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Schumacher's son joins Formula 4 team

Michael Schumacher's son Mick has signed for a Formula 4 team, it has been announced.

The 15-year-old Schumacher has joined Van Amersfoort Racing following of a winter of testing with the team, which comes after finishing runner-up in the world, European and German karting championships.

Mick Schumacher could follow in his father's footsteps. Credit: PA

Team owner Frits van Amersfoort said: "In the last couple of years, it has become a tradition for us we offer the runner-up from the German junior karting championship a test session in our simulator.

"This is handled by the DMSB, the German motorsport authority, and that is how we first got in touch with Mick Schumacher last autumn.

"He spent a full day in the simulator at our headquarters in the Netherlands, then we witnessed him during a test session at Valencia.

"Eventually, we reached an agreement to compete together in this year's Formula 4 series."

Chelsea confirm they will co-operate with police

Chelsea say they will co-operate with police if it is found supporters of the club were racially abusive on a train from London to Manchester on Sunday.

Four men were asked by the British Transport Police to leave the train at Stoke after a complaint was made.

Chelsea will co-operate. Credit: PA

"We are aware of the reports but it is not clear at this time if this incident involves Chelsea supporters," the club told Press Association.

"If it did then we will assist the British Transport Police with their enquiries."


Teenage bully victim stripped and stabbed to death

A 13-year-old boy was found dead on a river bank in Japan, having been stripped and stabbed repeatedly in the neck after weeks of bullying by an older gang.

Ryota Uemura was reportedly being bullied by the older boys Credit: Reuters

Three teenagers, one aged 18 and two 17, have been arrested over the brutal killing of Ryota Uemura, who was found dead on February 20.

Friends of Uemurs told local media that he had fallen out with the older boys in January, and had been picked on since.

A makeshift shrine has been set up in Uemura's honour Credit: Reuters

A makeshift shrine has been set up on the bank of the Tama River in Kawasaki, where Uemura's body was found, with flowers and basketballs left in his honour.

According to The Japan Times, the two 17-year-old suspects have laid blame for the killing at the feet of the older boy, who has reportedly now admitted guilt.


Becky Watts' father: 'It's absolute hell on earth'

The father of missing teenager Becky Watts has told ITV News he is going through "absolute hell" and just wants his "little girl home".

Darren Goldsworthy has spoken to ITV News about his heartbreak at the disappearance of his daughter. Credit: PA Wire

"It's an absolute hell on earth nightmare that seems to be going on and on forever," Darren Galsworthy told ITV News' Rupert Evelyn.

"We just need closure, we want it all to go away, get everything back to normal, get my little girl home."

Becky, from St George in Bristol, has not been seen since February 19.

Police today appealed for witnesses who saw a black Vauxhall Zafira in the "critical time period" when the 16-year-old disappeared.

Miliband: Dream of home ownership disappearing for many

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the Prime Minister's plan on housing had "failed Britain and failed families".

Miliband: Dream of home ownership disappearing for many Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

There is no bigger priority for the next Labour government than building homes again in our country.

Because frankly right across the board - it's not just this government, but it is this government - we haven't done enough as a country on housing.

Under this government we are building fewer homes than at any time since the 1920s and record high numbers of families are being forced to rent.

For far too many people the dream of home ownership is disappearing into the distance.

Labour has a better plan to build hundreds of thousands of new homes, ensure that local first time buyers are given priority and get a fairer deal for millions of families that rent.

– Ed Miliband

PM pledges 'whatever it takes' to protect UK from terror

The Prime Minister has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to protect the UK from extremists - and said he wants to work with technology companies to lock down loopholes which can be exploited by terrorist groups.

Speaking at an event in Colchester, David Cameron said he had concerns over the way groups such as Islamic State might be able to communicate in future - and said more laws might be needed.

My view is national security comes first. Whatever it takes, whatever is necessary to keep the British public safe, I will always be a Prime Minister who wants to push for those changes.

Over time, yes of course, we are going to do more to make sure that as technology develops we can make sure we can keep people safe.

I'm not satisfied that we can allow means of communication to develop which in extremis we are simply unable to intercept.

That is the concern I have and I have said that many times before.

– Prime Minister David Cameron
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