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Gaza families overcome as truce confirms the worst

The temporary ceasing of hostilities in Gaza has confirmed the worst for Palestinian families whose loved ones were pulled lifeless from the rubble after 19 days of bombardment.

The 12-hour truce, which has now ended with Hamas militants resuming mortar fire on Israel, revealed harrowing scenes in Shejaiya amid man-made destruction resembling the damage after an earthquake.

The report from ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers contains distressing images.

Firefighters enter HMP Ranby as disturbance continues

Firefighters joined their colleagues from the police at HMP Ranby where a disturbance involving prisoners is ongoing.

HMP Ranby where an ongoing disturbance is taking place.
A police van outside HMP Ranby where a disturbance is ongoing. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Shortly after 7.30pm around 15 firefighters arrived outside the prison and began putting on their full kit before walking in through the main gate.

Officers carrying shields and other equipment were also seen going into the prison earlier.

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Family of British hostage freed in Yemen ask for privacy

The family of a British man who has been released after being held hostage in Yemen have asked for privacy as they wait to be reunited.

A Foreign Office spokesman said Mike Harvey was released after the Yemeni government engaged with tribal intermediaries.

He added: "We are grateful to the government for their efforts and support."

The teacher was abducted on his way from an educational institute on February 12.

Brownlee brothers celebrate shared triathlon victory

Jonathan Brownlee has told ITV News of his delight at joining brother Alistair Brownlee at the top of the podium at the Commonwealth Games after admitting he had got used to finishing "second and third" to his brother.

The siblings helped win gold for England alongside Vicky Holland and Jodie Stimpson in the triathlon mixed team relay.

All four medal winners expressed their happiness at converting their status as favourites into a victory at the Strathclyde Park course.

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Thousands turn out for Commonwealth flotilla

Over 10,000 people watched the largest flotilla of boats ever to pass through Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations.

Thousands watched as the flotilla sailed through Glasgow.
Thousands watched as the flotilla sailed through Glasgow. Credit: David Cheskin/PA

Lining the banks of the Clyde they saw 1,900 sailors man the 250-strong fleet as it made its way from Greenock, led by the CalMac ferry Lochinvar.

The fleet ranged from small family cruising yachts to more traditional working boats including the VIC32 Clyde puffer.

James Stuart, chief executive of The Royal Yachting Association Scotland which organised the event said: "We are amazed and absolutely thrilled at the success of the Commonwealth Flotilla."

He added: "We got the sense in the last couple of days that this was going to be a big event but the response that we got from spectators throughout the day has been incredible, and totally beyond our expectations.

IDF: Hamas break ceasefire with fire of three mortars

The Israeli Defence Forces have reported that Hamas militants have resumed hostilities with the firing of the first mortars after the 12-hour truce passed.

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Moments ago, 3 mortars fired from Gaza hit Israel.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers, who is in Gaza, reported hearing the mortar fire.

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Sounds like ceasefire has been broken by Hamas…here we go again.

MP's warnings about HMP Ranby 'ignored'

The Labour MP whose Bassetlaw constituency includes HMP Ranby said his repeated warnings about "dysfunctional" management and serious staff shortages at the prison had been ignored by ministers and prison officials.

John Mann said: "It is a prison where, for quite a time, it's been clear prisoners have been running the prison."

He added that there were 80 fewer prison officers than previously - a 20% reduction - with many experienced individuals having been "forced out" over the past two years.

He said: "There are not the numbers or the expertise among the staff to deal with it. The governors were warned, the Government was warned, by me and by many others, that this would lead to disaster. He added: "I have raised this directly with the prisons minister more than once."

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