Shock at double shooting tragedy
NEIGHBOURS and colleagues of a council leader and his wife found shot dead outside their home have spoken of their shock and disbelief.
North Norfolk District Council leader Keith Johnson, 58, and his wife Andrea, 44, were found dead outside their bungalow in Compit Hills, Roughton, near Cromer, after reports of gunshots.
It is believed Mr Johnson shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.
BRITAIN has summoned the Israeli ambassador amid deepening international anger at fresh plans by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to extend settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Ambassador Daniel Taub was ordered to the Foreign Office to be told of "the depth of the UK's concerns" about the plan for 3,000 more homes for Jewish settlers by Alistair Burt, the Minister for the Middle East.
The foreign ministries of France and Sweden also called in their Israeli ambassadors as governments across Europe voiced dismay at the implications of the settlement scheme for the peace process.
THERE is double delight for Olivia Colman after she was nominated twice in the same category in the British Comedy Awards.
The actress is recognised for her roles in Olympic satire Twenty Twelve and the sitcom Rev.
She is joined in the Best TV Comedy Actress category by Rebecca Front from The Thick Of It and her Twenty Twelve co-star Jessica Hynes, who played dim-witted PR guru Siobhan Sharpe. The awards show, sponsored by Foster's, is hosted by Jonathan Ross on Channel 4 next Wednesday.
DENTISTS have been warned not to buy a hand-held X-ray machine which exposes patients to 10 times the recommended dose of radiation.
The cheap imported devices could also pose a significant risk to dentists and dental nurses, health officials said.
The Tianjie Dental Falcon scanners can be purchased on eBay for as little as £205, compared with around £4,000 for a safe model. Officials have confirmed that one UK-based dental practice purchased one of the dangerous machines, and "several" others have expressed interest in buying one.
PICKFORDS, the 400-year-old removal company at the heart of a Channel 5 documentary series, has been bought out of administration.
The firm was bought back by directors Yogesh Mehta and Timothy Romer under a new shell company called Pickfords Move Management in a move that preserves 900 jobs.