Alex Batty’s life in French farmhouse revealed: ‘Abducted’ British boy stayed with couple who took him under their wing while his mother lived in ‘spiritual communities’ – but left for UK to get new ID papers so he could go to school

Abducted teenager Alex Batty set off to Britain last Sunday in a bid to get new identity papers so he could enroll at a French school and get an education, the owner of the isolated farmhouse in the Pyrenees mountains has revealed. Alex, or Zach, as he was known, arrived at the remote Gite de … Read more

Over 100 colourful tractors covered in Christmas lights delight locals in annual Banbury festive fundraiser

 The Christmas Tractor Run in Oxfordshire, has taken place every year By Emily Jane Davies Published: 20:36 GMT, 17 December 2023 | Updated: 14:15 GMT, 18 December 2023 Crowds lined the streets to catch a glimpse of 100 tractors decorated with Christmas lights for an annual festive fundraiser last night. The Christmas Tractor Run, held in … Read more

Generous Aussie pays off all Christmas lay-by items at a popular toy store

By Olivia Day For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:21 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 07:38 GMT, 18 December 2023 A Good Samaritan has paid off $12,500 in remaining lay-by fees at his local toy store  leaving grateful customers in tears.  The local businessman contacted Bunbury Toyworld, in Western Australia, to ask the owners if … Read more

Rod Stewart stuns sleepy Vermont town as he strolls into thrift store wearing leather pants and $1,000 boots with wife Penny Lancaster

Sir Rod caused quite a stir in the small town of Vergennes, Vermont, on Thursday in his alligator boots and leather pants – causing one woman to slip her boss a note: ‘Is he a rock star?’

UFC Gym Australia collapses into liquidation owing millions

By Kevin Airs For Daily Mail Australia Published: 02:28 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 07:43 GMT, 18 December 2023 UFC Gym Australia and New Zealand, once boasting over 10 fitness centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and the Gold Coast, has been ordered into liquidation by the NSW Supreme Court. The company’s collapse has left … Read more

The city Aussies are fleeing in droves – and the one we can’t seem to get enough of

By Stephen Johnson, Economics Reporter For Daily Mail Australia Published: 03:10 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 07:53 GMT, 18 December 2023 Australians are fleeing a congested big city in droves to escape high house prices and the ever-growing population as overseas immigration surges at a record pace.  A record 518,100 overseas arrivals flooded into … Read more

MPs are in line for 7.1% pay rise to £92,700 in April – with tax-free daily allowance for peers set to hit £366 – after bumper public sector settlements

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: 09:03 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 10:26 GMT, 18 December 2023 MPs are in line for a 7.1 per cent pay rise in April after a series of bumper public sector settlements. The metric usually used to set politicians’ salaries would see them rise by more … Read more

Merry Christmas from the SNP! Scandalous state of city’s iconic street

 Backlash over council’s decision to tear up pavement at busiest time of the year  Festive shoppers forced to dodge metal barriers and muddy puddles By Krissy Storrar For The Scottish Daily Mail Published: 00:00 GMT, 18 December 2023 | Updated: 09:09 GMT, 18 December 2023 It is one of Scotland’s most iconic streets, standing at … Read more

Incredible moment dozens of Aussies brave rising floodwaters to grab a drink at the pub as region is battered by wild weather

Not even record flooding could dampen the spirits of intrepid hotel patrons who travelled by boat to enjoy some refreshments at a marooned pub amid the floodwaters of north Queensland. Instead of cars, it was a row of tinnies parked outside the Hotel Euramo, a small pub situated almost on the banks of the Tully … Read more

New Zealand overtakes Bali as Australia’s most-popular international destination

By Ashley Nickel For Daily Mail Australia Published: 09:26 GMT, 16 December 2023 | Updated: 10:34 GMT, 16 December 2023 New Zealand has overtaken Bali as the top international holiday destination for Australian travellers, according to a new survey. Data released this week by the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia found 75 per cent of Australians are … Read more

Top Republican Elise Stefanik demands ethics probe into D.C. judge who’s ruled in Trump’s January 6 case after she said his re-election would ‘lead to fascism’ in America and said ‘lies’ caused Capitol Riot

Stefanik requested an ethics investigation into D.C. Circuit Court Judge Beryl Howell over her November remarks at the Women’s White Collar Defense Gala During the address Howell signaled the January 6 Capitol riot had been the result of ‘big lies’ By Morgan Phillips, Congress Reporter For Dailymail.Com Published: 17:42 GMT, 15 December 2023 | Updated: … Read more

After his Rwanda win… is Rishi Sunak now seeking a deal over illegal migrants with Albania?

PM will travel to Rome tomorrow morning for a mini summit on illegal migration  By Jason Groves, Political Editor Published: 22:00 GMT, 15 December 2023 | Updated: 15:17 GMT, 16 December 2023 Rishi Sunak will tomorrow discuss radical plans to process the asylum claims of migrants overseas. He will travel to Rome tomorrow morning for … Read more

Wish you weren’t dear! Families race to bag holidays before prices soar for hotels and flights abroad

Travel experts warn holiday prices are set to soar by an average of 10 per cent  By Sean Pulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail Published: 00:05 GMT, 16 December 2023 | Updated: 00:09 GMT, 16 December 2023 Families are facing a scramble for holiday discounts against a background of spiralling costs for hotels … Read more