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Image copyright EPA Thunderstorms are moving across parts of the UK, after some areas saw the longest stretch of high temperatures since the 1960s. The severe weather caused flash floods in parts of southern England on Thursday, bringing travel disruption. Yellow storm warnings apply to much of England, Wales, parts of Northern Ireland and south-west […]

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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Belly Mujinga, 47, died with Covid-19 on 5 April No charges will be brought over the death of a railway worker who was reportedly spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus, prosecutors say. Belly Mujinga, 47, died with Covid-19 on 5 April, a few weeks after an […]

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Image copyright WhatsApp Image caption Footage on social media appears to show an officer with his knee on a man’s head during an arrest Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures have suggested. Restraint techniques are also more likely to be […]

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Image copyright BTP Image caption Tashan Daniel was attacked on his way to see his favourite team, Arsenal An Arsenal fan died from “profound blood loss” after being stabbed on a Tube platform in west London, a court has heard. Tashan Daniel, 20, was with his friend Treyone Campbell travelling to The Emirates stadium last […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Shepherd spent 78 days in custody awaiting extradition from Georgia Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has had his sentence reduced by almost three months by appeal judges. The 31-year-old was jailed after Charlotte Brown was fatally thrown from his boat on the River Thames in December 2015. Shepherd fled the […]

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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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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Tom Symonds is shown how a customised Android phone with EncroChat installed works A top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been “successfully penetrated”, says the National Crime Agency. The NCA worked with forces across Europe on the UK’s “biggest […]

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Josh Davison made his debut for Charlton this season Charlton Athletic midfielder Albie Morgan and striker Josh Davison have signed new contracts with the Championship club. Morgan, 20, has agreed a three-year deal, which will keep him at The Valley until the summer of 2023. The academy graduate has made a total of 31 appearances […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Lockdown restrictions are easing, with changes aimed at reducing loneliness among people who live alone. Each of the four UK nations has different rules. So what can you do now? What is a support bubble? In England and Northern Ireland, single adults living alone – or single parents with children under […]

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Image copyright AFP The government is facing calls from Tory backbenchers to drop the 2m (6ft) social distancing rule in England. MPs, including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green, say it is essential for the economy. The government has said it is constantly reviewing its coronavirus lockdown guidance. It follows the […]

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