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One of the most famous human rights barristers in the world will be defending three students potentially facing expulsion from their university.

Couple who jumped with dead son are named

A grieving couple who placed the body of their dead son in a rucksack before plunging to their deaths from cliffs at Beachy Head were named today by police.

Parents leap to death with body of son

A couple killed themselves by jumping to their deaths from a notorious suicide spot with the body of their five-year-old boy in a closed rucksack. The parents were said to have been unable to come to terms with their son's death, believed to be the result of an illness.

Dead child found with Beachy Head bodies

The bodies of a man, woman and child were found at the foot of a cliff today, police said.

Handel, Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Hail the conquering heroes. The British are coming – again.

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Gunman holding wife is shot dead

A pensioner holding his wife hostage at gunpoint in their retirement home was shot dead by police marksmen yesterday.

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The financial services sector suffered a fresh blow today when insurance giant RSA announced plans to axe 1,200 jobs.

Mushtaq cleared for England role

Mushtaq Ahmed will coach Sussex as well as England's spin bowlers for three months next summer.

Party becomes 'horror show' as word spreads on internet

A mother told today how her daughter's 16th birthday party descended into an "absolute horror show" when around 300 people gatecrashed her luxury home after it was advertised on Facebook.

Eastbourne to provide playground for the elderly

A seaside town with a reputation as a retirement haven could become the next area in Britain to provide older residents with an outdoor playground, it was revealed today.

Hänsel und Gretel, Glyndebourne, East Sussex

What is Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel about? Freudians have it typed as a rumination on primeval childhood fears – of separation from parents, of blindness, and of death. In the Grimm brothers' original version, the impoverished mother plots to kill her children by leaving them in the forest: Humperdinck kindly gives her an alter ego, with the Witch – whom the children eventually kill – as the repository of evil.

Murder of Qatari student exposes the race hatred rife in Hastings

To a young, ambitious and well-educated boy from a wealthy Middle Eastern family, the historic English seaside town of Hastings would seem an ideal place to spend six weeks learning English and about Britain.

Trio of boy twins secure 48 top-grade GCSEs

Three sets of boy twins from the same school were celebrating today after amassing an impressive set of A-grade GCSE passes.

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