Family beg for answers after boy, 15, found dead upside down in snow on coldest day of the year

THE HEARTBROKEN family of a teenager found dead upside down in the snow have begged for answers.

Alfie Lawton, 15, was discovered unresponsive in “unexplained” circumstances near railway lines in New Malden, South London, on the coldest day of the year.

Alfie Lawton was found dead in New Malden on February 8

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Alfie Lawton was found dead in New Malden on February 8

The schoolboy had been sticking to the rules in lockdown but asked his mum Sarah on February

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Shore fun ahead as preparations under way for spring boat show

Joe DeSalvo
 |  Special for the Times-Union

It’s been more than a year since Jacksonville has had a boat show, but the wait will soon be over for boating and outdoor enthusiasts as the Jacksonville Marine Association is busy preparing for its first Jacksonville Spring Boat Show. 

The inaugural event, hosted by the JMA and presented by VyStar Credit Union, will take place from Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April

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Lockdown is even harder to bear knowing the end is in sight

It ought to make lockdown easier, knowing that the end is in sight. Instead, I feel temptation bubbling up inside more strongly than ever. A run of precociously sunny days hasn’t helped; or rather, it has helped enormously, reviving the spirits with that hormonal rush of vernal optimism that accompanies the opening of crocuses and the unzipping of winter coats.

But spring fever is not conducive to obedience. Neither, it

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