Greater Manchester officer Darren McKie, 43, (right and inset) killed Leanne, 39, a detective constable in the same force (together left and centre with their three children), when she found out he had secretly been taking out huge loans in her name. Her body was found in Poynton Lake, Cheshire, around eight miles from their home in Wilmslow, on September 29 last year. Chronicled in posts on social media, the apparently perfect middle-class lifestyle of McKie and his wife Leanne included dinners at top restaurants, £4,500 holidays abroad and a £435,000 luxury home with expensive appliances and fittings. A pathologist told the court Mrs McKie suffered injuries to her neck akin to a karate chop, although he said a prolonged period of strangulation actually killed her. McKie initially denied killing his wife and blamed a mystery man. However, faced with overwhelming evidence he admitted manslaughter half way through the trial, but continued to deny murder, saying he never intended to cause her serious harm.
No 10 is accused of 'outing' gay Vote Leave whistleblower who threatened to reveal how Brexiters 'cheated in the EU referendum' after PM's aide exposed his ex to 'scare him'
Shahmir Sanni, inset, has accused Theresa May's political adviser Stephen Parkinson, main picture, of 'outing' him because he was afraid Mr Sanni was going to blow the whistle about Vote Leave's conduct. Mr Parkinson r said he was in a relationship with Mr Sanni for 18 months. Mr Sanni said: 'It's sad that Stephen feels he can't tell the truth about cheating in the Referendum. But I never imagined that he, with the help of Number 10, would choose to tell the world I am gay, in a last desperate attempt to scare me.'
Sport Relief 2018: 'Who thought this was a good idea?' Viewers left feeling 'uncomfortable' as Helen Skelton and Camilla Thurlow violently attack each other in no holds barred boxing match
The pair - who had undergone professional training ahead of the match - stepped out in silky robes as they made their way to the ring. Helen looked a little lighter about the whole event, with her rugby player husband Richie Myler cheering her on from the audience; while Camilla barely raised a smile as she strutted out, her Love Island boyfriend Jamie Jewitt ringside.
How Putin cronies bought London: One spent a £750m on property in the capital in a year. Another owns the city's biggest private house (apart from Buckingham Palace). So will they now be targeted in a financial crackdown by Britain?
Built in the style of a French chateau, with a palatial roofline rising high over the River Thames, Whitehall Court is one of Britain's grandest private buildings, bottom right. The imposing Victorian pile, which was once the HQ of the Secret Intelligence Services, has also provided homes to a host of famous artists and writers - including George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde - society figures, political grandees, and two Prime Ministers, Alec Douglas-Home and William Ewart Gladstone. On the seventh floor, Igor Shuvalov, pictured top right with Vladimir Putin and his wife Olga, have knocked through two of these £5m flats to create a single six-bedroom, 5,300 square foot apartment with sweeping views over Big Ben. In 2014, they paid £11.4 million for the property - along with £800,000 in stamp duty. Andrey Guryev Jnr, inset, who is married to Valeria, centre, belong to a family who owns London's biggest home Witanhurst, inset. Andrey Goncharenko and his wife Marina, top left, own four luxury homes including one on Eaton Square, bottom right, writes GUY ADAMS.
Urbane, handsome and impeccably polite: This Old Etonian is the world's most formidable (and ever so charming) networker
Everyone can agree that Alexander Gilkes - urbane, handsome and impeccably polite - is the most charming fellow. His close friends range from Prince William and Prince Harry to Beyonce's husband Jay-Z, and also encompass Oscar-winners, supermodels, billionaires, the titled heads of Europe and the cream of the artistic world. You may not have heard of him - his surname is pronounced 'Jill-kess', with a soft G - but this 38-year-old Old Etonian truly must be one of the best-connected men in the world, writes ALISON BOSHOFF.
Selfless charity work or polishing her own halo: Wearing a £490 outfit (including a £90 own-label T-shirt) that would take a local worker a year to pay for, who really wins from Posh's flying visit to an African slum?
The image was one of calculated simplicity: plain white T-shirt, ripped jeans and wellies. Compared with her usual high-fashion looks, Victoria Beckham was decidedly dressed down during a visit to Kenya this week. For Nairobi teenager Emily Juma, it was a dream come true to meet her famous idol, though she was surprised by how 'simple' Victoria's outfit looked. What she did not know - and Victoria's nine-strong entourage was in no hurry to reveal - was that it would cost a local worker like Emily's mother a year's wages to pay for that 'simple' ensemble: total cost £490, thanks to a £90 T-shirt from her eponymous label, £280 jeans and wellies that cost £120.
Pictured: Hero French police officer who was shot after agreeing to take female hostage's place during ISIS fanatic's supermarket siege as Eiffel Tower's lights are switched off in memory of the three people murdered
A French policeman who was shot by an ISIS fanatic in a supermarket siege after agreeing to take the place of a female hostage has been named as 45-year-old Arnaud Beltrame (pictured left). Beltrame was gunned down after rushing to the site of the rampage in the southwest town of Trebes (pictured right and inset). He was well versed in the scenario he found himself in, having taken part in an exercise which replicated the scenario of a mass killing in a supermarket in nearby Carcassonne just four months ago.
Furious Harry Potter fans accuse J.K. Rowling of transphobia after she 'likes' tweet referring to transgender people as 'men in dresses'
JK Rowling has come under fire from her fans after she appeared to 'like' a tweet which referred to transgender women as 'men in dresses'. The tweet was posted during a row about the status of transgender women in the Labour party. The Harry Potter author's representatives told the Sun that the 'like' was a 'clumsy and middle-aged moment'.
'You survived what you thought would kill you': Lisa Armstrong hints she is 'lonely' and 'in pain' as estranged husband Ant McPartlin returns to rehab
Lisa Armstrong has 'liked' a series of supportive messages from fans following the news her estranged husband Ant McPartlin is returning to rehab. The make-up artist, 41, acknowledged messages that addressed 'pain' and 'loneliness' just days after her ex was charged with drink driving. One poignant post that she liked came from a fan who quoted an inspirational phrase by A.J.Lawless. It read: 'I know the rain is cold my dear, but dance in it a little while you wait for the sun.' Lisa also liked another post saying: 'You survived what you thought would kill you. Now straighten your crown and move on like the queen you are'.
EXCLUSIVE: Sealed with a kiss! Paris Jackson and Cara Delevingne confirm romance with passionate clinch on double date with Macaulay Culkin
The rumors of romance have been buzzing for months. And now it seems Paris Jackson and Cara Delevigne are going public with their love. The pair were seen sealing their romance with a passionate kiss as they embraced at the end of a double date with Paris's actor godfather Macaulay Culkin and his wife.
EXCLUSIVE - The truth behind Elon Musk's inter-galactic family feud: Billionaire's father, 72, had a baby son with his 30-year-old STEPDAUGHTER
Billionaire Elon Musk's estranged father has had a baby with his own stepdaughter who is 42 years his junior, MailOnline can reveal. The extraordinary revelation could provide the truth behind the bitter family feud that has engulfed one of the world's richest families. Errol, 72, (left) was branded 'evil', 'a terrible human being' by the tech genius (inset bottom), who said his father had done 'almost every evil thing you can possibly think of'. Now MailOnline can reveal that South African businessman Errol has fathered a 10-month-old baby son by his stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout, 30 (right and inset top), who was four when he married her mother
Will your street be the next target? Spree burglars are descending on affluent areas, breaking into house after house whether you're in or not
The break-in is captured, frame by sinister frame, on CCTV: three hoodie-wearing figures enter the back garden of a detached house in an affluent suburb. Moments later, they emerge on an upstairs landing inside the property, their faces now masked, as they hunt for valuables. It's early evening and the owners are out, but neighbours believe that, aside from the trio of intruders caught on camera, there were other accomplices in the vicinity, a getaway driver and possibly someone acting as lookout. Earlier that day, a Toyota Corolla, 'full of young men,' was spotted cruising slowly down the cul-de-sac; residents now believe the perpetrators were deciding which property to raid.
Liz Hurley's model nephew shares a picture of his first steps in two weeks after brutal road rage stab attack that left him for dead
The nephew of actress Elizabeth Hurley has shared a photo of his first steps since he was brutally stabbed two weeks ago. Miles Hurley, 21, was rushed to hospital after he and a friend were stabbed following a minor road crash in south-west London on March 8. Mr Hurley shared a picture to Instagram in which he stood in front of a leafy, outdoor backdrop which he captioned 'first walk in two weeks'.
Thumbs up from Trump (but is it thumbs up from Melania?): First Family arrives together for Mar-a-Lago weekend as as clock ticks down to Sunday's Stormy Daniels' interview
President Donald Trump disembarked at Palm Beach International Airport together with Melania and Barron (right), using the main door and rolling staircase on Friday evening at the start of a weekend at Mar-a-Lago. The scene appeared somewhat awkward however, with Melania exiting the plane behind her husband and then stepping past him with her left hand in her pocket and right hand holding the stair rail. Trump flashed two thumbs up from inside his motorcade as it departed the airport. It comes as 60 Minutes prepares to release an interview with Stormy Daniels on Sunday, amid new hints from her lawyer that she has photos backing up her claims of an affair.
All The Presidents Women: Trump, the Playboy bunny 'he had 10-month fling with', Melania and his daughter Ivanka all posing together at the Heff's mansion as model Karen McDougal claims he said he loved her
Donald Trump and his wife Melania are pictured with the glamour model, Karen McDougal, at a Playboy Mansion party who claims she had an extramarital affair with the President in 2006/ Trump faced embarrassing new accusations of infidelity yesterday when the former Playboy model spoke in detail about their alleged ten-month affair.
Information commissioners are seen searching Cambridge Analytica's London offices as it is revealed Facebook gave information about 57BILLION friendship connections to academic in privacy scandal
Officers for the Information Commission are searching the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London (pictured top left and right) after a High Court judge granted a warrant. Facebook gave details of 'every friendship formed in 2011 in every country in the world at the national aggregate level' to Aleksandr Kogan's (pictured bottom left) University of Cambridge lab. A senior US academic said today it is proof that the social network had a 'pre-existing' and 'trusted relationship' with Dr Kogan before they blamed him for the data crisis that has wiped $50billion off its value.
'At some point we'll need the whole lot!' Meghan's baby hint as she and Harry are shown innovative toddler equipment before touring Titanic museum on their first official visit to Northern Ireland
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made a surprise trip to Belfast as part of their pre-wedding tour of Britain. Belfast crowds were given the shock of their lives as the pair arrived unannounced in Northern Ireland, before going on a walkabout in the city centre and visiting the iconic Crown Liquor Saloon. They also visited a science park (pictured left), where the subject of another Royal baby came up in conversation. Meghan gestured at an array of baby equipment and said: 'I am sure at one point we will need the whole thing.' The couple were being shown some of the items made by Shnuggle, which makes innovative baby products. They included a baby bath which allows the baby to sit up, a changing mat and Moses basket. 'It's very sweet,' she said. Their day ended with a tour of Titanic Belfast, where the couple were presented with a replica of Titanic and flowers by Leyton Jackson, 6, and his sister Rosie, 4 (pictured bottom right). They signed the visitor's book (top right) and were shown around the museum by its chief executive Judith Owens.
Ramsay's construction nightmare! Neighbours' anger as the celebrity chef starts work on his £4.4million holiday home in Cornwall's 'Kensington-on-Sea'
Gordon Ramsay (inset with wife Tana) is bulldozing a 1920s mansion (left) in Rock, Cornwall, to replace it with a five-bedroom house with two kitchens, a swimming pool and a wine cellar, plus a three-bedroom grass-covered boathouse at the water's edge 100 yards away. Work has begun on the project (right), which is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is expected to last months.
Brazen moped gang stop rush hour traffic and use angle grinders to try to steal BBC cameras worth £250,000 set up along the Thames to film the Boat Race
These photos show how a moped gang, dressed in all black, brazenly blocked rush hour traffic in an attempt to steal a BBC camera that had been set up to broadcast the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Dozens of stunned onlookers can be seen watching the six-man moped gang who don't appear to be fazed by the number of witnesses to their attempted crime on Putney Bridge. Wearing full-face crash helmets, the thugs attempted to cut down an unguarded, fixed-position broadcast camera with an angle-grinder.
The sell-fie queen: Karen Danczuk resorts to selling her bikinis on eBay for £28 after making her name by posing in revealing outfits while married to a disgraced MP
Karen Danczuk from Greater Manchester was branded 'sex on legs' as she invited people to bid for her bikinis with a photograph in which one admirer said she looked like a sexy secretary (pictured, left, the Instagram picture). The ex-wife of former Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk, she is selling bikinis on eBay (top-right) after making a name with her racy social media presence. Along with pictures of one of the sets she is selling, she also uploaded photographs of her wearing a completely different bikini that appears to be nothing to do with the items for sale (bottom-right).
Amsterdammed! Baton-wielding Dutch police clash with England fans after shameful scenes of Three Lions supporters jeering and hurling beer at stunned locals - triggering 90 arrests ahead of 1-0 'friendly' victory over Holland
At least two-dozen England fans have been arrested ahead of England's 'friendly' match in Amsterdam tonight. At least 5,000 fans travelled to the Dutch city and congregated in the historic centre drinking lager. Dutch baton-wielding riot police, some of whom on horseback, charged at a large group of fans. Videos on social media captured some of the disgraceful scenes, including England fans throwing lager at tourists and tossing bicycles into canals.
Burned to death in a bunker: Horrifying images show civilians incinerated after 'regime forces bombed an underground shelter in Eastern Ghouta with NAPALM'
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: At least 37 Syrian civilians, mostly women and children, burned to death after an underground bunker they were hiding in was reportedly struck with Napalm by regime forces overnight, it is claimed. The attack came just hours before a ceasefire was due to come into effect allowing rebel fighters to leave, but never materialised. Elsewhere bombs containing what appeared to be white phosphorous, a banned weapon, exploded over the town of Douma, causing dozens of fires around the city. In the town of Harasta insurgent fighters and their families were evacuated on government buses, effectively closing one of the last pockets of resistance.
Don't call the midwife! Nurse who cradled woman's baby after months of performing scans and checks had secretly had holiday fling with her boyfriend while she was pregnant
Joanne Lumsden worked at Liverpool Women's Hospital and has delivered hundreds of babies, but failed to declare a conflict of interest when delivering the baby of a man she had an affair with. The mother, who has not been identified, said the happy memories of her daughter's birth had been tainted after Lumsden revealed the fling with her partner just hours after giving birth. Lumsden confessed to the mother that the affair happened on a 'lads holiday' to Benidorm. She is now facing disciplinary action and is no longer employed by the hospital.
Five steps to reach Britain (for a £10,000 fee): Route revealed as police smash the people-smuggling gang that sneaked 750 Albanians into the UK
An international police operation has smashed a network smuggling Albanians into Britain. The operation unearthed more than 50 people making millions by sneaking migrants across 17 countries to reach the UK, US and Canada. Thirty-nine suspects operating in ten countries including Britain are accused of smuggling around 1,500 illegal migrants who each paid up to £20,000 to escape Albania. Another 12 remain on the run. Initially the route to the UK went through Italy and France, but after crackdowns by police in these countries they started to take a circuitous route through Montenegro, Serbia, Germany and northern Spain, from where they would be helped on to ships heading to the south coast. Left, police escort a suspect in Santander, northern Spain.
From the Waitrose Avocado Egg to the Malteaster Bunny, and M&S hot cross buns to the Cadbury Creme Egg... How much sugar is in your Easter treat?
Easter has always been a time of indulgence. But when the sugar in your treats is laid out as teaspoons, it's eye-opening. The NHS says we should eat no more than seven teaspoons a day. Children aged seven to ten should have less than six, and those aged four to six less than four-and-a-half. Here we see how much sugar is in your Easter delights...
Aspiring model, 20, slipped and fell to her death when she climbed out of her bedroom window wearing only her underwear after taking cocaine on a night out
Toni Kelly, 20, died after falling from her roof in south London in November of 2017. The aspiring model had been taking cocaine and drinking alcohol with two friends when she decided to climb out of her window in just a top and underwear, an inquest heard. The New Zealand national, who was due to start a new job as a teaching assistant, had told her friend not to be 'such a p***y' before she fell. Her mother paid tribute to her 'baby girl', saying she had a 'great sense of humour' and was 'always adventurous'. A coroner ruled her death as accidental, saying it was a tragic end for the 'talented, full of life' young woman.
The billion-dollar boat: Final touches are made to the world's largest cruise ship ahead of her maiden voyage - and she's almost as big as the EMPIRE STATE BUILDING
The Symphony of the Seas was today handed over by French shipbuilder STX to US giant Royal Caribbean International ahead of her maiden voyage in the Mediterranean. The ship cost a staggering £959million ($1.35bn), weighs 228,000 tonnes and is 362 metres (1,188 feet) long - just 20 metres shy of the length of the Empire State Building. This makes the behemoth marginally bigger than its sister ship, the Harmony of the Seas, which STX France delivered to Royal Caribbean in 2016. 'The Symphony of the Seas is the biggest liner in the world by less than one percent,' STX boss Laurent Castaing told a handover ceremony in the western French port of Saint-Nazaire.
Crop Gear! The Stig sets a new world record for the fastest tractor in a Lamborghini-inspired vehicle modified by Matt LeBlanc
This Lamborghini-inspired tractor is now the fastest in the world after The Stig smashed the record by seven seconds. The uniquely modified tractor was altered by presenter Matt LeBlanc who wanted to revolutionise British agriculture. LeBlanc and Chris Harris will also attempt to break the world record, with viewers kept in the dark over their result until the latest episode on Sunday night.
One FILLY O'Fish please! Flabbergasted McDonald's staff in Norfolk are forced to turn away man who rode up to drive-thru on a HORSE
Staff at McDonald's received the shock of their lives after a customer tried to order burgers and fries while riding a horse. Servers were left stunned as the man trotted up to the cashier's window of the fast food chain's restaurant in Beccles, Norfolk (inset). A photograph shows flabbergasted staff trying to reason with the man, who is seen queuing up with a line of cars as part of the McDonald's drive-thru. According to onlookers, the chain's boss was called and the cheeky diner was sent packing.
Don't go to ssssleep! Nightmare-inducing footage shows a krait snake slither into its victim's bed... to give them a venomous bite they may never wake from
This spine-tingling footage shows a common krait snake, one of the world's most venomous, slither into its victim's bed. The Indian krait are known for finding their way into people's homes and have been known to give bites which paralyse and kill. This BBC earth footage shows the snake slide among the bedding of a sleeping human before giving them a near-undetectable bite.
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Putin it in your back garden? Soviet Cold War missile which could fly at four times the speed of sound is bought for £15,600 at auction
The SA-4 Ganef rocket was expected to reach £25,000, but the sealed bid auction secured a price of £15,600 during the auction in Billingshurst, West Sussex. The Cold War relic was first unveiled during a military parade in Moscow in May 1965 and was capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 4. It could carry its 135kg warhead up to a range of 34 miles to intercept an inbound aircraft.
These adorable Scottish terriers have devised an ingenious way of making sure they all get their fair share of milk. Their owner filmed the tiny black pups as a bowl of milk is put down and they start to move in a circular motion as they drink. The fluffy youngster's delighted owner shouts a 'a Scottie pinwheel' as she watches the puppies.
Something he leashed expected! Hilarious moment wide-eyed dog freaks out watching his mom expertly play Call of Duty
A dog could not believe what he was seeing when his mom owner expertly ducked her way to safety while playing Call of Duty. While it is unknown where the video was filmed, it appears to be in Los Angeles.
This man received an unwelcome reward for trying to referee a bull fighting match in the middle of the street in India. The referee was hurled into the air by one of the bulls who was mid-way through a fight against his rival. In a show of strength two bulls began to lock horns in the road in Korba, Chhattisgarh when the man was pushed into the scuffle by another.