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SPAC Nation: Church to be debated in Parliament

Image caption MP Steve Reed (left) and Dapo Adegboyega of SPAC Nation on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme Parliament is to discuss the activities of an evangelical church accused of being a “cult exploiting young people” London based SPAC Nation, praised for helping ex-gang members, has been accused of financial...

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Brighton 1-1 Chelsea: Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s stunning effort earns Seagulls point

Cesar Azpilicueta has scored three goals in his past 11 games in all competitions, as many as in his previous 118 Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored with a spectacular overhead kick to stun Chelsea and earn Brighton an unlikely point at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls were poor for most of...

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London’s City Hall provides Christmas meals for homeless

Image caption Sadiq Khan helped serve 100 Christmas Dinners to guests at City Hall Christmas dinners have been served to Londoners who are reliant on the city’s homelessness services. Hairdressers and opticians were also made available at City Hall before guests were given a three-course meal. Last year, 8,855...

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Labour leadership: Emily Thornberry to run for Labour leadership

Image copyright PA Media Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has become the first MP to officially enter the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Writing in the Guardian, she said the next leader needed to have “the political nous and strategic vision to reunite our party”. Sir...

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Kieran Tierney: Scotland full-back suffers dislocated shoulder

Tierney has made 11 appearances for Arsenal since his summer move from Celtic Arsenal have confirmed Scotland full-back Kieran Tierney dislocated a shoulder in Monday’s win at West Ham. The £25m signing from Celtic was forced off half an hour into his third Premier League start after falling awkwardly...

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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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