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Axed BBC Christmas tree ‘to be replaced soon’

A Christmas tree that was chopped down outside the BBC’s Broadcasting House this weekend “will be replaced soon”, the corporation has said. The 7m (20ft) tree was installed outside the corporation’s London offices on 30 November. However, staff pictured the tree being destroyed by workers on Saturday. A BBC...

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London Bridge: Johnson and Corbyn to attend vigil

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jack Merritt was a co-ordinator of the Learning Together programme and Saskia Jones was a volunteer on the programme Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are among those expected to attend a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge attack in the capital...

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Uber loses licence to operate in London

Image copyright Getty Images Uber will not be granted a new licence to operate in London, Transport for London (TfL) has said. The regulator said the taxi app was not “fit and proper” as a licence holder, despite having made a number of positive changes to its operations. Uber...

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Saracens salary cap breach: Premiership champions face deadline to contest sanctions

Saracens have won four of the past five Premiership titles Saracens are still to formally contest their points deduction and fine for breaching the Premiership salary cap before Monday’s midnight deadline. They face a 35-point deduction and £5.36m fine after an inquiry into business partnerships between owner Nigel Wray...

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Manuel Pellegrini: West Ham to give manager more time despite poor form

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side are 16th in the Premier League West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will be given the chance to turn round the club’s alarming slump in form. Pellegrini has come under fire after a terrible run of results that has seen the Hammers slide from top...

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When it was illegal for women to work in the law

Two senior judges have spoken about the challenges they have faced in the justice system. Both Lady Justice Hallett and Justice Cheema-Grubb also explained why diversity in the judiciary is important. It comes as 100 years ago the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed, meaning women could become lawyers...

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Molly Russell: Instagram extends self-harm ban to drawings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMolly Russell’s father Ian travels to the United States and meets other parents bereaved by suicide Instagram has pledged to remove images, drawings and even cartoons showing methods of self-harm or suicide. The move is its latest response to the public...

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Haringey v Yeovil: Two men arrested in Somerset after reports of racial abuse

Cameroonian goalkeeper Pajetat joined Haringey Borough from Margate in 2017 Two men have been arrested by police investigating reports of racist abuse during Saturday’s FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town. The men – aged 23 and 26 – were arrested in Chard and Yeovil on Monday...

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal. Winston Trew and Sterling Christie...

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