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Extinction Rebellion: Group wins challenge to London police ban

Image copyright Getty Images Extinction Rebellion has won a High Court challenge against the Metropolitan Police over a London-wide ban on protests. The police imposed a ban last month, prohibiting any assembly of more than two people linked to the protests dubbed the ‘autumn uprising’. Lawyers for the group...

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FA Cup: Haringey Borough make anti-racism stand in replayed Yeovil Town match

Haringey Borough’s starting side was made up of players from nine different countries Haringey fans came out in numbers as their side lost the re-arranged FA Cup tie to Yeovil Town, 10 days after it was abandoned over racism allegations. There was no repeat of the alleged racist abuse...

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London car scrappage scheme to be extended

Image copyright Carl Court Image caption The mayor’s office hopes the scheme will help motorists choose the least polluting vehicles A scrappage scheme aiming to get more polluting cars off London’s roads has been extended by the capital’s mayor. The new £25m scheme for low income and disabled Londoners...

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Mental health sick leave rises for emergency workers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a rise in emergency service workers needing time off for reasons including post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression More emergency service staff are taking sick leave due to poor mental health, figures suggest. Data for 57 fire, police and...

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Finsbury Park flood: Families stay in temporary housing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFinsbury Park flooding Some 50 households had to stay in emergency accommodation overnight after a burst water main flooded homes in north London. Dozens of properties and a school were affected after a 36-inch (91cm) water pipe fractured in the Finsbury...

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Gousto: Recipe box firm to create 700 jobs in UK

Image copyright Gousto Image caption Gousto offers 40 weekly recipes to customers and delivers meals direct to people’s doors Recipe box business Gousto has announced plans to create 700 jobs, more than doubling its workforce. The firm, which delivers meal kits directly to customers, is set to hire about...

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