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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries and more than 200,000 deaths. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This series...

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Prince Harry and Meghan: Madame Tussauds moves wax figures from Royals

Image copyright Victoria Jones/PA Image caption The figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their original positions next to Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Madame Tussauds Wax figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been...

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Calum Chambers: Arsenal centre-back out for up to nine months with ruptured ACL

Chambers scored one goal in 14 Premier League appearances this season Arsenal have confirmed defender Calum Chambers ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in Sunday’s defeat by Chelsea. Chambers, 24, had successful surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for action for six to...

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Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham: Jordan Ayew nets brilliant late winner to beat Hammers

Ayew’s goal was his second late winner against West Ham this season Jordan Ayew’s sensational 90th-minute winner will “live long in the memory”, says manager Roy Hodgson after his Crystal Palace side came from behind to beat West Ham at Selhurst Park. Ayew danced through the Hammers defence on...

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Ex-MP Zac Goldsmith stays as environment minister

Image copyright PA Media The former Conservative candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith has been given a seat in the House of Lords. He lost his Richmond Park seat to the Liberal Democrats in the general election. He will stay in his ministerial role at the Department for Environment,...

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Student protest police officer cleared of baton attack

Image caption About 10,000 people marched through London as part of the student fees protest in 2010 A police officer accused of hitting a student over the head with a baton during a protest nine years ago has been cleared of misconduct. A panel concluded on Thursday that an...

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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 each other on a bus. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her date Christine Hannigan were pelted with coins on a Camden night...

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Black Wetherspoon’s customer boycotts pub over banana order

Image caption Mark D’Arcy-Smith said he and his friend are now boycotting the Wetherspoon’s pub in Bromley A Wetherspoon’s customer who had a banana sent to his table in an act of racial abuse is boycotting the pub. Mark D’arcy-Smith was drinking with a friend at The Richmal Crompton...

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Joseph McCann: Woman denies ‘happily inviting’ alleged rapist home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRape accused captured on CCTV at a petrol station A woman has denied “happily inviting” a man accused of raping her back to her flat, a court has heard. Joseph McCann, 34, of Harrow, is accused of 37 offences against 11...

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