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133,000 more school places needed in London by 2018

London needs to create 133,000 more primary and secondary school places by 2018, according to the London Assembly. A report predicts the crisis in places will be felt most acutely in secondary schools as thousands of additional 11-year-olds look to secure places each year.

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A report predicts the crisis in places will be felt most acutely in secondary schools as thousands of additional 11-year-olds look to secure places each year.

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Arnis Zalkalns has a conviction for murder in Latvia

By Ronke Phillips: Senior Correspondent

  • Arnis Zalkalns has a conviction for murder in Latvia and was questioned about the indecent assault of a young girl, aged under 16, in 2009
  • The 2009 allegation of indecent assault was not pursued because the victim refused to give further evidence. It happened in the Ealing area of West London
  • There was no record of in the UK of Zalkalns' murder conviction. It only came to light when officers contacted Latvian police
  • Zalkalns has not used his bank accounts or mobile phone since September 3
  • Police have received more than 100 phone calls from the public
  • Arnis Zalkalns became a 'person of interest' to police on September 12 and could still be in the UK
  • The Latvian has been in the country since 2007
  • He could potentially pose a risk to the public
  • The last sighting of Zalkalns by his family was on the evening of September 3
  • This is still not a murder inquiry because there is no evidence that Alice Gross is not still alive

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Latvian builder 'official suspect' in the hunt for Alice Gross

Police are treating Latvian builder Arnis Zalkalns as a suspect in the hunt for missing 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross.

Detectives say Arnis Zalkalns was seen on CCTV on the day Alice disappeared cycling along Brentford Lock at 4pm, some fifteen minutes after Alice walked the same route.

Arnis Zalkalns seen on CCTV cycling along Brentford Lock Credit: Met Police
Arnis Zalkalns seen on CCTV cycling along Brentford Lock Credit: Met Police

Winners of animal photography competition revealed

The winning image in the ZSL Animal Photography Prize. Credit: Zoological Society of London.

This action shot of a chameleon as it snares its prey has scooped the top prize in an animal photography competition.

The Zoological Society of London's annual contest attracted thousands of entries for its adult and children's categories.

Other winners included shots of a Gentoo penguin jumping over the waves and a black-and-white portrait of a orangutan.

A Gentoo penguin jumps over the waves. Credit: Zoological Society of London.
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