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Shoppers urged to save their cash for 'Buy Nothing Day'

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Today is 'Buy Nothing Day,' and a campaign is challenging consumers to refrain from splashing their cash for 24 hours.

The campaign aims to encourage people to 'switch off from shopping and tune into life.' It also wants to get people to consider the ethical and environmental consequences of consumerism. For more information visit the 'Buy Nothing Day' website.

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Breck Bednar 'kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy'

Following Breck's death, relatives said they were "devastated" and "in shock". They said in a statement:

He was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful boy with a good sense of humour and was a dedicated student at St Bede's School in Redhill and extremely gifted in computing, electronics, and engineering. His three younger siblings knew him as a kind and loving older brother who always helped out by looking after them. The wider family remember him as a well-mannered, social, and confident boy who was always thoughtful and patient with his younger cousins.

We are all in shock, and so grateful for the thoughts and prayers of friends and family at this difficult time.

– Family statement

Victim's father in court to hear guilty plea

  • After his death, family members said Breck, from Caterham in Surrey, had left home after arranging to meet a friend online
  • Daynes had denied murder but dramatically changed his plea on the day he was due to stand trial at Chelmsford Crown Court
  • The victim's father, oil futures trader Barry Bednar, who is originally from Houston, Texas, was in court to hear Daynes's guilty plea
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