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Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The University of Lincoln graduate arrived in New Zealand in mid-November The body of British backpacker Grace Millane has been formally identified and returned to her family. The 22-year-old disappeared in Auckland on 1 December. Police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts […]

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Martian and Scottish soils 'strikingly similar'

Image copyright AFP Image caption An Aberdeen-based institute studied data sent back to Earth by Nasa’s Mars rover Curiosity Scientists have discovered soil on Mars to be similar to that found in two locations in Scotland. The Aberdeen-based James Hutton Institute studied data on Martian minerals beamed back to Earth by Nasa’s robot rover, Curiosity. […]

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'My son and husband died in road crashes'

The mother of a 25-year-old father-to-be killed in a motorcycle crash has spoken of her grief, 18 years after her husband died while riding his bike. Mathew Smyth, from Duxford, died when a van pulled into his path on the A1307 in Cambridgeshire in August. Ricardas Taraska, 23, of Norwich, was jailed for 14 months […]

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Newspaper headlines: PM in jeopardy as Tory MPs mutiny

Newspaper headlines: PM in jeopardy as Tory MPs mutiny By BBC News Staff Image caption The Guardian documents Theresa May’s whistle-stop tour of European leaders on Tuesday, but claims her grip of power is “slipping”. The paper reports on a “hastily-scheduled cabinet meeting” set for Wednesday morning where ministers will see “quite an alarming no-deal […]