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Woman, 39, arrested after death of 7-month-old baby

A woman has been arrested after the death of a seven-month-old baby girl.

The 39-year-old was detained by police in connection with the child's death earlier today, Nottinghamshire Police said.

In a statement, a force spokesman said: "A 39-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a seven-month-old baby girl.

"Police were called to an address in Bestwood Park in Nottingham at 10.15am today.

"The baby was taken to the city's Queen's Medical Centre but was pronounced dead on arrival."A post mortem is yet to be carried out.

"Inquiries are on-going and a cordon is in place (at the scene) to allow for forensic examinations.

"Officers are currently carrying out house to house inquiries."

Man to appear in court over fatal bull attack on rambler

A man is to appear in court today charged in connection with the death of a rambler who was killed by a bull while walking on a public footpath.

Paul Waterfall, 39, will appear before magistrates in Nottingham charged with manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of Roger Freeman.

Mr Freeman and his wife Glenis were attacked in a field near the village of Stanford on Soar in Leicestershire, in November 2010, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The 63-year-old died at the scene from multiple injuries while his wife spent three weeks in hospital recovering from injuries.

The family said the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with an 84-mile walk of Hadrian's Wall.


Murder probe after woman fatally stabbed in Hucknall

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman was fatally stabbed at her home.

Nottinghamshire Police said Denise Williamson, 44, was found with serious stab wounds at her house in Hucknall, near Nottingham, at about 8.50pm on Friday. She was taken to hospital but later died.

A post-mortem carried out by a Home Office pathologist revealed cause of death was as a result of stab wounds she had sustained.

A 52-year-old man, detained at the scene, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who has been in contact with the murder victim in the last few weeks to get in contact with them.


Teacher 'fell to his death' on school skiing trip

Jonathan Taylor, 44 from Nottingham died while on a school skiing trip

The Austrian authorities have ordered a post-mortem examination following the death of a Nottingham teacher on a skiing trip.

Jonathan Taylor, aged 44, fell to his death in the early hours of Easter Sunday as he walked with colleagues.

Teacher died after falling 13ft onto a road in Matrei, in Austria's mountainous East Tyrol area

The school has ended the trip early with pupils aged between 14 and 15 expected to return to the UK this evening.

The Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Austria.

A spokesman said the next of kin had been informed and it was providing consular assistance.


Police do not know how teacher fell to his death

Austrian Police say Jonathan Taylor the Nottingham IT teacher who died after falling on a skiing trip was the last person in a group of his colleagues making their way back but for some "unknown reason" fell.

The 44-year-old went down a steep slope and then fell 13ft off of a high stone wall onto the road below.

Police say the fall left the teacher with "serious head injuries". Emergency services attempted to resuscitate Mr Taylor but he died at the scene.

The Chair of Governors at Christ The King Voluntary Academy Roman Catholic school in Nottingham, David Wilson, said:

"Jonathan Taylor joined Christ the King last Easter. He was a valued member of the school and was popular with both pupils and staff. This is a very sad loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."


IDS: 'This is about fairness in the system'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said that housing benefit changes that have been introduced today are about "fairness".

In response to criticisms of the so-called 'bedroom tax', he said: "The reality is this is about getting our housing benefit back into order".

"This is about fairness. It's about fairness to those who pay vast sums of money in taxation to see that people living in subsidised accommodation who often don't use the bedrooms they've got, while others in overcrowded accommodation.... they can't get the accommodation they need.

"This is a nonsense problem that was created by the last government who didn't build enough housing and didn't manage the housing stock properly".

Read: What is the 'bedroom tax'


'A callous and plunderous policy' say protesters

Around 100 people gathered in Nottingham today to protest against the government's 'bedroom tax' which it is claimed will affect thousands of households.

Dubbed by Labour as the 'bedroom tax', it will cut the amount of benefit people can get if they are considered to have a spare bedroom.

According to the Housing Federation, around 50,000 households could be affected in the East Midlands.

Today protests are being held in cities throughout the Midlands.

More Bieber complaints as star 'late' in Nottingham too

Justin Bieber is facing complaints from parents of young fans who had to leave shows early due to his lateness. Credit: PA

Teen superstar Justin Bieber was also an hour late for a concert in Nottingham on Saturday night, according to the Nottingham Evening Post.

"My daughter was just so distraught we had to go before he was even on stage," one mother told the paper. There was no apology or anything – I'm disgusted."

Another parent complained that she paid £330 for her daughter to meet the Canadian singer but the experience lasted "no more than 20 seconds."

Undercover policing 'vital in fighting crime'

As the Home Affairs Select Committee acknowledges, undercover police operations are a vital element of the fight against organised crime and terrorism but it is crucial covert powers are used proportionately and that effective human rights safeguards are in place.

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act already provides strong safeguards but we recognise the system can be improved.

The Home Office is already working with the police and others to implement recommendations from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.

– Home Office spokesman
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