Water voles to be rehomed

Essex: Hundreds of endangered water voles are to be re-homed after being rescued from a coastal site where the UK's new deep sea container port is being built.

Some 300 of the mammals from the site at Thurrock will be moved 50 miles away to the River Colne as part of a massive relocation project.

Birmingham: A man was set to appear in court today charged with murdering a pensioner who died after suffering severe injuries in an attack at her home.

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The 53-year-old man, who is believed to be related to the 75-year-old female victim, was arrested on Monday.