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Who were Viola Beach? – video explainer

Warrington-based indie band Viola Beach was formed in 2015 consisting of guitarist and vocalist Kris Leonard, guitarist River Reeves, bassist Tomas Lowe and drummer Jack Dakin. The band’s manager was Craig Tarry. Viola Beach had become one of the fastest growing bands on the music scene, before they passed away in a car crash in Sweden on Saturday, where they played at Where’s the Music? festival

Part of the videos were taken from the Facebook page of Viola Beach

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Businessmen held in UAE were tortured into confessions, says UN report

Labour says UK should review relationship with United Arab Emirates in light of finding in case of four men who could face death penalty

Four businessmen who were arrested in the United Arab Emirates have been tortured into making confessions and could face the death penalty, according to a United Nations report and a legal opinion obtained by their British lawyer.

The plight of the four men, who variously hold Libyan, American and Canadian citizenship, has been taken up by Labour’s justice spokesman, Andy Slaughter, who is concerned about UK links to the Gulf state and previous complaints by Britons about being tortured in Dubai.

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Baftas 2016 live: all the action from the red carpet – as it happens

Soon the winners will be announced, the frocks will be assessed and the controversies will explode. But now it’s red carpet time: join us as the stars cut some red carpet rug ahead of the 69th British Film Academy awards

Kate Winslet, who is up for best supporting actress for Steve Jobs, has also arrived.

Again, her interviews have been drowned out by fans screaming “LEO!”

Even the BBC’s standard Bafta red carpet presenter is having issues with the live stream...

Anyone else having problems with the @BAFTA live stream? Xx

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Ipso chair: ‘We’re much, much better than nothing’
Sir Alan Moses on the limitations of press regulation, tardy rule changes, and trying to be tactful

A robot can get to Mars and back in less time than it took Sir Alan Moses to convince the newspaper industry to change its rulebook. Last week, a mere 17 months after he started as chair of press regulator Ipso, the former judge finally unveiled the new rules and made good on a promise to do this interview.

Ipso’s critics believe little has changed since the phone-hacking scandal and Leveson inquiry which killed off Ipso’s failed predecessor, the PCC. “Ipso is a huge con trick – just like the PCC,” said Hacked Off’s Evan Harris.

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Government's Trident plans 'in trouble', says Emily Thornberry

Shadow defence secretary claims Tories delayed nuclear programme vote as they do not have proper proposal to present

The shadow defence secretary has claimed the programme to replace Trident is “in trouble” and accused the government of trying to hide its difficulties.

Emily Thornberry, who is conducting a defence review for Labour, told the Guardian the government had delayed holding a vote on renewing the four submarines built to carry nuclear weapons because it does not have a proper proposal to present and it cannot stand up to scrutiny.

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