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Morrisons to take on Aldi and Lidl in price war

Morrisons has become the first of the big four supermarkets to pledge a price match guarantee against discounters Aldi and Lidl in the latest episode of the ferocious price war.

Morrisons has become the first of the big four supermarkets to pledge a price match guarantee against discounters Aldi and Lidl. Credit: PA/PA Wire

The supermarket will launch a new loyalty card which will see ustomers given additional points if their comparable shop would have been cheaper elsewhere.

It is part of a previously-announced plan to invest £1 billion in price cuts over three years as chief executive Dalton Philips battles sliding sales and plunging profits.


Hodgson names England squad for Euro Qualifiers

Southampton's Clyne could win his first cap. Credit: PA

Roy Hodgson has named his squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 Qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia.

Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne is the only uncapped player in the squad and Hodgson has decided to leave injured Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge out - which will please Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

England host group minnows San Marino at Wembley on the 9th October before travelling to Tallinn to face Estonia on the 12th October - you can see both games live on ITV.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Ben Foster, Joe Hart.

Defenders: Leighton Baines, Nathaniel Clyne, John Stones, Gary Cahill, Keiran Gibbs, Phil Jagielka.

Midfielders: Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jonjo Shelvey, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.

Strikers: Danny Welbeck, Rickie Lambert, Wayne Rooney

William and Kate ask photographers to stop 'following' George

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have written to two photographers, asking them to stop "harassing and following" Prince George and his nanny.

The Royal couple described the photographers' actions as Credit: PA Wire

The complaint comes after an individual was seen last week "in the vicinity" of the young Royal, Buckingham Palace said, adding that there is reason to suspect George's daily routines may have been subject to "surveillance and monitoring" for some time.

The individual has previously been spoken to on a number of occassions by protection officers about his behaviour in respect to other members of the Royal family, according to Palace officials.

A spokesperson said: "The Duke and Duchess understand the particular public role that Prince George will one day inherit but while he is young, he must be permitted to lead as ordinary a life as possible.

"No parent would tolerate the suspicion of someone pursuing and harassing their child and carer whilst their child is playing in a public park or going about their daily activities."

Labour: Report raises serious questions about DfID

Labour says a report from MPs on the Ebola crisis raises "serious questions" about Department for International Development (DfID) spending.

The International Development Committee said cuts to aid to countries hit by the epidemic may well have worsened the crisis.

Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy said the report was "extremely worrying".


Archbishop welcomes Wonga debt write-off plans

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has welcomed Wonga's decision to write off the debts of 330,000 customers whose loans would not have been made under new affordability criteria.

Wonga writes off debts for 330,000 customers. Credit: PA

He said the move was an effort to put right some of the things that have gone wrong in the past and the finance industry should be "a good servant not a bad master". But the head of the Anglican Church said the major issue was to create a reformed financial system.

"The big issue is to create a financial system that gives access to the poor and hope for the poorest in our lands, to be able to flourish and develop and have proper access to finance, not just for loans but for savings. For lives in which finance is a good servant, not a bad master."

– Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Burmese man 'admits killing' British tourists in Thailand

A Burmese man has confessed to the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, according to Reuters news agency.

The island were the pair were killed has a large community of migrant workers from neighbouring Burma.

David Miller and Hannah Witheridge were murdered in Thailand. Credit: PA

The investigation has advanced considerably.

Three Burmese workers were detained and we took their DNA for testing. During the investigation one of them admitted to killing the two foreigners.

– Lieutenant General Jaktip Chaijinda

Jaktip told Reuters that the man who had confessed was being detained but had not been arrested.

"We still have to wait for DNA tests results which we expect to have in 14 hours from now in order to confirm this," he said.

The bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found on Sept. 15 with severe head wounds near where they were staying on the southern island of Koh Tao, known for its coral reefs and diving.

Platini wants secret World Cup report to be made public

Platini and Blatter disagree on publishing Garcia's report. Credit: PA

UEFA president Michel Platini has added his voice to calls for a secret report into World Cup bidding to be made public.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected calls to publish the report by FIFA's independent investigator Michael Garcia - saying any decision is out of their hands and would threaten witness confidentiality.

Platini joins a number of fellow FIFA executive committee members including Northern Ireland's Jim Boyce - and Garcia himself - in calling for the report to be published.

The UEFA president said in a statement: "As long as the regulations of the FIFA code of ethics regarding the actual investigation are respected, I support the publishing of the Garcia report.

"I have no issue with the findings and recommendations of the report being made available to the public."

The decision to publish now rests German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, who is considering the report and will announce his findings in November.

Russia won the bid for the 2018 World Cup and Qatar will stage the 2022 tournament.

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