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Extinction Rebellion: Counter-terrorism police list group as ‘extremist’ in guide

Image copyright Getty Images Counter-terrorism police in south-east England have admitted an “error of judgement” after listing Extinction Rebellion as an “extreme ideology”. First reported in the Guardian, the police guide – aimed at stopping young people being radicalised – suggested referring those at risk of extremism to the...

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The police cadets working to cut London’s knife crime

Hundreds of police cadets are searching for knives and weapons across the capital. The idea to use police cadets to search for knives came from officers in Newham. The scheme proved to be a success and it is being rolled out across London with 350 cadets getting involved. They...

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George Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou is found dead on Christmas Day aged 55

Image copyright Getty Images George Michael’s sister, Melanie Panayiotou, has died aged 55, exactly three years after her brother. The family confirmed in a statement that Melanie “passed away suddenly” over Christmas. Her brother, pop icon George Michael, died on Christmas Day 2016 at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire....

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Roland Duchatelet: Charlton owner calls on EFL to approve takeover

Charlton were promoted from League One last season via the play-offs Charlton owner Roland Duchatelet has urged the English Football League to “complete the decision-making procedure” on a proposed takeover. The Belgian businessman agreed to sell the Championship club to East Street Investments at the end of November. Duchatelet...

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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho confident of Premier League top-four finish

Tottenham lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich in their final Champions League group game on Wednesday, having already secured qualification to the knockout stages Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his side will qualify for next season’s Champions League by finishing in the Premier League top four in May. Seventh-placed Spurs,...

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Three men stabbed to death in London in 12 hours

Image copyright Marius Zarnescu Image caption The man stabbed to death in Knightsbridge died near the luxury department store Harrods Three men have been stabbed to death in London in little over 12 hours. Exauce Ngimbi, 22, was attacked in Hackney, east London, on Thursday afternoon and four people...

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London Bridge: Man shot by police after stabbing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLIVE: BBC News Channel coverage of London Bridge incident A stabbing attack on London Bridge is being treated by police as “terror related”, the Met has said. The police said they were called to a stabbing just before 14:00. A number...

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Sana Muhammad crossbow death: Ex-husband guilty of murder

Image caption Sana Muhammad, formerly known as Devi Unmathallegadoo, was nine months pregnant when she was killed A man who shot dead his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow has been found guilty of murder. Sana Muhammad was shot through the abdomen by Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo at her home in...

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Ultra-long haul flight non-stop from London to Sydney

Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight as part of research on how the journey could affect pilots, crew and customers. The tests included monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness as well as exercise classes for passengers. The BBC’s Luke...

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Crossrail Delay: Line will not open until 2021 as costs increase

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Latest projections indicate an further £400m to £650m will be needed to complete the project, Crossrail Ltd said The opening of London’s Crossrail project will be delayed until 2021 as Europe’s biggest infrastructure scheme is set to go another £650 million over budget....

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