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Image copyright EPA Image caption Figures show footfall in London’s West End is currently 63% lower than at this time last year Businesses in London’s West End need “urgent support” from the government to survive the pandemic, Sadiq Khan says. In a letter to the prime minister, the Labour mayor said the area was the […]

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Image copyright BTP Image caption Alex Lanning (bottom left) confronted Tashan Daniel (wearing an Arsenal top) at Hillingdon station A man has been convicted of murdering an aspiring Olympian who was stabbed to death on a London Underground platform. Tashan Daniel, 20, was stabbed in the heart at Hillingdon Tube station in west London as […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption One of the women found in a flat in east London was mother-of-three Mihrican Mustafa A man accused of murdering two women and storing their bodies in a freezer is a registered sex offender who once “married” a 14-year-old girl, a court has heard. Zahid Younis, 35, is accused […]

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Image copyright Other Image caption Jean Charles de Menezes was shot seven times in the head by officers in Stockwell station The mother of a man shot dead 15 years ago in a Tube station by police who mistook him for a terror suspect has said her pain “is not over yet”. Jean Charles de […]

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Sean Maitland played for Scotland at the past two World Cups Scotland winger Sean Maitland has signed a new two-year contract with Saracens. The 31-year-old has scored 29 tries in 73 appearances since joining from London Irish in 2016. New Zealand-born Maitland scored tries for Sarries in both their Champions Cup and Premiership final wins […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry had been celebrating Ms Henry’s birthday before they were reported missing A man has been charged with murdering two sisters who were stabbed to death in a London park. The bodies of Nicole Smallman, 27, and Bibaa Henry, 46, were found at Fryent Gardens […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Leeds City Council said the government needed to step in and help stabilise local authority finances Some of the largest UK councils say they may have to declare themselves effectively bankrupt unless the government agrees to further support. Nearly 150 authorities have forecast a combined budget shortfall of at […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer was best known for performing hits such as We’ll Meet Again to troops on the front line in countries including India and Egypt. Her family said they were “deeply saddened […]

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Image copyright AFP The government is facing calls from Tory backbenchers to drop the 2m (6ft) social distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy. The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. It follows the […]

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