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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Most shops – like this Primark in Birmingham – have been locked since 23 March Pent-up demand has prompted queues at some shops as rules are relaxed in England after a three month lockdown. Long queues were reported outside Primark shops in London and Birmingham ahead of their 8am […]

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Several thousand protesters gathered outside Parliament on Saturday Restrictions have been placed by police on several groups ahead of planned protests in London this weekend. The Metropolitan Police said several protests are scheduled in the capital on Saturday, including demonstrations by Black Lives Matter as well as left and right-wing […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Police earlier posted a picture of the “desperately poorly” bird receiving treatment at a swan sanctuary A “balding” jogger is wanted by police over the death of a baby swan which was kicked to death. The cygnet died on Thursday after suffering “severe” head injuries in Richmond Park, Richmond […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Thomas Guy made his fortune through ownership of a large amount of shares in the South Sea Company Statues and street names in London with links to slavery “should be taken down”, the city’s mayor has said. Sadiq Khan said he had set up a commission to review the […]

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Labour’s Lisa Nandy has said people “cannot be silent in the face of racism” as she backed those attending protests during the pandemic. The shadow foreign secretary said young people were “right to raise their voices” but urged demonstrators to take precautions and socially distance. Further protests sparked by the death of George Floyd during […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Some people across Britain, including here in Manchester, already choose to wear masks Doctors have urged the government to make face coverings compulsory in all places where social distancing is not possible, not just on public transport. All passengers on public transport in England must wear a covering from 15 […]

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Image copyright Jamie Hawkesworth Three front-line workers from London will star on the cover of British Vogue next month. A London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a King’s Cross supermarket worker will all feature on July’s front page. Photographer Jamie Hawkesworth captured the trio of women for a 20-page portfolio for the […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands marched from Trafalgar Square to the US embassy in South London Thousands of people have gathered across central London to protest against the killing of an unarmed black man by police in the US. They held up signs saying “Justice for George Floyd”, who died in […]

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Image copyright Family handout Image caption Belly Mujinga died of coronavirus after being spat at while at work in Victoria station The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded. Belly Mujinga, 47, who died with Covid-19 on […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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