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One of post-war Britain’s most ambitious housing projects is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first residents moving in. The Barbican Estate in the City of London, known for its brutalist architecture, was built on ground devastated by World War II bombing by the Nazis. Residents of the estate – in the heart of the […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Khuram Butt booked a trip to Turkey, but his wife, Zahrah Rehman, told an inquest she feared he would go on to Syria The older brother of the leader of the London Bridge attack has apologised on behalf of his family, saying he is sorry “from the depths of […]

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Jen Beattie (right) helped Manchester City win two domestic cups in 2018-19 Scotland defender Jen Beattie has rejoined Arsenal from Women’s Super League rivals Manchester City. The 28-year-old, who is part of Scotland’s squad for this summer’s World Cup, has signed a “long-term” contract with the Gunners. She joined City from French side Montpellier in […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption The Met said there were no reported injuries A man was detained by worshippers at a west London mosque after he reportedly tried to attack people with a hammer. Officers were called to the Darussalam Cultural Centre in Hayes Road, Southall, shortly after 04:30 BST. The 38-year-old was arrested on […]

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Image copyright Reuters British retail tycoon Sir Philip Green has been charged in the US with four counts of misdemeanour assault. The charges come after a fitness instructor in Arizona alleged that he repeatedly touched her inappropriately. The incidents, which Sir Philip has previously denied, allegedly occurred at the Canyon Ranch resort in Tucson in […]

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Rain prevented play for much of the third day at New Road Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Blackfinch New Road (day three): Middlesex 221 & 287-6: Malan 124, Gubbins 91 Worcestershire 156: Ferguson 37; Helm 5-36 Middlesex (4 pts) lead Worcestershire (3 pts) by 260 runs Scorecard Middlesex were frustrated by the weather as rain […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Paramedics treated the man on Charlotte Despard Avenue after thieves tried to take his moped from a nearby car park A man is in a critical condition after he was attacked by a group of males who were trying to steal his moped. The Met said the 46-year-old approached them […]

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Nick Tompkins’ hat-trick was just the second in a Premiership semi-final – Matt Banahan’s treble for Bath against Leicester in 2015 the other Gallagher Premiership Saracens (23) 44 Tries: Maitland, Spencer, Williams, Tompkins 3 Cons: Farrell 4 Pens: Farrell 2 Gloucester (7) 19 Tries: Morgan, Dreyer, Ludlow Cons: Twelvetrees 2 Pens: Nick Tompkins’ second-half hat-trick […]

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Image copyright Getty Images/Judith Kerr The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins says. Charlie Redmayne, head of her publisher HarperCollins, said she was “a wonderful and inspiring person who was much loved by everyone”. Kerr, who published more than 30 books over a […]

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Image copyright Greenpeace Image caption The activists are calling on BP to end exploration for oil and gas Climate activists inside five large containers have blocked the entrances to BP’s head office in central London. The Greenpeace protesters used cranes to transport the heavy boxes into place at St James’s Square in the early hours […]

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