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100,000 take part in #putoutyourbats tribute to Hughes

Around 100,000 people from around the world have taken part in an online tribute to cricketer Phil Hughes by sharing their images of a bat and cap placed as a mark of respect to the player.

Hughes, 25, died in hospital on Thursday, two days after suffering a fatal head injury when the was struck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Judge criticises social workers over adoption case

The Grandparents of a young boy, put up for adoption have accused their local council of 'dispicable behaviour' for trying to take the boy away from the family.

A judge heavily criticised the social workers involved this week - saying their attitude was 'visably biased' and ruled the boy could stay with the couple.

ITV News Reporter Rebecca Barry reports:


Police call-outs across the UK amid Black Friday chaos

Black Friday shoppers at Asda in Wembley that prompted a spokeswoman to say the supermarket did 'not condone the behaviour of a very small number of people' in the store Credit: Reuters

Police were called out to supermarkets across the country as Black Friday shoppers clashed over bargains.

Regions where trouble erupted in the aisles:

  • Greater Manchester: Police called to seven Tesco stores, three arrests were made across the region
  • London: Police were called to three Tesco branches in Edmonton, Willesden and Surrey Quays and an Asda branch in Edgware
  • South Wales: Officers received a number of calls from staff at Tesco stores after they became "concerned due to the volume of people who had turned up to sale events" and were twice called to a Tesco branch in Cardiff over concerns about "customer conduct"
  • Scotland: Police were called to Tesco branches in Dundee and Silverburn in Glasgow which both closed for a period as people clashed over discounted goods
  • West Yorkshire: Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Tesco store in Batley, near Leeds
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Attacking dog stabbed and killed by police officer

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed

A police officer has been forced to stab and kill a dog after it started attacking him at an address in Lewisham.

Detectives were carrying out a drug search warrant at the address in Lonsdale Close at around 6:20 am this morning when the dog clamped its jaws around the 39 year old's leg.

The trainee Detective Constable was forced to use CS spray, but it still refused to let go. The officer, who resorted to using a knife, has been taken to hospital for surgery and is in a stable condition.

The dog is not believed to be a dangerous or banned breed at this stage. No drugs were found at the property and no arrests were made.

A complaint has been made about the officer and the incident is being investigated.

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