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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alexander Kareem died from gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen A man shot dead in west London has been named by police as 20-year-old Alexander Kareem. Mr Kareem was killed after suffering gunshot wounds to his chest and abdomen on Askew Road in Shepherd’s Bush just after midnight […]

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Image caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard An attempt to block the release of a man convicted of beating and raping a pensioner has been rejected by the Parole Board. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in 2013 for attacking […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters gathered in Parliament Square in London Thousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK. The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, were held in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester and Sheffield. In London, protesters knelt for a minute’s […]

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Image copyright @DRNimages1 Image caption The group of four were shot at in Energen Close in Harlesden on Wednesday evening A man has been arrested after four people including a two-year-old boy were shot in north-west London. The group, which included the child’s mother and two men in their late teens, were attacked in Energen […]

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Image copyright Charles Dickens Museum/Oliver Clyde Image caption This image has been released ahead of the anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death on 9 June Black-and-white photographs of Charles Dickens have been “colourised” using digital techniques to reveal a true likeness of the 19th Century novelist. The Charles Dickens Museum researched the writer’s fashion styles and […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children will be returning to school after spending 10 weeks at home Primary schools in England are beginning to bring back more pupils but half of parents might not send in their children, surveys suggest. There is a very mixed local picture in how schools are reopening, and in […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the UK, but the rules are different in each of the four nations. So, who can you meet and what can you do? How many people can I meet? By Monday, all four UK nations are due to have guidelines in place allowing more […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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Image caption The Southbank Centre closed on 17 March London’s Southbank Centre could be closed until at least April 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus. The Southbank Centre which closed on 17 March is planning to cancel events from September to November. It is forecasting a “best-case-scenario” loss of £5.1m for this financial year. […]

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Image copyright Tom O’Leary Image caption Hampton Court Palace has 1,300 rooms and apartments and was a favourite residence of Henry VIII The Spring Bank Holiday would usually see thousands of tourists descend upon the UK’s historic palaces, mansions and stately homes. But these incredible buildings and gardens, which were once homes for royals and […]

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