THREE British tourists, including a child, have died after the 4×4 they were in crashed off a bridge in Iceland.

The accident happened at around 9.30am on Thursday, December 27 when the Toyota Land Cruiser carrying seven passengers crashed through a railing of a one-lane bridge in the south of the country before falling around eight metres onto a river bank.

Police said one child was among the dead and two among the injured in the crash which took place on a 200-300 metre bridge on the national Route 1 road near Skeidararsandur, a vast sand plain in southern Iceland.

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CAMPAIGNERS have warned of a VAT shock for small businesses if Parliament approves Theresa May’s EU Withdrawal Agreement in a vote next month.

Proposed changes to EU rules would reduce the threshold for small business exemption from charging VAT from an annual taxable turnover of £85,000 to £76,700.

The People’s Vote campaign for a second EU referendum said the change would force hundreds of thousands of traders to slap VAT on their products and services for the first time.

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A TOP Russian official has said the nation’s new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defences useless.

Deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state television that the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept.

He added that the new weapon “essentially makes missile defences useless”.

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