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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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As the implications of coronavirus began to emerge, a group of volunteers in Tottenham, London, came together to try to transform the lives of the people around them. In the weeks that followed, the BBC’s Tarah Welsh followed people like Nigel Andall and Bevali Mckenzie as they cooked meals, visited homes and set up a […]

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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 caption Robert Rodrigues with his fiancée after proposing in New Zealand last year Private healthcare facilities – largely the preserve of the affluent prior to the coronavirus pandemic – have been made available to NHS patients in recent weeks. It has meant some cancer or cardiac patients considered at high risk if they contracted […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Londoners have been wearing face masks when travelling for several weeks Wearing face masks while travelling in London should be compulsory, city mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government. Despite UK public health experts not currently recommending the use of face-coverings, Mr Khan is lobbying for guidelines to […]

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The UK’s media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network’s broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast. It follows YouTube’s introduction of stricter misinformation rules after a […]

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Image copyright Getty Images There are now more than one million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 181 countries and at least 51,400 people have died. The United States now has more confirmed cases than any other single country and more than half of all the cases have been in Europe, with Italy and Spain worst [...] Read more

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The shelter is currently home to about 100 cats and dogs A shelter for cats and dogs has had to stop accepting rescue animals due to the coronavirus outbreak. Battersea Cats And Dogs Home said it had suspended its intake and feared it would have to take in a […]

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