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Morning Headlines
12th January 2015

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Old Kent Road car chase ends in fireball 

A driver was “incinerated” when their car hit a bus stop and exploded into a fireball after shots were fired during a high-speed chase up Old Kent Road.
When police arrived at the scene early Sunday morning, the victim's body was too badly burned for officers to determine their age or gender.

Witnesses say the car was travelling at speeds of 100 miles per hour as the driver tried to escape three gunmen on mopeds.

London pays respects to Paris with landmark lights

London landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French flag last night in tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris.

Hundreds gathered at a "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Trafalgar Square to pay their respects to the 17 people who were killed.

Downing Street said the Union flag at Number 10 flew at half-mast as a mark of respect.


Fox news gets it wrong again, claim Birmingham is 'totally Muslim'

A "terrorism expert" who appeared on the American Fox News channel has claimed Birmingham is "a totally Muslim city" where non-Muslims are not welcome.

Steve Emerson also claimed that in parts of London, Muslim “religious police” inflict violence on anyone who doesn't adhere to a Muslim dress-code.

The inaccurate comments came during a discussion on no-go zones in Europe.  

Redmayne wins best actor at Golden Globes

The Golden Globe awards took place in Hollywood on Sunday evening. It is the first major ceremony in the awards calendar.

British actor Eddie Redmayne won best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Julianne Moore won best actress for her part in the film drama Still Alice.

Earlier in the evening, Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt was the first British winner. She collected the prize for best supporting actress in a TV series.

Former Batman Michael Keaton also received a gong for his role in new film Birdman. 

LGBT Charlton fans attacked before Brighton match

A police investigation is underway after Charlton Rainbows, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Charlton Athletic fans, say some of their members were assaulted before the Sunday home match against Brighton and Hove Albion.

G4S reported for Guantanamo Bay involvement

The British security company G4S have been reported to police over involvement with US naval base Guantanamo Bay.

According to reports in the The Independent, detectives at Scotland Yard have been asked to examine whether the firm may have acted illegally in fulfilling the terms of a contract it won to serve the prison last year.

Entertainment world call for Government to curb ticket touting 

More than 80 leading representatives of the music, sport and theatre worlds have called on the Government to crack down on online ticket touts.

The representatives claim they're damaging artists and ripping off fans.

In an open letter, the signatories, who include the managers of One Direction and the National Theatre, say they hope ministers will vote in favour of giving greater protection and information to fans at the point of sale.

Ford secretly testing new car-sharing service 

Car manufacturer Ford is testing a new car sharing service in London.

The scheme, called City Driving On-Demand, would let consumers take short-term rentals of electric and low-emission cars around the capital. Ford say they hope to improve driving in London. 

Users would be able to reserve a car via an app or Ford’s call centre.

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke City

Following a 3-0 win over Stoke City, Arsenal are now fifth in the Premier League.

The north London side took a comfortable win at home yesterday after Alexis Sanchez scored the final goal of the match in the 49th minute. 

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