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Monday evening headlines
3rd November 2014

London Living Wages rises to £9.15

The living wage, the hourly rate said to be the minimum needed to cover our basic costs in London, has gone up from £8.80.


16 year old killer named as 'Will Cornick'

The 16-year-old boy who admitted to killing his teacher from Leeds has been named as 'Will Cornick'. 

Ann Maguire was stabbed to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College in April. 

She had worked at the school for more than 40 years. 

The teenager pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court earlier today. He was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison.


Theresa May to consult victims before appointing new chair of historic child abuse case


The Home Secretary Theresa May has told parliament that she will consult MPs and victims groups, before appointing a new chair to oversee a major inquiry into child abuse claims. 

On Friday Fiona Woolf became the second person to quit the job after fears from some victims that she may not have been impartial. 

The inquiry, set up earlier this year, will look at how public bodies, including the police, schools, churches, and parliament handle child abuse claims. 


Scots beaten at their own game when it comes to whisky

The Scottish whisky-making industry has been dealt a slight blow after an award for the best in the world went to a Japanese company.

The Whisky Bible gave the acolade to the Yamazaki Single Malt. 

To make it worse, it was the first time in 12 years that a Scottish brand didn't make the top five.

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