Claudia Winkleman (centre and right) has announced she will be quitting her BBC Radio 2 show after 15 years on air, with Romesh Ranganathan (inset) set to take over. The presenter, 51, shared the news with her listeners during Saturday's show admitting she wishes to spend more time with her children. She shares Jake, 19, Matilda, 15, and Arthur, 10, with her film producer partner, Kris Thykier, 50, who she married in 2000 (left: Matilda and Kris pictured in 2013). Claudia's final show will broadcast in March, after which she will be replaced by Romesh from April. As well as her Radio 2 show, Claudia has also brought her star power to the TV by co-hosting Strictly Come Dancing (right) with Tess Daly, presenting hit reality show The Traitors and new music series The Piano.
EXCLUSIVE Primary school girls are told 'MEN have periods' too: Fury as female sanitary firm pushes 'confusing' and 'harmful' claims on girls approaching puberty
EXCLUSIVE: A leading period products firm has prompted fury by telling schoolgirls that men can have periods. Period product company Hey Girls has been slammed for peddling 'confusing' and 'harmful' claims in a booklet (top) for pre-pubescent schoolgirls who are about to get their period. Hey Girls, which was founded by Celia Hodson (pictured bottom, claims 'not all women have periods and some men have periods' and that it's 'better to use the phrase ''people who have periods''.
EXCLUSIVE Jade Goody's mum Jackiey Budden lives in flat in crime-ridden estate full of drug dealers and gangs while Strictly star grandson Bobby Brazier is set for £2.6M payday
NEW EXCLUSIVE: Jade Goody's mother Jackiey Budden (pictured bottom right) lives in a two-bed council flat (pictured left) in a crime-ridden South London estate while her Strictly star grandson Bobby Brazier is expected to receive a £2.6million payday. Jackiey Budden, maternal grandmother of Bobby, 20, spoke about how proud she is of him and loves to watch him on Strictly Come Dancing on her television. The 66-year-old, despite being in a feud with his father Jeff Brazier, 44, said she is a 'very proud nan' and it's 'wonderful' to see Bobby on the show. Jackiey's daughter Jade - Bobby's mother - reached fame when she appeared on the Channel 4 show Big Brother in 2002 but tragically died in 2009 aged 27. She amassed a multi-million pound business empire taking in books, perfume and exercise videos. But despite the fame and success of her relatives - with her beloved grandson expected to receive a £2.6million payday - Ms Budden still lives in a ground-floor flat which are valued at £214,000 in an area blighted by crime. Pictured upper right: Tributes to Jade Goody outside Jackiey's flat.
EXCLUSIVE The beaming cowboy builders: Rogue traders enjoyed lavish lifestyle despite leaving £106K trail of bodge job misery for their clients - including family of girl, 12, with brain tumour
NEW Rebecca Wilson, 40, ripped off clients even though she'd previously been handed a suspended jail term for dishonest trading. While fleecing families of their hard earned cash for shoddy and often dangerous building work, Wilson was living in a large four bedroom detached £270,000 home on an upmarket estate and enjoying the trappings of her ill-gotten gains. Former customers told how she spent her cash on botox, hair extensions and boozy parties with her pals in the champagne bars of the North East. Her partner in crime David Gillies, 43, was a director of her firm Riverside Resin and also raked in thousands from their scam, which left 16 families devastated and facing spiralling bills to fix the mess their workmen made. Pictured: Rebecca Wilson and David Gillies
EXCLUSIVE Is this Britain's worst extension? £300k newbuild home blasted for blocking 125-year-old historic railway arch... and wait until you see their view
The modern detached house encroaches on the entrance to a 125-year-old stone arch under which trains used to cut through Heckmondwike, West Yorks. After being panned as an example of poor urban design on Twitter , now X, council officers are now investigating if its single-storey extension was built in breach of planning laws. The £300,000 four-bed home was among around 70 built in 2007 on the former site of the Heckmondwike Spen railway station, which was demolished in 2006. The boundary of the property creeps just under the Victorian-era tunnel with windows facing straight down into the darkness.
EXCLUSIVE How Albanian teens are sneaking into the UK to work for drugs gangs like Hellbanianz… and WANT to go to prison to help get asylum
NEW EXCLUSIVE: Desperate young men make a beeline for cafés used as fronts by notorious gangs like the Hellbanianz and quickly become recruited into working at cannabis farms or dealing drugs on Britain's estates.Closely watched by the gangs, the teens work to pay off their debt to people smugglers before sending cash back home. If caught by police, the men accept prison because mob lawyers use a legal loophole to block deportation back to Albania by claiming they were victims of modern slavery, a gang expert has claimed. It comes as Albanians make up the largest percentage of arrivals into the UK from just one country via small boat with 28% last year - equating to 12,561 people.
Snowhere to hide! Gemma Collins, Vanessa Bauer and Julia Bradbury strip off in dazzling promo snaps for The Real Full Monty's Christmas special
Gemma Collins , Vanessa Bauer and Julia Bradbury are all among the cast set to strip off for the ITV festive extravaganza, titled The Real Full Monty Jingle Balls. Pete Wicks , Ben Cohen , Paul Burrell and Ashley Cain are also among the stars set to take their clothes off in order to raise awareness of life-saving cancer checks.
Gun siege over cold KEBAB: Terrifying moment gunman threatens to shoot cops during 14-hour stand-off after taking delivery driver hostage because his takeaway was not hot enough
Paul Burton (top right), 45, and Nathan Turner (bottom right), 37, were jailed after firing sniper-style air rifle at a police car and dumping police over the vehicles from an eighth floor flat in Bedford, near Milton Keynes. The pair - who had been drinking and taking drugs - demanded the courier give them their money back and trapped him in a lift, only releasing him an hour later when the shop's owner came to collect him. In video live-streamed on Facebook Burton accused the driver of being late and forgetting the salad, The Sun reports. And - shortly before 6am - they confronted a neighbour with the weapon after she knocked and kicked their door to complain about the blaring music.
EXCLUSIVE Revealed: Shameless squatter who moved into pensioner's empty home then won legal right to keep it... has sold house for a whopping £540K
EXCLUSIVE: A squatter who took over an empty house that belonged to a pensioner and won the right to become its legal owner has sold it for £540,000, MailOnline can reveal. Keith Best, 54, (pictured left) was accused of 'stealing' a home he squatted in (right) and renovated in east London. After spotting the vacant home while working in the neighbourhood, builder Mr Best started treating it at his own and then began renovating it, formally moving in with his wife and child in 2012. A few months later he applied to the courts for permanent possession of the property, which was worth around £400,000 at the time. He won following an appeal despite the judge accepting that he had committed criminal trespass. MailOnline can reveal that after living in it for almost eight years Mr Best has now sold it, pocketing the entire £540,000 profit. Inset: Colin Curtis, whose late mother owned the home.
Heavy snow and ice warning for today and tomorrow: Met Office issues new amber alert with risk of power cuts and more travel chaos - after flights and trains were cancelled due to weather
The Met Office has issued an amber alert, warning of the risk of power cuts and more travel chaos after flights and trains were cancelled due to the freezing weather. The Met Office has put an amber warning in place for the Cumbria area until midnight, warning some rural communities may be cut off, power cuts are likely along with issues with other services such as mobile phone coverage. It issued yellow weather warnings for parts of the country this morning as temperatures dropped as low as -10C overnight. The cold conditions have caused widespread disruption across the UK today with trains and flights cancelled and events postponed due to the weather. Parts of Britain even experienced snow last night - with heavy snow in Scotland causing Glasgow Airport to suspend all flights which have since resumed.
The icy mist of winter rolls into Britain: Stunning video captures freezing fog flowing over Dorset coastline after -10C overnight freeze across the UK
A stunning video displayed the icy mist of winter rolling over Britain this morning as flights are grounded and trains cancelled. The footage shows the chilly mist rolling over the West Bay cliffs in Dorset this morning as the sun rose over the sea. Brits awoke to postcard scenes this morning with snowy fields, frozen lakes and icy mist, but drivers have been warned about using their fog lights properly. Due to the cold temperatures, flurries of snow fell in the north, southeast and southwest of England along with Scotland. The freezing conditions have also caused widespread disruption with trains and flights cancelled and events postponed due to the weather. The Met Office added that there would probably be some icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths resulting in 'some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces'.
EXCLUSIVE Has YOUR car plummeted 30% in value since April? Average second-hand values plunge and these 10 motors have been hit hardest...
Average used vehicle prices declined in November alone by 4.2% for a second month in a row, according to Cap Hpi. That's the joint biggest monthly fall in average second-hand prices since May 2011, the valuations expert says. It's also equivalent to an average price drop of £1,625. We exclusively reveal which models have seen the biggest declines in price in the last six months - do you own one of them?
Butchered in Brixton: Moment gang thug plunges blade into motorbiker's heart as he rides beside Lamborghini for drill rap music video... in bloodbath witnessed by his horrified girlfriend
Cruising through the streets of Brixton in a convoy of two Lamborghinis, a young drill rap star and his crew had no idea the music video they were shooting would become so notorious. Teenage gang member Brandon McNeil had been tracking the group through the busy streets and in the flash of an eye, he leapt from a Santander bike and changed dozens of lives forever. He sunk his machete into the heart of 23-year-old Shane Jerome, who was riding a motorbike in the convoy, and fled the scene. As the young scaffolder's girlfriend watched from a quad bike behind him, her confusion quickly turned to horror. McNeil, who was 18 at the time, attacked when the group paused at red traffic lights outside of Brixton tube station in south London in 2021. Shane had been riding a Yamaha NT7 motorbike for the filming of a music video for rap artist Chariffe Greaves, who goes by stage name Reef. His girlfriend, Seleka Gathercole, was riding a quad bike behind him. When the attack happened, she described hearing 'screams' as everyone ran away, but it wasn't until she looked back she realised the man she planned on marrying hadn't run with them.
Harry and Meghan are urged to end their 'deafening silence' on royal racism row after it was re-ignited by their 'mouthpiece' Omid Scobie - as King Charles 'considers all options' and palace officials weigh up legal action
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been urged to speak out and back King Charles and Princess Catherine amid suggestions Buckingham Palace could take legal action amid the Omid Scobie race row. The Duke and Duchess and Sussex have been told to end their 'deafening silence' after the King himself and his daughter-in-law were named as the royals alleged to have made remarks about the skin colour of Prince Archie. High profile public figures have rallied in support of the pair after they were named first in a Dutch translation of Scobie's new book, Endgame, and then reported by the BBC on Friday morning morning.
EXCLUSIVE Pregnant Rhian Sugden cradles her growing bump in Majorca after revealing she's expecting her first child after spending £150k on eight rounds of IVF
Rhian Sugden proudly showed off her growing bump as she enjoyed a relaxing beach day with her husband Oliver Mellor in Majorca. The glamour model, 37, revealed last week that she is expecting her first child after spending £150,000 on eight rounds of gruelling IVF. Rhian, who is 18 weeks pregnant, gently cradled her bump as she strolled along the beach in a plunging blue swimsuit.
EXCLUSIVE Why are Russian drones flying over our Sussex homes? Police probe mystery surveillance craft sent from Kremlin-owned country manor that keep locals in three villages under regular watch
EXCLUSIVE: Residents living in three picturesque villages say their lives are being made a misery by an armada of surveillance drones operated from a manor house owned by the Russian government. They say the drones - up to ten are being launched every evening - are worrying their pets, wrecking their sleep and destroying their peace of mind. The unmanned aerial vehicles fly over the villages of Flimwell, Ticehurst and Wadhurst in East Sussex for up to four hours every evening. Mysteriously, those living in the villages say that the crafts are being launched and controlled from the Seacox Heath estate, a huge country mansion on the Sussex/Kent border that for decades has been owned by Russia and Vladimir Putin's regime. Villagers say they are living in fear as the drones hover over their homes and move slowly down residential streets before returning to the grounds of the Grade II-listed mansion - and they have demanded to know why.
The ruthless Brazilian narcos bringing a 'tsunami' of cocaine to Europe's streets: How bloodthirsty 'PCC' cartel led by 'Playboy' boss went from prison gang to billion-pound-a-year drug smuggling behemoth linked to mafia around the world
The Primer Comando da Capital - 'First Capital Command' or PCC - is largely responsible for what officials have described as a 'tsunami' of cocaine and violence flooding Europe's streets in recent years. And in an industry where torture and murder are merely pre-requisites, this organisation stands head and shoulders above the competition. The gang does not hesitate to exact gruesome punishment on any competitor or law enforcement official that stands in their way, with countless horrifying images displaying in shocking clarity how PCC members dismember, disembowel and decapitate their victims. Now the cartel has a truly global reach, engaging in shady dealings with the likes of Italy 's infamous 'Ndrangheta, Eastern European mafias and Nigeria 's notorious Black Axe crime group to ship its cocaine around the world - and receive black market weapons in return. Here, MailOnline lifts the lid on the dark operations of the PCC and explores how Brazil's most powerful criminal organisation provides Europe's cities with an endless supply of white gold.
Abbey Clancy fans in awe of her 'smoking hot' mum Karen, 62, and gush the duo 'could be sisters' as they enjoy a night out at Kylie Minogue gig
Abbey Clancy's followers were left in awe of her 'smoking hot' mum Karen as the mother daughter duo attended Kylie Minogue's ITV special on Friday. The TV presenter, 37, and her mum, 62, posed for photos before the show at London's Royal Albert Hall with fans claiming they 'could be sisters.' Abbey looked sensational in a chic champagne coloured dress which boasted a plunging neckline and eye-catching high low hemline.
Fascinating map reveals the 16 most in-demand tourist attractions in the world, with a fairytale castle in Germany and the Harry Potter studio tour trumping Walt Disney World
The ranking was drawn up after data was collated from over 100 booking systems that revealed how far in advance travellers must book their tickets for experiences around the world. The Harry Potter Studio Tour is the UK's most desired experience, and comes second globally. While European attractions dominate the ranking - filling 11 slots.
Beware the fake artwork scam: Traveller warns tourists about a popular street hustle in Florence - and what to do if you fall prey to it
Each year, Florence attracts millions of tourists eager to gaze upon its stunning architecture and monuments. But amid the Instagramming throngs of visitors lurk hustlers desperate to rid them of their euros. To help tourists keep hold of their currency, travel vlogger Sam Mayfair has revealed a popular scam to watch out for. The 39-year-old from Surrey shared the useful advice on his TikTok account, warning his followers of fake artists operating in the city centre.
No matter how ridiculous Scobie’s book seems, this is a very real threat to the Crown and King Charles must take it seriously, writes royal historian A.N WILSON
A.N WILSON: Omid Scobie has entitled his ridiculous book about the Royal Family Endgame. Both in its pages, and on the apparently ceaseless round of TV interviews which he has done to promote his drivel, he is making big claims. Not long ago, he told the popular TV show Good Morning America: '[For the monarchy] there's no holding back any more. We are in the endgame.' Scobie has a book to sell and, naturally, no tactic is too cynical if it serves the aim of earning back a small part of the enormous advance he has been paid to write it - and thus bring yet more riches from his appropriately named royalties.
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Macaulay Culkin proudly poses up with son Dakota, 2 (who rocks a mohawk!) and partner Brenda Song before planting sweet kiss on baby Carson at star-studded Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony
Macaulay Culkin was honored on Friday, December 1 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. He was supported by his fiancee, actress Brenda Song, and their two sons, Dakota, two, and Carson, who was born sometime before Christmas 2022. The ceremony marks the first time they have stepped out at a public event with both of their children.
For decades Dior insisted Liz Taylor's iconic dress was in their Paris vaults... but it was in fact stashed in a plastic suitcase in the home of a window cleaner's daughter
The iconic dress, which Liz Taylor wore when she won at the 33rd Academy Awards for her role in Butterfield 8, was stashed in a suitcase at the home of a friend of the star for decades. While French fashion house Dior claimed for years that Taylor's Oscar dress was sitting in its Paris archive, an email to a London auction house last year finally revealed the astonishing truth about its whereabouts. About to go under the hammer and expected to fetch up to £100,000, the Mail can now tell the story of how Taylor's gown ended up stashed away in the wardrobe of a window cleaner's daughter from London.
EXCLUSIVE 'All my wife wants is for her torture to end... dying is the only way: Heartbroken husband reveals how his partner - who is battling a long Covid 'death sentence' - wants to end her life in Switzerland
Stuart May (inset), a 35-year-old husband and father living in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire faces his last Christmas with his wife who wants to raise £10,000 for an assisted death in Switzerland. His wife, mother-of-four Kelly Louise (main) has spent the last 18 months battling a long Covid 'death sentence' that has left her 'imprisoned' in a dark room in constant agony and unable to care for her children. Mrs Smith-May's condition started to gradually deteriorate after she caught Covid in December 2021. The 39-year-old has now 'reached the point where dying would end her suffering'.
New York City's Rockefeller Center opens new ride 'The Beam' that allows visitors to re-create historic photo of death-defying construction workers - but social media is divided...
Tourists and native New Yorkers can reach new heights for a limited time on an all-new ride called The Beam. Located in Rockefeller Center, The Beam Experience opened today for visitors looking to recreate an iconic New York photo of 11 ironworkers taken 91 years ago at the same building. The 1932 black and white picture shows all the men sitting on a steel beam during their lunch break 69 stories high with a spectacular view of Central Park in the background. The lucky visitors who try this new ride at the Top of the Rock are guaranteed a picture while sitting on a steel beam that raises them 12 feet above the Observation Deck.
JAN MOIR: Greggs is going all posh by launching a pop-up fine dining restaurant for the festive season... Jammie Doughnut cocktail anyone?
JAN MOIR: If Bistro Greggs is not the greatest food concept since Mr Wimpy first dreamed of slapping a patty in a bun, then I'll eat my harissa scrambled tofu. It's so darned posh here that formerly humble sausage rolls and hot bakes are served with herby garnishes and silver sauce boats brimming with gravy. 'Jus,' corrects my waitress. Well, pardonnez-moi. There is a special dish called Greggs Benedict served at breakfast in this all-day operation, complete with cacklebean poached eggs and a - here we go - 'velvety' Hollandaise sauce. There is even a Greggs signature cocktail called a Pink Jammie Fizz, inspired by their best-selling Pink Jammie doughnut.
Christmas with 22 kids! Sue Radford shares a glimpse of her December 1st lavish breakfast and £100s worth of advent calendars
Sue Radford shared a glimpse of her 1st of December lavish breakfast and £100's worth of advent calendars today. The mother-of-22, from Morecambe, Lancashire, took to her Instagram stories to showcase the festive feast which featured mountains of pancakes and Pain au chocolat pastries. In a video Sue, 48, also showed off a slew of advent calendars ready for the children to open, cake pops with their names of them and a red bucket of Christmas chocolates. (right) In another festive snap the whole family appeared to be dressed in Christmas jumpers around the dinner table as Sue shared some 'exciting news'. (left)
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Bored games! Free family activities to stop festive fatigue on Christmas Day... and they're all made of household items
When the roast dinner has been demolished, all the gifts have been opened and everyone's had their fair share of booze - that familiar time rolls around on Christmas day. Whether it's a classic round of Monopoly or a shiny new contraption one of the kids unwrapped that morning, games are a Christmas staple. However, with Britons feeling the bite of the cost of living crisis a expensive new activity for Christmas day might not be in the budget. We've rounded up some of the best games you can play over the holidays, using things you already already have in the house - meaning you won't need to spend a penny.
'He had a very dark side': Mackenzie Phillips opens up about her 10-year incestuous affair with her own FATHER - Mamas & Papas frontman John - in rare interview with her sister Chynna, revealing how she FORGAVE him after he 'raped her' at age 19
Mackenzie, 64, has opened up to sister Chynna, 55, about the 10-year incestuous affair she had with their father, The Mamas & the Papas frontman John. Mackenzie, who is the daughter of John and first wife Susan Stuart Adams, made a bombshell revelation in her 2009 memoir, High On Arrival, claiming that her father first raped her when she was 19 - on the night before her wedding to Jeff Sessler. But as her life began to spiral out of control on drugs, the sex became consensual for almost a decade, she said. In a new chat with her sister, Mackenzie described her father as 'dark' and also revealed she had been trolled online for 'having forgiveness in her heart,' but 'forgiving doesn't mean that I co-sign or agree with what I'm forgiving... him for.'