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Image copyright Getty Images New homes and hospitals will be granted “automatic” permission to be built as part of sweeping planning reforms in England, the housing secretary says. Robert Jenrick announced a “permission in principle” will be given to developments on land designated “for renewal” to speed-up building. It comes after the PM pledged £5bn […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeathrow boss John Holland-Kaye: “More work needs to be done, we need to test and learn.” The culture secretary has told the BBC that coronavirus testing at airports is not a “silver bullet” to stop the need for quarantine. Oliver Dowden said testing for coronavirus was not […]

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Harlequins have played at The Stoop since 1963 Premiership side Harlequins have signed tighthead prop Craig Trenier from Championship outfit Ealing Trailfinders. The 26-year-old, who has represented Ireland at under-20 level, began his career in the Ulster academy and has also featured for Richmond. “Craig has displayed significant talent with Richmond and Ealing,” Quins boss […]

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Grime artist Wiley has been dropped by his management following anti-Semitic comments on his social media accounts. His manager John Woolf said A-List Management has “cut all ties” amid a long series of posts on the rapper’s accounts on Friday and Saturday. The Campaign Against Antisemitism has asked police to investigate and called for his […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indoor performances, with socially distanced audiences, can resume in England from 1 August The government has been too slow to respond to the “existential threat” faced by live theatre, music and other culture, a committee of MPs has said. Minsiters “consistently failed to recognise” the challenges Covid-19 posed to […]

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Image copyright James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Image caption Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Two former Uber drivers will face the ride-hailing giant in court on Tuesday in a case that will decide whether Uber drivers should be classed as workers or self-employed. Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar say by classing drivers […]

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The Met Police has released bodycam footage of officers being pelted with bottles as they closed down an illegal street party in north London. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi said despite warnings not to hold “unlicensed music events”, many were being staged across London meaning hundreds of officers taken away from local boroughs, with many […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The cyclist involved in the collision failed to stop at the scene, police said Police have released CCTV images of a cyclist wanted in connection with a collision that led to the death of a 72-year-old man in east London. Peter McCombie suffered head injuries when he was struck […]

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A Jewish woman saved nearly 75 years ago from a Nazi concentration camp has met the family of the man that set her free. Lily Ebert survived the horrors of Auschwitz but lost her mother, brothers and sister in the death camps. Nearly eight decades later, she met the American family of the soldier who […]

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