Grace Millane laughs in CCTV with Tinder date just hours before ‘he strangled her to death’

The court in the trial of a man suspected of murdering backpacker Grace Millane have seen video of her final hours (Picture: PA) The jury in the murder trial of British backpacker Grace Millane have been shown footage of her final hours alive. In the video clips, Grace, 22, is seen enjoying a Tinder date with the man now accused of her murder. Prosecutors say the suspect took her back to his apartment in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, where he strangled her to death. His defence lawyers argue…

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Grace Millane laughs in CCTV with Tinder date just hours before ‘he strangled her to death’

The court in the trial of a man suspected of murdering backpacker Grace Millane have seen video of her final hours (Picture: PA) The jury in the murder trial of British backpacker Grace Millane have been shown footage of her final hours alive. In the video clips, Grace, 22, is seen enjoying a Tinder date with the man now accused of her murder. Prosecutors say the suspect took her back to his apartment in the city of Auckland, New Zealand, where he strangled her to death. His defence lawyers argue…

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M25 shut for hours after man dies in crash with tanker

Hundreds of drivers were trapped on the motorway after three lanes had to be closed by police (Picture: UKNIP) A major section of the M25 was shut overnight after a fatal collision involving a van and a tanker. Police confirmed a man, aged 58, died at the scene after his silver Volkswagen Transporter van crashed between junctions five and six in Godstone, Surrey, at around 11.15pm last night. Hundreds of drivers were trapped for hours after three lanes in the clockwise direction were closed while emergency services worked at the…

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Six men questioned over disappearance of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge

The 21-year-old was last seen by travelling companions in Koh Rong on Wednesday Police in Cambodia are questioning six men over the disappearance of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge. The 21-year-old, from Worthing in Sussex, was last seen on Wednesday night on the island of Koh Rong. She was filmed next to a campfire at a beach party which she is believed to have left early the following morning. Her handbag containing her phone, money and bank cards, was found on a nearby beach a short while later. Noun Bunthol, governor…

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Missing British backpacker’s bag found on rock near beach where she vanished

Amelia Bambridge, 21, has not been seen since a beach party on the island of Koh Rong in Cambodia on Wednesday night (Picture: PA/Viral Press) Search teams have found a purple rucksack belonging to missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge in Cambodia. Her belongings were still inside the bag found near to the beach where she was last seen on the island of Koh Rong on Wednesday night. Scuba teams and government officials today joined police and volunteers in the search for the missing backpacker. Amelia, 21, disappeared after attending a…

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Swan brings motorway to a standstill

The swan was moved to a safe location by officers (Picture: @trafficscotland) A swan has caused lengthy tailbacks on a motorway lasting for two miles. The bird made its way onto the busy M8 in Glasgow around 5pm this afternoon. Officers say they have moved it to a side of the lane, after it closed one eastbound lane of the motorway at junction 16. ❗️UPDATE⌚️17:12#M8 E/B at J16 – here’s the swan, currently looking quite comfy on grass verge. Traffic queuing now from Kingston [email protected] pic.twitter.com/9IzCtBgARb — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland)…

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Speed limits to be slashed on major motorway in preparation for no-deal Brexit

Caption: Speed limits on the approach to Portsmouth International Port are being cut in preparation for no-deal Brexit (Picture: Getty/Geograph) Speed limits are to be cut on the motorway approach to Portsmouth International Port from Monday, in case the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on October 31. It’s hoped the move, which will see the limit change from 60mph to 40mph on the M275, will ease congestion at the cross-Channel port. Similar measures introduced in March were abandoned when an extension was granted to the UK’s membership…

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Where is Uluru and what does the climbing ban mean?

A view of Uluru the day before a permanent ban on climbing takes effect following a decades-long fight by indigenous people (Picture: REUTERS) Uluru, an awesome sandstone monolith that has become one of the most popular destinations for tourists travelling Down Under, has made headlines this week after a climbing ban was finally imposed on the site. Hundreds of tourists flocked to the site this week for the chance to climb Uluru before the ban was put in place. But where is Uluru and what is the climbing ban that…

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England named second best place to visit next year

The rock formations of Durdle Door, Dorset are an example of England’s ‘timeless treasures’ (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Despite the gloomy weather, England has been named the world’s second best tourist destination in 2020. ‘Timeless treasures’ including picturesque villages and verdant rolling hills put it behind only the Himilayan Kingdom of Bhutan on Lonley Planet’s list of places to visit next year. The travel guide publishers say their list was based on ‘topicality, unique experiences and wow factor’. It says: ‘Brexit uncertainties have dominated the headlines in recent years but one…

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British teacher lucky to be alive after petrol station explosion in Cambodia

British teacher Zoe Eleftheriou was caught in gas station explosion in Cambodia Two young teachers had a brush with death after being caught in a petrol station explosion. Zoe Eleftheriou, 22 was riding on a moped with a friend when the garage burst into flames and blew them from their bike. The English teacher was covered in burns and suffered severe facial bruises in the blast, which killed three and injured a dozen more. Friend Abbey Alexander, 18, was also hospitalised and the pair faced medical bills reaching six figures…

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