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Ilford stabbing: Man killed in fight outside flats

Image caption Police found the 19-year-old man after being called to reports of a fight in Ilford A man was stabbed to death in a fight outside a block of east London flats in a “particularly vicious attack”. The 19-year-old was found by police responding to reports of a...

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‘Angry pig’ hinders water pipe repairs and causes train disruption

Image copyright Network Rail Image caption The water main burst beside the railway track in Surbiton, south-west London An “angry pig” confronted engineers in a London street, delaying their repair of a burst water main before it was led away with a bag of crisps. The pipe burst on...

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Man admits to trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage posted online showed Sead Kolasinac fighting off an attacker A second man has admitted trying to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac in a moped ambush. Jordan Northover, 26, pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court to attempting to...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors’ group welcomes report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? A survivors’ group has welcomed a report on the Grenfell Tower fire as a “forensic examination” with “clear recommendations” that could save lives. The report, published on Wednesday, followed the first...

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Josh Hanson murder: Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDet Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track Shane O’Brien A killer once dubbed one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been jailed for at least 26 years. Shane O’Brien, 31, evaded police for three-and-a-half years after he...

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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Mohammed Raqeeb and Shelina Begum (centre) were given an official welcome outside Gaslini paediatric hospital A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life...

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Emma Mitchell: Arsenal defender opens up on mental health

‘I’m making room for my feelings here’ – Emma Mitchell As Arsenal’s players popped the champagne corks in celebration after clinching the Women’s Super League title in April, the tears in Emma Mitchell’s eyes were not tears of joy. While the bubbly was flowing in the away dressing room...

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