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New cycle lanes are making it difficult for wheelchair users to hail taxis in London, according to campaigners. Pop-up cycle lanes have been introduced across London as part of a £5bn package to encourage greener modes of transport, but the lanes mean taxis are often unable to pull up to the pavement. Disability equality consultant […]

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Image copyright Museum of the Home Image caption The statue of Sir Robert Geffrye is on the almshouses which make up the Museum of the Home A London museum is to retain a statue of merchant Sir Robert Geffrye despite a consultation finding that most people wanted it removed. The statue of Sir Robert, who […]

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Kerys Harrop has yet to make a senior appearance for England Tottenham Hotspur Women have signed centre-back Kerys Harrop following her departure from Birmingham City Women. Former Blues captain Harrop, 29, joins Spurs on a deal until 2022. In her 20 years at Birmingham, the England Under-23 defender helped them to two second-placed league finishes […]

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Mackenzie Arnold has earned 23 senior international caps for Australia West Ham United have signed Australia goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold from W-League outfit Brisbane Roar. The 26-year-old is the Hammers’ first summer signing, ahead of September’s return of the Women’s Super League. She has signed an undisclosed-length contract with Matt Beard’s side. “I feel like this […]

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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 government has published its safety plans for England’s return to school in September – built on the principle of keeping classes or whole year groups apart in separate “bubbles”. But it means if there […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick was in close contact with the businessman behind a controversial planning case while preparing to decide whether to approve it, official documents show. Private messages show Mr Jenrick texted Richard Desmond before giving the go ahead for a housing development against advice from officials. Labour said it […]

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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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