US shooting victims tribute

A minute's silence has been held across Connecticut for the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Churches then rang their bells 26 times - once for each victim killed exactly a week ago.

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  1. Lewis Vaughan Jones - ITV News Correspondent

Newtown prepares to honour massacre victims

One of the memorials close to Sandy Hook Credit: ITV News

I'm in Newtown, Connecticut where there will be a minute's silence for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting shortly.

Silence will be held across the United States, in the White House and on many websites.

Many here are wearing green ribbons, in remembrance of the victims. A ribbon is now on the Google homepage as well.

In 20 minutes time churches have been asked to ring their bells 26 times. Once for each victim killed exactly a week ago.

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America's top gun lobby to hold rare news conference

The National Rifle Association is entering the fierce national debate in America about gun control. The largest US gun rights lobby will join the conversation on how to prevent tragedies such as Newtown. It starts with a rare news conference at a hotel opposite the White House.

People gather for interfaith candlelight prayer vigil to end gun violence in Los Angeles Credit: Reuters

NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre and President David Keene will also appear on separate Sunday television talk shows for their first interviews since gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother, 20 young children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday.

Memorial service for British shooting victim

A public memorial service is due to be held today to celebrate the life of British shooting victim Dylan Hockley.

The memorial service will be held in the US town of Bloomfield Credit: Family

His grieving family said they took "great comfort" from knowing the six-year-old died "wrapped in the arms" of one of his favourite teaching assistants.

The six-year-old moved to the US last year with his parents, Ian and Nicole, and elder brother, Jake. He was gunned down by Adam Lanza along with his classmates.

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