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Monday Morning Headlines
27th October 2014

Violent mugger on the run from prison

A violent mugger put behind bars for life after attacking pensioners with a knife has escaped from an open prison in Kent.

Sabul Miah is now the second dangerous inmate to go on the run from the jail in less than six months.

The 39-year-old has been missing for three days after failing to return to Standford Hill prison while on day release on Thursday.

Tory minister warns UK towns ‘under siege’ from newcomers

A Conservative Cabinet minister has claimed some UK towns are being “swamped" by newcomers and their residents felt “under siege”.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said yesterday the 50-year-old treaty establishing the EU “did not envisage these vast movements of people, and we are perfectly entitled to say this needs to be looked at again”.

The comments came after an Opinium/Observer poll put UKIP on 18 per cent of the national vote. The Conservatives and Labour were tied on 33 per cent.

Woman and two men dead after surfing accident near Newquay 

A woman and two men have died after getting caught in strong currents while surfing near Newquay in Cornwall.

The adults along with four children found themselves in trouble after surfing off Mawgan Porth beach at around 1pm. 

Police confirmed the woman and one of the men who died were both in their 40s and from Cornwall. The second man was in his 50s.

All four children were rescued and brought safely to shore.

Keyless Range Rovers may be uninsurable in London 

A footballer's favourite and popular amongst the rich and famous, owners of Range Rovers in London may no longer be able to insure their cars.

It follows a spate of thefts across the capital leaving underwriters refusing to insure owners unless they have underground or secure parking.

It's thought the cars are being targeted because of their keyless ignition systems.

Between January and July this year, nearly 300 vehicles were stolen across London.

Thanks, science! Chocolate give 60-year-olds 'memory of 30-year-old'

We all love to hear how chocolate can be good for us and now it's been proved to do wonders for our memory.

According to a study by a medical centre in New York, scientists say the antioxidants inside cocoa beans can give people in their sixties the memory of a 30 or 40-year-old.

Research by Columbia University says the ingredient can slow and even reverse age-related memory loss.

Ex-banker named one of Britain’s best teachers

A City finance worker who took a £40,000 pay cut in exchange for greater job satisfaction in the classroom has been named one of the best teachers in Britain.

Colin Hegarty quit his job at the accountancy firm Deloitte after realising that he far more enjoyed helping teach children after volunteering at a school once a week.

After making the break five years ago, the 32-year-old now teaches Maths at a school in Wembley. 

Happy 40th! Bake Off finalist bakes gorilla birthday cake 

A gorilla at London Zoo has been treated to a cake made by The Great British Bake Off finalist Richard Burr for her 40th birthday.

Zaire could be seen enjoying the cake and licking her lips from her enclosure at the London Zoo.

Mr Burr, who won star baker five times, said making the cake was a challenge. The treat was made fruit and vegetables from the gorilla's daily diet, including carrots, parsnips and a special cashew nut frosting.

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