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Whistleblower criticises child sex exploitation report

The long awaited report into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale has been criticised by a health worker who helped to expose the scandal.

Sara Rowbotham has called for a full national inquiry into child grooming as she says the report, by MP Ann Coffey, doesn't go far enough in holding police and social services to account.

ITV News' Correspondent Emma Murphy reports from Manchester.

Palestinian party calls for 'day of rage'

What began with a shooting in East Jerusalem last night, escalated into a serious outbreak of violence between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters.

Fatah, the political party of the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, has called for a day of rage tomorrow.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:

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Ed Miliband admits 'challenge' ahead in wake of poll

Labour leader Ed Miliband has admitted to ITV News the scale of the challenge facing his party in Scotland.

It comes after a new STV poll suggested a virtual wipe out of Scottish Labour MPs if there was an election tomorrow.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen spoke to Mr Miliband in Glasgow.

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Dramatic video of firework factory blaze

ITV News has obtained footage of a dramatic explosion of fireworks after a warehouse containing the pyrotechnic devices caught fire in Stafford earlier this evening.

In the video, cars can still be seen passing the warehouse as hundreds of fireworks erupt into the night sky.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service reports that the blaze at a fireworks supplier in Stafford if under control.

Emergency services say two people are in hospital and one person remains unaccounted for.

Sarwar resigns as Scottish Labour Party deputy leader

Anas Sarwar Credit: PA Wire

Anas Sarwar has resigned as deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party.

The Glasgow Central MP will remain in his current role as interim leader of the party until a new leader is announced in December.

It comes after fellow Labour MP Jim Murphy announced his intention to enter the party leadership race. If Mr Murphy was elected and Mr Sarwar remained deputy leader it would leave the Scottish Labour Party without a leader at Holyrood.

Mr Sarwar, who became interim leader following Johann Lamont's resignation, said: "I have come to a decision I believe is in the best interest of the Scottish Labour Party. It's my intention to hand over the leadership to a new team on December 13.

"While remaining in post until that time as interim leader, I think it is also right that we have a concurrent leadership and deputy leadership election.

"This will allow the Scottish Labour Party, its members and affiliates the opportunity to not only elect a new leader but a new leadership team focused on winning in 2016."

Eyewitness describes factory bursting into 'fireball'

Eyewitness Tom Roeton describes the moment he saw a fireworks warehouse in Stafford burst into a "fireball."

Mr Roeton, 22, said he was cooking dinner when he heard a loud explosion and went outside to find hundreds of fireworks exploding in the sky.

West Midlands Ambulance service has said there are four casualties with one person believed to be still missing.

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