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Friday Morning Headlines
10th October 2014

British man dead in suspected Ebola case

Authorities are investigating reports that a British national has died of Ebola in Macedonia. The man has not been named.

Foreign Office officials are looking in to the reports, which if confirmed, would be the first death of a UK national from the virus.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the reports and are urgently looking into them."

Downing Street has said enhanced screening for Ebola will be introduced at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and Eurostar terminals, following advice from the Chief Medical Officer.

So far, the epidemic has killed 3,800 and infected at least 8,000 people

Another London terror suspect arrested 

Police have arrested a fifth person in connection with a suspected UK terrorism plot.

The arrest came after four other men were detained in London by police on Tuesday, in a number of raids in central and west London, Scotland Yard has said.

No further details have been released at this stage 'for operational reasons'.

All have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act.

Officers have been granted a custody extension until next Tuesday

UKIP gains its first MP

Douglas Carswell has become UKIP's first elected MP.

Carswell triggered a by-election in Clacton after defecting from the Conservatives.

He won his seat from the Tories with a majority of more than 12,000 votes,  telling his supporters ‘there is nothing we cannot achieve'.

In another by-election last night, the seat for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester,  was taken by Labour.  It just kept its seat, with UKIP coming a close second.

The Tube to get driverless trains

Transport for London yesterday released plans for a £16bn overhaul of some of the Tube’s most neglected lines, including a fleet of 250 'driverless' trains.

Unveiling the new-look Tube, they said it would be phased in from 2022.

Passengers will benefit from air-conditioning and walk-through carriages for the first time on the 'deep-level' lines, as well as wider doors to load more passengers and step-free access.

London Journalists have a ball with Boris for charity

Boris Johnson and the Countess of Wessex were among the big names who turned out for the London Press Club Ball last night. 

The event at the Royal Courts of Justice aims to raise funds for journalists in need. 

London Live were at the event.

England stroll into a 5-0 win at Wembley

England made it look easy last night, with a 5-0 win against San Marino in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck were among the players who scored against Fifa's joint bottom ranked side.

It two wins from two in their qualifying campaign so far.

The Three Lions are set to play Estonia in Tallinn on Sunday.

And finally… Why the long face officer?

Not quite our 'mane' story of the day, but a horse has strolled into a police station in Cheshire.

It had broken loose from a field nearby, but was quickly ushered back out.

A police spokesperson said 'at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security'.

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