News stories from around Britain
Crime: A police officer said today that the murder of a teenage cyclist in Luton last week is believed to have stemmed from a disagreement between two families.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Collin said he had a suspect in mind who may have been responsible for the killing of 19-year-old Delaney Brown.
The Luton resident died after his bike was struck by a car in Vincent Road, Leagrave, on September 5.
Mr Collin said: "I firmly believe that the person responsible for Delaney's murder is local and will be known by this community."
Crime: A severed head found in a London canal is that of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, Scotland Yard confirmed today.
Ms McCluskie's headless and limbless body was discovered in Regent's Canal in Hackney, east London, in March this year.
Other body parts were subsequently found, but it was only on Sunday that a bag containing the head was discovered by members of the public in the water at Kingsland Basin.
Royals: In a pompous display of pageantry and titular vandalism one of England's best-known landmarks was formally renamed today to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, commonly known as Big Ben after the bell it houses, will now be known as the Elizabeth Tower.
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