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Wreaths laid in service for Churchill at Westminster Abbey

Two wreaths were laid on the green marble memorial to Sir Winston Churchill in Westminster Abbey in a private service this evening.

A private service in remembrance of Sir Winston Churchill at Westminster Abbey
A wreath is laid in Churchill's honour
Wreaths lie on the green marble memorial to Churchill

Haircuts for Rome's homeless at the Vatican

Two homeless women sit on a bench in Rome Credit: Reuters/Alessandro Bianch

Homeless people in Rome will soon be able to go to St Peter's Square for haircuts, shaves and showers.

The head of Pope Francis' charity office said new facilities will open in mid-February.

It is being reported that barbers and hairdressers will volunteer their services on Mondays, the day their shops are traditionally closed in Italy.

They are said to have already donated chairs, mirrors and scissors.

The Pope's almoner Bishop Konrad Krajewski came up with the idea of building showers in St. Peter's Square last year after a homeless person told him that it was harder to find places to wash than to eat in the city.


NFL murder trial jury given special Super Bowl orders

Jurors on the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can watch this weekend's Super Bowl - but must walk away if he is mentioned.

No mention of Aaron Hernandez allowed for jurors Credit: Reuters

The judge at Bristol County Superior Court, Susan Garsh, told the jury they could watch the game but must take precautions to avoid being exposed to information about Hernandez. The Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the showpiece event on Sunday.

Hernandez is charged over the shooting death of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. The trial began on Thursday with opening statements.

Twenty-five-year-old Hernandez, who caught quarterback Tom Brady's last Super Bowl touchdown pass in the Patriots' 2012 loss to the New York Giants, had a $40 million contract with the New England team when he was arrested.

Tiger Woods shoots worst round as professional golfer

Tiger Woods made his worst score as a professional golfer when he shot 82 at a US tournament on Friday,

Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Phoenix Open Credit: Reuters

The former world number one had a terrible day at the office during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finishing 11 over par and missing the cut.

Woods had only failed to qualify for the final 36 holes on 12 occasions until today in 19 years as a pro golfer and it was only the second time that he failed to break 80.

Woods' previous worst effort came at the 2002 Open Championship at Muirfield when, in horrendous conditions, he shot 81 in the third round but he went one worse than that in Arizona.

The 39-year-old was playing in playing in only his second event since missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August last year.


Prime Minister leads tributes to Sir Winston Churchill

Today's Prime Minister led the tributes to one of his most iconic forerunners exactly 50 years on from the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.

David Cameron joined politicians from across the party divide in a ceremony in the Members' Lobby at the House of Commons, in which he called him "a great leader and a great Briton".

To honour the wartime leader, Churchill's funeral procession was re-enacted on the Thames with the original boat that carried his coffin.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

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Police hunting Liverpool man release raid footage

Detectives who are hunting a Liverpool man wanted in connection with series of raids across the North West and the Midlands have released dramatic footage.

25-year-old Andrew White from Fazakerley fled to Spain after officers began to close in.

He was arrested by Spanish police along with five other Britons after string of similar raids but disappeared after he was bailed.

Andrew White Credit: Merseyside Police

The footage shows a number of attacks on ATM machines in Spain - the tactic being to pump gas into the machine which was then ignited blowing it out to reveal the cash.

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