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25th November 2014

MI5 criticised in Lee Rigby murder inquiry

One of the killers of soldier Lee Rigby posted extremist messages on social media sites for six months without it being brought to the authorities attention.

A report into the killing of the fusilier today is expected to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers, Michael Adebolajo.

The soldier was killed in a brutal attack outside Woolwich barracks in May last year.


Cyclist killed in east London hit and run

A cyclist has been killed in a suspected hit and run in east London.

The collision happened just after 10pm last night near Commercial Road when a vehicle, believed to be racing another car, collided with the victim.

The 32-year-old man was taken to hospital but later died. 


Chaos in Ferguson as policeman who killed unarmed teen is not charged

A  jury has decided not to charge a Missouri policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Police say shots were fired and cars vandalised in the US city of Ferguson after the decision was announced.

The 18-year-old was killed by Darren Wilson in August this year. 

His death sparked weeks of demonstrations.


Suspected ISIS recruiter from London made to pay a ‘torture bribe’ in prison

A London minicab controller who has been accused of recruiting fighters for ISIS is having to pay a ‘torture bribe’ - his family say.

Samiun Rahman has been held for two months in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

The 24-year-old could face life behind bars if convicted of allegations that he was using the country as a base to send jihadists to Syria. 

His family have been speaking to The Independent, claiming they have been scammed by the Bangladeshi Police, after being asked to send money for Mr Rhaman’s poor health, when in fact, it wasn’t true.


Madame Jojo’s closed forced to closed down

A popular Soho nightclub has closed down after its licence was revoked because its bouncers allegedly attacked a man with baseball bats.

Madame Jojo's was forced to close temporarily last month.

The famous music venue has seen performances from the likes of Adele, The xx and The Klaxons.


Groundbreaking technology used to explore the Antarctic

New 3D mapping of previously inaccessible areas of the Antarctic has found the sea ice fringing the continent is thicker than expected.

Two expeditions to Antarctica by scientists from the UK, USA and Australia analysed a large area of ice using a robot.

The findings will provide a starting point to help discover how ice thickness is changing.


Yoghurt lowers the risk of Diabetes

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that's now said to be the case for yoghurt.

Researchers have found a daily tablespoon of yoghurt reduces the risk of getting type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth.

The study, carried out by The Harvard School of Public Health, found probiotic bacteria in the dose of dairy helps improve fat profiles. 


A very public display of affection

One woman has taken to the big screen in south London to show her romantic side and propose to her girlfriend.

Marisa popped the question in front of cinema-goers outside The Ritzy in Brixton.

Her partner, Chris Andrews said yes, and said she was returning the favour after already asking for her hand in marriage in New York earlier this year. 

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