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Brentford Travelodge: Dozens evacuated from major fire in west London

Image copyright London Fire Brigade Image caption It is understood the fire broke out in a bin store More than 100 firefighters have been tackling a major blaze at a hotel in west London which has forced dozens of guests and staff to be evacuated. Crews from several fire...

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Ola: Ride-sharing firm to launch in London ‘within weeks’

Image copyright Ola Indian ride-sharing firm Ola has begun signing up drivers in London ahead of plans to launch services in the capital “in the coming weeks”. It comes days after rival Uber was denied a new licence to operate in London after repeated safety failures. Ola, which already...

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Ilford stabbing: Man killed in fight outside flats

Image copyright Google Image caption Police were called to reports of a fight outside Owen Waters House A man has been stabbed to death in a fight in Ilford, east London. Police said they found the 19-year-old suffering from stab injuries after responding to reports of a fight outside...

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HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review

Image copyright Getty Images A draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost. The government-commissioned review, launched in August, will not be published until after the election. It says the project...

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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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Grenfell Tower fire report ‘gives victims the truth’, says PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? Prime Minister Boris Johnson says a report into the Grenfell Tower fire means the world “is finally hearing the truth about what happened”. A 1,000-page document follows the first phase of...

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Josh Hanson murder: How Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man was caught

Shane O’Brien was one of Britain’s most wanted criminals. The 31-year-old stabbed Josh Hanson to death in a bar in Hillingdon, west London, in October 2015 then went on the run for three-and-a-half years. He was on Interpol and Europol’s “most wanted” lists before he was extradited from Romania...

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London couple accused over adopted son’s murder in India

Image caption Arti Dhir, pictured, and Kaval Raijada, deny arranging to have 11-year-old Gopal Sejani killed for an insurance pay-out in 2017 A couple living in London are facing calls to be extradited to India over allegations they arranged for the murder of their adopted son for profit. Arti...

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