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Police seize £4m in fake coins

Fake coins totalling £4.1m in value have been discovered in a freight container, a haul that Scotland Yard believes is the biggest of its kind to ever be found in the UK.

Missing Scotland wreck diver's body found

The body of a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck has been recovered.

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