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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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Boris Johnson has suggested Parliament could move to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovation. In a letter, the prime minister said the government was considering establishing a hub in the northern city and “it would therefore make sense to consider this as a potential location”. Plans to move MPs out of Westminster are […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Two of the UK’s biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts. Boots has said 4,000 jobs will go, while John Lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The moves come amid warnings that new economic support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak will […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The government has published its safety plans for England’s return to school in September – built on the principle of keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. But it means if there […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than nine million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 500,000 people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising? While some countries are starting […]

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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 Reuters Image caption Robert Jenrick Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick acted properly and with propriety over his approval of a £1bn property scheme in East London, the government says. Mr Jenrick approved the scheme 14 days before the developer gave the Conservative Party £12,000. Labour said the sequence of events raised “cash for favours” […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A young child was among four people hurt in a shooting in north London, police have said. Shots were fired in Energen Close, Harlesden, at about 21:45 BST, Scotland Yard said. The child and a man were taken to hospital with gunshot […]

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Image copyright @AliBebul Image caption Ten crews of firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Bethnal Green Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Bethnal Green, east London. Eighty firefighters were sent to Hadleigh Close after the fire broke out at about 03:30 BST. London Fire Brigade said it took […]

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