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Image copyright PA Nearly three-quarters of people caught with knives and offensive weapons in England and Wales in the last year were first-time offenders, figures show. Ministry of Justice data for the year to March show 72% of those stopped had not been previously dealt with by the courts or police for such an offence. […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Met hopes the change will make police work more attractive to people with family commitments The Met Police will recruit part-time police constables for the first time as the force tries to “break down barriers” deterring women from joining. From November, all new constable recruits will be able […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLocal resident: “The whole thing was an inferno” Residents at a block of flats engulfed by flames said concerns were raised with builders and the council about potential fire hazards. Twenty flats with wooden balconies were destroyed and another 10 damaged in the fire in east London, […]

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Image copyright Met Police Image caption Malcolm Mide-Madariola died shortly after being taken to hospital The father of a murdered 17-year-old has said he feels “more pity than hate” for his son’s killer. Malcolm Mide-Madariola was standing up for a friend when he was stabbed to death near Clapham South Tube station in south-west London […]

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Image copyright Aviva UK insurer Aviva has said it will cut 1,800 jobs worldwide over the next three years in order to reduce costs, and plans split its business into two. Aviva has offices in 16 countries and a global workforce of 30,000 people, with 16,000 employees in the UK. The firm’s UK sites include […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHere’s what happened on day one of Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK (tweets not included). Donald Trump is to meet Prime Minister Theresa May for “substantial” talks on the second day of the US president’s three-day state visit to the UK. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt […]

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Image copyright Big Hit Entertainment Image caption The band played a 24-song set that lasted more than two hours BTS have made history by becoming the first South Korean group to headline Wembley Stadium. The boy band blasted through 24 songs on Saturday, assisted by quirky props, glitter cannons, jet sprays… and 60,000 fans screaming […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionShamima Begum: “I got tricked and I was hoping someone would have sympathy with me” The lawyer representing Shamima Begum’s family has written to the home secretary accusing UK authorities of failing to protect the east London girl from being “groomed” by Islamic State. The letter accuses […]

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Image copyright Royal Maiil Image caption One postbox is located near Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, which will host the World Cup final on 14 July Postboxes have been painted blue in towns and cities across England and Wales to mark the Cricket World Cup, which starts on Thursday. Ten postboxes close to host venues […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Irina von Weise became one of three new Lib Dem MEPs to be elected for the London region The Liberal Democrats were the main winners in the European elections in London, gaining three MEPs in the region. Both the Brexit Party and Labour had two candidates elected, while the Green […]

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