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Courage takes many forms: Saleh's story

itv.com — Courage takes many forms - and for an 11 year old Syrian boy named Saleh, it comes in learning to ride his new bike. ITV News first met Saleh Mahmood in June - a badly injured boy who had lost one of his legs in the violence of Syria's civil war.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: For an 11 year old Syrian boy named Saleh, courage comes in learning to ride his new bike again, @GeraintITV reports itv.com/news/2014-11-2…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: For an 11 year old Syrian boy, courage comes in learning to ride his new bike again itv.com/news/2014-11-2… pic.twitter.com/56Mv8aSRRG

Nov 28, 2014

Watch this and wonder at the courage and spirit of eleven year old Saleh. @itvnews @GeraintITV itv.com/news/2014-11-2…

Police receive 'multiple calls' to Black Friday sales

itv.com — Police have responded to "multiple calls" to Black Friday sales across London. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman told ITV News that officers were called to four supermarkets in the capital after large crowds gathered in a bid to grab a bargain.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Manchester police chief 'disappointed' stores did not have enough security to deal with Black Friday trouble itv.com/news/story/201…

Nov 28, 2014

"Scuffles broke out at a Tesco in east London in a row over coffee makers" Stop the madness! itv.com/news/story/201…

Nov 28, 2014

Black Friday madness - meanwhile hundreds of millions in the world are living in extreme poverty......itv.com/news/story/201…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Police called to seven Tesco stores across Greater Manchester during Black Friday rush itv.com/news/story/201…

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Poland will 'block' Cameron's radical immigration plans

itv.com — A senior figure in the Polish government has told ITV News that Poland would definitely block any UK treaty revisions that would discriminate between British and EU citizens. Economist Jacek Rostowski, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, made the comments following David Cameron's speech laying out radical reforms to ban European migrants from claiming a range of benefits for their first four years in the UK.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Poland will 'definitely veto' Cameron's radical immigration plans, @mmgeissler reports itv.com/news/update/20…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Poland will 'definitely veto' Cameron's radical immigration plans, @mmgeissler reports itv.com/news/update/20…

WHO to miss targets for controlling Ebola

itv.com — ITV News has learned that the United Nations will miss its targets - set for this coming Monday - for controlling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia. But the underlying trend in Sierre Leone, where British troops are helping attempts to stem the disease, is even more disturbing.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: World Health Organisation to miss targets for controlling Ebola itv.com/news/update/20…, reports @LVaughanJones

Police: Stores should not expect us to bail them out

itv.com — A senior officer at Greater Manchester Police has hit out at retailers for failing to make adequate preparations for the huge crowds that accompanied today's Black Friday promotions. Detective Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said stores should make proper arrangements for their own security and not expect police forces to come in and "bail them out".
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Police hit out over Black Friday: 'Retailers should not expect us to bail them out' itv.com/news/update/20…

Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Police hit out over Black Friday: 'Retailers should not expect us to bail them out' itv.com/news/update/20…

French farmers protest over sheep attacks

itv.com — French farmers drove a flock of around 250 sheep around Paris on Thursday to highlight the effect a growing wolf population is having on their flocks. Previously hunted to extinction across most of Western Europe, wolves crossed the Alps from Italy into the French countryside in the 1990s as a European convention on the conservation of wildlife re-introduced packs back into the wild.

Police called in to cope with Black Friday sales all across the UK

itv.com — Police have responded to "multiple calls" to Black Friday sales across the UK, including Manchester, Wales and London. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman told ITV News that officers were called to four supermarkets in the capital after large crowds gathered in a bid to grab a bargain.

Actor Mickey Rourke wins first boxing bout in 20 years

itv.com — Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke made a return to the boxing ring today aged 62, defeating an opponent less than half his age. Rourke sent 29-year-old Elliot Seymour - a former California Golden Gloves chamion - to the canvas twice in the second round during the exhibition bout at a Moscow concert hall.

Ferguson protesters boycott Black Friday

itv.com — Protesters in Ferguson have been boycotting Black Friday sales as a new tactic to vent their anger at the decision not to prosecute a white police officer who shot dead unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Many gathered around major stores, such as Macy's, holding placards saying "black lives matter" and chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!"

Nigeria mosque blast: At least 35 dead

itv.com — At least 35 people have been killed and many wounded in the bomb attack on the Central Mosque of Kano in northern Nigeria, Reuters have reported. More: Smoke rises above central mosque of Kano after blast
Nov 28, 2014

At least 35 people have been killed in a bomb blast a mosque in Kano, northern #Nigeria itv.com/news/update/20…

Star Wars VII teaser trailer premieres

itv.com — The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has appeared online and in US cinemas. The 88 second clip teases fans with shots of X-Wing space-fighters, a new type of lightsaber and Han Solo's trusty Millennium Falcon performing aerobatics.

Soldier jailed for two years for making a nail bomb

itv.com — A 20 year old soldier has been sentenced to two year for making a homemade nail bomb in his bedroom in Eccles, Greater Manchester. Judge Brian Barker said the case was "unusual and worrying" as Ryan McGee had "made a viable bomb in his bedroom" and had "a large volume of extremist observations" even though he accepted that the items were not going to be used for violent purposes.

13 Somali men convicted of running an inner city sex ring

itv.com — Thirteen Somali men have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls, it can be reported for the first time after the conclusion of a trial at Bristol Crown Court.

Pele's condition improving but he remains in intensive care

itv.com — Pele's condition is improving but he remains in the intensive care unit of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, according to a statement released on Friday. The 74-year-old allayed fears over his health by announcing on his official Twitter feed on Thursday evening that he was ''doing fine'', having been admitted to a ''special care'' unit in the Sao Paulo hospital - three days after being taken in with a urinary tract infection.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvfootball: Pele's condition improving but he remains in intensive care, says hospital itv.com/news/2014-11-2… pic.twitter.com/0ploxCYJyK

#BlackHoleFriday and other #BlackFriday spin-offs

itv.com — In the unlikely event that you haven't noticed, #BlackFriday is all over social media today as people flock to the shops in the hope of bagging a bargain. But the shopping phenomenon has also sparked a number of spin-offs - and they're not all about parting with your hard-earned cash.

John Lewis refuse to donate to penguin appeal

itv.com — This year's John Lewis Christmas advert follows the story of Monty the penguin looking for love. Watch: John Lewis launches Christmas advert 2014 So Bristol Zoo, who are trying to raise £20,000 to help abandoned African penguin chicks, asked if they would help. But they were left "disappointed" when the retailer turned them down.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @itvnews: Bristol Zoo left 'disappointed' as John Lewis 'refuse to join' penguin appeal itv.com/news/2014-11-2… pic.twitter.com/5xyPkRI9tB

Kent shoppers hunt for Black Friday bargains

itv.com — Pictures from Bluewater in Kent show eager bargain hunters taking to the shops to take advantage of the US-inspired Black Friday sales before Christmas.

Couple stumble across giant outdoor cannabis farm while having a romantic stroll in a park

itv.com — A couple on a romantic stroll were baffled when they stumbled upon an outdoor cannabis farm in a London park. Oscar Lerin, 35, was out for a walk with his girlfriend when they strayed a few metres off the path in the Epping Forest in search of mushrooms.

Paul Gascoigne discusses his demons

itv.com — Former England football star Paul Gascoigne hit the headlines yet again last month after he was sectioned following his on-going battle with drink. It came just months after he was pictured being put in an ambulance after reportedly being found slumped outside his home.