Charity cyclist reaches 10,000km mark

A man from Cheltenham is cycling from Seoul in South Korea all the way to Gloucestershire to raise money for the land mine charity MAGS.

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Fundraiser's bag and priceless footage found

Cross-Canada runner Jamie McDonald from Gloucester, who was mugged in Banff early on New Year's Day, has found the bag he thought stolen.

Jamie, who is fundraising for sick children's charities, thought he had lost his money and the video of his adventure but it was found near where he was attacked.

I’m physically fine and was obviously very shaken up, but the support has been incredible.

I would like to thank you all again, especially the people of Banff, who’ve shown me the most incredible hospitality, and as I told a journalist here, I’d like to say that this doesn’t affect my thoughts about Canada one bit – I’ve had the best experiences here and the world-famous Canadian hospitality has been proved to be anything but a stereotype.

– Jamie McDonald


Dewani's lawers fight against extradition

Lawyers for Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani are back at the High Court today for his latest battle to avoid extradition to South Africa.

The 33-year-old is accused of organising his wife's murder on their honeymoon. She was shot dead in a taxi near Cape Town.

Mr Dewani is trying to overturn an earlier ruling that he should be sent to South Africa for trial, as his mental state means he's currently unfit to plead.

Shrien Dewani is accused of arranging his wife, Anni's murder

Ten years since Concorde made last commercial flights

Today marks ten years since Concorde made its last commercial flights, and the end of supersonic travel.

Today marks ten years since Concorde made its last commercial flights Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Three of the Filton built aircraft last flew into Heathrow airport in 2003 before being permanently retired.

The Save Concorde campaign group is still lobbying British Airways a decade on to make one of the aircraft available to fly again non-commercially.

Anni Dewani's mother says 'how long do I have to wait?'

Speaking outside court today, the mother of Anni Dewani, who was shot as she and her new husband Shrien Dewani travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town in November 2010, said:

I am the mother of a murdered daughter. How long do I have to wait?

It is nearly three years since she was killed and we have kept our dignity and respect throughout.

I was brought up to believe British justice is the best in the world so it is very hard to understand why we are still here.

– Anni Nilam Hindocha

Shrien Dewani is fighting removal to South Africa to face trial over his wife's death until he has recovered from mental health problems.


Judges indicate Dewani will get a further hearing

Murder suspect Shrien Dewani will get a further hearing in his legal battle against extradition, High Court judges have indicated.

The final decision will come this afternoon from the panel of three judges headed by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas.

It was accepted that the case should be reopened on one "point of law" relating to Dewani's status as "an accused person", Lord Thomas said.

Shrien Dewani to apply to get extradition blocked

A man wanted in South Africa over the death of his wife is taking his extradition fight to the next stage today.

Shrien Dewani Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

South African police say Shrien Dewani from Bristol organised the murder of his wife Anni during their Cape Town honeymoon three years ago.

Mr Dewani denies all the charges, he is applying to two High Court judges to get his extradition blocked in the Court of Appeal.


Chinese firms to take stake in British nuclear power

George Osborne said the deal was an "important potential part" of Britain's nuclear power future Credit: Press Association

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government is to give the go ahead to Chinese firms taking a stake in the development of the next generation of British nuclear power.

He made the announcement at Taishan nuclear power station in Southern China on the final day of his visit to China.

The Chancellor said: "Today is another demonstration of the next big step in the relationship between Britain and China - the world's oldest civil nuclear power and the world's fastest growing civil nuclear power.

"It is an important potential part of the government's plan for developing the next generation of nuclear power in Britain. It means the potential of more investment and jobs in Britain, and lower long-term energy costs for consumers."

Read: Johnson and Osborne's trip seems to be doing the business

Jemima's father tells inquest her brother was a hero

An inquest into the death of a 10-year-old girl who died on a skiing holiday has found her death was an accident. Jemima Prees from Colerne in Wiltshire was skiing with her father and brother when she careered off the slope and crashed into trees.

Jemima's brother spent 40 minutes trying to resuscitate his sister but couldn't save her. Her father told the coroner today that he was a hero. Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.

You can find out more how Jemima's death has helped others here.

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