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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 (thebellinticehurst.com).

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Equestrianism: GB win first European gold

Great Britain's dressage riders showcased their London 2012 medal credentials yesterday by being crowned European team champions for the first time.

We've never had it so good (at least compared with the neighbours)

From health and wealth to working hours, a study finds life in Britain not so bad after all

Search for two missing women as canal murderer is found guilty

Police have launched an appeal to trace three women missing since the 1990s after a man was found guilty of the murder of two women yesterday.

Dutch police arrest Somalis over terrorism plot

Twelve Somali men have been detained in the port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of terrorist-related activities, the Dutch public prosecutor said Saturday.

Blood test to reveal age

Researchers have developed a new method of estimating a person's age from their blood, which could give detectives investigating a crime a crucial lead.

Tweddle gold leads British medal haul

Beth Tweddle claimed her third world title with gold on the uneven bars on a stunning Saturday for British gymnastics at the World Championships in Rotterdam. The 25-year-old, the champion on the floor last year, regained the title she first won in 2006 with a near-flawless routine on her signature piece of equipment while her main rivals faltered.

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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