Day: March 17, 2023

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Climate activists carry out sit-down protest at high-end London restaurant

March 17, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails A group of climate activists have occupied reserved tables in a protest at a high-end London restaurant. Fifteen protesters from Animal Rebellion, an offshoot of activist group Extinction […]

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Two police officers stabbed in central London

March 17, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Two police officers have been stabbed in central London in the early hours of Friday morning. Scotland Yard said the male officers were off duty when the incident […]

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Gary Lineker jokes about ‘quiet’ week in first TV appearance since BBC impartiality row

March 17, 2023

Gary Lineker has joked about having a “quiet” week in his first TV appearance since resolving his impartiality row with the BBC. The Match of the Day host, appearing on La Liga TV, also praised the “amazing amount of support” from friends and colleagues. The former footballer, 62, reiterated the situation had been “resolved” and […]

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Two police officers stabbed in Soho with man arrested for GBH over attack

March 17, 2023

Two police officers are in hospital after being stabbed in central London in the early hours of Friday morning. Scotland Yard said the male officers were off duty when the incident happened in Greek Street, Soho. Police arrived at the scene after being call by the London Ambulance Service at around 3.30am to reports that […]

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British Transport Police wins ‘landmark’ legal fight to sack sex pest PC

March 17, 2023

A police officer who flashed his warrant card to try and chat to a lone female jogger before telling her she ‘looked too curvy to be Asian’ has been sacked. Imran Aftab was dismissed by the British Transport Police (BTP) following a ‘landmark ruling’ by the High Court overturning a previous misconduct panel decision which […]

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Home secretary to visit Rwanda as asylum deal remains mired in legal challenges

March 17, 2023

The home secretary is set to travel to Rwanda this weekend as the government’s deal to send asylum seekers to the country remains mired in legal challenges. It is 11 months since the UK agreed the deal, which would see people who claimed asylum in Britain deported to the central African nation to have their […]

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Maureen Edwards obituary

March 17, 2023

My friend Maureen Edwards, who has died aged 77, was a popular member of the congregation of Saint Anne’s church, Wandsworth, in south-west London. Her association with St Anne’s went back 53 years, and in January this year she was awarded the Lancelot Andrewes medal by the bishop of Southwark for “godly service and zeal […]

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Croydon and Thurrock councils put into special measures

March 17, 2023

Two local authorities have been put into special measures after struggling to recover from the bad investments and governance failings that pushed them into effective bankruptcy. The London borough of Croydon and Thurrock borough council in Essex have been told that government-appointed managers will take over the day-to-day running of operations, including overseeing all major […]

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Sorry, but you can no longer get married in a Wetherspoons

March 17, 2023

If you ever fancied getting married in a Spoons, you’ve officially lost your chance. That’s because the only branch of a Wetherspoons to host weddings will close tomorrow. Sob. Knights Templar, on Chancery Lane in Holborn, central London, used to be home to the Union Bank. It’s now popular with many a university student, but […]

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International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin over alleged Ukraine war crimes

March 17, 2023

The ICC say that the Russian president “is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation”. Moscow has repeatedly denied accusations of atrocities during its one-year invasion of its neighbour. A spokesperson for Russia’s […]

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