Severe blaze at Birmingham"s Smurfit Kappa paper mill being tackled by 100 firefighters

Severe paper mill blaze across seven-acre cardboard storage will keep burning for days Blaze at Smurfit Kappa plant on seven-acre site in Nechells, BirminghamFire is in area containing cardboard boxes at recycled packaging mill Ten thousands tons of cardboard has been burning through the night Nobody thought to be trapped inside but fire was still burning at 2:30am By Mark Duell, Steve Nolan and James Rush PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 18 April 2013 Tens of thousands of tons of cardboard is expected to keep burning for days after a fire at a recycling plant. More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze over a seven-acre area at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had started just after 10pm last night

Jimmy Savile scandal: Report reveals he raped 34 women and girls and sexually assaulted up to 450

'Savile groomed the nation': Official police report into DJ's 60 years of abuse reveals that he raped 34 women and girls and sexually assaulted up to 450 Met officer in charge of investigation Peter Spindler says Savile targeted victims in almost every part of Britain Scotland Yard say he must have spent 'every minute of every waking day' thinking about abusing children Today's 'Giving Victims a Voice' report was jointly written by police and the NSPCCSavile was 'without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across', they say approximately 600 people have come forward to provide information to the investigative team.The total number of these relating to Savile is 450. The significant difference between the number of crime reports and the number of people who have come forward is due to some people wishing to remain anonymous and others who don’t wish the matter to be reported as a crime or are unable to remember sufficient detail. There are 34 rapes and 126 indecent acts, the police and NSPCC report said, and of his victims, 73 per cent were children, with the total victim age range between eight and 47 years old at the time.

Cherie Blair "very honoured" to be awarded CBE for services to women"s issues and "charity work"

Cherie Blair 'very honoured' to be awarded CBE for services to women's issues and 'charity work' Former prime minister's wife used prominence to raise awarenessAmong others, she is patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge and Scope Founded Cherie Blair Foundation for Women which runs programmes in many parts of developing world | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 29 December 2012 Cherie Blair is being awarded a CBE for her services to women's issues and charities Cherie Blair was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women's issues and charity. Mrs Blair, 58, has used the prominence she gained as wife of former prime minister Tony Blair to raise both funds and awareness for a wide range of charities at home and overseas. Among others, she is patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge, Scope and the Community Foundation for Merseyside, honorary vice-president – and formerly president – of Barnados, and president of the Loomba Foundation, which campaigns to alleviate the plight of widows around the world

Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, Al Qaeda"s second in command, killed in drone strike on house in Pakistan

Al Qaeda's second in command killed during drone strike on house in Pakistan's tribal region Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti killed in Pakistan's tribal region of North WaziristanHe was presented as a religious scholar for militant Islamic groupHis wife died and daughter was wounded as a result of the drone attack | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 10 December 2012 A U.S.

Hero RAF pilot Ken Gatward dropped French flag from on to the Arc de Triomphe over Nazi-occupied Paris

Revealed: Daring RAF pilot who risked his life to fly down Champs-Elysees at tree-top height to drape the Arc de Triomphe with a giant tricolour at the height of Nazi occupation to keep French hope aliveWing Commander Ken Gatward flew down the Champs-Elysees at 30ft to leave the French Tricolour over the Arc de TriomphePilot then attacked the Gestapo headquarters with 20mm shellsWg Cdr Gatward awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and hailed a hero by the French government after the war | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 Inspiring: Wing Commander Ken Gatward became an international hero after dropping the French flag on the Arc de Triomphe in occupied France The incredible story of how a RAF pilot flew down the Champs-Elysees to drop a French flag over Nazi-occupied Paris has emerged after his medals were put up for sale. Wing Commander Ken Gatward managed the 'impossible feat' of flying his Bristol Beaufighter down the Champs-Elysees at 30ft before dropping the French Tricolour over the Arc de Triomphe. The daring act was a symbol of hope to the occupied French as the Arc honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic Wars.