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Silent vigil for Irish student Karen Buckley in Glasgow

A silent vigil has been held by neighbours, friends and family members of Karen Buckley close to where the Irish student lived.

Friends and family members attend a silent vigil for Irish student Karen Buckley. Credit: Press Association.

Residents of the Garnethill area of Glasgow gathered to remember the 24-year-old, whose body was found at a farm north of the city four days after she went missing on a night out.

Approximately 120 people attended the vigil, lighting 1,000 small candles in the shape of a Celtic symbol.

1,000 candles were laid at the silent vigil. Credit: Press Association

Organiser Jane Sutherland said the whole community was still reeling from the death.

It's a wee close-knit community up here, although it's quite a transient population with the students, it's a small community and the news of this young girl going out on a Saturday night and then never coming back is just unbearably sad.

This is just a moment for the neighbourhood to come together. Since she went missing nobody has talked of anything else.

Words fail me - that's why we wanted to do a wee silent candlelit vigil - 1,000 points of light for the one point of light that went out.

– Jane Suthwer

Murdered family member 'may have travelled to London'

A man wanted in connection with the murders of his mother and sister may have travelled to London from Merseyside, police believe.

Detectives say Peter Fox, 26, should not be approached by members of the public.

I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister. We believe that Peter could possibly be in the London area and are working with the Metropolitan Police to try and find him."

– Dave Rooney, Detective Chief Inspector, Merseyside Police

Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in and of slight build with short, dark hair - no longer shaved - and brown eyes. He speaks with a Liverpool accent.


Polls split between Labour and Tory electoral lead

Two polls from the Sunday Times and the Observer have reached contradictory conclusions - with a YouGov survey putting Miliband three points ahead, whilst an Opinium survey put Cameron four points ahead.

Ed Miliband taking part in Thursday's BBC debate. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Observer poll, carried out by Opinium, found that Labour's support had dropped two points to 32%, while the Conservatives remained on 36%.

Support for Ukip was found to have risen 2 points to 13% according to the survey, while the Liberal Democrats also gained by one point to 8%.

The poll of 1,995 adults took place on 16 and 17 April, with the BBC "Challengers' Debate" falling inbetween those dates.

A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times revealed Labour were three points ahead.

Ukip's third position with 13% remained consistent in both of the polls.

UK police review security plans after Australia arrests

The Metropolitan Police are reviewing their security plans for Anzac day events in the UK following a string of counter-terrorism arrests in Australia.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the move was a "sensible precaution" to ensure ensure the events are "safe and secure for the public and police officers".

"While there is no information to suggest a specific threat to related events in the UK - and the current UK threat level remains unchanged - the public should remain vigilant," he said.

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Police urgently appeal for son and brother of murder victims

Detectives investigating the murders of two women in Bootle are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who they urgently need to speak to.

A murder inquiry was launched yesterday after the discovery of the bodies of two women at two separate addresses in Bootle.

The women have since been identified as Bernadette Fox, 57, of Brookhill Road, Bootle, and her daughter, Sarah Fox, 27, of Worcester Road, Bootle.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney, said:

“We are currently trying to trace Peter Fox, the son of Bernadette, as he could have information which could assist with our investigation.

I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister.

“I would also ask the public to help us find Peter as we need to speak to him urgently in relation to the two murders.

“I would stress to the public that if they do see Peter Fox, they should not approach him.


Just 76 people 'made 41% of political donations'

76 people accounted for 41% of all political and corporate donations made to political parties and causes, according to the Sunday Times Political Rich List.

Just 25 individuals gave more than £1 million each, accounting for 28% of the £174 million donated between 2010 and 2014.

Top of the list is Scottish EuroMillions lottery winners Colin and Chris Weir who gave £6.5 million of their jackpot to the Scottish National Party and the Yes campaign.

  • City financier Lord Farmer gave more than £5 million to the Conservatives
  • JCB chairman Lord Bamford and family gave the Conservative party a combined total of £3.6 million
  • Lord Sainsbury of Turville is reported to have donated a total of £3.5 million to various political causes, including £542,329 to Labour and David Miliband, though he stopped donating directly to the party when Ed Miliband was elected leader in 2010.

Family of murdered mother and daughter 'devastated'

Bernadette Fox, left, and daughter Sarah, right, were both found dead at addresses in Bootle. Credit: PA

The family of Bernadette and Sarah Fox, a mother and daughter murdered in Bootle, Merseyside, today said they are "absolutely devastated" at their loss.

In a statement issued through police, a spokesman for the Fox family said they were still "trying to come to terms with what has happened to them both" and urged anyone with information about the incident to contact police.

It added: "Bernadette, who was a mother of three and grandmother of three, was a very outgoing and lovely person who wouldn't harm anyone. In fact she only ever had nice things to say about people. She was so caring and would help anyone.

"And Sarah was loved by her family and well-liked by her friends and neighbours. She was a fantastic aunty and was a cheeky, bubbly and outgoing person who loved her dog. They will both be greatly missed."

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