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Michael Clarke: We'll retire number 64 shirt to honour Phil Hughes

In emotional tribute cricket Captain Michael Clarke has said Australia will retire the number 64 shirt to honour the memory of Phil Hughes.

We're going to miss that cheeky grin and that twinkle in his eye. The world lost one of its great blokes this week and we are all poorer for it.

Our promise to Hughesy's family is that we will do everything we can to honour his memory.

Last night, I asked Cricket Australia if Hughesy's one-day, Hughesy's one-day Australia international shirt number, 64, could be retired, to which they agreed.

That means so much.

– Australia Cricket Captain Michael Clarke

Service will mark anniversary of Clutha helicopter crash

One year on, a service will be held at Glasgow Cathedral to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash.

A service will mark anniversary of Clutha helicopter crash. Credit: PA Wire

Ten people lost their lives and many more were injured when the police helicopter, a Eurocopter EC135, crashed on to the roof of the Clutha pub on November 29 last year.


Shops brace for Black Saturday deals after Friday fighting

Asda kicks another day of deals at 8am. Credit: Asda

High Street shops are bracing for another day of chaos with some continuing 'Black Friday' deals and discounts through Saturday and over the weekend.

Supermarket Asda launches a number of deals on products tomorrow morning at 8am, including a TV for £89, as well as discounts on tablets and games consoles.

Shoppers have reported delays in logging on to websites. Credit: Tesco

Meanwhile, shoppers reported delays logging on to websites to chase down deals as online servers buckled under demand.

WHO to miss targets for controlling Ebola

ITV News has learned that the United Nations will miss its targets - set for this coming Monday - for controlling the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

But the underlying trend in Sierre Leone, where British troops are helping attempts to stem the disease, is even more disturbing.

ITV News Reporter Lewis Vaughan-Jones reports:


Hunt for 'dangerous' escaped psychiatric patient

Police are hunting a "dangerous" man who committed a spate of offences after absconding from a psychiatric hospital this morning.

Paul Williams, 48, was last seen near Woolwich Arsenal station at 1.40pm this afternoon Credit: Metropolitan Police

The public has been warned not to approach Paul Williams, who assaulted two members of staff at a psychiatric hospital in Woolwich before leaving the facility, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 48-year-old, who speaks with an American accent, later assaulted the driver of a car before stealing the vehicle and burgling a home in Woolwich, police said.

Williams, who is around 6ft 3 ins tall and of large build, was last seen near Woolwich Arsenal station at 1:40pm. He was wearing a black top with black shorts and white trainers and carrying a maroon suitcase.

Neither the car driver nor the victim of the burglary needed hospital treatment. The car has since been abandoned.

Any sightings of Williams should be reported to the police on 999 quoting reference 14mis042920.

French farmers protest over wolf attacks

Credit: Reuters

French farmers drove a flock of around 250 sheep around Paris on Thursday to highlight the effect a growing wolf population is having on their flocks.

Previously hunted to extinction across most of Western Europe, wolves crossed the Alps from Italy into the French countryside in the 1990s as a European convention on the conservation of wildlife re-introduced packs back into the wild.

A file photo of wolves in the wild in south eastern France. Credit: Reuters

Now farmers are complaining that packs of the government-protected predators are attacking livestock.

There have been 4,800 attacks on sheep by wolves so far this year – 1,000 more than in 2013, according to official figures from the French Sheep Organization (FNO), AFP have reported.

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