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"We are victims of the system" say Yorkshire families

A report is calling for more to be done to help Brits abroad who find themselves in prison or have suffered a loss following a number of complaints about the Foreign Office.

A Government review highlights concerns but also claims there is a huge gap between the help people think they are entitled to and the reality.

A family from South Yorkshire believe they have been victims of the system, along with two others in Hull. In her report Kate Hemingway talks to Carole Edmonds who is the mother of Ray Tindall and his step-father David plus Kristian Nicholson.

Emmerdale take on Corrie for Text Santa

Congratulations to the Emmerdale Netball team who went head to head with soap rivals Coronation Street for charity Text Santa. The Woolpack girls had a lot to prove after they lost in the first event of its kind, held last year. This time Emmerdale got off to a flying start in front of the thousand seater sell out audience - and held the lead for the duration of the match. Final score was 23 - 18. All money raised will go to ITV's Text Santa campaign.


Missing Matthew - have you seen him?

Matthew Winspear missing since Wednesday Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Matthew Winspear has been missing from his home in Whitby since Wednesday. He had a telephone conversation with his father in the early hours of Wednesday suggesting he was in the Brayford area of Lincoln. He also has connections with Harrogate and Bristol.

Matthew is 34 years old, 5'8" tall with a slim build. He has a well spoken English accent. He has a shaven head and several tattoos including 'Anya' on his right arm, an image of a phoenix coming out of the ashes on his left arm and has Chinese writing on his upper right arm.

He was last seen wearing dark jeans, shirt with black overcoat, a grey beanie-style hat and wearing brown shoes. He was carrying a brown rucksack.

If you have seen Matthew or can provide information as to his location please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting 12140200846.

Pochettino: No regrets over selling fans favourite Dawson

Tottenham Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has no regrets about allowing former captain Michael Dawson to join Hull City in August.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has no regrets over selling former fans favourite Michael Dawson to Hull City Credit: Press Association

Dawson, who was a popular figure with Spurs fans, moved to the KC Stadium in search of regular first-team football.

But Pochettino is adamant the transfer only happened because all parties were happy for the move to take place.

Dawson left White Hart Lane and hooked up with former Spurs duo Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore.

"It was not only my decision - we had a chat with Michael about the situation and we agreed the best thing for him was to join Hull," Pochettino said.

"We were transparent with him all the way and we had a very good relationship - we always talked face-to-face, but I don't (regret letting him go) because it wasn't only down to me.

"It was a shared decision - between me, Michael, the club, and we decided the best thing was for him to join Hull.

"It is always sad, for the people who have been close to you for 10 years, when you part because you share a lot of emotions together.

"But this is professional football and when you decide to do something different, you need to look forward.

"Dawson chose to join Hull shortly after I arrived, while the decision to sell Livermore and Huddlestone was taken before I came here, but I am not scared of our old players at Hull.”

Government committee "concerned" by complaints about Foreign Office

A House of Commons Select Committee says more realism is needed by British families who have loved ones in trouble abroad about just what the Foreign Office can do to help them.

However, a report looking at the role of the FCO published today says the department does sometimes fall short in helping vulnerable people.

"Some people expect the FCO to act as lawyer, insurance company or banker when they run into trouble abroad.

'This is unrealistic and leads to unfair criticism of the unique emergency assistance that the FCO does provide.

"We consider that the FCO has substantially improved its consular service, and can be proud of its team, which provides help to thousands of Brits every year.

"We have nonetheless been concerned by complaints about failings to support vulnerable people in detention, or who have suffered a loss abroad. These cannot be dismissed and must be investigated by the FCO to ensure that problems do not recur."

– Sir Richard Ottaway, Chairman of the Committee

Kristian Nicholson from Hull, who was imprisoned in Iraq, claims his experience was "terrible". He said his family had little contact from the office when he was held in Erbil for almost nine months.

Scunthorpe's Quickenden causes a stir in the Jungle

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden caused a bit of a stink in the jungle - by accusing Playboy model Kendra of smelling like a "feral dog".

Scunthorpe's Jake Quickenden Credit: ITV

The former X Factor star has been a huge hit with his female fellow contestants on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here since he joined them with Edwina Currie.

And the sexual tension continued to simmer in the Australian jungle as the Scunthorpe-based heartthrob grabbed the girls' attention - by fair means or foul.

Sitting with Kendra, Jake told the US star that she stank, adding: "I can smell you over there."

Kendra admitted she smells and Quickenden said: "She smells like a feral dog."

To add insult to injury, former Hull City footballer Jimmy Bullard said: "I've not even known men to smell like that."

It came after Quickenden had tried his hand at flirting with Nadia Forde - with little initial success.

He told her "How do you look so fresh in the morning? You look better in the morning than at night", but got two fingers for a reply.

After the Irish model took off her top, revealing her bra, the 26-year-old former X Factor contestant said: "Oh gosh, you're not shy, are you?"

Later the pair sat together eating rice and beans, which Jake described as "technically our first dinner together".

He added "Is this a date? Are we on a date now? I would have bought you something better than rice and beans."

And he caused her to blush when he pointed out that the 25-year-old has "a couple of little freckles".

Asking Nadia if she had a specific type of man, she replied: "I want someone to enhance my life."

Show insiders have been quoted saying that they want to spice things up following the early departures of The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins and actor Craig Charles.

Collins quit after three days in the jungle, while Charles left following the sudden death of his older brother Dean.

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