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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and...

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Grenfell: Man who claimed to be squatter jailed

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber tackles West End ticket touts

Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the...

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Michael Weir was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Old Bailey A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on. Michael Weir fatally attacked 78-year-old Leonard...

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to host final England v Australia Ashes test in 2020

Tottenham’s new ground features a a 17,500-capacity single-tier south stand, making it the largest in England England will play their final rugby league Ashes Test against Australia at Tottenham’s new stadium next year. It will be the first Ashes series since 2003 and the Kangaroos will take on England...

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How pianos became part of the furniture at UK railway stations

Image copyright Phil Coomes The sound of someone tinkling the ivories has become commonplace at UK railway stations. But who plays them, what is their appeal and how did the trend take hold? Every Monday and Friday, Denis Robinson, 92, makes the 30-minute trip from his home in Sutton,...

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Truth Hurts: Lizzo credits writer of ‘DNA test’ tweet

Image copyright Getty Images / Mina Lioness / Twitter “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.” That’s what British singer Mina Lioness tweeted after officially being credited as a writer on Lizzo’s song Truth Hurts. The row...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters target London Underground

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne eyewitness captured the moment a climate protester was dragged from top of Tube train London Underground lines have been partially suspended as climate change protesters climbed on top of trains. The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway were affected after...

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Thirteen charged over UK’s ‘biggest drugs conspiracy’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA flat in Hammersmith in London was one of the properties raided on Tuesday Police investigating what they say is the UK’s biggest ever drugs conspiracy have charged 13 men. The charges of conspiracy to import drugs follow a National Crime...

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