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Live from Snapchat: Israeli speaker at UCL causes outrage

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Police called to UCL due to "Free Palestine" rage-filled protesters Reporter: Abigail Megan Widya | Sub-editor: Daniel Khalili-Tari IDF Humanitarian Officer (res) Hen Mazzig shared his story on working as an intermediary between the Israeli Defence Forces and the Palestinian Authority, the UN and many other concerned bodies. Today's guest speaker of UCL's Israel Society was greeted with vehemence from some members of the university. Raging protesters shouting "free Palestine" surrounded the room where Hen Mazzig gave his speech. Police have been called as the protest was intense,  with those who attended the talk being entrapped within room in which Mazzig was speaking. The talk and the event have brought a lot of attention to current, sensitive issues across the globe.
Brexit fears shrugged off as the UK economy grows by 0.5%

Brexit fears shrugged off as the UK economy grows by 0.5%

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Official figures announced this morning shows that UK economy did well in the third quarter after people have voted to leave EU.   Reporter: Shingirai Mupfupi | Sub-editor: Abigail Megan Widya The Office of National Statistics reveals 0.5%  economy growth an increase, although it is still slower than the previous quarter by 0.2%. Yet this is stronger than analysts had predicted. The Bank of England had predicted 0.3% which is more than half of the final figures released today. The Chancellor of Exchequer Philip Hammond welcomed the news, “We are very pleased to see that the economy resilient, very strong, third quarter growth that tells us that we are going to the period of negotiation from our exit from EU from a position of strength with the economy doing very well.” Many
Candice wins the last ever BBC Great British Bake Off

Candice wins the last ever BBC Great British Bake Off

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Candice Brown wins the Great British Bake Off 2016 after a brilliant final showstopper challenge. Reporter: Shingirai Mupfupi  | Sub-editor: Abigail Megan Widya The finale consisted of creating a signature challenge which involved meringues, a technical challenge of making a British classic under the orders of Mary Berry and producing a showstopper. The most complicated ever in the Great British Bake Off's history. Candice, who grew up in an east-London pub, was crowned the winner thanks to her artfully decorated 49-piece royal picnic and perfect pastry. Candice's victory was witnessed by families and friends. Emotionally Candice, 31, said: “When they said my name, that mean[t] more to me than anyone will ever realise. I have low self-belief, even though my friends and family c
Vodafone fined: £4.6 m for serious customers complaints

Vodafone fined: £4.6 m for serious customers complaints

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By Abigail Megan Widya Vodafone's customer service has caught Ofcom's attention for its unacceptable customer service. They charged over given those customers inaccurate bills, mis-selling and poor handling of customer complaints. Customers would find that their phones are not credited accordingly to the amount they have paid for, being one of the main issues. According to Ofcom, affected customers lost £150,000 over a 17-months period. After both Vodafone and Ofcom refused to comment last night, this morning the two have released their statements to the press. Lindsey Fussell,  Ofcom consumer group director, said: "Phone services are a vital part of people's lives, and we expect all customers to be treated fairly and in good faith. We will not hesitate to investigate and fi
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