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Thursday Morning Headlines
23rd October 2014

Police Killer Freed

A man jailed for nearly half a century after murdering three police officers in west London is to be released from prison.

Harry Roberts was sentenced to life after killing officers in Shepherd's Bush, in 1966.

They were shot in front of children playing in a street, following an armed robbery.

The judge in the case recommended that due to the nature of these crimes, he should never be freed.

It's believed the Parole Board of England and Wales had approved the release.


Terror attack in Canada

Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, declared yesterday's shootings in the country's capital as a terrorist attack.

A reserve corporal was left dead after the shootings at the Houses of Parliament in Ontario.

Stephen Harper said it showed Canada isn't exempt from terrorist attacks, and has now prompted tighter security measures to be put in place. 


Ched Evans says his convicted rape was ‘infidelity’ not a sex crime

Ched Evans, the footballer convicted of rape in 2012 claims he was not guilty of the conviction.

In a video statement speaking next to his girlfriend, the 25-year-old vowed to fight to clear his name.

He served half of his five-year sentence for raping a drunk girl in a hotel room in May 2011.

The former striker has now submitted an appeal to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. 

In the video he calls the rape an ‘act of infidelity’ against his girlfriend.

He didn’t address the victim of the crime.


Half of Londoners are broadband burglars

More than half of Londoners use their neighbors’ internet connection.

A new study by broadband provider Hyperoptic found 53 per cent had successfully logged in to their neighbor’s broadband provider.

 Half admitted to attempting to guess passwords to other accounts. 


Is Tesco on thin ice

The new boss of supermarket giant Tesco will face his first public grilling later when he reveals the damage caused by a financial scandal earlier this year.

Dave Lewis called for an independent investigation last month after the company overstated first-half group profit by around £250 million.

Today he's expected to give the market a clear indication on the retailer's income for the first half of the year.


Brixton arcade and Kennington toilets on Heritage risk list

English Heritage has published their list of the most at risk buildings in London.

A medieval manor, an arcade in Brixton and public toilets in Kennington appear on it.

This year, more than 50 historic sites around London have been identified ‘at risk’ and added to the Register, including listed buildings, churches and conservation areas.


Cheese scandal as sheep’s cheese pulls the wool over our eyes

We've all heard of goats' cheese, but what about sheep's cheese.

Fake goat's cheese has been found for sale in supermarkets by consumer group Which?.

They investigated samples from across the UK following a shortage of milk from the animals.

In six cases, half or more of the product was found to be sheep’s cheese. 


And finally…Renee Zellweger talks out over her surgery claims

Renee Zellweger says she's happy public have recognised her new look.

The Oscar winning actress claims living a "peaceful and happy life" is the reason behind it.

45-year-old Zellweger caused a social media storm after walking the red carpet at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards looking unrecognisable.

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