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Man arrested in terrorism finance investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related activities, the Metropolitan Police has said.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police Service said that specialist counter-terror officers arrested a 36-year-old in Greenford on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and suspicion of terrorist financing.

A second residential address in Ealing and a business address in Fulham are also to be searched.

The arrested man remains in custody at a police station in south London.


First ever artificial skin grown in lab

Artificial skin that could be used to replace animals in testing drugs and cosmetics has been grown in a lab for the first time.

A team of UK and US scientists produced one centimetre-wide segments of epidermis - the skin's outermost layer - from stem cells with the same properties as real skin.

The epidermis forms a protective barrier between the body and the outside world, preventing water from escaping while keeping out germs and toxins.

Up to now, tissue engineers have been unable to grow an outer skin layer with the functional barrier needed for drug testing.

In future, scientists believe lab-grown skin could be used for testing medicinal lotions and creams or cosmetics without causing suffering to animals. It could also provide a way to investigate conditions like eczema.


Images of 50-60 students on paedophile's computer

Images of between 50 and 60 students at a private school in London where convicted paedophile William Vahey, 64, taught were found on his computer, the school's executive principal has said.

American William Vahey, 64, worked at Southbank International School in London from 2009 to last year. Credit: AP

The history and geography teacher died in the US last month from an apparent suicide.

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

Ukip member suspended over 'racist' tweets

A UKIP candidate's rosette Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive

A member of the UK Independence Party that featured in their latest party political broadcast has been suspended for conveying "repellent" racist and anti-Islamic views on social media, the party said.

Andre Lampitt appeared in a builder's hard hat in the Ukip film shown to TV viewers complaining that "since the lads from Eastern Europe" had arrived in the UK and undercut him, he had found it a "real struggle" to provide for his family.

After being made aware of the posts he had made on Twitter, party officials acted swiftly against Mr Lampitt - who is aiming to become a local election candidate.

"We are deeply shocked that Mr Lampitt has expressed such repellent views," a spokesman said.

"His membership of the party has been suspended immediately pending a full disciplinary process."

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