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Boris Johnson has suggested Parliament could move to York while the Palace of Westminster undergoes renovation. In a letter, the prime minister said the government was considering establishing a hub in the northern city and “it would therefore make sense to consider this as a potential location”. Plans to move MPs out of Westminster are […]

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Imagine being a teenager and finding Stormzy in your house when you get home from school. That’s what happened to 15-year-old Ishae from Croydon. The rapper was there to help decorate his bedroom as part of a “give back” scheme run by decorating company The Good Guys. The musician also talked about why he’d been […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption All pupils and year groups are expected to be back full time next term The full-time return to school in September for all pupils in England will be based on keeping year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. The Department for Education is expected to confirm safety plans based on […]

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Image caption General manager Diana Nabagereka says reducing the 2m social distancing rule will be vital for restaurants reopening in Brixton Village As the prime minister announced that pubs and restaurants in England can reopen from 4 July, we went to see how one neighbourhood might emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. Brixton appears almost normal. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd’s of London have apologised for their historic links to the slave trade. One of Greene King’s founders owned a number of plantations in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, maritime insurance – which was focused at Lloyd’s – thrived on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both corporations […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption An officer was filmed while he was pinned to the ground in Frampton Park Road The home secretary and the Police Federation have condemned an attack on two police officers which was filmed by members of the public. Video circulating on social media shows an officer struggling on the ground […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters chanted “black lives matter” Thousands of people have joined a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody nine days ago. It comes as UK chief constables said they stand alongside all those “appalled and horrified” by his death. In […]

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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 copyright Met Police Image caption Chad Gordon was shot in the head at close range after answering his front door on Monday. The “devastated” mother of man with autism shot dead on his doorstep in a suspected case of mistaken identity has said he “wouldn’t hurt a fly”. Chad Gordon, 27, was shot in […]

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Alli has 37 England caps and was part of his country’s squad at the 2018 World Cup in Russia Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during a burglary in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two men broke into the 24-year-old’s house in north London, where he is spending lockdown with […]

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