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Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough – BBC Sport

Ashley Fletcher put Middlesbrough ahead in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham on 5 January BBC coverage How to follow: Watch live on BBC One from 20:00 GMT, with build-up on the iPlayer from19:30; listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport...

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‘Exhausted’ London bus drivers could strike

Image caption The Unite union says drivers are suffering chronic fatigue and have “had enough” London bus drivers are so exhausted they are at risk of being a danger to passengers and other road users, a union has said. Unite plans to ballot its 20,000 members and said if...

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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Image copyright PA A mistake with a chip shop order and an out-of-date packet of biscuits were among more than 22,000 time-wasting calls to the Met Police this year.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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Tamara Ecclestone: ‘£50m worth’ of jewellery stolen from heiress’

Image copyright PA Media Image caption All of Tamara Ecclestone’s jewellery is said to have been stolen in the raid on her house next to Hyde Park Thieves have reportedly stolen £50m worth of jewellery from the Kensington home of Tamara Ecclestone. The daughter of ex Formula 1 boss...

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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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South Western Railway strike: 27-day walk out begins

Image copyright RMT Image caption Union members took part in a picket at Waterloo Station Commuters are facing disruption as workers on South Western Railway (SWR) begin a 27-day strike. It comes after talks between the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union and SWR over a long-running dispute over...

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General election 2019: Labour vows to cap rent rises for private tenants

Image copyright Getty Images Labour has vowed to “put bad landlords out of business” and bring in rent controls in England, if it wins power. Private rents would not be allowed to go up by more than inflation – and landlords would be fined for letting out sub-standard property....

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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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