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Nearly 2m working adults 'still living with parents'

Some 1.97 million adults aged between 20 and 34-years-old are still living with their parents, according to a major housing charity.

Read: Property prices likely to double in 'broken' market

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Young people are priced out of the housing market, Shelter warned. Credit: PA

Shelter said data collected during the last Census showed nearly 2m adults in England were still living with mum and dad and urged the Government to do more to help the "clipped wing generation" finally fly the nest.

A survey commissioned by the charity also found that nearly half (48%) of 250 young adults who live with their parents said they do so because they cannot afford to rent or buy their own home.

The Census also showed the number of grown up children still living with their parents varied between different parts of England.

Read: 1 in 10 have to live with parents

Hamas Gaza leader's home 'hit by Israeli missile'

An Israeli aircraft fired a missile at the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh early on Tuesday causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said.

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh pictured last month.
Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh pictured last month. Credit: Reuters

An Israeli military spokeswoman had no information on the report but was checking for details.

Haniyeh's son confirmed the strike on his Facebook page and added that the house of the former Hamas Gaza prime minister was empty.

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Gaza under 'intense' aerial bombardment

ITV News correspondent Dan Rivers is in Gaza:

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Aerial bombardment is getting quite intense. Trying to sleep but very difficult. Hop

A video feed from Gaza showed the sky and buildings in the city lit up by flares and missiles.

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Very intense bombardment. Getting a bit anxious that one of these bangs will blow windows out of my room #Gaza

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Five Israeli soldiers among dead in Middle East conflict

Israel said five of its soldiers were killed today, with four of them in a mortar attack.

The country's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel needed to prepare for a "protracted campaign" in Gaza.

The Israel Defence Forces tonight told Palestinians living in the neighbourhoods of Zeitoun, Shujaiyya, Jabiliya, Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun to evacuate immediately to Gaza City.

ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Israel:

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Gazans' choice of risking streets or facing Israeli rockets

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The media are being told not to go out on the streets at night because it is too dangerous, therefore you have to wonder if it's going to be safe for the residents to do so as well.

Israel has warned residents of five areas to evacuate.
Israel has warned residents of five areas in the Gaza Strip to evacuate. Credit: ITV News

Read: Gaza hospital hit after ceasefire calls

You also have to ask the question whether the residents have received the warning sent by text message to evacuate certain areas in the region and head to Gaza City.

There are many power outages across Gaza at the best of times, especially now this heavy bombardment has resumed in the last few hours.

Have they got the warning? If they have, where will they go? Will they come to an area like Gaza City, which itself has seen several strikes throughout the past days.

People here are facing the terrible choice of stay in the face of this Israeli bombardment or try and escape and take their chances out on the streets.

Watch: Eid celebrations cut short as bloodshed returns to Gaza

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