Tuesday 20 February 2018

In brief: Man charged over submarine death

A Royal Navy serviceman was charged last night with the murder of a colleague on board a nuclear submarine, police said.

Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux (36), was fatally shot on board HMS Astute as it was docked in Southampton, Hampshire, on Friday. A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said Able Seaman Ryan Samuel Donovan (22), has been charged with his murder, along with the attempted murders of Petty Officer Christopher Brown (36), Chief Petty Officer David McCoy (37), and Lieutenant Commander Christopher Hodge (45).

Lizards found stashed in trucks

Authorities in Thailand have seized 1,800 Bengal monitor lizards being smuggled on pickup trucks to the capital, Bangkok.

Customs officers said the lizards were hidden in mesh bags and stashed behind boxes of fruit in three trucks that were stopped at a checkpoint in southern Thailand. They were destined to be eaten in China.

Baby in hospital with stab wounds

A two-month-old baby is in a critical but stable condition following surgery last night after being repeatedly stabbed.

Police were called to a house on Alfred Road, in the Handsworth area of Birmingham, at around 10.45pm on Friday night.

The baby boy had received several stab wounds and was admitted to hospital with life-threatening internal injuries.

DJ's timekeeping is well below par

DJ Chris Evans was almost half an hour late for his Radio 5 Live show -- after claiming he had forgotten what time the broadcast started.

Evans was due to present live coverage of the third round of the US Masters Golf from Augusta but he had failed to turn up as the broadcast got under way at 9pm on Saturday. The Radio 2 breakfast show host said: "I was in the foyer having a water and a chat."

Brits want Prince Wills as monarch

More than half of people in the UK believe Prince William should become the next monarch, a new poll found.

And one in three wants the Queen to abdicate within the next two years, according to the study.

The Panelbase survey also detected signs of a "fairy-tale effect" around William and Kate Middleton's wedding, which is now less than three weeks away.

Irish Independent

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