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5th December 2014

Obama concerned over alleged us police discrimination

President Barack Obama and the mayor of New York will join forces to address concerns about alleged discriminatory policing in the U.S.

It comes as the two leaders discussed protests surrounding the death of Eric Garner who died as a result of force when being held by police.

Questions have been raised about the president's response to the police killings of unarmed black men and children.


Bodies on mother and baby found

The body of a baby girl has been discovered close to where her mother was found dead on Wednesday night.

Charlotte Bevan left St Michael's Hospital in Bristol with her four-day-old daughter Zaani, on Tuesday.

Ms Bevan's body was found on Avon Gorge while the body of the baby girl was discovered yesterday afternoon.


A third man arrested in connection with murder of 17-year-old from Greenwich

Police have charged a third man in connection with the murder of Charlie Wright in 2010.

Mohammed Ibrahim, of no fixed address, is due in court later charged with the murder of 17-year-old Charlie in Greeniwch four years ago.

The 25-year-old is also charged with conspiracy to rob and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.


Scotland drink drive limit at its lowest

The legal drink-drive limit in Scotland is now lower than anywhere else in the UK.

The new law reduces the legal alcohol limit from 80mg to 50mg in every 100mls of blood.

Campaigners believe the new limit will cut the number of deaths and serious injuries on Scottish roads.

The limit elsewhere in the UK will remain at 80mg, the joint highest in Europe.


Waterloo station is the busiest in the UK

Research by the Office of Rail Regulations shows the rail network is getting busier, with some London stations dealing with an 8 per cent increase in passengers passing through in the last year.

Waterloo handled a total of 98.44 million passengers in a year.


Tube ticket offices set to close

The first ticket offices set to be closed on the tube network have been announced by Transport for London.

Work to transform 256 ticket offices across the capital will begin in February.

The first ticket stations to be closed will be Chigwell, Embankment, Queensway Roding Valley, South Wimbledon, Shepherd’s Bush, Temple, Theydon Bois and Upminster Bridge.


It’s officially Christmas time as Trafalgar Square switch-on

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lights were switched on during a traditional ceremony last night.

Westminster Council said the tree is bigger and brighter than ever this year, measuring over 21 metres tall.

It is decorated with 900 white LED lights and will stay lit until January the 6th.

We were there for the switch on see here. 


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