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New York Police officers killed in shooting — A man has shot dead two New York City police officers sitting inside a patrol car, before running into a nearby underground station and reportedly committing suicide.

Ambulance target times for some patients 'could double' — The target times for ambulances to reach some patients could double from eight to 19 minutes, according to reports.

Perfect scores see Caroline Flack claim Strictly crown — TV presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev have delivered a set of unbeatable performances to win BBC's Strictly Come Dancing 2014. Flack and Kovalev secured three perfect 40 scores for dances which included the cha cha cha and Charleston.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @itvnews: Hat-trick of perfect scores see TV presenter Caroline Flack claim Strictly Come Dancing title…

Downton Abbey Text Santa special (full video)

Terrifying video shows how cyclist cheats death when hit by 14-wheel truck — A cyclist has cheated death after being hit by 4-wheel truck when he rolled down under it on Wednesday in the city of Ningbo, east China's Zhejiang Province. Surveillance video footage shows a container semi-trailer turning right at a crossroad, colliding with a cyclist.

Police officers from Met's diplomatic unit sacked for sharing pornographic images on mobile phones — Two police officers helping to guard diplomats have been sacked for sharing pornographic images on their mobile phones. The two PCs were found guilty of Gross Misconduct by a Scotland Yard disciplinary hearing. It followed an investigation, into allegations of Diplomatic Protection Group officers 'possessing and disbrututing obscene images via mobile phones.'
Dec 20, 2014

Police officers from Met's diplomatic unit sacked for sharing pornographic images on mobile phones…

Two appointed to panel reviewing Daniel Morgan investigation — Two new members have been appointed to an independent panel reviewing the investigation into the murder of Cwmbran private investigator Daniel Morgan. Mr Morgan was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987. In 2013, the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel was established to look at how police corruption affected the investigation into his death.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @justice4daniel: For those who missed it, we finally have a full panel - Two appointed to panel reviewing #DanielMorgan investigation

Family launch appeal to help find missing pet turkey — A family from Newcastle Emlyn has issued a photo appeal in the hopes of finding their missing pet turkey, George. Mum-of-four Caroline Morgan fears he will end up on a plate after the two-year-old North American wild turkey disappeared from their garden. George is thought to have flown his roost after being scared by a dog.

Girl knocked over by hit-and-run driver in Birmingham — Police have released CCTV footage of the moment a 12 year-old girl was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver on a zebra crossing in Birmingham. The girl was walking to school on Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, at around 7.30am on Friday 21 November when she was run over.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @ITVCentral: Girl, 12, knocked down by hit-and-run driver on zebra crossing in Kings Heath, Birmingham…

Boxer Anthony Crolla home after being attacked — The boxer is back home for Christmas after putting his career in jeopardy to tackle burglars at his neighbour's house. He's been treated at the Royal Oldham hospital for the past three days. Crolla, who's known as Million Dollar Crolla, had to call off hisnworld title bout in Manchester next month because of his injuries.

Scientists discover the world's deepest fish — Scientists have discovered the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific. They captured video footage of a type of snailfish that has wing-like fins and an eel-like tail at depths of 8,145 metres or 26,700ft - the greatest depth a fish has ever been observed.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @itvnews: Scientists discover the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @MKLNews: Scientists discover world’s deepest fish living 26,700 feet below (@ITVNews) -

Earthquake hits Japan

Dramatic Nasa video shows Orion spacecraft earth reentry — Dramatic video recorded during the return of NASA's Orion through Earth's atmosphere has revealed the intense conditions the Orion spacecraft and the astronauts will have to endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars. Following its uncrewed flight test on December 5 was video recorded through windows in Orion's crew module.

Astronaut prints 3D wrench in space — Realising there is an item missing from their toolkit isn't that big a deal for most people, they just jump in their car and pop to the shops to get what they need. For astronaut Barry Wilmore things aren't so simple - because he lives in space.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @itvnews: Nasa emails astronaut manufacturing plans so that he can print his own socket wrench in space…

High street stores braced for last-minute Christmas rush — High street spending is set to reach £1.2 billion today as festive shoppers hit the stores on "Panic Saturday". Thirteen million consumers are expected to spend £2.1 million for every minute the shops are open on last-minute gifts and groceries.

Donate | Text Santa — Donate to Text Santa's 6 2014 charities: Alzheimer's Society, Guide Dogs, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Teenage Cancer Trust, Together for Short Lives and WellChild

Downton Abbey for Text Santa - part one — See this special Downton Abbey sketch for Text Santa - part one of two. Donate to Text Santa Watch Downton Abbey part two
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ShelleBird: #DowntonAbbey Feat. Clooney, Piven and Lumley. And the Dowager Countess falling off a sofa pissed. Part 1: Genius!

12-year-old boy missing in Bristol — Police are appealing for help to find a 12-year-old boy from Bristol who has been missing since last night. Mohammed Khadar-Hashi was last seen near Easton Way in the city at 8pm on Wednesday. He told family members that he was going home but has not been seen since.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Hibaq_Jama: 12 year old Mohammed Khadar-Hashi has gone missing. Please contact the Police if you have…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Hibaq_Jama: 12 year old Mohammed Khadar-Hashi has gone missing. Please contact the Police if you have…

Arsenal stars visit children in hospital - and they ask for Liverpool players — Kind-hearted Arsenal stars dropped in to deliver Christmas presents to sick children at London's Royal Free Hospital this week. But their goodwill backfired - when one little boy asked for Liverpool players to visit instead. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain posted this snap of him with teammates Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott on Instagram.