. She was sentenced to ten years’ prison in May after being accused of spying for the British Council, for whom she worked promoting Iranian culture in Britain. Miss Amiri appealed against the sentence in a letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary. But the Supreme Court ruled over the weekend to uphold her conviction – for ‘cultural infiltration by the British intelligence services in Iranian internal affairs’ – and her prison term.
Revealed: Flight logs prove Duke of York's Epstein girl WAS at key locations... and on each occasion Prince Andrew was never far away, so now will he help her lawyers?
It can be revealed that flight logs (top), obtained by the Daily Mail, show that one of Epstein's victims, 'sex-slave' Virginia Roberts, was flown to London, New York and the Caribbean in 2001. She has claimed that as a 17-year-old she met the duke (top with Miss Roberts in London in 2001) in all three places and, in each case, research by the Mail suggests the duke was in the same vicinity at the same time. Yesterday Buckingham Palace refused to answer a series of questions concerning when and where the duke had spent time with Epstein (inset) and Miss Roberts.
PC Andrew Harper's grieving bride pays tribute to 'the kindest, loveliest, most selfless' husband - as man, 20, is charged with murder of policeman who was dragged to his death by 'burglars' van'
PC Andrew Harper (pictured) was responding to a burglary when he was dragged underneath a van to his death in Sulhamstead on Thursday night. PC Harper, 28, had married his fiancee Lissie (pictured with him) just four weeks ago and the pair were due to go on honeymoon in the coming days. Tonight his widow paid tribute to 'the kindest, loveliest, most selfless person you will ever meet', adding: 'My darling boy I do not know how I will be able to survive without you.' Earlier today his colleagues from Thames Valley Police broke down in tears as they laid flowers in his memory at the scene of his murder (top right and inset).
Boris Johnson lays down law to the EU: Prime Minister DEMANDS Brussels drops plan for 'unviable' backstop and replace it with a new legal commitment to avoid hard border in Ireland
In a letter to European Council president Donald Tusk (right), Boris Johnson said the backstop was 'anti-democratic and put the Good Friday Agreement at risk. The Prime Minister (left) said Britain and the EU should commit to finding 'alternative arrangements' to manage the Irish border by the end of a transition period. This essentially means a technology-based solution, or the so-called 'MaxFac' approach, to avoid a hard border. The letter comes ahead of Mr Johnson's trip to Germany tomorrow. He will also attend a G7 summit in Biarritz, France, at the weekend. Pictured inset is Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Wearside Jack is dead: Notorious hoaxer whose false claims that he was the Yorkshire Ripper left Peter Sutcliffe free to kill three more women drinks himself to death aged 63
John Humble (pictured left) sent three letters and a two-minute voice recording (tape top right) to police probing the spate of murders committed by the Yorkshire Ripper (inset) across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester in the 1970s. He taunted the policeman leading the inquiry, calling himself Jack and saying: 'I see you are still having no luck catching me'. Humble became known as Wearside Jack due to his recognisable accent as police forked out £1million trying to find him. In that time the real killer, Peter Sutcliffe, was free to murder another three women undetected. It took 30 years to finally bring Humble to justice and he only spent four years behind bars (pictured during 2005 police interview bottom right). But after moving to South Shields, he grew increasingly dependent on alcohol and died alone in his flat last month.
Elton John reveals HE paid for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to fly by private jet to his £15m French mansion and made a 'carbon neutral' donation on their behalf as he defends the couple's four plane trips in 11 days
Sir Elton John today confirmed he had paid for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to fly to and from his £15million mansion in Nice by private jet for a holiday 'inside the safety and tranquility of our home'. The 72-year-old singer claimed he had ensured Prince Harry and Meghan's flight to and from the French Riviera last week were carbon neutral by making the 'appropriate contribution' to a carbon footprint fund. His intervention comes after the royal couple found themselves embroiled in another hypocrisy row today after being pictured leaving the south of France on Saturday in a fourth trip by private jet in just 11 days. Sir Elton wrote in an Instagram post this afternoon that Harry's late mother Princess Diana was one of his 'dearest friends' and he feels a 'profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family'.
Heartbreaking scene as terminally ill man, 84, is granted his dying wish - to be taken from hospital to see his dementia-sufferer wife of 60 years for one final time
Derek Oliver, 84, and his wife Eirwen, 85, (pictured) have been married for over 50 years. Mr Oliver was diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier this year and could no longer visit Eirwen at her care home in Pentre, Rhondda Cynon Taff in South Wales. The Ambulance Wish Foundation UK arranged for him to visit her one last time at the care home. The married couple had not seen each other for six months.
'I don't care, I wasn't a British citizen anyway': Jihadi Jack shrugs off move stripping him of his UK passport as he admits he has 'given up hope' of ever seeing his parents again
Jack Letts (left, giving the thumbs up from Syria), 24, fled his middle class life in Oxfordshire to fight for ISIS in 2014 but has been begging to return home since being captured by Kurdish forces and jailed in 2017. Speaking to ITV News from jail (right), Letts said he has accepted that he'll never see his parents and but was 'not surprised' by the UK Government's decision to take away his passport. He said: 'Even if they didn't strip me of my citizenship, it's like I'm not a British citizen anyway. 'I've always felt that I am Canadian, my dad is Canadian, and I never grew up being accepted as a British person anyway'. Earlier today, Letts' parents slammed the government for stripping their son of British citizenship and claimed that he had been tortured by captors.
They're going to need more chairs! Michael Douglas, 74, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 49, dine with FOUR generations of their family, from Kirk, 102, to baby Lua, 20-months
The Douglas family looked like they might be in need of some more chairs when they enjoyed a family lunch in Beverly Hills on Sunday. Four generations piled around one table in the garden in the garden of Michael and Catherine's home, including their own children, Dylan and Carys. The oldest member of the family, Kirk, 102 enjoyed the catch-up alongside his wife Anne, 100, and the youngest member of the family, Lua Izzy, 20 months.
Burst ulcer left me on the brink of madness: MATTHEW D'ANCONA recalls the wild hallucinations and delusions of grandeur that he experienced from a little-known side effect of intensive care
Journalist Matthew D'Ancona (left) suffered from hospital delirium while being treated for what turned out to be abdominal sepsis at University Hospital, in Lewisham, south-east London. He became absolutely convinced that his illness and incapacity was an irritating diversion from his preparations for a new HBO spy series. And his hospital bed was able to travel all over the world: to a home in Malaysia for a delicious meal; a New York hotel off Times Square; a Monaco-themed bistro in Chelsea. Though he did not know it at the time - he was suffering from a very common condition that afflicts intensive care patients: ICU delirium. There is broad agreement that a cocktail of factors is involved: the combination of powerful drugs, mechanical ventilation, physiological weakness, insomnia, and the underlying psychological stress of being seriously ill. But the sheer power of the delusions has not been explained, and there is little consensus on treatment protocols (in his case, a short course of sleeping pills and rehydration did the trick).
Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel 'flew 12-year-old French triplets from Paris to America as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein', unsealed documents claim
High-profile Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre revealed the sadistic birthday present the millionaire allegedly received while she was being kept as his sex slave in unsealed court documents from a 2015 lawsuit. Giuffre (top right) said that the French girls were a gift from Epstein's longtime acquaintance and frequent guest Jean-Luc Brunel (bottom right), a French model scout.
Four men who murdered a father-of-four, 42, and sliced his ears off with machete in vicious long-running feud between families are jailed for life
Sajed Choudry (pictured inset), 42, was slaughtered in the middle of the street in Blackburn, Lancashire, on November 27 last year. The father-of-four was placed in a coma (left) following the vicious attack and endured a 14-hour operation to re-attach his ears using skin from his legs but did not survive. Sadaqat Ali (top left), 36, his brother Rafaqat Ali (bottom right), 38, their father-in-law Fazal Ilahi (top right), 63, and another man, Syed Ali Akbar (bottom left), 45, were given life terms at Preston Crown Court today.
After the furore over NHS meals made in factories miles away... The depressing proof 'home cooked' does NOT make hospital food any easier to stomach
Patients being treated for a wide variety of health issues in hospitals up and down the UK photographed their evening meal within a three-day period at the beginning of this month. The meals were then assessed by Hannah Whittaker, an NHS dietitian and a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association. While some hospitals are offering patients tempting and nourishing meals, others are serving up food so poor that patients would rather go hungry. We also found that some meals the patients thought awful were nutritionally spot on - although that matters little if patients are unable to bring themselves actually to eat the food.
'What the f*** are you doing babe?' Video emerges of Gemma Collins lashing out at fellow traveller who attempts to recline her seat on economy flight
Gemma Collins lashed out at a fellow passenger on board an Aegean airlines flight from Athens to Heathrow because she was convinced the traveller in front of her was reclining her seat - which stopped her from being able to nod off. The TOWIE star, 38, was sat in her seat with her tray down and wanted to rest her head on the back of the chair in front, but quickly became irate when she was unable to get comfortable and confronted the voyager. A fellow passenger, who watched the altercation in the air, exclusively revealed to MailOnline that Gemma shouted at the lady: 'What the f*ck are you doing, babe?'
It's all shipshape! Stunned police pull over what appears to be a boat driving down the motorway, only find it's an electric motorbike and perfectly road legal
The odd-looking contraption and its driver were flagged down on the M1 in Bedfordshire at around 8.30 on Sunday evening. But after officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire roads policing unit discovered that the vehicle was taxed and had a valid MOT and insurance, its driver was allowed to continue. A picture taken at the roadside showed the white contraption with handlebars underneath a plastic canopy and what appeared to be supermarket food shopping in the back. An officer on the unit's Twitter account said: 'The most unusual vehicle I've stopped on a motorway in my 26 years! All checked and in order, although still not convinced I know what it is,' the officer in control of the account posted.'
They grow up so fast! Barron Trump, 13, wears a thick chain necklace and an all-black outfit as he towers over 6'3" Donald and his mother Melania during return trip to the White House
Barron and his family were seen returning to the White House on Sunday afternoon after their two-week vacation at his father's Bedminster golf club. The teen appeared to be a few inches taller than both of his parents, even with his mother Melania wearing sky-high heels. Trump is 6 feet, 3 inches, while Melania clocks in at 5 feet, 11 inches. The youngest Trump appears to be taking after his half-brother Eric Trump, who is also slightly taller than their father at 6 feet, 4 inches. Barron was dressed like a typical American teen in a black Ralph Lauren T-shirt, matching pants, white Nike sneakers, and a silver chain necklace that could be seen peeking out from under his T-shirt.
'The death penalty would've been better': Australian mother tricked into becoming a drug mule by a South African lothario opens up on her six years inside a squalid Cambodian jail
A Brisbane woman who was tricked into becoming a drug mule by an African scam artist has opened up about the squalid conditions of the Cambodian jail she spent six years in. Single mother Yoshe Taylor (left), now 47, was duped by an online African boyfriend (right) into trying to bring two kilograms of heroin back to Australia from Cambodia. In 2014 she was found guilty of drug smuggling and was sentenced to 23 years in the the notorious Prey Sar Prison.
Woman, 68, who spent her life looking for the mother who abandoned her as a toddler discovers she has FIVE siblings who didn't know she existed
Beryl Everall, 68, of Stourbridge, West Midlands, discovered family she never knew she had in the emotional episode of Long Lost Family, which focused on missing people. It told the story of how Beryl's mum Miriam Stokes (inset) disappeared from her life when she was just three years old. The team discovered Miriam went on to have five children, three of whom appeared on the show. Yvonne, David and Richard met Beryl, whom they had no idea even existed, in an emotional reunion (pictured main together).
The 'fakeaway' queen: Thrifty mother reveals how she spends £150-a-week feeding her family of 10 - by cooking their favourite Nandos and McDonald's meals from SCRATCH
Caroline Barnett, 45, seen left, feeds her family of 10 for £150 a week and says her meal plans for each week are like a military exercise, allowing her to save thousands of pounds each year. The mum-of-eight lives with her husband John, 46, and children at the family home in Evesham, Worcestershire. Pictured L-R Ellena, 21, Daniel, 15, Joshua, 18, Emilia, 2, husband John 46, mum Caroline, 45, Sophia, 8, Florence, 6, Finlay, 11, Henry, 10.
Families gather on the banks of the Thames to mark 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster that claimed 51 lives when the pleasure boat collided with a dredger and sank
Survivors and the families of the 51 people who died in the Marchioness disaster (inset) on August 20 1989 held a vigil tonight in London to mark the 30th anniversary of the pleasure boat sinking. The names of the victims were read out after a procession walked from Southwark Cathedral to Bankside. Andrew Dennis, 54, of north London, attended the service (bottom and top right) to remember his brother Howard and four friends who died. He expressed 'disbelief' that the boats and bridges on the river do not have more safety lights thirty years on from the tragedy. Pictured left is a woman scattering petals into the Thames.
From Russell Crowe's Gladiator armour to the axe in The Shining: Film fans get the chance to bid for some of the silver screen's most iconic props at auction
Screen-matched Roman General armour worn by Russell Crowe (bottom right, far right, next to Michael Keaton's Batman suit from his 1989 film, and Spock's science officer costume worn by Leonard Nimoy) in Gladiator and Jack Nicholson's hero axe from The Shining are among items to go on sale at Prop Store's annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia. Rare lots on offer at the live-streamed auction, held at London's BFI Imax and presented by Odeon, are anticipated to fetch more than £6million. A screen-matched Stormtrooper helmet (inset) from 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope is one of the most sought-after items on display, with an estimated sale price of between £120,000 and £180,000. Some 900 lots will be sold during the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over two days on September 30 and October 1. There are also Forest Gump's trainers from the infamous bus stop scene (bottom left), John Hammond's costume from the 1993 Jurassic Park (top left, next to a mounted 5ft T-Rex skull), and a 'facehugger' from the 1979 film Alien (top right).
Push the boat out! Secluded Devon waterfront mansion that once belonged to Sir Francis Drake and comes with its own WINE CELLAR listed for £5m
Belvedere in Exmouth, Devon, sits on the banks of the River Exe and was historically part of the estate owned by Sir Francis Drake's family. When he died without a male heir in 1596 he left the home to his nephew Francis Eliott, 2nd Baron Heathfield. The property has since left the family. The mansion boasts beautiful grounds (top right) including a tennis court (top left), an indoor heated swimming pool (bottom left), and stunning interiors (bottom right).
The cutest that we've ever seen! Adorable video of a cat 'dancing' to hit 1954 song Mr. Sandman delights social media users - while racking up more than seven MILLION views
17-year-old Jade Taylor-Ryan, who is from Canada, shared the video of her four-year-old cat Ed on TikTok. It's split into nine frames, with the same video playing in each frame on a delay, creating a wave-like effect; since posting it, the teen has racked up over seven million views and 1.6 million likes on the clip. The teenager was inspired by another viral TikTok video posted several months ago, which was also set to Mr. Sandman with nine frames.
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Safari guide follows lion tracks… but doesn't realise the entire pride are just a few yards away from him
Steven Faulconbridge from SafariLIVE was on the prowl for the Nkuhuma big cats in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa when he made the startling discovery (shown). The presenter, who grew up in Johannesburg, jumps off his vehicle when he gets to a junction, having spotted lion pugmarks in the sand. Broadcasting live, Mr Faulconbridge follows the cubs' tracks and walks around to the back of the truck - without noticing blotches of yellow in the bush in front of him. But suddenly around eight lions spring up out of the long grass near an adjoining road. Mr Faulconbridge comically freezes with his hands in the air and quickly backtracks as he says: 'Oh my word. Oh my word.'