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UK News Briefing: Dam residents go home – Missing teen’s family appeal – Boris backs Yemen plans

BRIEF.ME – UK NEWS BRIEFING

In today’s briefing update,  Whaley Bridge dam collapse residents are allowed to go home. 

The family of the missing 15-year-old who disappeared whilst on holiday with her family give an emotional appeal. Nora has been described as ‘vulnerable’ and hasn’t been seen for five days. 

Finally, Boris Johnson backed sending British troops to Yemen to control a vital port. Now PM, Johnson says the plan is still on the table. 

All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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WHALEY BRIDGE DAM: RESIDENTS ALLOWED TO GO HOME

BBC News reports the residents of Whaley Bridge have been allowed to return home. Emergency services and crews have been working around the clock to lower water levels and repair the broken dam wall. Whaley Bridge dam: Residents allowed to go home

On Thursday, 1500 residents were evacuated after part of the dam wall collapsed after heavy rainfall. Charities, neighbouring towns and local businesses offered up their services providing rooms, food, water and other essentials. 

On Wednesday, Derbyshire police confirmed the danger has passed and the evacuation lifted. The police will stay in the area for another week to help residents and address any concerns they have. 

Read the full story on BBC News

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MISSING ‘VULNERABLE’ GIRL APPEAL

The Daily Mail reports the family of Nora Quoirin, 15, issue an emotional appeal to find the ‘vulnerable’ teen. Missing ‘vulnerable’ girl police appeal

Nora went missing five days ago whilst on holiday with her family in Malaysia. She has been described as having learning and developmental disabilities. Her family believes she has been abducted but they remain hopeful she will be found. 

Police are analysing unidentified fingerprints found in the resort cottage she and her family were staying in. Initially, they said there were no signs of foul play, but now, are ‘not ruling out any possibility.’ Police believe Nora is still in the area.

The rescue operation has more than 200 people, including police, soldiers, sniffer dogs and a local tribe. 

Read the full story on The Daily Mail

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BORIS BACKED PLANS TO SEND BRITISH TROOPS TO YEMEN

The Independent says Boris Johnson backed plans to send British troops to Yemen when he was Foreign Secretary. The paper says the plan is still ‘on the table’. The planned mission was aimed at British troops taking control of Hodeidah, a vital port for aid going into the country.Boris backed plans to send British troops to Yemen

Johnson and a number of commanders backed the plans however fears British troops would be dragged into combat led May’s government to decide against the decision. One former British officer said: “there was a lot of support but some worried about the headlines.”

“I hope now that Boris is at Downing Street we would not shirk missions such as these when they become necessary. My impression is that he will want to take action,” he added. 

Read the full story on The Independent

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UK News Briefing: Dam residents go home – Missing teen’s family appeal – Boris backs Yemen plans
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