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South Western Railway strike: Rail union publishes plan to end guards dispute

Image copyright Steve Parsons/PA Wire Image caption The strike means hundreds of services are being cancelled each day The union at the centre of the dispute over guards on trains has set out six points it wants sorted to reach a deal. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport...

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London Bridge: Johnson and Corbyn to attend vigil

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Jack Merritt was a co-ordinator of the Learning Together programme and Saskia Jones was a volunteer on the programme Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are among those expected to attend a vigil for the victims of the London Bridge attack in the capital...

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General election 2019: Labour vows to cap rent rises for private tenants

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has vowed to “put bad landlords out of business” and bring in rent controls in England, if it wins power. Private rents would not be allowed to go up by more than inflation – and landlords would be fined for letting out sub-standard property....

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West Norwood shooting: Man critically injured

Image copyright Google Image caption The man was found injured close to the junction with Knight’s Hill A man has been critically injured in a shooting in south London. The victim, in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound in Beulah Hill, near the junction with Knights Hill,...

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Steve McQueen’s Year 3 children exhibition unveiled at Tate

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen has photographed more than 75,000 Year 3 children across London’s schools for his latest exhibition. The project aims to be a visual snapshot of people in the city and was inspired after the Turner Prize-winning artist looked at his own 1977 class photo. The photos...

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When it was illegal for women to work in the law

Two senior judges have spoken about the challenges they have faced in the justice system. Both Lady Justice Hallett and Justice Cheema-Grubb also explained why diversity in the judiciary is important. It comes as 100 years ago the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed, meaning women could become lawyers...

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Molly Russell: Instagram extends self-harm ban to drawings

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMolly Russell’s father Ian travels to the United States and meets other parents bereaved by suicide Instagram has pledged to remove images, drawings and even cartoons showing methods of self-harm or suicide. The move is its latest response to the public...

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Haringey v Yeovil: Two men arrested in Somerset after reports of racial abuse

Cameroonian goalkeeper Pajetat joined Haringey Borough from Margate in 2017 Two men have been arrested by police investigating reports of racist abuse during Saturday’s FA Cup match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town. The men – aged 23 and 26 – were arrested in Chard and Yeovil on Monday...

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‘Oval Four’: Men ‘framed by corrupt detective’ to go to court

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Two men who say they were framed by a detective nearly 50 years ago have had their cases referred to the Court of Appeal. Winston Trew and Sterling Christie...

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