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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 AFP Image caption London’s transport network is facing arguably its biggest challenge How have people’s feelings changed about using public transport during the coronavirus pandemic, and what will the post-lockdown commute look like? Carys Barton has worked in a hospital in the centre of London for the whole of lockdown and commutes in […]

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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 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 Reuters A member of Metropolitan Police staff has died after contracting coronavirus, the force has confirmed. In a statement, it said a member of staff in its contact centre, who had pre-existing health conditions, died after testing positive for COVID-19. Scotland Yard said it would not be releasing a name in line with […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have confirmed, with 11,658 confirmed cases. The latest figures came after Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled an aid programme to […]

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