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BREAKING: Vehicle drives into parade – multiple injuries reported

A vehicle “mowed” into several members of a band who were set to march in a Mardi Gras parade in Alabama on Tuesday, injuring nearly a dozen people.

A city spokesperson said 11 people were injured, including three people who were in critical condition.

The vehicle was “a part of the parade,” according to an official, and witnesses told FOX10 that it was a white van with MOAA on its side that was driven by an elderly man. MOAA are the initials of the Military Officers Association of America.

The Department of Homeland Security was monitoring the situation.

Those hit were from the Gulf Shores High School Band, a parent at the scene said. A separate witness told FOX 10 the vehicle struck the students and “mowed them over.”

“A teenage band has just started to march down the parade route when they were struck from behind,” said Grant Brown, a spokesperson for the city of Gulf Shores. “The vehicle was a part of the parade.”

BREAKING: Total chaos as man is knifed to death in horrific rush hour stabbing

A murder investigation is under way after a man was stabbed to death in Wealdstone High Street on Monday evening (February 27).

Metropolitan Police officers were called to High Street near the junction with Gordon Road at around 6.50pm.

There they found a man, believed to be 34-years-old, suffering stab wounds.

He was rushed to a central London hospital in a critical condition but was sadly pronounced dead at around 2.30am on Tuesday morning (February 28).

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Lawson, leading the investigation, said: “We believe the area at that time of the stabbing, just before 6.50pm in the evening, would have been very busy with people coming from nearby Harrow and Wealdstone station.

“We are very keen to hear from anyone who was in and around the Wealdstone High Street area that may have seen or heard anything suspicious, especially from anyone who saw people running towards the station.”

Heartbreak as freak accident kills fireman in Scotland

A firefighter was killed after being run over by his own car in a freak accident.

Tommy Macaulay, 55, was crushed to death when his vehicle rolled on top of him outside a house in Scotland.

Today, his daughter Lauren paid an emotional tribute to the “most hard-working, selfless man you could ever meet”.

The cause of Friday’s accident in the Highland village of Helmsdale is unclear, but police said there are no suspicious circumstances.

The community was described as “a sad village united in grief” yesterday for one the its best-loved characters, the Daily Record reported .

Tartan Army veteran Tommy was described by daughter Lauren, 22, as “the Helmie footsoldier” .

She set up the Tommy Macaulay Book of Condolences on Facebook, which was quickly flooded with tributes and stories about her dad’s travels and exploits.

Prime Minister to end EU citizens rights to live permanently in UK within days

Theresa May reportedly plans to end rights given to EU nationals under freedom of movement rules when she triggers Article 50 next month, with a Government source claiming that otherwise “half of Romania and Bulgaria” might come to the UK before Brexit.

The Daily Telegraph reported the Prime Minister was expected to announce that EU citizens arriving after a “cut-off date” of around 15 March would not be entitled to live in the UK permanently.

However, under the plan, the 3.6 million EU citizens who are already in Britain and others who come before that date would have their rights protected — providing the same was true for UK citizens living in the EU.

Storm Doris sweeps through the UK and claims victim that is hit by flying piece of roof

Storm Doris has claimed its first victim after a woman died.

The pedestrian was confirmed dead at the scene outside Starbucks in Wolverhampton city centre after suffering “very serious head injuries”, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Rebecca Davis, a 40-year-old teacher from Wolverhampton, walked past shortly after the incident at around midday and saw a woman receiving CPR.

She said the woman – who looked to be aged “between 20 and 30” – appeared to have been hit by something resembling a piece of roof which had fallen off a building nearby.

“I think the wind broke it and caused it to fall. I don’t know if it was hit by something else or just the wind did it,” she told the Press Association.

Teen died after being bitten by stray dog WAKES UP on way to his funeral

Kumar Marewad, 17, left family, friends and locals in complete shock with his sudden revival.

A teenager believed to have died after being bitten by a stray dog WOKE UP on the way to his funeral.

Kumar Marewad, 17, left family, friends and locals in complete shock with his sudden revival.

The boy had come down with a high fever after the dog bite and his condition deteriorated after being brought to hospital in the Dharwad area of India.

Doctors had told relatives to expect the worse as an infection had spread throughout his body.

After hours on a life support machine, Kumar’s family decided to take him home for his final moments, the Times of India reports .

According to Kumar’s family, including parents Ningappa and Manjula, he eventually stopped moving or breathing for some time and they presumed he was dead.

BREAKING: Major rescue operation underway as 2 year old child goes missing in Scotland

Rescuers are desperately searching for a two-year-old child feared missing near a Perthshire river.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews rushed to the remote site at Milton of Drimmie near Bridge of Cally over claims a child had vanished near the River Ericht.

A cordon was set up around the area with motorists directed away while a water rescue  unit and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance joined in the hunt.

It is now understood the search may have been stood down.

Police Scotland – who were yet to confirm any details – reportedly called for the additional assistance at around 11.30am.

Witnesses told how mercy crews sped through Bridge of Cally towards the rural area where the child is understood to have disappeared.

More to follow…

Young mum killed as people tried to pull her from burning car

A young mum died after her car burst into flames despite brave motorists desperately trying to pull her from the blaze.

Hannah Wood, 30, from Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, lost control of her Mini Cooper and smashed into a tree on the B4014 near Avening.

As her car became engulfed by fire, several people tried to rescue her from the wreckage but were beaten back by the flames.

Devastated pals have set up a JustGiving page since the accident on Monday to raise funds to support Hannah’s four-year-old son Jamie and partner Jon.

One fund was started by Hannah’s friend Jemma Pawlyszyn, who plans to run a half marathon to raise money for Jamie to do something in memory of his mum.

She wrote: “My beautiful friend Hannah lost her life in a tragic car accident on Monday February 13 2017.

“Hannah was such a lovely kind woman and I cannot believe someone so caring and warm has been taken so suddenly, leaving behind her son Jamie who’s just four years old.

“I know there is nothing I can do to bring Hannah back and it’s heartbreaking but I’d like to raise some money for Jamie.

BREAKING: Stansted Airport evacuated due to stupidity of selfish passenger

Thousands of passengers were evacuated from Stansted Airport after a passenger triggered the fire alarm by smoking an e-cigarette in a toilet.

The entire departures hall at the Essex airport was shut down following the alert at about 6am this morning.

Pictures show crowds of passengers filing out of the exit while the cause was investigated.

More follows…

Mum finds naked and unconscious man under her daughter’s bed

A mum found a naked and unconscious man under her young daughter’s bed in the middle of night says her children are now too scared to go to sleep, a court heard.

Jack Heathcote, 18, of Darley Dale, was found in the family home in Matlock, Derbyshire, where he was unconscious in a child’s bedroom, beneath the bed.

Heathcote remembers drinking around 10 pints of lager that night, but couldn’t give any explanation about why a pair of wet jeans were found in the home or how he came to be under the bed.

The mum has said her eldest daughter was left in tears and one of her daughters is now too frightened to go to bed, the Derby Telegraph reports.

John Cooper, prosecuting, told Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court how the woman, who lives with her husband and two daughters, went to bed after seeing to the cat and thought the external door to the kitchen was locked.

He said she was woken by a clattering noise and thought it was one of her girls but it was pitch black and she picked out a figure of someone sitting on the end of the bed.

Mr Cooper said the victim saw the figure moving from the room and she went to her eldest daughter’s room – where she found a naked man unconscious under the bed.

She alerted police and a pair of wet jeans, trainers and socks were found in the kitchen and a gate at the side of the house had suffered damage.

Mr Cooper said the woman had been left very distressed and her eldest daughter had been left in tears.

She told the court she has been having flashbacks and is uneasy about being left alone at home.