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Three more taken ill at music festival after teen dies

Police urged people not to take drugs at the festival. Credit: PA

Three more people have become seriously ill after being sold rogue drugs at a music festival, just a day after a teenager died.

Christian Pay, 18, died following "substance abuse" at Kendal Calling music festival in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Since his death seven people have been treated in hospital, including a 29-year-old man who remains in a critical state and four people who are in "serious but stable" conditions.

Police urged people not to take drugs at the festival because of the safety risks. . Four people arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply have been released on bail.

Nicola Sturgeon expresses her concerns over Calais

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has written to Mr Cameron expressing her concerns over the impact of the situation in Calais.

Nicola Sturges reiterated her concerns about the impact on Scottish businesses. Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/Press Association Images

She said: "Our primary concern over the current situation in Calais must be to play our part in addressing the underlying humanitarian issues. Increasing security at the Channel Tunnel, whilst welcome, will only help in the short term, and is not addressing the root cause of the issue."

She initially wrote to Mr Cameron on July 24 and in her most recent letter she reiterated her concerns about the impact the situation has had on businesses.

"Seafood from Scotland is the UK's biggest food export, worth more than £600 million annually. The delays, damage and uncertainty caused by the lack of safe and timely passage through the Tunnel is costing the sector millions of pounds every week and placing future markets in jeopardy." She said.


M20 reopens for normal traffic after Operation Stack

Lorries parked up on the M20 motorway in Ashford, Kent, during Operation Stack. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Cameron spoke to French president Francois Hollande on Friday to discuss the response to migrants besieging the Channel Tunnel entrance at Calais, which the PM warned he expects to last all summer.

The call came as the M20 motorway was reopened for normal traffic after the last lorries being held under Operation Stack procedures were allowed through to the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.

Announcing the lifting of Operation Stack, which has seen thousands of lorries parked on the coast-bound carriageway for much of the past month.

Measures promised by Mr Cameron, including more sniffer dogs and fences, were dismissed by hauliers' representatives as "a sticking plaster".

Heartbreak as Cecil the lion's brother is 'shot dead'

Cecil and Walter Palmer. Credit: ITV News

The brother of Cecil the lion was reportedly shot dead in Zimbabwe today.

The Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force said it was "absolutely heartbroken" by the news of Jericho's death.

Jericho was the next lion in the hierarchy and was said to be looking after Cecil's cubs after he was killed by US dentist Walter Palmer.

The Zimbabwean Conservation Task Force said on Facebook: "It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil's brother has been killed at 4pm today. We are absolutely heartbroken."

Snoop Dogg stopped at airport with $422,000 in cash

Snoop Dog's lawyer said the money came from concerts the rapper had performed around Europe. Credit: PA

Rapper Snoop Dogg was stopped by police with $422,000 in cash, around £270,000, in his Louis Vuitton luggage as he prepared to board a private jet.

His lawyer, Andrea Parisi, said the 43 year old was about to board a flight to Britain from southern Italy on Friday when he was stopped.

Mr Parisi said the money came from concerts the rapper had performed around Europe.

Half of the cash was given back to Snoop Dogg, while the other half is being held by Italian authorities until a fine is determined.

In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash someone can take on board a plane is around £7,000.

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