The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had claimed he accidentally stabbed Ava (middle and right) in self-defence after a row over a Snapchat video during the festive event in Liverpool. But a jury took two hours and eight minutes to convict him, with more than 20 members of Ava's family celebrating in the public gallery after a jury foreman revealed the verdict. The teenager, who appeared on video-link throughout the trial, put his head in his hands. Liverpool Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the 'callous' boy and his friends after the stabbing going into a shop, where they bought butter which he said was for crumpets and he was seen arranging his hair for a selfie. Prosecutor Claire Newell said: 'Knowing he had stabbed her, his behaviour is of someone who is, at best, utterly unconcerned, at worst, rather pleased with himself, as if he feels big.' Also pictured are police cars in Liverpool city centre following Ava’s murder (bottom right).
The average energy bill will soar by ANOTHER £800 in October: Another blow for hard-pressed families as Ofgem warns energy cap could rise another 50 PER CENT amid Britain's cost of living crisis
Struggling Britons were today warned they face another near-50 per cent hike in energy prices in October - as Boris Johnson held a crisis Cabinet on the cost of living. Ofgem chief executive Jonathan Brearley revealed his latest estimate for the price cap as he gave evidence to MPs on the Business Committee. He said that although the figures were 'uncertain', the situation has deteriorated and the expectation for the new level was £2,800 for a typical family - compared to £1,972 at the moment. Before April it was just £1,277. Mr Brearley also admitted that there is a risk prices could go even higher if there is more disruption from the standoff with Russia. The grim message will heap pressure on the PM to announce more help for families struggling to get by as inflation spirals. A think-tank has sounded alarm that the mooted increase could nearly double the number of families suffering 'fuel stress' to 10million.
Ricky Gervais praised for Netflix special 'SuperNature' mocking cancel culture with jokes on trans people, Hitler and AIDS - sparking pile on from woke brigade
The new special has received the backing of viewers for broaching controversial topics including the trans debate, racism, identity politics and Hitler - days after Netflix was accused of 'being infected by the woke mind virus' by Elon Musk. In a joke towards the end of the show, Gervais says he supports trans rights - a remark met by cheers from a few members of the audience. He adds: 'Full disclosure. In real life, of course I support trans rights. I support all human rights and trans rights are human rights. 'Live your best life, use your preferred pronouns, be the gender that you feel that you are. But meet me halfway ladies, lose the c**k, that's all I'm saying.' The British comedian didn't hold back in the programme, joking about a number of 'taboo' subjects.
The Great British Staycation boom is over, tourism chiefs say as number of bookings to UK beauty spots drop BELOW pre-Covid levels due to return of foreign holidays and cost of living crisis
The Welsh Association of Visitor Attractions (WAVA), which represents more than 80 tourism businesses, said there had been a 'noticeable lull' in visitors across the sector. Almost half of its members saw fewer tourists over the holiday period than they did in the pre-pandemic year of 2019. They said increased running costs including food and energy prices were making it especially difficult for businesses and they now fear for their future. It comes as hospitality chiefs, small businesses and tourism bosses have warned any new levy for foreign holidaymakers coming to Wales would 'decimate' the holiday industry. Visitors to Wales may be forced to pay a tourism levy to stay in the country in the future, if a planned consultation which will be launched by the Labour-backed Welsh Government this autumn is approved. Pictured left: A crude 6ft long banner - written in black paint on a white board - was held aloft by three people in July 2020, over the A30 at Bodmin, one of the main roads into Cornwall. Pictured right: Tourists flock to Fistral beach in Cornwall after the lockdown restrictions eased in August 2020
'I was just 16 when you took my virginity on your office floor!' Astonishing moment US woman, 43, stands up in church to accuse married pastor of grooming her as a teen - forcing him to ADMIT IT in front of stunned congregation
Pastor John Lowe II stepped down from the New Life Christian Church after being confronted on stage by Bobi Gephart, a 43-year-old woman who came forward with a microphone to tell their church in Warsaw, Indiana, how he'd groomed her as a teen, starting when she was 16 - the legal age of consent in the state. Pastor Lowe II had just told the church that he 'sinned' 20 years ago by committing adultery, without mentioning how old the woman or girl was at the time. He begged for the church's forgiveness, then received a standing ovation. Bobi then stormed towards the stage with her husband, Nate.
The moment a manhole cover COLLAPSED under 18-month-old toddler who fell down sewage drain to his mother's horror before she jumped in to save him from river of human waste
Amy Blyth, 23, (middle and right) was strolling with her 18-month-old son, Theo Prior, (far right) when he disappeared through a drain cover, which terrifyingly flipped over and then closed on top of him on Sunday afternoon. The footage, captured on CCTV from a neighbouring house, showed the moment the quick-thinking personal trainer jumped into the drain to rescue the tot and quickly plucked him from a river of human waste in Tenterden, Kent. The mother-of-one stood on ledges at the side of the sewer to reach down to her toddler son who had fallen to the very bottom. Luckily, she was able to grab hold of him and lift him out - but his clothes were left covered in human waste. Describing the 'horror film' moment, Ms Blyth said: 'My first thought was "Oh my God, he's dead.''' The incident happened on a public pavement and Southern Water have since apologised to the family and said they are 'taking the matter very seriously'.
Putin promotes his personal bodyguard to 'Emergencies Minister' after predecessor mysteriously fell to his death from a 90ft waterfall
Major-General Alexander Kurenkov (left), 49, nominated today by Putin, is the sixth bodyguard to the Russian president to be appointed to high government office. The last man to hold the post was Yevgeny Zinichev (right), also an ex-Putin guard, who died falling down a 90ft waterfall amid suspicions of murder. Nicknamed 'the man without a face', little is known about Kurenkov's past and background, with claims he had served in the FSB counterintelligence agency as well as the FSO, responsible for guarding senior officials. Official records said Zinichev, who was 'being groomed for tsardom as a possible successor' to Putin, was killed trying to 'save a man' at the Kitabo-Oron waterfall in September at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Siberia.
Meghan's stuck in the middle! Awkward moment Duchess of Sussex is caught behind Harry and his polo teammates as they struggle to lift the trophy over her head
Meghan Markle, 40, was on hand to present Prince Harry, 37, and his team, Los Padres, with a trophy after they won an event at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. But the prize-giving had clearly not been rehearsed and Meghan ended up being squashed between Harry and one of his teenage teammates as they struggled to lift the heavy cup over her head for a photo. After a few seconds in the shadows at the back of the stage, Meghan stepped to the front of the stage for her moment in the spotlight. Footage of the encounter was shared online by a Twitter user who noted it looked like they 'didn't know where to put her' and then ended up 'blocking her with the trophy'.
'I love Deborah James - her legacy is massive': Prince William pays tribute to cancer-stricken BBC podcaster after 'moving' visit to her home - and admits it was 'very difficult' speaking to her children
The Duke of Cambridge, 39, spoke of his admiration for cancer campaigner Deborah James during a visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital in London today as he called her 'inspirational' (left and inset). Earlier this month William, who is President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, privately visited her at home in Woking, Surrey, where she has been discharged for home hospice care with her family (right).
Moment remorseless killer SMILED at police after beating little Kemarni to death: Drug dealer who murdered girlfriend's son, three, inside flat of horrors appears to joke with officers as they arrive on scene - as couple are jailed for total of 35 years
Nathaniel Pope has been jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for life with a minimum term of 24 years for the 'brutal' murder of his partner's son, three-year-old Kemarni Watson Darby. Pope, 32, was found guilty of murder in April, following a five-month trial which heard that Kemarni had 34 separate areas of external injuries. Kemarni's mother, 31-year-old Alicia Watson, was today jailed for 11 years for child cruelty and causing or allowing the death of her three-year-old son. Now, it has been revealed that Pope smiled with officers and claimed not to be Watson's partner when police arrived at the scene following Kemarni's killing. A video clip of the encounter with an officer was released by West Midlands Police after the sentencing, showing a shirtless Pope in an apparently relaxed mood despite beating Kermani to death.
John McEnroe and Tim Henman clash in an awkward live TV debate over Wimbledon's ban on Russian players, with the three-time champion calling for a BOYCOTT if Novak Djokovic and Co believe the decision is a 'mistake'
Former tennis stars John McEnroe and Tim Henman clashed in an awkward live TV debate over Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from their tournament this summer - after the ATP and WTA stripped it of its ranking points following the controversial move. Wimbledon will now effectively be an exhibition and there has been a suggestion that players could skip the competition entirely. The All-England club have stood with the UK Government to condemn Russia for their invasion of Ukraine and said they have 'carefully considered the situation in the context of our duties to the players, to our community and to the broader UK public as a British sporting institution'.
Warner Brother's executive says they had to FABRICATE chemistry between Amber Heard and Jason Momoa on Aquaman in postproduction and discussed recasting her role for 'someone more natural'
NEW Amber Heard's legal team rested its case Tuesday without calling Johnny Depp to the stand. Walter Hamada, President of DC-Based Film Production, Warner Bros. Pictures, testified via video deposition He denied that Heard's compensation was affected by anything said by Depp or his lawyer Adam Waldman. He admitted there was a weeks long delay in confirming that Head would take part in Aquaman 2 because of 'conversations about recasting' her role and considered 'someone with better more natural chemistry'. 'You can fabricate that chemistry. If you watch the movie they look like they had great chemistry. It took a lot of effort to get there. Sometimes it's very easy and sometimes it's hard,' Hamada said. Hamada denied that Warner Bros was considering paying Heard more for Aquaman 2 because a 'big part of our philosophy' was to hold actors to their original agreements. Heard's legal team have claimed she could have renegotiated her fee from $2million for the first Aquaman movie to $6million for the second one.
Time for Tubby bye bye! Horrified father finds out his son has smashed £3,400 Teletubby sculpture at Hong Kong toy shop... and he has to pay for it
A Hong Kong father ended up splashing out more than he intended on a trip to the toy store after his son was smashed a nearly six foot porcelain Teletubby doll. Furious staff found the 5.9ft-tall golden doll made smashed into pieces at a toy shop in Langham Place shopping mall in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, China, on Sunday May 22. They checked the store's CCTV footage and the boy could be seen leaning onto the gold-coloured doll before trying to pull it back from falling. He was unable to save the giant glittery decorative item and it crashed to the ground. At the time, the boy's father, Cheng, was on a call outside the shop but turned back in after hearing a loud smashing sound. The boy's dad said: 'My son was motionless, he was just staring down at the toy. My son was terrified after the incident that he had to skip school. He asked me why the doll looked scary.'
Newlywed Kourtney Kardashian dons a bridal white corset and hotpants as she continues to celebrate with Travis Barker in Portofino after tying the knot for the third time
They were formerly married during an alfresco ceremony at the medieval Castello Brown fortress in Portofino on Sunday. And newlyweds Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have been lapping up all the Italian Riviera has to offer as they continued their palatial wedding celebrations on Monday. The KUWTK star, 43, and her Blink-182 drummer husband, 46, were soaking up the sunshine - and married life - as they spent quality time together on the coast.
What a difference a filter makes! MailOnline takes a look at the Kardashian sisters' VERY different Instagram snaps compared to real life - after they raised eyebrows with their smoother and more radiant posts at Kourtney's Italian wedding
While they are known for being some of the most beautiful women in the world, the Kardashians are no stranger to a good filter while posing on Instagram for their millions of followers. Sisters Kim, 41, (left) Kourtney, 43, (right) and Khloe, 37, have their social media accounts brimming with perfected snaps which often have noticeable differences to the away they look in real life while out and about attending events where the ability to tweak their appearances is out of their hands. It comes as the women made liberal use of filters as they shared a plethora of images from Kourtney's recent lavish nuptials to Travis Barker in Portofino, Italy, on Sunday.
Coleen Rooney poses with Wayne and boys in Dubai as they await judge's verdict after jetting off on last day of Wagatha Christie trial
Coleen Rooney is enjoying a family break in Dubai after jetting off on holiday on the last day of her high court battle against Rebekah Vardy last week. Wayne Rooney shared his first Instagram post in three weeks on Monday, posting a family snap showing the couple with their four sons, Kai, 12, Klay, eight, Kit, six, and Cass, three at their Dubai resort. The photo shows Coleen still wearing her air boot, which she wore in all of her court appearances this month following a foot injury. Meanwhile eldest son Kai was wearing a matching foot brace after his own injury.
Liam Payne shows off new girlfriend Aliana Mawla as couple make their first public appearance in the UK - weeks after One Direction star broke off engagement to heartbroken model Maya Henry
Liam Payne made his first public appearance with new girlfriend Aliana Mawla on Monday, weeks after breaking off his engagement to Texan model Maya Henry. The former One Direction star was arm in arm with the attractive brunette, who bears a striking resemblance to his former fiancée, after arriving at Heathrow Airport that morning. The new couple looked drained as they made their way across the terminal following an eventful flight from Los Angeles, during which a shirtless Liam had made the questionable decision to share a video of himself flexing his abs.
Blue Peter reunion! 11 presenters past and present unite to unveil a garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - but how many TV stars do YOU recognise?
NEW Blue Peter stars past and present united at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show yesterday to unveil a garden designed in honour of the classic children's programme. TV veteran Valerie Singleton, 85, who presented the show in the 1960s, rubbed shoulders with Katy Hill, 51, and current hosts Richie Driss and Mwaksy Mudenda at the star-studded event in south-west London. The New Blue Peter Garden: Discover Soil, is designed by award-winner Juliet Saargeant, who runs the Sussex Garden School. She joined the 11 Blue Peter presenters for a snap celebrating their legacies.
Youthful woman claims men on dating apps refuse to believe her age and puts her looks down to staying active, drinking 2 litres of water daily and using SPF - but can YOU guess how old she is?
Eudora Okoro, from Wirral, has been mistaken for being in her 30s and 40s, and told Liverpool Echo: 'I've had a lot of younger men contact me, some of whom are 19 or even 20.' (pictured left, right and inset). The dance teacher and DJ, who claims she has never had cosmetic surgery, explained that she has managed to defy the signs of ageing by staying hydrated, active and wearing SPF.
BBC News ticker goes rogue: Viewers are told that 'Manchester United are rubbish' and 'weather rain everywhere' before red-faced presenter apologises and blames it on a trainee
People watching the BBC News channel at around 9.35am could be forgiven for thinking they were misreading the scrolling news banner at the bottom of the screen. But two hours later a red-faced presenter (bottom right) was forced to apologise and blamed the words on a trainee who was being taught how to use the ticker. Despite the potential for causing upset, delighted social media users praised the BBC for being 'fair and accurate' in its representation of Manchester United. The words appeared on the screen at 9.35am while during this morning's sports bulletin. While reports from the tennis action at the French Open were being shown on the screen, the words 'Manchester United are rubbish' (left) appeared at the bottom of the screen. This was quickly followed by the phrase 'Weather rain everywhere' (top right), leading to confusion among keen-eyed viewers.
Friends close to the couple, who made their first public appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, say they have been an item for five months and are 'smitten' following a whirlwind romance. Vick, who was beaming as she and the Scottish DJ, 38, walked around the London show together, has been wearing her diamond engagement ring for weeks after Calvin popped the question underneath a tree at his Ibiza farm, Terra Masia.
Emotional moment man, 57, who was left on steps of a London church by his Irish Catholic parents who conceived him out of wedlock discovers his mother is still alive and wants to meet him - and he has SEVEN full siblings
Andy Hallsworth, 57, was born 'on or about 31 August 1965' and his birth parents abandoned him six weeks later in the British capital to avoid being outcasts in their very religious families after falling pregnant before their wedding. During Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace, he was told his mother was alive and wanted to meet him (pictured main). He also visited the church where he was abandoned, pictured, St Mary of the Angels in Bayswater (inset).
Woman, 39, with endometriosis who's been in pain every day for 20 years tells Lorraine she's decided to have a hysterectomy even though she won't be able to have children
Lisa Potter-Dixon, 39, who lives in London, said she has tried everything from Western medicine to Chinese remedies, and says a hysterectomy is the 'best option' to relieve her pain. 'I would say that every single day for the past 20 years I'm at a five out of 10 in pain. I think when you have any chronic illness you get used to the pain,' she explained. The make-up artist said she's resigned to not having children and is grateful for her husband, friends and dogs.
People from around the world have taken to social media to share photos of people whose good intentions ended in disaster, with Opossum Sauce rounding up a selection of the best examples for an amusing gallery. Pictured left: An emergency hub without a telephone installed, warning people to have an emergency in a different location. Pictured top right: A marriage proposal in the Philippines with an aggressive banner. Pictured bottom right: A box with confusing warnings.
Mother-of-three reveals it IS possible to hide a pregnancy as she shows off her barely-there bump just days before giving birth
A mother-of-three has admitted her baby bump was so small during her last pregnancy that she could hide it - with shocking photos showing her flat bump at eight-months pregnant. Allanah Harris, from Queensland, posted her photo montage on TikTok showing her last photo before delivery with an almost flat bump - leaving users questioning 'how?'. She wrote: 'Have you ever known anyone that hid their pregnancy? Here's my story.' Pictured left to right: Eight months pregnant in a bikini, and the last photo before delivery with very flat bumps with healthy baby (right)
Woman, 22, with 40K breasts that weigh 2st reveals she has to use a walking stick to go out and spends £80 on custom-made bras every two months because they keep breaking
Anji Chalk, 22, from Llandudno, suffers with such agonising back pain that she's forced to use a walking stick to get around and fears she'll be 'permanently disabled' by the crushing weight of her chest. The actor, left, pictured in 2019, has a condition called gigantomastia, which causes an exponential growth of excessive breast tissue. Now, right, her breasts are size 40K and she only leaves the house to go to work. Inset: Anji with one of her custom-made bras.
Torment of the frankenpups: With rolls of skin covering his face, making it hard to breathe, this poor creature is part of cruel craze for dogs bred with bizarre features. And they make vast profits for the ruthless men who create them in underground labs
Fluff Puff Husky Boy is no everyday dog. His appearance is certainly striking: bright blue eyes, a short, squashed muzzle and an almost feathery white coat with flashes of pink. But his looks, perhaps, are not the most surprising thing about him. Reared in Chelmsford, Essex, Fluff Puff was recently sold to a Texas breeder to work - we believe - as a stud dog. And the price paid? An astonishing $1 million (£780,000). That's if we take his breeder, Diego Sanchez - whose breeding outfit Dezinerbullz is licensed by his local council in Maldon - at his word. In video footage, Sanchez, a Colombian national, is seen delivering Fluff Puff to his new American owner at a luxury London flat. Fluff Puff was then flown to Houston: it was, according to Sanchez, a historic moment.
Mother, 40, who used sunbeds twice a week reveals she was weeks away from going BLIND due to eye damage caused by UV light because she didn't wear goggles
Cheryl Wilson, 40, from Romford, Essex, was horrified when her optician revealed in April this year that her 'foggy vision' was the result of a cataract-like growth in her right eye.She had surgery to remove the lens in her right eye and replace it with an artifical one to save her sight. Now she's warning of the dangers of using sunbeds without eye protection. Right: Cheryl recovering from surgery.
Should holiday chat be BANNED in the office? Love Island's Shaughna Phillips clashes with The Apprentice's Tim Campbell who tells GMB boasting about your break is 'insensitive' amid the cost of living crisis
Love Island's Shaughna Phillips, 28, told Good Morning Britain she used to work in an office and always enjoyed hearing about people's trips, but Tim argued you have to 'read the room'. Left: Shaughna who has recently returned from Jamaica. Right: Tim, pictured on a trip to Jamaica with his wife, argued it's not always respectful to talk about expensive trips.
That's one way to deal with the pitch invader problem! AC Milan's hardcore 'Ultras' slap down their fellow fans who ran on to the pitch after their title win in Italy, because they were delaying the trophy presentation
A double from striker Olivier Giroud and one from Franck Kessie helped seal the Scudetto ahead of city rivals Inter Milan in style with a 3-0 victory against Sassuolo on Sunday. A horde of happy supporters invaded the pitch at full-time to spark jubilant celebrations at the Mapei Stadium for the Italian giants. But video footage has now emerged of the club's hardcore fans slapping down their fellow supporters as they returned to their seats around the stadium. And it is believed the reason they resorted to such actions was as a punishment for delaying the trophy presentation for Stefano Pioli's men.
The teeny tiny teen: World's shortest teenager - just 2ft 5in at the age of 18 - is recognised by Guinness World Records in Nepal
The world's shortest living teenager has been crowned in Kathmandu, Nepal as he arrived to collect his award from Guinness World Records. Dor Bahadur Khapangi, who measures just 2ft 5in (73.43cm), was carried by a relative to the location in the Nepalese capital. Dhananjay Regmi, CEO of the Tourism Board, handed Khapangi the frame certificate - which came up to his chest - at a ceremony organised by Guinness World Records this morning.Born in Nepal in 2004, the young man posed with his certificate in front of a bevvy of photographers and media present at the ceremony. The Guinness World Records holder for shortest female in the world is Jyoti Amge from India. In 2009 she was confirmed as the shortest living female teenager at just 2ft (61.95cm). Now 28, she has retained her record all this time and even appeared on American television as regular character Ma Petite in American Horror Story: Freak Show, in which she premiered in 2014.
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Salamanders in freefall! Amazing video shows how the amphibians glide like SKYDIVERS to slow and control their fall from trees
University of South Florida researchers set out to discover why 'wandering salamanders' willingly jump from such great heights and what makes them aerodynamic. The amphibians, which are often hard to observe because they live in some of the world's tallest trees in California, have long limbs and flattened bodies that are perfect for climbing. But unlike their distant cousins - the gliding leaf frog and flying gecko - they do not have skin flaps or webbing to help them glide.
Harry Potter super fan, 20, hits out at 'hateful' trolls who called his £3,000 collection of 80 WANDS 'a waste of money'- and vows to buy 40 more to complete the set
A Harry Potter-mad student who forked out £3,000 on wands has hit back at trolls who brand his collection a 'waste of money' - and vows to buy at least 40 more. Connor Cundale splashed the cash on his 80-strong wand collection over 12 years, but claims he has 40 more to go before completing the set. The 20-year-old admits that trolls, and even some pals, have questioned why he's spent so much on them, but Mr Cundale, from Buckhurst Hill, Essex, said the magical collection brings him 'happiness' and has vowed to keep them forever.
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No need to step on the brakes! Ford tests new speed-limiting tech that automatically slows down vehicles as they approach schools, hospitals and shopping areas
Ford is using 'geofences' to automatically limit the speed of internet-connected vehicles when they enter designated areas. The new tech could end the need for speed limit signs and prevent drivers from inadvertently incurring speeding fines, Ford said.
Is this the most bizarre rugby try EVER? English star crosses to score but waits over TWO MINUTES before putting the ball down
English star Will Homer scored one of the most bizarre tries ever seen at the World Rugby Sevens tournament in Toulouse on May 21, crossing the tryline but waiting over two minutes to put the ball down in farcical scenes during a pool game between England and Argentina - a move that was blasted by prominent referee Nigel Owens (left), who labelled it 'ungentlemanly conduct'.