The Roundup – Friday 6 July 2012

Hitting the headlines today…

Seven Men Arrested in Anti-Terror Raids

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after police found weapons hidden in the car.

Six of the men are from the West Midlands and one is from West Yorkshire.

The car was stopped on a routine police check. The items found are undergoing forensic analysis.

It is claimed that these arrests are not linked to the Olympics or the arrest of six terror suspects in London on Thursday.

Serious Fraud Office Launch Libor Investigation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has begun a criminal investigation into the Libor (London interbank offered rate) fixing scandal which saw Barclays fined £290m.

The FSA has stated that Barclays is not the only bank under investigation, suggesting that the investigation is more widespread.

Coalition Under Tension Over Lords Reform

Cracks have appeared in the Coalition as the Lib Dems and Conservatives clash over a possible reform of the House of Lords.

Many Tory MPs could revolt on Tuesday when a key vote takes place on plans to create a mostly elected chamber in the Lords. This is one of the Lib Dems’ main policies.

Nick Clegg is leading the call for change and although it is backed by David Cameron, many Tory MPs feel the reform will cause increased conflict between the two houses.

Torrential Downpours Causing Major Disruption

Torrential rain has hit the UK and is causing major problems around the country with a month’s quantity of rain expected to fall within a day.

More than 100 flood alerts have been announced with Yorkshire and the North West of England facing the worst of the weather.

Sporting events and music festivals have suffered major disruption.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning telling people to “be prepared.”

Federer Blasts His Way Into Wimbledon Final

Roger Federer has beaten world’s number one Novak Djokovic in a sensational semi-final that saw the number three seed back at his best.

Federer ended the game in four sets, winning 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 against the defending Wimbledon champion.

Federer will face either Andy Murray or Jo Wilfred Tsonga in the final.

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