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Ashley Jensen's husband Terence Beesley took his own life, inquest hears

The husband of Extras actress Ashley Jensen took his own life at their Somerset home, an inquest has heard. Emergency services were called to actor Terence Beesley’s home in Camerton, near Bath, on the afternoon of 30 November last year. Avon Coroner’s Court heard the 60-year-old was found in a car in his garage. Coroner Peter Harrowing concluded that his death had been as a result of suicide. The medical cause of death was carbon monoxide toxicity. ‘Never forget’ In a statement read out at the hearing, Jensen – whose…

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Terror trial: Big Ben among terror targets, court hears

Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was “fascinated” by the so-called Islamic State, a court has heard. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, from east London, denies preparing acts of terrorism. He is on trial at the Old Bailey in London alongside three other men, aged between 19 and 27. Mark Heywood QC, opening the case, said Mr Haque had decided to “carry out one or more violent attacks” in the UK and had “identified methods and targets”. The court heard his other intended…

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Taylor Swift 'certain' she was groped by DJ, court hears

Pop star Taylor Swift is “absolutely certain” she was groped by a Colorado radio DJ, a court has heard. Ms Swift, 27, accuses broadcaster David Mueller of slipping his hand under her dress while they posed backstage together at one of her 2013 concerts. Her lawyer said in his opening statement at the court in Denver, Colorado, that Mr Mueller had “grabbed her rear end”. Mr Mueller sued the singer in September 2015, calling her allegation false. He said she had cost him his $ 150,000-a-year job as a host…

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Charlie Gard: High Court hears dispute over baby's skull size

The judge hearing the case of terminally ill Charlie Gard has said it is “absurd” that a dispute over his head size is “undermining” the case. His parents’ lawyer told the High Court Charlie’s mother had regularly measured her son’s head and disagreed with the hospital’s measurements. Doctors have said the baby’s skull has not grown in three months, suggesting a lack of brain function. His parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, have walked out of the hearing. The judge is due to rule on whether the 11 month old,…

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Appeals court hears Trump travel ban case

A federal appeals court in San Francisco is hearing arguments for and against President Trump’s travel ban. The executive order temporarily banned entry for all refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. Lawyers for the US Justice Department were first to make their case, urging the appeal judges to reinstate the order because Congress has authorised the president to control borders. The orders were halted a week ago after two states challenged it. They had said it was unconstitutional and harmed the interests of the states. Whatever the 9th…

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