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Image copyright PA Image caption ACM cladding has been widely used on high rises, including Grenfell Tower The government is to cover the £200m bill of replacing Grenfell Tower-type cladding on about 150 private blocks in England with a safer alternative. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire had previously said the bill should be footed by the […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Tashaûn Aird was found fatally wounded in Somerford Grove on Wednesday night A man has been charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in east London. Tashaûn Aird, from Hackney Downs, was found fatally injured in Somerford Grove in Hackney on 1 May. […]

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Sandy Powell has the same number of Oscars as Meryl Streep – but not one is for acting. She’s designed costumes on movies such as The Aviator, Shakespeare in Love, The Wolf of Wall Street and more recently Mary Poppins Returns and The Favourite. The costumier, also a multi-Bafta award winner, has dressed the likes […]

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Alexandre Lacazette has scored four goals in his last eight games for Arsenal Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal came from behind at Emirates Stadium to win the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia. Mouctar Diakhaby’s header put Valencia in front before Lacazette slotted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pass. The Frenchman nodded in […]

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A group of campaigners set themselves a task of measuring how noisy each journey was on the London Underground. They found noise levels on some Tube routes reached 100 decibels – which the audiologists say is harmful to commuters’ hearing. Transport for London (TfL) is being encouraged to put up warning signs in parts of […]

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Abraham Kiptum set a world record as he completed the 2018 Valencia half marathon in 58 minutes 18 seconds. Kenya’s half marathon world record holder Abraham Kiptum has been suspended from competition following an athlete biological passport violation. The 29-year-old had been due to compete in Sunday’s London Marathon. Kiptum completed the Valencia half marathon […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice have cleared the final Extinction Rebellion road block at Marble Arch A climate protest that has disrupted parts of London for nine days is to end on Thursday, organisers say. Police cleared Extinction Rebellion’s final road block in Marble Arch earlier and arrested 22 people, bringing […]

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Braintree continued their post-relegation resurgence with a victory over Dagenham & Redbridge to record their fourth win in five National League games. Mohammed Sagaf demonstrated some great technique to lift the ball past his marker and shoot, but Lewis Moore in the visitors’ goal was equal to him. At the other end, Tomi Adeloye tested […]

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Flanker Michael Rhodes scored Saracens’ first try European Champions Cup semi-final: Saracens v Munster Saracens: (12) 32 Tries: Rhodes, B Vunipola; Pens: Farrell 6; Cons: Farrell 2 Munster: (9) 16 Try: Sweetnam; Pens: Bleyendaal 2, Murray; Con: Hanrahan Billy Vunipola scored a late try, was named man of the match and was briefly confronted by […]

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