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Forensic officers search suspect's home in Alice case

Forensic officers have conducted at the west London home of Arnis Zalkalns, a suspect in the case of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Forensic officers searched the front of the west London property. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Two officers looked under bushes and searched boxes as police vans continued to arrive throughout the afternoon. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire


Health Board 'reviewing all aspects' of ambulance death

The Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said this afternoon it is reviewing "all aspects" regarding Sonia Powell's death in an ambulance outside Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

The Health Board is reviewing all aspects of what happened and we are currently discussing these with the family.

We can confirm the ambulance with two paramedics on board left Neath Port Talbot Hospital at 2.49pm and arrived at Morriston Hospital at 3.04pm.

The Emergency Department doctor began his assessment of the patient in the ambulance at 3.07pm. A doctor remained with Mrs Powell on the ambulance until she sadly passed away at 3.40pm."

– ABMU Health Board spokeswoman

"Yesterday was a busy day for Emergency Departments and this was intensified at Morriston by 20 emergency ambulances arriving and departing within a short space of time," she continued.


'It was a nightmare', family say of ambulance queue death

By Rupert Evelyn: Wales and West of England Correspondent

It was a "nightmare" say the family of a woman who died waiting in an ambulance outside A&E at the Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

Sonia Powell's daughters have told ITV News that people with "cuts and bruises" were being admitted while their mother, who was critically ill, was kept outside.

Sonia Powell died in an ambulance outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

When eventually she was seen by a doctor it transpired he had travelled to the Morriston from Neath Port Talbot Hospital, the same location that Sonia Powell had just been sent from.

Her family are furious about the way she was treated and claim that paramedics who transferred her could not explain why she had been moved.

ABMU, the board that run both hospitals, are due to release a statement responding to the family's claims shortly.

McIlroy hopes for 'right decision' over women's golf

Top golfer Rory McIlroy has told ITV News that he hopes and expects the sport's governing body to "make the right decision" tonight.

The Royal And Ancient Golf club will announce the result of a vote on whether to allow female members at St Andrews, for the first time in its 260 year history.

It is expected the all male membership will approve the move this evening and immediately enrol 15 women.

Rory McIlroy. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

I don't even think there should be a debate. Of course women should be allowed to join. I think it's been a long time coming, and it's definitely well overdue, and I'm sure they'll make the right decision in the end.

– Rory McIlroy.

If it is approved it will mean only three major golf clubs will still have men only membership. Muirfield and Royal Troon in Scotland, and Royal St Georges in Kent.

Family demands apology over ambulance queue death

Heartbroken relatives of a grandmother who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital have demanded an apology from health bosses.

Sonia Powell, was taken to Morriston Hospital's Accident & Emergency Unit in Swansea, south Wales, on Wednesday afternoon, following a suspected heart attack.

The family of Sonia Powell said the 73-year-old had been waiting "at least an hour" by the time she died.

Health officials, who say the wait was in fact around 40 minutes, have now launched an investigation.

Newlywed Brit 'killed in jet ski crash on Greek island'

Santorini Credit: PA Wire

A British man believed to have been two days into his honeymoon has died in a jet ski crash on the Greek island of Santorini.

The victim, who has not been named, is reported to have been on a jet ski when he collided with another machine being driven by his friend.

It is thought the friend, a fellow Brit, had been a guest at his wedding.

The man is believed to have been arrested along with the owner of the water sports rental. Both are due to appear in court on Friday.

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