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Brentford Travelodge: Dozens evacuated from major fire in west London

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe fire is said to have started in a “bin room” next to the Travelodge More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced dozens of guests and staff to be...

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Gary Rhodes: Chef and TV presenter dies aged 59

Image caption Rhodes opened his first restaurant in 1997 Gary Rhodes, the celebrity chef known for his spiky hair and passion for British cuisine, has died aged 59. According to a family statement, he died on Tuesday “with his beloved wife Jennie by his side”. “The Rhodes family are...

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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho appointed after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

Tottenham will be the third Premier League club managed by Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. “The quality in both...

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EFL Trophy: 52 goals, four hat-tricks and academy sides impress

Tristan Abrahams got his first-ever hat-trick as a professional in Newport County’s 7-4 win over Cheltenham An 11-goal thriller, a 17-year-old becoming his club’s youngest captain and a record number of Premier League academy sides making the knockout stages – the penultimate night of matches in the EFL’s Leasing.com...

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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban ‘unlawful’

Image copyright Nathan Williams/ BBC News Extinction Rebellion has won a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a London-wide ban on protests. The police imposed a four-day ban last month, prohibiting two or more people from the group taking part in protests dubbed the ‘autumn uprising’. However,...

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FA Cup: Haringey Borough make anti-racism stand in replayed Yeovil Town match

Haringey Borough’s starting side was made up of players from nine different countries Haringey fans came out in numbers as their side lost the re-arranged FA Cup tie to Yeovil Town, 10 days after it was abandoned over racism allegations. There was no repeat of the alleged racist abuse...

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London car scrappage scheme to be extended

Image copyright Carl Court Image caption The mayor’s office hopes the scheme will help motorists choose the least polluting vehicles A scrappage scheme aiming to get more polluting cars off London’s roads has been extended by the capital’s mayor. The new £25m scheme for low income and disabled Londoners...

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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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Finsbury Park flood: Families stay in temporary housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinsbury Park flooding Some 50 households had to stay in emergency accommodation overnight after a burst water main flooded homes in north London. Dozens of properties and a school were affected after a 36-inch (91cm) water pipe fractured in the Finsbury...

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Tate Modern fountain shows history of slavery

The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern art gallery in London has been home to temporary exhibits, large and small, since its opening in 2000. Installations have ranged from a giant sun to more than 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds. Now it’s the turn of American artist Kara Walker,...

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