Good morning and welcome to your daily breaking news round-up on Truthfal. In today’s headlines:
- Fake police officers in Cornwall are threatening to arrest people if they don’t hand over their cash
- EU leaders have agreed that Russia is ‘highly likely’ to be behind nerve agent attack in Salisbury
- Steve Bannon has said that Facebook data is ‘for sale all over the world’
Jon Snow, lead anchor of Channel 4 News, writes an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Armed police shoot hostage-taker after storming supermarket in southern France town of Trèbes, BBC Reports
Trump’s new Security Advisor, John Bolton, has links to Cambridge Analytica, reports TIME.
Local French media reports that the shooter is a Moroccan national known to French intelligence services.
#UPDATE: Local media report the attacker is a Moroccan national known to France's intelligence services, who is demanding the release of Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the Isil cell that attacked Paris in 2015
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 23, 2018
A teenager cycling in St Austell is in hospital after colliding with a pedestrian, reports Cornwall Live.
Porthleven Food Festival have pledged to go plastic free, using only compostable cups, Business Cornwall reports.
A coffee shop in St Ives has been given an award for sustainable tourism, according to Business Cornwall. The award is globally recognised and is awarded to businesses who make efforts to promote environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastic.
The ex-president of Catalan has been charged with rebellion after attempting to declare independence from Spain, the ITV reports.
A shark warning was issued in Australia after 150 whales were found washed up on the shore.
Up to 150 whales are stranded at Hamelin Bay in Augusta. Some horrible pics of the animals emerging. These were sent in by Leaarne Hollowood who has rushed to the scene to help. Around half the whales are believed to be dead. @abcsouthwestwa @abcperth pic.twitter.com/OeIzJuQ9c4
— Jacqueline Lynch (@Jacquie_8) March 23, 2018
Charity Comic Relief is abandoning ‘white saviour’ stereotypes by halting the use of celebrity appeals, The Guardian reports.
Being overweight is a ‘growing cause of cancer’, while cancers associated with smoking have dropped, reported by the BBC.
Donald Trump replaces his National Security Advisor from HR McMaster to John Bolton. Bolton will the third person to take this position in 14 months, according to the BBC.
BREAKING: Hostages have been taken in an armed siege in the south of France, The Independent reports.
EU leaders are backing Theresa May over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, according to The Guardian. They have also recalled their ambassador from Moscow.
Cornish residents are being warned of a scam in which fake police officers are threatening to arrest people if they don’t hand over money, Cornwall Live reports.