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Thursday Morning Headlines
9th October 2014

Terror plot suspect named as London medical student 

21-year-old medical student Tarik Hassane named as terror plot suspect.

One of the men thought to be involved in a plotting a terrorist attack has been named as 21-year-old medical student Tarik Hassane.

Him and three others were arrested yesterday morning in a series of raids across London.  Officials say the operation may have foiled the early stages of a planned attack.

The Metropolitan Police said counter-terrorism officers had arrested the four men  “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The four arrested men remain in custody at central London police stations.

Houses and vehicles are currently being searched by specialist officers.


Australian Woman being tested for Ebola

An Australian Red Cross volunteer is being tested for Ebola in Queensland.

Health officials confirmed that a old woman, 57, who recently returned from Sierra Leone is being assessed at Cairns Hospital.

She has kept herself in quarantine since arriving back in Australia.

It comes as it is announced Britain will be sending 750 troops to West Africa to help with the outbreak. Three helicopters and a medical ship will also be sent to the West African country.

This announcement of aid comes after a Cobra meeting was held yesterday in Downing Street, where officials reassured David Cameron, that although there is a risk of Ebola, it still remains very low.

The Home Office minister Norman Baker called for Ebola screening to be introduced to UK airports.


Search for a gang who glassed a have-a-go-hero on the tube

Police are looking for a gang who glassed a man at a tube station last month.

A 38 year old man was trying to help a woman who was being harassed at West Ham underground station, when a seven- man gang attacked him, smashing a glass bottle over his head. 

British Transport Police are appealing to anyone with information on these seven men to come forward.

It happened at at West Ham underground station on September 6th.
If you have any information call Transport for London police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016

Next week’s tube strike talks over

Negotiations to try to avoid next week's tube strike have been adjourned.

TFL and the RMT Union were in talks with the mediator Acas to try to come to an agreement, and stop the 48 hour walkout starting next Tuesday evening.

But an Acas spokesman said "the parties have gone away to reflect on the discussions that have taken place".


Healthy food is three times the price of junk food

Trying to swap burgers for broccoli just got that little bit harder.

Experts say healthy food now costs an average of three times more than junk food alternatives.

Researchers looked at the cost of everyday items over a ten year period.

While frozen pizzas cost a quarter less than they used to, the price of tomatoes had nearly doubled.


Mesut Ozil out of action until 2015

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil could be out of action due to a knee injury.

The German has been ruled out of playing Arsenal games for up to 12 weeks, because of a knee injury.

Ozil played the full match against Chelsea last weekend, but complained about a sore left knee afterwards.

He joins club-mates Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta on the long-term injury list.


And finally… Benedict Cumberbatch opens the London Film Festival 

The London Film Festival opened with Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest film The Imitation Game. 

The historical biopic follows the life of Alan Turing, a British mathematician considered to be the godfather of computer science. 

Cumberbatch describes Turing’s story as ‘underrated’ adding that audiences are often ‘shocked’ when they realise how significant his role was during the Second World War. 

He joined a star studded cast on the red carpet with fellow actors Keira Knightly, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong.

He explained who the film was aimed at.

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