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Social-distancing at airports is ‘impossible’, says Heathrow boss

Image copyright AFP Image caption Heathrow Terminal 2 before the lockdown Introducing social distancing at airports is “physically impossible”, the boss of Heathrow has warned. “Social distancing does not work in any form of public transport, let alone aviation,” John Holland-Kaye said. But the chief executive of Europe’s busiest...

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Prince Harry and Meghan: Madame Tussauds moves wax figures from Royals

Image copyright Victoria Jones/PA Image caption The figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their original positions next to Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at Madame Tussauds Wax figures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been...

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Calum Chambers: Arsenal centre-back out for up to nine months with ruptured ACL

Chambers scored one goal in 14 Premier League appearances this season Arsenal have confirmed defender Calum Chambers ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in Sunday’s defeat by Chelsea. Chambers, 24, had successful surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for action for six to...

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Chelsea 0-2 Southampton: Saints claim vital win at Stamford Bridge

Nathan Redmond prodded Southampton into a 2-0 lead in the second half Chelsea manager Frank Lampard called on his players to show “personality” and be more creative after they were condemned to consecutive home defeats for the first time since 2011 by a deserved Southampton win. Lampard’s side fell...

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Ex-MP Zac Goldsmith stays as environment minister

Image copyright PA Media The former Conservative candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith has been given a seat in the House of Lords. He lost his Richmond Park seat to the Liberal Democrats in the general election. He will stay in his ministerial role at the Department for Environment,...

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Mohammed Shar Subhani murder: Buckinghamshire woods searched

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Mohammed Shar Subhani’s first child is due imminently, police say Detectives investigating the disappearance and murder of a man from London have been searching woods in Buckinghamshire. Mohammed Shar Subhani has not been since since failing to return to his home in Hounslow...

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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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Grenfell: Man who claimed to be squatter jailed

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Alvin Thompson requested to be diagnosed with PTSD A man who pretended he was a Grenfell Tower squatter and claimed to have helped survivors escape the fire has been jailed for five and a half years. Alvin Thompson convinced Kensington and Chelsea Council...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber tackles West End ticket touts

Image copyright Getty Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced he is to join forces with ticket resellers Twickets in a bid to beat touts. The theatrical grandee, whose LW playhouses include The London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hopes the move will bring consumer-friendly ticket resale to the...

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Michael Weir guilty of 1998 ‘double jeopardy’ murders

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Michael Weir was found guilty of two counts of murder at the Old Bailey A jewel thief who beat two elderly people to death in their own homes has been convicted of their murders two decades on. Michael Weir fatally attacked 78-year-old Leonard...

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