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Britain's ambassador to Russia Sir Tim Barrow has laid flowers at the site in Moscow where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead.

Police arrest five people at anti-Islam Pegida rally

Police arrested five people during an anti-Islam Pegida demonstration in Newcastle. Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Police have arrested five people during Britain's first anti-Islam Pegida rally in Newcastle's city centre.

Northumbria Police said 375 people were on the Pegida rally while 2,000 joined a rival demonstration called 'Newcastle Unites'.

There was a brief scuffle involving members of far-right groups which temporarily damaged Pegida's PA system, a steward said, but there was no outbreak of major trouble.

Police said the arrests were for isolated incidents and both events passed off smoothly.

It was unclear which sides the five arrested men were from, and their alleged offences ranged from assault, to being drunk and disorderly and breach of the peace.

Newcastle Chief Superintendent Laura Young said: "Both demonstrations passed without any problems and I'd like to thank people in Newcastle for their cooperation and support throughout.

"The vast majority of those that took part in today's events were peaceful and both groups stuck to their agreed times, routes and plans."


Police 'refuse to release details' after arrests

Avon and Somerset Police have decided not to release details on the suspects arrested in the case of missing Bristol teenager Becky Watts.

ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

Nick Robinson receives treatment for lung tumour

Nick Robins is being treated for a lung tumour. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

BBC political editor Nick Robinson is being treated for a lung tumour but hopes to be back at work in time to cover the general election campaign in May, his agent said.

The 51-year-old journalist needs an operation to remove a bronchial carcinoid tumour from his lung.

In a statement, his agent said Mr Robinson, who is married with three children, would be "taking a short time off work over the next few weeks".

She added: "His doctors are aiming to get him back at work in plenty of time to cover the election campaign proper.

"He and his family have asked that they now have the space and privacy he needs in order to rest and recover fully before returning to work."

On its website Cancer Research UK says carcinoid tumours are rare and tend to be slow growing, sometimes not causing any symptoms for several years.

Around a quarter start in the lung and typically do not spread to other parts of the body.

Scotland suffer surprise home defeat against Italy

Scotland were left facing their fourth wooden spoon in 11 years after a late collapse handed Italy a 22-19 RBS 6 Nations win at Murrayfield.

Mark Bennett's intercept try and 11 points from skipper Greig Laidlaw's boot looked to have put the hosts in command early on.

It was a bad day for Scotland. Credit: Reuters

But scores from Joshua Furno and Giovanbattista Venditti, plus five points from kicker Kelly Haimona, allowed the Italians back into the contest just before the break.

Laidlaw added another penalty after the restart, but his side could not hold off a late surge from the Azzurri and left referee George Clancy no option but to hand the Italians a last-gasp penalty try, converted by Tommy Allan.


Missing teenager's family hopeful she will be found safe

Becky Watts's family said they are still hopeful the teenager will be found safe. Credit: ITV News

Becky Watts's family said they are still hopeful the teenager will be found safe and well after two people were arrested in connection with her disappearance.

"The police have told us today that two people have been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Becky.

"Rebecca has still not been found. We continue to hope that she will be found safe and unharmed but we will prepare ourselves for the worst.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted in the search for Becky and for the messages of support. We continue to work with the police to bring their investigation to a successful conclusion and we would like to ask members of the public to continue to report anything, however small, if they think it may help to find Becky."

– Darren and Angie-Mae Galsworthy

Police arrest two people over missing Becky Watts

Becky Watts has not been seen since last Thursday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police said two people have been arrested in relation to the disappearance of 16-year-old Becky Watts.

This afternoon we have arrested two people in connection with the disappearance of Becky Watts on Thursday 19 February from the St George area of Bristol."

Whilst the two people are being questioned our search for Becky continues unabated. I would like to appeal once again for anyone who might have information about her whereabouts, or anything else that might help us to find her, to call us."

– Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks
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Search takes place in Bristol for missing Becky

Search takes place in Bristol for missing Becky Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The family and friends of missing 16-year-old Becky Watts are due to begin their own search for the teenager later today.

It has been more than a week since Becky was last seen at her house in Crown Hill in St George.

She left home on February 19 with her phone, laptop and tablet computer but did not inform friends or family where she was going, or take extra clothes. Avon and Somerset Police have been searching for the teenager, described as shy, since she was reported missing by her family at 4pm on February 20.

Family and friends will meet in the Fishponds area of Bristol today in an effort to shed light on her whereabouts.

Police divers have been carrying out open water searches on the lake in St George's Park, which is close to Becky's home, while police from neighbouring force areas have also been drafted in to help.

An online campaign for the social media savvy teenager was launched by Avon and Somerset Police earlier this week, using the hashtag #FindBecky.

Police previously said there was "nothing to suggest" that Becky had come to harm, despite fears from Becky's father that she had been attacked.

Becky is described as 5ft 4in and slim, with long, bright red hair and was wearing a dark navy blue Puffa jacket with fabric sleeves.

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