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Morning Headlines
30th January 2015

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RAF scramble as Russian bombers fly over the Channel 

RAF Typhoons were scambled when two Russian bombers flew over the English channel on Wednesday.

Russia's ambassador to the UK has been summoned over the incident.

The Russian TU-95 planes didn't enter British airspace, but the Foreign Office said it's part of an "increasing pattern of out of area operations by Russian aircraft."

Man with fake gun demands airtime

A man wielding a fake gun was arrested at the studios of a Dutch television company after demanding airtime.

Police surrounded the building of national broadcaster NOS in Hilversum and evacuated staff. 

In dramatic video footage released overnight, armed police were seen storming into the studio. 

Budget cuts partially responsible for 14 firefighter deaths, say union

According to the The Fire Brigades Union, budget cuts are partially to blame for the deaths of 14 firefights in the past decade.

Following a recent report by the University of Stirling into the fatalities and wider health and safety practice, there have been calls for urgent action to take place.

Britain fails to cope with snow, again

Snowstorms have brought disruptions and travel chaos across northern England, forcing schools, roads and airports to close.

Manchester Airport had to shut both of its runways for several hours, leaving passengers stranded.

Flights were also suspended at East Midlands Airport due to the heavy snow.

Thameslink services resume after flooding chaos

Thameslink services will resume this morning after leaks and a burst water main led to more than 1,000 trains being cancelled.

The track from St Pancras to Farringdon has been closed since Wednesday evening as engineers worked to resolve the problems.

Network Rail said it would issue Thames Water with a "multi-million pound bill" for the disruption.

Thames Water claim a lack of maintenance by the rail operator had contributed to the flooding.

Haringey police appeal for information regarding missing man 

Police in Haringey are appealing for help to find a missing man from Tottenham.

Ambrose Ball, who is also known as Jay, has not been seen since last Saturday when it's believed his car was involved in a collision.

Officers are concerned for his safety and wellbeing as he has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone with any information are asked to call Haringey Police via 101. 

31,000 Londoners at risk of eviction 

According to new figures released by homeless charity Shelter, more than 31,000 Londoners are at risk of eviction.

The research found that in three months more than 12,500 households were put at risk of evictions - the equivalent of over 31,000 people.

The crisis is said to be due to high rents, unstable tenancies and welfare changes.

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