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‘Angry pig’ hinders water pipe repairs and causes train disruption

Image copyright Network Rail Image caption The water main burst beside the railway track in Surbiton, south-west London An “angry pig” confronted engineers in a London street, delaying their repair of a burst water main before it was led away with a bag of crisps. The pipe burst on...

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Man admits to trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage posted online showed Sead Kolasinac fighting off an attacker A second man has admitted trying to rob Arsenal footballers Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac in a moped ambush. Jordan Northover, 26, pleaded guilty at Harrow Crown Court to attempting to...

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Grenfell Tower fire: Survivors’ group welcomes report

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat do survivors and bereaved families want from the inquiry? A survivors’ group has welcomed a report on the Grenfell Tower fire as a “forensic examination” with “clear recommendations” that could save lives. The report, published on Wednesday, followed the first...

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Josh Hanson murder: Britain’s ‘most wanted’ man jailed for life

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDet Ch Insp Noel McHugh explains how he managed to track Shane O’Brien A killer once dubbed one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been jailed for at least 26 years. Shane O’Brien, 31, evaded police for three-and-a-half years after he...

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Baptista Adjei stabbing: Second murder charge over Stratford killing

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Baptista Adjei lived in North Woolwich but was stabbed to death near the Stratford Shopping Centre A 15-year-old has been charged with conspiring to murder a schoolboy who was stabbed to death in the street. Baptista Adjei, also 15, from North Woolwich, was...

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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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