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Image copyright AFP Image caption Jack Shepherd challenged his conviction of manslaughter by gross negligence at the Court of Appeal Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd has lost an appeal against his conviction for manslaughter. Shepherd was jailed for six years after Charlotte Brown died when she was thrown from his boat when it capsized on the […]

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Image copyright Samuel Gould/LBC Image caption Commuters at Putney station have been affected by the strike action Thousands of commuters are facing disruption as a five-day strike by South Western Railway (SWR) staff over the role of train guards begins. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) began the walkout at 00:01 BST. […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe US president and London mayor Sadiq Khan have been in a “political grudge match” for years US President Donald Trump has once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan, calling him a “national disgrace” who is destroying the UK’s capital. His comments came after five attacks in […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionChuka Umunna tells Today there’s only room for one centre ground party in British politics Former Labour and Change UK MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats, saying he was “wrong” to think “millions of politically homeless people… wanted a new party”. The Streatham MP said […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Met Police hopes the change will make police work more attractive to both men and women with family commitments The Met Police will recruit part-time police constables for the first time as the force tries to “break down barriers” deterring women from joining. From November, all new constable […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno”. No fire alarm was heard when a block of flats was engulfed in flames in Barking, a London Assembly member has said. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and another 10 damaged in the fire in De Pass […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Malcolm Mide-Madariola died shortly after being taken to hospital The father of a murdered 17-year-old has said he feels “more pity than hate” for his son’s killer. Malcolm Mide-Madariola was standing up for a friend when he was stabbed to death near Clapham South Tube station in south-west London […]

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Image copyright Aviva British insurer Aviva has announced that it is to cut 1,800 jobs worldwide over the next three years and split its business into two. Aviva has offices in 16 countries and a global workforce of 30,000 people, with 16,000 employees in the UK. The firm’s UK sites include London, Norwich, York, Dorking, […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHere’s what happened on day one of Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK (tweets not included). Donald Trump is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May for “substantial” talks on the second day of the US president’s three-day state visit to the UK. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt […]

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Image copyright Big Hit Entertainment Image caption The band played a 24-song set that lasted more than two hours BTS have made history by becoming the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium. The boy band blasted through 24 songs on Saturday, assisted by quirky props, glitter cannons, jet sprays… and 60,000 fans screaming […]

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