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28th November 2014

4 Years without benefits for immigrants coming to the UK

The Prime Minister is set to announce plans to limit the welfare benefits available to EU migrants.

He is expected to say that European migrants should have to wait a minimum of four years before receiving welfare payments or council houses.

Net migration is thought to have risen by 78,000 people since last year. 


Supermarkets heaving with Black Friday shoppers by overnight

Police were called to supermarket stores across the capital last night after large crowds gathered to pick up a bargain at the 'Black Friday' sales.

Before midnight, some Asda and Tesco stores were heaving with shoppers.

Officers worked alongside staff to deal with the overcrowding and ensure the safety of those entering and exiting stores. 


Judge rules Andrew Mitchell did call police officer a ‘Pleb’

Former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell did call a Downing Street police officer a pleb, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.

After the ruling, Mr Mitchell, who was in court with his wife Sharon Bennett, said he was "bitterly disappointed" with the outcome.

Mr Justice Mitting's ruling that ‘on the balance of probabilities’ Mitchell had used ‘the politically toxic word pleb’. 


Northern Line tube strike to go ahead

Talks to avoid a strike on the northern line, have broken up without agreement.

Discussions between the RMT Union and London Underground over the sacking of an Undergound employee, have so far failed to reach a resolution.

The walk out it set to take place on December 1st.


A shortage of teachers means schools looking offshore to hire

Schools could be planning to look overseas in their recruitment of teachers due to a shortage of qualified professionals.

Teacher recruitment agencies say it's because of a drop in the number of trainees for the third year running.

According to analysis, the consistent shortfall has led to a lack of around 6,000 teaching professionals in schools across the country.


Pitch intruders didn’t put Spurs off a Europa League win

Spurs secured their place in the Europa League knockout stage with victory over Partizan Belgrade.

Benjamin Stambouli scored a second-half winner,  but the match was marred by pitch intruders in the first half. 

The match was suspended by the referee for 10 minutes just before the break following the third incident. 

Spurs finish top of their group, with Turkish side Besiktas second.

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