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Protests as Russia insists plane downing was pre-planned

Russia has insisted the downing of one of their warplanes by Turkey was "pre-planned".

As tensions rise between the two countries, the Russian pilot who survived the crash claims he was given no warning before his plane was shot down.

While Turkey claims it issued repeated warnings to the aircraft.

The Turkish Embassy in Moscow has since been targeted by protesters throwing eggs, tomatoes and stones.

Spending Review: No avoiding huge cuts, council warn

Local councils are warning that huge cuts to their budgets will leave them with no choice but to make swingeing cuts to the services they offer - despite being given greater fundraising powers by the Chancellor.

George Osborne argues that, despite the reductions in their budgets, local authorities can now keep money from business rates, sell off property to raise cash and hike council tax to boost adult social care.

ITV News Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks went to Oxfordshire County Council - recently berated by David Cameron for cuts to its services - to see the impact today's Spending Review had on them:


Tory tax credit U-turn welcomed but some fear future cuts

The Chancellor's U-turn over tax credits has been welcomed by some of the millions of people across Britain who rely on them to make ends meet.

But it is claimed the effects of Osborne's decision will be felt by those on benefits for years to come.

ITV News Political Correspondent Emily Morgan reports:

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