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Refuse truck kills six after loosing control on Glasgow’s busy shopping street

A rubbish truck that lost control on a busy shopping street in Glasgow has killed 6 in a crash.

It is thought the driver was taken ill when the lorry hit a pedestrian, which then mounted the pavement and drove into shoppers on the street.

Eight people are in hospital being treated for their injuries, the cause of the crash is still being investigated.
It happened George Square in the city centre, where the Christmas lights have been in turned off in tribute.


Labour Government would 'fast track' mansion tax

The mansion tax would be a top priority if the Labor party wins the next general election in May.

The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has announced that one of the party’s first acts in parliament would be to get people owning homes worth over £2 million to pay a higher levy.

The party says it will raise £1.2 billion, which would be intended for the NHS.

Clarke Carlisle hit by lorry

The former QPR defender and former Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle is in hospital after being hit by a lorry in North Yorkshire.

The ex-Burnley Defender was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.


Flights delayed after Stansted Airport after a power cut

Planes were able to take off and land but passengers reported that queues for departure were stretching the length of the main terminal building.

One passenger tweeted that the mood was turning ugly, with police having to hold back the crowds.


North Korea internet black out

The internet in North Korea has been restored after a major blackout.

 The country suffered from a nine and a half hour outage last night.

It comes amid a cyber security row with the US over the Sony Pictures hacking.

President Barack Obama did warn ‘a proportional’ response to the cyber attack would be launched, but refused to comment if the outages are down to American involvement.

Some of the countries web systems have been restored, however it is unclear how stable they are.


The singer Joe Cocker has died after a battle with cancer at the age of 70

He was best known for the songs ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and the cover of the Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends.’

In his musical career that spanned 40 years he recorded 23 studio albums.

His final concert was in Hammersmith in London.


Five people have been seriously injured after a driver was screaming ‘god is great’ in Arabic when driving through a crowd of shoppers.

It comes directly after a similar attack was made in Dijon.

This is the third attack that has been reported to be religiously motivated since Saturday in France.


Paddington decapitated

One of the Paddington Bear statues on the Paddington Trail has been beheaded.

“Maya’s Bear” in Shoreditch was due to be auctioned by Christie’s to raise money for the children’s charity the NSPCC, and had already attracted bids of £2,000.


Christmas comes early for Chelsea

Chelsea beat Stoke City two goals to nil last night.

Just 95 seconds in and captain John Terry scored the first goal with a strong header.

Cesc Fabregas sealed their victory and their climb to the top of the league with the second goal at the 78th minute. It leaves the West London club 3 points clear of Manchester City who are in second place.

Chelsea's next match is on Boxing Day against West Ham.



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