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The body of Anne Leitrim, who was believed to have been aged in her 70s, was found when bailiffs and locksmiths entered her ground floor property in Tolpuddle Gardens (pictured) in Throop on Tuesday to recover unpaid debts.

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Bailiffs made the grim discovery after entering the property on Tuesday

Prince Harry (C) embraces a resident during a visit to Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known to locals as Cracolandia (Crackland)

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Amid chaotic scenes the Prince toured an open-air medical centre and a street cleaning depot

Prisoners were offered sun cream after escaping onto rooftop of Dartmoor

The pair turned down the offer during the incident at Dartmoor prison

One baby died and 18 others became ill in when they were poisoned by suspected contamination in their drip feed

Mother complains over ‘second baby feed scandal’

Parents had to face questioning by police after newborn became ill

The Victoria Cross was awarded during the war as well: Here Sergeant Cosgrove receives his on the 4th November 1916 at Buckingham Palace, London.

First World War centenary: Foreign winners of the Victoria Cross commemorated

Overseas winners of the Victoria Cross during the First World War - from a Danish aristocrat to an American doctor - have been honoured with plaques commemorating their bravery.

The Government said now was not the time to allow civil partnerships for straight couples

Same-sex couples to be allowed to convert civil partnerships to marriages from December, Culture Secretary says

But civil partnerships will not be opened up to straight couples following consultation

It is not known whether or how cannabis has a direct effect on sperm production

Cannabis 'scratch and sniff' cards handed out by police across England and Wales

Cards loaded with smell of cannabis have been handed out by 17 police forces to help residents identify the smell of illegal farms

Sir John Sawers was previously UK ambassador to the United Nations

Real life 'M' (who's actually known as 'C') Sir John Sawers stepping down as chief of MI6

He has led the Secret Intelligence Service for five years

Big Six energy firms face full competition probe

Review warns of rising profits with no clear evidence of suppliers reducing their own costs or becoming better at meeting customer expectations

Jimmy Saville prepares pictured in 2006 in Newcastle

Jimmy Savile NHS hospital report: Entertainer 'claimed he wore huge rings made from the glass eyes of dead bodies'

The DJ and presenter subjected victims in NHS hospitals aged between five and 75 to 'truly awful' sexual abuse, report finds 

All that now remains of the Otley maypole is a shaved stump

Yorkshire maypole cut down to help make way for Tour de France

Safety experts found that it was rotten, but locals are 'quite upset' by the removal

Primark denies forced labour allegations as more 'cry for help' labels emerge

Items bought in Swansea and Belfast have been found with notes

In the 2013/14 financial year, the Charity Commission received 6,661 applications for new charities in England and Wales

There are too many charities doing the same work, claims Charity Commission chief executive

So many new charities are being set up that some are duplicating each other’s work and risk wasting the money they are given for good causes, the chief executive of the Charity Commission has warned.

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