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Tributes to Lord Healey

Former Labour Chancellor Lord Denis Healey has been described as a "giant" of Westminster after it was announced he had died aged 98 yesterday.

The Labour peer served in Number 11 between 1974 and 1979 and became the party's deputy leader in 1980. His family said he died peacefully at his home in Alfriston on the Sussex Downs after a short illness.

Lord Owen Former Labour Foreign Secretary, says he was a great asset to politics.


Crowds assemble for unveiling of Trooper Potts statue

A special unveiling ceremony is taking place in Reading's Forbury Gardens

He was one of Reading's bravest sons, and today a statue commemorating Trooper Frederick Potts is being unveiled at the town's Forbury Gardens.

The soldier is the town's only recipient of the Victoria Cross. The statue has come about following years of fundraising and campaigning by the Trooper Potts VC Trust which was set up in 2010 to create an appropriate memorial in his honour.

The Victoria Cross was awarded for Trooper Potts' deeds in Gallipoli 21-23 August 1915 when he rescued his comrade, Trooper Arthur Andrews from certain death over a period of 48 hours.

The statue is being unveiled today Credit: Andrew Pate

Yorkshire Ripper photographed without handcuffs at Surrey hospital

Peter Sutcliffe has been photographed on a visit to Frimley Park Credit: ITV NEWS

The Yorkshire Ripper has been allowed out of maximum security Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire where he is serving a life sentence.

69 year-old Peter Sutcliffe has been photographed in The Sun on Sunday on a visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey - it's the first time he's been seen in public for 34 years.

It's believed he was at the hospital for an eye appointment. He was flanked by guards but didn't appear to be wearing handcuffs. Broadmoor Hospital says it will not comment on the movement of its patients.

Broadmoor says it won't comment on patient movements Credit: ITV NEWS

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