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Coronavirus: ‘We go hungry so we can feed our children’

Image copyright Amie Smith Image caption “I don’t think I have ever set foot in a Waitrose” – Amie Smith, with her family Many families are struggling to put food on the table as the coronavirus lockdown robs them of their income. A report by food bank charities points...

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta ‘not expecting big things’ in transfer window

Arsenal have won their past two matches, against Leeds in the FA Cup and Manchester United in the Premier League Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is “not expecting big things” from the club in the January transfer market. The Gunners are 10th in the Premier League, nine points...

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Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say...

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Battersea shooting: Man shot dead in front of family ‘just yards from home’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The 36-year-old was shot “just yards from home” in Battersea A man shot dead on Christmas Eve was attacked in front of his family after a night out, police said. Officers were called to Battersea Church Road in south west London at about...

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IPL auction: Eoin Morgan signs for Kolkata Knight Riders

Eoin Morgan has joined IPL outfit Kolkata Knight Riders for a second time having previously played for them between 2011 and 2013 England’s Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have all earned six-figure contracts in the Indian Premier League’s player auction. Morgan, who led England to...

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Jimi Hendrix cleared of blame for UK parakeet release

Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally...

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed’ by corrupt detective have sentences quashed

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who say they were framed by a detective decades ago have had their cases quashed by the Court of Appeal. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie and George Griffiths...

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Premiership: Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje & Billy Vunipola back for Saracens at Bath

Gallagher Premiership Venue: Recreation Ground Date: Friday, 29 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website England trio Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola will play for the first time since the World Cup final on Friday after...

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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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