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Image copyright CUBG Image caption A record-breaking temperature of 38.7C (101.7F) was recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Garden in July 2019 Climate change driven by industrial society is having an increasing impact on the UK’s weather, the Met Office says. Its annual UK report confirms that 2019 was the 12th warmest year in a series […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter McCombie died in hospital on 11 July having suffered serious head injuries in the crash A man has been charged with killing a 72-year-old who was knocked down by a cyclist in London. Peter McCombie suffered serious head injuries when he was struck in Bow Road, Tower Hamlets, […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Stella Frew was pronounced dead at the scene in Sutton on Friday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died after she was struck by a van. Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before […]

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The Science Museum in London is reopening on 19 August after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, an exhibition opened at the site that told the stories of previous pandemics. The museum says it has started collecting objects from this latest one – such as signage and medical technology – to tell […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The suspect is a described as a white male, wearing black bottoms, a beige jumper Police have released an image of a man wanted over a “frightening” attempted kidnap of a 16-year-old girl from a street in south-east London. The victim was grabbed from behind by the stranger on […]

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Image copyright James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Image caption Former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam Two former Uber drivers will face the ride-hailing giant in court on Tuesday in a case that will decide whether Uber drivers should be classed as workers or self-employed. Yaseen Aslam and James Farrar say by classing drivers […]

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Image copyright Sheerin Khosrowshahi-Miandoab Image caption The first time Babak was able to talk to his daughter Sheerin was after 30 days in hospital. Babak Khosrowshahi was taken to hospital with coronavirus at 4am on 22 March – a day many people in the UK had spent on FaceTime talking to their mums on Mother’s […]

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Image copyright Getty Images British Airways has said it will retire all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel downturn. The UK airline is the world’s largest operator of the jumbo jets, with 31 in the fleet. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire […]

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A Jewish woman saved nearly 75 years ago from a Nazi concentration camp has met the family of the man that set her free. Lily Ebert survived the horrors of Auschwitz but lost her mother, brothers and sister in the death camps. Nearly eight decades later, she met the American family of the soldier who […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption The two victims were discovered injured near Crossharbour DLR Station in the Isle of Dogs A man has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed to death at a Docklands light railway station in London. The 19-year-old died on Friday after the knife attack at Crossharbour DLR station in Poplar, […]

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