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Image copyright Siemens/ PA Image caption A proposed design for an HS2 train The government is launching a review of high-speed rail link HS2 – with a “go or no-go” decision by the end of the year, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said. It will consider whether and how the project to connect London, […]

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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 Met Police Image caption Billy Cox was found dying by his 13-year-old sister in 2007 Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 15-year-old boy more than 12 years ago. Billy Cox was shot dead in his bedroom in Fenwick Place in Clapham, south-west London, on 14 February 2007. He was […]

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Image copyright EPA Jeremy Hunt has added his voice to calls for Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson to answer questions about a row with his girlfriend which led to police being called to their address. Mr Hunt said someone who wants to be PM “should answer questions on everything”. Cabinet minister Liam Fox said it […]

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Image copyright Re-Form Architects Image caption The crossing would potentially need to be the world’s largest vertical-opening bridge to allow ships through Plans for a cycle and pedestrian bridge across the River Thames in east London have been dropped due to rising costs. The crossing had been intended to run between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. […]

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Image caption Nick Aldworth was chief superintendent with the Met Police A former National Counter Terrorism Co-ordinator has told the BBC the government is not doing enough to ensure that venues are secure. Nick Aldworth has warned new legislation is needed to reduce the impact of any future attack. He is supporting a campaign for […]

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Jason Roy has hit nine centuries in 80 one-day internationals for England England v Afghanistan, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Venue: Old Trafford Date: Tuesday, 18 June Coverage: Live Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. Text commentary on BBC Sport website, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app. Opener Jason Roy […]

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Image caption The departures board at London Euston was blank on Saturday morning Major disruption has been caused to services at London Euston after a trespasser forced lines to be shut for more than two hours. The delays began at about 08:00 BST and the power on the tracks was turned off so the trespasser […]

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The Coach and Horses claims to be the London’s first pub to be granted a nudist licence. It has got permission for naturist nights as the hostelry is earmarked to be taken over by the Fuller’s chain, and the landlord says “we’re prepared to take off our clothes” to stop it. They published a naked […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno”. A barbecue on a balcony could have caused a block of flats to be engulfed by fire, according to its builders. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and 10 more damaged in Sunday’s fire in Barking, east London. […]

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