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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? A survivors’ group has welcomed a report on the Grenfell Tower fire, calling for the government to treat its response as “a national emergency”. The report, published on Wednesday, followed the first phase of an inquiry, looking […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Michael Adebowale killed Lee Rigby in the street in 2013 One of the men convicted of murdering soldier Lee Rigby has admitted assaulting a nurse at the high-security Broadmoor Hospital. Michael Adebowale, 28, punched a healthcare assistant while being held in the secure hospital on July 20 last year, […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Laurence Soper was jailed for 18 years for abusing boys at St Benedict’s A group of paedophile priests behaved “like the mafia”, abusing dozens of young boys at a west London school over a 50 year period, a report says. St Benedict’s School, Ealing, was described as a “grim […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption About 1,000 homes in Surrey were flooded when the Thames burst its banks in 2014 About 15,000 homes near the River Thames could be protected from flooding by 2027 after a flood defence scheme was given a £270m funding boost. The scheme will protect homes and businesses between Datchet, […]

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Haringey players walked off the pitch during the second half Police say they are investigating after an FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned amid reports of racial abuse by fans. Officers are also investigating after items were reportedly thrown onto the playing area, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson told BBC Sport. […]

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Image copyright Extinction Rebellion Image caption Protesters climbed to the top of a train carriage at Shadwell station Five people have been charged following climate change protests at three London Tube stations. Some of the activists were dragged from the roof of trains by commuters at Stratford, Canning Town and Shadwell during Thursday’s rush hour. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a rise in emergency service workers needing time off for reasons including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression More emergency service staff are taking sick leave due to poor mental health, figures suggest. Data for 57 fire, police and ambulance services in England, Wales and […]

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Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal. Winston Trew and Sterling Christie were among a group – known […]

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As Donna Heuerman looks out of her window every morning, she sees row upon row of bricks lined up in her garden. They’ve been left there by her son Jonjo – but while most mothers would be frustrated, Donna couldn’t be prouder. The bricks are evidence of her son’s determination to help other people. “He […]

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