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Havengore recreates Winston Churchill's final journey

Britain has never forgotten the debt it owes Winston Churchill and today, on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral, Havengore sailed the Thames once again.

Churchill's granddaughter Celia Sandys and grandson Nicholas Soames joined Prime Minister David Cameron in paying tribute to the great wartime leader.

ITV News Correspondent Martin Geissler reports:


Burglars jailed for 'savage' raid on lecturer's home

Pawel Honc and Oskar Pawlowicz Credit: PA Wire

Four Polish burglars who took part in a raid in which university professor was "savagely beaten" have been jailed.

Paul Kohler, 55, suffered a fractured eye socket, a fracture to his left jawbone, a broken nose and bruising that left him "utterly unrecognisable" during the attack at his home in Wimbledon, south London.

His wife, Samantha MacArthur, 50, was also threatened by the intruders on the night of August 11 last year.

Pawel Honc, 24, of no fixed address, and Mariusz Tomaszewski, 32, of Crusoe Road, Mitcham, south London, were both sentenced at Kingston Crown Court to 19 years after admitting grievous bodily harm with intent and aggravated burglary.

Mariusz Tomaszewski and Dawid Tychon Credit: PA Wire

Oskar Pawlowicz, 30, of Pitcairn Road in Mitcham, and Dawid Tychon, 29, of no fixed address, were both sentenced to 13 years after they pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Sentencing the men, Judge Susan Tapping said they had targeted Mr Kohler's house either because they had the expectation of finding items of "significant value" to steal or because they chose the wrong address to collect a debt.


Tulloch Bridge coldest in UK as temperature drops to -11

The coldest place in the UK was Tulloch Bridge in Inverness-shire on Thursday - where temperatures fell to -11C, according to weather company Meteogroup.

It comes as a yellow warning of ice remained in place across most of the UK from the Met Office.

It warned icy stretches are likely on Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning.

Churchill's granddaughter: 'It wasn't a funeral - it was a triumph'

Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughter Celia Sandys has told ITV News that she thinks it is important to remember the 50th anniversary of the former Prime Minister's funeral because "it's important that people remember him and the war and the people that lost their lives".

Recalling her attendance at the the state funeral 50 years ago as a child, Ms Sandys said it was emotional but "not a sad day".

"My grandmother said before she went to bed that day that it wasn't a funeral - it was a triumph," she said.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa banned for three matches

Costa has been handed a three match ban by the FA Credit: PA

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been banned for three matches with immediate effect after being found guilty of violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.

The striker had appealed the decision after claiming his 'stamp' on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can was accidental.

He will now miss Chelsea's next three matches starting with Saturday's top-of-the-table Premier League clash against Man City at Stamford Bridge.

A statement from the FA confirmed:

Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven by an independent regulatory commission today (Friday, January 30, 2015).

The Chelsea forward had denied the charge in relation to an on-field incident involving Liverpool's Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the League Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

– FA statement
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