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GPs: No confidence in community mental health service

Four in five GPs say they have no confidence in their local community mental health services, according to a new survey. The study also reveals that many patients are being failed by the NHS. The research - seen exclusively by ITV News - quotes doctors saying delays in referrals to overstretched mental health teams, have resulted in patients harming themselves and even committing suicide.

ITV News health editor Catherine Jones reports:

Cries for revenge in Gaza as Israeli attacks intensify

Power remains off for the inhabitants of Gaza this evening, ahead of what is expected to be another night of attacks from the Israeli military.

More than 100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, died in attacks today according to health officials, after Israel intensified its bombardment last night after 10 Israeli soldiers died in cross border attacks yesterday.

As the death toll continues to rise, there are impassioned pleas for revenge, as Dan Rivers reports from Gaza.

Read: I'd glimpsed into hell then airstrikes came closer


Blustery winds in Scotland but calm and dry elsewhere

An earlier satellite picture reveals the weather system responsible for a contrast in weather and temperature today. In what has been a story of two halves, there has been plenty of sunshine across the south and the south east, meaning temperatures bounced up towards 27C. For the rest of the UK there was a fresher feel to the day, around 21C at best with the cloud cover.

Tonight, expect blustery winds to continue around the fringes of Scotland, with a few showery outbreaks from time to time. Otherwise it will be calm, dry and quiet, with not too much going on at all.

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from the virus

A doctor credited with treating more than 100 patients in Sierra Leone's fight against the Ebola outbreak has died after contracting virus himself, the country's chief medical officer said.

Sheik Umar Khan was credited with treating more than 100 Ebola patients.
Sheik Umar Khan was credited with treating more than 100 Ebola patients. Credit: Reuters

Sheik Umar Khan was infected this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the far north of the country.

But Brima Kargbo said today that Umar Khan had passed away.

PM: Sanctions are a 'tough message' to Russia

European Union sanctions will send a "very tough message" to Russia, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

EU Sanctions will send a tough message to Russia, according to the Prime Minister.
EU Sanctions will send a tough message to Russia, according to the Prime Minister. Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

He said: "The sanctions really relate to Vladimir Putin's and Russia's behaviour, and we want to make it absolutely clear that Russia's behaviour in destabilising another country - Ukraine - is unacceptable."

He added: "It was very clear in my conference call with President Obama, President Hollande, Chancellor Merkel and prime minister Renzi yesterday that we are united in sending that very tough message. It's a message that will be backed by tough action."

The measures will shut state-owned Russian banks out of European capital markets and target the defense sector and sensitive technologies, including oil.

However the the gas sector, on which Europe is heavily dependent, is not expected to be included when the sanctions which are likely to be announced tomorrow.


Former Miss Wales 'shocked and upset' over attack

Former Miss Wales and Beauty queen Sophia Cahill choked back tears as she told how Gough shoved her into the passenger door of his white VW campervan. She said she was "shocked and upset" after the attack, which happened when Gough arrived more than an hour late for a meeting at her home on the evening January 5 this year.

Sophia Cahill, former Miss Wales.
Sophia Cahill, former Miss Wales. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Giving evidence from behind a blue curtain, Miss Cahill had told the court: "I opened the passenger door and Ian just stormed around the front of the van. He had the front of my shoulder and he just flung me back."

Chairman of the bench Terry Carpenter told Croydon Magistrates Court the magistrates had found the evidence of Miss Cahill was "convincing" and backed up by Mr Bowers.

Read: Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

PM was 'very humble' in meeting with MH17 families

Prime Minister David Cameron was "very humble" when he met the families of victims of the MH17 air disaster, according to one of the parents who attended the meeting.

Barry Sweeney, whose son was aboard MH17.
Barry Sweeney, whose son was aboard MH17. Credit: ITV News

Barry Sweeney said: "I've got to say Mr Cameron was very humble. He answered every question that was asked of him. He brought a few experts in to talk about crash sites and how the airplane might have come down."

The Newcastle native attended the hour-long meeting with his wife Angela and seven of the 10 families of British victims. His son Liam died alongside his friend John Alder.

The 52-year-old who spoke earlier with ITV News,said: "We basically asked Mr Cameron just to help. The talking I suppose has got to stop and the doing has got to be done."

He added: "I feel very angry and frustrated. It would be nice if they could just stop fighting for a little bit so that we could get all our boys and girls home."

Read: Identifying MH17 victims 'will take months'

Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

The Welsh international rugby star Ian Gough has been found guilty at Croydon Magistrates' Court of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and former Miss Wales Sophia Cahill just weeks after she got engaged to pop star Dane Bowers.

Ian Gough.
Ian Gough. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Read: Rugby star Gough found guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

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