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Osborne 'completely agrees with PM on Maria Miller'

Chancellor George Osborne, currently in Brazil, said he "completely agrees" with the Prime Minister on the issue of Maria Miller's expenses controversy.


Re Maria Miller, George Osborne told me he completely agrees with the PM. She is doing good job, has apologised to the Commons and repaid £.

Watch: David Cameron says Maria Miller has done the right thing

Britain's Got Talent sets world reality show record

Britain's Got Talent has set a record after becoming the most popular reality show in the world. The talent show has set a Guinness World Record with 59 different versions being made in 58 different territories - including two in Belgium.

Simon Cowell hails Britain's Got Talent success. Credit: PA

Among the most recent countries to make their own version are Kazakhstan, Brazil, Moldova and Iceland.

The show's creator and judge Simon Cowell said: "I am very proud that Got Talent is a home-grown British show. We owe its success to a group of very talented producers all over the world who have made this happen. And, of course, amazing talent."

Guinness World Records president Alistair Richards said: "We are delighted to confirm that Got Talent has broken the previous world record and is now the official Guinness World Record holder for the most successful reality television format, a landmark moment in television record-breaking history."

Foreign Office confirms death of Briton in Brazil

The Foreign Office has confirmed the death of a British oil worker, in an attempted carjacking in Brazil. In a statement, a spokeswoman said: "We were made aware of the death of a British national in Brazil on April 2.

"We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

Aerial view of Guanabara Bay with a low level of water in Niteroi, metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro Credit: CARLOS EDUARDO CARDOSO/DPA/Press Association Images

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Family pay tribute to 'loyal father' after Brazil death

A British oil worker shot dead in an attempted carjacking in Brazil has been described by his family as a man who "loved life".

Scot Peter Campsie, 48, was killed by two gunmen in Rio de Janeiro as he returned home to his family following a business meeting. He is survived by two sons and his mother, brother and sister in Scotland. In a family statement to the Press and Journal, they said:

He was a man who loved life and and brought so much joy and laughter to those around him [...] A darkness has fallen on us all as we try and make sense of why Pete had to die in the prime of his life.

He was a loyal friend and father, brother and son who cared deeply about making sure everyone got the best out of their lives. Our anchor has been pulled away so cruelly.


British oil worker killed in Brazil

A British oil worker has been shot dead in an attempted carjacking in Brazil. Peter Campsie was killed by two gunmen in Rio de Janeiro as he returned home to his family following a business meeting.

Mr Campsie, from Montrose, Angus, had worked in Brazil for 16 years and lived in the city of Macae, north of Rio, with his wife and 10-year-old daughter.

Prince Harry to visit Brazil during World Cup

Prince Harry is to make a visit to Chile and Brazil at the time of this summer's World Cup, it has been announced.

Prince Harry waving a Brazilian flag on his 2012 visit Credit: Arthur Edwards/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It is not yet known whether the Prince will be attending any games, although his visit may well coincide with an England match.

Prince Harry playing football with Prince William on a visit to Lesotho in 2010 Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

Harry last visited Brazil in 2012, when he took part in a charity polo match.

PM: Parents 'shouldn't be taken advantage of' on £90 kit

David Cameron said parents of children who like football should not be "taken advantage of" when buying replica England shirts ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

England players modelling the new World Cup shirt. Credit: Nike

Read: PM backs 'rethink' of England shirt price

The Prime Minister's comments come after a row erupted over whether £90 is a fair amount to charge for copies of the Nike shirt with sports minister Helen Grant saying the price was "not right".

Asked about the shirts on BBC1's Breakfast, Mr Cameron said: "It's very expensive. I've got an eight-year-old boy, he's a massive football fan.

"Parents are under enormous pressure to buy the latest kit and we shouldn't be taken advantage of."

A Nike spokesman said: "Nike would like to reiterate that the new England replica shirt is available to fans at £60 RRP. There is also a limited number of shirts at £90 RRP which represents less than 1% of the stock available."

Read: Fans outraged at £90 cost of the new England shirt

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