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John Laing – builder of M1 and Severn Bridge – opens archive

Construction firm John Laing has built some of the nation’s power stations and housing estates, motorways and cathedrals. As Historic England and the John Laing Charitable Trust open the company’s picture vault to the public, here are some of the firm’s photographs documenting their bigger builds. The Severn bridge...

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‘Exhausted’ London bus drivers could strike

Image caption The Unite union says drivers are suffering chronic fatigue and have “had enough” London bus drivers are so exhausted they are at risk of being a danger to passengers and other road users, a union has said. Unite plans to ballot its 20,000 members and said if...

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‘Wrong saveloy and chips order’ among nuisance 999 calls

Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year. The force said its call handlers had identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls in the first 11 months of 2019. These...

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Caroline Flack: Love Island host denies assaulting boyfriend

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Caroline Flack was charged with assault on 13 December TV presenter Caroline Flack has pleaded not guilty to assaulting her boyfriend at her flat in London. Police were called to her home in Islington on 12 December after reports of a man being...

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Champions League draw: Man City face Real Madrid, Liverpool draw Atletico

Manchester City will face Real Madrid while holders Liverpool have been drawn against Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 final won by the Blues while Tottenham face RB Leipzig. In the pick of the...

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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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