Search for missing Algeria Britons
DAVID Cameron will update MPs today on the aftermath of the Algerian hostage crisis as officials work to establish the fate of the final missing British workers from the BP gas plant.
Three British nationals are now known to have died in the four-day siege, which finally ended on Saturday, and three more are believed to be dead. A UK resident is also thought to have died.
The first of the British victims to be officially named was 46-year-old Paul Morgan, reported to be a former Foreign Legion soldier and Gulf War veteran who was in charge of security at the In Amenas plant.
Tributes to avalanche victims
FRIENDS have paid tribute to three young climbers killed in an avalanche who, they said, died doing what they loved.
PhD students Christopher Bell and Tom Chesters, and junior doctor Una Finnegan, were swept 1,000ft to their deaths while descending from a mountain in Glencoe, in the Scottish Highlands, on Saturday afternoon.
Another woman, who was part of their group, was also killed. She has not been named as her extended family is still being informed.
Snow blanket continues icy grip
FREEZING temperatures and a blanket of snow will continue their grip on the UK this week – though the nation might at last get a glimpse of the sun.
A layer of snow and icy conditions proved hazardous for motorists yesterday and once again cause disruption on the rail networks and brought hundreds of flights to a halt.
Winter continued to take its toll yesterday. One person was killed in Essex in an accident on the A12 in Essex last night, and drivers are being warned today to take extra care on journeys.
Finding £10 tops pleasure index
HAPPINESS is picking up a stray £10 note, according to the first study claiming to measure pleasure.
Scientists carried out tests on 80 volunteers whose brainwaves were recorded while they engaged in different activities.
From the readings, they produced a pleasure scale ranging from minus 100 to plus 100.
Family pays tribute to murdered Pc
AN off-duty policeman who died after he was attacked on his way home from a night out with friends was a “gorgeous son” who brought “love and laughter” to his family’s lives.
A murder investigation is under way after Pc Gareth Francis was assaulted in Edgeley, Stockport, yesterday.
Two men aged 20 and 21 and from the Stockport area have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in custody, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.