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  • Deborah Levey death: Phillip Brown 'murdered ex-girlfriend'

    January 7, 2014 2:58 PM 48

    A jilted man murdered his on-off girlfriend after trying to win her back, a jury has been told. Phillip Brown is accused of smothering Deborah Levey at her home in East Ashling, near Chichester, West Sussex, in January last year. Lewes Crown Court heard Mr Brown was "possessive and controlling" of Ms Levey, 44, who told friends he had a "Jekyll and Hyde"

  • Royal commute: Prince William hops a train for course in Cambridge

    January 7, 2014 12:59 PM 29

    LONDON -- Prince William has started a special 10-week course in agricultural management, commuting by train to the University of Cambridge. The future king, whose formal title is Duke of Cambridge, travelled Tuesday on the 9:44 a.m. train from London's King Cross station. He is embarking on a tailored course designed to help him manage the lucrative

  • Tributes to generator death couple Ken and Dorothy Swallow

    January 7, 2014 12:20 PM 53

    Tributes have been paid to a former football club manager who was found dead at his home with his wife. Sussex Police said it was believed Ken Swallow, 70, and his wife, Dorothy, 71, died from fumes from a generator left running overnight after a power cut. Their bodies were found at their home in Malthouse Lane, Hurstpierpoint by family members on Boxing

  • Durham head teacher Anne Lakey denies boy sex charges

    January 7, 2014 12:11 PM 62

    Anne Lakey, of Stanley, County Durham, is charged with eight offences including gross indecency and sexually assaulting a boy under 16. Appearing at Consett Magistrates' Court, the 54-year-old indicated she would deny the charges. She was granted unconditional bail and will appear at Durham Crown Court on 28 January. Ms Lakey, is the chief executive

  • Proposed homes near Culloden Battlefield approved

    January 7, 2014 11:20 AM 35

    A proposed housing development opposed by the National Trust for Scotland because the site is close to Culloden Battlefield has secured approval. Inverness Estates plan to build 16 homes at Viewhill, which is about half a mile from the location of the battle. But, following an appeal by Inverness Estates, a Scottish government-appointed planning official

  • Marian McGlinchey: Old Bailey bomber gets suspended sentence

    January 7, 2014 10:45 AM 47

    Old Bailey bomber Marian McGlinchey has been given a suspended sentence for aiding dissident republican terrorists. In November, McGlinchey, also known as Marian Price, admitted providing a mobile phone used to claim responsibility for the Real IRA murders of two soldiers. The charge was connected to the attack on Massereene Army barracks in 2009. McGlinchey

  • MPs urge police probe into teen killed in Malia

    January 7, 2014 10:18 AM 45

    MPs have urged British police to investigate the death of a teenager who was stabbed to death in a bar brawl in Crete. Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from Leyton, east London, was killed outside a bar in Malia, in July, in a fight which involved up to 30 British people. Labour's Heidi Alexander said there were "serious concerns" about the Greek authorities'

  • Storm causes South West travel problems

    January 7, 2014 8:47 AM 45

    Stormy weather has caused some ferry and train services to be delayed or cancelled in the south-west of England. Trains between Truro and Falmouth have been suspended and floodwater has blocked lines between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple. The St Mawes Passenger Ferry has also been cancelled. Tributes have been paid to Harry Swordy who was washed out to sea at Loe Bar in Cornwall

  • Vince Cable criticises David Cameron's migration target

    January 7, 2014 7:53 AM 35

    Business Secretary Vince Cable has criticised David Cameron's target of cutting annual net migration to under 100,000 by the next election in 2015. His comments come as a poll suggests more than three-quarters of people surveyed wanted immigration to be cut, with 56% calling for major curbs. Almost half, 47%, thought immigration was bad for the economy

  • Flood alert for Northern Ireland's coastal areas passes

    January 7, 2014 6:39 AM 43

    High tides and strong winds caused difficult driving conditions in some parts of Northern Ireland's east coast on Monday, but Belfast escaped major flooding. A small number of roads in counties Antrim and Down were closed by flooding, but the effect of the tide was not as bad as initially feared. In County Down, high tides flooded the shorefront in Portaferry