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Mads Bech Sorensen: AFC Wimbledon sign Brentford centre-back on loan

Mads Bech Sorensen has made two senior appearances for Brentford so far this season AFC Wimbledon have signed centre-back Mads Bech Sorensen on loan from Championship side Brentford until the end of the season. The 21-year-old has also signed a new long-term deal with the Bees until the summer...

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Rail fares rise by 2.7%, hitting millions of commuters

Image copyright Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Millions of commuters will have to pay an average of 2.7% more for train tickets from today. The rise, announced by industry body the Rail Delivery Group in November, is lower than the 3.1% increase at the start of last year. Train companies say...

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Second man charged over fatal stabbings in Barnet and Elstree

Image copyright @999London Image caption The two victims were found on 19 and 20 December A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of two men within hours of each other. The first victim was found in the boot of a car near Scratchwood Park,...

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Miscarriage discrimination: ‘I was made redundant because I lost my baby’

Image caption Amy McKeown’s miscarriage meant she was off work – and haemorrhaging – for two-and-a-half months A mother who suffered a miscarriage and then weeks later lost her job has called for a change in employment law. Amy McKeown, 39, from Hampstead in north London, was off work...

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Jimi Hendrix cleared of blame for UK parakeet release

Image copyright Goldsmith’s University Image caption Non-native parakeets have thrived across the country since first being “officially” seen in the 1860s, the researchers note The rumour parakeets arrived in the UK when rock star Jimi Hendrix released a pair in London’s Carnaby Street in the swinging 60s has finally...

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Trafalgar Square Christmas tree: ‘Sparse’ spruce ridiculed

Image caption The tree is being decorated and lit at 18:00 GMT on Thursday “Britain’s most famous Christmas tree” has been branded a turkey over its “sparse” foliage and “anaemic” appearance. Since 1947, a Norwegian spruce has been installed every year in the centre of Trafalgar Square. But some...

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Nuno Espirito Santo is a potential replacement if Arsenal sack Unai Emery

Unai Emery’s Arsenal are eight points adrift of the top four in the Premier League Arsenal have identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Unai Emery if the Gunners decide to sack the Spaniard. Head coach Emery is under pressure after a winless run of...

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General election 2019: ‘We’re just represented by white people’

Young people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds (BAME) have described how they feel the 2019 general election has failed so far to take on their views or represent them. Students at London’s Westminster Kingsway College talked about the issues they care about and the changes they would...

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Seventeen arrested in human trafficking raids in London

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Scotland Yard raided 16 addresses across east London on Thursday morning Seventeen people have been arrested in early morning raids across east London in an international human trafficking investigation. Officers went to 16 addresses after working with Romanian police, who simultaneously raided four...

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London Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapses on audience

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionActor Wendell Pierce apologised for the roof collapse Several people were injured when parts of a ceiling collapsed during a Piccadilly Theatre show in London’s West End. The venue in Denman Street was packed on Wednesday for a performance of the...

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