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The 24-year-old woman and 28-year-old man remain in custody as police investigate the blaze in Stafford on Tuesday.

Two arrested after four children killed in house fire

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence after a house fire led to the deaths of four children.

Riley Holt, eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Olly Unitt, three, and Tilly Rose Unitt, four, died after the blaze in Stafford on Tuesday.

Staffordshire Police said a 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were arrested at around 1.30pm on Friday and remain in custody.

Grieving families facing £6,000 ‘death tax’

The Government is facing a backlash for sneaking through a ‘death tax’ that could see grieving families forced to pay out up to £6,000.

Probate, the process of legally securing a deceased relatives’ estate, currently costs £215 maximum, but the charge is set to increase in proportion to the value of estates.

Roughly 280,000 families a year will face increased charges, with 56,000 of them having to pay between £2,500 and £6,000.

Actor Albert Finney dies aged 82

The actor was best known for roles in Tom Jones and Erin Brockovich.

Actor Albert Finney has died at the age of 82.

The actor was best known for his roles in Erin Brockovich, Murder On The Orient Express and Annie.

A statement from his family said he died peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.

Britain’s ‘angriest town’ blocks Premier Inn

A Devon town which successfully evicted a McDonald’s from its high street now wants to stop Premier Inn locating there.

Residents in Tavistock – dubbed Britain’s ‘angriest town’ – have vowed to take down the ‘predator’ chain hotel planned for the picturesque town on the edge of the Dartmoor.