Good evening. A teenage girl from a leading private school was fatally stabbed moments after she rejected flowers from a boy.
Elsewhere, Dan Wootton has been suspended by GB News, along with Laurence Fox, over Fox’s offensive comments about a female journalist.
Private schoolgirl, 15, stabbed to death ‘after rejecting boy’s flowers’
A teenage girl from a leading private school was fatally stabbed moments after she rejected flowers from a boy. The 15-year-old, who has not been identified, was attacked outside a shopping centre on Wellesley Road, a major road running through Croydon town centre, at around 8.30am on Wednesday. The Old Palace of John Whitgift school confirmed the victim was a pupil and said staff are shocked by her “senseless and tragic death”.
Dan Wootton suspended by GB News after Laurence Fox comments
Dan Wootton has been suspended by GB News, along with Laurence Fox, over Fox’s offensive comments about a female journalist. Appearing on Wootton’s show on Tuesday night, Fox said: “Who would want to shag that?” about Ava Evans, a political reporter. Wootton laughed throughout and, according to screenshots posted by Fox, allegedly sent him a series of laughing face emojis after the broadcast.
British Airways pilot sacked after ‘snorting cocaine off topless woman’ before trying to fly plane
A British Airways pilot has been sacked after he divulged to a colleague that he had taken cocaine off a woman’s bare breasts before attempting to embark on a long-haul flight. Mike Beaton, of Devon, is said to have gloated to a stewardess about an alcohol and drug-fuelled night out in Johannesburg before his return to London. But the stewardess subsequently reported him, and BA then delayed the flight until an alternative pilot could be found.
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North Korea has said it will expel Travis King, the US army private who bolted across the highly militarised border with South Korea during a tourist excursion in July. He had been serving with US forces in South Korea but was scheduled to return to Texas where he faced “pending administrative separation actions for foreign conviction”. While in South Korea he had faced allegations of assault and a £3,097 fine for damaging a police car.
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Business news: Morrisons boss steps down earlier than expected
The boss of Morrisons is stepping down as the supermarket giant navigates debt concerns following its highly leveraged buyout in 2021.
David Potts, who has served as Morrisons’ chief executive since 2015, will be replaced by Rami Baitiéh, the former boss of retailer Carrefour France, in November. It was previously reported that Mr Potts was expected to stay in the role until at least 2024.
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