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YouTube star Alfie Deyes describes 'insane' real life success

Video blogging star Alfie Deyes says it is "insane" that 8,000 people turned up on Saturday for his 'The Pointless Book' signing event in London.

Deyes was besieged by fans as he launched the book to accompany his YouTube channel where he posts videos about every day issues.

Speaking to ITV London the 21-year-old vlogger who has over three million subscribers to his Pointless blog and 1.2 million Twitter followers says he thinks his success is down to the fact that he is just "normal".

White House intruder 'had more than 800 rounds of ammunition'

The man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House last week had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had previously been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet, the US Attorney's office said in Washington. Gonzalez is accused of scaling the fence on Friday night and entering the White House, sparking a partial evacuation of the presidential building.


Administrator closes 362 Phones 4u stores as 1,700 jobs go

A shuttered Phones 4u store on Oxford Street in central London. Credit: PA Wire

The administrators of Phones 4u said tonight that 362 stores would close with the loss of almost 1,700 jobs.

Rob Hunt, joint administrator and partner at PwC, said: "It is with much regret that we have today made the difficult decision to close a large number of stores. It is a very sad day for the staff working at those locations and our thoughts are with them. We will make every effort to help the affected staff."

A further 720 staff have been kept on to assist with the closure programme.

The mobile phone retailer, which employed 5,600 people, collapsed last week after all three major mobile networks stopped dealing with the chain.

EE said earlier today it would buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saving 359 jobs, in a deal with PwC, while Vodafone said last week it would pick up 140 stores and keep 900 employees on.

Diamond-encrusted Mercedes turns heads in London

People living in Knightsbridge are used to unique cars but it seems even they were impressed by a diamond-encrusted Mercedes which was snapped parked outside the Levin Hotel near Harrods.

A gold Ferrari and a vintage Cadillac have been spotted in the same location but the Merc, which dazzled in the sunshine this morning, was "a real showstopper" according to hotel manager Harald Duttine.

Every single person who walked by or drove by got their picture taken with it. It's nothing new to see cars like this in the area because of the people who live around here but this car got a lot of attention.

– Manager at Levin Hotel Harald Duttine

The owner of the vehicle covered in bling is a mystery but according to reports it is British registered and has a residents’ parking permit.


Search intensifies in Alice Gross disappearance

The search intensified to track down the main suspect in the disappearance of the schoolgirl Alice Gross. The former mother-in-law of Arnis Zalkalns, who was convicted in Latvia of murdering his wife, today told ITV News he must be caught.

Zalkalns went missing in West London shortly after the teenager vanished. ITV News Reporter Sejal Karia on the ongoing police investigation:

Tesco suspends four executives after overstating profits by £250m

Tesco's unexpected profit warning sent its shares to an 11-year low today after the supermarket warned it may have overstated profits by £250 million.

The revelation has prompted the suspension of four senior executives and will be investigated independently by Deloitte.

ITV News Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports:

Weather: A chilly night for many parts of the UK

Tonight a cold front will sink further south east and either side of that in the north and south it will be chilly but where it remains cloudy temperatures will stay mild.

Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn and the north will have outbreaks of rain but the south will enjoy pleasant spells of sunshine before the cloud increases during the day. ITV's weather presenter Alex Beresford has the latest:

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