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The day's news in pictures: October 02, 2013

The day’s biggest stories from the UK and around the world in pictures

John McCririck was seen as an irritating "comic act" who brought a "farcical tone" to shows, a tribunal has heard today.

David Cameron today delivered a passionate defence of business, promising to make Britain "a land of opportunity for all".

In his keynote speech to the Conservative conference in Manchester, the Prime Minister declared profit, wealth creation, tax cuts and enterprise are "not dirty words" and business is the solution to Britain’s problems.

Meanwhile, Phillip Simelane, the man who stabbed Birmingham schoolgirl Christina Edkins to death in a "chilling" knife attack on a bus,  has been detained indefinitely.

And, supermarket giants Tesco have announced a sharp profit drop of nearly a quarter for the first half of the financial year.




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