Mayor Rob Ford told the Toronto Sun: "I feel like I got 1,000 pounds off my back. I felt I had to say it. It is what is. I feel two inches high right now but I needed to deal with it. I am not going to quit or take a leave."
"I am not an addict or an alcoholic. I have work to do and I am moving on. The way I see it now, this is over."
He insisted: "I am not a crackhead or junkie."
More top news
Robert Clark has lived at his home for 50 years. 130,000 people have signed a petition to try to keep him there.
As M&S announce the first rise in non-food sales for four years, ITV News' Joel Hills asks are we falling back in love with the retailer?
Olly Murs will only consider replacing Dermot O'Leary as host of the X Factor if Caroline Flack joins him on the show.