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Auditors to undertake 'independent review' of Tesco profits

Tesco has launched a investigation after discovering the Credit: PA

Tesco has ordered auditor firm Deloitte to undertake an "independent and comprehensive" review of their half-year profits after revealing they overstated them by £250 million.

The "error"' involved the accelerated recognition of commercial income and delayed accrual of costs.

New chief executive Dave Lewis, who started in the role on September 1, said: "We have uncovered a serious issue and have responded accordingly.

"The board, my colleagues, our customers and I expect Tesco to operate with integrity and transparency and we will take decisive action as the results of the investigation become clear."

Turkey closes border posts to stop refugee influx

The Turkish government has closed many of its border posts with Syria to stop huge numbers of Kurdish refugees entering the country.

There are also reports that Turkey wants to stop Kurds crossing into Syria to join the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants.

Syrian refugees waiting to cross the border into Turkey. Credit: PA

There were clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish protesters, with two people said to have been hospitalised.

Around 100,000 refugees have crossed into Turkey since the middle of last week as they flee the advance of IS.

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Balls: Labour stalling Scottish powers 'a nonsense'

The Shadow Chancellor has denied the Labour Party would stall extra powers being devolved to Scotland just because they want longer to examine the Prime Minister's English votes for English laws proposal.

Ed Balls told Good Morning Britain it was "a complete nonsense" and part of David Cameron's attempts to hold a "fractured" Conservative Party together.

He added, "David Cameron's proposal could end up with him saying, 'I want two parliaments'."

MP: English votes for English laws 'common sense'

It is "common sense" to have only English MPs voting on issues which only effect England and Ed Miliband is "playing politics" by arguing against it, the Conservative party chairman told Good Morning Britain.

Grant Shapps denied major changes to the constitution would be rushed through and said banning non-English MPs from voting on English only issues would address "a great imbalance" in the UK Parliament.

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Thai murder victim 'was trying to help' says father

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The father of the British man murdered in Thailand believes his son had stepped in to help his fellow victim when they were both brutally killed on an island.

Ian Miller said it was in his 24-year-old son David's character to help, and claimed that was probably the circumstance when he and Hannah Witheridge were murdered in Koh Tao a week ago.

He told the Daily Mail: "It has become clearer and clearer that it is quite likely David was stepping in to help a girl who was in trouble.

"That would be absolutely in his character."

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Wednesfield High School fire 'was arson'

An arson attack was to blame for a major fire which took hold of a derelict building at the old Wednesfield High School campus overnight, fire chiefs have revealed.

The blaze started in the dining hall area of the building, which had been due for demolition.

The fire broke out shortly after 6pm yesterday Credit: @nathancleary

Fire crews were called to the scene in Lakefield Road, Wolverhampton, shortly after 6pm yesterday.

They managed to get the blaze under control within two hours, and stopped it from spreading to other parts of the building.

Two crews currently remain at the scene damping down.

100,000 Syrian refugees cross Turkish border to flee IS

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The number of Syrians who have crossed the border into Turkey to escape Islamic State militants has reached 100,000, Turkiish authorities have said.

A majority of them are Syrian Kurds, and their arrival since last Thursday has pushed Syria's violent internal conflict dangerously close to the Turkish frontier.

Islamic State militants has in recent days advanced into Kurdish regions of Syria that border Turkey, where fleeing refugees reported atrocities that included stonings, beheadings and the torching of homes.

'Over 60,000' Syrian refugees flee into Turkey in 24 hours

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Over 60,000 refugees, mainly Syrian Kurds, have fled across the border into Turkey this weekend, Turkish authorities have said.

Some 66,000 fled violence in their homeland in less than 24 hours after Turkey opened its border to Syrians fleeing the town of Kobane in fear of an Islamic State assault.

In some places along the frontier Turkish police clashed with protesters and aid workers trying to help the refugees from Syria's bloody civil war.

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