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Search called off for man swept out to sea

The Coastguard has called off the search for a 51 year old man swept out to sea in North Cornwall.

Shane Galliers was scattering the ashes of his sister, who died last year, when he was caught by a large wave. His mother, Pat Howells, says she doesn't know how the tragedy occurred.

The Padstow lifeboat and Rescue 169 - the Navy search and rescue helicopter from Culdrose - were on the scene both last night and this morning helping the coastguard shore team in storm force conditions.

Last night it was quite horrendous. There was a fairly strong north westerly. The Padstow lifeboat was bouncing around. Everything was thrown at it, everything was done superbly.

– Ken Richards, Port Isaac Coastguard Team

Shane's daughter, Megan Almond, says her father adored his family - which included four grandchildren. His mother says, 'he was just so happy'.


Mohamed Fahmy to be released from Egyptian prison

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is expected to be released from an Egyptian prison within days, a security official said.

The official said paperwork work was being completed that would allow authorities to deport Fahmy to Canada.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is expected to be released from prison in Egypt. Credit: Twitter: @AJEnglish

The comments followed the deportation of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia.

Read: Fiancée of imprisoned journalist 'hopeful' of release

  1. Tyne Tees

Alan Barnes: 'Amazed and overwhelmed'

Alan Barnes says he is absolutely amazed and overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity which has seen thousands donated to help him move home.

The 67-year-old says he is too sacred to return home after being attacked as he took the bins out.

Today he met with Katie Cutler, the local 21-year-old who set up web page to try to raise £500. That total is now more than £200 thousand.


  1. London

Eleven arrested after man fatally shot near Belmarsh Prison

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene Credit: Aaron Coe

Eleven people have been arrested after a man in his 20s was fatally shot in the early hours of this morning.

Police responding to the emergency call found a car with three male passengers in Western Way in Thamesmead.

One of them had numerous gunshot wounds.

Police remain on the scene Credit: Aaron Coe

The victim was taken to hospital but died two hours later at about 6.30am.

The two other men in the car have not been arrested.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post mortem examination and formal identification will take place in due course.

Those arrested remain in custody at a number of south London police stations.

Road closures are in place.

Anyone with any information or enquiry which assist this enquiry to contact police on the non-emergency line 101 or anonymously on 0800 555 111

Police were called to Erebus Drive to reports of shots being fired Credit: Google Street View

Greek finance minister in Paris for debt talks

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is in Paris meeting with international creditors, as the country's new leftist leadership seeks to renegotiate huge debts.

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Credit: Reuters.

The meeting is taking place a day earlier than planned. He will then travel to London and Rome.

France's socialist government is open to renegotiating terms but opposed to forgiving any of the Greek debt.

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