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Image caption Official figures show one in six rail passengers were standing in the morning and evening peaks before coronavirus One in six train passengers had to stand due to overcrowding in the pre-Covid rush hour, new figures suggest. Department for Transport (DfT) data for autumn 2019 shows 19% of peak time passengers in London […]

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image copyrightDawn Mellor A giant George Michael mural has been unveiled in the area where the late-singer grew up. The artwork is in Kingsbury, north west London, where the Wham! star lived and went to school until his early teens. Featuring scenes from Michael’s 80s music videos, the nine-metre high mural has been installed as […]

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image copyrightJulian Osley image captionThe officer was responding to reports of a stabbing outside Manor House station when he was hit by a car Police are hunting for the driver of a car that hit an officer on duty at the scene of a stabbing in north London. The officer was responding to reports of […]

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Image copyright Reuters Prioritising coronavirus testing in high-risk areas has led to shortages in other places, leading to some people with symptoms being asked to drive more than 100 miles for a swab. The government says areas with fewer Covid-19 cases have had their testing capacity reduced to cope with outbreaks elsewhere. But public health […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Ed Davey, the newly-elected leader of the Lib Dems, said his party must “start listening” Sir Ed Davey has won the race to become the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. The acting leader will now take over on a permanent basis after beating his competitor, […]

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Image copyright Jacob King/PA Image caption Students at Birstnall Academy, Oldbury were among those to get their GCSE grades GCSE passes for England’s pupils, in the most disrupted academic year in UK history, have risen dramatically. Grades have been awarded by schools, after exams were cancelled, and data shows 78.8% of papers were rated grade […]

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Tom Lace’s 2019 season came to a premature end when he broke a finger while batting in August Gloucestershire have signed batsman Tom Lace on a deal until the end of the 2023 campaign. Lace scored 835 runs in Division Two in 2019 for Middlesex and Derbyshire, where he spent time on loan. “I’m looking […]

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Image copyright Reuters Sweeping changes to the “outdated” planning system in England will make it easier to build much-needed new homes, the housing secretary has said. Robert Jenrick said local people would not be able to block developments in designated “growth” zones. The changes were needed to speed up the planning process, he told BBC […]

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Image copyright WhatsApp Image caption Footage on social media appears to show an officer with his knee on a man’s head during an arrest Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures have suggested. Restraint techniques are also more likely to be […]

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Image copyright EPA Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 15 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 600,000 people have lost their lives.This series of maps and charts tracks the global spread of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising?The virus, which causes the respiratory infection [...] Read more