Five people have died after a fire on a ferry travelling from Italy to Greece, the Greek coastguard has confirmed. The Foreign Office said four Britons had been rescued. The Italian authorities say so far they have rescued 414 people from the ship.
The only people remaining on the Norman Atlantic ferry are the boat's commander and four Italian Navy officials.
The coastguard earlier announced that all the passengers had now been evacuated from the vessel.
The stricken passenger ferry Norman Atlantic had serious deficiencies discovered just nine days before it caught fire, it has emerged.
An inspection carried out in the port of Patras in Greece on December 19 found six deficiencies, according to Port State Control officials.
Among the concerns were malfunctioning fire doors and openings in fire-resisting divisions.
Plans for the search and rescue of passengers in the event of an emergency were not approved, while emergency systems including lighting, batteries and switches were missing.
Watertight doors were also found to not meet guidelines, and there were problems discovered with life saving appliances.
However none of the deficiencies were deemed to be of sufficient concern for the ship to be detained, the report said.
All the passengers on the Norman Atlantic have now been evacuated, according to the Italian coastguard.
The coastguard also tweeted that a nine-person team is remaining on board to inspect the vessel, which caught fire while travelling from Greece to Italy.
A man from Horam has been killed after his Land Rover left the road and crashed into a tree at 7am this morning amid icy conditions.
Temperatures were around -2 degrees centigrade and sheet ice hampered the approach of emergency services following the accident.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance team who attended by car.
The accident happened at Furnace Lane, Lions Green and the road had to be closed beyond its junction with the A267 at Sharp's Corner, Horam.
Motorists were advised to avoid the Furnace Lane area and to beware of icy conditions generally.
The general secretary of the RMT union says CityLink going into administration has led to "absolute chaos", with "a million parcels" waiting to be delivered.
Mike Cash said:
The Italian Air Force has released a photo of British showjumper Nick Channing-Williams after his rescue from the Norman Atlantic ferry.
He was accompanied by pilot Paolo Papi, who was involved in the rescue operation.
Mr Channing-Williams spoke to his mother Dottie from an ambulance to tell her he was safe.
His stepfather, Steve Jobar, said "the first thing he wants to do is have a shower".
Seven adorable puppies were abandoned in a laundry bucket on the side of a road in Surrey in freezing temperatures.
The scared seven-week-old pups were found by a member of the public, where they were left scared and cold with no food or water.
It's thought the puppies were bred as Christmas presents but failed to sell.
Battersea has had an influx of pre-Christmas puppies this year with 14 puppies arriving, all under the age of 12 weeks.
This includes a 10 week old Mongrel, a 14-week-old Rottweiler, a five month old Labrador, and four five-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terriers.