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Two men have died after a vehicle left the road and entered water in the Highlands. Police said the pair, aged 27 and 31, were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on the A87 in Invergarry on Friday morning. Their next of kin have been informed. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Emergency services are in attendance after a vehicle left the road and entered the water off the A87, Invergarry. “The A87 is currently closed at the junction with the A82. Diversions are place. “Two men, aged 27 and 31, were pronounced dead at the scene. Their next of kin are aware and are being supported by police.” Inquiries are ongoing.

Child serial killer Lucy Letby has lost her Court of Appeal bid to challenge her convictions. At a two-and-a-half day hearing last month, Letby’s lawyers asked senior judges for approval to bring an appeal against her convictions for the murders of seven babies and the attempted murders of six others. At a short hearing on Friday, Dame Victoria Sharp, sitting with Lord Justice Holroyde, said they had refused Letby’s request. Dame Victoria said: “Having heard her application, we have decided to refuse leave to appeal on all grounds and refuse all associated applications. “A full judgment will be handed down in due course.”

Jeremy Corbyn has announced he is standing as an independent candidate in the General Election. The former Labour leader said he will stand in his constituency of Islington North, vowing to be “an independent voice for equality, democracy and peace”. Mr Corbyn has been suspended by Labour since 2020 after he refused to fully accept the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s findings that the party broke equality law when he was in charge and said antisemitism had been “dramatically overstated for political reasons”. Mr Corbyn told the Islington Tribune that he would fight to retain a seat he has represented for 40 years, adding: “We have to stand up and defend our rights.”

How Marie Stopes, Edinburgh-born sexual revolutionary, blew the doors off Britain's bedrooms

Edinburgh’s New Town isn’t the first place that springs to mind as the birthplace of a sexual revolutionary. A bit too respectable. So it is mildly surprising that perhaps Britain's most influential sex expert was born in Abercromby Place in 1880. Her name was Marie Stopes, and in 1918, she published Married Love, the book that blew the nation's bedroom doors off.

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