■ Parents held over death of baby girl
A MAN and a woman arrested on suspicion of the murder of a newborn baby girl found dead at a beauty spot are the child’s parents.
The 48-year-old father and 33-year-old mother were held today, almost four months after the discovery of the baby by a dog walker in woodland in Heywood (pictured above), near Rochdale, on April 4.
Police have been carrying out extensive inquiries including DNA analysis to find out what happened to the baby, named Pearl by detectives.
The two suspects, who sources confirmed are the child’s parents, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, concealing a birth and preventing a lawful burial.
They remain in custody for questioning and inquiries are continuing, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.
■ Bride in hospital and groom missing in Greek wildfires
A NEWLY-MARRIED Irish couple have been caught up in the wildfires that have been sweeping Greece.
Zoe Holohan (pictured above) and Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp became separated as they tried to escape the fires in the coastal town of Mati.
The pair got married at Clonabreany House in Kells, Co Meath, last Thursday before flying out to Greece for their honeymoon on Saturday.
Ms Holohan, who works in advertising for the Sunday World, is in hospital after suffering burns to her head and hands, but her husband has not yet been found.
The couple, who live in Dublin, were travelling in a vehicle when they were forced to flee.
Ms Holohan was able to escape to a nearby beach and was admitted to hospital last night.
■ PM urges Britons not to worry as ministers talk up stockpiling
The BRITISH public should take ‘reassurance and comfort’ from government preparations for a no-deal Brexit, Theresa May has said after ministers suggested food and medicines would be stockpiled in case of shortages.
In an interview with 5 News today, the prime minister did not deny stockpiling is happening, but said the government is being ‘responsible and sensible’ while still trying to get a good deal with the European Union.
It came after health secretary Matt Hancock told MPs yesterday he had asked officials to ‘work up options for stockpiling’ by the pharmaceutical industry, and Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said the government would also take steps to ensure an ‘adequate food supply’.
Irish deputy prime minister Simon Coveney had earlier said he does not ‘believe that Britain can afford a no-deal Brexit’, and he hit out at ‘bravado’ from Brexiteers who claim such a scenario would be acceptable.
■ Four fingers bad: KitKat loses EU trademark appeal
THE shape of Nestlé’s four-finger KitKat bar has lost its EU-wide protected trademark status after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) dismissed an appeal by the confectionery giant.
Judges sitting in the Luxembourg court dismissed an appeal by Nestlé against an earlier ruling that the company had only provided evidence that the chocolate was sufficiently well known in Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden and the UK.
They had earlier been instructed that the chocolate was not well enough known in Belgium, Ireland, Greece and Portugal.
They ruled that the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) must now reconsider whether the three-dimensional shape of the bar can be retained as an EU trademark.
If Nestlé is unable to demonstrate that the KitKat has acquired distinctive character through use throughout the EU it will not get a trademark.