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Rochdale death: Tributes to 'beautiful' crash victim, 11

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Marianne’s parents paid tribute to their “beautiful” daughter The parents of an 11-year-old girl who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to their “beautiful” daughter. Marianne Haboc was struck by a red Range Rover while walking down Taylor Street in Rochdale on Monday. Her family […]

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Clophill gravestones turned into footpath

Image caption St Mary’s Church in Clophill was built in about 1350 Gravestones from an ancient churchyard are being used as a footpath. Clophill Heritage Trust, which manages St Mary’s Church and graveyard in Clophill, Bedfordshire, said it took “professional advice” to lay them flat. In a statement, the trust said the stones, which now […]

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The photograph that shaped a career

Derek Ridgers has been photographing the biggest names in showbiz for more than three decades – but it all began by chance, one night in Finsbury Park, north London. It was 13 January 1973, when Ridgers walked in to the Rainbow Theatre with a Miranda SLR slung over his shoulder. At that time, he was […]

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Indonesia tsunami: UK charities launch joint appeal

Image copyright The Asahi Shimbun An appeal to help the survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami has been launched by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). More than 1,300 people are known to have died following Friday’s disaster. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami. DEC […]