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Paris massacre suspect hands himself in

The youngest of the three suspects involved in the massacre in Paris has handed himself into French police.

18-year-old Hamyd Mourad surrendered. The manhunt for the other two suspects who are brothers named Said and Cherif Kouachi is ongoing.

Last night armed police raided an apartment to the east of Paris.

The attack happened at a French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which once caricatured the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

A vigil of solidarity was held last night in Trafalgar Square in response to the shootings.

Home Secretary Theresa May will chair an emergency COBRA meeting today in response to the shootings.


Childcare costs a quarter of income

Childcare is set to cost a quarter of London parents their jobs in 2015, according to new research.

A poll for the charity 4Children found 23 per cent of London parents who pay for childcare will consider giving up work or reduce their hours because of the cost.

The charity is now calling on all political parties to make childcare costs an election priority.


Police hunt for assault suspect

Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak with in connection with a serious assault.

A 51-year-old man was assaulted in the early hours of November 1 last year in Camden.

Initially the victim met the suspect outside Marble Arch tube station.

The suspect is male, believed to be of North African origin, aged between 20 and 24 years old, 5ft 9ins tall and of muscular build. He has short dark hair and was clean-shaven.


Tesco will shut 43 stores after sales fall

Tesco is to shut 43 unprofitable stores. This is due to sales falling by 3 per cent over the crucial Christmas period.

Today the supermarket giant has entered a fierce price war with rivals cutting prices. 

As well as shutting stores it will also close down its head office in Cheshunt in 2016, making its base Welwyn Garden City.


Holiday warnings for air travellers

The Civil Aviation Authority is urging families to check the small print before booking holidays this January.

Figures show 79 per cent of Londoners don’t always look to see if their holiday is ATOL protected before booking.

By law, every UK travel company which sells air holidays is required to hold an Air Travel Organiser’s License.

It makes sure consumers are financially protected if their holiday company collapses by getting a full refund or flown home if already abroad


‘Selfie sticks’ banned by London football stadiums

Football fans have been banned from using selfie sticks at both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur's stadiums over safety fears.

The novelty devices, which enable users to take pictures of themselves with a cameraphone, are no longer allowed inside the gates at White Hart Lane and The Emirates.

A spokesman for Arsenal said the sticks were being included in a list of banned items that could be used as weapons.

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