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Cameron: Churchill 'greatest ever Prime Minister'

David Cameron in front of a painting of Winston Churchill at the St Stephen's Club in London. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive

David Cameron has hailed "Britain's greatest ever prime minister" in a video marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death.

The Prime Minister quoted from the wartime leader's "we shall never surrender" in a video recorded at his birthplace in Blenheim Palace.

He called on Twitter users to respond with their favourite Churchill "quotes" - and said: "We owe him everything."

Cameron hailed Churchill's decision to fight on against Hitley in May 1940 - a decision that "saved our country and arguably saved the world" - and referenced the speech he made shortly after.

My favourite quotation from Churchill is the one he made shortly after that momentous decision in May 1940: 'We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight them on the beaches, we shall fight them on the landing grounds, we shall fight them on the streets and in our fields, we shall fight them in the hills. We shall never surrender'.

– David Cameron on his favourite Churchill quote



Possible delays warning due to abnormal load

An abnormal load may cause delays for drivers this weekend.

At approximately 07:00 am on Sunday a specialised load transporter carrying a transformer, will be escorted by Wiltshire Police from M4 Membury Services (Westbound).

The transporter and its load will measure 3.90 metres (12ft-10ins) wide, 4.75 m (15ft-07ins) high with an overall length of 35.60 m (117 ft) and gross weight of 180 tonnes.

The abnormal load will be travelling from Studley, Warwickshire to Melksham.

Due to the size of this transporter it will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion.

Wherever possible disruption will be kept to a minimum but hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient if they come across this load.

The journey will begin at 07:00 from M4 Membury Services, where the load will be transported in convoy.

It departs the services travelling westbound; at junction 18 it travels South on the A46, before travelling East on the A420, then South on the A350, turning right on the A4 to Corsham, it then turns left on the B3109, before turning left again on the A365, passing through Shaw/Atworth before turning left on the B3353, before turning right into Westlands Lane.

Police escorting resources are being provided by volunteer Police Officers on rest days, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.

Isle of Wight MP survives 'no confidence' vote

The Isle of Wight's Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, has survived an attempt by his own party to force him to stand down as a general election candidate.

Mr Turner has represented the island for 14 years Credit: ITV

The Island's Conservative executive council voted against a motion of no confidence and chose to retain Mr Turner as their candidate in May's General Election.

Mr Turner has represented the island for 14 years.

After a lively, three-hour debate, members of the Conservative party agreed to give him their support, despite calls for him to step down following allegations about second home expenses and his personal life.

Man held on suspicion of murder in missing woman case

25 year old Samantha Henderson was reported missing yesterday Credit: Dorset Police

Detectives have launched a major investigation following the disappearance of a 25-year-old woman from Dorset - with a man being arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Samantha Henderson was reported missing at 8.43am on Thursday 22 January, with police being advised that she left her home in Corfe Castle at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21 January.

Following initial investigations, a 27-year-old man from Corfe Castle and who is known to Samantha, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Extensive investigations are ongoing, including forensic experts examining Samantha's home address in Corfe Castle.

Sadly, our concerns for Samantha are so grave that we have today, Friday 23 January 2015, arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of her murder. However, we do not know at this time her whereabouts.

Officers have been carrying extensive enquiries in the area and this evening further searches have been made near to where Samantha was last seen.

I would ask anyone who has seen or heard from Samantha since Wednesday afternoon to contact us.

We strongly believe that Samantha may have come to harm and I would like to hear from anyone who we haven't spoken to already and who may have information that could assist us.

All calls will be treated in confidence.

– Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, Dorset Police

Samantha is described as white, five feet three inches tall, of a very slim build and with blonde hair. She was seen wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and slippers.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 22:63. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111

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