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Report showed HMP Ranby was 'in crisis'

HMP Ranby was described as "in crisis" by the Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick after a critical report was released about the institution.

Following an unannounced 11-day inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons in March, the report found two prisoners died through "self-inflicted deaths" last year, and a further two have died in a similar way since then.

Conditions in part of the prison, which holds more than 1,000 men, were described as dirty and prisoners were found to have climbed netting in a bid to force a transfer to another facility.

Nearly half the population said they had felt unsafe having been victimised or intimidated, findings showed.

Evidence was also found of an increasing number of incidences of self-harm at the category C training prison, and the availability of legal highs was also found to have increased.

Chief Inspector of Prisons Nick Hardwick said the report showed a prison "in crisis".

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60 prisoners 'actively involved' in prison disturbance

Sixty prisoners are "actively involved" in the disturbance at HMP Ranby after twice as many inmates refused to return to their cells, the Prison Officers' Association (POA) has said.

At around 12.30pm 120 prisoners refused to return to their cells. They have taken control of a unit.

We have got national resources at the prison trying to establish a surrender plan. We know 60 prisoners have been actively involved.

– Glyn Travis, assistant secretary of the Prison Officers' Association

Mr Travis said today's disturbance was "no surprise" to the POA.

It's all down to chronic staff shortfalls and a management that are hell-bent on delivering things they can't deliver safely.

Prisoners are saying 'We're not dealing with this'. They will react.

– Glyn Travis, assistant secretary of the Prison Officers' Association

Ongoing disturbance at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire

An ongoing disturbance is taking place at HMP Ranby in Nottinghamshire after 120 inmates refused to return to their cells.

The Prison Officers' Association confirmed the "serious incident" began at 12.30pm with minor damage caused but no injuries to staff or prisoners.

HMP Ranby in Retford, Nottinghamshire
The disturbance has occurred two days after a report described HMP Ranby as unsafe with high levels of violence. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Fire dashes Lewis Hamilton's Hungarian GP hopes

Fire put an end to Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton's hopes of pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix and he will once again have to start from the back of the grid.

Firefighters try to extinguish fire on Lewis Hamilton's car.
Firefighters try to extinguish fire on Lewis Hamilton's car. Credit: REUTERS/Darko Bandic

Hamilton had not set a time when he came into the pits with the rear of his car in flames, so for the second week in succession he will have to try and fight his way up from the back. His Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg took pole.

Lewis Hamilton after his car caught fire at the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton after his car caught fire at the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix. Credit: REUTERS/Darko Bandic

Hamilton was unhurt and tweeted shortly after the incident.

At last weekend's German Grand Prix, the British driver fought his way to third after starting in 20th position.

Track marshals and Mercedes crew members cover Lewis Hamilton's car.
Track marshals and Mercedes crew members cover Lewis Hamilton's car. Credit: REUTERS/Darko Bandic

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Fears of 'many more bodies' under the Gaza rubble

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers has said he expects the Palestinian death toll, which now exceeds 1,000 people, to continue to rise in Gaza after the rubble is cleared following 19 days of hostilities.

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Grandfather ready to 'chillax' after making Commonwealth Games history

Sheffield born grandfather Michael Gault has made Commonwealth Games history after winning bronze for England in the 10-metre air pistol event.

Michael Gault wins bronze
Grandfather Michael Gault makes sporting history after winning bronze in air pistol event Credit: Gareth Fuller/Press Association

The 60-year-old, who now lives in Norfolk and is competing in his sixth Games, equalled the existing medals record by bagging an impressive 18th podium place. The veteran shooter came out of retirement to try to break the current record held by Australian Philip Adams. On winning bronze Michael said:

"It didn’t matter what colour it was, I’ve got the 18 medals now. That’s exactly what the aim was so it’s job done now. It’s a weight off my shoulders and I can chillax as they say now. I can focus on my next competition, which is in a couple of days time."

– Michael Gault

Gault is now on equal footing with Adams, and if he wins a medal in the 50m event on Monday he could become the most decorated Commonwealth athlete in history.

Abbott and Putin discuss MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed the need to ensure that international recovery experts can work safely at the MH17 airliner crash site with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said.

The interior of the wreckage, which is believed to be part of the economy section of the plane.
The interior of the wreckage, which is believed to be part of the economy section of the plane. Credit: Laura Wilshaw/ITV News

At least 27 Australians were on the plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur that was downed last week over part of Ukraine.

Read: Woman 'poses with mascara looted from MH17 crash site'

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