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Morrison poised to join Cardiff despite court case looming over him

Morrison looks set to join Cardiff on loan. Credit: PA

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is poised to complete a season-long loan switch to Cardiff tonight, according to the Daily Mail.

The deal will include an option for Morrison to return from Wales in January, with a court case looming after he allegedly threatened to kill his former girlfriend.

The 21 year-old will go on trial in January after allegedly threatening to throw acid over former lover, Parveen Mansoor, and have her killed.

He is also accused of trying to blow up her house and assaulting the 19 year-old and her mother in the early hours of July 27th 2014.

Morrison spent last season on loan at QPR, helping them win promotion from the Premier League, but has only featured twice for West Ham this season.

Islamic State calls for attacks on US citizens

A convoy of Iraqi security forces patrols the outskirts of Ramadi as smoke rises from clashes with Islamic State militants. Credit: Osama Al-dulaimi/Reuters

Islamic State has urged its followers to attack citizens of the United States and other countries that have joined a coalition aimed at wiping out the radical group.

A spokesman for the militants claimed the intervention by the US-led coalition would be "broken and defeated", according to a transcript of an audio recording in Arabic.

Washington is building an international coalition to combat Islamic State, which has taken control of large parts of Iraq and Syria. Countries including France, Canada and Australia have pledged their support.

The US has said that other countries would be willing to join the coalition if it proceeds with air strikes against the group in Syria in addition to those made in Iraq by American and French jets.


Former Met officer: Questions to answer over Gross case

A former investigating officer with the Metropolitan Police has told ITV News there could be 'questions to answer' over the police's response to Alice Gross' disappearance.

Colin Sutton said: "The criticisms seem to be that first the investigation didn't really identify Alice being missing as a potential crime and it was dealt with rather slowly. And secondly that the connection between her and the missing Latvian man was not made earlier."

Mr Sutton added: "If things don't go well there may well be questions asked as to why things didn't move on apace much more quickly."

Roadsweeper cleans up with £4.5m lottery win

A roadsweeper scooped £4.5 million on the lottery - then went to work because he didn't believe he had won.

Roadsweeper Joseph Whiting went to work despite winning millions. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Joseph Whiting checked his tickets after last week's draw but turned up to clean the streets in north London at 5am as usual before telling bosses he is hanging up his broom.

The 42-year-old won the windfall of £4,570,887 with a ticket bought nine minutes before the deadline last Wednesday.

Lottery winner Joseph Whiting with his £4.5m pound cheque. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"I don't know how I got through the day. My mind was all over the place. You can check 100 times and you are still not sure...even then and now it hasn't sunk in."

– Lottery winner and former roadsweeper Joseph Whiting

Mr Whiting is planning to use his winnings to take driving lessons, buy a bigger house and go on holiday with his children - two girls and a boy. He is also keen on a season ticket to follow his beloved Arsenal.


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West Midlands Police's soon-to-be puppy recruits

Trev, Ted, Tyler, Topsey, Trotter and Turvey Credit: SWNS

Trev, Ted, Tyler, Topsey, Trotter and Turvey are soon to be trained by West Midlands Police to help catch some of the toughest criminals in the region.

The seven-week-old Springer-Cocker Spaniel cross pups - known as Sprockers - were born last month.

They were born in August Credit: SWNS

They will be looked after until they are a year old, before beginning an eight week training programme to become specialist search or sniffer dogs.

“After their time with the puppy walkers, they’ll go on an eight-week course to develop their search instincts.

They’ll complete searches in buildings, streets, open spaces and vehicles with a view to becoming either a drugs sniffer dog or specialist search dog, depending on what they show an aptitude for.

But for now, it’s important they’re just allowed to be pups and have fun developing in a happy environment, without any fears.

Anyone over 18, who would normally be at home during the day to look after the pups can apply.

We’re also looking for puppy walkers as we’re quite low on numbers at the moment and could really do with some more volunteers."

– Dave Raymond, breed scheme manager at the force's dog unit
The pups Credit: SWNS

Apple sells 10 million new iPhones in first weekend

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (left), which both have larger screens than the previous model. Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Apple has sold more than 10 million of the new iPhone 6 models in the first weekend - a record total that could have been higher if more stock had been available.

Tim Cook, chief executive, said that sales of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, had exceeded the technology giant's expectations. It took more than four million pre-orders for the new smartphones, which boast larger screens.

"While our team managed the manufacturing ramp better than ever before, we could have sold many more iPhones with greater supply and we are working hard to fill orders as quickly as possible," he added.

Apple sold five million iPhone 5 handsets, four million iPhone 4S models and 1.7 million iPhone 4 units during the first weekend.

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