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Eight victims being repatriated are named by FCO

The plane took off from Tunis. Credit: ITV News

The eight victims being repatriated to the UK have been named by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Adrian Evans, Charles Evans, Joel Richards, Carly Lovett, Stephen Mellor, John Stollery, and Denis and Elaine Thwaites.


PM: We expect Tunisia death toll to 'rise still further'

The Prime Minister has told the House of Commons that the government expects the death toll following the Tunisia terror attack to "rise still further".

Cameron in Prime Minister's Questions. Credit: ITV News

David Cameron said: "We do expect it to rise still further."

The PM said the he was looking at creating a ministerial committee to co-ordinate work across Government "to provide all the support that the victims of this appalling attack deserve and also to make sure that, as a nation, we mark and commemorate this event appropriately".

Met Office: Hottest day of the year since July 2006

A 2007 file photo of an aircraft taking off in the sunshine at Heathrow airport. Credit: PA

It is now the hottest day in the UK since 19th July 2006, as temperatures hit 34.5C (94.1F) at Heathrow airport and Northolt in north west London, the Met Office has confirmed.

Scotland has also seen its hottest day this year with 28.9C recorded at Aviemore.

Most of Britain will see the mercury hover between 30C (86F) and 33C (91.4C).

The Met Office is expecting higher final temperatures by the end of the day.

Neil Wallis cleared of News of the World phone hacking

Neil Wallis was deputy editor at the News of the World Credit: PA

Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis has been cleared at the Old Bailey of being part of the phone hacking plot at the now defunct paper.

Andy Coulson's former deputy broke down in tears as he was cleared by a jury.

Mr Wallis, Coulson's right-hand man between 2003 and 2007, was accused of being part of the scandal which led to the Sunday tabloid shutting down in July 2011.

The jury deliberated for four days before finding 64-year-old Mr Wallis, of Chiswick, west London, not guilty of conspiring to hack phones.


Swimming warning after body found in Suffolk reservoir

A file photo of Alton Water reservoir in Tattingstone, Suffolk. Credit: Creative Commons/

The body of a man has been recovered from a reservoir on one of the hottest days of the year, prompting fresh warnings about the dangers of outdoor swimming.

The man's body was found at Alton Water reservoir in Tattingstone, Suffolk, about about 8pm yesterday.

Lloyds Bank to cut around 635 jobs

Lloyds Bank is to cut around 635 jobs Credit: PA

Lloyds Bank is to cut around 635 jobs in its retail and other divisions.

The cuts, part of reductions announced last October, will hit retail, commercial banking, consumer finance human resources and group operations, with 65 new roles being created.

Lloyds said compulsory redundancies would be a "last resort", but the Unite union said staff who had worked for the company's success had received "all the pain and little of the profits".

Lloyds Banking Group is committed to working through these changes with employees in a careful and sensitive way.

Where it is necessary for employees to leave the company, it will look to achieve this by offering voluntary redundancy. Compulsory redundancies will always be a last resort.

– Lloyds Banking Group statement
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