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Labour uni group use Katie Hopkins on campaign poster

Cambridge University's Labour group have been using Katie Hopkins in campaign posters, after she promised she would leave the country if Ed Miliband became Prime Minister.

Hopkins had previously tweeted that she would leave the country if Ed Miliband's Labour won the General Election.

Harry midway through attachment with Australian Army

Harry shakes hands with Russel Smith during a visit to the Wuggubun community in Western Australia.

Prince Harry has completed the first two weeks of an attachment with the Australian army, as his British military career nears its end.

Harry has been participating in day-to-day soldiering activitis and physical training alongside the 1st Brigade, and has also undergone flight simulation training.

Prince Harry passes the ball during a game of wheelchair AFL at the Soldier Recover Centre in Darwin. Credit: CPL Oliver Carter/Australian Defence Force/PA Wire

His attachment has also included time in an armed reconnaissance helicopter, and after meeting with wounded and, injured and ill soldiers he joined in a game of wheelchair Australian Football League.

He also met with members of the Wuggubun community during time on duty with the North-West Mobile Force in western Australia.

Harry, a captain in the Army, will continue his four-week attachment with the Australian Defence Force after Gallipoli commemorations in Turkey, before leaving the British military after ten years' service.


Deadly suicide attack in Afghanistan claimed by IS

A suicide attack in Jalalabad in Afghanistan that killed at least 35 people has been claimed by the Islamic State.

A ten-year-old boy is treated in hospital in Jalalabad. At least 35 people have been killed and 125 injured in the blast. Credit: Reuters.

A motorcycle-riding bomber attacked a bank as a crowd of soldiers and civilians gathered outside to collect their monthly salaries.

The blast killed at least 35 people and wounded 125, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a regional spokesman.

The attack marks a major escalation of an affiliate of the Islamist group known as Daesh that now holds a third of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate.

In the horrific incident in Nangarhar, who took responsibility? The Taliban didn't claim responsibility. Daesh claimed responsibility for it.

– Ashraf Ghani

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid tweeted that the group denied and condemned the attack.

No charges after Rochdale family stopped at Syria border

The family was stopped near the Syrian border earlier this month.

Six people from Rochdale have been released without charge after a family was stopped near the Syrian border, Greater Manchester Police said.

The six people, aged between 21 and 47, were arrested under the Terrorism Act, with five returned to the UK from Turkey and one arrested in Rochdale.

The arrests came after a family of five adults and four children was stopped by Turkish authorities near the Syrian border.

Following the release, police said: "No evidence was uncovered to suggest any imminent threat to the communities of Rochdale or the U.K."

Man arrested after blogger abused on Twitter

A man has been arrested over homophobic abuse on Twitter after Guardian columnist Jack Monroe was bombarded by someone claiming to be from Ukip.

The food blogger has quit Twitter after receiving messages of hate, which she described as "suffocating".

The account, now suspended, claimed to be from Alex Wood, a former Ukip election candidate from Somerset who was suspended by the party in 2013 after pictures appeared of him apparently making a racist salute, which he denied. Police said they were satisfied the comments did not appear on his account.

Ukip said the account is a fake, written by a troll and said the contents were "vile".

Avon and Somerset Police said a 22-year-old man has been arrested following an investigation into homophobic messages being sent from a bogus Twitter account.


Tories claim Sturgeon would 'pull the strings' in new ad

The new Conservative Party billboard unveiled today.

Nicola Sturgeon would "pull the strings" in the event of a deal between her party and Labour, the chairman of the Conservatives has claimed as he unveiled the party's latest poster campaign.

The billboard depicts Sturgeon as a puppeteer and Miliband as a dummy, with the words "more taxes, more borrowing, more debt." underneath.

Speaking on the poster's launch, Grant Shapps said: "Labour are collapsing in Scotland. This means the only way that Ed Miliband might crawl through the gates of No10 now is if he’s carried there by the SNP.

"Nicola Sturgeon would pull the strings and demand weaker defences, more spending and unaffordable welfare hand-outs. It would be a disaster for taxpayers."

Miliband has publicly rejected the suggestion of a deal with the SNP despite consistent overtures from the Scottish Nationalists, with Alex Salmond today putting renewed pressure on the Labour leader to consider a coalition.

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Police urgently appeal for son and brother of murder victims

Detectives investigating the murders of two women in Bootle are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who they urgently need to speak to.

A murder inquiry was launched yesterday after the discovery of the bodies of two women at two separate addresses in Bootle.

The women have since been identified as Bernadette Fox, 57, of Brookhill Road, Bootle, and her daughter, Sarah Fox, 27, of Worcester Road, Bootle.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney, said:

“We are currently trying to trace Peter Fox, the son of Bernadette, as he could have information which could assist with our investigation.

I would appeal to Peter to come forward so that we can speak to him following the murders of his mother and sister.

“I would also ask the public to help us find Peter as we need to speak to him urgently in relation to the two murders.

“I would stress to the public that if they do see Peter Fox, they should not approach him.

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