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Tony Blair prosecution fund raises £50,000 in 24 hours

The father of a military policeman from Solihull who was killed in Iraq in 2003, has raised more than £50,000 to pay for private legal action against Tony Blair.

Reg Keys says the war should never have happened and blames the former Prime Minister for his son's death - saying he'd be happy to see Mr Blair in jail.

The anti-war campaigner has raised the figure in the space of 24 hours.


Sir John Chilcot: Iraq report to be published 'as soon as I am able'

No date has yet been confirmed for publication of the Inquiry's findings Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The chairman of the long-awaited official inquiry in to the Iraq War has announced he will name a date for the publication of his report "as soon as I am able", after receiving the final responses from those criticised in the document.

There is, inevitably, further work for my colleagues and I to do to evaluate these submissions, which are detailed and substantial, in order to establish with confidence the time needed to complete the Inquiry's remaining work.

As soon as I am able I shall write to the Prime Minister with a timetable for publication of the Inquiry's report.

– Sir John Chilcot

Among the British personnel killed in the conflict were Corporal Russell Aston from Swadlincote in Derbyshire, seen below on the left, and Lance Corporal Tom Keys from Solihull.

Both were redcaps serving with the military police and were killed in the early stages of the War.

Corporal Russell Aston from Swadlincote in Derbyshire, seen below on the left, and Lance Corporal Tom Keys from Solihull Credit: ITV Central
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Up to 700 Brits 'fighting with Islamist militants'

MP for Stratford on Avon Nadhim Zahawi is on a visit to Kurdistan in northern Iraq Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Iraq-born Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi has said that local leaders in northern Iraq estimate that between 500 and 700 Britons are fighting with the Islamist militants.

He told Channel 4 News that he was seeking further information after a high-ranking official told him one had been found "with a Liverpool Football Club membership card" and another carrying a different UK-related membership card.


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Aberdeen Muslims 'devastated' by Raqib revelation

A former friend of the 20-year-old Aberdeen man seen in an Isis propaganda video has told ITV News that the Muslim community in the Scottish town is "devastated" by the revelation.

"We are a close-knit community and the Imam always preaches against this. He always tells - especially the youngsters - to keep away from things like that [becoming involved in extremism]."

Maqbool Chaudry said he had known Raqib for a few years and thought he was "a good kid" before he "moved away about a year-and-a-half ago down south."

"I've been in Aberdeen for over 20 years and I've never ever come across anything like this before," he said.

"That's why the whole community is absolutely devastated and shocked."

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Home video shows Lloyd family Christmas

In tonight's documentary on the tenth anniversary of the death of ITV News reporter Terry Lloyd in Iraq, we are given an insight into the family at Christmas.

His daughter Chelsey said her relationship with her father "suffered" during her teens.

Lloyd was killed on the eve of the invasion of Iraq ten years ago.

Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd airs tonight on ITV at 10.35pm.

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Terry Lloyd's daughter visits where he was killed

A ITV documentary has followed the daughter of ITV News war reporter Terry Lloyd as she retraces his final steps in Iraq as part of her deeply personal search for the truth about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Terry was killed in southern Iraq ten years ago, along with cameraman Frederic Nerac and translator Hussein Osman, after their convoy came under attack by the US Army.

Cameraman Daniel Demoustier - who was driving the vehicle carrying Terry when they were initially fired upon - survived.

Chelsey Lloyd has returned to where he was shot dead, along with Daniel and presenter Mark Austin, who was also in the country covering the start of the war.

“I need an understanding of what happened that day because I wasn’t there and because it was so far away," she said.

"I need to piece together the events of those days to create a kind of timeline, a picture in my head, to help me.”

Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd is on ITV at 10.35pm tonight.

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