He said the emergency services did not know why the children initially felt ill, but said the hall where the 11am service was held was warm.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

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William Hague and his wife, Ffion. In the last election, the former Conservative leader won the Richmond seat by more than 23,000 votes. Photograph: Gerry Penny/AFP/Getty Images

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Jeremy Clarkson leaving his home in London before the announcement that he was being fired from his Top Gear job on the BBBC. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

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Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the time may have come for him to leave Top Gear, likening himself to a dinosaur that nature had made a mistake in inventing. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images.

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The UK Ordnance Survey offer custom maps centred on a postcode, place or grid reference number. Photograph: Francis Bradley

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Ruler Of The World in fine form ahead of Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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