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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.

Nelsen heads to earthquake zone

Ryan Nelsen will be allowed to return home to Christchurch this week after his manager Steve Kean gave his blessing.

Christchurch says goodbye to youngest victim of earthquake

The youngest known victim of the New Zealand earthquake was its first to be laid to rest yesterday, as grieving relatives clutching stuffed toys bid farewell to five-month-old Baxtor Gowland.

New Zealand quake death toll continues to rise

At least four Britons are now thought to have been killed in the the New Zealand earthquake, with the ever-increasing death toll expected to surpass the 200 mark in the coming days.

A day of prayer as Christchurch mourns its dead

Residents held open-air prayers for the dead and missing yesterday on the lawns of churches cracked and shattered in New Zealand's earthquake while teams continued their search through debris of one of the country's worst disasters.

England women remain on track for Slam

England's women matched their male counterparts in beating France to remain on course for the Grand Slam. A 16-3 victory at Worcester's Sixways Stadium yesterday sets up a sixth successive Six Nations title and back-to-back Slams.

Prayers held for Christchurch earthquake victims

Residents held open-air prayers for the dead and missing today on the lawns of churches cracked and shattered in New Zealand's earthquake while teams continued their search through debris of one of the country's worst disasters.

British experts to help identify Christchurch dead

A British taskforce of disaster victim identification (DVI) experts is due to arrive in New Zealand tomorrow to help identify the victims of the Christchurch earthquake.

Julian Knight: Halifax's £500m payout is too late for some

What with the Arab spring and the earthquake in Christchurch you'd be forgiven for having missed the fact that Halifax is to pay out the biggest ever sum in consumer compensation in UK corporate history.

Devastated Christchurch will be uninhabitable for months

With a possible toll of up to 350 dead, last week's earthquake may be New Zealand's worst disaster

'Mummy I got buried. Please make it quick'

Tragic tale of desperate text messages sent from beneath the Christchurch rubble

Family's agony over missing Briton

The family of a British woman missing after the New Zealand earthquake spoke today of their agonising wait to learn whether she was among the dead.

Christchurch earthquake: 'My home town has been devastated'

Born in Christchurch, Tim Hume returned to find people's spirits as devastated as their city. Is it even possible to rebuild their lives on such shaky ground?

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Hopes fade for victims buried under rubble of Christchurch

Prospects of more survivors being pulled from the Christchurch rubble receded yesterday, with no one found alive since Wednesday afternoon and the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake expected to rise well above the latest official figure of 113.

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