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08/12/2013 03:39 GMT | Updated 06/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Morning Headlines, 8 December

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Watchdog gives MPs £7,600 pay rise

MPs are to get a £7,600 pay rise after a watchdog refused to bow to pressure from political leaders to scale back the increase at a time voters are feeling the squeeze.

Marine 'should not be in jail'

One in three people believes that a Royal Marine sentenced to life in prison for executing a Taliban fighter should serve no jail time, a poll has found.

Air passengers facing further chaos

Airline passengers may face further delays today after a major air traffic control glitch caused major disruption at airports across the UK and Ireland.

New probe into match-fixing claims

Police have opened a second investigation into football match-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game in return for cash.

Friday ops death risk 'greater'

People having a routine operation on a Friday are 24% more likely to die than if they had one earlier in the week, according to a major report.

Service pays tribute to Mandela

Tributes will be paid to Neslon Mandela at a service of thanksgiving for the life of the former South African president today.

Pole trek goes on as race suspended

Prince Harry's race to the South Pole may have been suspended for safety reasons but the group are more determined than ever to make it to the end together and will set off on the last leg today.

Labour to select Falkirk candidate

Labour will today choose its candidate for the Falkirk constituency that has been at the centre of multiple controversies for the party.

Survivors mark Clapham anniversary

A simple ceremony this week will mark the 25th anniversary of the Clapham rail disaster which claimed 35 lives.

Survivors of the crash will gather on Thursday for prayers at a memorial garden close to the site of the crash in south London.

School in tribute to crash victims

Tributes have been paid to a school worker and two teenage pupils who were killed in a four-vehicle crash.

Kingsbury School in North Warwickshire said grief counsellors were being called in to support classmates and colleagues of those who died in the crash near Tamworth on Friday evening.