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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I shouldn’t be scared to walk down the street” Two years ago, 50-year-old Tommy Barwick was attacked after London’s Pride parade. He was left requiring the use of a wheelchair. “I heard shouting behind me that was homophobic. Then I was hit. I felt my back crack […]

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Vladimir Coufal (right) has been capped eight times by the Czech Republic West Ham United have signed Czech Republic right-back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague for £5.4m. Coufal, who has eight international caps, has arrived at the Premier League club on a three-year contract, with the option of a further two. “I knew about the […]

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A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Police Station in south London. The officer was shot by a 23-year-old man who was being detained at the custody centre in Windmill Lane. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. […]

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A man who has thought a lot about the maths behind stirring cups of tea has won one of the world’s most lucrative academic prizes. Professor Sir Martin Hairer from Imperial College in London won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics by applying complex maths to simple situations – like stirring a cup of tea. […]

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By Clive ColemanBBC News Legal Correspondent Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images image captionTrials for 43,000 defendants are being listed for next year and some for 2022 A judge has claimed he was put under “improper and undue influence” to keep a defendant in custody. Judge Keith Raynor refused to extend the time a […]

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Image copyright HS2 Image caption Special tunnelling machines will be needed for sections of the line Construction work on HS2 officially begins on Friday, with companies behind the controversial high-speed rail project expecting to create 22,000 jobs in the next few years. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said HS2 would “fire up economic growth and help […]

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Image copyright Historic England/John Laing Collection Image caption Felixstowe was one of the seaside resorts construction firm John Laing arranged trips to for its workers and their families Pictures of post-war workers heading off on their summer holidays have been added to an online archive. Historic England has spent almost two years digitising 10,000 pictures […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to reports of fighting in the Overton Road area of Brixton on Thursday night A man has been killed in a double stabbing in Brixton, south London. There were reports of fighting in the Overton Road area on Thursday night where police found the victim in nearby […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Newlyweds will be able to celebrate their nuptials with a wedding reception in the form of a sit down meal for up to 30 guests More beauty treatments, small wedding receptions and live indoor performances will be able to resume in England from Saturday, as lockdown rules are eased. […]

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