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Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough – BBC Sport

Ashley Fletcher put Middlesbrough ahead in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham on 5 January BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 20:00 GMT, with build-up on the iPlayer from19:30; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport...

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‘Exhausted’ London bus drivers could strike

Image caption The Unite union says drivers are suffering chronic fatigue and have “had enough” London bus drivers are so exhausted they are at risk of being a danger to passengers and other road users, a union has said. Unite plans to ballot its 20,000 members and said if...

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‘Wrong saveloy and chips order’ among nuisance 999 calls

Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year. The force said its call handlers had identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls in the first 11 months of 2019. These...

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Prince Philip spends third night in London hospital

Image copyright PA Media The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night in hospital in London being treated for a “pre-existing condition”. The Queen is at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where she attended a carol service without 98-year-old Prince Philip on Sunday. He remains at the King...

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Dagenham stabbing: Man charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in east London. Viorel Stefan, 49, died of stab wounds at a property in Marlborough Road, Dagenham, at 22:10 GMT on Saturday. Vasile Firanda, 59, of Marlborough Road, has been charged with his murder and is due to...

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Public counter-terror training course launched by police

Image copyright Getty Images Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres. Counter...

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South Western Railway strike: 27-day walk out begins

Image copyright PA Image caption RMT drivers and guards are planning 27 days of industrial action Commuters are braced for chaos as workers on South Western Railway (SWR) begin a 27-day strike. It comes after talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and SWR over a long-running...

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Homeless not voiceless: Voting from the streets

Stan Burridge is helping London’s homeless register to vote. When Mr Burridge was homeless in Westminster in the 1980s homeless people were denied a voice in the democratic process. Today homeless people can register a temporary address or give a regular location like night shelter or park bench. Most...

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West Norwood shooting: Man critically injured

Image copyright Google Image caption The man was found injured close to the junction with Knight’s Hill A man has been critically injured in a shooting in south London. The victim, in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound in Beulah Hill, near the junction with Knights Hill,...

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Steve McQueen’s Year 3 children exhibition unveiled at Tate

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen has photographed more than 75,000 Year 3 children across London’s schools for his latest exhibition. The project aims to be a visual snapshot of people in the city and was inspired after the Turner Prize-winning artist looked at his own 1977 class photo. The photos...

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