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

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, 650 people were killed...

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Triple stabbing at West Norwood new year house party

Image copyright Google Image caption Three males – two aged 17 and one aged 18 – were stabbed at a party Casewick Road, West Norwood Three teenagers have been injured in a triple stabbing at a house party in south London. Police were called to an address on Casewick...

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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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Trapstar: How a west London clothing brand went global

In 2008, three school friends from west London started making their own T-shirts and selling them at Portobello Market. Now Trapstar is a global fashion brand, worn by stars like Rhianna, Jay-Z and Stormzy. Trapstar takes its name from Trap music, a subgenre of rap that originated in the...

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Islington man charged with murdering mother in fire

A 35-year-old man has been charged with murdering his mother who was found dead in a fire in north London. The body of Beatrice Yankson, 59, was discovered in a maisonette in Mingard Walk, Islington, on 26 October. A post-mortem examination established the cause of her death was burns...

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Brentford Travelodge: Dozens evacuated from major fire in west London

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe fire is said to have started in a “bin room” next to the Travelodge More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced dozens of guests and staff to be...

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Blue Story director Rapman questions ‘hidden reasons’ for film ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRapman says he feels cheated following Vue’s decision The director of a British film that was banned by Vue cinemas after a mass brawl has insisted the violence had nothing to do with his movie. Vue stopped showing Blue Story after...

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England in New Zealand: Sam Curran preferred to Chris Woakes

Sam Curran took 1-33, 0-53 and 3-42 in England’s warm-up matches First Test: New Zealand v England Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui Date: 21-25 November Time: 22:00 GMT (20-24 Nov) Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, online and BBC...

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Sam Kerr: Australia international joins WSL leaders Chelsea

Sam Kerr captained Australia at the Women’s World Cup this summer Australia striker Sam Kerr, widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, has joined Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea. She is the all-time leading scorer in the Australian and American leagues. Kerr has signed a...

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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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