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Missing American spotted ten miles from residence on morning of disappearance

Police have confirmed an American tourist - who went missing in Lincolnshire - was seen around ten miles away on the morning she disappeared.

Denise Gray was staying in the village of Revesby near Horncastle when she was last seen on Monday. Woodland searches have been carried out all week - and police divers have also been drafted in.

Now officers are checking her computers - after revealing that Denise came to the UK to visit someone she met on the internet.

Michael Billington has been in Revesby:


Business Secretary to investigate claims Portuguese workers in Hull on £3 per hour

The Business Secretary says he will investigate claims that foreign seafarers working on Hull ferries are being paid less than the UK minimum wage.

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Hull East Labour MP Karl Turner raised the issue in the Commons, when he told Vince Cable that Portuguese workers on P&O Ferries were being paid £3.96 an hour, and suggested the national minimum wage enforcement team investigated the maritime industry.

Mr Cable said he was aware of what he called "abuses in this sector" and said he would take up the case P&O said some of their employees, from Portugal, are on lower pay rates but they are seen as attractive from the viewpoint of their home economy.

Leeds documentary maker returns to Caribbean home devastated by volcano

A Leeds based Documentary maker has returned to her home in Monserrat, which she fled from at the age of six, after it was devastated by a volcanic eruption.

Jonnel Benjamin left the island along with her family and has lived in Leeds since.

She returned to find about the home and friends she left behind.

Her film explores how the island has moved on since the eruption in 1995, and probes into how much knew about the impending threat, and if more could have been done to help the inhabitants escape.

Click below to watch the trailer for Jonnel's film:

Click here to read Jonnel's blog from her journey

Police still searching for missing American

Police searching for missing American woman, Denise Gray are focusing on a 3km radius of the house in Revesby where she was staying.

Denise Gray

52 year-old Denise is a US citizen with a strong American accent.

There were confirmed sightings of her in Woodhall Spa on the morning she went missing.

She visited Janet's Tearoom on the Broadway in the village returned to Revesby some time before 5pm that afternoon.


Falconio murderer withdraws appeal

Lawyers for Bradley John Murdoch, convicted in 2005 of murdering Huddersfield backpacker Peter Falconio, have withdrawn an appeal against his conviction.

Bradley Murdoch Credit: Press Association

Murdoch is serving a life sentence with a 28-year non-parole period, but wanted his conviction quashed and a retrial ordered due to what his lawyers called a miscarriage of justice.

He launched a leave to appeal in December, but a notice to withdraw was lodged at the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeal today.

Falconio was murdered in 2001

Murdoch believed a News Corp interview with prosecutor Rex Wild QC showed the prosecution felt Joanne Lees, Mr Falconio's girlfriend and the key witness in the case, was so unlikable that she might have endangered their case.

It was suggested Mr Wild groomed her secretly, deliberately and improperly to improve her behaviour in order to obtain a conviction from the jury.

Yorkshiremen held in India have setback in bail hearing

The battle to free six former soldiers from a notorious Indian jail suffered another setback today after the courts once again delayed a decision on whether to let the men out on bail.

The men, including two from East Yorkshire, were working for a security firm when the ship they were on was seized by coastguards for straying into Indian waters last October.

UK lawyers say the adjournment is not unexpected and remain confident of getting them out of prison.

But for the men and their families today's news comes as another blow in their fight to have them freed.

Gregg Easteal reports from Chennai:

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