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Tuesday Morning Headlines
21st October 2014

Flights grounded as Hurricane Gonzalo heads for London

Heathrow is planning to cancel some flights with 20 of it's biggest carriers as Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to hit the UK.

Around ten per cent of flights at the London airport are expected to be affected.

The remains of the hurricane are predicted to bring heavy rain and winds of up to 75 mph to parts of the country.

 

Man walks again after surgical breakthrough

A Bulgarian man who was paralysed from the waist down can now walk again.

It’s down to a British-funded surgical breakthrough. 

Darak Fidyka was injured four years ago, but can now lead an independent life after surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from his nose, to help restore tissue growth. 

The 38-year-old is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves.

 

Gatwick starts Ebola Screening

Gatwick Airport will begin screening passengers arriving from countries at risk of the Ebola virus today.

Passengers will have their temperatures taken and anyone suspected of carrying the virus will be taken to hospital.

Heathrow airport began screening last week. 

Screenings of Eurostar passengers, arriving at St Pancras station, are expected to start soon.

 

Pistorius sentencing handed down today

Oscar Pistorius is due to be sentenced today for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The Olympic runner could be sentenced up to 15 years in prison, or be given a suspended sentence and a fine.

This comes after the judge found him guilty of culpable homicide. 

Prosecutors have demanded at least 10 years in prison for the athlete while his lawyers have suggested three years of correctional supervision, with periods of house arrest and community service.

 

Gang members in London as young as 11

Children as young as 11 are being caught up in gang violence, according to London’s busiest trauma centre.

Around one in four cases handled by the unit at St Mary’s hospital, are patients aged 11 to 25.

The figures come as the hospital sets out new plans to “embed” youth workers in the unit for three years, to help them escape from gangs. 
 

Serial Killer admits to 20 year of killing

A suspected serial killer in Indiana has confessed to murdering several women spanning over a period of two decades. 

Deon Vann has already admitted to killing a 19-year-old girl after meeting her online and admitted to killing several others upon arrest.  

The Police in Hammond City, Indiana say the 43-year-old who was previously married to a woman nearly 30 years older than him.

She led them to the victim's bodies. 

 

Oscar De La Renta dies at 82

A designer who clothed the stars and as a result became one himself, has died. 

82-year-old Oscar de la Renta passed away at his home in Connecticut on yesterday, after an on-off battle with cancer. 

Sarah Jessica Parker and Penélope Cruz were among the actresses who wore his famous dresses.

Recently his biggest coup was to make the wedding dress for Amal Clooney marrying George Clooney in Venice.

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