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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than three million confirmed cases in 185 countries and more than 200,000 deaths. The United States alone has more than one million confirmed cases – four times as many as any other country. This series...

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Run With Purpose: The running club helping men’s mental health

Nii Lartey from Haringey and Joel Thika from Enfield started the running group, Run With Purpose, after running helped their own mental health problems. Now they hold regular meetings where men across London can join them and open up about their problems. Video journalist: Gem O’Reilly electricial commercial service...

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Met Police officer struck in Woodford hit-and-run

A Metropolitan Police officer has been taken to hospital after being struck down in a hit-and-run. The on-duty officer was hit by the vehicle on Chigwell Road in Woodford, north-east London, at about 00:10 GMT. He was treated by paramedics and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries....

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‘Wrong saveloy and chips order’ among nuisance 999 calls

Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year. The force said its call handlers had identified 22,491 hoax 999 calls in the first 11 months of 2019. These...

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Prince Philip spends third night in London hospital

Image copyright PA Media The Duke of Edinburgh has spent a third night in hospital in London being treated for a “pre-existing condition”. The Queen is at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where she attended a carol service without 98-year-old Prince Philip on Sunday. He remains at the King...

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Dagenham stabbing: Man charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in east London. Viorel Stefan, 49, died of stab wounds at a property in Marlborough Road, Dagenham, at 22:10 GMT on Saturday. Vasile Firanda, 59, of Marlborough Road, has been charged with his murder and is due to...

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Public counter-terror training course launched by police

Image copyright Getty Images Free online training for the public on how to react to a terrorism incident is being made available by police. The course devised by UK counter-terrorism officers and experts was previously only open to company staff working in crowded places such as shopping centres. Counter...

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Labour pledges to cut rail fares by a third

Image copyright NurPhoto / Getty Images Labour has announced plans to slash rail fares by 33% and simplify ticket prices for part-time workers if it wins the election on 12 December. The party also wants to make train travel free for young people under the age of 16 and...

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Homeless not voiceless: Voting from the streets

Stan Burridge is helping London’s homeless register to vote. When Mr Burridge was homeless in Westminster in the 1980s homeless people were denied a voice in the democratic process. Today homeless people can register a temporary address or give a regular location like night shelter or park bench. Most...

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West Norwood shooting: Man critically injured

Image copyright Google Image caption The man was found injured close to the junction with Knight’s Hill A man has been critically injured in a shooting in south London. The victim, in his 20s, was found with a gunshot wound in Beulah Hill, near the junction with Knights Hill,...

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