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Image copyright Getty Images New homes and hospitals will be granted “automatic” permission to be built as part of sweeping planning reforms in England, the housing secretary says. Robert Jenrick announced a “permission in principle” will be given to developments on land designated “for renewal” to speed-up building. It comes after the PM pledged £5bn […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeathrow boss John Holland-Kaye: “More work needs to be done, we need to test and learn.” The culture secretary has told the BBC that coronavirus testing at airports is not a “silver bullet” to stop the need for quarantine. Oliver Dowden said testing for coronavirus was not […]

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Image caption The review found bus drivers died at 3.5 times the rate of other occupations An earlier lockdown would “likely have saved” the lives of London bus drivers who died with coronavirus, according to a study. University College London (UCL) was asked by Transport for London (TfL) to investigate the high death rate of […]

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Grime artist Wiley has been dropped by his management following anti-Semitic comments on his social media accounts. His manager John Woolf said A-List Management has “cut all ties” amid a long series of posts on the rapper’s accounts on Friday and Saturday. The Campaign Against Antisemitism has asked police to investigate and called for his […]

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Unai Emery led Arsenal to last season’s Europa League final Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been appointed as manager of La Liga side Villarreal on the three-year deal. The 48-year-old Spaniard succeeds Javi Calleja, who left the club despite a fifth-placed finish that secured a Europa League spot. Emery has been out of work […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cost to build the surface lines, run by Network Rail, now stands at just under £3bn Crossrail needs an additional £140m to complete its surface lines, the government has announced. The project, Europe’s largest transport scheme, was due to open in December 2018 but has been beset by delays. […]

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The Met Police has released bodycam footage of officers being pelted with bottles as they closed down an illegal street party in north London. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi said despite warnings not to hold “unlicensed music events”, many were being staged across London meaning hundreds of officers taken away from local boroughs, with many […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The cyclist involved in the collision failed to stop at the scene, police said Police have released CCTV images of a cyclist wanted in connection with a collision that led to the death of a 72-year-old man in east London. Peter McCombie suffered head injuries when he was struck […]

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