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Woman held on suspicion of murder over child deaths

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after three children were found dead at a house in New Malden, south London.

Officers were called to the property at around 9.30pm yesterday where they discovered the bodies.

The house in New Malden, south London.
Officers were called to the property at around 9.30pm yesterday where they discovered the bodies of three children. Credit: ITV News

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "A 43-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."

The unnamed woman was being held for questioning in a south London police station.

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Primark profits up 26% in last six months

High-street clothing retailer Primark has announced a 26 percent rise in its operating profit to £298 million for the past six months.

The company has also made its first "long-term payment" to victims of the Rana Plaza clothing factory disaster in Bangladesh, owner Associated British Foods said in its half yearly report.

Primark's profits have soared in the past six months. Credit: PA

ABF urged other retailers who source clothes from Rana Plaza to donate to a trust fund "so that it can pay out in full to the remaining victims".

Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of the disaster, in which more than a thousand people were killed.

More: Primark urges factory pay-outs

No air pockets on South Korea ferry, police say

NBC News correspondent Bill Neely reports that no air pockets have been found on the South Korean ferry which sunk last Wednesday, indicating there will not be any survivors.

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BREAKING Maritime Police in S.Korea say no air pockets have been found on sunken ferry #Sewol , suggesting no survivors,1 week on.

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Maritime police also say divers expected to find many bodies in cafeteria area on 3rd floor of #Sewol but did not.

Healthy eating on a budget 'one of biggest challenges'

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has called healthy eating on a budget "one of the biggest challenges of our times" after it found more than a third of people in the UK are struggling to eat healthily due to high food prices.

Victoria Taylor, senior dietitian at the BHF, said:

With the increasing cost of a weekly shopping basket it's a real concern that despite people's best intentions they're struggling to eat healthily.

But there are ways you can make healthy home-cooking more affordable, so that the rising price of your food shop doesn't need to come at a cost to your heart health.

Boom in business travellers boosts Eurostar sales

Eurostar has recorded a 7% increase in sales in the first part of the year due to a surge in business travellers.

Sales revenue for the January-March period reached £227 million, a 7% increase on the year-earlier period.

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Eurostar's sales revenue for the January-March period reached £227 million. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Passenger numbers for the first three months of this year were up 3% to 2.3 million, with the number of business premier class travellers rising 6%.

Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic said, "The improvement we have seen in the corporate travel market in recent months underpins the strong performance reported today."

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More than a third in UK 'priced out of healthy food'

More than a third of people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat healthily due to high food prices, a charity has warned.

A man in a supermarket with veg and fruit in his basket.
Nearly 40% of people questioned admitted they have to sacrifice healthiness for cost when it comes to groceries. Credit: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggests that two thirds of people in the UK would like to eat more healthily, but 42% said they cannot because it is too expensive.

Soaring food prices have seen grocery bills rise almost twice as fast as rent in the last five years, the BHF said, leaving nearly 40% of people admitting they have to sacrifice healthiness for cost when it comes to groceries.

Expert: NICE faced 'difficult decision' over cancer drug

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) faced "difficult decisions" when it deemed a breast cancer drug which can extend sufferers lives by "up to six months" was too expensive, according to a health expert.

Dr Hilary Jones told Daybreak the £90,000 price tag per patient would have meant taking funds away from other vital services the NHS provides.

Clegg calls for end to workplace inequality

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Nick Clegg says 'hidden prejudice' are harming families. Credit: PA

Nick Clegg will demand a culture change across British industry to tackle "old-fashioned attitudes" to flexible, family-friendly working practices in a speech today.

The Deputy Prime Minister will say that despite efforts to introduce flexible parental leave and extend free childcare there are "hidden prejudices" which can limit women's career ambitions and men's ability to spend time with their families.

He will urge parents and teachers to inspire girls to focus on high-flying careers and insist that countries such as Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands have shown that it is possible to have family-friendly working conditions while remaining competitive.

In a speech at the launch of Cityfathers, a network for working dads in the City of London, Mr Clegg will say that "radical change" is needed, "to tackle once and for all the hidden prejudices which still limit the choices of many men and women".

Police investigate London house after child deaths

Police have removed evidence bags from a house in south London this morning, after three children were found dead and one person was arrested.

Freelance reporter James Banks tweeted:

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Several evidence bags removed this morning from house in New Malden following discovery of the bodies of 3 children. http://t.co/UX4oh96LAn

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