The children of Michael Payne, the father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, have paid tribute to him following his death. Mr Payne was found dead at his home in Kent on Monday.
A maritime centre in Oxfordshire has launched the world's 'most sophisticated' ship simulator.
The marine modelling facilities will help engineers to improve the design of ships and structures such as oil rigs. HR Wallingford's UK Ship Simulation Centre and the Fast Flow Facility are at Howbery Business Park in Oxfordshire.
The Fast Flow Facility is a 75 m long, 8 m wide dual-channel flume which can hold a million litres of water, generate 1 metre high waves and produce fast tidal currents to simulate the way waves, tides, sediments and structures interact.
A debate on the UK's drug laws is to take place in Parliament later. Caroline Lucas, the MP for Brighton Pavilion, secured the discussion with cross-party backing and a petition which amassed 130,000 signatures.
Speaking ahead of the debate, the MP said:
The children of Michael Payne, the father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, have paid tribute to him following his death.
Mr Payne was found dead at his home in Kent on Monday. Police said they discovered the body of a 45-year-old man at a property in Brishing Lane, Maidstone. A Kent police spokesman said, "The death is not being treated as suspicious. A report will be prepared for the coroner."
Mr Payne had developed a drink problem after his daughter was abducted and killed in 2000. Michael Payne split from his wife Sara in 2003 after 18 years together, with both of them blaming the difficulties of coping with the tragic loss of their daughter.
His daughter Charlotte posted a picture of her father on Facebook alongside a message saying she was "heartbroken". She later added, "I'm sorry I couldn't save you dad. I hope you have finally found your peace and happiness."
Her brother Lee wrote, "Dad, you had your demons and troubles but you had a good heart and was a decent man! I hope now you have found peace at last! RIP, you will be missed. We are all heartbroken."
The children of Michael Payne, father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, have described their heartache after he died on Monday.
The 45-year-old was found dead at his Kent home. His family said he had developed a drink problem after the tragic loss of Sarah in 2000.
His daughter Charlotte wrote on Facebook: "No matter what happened and how many mistakes we all made. You will always be my daddy.
"I'm sorry I couldn't save you dad. I hope you have finally found your peace and happiness."
Her brother Lee said: "Dad, you had your demons and troubles but you had a good heart and was a decent man! I hope now you have found peace at last! RIP, you will be missed. We are all heartbroken."
Michael Payne split from wife Sara in 2003 after 18 years together with both blaming the difficulties of coping with the loss of their daughter.
At the time Mrs Payne, who is now a child protection campaigner, said: "We know we're not the same people we once were - and everyone knows the awful reason why."
A schoolboy who hit his head in a playground accident in Crawley and had to be airlifted to hospital has met the helicopter crew that saved his life.
Harvey Tagorti was placed in an induced coma and became the first paediatric patient to use the new helipad at St George's Hospital in London.
Dr Matt Davenport from the Air Ambulance, thanked the people of Kent, Sussex and Surrey, for their part:
Thames Water, through their Loss Adjuster, have confirmed their undertaking to pay council tax bills for the flooded properties in Normandy Crescent until displaced residents are able to move back into their homes. The company’s Loss Adjuster informed the City Council that payments will be made directly to the Council’s Revenues and Benefits service to cover council tax liabilities for all affected properties from 22 September until 1 January 2015.
This position will be reviewed at the end of this year and further payments will be made, if required. For residents who have moved into temporary accommodation with higher council tax bills than the sum that they are liable for in respect of their main residence in Normandy Crescent, Thames Water will settle the difference.
Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council, says: “The past couple of weeks will have been a traumatic experience for everyone affected by flooding. “We welcome the confirmation by Thames Water through their insurer that they will settle council tax liability for the period of non-occupation of the Normandy Crescent dwellings.”
Stuart White, Thames Water spokesman, says: “There is no way customers should be paying their council tax bill twice in these circumstances, so having worked closely with the Council we are pleased to have now covered off this significant expense until they are each able to move back home."
The Bodleian Library is holding a 'hackathon' today. It's asking researchers, students and anyone interested in technology to collaborate on creative and digital projects as part of Stephen Fry's story telling project known as "YourFry". It aims to get people to reinterpret and create content loosely based on his life story.
The transformation of the main entrance to Reading Station will be fully open and operational today. The area has been opened up as part of the Borough Council's thirteen point two million pound project which has run alongside Network Rails own eight hundred and fifty million pound rebuilding programme of the railway station.
The Green MP for Brighton, Caroline Lucas is to lead a debate in Parliament later calling for an overhaul of the UK drugs law. She wants the government to carry out a wide-ranging study of the issues involved, including health and crime. It follows a 2012 Home Affairs Committee report which suggested investigating alternative approaches like the decrimialisation tried in Portugal.