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Public counter-terror training course launched by police

Image copyright Getty Images Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres. Counter...

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London Bridge: Vigil held for victims of attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA vigil for Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones is being held in London A vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge attack is being held in the capital. Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, are being...

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Uber loses licence to operate in London

Image copyright Getty Images Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The regulator said the taxi app was not “fit and proper” as a licence holder, despite having made a number of positive changes to its operations. Uber...

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Saracens salary cap breach: Premiership champions face deadline to contest sanctions

Saracens have won four of the past five Premiership titles Saracens are still to formally contest their points deduction and fine for breaching the Premiership salary cap before Monday’s midnight deadline. They face a 35-point deduction and £5.36m fine after an inquiry into business partnerships between owner Nigel Wray...

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Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham to give manager more time despite poor form

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side are 16th in the Premier League West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will be given the chance to turn round the club’s alarming slump in form. Pellegrini has come under fire after a terrible run of results that has seen the Hammers slide from top...

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Dawid Malan: Yorkshire sign England batsman from Middlesex in four-year deal

Malan made his Middlesex debut in 2006 and had been contracted at Lord’s for another two seasons England batsman Dawid Malan has joined Yorkshire from Middlesex. The 32-year-old, who stepped down as Middlesex captain at the end of the season, has signed a four-year deal. Malan, who has been...

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Tecchler 310-year-old violin left on train in London

Image copyright Walton/YouTube Image caption Stephen Morris, pictured playing his violin, said losing it was like “having my arm cut off” A violinist says he is “devastated” after leaving his 310-year-old instrument worth £250,000 on a train. Stephen Morris had been on the London to Orpington service on Tuesday...

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Air pollution ‘triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes’

Image copyright Reuters Sudden spikes in air pollution in the UK trigger hundreds more heart attacks, strokes and acute asthma attacks on those days, research suggests. A team at King’s College London looked at data from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford and Southampton. Days when pollutant...

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal. Winston Trew and Sterling Christie...

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