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British great-grandmother among Fort Lauderdale victims

Olga Woltering Credit: The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, Cobb County

A British great-grandmother was among the victims of the Fort Lauderdale shooting, according to reports.

Olga Woltering, who was in her eighties, was revealed as one of the five people killed in Friday's mass shooting at the airport when her church posted a touching tribute to her online.

The Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Cobb County, Georgia, described Mrs Woltering as "charming" and "one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people".

Olga was so charming, calling everybody "Lovey" or "Love" in her unmistakable British accent. The picture above shows her normal face, complete with her beaming smile!

Her life revolved around her kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and hundreds of extended family at Transfiguration.

There are no further details available at this time, but Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo says: "Olga was one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people I have ever met. This is a horrible tragedy for everyone here at Transfiguration, especially because Olga was so loved. Olga and Ralph have been members of our Transfiguration Family since October 1978. May God give consolation to all of the victims of this tragedy and may God give eternal rest to those who died. Especially to our beloved Olga. Peace."



British Antarctic Survey gets £100 million funding boost

The Government is giving them £100 million. Credit: The Rothera Research Station.

The Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey has been given £100 million to upgrade its Rothera Research Station and build its latest research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

The Government investment will allow the BAS to attempt more ambitious expeditions and experiments.

"We have a new ship, Sir David Attenborough, we have aircraft, so we can investigate oceans, we investigate the air, we send people deep into the continent."

– Tim Stockings, Operations Director
An image of the new research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough Credit: BAS

NERC, the UK's main agency for funding and managing research, training an knowledge in environmental sciences, has welcomed the funding.

Work on the Sir David Attenborough research ship Credit: BAS

"This is an exciting moment for polar science. We are about to embark on a partnership to deliver a modernised Antarctic capability, which will involve changes to all five of our Antarctic research stations. This crucial work will enable our scientists to continue addressing issues of global importance. This investment means also that we can continue to improve our operational capability in the polar regions and in the UK."

– Professor Duncan Wingham, NERC CEO

Man in his 20s in critical condition following collision

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

A motorcyclist in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash with two cars in Harpenden.

It happened around 7am on December 21, on the A1081 at Luton Road.

The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or believes they saw the motorcyclist before the accident.

Indian ship's crew face Christmas stranded in port

The Malaviya Twenty docked in June. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The crew of an Indian owned supply ship which has been detained in Great Yarmouth are facing the prospect of being stranded at the port over Christmas.

The Malaviya Twenty, which is registered in Mumbai, docked in June.

It is been detained by the Admiralty Marshall after it emerged that the crew haven't been paid.


Car crashes into house and ruptures gas main

The car crashed into a house and ruptured a gas main Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue

A car has crashed into a house in Essex and ruptured a gas main.

Firefighters were called to Ferndown Road in Frinton this afternoon.

No was trapped in the vehicle and crews were able to quickly and safely isolate the gas supply.

They left the scene in the care of a gas engineer.

Man arrested on suspicion of terror offence at Stansted airport bailed

The man was arrested at Stansted airport Credit: PA

A man arrested at Stansted Airport on suspicion of a terrorist offence has been bailed.

The 41-year-old was detained on Friday on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist attacks. Met Police said he's alleged to have travelled to Syria.

He's been released on bail until January.

It's the second terror-related arrest at the airport in a week - a 49 year old was held on Monday.

Man suffers serious facial injuries following attack in Norwich

It happened on Magdalen Street in the early hours of 3 December Credit: PA

A man has suffered serious injuries following an attack in Norwich.

It happened on Magdalen Street in the early hours of 3 December, where a large group of men were involved in an altercation.

One of the men involved sustained a serious facial injury which required hospital treatment.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Campaigners call for truth over death of Cambridge student

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

Campaigners from the group 'Amnesty International' have been in Cambridge calling for more action over the death of a PHD student from the City.

Giulio Regini is believed to have been tortured and murdered while on a university project in Egypt.

His body was found by a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo.

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner is one of those campaigning for answers and says Giulio is one of hundreds of people in Egypt who've faced human rights abuses or been killed.

Guilio's case has been highlighted but sadly there are other people who have lost their lives and there are other people who are languishing in Egyptian prisons.

– Daniel Zeichner MP, Cambrudge, Lab
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