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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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Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors group welcomes report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? A survivors group has welcomed a report on the Grenfell Tower fire as a “forensic examination” with “clear recommendations” that could save lives. The report, published on Wednesday, followed the first...

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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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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl arrives in Italy

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Mohammed Raqeeb and Shelina Begum (centre) were given an official welcome outside Gaslini paediatric hospital A brain-damaged girl has arrived in Italy after her parents won a High Court battle to take her abroad for treatment. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb had been on life...

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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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Emma Mitchell: Arsenal defender opens up on mental health

‘I’m making room for my feelings here’ – Emma Mitchell As Arsenal’s players popped the champagne corks in celebration after clinching the Women’s Super League title in April, the tears in Emma Mitchell’s eyes were not tears of joy. While the bubbly was flowing in the away dressing room...

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