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The Morning Headlines
10th December 2014

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“Weather bomb” set to hit UK 

Forecasters have predicted that “severe” gale force winds are on their way for many parts of the UK, in a so-called "weather bomb" which could create winds of up to 80 mph.

It’s thought London and the South will avoid the worst of it, with sunshine and a light breeze expected for the next few days.

M1 re-opens after cheese fire 

A lorry carrying cheese burst into flames last night, which resulted in the motorway being closed.

Eye-witnessed told the BBC there were  “a couple of explosions” as the HGV caught fire.

18 firefighters attended the scene and there were no reports of any injuries. There were severe delays for traffic by junction 18 in Northamptonshire. 

The M1 has now re-opened. 

Will and Kate raise money for St Andrews University 

Yesterday evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a fund-raising dinner for St Andrews University. 

The Scottish institution is where the two met while studying and is reportedly where they fell in love. 

The event was held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they were the guests of honour.

The dinner marked the final engagement of their three-day visit to America.

Pride, fashion week and tube strikes make top trends of 2014 

In the year that the Queen sent her first tweet, we’ve apparently all been talking about the world cup, Harry Styles and selfies. At least, that’s according to the “Top Twitter Trends” which have been released for 2014. 

Twitter themselves made the announcement.

In London, tube strikes, fashion week and the London Pride were amongst the most tweeted about topics. 

Hawking film premieres in Leicester Square

Professor Stephen Hawkins and actor Eddie Redmayne were at the premiere of “The Theory of Everything” in Leicester Square last night.

The biopic tells the story of the scientists younger days and is based on the book written by his wife Jane Hawkings.

It charts their life together from Cambridge University in the early 1960s to the present day. 

Arsenal finally get a win

Arsenal defeated Galatasaray 4-1 last night, in a convincing display which saw them score three goals within 30 minutes. 

The much needed win came following the Londoners heavily criticised defeat to Stoke on Saturday.

Lukas Podolski's performance shone as the attacker scored two of the four goals.

Victoria & Albert Museum launch “Ceremony” as Christmas exhibition

The V&A have launched their Christmas exhibition for their Grand Exhibtion. 

“Ceremony” is made up of nine tiered pyramids and stands at over four meters high. It mirrors the shape of the traditional Christmas tree, but uses wood, fabric, acrylic, LED lights and other materials to achieve the effect.

The piece was designed British fashion designer Gareth Pugh, who said “It was an honour to be invited to take part.” 

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