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Father of Brit killed in Syria 'would not have told police'

The father of an 18-year-old Briton killed in Syria has said he would not have informed the police of his son's intention to travel to the country, had he known.

His comments come as a national campaign is launched calling on Muslim women to urge their relatives not to fight in the conflict.

Speaking of his son, Abdullah, Abubaker Deghayes told ITV News: "My son was not going to commit a crime, he was going to help others."

Read more: Aunt of teen killed in Syria 'outraged' by campaign


Families fail to gain places at nearby schools

by Christine Alsford @CAlsfordITV

Nearly 300 families in West Sussex failed to win places at the primary schools they wanted - it's a particular problem in Crawley. Several say it makes a mockery of parental choice. The county council says they give families preferred schools wherever possible.

Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports on the impact for families who have missed out on any of the schools they selected. Many face long journeys - one mum says she risks losing her job as a result.

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