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article 24 December 2014 UK, Scotland
Memorial service held for Glasgow lorry crash victims
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The Archbishop of Glasgow tells a memorial mass how he tried to comfort a woman whose parents and daughter were killed in the bin lorry crash in the city.

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Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog After plane crash, pressure grows for ground troops to be used against IS

Expect Gen Dempsey and many other voices to grow louder in the coming weeks that more must be done with ground forces if IS is to be dislodged.

article 24 December 2014 World, Jordan
Islamic State militants say they have shot down a plane in Syria and taken the Jordanian pilot prisoner. Jordan confirms that one of its pilots is being held.
Islamic State seizes pilot after coalition plane crashes

Islamic State militants say they have shot down a plane in Syria and taken the Jordanian pilot prisoner. Jordan confirms that one of its pilots is being held.

article 24 December 2014 World, United States
Crowds
Police shoot black teenager near Ferguson

Police shoot dead an 18-year-old black teenager in Berkeley, near Ferguson, after he reportedly pulls out a gun on an officer.

article 23 December 2014 World
News
Sony decides to show comedy film The Interview after all

Sony Pictures u-turns on its decision to pull parody film The Interview following a cyber attack blamed on North Korea - and now wants it released in cinemas on Christmas day.

video 23 December 2014 UK

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Ukip's Roger Bird: 'unsavoury allegations unproven' - video

He has lost his job as Ukip's general secretary, but Roger Bird tells Channel 4 News he is "still an enthusiastic party member" and will say a prayer for Natasha Bolter.

post 23 December 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Roger Bird cleared of improper sexual behaviour - but Ukip still get rid of him

Roger Bird wanted to keep his job, but concluded that the allegations and subsequent inquiry left him in an impossible position.

article 23 December 2014 UK
Former teacher Charles Napier is sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting 23 boys (Getty)
Former teacher jailed for sexual assaults

Former teacher Charles Napier is sentenced to 13 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting 23 boys.

article 23 December 2014 UK
News
How big a homelessness problem does Britain have?

The charity Crisis opens its doors to an expected 4,000 Christmas guests amid claims that benefit cuts are driving up homelessness.

post 23 December 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Will the Alps get any snow soon?

In what is being described as the worst start to the Alpine ski season in recent memory, a lack of snow has affected skiing in France, Switzerland and Austria.

video 23 December 2014 UK

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Watch seal being rescued from field - video

A young seal is recovering after making its way 20 miles inland near St Helens. The animal is thought to have travelled up the River Mersey and found its way into a brook near a field.

article 23 December 2014 UK
A couple and their teenage granddaughter are among six people killed when a bin lorry careered out of control in Glasgow city centre.
Three members of same family killed in Glasgow crash

A couple and their teenage granddaughter are among six people killed when a bin lorry careered out of control in Glasgow city centre.

video 23 December 2014 World, Somalia

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Three wise pirates? Today's frankincense trade - video

Almost 90 per cent of the age-old precious resin frankincense comes from rare trees in the hills of war-ravaged Somalia. But pirates are threatening to cut off local traders from their profits.

article 23 December 2014 World, United States
Kim jong un
North Korea back online after internet blackout

North Korea suffers an internet outage for several hours before links were restored on Tuesday, but the US government refuses to say whether it is responsible.

video 22 December 2014 UK, Scotland

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'Surreal carnage' of tragic Glasgow lorry crash - video

Janey Godley was at the scene of the crash moments after it happened and "never believed for a minute it was a terrorist attack", but added: "I walked away, so I'm the lucky one."

article 22 December 2014 UK
Theresa may
Theresa May to scrap child abuse inquiry

The home secretary is to disband the panel investigating historical cases of child sex abuse - just six months after she set it up.

article 22 December 2014 UK
News
Have street lighting cuts made roads more dangerous?

Labour's Hilary Benn tells Channel 4 News that cuts in street lighting have made roads more dangerous and people feel unsafe walking home in the dark.

article 22 December 2014 UK
Glasgow crash
Six people confirmed dead after bin lorry crash in Glasgow

Police say six people were killed after a bin lorry crashed into a group of pedestrians in Glasgow's George Square as the city was crowded with Christmas shoppers.

video 22 December 2014 UK

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'Perfect actress' Billie Whitelaw dies at 86

Billie Whitelaw starred in more than 50 films, including the Omen, but was also known for her collaboration with Samuel Beckett, who called her 'the perfect actress'. Paraic O'Brien reports.

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A man driving a van has ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Nantes in western France injuring 10 people. There are reports the driver
shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) and then stabbed himself with a knife.


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Singer Joe Cocker has died at 70. The Sheffield-born musician had a career spanning more than 40 years, and was best known for his cover of The Beatles’ song With A Little Help From My Friends