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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'

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."


Labour uni group use Katie Hopkins on campaign poster

Cambridge University's Labour group have been using Katie Hopkins in campaign posters, after she promised she would leave the country if Ed Miliband became Prime Minister.

Hopkins had previously tweeted that she would leave the country if Ed Miliband's Labour won the General Election.

Harry midway through attachment with Australian Army

Harry shakes hands with Russel Smith during a visit to the Wuggubun community in Western Australia.

Prince Harry has completed the first two weeks of an attachment with the Australian army, as his British military career nears its end.

Harry has been participating in day-to-day soldiering activitis and physical training alongside the 1st Brigade, and has also undergone flight simulation training.

Prince Harry passes the ball during a game of wheelchair AFL at the Soldier Recover Centre in Darwin. Credit: CPL Oliver Carter/Australian Defence Force/PA Wire

His attachment has also included time in an armed reconnaissance helicopter, and after meeting with wounded and, injured and ill soldiers he joined in a game of wheelchair Australian Football League.

He also met with members of the Wuggubun community during time on duty with the North-West Mobile Force in western Australia.

Harry, a captain in the Army, will continue his four-week attachment with the Australian Defence Force after Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey, before leaving the British military after ten years' service.

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