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  • Fire crews leave Glasgow Art School Mackintosh building

    May 30, 2014 6:46 PM 3

    Staff and students at Glasgow School of Art have lined the streets to applaud fire crews leaving the scene of the blaze-hit Mackintosh building . They were showing their appreciation to firefighters whose efforts resulted in most of the iconic building and its contents being saved. The firefighters departure came a week to the day since the fire broke

  • Brilliant Cambridge actuary jailed for 23 years for killing his ex-girlfriend's brother with spear gun and carving knife because his sister dumped him

    May 30, 2014 6:34 PM 7

    An egotistical financier who 'executed' his ex-girlfriend's brother with a harpoon gun and a carving knife has been jailed for at least 23 years. The Old Bailey heard Cambridge graduate Andrew Morris, whose prodigious mathematical skills earned him £120,000 a year, took his narcissistic revenge after being dumped by Michelle Stangroom. High on cocaine

  • Cow slurry fetishist David Truscott given jail term

    May 30, 2014 6:34 PM 1

    A man with a cow slurry fetish has been jailed for five years after threatening to kill a family who tried to stop him targeting their farm. David Truscott, 44, repeatedly rolled around naked in cow slurry and developed an obsession with a farm in Redruth, Cornwall. Exeter Crown Court heard that Truscott, formerly of Camborne, Cornwall, targeted the property

  • A week of rain and a washout Bank Holiday but UK is on course for the third warmest spring since records began

    May 30, 2014 6:30 PM 3

    Britain is on track for the third warmest spring since records began, the Met Office has revealed. The average temperature of 8.97C from March to May is the hottest to date, bettered only by 2007 and 2011. And we have cloudy skies to thank, as forecasters claim an unexpected bout of overcast has kept the warmth in. This season has seen just 76 per cent of average

  • Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg end Monaco GP rift

    May 30, 2014 6:26 PM 3

    Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg have made their peace following their fall-out at the Monaco Grand Prix. But Hamilton used his Twitter account to say all is well between the pair ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix. Hamilton also said: "We've been friends a long time. As friends we have our ups and downs." The controversy at Monaco

  • Labour MP eats humble pie, apologises for branding Gillian Duffy a ‘bigot’

    May 30, 2014 6:26 PM 6

    A Labour MP has apologised after saying Rochdale pensioner Gillian Duffy ‘was a bigoted woman’ – echoing the remark made by Gordon Brown in 2010. Mr Cunningham issued an apology after a recording of his comments, which were made at a Labour fundraising event earlier this month, came to light. ‘Behind the phony public statements, this shows nothing has changed

  • White House spokesman Jay Carney steps down

    May 30, 2014 6:22 PM 3

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is stepping down after three years as Barack Obama's chief spokesman, the president has said. Mr Carney, a former journalist, will be succeeded by his deputy Josh Earnest. Mr Carney, 49, previously served as press secretary for Vice-President Joe Biden after leaving Time Magazine. Mr Obama announced the change in a surprise

  • French Open: Andy Murray keen to erase Kohlschreiber memories

    May 30, 2014 6:16 PM 4

    Coverage: Live radio and text commentary on the best matches every day on BBC Radio 5 live or sports extra, plus online, mobiles and the BBC Sport app. Andy Murray hopes to banish some bad memories when he plays Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the French Open on Saturday. Kohlschreiber, the 28th seed, beat Murray 6-2 6-1 in their only previous meeting

  • Saracens v Northampton: Jeremy Guscott on the Premiership final

    May 30, 2014 6:03 PM 3

    Premiership final: Saracens v Northampton Either Saracens or Northampton Saints will be crowned Premiership champions when they meet in Saturday's finale to the domestic season at Twickenham. Beaten Heineken Cup finalists Saracens finished top of the table and are aiming to win the play-offs for a second time following their triumph in 2011. Saints

  • Thousands bid farewell to Stephen

    May 30, 2014 5:51 PM 1

    The public bade an emotional farewell to an inspirational teenage cancer victim, as more than 10,000 people joined a vigil in his honour. A service marking the end of two days' thanksgiving for Stephen Sutton's life, at Lichfield Cathedral, was today attended by friends and family including his mother Jane, and older brother Chris. Among mourners was comedian