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Speedboat kills dad and girl (8)

A MOTHER and her three children are being treated in hospital after a speedboat accident which killed her husband and daughter.

The family were on holiday in Padstow, Cornwall in England, when they were thrown from the speedboat which went "out of control".

The 51-year-old man and his eight-year-old daughter were declared dead at the scene yesterday afternoon.

His 39-year-old wife, a four-year-old boy and two girls aged 10 and 12 were airlifted to hospital in Plymouth with a range of injuries, some of which Superintendent Jim Colwell of Devon and Cornwall Police described as "life threatening" as well as "life changing".


Brussels talks on budget

THE Taoiseach and Tanaiste travelled to Brussels today for top-level negotiations on European expenditure for the next seven years.

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore met President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission and President Martin Schulz of the European Parliament to discuss a crucial piece of legislation – the EU's Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF).

The objective is to press for early agreement on the MFF – an essential programme of investment in European growth, jobs and recovery for 2014 to 2020.


Uncle arrives to bury bomber

The uncle of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police has arrived at a funeral home to arrange for his burial.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26) died days after the April 15 bombing, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.


Man dies at football match

A MAN who collapsed at a Scottish Premier League match, leading to it being abandoned has died in hospital, police said.

The man, aged in his 50s, collapsed with a suspected heart attack in Rugby Park's East Stand five minutes into the second half of Kilmarnock's home match against Hibernian yesterday.

He was treated by paramedics and medical staff from both clubs before being taken him to hospital.