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Morning Headlines
26th January 2015

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Five arrested in Bromley as rocket launcher seized 

Armed police  arrested five men in Bromley after a fight. 

Police seized an AK47 rifle, a WWII machine gun and a rocket launcher.

Following the fight, 10 men fled the scene in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two of the arrested men have been questioned by police on suspicion of firearms offences. Three others have been released.

Confidential Mark Duggan file allegedly lost in post 

A computer disk containing a secret file about the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan is believed to have been lost in the post after being sent to the Ministry of Justice.

According to reports in The Mail on Sunday, the disk may contain the name of the police marksman who killed Mr Duggan and the identities of other officers involved.

None have ever been named publicly before.

The shooting of Mr Duggan in Tottenham in 2011 sparked riots across the capital.

Downing Street to review security after hoax caller 

Downing Street says it will review its security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Number 10 said the caller claimed to be Robert Hannigan, director of government monitoring agency GCHQ.

Mr Cameron ended the call when it became clear it was a hoax. No sensitive information was disclosed.

The hoax called has since claimed he was high when the call was made. 

Anti-austerity party Syriza win Greece’s general election 

The left-wing party Syriza has won Greece's general election.

With nearly 75 per cent of the votes counted, the anti-austerity party is expected to win 149 seats, which is just two short of an absolute majority.

The party leader Alexis Tsipras wants to renegotiate Greece's debt. Speaking on the election, he said: "the Greeks wrote history".

New York prepare for blizzard and 3 feet of snow

New York is preparing for a storm which could bring up to three feet of snow.

Officials have said the blizzard could topple power lines and disrupt transport across the city.

New Yorkers are being urged to get ready for "extreme weather".

Campaign for swimming pool in Thames underway 

An online campaign to build a £10 million open-air swimming pool in the middle of the river Thames is to launch next month.

“Thames Baths” could open as early as next year if planning permission is granted.

The architect responsible for the plans said the group was looking for sponsorship and wanted Londoners to get behind the scheme.

Arsenal 3 - 2 Brighton and Hove 

Arsenal beat Brighton and Hove 3-2 at the Amex stadium to reach the fifth round of the FA cup.

Theo Walcott gave the Gunners the lead 89 seconds in. Goals from Mesut Ozil and Tomas Rosicky helped secure the defending champions' chances of retaining the cup.

Macca, Kanye and Rihanna release track

Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West have teamed up with Rhianna for the acoustic track "FourFiveSeconds."

It comes three weeks after West and  McCartney released their surprise collaboration "Only One”, which the pair first began working on early last year.

The new track has been likened to Fleetwood Mac by some commentators. 

Eddie Redmayne wins American Screen Actors Guild Award for Hawking portrayal

British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the American Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role.

The Theory of Everything actor dedicated the award to physicist Stephen Hawking and “to those who have lost their lives to this brutal disease”.

“Birdman” won the award for best film. 

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