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Wednesday Morning Headlines
22nd October 2014

Occupy London return to Parliament after scuffles and arrests

Protesters from Occupy London will return to Parliament Square today after it turned ugly when protests ended in arrests yesterday.

Senior Green Party politician Jenny Jones was arrested briefly along with 14 other demonstrators for “obstructing” police. 

Ms Jones already sits on a watchdog that follows the work of Scotland Yard, and is set to give an address to the protesters on policing and civil liberties tomorrow.

Occupy London protesters say they want to 'challenge the corrupt and unrepresentative system'.



One sixth of foreign criminals in UK missing

One in six foreign criminals living in the UK have absconded before being deported according to the spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office also revealed that police were not carrying out criminal record checks overseas on two-thirds of arrested foreign nationals.

It has been estimated that foreign criminals are costing the taxpayer around £850 million a year.

It means Home Secretary Theresa May will come under increased scrutiny. 


Nurseries to help with three year olds rotten teeth

Schools and nurseries are being urged to help children clean their teeth to help tackle tooth decay and gum disease.

According to advisory body NICE more than one in 10 three-year-olds in England have rotten teeth.

In some parts of the country, half of five-year-olds have tooth decay, are missing teeth or have fillings.


Police search for missing 14 year old in Walthamstow

The Met police are raising concern of the welfare of missing 14 year old, Syed Zar Naqvi, from Walthamstow.

He was last seen last on Monday, the 20th of October.  He is 5 and a half foot high of a slim build and Pakistani heritage. 

He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a puffa jacket when he when missing. He is known to spend a lot of time in the Walthamstow area and Thomas Gamuel Park.

Officers are becoming concerned for his wellbeing and would like anyone with information to call police on Waltham Forest Missing Persons Team on 0203 2760940.


A falling tree kills woman in high winds

A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in west London.

It fell opposite Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge yesterday.

The storm is the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo and is causing travel disruption across the UK.


Ebola Outbreak will affect 1.4 million by January

Trails for Ebola vaccines could begin as early as January in the West African countries most affected by the virus.

However by then, The World Health Organisation has estimated the virus could affect up to 1.4 million people, if the outbreak isn't controlled.

Currently in Sierra Leone deaths are increasing to 20 people each day. This week 49 new cases were confirmed.

The outbreak has killed 4,500, mostly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Experts say that vaccines are the best hope of getting it under control.


‘Ethical Travesty’ doctors gets payouts for dementia diagnosis

The NHS has planned to pay GPs £55 each time they identify the dementia disease in patients.

This was introduced to get the rate of dementia diagnosis up but has been condemned as “ethical travesty” by Dr Iona Heath, a North London GP and former president of the Royal College of GPs.

Doctors and patient groups said NHS leaders have gone too far.


An easy win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea beat Maribor 6 - 0 at Stamford Bridge last night.

Loïc Rémy scored the first goal for Chelsea after 13 minutes but he injured himself in the process and was subbed.

José Mourinho denied concerns over Rémy's injury but it does leave Chelsea potentially short of firepower at Old Trafford on Sunday.


And Finally…The world’s most expensive garage conversion is on sale

It’s on offer for a chilling 24 million pounds, in Mayfair.

The luxury four storey home used to store Bentley cars of 1920s playboy and now boasts 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, a roof terrace, a cinema and a bar. 

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