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South Western Railway December rail strikes to go ahead

Image copyright PA Image caption The RMT has announced drivers and guards will take 27 days of industrial action A 27-day rail strike during December and New Year will go ahead after two days of talks ended without agreement. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said its members...

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Seventeen arrested in human trafficking raids in London

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Scotland Yard raided 16 addresses across east London on Thursday morning Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. Officers went to 16 addresses after working with Romanian police, who simultaneously raided four...

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Peter Handscomb: Australia batsman becomes new Middlesex captain

Handscomb made four before being bowled by Chris Woakes in Australia’s World Cup semi-final loss to England Australia batsman Peter Handscomb has joined Middlesex on a two-year deal and will be the club’s new County Championship and One-Day Cup captain. Handscomb has made 40 international appearances across all three...

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Camden Music Walk of Fame: Roger Taylor among those on committee

Image copyright EPA/PA Media/BBC Image caption Paul Oakenfold, Roger Taylor and Carl Barât (l-r) are among those who will decide who will be commemorated on the walk Queen drummer Roger Taylor and DJ Paul Oakenfold are among those who will oversee a new Music Walk of Fame, its organisers...

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Zoe Orton: Deptford murder inquiry after body find

Image copyright Google Image caption Police officers were called to Zoe Orton’s home on McMillan Street on Monday A murder investigation has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body in south-east London. Police were called to an address on McMillan Street in Deptford on Monday morning after...

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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 London Underground lines have been partially suspended as climate change protesters climbed on top of trains. The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway were affected after...

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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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