The boyfriend and friends of Clare Barnes, who died in a skydiving accident, carried out parachute jumps as a memorial to her.

Chris MacDougall and eight friends jumped in Australia yesterday. All landed safely.

Clare was the daughter of Brighton-based TV newsreader Carol Barnes, who lives at Brighton Marina, and Government minister Denis MacShane.

She was killed when her parachute failed to open properly during a jump near Geelong in Victoria, Australia.

Champion skydiver Mr MacDougall, 26, was with Clare, 24, at the time and saw her plummet 14,000ft to her death.

Her parents flew to Australia for their daughter's funeral and plan to return to England with her ashes this week.

Mr MacDougall said: "Today gave myself and Clare's friends some closure."