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The News Matrix: Thursday 10 April 2014

Man cleared over Blakelock murder

The widow of PC Keith Blakelock looked shocked after a man accused of stabbing her husband to death during the Tottenham riots in 1985 was cleared yesterday. Nicky Jacobs, 45, punched the air and wept after he was found not guilty at the Old Bailey after a trial based in part on the evidence of men involved in the attack who had been granted immunity from prosecution. MORE

Prosecutor displays photo of dead Reeva

Oscar Pistorius became distraught as he was shown a photo of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by the prosecution at his murder trial. The athlete, who faced cross-examination by the prosecution, denies murdering Ms Steenkamp, claiming he shot her by accident. MORE

Lord Myners quits Co-operative group

Lord Myners has quit the board of the Co-operative Group after facing internal opposition to his proposed reforms for the chain of supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and funeral homes, which would make the mutual’s management organisation more akin to a publicly listed company.

Teenage pupil stabs 20 in school attack

A teenager armed with two knives has attacked students at a high school in Pennsylvania, injuring at least 20 people. However, all were expected to survive. A 16-year-old was taken into custody at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, a suburb of Pittsburgh. MORE

High-fat diet raises risk of breast cancer

A high-fat diet increases the risk of the most common form of breast cancer by a fifth, a study reveals. Heavy consumption of saturated fat had a bigger impact, raising the risk of hormone-sensitive breast cancer by 28 per cent, says the study in the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute.

Toyota recalls 35,000 UK cars

Toyota is recalling more than  35,000 UK cars after the Japanese car manufacturer discovered faults which could deactivate airbags, cause seats to move while driving and break steering columns. MORE

Apollo 11 checklist sells for £41,000

A checklist used by US astronauts on the historic 1969 Apollo 11 moon flight sold for $68,750 (£41,000) in a sale of space memorabilia, Bonhams auction house said yesterday. Nearly 300 space enthusiasts and collectors from 17 countries bid by telephone or in person in New York, with sales of 300 items totalling $1m (£600,000).

Wrestling’s Ultimate Warrior dies aged 54

James Hellwig, better known as the professional wrestler Ultimate Warrior, has died at the age of 54. One of pro-wrestling’s biggest stars in the late 1980s, he appeared to predict his own death while being inducted into the sport’s hall of fame this week, saying: “Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat.”

Daniel Craig pulls out of latest movie

His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others, it makes them bleed deeper and something larger than life, then his essence... will be immortalised.” AP

Bianca quits Walford for Hollywood

EastEnders veteran Patsy Palmer is quitting the soap. She first appeared in the soap as Bianca Butcher in 1993. The actress, who is reportedly moving to Los Angeles in a bid to build a career in Hollywood, will leave the BBC1 show this year. Show bosses have said that her character will not be killed off.

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