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Image copyright EPA Image caption Several thousand protesters gathered outside Parliament on Saturday Thousands of protesters have gathered in central London, despite police warnings to avoid demonstrations. The Met Police placed restrictions on several groups intending to protest on Saturday. Measures including requiring the events to end at 17:00 BST are in place following violent […]

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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 caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard An attempt to block the release of a man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been rejected by the Parole Board. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in 2013 for attacking […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters gathered in Parliament Square in London Thousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK. The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, were held in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester and Sheffield. In London, protesters knelt for a minute’s […]

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Image caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard A “dangerous” rapist was cleared for release from prison without relatives of his late victim being informed, BBC News has learned. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in 2013 for attacking 66-year-old Hazel […]

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Image copyright Jamie Hawkesworth Three front-line workers from London will star on the cover of British Vogue next month. A London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a King’s Cross supermarket worker will all feature on July’s front page. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the trio of women for a 20-page portfolio for the […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands marched from Trafalgar Square to the US embassy in South London Thousands of people have gathered across central London to protest against the killing of an unarmed black man by police in the US. They held up signs saying “Justice for George Floyd”, who died in […]

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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Belly Mujinga died of coronavirus after being spat at while at work in Victoria station The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded. Belly Mujinga, 47, who died with Covid-19 on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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Image caption The Southbank Centre closed on 17 March London’s Southbank Centre could be closed until at least April 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus. The Southbank Centre which closed on 17 March is planning to cancel events from September to November. It is forecasting a “best-case-scenario” loss of £5.1m for this financial year. […]

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