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  1. Anglia

Man seen with firearms shot by police in Essex

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Essex Police have confirmed armed officers shot a man in Great Dunmow last night.

Armed officers were called to Knights Way in the town at around 10pm following reports that a man was in the area carrying two firearms.

The man was shot, suffering leg injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The 48-year-old man from Dunmow was arrested in relation to firearms offences.

Two suspected firearms have been recovered from the scene by officers.

The incident has been referred to the IPCC which has launched an independent investigation.

Police probe after Paris apartment fire kills eight

The blaze at the top of the building in central Paris. Credit: RTV

Eight people, including two children, have been killed in a fire at an apartment block in Paris, French officials have said.

Interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told BFM TV that four people were in hospital after surviving the blaze, which has seen more than 100 firefighters called to the scene.

Police are now investigating whether the blaze - at the foot of the French capital's famous Montmartre hill - was started intentionally.

Brandet said firefighters had extinguished a small paper fire in the building, before being called back two hours later when a new fire started in a ground floor stairwell and soon engulfed the upper stories.

  1. Granada

United Utilities lifts boil ban for another 25,000 homes

A further 25,000 customers in parts of South Blackpool and Lytham St Annes no longer need to boil their tap water.

It's expected two-thirds of customers will be back to normal service by the end of the day after an outbreak of cryptosporidium at treatment works in Preston.

United Utilities say customers will be getting compensation - but have yet to say how much. The firm say eradicating the bug from a water network covering 2,500 miles of pipework is a complex process.

Water supplies are under constant testing by the firm Credit: ITV News

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Masked kidnappers seize 18 Turkish workers in Iraq

At least 18 Turkish workers have been kidnapped by masked men in Baghdad, according to a construction firm.

The CEO of construction firm Nurol said that 18 employees had been kidnapped by men in military uniforms.

"People dressed in military uniforms broke down the door at 3 am (0100 BST) and abducted all these people," Nurol chief executive Ugur Dogan said.

Iraq interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan earlier said 16 people were taken during the raid in the north-eastern district of Habibiya.

Agence France Presse news agency reports that the men were working on a football stadium in the area when they were taken.

Eurostar delays at St Pancras after overnight disruption

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Queues are forming at St. Pancras railway station after "migrants got onto the roof" of a Eurostar train in France, disrupting the cross-channel service.

Eurostar sent an empty train to Calais to collect passengers stranded overnight.

The 07:55 London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord has been cancelled, according to the Eurostar website.

All other services are expected to run normally, the cross-channel operator said.

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