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A boy who loves musical theatre has been inundated with messages of love and support after being bullied for his passion. His music teacher, Jacqueline Hughes, posted on Twitter to say nine-year-old Charlie from Reading was suffering, and West End stars responded in their hundreds. Cast members of the musicals Aladdin, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Book […]

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Image copyright James Newton Image caption London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges are the first four bridges to be illuminated The first bridges have been lit up as part of a design contest to illuminate the River Thames across London. Up to 15 crossings will eventually become part of Illuminated River, thought to be […]

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Image copyright DBOX for Foster + Partners Image caption The tower was planned for 20 Bury Street, beside the Gherkin tower London’s Mayor has advised planners to reject proposals for a new skyscraper. In April, the City of London Corporation (CLC) approved the 1,000ft (305m) Tulip tower proposed for Bury Street, beside the Gherkin tower. […]

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Dawid Malan scored 78 on his England T20 debut in Cardiff against South Africa in 2017 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (day one): Middlesex 384 Malan 166, Sowter 57*, Roland-Jones 54; Carey 4-54, Hogan 3-75 Glamorgan 25-4 Helm 4-8 Glamorgan (3 pts) trail Middlesex (5 pts) by 359 runs Scorecard Dawid Malan’s […]

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Image caption No Gatwick Express trains are running while Southern has warned of a “severely reduced” service An engineering train has derailed in south London causing the closure of the Gatwick Express service. The train partly left the tracks at low speed outside Victoria station at about 03:00 BST. No Gatwick Express trains are running, […]

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Sam Curran (left) trudges off after being dismissed for 43. Specsavers County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day one): Surrey 244-6: Elgar 63, Foakes 57*; Stewart 3-84 Kent: Yet to bat Surrey 1 pt, Kent 2 pts Scorecard Dean Elgar and Ben Foakes hit patient half-centuries but regular Kent wickets kept champions Surrey in […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Geraldine Winner, a former dancer, married Michael in 2011 but was widowed in January 2013 A woman who claims she had a relationship with film director Michael Winner has admitted robbing his widow of jewellery, art and cash. Geraldine Winner, 81, suffered head injuries and a broken finger in […]

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Image copyright REX/Shutterstock Image caption Suzy Lamplugh went missing in 1986 aged 25 Police investigating the disappearance 33 years ago of estate Suzy Lamplugh are searching land in Worcestershire following “new information”. The body of Ms Lamplugh, who disappeared from London in 1986, has never been found and her killer never charged. Metropolitan Police officers […]

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Image copyright PA Media Image caption John Keogh was waiting for £200 worth of winnings at a south London betting shop when he made the remark A man told a black betting shop employee “when Brexit comes you will be gone” after he became impatient when collecting winnings, a court heard. John Keogh, 74, made […]

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