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Image copyright Getty Images Two of the UK’s biggest High Street retailers, John Lewis and Boots, have announced 5,300 job cuts. Boots has said 4,000 jobs will go, while John Lewis is shutting down eight stores, putting 1,300 jobs at risk. The moves come amid warnings that new economic support from Chancellor Rishi Sunak will […]

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Image copyright Reuters Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 10 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than half a million people have lost their lives. This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus. Where are coronavirus cases and deaths still rising? The virus, which […]

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Image copyright Snapchat Image caption Police attended an illegal street party in Angell Town in Brixton Twenty-two police officers have been injured and their vehicles damaged during clashes at an illegal street party in south-west London. Two officers and two partygoers were taken to hospital following the “unlicensed music event” near Angell Town in Brixton […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd’s of London have apologised for their historical 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 on Lloyd’s – thrived on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Both corporations […]

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Image caption Robert Jenrick has insisted he did not show any bias 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 […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A young child was among four people hurt in a shooting in north London, police have said. Shots were fired in Energen Close, Harlesden, at about 21:45 BST, Scotland Yard said. The child and a man were taken to hospital with gunshot […]

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Image copyright @AliBebul Image caption Ten crews of firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze in Bethnal Green Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Bethnal Green, east London. Eighty firefighters were sent to Hadleigh Close after the fire broke out at about 03:30 BST. London Fire Brigade said it took […]

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Image copyright Peter Gordon Actor Peter Gordon put a love poem under his wife Alison’s pillow every day for 25 years. He has kept writing for her since her death, and his family have now put his poems online. Peter Gordon has raised the bar for romantic gestures. While most men think doing more than […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Police had been called to Great Dover Street in Southwark over reports of a fight A man has been stabbed to death in a south London street. Police had been called to Great Dover Street, Southwark, at 17:30 BST on Wednesday to reports of males fighting when they found the […]

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