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MH370 investigators meet in Paris about wing fragment

Investigators from France and Malaysia are meeting in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation Director General Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. Credit: PA

Experts are trying to fathom whether the part broke off the plane, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

The broken wing was found on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion and returned to the French mainland. The component was a 'flaperon' from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a Boeing official said.


Hayes set about rigging Libor on first day at Citigroup

A trader, convicted over the Libor scandal, was paid £1.3m before tax in salary and incentives by UBS from September 2006 to December 2009.

Tom Hayes then joined Citigroup in 2009 because he "felt that UBS were not paying him enough", and received £3.5 million before tax for just nine months' work.

The prosecutor in his trial said Hayes immediately set about rigging Libor sending a message on his first day trading, saying: "Do me a favour and get the Libor rate up?".

Hayes was sacked from the bank after his methods were formally reported to senior management. He was later arrested in the UK in December 2012.

Trader was a 'ringmaster' who liked Superman bedding

City trader Tom Hayes is now facing a prison sentence after becoming the first person to be convicted of rigging Libor rates.

During his trial, prosecutors said the banker, who has mild autism, and is a fan of superman bedding, was a "ringmaster" who would "cajole" and "bribe" brokers into manipulating the rate.

Tom Hayes is believed to have carried out the fraud between 2006 and 2010.

As a trader in yen Libor derivatives, he bet on movements of the daily rate banks are able to borrow from each other.

He admitted making "requests" concerning the Libor rate, but insisted lots of bankers were doing the same, and "no one batted an eyelid".

I was made out to be the Jesse James of Libor, the Bobby Dazzler of Libor. I was being portrayed as the architect and the ringmaster of what was a global financial issue.

– Tom Hayes

Hayes had denied eight counts of conspiracy to defraud when he worked for Switzerland's UBS and America's Citigroup but a jury found him guilty of all counts.

Flowers for Cilla Black placed outside the Cavern Club

Cards and flowers have been placed outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool following the death of Cilla Black at her home in Spain.

Cards and flowers for Cilla Black placed outside the Cavern club. Credit: PA

Cilla used to be a cloak room girl for the famous venue before showing off her singing talent. She often sang with The Beatles and in 1963 was the first female artist to be signed by their manager Brian Epstein.


Heath abuse claims: Police appeal for information

Wiltshire Police have urged any alleged victims, or anyone with information which could help the investigation into allegations of child abuse by former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, to have the "confidence and courage to come forward".

Superintendent Sean Memory said:

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Book of Condolence for Cilla Black opens in Liverpool

A Book of Condolence for Cilla Black has been opened at Liverpool Town Hall.

Fans queue to sign the Book of Condolence Credit: ITV News / Paul Hilton

It will be available for people to sign from 9am to 5pm every day until Friday.

The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:

“It was very sad news to hear of the death of Cilla. An incredible talent whose warmth shone through in everything she did. A star in the truest sense of the word, she will be sorely missed by her legions of fans and by all of us here in her home city, Liverpool.”

– The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson
Book of Condolence opens in Liverpool Credit: ITV News / Paul Hilton
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