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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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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption Officers were called to Energen Close in Harlesden A two-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being hurt in a shooting in Harlesden, north west London, police have said. The lone gunman is thought to have fled on a motorbike after firing at two men, a mother […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thursday’s Clap for Our Carers could be the last one for some time This evening many of us in the UK will grab our pots and pans, scoop up the dog, and nervously look out of the window to make sure our neighbours are doing the same. Then, when […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said in its report that there was “some evidence” the pair had […]

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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than four million confirmed cases in 188 countries. Nearly 300,000 people have lost their lives. The United States alone has more than 1.3 million confirmed cases – about six times as many as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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