Fire chief warns driving through water 'puts your life at risk' as woman is rescued from submerged car and pensioners are forced to flee caravan park amid fears of more heavy rain to come

A Fire and Rescue chief has warned motorists against driving through water which 'puts your life at risk' after a woman was rescued from a submerged car in chaos caused by heavy rain.

When was the first recorded handshake?

ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS: The earliest recorded depiction of a handshake comes from a relief on the Throne Dais of the Assyrian King Shalmaneser III.

Lockdowns did more harm than good, Boris Johnson to tell the Covid Inquiry when he gives evidence today

The former prime minister has come under fire at the inquiry for delaying draconian restrictions and for constantly questioning their impact on the economy.

Kate Middleton dazzles in diamonds! Princess of Wales stuns in a shimmering gold Jenny Packham gown and Diana's Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara at Buckingham Palace reception

The Princess of Wales looked as radiant as ever as she attended the Buckingham Palace Christmas Diplomatic Reception this evening.

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Stars of The Famous Five leave BBC content chief Charlotte Moore red-faced at the show's launch

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Moore (pictured) highlighted the importance of TV in children's lives: 'I want all children to build their connections with the BBC from a really young age.

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: New love puts a smile on brave comedian Mark Steel's face after he reveals his battle with throat cancer

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Mark Steel, who recently announced that he is battling throat cancer, is dealing with upheaval in his private life, too, after swapping one comedienne girlfriend for another.

As the GTA 6 trailer is on track to get the most Youtube views ever in one day... How two London public schoolboy brothers created the most depraved - and valuable - entertainment product in history

Grand Theft Auto 6 won't be released until 2025 but its creators are already whetting the hungry appetites of the millions of punters who will dutifully go out and buy it.

Rishi Sunak is set to axe a plan to duck Europe's human rights laws over the Rwanda scheme - threatening a new row with the Tory right

Threatening a new row with the right of his party, the Prime Minister is discussing plans under which Strasbourg will still have the right to consider whether Channel migrants can be sent to Africa.

Britney Spears is NOT reconciling with dad Jamie amid his health issues and leg amputation and will 'never forgive him' following 13-year conservatorship

Britney Spears does not want to reconcile with her dad Jamie Spears, despite his health issues and leg amputation. 

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Junior doctors hold the NHS to ransom

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: With nine more days of spiteful and life-threatening strike action planned over Christmas and New Year, it's hard not to despair of the BMA's junior doctors.

Pictured: Heavily pregnant mother-of-two, 29, stabbed multiple times in 'targeted attack' - as knifeman, 28, who 'lay in wait' for her to return from the school run is arrested

Andreea Pintilli, 29, and her unborn baby both miraculously survived being stabbed by an attacker who was 'lying in wait' outside the family home in Aberfan, south Wales, yesterday.

Hunting The Rolex Rippers review: Why did this timid presenter let bragging muggers off scot-free? writes CHRISTOPHER STEVENS

CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: As darkness falls on a London council estate, a young couple start to realise how conspicuous they look.

Town halls in cash crisis: One in five council bosses fear they will follow Nottingham and Birmingham councils next year and declare themselves bankrupt

Nearly one in five council bosses fear that the local authorities they run will declare themselves bankrupt next year, following Nottingham (HQ pictured) and Birmingham councils.

Paul McCartney shares touching tribute to Denny Laine after former Wings bandmate dies aged 79: 'It was a pleasure to know you'

The late musician passed away following a long battle with lung disease, his wife Elizabeth Haines announced on Tuesday.

QUENTIN LETTS: Lord Dave could have been a doctor touring the day room at a care home, basting them all in Cameron butter. How the House of Lords loved it

QUENTIN LETTS: To Parliament's fustier end, where the scent of boiled milk blends with a hint of cracked leather, library dust and Chateau Bedpan. David Cameron was at the Lords despatch box.

I'm A Celebrity star Nella Rose's friends arrive in Australia to support her after her jungle exit

The influencer, 26, left the show on Monday but wasn't greeted at the end of the bridge by her friends or family, the usual tradition for when stars leave the show.

Coronation Street star Nicola Thorp reveals she lived in fear 'for years' of man who made threats to rape and kill her as 'Grim Reaper' stalker is jailed

The pregnant actress, 34, faced schitzophrenic Ravinderjit Dhillon, 30, at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London this afternoon alongside her fiancé Nikesh Patel.

I'm A Celebrity elimination results: Fred Sirieix becomes the third star to leave the jungle after being accused of 'controlling' behaviour and 'misogyny' in kitchen rows

The First Dates star, 51, lost out to Danielle Harold in the public vote after they both came in the bottom two in the latest elimination.

Revealed: The top 10 worst Christmas mistakes we commit over the festive season... But how many are YOU guilty of?

After a huge Christmas meal, it's all too tempting to undo your belt a notch to make way for all that overindulgence. But loosening your trousers at the dinner table is among the worst faux pas.

'Looks pretty, but the animations… Can't you animate things properly?' Grand Theft Auto's British creator takes pop at teaser trailer for GTA6 video game

Mike Dailly, a computer whizz from Dundee had a pop at Rockstar Games after they released the trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 two days ahead of schedule following a social media leak.

A girl's night out in Jerusalem... armed to the teeth: Civilians in Israel arm themselves in the wake of Hamas's brutal massacre on October 7

They could be another young couple heading out for the evening. But the assault rifle slung around the shoulders of this young woman helps lay bare the grim everyday reality faced by Israelis.