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Donations for disabled mugging victim passes £250K

Donations to the fund set up for disabled pensioner Alan Barnes has passed a quarter of a million pound mark.

Alan Barnes. Credit: GoFundMe

Earlier today, Barnes met Katie Cutler, a local 21-year-old who set up the web page to try and raise £500. He said he was overwhelmed by people's generosity.


Al Jazeera vows to fight to free colleagues still in jail

Al Jazeera journalist Sue Turton, who was among those sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Egyptian court of "falsifying news", has called on the Egyptian government to release Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian Baher Mohamed.

Her comments are reflected by the news company, who said they will fight until all three of their staff are freed.

Fate of Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist still uncertain

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been freed from captivity in Egypt, after 400 days of detention, and is on his way home to his native Australia.

His release has been welcomed by journalists, rights groups and campaigners across the world, but there is growing concern about the fate of Baher Mohamed, the only Egyptian in the group of three. Richard Pallot reports.

Al Jazeera colleagues 'delighted' by release of Peter Greste

Colleagues of freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who had been held in Egyptian prison for 400 days, have spoken of their delight at his release.

Heather Allan, of Al Jazeera English, told ITV News they were "absolutely delighted" to hear that he had been flown to Australia, and said the newsroom had broken out in applause upon hearing the news.


Amnesty: Thousands in Egypt are still falsely imprisoned

Amnesty International said they were happy to hear about the release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, but remained concerned for Baher Mohamed, and Mohamed Fahmy, his colleagues who remain in prison.

Speaking to Political Correspondent Libby Wiener, Nicholas Piachaud also said it was important to remember that the case of the journalists was just the "tip of the iceberg" and that thousands of people across Egypt were imprisoned simply for questioning authorities or protesting peacefully.

Police confirm body found in lake is missing mother-of-four

A body found in a lake in Dorset had been formally identified as missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, police have confirmed.

The body was discovered in the lake at Ham Common in Poole on Friday.

Samantha Henderson Credit: Dorset Police

The last confirmed reported sighting of the 25-year-old - who has children aged six, four, two and one - was at around 3pm outside Corfe Castle Primary School more than a week ago.

A post mortem carried out on the body revealed she had suffered a violent assault, with injuries around her head and neck.

Her boyfriend Dominic Isom, 27, also of Corfe Castle, has been charged with her murder. He appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in custody until July 13, when he will appear at Winchester Crown Court.

Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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