Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

News in Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

News in Brief

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Family's tribute to mother killed in Christmas Day crash THE parents of a mother killed in a Christmas Day crash have paid tribute to the "beautiful young woman". Lynn and Lee Martin said they were devastated by the loss of 25-year-old Jamie-Lee, pictured, after her Renault Clio crashed into trees off the A1089 near Tilbury, Essex. Her daughter, Bobbie-Lee, seven, survived after passers-by pulled her from the wreck before it burst into flames. Witnesses should call Essex Police on 01268 541312.

Poison spy's friend rejects oil link A FRIEND of murdered former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko today dismissed claims that a former owner of the Yukos oil company could have been involved in his death. Russian prosecutors are investigating the possible role of Leonid Nevzlin in the poisoning of Mr Litvinenko, who died in London last month after exposure to a radioactive dose of polonium-210. But Alex Goldfarb, one of Mr Litvinenko's close friends, said it was "nonsense" to suggest Mr Nevzlin and other Yukos figures wanted by the Russian government could have ordered the murder.

Thursday is worst day for hospital PATIENTS admitted to hospital on a Thursday stay there longer than those given a bed on any other day, an analysis of health service figures shows. Those arriving today will stay a day longer on average than patients admitted on a Sunday, the study by the Institute for Public Policy Research found. It claims that NHS procedures rather than medical needs result in longer stays for those admitted near the end of the week, as many hospitals operate a reduced service at the weekend.

Police identify container bodies THREE construction workers found dead in a storage container have been formally identified by police. Kirpal Singh, 30, his cousin Manjit Singh, 35, and 21-year-old Gurdeep Singh Deol were found on a building site in Reading on Friday. …

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