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Malaysia stabbing victim's cricket club pays tribute

Neil Dalton Credit: Facebook

A student from Derbyshire who was stabbed to death in Malaysia has been described as a "gentleman and scholar" by the cricket club he played for.

Four men earlier admitted killing 22-year-old Neil Dalton and his classmate Aidan Bunger, who were attacked following an argument in a bar in Malaysia.

Representatives from Belper Amateurs Cricket Club said he was a great friend to everybody at the club.

Words can’t describe the devastation this tragedy has caused to everybody within our club. Neil and many of our players grew up together - through school and cricket - and have such a strong friendship unit. He was a gentleman and a scholar whose trademark red hair was accompanied by a sense of humour second to none.

– Secretary Pip Nightingale

Four men admit killing students in Malaysia

Four men arrested in Malaysia have admitted killing the two medical students Credit: Facebook

Four men arrested in Malaysia after two medical students were stabbed to death following a row in a bar have admitted killing them.

The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton from Derbyshire and Aidan Brunger, who were in the country on attachment to a local hospital.

Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung said police had now finished their investigation after the men confessed to the stabbings.


Diamond launched into space - finder gets to keep it!

A £12,000 diamond was hand-picked for its 'brilliance and sparkle' Credit: 77 Diamonds

A £12,000 diamond is being shot into space for the first time and whoever finds it when it lands back on earth - gets to keep it!

Launched at 10am in a secret field in Derbyshire, the company running the stunt will be tweeting clues using #diamondinthesky for 'diamond hunters' to join in the hunt after 12pm.

We are very excited about the launch. What better way to raise awareness of our virtual universe than by actually making it a reality and putting a diamond in the sky for the first time ever.

– Tobias Kormind, co-founder

The potential 'drop zone' is estimated to cover a 60 mile range meaning it could be days before it is found.

When Richard III's remains will be reburied set to be revealed

We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral. Credit: PA Wire

We'll find out later when Richard III's remains will be reburied at Leicester Cathedral.

Work's starting there ahead of the reinterment almost two years after the bones were found underneath a council car park in the city.

Foreign office assisting following student deaths in Malaysia

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death Credit: Facebook

The Foreign Office is providing consular assistance to the families of the students stabbed to death following a reported bar fight in Malaysia.

22-year-old Neil Dalton was a medical student at Newcastle University, he had travelled to Borneo with his classmate to experience medical practice in a different setting.

Neighbours of the student from Derbyshire have paid tribute to him.

I'm totally shocked at the news. He was just a lovely boy. Totally self-motivated. It's just such a shock. He was just a totally nice guy. He wasn't gregarious, just a fun, genuine guy, he and his mates even made sure I got back home one night by walking with me."

– Female neighbour of Neil Dalton

It's sad news. He liked his musical instruments a lot. He was in a band I think. I used to hear them playing in the house. I've been here for 13 years and the family were here before me."

– Male neighbour of Neil Dalton


Tributes paid to students stabbed to death in Malaysia

Neil Dalton, 22. The two fourth-year students had been days away from finishing their training. Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo following reports of a row in a bar.

Fourth-year student Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire and classmate Aidan Brunger, who were both 22, were reportedly killed in a fight which broke out over complaints the students were being too noisy.

Their devastated families were too upset to speak but their university have paid tribute.

We are all so shocked and saddened by this. They were excellent students, they were doing really well with their studies, they were highly committed and coming back next year to work as doctors. Aidan was aspiring to do some medical research on his return, Neil was going straight into his final year and it's such a tragic thing to occur."

– Professor Jane Calvert, Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Newcastle University Medical School

Consultation in Leicestershire over meal-on-wheels charges

The consultation into plans to charge for meals-on-wheels ends on Monday Credit: ITV News Central

People in Leicestershire are being urged to take part in a consultation over plans to charge for meals-on-wheels.

The county council wants to remove subsidies for the service, helping it to save £300,000 a year.

The consultation ends on Monday.

Richard III: reinterment work to begin at Leicester Cathedral

The reinterment of Richard III's bones is expected to take place in Spring 2015 Credit: PA Wire

Work will start today at Leicester Cathedral ahead of the planned reinterment of King Richard III's remains.

The king was found beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012.

The date for the reburial is yet to be revealed.

In May relatives of the king lost a High Court battle to have him reburied in York.

Death of students 'a huge loss' to medical profession

The two Newcastle University students stabbed to death in Borneo were set to embark on hugely promising medical careers, the university has said.

Professor Jane Calvert, the university medical school's dean of undergraduate studies, said Aidan Brunger had aspirations to be an academic medic while Neil Dalton, from Derbyshire, wanted to head into clinic practice.

Prof Calvert said the 22-year-olds' study abroad was a standard practice in their development after their fourth years and said the university would never send its students to high-risk areas.

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