Rival ice cream men in cone-frontation

“We have tried to re-contact the informant and had no response.” Both Mr Whippy and Mr Creamy – Jahangir Rashid – have been approached by the BBC for comment. Blackburn with Darwen Council is speaking to the two men, hoping to create a thaw in relations. A council spokesman said: “We are working with the two vendors and are expecting them to cool it. “We hope they have a good summer and should be reassured that we are using all our powers to make sure this happens.”

Legal ‘limbo’ over politician’s murder

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIan Withers says he is in “legal limbo” over Gerard Hoarau’s murder A County Antrim pensioner arrested over the assassination of an exiled politician from the Seychelles says he has been left in a legal limbo. Ian Withers was arrested and flown to London last year for questioning about the 1985 murder of Gerard Hoarau in the city, but released without charge. The ex-private detective admits spying on Mr Hoarau for the Seychelles but denies any involvement in his murder. Scotland Yard said: “A 77-year-old man remains released under investigation.” However, Mr Withers said the phrase “under investigation” was ambiguous and placed him under a cloud. Image caption Antrim man Ian Withers …