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Morning Headlines
13th January 2015

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27,000 of London’s bus drivers go on strike

Bus drivers have gone on strike over pay and working conditions this morning, leaving millions of passengers facing disruptions.

27,000 drivers are part of a planned walkout which affects 18 bus companies in the capital.

The strike will continue through today until Wednesday morning. Services on January 14 are not expected to be affected. 

Read more details about the strike

Minicab robbers jailed 

Three teenagers who hired taxis to drive them to games arcades where they carried out “brutal and violent” robberies have been jailed.

The trio paid mini cab drivers to wait for them as they carried out the late-night attacks in east London.

Ashley Samuel, 18, Yahya Ahmed, 19, and Mohamed Sayid, 19, who are all from Ilford, were each sentenced to eight years and four months.

Homophobic Tesco worker faced disciplinary hearing

A Tesco checkout worker who claimed gay people "shouldn't have babies" has been disciplined by bosses.

It is alleged the staff member said homosexuality was “wrong” and “all gay people should die alone.” The comments were reportedly made in front of a pregnant lesbian couple.

The supermarket said an investigation had been carried out and that the member of staff had faced a disciplinary hearing. 

First edition of Charlie Hebdo to be published after Paris terror attacks

The first edition of magazine Charlie Hebdo published since nine of its contributors were murdered in Paris will show the Prophet Mohammed holding a sign reading "I am Charlie" below the words "all is forgiven".

It’s expected that up to three million copies could be printed, following demand from readers who want to show solidarity with the satirical magazine.

ISIS allegedly hack US military command social media 

The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the US military command were suspended for a few hours yesterday after being hacked by a group claiming to back Islamic State.

One message on Centcom's Twitter feed read: "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back."

It was signed by ISIS, or the Islamic State. It has not been confirmed whether the group are responsible for the hack. 

Dulwich Picture Gallery challenges public to “spot the fake”

Art lovers are being asked to see if they can identify a forgery in a new challenge set by Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The stunt is part of Doug Fishbone's exhibition Made In China, which explores how people view, appreciate and value art.

The South London gallery will hang a £120 replica painting by a Chinese studio alongside genuine work and asks the public to see if they can identify which is the fake. 

Feltham Young Offenders Institute has “unpredictable and reckless" levels of violence 

Prison inspectors say a young offenders' institution in west London is suffering "unpredictable and reckless" levels of violence.

According to a report, inmates at Feltham Young Offenders Institute represent up to 48 different gangs.

Prison inspectors say that staff must constantly keep apart dozens of gang members.

Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or award for third year in a row

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award for the third year in a row.

The Portugal captain beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the award after he won almost 40 per cent of the votes.

Hounslow, Hillingdon and Harrow named most miserable parts of London

According to new research, the most miserable Londoners live in Hounslow, Hillingdon and Harrow.

Cambridge researchers suggest different personality types flock to different areas of the capital. 

The report also says central Londoners are unfriendly, while the nicest people reportedly live in Croydon and Bromley.

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