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22/11/2013 03:49 GMT | Updated 22/11/2013 03:49 GMT

Morning Headlines: Friday, November 22

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Police bail '30-year slaves' couple

Two people being questioned after police rescued three alleged slavery victims, including a 30-year-old woman who spent her whole life in servitude, have been released on bail.

Co-op's Flowers arrested over drugs

Former Co-op bank chairman Paul Flowers has been arrested in connection with a drugs supply investigation, police said today.

Will Dame Tessa make mayoral run?

Dame Tessa Jowell has fuelled speculation she is preparing for a bid to run as London's mayor as she announced she will retire as an MP at the next general election.

Web inventor in 'censorship' alert

The inventor of the world wide web has warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" threatens the future of democracy, as more people now use the internet and social media to "expose wrongdoing".

Hollywood-style launch for Xbox One

Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet to its rivals by hailing the hotly-anticipated Xbox One as "the best".

Thousands of people braved the cold for the console's unveiling in central London, which included performances from singers Plan B and Katy B.

Ruling pending in love split case

A High Court judge is due to rule today on a cash row between a businessman and his estranged wife.

Property dealer Scot Young, 51, and estranged wife Michelle, 49, have been fighting over money at a trial in the Family

Legal fight over Stansted expansion

Campaigners are launching a new legal action in their battle against expansion at Stansted Airport.

The Stop Stansted Expansion group (SSE) argues that the key criteria being applied to decide on possible options for new runway sites in England are "infected by apparent bias".

Call for probation failings probe

Claims of serious failings in a privatised probation service should be investigated, a former watchdog said.

The BBC's Newsnight reported that it had seen emails and internal documents backing whistleblowers' claims of poor supervision and inaccurate recording of offenders' attendance.

'Defy EU and curb immigration' call

The Government should defy Europe and continue to restrict immigration from Romania and Bulgaria next year to ease the burden on the UK's public services, according to voters.

Farage threatens rival broadcast

Nigel Farage has threatened to broadcast a rival show to voters if his UK Independence Party is excluded from televised debate between political leaders at the next general election.