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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fears assasination

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears he may be assassinated if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange Credit: Reuters

In an interview Mr Assange said he has not had any fresh air or sunlight for three years because it is too dangerous for him to leave the building.

He said "There are security issues with being on the balcony. There have been bomb threats and assassination threats from various people."

Despite believing it is "not likely" that he will be shot, he worries that if he is ever free he could be kidnapped or "droned" by the CIA.


Ministers attend security summit after Paris train attack

Ministers are meeting today to discuss security measures on Europe's train networks after Ayoub El-Khazzani, was able to board a Paris train with an assault rifle, 270 rounds of ammunition, a handgun, box cutter and petrol.

A Britian and three US tourists stopped a heavily-armed suspected jihadist as they traveled from Amsterdam to Paris. Credit: Reuters

Home Secretary Theresa May is among ministers from nine countries gathering in Paris to formulate a response to the threat of an atrocity on Europe's rail networks.

The use of scanners at railway stations will be among measures discussed by European ministers at the summit called by French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Spain will also be represented at the meeting.

Former Conservative MP Teresa Gorman dies aged 83

Teresa Gorman pictured in 2001. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Teresa Gorman, a leading Tory rebel MP over the Maastricht Treaty in the 1990s, has died aged 83, her family said.

Ms Gorman trained as a teacher before being elected to represent Billericay in Essex in 1987, a seat she held until 2001.

She was a prominent figure in the rebellions over Europe that nearly brought down John Major's government - having the Conservative whip withdrawn for refusing to back the EC Finance Bill in 1994.


What is the effect of growing migration on Britain?

Critics claim Britain is now a "borderless" country as figures showed net migration has hit a record high.

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed net migration for the year to March 2015, was 330,000, up 40% on the previous year.

Some experts claim the figures are a sign of a growing UK economy.

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills looks into the "migration effect" on Britain.

917,000 National Insurance numbers for foreign nationals

A total of 917,000 foreign nationals registered for a national insurance number in the 12 months to June, official figures show.

Number of people from overseas who registered for a national insurance number in the year to June

The figure was almost two thirds (62%) higher than the same period last year.

Three quarters of the total registrations - 697,000 - were for citizens from EU citizens - an increase of 66% compared with the previous year.

Number of EU citizens who registered for national insurance number in the UK

Romanians accounted for the most, with 170,000, followed by Poles with 128,000. There were 44,000 for Bulgarians.

The most common nationality allocated an NI number from outside the EU was Indian, with 40,000, the figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

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