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Murder in Waterloo

A man has been charged with murdering a 43-year-old man on Waterloo Road.

Mark Patten from Thornton Heath, will appear in custody at Camberwell Magistrates' Court today. 

The victim who was killed on Saturday night is thought to be Menelaos Aligizakis.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses anyone with information. 

Ched Evans in talks to play with Oldham Athletic

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is reportedly in fresh talks with Oldham Athletic about signing with the club. 

The league one club said in December they would not be offering Evans the opportunity to play or train with the club, but today a press conference will be held by the Professional Football Player's association to discuss his return to the game. 


Children told to ‘swap out’ sugar

Health officials have endorsed a new "swapping out" campaign to try and get children to eat less sugar. 

Currently health guidelines advise that only 10 per cent of calorie intake should be made up of sugar, but figures show it's children between four and 10 are eating much more. 

Public Health England say that children should change their diets by eating things like yoghurt instead of ice cream. 

Meanwhile, London addiction clinics have said they've had a 300 per cent increase in the amount of people seeking sugar addictions.

British nurse with Ebola remains critical

The British nurse diagnosed with Ebola remains in a critical condition as of last night.

Pauline Cafferkey is being treated for the deadly virus at the Royal Free London Hospital in a high level isolation unit.

The nurse caught the virus while working as a medical volunteer in Sierra Leone.

Attempts to free sunken cargo ship in Isle of Wight

An operation is underway to attempt to free the cargo ship that ran aground on the banks of the Solent opposite the Isle of Wight.  

The car carrying ship, which was travelling to Germany, ran aground on Saturday, and has been stuck on the bank ever since. 

25 people aboard the ship have been rescued, with only one suffering injuries because of the crash.

Life-changing screening for newborns rolled out

From today, newborn babies across the country will be screened for rarer more debilitating diseases. 

Before newborns were given a heel prick test to screen for five major conditions, but will now be tested for four more.

The move is expected to reveal around 30 more cases a year, which Public Health England say will help give life saving treatment. 


Retail giant John Lewis reports growth

John Lewis has seen a rise in sales during the christmas period due to online purchases.

The department store reported a 19 per cent increase in online sales, while like-for-like sales were only up 4 per cent. 

The retail giant said Black Friday in November saw the firm's biggest sales in 150 years and saw a 22 per cent increase on the same time the year before.

QPR FA changes scuppered

Queen's Park Rangers FA Cup chances were stamped out by Sheffield United last night after their nil score paled in comparison to Sheffield's three goals.

The Yorkshire side began their march to victory in the first half with a goal from Marc McNulty.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce added two goals to the score, one of which being in the 94th minute which was the final nail in QPR's defeat.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Arsenal have sailed through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Chelsea won three goals to nil against Watford and Arseal won two goals to nil against Hull city.

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