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British backpackers murdered in Thailand: latest updates as police hunt for killer

Semi-naked bodies of Brit tourists David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach early on Monday

UK weather set for heatwave with temperatures set to reach a sizzling 27C

Brother and sister Kim and Alena on Blackpool beach.
September is expected to be one of the warmest on record as 'continental blowtorch' hits Britain

Morning news headlines: Final day of campaigning before Scotland referendum, probe into fatal helicopter crash

Businessman Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland, ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum on September 18th
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British backpackers murdered in Thailand: latest updates as police hunt for killer

Semi-naked bodies of Brit tourists David Miller, 24, and 23-year-old Hannah Witheridge were discovered on a beach early on Monday

Brother and sister Kim and Alena on Blackpool beach.

UK weather set for heatwave with temperatures set to reach a sizzling 27C

September is expected to be one of the warmest on record as 'continental blowtorch' hits Britain

Businessman Jon Gamble from go2eventhire as he asks the question YES or NO with illuminated signs near Dunblane, Scotland, ahead of voting in the Scottish Referendum on September 18th

Morning news headlines: Final day of campaigning before Scotland referendum, probe into fatal helicopter crash

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Manchester Dogs' Home fire appeal boosted by Coronation Street stars

Cast and crew members brought their pets to ITV’s Salford Quays studio to raise money and awareness after at least 43 animals died in a suspected arson attack  at the Harpurhey rehoming centre

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright

South Yorkshire's police chief Shaun Wright quits over Rotherham sex abuse scandal

Mr Wright, who was councillor responsible for children's services in Rotherham between 2005 and 2010, had until now resisted mounting calls to resign

Mike Carter and the two men police would like to speak to

WATCH: CCTV released of suspects after man dies from one punch after night out in Manchester - can you help?

Manchester United supporter, Michael Carter, 49, from Salford, died several days after the assault in Manchester city centre

Stephen Sutton

Brave Stephen Sutton raised nearly £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust

The charity will spend the 19-year-old's legacy by developing specialist units in seven cities

Alan Henning

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

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Expert says flight MH370 captain 'killed himself and his passengers by switching off plane's oxygen supply

Zaharie Ahmad Shah was responsible for the deaths of the 227 passengers and 12 crew on board the doomed flight, according to aviation expert Ewan Wilson

David Haines

Morning news headlines: Bid for anti-IS coalition steps up, Cameron in last-ditch Scotland trip

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Dr Ian Paisley

Northern Ireland politician Ian Paisley dies at 88

Firebrand fundamentalist Protestant preacher and politician led opposition to compromise with the IRA for decades

A fireman with a dog rescued from the Manchester Dogs' Home fire

Manchester Dogs' Home fire latest - experts back on site to pinpoint cause of blaze as public pledge more than £500,000

The death toll now stands at 53 dogs overnight with more than 100 rescued from the fire

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa

Oscar Pistorius facing jail after being found guilty of manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius stood with his hands crossed to hear the verdict but showed no emotion

Oscar Pistorius

Morning news headlines: Pistorius verdict today, Scottish campaign continues, GCSE grades fears

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Manchester Dogs' Home fire - more than 50 animals killed and 150 saved after suspected arson attack

Manchester Dogs' Home staff,volunteers and members of the public, battled flames to rescue dozens of animals from the outbreak

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Manchester Dogs' Home fire: Teenager held in arson probe after at least 53 animals die

Heroic fireman and volunteers enter the building and save the lives of more than 100 dogs after the blaze tore through the site in Harpurhey        

Jean Alexander

Coronation Street legend Jean Alexander back home after amazing recovery from stroke

87-year-old says "there is life in the old dog yet"

Re-read: Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder - decision on Friday over culpable homicide

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict at the High Court in Pretoria after more than 30 days deliberation

Edinburgh bakery Cuckoos which launched their own referendum opinion poll survey with cupcakes

Morning news headlines: Both sides call for British unity, world awaits Pistorius trial fate

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Oscar Pistorius

Watch: Oscar Pistorius is a 'broken man' as he awaits murder trial verdict

Mark Williams Thomas, the only journalist to have spoken to Pistorius during his trial, says he believes the murder-accused athlete did not mean to shoot Reeva Steenkamp

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Red wristbands in memory of Isaac Nash who was swept out to sea at Anglesey on August 29

The Isaac Nash Trust sell 1,000 fundraising wristbands in just two days

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