Pistorius at court for bail fight
SPORTS star Oscar Pistorius has returned to court where his lawyers will continue their fight to keep the Paralympian, accused of murdering his girlfriend, out of prison.
He arrived at the court in Pretoria, South Africa, in a police car with a blue blanket covering his head.
Yesterday, on the first day of his bail hearing, the court heard the Paralympian claim he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he thought she was a robber.
PM lays wreath at massacre site
DAVID Cameron today laid a wreath at the memorial to the 1919 Amritsar massacre in India, bowing his head and standing in silence to pay respect to those who died.
Writing in the memorial book of condolence, Mr Cameron described the massacre as “a deeply shameful event in British history”, adding “we must never forget what happened here”.
He is the first serving UK Prime Minister to visit the Sikh holy city, the scene of the most notorious atrocity in Britain’s imperial history in India during which hundreds of people died when British troops opened fire on a protest.
Man faces mother-to-be murder trial
THE trial of a man accused of murdering a heavily pregnant woman and deliberately killing her unborn baby is set to begin today.
A jury has already been sworn for the trial of Tony McLernon, 24, from North Grove, Harlow, Essex, who denies murdering Eystna Blunnie last year.
He has also pleaded not guilty to a charge of child destruction for allegedly wilfully causing the death of 20-year-old Miss Blunnie’s unborn baby.
Hopes rise for Red Arrows jets deal
INDIA has signalled it may buy a third tranche of UK-built Hawk aircraft for use by its version of the Red Arrows aerobatics display team, it emerged today.
Prime Minister David Cameron has offered the expertise of the Red Arrows team in helping them to put on a show using their trademark trails of coloured smoke.
Following recent speculation over whether defence cuts may spell the end for the Red Arrows, Downing Street described them as “one of Britain’s most iconic brands”.
NICE: Offer IVF on NHS to over 40s
HEALTH bodies have welcomed new recommendations that women should be offered IVF on the NHS up to the age of 42.
Previously, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) did not recommend IVF for women older than 39.
The guidelines recommend IVF treatment for eligible women who have been unable to conceive after two years of regular intercourse – one year earlier than previously recommended.