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Thursday morning headlines
6th November 2014

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Ten arrested in Anonymous protests 

Ten people were arrested in central London last night during a protest by the activist group Anonymous. 

The protest, called the 'Million Mask March’, saw hundreds wear Guy Fawkes masks and march across the centre.

It lasted from 6pm to midnight. Police said despite some aggression toward them, the event was largely peaceful. 

Actor Russell Brand was among those protesting. 

Police appeal after station attack

Police would like to speak to two men after a man was punched and kicked in the face at a station. He suffered a broken nose.

The 26-year-old victim was attacked at Fenchurch Street station after midnight on Saturday 20th September.

Officers say the men may have boarded a train to Essex shortly after the attack. 

Cameron wants Asian PM in his lifetime

David Cameron has said he hopes to one day see an Asian Prime Minister.

He made the comments during an awards ceremony where culture secretary, Sajid Javid, was named the most influential Asian person in the UK. 

The prime minister said there is 'a glaring absence' of diversity in top positions in public life and consequently, the UK is not reaching it's full potential. 

In his announcement, Mr Cameron said: “I am clear: this has to change. Not to tick boxes or fulfil quotas – but to fulfil potential.”

Danny Alexander to maintain pressure on petrol prices 

Though prices at the pumps have been dropping recently, pressure is still on petrol firms and supermarkets to cut their prices of fuel.

Chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, is to demand assurances from fuel companies that they are doing all they can to keep tariffs at their lowest, due to falling oil prices.

Brent crude slumped as low as £51 a barrel earlier this week, its lowest price in just over four years . The low price reflects concerns about oversupply.

Metre-long bolts break off London’s “Cheesegrater”

Earlier this week, two metre-long bolts broke on London’s 737ft skyscraper known as the “Cheesegrater.”

One slid from the nineteenth story but stayed in place while part of another fell from the fifth story to the ground. 

No-one was hurt.  The area below was cordoned off from pedestrians in order to make safety checks. 

An investigation has been launched. 

Staying happy during old age increases lifespan

Researchers at the University of London say that over 65s who keep themselves busy and retain their zest for life are 30 percent less likely to die within eight and a half years compared to cynics. 

The study found that feeling happier as we get older can add an extra two years onto our lives.

90% miss daily recommended fibre

Research by Weetabix suggests 90 per cent of the population don’t eat the daily recommended fibre intake.

The research also found two out of five Londoners are buying fibre than previously of it because of fad diets, and as a result are lacking in vital dietary fibre found in bread and cereals.

TV presenter Gabby Logan is backing the campaign.

AC/DC drummer charged with attempting to procure murder

In New Zealand, drummer of Australian rock band AC/DC, Phil Rudd, has been charged with attempting to procure murder, threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis. 

Rudd's home was raided on Tuesday afternoon. He wore no shoes during his court appearance and has been bailed until the 27th of November.

Rudd had been absent from much of the promotional material for the band’s latest album, though lead singer Brian Johnson had attributed this to a “family emergency.”

Chelsea draw Maribor, 1-1

Chelsea remain unbeaten but they didn’t manage a victory against Maribor last night after missing a penalty. 

Eden Hazard was armed with the task at the 86th minute during the Champions League game but Maribor's goalkeeper Jasmin Handanovic saved the penalty leaving both teams with one point each.

Bonneville: Downtown dog not killed because of name

Actor Hugh Bonneville has denied claims that the dog in the ITV television series Downton Abbey was killed off because her name is Isis. 

He made the comments in response to rumours the animal was killed off because her name is linked to the Islamic terrorist group.

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