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Morning Headlines
10th February 2015

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Hospitals fined more than £200,000 over false fire-alarm call outs

The London Fire Brigade have named the buildings in the capital that call out firefighters on false alarms because of automatic systems. The majority are hospitals.

St George’s Hospital in Tooting had 168 false alarm call outs last year.

London Fire Brigade began charging nearly £300 after the 10th false alarm call out within a one year period last year. 

More than a third of calls outs are false alarms - the equivalent to one every 15 minutes.

Teenager arrested for planning 'Lee Rigby’ style murder 

A teenager from Camberwell was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, the Old Bailey has heard.

Brusthom Ziamani reportedly had a rucksack containing a 12-inch knife, a hammer and an Islamic flag when he was held on a street in east London last year.

The court was told the 19-year-old idolised the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby and told an ex-girlfriend of a plan to "kill soldiers”.

Mr Ziamani denies preparing an act of terrorism.

Bromley Council issue ultimatum to Crystal Palace developers 

Bromley Council has warned a Chinese developer that they must reveal their plans for Crystal Palace park soon - or risk losing the project altogether.

ZhongRong Group is hoping to build a cultural attraction in the park as well as rejuvenating surrounding areas.

The group had a 16-month exclusivity agreement with Bromley Council regarding the project. This expired in January. Bromley Council say if the plans are not revealed within a fortnight it will begin negotiations with other developers.

Obama warns the US may give Ukraine weapons “for defence"

The President of the United States has said if diplomacy does not end the crisis in the Ukraine, then the US will consider giving the country lethal defensive weapons.

Barack Obama said Russia had not lived up the commitments it had made regarding the Minsk agreement.

Mr Obama is under pressure from senior US officials to abandon diplomatic methods and supply arms. German chancellor Angela Merkel objects.

Russia has denied sending troops and supplying rebels.

Tipper truck crash leaves four dead 

A child and three adults have been killed in a crash involving a tipper truck that hit cars and two pedestrians as it travelled down a hill in Bath.

The truck struck "a number of vehicles" as it came down Lansdown Lane in Upper Weston, police said.

Three people in a car and a young girl died in the incident. The girl was on foot at the time. 

Four others were seriously injured, with one in a critical condition. The lorry driver was also taken to hospital.

Cameron calls for businesses to give workers pay rise 

David Cameron is urging business leaders to give their workers a pay rise.

During a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce later today, the Prime Minister is expected to ask firms to take advantage of the strongest economic growth in seven years.

Cameron wants economic success to be reflected in "people's pay packets and bank accounts and lifestyles.”

HSBC to be investigated over allegedly aiding tax avoidance  

Authorities in a range of countries are considering examining HSBC's actions in allegedly helping more than 100,000 wealthy individuals avoid paying tax.

In the UK, the Public Accounts Committee plans to investigate the bank and will require HSBC's former head to give evidence.

HSBC said it is "co-operating with relevant authorities”.

First British aircraft to be named after a city in 40 years called "City of Bristol"

The first British next-generation miltiary transport aircraft has been named "City of Bristol" by the Royal Air Force.

Part of the A400M Atlas aircrafts will be designed and manufactured in Bristol. 22 are expected to be made.

It'll replace the C-130 Hercules aircraft in 2022.

It is the first aircraft to be named after a city in more than 40 years. A Lancaster bomber was named City of Lincoln in 1974. 

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