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Children found dead 'had terminal genetic disorders'

The three children found dead at a house in south London all had rare terminal genetic disorders, ITV's Daybreak understands.

Daybreak Correspondent Richard Gaisford reports:

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Desperately sad story in S.London @daybreak . I understand the 3 children found dead all had rare terminal gentic disorders

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The family involved are South African, the older child was diagnosed first, then the younger twins. Massive pressure on the parents.

Ukraine to target pro-Russian groups 'in near future'

The Easter truce between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists has come to an end, the Ukrainian government has announced.

Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said the government would now move to eliminate militant separatist groups who are holding public buildings in the east of Ukraine "in the near future".

Mr Yarema also said Kiev hoped for "more substantive" help from the United States in the event of any Russian aggression.

Ukraine: New alert after 'politician found tortured'

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Cameron: Let's prove we can be committed to our union

The Prime Minister has urged the people of Scotland to stay in the UK with a message on St George's Day:

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This St George's Day let's prove we can be proud of our individual nations and be committed to our union of nations. #BetterTogether.

Read: Independence pleas on both sides on St George's Day

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.

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

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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."

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.

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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.

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