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George Harrison's childhood home sold at auction

George Harrison. Credit: PA Wire

The childhood home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison has sold at auction for £156,000 to a fan of the band.

The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, went under the hammer at a sale at Liverpool's famous Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their musical career.

The property sold for £156,000. Credit: PA Wire

Harrison, who died in 2001 after being diagnosed with cancer, lived in the three-bedroom home at Upton Green for a decade from 1949 with his parents Harold and Louise.

The guitarist was around five when he moved to the house. By the time his family moved on 10 years later, he had joined the line-up of The Quarrymen - the group that later became The Beatles.

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NSPCC: Police can only work within budgets to tackle abuse

The NSPCC has said it is an "uncomfortable truth" that police cannot hope to pursue every person who looks at indecent images of children.

Keith Bristow, the head of the National Crime Agency, said there was no way his officers could go after all 50,000 suspects and they have to focus on the "greatest risks".

Jon Brown, NSPCC lead for tackling sexual abuse, said: "Mr Bristow reveals an uncomfortable truth about the difficult decisions officers face daily in identifying and pursuing offenders. It's true that the police can only do what they can with the budgets available to them."

"The Government must make tackling this vile trade a priority in the funding available to the NCA and at a local force level," Mr Brown added.

Foreign Secretary welcomes new Syria sanctions

The Foreign Secretary has welcomed fresh EU sanctions against the Syrian regime, describing President Assad as the "cause of instability and conflict" in the country.

Philip Hammond and European counterparts agreed the measures at a meeting in Brussels today.

Another 18 individuals and entities, including some suspected of supplying the administration with oil, will be subjected to restrictions.

Philip Hammond welcomed the new round of sanctions. Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire

Among those targeted by the sanctions is a "notorious" military commander who ordered nerve gas attacks that killed hundreds of civilians.

"Sanctions are a key part of our strategy for weakening the regime and limiting its ability to perpetrate more barbaric acts against the Syrian people," Mr Hammond said.

Indiana murders suspect told police he 'messed up'

The man suspected of murdering seven women in the US state of Indiana told police he had "messed up" by killing one of his victims in a motel.

Darren Deon Vann reportedly arranged to meet his victim at Motel 6 in the city of Hammond through a 'pay for prostitution service', Hammond police chief John Doughty said.

Hammond police chief John Doughty speaking to reporters. Credit: RTV

An acquaintance of the victim became suspicious after receiving strange messages from her phone.

She then went to the motel and discovered the body, after which she gave police a phone number leading them to Vann.

Mr Doughty said Vann had co-operated with police and was seeking a deal with prosecutors, though he would not elaborate on what the deal was.

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