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Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dies Aged 71 — Musician Jack Bruce has died of liver disease, aged 71, his family said. The legendary bassist was most famous for his work with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in 1960s group Cream. More follows...

Lloyds Bank: More Than 200 Branches To Close — Britain's biggest retail bank will set out plans next week to close more than 200 branches under a blueprint that will also see 9000 jobs disappear. Sky News understands that Lloyds Banking Group will say that a significant minority of its 2250 branches across the UK will be shut by the end of 2017, ending a three-year moratorium on such closures.

Woman Hanged In Iran Despite Call For Retrial — A woman has been executed in Iran after being convicted of murdering a man who she claimed was trying to rape her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 27, was hanged in a Tehran prison despite an international campaign to stop the execution. She was sentenced to death in 2009 for killing former intelligence agent Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi.

Scottish Labour Row May Cost Miliband Dearly — If Ed Miliband allowed himself to gloat over David Cameron being ambushed at the EU summit, and the Tories' battle with UKIP becoming even harder, he would have been foolish and even more out of touch than his critics claim he is. Margaret Thatcher famously said that "in politics, the unexpected always happens".
Oct 25, 2014

Read my analysis of why Labour's tartan turmoil after Johann Lamont resigned could spell trouble for Ed Miliband at…

Clooney's In-Laws Stage Wedding Do In Bucks — George Clooney and new wife Amal had the wedding of the year but it seems they are not ready to stop celebrating with another party planned in Buckinghamshire. Amal's parents, Baria and Ramzi Alamuddin, are believed to be hosting a party at Danesfield House Hotel near Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for guests who could not make the Italian ceremony.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @SiobhanRobbins: As the celebrations begin AGAIN..find out more about the Clooney party…

Video: Blind Man Thrown On To Train Tracks — Police have released "appalling" footage of a blind man being pushed on to a train track as his two attackers are jailed. CCTV images capture the moment the 31-year-old victim was shoved off the platform at Chelmsford station in Essex. One attacker then repeatedly punches the man, who is also profoundly deaf, as he tries to pull himself to safety.