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Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester

'Crazy' staff award scheme scrapped

A Barnet council scheme offering cash to staff who came up with money-saving ideas has been scrapped after only two prize-winning entries were received in a year.

Boy, 14, accused of raping girl

A youth, 14, appeared in Brent youth court yesterday accused of raping a girl, 11, in an alleyway in Cricklewood, north-west London, last Sunday. He was also accused of the attempted robbery of another girl, 11, in Harlesden, north- west London, on 4 May.

Newsbrief: Phone alone

Twenty thousand homes in north-west London were left phoneless after a fire at the Lord's telephone exchange last Thursday.

Letter: Tailor-made insult

Sir: Roy Hattersley's memories of Burton's emerge from a background of greater sensitivities than my own ('Gone for a Burton', 8 April). While he recollects the phrase, 'looking as though he has just come out of a Burton's window', I remember the more direct expression as being 'looking like a Burton's dummy'. This served the useful purpose of supplying a meaning that was considerably more pejorative than manikin.

Council tenant lay dead in flat for four years

A PENSIONER lay dead in his flat for more than four years as a council continued to send him court summonses over rent arrears, an inquest was told yesterday.

Girl, 8, sets GCSE exam record

AN eight-year-old girl who discovered a talent while 'playing' with her father's home computer has become the youngest successful GCSE candidate.

Style Revivals: From the light house: Correction

In last week's Bloomsbury Shopping Guide, under Pottery, we gave the wrong price for Sophie MacCarthy's bowls. They are in fact around pounds 300 each.

Flat death

The body of a man who died four years ago was found when council workers forced their way into a flat at Harlesden, north-west London. Rent arrears of pounds 4,500 had accrued and Brent council had begun eviction proceedings. An inquest will be held.

Stabbing attack

A deaf and dumb man was stabbed by muggers when he failed to respond to demands for money, police said. The man, who was in a stable condition in hospital, was attacked in Willesden, north-west London. Two men were being questioned.

Elderly widow raped at home

A WIDOW, aged 84, was critically ill last night after being raped in her home in Camden, north London, and then locked in a wardrobe.

Japan Food and Culture Exhibition opens

Yasuhiko Hayashi performing the Yachi Bugaku dance, an ancient Japanese spectacle handed down from father to son for more than 1,000 years. It marked the opening yesterday of the week-long Japan Food and Culture Exhibition, at the Yaohan Plaza in Colindale, north-west London.

Woman accused

Te Rangimaria Ngarimu, 27, a student from New Zealand, was remanded in custody accused of murdering Graeme Woodhatch, 38, at the Royal Free Hospital, north-west London, in May 1992. Mr Woodhatch, a patient at the hospital, was shot dead as he made a telephone call.

Murderers jailed

Michael Doherty and Susan McGregor, both 27, of Kilburn, north-west London, were jailed for life at the Old Bailey for a murder that went undetected for three years. Their victim, a woman aged 62, was believed to have died of natural causes, but the body was exhumed after a tip-off and she was found to have been strangled.

Six held in IRA bombs inquiry

Police investigating recent IRA attacks were last night questioning six people.

Sports Letters: Siding with left-handers

Sir: Henry Blofeld's suggestion to replace Robin Smith with at least two left-handers (The Independent, 8 June) has a lot going for it. If England entered the next Test with 12 or 13 players, we might have a more even game.
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