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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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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to host final England v Australia Ashes test in 2020

Tottenham’s new ground features a a 17,500-capacity single-tier south stand, making it the largest in England England will play their final rugby league Ashes Test against Australia at Tottenham’s new stadium next year. It will be the first Ashes series since 2003 and the Kangaroos will take on England...

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How pianos became part of the furniture at UK railway stations

Image copyright Phil Coomes The sound of someone tinkling the ivories has become commonplace at UK railway stations. But who plays them, what is their appeal and how did the trend take hold? Every Monday and Friday, Denis Robinson, 92, makes the 30-minute trip from his home in Sutton,...

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Truth Hurts: Lizzo credits writer of ‘DNA test’ tweet

Image copyright Getty Images / Mina Lioness / Twitter “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.” That’s what British singer Mina Lioness tweeted after officially being credited as a writer on Lizzo’s song Truth Hurts. The row...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters target London Underground

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne eyewitness captured the moment a climate protester was dragged from top of Tube train (ITV Footage) London Underground lines have been partially suspended as climate change protesters climbed on top of trains. The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway were...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo were interviewed by the BBC in August 2018 Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh...

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