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Police charge 'drink-driver who sped at 100mph'

A motorist has been charged with drink-driving while allegedly speeding at 100 mph.

The motorist was allegedly drink-driving at more than 100mph. Credit: PA Wire

Police said the driver was arrested after being stopped in roadworks on the A38(M) in Birmingham, where a temporary 30mph limit is currently in place.

Officers said the driver was more than double the legal limit after a reading of 72 microgrammes of alcohol was recorded while in custody.

The driver, who has not been named by police, is due to appear in court on February 10.

PM: Syriza victory will increase economic uncertainty

David Cameron has said the victory for far-left party Syriza in Greece will "increase economic uncertainty across Europe".


Obama condemns 'Russian backing' of Ukraine rebels

The Foreign Secretary has called on Russia to halt its support of pro-Russian rebels who have launched a huge new offensive in eastern Ukraine.

President Obama also condemned what he called the "Russian backing, Russian training and Russian troops" supporting the separatists.

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  1. James Mates

Victory for Syriza could lead to fresh Eurozone crisis

Europe had been expected Syriza to win this election but they thought they might win it narrowly, or need coalition partners, with all the compromises that that would involve but in fact they've won big.

The party has been given a very clear mandate and in fact they may even be able to govern on their own.

They will certainly have the ability, if they choose to use it, to make some very serious changes in Greece.

But there is a contradiction here at the heart of their policies, because they want to stay in the Euro and they want to keep their share of the single currency, yet they don't want to obey the Eurozone's rules on taxing, spending, budget deficits and they don't want to repay their debts.

The Eurozone, effectively Germany, is going to have to decide - do we cut the Greek's loose, is the Eurozone strong enough to lose a small member or do we make compromises and try to accommodate this new government, with the risk that they end up having to do the same with other countries.


Two hoax calls made to Prime Minister and GCHQ

Security procedures at Downing Street and GCHQ are being reviewed after two hoax calls were made to the Prime Minister and GCHQ today.

A government spokeswoman said a notice had also "gone out to all departments to be on the alert for such calls".

In the first instance, a call was made to GCHQ which resulted in the disclosure of a mobile phone number for the director.

The mobile number provided is never used for calls involving classified information. In the second instance, a hoax caller claiming to be the GCHQ director was connected to the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister ended the call when it became clear it was a hoax. In neither instance was sensitive information disclosed.

Both GCHQ and Number 10 take security seriously and both are currently reviewing procedures following these hoax calls to ensure that the Government learns any lessons from this incident.

– A Government Spokeswoman

Security review after hoax caller gets through to PM

A hoax caller was put through to David Cameron's phone after claiming to be the director of eavesdropping agency GCHQ.

File photo. The hoax caller was put through to David Cameron. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

The Prime Minister ended the call when it became clear it was a hoax and no sensitive information was disclosed, Downing Street said.

Security procedures are being reviewed at both No 10 and GCHQ, where a mobile phone number for director Robert Hannigan was disclosed to the caller.

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