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Northern England cities inspired by Scotland campaign

The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.

In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:


British students in Borneo deaths inquest to be held

An inquest into the deaths of two medical students stabbed in Borneo is due to be held today.

Neil Dalton, from Ambergate, Derbyshire, and Aidan Brunger, of Kent, were killed after a row in a bar while working at a hospital in Kuching on August 6.

Neil Dalton (left) and Aidan Brunger. Credit: Facebook

Four local men have admitted the killings, according to Malaysian Police. A fifth man, aged 55, has also been arrested in connection with the incident.

The hearing into the deaths of the two 22-year-old Newcastle University students will be held at the Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court.

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Families return from Malaysia with students' bodies

The bodies of two Newcastle University students who were stabbed to death in Malaysia are being flown home.

They are due to arrive at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning.

Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger were killed in Borneo Credit: Newcastle University handout

Fourth-year medical students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, both 22, were on the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo on attachment to a hospital in Kuching.

They were attacked and killed in a street by a gang of four local men after a row in a bar in. Four men were arrested and have pleaded guilty to their murder.

MH17 Twitter comments case dropped

Tributes were placed outside St James' Park to Newcastle United fans Liam Sweeney and John Alder Credit: PA

A teenager accused of posting offensive tweets about two Newcastle United football fans who were killed on Flight MH17 has had the charge against him dropped.

18-year-old Mitchell Tace Chapman from Sunderland, was due in court today but the Crown Prosecution Service has decided to discontinue the case.

John Alder and Liam Sweeney were flying to New Zealand to watch Newcastle play a series of friendly games when the plane went down over eastern Ukraine.

298 people died in the crash.


Floral tributes offer condolences to students' families

Large bouquets of flowers have been left by local Malaysians to offer condolences to the families of British students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were stabbed to death in Borneo.

The floral tributes were made in Kuching, in the western province of Sarawak, where the deaths occurred. Credit: ITV News
The tribute offered 'deepest condolences' to the families of Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger from 'all Sarawakians'. Credit: ITV News

Candlelit vigil for stabbed British students in Borneo

Candles have been left in tribute to the two British medical students who were stabbed to death in Borneo.

Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton were killed after a reported bar row in the early hours of Wednesday in the Malaysian part of the island. Credit: ITV News
The candles have been left for the two 22-year-olds close to the site of their death in Kuching. Credit: ITV News
The candlelight tribute grew after a few initial tea lights were placed along with flowers at the scene. Credit: ITV News
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University support for grieving students in Borneo

The dean of undergraduate studies at Newcastle University's medical school, Professor Jane Calvert, says two members of staff are out in Borneo.

They are offering support for students out there following the death of medical undergraduates Neil Dalton and Aiden Brunger, stabbed to death following an altercation in a bar.

Police: Four men admit killing British students

Four men arrested in Malaysia over the fatal stabbings of two British medical students after a row in a bar have admitted the crime, a police chief said.

The local men were arrested over the killing of Newcastle University students Neil Dalton and Aidan Brunger, who were in the country on attachment to a local hospital.

Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung said police had now finished their investigation after the men confessed to the stabbings.

We have finished our investigation, the crime has been solved. The suspects have been apprehended and they have admitted the crime. We have recovered the weapons from the crime.

We are waiting for the corpses in the hospital mortuary to have the post-mortem carried out. We have all the major evidence in our hands which we will send to the prosecution.

– Deputy police commissioner Chai Khin Chung
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