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Image copyright PA Media The British Airways strike next month is to cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9, 10 and 27 September – in a dispute over pay. Despite the first strikes being on 9 and 10 September, some customers […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFamilies spoke to the BBC about living in containers It is a warm summer’s day in Hanwell, west London, and Abdel Rrahim and his family are feeling the heat more than most. That is because Abdel, his wife, and their seven-month-old son live in a metal shipping […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Train passengers were guided by torchlight at some stations during the power cut A lightning strike and the sudden loss of two large electricity generators caused nearly a million people to lose power in England and Wales earlier this month, an interim report has found. The National Grid outage […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption The woman was found with stab wounds at a property in Raymead Avenue A woman who was about eight months pregnant has been stabbed to death in south London. The woman, 26, was found with stab wounds at a home in Raymead Avenue, Thornton Heath, Croydon, at 03:30 BST […]

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London’s mayor and several councils have called for a new system to be introduced for anyone wishing to offer short-term lets for visitors to the city. Landlords cannot legally rent out their homes in the capital for more than 90 nights a year under strict regulations, but a BBC investigation found some landlords were being […]

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Image copyright @hansmollman Image caption The advert was due to run for two weeks Transport for London has apologised for a Tube advert that appeared to joke about sexual assault. TfL said the posters for ride-hailing app Kapten had been approved in error and would now be removed. The poster reads: “When you recognise your […]

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Will Rhodes’ 51 featured nine boundaries County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day one): Surrey 194: Stoneman 33; Lester 4-41, Miles 3-58 Warwickshire 89-1: Rhodes 51 Warwickshire (3 pts) trail Surrey (0 pts) by 105 runs Scorecard Warwickshire dominated Surrey on day one at The Oval before bad light ended play with 15 overs […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreenpeace activist says Mark Field actions ‘over the top’ Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after grabbing a female Greenpeace activist at a black-tie City dinner. The MP has apologised for confronting Janet Barker and marching her away as protesters interrupted a speech […]

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Joe Denly spent most of the early summer at the IPL and with England Specsavers County Championship Division One, Tunbridge Wells (day three) Kent 309 & 277-3: Denly 111*, Bell-Drummond 79; Pattinson 2-67 Nottinghamshire 267: Nash 67, Patel 52; Milnes 5-68 Kent (6 pts) lead Notts (5 pts) by 319 runs Match scorecard England batsman […]

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Zak Crawley finished nine runs short of his career best, hitting 15 fours in 284 minutes at the crease Specsavers County Championship Division One, Tunbridge Wells (day one) Kent 309: Crawley 111, Stewart 59; Pattinson 6-73 Nottinghamshire 30-0: Duckett 17* Kent (3 pts) lead Nottinghamshire (3 pts) by 279 runs Match scorecard Zak Crawley’s spirited […]

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