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Nigeria mosque blast: At least 35 dead

At least 35 people have been killed and many wounded in the bomb attack on the Central Mosque of Kano in northern Nigeria, Reuters have reported, citing the local police commissioner.

Reuters report that gunmen set off three bombs and fired on worshippers at the central mosque in an assault that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

More: Smoke rises above central mosque of Kano after blast

Poland will 'block' Cameron's radical immigration plans

A senior figure in the Polish government has told ITV News that Poland would definitely block any UK treaty revisions that would discriminate between British and EU citizens.

Economist Jacek Rostowski, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, made the comments following David Cameron's speech laying out radical reforms to ban European migrants from claiming a range of benefits for their first four years in the UK.

Mr Rostowski told ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler that "of course" Poland would veto the move - which requires the co-operation of every EU country.


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Police: Wheelchair-user had TV dropped on her

A woman in a wheelchair had a large television dropped on her amid "appalling scenes" during Black Friday sales in Greater Manchester, police said.

Another woman suffered a broken wrist and a security guard was punched, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkin of Greater Manchester Police said.

Three people were arrested at the shopping events.

More: 'Black Friday' chaos for shoppers at Tesco in Wigan


Internet shoppers predicted to spend £518m today

An estimated £518 million will be spent online on cards today as shoppers embrace Black Friday internet bargains.

With online transactions expected to top 8.5 million, Visa has predicted that today could be the biggest cyber shopping day in the country's history.

Almost half of UK shoppers (47%) say they intend to buy a Black Friday deal, according to retail analysts Verdict.? Credit: PA

Reaching this figure would put online card shopping up 22% on last year's Black Friday.

Analysts expect another £500 million to be spent online on Monday, making for a £1.7 billion "cyber weekend" - with a predicted record 31 million online transactions.

PC facing jail over Steven Gerrard 'blackmail' CCTV

Helen Jones has now quit her job as a PC for Merseyside Police. Credit: PA

A corrupt policewoman was warned there was a "high degree of likelihood" she would be jailed after illegally seizing CCTV of a street bust-up involving Steven Gerrard.

Helen Jones, 33, obtained the footage by "flashing her warrant card" in a bank despite being off-duty and on a career break at the time.

She claimed she did it to help friend Paul Lloyd, who says he was attacked by the footballer in Merseyside on August last year.

But the prosecution said the Liverpool midfielder was acting as a peacemaker.

Following the incident, Gerrard received "demands and threats" from Lloyd and there were claims of money being offered by the press for the footage.

No action was ever taken over Gerrard's alleged role in the incident. Credit: PA

Jones admitted misconduct in public office but disagreed with the prosecution's version of events that she took the CCTV to "use as a blackmail tool".

However, Judge Stuart Baker said he found Jones and Lloyd to be uncredible witnesses who had "not told the whole truth".

Jones will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on January 9.

Asda extends sales for a Black Saturday

With British shoppers embracing Black Friday fever, supermarket chain Asda has extended its sales into tomorrow.

Asda is extending its sales into tomorrow Credit: Asda

The common theme of the US-style shopping day, where shoppers clamour for heavily-reduced bargains, is "When it's gone, it's gone" but Asda has held back stock - including electrical items, toys and tools - for another day of sales beginning at 8am tomorrow.

Smoke rises above central mosque of Kano after blast

A photograph has been posted to Twitter reportedly showing the aftermath of a bomb blast during Friday prayers at the Central Mosque of Kano in northern Nigeria.

It appears the image was first posted by Twitter user 'Bayeros' shortly after the first reports of a bomb at the mosque.

ITV News is working to independently verify the photograph.

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