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Extinction Rebellion: High Court rules London protest ban unlawful

Image copyright Nathan Williams/ BBC News A police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London last month was unlawful, High Court judges have ruled. The Metropolitan Police imposed the ban, which prevented two or more people from the group taking part in protests, under the Public Order Act. But...

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Grenfell Tower fire: ‘We are truly sorry we couldn’t save everyone’s life that night’

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton has welcomed a critical report on the Grenfell tower fire, but said that the building “failed spectacularly”. Inquiry chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick said the absence of a plan to evacuate the tower was a “major omission” by the LFB and more lives could...

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Josh Hanson murder: Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDet Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track Shane O’Brien A killer once dubbed one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been jailed for at least 26 years. Shane O’Brien, 31, evaded police for three-and-a-half years after he...

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Extinction Rebellion activists begin legal fight over protest ban

Image copyright Reuters Extinction Rebellion activists have launched legal action over the police’s decision to ban them from demonstrating anywhere in London. Their lawyers submitted an application to the High Court for a judicial review which they hope will be heard later. The claimants include the Green Party’s Caroline...

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Emma Mitchell: Arsenal defender opens up on mental health

‘I’m making room for my feelings here’ – Emma Mitchell As Arsenal’s players popped the champagne corks in celebration after clinching the Women’s Super League title in April, the tears in Emma Mitchell’s eyes were not tears of joy. While the bubbly was flowing in the away dressing room...

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