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Tesco shares slide after profit warning

Tesco shares have fallen by nearly 7 per cent this morning after the supermarket issued a profit warning.

Britain's biggest grocery retailer now expects annual profits to be £400 million lower at £2.4 billion.

Chris Choi, ITV News Consumer Editor, tweets:


Tesco says "challenging trading conditions and ongoing investment...continued to impact the expected financial performance of the Group".

Police seek Ashya King parents

Hampshire Police have released images of Naghemeh and Brett King, the parents of five-year old Ashya King, who was taken from hospital by his father yesterday.


This is Ashya’s mother, 45-year-old Naghemeh King, who is with Ashya and his six siblings. Please RT #FindAshya


This is Ashya’s father, 51-year-old Brett King, seen to remove him from #Southampton General. Please RT #FindAshya



UKIP candidate for Clacton vows to fight Carswell

UKIP's existing candidate for Clacton has vowed to fight Douglas Carswell for the party's nomination.

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farrage
Douglas Carswell, the Conservative MP who defected to UKIP, with party leader Nigel Farrage. Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters

Roger Lord said he would "absolutely" fight for the nomination. "I have been assured I will get a fair hearing," he told Radio 4's Today programme.

Asked whether he would step aside to make way for Mr Carswell, Mr Lord replied: "We are not a party that stands down. We don't bend, we don't break. We fight."

The prospective candidate also accused Mr Carswell of jumping ship from the Conservatives because the water was "around his ankles".

Some UKIP officials had told him to "shut up", but that party leader Nigel Farrage was not one of them, Mr Lord said: "It was a very civilised conversation ... other people have rung me up like hysterical teenagers."

Ashya King has 'urgent health requirements'


Majjor investigation to urgently find five-year-old Ashya King taken from #Southampton General. RT #FindAshya


Police said five-year-old Ashya King requires urgent medical attention and should be taken to a medical facility as soon as he is located.

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson, of the Hampshire Major Investigation Team, said:

He needs to be taken to a medical facility for his urgent health requirements as soon as he is located.

We have also launched a social media appeal and would urge everyone to share this appeal, particularly if you have friends and relatives in France and bordering countries.

– Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson,

Parents take boy with brain tumour to France

Police say the family took a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg.
Police say the family took a ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg. Credit: Google Maps

A family who took a boy with a brain tumour from hospital yesterday arrived in France at 8pm local time last night, police said.

Hampshire Constabulary said:

We are working with our counterparts in France to activate their emergency child rescue alert procedures to locate the family as soon as possible. If we do not locate Ashya today there are serious concerns for his life. He is receiving constant medical care within the UK due to recent surgery and ongoing medical issues. Without this specialist 24-hour care Ashya is at risk of additional health complications which place him at substantial risk."

– Hampshire Constabulary

Police said the family are travelling in a grey-coloured Hyundai I800 Style CRDI, registration KP60 HWK, and they are still believed to be in France.


CCTV shows Ashya King being taken from hospital

Hampshire Police have released a CCTV image of the moment five-year-old Ashya King was taken away from Southampton Hospital yesterday without the consent of doctors:


We've got a CCTV image of Ashya's leaving Southampton General Hospital around 2pm yesterday. Please RT #FindAshya


'Serious concerns' for life of boy taken by parents

Hampshire Constabulary said "there are serious concerns" for the life of a five-year-old boy taken by his parents from hospital without the blessing of doctors as he needs constant medical care.

Police said Ashya King was taken from Southampton General Hospital at around 2pm yesterday by his family, who live in St David's Road, Southsea, Portsmouth.

Ashya is likely to be in a wheelchair or buggy, he cannot communicate verbally and is immobile, a police spokesman said.

Officers said his parents - Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45 - boarded a cross-Channel ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg at 4pm yesterday with Ashya's six siblings.

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