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Terror test for emergency services

Haringey Independent: A terror attack will be simulated in the capital

6:06am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A mock terrorist firearms attack is being staged in London today to test the emergency services' ability to respond to a Tunisian-style mass shooting.

Top Gear up for TV Choice award

Haringey Independent: Jeremy Clarkson could be bowing out of Top Gear on a high

12:52am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Jeremy Clarkson could be going out on a high, after his final series of Top Gear was nominated for best entertainment show at the 2015 TV Choice Awards.

Murray begins Wimbledon title quest

Haringey Independent: Bookmakers have made Andy Murray second favourite to win Wimbledon

12:52am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Andy Murray begins his battle for a second Wimbledon title amid soaring heatwave temperatures.

Guard critical after court attack

Haringey Independent: The security guard was attacked at Blackfriars Crown Court

12:52am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A female security guard is critically ill in hospital after she was assaulted by a prisoner at a crown court.

Tunisia tourists 'saw two gunmen'

Haringey Independent: Home Secretary Theresa May pays tribute to the victims on the beach in front of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia (AP)

12:52am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Eyewitnesses have claimed the Tunisian beach massacre may have been carried out by more than one attacker as authorities continue to quiz seven suspected associates of the gunman.

Apple Music set to go live

Haringey Independent: Apple Music is being offered free to users for the first three months

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Apple Music goes live today, despite a run-in with Taylor Swift over royalties ahead of the launch.

Glenda Jackson returns to acting

Haringey Independent: Glenda Jackson stepped down as an MP at the election

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Former screen star Glenda Jackson is returning to acting after 20 years, in a "mash-up" adaptation of novels by French writer Emile Zola.

'Coasting' schools set GCSE targets

Haringey Independent: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Secondary schools which repeatedly fail to ensure 60% of pupils gain five good GCSEs will be ordered to improve or face being turned into academies, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is warning.

Funds shortfall for poorest schools

Haringey Independent: The pupil premium has left some schools worse off than before, figures show

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Schools in some of England's poorest areas saw funding fall by more than 5% between 2010-11 and 2014-15 despite a £6 billion Government programme aimed at disadvantaged pupils, a spending watchdog has found.

PM urges Greeks to defy creditors

Haringey Independent: Alexis Tsipras says creditors must respect the democratic wishes of the Greek people

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Defiant Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has urged his people to reject terms set by his country's creditors, insisting a No vote in Sunday's referendum would strengthen his negotiating hand.

Sizzling heat could derail travel

Haringey Independent: There are fears that soaring temperatures could buckle railway lines

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Temperatures are set to soar to as high as 35C in Britain - amid fears that the heat could disrupt rail services.

Victims of the Tunisia massacre

Haringey Independent: Trudy Jones was among the Britons killed in Tunisia (family handout/PA Wire)

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Tributes have been paid to the British and Irish citizens who were gunned down as they relaxed on holiday in Tunisia.

Victim 'was our shining light'

Haringey Independent: Fashion blogger Carly Lovett from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, died in the Tunisia terror attack

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Relatives of a 24-year-old graduate killed in the Sousse shootings have paid tribute to her as a "shining light" who radiated happiness to those around her.

Wedding anniversary man was victim

Haringey Independent: Philip Heathcote and his wife, Allison, had flown to Tunisia to celebrate their wedding anniversary

12:14am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A 52-year-old man who flew to Tunisia with his wife to celebrate their wedding anniversary has been confirmed dead, his brother-in-law has said.

Coronation Street's William Roache explains why Anne Kirkbride's glasses brought tears to his eyes

Haringey Independent: Coronation Street's William Roache explains why Anne Kirkbride's glasses brought tears to his eyes

12:11am Tuesday 30th June 2015

The actor found it difficult to draw a line between the character and his friend.

Farewell, Deirdre Barlow: Her top 10 cobbles moments

Haringey Independent: Farewell, Deirdre Barlow: Her top 10 cobbles moments

12:11am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Coronation Street is screening the final episodes of late actress Anne Kirkbride’s character. We take a look back at our favourite moments with her.

Top Gear in the running for TV Choice award

Haringey Independent: Top Gear in the running for TV Choice award

12:11am Tuesday 30th June 2015

The popular Top Gear trio are up against TV favourites Ant and Dec at the 2015 ceremony.

Report slams 'welfare dependency'

Haringey Independent: TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady condemned the report's findings

12:05am Tuesday 30th June 2015

More than half of households in the UK receive more from the state in welfare payments and pensions than they pay in tax, according to a new report.

Glenda Jackson returns to acting

Haringey Independent: Glenda Jackson stepped down as an MP at the election

9:57pm Monday 29th June 2015

Former screen star Glenda Jackson is returning to acting after 20 years, in a "mash-up" adaptation of novels by French writer Emile Zola.

Cresswell commits to Hammers

Haringey Independent: Aaron Cresswell is looking forward to playing in the Europa League with West Ham this season

9:49pm Monday 29th June 2015

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has signed a new five-year contract after playing a starring role in his debut season with the club.

Songs that inspired Grey author

Haringey Independent: EL James says music can help overcome writer's block

9:18pm Monday 29th June 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James has revealed the unusual inspiration behind her latest book.

UKAD confirms Salazar investigation

Haringey Independent: UK Anti-Doping is investigating the doping allegations surrounding Alberto Salazar, centre

9:12pm Monday 29th June 2015

UK Anti-Doping has confirmed it is investigating the doping allegations surrounding Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar.

Koeman unsure over in-demand duo

Haringey Independent: Ronald Koeman says a clear out similar to what happened last season at Southampton will not happen this year

9:07pm Monday 29th June 2015

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he is unsure whether Morgan Schneiderlin or Toby Alderweireld will be at St Mary's this season.

Miles Jupp to take over from Sandi Toksvig on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz

Haringey Independent: Miles Jupp to take over from Sandi Toksvig on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz

8:58pm Monday 29th June 2015

After 28 series, Toksvig is handing over the reins in order to have the freedom to express her political views.

On Your Farm to visit Charles house

Haringey Independent: Charles has bought and renovated properties in rural Romania

8:39pm Monday 29th June 2015

The Prince of Wales is opening the doors of his private house in Transylvania for a Radio 4 series, On Your Farm.

Jupp to host BBC's The News Quiz

Haringey Independent: Miles Jupp succeeds Sandi Toksvig at The News Quiz

8:22pm Monday 29th June 2015

Rev star Miles Jupp has been announced as the new host of The News Quiz after Sandi Toksvig stepped down from the long-running radio show.

Hawking to deliver Reith Lecture

Haringey Independent: Professor Stephen Hawking is to deliver this year's BBC Reith Lecture

8:18pm Monday 29th June 2015

Professor Stephen Hawking will deliver the BBC's flagship Reith Lecture this year - on the subject of black holes.

Music 'bonds social groups'

Haringey Independent: The findings suggest that communal singing and dancing is one of the primary functions of music

8:13pm Monday 29th June 2015

Music is not so much the food of love as nourishment for social cohesion, according to research.

Bairstow hits 200 in record stand

Haringey Independent: Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow hits out

7:25pm Monday 29th June 2015

Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan rewrote the record books with an unbeaten 366-run stand against LV= County Championship title rivals Durham in LV= County Championship Division One.

Djokovic refutes allegations

Haringey Independent: Novak Djokovic, pictured, overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets at Wimbledon

7:25pm Monday 29th June 2015

Novak Djokovic again found himself dismissing allegations of cheating after the world number one beat Philipp Kohlschreiber in straights sets at Wimbledon on Monday.

Jones pens new United deal

Haringey Independent: Phil Jones has committed his future to Manchester United

7:02pm Monday 29th June 2015

England defender Phil Jones has signed a new deal with Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced.

Man remanded over boys murder bid

Haringey Independent: Richard Walsh has been remanded in custody

6:36pm Monday 29th June 2015

A man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two boys aged 12 and 13 who were stabbed in the street.

Exeter suspect packages made safe

Haringey Independent: Emergency services at Exeter bus station following the discovery of two suspicious packages (Devon & Cornwall Police/PA)

6:34pm Monday 29th June 2015

Two suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been "made safe" following assessment by bomb disposal experts, police said.

UK couple die in sand-buggy crash

Haringey Independent: The couple were teaching sports at an international school in Qatar's capital, Doha city

6:26pm Monday 29th June 2015

A UK couple have been killed in a sand-buggy accident while working in the Middle East.

Adelaide to host day/night Test

Haringey Independent: The first ever day/night Test in November will feature a pink ball

5:37pm Monday 29th June 2015

Australia and New Zealand will make history in November, contesting the first ever day/night Test in Adelaide.

Gay couple in pension rights fight

Haringey Independent: A gay man is challenging pensions law

5:35pm Monday 29th June 2015

A gay man is fighting to win his husband the same pension rights a wife would enjoy if he was in a heterosexual relationship.

Sharapova sends Konta packing

Haringey Independent: Johanna Konta, pictured, was unable to cope with Maria Sharapova's experience and power at Wimbledon

5:34pm Monday 29th June 2015

Johanna Konta's wait for a first-round victory at Wimbledon continues after the British hope was overwhelmed by fourth seed Maria Sharapova.

Lady Gaga pleads for peace for Istanbul

Haringey Independent: Lady Gaga pleads for peace for Istanbul

5:20pm Monday 29th June 2015

The Artpop singer condemned the violence in Istanbul, Turkey, and urged for a peaceful demonstration.

Taylor Swift trespasser wants singer to testify at his court case

Haringey Independent: Taylor Swift spotted backstage at 'boyfriend' Calvin Harris' gig

4:50pm Monday 29th June 2015

Nicholas Field says he wants the Shake It Off singer to be served with a subpoena to appear in court on his behalf.

Cech still hungry for success

Haringey Independent: Petr Cech made nearly 500 appearances during his time at Chelsea

3:51pm Monday 29th June 2015

Petr Cech's overwhelming desire to remain in the Premier League and Arsene Wenger's persuasiveness were the motivating factors in the Czech goalkeeper's move to Arsenal.

Djokovic earns straight-sets win

Haringey Independent: Novak Djokovic triumphed in straight sets on Centre Court

3:38pm Monday 29th June 2015

Novak Djokovic was far from his fluent best but the defending champion did enough to beat Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in straights sets and move safely into the second round at Wimbledon.

Broady: Big names get off lightly

Haringey Independent: Liam Broady, pictured, saw off Marinko Matosevic for his first Wimbledon victory

3:20pm Monday 29th June 2015

Liam Broady believes tennis' top stars are let off lightly for swearing on court by "intimidated" umpires.

Paulinho makes Guangzhou switch

Haringey Independent: Paulinho has made the move to China

3:02pm Monday 29th June 2015

Tottenham midfielder Paulinho has joined Guangzhou Evergrande on a four-year deal, the Chinese Super League side have announced on their official website.

Serena off to winning start

Haringey Independent: Serena Williams came through her opening test

2:58pm Monday 29th June 2015

Serena Williams preserved her perfect first-round record at Wimbledon but it was hard work at times for the American as she took another step towards the Grand Slam.

Olympics deal threat to BBC

Haringey Independent: Discovery has agreed a new TV rights deal with the International Olympic Committee

2:39pm Monday 29th June 2015

The BBC is facing the prospect of losing some or all of its coverage of the Olympics from 2022 after Eurosport and parent company Discovery secured a 1.3billion euro (£920million) rights deal.

Lewis Hamilton sends ex Nicole Scherzinger a sentimental birthday message

Haringey Independent: Lewis Hamilton sends ex Nicole Scherzinger a sentimental birthday message

2:38pm Monday 29th June 2015

The F1 driver got back in touch with his ex to talk about times past.

JLS star JB Gill in CBeebies farm show

Haringey Independent: JLS star JB Gill in CBeebies farm show

2:38pm Monday 29th June 2015

The former JLS singer is headed back on screens to show off his farming skills.

How Magic Mike changed Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship with husband Will Smith

Haringey Independent: How Magic Mike changed Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship with husband Will Smith

2:28pm Monday 29th June 2015

Jada revealed that she used to adopt the role of the sensible one in the relationship and sit back and watch Will mess around.

Poor pay higher tax share than rich

Haringey Independent: The poorest fifth of households pay 37.8% of their gross income in direct and indirect taxes, while the richest fifth pay 34.8%

2:16pm Monday 29th June 2015

The UK's poorest households pay a higher share of their income in tax than the richest, figures show.

Gambler fights casino over £2m

Haringey Independent: Safa Abdulla Al-Geabury wrote a cheque for £2 million on February 19 2014, in exchange for roulette chips, but it was returned unpaid

2:10pm Monday 29th June 2015

A gambling "addict" is fighting a High Court bid by the Ritz Club casino to recover more than £2 million.

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