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Morning Headlines
14th January 2015

Warning: images contain flash photography. 

Old Kent Road car crash: “like Grand Theft Auto”

Friends of a young father who was killed in a fireball crash in south London on January 11 have described it as "like something from Grand Theft Auto."

Michael Paxman, 32, was killed following a high-speed chase along Old Kent Road on Sunday. It was reported he was trying to escape three gunmen riding mopeds. 

20,000 cabbies protest Uber’s “unfair” tax practice

More than 20,000 taxi drivers have called for the Government to crack down on “unfair” tax practice of mobile app Uber.

Drivers have accused Uber of gaining an “unfair competitive advantage” by processing London jobs through its Dutch subsidiary, which allows them to charge lower fares. 

The 20,000 strong alliance of cabbies are threatening to adopt similar loopholes unless something is done.

Charlie Hebdo show Prophet Mohammed crying, print 3 million copies

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo have printed three millions copies of their first edition since the terrorist attacks at its Paris offices last week.

Ten staff members and two police officers were murdered during the massacre.

The front cover of the new issue features a cartoon of a crying Prophet Mohammed on the cover, under the words “Tout est pardonne” (“All is forgiven”). 

Mini tornado blows through Harrow 

A mini-tornado blew through north west London yesterday, damaging homes and cars. 

The strong winds were compared to "a scene from the Wizard of Oz" by onlookers.

Witnesses say roof tiles were blown off houses in Harrow and one garage collapsed as hailstones battered the area.

No one was reported injured.

Police looking for London man after neck stabbing in Brighton 

Sussex police are looking to speak to a man from North London following an incident which saw another man was stabbed in the neck in Brighton.

Hussein Bashir Ali was spotted in Hornsey a day after the attack but has not been seen since.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex police. 

West Ham goalkeeper scores winning penalty in win over Everton

Goalkeeper Adrián scored the winning penalty for his side West Ham in a 9-8 shootout against Everton.

The penalty shoot-out came in extra time of the third-round replay at the Hammers’ home ground following a dramatic 2-2 draw.

The win means West Ham now have a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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