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UK News Briefing: Teen stabbed to death, ISIS Beatles apologise and Stormzy & Cambridge University make today’s headlines

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In today’s briefing update, a teenager has been stabbed to death near Stratford shopping centre.

ISIS “Beatle” member apologises for the murder of British aid worker David Haines.

  A record number of black British students have enrolled at Cambridge university – thanks to grime artist Stormzy. 

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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STRATFORD STABBING: TEENAGER KILLED OUTSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE

BBC News says a 15-year-old boy has been stabbed to death near Stratford shopping Centre. The boy was found Stratford stabbing: Teenager killed outside shopping centresuffering from stab wounds in east London shortly after 15:20 BST on Thursday. Police believe he was either attacked on a bus or not long after getting off the bus. Det Ch Insp Chris Soole said: “The victim of this stabbing was a schoolboy with his whole life ahead of him. He had everything to live for.” Adding: “This was a senseless attack and we share the concern and alarm this murder will no doubt cause in the local community.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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ISIS BEATLE MAKES A SNIVELLING APOLOGY FOR BEHEADING BRITISH AID WORKER DAVID HAINES – AS HE FACES DEATH PENALTY IN US

The Sun reports ISIS Beatle El Shafee Elsheikh snivelled “I offer my sincere apology” for the horrifying death of British ISIS Beatle makes a snivelling apology for beheading British aid worker David Haines as he faces death penalty in USaid worker David Haines. He added he had “no problem apologising” for kidnapping and beheading Mr Haines. In his last interview, with ITV, before being taken into custody by the US, he dodged apologising for his death. But was now prepared to apologise for his role in the logistical side of the terror group. Mr Haines was a 44-year-old father of two. He had been helping refugees in a camp near the Turkish border in early 2013 when he was snatched by ISIS militants. He was watched by Elsheikh and other members of the “Beatles” cell. In September 2014 he was beheaded by Jihadi John – his murder was filmed and used as a propaganda video. 

Read the full story on The Sun

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‘STORMZY EFFECT’: RECORD NUMBER OF BLACK BRITONS STUDYING AT CAMBRIDGE

The Guardian says the “Stormzy effect” has inspired record numbers of black British students to study at the University ‘Stormzy effect’: record number of black Britons studying at Cambridgeof Cambridge. The university said 91 black British students had been admitted as first-year undergraduates at the start of the academic year – a nearly 50 per cent increase on last year. And takes the number of black students at Cambridge over 200 for the first time. Last year, Stormzy announced he was setting up two scholarships to support black British students at the university. He later announced he would fund tuition fees and living expenses of a further two students. Cambridge said after the grime artist made his offer in 2018, the university “has seen an increase in the number of black students engage in its outreach activities and enquire about its courses.”

Read the full story on The Guardian 

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