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Ginola finally admits his FIFA presidential race is over

The former Tottenham player David Ginola has ended his campaign to become president of FIFA after failing to gain the five nominations he needed.

Having not obtained required five nominations by deadline I will not be able to continue with FIFA presidential candidacy. Just as I did as a player, I gave everything until the final whistle.

– David Ginola


Met Special Constable charged with child porn offences

A Metropolitan Police Special Constable from Barnet has been charged with three charges of making indecent images of children. 32 year-old David Baddiel was charged on Tuesday and is currently suspended from his job. He also faces five charges of possessing extreme pornography and will appear before magistrates next month. The Met said the alleged offences occurred while he was off-duty.

Spiderman spotted living in a North London house

Fans of the comic book hero Spiderman will know that he is a born-and-bred New Yorker who grew up with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May in the borough of Queens. But it now appears the famous webcrawler has crossed the Atlantic and moved into a house in the Manor House area of North London. And what's more he's looking for a new house-mate.

Spiderman relaxing in a bedroom. Credit:

Photos of the superhero, who's normally seen crawling up the skyscrapers of Manhattan, have turned up on the property website Spareroom. The house is advertised as being just a few minutes walk from Manor House station though presumably Spiderman can make his way above the rooftops quicker than that.

Spidey does some cooking in the kitchen. Credit:

The ad says that the house is currently occupied by two 'dapper gentlemen' who are looking for another person to move in. Though Spiderman's arch-enemy the Green Goblin need not apply.

The webcrawler using the bathroom. Credit:


Tower Hamlets school organises anti-radicalism workshops after Ofsted warning

The school was put in special measures by Ofsted. Credit: ITN

A school in Tower Hamlets has organised anti-radicalism workshops after Ofsted put the school into special measures because of concerns about extremism amongst some of its pupils. Inspectors found that sixth formers from Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School had posted links to extremist material on a Facebook page. There were also reports that boys and girls used separate playgrounds.

However, Ofsted inspectors have now revisited the school and praised the rapid action that has been taken. The school has invited parents to attend workshops about how to spot signs of radicalism.

Footballer Clarke Carlisle out of hospital after road collision

Clarke Carlisle used to be Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association. Credit: PA

The former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle is out of hospital six weeks after he was seriously injured in a road collision with a lorry on the A64 near York. His wife Gemma tweeted this message:

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Paul Kohler: Sentences deserved and justice was done

Paul Kohler has told ITV News he hopes to forgive his attackers who subjected him to a savage beating during a raid on his home.

Speaking after the four burglars were jailed at Kingston Crown Court today, Kohler said: "I feel vindicated. I don't want to be vindictive, i'm not going to glory in their long sentences, I think they were deserved and I think justice was done."

The 55-year-old university professor, who still suffers from double vision following the injuries he sustained during the attack, said he hoped in time to forgive his attackers but currently did not believe they felt any remorse.

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