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Guinea and Mali to draw lots for AFCON place

itv.com — Guinea and Mali will find out which side progresses to the Africa Cup of Nations knockout phases through drawing lots after fought out a 1-1 draw. Both teams have played out 1-1 draws in their previous Group D matches, meaning lots will be required to decide who finishes second and will face Ghana.

Ebola battle 'moving to end phase' as new cases fall

itv.com — Fewer than 100 new Ebola cases have been diagnosed in the last week of counting, the World Health Organisation says - adding that health officials are now shifting focus toward an end to the virus.

Lord Coe today declares his political career over and rules out running for Mayor of London

itv.com — Former Olympics supremo Seb Coe today declared his political career over and ruled out running for Mayor of London. Lord Coe's comments in an exclusive interview with ITV News will dash the hopes of London Tories, including Boris Johnson, who hoped to see him stand for City Hall in 2016.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @laurabrander: New: @sebcoe declares his political career over to @simonharrisitv & rules out running for Mayor of London http://t.co/e6…

Jan 28, 2015

Exclusive: Lord Coe declares political career over and rules out running for Mayor of London itv.com/news/london/20…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @itvlondon: Exclusive: Lord Coe declares political career over and rules out running for Mayor of London itv.com/news/london/20… http://t.co/kR9AnOJje1

Jan 28, 2015

RT @MayorWatch: Great scoop by @simonharrisitv - Coe rules himself out of the race to be Tory Mayoral candidate itv.com/news/london/20…

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'Great escape' D-Day veteran leaves entire estate to RNLI

itv.com — A D-Day veteran who warmed hearts around the world when he "escaped" from his care home to attend the 2014 commemorations in France has left his entire estate to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Bernard Jordan passed away in early January, at the age of 90.
Jan 28, 2015

'Great escape' D-Day veteran leaves entire estate to RNLI>My favorite person who's been in news this year #Legend itv.com/news/meridian/…

Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

RT @itvnews: 'Great escape' D-Day veteran leaves entire estate to RNLI itv.com/news/meridian/… http://t.co/kKTAL82A2a

Jan 28, 2015

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Flooding which caused days of misery for commuters blamed on blocked drains

itv.com — The flooding which has caused days of misery for rail commuters has been blamed on blocked drains. Thameslink services through central London have faced severe disruption since the track became submerged last week. Stomach-churning pictures released by Thames Water show a metal grill by silt and debris.
Jan 29, 2015

Flooding which caused days of misery for commuters blamed on blocked drains itv.com/news/london/20…

Bethany's Back! | News | Coronation Street | ITV

itv.com — Watch out Weatherfield - Bethany Platt is back and she means trouble! In this first shot of actress Lucy Fallon on the Corrie set with Helen Worth and Jack P Shepherd, Bethany looks all sweetness and light. But it soon becomes clear that the teenager is going to cause problems for the already beleaguered Platt family.
Jan 29, 2015

#Corrie have announced the new actress to play Bethany Platt played by actress Lucy Fallon who really is 19!! itv.com/coronationstre…

Widower's tears of joy when Virgin find dead wife's message they accidentally deleted

itv.com — Widower Stan Beaton kept an answerphone recording of his wife Ruby's voice for 14 years. So he was devastated when Virgin Media accidentally deleted it during an upgrade. But kind-hearted technicians spent days trawling through thousands of messages to find the recording - and have now given Stan a CD copy so he will never lose it again.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @itvnews: Widower's tears of joy when Virgin find dead wife's message they accidentally deleted itv.com/news/2015-01-2… pic.twitter.com/0hPfkEEtlL

Severe weather warnings as 'thundersnow' storms on the way

itv.com — A week of snow and freezing temperatures is on the way, with severe weather warnings in force for large swathes of the UK. Up to 15cm of snow - around six inches - is predicted to fall in some highland areas tonight, with "thundersnow" storms expected in the north, according to the Met Office.

Fading Olympic legacy? Big drop in the number of people playing sport

itv.com — The legacy of the London Olympics suffered a new blow today when figures revealed a huge fall in the number of people playing sport. The biggest drop in popularity was swimming where almost 250,000 fewer people are taking part in the sport. The latest Active People's Survey showed an overall fall of 125,000 across all sports.
Jan 29, 2015

Fading Olympic legacy? Big drop in the number of people playing sport itv.com/news/london/20…

Shell confirms it is planning to drill in Alaska in 2015

itv.com — Shell has confirmed it is planning to drill in Alaska in 2015, according to ITV News Business editor Joel Hills.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @itvnews: Energy giant Shell confirms it is planning to drill in Alaska in 2015, subject to all necessary permission itv.com/news/update/20…

Hospital investigates claim that poor care hastened a patient's death

itv.com — The new Southmead Hospital has begun an investigation into claims that poor standards of care may have hastened the death of an elderly patient. Violet Clutterbuck died at the age of 95, ten days after being admitted to the newly-redeveloped hospital with a chest infection.
Jan 29, 2015

Labour took a kicking over NHS in Wales yesterday while in Bristol Tories were attacking themselves on same subject itv.com/news/west/2015…

Sean's blog: Soggy Sydney and Sunrise on 7!

itv.com — I was ready for banter... Sunrise at 7 is similar to Good Morning Britain. News, weather, sport and topical issues all delivered in a fun and entertaining way. So there was bound to be a joke about the British - the sport of pommie bashing.

Royal Mail chairman who oversaw privatisation steps down

itv.com — The man who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail will be stepping down later this year, the postal firm has announced. Chairman Donald Brydon, who has been in the post since 2009, will continue work until at least the annual general meeting in the summer, but a statement from the company revealed the search for his successor had already begun.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @itvnews: Royal Mail chairman who oversaw privatisation to step down later this year, the firm has announced itv.com/news/update/20…

Shell quarter four earnings up to $4.2 billion

itv.com — Energy company Shell has confirmed that its fourth quarter 2014 earnings have risen to $4.2 billion compared with $2.2 billion for the same quarter a year ago. On a "current cost of supplies" basis, full year 2014 earnings were $19.0 billion compared with $16.7 billion in 2013.

Co-pilot was 'flying AirAsia plane' when it crashed

itv.com — The co-pilot of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was flying the passenger jet when it crashed last month, killing all 162 people on board, officials say.

Jewish leader trapped overnight in Auschwitz

itv.com — The leader of Rome's Jewish community was forced to escape from Auschwitz through a window last night after he and a TV crew were locked in during a live anniversary broadcast. Riccardo Pacifici realised he and the crew were locked in the former Nazi concentration camp at around 11:00 last night after transmitting a live episode of a TV show.

Send us your snow pictures

itv.com — Snow is expected across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Northern parts of England today and tomorrow. If you've got snow then send us your photos and videos via by emailing gmb@itv.com by Thursday 29 January at 7am and we may use your photos and videos on the show.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @GMB: Has it snowed where you are overnight? Send us your pics and videos but stay safe! bit.ly/1EQGJEq pic.twitter.com/b5BSBDhs7g

Dippy the dinosaur forced into retirement at Natural History Museum

itv.com — Dippy the Diplodocus is to forced into retirement and moved out of the Natural History Museum's main hall. The iconic plaster dinosaur skeleton will be replaced from summer 2017 by the 83 foot long real skeleton of a blue whale.
Jan 29, 2015

Dippy and #savedippy are trending as the @NHM_London forces its famous Dippy the dinosaur into retirement itv.com/news/2015-01-2…

Waitrose 'scraps' tea and coffee free-for-all and reminds shoppers of loyalty card 'etiquette'

itv.com — Waitrose is scrapping a tea and coffee free-for-all which allowed loyalty card holders to enjoy free hot drinks in its cafes, even if they bought nothing else. The supermarket chain denies that it is a cost-saving exercise and it is only reminding its myWaitrose card holders of the "ettiquette" of the offer.
Jan 28, 2015

.@RupertNeate has ruined it for everyone RT @itvnews Waitrose scraps free hot drinks, reminds shoppers of etiquette itv.com/news/2015-01-2…

Jan 28, 2015

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