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Armed police arrest five men after fight in Bromley as officers seize AK47 rifle, WWII machine gun and rocket launcher
Armed police arrested five men after a fight in south east London this morning as police seized an AK47 rifle, a WWII machine gun and a rocket launcher.
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Nigel Farage gives support to senior official who claimed Ukip should stand up for 'bigots'
Nigel Farage has come out in support of a senior official who claimed Ukip should stand up for "bigots" and said the NHS was the "biggest waste of money in the UK".
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James Bulger's killer Jon Venables joins dating website under new name
One of the killers of toddler James Bulger has joined a dating website using a different name - leaving him free to message women who will be unaware of his past crimes, it has been reported.
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David Cameron backs Japanese government's 'firm stance' over alleged murder of IS hostage Haruna Yukawa
David Cameron has backed the "firm stance" taken by the Japanese government over the alleged murder of one of its citizens by Islamic State (IS) terrorists.
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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini escapes shark attack while snorkeling with husband in Caribbean
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini narrowly escaped a shark attack while she snorkeled with her husband in the Caribbean, it has been revealed.
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Eight people arrested after four revellers stabbed at party in east London
Eight people have been arrested after four revellers were stabbed at a party in east London during the early hours of this morning.
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BBC RSS News

Fatal 'hit-and-run' police issue plea
Police appeal for witnesses after a man is killed in a suspected hit-and-run in north-east London.
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Broadmoor fraud claims investigated
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.
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UK Ebola nurse 'happy to be alive'
British nurse Pauline Cafferkey tells the BBC she is "very happy to be alive" as she is discharged from a London hospital, having made a full recovery from Ebola.
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Stephen Fry signs 'save Soho' letter
Stephen Fry is among campaigners who have signed a letter to the government warning that London's Soho is in danger of losing its identity.
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Mourinho 'ashamed' of FA Cup exit
Jose Mourinho is "ashamed" by the loss to Bradford City in the FA Cup.
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Job loss fears over 'council merger'
A union says it is concerned plans for two London councils to merge could lead to "massive job losses".
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Guardian RSS News

John Le Carre and the London of George Smiley
The capital depicted in the greatest Cold War spy novels seems a long, long time ago in certain ways.Some of my favourite writing about London is in works of fiction that aren’t primarily about London at all. Examples I keep...
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London needs homes, not towers of ‘safe-deposit boxes’ | Peter Wynne Rees
Too many new properties in London are simply designed as places for the super-rich to park their cashLondon is gloriously un-plannable and horribly unplanned. From the Romans to the Romanians, the immigrant tribes who now call themselves English have been...
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‘It’s like a ghost town’: lights go out as foreign owners desert London homes
Absentee owners and the ‘buy to leave’ market are hurting businesses as housing rises up the political agenda in the capitalRacine had everything a west London restaurant could ask for: beaming reviews, great cooking and an enviable location opposite the...
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Corporate sponsorship is everywhere so why see red over Coca-Cola? |David Mitchell
The London Eye’s deal with the US dissolved-sugar giant adds another touch of ugliness to modern Britain – but isn’t it a little late to start complaining?The London Eye is looking rather bloodshot these days. Particularly at night. It’s...
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Man tackles machete-armed thief after Liverpool Street raid - video
A passerby captures the moment a City worker tackles a machete-armed thief after a raid on a jewellery store in Liverpool Street, London. The footage, filmed on Thursday, shows three men calmly emerging from a shop after the raid armed...
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