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Morning Briefing: October 10, 2018 (WEDNESDAY)

10/10/2018 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Zoya Thomas.

Homeless people ordered to move belongings off streets ahead of royal wedding

Rough sleepers in Windsor say it is a kick in the teeth that over £2million of taxpayers’ cash is being spent on Princess Eugenie’s wedding while they are left in the cold. Homeless people hit out as they revealed they have been told by council wardens to shift their belongings from the streets in time for the minor royal’s wedding procession there. (Mirror)

Theresa May appoints first ever suicide prevention minister

A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed for the first time, to mark World Mental Health Day today. Action to drastically reduce the number of suicides has also been announced by the government, with a pledge to keep the Samaritans' helpline free for the next four years. Up to £1.8m has been promised to help the charity provide "immediate" and "life-saving" support to those struggling with mental health. (Sky News)

London police chief slammed for locking himself in car during terror attack

The Scotland Yard chief who locked himself in his car as one of his officers was murdered in the Westminster terror attack is facing calls to resign. A former firearms officer described Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey’s position as ‘untenable’. Ex-police marksman Andy Redhead claimed that the policeman, who was acting commissioner on the day of the attack, had lost the ‘respect’ of other officers after failing to intervene. (Daily Mail)

The world's strongest passports have been revealed

The Japanese passport is now the strongest in the world, overtaking Singapore. According to the 2018 Henley Passport Index released on Tuesday, Japanese citizens can travel without a visa or gain a visa on arrival in 190 destinations - the most globally. The Japanese passport overtook the Singapore passport, which allows travel to 189 destinations without a prior visa, after gaining visa-free access to Myanmar earlier this year. (The Independent)

In Depth: Inside Britain's most expensive home

An elusive buyer has snapped up Britain's most expensive home, in one of the country's most exclusive enclaves for a landmark £60 million. The owner, listed as two companies based in Guernsey, used a mortgage from Credit Suisse Group AG to pay for the penthouse at One Hyde Park. (Daily Mail)

Video of the day: Men carry plane on shoulders

An Indian Air Force plane was carried by farmers on their shoulders after it crash-landed on a sugarcane field in Baghpat, India. A group of nearly 50 farmers lifted the Pipistrel light aircraft and carried it to a road where Indian Air Force officials took it away. (Newsflare)

On this day

A view of the Windscale reactors and chimneys © Getty A view of the Windscale reactors and chimneys 1957: A fuel cartridge has burst in one of the channels of England's Windscale nuclear weapon facility and catches fire, sending iodine-131 radioactive contamination into the air. Eleven tons of uranium will be ablaze before the world's first known nuclear accident is contained two days later. (Bing)

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