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Joseph McCann: Rape accused ‘will not give evidence’

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Joseph McCann’s barrister told the Old Bailey he has “declined to come” to court A man on trial accused of a string of sex offences has declined to come to court and chosen not to give evidence. Joseph McCann, 34, is accused of...

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Jonathan Miller, director and humorist, dies at 85

Image caption Miller was knighted in 2002 for services to music and the arts Sir Jonathan Miller, the distinguished theatre and opera director who famously starred in the Beyond the Fringe comedy revue, has died at the age of 85. In a statement, his family said he had died...

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Tottenham: Jose Mourinho appointed after Mauricio Pochettino sacked

Tottenham will be the third Premier League club managed by Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho has been appointed Tottenham manager after the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday. Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has signed a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season. “The quality in both...

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Tammy Abraham: Is Harry Kane’s England place under threat from Chelsea striker?

Harry Kane remains England’s undisputed first-choice striker – but Tammy Abraham and Jamie Vardy continue to impress in the Premier League “Harry Kane is an incredible player. What he’s done in recent years and his career is amazing, so Tammy needs to look up to that.” So said Chelsea...

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Commercial fungi pickers threaten Epping Forest biodiversity

Image copyright Geograph/Lynda Poulter Image caption Fungi on a rotting tree in Epping Forest A woodland is being stripped of wild mushrooms by pickers selling them off to restaurants and markets, it is claimed. The City of London Corporation (CLC) said commercial foragers had been targeting London’s Epping Forest....

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Grenfell Tower fire report ‘gives victims the truth’, says PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a report into the Grenfell Tower fire means the world “is finally hearing the truth about what happened”. A 1,000-page document follows the first phase of...

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Josh Hanson murder: How Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man was caught

Shane O’Brien was one of Britain’s most wanted criminals. The 31-year-old stabbed Josh Hanson to death in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in October 2015 then went on the run for three-and-a-half years. He was on Interpol and Europol’s “most wanted” lists before he was extradited from Romania...

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London couple accused over adopted son’s murder in India

Image caption Arti Dhir, pictured, and Kaval Raijada, deny arranging to have 11-year-old Gopal Sejani killed for an insurance pay-out in 2017 A couple living in London are facing calls to be extradited to India over allegations they arranged for the murder of their adopted son for profit. Arti...

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