Sunday’s News Roundup

A round up of the big stories this week.

WOOLWICH: Downing street has confirmed the launch of a new terror task force to crack down on extremism with a focus on radical preachers who seek out new recruits in prisons, schools, colleges and mosques.

Two men Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Oluwatobi Adebowale, 22, are suspected of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby.

Adebowale has reportedly been known to M15 for more than a year, which is being investigated by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee.


OKLAHOMA: A tornado killed 24 and damaged an estimated 12,000 homes on Monday afternoon in the Oklahoma City Area.

Seven of those killed in the disaster were students.

The top-of-the-scale EF5 tornado is among the most powerful recorded, with winds reaching 210 mph.


One woman found her dog while being interviewed among the wreckage.


ZOO: Scottish zoo worker, Sarah McClay, 24, was in the big cat enclosure when she was attacked by a tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal park in Dalton-in-Furness on Friday afternoon.

She was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston hospital but died four hours later.


PREMIER: Brad Pitt’s new film, World War Z premiers in Glasgow ahead of its international release.

Grosvenor Cinema will be screening the film on Wednesday 19 June as part of the West End Festival, two days before anywhere else.

Tickets cost £30pp and include food, drink and entry to the pre-party


JIF/GIF: Gif creator, Steve Wilhite, has said that the name of the graphics format should be said as if it starts with a “j” rather than with a hard “g”.

He told the New York Times that he was “annoyed” there was still a debate over how to say the acronym.

He added that the Oxford English Dictionary was wrong to say it could be pronounced both ways.


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