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Saturday 29 November 2014

Woman found dead at party

Investigations are under way after a young woman was found dead following a Christmas party at a Premier League football ground.

The 22-year-old was found at the bottom of a stairwell in the early hours of Saturday morning at Reading's Madejski Stadium, police said. She was discovered at 12.50am in the Millennium Madejski Hotel, which forms part of the football ground. A post-mortem examination was due to take place. No arrests have been made.



Teen dies after collapse on hike

A teenager has died after collapsing while hiking in Australia.

Ewan Williamson (14) was bush walking with his 49-year-old father in Cape Range National Park in Western Australia, on Friday, when he collapsed.

Police said the pair had travelled to the area at around 10am to walk along the Badjirrajirra Creek and were found around 700 metres down a gully.



Breeding hope for swan flock

Threatened Bewick's swans are arriving from their Russian breeding grounds with larger numbers of youngsters than experts have seen for more than a decade.

Surveys of the species in UK wintering grounds reveal that 17.6pc of the flock are youngsters, compared with an average of around 10pc over the past 10 years.

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