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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree struggling to please crowds

The Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been branded a turkey over its “droopy” foliage and “thin” appearance. Since 1947, Norway has sent a spruce every year that is installed in the centre of the central London square. But some have been unimpressed by the 2019 offering, commenting on...

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London bus attack: Teens admit threatening women who refused to kiss

Image copyright Melania Geymonat Image caption Melania Geymonat (right) and her date Chris needed hospital treatment Three teenage boys have admitted threatening two women who refused to kiss on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her date Christine Hannigan were pelted with coins on a Camden night bus on...

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Jose Mourinho: Ex-Man Utd boss says he won’t repeat past mistakes at Tottenham

Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United last December New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking by Manchester...

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Champions Cup: Saracens under spotlight as holders begin European title defence

Saracens beat Leinster 20-10 to win the Champions cup last season Europe’s elite begin their Champions Cup campaigns this weekend. A lot of attention will be focused on holders Saracens, who were docked 35 points for breaching the Premiership Rugby salary cap, when they face Racing 92 in Paris...

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TfL announces ‘urgent review’ of London minicab drivers

Image caption Minicab drivers must sit mandatory exams to get a licence from Transport for London Transport for London has announced an “urgent review” after the BBC found thousands of London minicab drivers may be working fraudulently. Drivers must sit mandatory exams at TfL centres or authorised private schools...

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QPR criticise Fifa and Uefa over response to alleged racist abuse of Under-18s players

Lee Hoos has been Queens Park Rangers chief executive since 2015 QPR chief executive Lee Hoos says allegations of racist abuse against his club’s players have been “swept under the carpet” by Uefa and Fifa. Hoos says the Championship club are still awaiting a decision 10 weeks after their...

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Ealing Abbey: Paedophile priests acted ‘like the mafia’

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Laurence Soper was jailed for 18 years for abusing boys at St Benedict’s A group of paedophile priests behaved “like the mafia”, abusing dozens of young boys at a west London school over a 50 year period, a report says. St Benedict’s School,...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters dragged from Tube train roof

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne eyewitness captured the moment a climate protester was dragged from top of Tube train (ITV Footage) Commuters have dragged climate change protesters from the roof of a London Underground train. Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on trains at Stratford, Canning Town...

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British IS fighters taken into US custody, says Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo were interviewed by the BBC in August 2018 Two of the so-called “IS Beatles” have been taken out of Syria to “a secure location controlled by the US”, President Donald Trump has said. El Shafee Elsheikh...

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