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Police praise courage of abused children after Fee trial

Rachel Fee (left) and her partner Nyomi Fee will be sentenced on July 6. Credit: PA

Police praised the courage of two young children abused by Rachel and Nyomi Fee in helping to convict them of murdering Liam Fee.

Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton, who led the investigation, said: “Details of Liam’s murder and the abuse carried out by the two women emerged during the course of interviews with two other boys in their care.

"The evidence began to build towards a picture of horrendous abuse which directly contributed to the version of events being put forward by the two accused being utterly discredited.

“It was because of their courage that detectives were able to identify Rachel and Nyomi Fee as being responsible for a wide range of serious offences against three children.”

Jutland service remembers the fallen

David Cameron, Nicola Sturgeon and the Princess Royal, along with the German President Joachim Gauck, joined descendants of those who fought at the Battle of Jutland for a centenary service to remember the thousands who died in the largest naval battle of the First World War.

During the service at St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney diary entries of those who served on both sides were read out, while a German and a British cadet lit a candle in a sign of hope.

Princess Anne represented the royal family at the memorial after the Duke of Edinburgh cancelled his trip on doctor's advice.

ITV News reporter Sally Biddulph reports:

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Austin Reed to close 120 stores

Austin Reed is to close 120 stores resulting in the loss of about 1,000 jobs, administrators have said.

The company's administrators said it had "explored all options to sell the business" but a "viable solution which kept the business whole was not forthcoming".

All stores are expected to close by the end of June.

We have explored all options to sell the business since our appointment and continued to trade the business with the support of the secured creditors in what is clearly an extremely challenging retail environment.

Despite a significant number of interested parties coming forward during this period it became clear as the process progressed that a viable solution which kept the business whole was not forthcoming.

As a result we have made the difficult decision to cease trading the business and commence a wind-down of the estate. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all employees for their support and efforts during this unsettling period and wish them well for the future.

– Peter Saville, Joint Administrator
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