The pair were picked up Norwegian freighter en route for Rotterdam after previous attempts to help them failed

Travel Agenda: The Bell at Ticehurst; Rotterdam; Helvetic Airways; Dubai's International Film Festival; Chris Davenport

Today: Cosy up at The Bell, a newly-refurbished country inn at Ticehurst, East Sussex. Inglenook fireplaces and wooden beams have been restored, while new additions include bowler-hat light fittings, iPads in each of the seven bedrooms and copper bathtubs (

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Dutch MP's anti-Islam comments 'provoked abuse'

Muslim witnesses have testified that a Dutch MP's anti-Islamic comments had led to attacks and intimidation, and they pleaded with judges to convict him and give him a symbolic fine of €1.

Doctor struck off over 'pointless' MS treatment

A doctor who charged vulnerable multiple sclerosis patients thousands of pounds for "pointless" and "unjustifiable" stem cell treatments was struck off today by the General Medical Council.

Difficult pregnancies lead to post-natal depression

Women who experience pregnancy complications or a difficult labour have a higher risk of experiencing post-natal depression, scientists will say today.

48 Hours In: Rotterdam

Holland's second city comes first for dazzling architecture, cultural diversity and maritime history, says Ben Ross

Helicopter crashes at cycling event

A helicopter plunged into sand dunes near Rotterdam, killing three of its passengers, in front of a group of cyclists participating in a biking event.

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