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Image copyright Border Force Image caption The amount of drugs seized is said to be worth more than £8.5m Heroin said to be worth more than £8.5m has been found stashed in boxes of fruit and nuts at Heathrow Airport. Border Force officers found 170kg of the class A drug hidden in envelopes concealed in […]

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Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Boris Johnson with Jennifer Arcuri at an event in 2014 Boris Johnson will not face a criminal investigation into his dealings with US businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri when he was Mayor of London. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said in its report that there was “some evidence” the pair had […]

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Transport for London has had to significantly reduce Tube services because of coronavirus Transport for London (TfL) has secured £1.6bn in emergency funding to keep Tube and bus services running until September. Under the bailout’s terms, London mayor Sadiq Khan is expected to restore a full Underground service as soon […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics. The analysis shows the inequality persists after taking into account age, where people live and some measures of deprivation and prior health. People from […]

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Image caption In Wembley, north London, Elsley Primary School has resorted to food parcels and vouchers bought from its own budget The Department for Education says it does not know how many vouchers for free school meals have been delivered to parents over the past month. A scheme to give poor pupils in England vouchers […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than 2.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries as the disease continues to spread. At least 180,000 people have died. The United States has more than four times as many confirmed cases as any other country. This series of maps and charts tracks the global […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Bishop Climate Wiseman is the head preacher at the south London church A faith healer who sold £91 “plague protection kits” claiming they could shield people from Covid-19 is being investigated by the charity watchdog. Bishop Climate Wiseman of the Kingdom Church in Camberwell, London, claimed a bottle of oil […]

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The qualifying event was taking place at London’s 2012 Olympics venue the Copper Box An International Olympic Committee taskforce has been called “irresponsible” after the Turkish Boxing Federation said two fighters and a coach who took part in a Tokyo 2020 qualifying event in London in March had since tested positive for coronavirus. The Boxing […]

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Image copyright Family image Image caption Laila and Jack are having to adjust to life without school “They’re quite scared at the moment, if I’m honest,” says Lucy of her children, Laila, 11, and Jack, 10. “They’re worried they’re going to catch it, they’re wondering when they’ll see their friends again.” Jack is already at […]

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Image copyright South China Morning Post Image caption Michel Roux was born in Charolles, Burgundy, in 1941 French-born chef and restaurateur Michel Roux has died aged 79. He passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at home in Bray, Berkshire, after battling a long-standing lung condition. Roux and his brother Albert made gastronomic […]

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