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Veteran racing driver killed in crash during classic car race at Silverstone circuit

Denis Welch, 69, died after the accident during a race for pre-1966 Grand Prix cars

Photo taken from the twitter feed of @lukewteth with permission of flash flooding in Wilbury Gardens in Hove as storms hit

Lightning strikes, torrential rain, flash flooding and a 'zombie apocalypse' hail storm cause travel chaos across the south-east

The storms hit the Hove, Brighton and Worthing areas of Sussex at the start of the morning rush-hour, before heading across the south-east

50m patients will be 'turned away' from GP surgeries next year, says Royal College of General Practitioners

Lack of investment is leading to an overstretched service in crisis

The crash site of the MH17 flight between the two villages of Rozsypne and Hrabove

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Remains of some victims may have been 'vaporised'

Michael Bociurkiw, one of the investigators in Ukraine, said he feared that some of the bodies had been incinerated without a trace

Police hunt man pictured taking 'extreme selfie' just inches from running bulls in Pamplona

The man could now face a fine of £2,400 fine if caught after a local law was passed preventing runners taking pictures while taking part

Luiz Felipe Scoalri holds his hands on his head after watching Brazil succymb to a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands

World Cup 2014: Luiz Felipe Scolari axed - Reports claim beleaguered manager sacked after disastrous tournament performances

Globo Esporte claims Brazil's football confederation (CBF) have said they will not renew Scolari's contract

A Sri Lankan navy boat (L) patrols after Sri Lanka transfered 41 would-be asylum seekers whose boat was turned away by Australia at the southern port of Galle

Australian high court blocks authorities from returning 153 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

Decision came after government confirmed earlier that it handed over a boatload of asylum seekers to Sri Lankan authorities in a transfer at sea 

Network Rail hit with £50m fine over late trains as Treasury pledges to use money for Wi-Fi

Last year almost one in six long-distance trains ran late, nearly twice as many as permitted by the 92% punctuality target

The Somali parliament building in Mogadishu.

Somali parliament blast: At least one person killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

Al Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for the attack

Rolf Harris arrives at Southwark Crown Court, London before the veteran entertainer is sentenced for a string of indecent assaults

Rolf Harris guilty: Australia moves quickly to distance itself from 'embarrassing curiosity' after disgraced entertainer is jailed for sex abuse

Australia has moved to strip the entertainer of some of the numerous honours bestowed during a five-decade career

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