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Euston stabbing: Eleven held after man dies in hotel reception

Image caption The victim had been stabbed multiple times before he entered the hotel in Euston Street Eleven people have been arrested after a man was stabbed several times in the street in London and collapsed and died in a hotel reception. The victim entered the Wesley Hotel on Euston Street, near London’s Euston Station, at about 22:45 GMT on …

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George Mendonsa, US WWII ‘kissing sailor’, dies aged 95

Image copyright AFP Image caption The photograph has appeared in exhibitions around the world The US sailor famously photographed kissing a stranger in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the end of World War Two has died aged 95. The picture of George Mendonsa bending over and kissing 21-year-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day (Victory over Japan) became one …

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Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paul Flynn was first elected to represent Newport West in 1987 The veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn has died at the age of 84, his local party has announced. Mr Flynn, who was first elected to represent Newport West in 1987, had been ill for some time. He announced in October he would step …

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Man dies after tree falls on car in Egham

A man has died after a tree fell on a car in Surrey. Police said the silver Lexus was driving along the A308 in Egham when it was involved in a crash. Firefighters said that a man was cut free from the car but was declared dead. Four other people inside the car – three females and a male – …

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Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy’s sister dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Radziwill, seen here in 2004, was a friend to artistic celebrities and fashion moguls Lee Radziwill, the socialite and younger sister of former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died at the age of 85, US media report. Radziwill, who became a fashion icon and counted Andy Warhol and Truman Capote among her …

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Baroness Falkender, Harold Wilson’s powerful ex-secretary, dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Falkender arriving at Downing Street in 1975 Former Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s secretary Baroness Falkender – formerly Marcia Williams – has died aged 86. Lady Falkender, once dubbed the Duchess of Downing Street, died on 6 February. She was Mr Wilson’s private and political secretary from 1956 to 1983, which included his leadership …

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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77. The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said. Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre and also had roles in English-language films including The Reader and …

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Birmingham college stabbing: Student dies in hospital

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption A 16-year-old boy was charged on Friday morning A 16-year-old boy has died, two days after he was stabbed in the chest near the college where he was a student. He was injured on Belgrave Road, outside Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Highgate, Birmingham, at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday. West Midlands …

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Last real life Great Escape prisoner dies aged 99

Image caption Dick Churchill was described as “tenacious, resilient and incredibly brave” The last surviving member of the real-life Great Escape team has died. Former squadron leader Dick Churchill was one of 76 airmen whose escape from the Stalag Luft III camp in Nazi Germany in 1944 was immortalised in the Hollywood film starring Steve McQueen. Mr Churchill, who lived …

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Andrea Levy: Small Island author dies aged 62

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Levy won awards including the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Orange Prize British author Andrea Levy, whose award-winning novels captured the black British experience in the years after Windrush, has died at the age of 62. A statement released on behalf of her family said she died of cancer. Levy was born …

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