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Coronavirus: ‘We go hungry so we can feed our children’

Image copyright Amie Smith Image caption “I don’t think I have ever set foot in a Waitrose” – Amie Smith, with her family Many families are struggling to put food on the table as the coronavirus lockdown robs them of their income. A report by food bank charities points...

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Mads Bech Sorensen: AFC Wimbledon sign Brentford centre-back on loan

Mads Bech Sorensen has made two senior appearances for Brentford so far this season AFC Wimbledon have signed centre-back Mads Bech Sorensen on loan from Championship side Brentford until the end of the season. The 21-year-old has also signed a new long-term deal with the Bees until the summer...

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Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say...

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Second man charged over fatal stabbings in Barnet and Elstree

Image copyright @999London Image caption The two victims were found on 19 and 20 December A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of two men within hours of each other. The first victim was found in the boot of a car near Scratchwood Park,...

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Beckenham murder: Man killed girlfriend during ‘orgy of violence’

Image copyright Met Police Image caption David McCorkell previously admitted murdering Diane Dyer A convicted robber who bludgeoned his girlfriend to death in an “orgy of violence” has been jailed for life. David McCorkell previously admitted murdering Diane Dyer in her home in Beckenham, south London, on 18 July....

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General Election 2019: Polls open across London

Image copyright PA Voting is under way to decide who will represent London’s 73 parliamentary seats. Londoners will decide the fate of hundreds of parliamentary candidates including the prime minister and leader of the Labour Party. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 07:00 to 22:00...

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London minicab qualifications from private schools banned

Image caption Minicab drivers must sit mandatory exams to get a licence from Transport for London Minicab drivers in London will only be able to gain required qualifications at official centres after a cheating scandal was exposed by the BBC. Drivers could previously sit mandatory exams at Transport for...

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Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential replacement if Arsenal sack Unai Emery

Unai Emery’s Arsenal are eight points adrift of the top four in the Premier League Arsenal have identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Unai Emery if the Gunners decide to sack the Spaniard. Head coach Emery is under pressure after a winless run of...

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General election 2019: ‘We’re just represented by white people’

Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would...

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London Underground: Victoria Line staff to strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out for 24 hours from 22:00 on 27 November Train drivers on the Victoria Line are to go on strike following a falling out with London Underground (LU) for “breaking promises”. Members of...

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