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Corfu Bungalow where two children died to be demolished

Christi and Bobby Shepherd were aged seven and six when they died. Credit: Family handout

The bungalow where Bobby and Christi Shepherd died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu is to be demolished.

A statement from the owners of the Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel said: "Now that all proceedings including the inquest are over we have decided to demolish the bungalow in due course."

They also confirmed an electrician convicted over the deaths but was uncovered by ITV News still working at the hotel had now been sacked.

Police find fresh lead in missing Ben Needham case

Ben was just 21 months when he vanished in Kos in 1991. Credit: PA

Police are to examine another lead which emerged after the case of Ben Needham was featured on Greece's version of Crimewatch again last night.

Earlier in the week the "Light at the End of the Tunnel" programme received hundreds of calls and emails about Ben's disappearance on the Greek island of Kos in 1991.

That appeal uncovered seven new leads described by South Yorkshire Police as "potentially interesting".

But detectives in South Yorkshire are now chasing an eighth lead after an update on the case was featured on the show last night.

No details of the leads have been given but Ben's mum Kerry Needham said a soldier had contacted the show saying he knew about Ben's "abduction" but she was still waiting for more information.

Read more: £10,000 reward to find Ben Needham 24 years on


11 arrested on suspicion of murder over shed body find

Police have arrested 11 people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a shed.

The man has not yet been formally identified, but is believed to be a 34-year-old from the Yardley area of Birmingham who went missing on Thursday lunchtime.

His body was found in a shed at a house in Carlton Road, Bordesley Green, at around 11.30pm yesterday.

Five men aged 45, 33, 28, 24 and 23, four women aged 50, 41, 25 and 19, and two 15-year-old boys are being questioned by West Midlands Police.

We are currently treating his death as suspicious and we took swift action to arrest 11 people at the scene - who we believe were known to the man - on suspicion of his murder. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time as we enter the very early stages of a murder inquiry.

– Detective Inspector Warren Hines

Quintinshill crash victims remembered at memorial service

Quintinshill crash victims were remembered at a memorial service in Edinburgh today, 100 years and a day after Britain's worst rail disaster.

Victims of Britain's worst rail disaster were remembered in Scotland today Credit: REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

More than 1,000 people gathered at Rosebank Cemetery, along with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Princess Royal, to remember more than 200 troops who came from Scotland's Leith, Portobello and Musselburgh areas who died in the crash.

Watchdog: Council CCTV 'often outdated and ineffective'

Privacy watchdog Big Brother Watch has waded into the debate over councils plans to scale back on the use of CCTV cameras, saying the systems currently in place are "often outdated and ineffective".

CCTV camera coverage could be 'scaled back' Credit: Ryan Browne/EMPICS Sport

Director Emma Carr said: "Evidence repeatedly shows that rather than CCTV, measures like better street lighting and effective policing are what keep the public safe."


Gerry Adams: 'This is a huge day for equality'

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said he thinks that Ireland's referendum vote on gay marriage marks "a huge day for equality."

Gerry Adams has thanked everyone that voted yesterday Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

Speaking on Sky News he said: "I think this is a huge day for equality.

"I also think that given that the government parties were pressing quite rightly for equality in this issue then we need equality in other issues - we need equality in social issues, economic issues we need everything to be equality. So this is a hugely important day for the LGBT community and everybody else."

US and allies in 22 air strikes on Islamic State targets

The US military said America and its allies have staged 22 air strikes on Islamic State targets since Friday, including four near Ramadi, the city taken by the militants last week.

Coalition forces also attacked five Islamic State sites in Syria between Friday and Saturday, a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force said. The strikes near Ramadi hit tactical units, armored vehicles and a fighting position in militant-controlled territory.

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