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Toddler in serious condition after falling from balcony

A toddler is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from a balcony at a hotel.

The incident occurred at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool's city centre. Credit: Google Maps

The two-year-old boy fell from the mezzanine floor to the lobby of the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool's city centre on Saturday evening.

The child sustained serious head injuries in the incident, Merseyside Police said.

Hilton Liverpool said it was liaising "closely with the child's parents, police and local hospital", adding that the safety of guests was of "paramount importance".

White House security increased after intruder scare

Security at the White House will be increased after a man managed to jump over a fence and enter the doors of the building, the Secret Service said.

Journalists were evacuated after a man managed to evade security and enter the White House. Credit: Reuters

The director of the Secret Service Julia Pierson has ordered the "immediate enhancement of officer patrols and surveillance capabilities along the Pennsylvania Avenue fence line".

A review into security procedures is also under way following the breach, the service added.

The White House was partially evacuated on Friday night after Omar J Gonzalez evaded security and entered the doors of the executive mansion.


Hostage's wife: Don't allow world to see Alan dying

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has pleaded with Islamic State militants not to "allow the world to see a man like Alan dying".

Ina statement released through the Foreign Office, Mr Henning's wife Barbara said she has sent messages to IS urging them to release her husband but has received no response.

Alan is a peaceful, selfless man who left his family and his job as a taxi driver in the UK to drive in a convoy all the way to Syria with his Muslim colleagues and friends to help those most in need.

When he was taken he was driving an ambulance full of food and water to be handed out to anyone in need.

His purpose for being there was no more and no less. This was an act of sheer compassion.

I cannot see how it could assist any State's cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying.

– Barbara Henning

Paratroopers recreate Battle of Arnhem jump

The skies above a Dutch town were filled with parachutes today just as they were 70 years ago as hundreds of paratroopers recreated the airborne assault that inspired the film 'A Bridge Too Far'.

Thousands of allied troops died during the disastrous nine days of fighting that became known as the Battle of Arnhem.

ITV News' Sue Saville reports:

Police looking at 'multiple suspects' in Thai murders

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists, but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

David Miller and Hannah Witheridgewere murdered in Thailand Credit: PA

Six days after the bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found with severe head wounds on a beach on the island of Koh Tao.

A spokesman for Royal Thai Police would not confirm that DNA from Miss Witheridge's body reportedly matched that of two Asian men.


Labour conference: Miliband pledges £8 minimum wage

Ed Miliband has kick-started Labour's final conference before the general election with a pledge to hike the minimum wage to at least £8.

Ed Miliband has pledged to hike the minimum wage to at least £8. Credit: PA

The party leader said the rise over the next parliament, from the £6.50 level it will hit next month, was needed to stop ordinary workers being left behind.

The increase would add around £3,000 a year to the pay packets of those earning the minimum wage.

The planned increase, which would affect around 1.4 million jobs, would be introduced in annual stages by the Low Pay Commission before October 2019.

Mercury and Jackson duet on new Queen album

Queen's Freddie Mercury performing at Wembley in the 1980s. Credit: Duncan Raban/Duncan Raban/EMPICS Entertainment

Rock band Queen are releasing a new album featuring three previously unreleased songs including a duet between gone-but-not-forgotten icons lead singer Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The collaboration between Mercury and Jackson called 'There Must Be More To Life Than This' began as a song written by Mercury during sessions for Queen’s 1981 album 'Hot Space'.

The song was left unfinished twice, until it appeared on Mercury's debut solo album in 1985.

A duet featuring Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson is being released. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Queen's guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor say the new production of the ballad fuses the band's original backing track and Mercury and Jackson’s distinctive vocals.

The other two unreleased songs 'Let Me In Your Heart Again' and Love Kills' will also feature on the 'Queen Forever' album which will be released in November.

Salmond accuses Westminster of 'tricking' voters

Alex Salmond has accused the government of going back on its pre-referendum promises to give Scotland more powers.

The departing First Minister of Scotland said voters were "tricked" into believing Scotland would get extra powers and that Westminster is already looking to renege on the promise.

ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie reports:

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