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29-year-old killed after shots fired during riots in Northern Ireland

Police in Northern Ireland has confirmed that the 29-year old woman who was shot during the riots was promising young journalist Lyra McKee.

Tributes have been pouring in for the investigative reporter, describing her as a 'beautiful soul' and a 'rising star' in the world of reporting.

Politicians from all sides are united in condemnation to the killing - and the police are appealing for calm as they continue the investigation into Lyra's killing.

One eyewitness, who hid behind a wall during the violence said: "I heard a pop pop pop of gunfire. People were screaming and wailing in hysterics."

Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Edinburgh

Trainspotting 2 actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead in Edinburgh's West End on Wednesday night.

Police were called to Chester Street at about 8pm, and found Mr Welsh with serious injuries.

The 42-year-old later died on the scene.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.”

"Officers will continue to provide a high-visibility presence in the area to engage with the public, offer reassurance and gather information that can assist with this investigation."

Welsh, 42, starred alongside Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting 2, playing gangland figure Mr Doyle.

Notre-Dame saved and to be rebuilt after devastating fire

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame, after a blaze ripped through the cathedral last night.

He stated it is a part of "France's destiny" and is what "history deserves", and will seek national and international aid to help restore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

President Macron also thanked the hard work of the firefighters, who worked around the clock to control the blaze. Emergency services managed to save a lot of the stone structure of the cathedral - including the two main iconic towers.

No fatalities have been reported, however a firefighter was seriously injured in the blaze.

Christine McGuinness pushes for autism awareness

Christine McGuinness has opened up to Good Morning Britain about the ups and downs of raising twins with with autism.

“I felt like more of a carer than a mum,” said the mum.

“It’s only gotten easier in the last year.”

Christine said she and her husband Paddy discovered their twins Leo and Penelope were autistic when they were 3-and-a-half years old.

Despite the challenges, Christine has never shied away from talking about her children's condition, and has openly spoken about challenges in the past. She believes this can help other mothers with autistic children to break down the stigma and raise awareness on the condition.

"It just makes sense to teach people about this condition, The more people that understand about it... that's what's going to help," she said.

She says she’s proud to be able to help teacher others about autism, and as part of World Autism Awareness Month, she will be holding the star-studded charity Twinkle Ball for the National Autistic Society.

One in 100 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum.

For information and support, visit the National Autistic Society.

ISIS bride's legal bills will reportedly be funded by taxpayers

It has been reported that Jihadi bride Shamima Begum’s legal bill to fight the decision to remove her British citizenship is being funded by the taxpayers.

At the age of 15, she left the UK for a life with ISIS, but when she resurfaced this year in a refugee camp with a baby, who later died, she said she wanted to come back to the UK.

Home Secretary Said Javid, decided to strip Shamima of her British citizenship - but the ISIS bride has reportedly applied to use public funds to appeal the decision.

Good Morning Britain's reporter Nick Dixon has the latest.

Tonight's Julie Etchingham reminisces about Theresa May's naughtiest moment reveal

ITV's Tonight programme has been uncovering scandals and getting scoops for the past twenty years. During that time, Tonight presenter, Julie Etchingham made history when she gained a candid insight into the personal life of Theresa May in 2017.

The ITV presenter playfully asked the Prime Minister to recall her naughtiest moment in childhood. Remarkably the PM answered: "Me and my friends, sort of used to run through the fields of wheat."

She added: "The farmers weren't too pleased about it."

Reminiscing about the moment on Good Morning Britain, Julie Etchingham explained: "It took on a life of its own really. There was something really charming about it because she was just very candid."

She added: "I just wondered when the naughty moments might have been. My honest reaction was what you saw."

Doctor convicted over death of six-year-old allowed to return to work

The parents of Jack Adcock have spoken out against the decision to let the doctor responsible for their son’s death continue practising medicine.

“She’s been given a second chance. We’ve not," Nicky Adcock, Jack's mother, told Good Morning Britain.

"Our son's not here. He would have been 15 in July."

"There was only ever gonna be one loser - and that's us," said Jack's father Vic Adcock.

The six-year-old had died from a cardiac arrest after developing sepsis while in the care of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba. She was convicted of gross negligence and manslaughter, and was served a two-year suspended sentence.

Her defence said she worked a 12-hour shift without a break, and the hospital encountered an IT system failure among a series of miscommunications between staff.