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Head teachers tell 'neglectful' parents they will be reported if they allow children to play Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto
Parents have been warned they will be reported to police and social services if they let their children play video games such as Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
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Jill Dando: I received similar kidnap and rape threats, says TV presenter who worked with murdered star
A TV presenter who worked alongside murdered Crimewatch star Jill Dando has said she received similar threats just weeks before her death - but police never spoke to her about it.
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'25-year-old' motorcyclist dies in crash in north London
A motorbike rider has died following a collision in Barnet.
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British Summer Time gets off to wet and windy start
The clocks may have jumped forward an hour overnight but summer's still nowhere in sight, with Easter set to be a wet and windy washout.
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Jeremy Clarkson's sacking 'by no means a fatal blow', says bookies favourite to replace him... Chris Evans
Sacking Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson will not be "fatal" for the show, according to Chris Evans, who continues to deny he is being lined up to replace him.
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Police investigate death threats made to BBC director-general Tony Hall following decision to axe Jeremy Clarkson
BBC director-general Tony Hall has reportedly been sent death threats linked to his decision to axe Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, police said.
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Cyclist injured in runner collision
A cyclist is in hospital with a serious head injury after a collision with a runner in Greenwich Park while a Tough Run event was taking place.
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Four held after weapons found in car
Four men are arrested in north London as police find a gun, sword and a knife in the car they were travelling in.
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Dickens' desk saved for public view
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
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Hundreds support Muslim festival
Hundreds of Muslims attend a festival in London on how to divert young Britons away from extremism.
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Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder
Italy's top appeals court acquits Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of south London student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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Man jailed after police shooting
A man is jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.
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The Observer view on the threat to London’s Chinatown: its loss will be no one’s gain | Observer editorial
Growing property values threaten the things that make a city like London valuable in human termsThe news that London’s Chinatown is in danger of disappearing adds to the list of examples of the same fundamental issue, which is that growing...
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Big trouble in little Chinatown as rent rises force restaurant owners out
Londoners and tourists have enjoyed the oriental food and ambience in this city centre enclave since the 1950s. Now the red lanterns may soon vanish for everJon Man points at the busy KFC a few doors along from his own...
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Gentrification is ripping the heart out of communities
Urban gentrification is transforming the capital but neighbourhoods still need chippies and cheap Chinese and Indian restaurants to preserve characterOnly the most fervent of cheerleaders would claim that the food offering in London’s Chinatown is universally wonderful. Too many of...
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Food For Thought, London's iconic vegetarian restaurant, set for closure
The well-loved Covent Garden eatery will in June draw the curtains on over 40 years of business as owners fall victim to capital’s spiralling rent pricesOne of London’s most iconic vegetarian restaurants, Food For Thought in Covent Garden, is set...
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Poll tax riots revisited - in pictures
It’s 25 years since anti-poll tax demonstrations swept across Britain, culminating in violence in central London on the final day of March 1990. The Observer covered the events extensively and here is a selection of images from the picture library,...
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