News Undated handout photos issued by the Home Office of brothers Istvan Toth (left) and Peter Toth as Home Office immigration enforcement crime investigators have issued an appeal for information about the Hungarian nationals, who are charged in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of women for the purposes of prostitution

Two brothers set to stand trial next month for alleged sex trafficking offences have gone missing.

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You recover your health, they recover their costs

A new report suggests that pay beds could help to secure the future of the NHS. Paul Gosling reports

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Welcome back to Britain

This was the long, hot summer that should have broken records for British resorts. So did it? We asked traders in six of the UK's leading resorts if 1995 was good for them. By Simon Calder

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REVIEWS Hundreds of characters and only five jokes. Jasper Rees is not amused

Why not exercise a little restraint?: Hello sir, here for your fitting? Mark Simpson visits Fetters, a shop which offers the very best in fetish tailoring and leather gear

Fetters is the Savile Row of sado-masochist finery, the place the deeply committed turn to for their bondage and discipline needs.

Baby died after safety gate fall

Clifford Fincham died after pulling the frame of a child safety gate from a door, falling over backwards and suffering head injuries, a Southwark inquest was told yesterday.

Obituary: Pat Nye

Patricia Nye, actress: born London 11 February 1908; OBE (Mil) 1946; died Richmond, Surrey 11 April 1994.

The Things I've Seen: Margate Scenic Railway

WE WENT to Margate and the sun came out. At the Dreamland amusement park, other people endured the thrills of the Looping Star and the Big Splash; we queued for the Scenic Railway.

Cannabis found on 'Mary Celeste' boat

CUSTOMS officials are investigating the Mary Celeste- type mystery of a crewless cabin cruiser found drifting in the English Channel yesterday with cannabis worth about pounds 250,000 on board, writes Graham Moorby.

Weapons haul

Police seized an arsenal of weapons including machetes, daggers, a sword and two pistols after a three-hour seige at a house in Margate, Kent. Three people were being questioned.

Survivors speak of tragedy at fun-fair: Steel hoop 'had collapsed into path of Water Chute car'

ONE of the survivors of yesterday's accident at a South Wales amusement park said he saved himself from serious injury by ducking below the collapsed lighting gantry.

Charges dropped in rape case

Rape charges against two boys aged 10 and 11 are to be dropped because of insufficient evidence, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Boys 'raped girl'

Two boys aged 10 and 11 appeared before a juvenile court accused of raping a five- year-old girl. The boys, who are also accused of committing an act of gross indecency, were remanded on unconditional bail at Margate Juvenile Court, Kent.

Helper turned victim

A man who stopped to give assistance at the scene of a car crash in Margate, Kent, in which two men died, had his car stolen by another casualty. The injured driver later gave himself up and was arrested.
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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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