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Man charged over fatal stabbing near Harrods, London

Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi was stabbed in Knightsbridge near Harrods A man has been charged with murder after a fatal stabbing near the luxury department store Harrods. Mohammed Abdullah Al Araimi, 20, died at the scene near the Knightsbridge store on 5 December...

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Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say...

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Second man charged over fatal stabbings in Barnet and Elstree

Image copyright @999London Image caption The two victims were found on 19 and 20 December A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of two men within hours of each other. The first victim was found in the boot of a car near Scratchwood Park,...

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Miscarriage discrimination: ‘I was made redundant because I lost my baby’

Image caption Amy McKeown’s miscarriage meant she was off work – and haemorrhaging – for two-and-a-half months A mother who suffered a miscarriage and then weeks later lost her job has called for a change in employment law. Amy McKeown, 39, from Hampstead in north London, was off work...

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General Election 2019: Polls open across London

Image copyright PA Voting is under way to decide who will represent London’s 73 parliamentary seats. Londoners will decide the fate of hundreds of parliamentary candidates including the prime minister and leader of the Labour Party. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 07:00 to 22:00...

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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: ‘Sparse’ spruce ridiculed

Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday “Britain’s most famous Christmas tree” has been branded a turkey over its “sparse” foliage and “anaemic” appearance. Since 1947, a Norwegian spruce has been installed every year in the centre of Trafalgar Square. But some...

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Premiership: Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje & Billy Vunipola back for Saracens at Bath

Gallagher Premiership Venue: Recreation Ground Date: Friday, 29 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website England trio Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola will play for the first time since the World Cup final on Friday after...

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General election 2019: ‘We’re just represented by white people’

Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would...

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Seventeen arrested in human trafficking raids in London

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Scotland Yard raided 16 addresses across east London on Thursday morning Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. Officers went to 16 addresses after working with Romanian police, who simultaneously raided four...

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London Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapses on audience

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActor Wendell Pierce apologised for the roof collapse Five people were taken to hospital and several others were injured when a roof collapsed during a Piccadilly Theatre show in London’s West End. The venue in Denman Street was packed for a...

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