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Inquiry into death of poisoned spy Litvinenko to open

A public inquiry into the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko is to open today.

Alexander Litvinenko died in 2006 after drinking, what police believe, was poisoned tea. Credit: PA Wire

Litvinenko, 43, died in November 2006 after meeting with two Russian men at the Millennium Hotel in London's Grosvenor Square.

Police believe he drank tea laced with radioactive polonium-210.

His family say he was working for MI6 at the time and accuse the Kremlin of ordering his death.

Inquiry chairman Sir Robert Owen will open the proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice today following years of conspiracy theories and legal wrangling.



Parts of US shut down ahead of 'Snowmageddon'

A storm which could bring the worst snow fall in New York's history has started coming down and the city is shutting down in preparation. The whole of the north east of the United States is on alert.

Three feet of snow is expected over the next few days and the blizzard is being called 'Snowmageddon'.

ITV News correspondent Emma Murphy reports:

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