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Alesha MacPhail's mum describes six-year-old's killer as 'inhuman'

Alesha MacPhail's mum describes six-year-old's killer as 'inhuman'

The mother of Alesha MacPhail, the six-year-old girl who was murdered on the Isle of Bute last summer, has described her daughter's killer as "inhuman".
Libby Squire death being treated as 'potential homicide'

Libby Squire death being treated as 'potential homicide'

The death of student Libby Squire is being treated as a "potential homicide", police have said.
Brit ex-soldier Andrew Neal detained in UAE 'unaware of drug charge'

Brit ex-soldier Andrew Neal detained in UAE 'unaware of drug charge'

A former British soldier detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly six months has been charged with supplying drugs, a Foreign Office minister has revealed to his parents, who said their son was unaware of the development.
Man fined £385 after swallowing live goldfish in clip posted on Snapchat

Man fined £385 after swallowing live goldfish in clip posted on Snapchat

A man has been fined £385 after he was filmed swallowing a live goldfish that he won at a funfair.
Suspect package in Limerick 'identical' to those found in UK

Suspect package in Limerick 'identical' to those found in UK

Irish police say a parcel found in a sorting office in Limerick "appears to be identical" to the parcel bombs sent to UK transport hubs earlier in the month.
Hannegret Donnelly: Abusive wife who hit husband with rolling pin jailed for murder

Hannegret Donnelly: Abusive wife who hit husband with rolling pin jailed for murder

An abusive wife who killed her husband after repeatedly hitting him over the head with a rolling pin has been jailed for life.
St Patrick's Day crush deaths: Funerals take place for teenage victims

St Patrick's Day crush deaths: Funerals take place for teenage victims

A priest has described the deaths of three teenagers in a crush outside a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone as "needless".
Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell off up to 150 stores in merger bid

Sainsbury's and Asda offer to sell off up to 150 stores in merger bid

Sainsbury's and Asda have offered to sell up to 150 stores in an attempt to address concerns raised by competition authorities over their planned merger.
Birmingham pub bombings: IRA witness names four men he says were behind attacks

Birmingham pub bombings: IRA witness names four men he says were behind attacks

An anonymous IRA witness in the Birmingham pub bombing inquests has named four men he says were responsible for the attacks.
Peter Beardsley charged with using racist language by FA

Peter Beardsley charged with using racist language by FA

Peter Beardsley has been charged with using racist and abusive language towards youth team players during his time in charge of Newcastle Under-23s.
Adam Johnson: Ex-footballer released after serving three years for child sex offences

Adam Johnson: Ex-footballer released after serving three years for child sex offences

Disgraced former footballer Adam Johnson has been released from prison after serving three years for child sex offences.
Jodie Chesney: Fourth arrest over fatal stabbing of teenager in east London

Jodie Chesney: Fourth arrest over fatal stabbing of teenager in east London

A 17-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed in the back in an east London park on 1 March.
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