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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Image copyright Nathan Williams/ BBC News A police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London last month was unlawful, High Court judges have ruled. The Metropolitan Police imposed the ban, which prevented two or more people from the group taking part in protests, under the Public Order Act. But...

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FA Cup: Haringey Borough make anti-racism stand in replayed Yeovil Town match

Haringey Borough’s starting side was made up of players from nine different countries Haringey fans came out in numbers as their side lost the re-arranged FA Cup tie to Yeovil Town, 10 days after it was abandoned over racism allegations. There was no repeat of the alleged racist abuse...

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London car scrappage scheme to be extended

Image copyright Carl Court Image caption The mayor’s office hopes the scheme will help motorists choose the least polluting vehicles A scrappage scheme aiming to get more polluting cars off London’s roads has been extended by the capital’s mayor. The new £25m scheme for low income and disabled Londoners...

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Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a rise in emergency service workers needing time off for reasons including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression More emergency service staff are taking sick leave due to poor mental health, figures suggest. Data for 57 fire, police and...

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Finsbury Park flood: Families stay in temporary housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinsbury Park flooding Some 50 households had to stay in emergency accommodation overnight after a burst water main flooded homes in north London. Dozens of properties and a school were affected after a 36-inch (91cm) water pipe fractured in the Finsbury...

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Tate Modern fountain shows history of slavery

The Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern art gallery in London has been home to temporary exhibits, large and small, since its opening in 2000. Installations have ranged from a giant sun to more than 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds. Now it’s the turn of American artist Kara Walker,...

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