- 1. SYNAGOGUE ATTACK: FOUR DEAD IN ISRAEL
- 2. ONE IN FIVE OF ALL CRIMES NOT LOGGED
- 3. KASSIG BEHEADING: PARENTS TO FORGIVE
- 4. WHAT IS YOUR GP SURGERY 'RISK' FACTOR?
- 5. MOTHER WHO KILLED CHILDREN IS SENTENCED
- 6. WILDLIFE CRIME MOST WANTED LIST RELEASED
- 7. INFLATION UP FROM FIVE-YEAR LOW
- 8. SINGER PAUL HEATON QUITS OVER CHED EVANS
- 9. ONE IN TEN UK MEN HAVE PAID FOR SEX
- 10. HOT TICKET: CRIME DRAMA THE DROP
1. SYNAGOGUE ATTACK: FOUR DEAD IN ISRAEL
Israel is in shock after two Palestinians attacked worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue with axes, killing four an injuring eight, before being shot dead by police. Militant group Hamas has praised the attack. Tensions have risen in recent weeks as Palestinian militants carried out two other attacks.
2. ONE IN FIVE OF ALL CRIMES NOT LOGGED
Police are failing to log one in five of all crimes, with over a quarter of sexual offences not recorded, according to a damning report by inspectors. The report says the failure to record crimes is “indefensible”. There was “no evidence” that figures were being manipulated dishonestly, however.
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3. KASSIG BEHEADING: PARENTS TO FORGIVE
Ed and Paula Kassig - parents of murdered aid worker Peter, or Abdul-Rahman, Kassig - have asked to be left alone to “mourn, cry - and yes, forgive”. Paula Kassig added: “Our hearts are battered, but they will mend.” The 26-year-old was beheaded by Sunni militant group IS (Islamic State) in Syria or Iraq.
4. WHAT IS YOUR GP SURGERY 'RISK' FACTOR?
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has ranked almost every GP surgery in England according to the risk of poor care, with 864 surgeries, 11% of the total, in the highest risk band. The CQC says the ranks are not a "judgement" but reflect problems with appointments, mental health plans, and cervical cancer screening.
5. MOTHER WHO KILLED CHILDREN IS SENTENCED
Tania Clarence, the mother who killed her three disabled children by smothering them, has been detained under a hospital order at the Old Bailey. The 43-year-old had admitted manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. Mr Justice Sweeney said Clarence was suffering a "major depressive episode" when she killed the children. She will be released when she has recuperated.
6. WILDLIFE CRIME MOST WANTED LIST RELEASED
For the first time, Interpol has released a ‘most wanted’ list of people it wants to track down who are suspected of serious environmental crimes. The list includes Feisal Mohammed Ali of Kenya, alleged to lead an ivory smuggling ring, and Ahmed Kamran, charged with smuggling live animals into Qatar.
7. INFLATION UP FROM FIVE-YEAR LOW
UK inflation rose to 1.3% in October, up from its five-year low of 1.2% last month. The slight increase is down to a relative increase in transport costs compared to the same period last year. Computer games and toy prices also prompted the jump in the CPI index. However, food and non-alcoholic beverages are 1.4% cheaper than they were a year ago.
8. SINGER PAUL HEATON QUITS OVER CHED EVANS
Paul Heaton, sometime singer with The Beautiful South, has quit as a patron of Sheffield United FC because the club allowed convicted rapist Ched Evans to train there. Heaton said he believes Evans has a “right to rebuild his career” but thinks that should be at another club, at least initially.
9. ONE IN TEN UK MEN HAVE PAID FOR SEX
A major study by University College London has found around one in ten British men have paid for sex. Most of the 11% who admitted using prostitutes did so on trips abroad to ‘sex tourism’ centres including Amsterdam and Bangkok. They tend to be young professionals who also binge on drink and drugs.
10. HOT TICKET: CRIME DRAMA THE DROP
New York crime drama The Drop has opened in UK cinemas. Tom Hardy stars as a lonely bartender who rescues an abandoned puppy from a bin while becoming an unwitting pawn in a series of crooked schemes involving gangland money drops. "Rich and moody," says The Independent.
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