Death toll reaches 38

One British soldier has been killed and five others "very seriously injured" in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

One British soldier has been killed and five others "very seriously injured" in a landmine explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

A seventh soldier received less serious injuries.

The death takes to 38 the number of British service personnel killed in Afghanistan since operations began in 2001.

Huntley in cell

SOHAM killer Ian Huntley left hospital yesterday following his suicide bid and was returned to Wakefield jail.

The child murderer was found unconscious in his cell on the high security prison's healthcare wing following a suspected overdose early on Tuesday.

Driver snapped

DRIVER Craig Moore was jailed for four months yesterday at Manchester Crown Court for blowing up a roadside camera to evade a ban need not have bothered.

The £11,700 camera which had flashed the railway worker from Doncaster exceeding the limit in the Hyde area of the city last August was only a dummy.

Moore had admitted a charge of damaging property.

Fine line

CUSTOMERS at a seaside fish and chip restaurant could face £50 fines in a long-running dispute over queues outside, its owner said yesterday.

Ian Robson, owner of The Magpie Cafe in Whitby, North Yorkshire, was told by police his customers could be issued with the fixed penalty notices if they were deemed to be obstructing the road.

The cafe's neighbours say customers waiting on Pier Road are obscuring their shops and causing a drop in trade.

Cancer hope

THE discovery of a gene that slows down the body's ability to heal wounds could lead to a new treatment for degenerative diseases, scientists said yesterday.

Mimicking the effects of Ink4a, could also help fight cancer, according to the US researchers in papers published online in the journal Nature.

Molly ruling

A PAKISTAN court yesterday ordered that 12-year-old Scottish girl Molly Campbell, also called Misbah Iram Ahmed Rana, who is in an international custody dispute, must not be detained for deportation to the UK for at least 48 hours.

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