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image copyrightQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park image captionOne of the wildflowers the meadows in the park support is the common knapweed – a bright purple flower that blooms between June and September Ten rare species have been found for the first time at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. A survey discovered the park, opened […]

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Mani Arthur was stopped and searched by the police last year during a ride to promote diversity. His complaint against the officers has been upheld by the police watchdog, the IOPC. Official figures show that in London, if you are black, you are four times more likely to be stopped and searched. The IOPC has […]

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Image copyright Alastair Muir Image caption Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh and The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness star in Sleepless “If you are reading this, then we have succeeded,” reads an introduction from director Morgan Young in the programme for new musical Sleepless. “You are watching a live theatre performance,” he writes, “and there’s no other experience […]

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Worcester centre Ollie Lawrence’s try was his third in the Premiership this season – and all three have come on the artificial Sixways pitch Worcester (26) 29 Tries: Du Preez, Lawrence, Annett, Hougaard Cons: Weir 3 Pen: Weir Harlequins (0) 14 Tries: Ashton, Elia Cons: Lang 2 Worcester Warriors ended their eight-match losing run as […]

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Image copyright Fresh Start for Hens Image caption Cluck and collect: There has been huge demand for chickens during lockdown says Fresh Start for Hens A charity that rehomes chickens said it has had more than 52,000 requests for hens since lockdown began. Fresh Start for Hens saves birds that have reached the end of […]

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Image copyright Historic England Image caption The Chindit Memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens was first unveiled in 1990 A memorial to soldiers in the “forgotten army” of World War Two has been given listed status. The Chindit Memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens in Westminster will be given Grade II listing to mark 75 years since […]

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Ollie Watkins scored 25 goals in the Championship this season Brentford forward Ollie Watkins can leave for offers of more than £18m after a buyout clause in his contract was activated following Tuesday’s Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham. However, Brentford are understood to value the player higher than that. The clause kicked in when […]

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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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