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Hammond: Britain needs 'clarity' Assad won't be part of Syria's future

Philip Hammond speaking at the Conservative Party conference Credit: PA

Britain needs "absolute clarity" that Assad will not be part of Syria's future, the Foreign Secretary said.

Philip Hammond rubbished plans put forward by Russia and Iran for elections, saying Syria was "a million miles away" from being able to hold a free and fair vote.

In a country where 250,000 people have been killed and 12 million people have been displaced, half of them outside the country - how can you talk about free and fair elections?

– Philip Hammond


Supercar loses control at a motor show injuring 26 spectators

The crashed Porsche Credit: Karanja Earl Simmons

A supercar lost control at a motor show in Malta and careened into a crowd injuring more than 20 spectators.

The Porsche 918 Spyder car was driving at high speed when it clipped the grass and lurched into the crowd.

Five of the injured were in critical condition, while at least nine - including the driver - suffered fractures or cuts requiring hospital treatment, officials said.

The car was taking part in a Maltese charity road show and was driving along an unused airport taxiway in the Hal Farrug district.

At one point the car's back wheel clipped the grass along the runway's edge and the car skidded out of control, careening into the barriers and crowd.

The rest of the charity show was cancelled.

Tory conference: More arrests amid 'spitting' claims

Four arrests have been made after politicians, journalists and delegates entering the Conservative conference in Manchester were subjected to abusive chants and allegedly spat at.

A series of journalists claimed they had been spat at outside the conference centre in the city, though it was made clear that those responsible were a minority of the 60,000 police said had attended.

Chief Superintendent John O'Hare of Greater Manchester Police said: "Today around 60,000 people took part in a demonstration and I would like to thank them for their cooperation.

"The overwhelming majority of people have exercised their democratic right to protest with dignity and good grace.

"The fact that only four arrests have been made throughout the day so far was particularly pleasing."

Brendan Rodgers sacked by Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as manager of Liverpool, the club has said.


Bus crash victim 'did not deserve to die like this', family says

A message reads: 'To Mum, RIP You did not deserve to die like this' Credit: ITV News

The daughter of a woman killed in a bus crash in Coventry has left a message at the scene of the tragedy reading: "You did not deserve to die like this."

A woman in her seventies was among two people killed when the double-decker bus careered into Sainsbury's in the city centre.

An eight-year-old boy was also killed, while a nine-year-old girl remains in critical condition, police say.

None of the victims have yet been formally identified.

Michael Gove says he is not as posh as Jeremy Corbyn

Michael Gove Credit: PA

Michael Gove has claimed he is not as posh as Jeremy Corbyn in a speech at the Conservative Party conference.

Mr Gove - who attended a private school in Aberdeen before studying at Oxford University - said that Mr Corbyn is "much posher than me".

Commentators have reflected on his clothes, his speaking style, even his prep school education - and I am happy to acknowledge that he is better dressed, better spoken and, indeed, much posher than me.

– Michael Gove

Mr Gove then attacked Mr Corbyn, claiming the Labour leader cannot keep the country safe after failing to sing the national anthem.

Mr Corbyn Credit: PA

Mr Gove added: "A Labour leader who promotes defenders of the IRA, who speaks up for Hamas, who puts the case for Hezbollah, who raises his voice on behalf of those anti-Western, anti-British, anti-Semitic extremists - and yet who cannot bear to open his mouth to honour our war dead - is never, never, going to be able to keep this country safe, secure and free.

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Man found dead in overturned car in Cambridgeshire

The scene of the accident off the A14 at Hemmingford Grey Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been found dead in a car which police believe had overturned after hitting a crash barrier alongside the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

Officers were called just after 5am on Sunday after someone discovered the car in a field off Cambridge Road in Hemmingford Grey, which runs parallel to the A14 westbound.

The driver, who hasn't been named yet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is thought the car was travelling westbound and officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Recovery took place this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

Unfortunately it is not known exactly what time the collision occurred, however we do know that the car and the deceased were in the field for some time before it was reported to us. We believe the collision may have happened several hours prior to us being called at just after 5am this morning.

– PC Simon Burgin, Beds, Cambs and Herts Road Policing Unit

Anyone who may have seen the collision, or the car in the moments leading up to it, is asked to contact the road policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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