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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Most shops – like this Primark in Birmingham – have been locked since 23 March Pent-up demand has prompted queues at some shops as rules are relaxed in England after a three month lockdown. Long queues were reported outside Primark shops in London and Birmingham ahead of their 8am […]

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Image copyright Reuters Restrictions have been placed by police on several groups ahead of planned protests in London this weekend. The Metropolitan Police said several protests are scheduled in the capital on Saturday, including demonstrations by Black Lives Matter as well as left and right-wing groups. Measures including requiring the events to end at 17:00 […]

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Image copyright Twitter Image caption Footage on social media showed two officers being attacked while trying to make an arrest in Hackney The home secretary and the Police Federation have condemned an attack on two police officers which was filmed by members of the public. Video circulating on social media shows an officer struggling on […]

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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 caption Wendell Baker was jailed for life in 2013 after attacking 66-year-old Hazel Backwell and locking her in a cupboard A “dangerous” rapist was cleared for release from prison without relatives of his late victim being informed, BBC News has learned. Wendell Baker was given a life sentence in 2013 for attacking 66-year-old Hazel […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands marched from Trafalgar Square to the US embassy in South London Thousands of people have gathered across central London to protest against the killing of an unarmed black man by police in the US. They held up signs saying “Justice for George Floyd”, who died in […]

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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Belly Mujinga died of coronavirus after being spat at while at work in Victoria station The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded. Belly Mujinga, 47, who died with Covid-19 on […]

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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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