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Dozens forced to leave their homes after fatal crane collapse

Dozens forced to leave their homes after fatal crane collapse

The 20-metre crane fell on Wednesday afternoon.

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People trapped after crane collapses on house in east London

People trapped after crane collapses on house in east London

London Fire Brigade said a 20-metre crane collapsed on to a terraced house in Bow.

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UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

UK slashes VAT to 5% on meals and accommodation in bid to help hospitality sector

British chancellor Rishi Sunak said the move is aimed to support hospitality and tourism firms hit hard by the pandemic.

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s journey from socialite to accused procuress in Epstein case

Ghislaine Maxwell’s journey from socialite to accused procuress in Epstein case

Daughter of one of the UK’s wealthiest men, how did Maxwell end up as an alleged procuress for paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein?

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Boy, 15, charged with supplying drugs after 13-year-old’s death in UK

Boy, 15, charged with supplying drugs after 13-year-old’s death in UK

Carson Price was found unconscious in the park in Ystrad Mynach, near Caerphilly, South Wales.

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Police in Scotland suffer minor injures as man wielding ‘axe’ arrested at Asda

Police in Scotland suffer minor injures as man wielding ‘axe’ arrested at Asda

The incident happened at about 8am at the Queensgate industrial estate supermarket in Glenrothes in central Fife

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UK High Court rules Johnny Depp in breach of court order in The Sun libel case

UK High Court rules Johnny Depp in breach of court order in The Sun libel case

The actor is suing the tabloid’s publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor over an article which referred to him as a ‘wife beater’.

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Appeal to trace another 10 people wanted over violence at protests in London

Appeal to trace another 10 people wanted over violence at protests in London

So far, 238 people have been arrested in connection with violent clashes at protests in London in recent weeks.

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Men stabbed at Bournemouth beach

Men stabbed at Bournemouth beach

The three men were stabbed hours after a major incident was declared at Bournemouth beach

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Teenagers held on suspicion of manslaughter after death at English castle

Teenagers held on suspicion of manslaughter after death at English castle

There was shock and sadness at the death of Charles Hilder following a ‘disturbance’ at the 15th-century Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford.

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Latest: ‘Almost 30’ police officers injured in London street party violence

Latest: ‘Almost 30’ police officers injured in London street party violence

Footage shows police vehicles being smashed and officers chased during the unrest on Wednesday night.

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British hotels to have guests wear face masks on communal corridors under new guidance

British hotels to have guests wear face masks on communal corridors under new guidance

It is one of a series of measures aimed at keeping workers and customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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English town shocked as three killed in Father's Day collision

English town shocked as three killed in Father's Day collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Two people rushed to emergency unit after Reading stabbing

Two people rushed to emergency unit after Reading stabbing

Two air ambulances and several police vehicles responded to the attack.

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Chileans jailed in UK for ‘tourism burglary’ spree after targeting goalkeeper’s home

Chileans jailed in UK for ‘tourism burglary’ spree after targeting goalkeeper’s home

Jorge Pinto Vallejos and Jamie Duarte Vera were caught after targeting the home of Polish professional footballer Tomasz Kuszczak for a second time.

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YouTuber jailed for ‘despicable’ threat to bomb hospital treating Covid patients

YouTuber jailed for ‘despicable’ threat to bomb hospital treating Covid patients

Matthew Wain was angry at a supposed lack of treatment at Birmingham City Hospital during the first week of lockdown.

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Man arrested after British Prime Minister’s car involved in shunt outside Parliament

Man arrested after British Prime Minister’s car involved in shunt outside Parliament

Scotland Yard said two police vehicles were involved in the collision near the Palace of Westminster.

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Winston Churchill statue to be uncovered ahead of Macron visit

Winston Churchill statue to be uncovered ahead of Macron visit

The French president is visiting London to commemorate the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s BBC radio appeal to resist German occupation.

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Marcus Rashford considering ‘next steps’ after Government free meals U-turn

Marcus Rashford considering ‘next steps’ after Government free meals U-turn

The 22-year-old Manchester United striker was praised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his highly personal campaign.

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Teachers’ pride as Marcus Rashford campaign on school dinners leads to UK government U-turn

Teachers’ pride as Marcus Rashford campaign on school dinners leads to UK government U-turn

The headteacher of Marcus Rashford’s former primary school has spoken of the community’s pride as he persuaded the Government to extend a “lifeline” free school meal service

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Boris Johnson scraps international development department in UK Foreign Office merger

Boris Johnson scraps international development department in UK Foreign Office merger

A new department, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, will be created in its stead.

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Tommy Robinson released on bail by police over assault claim

Tommy Robinson released on bail by police over assault claim

Robinson had been arrested following an incident in Barrow-in-Furness on Thursday.

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Tommy Robinson held by police investigating ‘assault’

Tommy Robinson held by police investigating ‘assault’

The allegation concerns an alleged incident in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

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In Pictures: Sky high for soaring aerial views of London’s landmarks

In Pictures: Sky high for soaring aerial views of London’s landmarks

Here are the city’s landmarks as seen from the air.

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World’s oldest man Bob Weighton dies at age of 112

World’s oldest man Bob Weighton dies at age of 112

Supercentenarian from Alton, Hampshire, died from cancer, his family confirmed.

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BrewDog launches Barnard Castle beer in dig at Dominic Cummings controversy

BrewDog launches Barnard Castle beer in dig at Dominic Cummings controversy

Profits from the beer will be fed back into helping the NHS.

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Woman, 103, walks hill outside her UK care home to raise money for charity

Woman, 103, walks hill outside her UK care home to raise money for charity

Joan Willet, who lives at Old Hastings House in East Sussex, aims to walk 17 miles before her 104th birthday in July.

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Migrant crossings ‘becoming a major threat’ to the UK border

Migrant crossings ‘becoming a major threat’ to the UK border

Questions have been raised about French Navy ships possibly shadowing migrant dinghies as they cross into British waters.

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Immigration to UK from non-EU countries hits record levels

Immigration to UK from non-EU countries hits record levels

The figures were released by the British Office for National Statistics.

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‘Sense of urgency’ needed to deal with costs of caring for migrant children in UK

‘Sense of urgency’ needed to deal with costs of caring for migrant children in UK

It comes as numbers of migrants arriving in the UK by boat during lockdown are approaching at least 1,000.

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Four-year-old in UK ‘saves mother’s life’ by calling 999 after severe asthma attack

Four-year-old in UK ‘saves mother’s life’ by calling 999 after severe asthma attack

Katie Humphries suffered a severe asthma attack at her home in Southampton.

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Man charged with aggravated burglary at London home where boy was shot

Man charged with aggravated burglary at London home where boy was shot

The boy is in a serious but stable condition, police said.

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Queen Elizabeth discusses Covid-19 response during phone call with Australian PM

Queen Elizabeth discusses Covid-19 response during phone call with Australian PM

Queen Elizabeth sent her best wishes to all Australians when she spoke to Scott Morrison on Tuesday.

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Detectives searching for Gucci bag over ‘frenzied’ south London murder

Detectives searching for Gucci bag over ‘frenzied’ south London murder

Sam Odupitan, 23, of Croydon, has been charged with Tyler Roye’s murder.

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'Who are they going to believe?': UK police launch probe into officer's threat to fabricate offence

'Who are they going to believe?': UK police launch probe into officer's threat to fabricate offence

Police in England have launched an investigation into an officer caught on camera threatening to fabricate an offence against a young man.

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Boris Johnson's popularity surges as he overcomes coronavirus battle

Boris Johnson's popularity surges as he overcomes coronavirus battle

Boris Johnson’s popularity has surged with the British public rallying around the Prime Minister as he recovers from coronavirus, a new study has found.

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‘Shocked’ Starmer calls for unity after leaked dossier on Labour infighting

‘Shocked’ Starmer calls for unity after leaked dossier on Labour infighting

New Labour leader Keir Starmer has ordered an investigation into the contents of the dossier and how it was leaked.

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New UK Labour leader launches probe into leak of anti-Semitism report

New UK Labour leader launches probe into leak of anti-Semitism report

Keir Starmer’s predecessor Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for his handling of the issue.

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Teenager dies after falling from south London balcony

Teenager dies after falling from south London balcony

Officers were called to Thurston Road, in Lewisham, shortly after 2pm on Easter Sunday following reports that a person had fallen from a height.

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Anti-Semitism campaigners accuse Corbyn allies of ‘smearing’ whistleblowers

Anti-Semitism campaigners accuse Corbyn allies of ‘smearing’ whistleblowers

It follows reports that a party investigation claimed to have found ‘no evidence’ of anti-Semitism complaints being handled differently.

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80 migrants attempted to cross the Chanel into UK this weekend

80 migrants attempted to cross the Chanel into UK this weekend

Despite hefty restrictions on movement in both the UK and France, eight boats were intercepted in the Channel.

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British Labour leader Keir Starmer to create ‘balanced’ shadow cabinet

British Labour leader Keir Starmer to create ‘balanced’ shadow cabinet

Keir Starmer has pledged to create a “balanced” shadow cabinet as he begins appointing his top team after winning a landslide victory in the Labour leadership contest.

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Jeremy Corbyn says he has left Labour in position to win at next election

Jeremy Corbyn says he has left Labour in position to win at next election

The outgoing leader said his time in charge had ‘changed the agenda on austerity’ but that Brexit derailed a 2019 election win.

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Dramatic footage shows UK police officers using belts to rescue man from 50ft cliff

Dramatic footage shows UK police officers using belts to rescue man from 50ft cliff

The quick-thinking police turned the belts into an improvised hoist to haul the man up, shouting ‘Hold on! Hold on!’

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Starmer praises ‘unity’ in UK Labour leadership race as voting closes

Starmer praises ‘unity’ in UK Labour leadership race as voting closes

Mr Starmer is up against Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy to replace Jeremy Corbyn as opposition leader.

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British police launch murder inquiry as family of four found dead with dog in their home

British police launch murder inquiry as family of four found dead with dog in their home

A murder investigation has been launched after a family of four and their dog were found dead at a home in West Sussex.

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SNP MP calls for resignations after Salmond acquittal

SNP MP calls for resignations after Salmond acquittal

Kenny MacAskill said some officials should go ‘under the cover of coronavirus’.

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Boris Johnson praises Jeremy Corbyn during their final exchanges at PMQs

Boris Johnson praises Jeremy Corbyn during their final exchanges at PMQs

Jacob Rees-Mogg also praised the UK Labour leader as he prepares to step down from the head of his party.

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Covid-19: UK Homelessness charities facing ‘unprecedented challenges’

Covid-19: UK Homelessness charities facing ‘unprecedented challenges’

More than 30 charities have written to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeking funding for homelessness services.

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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace suspended until further notice

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace suspended until further notice

The ceremony is among the latest attractions and events to be hit by the virus crisis

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What is the Windrush scandal?

What is the Windrush scandal?

An official report said Windrush was ‘foreseeable and avoidable’ and victims were let down by ‘systemic operational failings’ at the UK Home Office.

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Windrush scandal ‘foreseeable and avoidable’

Windrush scandal ‘foreseeable and avoidable’

The UK Home Office demonstrated ‘institutional ignorance and thoughtlessness’, a report found.

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British chancellor pumps billions into economy amid coronavirus recession risk

British chancellor pumps billions into economy amid coronavirus recession risk

Rishi Sunak used his first Budget to announce £12 billion of measures in response to the virus and a further £18 billion to boost the economy.

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RAF fighter jets see off Russian military aircraft in Scotland

RAF fighter jets see off Russian military aircraft in Scotland

Six Typhoons from the Quick Reaction Alert programme were used to intercept the Russian aircraft on Saturday.

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Andrew Bailey approved as new Bank of England governor by UK MPs

Andrew Bailey approved as new Bank of England governor by UK MPs

The British Treasury Select Committee warns however it will be keeping a ‘close eye’ on the financial watchdog he used to run.

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Former UK PM Gordon Brown backs Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour leadership bid

Former UK PM Gordon Brown backs Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour leadership bid

The former UK prime minister told Labour members that backing Sir Keir was ‘a vote for hope’.

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UK Prime Minister Johnson keeps his grip as he shakes hands with visiting Maltese president

UK Prime Minister Johnson keeps his grip as he shakes hands with visiting Maltese president

The UK Prime Minister signalled his determination to greet his visitor in the traditional way despite the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Police investigating hot chocolate attack on reporter release CCTV of ‘suspect’

Police investigating hot chocolate attack on reporter release CCTV of ‘suspect’

BBC reporter Lauren Moss said a member of the public threw the drink at her and ‘screamed abuse about how he hates the BBC’.

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Frederick Barclay confirms £1bn approaches to sell the London Ritz hotel

Frederick Barclay confirms £1bn approaches to sell the London Ritz hotel

He says there have been competing offers for the landmark.

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