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Award for Border force dog

A recent photo of Tyke Credit: International Fund for Animal Welfare

And a veteran rescue-dog from Battersea Dogs Home is to be awarded.

Nine-year-old Labrador Tyke has had an illustrious canine career with Border Force after being taken on for training as an 11-month-old puppy.

He'll receive a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare

Police performance review

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Metropolitan Police's performance in tackling crime will be reviewed by the mayor today.

The assessment will focus particularly on the Met's progress in achieving a 20% reduction in seven key neighbourhood crimes, as set out in the Mayor's Police and Crime Plan.


Gatwick begins Ebola screening

Screening for Ebola at Gatwick Airport is to begin today, Public Health England said.

It will start in North Terminal today, then South Terminal on Wednesday, followed by St Pancras (Eurostar) later this week.

The screening is taking place for passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Passengers have their temperature taken and complete a questionnaire asking about their current health, recent travel history and whether they might be at potential risk through contact with Ebola patients

Ricky Reel vigil

The family of Ricky Reel will hold a vigil outside New Scotland Yard later this evening.

The student was a victim of a race attack in Kingston in 1997.

Police said his death was most likely an accident but his family insist he was murdered.

More than 77,000 people have signed a family petition seeking an apology form the Met Commissioner.

Flights cancelled at Heathrow

Staff at Heathrow say 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers will be cancelled due to high winds and heavy rain as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo arrive in the UK.

A Heathrow spokesman said: "There will be some cancellations, around 10 per cent of flights are affected at Heathrow. "We do not know exactly how many passengers or flights that will have an impact on, although the cancellations are only expected for tomorrow."


Daniel Radcliffe excited about visiting Star Wars set

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was on the red carpet in Leicester Square this evening for the premier his new horror film, Horns.

Daniel Radcliffe promoting his new movie Horns in London this evening Credit: PA

The 25-year-old actor joined co-star Juno Temple for the event. In his new film Radcliffe stars as a DJ called Ig Perrish - wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend, played by Temple - who wakes up to discover he has grown horns which drive people to confess their sins.

The young British star also admitted how excited he had been on his recent visit to the set of the new Star Wars movie at Pinewood studios.

Radcliffe revealed: "I was so excited, 'cause I literally just watched the original Star Wars movies very recently, so I was like a new fan going on set. But I got to meet Harrison Ford and have a chat, and he was lovely. It was great.

"Most people would be excited about seeing the Star Wars set but I went out because all my friends were working there 'cause it's the Potter crew, they've basically just moved onto that, so I was going to see all of them."

Galatasaray fined £40,000 for flare-throwing incident in Arsenal game

Flares were set off in the Galatasaray end at the Emirates Stadium. Credit: PA

Galatasary have been fined 50,000 Euros (£40,000) by UEFA after their fans threw flares on to the pitch when the Turkish team played Arsenal in the Champions League on October 1st. The game, which Arsenal won 4-1, was temporarily halted as two Galatasaray players went to plead with supporters not to throw the flares. The Met Police arrested several people on the night and two men, who both live in the UK, have been charged.

UEFA has dropped proceedings against Arsenal.

The London club were charged with "insufficient organisation (lack of body searching)" after fireworks and missiles were thrown onto the Emirates Stadium pitch during a 4-1 home win on October 1.

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Ebola screening to start at Gatwick tomorrow

Screening for the Ebola virus at Gatwick Airport will begin tomorrow, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.

A general view inside the North Terminal at Gatwick Airport. Credit: PA Wire

It will start in the North Terminal tomorrow before being extended to the South Terminal on Wednesday.

Measures will then be introduced at St Pancras International station later in the week.

The screening is taking place for passengers who have travelled from high-risk areas including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where more than 4,500 people have died.

Last week, the Chief Medical Officer warned that a "handful of cases" of Ebola were expected in the UK in the coming months.

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