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  • Norfolk helicopter crash: Four people believed to be dead

    January 8, 2014 12:00 AM 45

    7 January 2014 Last updated at 23:05 GMT Four people are believed to have been killed when a helicopter crashed, police have said. The aircraft came down in the Cley area in north Norfolk, off the east coast of England. Emergency services are at the scene with a 1,200ft (400m) area cordoned off. The helicopter is an HH-60G Pave Hawk, based at RAF Lakenheath

  • Four feared dead in U.S. Air Force helicopter crash on UK coast

    January 7, 2014 11:20 PM 45

    (CNN) -- Four people are believed dead after a U.S. military helicopter crashed Tuesday near Cley, on the North Sea coast of England, authorities said. A news release from police in Norfolk said a U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk HH-60G helicopter from a British base in Lakenheath had crashed and officials believed the four people aboard had died. Police said a large

  • Norfolk helicopter crash: Police and fire at scene

    January 7, 2014 9:36 PM 48

    Police and the fire service are at the scene, with a 1,200ft (400m) area cordoned off. Six appliances from Norfolk Fire Service are currently in attendance, including four pumps, a water carrier and an environmental protection unit.

  • Gareth Mason killed Adam Stirrup at Heysham caravan park

    January 7, 2014 8:43 PM 42

    A "jealous" man who cut the throat of his ex-girlfriend and murdered her new boyfriend at a Lancashire caravan park has been jailed. Gareth Mason, 26, of Westminster Road, Morecambe, admitted murder and wounding with intent at Preston Crown Court. He found Katrina Rudrum, 26, and Adam Stirrup, 28, after scouring caravan sites and attacked them in front

  • UK accepted 'about 1,500' asylum seekers from Syria, says Nick Clegg

    January 7, 2014 8:41 PM 53

    The UK has accepted "about 1,500" asylum seekers from Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told MPs. "We have accepted hundreds upon hundreds of individual asylum seekers from Syria, under our international asylum obligations," Mr Clegg added. But Amnesty International criticised Mr Clegg for conflating asylum seekers who have made it to the UK with people

  • Hearse carrying coffin ‘tries to visit KFC drive-through, gives up and goes to Starbucks’

    January 7, 2014 5:11 PM 43

    A hearse carrying a coffin has apparently been spotted trying to enter a drive-through KFC. Twitter user Craig Davies posted the image on Tuesday morning, appearing to show the hearse attempting to enter the chicken restaurant with the coffin clearly visible in the back. Mr Davies included the caption ‘#itswhathewouldhavewanted’ but has yet to reveal

  • Phone-hacking trial: Brooks PA 'wanted NoW notes back'

    January 7, 2014 5:11 PM 41

    Ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks's PA asked for notebooks to be returned from the News International archive the day after staff were told the tabloid was closing, a court heard. Archivist Nicholas Mays told the Old Bailey that Cheryl Carter's request was given a "greater degree of urgency" after he discussed the matter with her. Mrs Brooks

  • Free meals for Scottish primary schools

    January 7, 2014 3:34 PM 43

    Children in Scotland are likely to be given free school meals in the first three years of primary school. The change is expected to be announced by the Scottish government this week. It will match similar plans to provide free meals to primary school children in England from September. It follows a group of unions, churches and children's organisations

  • Edinburgh Airport evacuated due to bag security alert

    January 7, 2014 3:11 PM 39

    Police Scotland said the terminal and access road had been closed following the discovery of "a potentially suspicious bag" in the central search area of the airport. Passengers and staff were asked to leave the terminal building while an investigation takes place. Edinburgh Airport said an investigation was under way and could not yet comment on whether

  • Two guilty over abusive tweets to Caroline Criado-Perez

    January 7, 2014 3:08 PM 48

    Two people have pleaded guilty to sending "menacing" tweets to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Isabella Sorley, 23, of Newcastle, and John Nimmo, 25, of South Shields, admitted at Westminster Magistrates' Court sending the messages over a public communications network. Journalist Ms Criado-Perez, from Rutland, received abuse after her campaign