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Staff 'concerned at lack of training on Ebola symptoms'

Border staff remain confused as to what they are meant to do if they suspect someone has Ebola, a union leader has said.

Public Health England has warned staff to be aware of the virus, but Lucy Moreton, general secretary of the Immigration Service Union, said staff had not received any training or guidance on the issue.

"It appears Public Health England believe they have had some form of training in how to recognise symptoms of Ebola at the border and that simply isn't the case," she told ITV News' Damon Green.

Read: Ministers 'acting early to keep the UK safe' from Ebola

Milder winter helps British Gas profits tumble by 26%

A milder winter and energy efficiencies helped British Gas profits tumble by 26% in the first half of 2014.

Parent company Centrica predicts average bills will fall by around £90 this year because consumers are not using as much power.

However, industry regulator Ofgem has suggested that it sees power companies doubling their profit margins in the second half of the year.

They have already referred the Big Six energy companies to the competition authorities.

ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar reports:

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Death toll from Ebola increases to 729

Some 729 people have died from the outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Fifty-seven deaths were reported between July 24 and 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The news comes after Liberia's ambassador to the US warned that the crisis was "escalating by the hour".

Nigeria has also identified 59 people who came into contact with a man who died in Lagos last week after travelling from Liberia, WHO said.

Identities of 3 Britons killed in Croatia crash unknown

The identities of three members of a UK family of five killed in a car crash in Croatia are not yet known but the British Embassy has been informed of the incident.

The family were travelling in a car with British number plates, indicating they had driven to the region from the UK.

The road where the crash took is a key route for tourists travelling to Dubrovnik and remains closed as police carry on the clean-up operation, a spokeswoman told Central European News.

Read: Three members of British family killed in Croatia car crash

Ebola crisis in Liberia 'escalating by the hour'

The spread of Ebola in Liberia is "escalating by the hour", Liberia's ambassador to the US said.

Jeremiah Sulunteh said all Liberians were "really nervous" about the disease, which he said has caused 170 deaths in the country with 362 cases reported.

"It is alarming - our hearts are broken. Even as we speak 4.1 million Liberians are under attack by this virus," Mr Sulunteh said.

Liberia have closed most of their borders in a bid to contain the virus.

Mr Sulunteh said his country was "doing its best" to fight the disease, but support from the international community with medical supplies would be welcomed.

Read: Scientist says he would sit next to Ebola sufferer on Tube

Three members of British family killed in Croatia crash

Three members of a British family have been killed after a head on collision with a truck in south Croatia.

Three Britons have died after a car crash in Croatia.
Three Britons have died after a car crash in Croatia. Credit: CEN

The incident, which happened on the Adriatic coast road on the way to popular tourist destination Dubrovnik, left two children and their father dead while the man's wife and another child are critically injured.

Both the woman and the child are in intensive care with doctors saying that the mother has the more serious injuries of the two.

The car the family were travelling in struck a concrete verge on the side of the road and veered into the path of a truck coming in the opposite direction, according to reports.

The mother and a child survived the crash.
The mother and a child survived the crash. Credit: CEN

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are aware of an incident in Dubrovnik and we are in touch with the local authorities. We stand ready to provide consulate assistance".

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Greg Rutherford's 'relief' after Commonwealth glory

English long jumper Greg Rutherford, who was hailed a "true champion" after claiming gold in the Commonwealth Games yesterday, says his victory was a "great feeling" and a "huge relief".

Rutherford, who overcame career-threatening injury problems after his Olympic glory two years ago, said: "For me to go out there and it all to go well again is a great feeling."

"The initial response for me was relief more than anything else."

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"I was very, very lucky, the crowd got entirely behind us. Even the Scottish fans were getting completely behind us. It's nice to interact and share the experience with those guys." he added.

Read: Paralympic hero David Weir hoping for more gold in Glasgow

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