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Tulisa convicted of assaulting blogger at V Festival

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been convicted by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court of assaulting a celebrity blogger at a music festival.

The N-Dubz star hit Savvas Morgan during an altercation at the V Festival in Essex. She was found guilty by a judge at Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London today.

Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos convicted of assaulting blogger
Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos convicted of assaulting blogger Credit: PA

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Mum 'had no intention to kill' her three-year-old son

A mum who admitted to punching and battering her three-year-old son to death "had no intention to kill" him, a court heard.

Mikaeel Kular whose mum admitted to killing him.
Mikaeel Kular whose mum admitted to killing him. Credit: Facebook

"The Crown accepts that the accused had no intention to kill Mikaeel and that the assault perpetrated upon him, although severe, fell short of the wicked recklessness required for murder," Advocate depute Alex Prentice told the court, according to STV.

Mikaeel Kular's mother Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

In an attempt to cover up her crime, she called 999 and reported her son was missing, telling police Mikaeel got out of bed, climbed on a stool and unlocked the front door of their home.

Labour: No time for complacent claims economy is fixed

Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls said today's GDP figures are no time for "complacent" claims that the economy is fixed, as the majority of people were not feeling the recovery due to wage stagnation, a lack of housebuilding and a lack of business investment.

Labour's Ed Balls
Labour's Ed Balls. Credit: PA

At long last our economy is back to the size it was before the global banking crisis – three years after the US reached the same point.

But with GDP per head not set to recover for three more years and most people still seeing their living standards squeezed this is no time for complacent claims that the economy is fixed.

Wages after inflation are down over £1,600 a year since 2010, housebuilding under this government is at its lowest level since the 1920s and business investment is lagging behind our competitors.

– Ed Balls, Labour's Shadow Chancellor

Read: George Osborne: GDP figures a major milestone

Mum punched and battered her son to death

A mum has admitted to killing her three-year-old son by repeatedly punching him, causing his body to hit a hard object and inflicting blunt injuries to his head and body, over a three-day period.

Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, said she battered the youngster between January 12 and 15 this year, before wrapping his body in a duvet cover and stuffing it in a suitcase.

She then dumped the the case under a bush in woods behind a house in Fife before calling police to report the boy missing.

Adekoya, 34, has pleaded guilty to culpable homicide.

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IDF: Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv

Rocket sirens have sounded in the city of Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, according to a tweet from the Israel Defence Forces (IDF).

The IDF also said two rockets had been intercepted above central Israel.

The Israeli authorities say Hamas militants have fired over 2,000 rockets at Israel since the beginning of the conflict.

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Two rockets were intercepted above central Israel in the last volley.

Read: ITV News photo shows trail of rocket smoke over Gaza

ITV News photo shows trail of rocket smoke over Gaza

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers has seen the the trail from what appear to be Hamas rockets fired towards Israel from inside the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli government says Hamas militants have fired over 2,000 rockets at Israel since the beginning of the conflict.

The trail from what are believed to be rockets fired by Hamas from inside Gaza.
The trail from what are believed to be rockets fired by Hamas from inside Gaza. Credit: Dan Rivers/ITV News

Read: The victims' haunting faces will stay with me forever

Weather: South-east downpours could lead to flooding

Heavy downpours are expected in the south-east.
Heavy downpours are expected in the south-east.

Any early mist and fog will burn back to the northeast coastline this morning, leaving a fine, dry and very warm day across much of the country.

However, this afternoon and at the start of this evening, locally heavy downpours are likely in the southeast, perhaps with thunder and giving some local surface water flooding.

Temperatures will reach 28 Celsius (82F), so not just as high as yesterday.

North Sea coasts will be cooler with a breeze from the sea and some misty low cloud.

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