EU's Russia sanctions extended

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Dutch investigators examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Rassipne, eastern Ukraine (AP)

7:30am Saturday 26th July 2014

The EU has extended sanctions against senior Russian officials in the wake of the shooting down of the Air Malaysia flight last week.

Two held in FGM conspiracy probe

Richmond and Twickenham Times: A man was stopped at Heathrow Airport over conspiracy to commit FGM

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Two people have been arrested for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation (FGM).

A&E evacuated due to weed killer

Richmond and Twickenham Times: North Staffordshire Hospital's emergency department was evacuated

3:22pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A hospital was forced to evacuate a busy accident and emergency department over a bottle of weed killer.

Regulator to probe charity payments

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Prime Minister David Cameron set up the Big Society Network two months after winning power in 2010

10:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

A regulator is investigating the awarding and use of taxpayer-funded grants by the charity set up to lead the Prime Minister's Big Society initiative amid Labour calls for an investigation into political influence.

Games 'very important' for Bolt

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Jamaica's Usain Bolt is the biggest name competing in the Commonwealth Games

3:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

Superstar athlete Usain Bolt insisted it was "very important" to him to compete in the Commonwealth Games after touching down in Glasgow today.

Tributes paid to Mali crash victim

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The British man who died when Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashed in Mali was named as David Morgan (AP)

3:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

Tributes have been paid to a British teacher killed when an Air Algerie flight crashed in Mali on Thursday.

Ceasefire must be extended: Hammond

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond held talks with foreign ministers from other nations in Paris

12:11pm Saturday 26th July 2014

There is an "absolute humanitarian necessity" to see the 12-hour ceasefire currently taking place in Gaza extended, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Navy commander faces affair claims

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Commander Sarah West has left the ship while an investigation is under way

10:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship has left her vessel after claims she had an affair with a shipmate.

Rape trial judge 'fell asleep'

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The rape trial was being heard at Manchester Crown Court

9:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

An investigation has been launched following claims a judge fell asleep in court, causing a child rape trial to be halted.

Tax urged on out-of-town shops

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Councils want a tax on large out-of-town shops and supermarkets

10:49am Saturday 26th July 2014

Cash-strapped town halls need a tax on large out-of-town shops and supermarkets to pay for improvements to local shopping areas, a group of councils said.


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