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Murderer's helicopter prison break foiled

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Questions Of Cash: HSBC in error over fraudulent card transaction

Q. A fraudulent transaction showed up on my HSBC credit card statement in July last year to Cyb/Electro-manic.com for £153. I had never heard of this company or bought anything from them. The bank's card services section cancelled my card, issued a new one and promised they would investigate the transaction.

Downpour warning for Isle of Wight festival

Tens of thousands of music fans are heading to the Isle of Wight this weekend for the first of the summer's music festivals being headlined by former Beatle Paul McCartney.

Trio remanded on lobster pot cocaine plot charge

Three men appeared in court today charged with conspiracy to import cocaine into Britain after £8 million worth of the drug was found attached to lobster pots off the coast, according to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

Named: Britons who were on aid flotilla

The Foreign Office said that as many as 40 British nationals were taking part in the aid flotilla attacked by Israelis as it headed to Gaza.

The Taverners, High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight

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Caterpillar plague on Isle of Wight was caused by climate change, says expert

Global warming was blamed yesterday for an increase in caterpillar infestations which can cause severe allergic reactions.

Lloyds investors protest over executive pay plans

Investors in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group today protested over executive pay plans at the firm's annual general meeting.

Andrew Grice: Cameron's self-serving electoral reform plans

Shock news: David Cameron is committed to electoral reform. His "reform" is to cut the number of MPs by 10 per cent and introduce fairness into the system by equalising the number of voters in the 650 constituencies.

My Secret Life: Bear Grylls, adventurer, 35

My parents were ... My late dad taught me to climb when I was very young; my mum was and remains brilliantly wacky.

Lords back mephedrone ban

A ban on mephedrone and other so-called "legal highs" was backed by the Lords today amid accusations ministers were guilty of a "knee-jerk" response.

Woman found in pub freezer was shot in head

A woman whose body was found in a pub freezer was shot in the head, police said today.

In search of rustic retreats

As a new rail route threatens the heart of rural England, Oliver Bennett tracks down the last idyllic hotspots

Britain braced for floods as more torrential rain predicted

Parts of the UK were bracing themselves for flooding this weekend after predictions the torrential rain which claimed the life of one motorist would intensify tomorrow.

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