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The family of former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell, who died aged 86 following a long illness, have paid tribute to the health professionals who looked after him.
– A family spokesman
Sir David Mitchell, the former Member of Parliament for Hampshire North West and minister in the Thatcher governments has died today aged 86.
The family has expressed its gratitude to the health professionals and carers who enabled him to die peacefully in his own home.
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family has announced.
Sir David, who served under Margaret Thatcher in various departments including industry, transport and Northern Ireland, was the father of former Cabinet minister and current Tory MP Andrew Mitchell.
He was an MP from 1964 to 1997, representing Hampshire North West, and died at his home in Odiham, Hampshire, in the early hours of this morning.
Controversial MP George Galloway has been released from hospital after he was battered and bruised in a street attack, police have said.
The pro-Palestine MP suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising when a man leapt at him and punched him after shouting about the Holocaust, his spokesman said.
A 39-year-old man arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm remained in police custody, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
The Only Way is Essex star James Argent, who was reported missing, has apologised for worrying his fans, friends and family.
Hi I'm so sorry to have worried everyone. I'm fine and safe but again can't apologise enough x
European Union leaders have agreed to prepare "the next level of sanctions" against Russia in response to its intervention in Ukraine, German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.
– German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel
It is clear that after this intervention by Russia in Ukraine ... EU leaders will certainly task the European Commission with preparing the next level of sanctions.
Police searching for a missing five-year-old boy, who has a brain tumour and was taken from hospital by his parents, have turned their attention towards Spain.
Ashya King's family have close links to Marbella and there were several sightings of their vehicle yesterday, Hampshire Constabulary assistant chief constable Chris Shead told ITV News.
Russian tanks have attacked the town of Novosvitlivka near Luhansk, "destroying virtually every house," Ukraine's military spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said.
Ukraine's military said its forces had pulled out of areas to the east of the border-area city of Luhansk under pressure from Russian-backed rebels.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Icelandic volcano Bardabunga this morning, the Icelandic Met Office said.
Several tremors at the Bardabunga volcano over the past two weeks have prompted fears of a repeat of 2010 when the majority of airspace across Europe was closed for six days due to a volcanic eruption.
They earthquake is possibly related to subsidence of the volcano, the office said.
Russia continues to send more military equipment and "mercenaries" into eastern Ukraine, Ukraine's Defence and security council said.
The council's officials called Russia's actions a "direct military aggression."
Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday Russian forces were engaged in direct military operations inside Ukraine in a "blatant violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity."