Teenage Twitter trolls 'dealt with'

Echo: Former footballer Stan Collymore, now a commentator, was abused on Twitter

6:54pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A police force has spoken to four teenagers who sent racist and threatening tweets to ex-footballer Stan Collymore but said it had been unable to track down other abusive users after Twitter failed to supply their details.

Rugby star guilty of attacking ex

Echo: Ian Gough had denied assaulting his ex-girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill

5:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Welsh international rugby star Ian Gough has been found guilty of attacking his ex girlfriend, former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill, just days after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

Rigby killers given £212k legal aid

Echo: Fusilier Lee Rigby was hacked to death by British Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale in Woolwich, south-east London, on May 22 last year

11:07am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Soldier Lee Rigby's killers were handed more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay their legal bills.

Tears as ex guilty of killing baby

Echo: Alfie Rhys Sullock, from South Wales, was killed by his mother's boyfriend

1:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A grieving mother broke down in a flood of tears as a jury convicted her former boyfriend of killing her six-week-old son.

Labour tops income table with £33m

Echo: Labour's income last year was £33m, the highest of any of the political parties

1:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Labour has topped the league for the highest political party income, reporting that more than £33 million went into its coffers last year.

'Slave trafficking' on the increase

Echo: The trafficking of foreigners into 'modern-day slavery' in the UK is on the increase, the Gangmasters Licensing Authority has warned

1:55pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Trafficking workers into the UK for forced labour is on the increase, an authority dealing with exploitation has warned.

PM calls for 'immediate' ceasefire

Echo: Palestinian fishermen run to inspect the damage at the storage area at the port where they keep their nets and equipment in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, hit by an Israeli strike

11:07am Tuesday 29th July 2014

David Cameron has called for an "unconditional, immediate, humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza to bring a halt to more than three weeks of violence which has claimed the lives of about 1,100 Palestinians and 55 Israelis.

Stars shed clothes in body campaign

Echo: Amanda Byram is supporting the campaign

6:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

TV stars Millie Mackintosh and Amanda Byram show they are proud of their bodies by posing naked for a women's magazine.

Star Wars filmmakers in island row

Echo: Filming for the new Star Wars film is taking place on Skellig Michael

5:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Filmmakers shooting the latest Star Wars blockbuster have clashed with conservationists over their occupation of a remote island off the coast of Ireland.

Warning over Android security risk

Echo: Android is the operating system developed by Google

4:45pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A new flaw in the Android mobile operating system leaves the personal and financial details of users since 2010 at risk to hacking, a mobile analytics firm has claimed.






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