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Soldier shot at war memorial in Canada

itv.com — The Canadian parliament buildings in Otaawa, which are close to the National War Memorial, have been put in lockdown after shots were fired in the area, according to local media reports. An eyewitness has told Reuters news agency that a suspect drove away in a car on Parliament grounds.

Lynda Bellingham remembered in poignant Loose Women interview (video1)

itv.com — Watch Lynda Bellingham's final interview on Loose Woman on ITV 2014.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @itvpresscentre: Lynda Bellingham remembered in poignant Loose Women interview (video) > bit.ly/10n6sGf pic.twitter.com/54NU8AmUE7

Father of British IS hostage John Cantlie dies

itv.com — The father of British IS hostage John Cantlie has died just days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released. Paul Cantlie, 80, passed away from "complications following pneumonia", a statement released by his family said. Mr Cantlie's health is said to have deteriorated since the kidnap of his youngest son in 2012.

Police close roads surrounding Ottawa war memorial

itv.com — Police have closed off several roads surrounding the National War Memorial (marked in red in the map below) in Ottawa.
Oct 22, 2014

Great map shows the areas currently on lockdown near Ottawa war memorial itv.com/news/update/20…

Ottawa mayor 'shocked and saddened' by attack

itv.com — Read Ottawa mayor 'shocked and saddened' by attack latest on ITV News. All the World news
Oct 22, 2014

Ottawa mayor 'shocked and saddened' by attack at Canada's parliament: Read his statement here itv.com/news/update/20…

Chewbacca breaks up fight between Mr Incredible and Batgirl

itv.com — Chewbacca was forced to step in to break up a fight between Mr Incredible and Batgirl. Tensions between the costumed characters spilled over on Hollywood's Walk of Fame yesterday as Mr Incredible launched an attack on Batman.
Oct 22, 2014

Batman fights Mr incredible. Chewbacca, Wally and Freddie Kruger break it up. Yes really. itv.com/news/2014-10-2…

Police dealing with 'suspect vehicle' near Liverpool Street

itv.com — Read the latest London stories, Police dealing with 'suspect vehicle' near Liverpool Street on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news
Oct 22, 2014

RT @itvlondon: Local closures and cordons in place near Liverpool Street as police investigate suspect vehicle itv.com/news/london/up…

Your views: Should doctors get a dementia diagnosis bonus?

itv.com — Let us know what you think about NHS England's plans to pay GPs a £55 bonus for diagnosing dementia.

S Club 7 to Bring It All Back as they reunite for first time in over a decade

itv.com — S Club 7 are to reunite in full for the first time in over a decade. The group - whose hits include Reach For The Stars and Don't Stop Movin' - will perform a medley of their hits for the BBC's Children In Need Appeal.

E-cigarettes are banned on all London public transport

itv.com — E-cigarettes have been banned on London buses. Smokers who switch to electronic devices are already prevented from using them on the tube. The ban has now been extended to all Transport for London services and premises including buses, Docklands Light Railway and the Overground.

Ebola orphans: The children left behind as the deadly virus hits Sierra Leone

itv.com — Joseph Munu is just 10 years old, and already thrust into the role of man of the house. His little sister Victoria and adorable brother Joshua, three, sit close to him folded into his arms. They've all become orphans after their mother and father both died of Ebola.

Cardiff boss Slade "not surprised" by early success

itv.com — New Cardiff boss Russell Slade says he's not surpassing any of his own expectations following his 100% start to life in the Welsh capital. The Bluebirds made it two wins from two under the guidance of the former Leyton Orient manager last night - their 3-1 win coming on the back of victory over Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

How a cell transplant helped a paralysed man walk again

itv.com — Repairing damage to the spine so that a paralysed person regains function is right at the frontier of modern medicine. It is so difficult that, for a long time, it was thought impossible to repair or regrow nerves.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @alokjha: My take on yday's story of the paralysed man who can walk again - caution needed and let's not over-extrapolate itv.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 22, 2014

My take on yday's story of the paralysed man who can walk again - caution needed and let's not over-extrapolate itv.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @alokjha: My take on today's story of the paralysed man who can walk again - caution needed + let's not over-extrapolate itv.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 21, 2014

My take on today's story of the paralysed man who can walk again - caution needed + let's not over-extrapolate itv.com/news/2014-10-2…

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Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin named Welsh Tree of the Year

itv.com — The Woodland Trust has named the Lonely Tree of Llanfyllin as its Welsh Tree of the Year. The Powys landmark - a Scots pine - was blown down in February after standing for more than 200 years. The town council and a group of local people have attempted to keep the tree alive by covering its roots with 30 tonnes of soil.
Oct 21, 2014

Welsh tree shocker! RT @chrishowse: If you were wondering which tree won Welsh Tree of the Year... itv.com/news/wales/201…

Oct 21, 2014

The Welsh Tree of the Year is a competition that exists. This unfortunate chap just won it. itv.com/news/wales/201… pic.twitter.com/tDSE4EW0LG