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The family of Jayden Parkinson are "heartbroken and devastated "following the discovery of a body yesterday evening in a cemetery, Thames Valley Police said this morning.

Man falls to his death days after wife dies at same holiday resort

Four children have been orphaned after their parents plunged to their deaths in near-identical tragedies days apart while on holiday in Morocco.

Earthquake city rebuilds but bereaved still wait for answers

Only after months of campaigning have families been given legal representation. Kathy Marks reports from Christchurch

Snowy delight in New Zealand

Residents across New Zealand, including Christchurch were taking delight in the unusual sight of snowflakes falling. Despite disruption to services, people are taking to the streets with cameras and cheers as the country rarely sees snow – the few inches that fell on Sunday and yesterday were the most in the capital, Wellington, in at least 30 years.

Cannibal goldfish found alive – 134 days after Christchurch quake

They are the smallest and toughest survivors of the earthquake that struck Christchurch last February.

Pebble Beach, Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire

"Pebble Beach, far away in time," you find yourself adapting Martha and the Muffins as you park the car on the clifftop drive. "Pebble Beach, far away in time, Pebble Beach..." And as you push the door, you feel you've stepped back 20 years in time, to a kinder, simpler age when all restaurant menus came in floppy leather (with photos of the shellfish platter), all dining-rooms were on a split level, with fleshy-orangey chairs, tables and curtains, and a wrought-iron fence as a "feature".

Crusaders shine a beacon of hope for Christchurch's suffering citizens

Homeless side's run to today's Super 15 semi-final has given city struck by two earthquakes a boost, writes Winston Aldworth in Auckland

Cash offer to leave Christchurch's earthquake homes

Homeowners in Christchurch will be offered money by the government to leave the areas of the city that were worst hit by the recent earthquakes.

One person killed after Christchurch aftershock

Power was mostly restored to New Zealand's quake-rattled city of Christchurch today, following strong aftershocks that brought down new buildings and caused the death of one nursing home resident.

Strong aftershocks topple buildings in shattered Christchurch

With rebuilding yet to start following a devastating earthquake four months ago, Christchurch was hit by a series of strong aftershocks yesterday which toppled more buildings and caused panic among traumatised residents.

Strong quakes again rock shaken New Zealand city

A series of aftershocks rattled New Zealand's quake-devastated city of Christchurch again today.

Clamour for Sir Clive must be heard

After weeks of turmoil the hour has come for World Cup-winning coach to put up or shut up once and for all

Michelle tells students: 'Work hard and don't be afraid to fail'

She spoke framed between portraits of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I in the grandest and most elite of Oxford colleges that has educated thirteen Prime Ministers.

Dan Carter signs new deal in New Zealand

All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter has signed a four-year contract to stay in New Zealand.

Remaining New Zealand earthquake victims declared dead

Nine final victims of New Zealand's devastating earthquake were declared dead Monday, ending an agonizing wait for families of people whose remains have never been identified in the wreckage.

One dead after tornado rips through Auckland

A tornado ripped across part of New Zealand's largest city today, upturning cars and sending debris slicing through the air, witnesses and news reports said. At least one person was killed and about 20 injured, a hospital official said.

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