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Image copyright Reuters It is 10 years since the first bikes belonging to London’s cycle scheme were peddled on to the streets of the capital. A decade on, BBC News takes a closer look behind the handlebars. The scheme’s origins Image copyright Getty Images While the cycles are known by many as Boris Bikes, it […]

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David Moyes took over at West Ham with the club 17th in the Premier League, one point above the relegation zone West Ham boss David Moyes expects a chance to “improve a great club with big ambitions” after keeping them in the Premier League for a second time. The Hammers secured safety with a 1-1 […]

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West Ham forward Andriy Yarmolenko came off the bench to earn three points for the hosts late on Andriy Yarmolenko’s last-gasp winner settled an eventful London derby with Chelsea and delivered a huge boost to West Ham United’s hopes of avoiding relegation. In a topsy-turvy game, which saw West Ham infuriated when Tomas Soucek’s first-half […]

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Image caption General manager Diana Nabagereka says reducing the 2m social distancing rule will be vital for restaurants reopening in Brixton Village As the prime minister announced that pubs and restaurants in England can reopen from 4 July, we went to see how one neighbourhood might emerge from the coronavirus lockdown. Brixton appears almost normal. […]

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A statue of Sir Winston Churchill targeted during anti-racism protests has been uncovered for a visit by the French president this week. The statue in Parliament Square, Westminster, was covered for protection following the protests earlier in June. Nearby statues to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi will stay hidden behind protective screens. Emmanuel Macron will […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption An officer was filmed while he was pinned to the ground in Frampton Park Road The home secretary and the Police Federation have condemned an attack on two police officers which was filmed by members of the public. Video circulating on social media shows an officer struggling on the ground […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters chanted “black lives matter” Thousands of people have joined a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd in US police custody nine days ago. It comes as UK chief constables said they stand alongside all those “appalled and horrified” by his death. In […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The development would have built 1,500 new homes on Westferry Road, the Isle of Dogs Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has accepted he approved a £1bn east London housing development unlawfully. The 1,500-home development on the Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, was approved on 14 January – the day before […]

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