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Student protest police officer cleared of baton attack

Image caption About 10,000 people marched through London as part of the student fees protest in 2010 A police officer accused of hitting a student over the head with a baton during a protest nine years ago has been cleared of misconduct. A panel concluded on Thursday that an...

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Oval Four: Men have convictions quashed in corrupt detective case

Image copyright Winston Trew Image caption Winston Trew said his life fell apart after he served eight months in prison Three men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago on the evidence of a corrupt police officer have had their convictions quashed. Winston Trew, Sterling Christie, George Griffiths and...

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Arsenal v Eintracht Frankfurt: Granit Xhaka returns after five-game absence

Unai Emery has hinted that former captain Granit Xhaka is in line to return to the squad against Frankfurt BBC coverage How to follow: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website Midfielder Granit Xhaka will make his first Arsenal appearance since October after being named in the starting...

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Jose Mourinho: Ex-Man Utd boss says he won’t repeat past mistakes at Tottenham

‘Humble’ Mourinho on making mistakes, feeling relaxed & being ready New Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says he will not make the same mistakes at Spurs that he did in previous managerial roles. The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday, ending an 11-month spell out of management following his sacking...

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Man arrested at Heathrow Airport over terrorism offences

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 26-year-old man was arrested at Heathrow Airport A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences at Heathrow Airport. He had just arrived on a flight from Turkey before his arrest, which police described as “Syria-related”. The 26-year-old is being held...

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TfL announces ‘urgent review’ of London minicab drivers

Image caption Minicab drivers must sit mandatory exams to get a licence from Transport for London Transport for London has announced an “urgent review” after the BBC found thousands of London minicab drivers may be working fraudulently. Drivers must sit mandatory exams at TfL centres or authorised private schools...

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Croydon tram crash driver Alfred Dorris will not be prosecuted

Image caption Seven people were killed when a tram derailed near to Sandilands tram stop in November 2016 The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon and killed seven people will not face prosecution for manslaughter. More than 50 people were injured when the tram derailed near Sandilands...

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Ealing Abbey: Paedophile priests acted ‘like the mafia’

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Laurence Soper was jailed for 18 years for abusing boys at St Benedict’s A group of paedophile priests behaved “like the mafia”, abusing dozens of young boys at a west London school over a 50 year period, a report says. St Benedict’s School,...

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Extinction Rebellion protesters dragged from Tube train roof

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne eyewitness captured the moment a climate protester was dragged from top of Tube train Commuters have dragged climate change protesters from the roof of a London Underground train. Extinction Rebellion activists climbed on to trains at Stratford, Canning Town and...

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Mark Duggan family agree settlement with Met over death

Image copyright Jeff Moore Image caption Mark Duggan was shot by police in Tottenham who believed he was carrying a weapon The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in August 2011, has settled a damages claim against the Met over his shooting. Mr Duggan, 29,...

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