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Police chief charged with making indecent images of children

A police chief has been charged with making indecent images of children.

Ben Hodder, 34, a chief inspector with the Essex force, is due to appear before magistrates in Basildon on November 6.

He was originally arrested on May 8 and released on bail and has now been charged with two offences.

Hodder, of Thurrock, has been suspended from his post as area commander for the town.


Spanish nurse 'cured' after treatment for Ebola

A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola while caring for a patient at a Madrid hospital has recovered after her test results proved negative twice in a row, doctors have said.

Doctors said Spanish nurse Teresa Romero has been 'cured' of the Ebola virus. Credit: Facebook

"We consider her cured of the Ebola virus by World Health Organization criteria," Jose Ramon Arribas, a doctor at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, said.

Teresa Romero, 44, was diagnosed with Ebola two weeks ago, becoming the first person to catch the deadly virus outside West Africa during the most recent outbreak.

'At least 5 Britons' going to join Islamic State every week

There are at least five Britons travelling to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State (IS) every week, the UK's most senior police officer has said, adding that this is the minimum and there could be many more.

An Islamic State fighter shows off the group's flag. Credit: Reuters

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said the militants' activities in those countries were "not just the horrors of distant lands" and warned of the terrorist threat posed at home by returning fighters.

We know that over 500 British nationals travelled to join the conflict. Many have returned and many will wish to do so in the coming months and perhaps in future years.

We still have an average of five people joining them a week. Five a week doesn't sound much but when you realise there are 50 weeks in a year, 250 more would be 50% more than we think have gone already.

Those numbers are a minimum. Those are the ones that we believe have gone. There may be many more.

– Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
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Strong winds, spectacular waves and trees down as Gonzalo hits

Granada Reports viewers have been sharing there images as high winds from the tail end of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo have hit the region.


US arms 'claimed by IS militants' after air drop

Video posted online shows grenades, which it is claimed were dropped by US forces.. Credit: YouTube

Islamic State (IS) fighters have claimed that munitions dropped by American planes have landed in the areas they control, rather then getting to the Kurdish fighters the US is trying to arm.

Video posted online appears to show the parachute attached to boxes from an air drop. Credit: YouTube

In a video posted online a masked man with a machine gun opens several boxes which hold a variety of shells and explosives. He says: "These are the bombs dropped by American forces to the Kurdish forces. Praise to God, now they are spoils for the Mujahideen."

The United States airdropped arms for the first time to help the defenders resist an assault by IS.

Video posted online shows shells, which it is claimed were dropped by US forces.. Credit: YouTube

The US military said it conducted six air strikes on Islamic State militants near Kobani on Sunday and Monday, one of which destroyed a stray bundle of supplies from an air drop in order to prevent them from falling into enemy hands.

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