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Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough – BBC Sport

Ashley Fletcher put Middlesbrough ahead in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham on 5 January BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 20:00 GMT, with build-up on the iPlayer from19:30; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport...

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‘Exhausted’ London bus drivers could strike

Image caption The Unite union says drivers are suffering chronic fatigue and have “had enough” London bus drivers are so exhausted they are at risk of being a danger to passengers and other road users, a union has said. Unite plans to ballot its 20,000 members and said if...

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‘Wrong saveloy and chips order’ among nuisance 999 calls

Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year. The force said its call handlers had identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls in the first 11 months of 2019. These...

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Prince Philip spends third night in London hospital

Image copyright PA Media The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night in hospital in London being treated for a “pre-existing condition”. The Queen is at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where she attended a carol service without 98-year-old Prince Philip on Sunday. He remains at the King...

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Mesut Ozil: Arsenal midfielder ‘deceived by fake news’, says China

Mesut Ozil, who is a Muslim, prays before Arsenal’s game against Manchester City on Sunday Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil was “deceived by fake news” before criticising China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, says the country’s foreign ministry spokesman. Ozil, who is a Muslim, called Uighurs “warriors who resist persecution” in a...

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Public counter-terror training course launched by police

Image copyright Getty Images Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres. Counter...

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South Western Railway strike: 27-day walk out begins

Image copyright RMT Image caption Union members took part in a picket at Waterloo Station Commuters are facing disruption as workers on South Western Railway (SWR) begin a 27-day strike. It comes after talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and SWR over a long-running dispute over...

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Homeless not voiceless: Voting from the streets

Stan Burridge is helping London’s homeless register to vote. When Mr Burridge was homeless in Westminster in the 1980s homeless people were denied a voice in the democratic process. Today homeless people can register a temporary address or give a regular location like night shelter or park bench. Most...

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General Election 2019: Ex-MPs talk about abuse and mental health

Teresa Pearce and James Brokenshire were London MPs before the general election was announced. They talk about how abuse against politicians, both on and offline, has impacted on their own mental health. They hope that by addressing this issue, they can help bring about more support, so that new...

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