News Headlines - 24 March 2012

▽Big Ben could be renamed Elizabeth Tower after the Queen - The Guardian
A group of MPs is calling for the tower housing Big Ben to be renamed in honour of the Queen, sparking horror from republicans who accuse them of championing a "crass and profoundly inappropriate" change to the Houses of Parliament.

▽Coalition to set minimum alcohol price - The Guardian
David Cameron will risk the wrath of the drinks industry and free marketeers today by announcing his government is to introduce legislation setting a minimum alcohol price of 40p a unit in England – enough to add £135 to the annual bill of a heavy drinker.

▽Petrol prices hit another record high - BBC
Petrol prices have hit another record, according to industry analysts Experian Catalist.
The average price of a litre of unleaded petrol hit 140.20 pence.

▽Ex-banker in coma after gun attack - Financial Times
A former Russian banker is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot several times with what may have been a submachinegun in London.

▽Toulouse siege: first images inside Mohamed Merah's bullet-scarred flat released - Telegraph.co.uk
The first glimpse of the inside of his flat after the shoot-out has now emerged, showing the devastating damage caused by the exchanges of fire that ended with Merah being killed.







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