By Daily Mail Reporter
Ignition: Scientists react as they view the first particle collision at full power at the Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-France border
Physicists smashed sub-atomic particles into each other with record energy yesterday, creating thousands of mini-Big Bangs like the primeval explosion that gave birth to the universe 13.7 billion years ago.
Operators at the Large Hadron Collider created a record for the energy of particle conditions as they launched the search for the elusive 'God particle' that could lead to the discovery of fundamental new physics.
The collisions took place at an energy of 7 billion billion electron volts and at a nano-fraction of a second slower than the speed of light in the collider 330ft below the Swiss-French border.
Oliver Buchmueller, one of the key figures on the £6.6billion project, said: 'This is a major breakthrough. We are going where nobody has been before.
'We have opened a new territory for physics.'
The start of the experiment was delayed for several hours after problems with the power supply and an over-sensitive magnet safety system.
This led physicists to shut down the mega-power particle collisions while the faults were repaired.
The problems emerged as beams were injected into the collider this morning, but CERN officials were quick to dismiss any suggestion that it was a repeat of a major incident in September 2008 which seriously damaged the collider and delayed the full launch of the project until now.
Scientists hope the collisions will reveal the answers to some of physics' unanswered questions, including the existence of anti-matter and the Higgs boson - a hypothetical particle that scientists think gives mass to other particles and therefore all objects in the universe.
It's working: Physicists celebrate with a glass of champagne as the CERN collider project finally gets underway this afternoon
The higher energy is meant to increase the likelihood that scientists will be able to examine the smallest particles and forces within the atom.
It is difficult to achieve the necessary collisions because the particles are so tiny that they miss each other as beams are crossed.
Steve Myers, CERN's director for accelerators and technology, described the challenge of lining up the beams as like 'firing needles across the Atlantic and getting them to collide half way'.
Fears were raised after the collider's initial testing in 2008 that it could create micro black holes that would eventually endanger Earth.
But scientists at CERN dismissed any threat to the planet and said any such holes would be so weak that they would vanish almost instantly without causing any damage.
Discovery: The £6.6billion collider will recreate the initial split seconds after the Big Bang on a miniature scale
The collider, in a 17-mile tunnel under the Swiss-French border in Geneva, has been running smoothly since November when it was restarted following extensive repairs.
It was launched with much expectation on September 10, 2008, but was sidetracked nine days later.
A badly-soldered electrical splice overheated, causing extensive damage to the massive magnets and other parts of the collider some 300 ft below the ground.
It cost £26.7 million to repair and improve the machine so that it could be used again at the end of November.
It soon eclipsed its nearest rival - the Tevatron at Fermilab near Chicago - pushing its energy to 1.18 trillion electron volts, or Tev. Tevatron operates at 0.98 Tev.
Hopes: The start of the project this morning was delayed after electrical supply problems and an over-sensitive magnet safety system shut the collider down
Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the director-general of CERN, has said it is likely to take months before any scientific discoveries are made, partly because computers will have to sort through massive amounts of data produced by the collisions.
Mr Heuer said researchers hoped by the end of this year to make discoveries into the dark matter that scientists believe comprises 26 per cent of the universe. The better understood visible matter makes up only 4 per cent of the universe.
Dark matter has been theorised by scientists to account for missing mass and bent light in far-away galaxies. Scientists believe it makes galaxies spin faster.
A separate entity called 'dark energy', making up the remaining 70 per cent of the universe, is believed to be linked to the vacuum that is evenly distributed in space and time. It is believed to accelerate the expansion of the universe.
Other possible candidates for discovery are hidden dimensions of space and time.
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Scientists achieve record high energy particle collisions as Large Hadron Collider begins search for elusive 'God particle'
By Daily Mail Reporter
By Scott Warren
Daredevil: Boole with his state-of-the-art suit
A daredevil father who almost died in a 6,000ft fall a year ago has returned to his death-defying pastime.
James Boole, 32, broke his back when he had parachute problems while using his winged 'bat suit', but has made his return Base Jump, gliding safely to earth after racing through the air.
'I felt ecstatic,' he told The Sun. 'It was great.'
The accident last Easter saw his parachute fail, his life saved by a soft landing on deep snow after jumping from a Russian peak.
He hit the ground at about 100mph, injuring his back, lungs, ribs and teeth, leading to a year-long recovery at his home in Tamworth, Staffordshire, which included wearing a body brace for three months.
For his return jump he chose the 4,000ft Mount Trento in northern Italy, and admitted to being terrified as he prepared to launch himself off the side.
After mustering the courage, he glided safely to 500ft before a successful parachute deployment delivered him softly to the valley floor.
In action: Boole and a fellow jumper speed through the air
'I really thought that I might never be able to jump again,' he said. 'As I stood on the cliff edge I still had some Elvis knee-knocking going on.'
His wife Kristina, 24, and 15-month-old daughter Melissa were waiting for him at the bottom.
He said: 'Obviously my family were very concerned I would want to do something like this again. But they understand what a big part parachuting plays in my life.'
Base Jumping stands for 'building, aerial, span and earth' - the range of four jumps its participants seek to make. It is illegal in most countries.
Above: Boole and his 'bat suit' have starred in an advertisement for US car maker Chevrolet, for which no special effects were used
By Daily Mail Reporter
Controversial: Chloe Moretz, star of Kick-Ass, pictured here at the Empire Film Awards on Sunday at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London
She readily admits that if she used the kind of foul-mouth language her character does, she'd be grounded for life.
But Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz, who plays 11-year-old assassin Hit Girl in the controversial comic book film, says her mother gave her the go-ahead to use the C-word in the movie.
U.S. actress Chloe, who is now 13, says the hype over her part has been overblown.
In an interview, she said almost naively: 'It's a movie. Obviously a little girl can't beat up and kill huge heavy men. I don't see how anyone wouldn't realise it's not real.
'It's a controversial role, but it's a role I wanted to do,' she told The Sun.
Explaining how her mother Teri agreed to let her do the part, she continued: 'My mum reads every script before I go for it.
'She read it and loved the character because it was a challenging role and was something that would stretch me.'
Giving the go-ahead: The U.S. actress says her mother Teri read the script before her and allowed her to use the C-word in the movie
The young actress said at the premiere last week in London that her parents had read the script before she had, telling reporters: 'They knew exactly what was in it. I'm not up for violence, just for fun.'
But she later conceded: ' If I said a sixteenth of the words I say in the movie I would be grounded for the rest of my life for sure.'
Jonathan Ross's wife Jane Goldman wrote the screenplay for the film which caused controversy for being just a 15 rating despite the 11-year-old heroine using the C-word in her opening line: 'Hello ****s.'
After the premiere at London's Leicester Square, the flame-haired Jane led revellers to the after-party held at the Notting Hill home of pregnant supermodel Claudia Schiffer and husband Matthew Vaughn, the film's director.
Violent: Chloe plays 11-year-old assassin Hit Girl in the comic book film
A host of other stars joined in the celebrations, including the movie's young stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe.
Their co-star Aaron Johnson was accompanied by his pregnant fiancée, artist Sam Taylor-Wood, who at 42 is 23 years his senior.
The film, based on a comic book by Mark Millar, has been criticised for its use of bad language, and features actress Moretz, who was 11 at the time of filming, repeatedly swearing and killing other characters.
Director Matthew Vaughn and Jonathan Ross's wife Jane Goldman who wrote the screenplay for the movie
Director Vaughn has previously defended the film's use of bad language, saying: 'It's pretty amazing that four letters can have such a powerful effect on people.
'You know, taboos have to be broken,' he added. 'It's a free country and you don't have to watch it. There are enough people who like this film to warrant it being made.'
The character, called Hit-Girl, slices off people’s legs and shoots bullets through a man’s cheek. In one scene, the young serial killer screams at her victims: ‘Okay, you ****s, let’s see what you can do now.’
In another, she tells her vigilante father she wants a puppy for her birthday. When he looks surprised, she says: ‘I’m just f****** with you, Daddy’, and asks for a razor-sharp knife instead.
But when asked by one U.S. interviewer about the suitability of an 11-year-old using the C-word, Miss Goldman said: ‘I think that’s the least of our worries.'
Meanwhile reviews have been in the main positive. The Los Angeles Times' Geoff Boucher called it a 'strange, scabby thrill ride that plays like Heathers for today's audience' while Variety's Joe Leydon called it 'bloody funny'.
Empire magazine, which has rated Kick-Ass five stars, described it as hilarious and vibrant' and The Observer's Elizabeth Day described Kick-Ass as 'a brilliant and inventive piece of film-making and looks set to become one of the box-office hits of the year'.
By Tamara Abraham
Copycat fashion? A Victoria Beckham dress (left) has been likened to a gown from last season by London-based designer Osman Yousefzada (right)
Was it all just too good to be true? A once peroxide WAG transformed into credible fashionista thanks to a self-named fashion label and a choppy haircut.
But today, Victoria Beckham was accused of copying a dress from a rival designer's collection.
A deep blue column gown, which she has called her 'sexiest dress yet,' has been likened to one by London-based designer Osman Yousefzada.
Victoria is said to have borrowed the pale blue gown from the designer's atelier last year, but returned it without buying.
Osman, whose fans include Sarah Brown, Mischa Barton and Tamsin Egerton, included the dress in his winter 2009 collection. Today he said that he was flattered that the former Spice Girl might have been inspired by one of his pieces.
'A lot of people have mentioned the similarity to me and of course it is very flattering,' he told Vogue.com.
Flattered: Designer Osman Yousefzada explained how his column dress had been inspired by a bath towel
'It is very flattering to think she may have tried my dress and been inspired to create something similar, since it means she must have liked the way the dress was cut and the way it felt to wear.
'I like to dress powerful, confident women so it's great to think the dress might have inspired her.'
Fashion credibility: Victoria Beckham in a design from her own label
He added that the elegant design had been inspired by a bathroom towel.
'I created the dress by wrapping my bathroom towel at first to get the shape, and then by doing the same thing with material and securing it with an internal corset, so the fabric is allowed to move effortlessly.'
Plagiarism or not, the suggestion is unlikely to put off the many fans of Victoria's designs.
Today a source close to the 35-year-old rubbished the rumour.
'Column dresses have been around for decades, probably even longer,' they told Mailonline.
'In addition, Victoria has had variations of the column dress in all her previous collections so any suggestion of plagiarism is nonsense!'
Since its launch in 2008, the Victoria Beckham label has been a hit with critics and celebrities alike.
Her form-fitting dresses, which feature hidden corsets and sexy zips running down the back of each piece, have been seen on stars from Elle Macpherson and Dannii Minogue to Jennifer Lopez and Drew Barrymore.
At her most recent show in New York on Valentine's Day she admitted that she was still learning.
'I still feel I need to prove myself - all my life I’ve had to prove myself. Each season, I have to better myself. I really want to grow as a designer.'
By Daily Mail Reporter
All terrain: Scientists have discovered that elephants are able to accelerate and brake with all four of their legs independently
Elephants have legs that work just like the wheels of a Land Rover, scientists have found.
The elephant's unique 'four-leg-drive' systems means power and braking is applied independently to each limb.
All other quadrupeds are thought to have 'rear-leg-drive', which means they tend to accelerate with their hind limbs while using their forelegs more for braking
Dr John Hutchinson, who lead the study at the Royal Veterinary College in London, said: 'We have developed some new techniques for looking at animals movements that may change the way we view the locomotion of other animals.
'We have shown that elephant legs function in very strange and probably unique ways.
'We even overturned some of our own previous ideas about elephants, which is always initially disheartening but ultimately exhilarating for a scientist.
'Our measurements have also provided basic data that will be useful in clinical studies of elephants, such as common lameness problems.'
Measurements of forces on the animals' legs at walking and running speeds showed that each limb was used for both accelerating and braking.
Elephants' legs were also shown to be slightly compliant or 'bouncy', especially when running at faster speeds.
Four-wheel-drive: Reflective markers were put on the elephants and they were recorded with infra-red cameras to see what their muscles did as they moved
Experts had previously assumed that elephants would need rigid 'pillar-like' legs to support their weight.
Bounciness made their legs two or three times less mechanically efficient than expected, putting them on a par with humans.
Just as in humans, muscle forces in elephants have to increase as their limbs become more flexed.
Consequently, running is 50 per cent more costly than walking, which is why elephants are slower than many other animals.
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, said: 'Surprisingly, elephants use their forelimbs and hind limbs in similar braking and propulsive roles, not dividing these functions among limbs as was previously assumed or as in other quadrupeds.
'Thus, their limb function is analogous to four-wheel-drive vehicles.
'To achieve the observed limb compliance and low peak forces, elephants synchronise their limb dynamics in the vertical direction, but incur considerable mechanical costs from limbs working against each other horizontally.'
The researchers analysed the movements of six juvenile Asian elephants using an advanced 3D motion-capture technique.
Reflective markers placed at strategic points on the elephants' bodies were filmed by seven infra-red cameras and their changes in position fed into a computer.
The elephants were ridden or guided by their 'mahouts' across their whole range of speeds along a walkway rigged with force-sensitive platforms.
By Daily Mail Reporter
Come here: Jennifer Aniston vainly attempts to grab co-star Gerard Butler at the Berlin premiere of The Bounty Hunter last night
With her wealth, unquestionable beauty and ever-youthful glow, Jennifer Aniston should be fighting off men.
But it seems it might just be the other way round.
The actress was spotted pursuing The Bounty Hunter co-star Gerard Butler as they arrived for the Berlin premiere of the film yesterday.
Got you: Eventually Jennifer managed to grab her man
After the pair posed for the cameras at opposite ends of the red carpet, Jennifer attempted to cosy up to Butler for the sort of sick-making coupley shot which they have indulged in at premiere after premiere around the globe.
But, perhaps as tired of the routine as the rest of us, he was too quick for her, darting out of reach as she tried to grab him.
Ever since the two began filming the romantic comedy there have been rumours about 41-year-old Jennifer and Scottish Butler.
While they have consistently denied they are dating, they have only too readily fuelled speculation there is something more to their relationship.
Keeping their distance: When the pair arrived they took up spots at opposite ends of the red carpet
Finally: The pair cosied up for the cameras after playing around
In a recent interview, Butler did praise Jennifer for having the best legs in Hollywood.
He said: 'She's vivacious, I mean she's just so alive inside, and that really shows through. And Jen actually does have the best legs in Hollywood.
'I don't think I have to tell you what my friends said when I was working with Jen Aniston.
'People love her; she's sexy. She's beautiful. My friends hate me that I get to work with her and they don't.'
Friendly smile: Jen stopped to greet fans and sign autographs
By Chris Johnson
Legging it: Gemma Arterton braved the rainy British weather in a stunning LBD complete with fishnet panels at the premiere of Clash Of The Titans
She plays a mysterious spiritual guide in the movie.
Which is perhaps why Gemma Arterton decided last night was the night to unveil her angel wing tattoo at the Clash Of The Titans premiere in London.
With her hair scrapped back into a tight bun, it is the first time the 24-year-old actress has showed off the etching, which has been done in black ink behind her left ear.
She unveiled an angel wing tattoo
On a night when most of her co-stars joined her in wearing black, Gemma still managed to steal the limelight as she slipped into a fishnet-style dress.
Bond Girl Gemma showed her British grit as she braved the brisk chill and drizzly weather in the flesh-baring ensemble, which came complete with fishnet panels.
The Kent-born star teamed her Gucci dress with Tiffany jewellery and a pair of Greek sandal-inspired towering heels.
But after taking time to sign autographs for fans, Gemma, who had to rush off early, was late for the start of her West End show, The Little Dog Laughed, at the Garrick Theatre.
Crowd pleaser: The Kent-born actress signs autographs for fans in London's Leicester Square
And they wore black too: Her co-stars Alexa Davalos, left, and Jane March
American actress Alexa Davalos, one of Gemma's co-stars in Titans, wore a black Grecian-style dress while British-born talent Jane March slipped into an LBD and patterned tights.
Monster-slaying movie Clash Of The Titans - a remake of the 1981 film starring Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith and Harry Hamlin - also counts Avatar actor Sam Worthington amongst its cast.
The 3D epic sees Worthington take on the role of Perseus, the son of Zeus.
Smouldering: Israeli socialite and TV presenter Hofit Golan in a pair of studded killer heels
Red carpet date: Sam Worthington and girlfriend Natalie Mark, who added a splash of colour in floor-length purple gown
The 33-year-old Australian actor, who also starred in Terminator Salvation, trained six hours a day for two months to get in shape.
As a sandal-wearing sword-wielding man-god, he leads a daring band of warriors against monsters, demons and beasts.
He is helped on his way by Arterton, who plays the part of mysterious spiritual guide Io.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Gemma said getting a role in the film was a dream come true as it was a favourtie of her childhood days.
Atmosphere: Leicester Square was adorned with Ancient Greece-style pillars and period dressed soldiers
Double the fun: Director Louis Leterrier (right) and Nicholas Hoult, who also stars in the movie
Joining in the fun: Strictly star Ali Bastian and ex-Brookside star Claire Sweeney
She said: 'When I was a kid I must have watched Clash Of The Titans on video about 50 times.
'I saw it so often with my sister Hannah that we could actually quote dialogue from the film. I also have to admit that I had a massive crush on Harry Hamlin.'
The new movie, directed by Louis Leterrier, also stars Ralph Fiennes as Hades, the vengeful god of the underworld, and Liam Neeson as Zeus, king of the gods.
The world premiere was held at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square in central London and the film, rated 12A, is set for release on April 2.
Epic: Arterton, let, stars as Io and Sam Worthington as Perseus in a scene from Clash Of The Titans
By Mail Foreign Service
Splattered with blood, a wounded man makes a phone call on his mobile outside the Park Kultury metro station shortly after a female suicide bomber blew herself up
Two bombs, 40mins apart, detonated during morning rush hour
At least 37 people dead, 65 injured
No group claims responsibility so far. Rouble falls
Two female suicide bombers killed at least 37 people and injured 65 by targeting two packed Moscow tube trains during the busy rush hour today.
President Dmitry Medvedev declared Russia would act 'without compromise' to root out terrorists as he ordered airports to be put on alert and security to be stepped up throughout the country.
The two bombs are the worst attack on the Russian capital for six years and no group has yet claimed responsibility.
But suspicion has fallen on Muslim militants from the North Caucasus, where the Kremlin is fighting a growing Islamist insurgency spreading from Chechnya to neighbouring Dagestan and Ingushetia.
Witnesses spoke of panic at the two underground stations this morning after the blasts as people fell over each other in dense smoke and dust, trying to escape.
In scenes that will have been chillingly familiar to Londoners after the July 7 bombings in 2005, bloodied and injured passengers emerged onto the streets looking bewildered.
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Desolate: A wounded woman covered in dust with her left eye blackened outside Park Kultury metro station
The first explosion tore through the second carriage of a metro train just before 8am as it stood at the Lubyanka station, close to the headquarters of Russia's main domestic security service FSB. It killed at least 23 people.
About 40 minutes later, another blast in the second carriage of a train waiting at the Park Kultury metro station, opposite Gorky Park, killed 12 to 14 more people.
One passenger told the RIA news agency: 'I was in the middle of the train when somewhere in the first or second carriage there was a loud blast. I felt the vibrations reverberate through my body.
'People were yelling like hell. There was a lot of smoke and in about two minutes everything was covered in smoke.'
Another called Alexei added: 'I was moving up on the escalator when I heard a loud bang, a blast. A door near the passage way arched, was ripped out and a cloud of dust came down on the escalator.
'People started running, panicking, falling on each other,' he said.
Some of the injured were airlifted to emergency hospitals in helicopters.
Dozens of commuters were helped from each station to waiting ambulances.
Surveillance camera footage posted on the internet showed several motionless bodies lying on the floor or slumped against the wall in Lubyanka station lobby and emergency workers crouched over victims, trying to treat them.
Detectives and scenes of crime officers examine the aftermath of the blast at Park Kultury metro station
At the site of the other attack, the city's Lubyanka station officials examine the scene. The station lies beneath the headquarters of the Federal Security Service
Firefighters carry a body from Lubyanka metro station in Moscow after a female suicide bomber blew herself up during rush hour this morning
A woman breaks down outside Lubyanka station after at least 37 people were killed in two separate suicide bombings in the city
this image from Russia Today television an injured man is treated in an ambulance
An elderly woman is overcome with emotion as she talks to a woman from the Emergencies Ministry
A hospital helicopter lands at Zubovsky Boulevard to evacuate the victims from the Park Kultury metro station
Massacre: A bloodied passenger is treated on the side of the road
Passengers try to make their way out of Prospekt Mira subway station. The attacks happened at the height of the morning rush hour
Desperate: Dead bodies are scattered in the walkway at one of the stations
By Daily Mail
Flash: Ian Grice bought a £30,000 chrome Mini Cooper for his wife Toni, but cannot get it insured
It must have seemed like an expensive gift that would make his wife the flashiest thing on the road.
But it has ended up becoming rather a burden.
Ian Grice paid £30,000 for a chrome-plated Mini Cooper as a Valentine's gift for his wife Toni.
But to the couple's dismay, they cannot even get the new car off their drive to show it off.
Mr Grice, 42, cannot get anyone to insure the pricey vehicle.
'I've been left with the world's most expensive mirror,' he complained. 'No one will touch it with a barge pole.'
The builder bought the super-shiny car from a London showroom as a Valentine's Day gift for his wife, 41.
He was given a week's free insurance so he could drive it back to their home in Greasley, Notts.
But now insurance firms are refusing to give the couple cover.
World's most expensive mirror? Toni Grice applies her lipstick in her £30,000 car-come-mirror
Mr Grice, a father of two, said: 'They say it's too fragile and it'll get scratched and scuffed too easily.'
He added that it was a 'striking' car and that 'if you look at the body you see your reflection perfectly.'
A spokesman for the Association of British Insurers told The Sun: 'It could be a target for thieves.'
By Daily Mail Reporter
Smoking: Lindsay Lohan heads to a friend's house with unidentified white powder puffing out of her shoes in Los Angeles yesterday
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to fashion disasters. But her latest mishap must be her most bizarre yet.
As the actress left a friend's house in Los Angeles yesterday her feet appeared to be surrounded by plumes of smoke.
On closer inspection it seemed Lohan had heavily plastered her feet in white powder
At least this kind of white powder is legal - in the past Lohan has admitted using cocaine.
‘I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances,' she said earlier this year.
‘Now I’m in a place where I don’t need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to.'
By covering her feet in powder perhaps the 23-year-old was hoping to avoid another slip-up.
Heels on fire: Earlier in the day Lohan had worn her black stilettos without powder
In recent weeks Lohan has been pictured in a series of falls, which she has blamed on her footwear.
In one incident last week she managed to fall over a cactus, right in front of the watching paparazzi.
The dazed star was helped to her feet, but not before she was pictured sprawled on the pavement.
Lohan stars in a documentary about child trafficking, to be screened on BBC3 this Thursday.
Powder free: Lohan had earlier joined Perez Hilton at his birthday party in Los Angeles
But channel bosses have been forced to defend their choice of presenter, after allegations the party-loving star was simply a 'rent-a-celeb'.
Radio Times slammed the documentary as 'a crass pairing even though her presence will no doubt double the audience for the issue.'
But Danny Cohen, BBC3's channel controller, said: 'Finding a celebrity who genuinely cares about the issue really helps pull in a crowd that wouldn’t otherwise switch on.'
Taking a tumble: Last week Lohan tripped over onto a cactus, blaming the fall on her shoes
By Georgina Littlejohn
Happy couple: Russell Brand and Katy Perry laugh off split rumours as they walked through Los Angeles International Airport yesterday
They have been faced with recent rumours that they are on the verge of calling time on their whirlwind engagement.
But as these pictures show, Russell Brand and Katy Perry appear to be as dedicated as ever as they walked through Los Angeles International Airport yesterday.
The 34-year-old comedian held his 25-year-old pop star fiancee close as they walked through the terminal.
It was unclear whether they were both jetting out of California or going their separate ways for a while but whatever the reason for them being at the airport, it would seem that their engagement is still very much on track.
Rumours last week hinted that there may be trouble in Brand/Perry paradise after sources said he was 'tiring' of being in a committed relationship.
They said: 'Russell adores Katy, but he's not sure he's capable of being tied down.
'Everyone who knows him isn't really that surprised. He has a habit of declaring that a girl is "The One" during the first weeks of dating, but it's just that it's never been this high profile before.
Wedding's still on: Russell and Katy grab hands as they make their way through the terminal
'It seems he's finding this relationship overwhelming.'
But yesterday he seemed as close as ever to his bride-to-be, Dressed in leather trousers and flip flops, Brand also showed a sense of patriotism as he sported a white t-shirt with Queen Elizabeth's face on the front.
More...Blue-haired Katy Perry sees the funny side after getting slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
Katy, dressed in a short black skirt, black and white vest top and studded sandals, looked fresh-faced and radiant as she snuggled into her fiance.
Black and white beauty: Katy laughs out loud as she gets out of her car to make her way inside the airport
Although her dark sunglasses could have been hiding some tired eyes after her busy party day on Sunday.
The I Kissed A Girl star not only fought off a bucket-full of gunge as she got slimed at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday afternoon, but just a few hours later, she got her gladrags on to help celebrity blogger Perez Hilton celebrate his 32nd birthday.
Whether Russell was heading back to Britain with his fiancee yesterday was not clear, but he appears to be right at home in his new surroundings across the Pond.
This weekend, he announced he will be performing stand-up shows next month in Boston, Massachusetts and Seattle, Washington.