UK news in brief

London: Five people were being questioned today after a woman died in a hit-and-run crash in the early hours of the New Year.

The 20-year-old was with four other pedestrians, aged in their 20s, when a Honda car mounted the pavement in Palmers Green, north London.

Lancashire: Ten people were being questioned on suspicion of murder today after a young man died during a New Year's Eve party, police said.

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The body of the 23-year-old, who was named locally as Kevin Rogers, was found in the street outside the house party in Leyland, Lancashire, at 5.30am yesterday.