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The Morning Headlines
11th December 2014

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Mass “die-in” at Westfield leads to 76 arrests 

In Shepherd’s Bush, 76 people were arrested last night at Westfield shopping centre.

Protesters held a mass “die-in” supporting calls for an investigation into the killing of Eric Garner. Garner was an unarmed black man who was held in a chokehold and killed by police in New York City.

He was repeatedly heard saying “I can’t breathe” as officers choked him. 

Billion pound redevelopment of BBC TV centre given go ahead

The billion pound redevelopment of BBC's Television Centre in West London has been agreed.

There'll be nearly 1000 homes, offices and a private members club.

The revamp will see the building retain many of its original features, including the famous “doughnut” and the statue of Helios.

The plans were submitted in April.

Hong Kong authorities begin clearing protests 

Authorities in Hong Kong have begun clearing barricades at a protest camp in the city centre. 

The move comes after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations. 

Protesters had been advised to leave the area but some vowed to stay.

The numbers of protestors has dropped from the thousands seen in September to a few hundred. 

“Weather bomb” due to hit London Friday 

Despite so far escaping the “weather bomb” which has battered parts of northern Britain, it is expected London will feel its effects on Friday. 

A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office for Friday, who say high winds could cause damage to trees and disrupt travel and energy supplies. 

Simon Cowell joins Sun Military Awards

Celebrities joined armed forces at the annual Sun Military Awards last night. 

This year included four specially created Afghan Heroes awards to mark the end of British involvement in Afghanistan. 

London Live spoke to Simon Cowell to ask if he'd give it all up for a job in the military.

Ad agency offering baubles for beards 

An advertisement agency is offering “beard baubles”.

The festive accessory were originally intended as a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card poking fun at hipsters but have since become a viral hit, and now the decorations are being sold for charity.

Chelsea 3, Sporting Lisbon 1

Chelsea continued their unbeaten Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win against Sporting Lisbon last night. 

Jose Mourinho's side go into Monday's last 16 draw as group winners. 

They will play Manchester City in the next round, following their 2-0 win at Roma which saw after former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri score a stunning first goal before Pablo Zabaleta sealed the win. 

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