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Crowds gather as bodies arrive in the Netherlands

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Bodies from eastern Ukraine have been arriving in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines disaster in eastern Ukraine have been arriving in the Netherlands.

Crowds have been gathering to pay their respects near the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

The family of Liam Sweeney, the 28-year-old Newcastle fan who died in the incident, travelled to Eindhoven today (Wednesday 23rd July). 63-year-old Magpies fan John Alder was also killed in the suspected attack.

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The family of Liam Sweeney, who died in the disaster, travelled to Eindhoven in the Netherlands today. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
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Hearses with bodies from eastern Ukraine have been arriving in the Netherlands. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
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The bodies will be identified at a Dutch military base near Eindhoven. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Claudia Lawrence investigation: police outside pub in York

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Police in York at the scene. Credit: ITV News
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Police outside the pub. Credit: ITV News
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Police are carrying out their investigations at The Acomb pub in York. Credit: ITV News

Officers working on the Claudia Lawrence case are carrying out their investigations at The Acomb pub in York.

This comes after detectives arrested a local man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice earlier today (Wednesday 23rd July).

Man’s body recovered from River Tees

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Tees in Stockton today (Wednesday 23rd July).

Divers were searching for the man who was reported as being in difficulty in the water at around 7.40pm on Monday 21st July.

Police believe he may have died while swimming in the river. They are not treating his death as suspicious.

The body has not yet been formally identified.

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Man arrested in Claudia Lawrence case

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Missing: Claudia Lawrence has not been seen since 18 March 2009. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have this morning (Wednesday 23rd July) arrested a man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

The 46-year-old man, from the York area, is currently being interviewed in custody. Meanwhile, searches and forensic enquiries are taking place.

Claudia Lawrence was last seen on 18 March 2009. She was 35 years old when she disappeared and working as a chef at the University of York.

Members of the public with information about the case can contact North Yorkshire Police by calling 101.

A £10,000 Crimestoppers reward is still available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Claudia Lawrence's disappearance.

Northumberland man makes transatlantic journey in microlight plane

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Eddie McCallum at John O'Groats in Scotland before setting off on his epic journey. Credit: Eddie McCallum

A Northumberland man has made a transatlantic journey in a microlight plane.

Eddie McCallum, from Longframlington in Northumerland, landed in a field near his home yesterday evening (Tuesday 22nd July).

The round-trip journey took three weeks and he had to stop to refuel in several locations, including Iceland, Greenland and Canada. Mr McCallum was flying for over 100 hours.

He touched down on American soil near Lake Michigan. Mr McCallum has been flying microlights, which are defined as small, light aircrafts with one or two seats, for 21 years.

The trip, which was in the planning for over a year, raised more than £4,000 for the international, humanitarian charity UNICEF.

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Eddie McCallum flew over Iceland on his three-week trip. Credit: Eddie McCallum
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The mountains of Greenland, as seen from Eddie McCallum's microlight plane. Credit: Eddie McCallum
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The view of Northern Canada from Eddie McCallum's small aircraft. Credit: Eddie McCallum
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