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Homicides fall for first time in five years across UK despite London rise

Image copyright PA Media Image caption More than a third of all homicides in the UK in 2019 were as a result of a fatal stabbing The number of people killed across the UK fell in 2019 for the first time in five years, BBC research suggests. In total,...

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New Year’s Eve: Revellers across the UK usher in 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch how London celebrated the start of 2020 Revellers across the UK have rung in the start of a new decade, with fireworks displays in London, Edinburgh and other major cities. In London, some 12,000 fireworks lit up the capital’s skyline....

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London’s City Hall provides Christmas meals for homeless

Image caption Sadiq Khan helped serve 100 Christmas Dinners to guests at City Hall Christmas dinners have been served to Londoners who are reliant on the city’s homelessness services. Hairdressers and opticians were also made available at City Hall before guests were given a three-course meal. Last year, 8,855...

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Murder victim Andre Aderemi’s mum ‘outraged’ at killer’s Snapchat video

Image caption Ali Zahawy was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering Andre Aderemi A convicted murderer will be “disciplined” after posting a Snapchat video of himself in prison appearing to “mock” the family of the person he stabbed to death. Ali Zahawy, 22, was found guilty of...

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General election 2019: The Europeans wishing they could vote

Ana Telma Rocha was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and moved to London 20 years ago. However, due to her not being able to afford to pay for her citizenship, Ana cannot vote in the UK parliamentary elections. She now wishes she had her vote more than ever and wants...

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100 firefighters tackling Brentford Travelodge blaze

Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption It is understood the fire broke out in a bin store Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced the evacuation of guests and staff. Crews were called to the five-storey Travelodge...

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Ola: Ride-sharing firm to launch in London ‘within weeks’

Image copyright Ola Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital “in the coming weeks”. It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures. Ola, which already...

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Ilford stabbing: Man killed in fight outside flats

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to reports of a fight outside Owen Waters House A man has been stabbed to death in a fight in Ilford, east London. Police said they found the 19-year-old suffering from stab injuries after responding to reports of a fight outside...

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HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review

Image copyright Getty Images A draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost. The government-commissioned review, launched in August, will not be published until after the election. It says the project...

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Commercial fungi pickers threaten Epping Forest biodiversity

Image copyright Geograph/Lynda Poulter Image caption Fungi on a rotting tree in Epping Forest A woodland is being stripped of wild mushrooms by pickers selling them off to restaurants and markets, it is claimed. The City of London Corporation (CLC) said commercial foragers had been targeting London’s Epping Forest....

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