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Image copyright PA Media Image caption A beach netball tournament on Boscombe Beach in Bournemouth on Saturday The UK is having its hottest day of the year, with temperatures soaring across southern England. A temperature of 30.8C (87.4F) was recorded in Charlwood in Surrey around midday and was expected to keep rising, the Met Office […]

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Image copyright LONDON ZOO Image caption The banners are inspired by Stonewall’s Get Over it campaign Penguins in same-sex relationships at London Zoo have had their beach transformed as they prepare to celebrate Pride next week. Banners reading “some penguins are gay, get over it” have been propped up at the beach, home to the […]

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Image copyright PA The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s home was renovated with £2.4m of taxpayer-funded costs, royal accounts show. Frogmore Cottage in Windsor was turned into a single property for Prince Harry and Meghan, from five separate homes. The couple, who moved from Kensington Palace in April before the birth of their son Archie, […]

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClimate change protesters interrupt Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech Greenpeace has accused Foreign Office minister Mark Field of assault, after he pushed a female activist out of a black-tie City event. Mr Field claimed he reacted “instinctively” and has referred himself to the Cabinet Office for an investigation. […]

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Image copyright RMT Image caption The dispute over guards has been running for two years Commuters have complained of overcrowded carriages on South Western Railway (SWR) services on the second day of a five-day strike. Some passengers have described the situation as “disgusting” and “shambolic”, with one woman reportedly fainting due to “overheating”. Members of […]

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Image caption The man was found in Whalebone Lane, near to Stratford Park A man, believed to be in his 40s, has been stabbed to death in east London. The man was found collapsed in Whalebone Lane, near West Ham Lane, in Stratford, at 00:40 BST and was later pronounced dead at the scene. His […]

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Evidence that body image, bullying and peer pressure are a barrier to young women participating in sport, has prompted the release of a film about basketball. “Watch What I Can Do” was created with a female-led cast and has had almost one million online views in two weeks. In 2018, a Youth Trust Impact report […]

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The Coach and Horses claims to be the London’s first pub to be granted a nudist licence. It has got permission for naturist nights as the hostelry is earmarked to be taken over by the Fuller’s chain, and the landlord says “we’re prepared to take off our clothes” to stop it. They published a naked […]

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One of post-war Britain’s most ambitious housing projects is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first residents moving in. The Barbican Estate in the City of London, known for its brutalist architecture, was built on ground devastated by World War II bombing by the Nazis. Residents of the estate – in the heart of the […]

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