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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus in the UK: Five things you need to know about Covid-19 Officials are attempting to trace the contacts of the latest person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in the UK. The woman, being treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London, flew into Heathrow from China […]

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Image copyright Thameslink Image caption Network Rail engineers are repairing the damage to overhead power lines Rail commuters on Thameslink train services are facing major disruption due to a damaged overhead wire, the operator has said. Two of the four lines between London St Pancras and Bedford are closed. Commuters were warned there would be […]

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Image caption Julie Fletcher, who founded Middlesbrough shop Pie Jackers, is concerned about the high level of her rates bill Empty businesses cost taxpayers £1bn a year, prompting calls for urgent reform of the system. Some councils lose out on millions of pounds of potential business rates income through a tax relief on empty properties, […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jay Sewell was fatally stabbed through a car window The mother of a teenage boy who was stabbed to death by a love rival and his parents has called the sentences his killers received “a joke”. Jay Sewell, 18, was attacked by a group led by Daniel Grogan, who […]

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Image copyright Getty Images The psychologist behind the UK’s main deradicalisation programme for terror offenders says it can never be certain that attackers have been “cured”. Christopher Dean told the BBC some terror offenders who take part in his Healthy Identity Intervention (HII) scheme appear to regress because of their uniquely complex identities. Mr Dean […]

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Image caption Sadiq Khan helped serve 100 Christmas Dinners to guests at City Hall Christmas dinners have been served to Londoners who are reliant on the city’s homelessness services. Hairdressers and opticians were also made available at City Hall before guests were given a three-course meal. Last year, 8,855 people were seen rough sleeping in […]

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Sue Peart is preparing to be on the phone for Samaritans on Christmas Day. It comes after her life quickly changed in 2017, when she left her job as a national magazine editor to look after her sick mother, who died only months later. As a result, Sue’s mental health suffered – but two years […]

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