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10th November 2014

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Drones capture Tower of London poppy in stunning detail

Stunning aerial images of the ceramic poppies have been released by the Tower of London.

The pictures, taken by a drone, show the art installation in great detail. 

Thousands of people turned out to pay their respects at the Tower of London on Remembrance Sunday.

North West London have worst A&E waiting times 

Hospitals in North West London have the worst Accident and Emergency waiting times in England, according to the latest reports. 

Data found Ealing and Northwick Park A&E departments have the longest waiting times. They are part of London North West Hospital Trust.

The news follows the controversial closure of A&E departments at the nearby Hammersmith and Central Middlesex hospitals. 

Jutting trial adjourned for psychiatric tests 

The Hong Kong trial of British banker Rurik Jutting has been adjourned so psychiatric tests can be carried out. 

29-year-old Rurik Jutting is accused of killing two Indonesian women. Their bodies were found in his apartment last week. Jutting had referred to himself as an an ‘insane psychopath’ in an out of office email. 

He has reportedly said very little in his two brief court appearances and has not so far entered a plea.

First London gun amnesty since 2008 launched 

Owners of old and antique firearms are being urged to hand them in as part of a London-wide gun amnesty from today. 

The Metropolitan Police said it hoped to stop antique guns falling into the hands of gangs around the capital.

It's the first time in six years there has been a firearms amnesty in the capital. It will run until 24th November.

Guns and ammunition can be handed in anonymously and without fear of prosecution.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon said gun crime was at it’s lowest in the capital since 2008, but that the Met recognised the dangers of gun crime and hoped to reduce the number of firearms on London’s streets. Three hundred guns were seized last year. 

Expedition 41 Astronauts to return to Earth 

A Soyuz-1M space capsule landed in Kazakhstan at approximately 4am UTC. 

Three astronauts were on board:  flight engineer American Reid Wiseman, commander Russian Maxim Suraev, and flight engineer German Alexander Gerst.

The journey will see the space capsule reduce its speed from 28,800 km/h to zero. 

Fears ‘stink bug’ on way to  UK

There are fears that a putrid bug native to China and Taiwan could be heading to the UK. 

The Marmorated stink bug releases the stench from its glands as a defence mechanism. 

The tiny insect has reached plague like proportions in the US and can now be found in mainland Europe. 

Two bugs have already been found on imported timber on Britain’s shores, and experts fear it is only a matter of time before more come into the country.

Freelance dancers take home less than box office staff, union claim

Artists’ union Equity say professional freelance dancers performing at the Royal Opera House are paid less than the theatre's box office staff. 

It is claimed dancers are paid £9.14 an hour during rehearsals, while box office staff are paid an hourly rate of £10.70. 

The Royal Opera house say they are currently in talks with the union. 

Geldof launching Bandaid 30 to fight Ebola  

It is thought Bob Geldof is planning a remake of the 1984 charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Midge Ure is also thought to be taking part. Ure and Geldof were the team behind the original Bandaid release. 

The line-up is expected to be announced later with One Direction, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran as favourites to appear.

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